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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, 2019 at 12:41 PM
    se7enine

    se7enine MCMLXXIX

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    Check near the bottom of the fuse box under the hood for any unused pigtails. I found a couple the other day but didn't actually check if they were ignition hot cause I already pulled the battery and other stuff.
     
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  2. Sep 4, 2019 at 1:04 PM
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    Got my new tailgate swing out installed last night, @GHOST SHIP makes them for 2nd gens and wanted to try out one for a 1st gen using my truck. Super happy with how it came out and looks, now I can finally get the spare out of my bed and free up some space, with room to mount some jerry cans on the other side of the tire since he designed it to be offset rather than centered.

    Anyone local in the southern CA area should hit him up if you're interested in one.

    Some pics (unpainted still, going to do that this weekend).

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    Forgive the parking lot environment, I'm at work :luvya:
     
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  3. Sep 4, 2019 at 1:23 PM
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    I didn’t know you worked at a mall
     
  4. Sep 4, 2019 at 1:26 PM
    eon_blue

    eon_blue 8" third member

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    Might as well be one with how big our parking lot is, but nope it's an industrial lot.
     
  5. Sep 4, 2019 at 1:29 PM
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    Its easy to tell you work as a photo editor. Had to doctor up the pics of the truck lol.

    What color you planning on painting it?
     
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  6. Sep 4, 2019 at 1:30 PM
    eon_blue

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    yeah that was just some quick Android photo app filters haha. Not quite deserving of the full blown Capture One/Photoshop treatment seeing as how they're just crappy camera pics.

    Just going to paint it black, undecided on whether I'll use a lightly textured bedliner or just do a flat black paint.

    I do like the bare metal look actually, though. But it'll need something to keep it from getting surface rust from the elements, especially with some of the places I take the truck.
     
  7. Sep 4, 2019 at 1:33 PM
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    I wouldnt do flat. Satin is what most bumper companies use as a powdercoat, so if you ever go that route up front atleast it will match.
     
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  8. Sep 4, 2019 at 1:51 PM
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    Wanna Be Expedition Rig...
    How does it attach to the bed sides?
     
  9. Sep 4, 2019 at 1:53 PM
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    It uses three of the mounting holes for the stock tailgate one each side, so 6 bolts total. The one Wilco used to make for our trucks that looks similar uses 6 total as well
     
  10. Sep 4, 2019 at 1:56 PM
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    I like, so what did it set you back?
     
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  11. Sep 4, 2019 at 2:00 PM
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    I was his 1st gen guinea pig so I got a solid deal on it, but from what I gather the ones he makes going forward (if he decides to depending on interest) will be priced around the same as the Wilco used to be, which if memory serves was ~ $600 or 700? Would have to hit him up to get an exact price on it though, I don't want to guess and be way off lol. He did say he'd be down to make more after he gauges interest, I'm not sure how shipping would work for those outside of SoCal but it might be able to be arranged
     
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    @Phessor lets look into this if you are interested. I still haven't been able to get mine built so i'm looking for other options and this one looks pretty good to me. If it works out maybe we can go in on delivery or pick up etc.

     
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    AZ isn't too far could probably arrange a TW express to get them out there, I got my Avid bed rack from one of the AZ guys that way last year.
     
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    I might be doing Mojave road next month (Oct). That’ll take me to Bullhead and up to Havasu. Delivery might doable for a couple carriers.
    :anonymous:
     
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    3in lift on 285/75r16 toyo MTS, cbi Moab front bumper, headache rack, nfab Nerf bars, LED lights, double din head unit, kicker hideaway dub
    Got pulled over yesterday for not having mud flaps. I have had the truck for 5 years now and have never had a problem. I wouldn't bother putting any on if I got pulled over anywhere else, however it was in Pullman where I go to school so I'm likely to pass that same cop a lot. Are there cheaper options beside OEM that are decent?
     
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    Steal your diesel bros tamers for a minute
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    To clear the fix it ticket, if you got one.
     
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  17. Sep 4, 2019 at 3:13 PM
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    Swapped the tan column trim for a set of Black trim off a 4Runner. I think it looks better with the black wheel than the tan.

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    Also, the PO of my truck smoked in it. Its crazy how that ash gets everywhere. Took off the old trim, sure enough a lot of ash in there. :puke:
     
  18. Sep 4, 2019 at 4:12 PM
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    Having gone to college at Eastern, I feel your pain, North Idaho will get you for the flaps as well. I'd personally ignore it, I have always gotten verbally warned for that and the front plate (which I never put on). I got pulled over once around Pullman actually for the plate, but it's easy enough to get some conduit brackets and a gas station heavy mudflap and cut it in half and make it work.
     
  19. Sep 4, 2019 at 7:02 PM
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    My Tacoma limited bucket seats finally showed up today!!!! So I installed them at lunch!72276B6E-8C14-477D-B8D4-DC9637C03BFD.jpg

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    Would’ve taken more photos but I was too damn excited!
     
  20. Sep 4, 2019 at 7:28 PM
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    Man don't forget about me. I want one too!!
     

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