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post #61 of 85 (permalink) Old 10-20-2005, 06:33 PM
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damn steve that is a ton of work... so is it rubicon capable right now??
as for paint--earl schieb is $400 and up...decent paint jobs are $$. get a quote if you just bring them the parts already prepped as well.
but i like rattle can autobody paint. works pretty damn well if you can get it color matched. plus you can repaint your truck in the motel 6 paking lot if you get rock carnage.

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damn steve that is a ton of work... so is it rubicon capable right now??
as for paint--earl schieb is $400 and up...decent paint jobs are $$. get a quote if you just bring them the parts already prepped as well.
but i like rattle can autobody paint. works pretty damn well if you can get it color matched. plus you can repaint your truck in the motel 6 paking lot if you get rock carnage.

You are right, It's a ton of work. You would know

I had an Earl Schieb paint job once, and will never have another. 1 week after the paint was done, I went to get gas, well the damn thing overfilled the tank, and gas came out of the filler neck. All of the damn paint just melted off below the gas door. Never again. I Tried to convince Amber to followin Dean's footsteps and just Camo it, But she wasn't too hip on the idea, and really wants it painted red. So it's going to get painted soon.

As for Rubicon ready, Nope not just yet. i still have a bunch of loose ends to tie up.
finish putting the interior together
fix the broken front U-Joint.
swap both bent rear axleshafts
Finish welding the bed mounts to the frame and paint them before they rust
reinstall the rock sliders
Build a new front bumper with integrated winch mount
Find out what is klunking in my front end when i turn from side to side.
Find out why the airbag light is on
Fix my damn cruise control
Put the new shell on and paint it
and finally she needs some new rubber. my 35's have seen better days.

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Major Props to you man!!! Too bad Toyota didnt make solid axle early gen 5 speed double cabs. I am really impressed, my head would have exploded trying a project like this, especially with all the wiring.

Just blows me away the ability and knowledge of the members of this club when it comes to tacos!!
um....they did...come to Virginia and you can look at mine
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but i like rattle can autobody paint. works pretty damn well if you can get it color matched. plus you can repaint your truck in the motel 6 paking lot if you get rock carnage.[/QUOTE]

Exactly! and one vote flat black. oh yeah and on the progress.

.. bkfj55 thats a score too. used to rent those in the caribbean for remote beach dive access point. always fun... and i think i looked at your 80

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Looks good Steve can't wait to get mine completed but I still have quite a bit of work to do.
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it's not quite done just yet. but it's getting much closer. BTW thanks for sending me that tag. That will hopefully make it easier to get all the CHP junk done.
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thats rig is super sweet. you should be proud of yourself. how does the johnny cash song go, "...it was a 55, 65, 66, 67......."

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OK OK, gold and silver camo then, it would be real purdy. LOL

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OK OK, gold and silver camo then, it would be real purdy. LOL

Silver would be OK with me.... Anyone want to photoshop it with a Camo paint job using silverish colors?
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Silver and gold!!! It just wouldn't be right without the gold.

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DupliColor flat black.....I think it ran me $5.00 at wallymart...touch ups are easy.....
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Silver and gold!!! It just wouldn't be right without the gold.

well look at it this way, The paint on the passenger door will always have gold under the red... close enough?
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DupliColor flat black.....I think it ran me $5.00 at wallymart...touch ups are easy.....
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btw - bad ass job!!!!!!!
My wife want's it red. No no rattle can for me...
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I think you should do Military Olive Drab.
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Actually it's going in for paint on Monday... I ended up striking a deal with the local High School. They have one of the best Auto repair programs in the area, and I've seen the work that they are doing. So it's only going to cost me $850, and they are doing all of the body work... They said that they would need it for a week and a half, but i'm planning on a month.
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I had a car painted by Vo-Tec once. They did good work..you might need to doing some extra polishing on the final finish once its done. Cost me $700 to have some dents done on my old cavalier as well as have it repainted.

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it'll get painted soon enough. Everything will be the red color. But depending on how much it's going to cost will ultimately decide when it get's painted...
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Actually it's going in for paint on Monday... I ended up striking a deal with the local High School. They have one of the best Auto repair programs in the area, and I've seen the work that they are doing. So it's only going to cost me $850, and they are doing all of the body work... They said that they would need it for a week and a half, but i'm planning on a month.
$375. It looks fine, has worn pretty well over the last few years and I don't feel bad when I take a chunk out of it (it'll only cost $375 to fix).

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Looks awesome man. Major props to you!

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Right now it's mostly done, A little uglier than the pics (put a silver shell on it, and a white tailgate) But it's getting painted next week at the high school. I'm pretty excited about it, since they are painting my extra fenders too. and i'll have two matching tailgates. The rest of the finish work is just tedious wiring, assembling interior bits and pieces, tiewrapping wires up out of the way. Stuff like that. Reallly it's only a one guy job. I'm hoping to get out and take it on a run in December or January.

BTW Thanks for picking up those shocks for me!!

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you better be careful wheeling it, id hate to see it upside down,
toyota should hire you to design new trucks

looks great

makes me feel like a puss for being scared to bob my bed

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you better be careful wheeling it, id hate to see it upside down,
toyota should hire you to design new trucks

looks great

makes me feel like a puss for being scared to bob my bed

Don't feel like a puss, it looks like your truck is pretty new... You gotta remember mine is almost 10 years old now. I still can remember the first time i drilled a hole in it anywhere... I can also remember the first time I took a Sawzall to it. Talk about no turning back!!! I'm sure it will be upside down at one point or another, but hopefully that will be much later. I'm hoping to get a cage in it next summer.

I'd love to design Trucks for Toyota, Help them get back to their roots... I'm not to hip on the design of the new trucks, but then again when I had my 93, I hated the New Tacomas (95.5's) They were too damn bubbley... little did I know that when i went to check out the 3.4L V6 i'd fall in love and sell my little 22RE 4Cyl that night.... SO maybe they'll grow on me, maybe not.

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any paint yet?
with all the work you put in it the paint will be the easy part.
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$375. It looks fine, has worn pretty well over the last few years and I don't feel bad when I take a chunk out of it (it'll only cost $375 to fix).

Hmmm That was a fun day! truck's a little different now, LOL

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I went to check on it last week, The jams were all done, the shell was done, along with my extra fenders. All they had to do was just shoot the exterior color and it was done. But the last day of school was the 16th, so it's not going to get touched until January.
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damn, that kinda sux, oh well, at least you'll have it back soon! I know how it feels to be w/o your Tacoma for an extended period of time now, LOL!

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