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What's your project car/truck?

Discussion in 'General Automotive' started by Lespaulkid01, Oct 24, 2013.

  1. Oct 24, 2013 at 6:51 PM
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    Lespaulkid01

    Lespaulkid01 [OP] I prefer the term "beer researcher".

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    tool chest, vent visors, tuffy bed box, scangauge, Bilstein 5100's, OME 885x springs, Wheeler's HD AAL, LED map, dome, and reverse lights, Bestop Supertop.
    I've always wanted to build/restore a car or truck but have never had the time or money before.. Now that i've graduated college and have a full time job and (some) disposable income I'm hoping I can pick something up sometime in the next year or so and have a little fun. My only problem is that I've never done any legitimate wrenching, but i'll cross that bridge when I get there. :cool: haha

    In the mean time, what all are you all working on besides your tacos? I love seeing and hearing about other peoples projects. I'm one of those guys who will stop at any car show I see on the side of the road and talk to the owners for hours about everything. My girlfriend pretends she enjoys it too :rolleyes: anyone got anything cool?
     
  2. Oct 24, 2013 at 6:55 PM
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    Steves104x4

    Steves104x4 Well-Known Member

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    BUCKLE UP! It makes it harder for Aliens to pull you out of your Truck.
    ^^ That's how you learn; by doing it.
     
  3. Oct 24, 2013 at 6:56 PM
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    memario1214

    memario1214 Vivid Illumination Vendor

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    MT recently relocated to Willmar, MN
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    Cool thread idea! Subd... I don't have a project yet, but I have plans to soon enough
     
  4. Oct 24, 2013 at 6:57 PM
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    Ahshiet

    Ahshiet Well-Known Member

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    Set #1 16x10 ion alloy wheel 31x12.5 super swampers Set#2 17x9 KMC Diesel black 305/65/17 M/T ATZ baja Set#3 TRD offroad wheels painted wrinkle black with H/T tire 275/70/16 Set#4 Weld racing 16x12 Typhoon with 305/70/16 BF KO tires Set#5 Weld racing 16.5x12 36x16 fun country Set#6 TRD rugged edition wheels 305/75/16 baja claws Set#7 16x10 procomp steel "beadlooks" 33x12.50 TSL Boggers Spider track spacers in front Wet Okole black seat covers fronts with pockets,back and armrest HIDs high Lexus projector fogs h11 hid 3500k Toyota bed mat black trd exhaust Fujita intake black Xrunner badges carbon fiber door sills Alpine double din 2 8" bazookas (modded) 2 Alpine type-r 8's in tubes Rockford fosgate 1500w silverstar blinker bulbs front and back Led lic plate bulbs Led dome light Led map lights Black eBay headlights VHT night shade tails and 3rd brake light Custom made rear fog lights(next to 3rd brake light) Sticker bombed bed walls and pass. A-pill
    A yellow 1980 Toyota pickup 2wd 20r 5speed not really a show truck or race truck build just a fun truck to drive and sip on fuel if I don't run the Mikuni dual 40s that is
     
  5. Oct 24, 2013 at 6:59 PM
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    YotaOverAll

    YotaOverAll Run it

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    3" Toytec spacers, Bilstein 5100s in the back with add a leaf and overloads removed.
    Besides the yota I have a 1981 F150 Ranger XLT. Was my dad's and we're gonna rebuild it the same as it was but instead of 35s I'm gonna put 37s on it and might do a little more to the 460 this time around. The whole truck is gonna be redone since it's already completely tore down
     
  6. Oct 24, 2013 at 7:02 PM
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    Ahshiet

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    Set #1 16x10 ion alloy wheel 31x12.5 super swampers Set#2 17x9 KMC Diesel black 305/65/17 M/T ATZ baja Set#3 TRD offroad wheels painted wrinkle black with H/T tire 275/70/16 Set#4 Weld racing 16x12 Typhoon with 305/70/16 BF KO tires Set#5 Weld racing 16.5x12 36x16 fun country Set#6 TRD rugged edition wheels 305/75/16 baja claws Set#7 16x10 procomp steel "beadlooks" 33x12.50 TSL Boggers Spider track spacers in front Wet Okole black seat covers fronts with pockets,back and armrest HIDs high Lexus projector fogs h11 hid 3500k Toyota bed mat black trd exhaust Fujita intake black Xrunner badges carbon fiber door sills Alpine double din 2 8" bazookas (modded) 2 Alpine type-r 8's in tubes Rockford fosgate 1500w silverstar blinker bulbs front and back Led lic plate bulbs Led dome light Led map lights Black eBay headlights VHT night shade tails and 3rd brake light Custom made rear fog lights(next to 3rd brake light) Sticker bombed bed walls and pass. A-pill
    Project "Ghetto_lux" mine is yellow friends is the light blue
    [​IMG]
     
  7. Oct 24, 2013 at 7:05 PM
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    Lespaulkid01

    Lespaulkid01 [OP] I prefer the term "beer researcher".

