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2006 4Door, fatkid style

Discussion in '1st Gen Builds (2000-2006)' started by thefatkid, May 6, 2016.

  1. May 6, 2016 at 8:15 PM
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    thefatkid

    thefatkid [OP] New Member

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    Last month I decided to make a big life change. My primary 4wheeling truck was a 2000 Tacoma extra cab. With seating for really only 2 a change was needed for my family of 4. I also used my Tacoma for house projects and hauling, if you have had a 1st gen, you know plywood/drywall doesn't sit flat in the bed.

    I set my eyes on the 1st generation Tundra with 4doors. Similar in size to the 2nd gen Tacoma keeps is somewhat wheelable with the benefit of the v8.

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    I picked up this gem with a little over 100k miles. Recent service history made it look like a great deal. It has some issues, nothing too serious.

    This truck, within a month and a half of purchase will be going to Rock Therapy (Tacoma World). Minimum mods will be needs for this trip: lift, tires, sliders, bedrack, communications, fridge and some other small items. A full build will progress after that trip.
     
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  2. May 6, 2016 at 8:18 PM
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    T-Rex266

    T-Rex266 Independentoffroad who? That's cute. Staff Member

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    Nice!! U should create a build thread. There are some sexy 1st gens out there!
     
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  3. May 6, 2016 at 8:23 PM
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    thefatkid

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    The start of the build process, lift and tires. I found a good, almost unused set of 255/85r16 tires, Cooper ST Maxx. A skinny set of 33s that I love running on my Tacoma and 4runner. We will see how they feel on a Tundra. My initial thoughts, wish I got some skinny 35s.

    For a lift I went with a Toytec Boss system. I went with the 3 leaf progressive in the rear over the block. I also added some SPC upper arms for better alignment angles (the added benefit of replacing loose upper joints)

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    I found out running a wheel spacer was needed for clearing the frame at full lock both directions, I happened to have a set and bolted them on while doing the lift.

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  4. May 6, 2016 at 8:35 PM
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    thefatkid

    thefatkid [OP] New Member

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    Knowing the future will bring electrical loads greater then stock, some mods will be needed. I had some down time waiting on money to magically appear so I decided to do some battery terminal upgrades. Stock is, stock, good for the everyday user.

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    I like to run MIL spec lead battery terminals, they are rated around 600 amps. I have them in all my previous wheelers that had winches (a mod this one will get).

    The Tundra ends allow for you to fit them to the new terminals with some light mods.

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    The terminals allow for a cleaner look when you get a could more wires hanging off there. I hope to not have too many (Vehicle wires, Winch, CB/communications, Switch-Pro).

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    I saved my Anti-Dark from my Tacoma before I sold it. Tundra would make a good new home for it.

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    Edit: Sorry for the bad photo cropping, I'm just stealing pics from my Tacoma world album
     
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  5. Oct 16, 2016 at 8:02 AM
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    thefatkid

    thefatkid [OP] New Member

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    I have busy, buying the Tundra just before Moab last spring put me in a little time crunch so I didn't get some of the other pictures in. The last items before Moab was a set of rock sliders and a bed rack. I like to fab my own stuff but being a Toyota technician by trade I was offered a trade to build some differentials in trade for the bed rack and sliders.

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    Corey at Insain Fab is like 6'4" tall

    The bed rack and sliders went on the last week before Moab and the Rim Rocker trail.

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    I had to add communications and constant 12v power for a fridge. I like using open fuse spots in the factory block for a factory look.

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  6. Oct 16, 2016 at 8:06 AM
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    thefatkid

    thefatkid [OP] New Member

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    I hope to start fabbin' bumpers here really soon. A couple more house projects to finish up, including a lift in my new shop.



    10' door so my lifted trucks shouldn't be an issue.
     
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  7. Oct 16, 2016 at 8:26 AM
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    thefatkid

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    I picked up a new tent, some light assembly required.


