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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. Mar 30, 2016 at 12:19 PM
    Blackdawg

    Blackdawg Dr. Frankenstein

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    The Trifecta of Taco's
    ALL OF THEM!...Then some more.
    Yea i paid 760ish i think in 2009. Was the last time i ever took my truck there.
     
  2. Mar 30, 2016 at 12:19 PM
    koditten

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    It will work. The flux core makes lots of BB's...keep a fire extinguisher handy(any kind of welding have one handy). I will say, they might be hard to learn to weld with, but a person who has some skill with wire welding should have good luck.

    The duty cycle is low, but so what? Sit back and drink half a beer. Seriously, your best welds will be after your second beer...not so much after the 4th one, though.
     
  3. Mar 30, 2016 at 12:24 PM
    thumper72

    thumper72 Well-Known Member

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    5100's, ome dakar leafs and ome coils, problem solver tie rods, eazycompany ditch light brackets and auxbeam osram 4" led pods, 2014 4runner wheels, 265/70/17 goodyear authority tires, soon to have 50" led bar on roof
    LMFAO ok sounds good, i have the power tools to cut the metal and to grind it and such, and for the main supports ill ask the mechanic at the trailer shop to weld it for me. I just want a project this summer and i think this would be good for the truck.. just dont want to make to heavy as the front springs are 881 ome's and they are new on 5100s
     
  4. Mar 30, 2016 at 12:25 PM
    Blackdawg

    Blackdawg Dr. Frankenstein

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    Then build a tube bumper. Plate will be heavy.
     
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  5. Mar 30, 2016 at 12:27 PM
    Madjik_Man

    Madjik_Man The Rembrandt of Rattle Can

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    Polk is great bang for the buck. It's what I have up front and in rear for speakers.

    Here's my set up:

    JVC KD-X50BT Digital Media Head Unit
    Sound Ordnance 75 x 2 amp
    Polk Audio db651 6 1/2 two-way (front and rear)
    Sound Ordnance B-8PTD 8" under seat powered subwoofer.
    Sound deadened rear wall, rear quarter walls and both door panels with BXT II and Ensolite (raamaudio.com)
     
  6. Mar 30, 2016 at 12:27 PM
    Speedytech7

    Speedytech7 Toyota Cult Ombudsman

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    I've done a mod or two
    To do it nicely he'll need tools for scalloping and frenching that or a super steady hand with a grinder. Plate will be simpler but yeah a lot heavier.
     
  7. Mar 30, 2016 at 12:32 PM
    koditten

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    With that said, i used 10 gauge sheet steel to fab up my ARB clone. I have 1, deer/truck contact. Not a full on collision, but enough to bounce the fucker into the corn field. He got up and limped off and I had no damage. Its all I was hoping for.

    The bumper weighs 70 pounds.

    3/16 is heavier than I needed.
     
  8. Mar 30, 2016 at 12:41 PM
    devinzz1

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    cxr turbo, fic6, methanol injection, king coilovers, jba uca, skyjacker leafs, rear 12" 5125s, no-slip rear locker, 35" grabber x3, magnaflow muffler, retrofit headlights, trans cooler, bed lined exterior, etc...
    Not to mention a pipe bender if you want it to look good at all.
     
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  9. Mar 30, 2016 at 12:45 PM
    koditten

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    Jeezus, not the HF pipe bender! I like to think I'm a fairly decent fab man, but that bender kicked my ass! I could not get a decent bend to save my life. I gave up using it.

    Any bending I need done gets done at the local muffler shop. Its never cost me more than $20 and a 12 pack...and the bends look awesome!



    The HF bender?

    It now lives at the scrap yard.
     
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  10. Mar 30, 2016 at 12:45 PM
    Blackdawg

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    Tube. Not a pipe. Totally different.

    That said, you can make a very nice tube bumper without the need of a bender and just a grinder.
     
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  11. Mar 30, 2016 at 12:52 PM
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    FedEx delivered a package to me too!

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  12. Mar 30, 2016 at 1:27 PM
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    I have a habit of mixing the names up.
     
  13. Mar 30, 2016 at 1:27 PM
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    cynicalrider #NFG

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    Luckily I know a guy who just got one of them fancy benders. :spy:
     
  14. Mar 30, 2016 at 1:45 PM
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    Another member of the hood strut community!

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  15. Mar 30, 2016 at 1:46 PM
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    BYJOSHCOOK Mr. Mojo Risin

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    I still have to install mine. Damn rivet gun broke :pout:
     
  16. Mar 30, 2016 at 1:50 PM
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    Pretty much stock with some crap welded to it.
    took her out on a trail the other day, its been far to long
     
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    I bought a craftsman, it didn't work right at first. I took it apart and put it back together and it works great now.
     
  18. Mar 30, 2016 at 2:01 PM
    WildLand

    WildLand Does Ursus arctos defecate in deciduous forest?

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    Thanks for the offer! I have a 01-04 front end so I do not think it will work. Thanks though
     
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  19. Mar 30, 2016 at 2:18 PM
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    ALifted, Larger tires, LED Headlights, a *few* dents
    Made some progress on my little display that I am going to install in the blank slot in my dash between the driver side center air vent and the hazard light switch. I am designing/building/programming it myself, it'll show data like instant MPG, average MPG, fuel consumption, engine load, etc. True, there is stuff out of there already, but this is also a fun project for me.

     
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  20. Mar 30, 2016 at 2:24 PM
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    Harbor freight? :smash:
     

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