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Vette's Slow 96 Build

Discussion in '1st Gen. Builds (1995-2004)' started by vette6991, Feb 13, 2013.

  1. Feb 13, 2013 at 1:56 PM
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    vette6991

    vette6991 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Not much but I figured why not. I'm a 16 year old so there isn't much (yet). I don't have any pictures of when I got her. The first thing I did was got new leafs because the old ones were snapped in half. Then I bedlinered the bumpers after getting the dents out the best I could (previous owner used the truck to takeout a fence). I talked to my stepdad (he owns a tire shop) about some tires and ended up with some cooper discovers on aluminum alloys as a christmas present. I worked for my uncle and ended up with a toolbox.

    Done;
    new leafs
    new tires
    roll bar
    bedlinered bumpers
    debadged
    custom center consule

    To do;
    possible 1in body lift
    3in suspention lift
    custom bumpers
    more lights
    toolbox between roll bar
    deckplate mod

    When I first got her.
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    After tires bumpers and the toolbox
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    Wanted to give my shifter some style so I made this out of a 4x4 block.
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    The grill was chipping and I don't love chrome so I blacked it out.
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    Talked to my stepdad again and ended up with a rollbar. [​IMG] Went to BigR and got some tractor utility lights to hookup for now.
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    Didn't like not having a center consule but still wanted the option of a center seat so I made this.
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    It's strapped in with the center seatbelt so I can take it out if I want to.
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    Light comparison.
    lows
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    highs
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    highs and utility lights
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    I have a guy thats going to help me make some bumpers once I get the money for materials.
     
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  2. Feb 13, 2013 at 7:53 PM
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    Took her mudding today. :D
     
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  3. Feb 13, 2013 at 8:59 PM
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    01GREENTACO

    01GREENTACO Not all who wander are lost

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    Lost track many, many mods ago.
    Nice little reg cab!
     
  4. Feb 13, 2013 at 9:02 PM
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  5. Mar 5, 2013 at 4:25 PM
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    Just got a job, gotta pay some stuff off, replace my lights, and get a toolbox and then let the build begin. :D
     
  6. Mar 5, 2013 at 8:18 PM
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    TacoTacoma96

    TacoTacoma96 Some who wander are not lost.

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    Love the '96. Best body style in my opinion:bowdown:. The broken leaf springs happend to me to and my custom center console is just your basic ammo can:laugh:. Can't wait to see how it turns out:burnrubber:. Sub'd:dancingbacon:
     
  7. Mar 9, 2013 at 8:33 PM
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    Flexin' today
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  8. Mar 9, 2013 at 8:36 PM
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    Nice looking truck! I had my 96 for 2 years before I had a job and did any mods to it, the job will definitely help you! Just don't do like I did and buy cheap stuff because you could afford it and wanted it now!
     
  9. Mar 9, 2013 at 8:43 PM
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    I want stuff now but I also need stuff too so I'm doing it right, my front shocks are dead so that's one of the first things. Also not doing the body lift, if i want to clear bigger tires I will go to a 1' if I need it.
     
  10. Mar 9, 2013 at 8:54 PM
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    Awesome, sounds like you've got a good plan going!
     
  11. Mar 9, 2013 at 9:51 PM
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    It helps when I'm around people like this. (and tacomaworld)

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  12. Mar 9, 2013 at 9:52 PM
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    I put the tacoma up so people didn't judge the jeep man :D
     
  13. Mar 10, 2013 at 12:14 AM
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    Congrats on the job! Can't wait to see you build this beast up.
     
  14. Mar 22, 2013 at 6:08 PM
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    Haven't desided yet but think I'm going to get some 3" spacers in the front. Which may or may not be temperary depending on how is rides. And planning on making a leaf pack over the summer for sure.
     
  15. Mar 22, 2013 at 8:53 PM
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    I had a 2.5" spacer on my previous Tacoma. It rode smoother on the road, but was rough off road. Really just depends on how you're going to use the truck.
     
  16. Mar 23, 2013 at 7:45 AM
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    I do take my truck offroad but there aren't a lot of rocks aroung here mainly hills and mud so I should be good. Thanks for the help. :D
     
  17. Mar 27, 2013 at 5:13 PM
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    Well with the 13" of snow we got here, I did a little playing and ended up pushing snow up to the top of my hood. Wish I had gotten pics but I was heading to work.
     
  18. Mar 27, 2013 at 7:24 PM
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    Plan on doing this for the back bumper (similar to trail gears but straight cuts) and still need help with the front bumper and slider designs.

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  19. Mar 27, 2013 at 7:32 PM
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    sub'd for when you get this project going! it's coming along!
     
  20. Mar 29, 2013 at 9:25 PM
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    Have to replace the lights on my roll bar :mad: one of them burnt out, but now I can get brighter ones, any suggestions? :notsure:
     
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