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What Have You Done To Your 3rd Gen Today?

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by hamiltonuh60, Nov 4, 2015.

  1. Apr 28, 2021 at 10:28 AM
    KingJeff813

    KingJeff813 Well-Known Member

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    I've had the same cover on my truck for just over a year now, and it still looks the same as day 1 and have never had any issues with it.
     
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  2. Apr 28, 2021 at 10:29 AM
    BudFriendguy

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    Hey all, sort of random question. Does anyone know if there is a method to attach a bracket with a similar finished look to how hood-mounted ditch lights are placed, but mounting the bracket to the engine compartment so it is "fixed"?

    I get there may not be a bracket currently in existence, but I am looking to do something like I described. Checking out the hood/engine bay myself, it's not readily apparent that this would be possible.

    If this isn't clear, I can try to provide a photoshopped example.
     
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  3. Apr 28, 2021 at 10:54 AM
    oostroma

    oostroma (Boomer)

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    What are you installing on this bracket?

    I am just about to install ditch light brackets that I have had finished in Line-X. They will never rust.
     
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  4. Apr 28, 2021 at 11:02 AM
    BudFriendguy

    BudFriendguy Finger Sniffer

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    I'm thinking of trying to get a bracket manufactured to mount a license plate. Simply propping it in the window seems dangerous/illegal, so this seems like a good compromise, assuming it could float above wipers, and be solid enough to not rattle constantly.

    If designed well enough, maybe it could even support horiz/vert configuration based on preference. But I can't really find a spot to mount to something fixed rather than the hood itself. If mounted on the hood you'd need to remove the plate each time you wanted to open it, especially if using hi-rise struts.

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  5. Apr 28, 2021 at 11:14 AM
    oostroma

    oostroma (Boomer)

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    Are there not bi-laws that prevent anything from obscuring the driver's view.
    This is what I have for my front plate.

    IMG_20190807_2137585.jpg
     
  6. Apr 28, 2021 at 11:30 AM
    Afilao

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    How do you like the Waterport? I'm considering getting one...
     
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  7. Apr 28, 2021 at 11:30 AM
    BudFriendguy

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    Maybe, but I'd fight that in court, because all it'd really obscure in that position is the hood.
     
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  8. Apr 28, 2021 at 11:33 AM
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  9. Apr 28, 2021 at 11:33 AM
    CrazyAirborne

    CrazyAirborne Who jumps out of perfectly good airplanes?

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    picked up some used predator steps and installed them.
    [​IMG]
     
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  10. Apr 28, 2021 at 11:46 AM
    Devious6

    Devious6 Not your Average College President Emeritus

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    I installed the License Plate Lights Disable in Reverse mod today. @daveeasa 's harness is OEM quality and the install is an easy plug and play. Fast, useful mod to give you better visibility on the back-up camera at night.

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  11. Apr 28, 2021 at 12:19 PM
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    Wondering if anyone has ever tried to, or knows of anyone who has tried to, been able to successfully get wrangler style tube bumper (like the smittybilt pictured here) on their 3rd gen tacoma before? Honestly, I saw the Back to the Future build that Tacoma did and have been obsessed ever since. Any and all ideas welcome.
    [​IMG]
     
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  12. Apr 28, 2021 at 12:28 PM
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    One of the benefits of living in Tennessee. No front license plate.
     
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    Are those the new model TRD Pro rims? They look so much "bronzer" than the bronze I picked up a while back (though I haven't seen them in sunlight yet...)

    (L: gloss grey metallic; R: matte bronze)

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  14. Apr 28, 2021 at 12:31 PM
    BudFriendguy

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    Man I wish, every car looks so much better without that cluttering it up. Especially these aftermarket bumpers, license plates are just an afterthought... :notsure:
     
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    CrazyAirborne

    CrazyAirborne Who jumps out of perfectly good airplanes?

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    they are not. they some replicas from Factory Style Wheels.

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  16. Apr 28, 2021 at 12:31 PM
    codenomics

    codenomics Vashta Nerada

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    I paid $250 on Amazon. But, sounds like that might have been a good investment
     
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  17. Apr 28, 2021 at 12:33 PM
    codenomics

    codenomics Vashta Nerada

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    It is obvious that it isn't a "custom" cover but it fits pretty good for me. Lays down and seals pretty nice, I was actually impressed. Now, I hope that it lasts :)
     
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  18. Apr 28, 2021 at 12:33 PM
    You Suck I Suck More

    You Suck I Suck More Well-Known Member

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    Sounds really stupid.

    Mount it through your grille on a little bracket that sticks off the vehicle if you don't want to drill holes in the vehicle. Otherwise just stick it where everyone else does. There are even divets to guide your drill bits into the little plastic piece on the bumper.
     
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  19. Apr 28, 2021 at 12:34 PM
    codenomics

    codenomics Vashta Nerada

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    I need to hunt down a walkthrough on here for doing these. I am sure it is pretty damned easy, but walkthroughs always help with those little things that you seem to not think about that someone else had to deal with lol
     
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  20. Apr 28, 2021 at 12:34 PM
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    Same in Indiana
     
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