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Undercoating and suspension replacement

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Carboncartel, Aug 11, 2019.

  1. Aug 11, 2019 at 8:34 AM
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    Carboncartel

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    Step one.
    Grind off all the rust.

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    Need to go over with wire brush and hose off today before shooting first coat of primer.

    To be continued.
     
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  2. Aug 11, 2019 at 11:17 AM
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    whereabouts are you located?
     
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  3. Aug 11, 2019 at 4:16 PM
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  4. Aug 11, 2019 at 4:21 PM
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    are the inside of those drums in good condition, lots of lining left?, or are they needing replaced?
     
  5. Aug 11, 2019 at 4:26 PM
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    They aren’t too bad but will be replacing them at some point in the near future. Il post a pic Tuesday when I get back to work on it.
     
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  6. Aug 11, 2019 at 4:29 PM
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    how long has this tacoma been in your care?
     
  7. Aug 11, 2019 at 4:35 PM
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    The family. 81 GS750, 68 Lotus 7, 84 G20, and 02 Taco :) C44EC597-4EAF-4B5B-A6DD-4232EACAD5DF.jpg
     

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  8. Aug 11, 2019 at 4:38 PM
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    I bought it 8 months ago but have only been around for 3 of those. I travel a lot for work and finally have a bit of time to get some work done.
     
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  9. Aug 11, 2019 at 5:04 PM
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    just in time for the winter season! (in a few months)
     
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  10. Aug 11, 2019 at 6:59 PM
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    Yes, exactly. I ordered the OME suspension kit with Dakar Leafs and Light Racing UCA’s from HeadStrong, which should be arriving Tuesday. Replacing front bumper as well. I should be able to have it done in a few days but I’m expecting a challenge with seized bolts... any recommendations on where I can order front end hardware?
     
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  11. Aug 11, 2019 at 7:27 PM
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    borla touring series custom Line-X PC drums, pend. rope hooks... pending (dashCAM)
    the LBJs are probably best sourced as Toyota OEM parts, I have used Camelback Toyota in AZ, they buy in bulk and have much better prices than local dealer markups and have a flat $20 shipping. The McGeorge Toyota in VA also has good prices but shipping seemed to creep past $20 after a certain number of items.

    i am currently looking at replacing suspension parts for the first time, they are still original at 22yrs and 125k miles and definitely will have some crusty stuff (I think my springs are probably ok, just need cleaned!) I was able to easily remove the bolts on the lower fuel shield and have it sanded and powder coated so perhaps the bolts on the rest won't be too difficult. I need to remove the bed to clean up spots I have always had the hardest time hosing down in the middle of the winter. So while the bed is off is probably the easiest time to change out the rear parts.


    are you working with a replacement frame or is it the original?
     
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  12. Aug 13, 2019 at 6:59 PM
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    Front end for bumper? I bought the 3 parts of Amazon and got the clips and bolts from napa.
     
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  13. Aug 14, 2019 at 4:58 PM
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    Thanks!

    I will let you know how it rides post new suspension! 22 years is a long time... my shocks and springs were totally shot. I have original frame which is actually in pretty good shape despite the rust everywhere else.
     
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