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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]DSC03196 by joshipps132, on Flickr

    [​IMG]DSC02034 by joshipps132, on Flickr

    [​IMG]DSC00676 by joshipps132, on Flickr

    Engine: 3.4L
    Transmission: Auto
    Current Miles: 130k (7/3/2014)



    Suspension:
    • Old Man Emu 882 coil springs
    • Old Man Emu Nitrocharger Sport shocks
    • Skyjacker leaf springs
    • Removed sway-bar

    Tires/Wheels:



    Armor:

    Lighting:

    • Rigid Industries Dually fogs on CBI ditch light brackets
    • Rigid Industries Dually spots in bumper

    Communication:

    Misc:
    • Softopper
    • 15lb CO2 can w/ guaged inflation chuck
    • Kenwood head unit
    • Ultraguage
    • Tinted windows
    • Sticker bombed glovebox for coolness & HP gainz
    • Sick nasty dent

    TW Inspired Wish List:

    • Hood mounted lights
    • Softopper
    • CB radio
    • Addicted Offroad rock sliders
    • All-Pro skids
    • Onboard air/CO2
    • Warn M8000 w/ recovery gear
    • Moar lights
    • Rear bumper w/ swingout (undecided)
    • Regear/Air lockers
    • 35's?
    • New leaf springs
    • Upgraded suspension

    Pictures by Monte:




    Pictures by Gage (Baby Taco):

    Pictures by Marc:

    Oldest picture of da Taco I found. Taken somewhere in the Midwest on my 2267 mile trek from FL to WY...but who's counting, right?
    [​IMG]

    Deer through window mod:
    Super easy mod, just slow down a bit, spook the deer and wait for them to start running, then floor it.
    Deer will attempt to vault over the truck but fail miserably and obliterate the back corner of your cab.
    The frigid winter air blowing in from the back seat makes this mod well worth it.
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    First legitimate modification made to the truck was tires and wheels. The old 31x10.50 Pro Comp A/T's were about bald and would occasionally squeal on the pavement when getting boisterous with the skinny pedal.
    Went with 32x11.50 KM2's. They worked out nicely because I was able to drive on them for a couple months with no lift.
    Had to trim the plastic lining inside the fender a little bit and massage the pinch weld with a BFH to keep them from rubbing when turning hard or articulating.
    [​IMG]


    Then along came Tacoma World while on my quest for the right lift kit for my truck.
    I decided on Old Man Emu 882 coil springs because I already had plans for an aftermarket bumper and winch setup. I paired them with Skyjacker leaf springs in the rear and OME Nitrocharger Sport shocks all around.

    Finished product:
    [​IMG]

    Drifting season:
    [​IMG]

    Toy Hauling:
    [​IMG]

    Softopper installed:
    [​IMG]

    Keeping the legacy of Monte's 33's alive:
    [​IMG]

    Then fugly happened...:censored::frusty::bananadead: If you drive an uninsured vehicle...Chances are i hate you. Fuck you.
    [​IMG]DSC00346 by joshipps132, on Flickr
     
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  2. Feb 5, 2014 at 3:17 PM
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    Tribull

    Tribull Only women shave beneath the neck.

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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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    shipps

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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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    shipps

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    Thanks!
     
  6. Feb 6, 2014 at 8:59 AM
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    Dondy52

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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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    shipps

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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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    Blackdawg

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    BFG KM2 33x12.5 tires, Wheelers Type B rims, Allpro 1.5'' Wheel spacers w/extended thread lug nuts 2 Alpine 10'' Type Xs 2 Kicker 6X9s 4 Sony 5 1/4s Pioneer 4100 HU Sway bar removed 4 Hella 500 HIDs Frankenstein Leaf packs 1'' lift shackles Eibach coils 5100s front 10'' 5150s rear BAMF BPV bracket Deckplate mod Elite Front bumper Magnaflow 14'' muffler Elite Off Road Rear bumper with Tire gate with jerry can and fold down table, BAMF sliders, Custom Homemade Bed, rack/roof rack, CVT Mt. Shasta Roof Top Tent, 20lb CO2 tank, BAMF diff skid custom front skid, GM CS144 140 amp alternator Blitzpro 21s HAWK side LEDs Blitzpro Custom made side mirror lights, LightForce 240 Blitz llights, Piaa 510 ION fogs, XRC8 Winch w/in cab controls,
    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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    See Build....
    :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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  18. Mar 22, 2014 at 4:20 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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