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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. Aug 7, 2014 at 6:48 AM
    Madjik_Man

    Madjik_Man The Rembrandt of Rattle Can

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    About 25 pounds of spray paint and vinyl dye
    Sherwin Williams will also color match and put it in an aerosol can for you.

    Get their base coat and then buy the two-part automotive clear coat.

    Works very well. Considering you bought the topper for peanuts you can spend around $80 for supplies that will match very well.

    Just clean and lightly sand what's on there now and you should get pretty good mechanical adhesion.
     
  2. Aug 7, 2014 at 7:12 AM
    WildLand

    WildLand Wildlife Enthusiast. KCCO

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    List everything to make it look like I've done a lot and that my truck is special, 01-04 front end conversion, clear bumper lights, 3 inch leveling kit all around, Pioneer double din radio, tool box, in vent window visors, OEM 2013 Tacoma rims, P245/75R16 Dunlop AT20 Grand Trek
    Gah I know! That's what I was thinking, black would look pretty cool. If I don't get it color matched I will be sure to go that route

    Thanks for letting me know that Sherwin Williams does that. Do you happen to know the cost per a can of doing that?
     
  3. Aug 7, 2014 at 7:23 AM
    pittim

    pittim I'll race ya to the mall.

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    Imo just vinyl wrap that bitch
     
  4. Aug 7, 2014 at 7:36 AM
    WildLand

    WildLand Wildlife Enthusiast. KCCO

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    List everything to make it look like I've done a lot and that my truck is special, 01-04 front end conversion, clear bumper lights, 3 inch leveling kit all around, Pioneer double din radio, tool box, in vent window visors, OEM 2013 Tacoma rims, P245/75R16 Dunlop AT20 Grand Trek
    That might be a little over my college student budget... and the camper is not in the best of conditions
     
  5. Aug 7, 2014 at 8:04 AM
    Cohbsteq

    Cohbsteq Hood Rat

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    Pretty much stock with some crap welded to it.
    what brand spacers are they?
     
  6. Aug 7, 2014 at 8:41 AM
    MowTaco

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    Does anyone have the clear 4runner A/C control panel that would be willing to pull it off and tell me the part number off of it? I've been getting some inconsistincies from my searching for one and am trying to verify it isn't the same as our orange one that comes on the taco.

    In other news, don't try removing the orange paint with acetone. You will remove most of the panel haha
     
  7. Aug 7, 2014 at 9:14 AM
    bayareataco

    bayareataco Well-Known Member

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    I'd think any cost would be worth getting rid of that Tin Man silver. You already have a silver base cost so you wouldn't need much of the right color to get good coverage.

    No I was lucky to find my topper on craigslist already painted my color. However I did use it on my roof, the roof was almost pure white from a fading clear coat. I just sanded it and sprayed it than cleared. I've always been told that a scuffed base or clear coat makes the best primer.
     
  8. Aug 7, 2014 at 9:30 AM
    WildLand

    WildLand Wildlife Enthusiast. KCCO

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    List everything to make it look like I've done a lot and that my truck is special, 01-04 front end conversion, clear bumper lights, 3 inch leveling kit all around, Pioneer double din radio, tool box, in vent window visors, OEM 2013 Tacoma rims, P245/75R16 Dunlop AT20 Grand Trek
    Oh God, it is tin man silver! I bet I can get away with a couple of 12 oz cans then
     
  9. Aug 7, 2014 at 9:38 AM
    WildLand

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    List everything to make it look like I've done a lot and that my truck is special, 01-04 front end conversion, clear bumper lights, 3 inch leveling kit all around, Pioneer double din radio, tool box, in vent window visors, OEM 2013 Tacoma rims, P245/75R16 Dunlop AT20 Grand Trek
    Damn, called Sherwin Williams and its a minimum of 6 cans at 15 bucks a pop. I guess automotive touchup it is
     
