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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. Aug 20, 2019 at 7:07 AM
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    sonoran

    sonoran My main Taco

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    A common problem with first gen 4x4s is the factory skid nut plate. Its super wimpy and the welded nut usually strips out. Often people drill the nut out (as in the first pic) and run a nut and bolt, which is what I planned on doing. After some thought, I decided to go the bomber route and grind out the stock nut plate completely and make by own burly nut plate (second pic). The nut welded to the top of my plate is a 7/16" 20! The reason I went so big is that I have a custom 3-piece skid that weighs 100-lbs and my truck isn't lifted much so I tend to drag it. That's my unique mod.

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  2. Aug 20, 2019 at 9:48 AM
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    cynicalrider

    cynicalrider #NFG

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    I did something similar after my straps ripped off in Moab. Very happy with the new versions.

    3/16" bent into place and welded on.

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  3. Aug 20, 2019 at 10:18 AM
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    otis24

    otis24 Hard Shell Taco

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    I did the same thing.
    Both brackets broke off so I welded some 1.5” x 3/16 (I think that’s what it was) flat stock with a nut welded to the top part.
     
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  4. Aug 20, 2019 at 10:21 AM
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    Nyin99

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  5. Aug 20, 2019 at 10:22 AM
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    se7enine

    se7enine MCMLXXIX

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    Cool 1st gen Bro! :rolleyes:
     
  6. Aug 20, 2019 at 10:36 AM
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    otis24

    otis24 Hard Shell Taco

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    Quick!
    Who’s got that Donald Sutherland meme about the 1st gems!

    Seriously...sweet truck and congrats on the lift.
     
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  7. Aug 20, 2019 at 11:08 AM
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    cynicalrider

    cynicalrider #NFG

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    Not unique, not a first gen, you are all types of confused huh.
     
  8. Aug 20, 2019 at 7:01 PM
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    Omicron6

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    Some cool LED lights and a switch... King 2.5s - Front/Rear Total Chaos UCAs OME Dakar leafs
    Perhaps his truck identifies as a 1st Gen, the best Gen.
     
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  9. Aug 20, 2019 at 8:57 PM
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    Adude

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    o_Obahaha.
     
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  10. Aug 20, 2019 at 8:58 PM
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    Running Man

    Running Man flat faced submarine and 4 runner

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    boys will be girls... dont look it up
     
  11. Aug 20, 2019 at 8:59 PM
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    I avoid enlightenment myself on any of those subjects. I enjoy my cave and keep to myself lol.
     
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  12. Aug 20, 2019 at 9:06 PM
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    Just to keep it on track, It will be a few weeks till I get the time to take care of this. I will see how the performance goes, many attempt but none have followed through.

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  13. Aug 21, 2019 at 8:04 AM
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    cynicalrider #NFG

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  14. Aug 21, 2019 at 10:41 AM
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    Some cool LED lights and a switch... King 2.5s - Front/Rear Total Chaos UCAs OME Dakar leafs
    I like these camp lights. Been thinking of doing something similar, always a pain trying to light up an area for cooking. When it's pitch black, little lanterns/headlamps only do so much.
     
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  15. Aug 21, 2019 at 12:29 PM
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    rctoy

    rctoy It's about to get real!!!

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    just looked all over my tacoma and all that shit is missing better get after this mod.
     
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  16. Aug 21, 2019 at 2:24 PM
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    cynicalrider

    cynicalrider #NFG

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    I think you will have some issues with that stupid solid axle taking up all that space.
     
  17. Aug 26, 2019 at 8:25 PM
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    STLharry

    STLharry Lube: It's the key to penetration.

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    I acquired an '04 last week with a pretty unique thing...

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  18. Aug 26, 2019 at 8:32 PM
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    Running Man

    Running Man flat faced submarine and 4 runner

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    is that the one that got the swap on this fourm years ago?
     
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  19. Aug 26, 2019 at 8:39 PM
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    STLharry

    STLharry Lube: It's the key to penetration.

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    That was the white one, right? I read about it when I was researching pre-purchase.

    I don't believe that the seller of this truck ever posted it on a forum. They also hired a shop to do the swap years ago.
     
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  20. Aug 26, 2019 at 8:40 PM
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    Running Man

    Running Man flat faced submarine and 4 runner

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    oh nvm
     

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