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What Have You Done To Your Tacoma Today?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by kwalton, Feb 2, 2008.

  1. PuffDr4gon

    PuffDr4gon Well-Known Member

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    Got mods?
    They were very easy to install following the directions. However, this kit does require you to have a pop rivet gun and do some drilling.
     
  2. CaptQuinn

    CaptQuinn Well-Known Member

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    I love the look of your Spruce Taco....is that wrong?
     
  3. Rich91710

    Rich91710 Well-Known Member

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    Satoshi with FJ badge, factory cruise, factory intermittent wipers, Redline Tuning hood-lift struts, Hellwig Swaybar, Rosen DVD-Nav
    It's at an odd location where two panels are seamed together. One of my holes was right next to the glue line and it didn't look like it was going to sit straight, but it came out just fine.

    Follow the directions on the drill. A cheap stamped steel pop riveter is not going to do the job, and the drill is an oddball size that Home Depot doesn't carry. Go to the next size up and the rivet won't seat, next size down and you won't get it in.
    You can, if you're careful, ream the hole out with the smaller size.

    Lower mount goes in with sheet metal screws, so a smaller size works just fine.

    Sorry for the crappy cell pics, but I didn't feel like dragging out the DSLR.

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    Last edited: Apr 5, 2013
  4. bullaculla

    bullaculla IKA fabrications

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    Fox 2.5 IFP extended travel coilovers, Fox 2.0 extended travel FJC rear piggyback shock, Icon 3 leaf progressive mini AAL pack, Total Chaos UCAs, konig countersteer wheels and 265/75/16 duratrac tires.
    Finally got my Duplicolor perfect match spray paint in today. Had to be shipped via ground. Been waiting forever!
    To start, I roughed the chrome with wet 400 grit. Then I shot 2 coats of adhesion promoter, 2 coats of gray primer, and then 3 coats of dark gray primer, with lots of wet sanding in between. I like to use 2 different color primers so I know when i'm about to sand through. I taped off the mounting tabs and the screw holes, and then cut a wire hanger up to use as a stand, and then taped it to a board to make it easier to maneuver and stand up. Even though I bought 4 cans of the paint, I only ended up using less than one can. Probably because of the dark gray primer.
    Just with the final base coats applied, 3 total. no clear yet.
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    This is with just 2 coats of clear. Gonna let it fully cure, and then wet sand with 600, then another probably another 2 coats.
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    So far so good :cool:
     
  5. gym_jamz

    gym_jamz All I Do Is Nguyen

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    Looks good so far! I might do this with my chrome bumper
     
  6. YotaMatt

    YotaMatt Livin Low, Ridin High

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    Spidertraxx 1.25" spacers in front and rear, 4" Maxtrac Spindles,Billy 5100s at 0", OME 885 Springs, 1/4" top spacer on both sides, 1.5" AAL, 3" Block, 1.5" 4crawler driveshaft spacer, 17x9 XD Spys with 35x12.50 Nitto Mud Grapplers, Magnaflow offroad Stainless Exhaust, Volant Intake with scoop,Camo emblems, BHLM, Tinted tailights, Anytime fog mod,Alpine Type R 12, Kicker 1000 watt amp,600 watt 4 channel memphis and all memphis components, 35%tint front all the rest at 5%, Hella 500s with sylvania zxe bulbs, sylvania zxe headlights, sylvania zxe fogs, Weathertech digi fits, flyzeye blue/white, LED map dome license plate lights, Redline hood struts, Tailgate EZ Down, Custom TRD Camo Browning Edition Bedsides, Camo wet okoles, Ridgid Dually bed lights, SOS Concepts Tire Carrier
    Hmmmm....mine mounts here...and fits great :notsure:

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  7. SR5808

    SR5808 Well-Known Member

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    Tint/ weathertech visors/ truxedo tonneau cover/ plasti-dipped front emblem and door emblems/ debaged tail gate/depo tail lights..
    Wow. Looks really good. If you dont mind me asking, where did you buy your paint from? Thinking about doing this in the future. Thanks my braddah.
     
  8. 07COMA801

    07COMA801 TOYOTA.. Because barbie drives a jeep..

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    SICK FUCKIN TRUCK :thumbsup:
     
  9. Rich91710

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    Satoshi with FJ badge, factory cruise, factory intermittent wipers, Redline Tuning hood-lift struts, Hellwig Swaybar, Rosen DVD-Nav
    I didn't trust that thin lip. There's a lot of pressure in those struts.


