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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. May 23, 2020 at 11:10 AM
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    hamateur_hour

    hamateur_hour Wannabe adventurer

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    Been following this thread for a while and am pretty impressed with everything! Though I don't have a taco, I will upload some mods I made to my 2001 Tundra shortly...
     
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  2. May 23, 2020 at 11:45 AM
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    BartMaster1234

    BartMaster1234 American Auto Horns

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    I need more details! Haha.

    I did the same, except I used the ABS/CRUISE/RR DIFF LOCK lens to the left of the tachometer. I used them to indicate what mode of 4WD I’m in.





     
  3. May 24, 2020 at 7:56 AM
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    Several interior storage mods to my 2001 tundra with about 100 hours of work and about 200 ounces of coffeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee. Gearing up for some alone time in the wilderness!



    Raised console height




    Removed rear (sucker) seats and made storage area with drawers





    Added a pullout (reversible) camp table




    Nice and neat...




    Or Distressed?




    Made drawers out of wood putty, glue, and brads...and some pieces of wood. Painted with 87 coats of primer, 102 coats of rhino liner.




    Hid the fire extinguisher under the driver's seat so if I need it in a pinch, I'll have to remember first where it is...




    Hidden compartment for (guns) or really skinny person.




    Added carpet, eye bolts for storage bin tie down points (or foreplay), and spray painted the carpet because I'm an idiot and didn't buy black auto carpet like I should have. Also...notice the hidden gun/smuggler compartment...neither did anyone else.




    Final view on driver side



    Final view on passenger side



    Few more pics...





    Finally, need to figure out what type of hardware to add...thoughts?!



    Thanks everyone for all the good ideas and encouragement. Looking forward to testing everything out soon and will update after field testing..
     
  4. May 24, 2020 at 1:35 PM
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    Running Board Man

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    This is the shit
     
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  5. May 25, 2020 at 5:40 AM
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    Cattywampus

    Cattywampus Splitter of CV Boots

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    Nice Job! So the lamps were already in place, just not used in the stock tacoma? Or did you make a custom lens for those that say "4WD high" and "4WD Low"?

    And what kind of details are you looking for?
     
  6. May 25, 2020 at 8:59 AM
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    BartMaster1234

    BartMaster1234 American Auto Horns

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    Lamps were already there. I don’t have a diff lock or ABS On my truck so I intercepted the grounding signal at one of of the cluster connectors. That lens is completely custom, I made it in Photoshop and it’s made of several layers of projector transparency film.

    How did you do yours? That center spot is where the PRNDL indicators are on column shift trucks.
     
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  7. May 25, 2020 at 1:02 PM
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    Cattywampus

    Cattywampus Splitter of CV Boots

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    That's awesome. I didn't know you could make those lenses just from a printer and transparency film. I wonder if any I have any unused lights in the cluster already. I'm not sure if you seen a previous post of mine that has more details on how I did it, see the quote below. I feel lame quoting myself... lol. Since my indicators are for aftermarket lights, I just wired the LED indicators to switched power side of the lights, so they come on only when the lights are powered. The lights themselves are similar to these ones, but I bought them on alibaba express since they had more options.Screen Shot 2020-05-25 at 3.56.50 PM.jpg

     
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  8. May 28, 2020 at 2:09 PM
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    Don't use any handles that will move and clunk every time you corner or hit a bump.
     
  9. Jun 1, 2020 at 6:01 AM
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    Sweet! I used rope to make my bed drawer pull. Its a silent handle and free as long as you've got rope lying around!
     
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  10. Jun 3, 2020 at 12:54 PM
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    This has been done by a few others,

    Had them professionally painted for 100.00

    A nice upgrade

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  11. Jun 3, 2020 at 12:56 PM
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    That will brighten up the engine bay :D
     
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  12. Jun 3, 2020 at 12:57 PM
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    1997tacomav6

    1997tacomav6 V6 5sp,RegCab,TRD Supercharger,2"pulley,meth, 625k

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    I have the guy if you want for 100.00 that lives up north if you decide :)
     
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  13. Jun 4, 2020 at 5:31 AM
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    borla catBack custom Line-X PC drums, skid, nuts, hooks, 1/4 silver frame...
    that's not powdercoat is it?
     
  14. Jun 4, 2020 at 6:04 AM
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    1997tacomav6

    1997tacomav6 V6 5sp,RegCab,TRD Supercharger,2"pulley,meth, 625k

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    Yes it was done as Powder Coating, which is done electrostatically
     
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  15. Jun 4, 2020 at 6:08 AM
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    ok i was just confused because you said 'paint' & thought it was high-heat engine enamel whatever lol
     
  16. Jun 4, 2020 at 6:21 AM
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    1997tacomav6

    1997tacomav6 V6 5sp,RegCab,TRD Supercharger,2"pulley,meth, 625k

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    I had him put on a very thick coat we’re the finish fills in all the course casting.
    The casting is actually very rough, now it look more like a body panel finish.

    He originally said something about baking them,
    Was powder coated
     
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  17. Jun 21, 2020 at 6:14 AM
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    @1997tacomav6
     
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  18. Jun 21, 2020 at 4:43 PM
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    cgraham30240

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    I made some brackets to move the driver seat back 3" on my 2000 Taco. Now, I can stretch my legs out.:)
     
  19. Jun 21, 2020 at 4:51 PM
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    How flippin tall are you?

    Welcome to tw
     
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  20. Jun 22, 2020 at 7:38 AM
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    I'm 6'4" tall and my knee was resting on the transfer case shifter. Now, it rests behind it and much more comfortable.
     
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