  10. Aug 7, 2014 at 10:29 AM
    4WD

    4WD cRaZy oLdmAn

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    Grey wire MOD, deck plate, diff breather MOD, 2nd gen. OME 883# on Tundra 5100's, OMD custom 3" leafsprings, rear shock relocation, Ivan Stewart TRD rims w/285/75/16's, '02 bumper MOD, Famous Fabrications sliders , LED interior/exterior lights, bed bar, Custom tube bumper, Old school KC day lighters,Red Ring 8" HID flood, Kenwood vhf 2M.. umm some other shit I'm forgetting right now
    Just picked up a spindle/hub from wrecking yard & heres a tid-bit of info that will help anyone that needs to replace theirs...

    late 90's 4runners/ 1st gen Tundras / Sequoias all use the exact same spindles, had I known this before it'd saved me alot of time & frustration,

    I had asked around earlier in my search but no one had any input....



    ;)
     
  11. Aug 7, 2014 at 10:45 AM
    Fernando

    Fernando Lets Go Places

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    Oh but of course! Found a very small mud puddle too ;) It was fun
     
  12. Aug 7, 2014 at 10:56 AM
    NoTown98Yota

    NoTown98Yota Whiskey Throttle FTW!

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    -Leer shell with Yakima MegaWarrior -K&N FIPK -18" Magnaflow dumped after axle -Clear headlights -Blacked out bumpers, wheels, badges, mirrors, fuel door, door handles, tail lights, corner markers and turn signals -White LED gauge lights -SpiderTrax 1.5" Spacers -Pinch Weld Mod -Ultra Gauge -6 Switch Plate under single din stereo -Custom Battle Born bedside decals -Eibach 620# coils -Bilstein 5100's -Dakars -Toytec 1" Lift Shackles
    Where did you get em and how much did they run you if you don't mind me asking? Mine just puked all over the place.:mad:
     
  13. Aug 7, 2014 at 11:08 AM
    Roll Tide

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    JDM headlights, alpine HU, Polk Momo component set. Flowmaster, ULK
    Anybody have the RCV axles?
     
  14. Aug 7, 2014 at 11:32 AM
    45acp

    45acp Paint me back in Wyoming again...

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    IIRC I don't think anyone here has them. They're like $2k, dude. :eek: Completely not worth it for any run-of-the-mill IFS taco. The CVs we run are pretty damned good, all things considered. If they break, they can be had for $50-100. If you don't have a locker in the front, you'll likely never break them.
     
  15. Aug 7, 2014 at 11:52 AM
    presto

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    Look at build thread
    Not only that but even if you have long travel they usually just use tundra CV's right? 2k is pretty steep for CV's.. I'm looking at about $450ish for CVJ's w/ high angle boots.


    ever find out anything about the tundra swap on our size rims?
     
  16. Aug 7, 2014 at 12:33 PM
    NoTown98Yota

    NoTown98Yota Whiskey Throttle FTW!

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    Not yet, I think I'm just gonna PM Jason, I bet he would know. I'll let you know when I do.
     
  17. Aug 7, 2014 at 12:52 PM
    presto

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    Look at build thread
    ah for sure. I appreciate it.
     
  18. Aug 7, 2014 at 2:40 PM
    dispatch55126

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    Installed Marlin Crawler HD shifter seat. My old seat was in pretty good shape and I don't know if I can tell a difference but at least its one less thing to worry about in the future.
     
  19. Aug 7, 2014 at 3:34 PM
    BYJOSHCOOK

    BYJOSHCOOK Choo Choo Muh Fuckas

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    Which would be better, paint my stock bumper or bedline it?

    It has plastidip on it. But when I take it off road it holds the dirt and mud. Almost like a ghost effect and it really pisses me off. Any suggestions?
     
  20. Aug 7, 2014 at 4:27 PM
    Ice Horse

    Ice Horse Stalking horse

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    Paint, I've heard the Bedliner is tough to touch up. Plus I personally don't like it.

    Or get a real bumper! :D
     

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