    I found the bolts too small for the tube size, so I needed longer bolts. I was not lucky enough to find a 60mm bolt with a 13mm head. Flat stock on tube wouldn't really hold that well anyways. I took two pieces of angle iron and my press and bent the flat stock.

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    Has to hang off the back for antenna clearance.

     
  8. Oct 16, 2016 at 8:31 AM
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    thefatkid [OP] New Member

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    Picked up some body damage so the bumper will be high clearance style.

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  9. Oct 16, 2016 at 8:42 AM
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    zcarpenter92

    zcarpenter92 Yotas, Coronas and 'Merica

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    Good build so far! I'd love to find a first gen DC for an off-road vehicle.
     
  10. Oct 16, 2016 at 9:14 AM
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    great build. I like those 1st gens: size of a newer tacoma but with a V8.
     
  11. Oct 16, 2016 at 9:22 AM
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    CaptTyler

    CaptTyler Life’s too short to have an ugly boat.

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    LOVE it! I'm with him ^
    I also love the first gens. Would love to get my hands on one someday for a fun build. Can't wait to see what else you do to it.
     
  12. Oct 16, 2016 at 12:29 PM
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    Law323

    Law323 it’s only weird if you make it weird

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    Toytec BOSS suspension lift @ 3" (front) Toytec BOSS remote resi's (back) 1" Toytec block (rear) 275/70r18 Toyo AT2 Info system mod 3D MAXpider Kagu floor mats LED interior lights 50% ceramic tint front windows 35% ceramic tint windshield brow Bed mounted YETI bottle opener Paracord wrapped oh Sh!t bars 3" stubby antennae TRD sway bar Upcoming: LED backup lights OEM Backup camera Iron Cross Patriot step bars Trifold or roll up tonneau cover
    Looking great brother!!
     
  13. Oct 16, 2016 at 2:13 PM
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    NewImprovedRon

    NewImprovedRon Hey! Get off my grass!

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    Deck rail system, Bed divider, door sill protectors, LED reverse light bars, Aries Bull Bar with 28" 180 watt LED light bar, LED step lights, LED bed lights, driver-side grab handle, TRD Rear Sway Bar, BedRug bed mat and tailgate mat, Morimoto Fog Lights, more to come.....
    Super jealous of your shop!
     
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  14. Oct 16, 2016 at 8:26 PM
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    MotoTundra

    MotoTundra The Ocho

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    -TRS Mini D2S Retrofit on TRD Pro Headlights (Apollo 2.0 Shrouds, 35w XB Ballasts, 5500k Bulbs) -Baja Designs Squadron R Sport Aux lights. -TRD Pro Grill -TRD Rear Sway Bar -BakFlip VP Tonneau w/BakBox -Dipped wheels & bumpers -Iron Cross HD steps -Undercover Swingcase -SunTek Paint Protection film -Tinted glass -Bedmat -OEM Towing Mirrors
    That shop is legit!

    Nice build man!
     
  15. Mar 30, 2017 at 7:43 AM
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    About time for an update on the truck. :thumbsup:
     
  16. Mar 30, 2017 at 7:59 AM
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    Sadly it has taken a back burner to the garage. I hope to pick up on the build here soon. I'm getting a mod pile built up. Switch-Pro, lights, Snorkle, steel, the sad thing is they are in a pile on the floor.
     
  17. Mar 30, 2017 at 9:20 AM
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    That's too bad but completely understandable. I will be here waiting to see what is next on that sweet truck. Thanks for inspiration.
     
  18. Jun 2, 2017 at 5:51 AM
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    intake, exhaust, leveled, tires, homemade rack, light bar.
    mooooore.
     
  19. Jun 2, 2017 at 6:44 AM
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    thefatkid

    thefatkid [OP] New Member

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    Sorry, no more. I sold the big beast because it didn't fit my wheeling lifestyle. I went back to a 4th gen 4runner.
     
  20. Jul 12, 2018 at 12:13 AM
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    East TN Yota

    East TN Yota Superhero by Night

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    It should be illegal for good build threads to come to such an abrupt ending. I want a refund.
     
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