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Two-Face: The 95.5 Totaled Taco

Discussion in '1st Gen. Builds (1995-2004)' started by shipps, Feb 5, 2014.

  1. Feb 5, 2014 at 12:58 PM
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    shipps

    shipps [OP] braaAAAP

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    Greetings TW family. Not really much of a build thread cause i haven't necessarily 'built' anything on my truck..just chopped off some unnecessary things and bolted on some cooler stuff...So voila!

    My beloved 95.5 4x4 Tacoma which i have deemed Two-Face aka Ol' Fugly.

    [​IMG]DSC04134 by Josh Shipps, on Flickr


    Then:
    [​IMG]

    Now:
    [​IMG]DSC02034 by Josh Shipps, on Flickr



    Mods:
    • Old Man Emu 882 coil springs
    • Old Man Emu Nitrocharger Sport shocks
    • Skyjacker leaf springs
    • Removed sway-bar
    • 33/12.50/15 BFG KM2's
    • Wheelers Offroad Type B steelies
    • AllPro Apex front bumper
    • AllPro skids
    • Addicted Offroad rock sliders
    • 4x Rigid Industries Dually's
    • CBI Ditch Light brackets
    • Uniden Pro 520xl & 4ft Firestik tunable antenna
    • Ghetto antennae mount
    • Softopper
    • IAS 15lb CO2 can w/ guaged inflation chuck
    • Kenwood head unit
    • Ultraguage
    • Tinted windows
    • Sticker bombed glovebox for HP gainz
    • Sick dent

    First mod:

    Super easy...

    -Just slow down a bit
    -Spook deer and wait for it to start running
    -Floor it
    -Deer will attempt to vault over the truck
    -Deer fails miserably and obliterates back corner of cab

    The frigid winter air blowing in from the back seat makes this mod well worth it.

    [​IMG]



    Replaced the bald Procomps with 32/11.50/15 KM2's on Cragar steelies.

    [​IMG]




    Then along came TacomaWorld to ruin my life.

    OME 882 coils
    OME Nitrochargers all around
    Skyjacker leafs

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    AllPro Apex and AllPro skids

    [​IMG]DSC03196 by Josh Shipps, on Flickr

    [​IMG]DSC01598 by Josh Shipps, on Flickr


    Then fugly happened...:censored::frusty::bananadead:

    Got backed into in traffic by a douche canoe in a Ferd flatbed and got royally screwed over.
    [​IMG]DSC00346 by joshipps132, on Flickr

    Rock sliders got welded on about a week after the truck got hit.

    [​IMG]DSC00859 by Josh Shipps, on Flickr


    Rigged up a ghetto slide hammer to smooth out some of the dent. With a block of wood, a BFH, some rope, a come-along, and some paint & primer... I was able to make it a little less ugly..

    [​IMG]DSC03462 by Josh Shipps, on Flickr

    [​IMG]DSC03378 by Josh Shipps, on Flickr

    [​IMG]DSC05502 by Josh Shipps, on Flickr
     
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  2. Feb 5, 2014 at 3:17 PM
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    Tribull

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    Very nice!! Love the deer mod, haha. I've always had a thing for the 90's first gens.
     
  3. Feb 5, 2014 at 9:11 PM
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    Haha ah yes the good old deer mod. I have to agree with you there, just something about the 90's first gens.
     
  4. Feb 6, 2014 at 8:05 AM
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    Great looking truck!
     
  5. Feb 6, 2014 at 8:30 AM
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    Thanks!
     
  6. Feb 6, 2014 at 8:59 AM
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    Great build. I've always had an itch to move to Wyoming. It seems to have such a natural beauty and tranquility to it.
     
  7. Feb 6, 2014 at 9:14 AM
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    Thanks! Much more to come! Took me about a year to really get used to the vast terrain and appreciate what's here, coming from Florida especially where the furthest horizon is maybe a mile away, besides the ocean. However, the mountainous areas truly are a world of their own, absolutely gorgeous. I don't think I could live anywhere in this region without mountains.
     
  8. Feb 6, 2014 at 10:07 AM
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    95 FTW!!

    also..i still have some 33x12.5r15s you might want....
     
  9. Feb 6, 2014 at 10:38 AM
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    Never got rid of em huh? You've got my gears turning now lol:goingcrazy:
     
  10. Feb 6, 2014 at 10:39 AM
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    Nope. just sitting at home.

    something to think about for the summer
     
  11. Feb 7, 2014 at 6:19 PM
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    Sweet 1995 man, your front bumper looks sweet!
     
  12. Feb 7, 2014 at 6:25 PM
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    Thanks man, it was a bit of a PITA lol I'm happy with how it turned out though. Should look nice with some lights and a winch.
     
  13. Feb 7, 2014 at 6:36 PM
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    What kind of a winch are you going to get?
     
  14. Feb 7, 2014 at 6:48 PM
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    Will probably end up going with a Warn m8000 I've heard lots of good things about them.
     
  15. Feb 7, 2014 at 6:56 PM
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    :popcorn: love the first gens. Sweet build!
     
  16. Feb 8, 2014 at 8:31 AM
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    Thanks man! Really digging your build as well. Your allpro bed rack and canvas combo is too cool.
     
  17. Mar 22, 2014 at 3:58 PM
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    hahaha awesome shots Gage!
     
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  19. Mar 31, 2014 at 1:30 PM
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    Picked up a Softopper from their factory in Boulder last week and got it installed last night/this morning. Will take me a little bit to get used to seeing the truck with a topper but overall i'm very pleased.

    The construction seems durable and sturdy and I'm anxious to get it out and do some camping and wheeling with it to see how it holds up. Installation is very straight forward as long as you read the directions. My only issue was fastening the buttons on the bed rail. Had my shop been heated up or if i waited for a warm day it wouldn't have been an issue, but thats no fun is it?

    My original plan was an RTT but i saw the Softopper getting put to use much more than an RTT as the winters here are fairly long and the camping season quite short. Bed space was also my selling point considering i like to haul a dirtbike or 2 every now and then and having an RTT/bedrack wouldn't allow me to do that without buying a trailer of some sorts. I think with a good sleeping bag and maybe a self-inflating pad, camping in the bed should be quite cozy!

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  20. Mar 31, 2014 at 2:23 PM
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    You should build a simple platform in the back and then just get a foam topper for a bed.
     
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