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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. Sep 4, 2018 at 9:42 AM
    ToyRyd04

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    Those holes are cut into those frame plates to allow rosette welds. Having the rosette welds scattered over the length of the plate allows for more surface welding for attaching the plates to the actual frame.
     
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  2. Sep 4, 2018 at 9:58 AM
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    Yes, I'm aware what and why a rosette weld is. That wasn't the question. I was wondering about the trails between them. Given what the other fellow said, best guess is that's where the waterjet went to low pressure and tracked to the next hole during manufacture.
     
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  3. Sep 4, 2018 at 10:05 AM
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    I am looking for an idea on what part to order.

    This would be part of the tailgate lock mechanism.

    As it is now, the tailgate handle wont work, I can fix it temporarily. If I remove the inside panel, connected to the handle is a rotating assembly that is connected to some steel rods that control the locking on the ends. As it is, they pop out of the rotating plastic they are attached to if there is too much pressure, if the tailgate isn't closed gently, etc. I thought I took a picture of this but I didn't. I can pop it back in so it functions, but it wont last, it pops out almost immediately.

    So I think I need that rotating plastic piece. I might also need the metal replacement tailgate panel I see some places offer (BAMF, etc.) to increase the rigidity of the tailgate.
     
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  4. Sep 4, 2018 at 10:19 AM
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    I installed and auxiliary fuse block, mil spec terminals and a new cheepo battery I had laying around. I messed around with several fuse block mounting ideas but then decided to attach it to the lid of the existing one with a step down bit and some misc hardware. I mad sure to leave myself slack on both ends to access the fuse block below. I have not had any issues yet.

    Out with the old mess
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    In with the New
    - Fuse block - Blue Sea Systems ST Blade ATO/ATC Fuse Blocks
    - Terminals - Military Spec Battery Terminal Top Post Kit
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    ACDelco Professional Gold Battery - I pan to upgrade to an AGM battery in the near future but this one was free.
    - Main Fuse - Mega 125A

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    IMG_4880.jpg
     
  5. Sep 4, 2018 at 10:21 AM
    burntkat

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    If you don't get an answer, I will look into this on my truck. I need the same part, sounds like.
     
  6. Sep 4, 2018 at 10:23 AM
    burntkat

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    How do you intend to read the label on the cover of the OEM fuse panel?

    That fuse is scary...
     
  7. Sep 4, 2018 at 10:23 AM
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    Can you do mine next! that looks great. I have way too many things running to my battery.
     
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  8. Sep 4, 2018 at 10:25 AM
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    I've had the deckplate mod for well over 10 yrs & never had a problem passing visual inspection for smog. I do always leave it closed though.
     
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    BTW, I also have a K&N drop in filter, my truck came with a full K&N FIPK when I first got it. Sold it & bought a stock intake which came with a K&N drop in. Been using it ever since cause free, I never get oil on my MAF.

    What happens is people put too much oil on them & also don't let the oil soak into the filter. It doesn't need a lot, they spray on the oil & install it right away. I let mine sit over night & blow any oil out caught on the screen.


    But they suck for offroad. When I go offroading, I use a stock replacement.
     
  12. Sep 4, 2018 at 10:39 AM
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    The block/battery/Terminal install was quick but resizing/replacing the aux ring connections took some time.
     
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    Misunderstanding, thought you were talking about the center and not the outer edeges of the plate :thumbsup:.
     
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    This is my problem with my intake on my 99.
     
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    Finally got the new better holder down. Any one need a oem one?

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    It's also more difficult to do the deckplate mod on the 2.7l - the airbox has ridges.
     
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    Oh yeah, I think I remember something about that. On the 3.4 it's flat, only has ridges on the inside so hard to put nuts. I didn't use any nuts.

    But whatever, the deckplate mod is a waste of time & money IMO. After I put on one of those stupid Airaid tubes, I leave the deckplate closed all the time now, makes way too much noise.
     
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    Nice! How much you want for the old one?
     
  19. Sep 4, 2018 at 11:39 AM
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    10 plus shipping sound fair?
     
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  20. Sep 4, 2018 at 11:43 AM
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    That's fair but come to think of it I don't even need it, sorry about that. I have a custom made mount from CT days that I never put on (think it's for an Optima though). And now I want one like you have. Damn you! I need to stop coming here. I just PM'd the guy to see if he has any left in all black.
     
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