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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 8:33 PM
    1997tacomav6

    1997tacomav6 V6 5sp,RegCab,TRD Supercharger,2"pulley,meth, 660k

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    97 reg cab, v6 5sp 300hp supercharged, Methonal Injection, 660,001 plus miles, Original Owner
    V6 5sp,RegCab,TRD Supercharger, 2" pulley, methanol injected AC TRD supercharger,(MUST DO) TRD supercharger ported, rebuilt 3 times over 500,000 miles, every 125,000- 150,000 needs rebuild Projector headlights HID 5 speed manual Amsoil for all drive train Smaller 2” pulley,(300hp) (MUST DO) 2004 DESNO fuel injectors, zero ping ping, 2004 side door mirrors Dick Cepek Rims, Michelin tires LTX, ( that last 100,000 miles) Now running Dynopro ATM mud and snow tires KN cold air intake Cat back exhaust with ss exhaust tip, Raised exhaust tail pipe to 2" below body line Optima*dry cell battery,red top Alpine sirius radio, 200 watt amp, focal is165 split door pod speakers Focal door speakers Subwoffer behind seat Viper alarm, Electric Locks Dark tinted windows, 4runner bucket seats, Tacoma Rubber floor mats TRD fender extenders, Bilstien shocks chrome push bar, chrome nerf bars, add a leaf for rear springs trailer iv hitch, electric brake control, Drilled slotted brakes, High carbon steel (MUST DO) EBS green stuff 7000 series pads(MUST DO) TRD engine oil cap TRD stick shift, Rear sliding window 2002 4Runner functional hood scoop cut into Tacoma hood, 4Runner dual overhead map light Gentex Auto dim + Compass + Temp, garage,rearview mirror Corbeau bucket seats Snow Methonal kit stage 2 Champion 3 core aluminum radiator Linex bed liner
    Lol,
    My truck has been down waiting months for the supercharger to be rebuilt, backed up because of the virus issues,

    So Ive been doing little things here and there
    because I haven't been able to drive it,
    My list of things I did Including a deep engine bay area includes
    New bumper
    New grill
    New blinkers
    New marker lights
    Blinker mod
    Antenna power new
    Antenna cutoff switch
    Hood painted to remove hail dents
    Hood liner sprayed with black sealer
    Wipers painted
    Windshield cowling painted
    Leather wrapped steering wheel
    New dash parts
    Wood trim removed
    Cluster screen polished
    Brake light bulb replaced
    LEDs in the rear
    Orange blinker bulbs Up front
    New garman gps
    New alpine blue tooth radio
    New brained stainless fuel lines
    Heat wrapped fuel line
    New front engine timing cover
    New dual temperature supercharger gauge
    Gauge installed in clock location
    Fuel injectors cleaned and serviced
    Cleaned up all wires along fire wall and battery
    Powder painted valve covers
    Valve cover gaskets replaced
    New PCV valve
    Rebuilt supercharger
    New dash heater AC vents
    New seat belt clips
    New arm rest
    New front drive shaft
    New brake and clutch rubber pedals
    Deep cleaning of the engine bay
    Deep cleaning under the hood
    Trimmed the lower radio pocket for a snug fit for the scanguage.

    Now time to just drive her ;)
     
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  2. Jul 31, 2020 at 8:37 PM
    TexasED04

    TexasED04 Well-Known Member

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    Did you but OEM dash vents?
     
