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Beach Cruiser Build

Discussion in '1st Gen Builds (2000-2006)' started by East TN Yota, Jun 21, 2018.

  1. Jun 21, 2018 at 9:14 PM
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    East TN Yota

    East TN Yota [OP] Superhero by Night

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    Well I finally found a 1st Gen Tundra after 2 months of searching. I saw it online at a dealership in South Florida. Seeing as how it was an 11 hr drive, I took a chance and bought it without seeing it in person. I then hired a transport company to deliver it. In honor of the truck's previous home, my inspiration for this build will be a truck that you might see out on the sand while camping or fishing at the beach. It may seem odd since I live on a farm in TN, but whatever.
     
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  2. Jun 21, 2018 at 9:24 PM
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    East TN Yota

    East TN Yota [OP] Superhero by Night

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    So it finally came and this is how it looks
    The good...
    The timing belt and water pump were changed 20k miles ago. It already has a mild lift with practically brand new 255 75/R17 BFG mud terrains and FJ wheels. The frame looks to be in great shape.
    The bad...
    The camper top is nice. It has windoors and a rack. However, it's color matched for a silver sky metallic Tundra. Mine is phantom gray. Also, the step bars make no sense. There are 2 steps at the front doors and they hang down too low.
    Screenshot_2018-06-21-13-06-07.jpg
     
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  3. Jun 21, 2018 at 9:28 PM
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    Sterlinglwood

    Sterlinglwood Never enough!

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    Nice truck and welcome from SoCal!
     
  4. Jun 21, 2018 at 9:32 PM
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    East TN Yota

    East TN Yota [OP] Superhero by Night

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    I took off the step bars. I really like the look of the N-Fab's with the drop steps, but I can't find anything like them for a 1st Gen access cab (only double cabs). If anyone can point me in the right direction, I would appreciate it.Screenshot_2018-06-22-00-25-47.jpg
     
  5. Jun 21, 2018 at 9:33 PM
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    East TN Yota

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    Thank you
     
  6. Jun 21, 2018 at 9:39 PM
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    East TN Yota [OP] Superhero by Night

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    So I've decided to change the wheels and tires. If anyone close by is interested in either, shoot me a PM and we'll work something out. I also dropped the camper top off to get sprayed with Line-X. Should be ready by the beginning of next week. Here she is without her top.
    Screenshot_2018-06-22-00-26-06.jpg
     
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  7. Jun 21, 2018 at 9:47 PM
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    nishibot Just2havnfun

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    Welcome from SoCal. I miss my Gen 1
     
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  8. Jun 21, 2018 at 10:18 PM
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    831Tun

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    Welcome from Ca. I like it w/o steps.
     
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  9. Jun 22, 2018 at 5:27 AM
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    Welcome 1st gen’er.
     
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  10. Jun 22, 2018 at 5:46 AM
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    TXRailRoadBandit73 RUNNIN' WITH THE DEVIL AND THE TÜNDRA CRÜE

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    Welcome from Texas, That's one nice 1st Gen!
     
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  11. Jun 22, 2018 at 5:56 AM
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    Obviously your truck so do what you like but IMO, I think the wheel/tire combo looks great. I wouldn't change it. Just my unsolicited $.02
     
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  12. Jun 22, 2018 at 5:00 PM
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    East TN Yota

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    I rolled the dice and got these wheels today. I couldn't find any pics of them with a phantom gray truck. I think they look pretty good. I kept the BFG mud terrains for now.Screenshot_2018-06-22-19-57-15.jpg
     
  13. Jun 22, 2018 at 5:09 PM
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    I’m digging the gray wheels they match nicely!
    Always been a fan of those style rims.
     
  14. Jun 22, 2018 at 6:10 PM
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    Thanks.

    I still need some cool step bars. My wife actually insisted when she got out of the truck today. The truck is deceptively high for a woman her size. Any help would be appreciated. All I'm finding are the factory style.

    I'm going to change up the look of the fog lights tomorrow. I ran out of daylight.
     
  15. Jun 22, 2018 at 6:50 PM
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    Nice looking ride!
     
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  16. Jun 22, 2018 at 7:01 PM
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    I had to do the same thing for my ex wife and my 3 year old. I got some hoop style steps in the truck for them, but I have a 3rd gen. Never seen those on an access cab first gen.
     
  17. Jun 22, 2018 at 7:09 PM
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    aRabidLunatic Professional Hobo

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    Are you missing a lug nut on the front driver tire?
     
  18. Jun 22, 2018 at 8:24 PM
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    Check out stubbswelding I believe is the guy. If I remember he's located in northern cal or southern oregon.
    I've got his sliders on my truck.
    Same model as yours minus the kickass wheels.

    Edit: it is Stubbs welding. I've got the HD SKO model.
     
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  19. Jun 22, 2018 at 8:39 PM
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    I like her topless
     
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  20. Jun 23, 2018 at 7:06 AM
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    I think you and I have very similar tastes. Those are my 2 most favorite wheels that I have considered for my 4th gen 4runner. I like the FJ wheels better from a looks perspective but I like the color of the TRD wheels better. I've thought about getting some FJ wheel and having them powder coated but I don't like the offset of them on the 4runner and don't want to run wheel spacers.
     
  21. Jun 23, 2018 at 7:16 AM
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    Welcome!

    I like the OEM wheels. The wheels you chose surprised me on how good they look on those trucks. I like how they have that OEM vibe to them. Nice truck.!
     
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  22. Jun 23, 2018 at 7:59 AM
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    Welcome! Nice looking Tundra! Wheels look great!
     
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  23. Jun 23, 2018 at 5:56 PM
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    In fact I am. I need to put a new stud in there. Previous owner never had it replaced.
     
  24. Jun 23, 2018 at 5:59 PM
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    East TN Yota [OP] Superhero by Night

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    I had never seen these gray wheels in person (just the black). I really did take a gamble when I ordered them at the dealership, but I dig them.
     
  25. Jun 23, 2018 at 6:13 PM
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    East TN Yota

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    I will check it out. Thanks for the info. I sent you a message about those.
     
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  26. Jun 23, 2018 at 6:17 PM
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    East TN Yota

    East TN Yota [OP] Superhero by Night

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    Thanks for all the comments and welcomes.

    I did a small mod today. I doubt it will suit the taste of many people, but I love it.
    Before...Screenshot_2018-06-23-20-52-32.jpg
     
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  27. Jun 23, 2018 at 6:20 PM
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    East TN Yota

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    Screenshot_2018-06-23-21-37-30.jpg After...
    Reminds me of the old school PIAA fog lights I had when I was younger. Also added some color to all the gray I have going on.
    Screenshot_2018-06-23-20-52-41.jpg
     
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  28. Jun 24, 2018 at 11:24 AM
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    Casper421

    Casper421 Adventure in a 1st gen

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    Nice touch. Are they still the factory halogen bulbs?
     
  29. Jun 24, 2018 at 12:36 PM
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    East TN Yota

    East TN Yota [OP] Superhero by Night

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    Yes. It was just a peel and stick application. Ordered those from a company called Lamin-x.
     
  30. Jun 24, 2018 at 2:09 PM
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    Casper421 Adventure in a 1st gen

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    Sweet. I swapped in some 3k leds in the fogs but this film definitely adds some nice color to the front end. Might have to try it out.

    Could you possibly take a pic of the output at night?
     
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