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Wedgefry's ghetto build thread

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Builds (2016+)' started by wedgefry, Nov 21, 2017.

  1. Nov 21, 2017 at 8:47 AM
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    wedgefry

    wedgefry [OP] Active Member

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    Current photo
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    Exterior / Accessories
    • Custom "TRD Pro" Grille
    • Arrow Mark 1 Canopy
    • Rango Fab CB antenna mount
    • Firestik
    • AVS Vent Visors
    • 6" KC Hilites Apolo series spotties
    • LED pod fog lights
    • LED Hi/Low Headlights
    Suspension / Wheels
    • Front - 3" Lift - Bilstein 5100's w/ 620lb Eibach coils
    • Rear - 3" Lift - Trail Gear AAL's
    • Timbren front bump stops
    • Sumosprings in the rear
    • AR23 16x8 -4.5"BS w/ 285/75/16 Duratracs
    • SPC UCA's
    Interior
    • Center console 6 slot organizer
    • Uniden PRO520XL CB Radio
    • VicoVation TF2 Dash cam
    • CaliRaised Switches and Panel
    • LED Map & Dome lights
    Bed Accessories
    • Bed stiffeners
    • Custom built storage drawers
    • LED bed lighting
    Armor and Recovery
    • Custom made welded sliders
    • Smittybuilt 9500 w/ synthetic rope
    • Custom made low profile bumper
    • Smittybilt 5.65 CFM Air Compressor


    In the summer of 2017, I picked up my first Tacoma. I've been a long time Toyota fanboy.

    After my Surf was written off, I decided to purchase a new vehicle for the first time ever. I haven't ever owned anything made past 96'. This was definitely an exciting experience. I decided to go with a 2017 TRD OR DCSB. This configuration makes the most sense since this is strictly a toy for me. I have a company vehicle that I commute in, so I wanted to spec and build this out for strictly camping/overlanding.

    PDI while signing paperwork.
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    Drove it out of the showroom with a full tank of gas and 6km on the odometer.
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    Quick rip on some FSR's
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    Unfortunately I didn't document my lift install, but I did snap some shots of the storage drawers I built.

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    Here's how she currently sits with the lift in.

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    Follow me on IG: @Wedgefries
    What's next?

    • Rear bumper (not yet ordered)
    • Full belly skids (not yet ordered)
    • Waterport, frame mounted (not yet ordered)
    • Prinsu full racks (not yet ordered)
    • Hondo Garage Un-holey dash mount with CB mount (not yet ordered)
    • Snorkel (not yet ordered)

    Here's some of my previous projects:

    1996 Hilux Surf - Lifted, locked, adventure ready.
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    1991 Toyota Cressida - 1jz swap, sideways fun.
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  2. Dec 11, 2017 at 9:07 PM
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    wedgefry

    wedgefry [OP] Active Member

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    Custom welded sliders mounted

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    Gave her a good wash after installing the cap

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  3. Dec 12, 2017 at 11:17 AM
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    rlx02

    rlx02 ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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    Nice ride! I dig the wheels, gives it a retro wheeler look.
     
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  4. Dec 12, 2017 at 6:12 PM
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    wedgefry

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    Thanks! Yeah I've always appreciated the classic 5-spoke design.
     
  5. Dec 12, 2017 at 8:50 PM
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    Rocky.Mtn

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    Nice! Both the taco and the hilux.
    Any more info on your lift with the Eibach? Which spring? AAL?
     
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  6. Dec 13, 2017 at 6:46 AM
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    wedgefry

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    Thanks! The lift I used was 112-620 Eibach Coils, Top plate spacers, Bilstein 5100's and Toytec AAL's.
    On my Hilux Surf I had these same coils along with OME Nitro Shocks which I found super stiff, so this time around I decided to go with the adjustable Bilstein 5100's and found the ride was much more comfortable for daily driving.
     
  7. Dec 21, 2017 at 8:56 AM
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    sorgon82

    sorgon82 wanna go for a rip bud

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    is that white inlay letters on grill?
     
  8. Dec 21, 2017 at 9:01 AM
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    ChadsPride

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    Loving the bed setup!
     
  9. Dec 21, 2017 at 9:16 AM
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    wedgefry

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    It's the OEM lettering off a BJ40.

    Thanks! This setup definitely worked better than my tupperware bins flying around all over the place haha
     
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  10. Dec 30, 2017 at 8:50 PM
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    wedgefry

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    Played in some snow today

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  11. Dec 31, 2017 at 7:07 PM
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    ChadsPride

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    Happy New Year Jordan!!!

    :cheers:
     
  12. Dec 31, 2017 at 7:25 PM
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    wedgefry

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    Cheers man! Happy New Years!
     
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  13. Feb 8, 2018 at 1:25 AM
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    SnRTaco

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    Loving the build, very similar to what I'm doing with my 3rd gen!
    If I knew the bctoyota4wd stickers were in green I would've been all over that stuck with grey until my canopy covers the rear glass! :annoyed:
     
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  14. Feb 9, 2018 at 7:06 AM
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    wedgefry

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    Cheers man, thanks! Haha talk to malcolm and grab some more! Where in BC are you?
     
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  15. Feb 9, 2018 at 10:55 PM
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    SnRTaco

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    I'm out in Abbotsford, I'm gonna have to the next time I'm at his work, need to get some new wheels for when the lift and STT Pro's go on since wheel spacers aren't happening haha so it'll probably be soon.
     
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  16. Feb 24, 2018 at 9:02 AM
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    Taco Gusto

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    Really like the look of your truck!

    Couple of questions about it:

    How do you like the Arrow canopy? The Mark I is on my short list, but it's a little hard to find any info on them aside from what's on the manufacturer's website.

    Also, the drawer setup you've built is great. It is almost exactly what I had in mind for my truck and I just happened to stumble across your thread a couple of days after I started thinking about bed options. It was great to see what someone had already done. Thanks for posting the pictures. Did you secure it down in the bed or are you relying on its weight to hold it in place? I'm planning of having the dogs ride on top of mine and haven't figured out how to keep it solidly in place short of bolting it to the bed, which isn't the most appealing option.
     
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  17. Apr 22, 2018 at 7:37 PM
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    wedgefry

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    Sorry for the late reply!

    The Arrow canopy is pretty decent. My only complaint is I would have preferred a center single lock rather than the left and right locks.

    The drawers are pressure fitted, no drilling whatsoever.
     
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  18. May 7, 2018 at 8:51 AM
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    wedgefry

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    Finished the front bumper and did some exploring this weekend. Fucking love the PNW.

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  19. Mar 19, 2019 at 7:13 PM
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    wedgefry

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    Hey internet. It's been a minute since I last posted. Not much has happened to the truck, but nows the best time to update the thread on upcoming additions.

    Just begun the build process on my rear bumper with dual swingouts. For now, here's some shots of some recent wheeling trips.

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