First Gen DC TT Tacoma

Flapjack935

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Ever take a perfectly built and running truck, and cut it up to never make drive again? Then you're in the right place...

OG Tacoma world build thread from the very start

OG Build Thread

How the truck currently sits

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How it started

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Started life with a camburg bolt on 3.5 kit, coilovers/bypasses, J59s, 12" rear bypasses, 35s, clean....

Then it snow balled to a TT Race kit, links for a double cab, and a cage.

Now its 100% snowballed to a full backhalf, custom race kit, LS, gutted, etc...

In-between now and when I first chopped the front end off 6 years go, its done through multiple sets of parts collections and each time getting bigger and bigger.

Shortlist of what the plan from here on is


2" DOM Cage built by TT Motorsports

Front End

Custom TT Motorsports Race Kit
King 2.5x12" Race Series Coilovers
King Kong 4.0x12" 3 Tube Bypasses
King 2.5x2.5" Bumps
Camburg 2.25 5x5.5 5/8 Front Hubs


Rear

Camburg 48" Links
Camburg 4 Link Fabbed Housing
Camburg 2.25 5x5.5 5/8 Hubs
Camburg 40 Spline Axles
9" Spool
King 2.5x16" Race Series Coilovers
King Kong 4.0x18" 7 Tube Finned TT Spec Bypasses

King 2.5x4" Bumps

CAD and CNC Cut Backhalf

Engine will be a morruzi special 6.0
TH400

PRP Alpha Q Seats

37s...... maybe going 40s

Walker Evans

etc.


Truck from here on will be designed as a truggy and for now wont run any glass, but will be built with mounting points in mind for body assemblies to be taken on and off.

Picture dump of the most recent over the last 2 years.
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This truck is so rad. I loved following it on DR. Whose shop is it at now?
Truck hasn’t been touched in over a year at the current place.

Picking it up next Wednesday then I’ll be taking it out to Tommy to get finished here in a couple months. Hopefully by the end of October, just have to confirm and plan with him.

Previous shop is in a new building and focused on their race team, was “work on it when you have time” but can’t blame them and no hard feelings.
 
Truck hasn’t been touched in over a year at the current place.

Picking it up next Wednesday then I’ll be taking it out to Tommy to get finished here in a couple months. Hopefully by the end of October, just have to confirm and plan with him.

Previous shop is in a new building and focused on their race team, was “work on it when you have time” but can’t blame them and no hard feelings.

I’m currently holding record for 1st gen taco build time, you trying to steal my title or what 🤷‍♂️
 
i swear... seeing other builds goin on in the forums actually helps motivate me.

In fact, I was just thinking...instead of staring at the cool tubework and backhalf rails on here right now(looks killer BTW)... I will go in garage and do 15 mins of shitty sanding/bodywork. For real.
 
i swear... seeing other builds goin on in the forums actually helps motivate me.

In fact, I was just thinking...instead of staring at the cool tubework and backhalf rails on here right now(looks killer BTW)... I will go in garage and do 15 mins of shitty sanding/bodywork. For real.
Literally what its all about... Kind of like holding yourself accountable for the projects you have going on.
 
i did just that too. sanded the bondo on tube exiting top of cab. Then did my 10am meeting. Working remotely is cheater status and has helped me with the time line. Taking breaks or lunch can be spent on the truck. would it be bad to say COVID was a good thing? LOL
 
Once i have the main tube work and structure done on the truck (suspension, mounts, sheet metal, etc.) it'll be on me to plumb and wire the truck so im not waiting on someone else. We could do the fab work on it but currently don't have a space to dedicate it to. Dads building a new shop and car barn at their house so hopefully i can talk him into a small bay i could work on this thing. Cant use my garage cause its on reserve to store the next car hes looking at buying cause hes out of space now.

But I couldn't agree more, I couldn't count how much time I've surfed threads thinking "one day", but in reality i just need to get on top of it and put dedicated time into it.

Once i set a time with Tommy to drop it off here soon i know things will really pick up pace cause the dude is a wizard.

Like many I've lost all motivation and interest in finishing this thing multiple times but till be worth it in the end.... hopefully lol
 
Can't wait to get this thing into my shop to get the engine cage, rear shock mounts, radiator mount, seats and whatever other main fab projects we can get together on this so you can get it back to do the wiring and plumbing before hitting the dirt finally.
 
Can't wait to get this thing into my shop to get the engine cage, rear shock mounts, radiator mount, seats and whatever other main fab projects we can get together on this so you can get it back to do the wiring and plumbing before hitting the dirt finally.
Can’t wait man. Happy to have you the one working on it.

Picking the truck up this Wednesday. Waiting to hear from Leduc on the swap meet dates to see if my brother and I can bring it out at the same time, if not sooner.

But I’ll get it home and situated and do an inventory of parts and shoot you a text and plan a date to bring it out.
 
It ain’t much, but it’s honest work. After 2 years she sees the sunlight again. Long day of getting the trailer, driving down south, loading it, collecting all the parts that went with it, bringing it home, etc.

But She’s home. For now. Sprayed it down with Wd40 then put a car cover on it cause it’s monsoon season here in New Mexico. Gonna clean it up more later this weekend and tinker on it.

Start looking at accessories for alternator, intake, power steering pump, mount the headers etc.

Getting to look at it alone up close, there’s some small things I’ve noticed I’m not keen on, but they can be addressed.

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I'm confused didn't the truck have front and rear shock mounts on it in like the first post that said "how it currently sits"?
 
The front had my towers with 2.5 and 3.0 bypass. Now it's got bigger shocks going on it. Also did t like the rear shock mounts so that's one thing I'll do when it comes to my shop.
 
Farting around and threw the shock on it to see clearance for the arm, engine, and to drool.

Lower shock mounts from the previous 2.5/3.0 combo is still on this side so was easy to put some bolts through it to hold in place. New lower tabs will be put on correctly per new shocks.

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Long story short with the bypass tube/hose layout, they put the wrong body on it, I was wanting the tubes to face outwards but instead they put them on the side, not the end of the world cause it kinda works, and also offers room for more tubes to be added down the line. But one compression tube just barely touches the arm currently. On this kit, the bypass should be in the rear and the coil in the front as there’s more room obviously, but cool points would be having the bypass up front.

Then obviously has to sit in the truck and make engine noises for fun.

Huge fire out in the desert this weekend so had to go check it out and also had some dirty therapy ripping around my daily driver, couldn’t pass up a photo op.

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