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Zeus-A-Fied 2004 Tacoma (In the making)

Discussion in '1st Gen. Builds (1995-2004)' started by Zeus Aruba, Mar 29, 2012.

  1. Mar 29, 2012 at 11:22 AM
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    Zeus Aruba

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    Hi,

    I'm Leonard "Zeus" from Aruba.

    I bought a 2004 Tacoma last year. It was in good condition. But paint was in bad condition, dent here & there. Needed some bodywork and painting(which i do myself). I ended up stripping the whole car and restoring it the correct way.

    Be pending for pics:D
     
  2. Mar 29, 2012 at 11:31 AM
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    Zeus Aruba

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    Chassis Before Ospho Treatment
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    After OSPHO:
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    Taco without bed:

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  3. Mar 29, 2012 at 11:41 AM
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    Zeus Aruba

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    [​IMG]

    Primer & guide coat
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    Fine tuning:
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    Painting it black...(for detailing reasons)

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  4. Mar 29, 2012 at 11:44 AM
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    Zeus Aruba

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    More detailing:

    [​IMG]

    Ready for it's final color...
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  5. Mar 29, 2012 at 11:45 AM
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    Zeus Aruba

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    Final color (Modified Toyota 4T3 + 2 coats of clear)

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  6. Mar 29, 2012 at 11:47 AM
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    Jnizzle

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    Nice! One lucky taco i'd say getting that nice paint job. Looking forward to seeing the finished product, you sure know what you're doing!
     
  7. Mar 29, 2012 at 11:48 AM
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    Interior work

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    Refinished dashboard

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    Speaker mod to fit 6.5"

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  8. Mar 29, 2012 at 11:50 AM
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    Zeus Aruba

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    Project still not done, got my 265/70/17 tires. Waiting on the wheels i just bought here on the forum...also need 2 final coats of clear before it hit the road
     
  9. Mar 29, 2012 at 11:53 AM
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    Tnx, i do my best. It's a truck i plan on keeping, so I want everything done right. :D
     
  10. Apr 11, 2012 at 6:58 AM
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    Cold "Balashi Chill" Beer always helps when assembling

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    Interior pics:

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    After some 800 grit sanding for its final 2 coats of clear

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  11. Apr 11, 2012 at 8:27 PM
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    Sick color! Looks good!
     
  12. Apr 11, 2012 at 8:28 PM
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    Nicely done. Love the color.
     
  13. Apr 12, 2012 at 10:53 PM
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    Looks great, Looks like a brand new taco. I am very jealous of the new paint job.
     
  14. May 6, 2012 at 7:16 AM
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  15. May 6, 2012 at 7:17 AM
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    TRD Sport Wheels + Runway 265/70/17 Tires
     
  16. May 6, 2012 at 11:41 AM
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    The Balashi Chill looks like its really helping ease the build ;) Looking really good!
     
  17. May 6, 2012 at 1:56 PM
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    Hahah you bet!:cheers:
     
  18. Jul 3, 2012 at 7:52 AM
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  19. Jul 3, 2012 at 7:53 AM
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    Almost ready to hit the road. Waiting for front chrome bumper, new head & tail lights and new rubber for the flares
     
  20. Jul 3, 2012 at 7:54 AM
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