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JC's 2012 Tundra Build

Discussion in '2nd Gen Builds (2007-2013)' started by JC303, Jun 9, 2017.

  1. Jun 9, 2017 at 8:33 AM
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    JC303

    JC303 [OP] Same same but different

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    igured I might as well start my build. Bought the Truck used on 5-31-14. Come to find out at a later date that this is @Sean266 old truck.

    5-27-17 Peeled of the Plasti Dip using some goo gone. Let it soak in for a few minutes and then it rubs off easily. It worked well but I have decided to have the bumpers wrapped in matte black.

    front bumper.jpg

    front bumper 2.jpg

    6-2-17 Cut holes in rear bumper for flush mount lights I bought on Amazon. I used a grinder and a jig saw to make the holes and a drill for bolts. The template that is included makes for a tight fit. I had to enlarge the hole slightly. The wiring harness is really nice but it has to be extended. Bought the 16 gauge wire and wire conduct from O'Reillys. The kit also did not include hardware so I got my own from Lowe's.

    bumper 2.jpg

    Test Fit Lights:
    bumper 3.jpg

    Both sides:


    bumper 4.jpg

    Drilled holes for bolts with locking washers

    bumper 1.jpg

    This was a little ugly until I took the file to it. Bumpers are getting wrapped on Sunday then I will complete the install with more pictures.

    Pictures of the bumpers wrapped..... Also got the roof and emblems done

    Front Bumper black.jpg Front Bumper black 2.jpg Rear bumper.jpg rear bumper 2.jpg Roof shot.jpg Roof shot 2.jpg rear lights.jpg rear lights 3.jpg rear lights 2.jpg

    I got the Reverse Light switch from SDHQ. Called Joey and he took care of me. Thanks @sdhq_offroad . Also got the AIP relocation kit.

    Next up is the ABS guards and then I will be doing the rear dif breather mod and relocate to behind the driver side tail light.

    I will also be installing the HID headlights that @rons23 sent me. Hope to get to this ASAP. Thanks Ron

    Front Bumper black.jpg
     
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  2. Jun 9, 2017 at 8:42 AM
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    zcarpenter92

    zcarpenter92 Yotas, Coronas and 'Merica

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    I'd like to do the backup light mod as well, that's a lot cleaner than doing them under the rear bumper!
     
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  3. Jun 9, 2017 at 8:45 AM
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    COMiamiFan

    COMiamiFan Now you know something

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    TRD Pro Grille, ESP Storage, Tailgate Inserts, Line-X Bedliner, Weathertech Floorliners, Wet Okole Seat Covers, 5" Shorty Antenna, Mickey Thompson MM-366 Wheels, ToyTec Boss, 35" BFG KO2 to name a few.
    And don't lose that clearance either.
     
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  4. Jun 9, 2017 at 8:47 AM
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    T-Rex266 T-Rex Staff Member

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    Take off the Stevinson badge! :eek:
     
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  5. Jun 9, 2017 at 8:48 AM
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    looking good
     
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  6. Jun 9, 2017 at 8:49 AM
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    JC303 [OP] Same same but different

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    Add this to my do to list.
     
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  7. Jun 9, 2017 at 8:50 AM
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    COMiamiFan Now you know something

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    Or cut off Stevinson and leave the CO flag :)
     
  8. Jun 9, 2017 at 9:36 AM
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    az1441

    az1441 6-0 G7s on the road

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    subbed... dope..

    wanna see the outcome
     
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  9. Jun 9, 2017 at 9:46 AM
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    Peel off and use Goof Off and rub lightly
     
  10. Jun 9, 2017 at 10:08 AM
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    FlashCulprit

    FlashCulprit ColoradoTJ's whipping boy/Gino's illegitimate son.

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    I don't remember the last time I goofed off and rubbed lightly.

    *dont ban me. The joke was there. I had to go with it :confused:
     
  11. Jun 9, 2017 at 10:09 AM
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    FlashCulprit

    FlashCulprit ColoradoTJ's whipping boy/Gino's illegitimate son.

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    OP. Let us know how the lights turn out. I've been debating some flush pods but don't want to pay for something if it ain't gon' work. I don't have hundreds to spend on any big name stuff!
     
