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Let's see your first gen - photo thread

Discussion in '1st Gen Tundras (2000-2006)' started by Rkcruza, Jan 6, 2014.

  1. Jul 14, 2020 at 6:30 PM
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    Professional Hand Model

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    Sounds about right if they are really taking their time and using high quality materials. There is a big difference in how/who/what goes into your job. That being said its probably not worth the expense based on our trucks value unless your have money to burn.

    I’ve done a DIY and the clear coat went funky on me. User first time error and doing it out doors were contributing factors. I recovered the botch job with some wet sanding skills and then a follow up polish. Its still better than looking at side doink after all these years.
     
  2. Jul 14, 2020 at 8:16 PM
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    It's overkill to take the vehicle apart as the shop with the 8-10k quote says. I'd seek another 2 quotes from 4+ star rated places local to you if possible. I'd check in with shops who do more collision work than repaints, there's definitely a difference.

    For too many years I've been dabbling with learning PDR so I can fix sheetmetal issues without bondo, plasma or welder. Realize sometimes it's all about the "10ft view" though. Good example: Here's one of the two paint/dent defects I found on my truck and how I fixed. I used two 10 minute treatments of Naval Jelly, and paint-matched touchup, which was a mostly accurate color. Can you spot the damage? There's actually a dent there also, and I swapped the bumper.

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  3. Jul 14, 2020 at 8:22 PM
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    shifty`

    shifty` "that guy"

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    Magnified pic, because my eyes are crap lately.

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  4. Jul 14, 2020 at 9:26 PM
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    I'm kind of lucky when it comes time to paint my truck. My best friend since 6th grade, (1985), is a painter at Maaco and he owes me a couple favors. His boss told him that he could use the booth on the weekends if he needed to and all I have to do is pay for materials.
    My dad was a body man for a lotta years and I got all of his old tools, so when the time comes, I'm doing the body work to get rid of the dings and the actual paint job should only cost me about $500 for materials and beer/burgers.
     
  5. Jul 15, 2020 at 4:25 AM
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    damn I can’t tell. Looks brand new! I think you’re right about getting more quotes. The initial shock made me not want to go look for more but I’ll end up looking around. Guy said you can make a macco paint job a good one if you add all the prep and clear coat options they don’t mention on commercials. By then he said your about where I am. But I’m gonna go to a macco and just see what they say. I have 3 dents I want to fix but there’s a paint less dent guy around here that’s supposed to be good. I was planning on trying that.
     
  6. Jul 15, 2020 at 4:27 AM
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    04DCTundraMan

    04DCTundraMan Crimedog McGriff

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    I completely agree with the heat. I was messing under the hood yesterday about 2pm and I couldn’t touch my fenders they were so hot. It’s insane how much heat this color retains. Thinking about some sort of roof overhang at my new house so it’s out of the sun.
     
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  7. Jul 15, 2020 at 6:37 AM
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    90% of the final result of any paint job is the prep work. If it isn't prepped worth a damn, the final result is gonna shine like a mud fence, but not as durable
     
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  8. Jul 15, 2020 at 12:56 PM
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    Your paint looks great though! Am I missing something in the picture or a previous post?

    Yes, I got lucky with this entire truck. 1 previous owner that drove it less than 7k a year for 15 years, no evidence of towing (the hitch didn’t have a single scratch on it), and the bed was lightly used. Not to mention the new(ish) paint and 4Runner rims.

    I do really like your dark red DC though. Really great looking.
     
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  9. Jul 15, 2020 at 2:12 PM
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    I love the color of my truck! always had black before this, so im surprised i liked it so much. I dont normally post these pics, i try and angle it so most cant see the damage. but heres the worst of it. been taking before pics as i plan on fixing some or repainting and clear coat on the roof...dont judge too hard. she's lived outside for 16 years in GA sun.

    Oh and rock chips are the bane of my existence.

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  10. Jul 16, 2020 at 6:06 AM
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    FirstGenVol Allergic to Darkness....

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  11. Jul 16, 2020 at 6:09 AM
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    That's why my Georgia truck now has Line-X on the hood & roof.
     
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  12. Jul 16, 2020 at 6:27 AM
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    Tundra2 Remember: post in moderation, and mostly on topic.

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    10×10 slant leg canopy. Cheap! Easy! Reusable! Multipurpose!
     
  13. Jul 16, 2020 at 7:51 AM
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    Casper421

    Casper421 Adventure in a 1st gen

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  14. Jul 16, 2020 at 8:35 AM
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    FirstGenVol Allergic to Darkness....

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    Amazing how much bigger those 285/75's look than my 285/70's. Great pictures Chris.
     
