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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. Jul 16, 2020 at 5:41 PM
    Trowbocop

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    I've always wanted to rally out one of those, that'll be a blast!! Great price to get into it.
    And here I am looking at a 1989 Kawa Bayou ATV for $250 to fix up and rip around :annoyed::bikewheelie2:
     
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  2. Jul 16, 2020 at 5:51 PM
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    STI swap I think they did one on Gears and Gasoline YouTube channel. Great idea. Cool cars and subies are know for blown head gaskets
     
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  3. Jul 16, 2020 at 5:55 PM
    betterbuckleup

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  4. Jul 16, 2020 at 6:04 PM
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    Yep, followed this guide. He doesn't really talk about removing the seal on the guide funnily enough, but I ended up using vice grips to hold onto a hook and mangled it, but got it out.
     
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  5. Jul 16, 2020 at 7:07 PM
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    420850E1-4C4C-4202-8D9A-2B8189E1AC91.jpg Installed Stainless Steel skid plate from 22rethan.
     
  6. Jul 16, 2020 at 8:16 PM
    El Taco Diablo

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    Just 3 tons of fun!!!
    Took the roof basket, RTT, RTT rack, truck boxes off... to get ready for the weekend.

    Will pull the rear bumper and bed tomorrow when I get home from work... and then

    :sawzall::welder:

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  7. Jul 17, 2020 at 8:50 AM
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    It would be pretty easy to just burn some lower shock mounts in.

    You could use the ome if you did do a complete relocate but they will be short if you measure for what you are planning on running in the future.

    Id probably just take the other bolt to the hardware store and find one and get get a tap to chase the threads for now. Doesn't make sense if you are planning on a complete relocate to burn in lower mounts just to have to cut them off when you get around to doing the uppers.
     
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  8. Jul 17, 2020 at 10:57 AM
    SwampYota

    SwampYota Strange things are afoot at the Circle K

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    Last edited: Jul 17, 2020
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  9. Jul 17, 2020 at 11:00 AM
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    Couldn’t find a matching bolt at ace or lowes, but have an oem set on the way. Gonna run as is and start to plan my relocation. Ideally that’ll be the next time I pull the shocks so if the lower plate mounts strip out it shouldn’t be the end of the world
     
  10. Jul 17, 2020 at 11:12 AM
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    lce headers, ome suspension,
    recently put in a LCE header since my manifold was almost cracked in half. It is actually quieter in the cabin with the windows up since the old manifold made such a loud death rattle noise. If anyone wants a write up I could do one, but it is super simple and just drops right in. I also put on a baja bumper from low range (trail gear ). That only took about 30 min to swap!

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  11. Jul 17, 2020 at 11:25 AM
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    Too many trucks and mods to list.. check builds
    Well. I guess I’ll install one leaf today?
    [​IMG] Thanks UPS
     
  12. Jul 17, 2020 at 11:34 AM
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    I actually did something on the Tacoma. Had a slow day today so I pulled the stuff to access the OEM clock. I wanted to at least get the digits working again on the dang thing even though I don't even think to look at it or even though you can't see it because of the funky awkward angle anyways.
    Resoldered the three 330 resistors and digits are nice and bright again.
    I simply smeared some flux on the solder joints and soldered directly over the existing old solder. Naked eye didn't see any cracked joints but I know better than that.
    Here's a pic, I'm pointing at one of the three resistors with the probe.
    Here's a pic of the bright digits :D

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    FE52F825-2719-4EA0-923B-F5FFE1035044.jpg So goodbye to the clock that never worked. Small things but the clock delete panel looks a lot more clean
     
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    lmao you know that replacement fan speed knobs are pretty cheap right?
     
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  15. Jul 17, 2020 at 12:36 PM
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    So the sad thing is I’ve got them haha. I broke the rod coming out the heater control so now my knobs don’t fit it. 458287E7-9812-4B63-902F-CF0BF0598B84.jpg
     
  16. Jul 17, 2020 at 12:43 PM
    El Taco Diablo

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    Just 3 tons of fun!!!

    I just slapped on a Steelie ball mount on the clock face and hang my HAM mic there. lol

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  17. Jul 17, 2020 at 12:47 PM
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    1EECDF46-4850-4E8B-AC83-0AF591AFDD26.jpg There we go, my “custom” fan knob haha. I had my CB mike mounted under the old clock face. So now to order a new heater control since some people want to pick on my vise grip knobs lol
     
  18. Jul 17, 2020 at 12:52 PM
    El Taco Diablo

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    Just 3 tons of fun!!!

    Not gunna pick on the vice grips brotha... we do what we gotta do :thumbsup:
     
  19. Jul 17, 2020 at 12:55 PM
    Fernando

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    Same here. Although, i do miss my clock sometimes. My radio reads it to small
     
  20. Jul 17, 2020 at 1:11 PM
    TacoLife04

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    Lol I think I’m going to leave it like that for a while. Just looked at the prices of a new heater control board and it’s not worth it for just a shinny new knob
     

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