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Well, I got home to california safely...went through moab, bryce canyon, zion nat. park, and las vegas. day after i got home started workin on the truck...so far this is what I have done:

1.) mounted 3 hella 500's with 130W bulbs (not as easy as I thought it would be)

2.)mounted sway-bar relocators (easier than I thought would be) no more squeek! yey..and smoother ride!

3.)made 2 bed bars that move back and forth (pics coming soon)
4.)changed out the old fog lamps with some super bright hella's (you can see them in the first pic)
5.)trimmed some of the wheel well (no more rubbing!)

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Ok now when you get back you have to show me the bed bars.... And when are you getting a new bumper, because I will buy that one. come you know you want to change it up.

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Lookin' good. Sounds like a fun road trip home.
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Looks good....but where's the pics from your trip?

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thanks guys! I'll have pics posted up soon...and sorry mike the bumper is stayin on! haha

painting the wheels black today

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Black looks way better. Did that to mine, I kinda hated the whole aluminum flake thing with rusted out edges.
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and the final product:





















































































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and the final product:

Definitely looks good in black. Can't wait to get my FJ80 rims finished.

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Looks great so far.




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Much better!

What's in the long box on your driveway? More goodies?

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Just a little hint. Not to tell a guy his business. But I used to paint wheels on the floor like that to. Then an old guy showed me to paint the wheels on the truck while they're spinning. Just put the truck on jackstands like you had it, put it in 4lo, and spray. If you're unlocked you might have to spin the other wheels. Sooo much easier though.
Your truck looks excellent by the way.

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thanks for the compliments guys...and matt that box held picture frame molding my dad is a custom picture framer

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Just a little hint. Not to tell a guy his business. But I used to paint wheels on the floor like that to. Then an old guy showed me to paint the wheels on the truck while they're spinning. Just put the truck on jackstands like you had it, put it in 4lo, and spray. If you're unlocked you might have to spin the other wheels. Sooo much easier though.
Your truck looks excellent by the way.
What happens when you get spray paint all over your rotors?
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Would like to do this to my wheels, what's the best primer and paint to use? Don't want paint just coming off
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Such a minimal amount it doesn't effect the brakes. Hit the brakes once and it cleans them off just like new.

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Would like to do this to my wheels, what's the best primer and paint to use? Don't want paint just coming off
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Would like to do this to my wheels, what's the best primer and paint to use? Don't want paint just coming off
i used rustoleom primer and then 2 coats (3 cans) of rustoleum semi-gloss black

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Would like to do this to my wheels, what's the best primer and paint to use? Don't want paint just coming off
anything will work, paint work is about the prep more than the paint

scuff the surface with red scotch brite, clean with soap/water, id personally use dupont self etching primer, then whatever paint you want.

Trucks looking good I still need to find the extra cash to buy me a set of those wheels
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Looks sick!! I am a big fan of the silver and black rim combo .

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yep now we both have em

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I put in some bed lights and so did my buddy (07prerunner)




got the headers today and they'll go in sometime this week or next

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Did you end up doing the square headlight thing for those? Lol I still have a set sitting in my garage, that I was going to let you have....but I guess you're gone now...
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aww man! yea i used square cheapies from pepboys...thanks anyways!

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looks sweet. I think I've painted about 6 sets of wheels black now. Just love it! I use the rustoleum enamel series. Prep surface, 2 light coats primer, 2 matte black, then 2 coats of semigloss clearcoat. Gives it a little more protection and the enamel series gets "very hard" after a week or so. Sure it takes longer, but what the hey, it's got staying power. Great job, and your oher mods look sweet!

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my name isnt 07prerunner!!!


its PreRunner... and ya the bed lights are great!! brighter than hell!! and work great... but what was supposed to be a simple task for both of us, turned out to be a pain in the ass all day job!!!

cant wait till we paint my rims...

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bed rack is in the process...my gosh it has taken me 3 FULL days of cutting, welding, grinding and fitting but it's gunna be siiiick...should be done tomorrow pics will come for sure

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lol great!! u havnt been answering you phone or anything bro!!! come on lets hang again!!! havnt seen you since my truck broke and you left me on the side of the road, lol jk..

im thinking about getting the "cargo divider" that toyota makes for our truck... ive liked it since i got the truck but never got it... i should mod that!!!

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Looks sick!! I am a big fan of the silver and black rim combo .
Hate to hijack, but I think I've seen you around town. And think you did see my truck a few days ago.

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hmmm i don't think you saw me a few days ago...im in california haha...but yeah i have prob seen ya around.

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the moment you all have been waiting for has now come! the rack is complete! It holds a lotta stuff:

1.) 2 gas cans (not shown but they will sit on either side of the rack towards the cab.
2.)High-lift (will be in the empty rubber holders)
3.)shovel
4.)axe
5.)CO2
6.)2 Bikes
7.)CB Mount (quick dissconnects)
8.)reverse lights (not wired in yet but will have a quick disconnect to the bed of the truck)
9.)luggage! (2 levels of luggage storage)

I can still use my tie down cleats. The whole thing moves backwards and forwards. It can be easily taken off when camping. I can still use my kayak rack (the kayak sits on top of the cab and above the rack). It isn't too heavy but is super strong.











This took me a long ass time to make. 4 days of cutting welding and grinding..not to mention getting high of paint fumes twice (on accident haha). This is by far the biggest project I have completed and most well built. This thing is very very strong.

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