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Your unique mod on the 1st Gens

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Desiel, Oct 14, 2010.

  1. Feb 23, 2022 at 5:24 PM
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    Rldanie

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    Custom box I built

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  2. Feb 28, 2022 at 2:51 PM
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    Agir

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    It's weird... But I like it
     
  3. Feb 28, 2022 at 2:58 PM
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    treyus30

    treyus30 Perpetually Bored

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    Oil. Oil Everywhere.
    Reminds me of the golf ball indents they started experimenting with on bugattis or whatever for turbulent flow
     
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  4. Mar 10, 2022 at 8:02 PM
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    Just bought my 01 recently and it came with a Pioneer head unit so I decided to get a Pioneer CD-ME300 wired remote for it, cut the neck off a vitamin bottle for the remote to sit in, and shoved the bottle into the first cup holder. When I rest my right arm on the center console my hand naturally falls onto the remote so I can easily change volume, skip track, or mute. No more leaning/reaching forward and fumbling on the head unit itself.


     
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  5. Mar 14, 2022 at 2:47 PM
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    Dirty Pool

    Dirty Pool FLIES ON THE FRYS, KETCHUPS WATERED DOWN

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    TWIN LED BACKUP LAMP

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    "In the beginning", a chief 1st gen beef was the weak backup lights. The later style was a tad better but nothing to brag about.
    Folks would plaster the inside with reflective tape. Then there was an incandescent 50w bayonet base lamp for some sort of fog light but it would tend to melt the housing after a bit. Then came the plug and play LED movement, better but still lots to be desired.
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    I had picked up a 10 pack of these fellows for the light in the camper shell, it takes the wedge base.
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    Having 9 left, thoughts turned to fitting them up for the backup light. I was intrigued by the fact that all the LEDs pointed the same direction.

    Bayonet base with the glass picked out soldered to extension wires. Physical mounting of the lamp would come later.
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    With the tail light lens removed it looked like the opening was perfect for two lamps. Without hesitation the "Gemini" was born. These lamps are not polarized so butting them together is not a problem. Gave it little angle for better spread and to allow it to sit right up close to the curved lens.
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    With a removable base, a spare lamp would only need the wires. From the misc electrical connector bin came these fellows, modular snap together set screw connectors intended to be soldered to circuit boards, perfect for the removable base.
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    Soldered and JB filled.
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    Had to face the mount issue. A vertical section of pipe insulation about 1/2" longer than the height of the gray "baffle" was quick and secure. The lamp was secured to the insulation with a blob of caulk. The baffle has little ridges inside that almost look like they were intended to guide the foam into place and resist it turning in place.
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    The opening in the gray "baffle" had already been whittled out to match the size of the clear backup portion of the lens. Why Toyota made it smaller, blocking light, is beyond me.
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    The removed wedge base could be wired up for the later style housings (with a little more care than this).
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    I never thought to do before and after pics so after the fact I stuck the one remaining spare incandescent on the pass side to contrast to the LED on the driver side.
    This proved to be a problem. The combination of the more than 180 degree spread and intensity of the LEDs completely washed over the incandescent side.
    Shot from pass side.
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    The better comparison was straight on. Check out the garage door frame and the soffit above.
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    Parting shot.
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  6. Mar 14, 2022 at 6:43 PM
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    SwampYota

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    Any interest in putting some of these together for sale on here?
     
  7. Mar 14, 2022 at 7:58 PM
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    unstpible

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    Cool
     
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  8. Mar 14, 2022 at 11:26 PM
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    That's ingenuity at it's freekin finest
     
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  9. Mar 15, 2022 at 5:52 AM
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    Taco critter

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    Very nice
     
  10. Mar 15, 2022 at 7:07 AM
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    As always your level of detail is astounding my friend!
     
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  11. Mar 29, 2022 at 12:40 PM
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    I color-matched OEM the Lunar Rock in Raptor Liner (12% reduction for a smooth finish). It has an odd satin glow to it now.


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  13. Mar 31, 2022 at 12:13 AM
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    Do you have a close up of the texture?
     
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    Nice Santa Cruz and i like the air chuck on the rear bumper too!
     
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    Almost done with my latest steering wheel wrap. I did this from scratch and I think this one came out quite good. I started stitching it, but I decided the string was too thin for my liking. I am awaiting the arrival of some proper steering wheel thread I ordered so I can finish it.

    [​IMG]IMG_20220402_205316985 by Jose, on Flickr
    [​IMG]IMG_20220402_205324971_HDR by Jose, on Flickr

    I'm beside myself with joy at how well this thing fits. If you want it done right, clearly, you have to do it yourself!
     
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    Not necessarily unique but I had a double-din head unit and bass knob installed underneath:

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    Possibly more unique, I took out the ash tray which I never use and used thick double-sided Gorilla tape to attach my ScanGauge E in the spot. The cable is routed through the back over to the OBD2 port.

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    The amp is under the driver seat (not pictured) and behind the rear seats of my 01 Double/Crew cab I have this box from ground-shaker.com (found from a post somewhere here on TW) with this sub (Rockford Fosgate R2 Ultra Shallow 10-Inch). On the passenger side there's not enough space for the seatback tray thing so it's off but the driver side seatback fits so I left it on.

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    The only downside to this sub box besides reduced hidden storage is that the tools had to be removed including the metal jack mount/holder. It bumps pretty decently so I'm happy with it.

    Finally I also used the thick double-sided tape stuff to attach a thermometer clock to the left of the vents. Since I have double cab that space is just a blank so having a clock I can see while driving and inside/outside temperature is nice. It's bulky and ugly and doesn't have a light for night viewing but it's one of the few I found on Amazon with decent reviews so I'm fine with it.

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  18. Apr 7, 2022 at 6:20 PM
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    YotaGangYotaGang

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    A rtt i never use and 30 light bars
    my dometic fridge in my reg cab

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  19. Apr 7, 2022 at 10:13 PM
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    What size fridge is that?
     
  20. Apr 7, 2022 at 10:33 PM
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    A rtt i never use and 30 light bars
    cdf11 i think they call it, i love it it can cool and freeze. i think 13 or 11 liters but its big enough for me.
     
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