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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. Jan 12, 2021 at 7:37 PM
    turbodb

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    AdventureTaco
    Here's what I did when I sound deadened my cab. Really, one of the nicest, most underrated things you can do to an older truck... now that I've done it!

    Materials (and thicknesses, etc.) are all listed. No problems with rear panel fitting - it was one of the easier areas, actually.

    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads...-and-adventures.484602/page-174#post-23852689

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  2. Jan 12, 2021 at 7:52 PM
    Trigo

    Trigo Because fuck you that's why...

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    Mounted up my new fiberglass over the last week. Paint is next.

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  3. Jan 12, 2021 at 8:07 PM
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    Sweet, thank you gentlemen I may have to opt for this "Lexus regular cab pickup mod" accordingly!! :thumbsup:
     
  4. Jan 12, 2021 at 9:50 PM
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    Got one of the more important sticker on the truck today!!

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  5. Jan 12, 2021 at 10:18 PM
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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
    Long day of prep and a little paint5A5C3001-0978-4BE8-A24B-E3C50AF249A8.jpg 75522482-4E41-4A40-9502-51F7E3FFB204.jpg A748589F-EF59-4D5C-99E8-E616B7E74CAA.jpg 2B377764-E5CE-4A5D-9015-71EC72765BE8.jpg EF80F06A-DCA4-448C-9CBA-929721819878.jpg 607036A9-2F71-4678-9190-39844439DDD6.jpg
    I swear you could continue to find imperfections in your prep work for a decade before you decide to paint.
     
  6. Jan 13, 2021 at 6:37 AM
    Wsidr1

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    You mention what I agree is like at least 75% of the key to leather survival.

    I have a 2003 Camry with heated leather. I bought it new to be my DD for a comfortable 60 mile per day commute. Mine is definite proof of the "direct sunlight kills leather theory". In the parking lot I use at work, the spots are oriented perfectly on a N-S parallel. Every day since it was new I have parked it facing N. About 6-7 months (high sun azimuth months) of the year I also use one of the reflective windshield shades.

    I never leave the windows open, even a small amount, for venting (don't want the windblown dirt intrusion). So, it does get really hot inside the car. This heat buildup seems to have had minimal to no impact. BTW, with exception of a bit of warping at the passenger A/Bag cutout, my dash also looks like new.

    At 18 yrs (next month) and 168,000 miles, and having never had a single leather conditioning treatment, my seats literally look and feel like new. I'm not discouraging treating the leather. I know my situation is not the norm. Since I was seeing no degradation, I just didn't want to risk any change in the leather characteristics that I might not like, such as becoming more slippery, discoloration, or odor.

    Of course the spoiler and the rear bumper cover are pretty faded, but, I'm okay with that trade off. I mean, it's an 18 yr old Camry. Who cares!
     
  7. Jan 13, 2021 at 6:42 AM
    Speedytech7

    Speedytech7 Toyota Cult Ombudsman

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    I've done a mod or two
    UV certainly is the biggest killer, that and if you can't support yourself well enough to not drag your ass over the edges of the leather that will all abrade too.
     
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  8. Jan 13, 2021 at 1:23 PM
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  9. Jan 13, 2021 at 1:47 PM
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    I think I just shove mine in there. But I realistically should probably take some sand paper to the edges and make it smoother. Definitely am concerned about breaking it sometimes.
     
  10. Jan 13, 2021 at 2:39 PM
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    Bumpers are done lights an winch wired in! Happy with it!

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    looks good! I used sound deadener on my entire cab to include headliner. I used a company called NOICO. Bought their butyl sound deadener and their red foam to put on top of the butyl. Quality stuff at a 1/4 of the price of Dynamat.

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  12. Jan 13, 2021 at 4:15 PM
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    Heres how I did mineIMG_20190611_163856197.jpg

    Just a piece of steel angle welded to some flat bar. Goes through the frame vertically via the hole thats already there.
     
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  13. Jan 13, 2021 at 4:57 PM
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    hogeyphenogey Getting back into a Tacoma!

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    Lifted, aftermarket stereo, ditch and rear bumper LED pods
    Awesome. Now I can look at light pods to go in there- thanks!!!
     
  14. Jan 13, 2021 at 5:43 PM
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    Do you find yourself missing the reclining feature? I'd like to get a set, but feel like I should get a reclining set for adjustability and access to the back area. I'm 6'1"
     
  15. Jan 13, 2021 at 6:54 PM
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    The lumbar switch surely won't require any more than a 12V source and a good ground. I bet you can search through nearby wires with a meter until you find something to satisfy those requirements.
     
  16. Jan 13, 2021 at 7:59 PM
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    Picked these up today. Im hoping they're leather tacoma off a limited. Icon coilovers hopefully get installed soon!

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    C88FB3B0-CBFF-418C-8CAA-A7FD8FAAE99B.jpg E1933702-9CA2-4A21-9C7C-9A73F8859E0A.jpg Next stop, straightening the frame
     
  18. Jan 14, 2021 at 2:57 AM
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    Forgive me, but I’m not seeing a brand name/model for the light?
     
  19. Jan 14, 2021 at 6:34 AM
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    Is that a Liz Taylor vaseline lens effect?
     
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  20. Jan 14, 2021 at 7:26 AM
    Speedytech7

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    I've done a mod or two
    I have my moments where I think, "Hmm sure would be nice to reposition". But really, I have terrible posture so it's more just a manipulation of the lumbar support that gets me comfy again. I wouldn't buy any seat without lumbar control. I might consider the $100 more expensive Baja RS seats next time (they recline), but I'm in no way dissatisfied with the one I chose and it's way more comfy that I was ever able to get out of stock Toyota seats in any vehicle.
     
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