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    tool chest, vent visors, tuffy bed box, scangauge, Bilstein 5100's, OME 885x springs, Wheeler's HD AAL, LED map, dome, and reverse lights, Bestop Supertop.
    that's what I'm planning. My dream would be a full frame off resto of either a '53 Ford F100 or a '56 Chevy 210 hardtop coupe. I saw the Chevy last summer when I was living in San Diego and have wanted one ever since. It was apparently an award winning show car, which I could have told you just by seeing it on the freeway.. but my co-worker knew the owner's son and was telling me about it. Apparently the guy shoved an LS9 (i think thats the right one? or is it an LS3?) from a 2008 corvette zr1 in there. Thing was wicked fast and loud. haha

    I've been thinking about starting small with somehting like an early 90s VW jetta though. I have a bunch of friends into the whole VW scene and although its not exactly my cup of tea, ive heard they are great cars to learn to wrench on because they aren't overly complicated but introduce you to pretty much every aspect of the engine.

    My sister, cousin, uncle, grandfather, and I are all engineers so I think the desire to tinker and build things just runs in my blood. haha:cool:
     
  8. Oct 24, 2013 at 7:05 PM
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    koditten

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    When I'm done it will have a custom fabbed winch bumper and hopefully a Softtopper.
    Here is my next project. Presently at the frame shop getting tugged straight. I love the gen 1's. Took ever to find one with low miles and clean title. The Tundra has 60k on the clock the Tacoma only has 42k. super low miles for an '04.

    All my trucks were wrecks that I rehailitated.

    KO

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  9. Oct 24, 2013 at 7:07 PM
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    When I'm done it will have a custom fabbed winch bumper and hopefully a Softtopper.
    Just looked at the pics, I forgot about the "biohazard" classification. Whoever had this truck before me, got their ass kicked by the air bag. Lots of blood to clean up.
     
  10. Oct 24, 2013 at 7:08 PM
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    nastyneight

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    almost done with my 81 for the mountains. built Yota axles, Hummer recentered bead locks, rebuilt 22re from a 92 and cage plus alot other junk.

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  11. Oct 24, 2013 at 7:13 PM
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    Also always working on my slammed 63 bug

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  12. Oct 24, 2013 at 7:26 PM
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    When I'm done it will have a custom fabbed winch bumper and hopefully a Softtopper.

    Every time I see a sweet bug, I always think back to the original Herbie movies. I loved the sceen when the little mexican kid was asked why he referred to Herbie as "Ocho". His reply, five plus three eez eight...Ocho.

    Kind of applies to you, in a way.

    KO
     
  13. Oct 24, 2013 at 7:28 PM
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    Junebug McQuinn

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    My first project was a 77 Triumph Bonneville. I learned a lot just messing with it. Old motorcycles are simple, accessible and easy to work on. By the time I was done I had stripped it, powder coated the frame and brackets, rebuilt the motor and replaced the clutch and put it all back together. Fired up on the second kick. Obviously much different than a car or truck but I partially restored a 69 vw bug later on and felt right at home after that experience. Whatever you do just go slow, research research and research again and stop if you're just not sure. Plenty of resources available to help you out when you get stuck, but a lot of people are too proud and not humble enough to take advantage of them.
     
  14. Oct 24, 2013 at 8:45 PM
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    1981 911SC!! easy peasy to work on. my wife likes to park it in the boonies to prevent door dings.

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  15. Oct 24, 2013 at 9:04 PM
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    koditten

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    When I'm done it will have a custom fabbed winch bumper and hopefully a Softtopper.
    Hmm, need to stop scanning posts. Went back and read th OP's post. Found that he said "other" than Tacoma's.

    Fuggit! I only work on Toyota trucks. With that said the only other project that even remotly interests me is the 60 series 'Cruisers.
     
  16. Oct 24, 2013 at 10:54 PM
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    llibrm

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    Pelfreybilt Aluminum Bumper, Spidertrax wheel spacers, 4x4 illuminated switch, Cobra 75 w/ 3' Firestick, 2M/ 70cm Radio w/ Diamond NR770HB, Pelfreybilt bed bar
    Got a '68 bronco that is my long term project. Slowing making progress. Ready to swap full width axels w 4.88s and arbs just got it running earlier this year. A mild 351w upto a np435. A fun toy
     
  17. Oct 24, 2013 at 11:44 PM
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    MRJ

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  18. Oct 24, 2013 at 11:50 PM
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    robssol

    robssol @$%#TW!

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    Fog lights mod, Seatbelt reminder delete, Secondary air filter delete, LED bed lights, Running boards, Plasti-dip rims, Devil Horns by Andres, Ultra gauge, Cup holder/consol/glove compartment lights, Interior LED conversion, Blue Sea aux. fuse panel, fuse panel mounting plate by Yotamac, ProEFX heated towing mirrors, LED hood lights by tacodane, Rampage 22" LED light bar, Redline Quicklift Elite hood struts, Wet Okole Heated Seat Covers, Pop and Lock tailgate theft deterrent mod.
    [​IMG]2008 Pontiac Solstice GXP. I know it's almost new. It is a project to keep it that way! Already fast as hell, corners like it's on rails, and has a good, not great (yet) 7 speaker Monsoon stereo. Lots of mods available and fun as hell to drive:D
     
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  19. Oct 25, 2013 at 1:58 AM
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    Ahshiet

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    That's sick!
     
  20. Oct 25, 2013 at 4:04 AM
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    nastyneight

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    Thanks Ahshiet!
    Just had it painted satin white in the spring, had been flat black for 10 years, then the whole Rat Rod thing got way to overboard, were you could paint a honda civic flat black with spray paint and be cool. Of course soon as i painted my bug satin white then my neighbor painted his RX8 (thats geting a turbo LS3 shoe horned in) satine white two months later:rolleyes:
     
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