  15. Jul 16, 2020 at 9:28 AM
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    Casper421

    Casper421 Adventure in a 1st gen

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    Thanks Erik. I think I’ll stick with 285/75’s for a while. Wanted 35’s when these are done but they’re barely taller and much wider. Still have to finish grinding and hammering for these to clear after adding the spacers.
     
  16. Jul 16, 2020 at 9:36 AM
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    -6" RCD lift in front. -Custom leaf springs in rear 4" lift. -17" race line, raptor wheels. -35" Goodyear Duratrac. -4.88 gears. -ARB rear air locker. -ARB air compressor and tank. -Custom front sway bar quick disconnect -Custom one piece driveshaft -Black Oak Led 40 watt ditch lights.
    We do need to go Wheeling sometime. My truck sat on that same Beach just two weeks ago. That's a fun fast dirt road on the way out there. Did you see any bald eagles? Last time we were there we saw 5, picking up fish left and right.20200704_132229.jpg 9591.jpg 9608.jpg

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  17. Jul 16, 2020 at 10:01 AM
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    Casper421 Adventure in a 1st gen

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    I’m always down! Yeah that road is fun but I slam my rear bumps when I’m really weighed down. Wasn’t at Meadow that long due to gusts of 25 out of the SW. I did see a couple at White Rock the days before but no pics. 65D2816D-08EA-48B2-A0C1-83BC85B2AAD2.jpg8A6F4CD7-9B0B-4D1C-BAFE-8FEFC1D19EAF.jpgBD65EBED-25FC-4851-A7FB-EC0F3F78923B.jpg
     
  18. Jul 16, 2020 at 10:50 AM
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    Yeah that Southwest wind out there is pretty normal. I was pushing 40mph down the smooth part of that dirt road. I just had to keep reminding myself to slow down over the dirt whoops. I didn't want to shake up the beer. Although my truck does rides pretty smooth with a bed full of gear and two boats on the rack.
     
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  19. Jul 19, 2020 at 8:14 AM
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    Here is my red roof. I am going to repaint it myself, outside (no other options) when all the supplies arrive.
    Here is my red roof. Repaint will happen once all supplies arrive. It will have to happen outdoors but I will do it at the crack of dawn when there is typically no breeze.


    But lets look at the truck from this angle, so much better. Hey kinda like me: looks good from the sides but showing its age up top!

     
  20. Jul 19, 2020 at 7:03 PM
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    shifty`

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    Yeah, I think that's probably true for a lot of us... :D
     
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  21. Jul 23, 2020 at 2:07 PM
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    my truck is best viewed from this distance as well....maybe after it rains too, the clear coat looks brand new! lol You have a very nice looking truck btw! Just got my touch up paint in...bout to have a fun weekend :D
     
  22. Jul 27, 2020 at 9:12 PM
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    Total Chaos upper control arms. Rancho S 9000 XL adjustable shocks. LED everywhere. Pioneer touch screen head unit. Flip down monitor. Sony speakers all around. Blacked out tail lights. Black rear bumper. Lund tri fold tonneau cover. Limo tint front and rear windows. All clear turning signal lights. 17 inch chrome rims. Plasti dipped front Toyota emblem. Smoked fog lights. More coming!
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    Point Loma San Diego. This was a good day.
     
  23. Jul 31, 2020 at 6:51 PM
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    I like poke and width. No spacers? Size wheels?
     
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  24. Jul 31, 2020 at 7:27 PM
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    These clean white 1st gens are sharp.
     
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  25. Aug 1, 2020 at 10:20 PM
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    “00 Limited 4x4 2.5”/2”blocks Rancho QL with Dobinson springs 20x10 MotoMetal SpiderTrax 1.5” spacers 275/60R20 Duratrac LED swap of ALL lighting Paramount grille Smoked lenses ALL around LineX’d bed Gibson dual tip cat-back Pioneer Double din Avh-211
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    Glad to to have found a worthy forum as TundraSolutions kind of fell off in a sense not being able to keep up with all the ridiculous spam. Also glad to see ToyoTech aka Mr. Jose Wong from FGT FB
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  26. Aug 1, 2020 at 10:24 PM
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  27. Aug 2, 2020 at 5:16 AM
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    Wow lucky bastard.. don’t get any of this where I’m from :(
     
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  28. Aug 2, 2020 at 7:32 AM
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    lsaami Let ‘er buck

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    Man, I’m so happy with these wheels.

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  29. Aug 4, 2020 at 8:23 AM
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    She’s done 10k miles in 7 months, ZERO signs of slowing down... so she’s getting a lift and some fat 33s soon ;)

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  30. Aug 4, 2020 at 7:53 PM
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    .. extra goodie

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