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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. Jun 8, 2019 at 9:11 PM
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    Old Swamper

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    Were these professionally painted or rattle can? Turned out great. Could you message me your process if you did them. I have the same wheels on my Gen. 2 and would like to paint them.
     
  2. Jun 9, 2019 at 2:34 AM
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    STNSFNST

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    any pics?
     
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  3. Jun 9, 2019 at 2:50 AM
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    I wouldn't call myself a professional, buuut... :D I painted them at the local college I attended/worked at. (They have a collision repair program.)

    I basically -
    1. Cleaned the wheels with soap+water+let 'em dry,
    2. Scuffed them up with maroon 3m scotchbrite pads,
    3. Soap+water again+dry,
    4. Cleaned them up with wax & grease remover,
    5. Wiped them down with a tack cloth,
    6. Painted them in the booth with an HVLP spray gun
    7. Cleared coated.

    You have me wondering how well I could replicate this with a rattle cans since I no longer attend/work at the local college. If I have time I might attempt it some time this summer with one of the old wheels.
     
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  4. Jun 9, 2019 at 10:58 PM
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    My front end is a little unique. Ebay grill with FJ emblem and minor bumper trim.
     
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  5. Jun 9, 2019 at 11:04 PM
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    I want to do this with an FJ 80 grill
     
  6. Jun 12, 2019 at 6:04 AM
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    tacom02

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    Not a damn thing yet
    Snapchat-928403419.jpgonly took one day with 22 bucks of metal and a welder to custom make the grill. Added a ring around the bar and the outsides to hide the welding spots
     
  7. Jun 25, 2019 at 11:33 PM
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    Me too. Absolutely saved my sanity.
     
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  8. Jul 7, 2019 at 12:12 PM
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    MedicMutt

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  9. Jul 7, 2019 at 2:23 PM
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    Couldn't remember where I got this idea until I looked back far enough in this thread. Thanks for the inspiration, sir!
     
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  10. Jul 11, 2019 at 6:46 AM
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    Here's mine. Standard popsocket mount. Simple & effective.

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  11. Jul 11, 2019 at 6:47 AM
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  12. Jul 11, 2019 at 8:35 AM
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    I did something similar on my Scion. I live on a super twisty road with no street lights and I leave for work at 4:45AM. The head lights on this car suck. The high beams converge about 100 feet in front of the car. There is zero light around corners. the head lights are only udjustable up and down, not side to side.
    The lightbar fixed that.
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  13. Jul 11, 2019 at 9:02 AM
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    Matt, that looks awesome and I'll give you tons of credit for pulling the trigger on cutting the head liner!! I'd be nervous as a cat in a room full of rocking chairs cutting into the head liner.
    Again, great job!!
     
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  14. Jul 11, 2019 at 9:44 AM
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    Uphillshunter

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    Thanks brother :thumbsup:

    Believe me... I was sweatin it pretty good when I was cutting. But it was suprisingly easy to cut with a good sharp exacto knife... Like, kind of alarmingly easy lol.
     
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  15. Jul 11, 2019 at 9:50 AM
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    Uphillshunter

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    Sorry, never got a notification that you asked this question.

    The right stick is low / high range
    The left stick is 4x / Neutral / 2x

    It gives me ability to be in 2wd low without spinning my CVs (I'm manual hub). I also think it's easier to shift between low / high range... and I also just think it looks cooler than the Jshifter lol.
     
  16. Jul 11, 2019 at 12:24 PM
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    Uphillshunter

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    It would take more than a shifter to do that.
     
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  17. Jul 11, 2019 at 12:33 PM
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    otis24

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  18. Jul 17, 2019 at 6:08 PM
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  19. Jul 18, 2019 at 6:26 AM
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  20. Jul 19, 2019 at 10:01 PM
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