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  12. Jun 9, 2017 at 10:12 AM
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    JC303 [OP] Same same but different

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    I have tested the lights and they are really bright. I will let you know how they hold up to moisture but for $50 thought it was worth a shot. I will post pictures with them on at night as well.
     
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  13. Jun 9, 2017 at 10:13 AM
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    FlashCulprit

    FlashCulprit ColoradoTJ's whipping boy/Gino's illegitimate son.

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    Cool deal. Are they true white? or do they have that weird blue tinge?
     
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  14. Jun 9, 2017 at 10:46 AM
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    JC303 [OP] Same same but different

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    They looked clear white but we will see.
     
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  15. Jun 13, 2017 at 11:42 AM
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    nice truck you have there. Hows that stereo holding up?
     
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  16. Jun 13, 2017 at 1:09 PM
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    JC303 [OP] Same same but different

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    The stereo has been great. I have 2 10" subs under the rear seat. Ironically I have been having a hard time to find the exact setting I had the stereo on. When I was hooking up the rear flush mount LEDs this weekend, I disconnected the battery and it reset my stereo settings. Driving me nuts. I also have to make sure the Hypertech is still calibrated correctly.

    Just got the bumpers, emblems and roof vinyl wrapped. Pictures to come tonight.
     
  17. Jun 14, 2017 at 2:00 PM
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    JC303 [OP] Same same but different

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    Updated OP with some new pictures. @Sean266 the Stevinson badge has been removed!
     
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  18. Jun 14, 2017 at 4:35 PM
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    sleek !
     
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  19. Jun 22, 2017 at 11:46 AM
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  20. Jun 22, 2017 at 3:41 PM
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    That wrapped roof combined with the tonneau cover looks really cool. I dig it!
     
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  21. Jun 22, 2017 at 4:10 PM
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    JC303 [OP] Same same but different

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    Thanks. I wasn't sure if I would like it but it has grown on me and I love it now.
     
  22. Jun 22, 2017 at 5:54 PM
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    Eclipsed & Floating

    Eclipsed & Floating Over it.........

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    This is the first ive seen your thread...:thumbsup:

    How did you ironically end up with Sean's truck?
     
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  23. Jun 22, 2017 at 7:09 PM
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  24. Jun 22, 2017 at 9:38 PM
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    JC303 [OP] Same same but different

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    The truck was at Stevinson Toyota. The first day it was on the lot at the dealer I serviced my 4Runner and had been looking for a Tacoma. Got a great deal and it was in awesome condition. So I bought it the was lurking on the internet and found the build. Pretty cool when I realized it was my truck.
     
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  25. Jun 22, 2017 at 9:39 PM
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    Eclipsed & Floating

    Eclipsed & Floating Over it.........

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    I’m right where I need to be
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    Are you bringing it saturday?
     
  26. Jun 22, 2017 at 9:41 PM
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    JC303 [OP] Same same but different

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    Hell ya! I'm really glad his tundra was the same price range as all the tacos I was looking at. Love the 5.7
     
  27. Jun 22, 2017 at 9:43 PM
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    Eclipsed & Floating

    Eclipsed & Floating Over it.........

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    Great buy!!! You are much happier with the 5.7 than the TACO
     
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  28. Jun 22, 2017 at 9:52 PM
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    JC303 [OP] Same same but different

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    And lucky @Sean266 takes great care of his vehicles and I stumbled upon his old tundra. The wife went for the test drive and said no way can we get a Tacoma now. She wanted it more than I did and I was hesitant to buy a modded vehicle. But Sean did a great job with everything.
     
  29. Jun 22, 2017 at 9:57 PM
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    Eclipsed & Floating Over it.........

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    That's my exact story on my first Tundra...2012. My wife talked me out of the tacoma for a tundra
     
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  30. Jun 22, 2017 at 10:01 PM
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    Eclipsed & Floating Over it.........

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    I'm looking forward to seeing it and see your reverse lights. I almost bought them with my gift card but i decided to go a different direction until i saw yours in person. I really want some lights but i'm debating cutting my bumper. I'm glad you did so i can decide if i want to. I'm not scared to, just nervous in case i don't want to keep them there.
     
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