  3. Jul 31, 2020 at 8:38 PM
    1997tacomav6

    1997tacomav6 V6 5sp,RegCab,TRD Supercharger,2"pulley,meth, 660k

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    97 reg cab, v6 5sp 300hp supercharged, Methonal Injection, 660,001 plus miles, Original Owner
    V6 5sp,RegCab,TRD Supercharger, 2" pulley, methanol injected AC TRD supercharger,(MUST DO) TRD supercharger ported, rebuilt 3 times over 500,000 miles, every 125,000- 150,000 needs rebuild Projector headlights HID 5 speed manual Amsoil for all drive train Smaller 2” pulley,(300hp) (MUST DO) 2004 DESNO fuel injectors, zero ping ping, 2004 side door mirrors Dick Cepek Rims, Michelin tires LTX, ( that last 100,000 miles) Now running Dynopro ATM mud and snow tires KN cold air intake Cat back exhaust with ss exhaust tip, Raised exhaust tail pipe to 2" below body line Optima*dry cell battery,red top Alpine sirius radio, 200 watt amp, focal is165 split door pod speakers Focal door speakers Subwoffer behind seat Viper alarm, Electric Locks Dark tinted windows, 4runner bucket seats, Tacoma Rubber floor mats TRD fender extenders, Bilstien shocks chrome push bar, chrome nerf bars, add a leaf for rear springs trailer iv hitch, electric brake control, Drilled slotted brakes, High carbon steel (MUST DO) EBS green stuff 7000 series pads(MUST DO) TRD engine oil cap TRD stick shift, Rear sliding window 2002 4Runner functional hood scoop cut into Tacoma hood, 4Runner dual overhead map light Gentex Auto dim + Compass + Temp, garage,rearview mirror Corbeau bucket seats Snow Methonal kit stage 2 Champion 3 core aluminum radiator Linex bed liner
    Yup,

    The drives side was one part number,
    The center vents come with the complete face trim section

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  4. Jul 31, 2020 at 8:41 PM
    TexasED04

    TexasED04 Well-Known Member

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    Started off the day finishing painting spindles and brake dust plates

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  5. Jul 31, 2020 at 8:44 PM
    TexasED04

    TexasED04 Well-Known Member

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    rod to know. The one on the right in the center column has loosened up quite a bit. I shoved a pice of rubber on the side to position it for now but it needs replacing
     
  6. Jul 31, 2020 at 8:46 PM
    1997tacomav6

    1997tacomav6 V6 5sp,RegCab,TRD Supercharger,2"pulley,meth, 660k

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    97 reg cab, v6 5sp 300hp supercharged, Methonal Injection, 660,001 plus miles, Original Owner
    V6 5sp,RegCab,TRD Supercharger, 2" pulley, methanol injected AC TRD supercharger,(MUST DO) TRD supercharger ported, rebuilt 3 times over 500,000 miles, every 125,000- 150,000 needs rebuild Projector headlights HID 5 speed manual Amsoil for all drive train Smaller 2” pulley,(300hp) (MUST DO) 2004 DESNO fuel injectors, zero ping ping, 2004 side door mirrors Dick Cepek Rims, Michelin tires LTX, ( that last 100,000 miles) Now running Dynopro ATM mud and snow tires KN cold air intake Cat back exhaust with ss exhaust tip, Raised exhaust tail pipe to 2" below body line Optima*dry cell battery,red top Alpine sirius radio, 200 watt amp, focal is165 split door pod speakers Focal door speakers Subwoffer behind seat Viper alarm, Electric Locks Dark tinted windows, 4runner bucket seats, Tacoma Rubber floor mats TRD fender extenders, Bilstien shocks chrome push bar, chrome nerf bars, add a leaf for rear springs trailer iv hitch, electric brake control, Drilled slotted brakes, High carbon steel (MUST DO) EBS green stuff 7000 series pads(MUST DO) TRD engine oil cap TRD stick shift, Rear sliding window 2002 4Runner functional hood scoop cut into Tacoma hood, 4Runner dual overhead map light Gentex Auto dim + Compass + Temp, garage,rearview mirror Corbeau bucket seats Snow Methonal kit stage 2 Champion 3 core aluminum radiator Linex bed liner
    Haha, mine had Velcro type felt holding the drives side and centers in place.
    I’m thinking it’s time to just buy new ones, I have no truck payment, so just do it, hehe
     
  7. Jul 31, 2020 at 8:48 PM
    TexasED04

    TexasED04 Well-Known Member

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    While I waited for paint to cure I went ahead and did the Tundra Brake upgrade. Used OEM Rotors, Pads, and shims and then bought remanufactured Calipers. I also used @turbodb brake line kit. It worked pretty well overall but the clips that came with the kit were too thick so I had to file them down quite a bit to get them to work.

    Before and After photos

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  8. Jul 31, 2020 at 8:50 PM
    TexasED04

    TexasED04 Well-Known Member

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    Finished up the day with the last of the press work! Manual hubs are looking good!

