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What have you done to your Tacoma today? 1st Gen Edition

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by SlimDigg, Feb 7, 2011.

  1. Jul 31, 2020 at 8:57 PM
    0xDEADBEEF

    0xDEADBEEF Well-Known Member

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    So what kind of paint did you go with? There's so many options out there.
     
  2. Jul 31, 2020 at 9:28 PM
    ToyotaDriver

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    The 1st Gen: All pro 3” lift (650 lbs coils, expedition rears with bilstiens),Timbren rear bumpstops, ubolt flip, diff drop, carrier bearing drop, 33’s on beadlocks ,ARB Bumper, winch, hand throttle, ARE canopy, roof bars, poly bushings all around minus the body mounts. The 2nd Gen: Leveling kit, roll up tonneau cover. 265/75/16’s
    I don’t even know if that’s true... the seat sits higher in my second gen, the rear view mirror is in the way, the 6 speed is clumsy compared to the 5 speed and it just doesn’t feel as natural to drive as the first gen. Granted, I’ve put 110,000 miles on my 1st gen and have only put 5,000 on my second.
     
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  3. Jul 31, 2020 at 9:36 PM
    TexasED04

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    POR 15

    Its worked really well for me in the past and held up
     
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  4. Jul 31, 2020 at 9:40 PM
    0xDEADBEEF

    0xDEADBEEF Well-Known Member

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    That sure seems to be a solid choice. Thanks! Looks like you did it with an HVLP?
     
  5. Jul 31, 2020 at 9:42 PM
    Madjik_Man

    Madjik_Man The Rembrandt of Rattle Can

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    I love it. I think it looks amazing.
     
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  6. Jul 31, 2020 at 10:28 PM
    TexasED04

    TexasED04 Well-Known Member

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    No so i did the POR 15 on the spindles with a brush and did the brake shields with just some rattle can rustoleum. I felt like POR 15 on those would be overkill and they were in really good shape already with no rust on them.
     
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  7. Aug 1, 2020 at 5:54 AM
    Fernando

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    Too many, See Build
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  8. Aug 1, 2020 at 11:11 AM
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    Found junkyard gold. Out with old. D20CA875-747E-4785-9E8A-9C3EBBA6DE99.jpg2AAAC11E-2114-46A2-ADC6-E2233A25A28C.jpg BB94CC86-5B78-438F-A448-4B19DD0897FB.jpg
     
  9. Aug 1, 2020 at 11:16 AM
    JoeyWales

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    Bed restoration complete. Before, during and finished product. I’m beyond how it came out. Really didn’t think it’d be this nice. Sprayed all plastic pieces. Monstaliner. Side note I should start a build thread.

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  10. Aug 1, 2020 at 11:32 AM
    0xDEADBEEF

    0xDEADBEEF Well-Known Member

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    Nice! Did you replace the bed floor ? Or patch it?
     
  11. Aug 1, 2020 at 11:33 AM
    0xDEADBEEF

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    I think I'm just mostly moving rust around at this point. :laughing:

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    I just cut two strips where the rot was and welded in new ones.

    Side note: make sure you get that rust dust off. Shitll destroy the paint. It took a toll on mine after a couple days of my frame repair
     
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  13. Aug 1, 2020 at 11:57 AM
    0xDEADBEEF

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    Ah ok. That works. I did a little of that....it's fun material to weld.

    I plan to paint it anyway, but thanks for the heads up.
     
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    Well as I have free time at work I am working on getting the rear axles all done. [​IMG]
     
  15. Aug 1, 2020 at 1:06 PM
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    Dropping trannys, all for a $10 seal.
     
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    Uphillshunter

    Uphillshunter El Taco Diablo

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    Rear main?
     
  17. Aug 1, 2020 at 1:14 PM
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    Yeep. Got the trans input seal too so I dont have to do this twice.
     
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  18. Aug 1, 2020 at 1:20 PM
    Uphillshunter

    Uphillshunter El Taco Diablo

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    I'd say that's fun... but I don't lie to friends
     
  19. Aug 1, 2020 at 1:49 PM
    Robmonster117

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    Ha You’re not wrong, if it wasn't for Timmy the Toolman’s very detailed youtube videos, I’d be very lost.
    I’m finished with the easy part (disconnecting & unbolting everything), so now the real fun begins
     
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  20. Aug 1, 2020 at 2:24 PM
    Uphillshunter

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    Just make sure NOT to sink that rear main seal too far in. Needs to be flush. If you aren't careful, it'll go beyond flush.
     
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