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Blue Ribbon 4x4 Build Thread

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014-2021)' started by BlueRibbon4x4, Jul 25, 2020.

  1. Jan 6, 2021 at 3:28 PM
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    saybng

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    Thats dope Geno!
     
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  2. Jan 6, 2021 at 3:29 PM
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    ElNopal Stay classy and be well

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    Geno,

    This is epic and exactly what I would have loved to have done if I had not gone with the ESP Longbox.

    I love how you tied the wires for the lights to the dome circuit. I did the exact same thing too! This is a nicely done job and really show cases your talent and craftsmanship!

    Nice work!:thumbsup:
     
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  3. Jan 6, 2021 at 3:31 PM
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    BlueRibbon4x4

    BlueRibbon4x4 [OP] Let’s color match it

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    Thanks Gary!!

    Thanks Matt! I appreciate it bud!
     
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  4. Jan 16, 2021 at 1:17 PM
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    BlueRibbon4x4 [OP] Let’s color match it

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    Picked up at will call today. White Knuckle sliders with full top plate.
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  5. Jan 16, 2021 at 1:33 PM
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    BlueRibbon4x4 [OP] Let’s color match it

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    Starting the color match Raptor liner. Tubes will be color matched while the top plate will be Raptor liner black. After thoroughly cleaning the bare metal with turpentine, on went the self-etching primer, then a base coat. The plates got Rustoleum flat black and the tubes Rustoleum Metallic Blue. Putting a base coat before the Raptor liner ensures there are no “holidays”, areas missing color.
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  6. Jan 17, 2021 at 3:35 PM
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    BlueRibbon4x4 [OP] Let’s color match it

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    Finished up the under seat storage. Added a Toyota Trucks emblem and color match Raptor lined the whole thing.
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  7. Jan 17, 2021 at 3:37 PM
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    Looking great!
     
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  8. Jan 17, 2021 at 3:42 PM
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    BlueRibbon4x4 [OP] Let’s color match it

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    The White Knuckle sliders are installed. The Raptor liner is a great DIY product. I have it on the front and rear bumpers for over two years now, and it’s holding up great. The dye is just paint from an automotive paint shop with no binders.
    Drilling the bottom of the frame for the lower bolts is no joke. I used two each of 1/4”, 3/8”, and 1/2” so they remained sharp. Drilled slowly with plenty of oil to keep the metal cool and lubricated. I have the smaller gas tank, and didn’t have to lower it to install everything. They came with plenty of hardware for any options you want to make installation easier for yourself. I definitely recommend White Knuckle sliders. :thumbsup:
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  9. Jan 17, 2021 at 4:30 PM
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    PRO BLANCO Dirt biking & fishing

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    That’s awesome!!
     
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  10. Jan 17, 2021 at 5:00 PM
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    BlueRibbon4x4 [OP] Let’s color match it

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    Thanks Rafael!
     
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  11. Jan 17, 2021 at 5:17 PM
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    PRO BLANCO Dirt biking & fishing

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    :thumbsup:

    So When does production start on those?!:D
    :spending:
     
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  12. Jan 17, 2021 at 7:15 PM
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    BlueRibbon4x4 [OP] Let’s color match it

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    Thanks bro!
     
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  13. Jan 17, 2021 at 7:15 PM
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    BlueRibbon4x4 [OP] Let’s color match it

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    This was a one-off! Don’t think I wanna reproduce these.
     
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  14. Jan 18, 2021 at 10:45 AM
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    tinman10101 Ah cha cha cha

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    Can't get enough of your mods Geno! :bowdown:

    Truck is looking bad ass! I can speak to Geno's work and it's always spot on.
     
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  15. Jan 18, 2021 at 12:29 PM
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    BlueRibbon4x4

    BlueRibbon4x4 [OP] Let’s color match it

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    Yo what’s up, Tin!! Thanks buddy!!
     
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  16. Jan 18, 2021 at 1:03 PM
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    3" level kit, Icon shocks, rear bags S&B CAI, anytime fog lights, LEDs, and...list growing.
    Just went through all your pages...
    I remember a lot of these from the 3rd Grn thread, but still awesome to see the progress from beginning to date.