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  9. Jul 31, 2020 at 8:51 PM
    1997tacomav6

    1997tacomav6 V6 5sp,RegCab,TRD Supercharger,2"pulley,meth, 660k

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    97 reg cab, v6 5sp 300hp supercharged, Methonal Injection, 660,001 plus miles, Original Owner
    V6 5sp,RegCab,TRD Supercharger, 2" pulley, methanol injected AC TRD supercharger,(MUST DO) TRD supercharger ported, rebuilt 3 times over 500,000 miles, every 125,000- 150,000 needs rebuild Projector headlights HID 5 speed manual Amsoil for all drive train Smaller 2” pulley,(300hp) (MUST DO) 2004 DESNO fuel injectors, zero ping ping, 2004 side door mirrors Dick Cepek Rims, Michelin tires LTX, ( that last 100,000 miles) Now running Dynopro ATM mud and snow tires KN cold air intake Cat back exhaust with ss exhaust tip, Raised exhaust tail pipe to 2" below body line Optima*dry cell battery,red top Alpine sirius radio, 200 watt amp, focal is165 split door pod speakers Focal door speakers Subwoffer behind seat Viper alarm, Electric Locks Dark tinted windows, 4runner bucket seats, Tacoma Rubber floor mats TRD fender extenders, Bilstien shocks chrome push bar, chrome nerf bars, add a leaf for rear springs trailer iv hitch, electric brake control, Drilled slotted brakes, High carbon steel (MUST DO) EBS green stuff 7000 series pads(MUST DO) TRD engine oil cap TRD stick shift, Rear sliding window 2002 4Runner functional hood scoop cut into Tacoma hood, 4Runner dual overhead map light Gentex Auto dim + Compass + Temp, garage,rearview mirror Corbeau bucket seats Snow Methonal kit stage 2 Champion 3 core aluminum radiator Linex bed liner
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  10. Jul 31, 2020 at 8:52 PM
    TexasED04

    TexasED04 Well-Known Member

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    Very Nice!
     
  11. Jul 31, 2020 at 8:54 PM
    1997tacomav6

    1997tacomav6 V6 5sp,RegCab,TRD Supercharger,2"pulley,meth, 660k

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    97 reg cab, v6 5sp 300hp supercharged, Methonal Injection, 660,001 plus miles, Original Owner
    V6 5sp,RegCab,TRD Supercharger, 2" pulley, methanol injected AC TRD supercharger,(MUST DO) TRD supercharger ported, rebuilt 3 times over 500,000 miles, every 125,000- 150,000 needs rebuild Projector headlights HID 5 speed manual Amsoil for all drive train Smaller 2” pulley,(300hp) (MUST DO) 2004 DESNO fuel injectors, zero ping ping, 2004 side door mirrors Dick Cepek Rims, Michelin tires LTX, ( that last 100,000 miles) Now running Dynopro ATM mud and snow tires KN cold air intake Cat back exhaust with ss exhaust tip, Raised exhaust tail pipe to 2" below body line Optima*dry cell battery,red top Alpine sirius radio, 200 watt amp, focal is165 split door pod speakers Focal door speakers Subwoffer behind seat Viper alarm, Electric Locks Dark tinted windows, 4runner bucket seats, Tacoma Rubber floor mats TRD fender extenders, Bilstien shocks chrome push bar, chrome nerf bars, add a leaf for rear springs trailer iv hitch, electric brake control, Drilled slotted brakes, High carbon steel (MUST DO) EBS green stuff 7000 series pads(MUST DO) TRD engine oil cap TRD stick shift, Rear sliding window 2002 4Runner functional hood scoop cut into Tacoma hood, 4Runner dual overhead map light Gentex Auto dim + Compass + Temp, garage,rearview mirror Corbeau bucket seats Snow Methonal kit stage 2 Champion 3 core aluminum radiator Linex bed liner
    It was needed, hehe,

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

    0xDEADBEEF Greasy Member

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    Rust, dents, miles, extra metal.
    So what kind of paint did you go with? There's so many options out there.
     
  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. Jul 31, 2020 at 9:40 PM
    0xDEADBEEF

    0xDEADBEEF Greasy Member

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    Rust, dents, miles, extra metal.
    That sure seems to be a solid choice. Thanks! Looks like you did it with an HVLP?
     
  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. Aug 1, 2020 at 5:54 AM
    Fernando

    Fernando Hammerdown

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    Too many, See Build
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  19. 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
     
  20. Aug 1, 2020 at 11:16 AM
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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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