    Edit: Yup... PDF says to mount it on the solid lower surface.

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    Last edited: Apr 5, 2013
  10. bullaculla

    bullaculla IKA fabrications

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    Thanks! I am pretty impressed with this paint. Once it gets close to empty, you're better off switching cans. Don't want it to sputter during a final coat. Also don't start and stop over the piece. Long sweeping strokes to avoid splatter/spots.
    I sent you a PM SR5808.
     
  11. Crosis

    Crosis Well-Known Member

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  12. teneighty

    teneighty I'd rather be skiing...

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    Nice!! Finally got some, lucky!
     
  13. Benson X

    Benson X ...and we're back!

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    Debadged, Black Toyota Emblem, TRD Emblem, Tint, Leer 100XL w/ Thule Tracker II rails, aFe Stage II Si Pro Dry-S CAI, aFe Mach Power 3" cat-back exhaust, Doug Thorley Y-Pipe, Bedmat, Weathertech liners, Weathertech window vents, Redline Hood Struts, 12v Anytime Mod, Maglight Mod, FOB/Seatbelt Mod, Rear Diff. Breather Mod, OEM Heated Mirrors Mod, OME 886 Coils w/ 90k Nitro Shocks up front, OME N182 Shocks with Dakars and a D29XL AAL in back, Light Racing UCAs, 1/2" Toytec Front Spacers, swaybar delete Mod, (4) 1" BORA Wheel Spacers, 285/70R17 Goodyear MT/R (originals), hidden Cobra 19DX IV w/ 4' Firestik on a Relentless Mount, custom Sliders, ARB Bumper, Warn VR-8000s w/ Syn. line, custom Tool/Hi-Lift mounts, custom Engine Bay and Winch-area LEDs, csJumper interior LEDs, custom TRD Skull Decal, 10" SeeLite LED light-bar custom mounted in the grille, custom Front & Mid skidplate, Garmin 60CSX GPS w/ RAM mounts....RAN OUT OF
    Did my 30k tune-up today:

    - Cleaned the AFE intake
    - New spark plugs
    - Oil Change/Filter
    - Rotated the tires, re-torqued everything
    - Cleaned the brake pads/rotors
    - Cleaned the sh*t out of intake tube, MAF, throttle body
    - Greased all zerk fittings
    - Cleaned the cabin filter
    - Measured out my mid-skid to be built tomorrow

    My spark plugs definitely needed replacing, and the whole intake/throttle body was long overdue for a cleaning. Judging by the condition of the plugs, and the deposits in my throttle body, my engine is running a little too rich (combination of my lead foot, CAI, and 3" cat-back???). I might talk to Gadget about a MAF calibrator to remedy it. ;)

    Tomorrow I'm gonna finish making my second skid (transmission skid) and help Chickenmunga with his FamousFab shackle flip. Should be another productive day :thumbsup:
     
  14. Bubbarr

    Bubbarr Monkey Sweat

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    nucktaco Well-Known Member

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    Dropped her off at a shop to have the new high clearance rear bumper with swing away and skids installed/finish being fabbed up. Hope to have her back tomorrow night. So excited.
     
  16. deadhed61

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    A little lift and a little armor
    repainted my sliders with bedliner today. No more slipping when its muddy.

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  17. nucktaco

    nucktaco Well-Known Member

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    satoshi mod, sliders, tinted tails/3rd brake, 3" lift,
    No more "sliding" either though...
     
  18. DoorDing

    DoorDing Thank you, Nancy Roman

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    I would've used more than a layer of TPS Report cover sheets. Overspray is a bitch.
     
  19. deadhed61

    deadhed61 Well-Known Member

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    A little lift and a little armor

    They were PC originally, I just sprayed the tops of them to rough them up a bit. Didn't have to worry about overspray too much, and the bottoms are still only PC'd, so I think I'm good. Plus, it is only one coat, rocks don't really care what you spray your sliders with when the weight of the truck is on them. :cool:
     
  20. bullaculla

    bullaculla IKA fabrications

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    I think Doording is referring more to the paper protection on your truck. I also would have put more paper up higher.
    Looks great tho. I would also prefer bedliner to powder coat :)
     
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