    Awesome work all around man! Some of the best/creative mods on here for sure!!
     
  17. Jan 18, 2021 at 4:33 PM
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    BlueRibbon4x4 [OP] Let’s color match it

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    Thanks!!
     
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  18. Jan 21, 2021 at 3:34 PM
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    Truck is freaking amazing. Great job!...I am intrigued by a few of your mods so I have questions if you don't mind lol....

    Was the Tacoma shift knob a direct replacement? No other mod necessary?

    I saw where you plastidipped your hood bulge and bumper caps. How did that hold up over time? Did you remove the plastidip on the bumper when you raptor lined them? Were there any major prepping for that? From what I read, prepping and painting chrome is a pain. Sorry for all the questions. Your truck has grabbed my attention so I had to at least attempt to find out lol. Thanks!
     
  19. Jan 21, 2021 at 6:22 PM
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    BlueRibbon4x4 [OP] Let’s color match it

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    @Unstable_Trip no problem bud! Thanks for your interest. The Tacoma knob screws right on. I grabbed a leather shift surround on eBay. Then shaved down the plastic a little at the end of the shifter so the boot will friction fit over the bottom. Then just tuck in the bottom of the boot under the shift surround.

    For the bumper ends, plastidip sticks very wel to chrome. But it’s not a good idea to paint or Raptor line chrome. So I left the plastidip on and then primed and Raptor lined over the dip. It worked really well, and is still holding up great! I did this in 2017 I think. My truck is off road a lot and the liner holds up to a lot of abuse.
     
  20. Jan 22, 2021 at 5:33 AM
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    @BlueRibbon4x4, thanks for that information. I'm really digging the Tacoma shift knob idea. Seems smaller and low profile. I'm torn when it comes to the Raptor liner. I don't NEED it, but dang it looks good. Thanks again for the reply. Keep up the great work!
     
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  21. Jan 22, 2021 at 6:24 AM
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    BlueRibbon4x4 [OP] Let’s color match it

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    @Unstable_Trip you can always color match that Blue Ribbon Raptor. I’m really happy with how the matched sliders turned out. I have a container of color match Raptor liner left. I may do my corners again to match.
     
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  22. Jan 22, 2021 at 7:50 AM
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    RobertD "I call it Vera" ~Jayne Cobb

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    Do it!!!!
     
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  23. Jan 22, 2021 at 4:25 PM
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    @BlueRibbon4x4 The sliders do look great, but I'll leave the color matching to you. I change my mind too much lol. I'll probably end up tinkering with things before I make a decision. I will definitely continue to follow your build for sure.
     
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  24. Jan 22, 2021 at 4:43 PM
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    BlueRibbon4x4 [OP] Let’s color match it

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    @Unstable_Trip cool man! Don’t forget to post your mods in the 3rd gen thread. Tons of ideas there. Theres also a Blue Tundra thread. I don’t know how to put a link for it. Someone will hep you out.
     
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  25. Jan 22, 2021 at 4:51 PM
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  26. Jan 22, 2021 at 5:42 PM
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  27. Jan 22, 2021 at 9:16 PM
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    What an amazing build! I appreciate creativity especially with LED’s. I like how your work is neat and professional. I appreciate these builds, it gives me many ideas for my own 2nd gen.
     
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  28. Jan 23, 2021 at 10:21 PM
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    BlueRibbon4x4 [OP] Let’s color match it

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    @Mixb7 thanks! Much appreciated.
     
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  29. Feb 4, 2021 at 6:02 PM
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    BlueRibbon4x4 [OP] Let’s color match it

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    Took apart a spare set of headlights. Gonna have a new build soon. Going for a simpler design. D09041DD-FB69-4763-9988-B6B46F61251D.jpgAAE8EDAC-6C8E-4E56-9921-7228D9DEB783.jpg
     
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  30. Feb 4, 2021 at 7:28 PM
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    tinman10101 Ah cha cha cha

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    Can't wait to see what you got up your sleeves GENO!!! :thumbsup:
     
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