Willman's 2001 Tacoma

Willman

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Owner: Willman
Location: Sea Town

Make: Toyota
Model: Tacoma Double Cab SR5 TRD
Year: 2001

Engine: 3.4L, V6
Trans: Auto
T-Case: Stock
Front Axle: Nitro 4.88's, IFS, Donahoes.
Rear Axle:Nitro 4.88's, Bilstein 5100 shocks, Deaver 10 pack springs, Electric Locker
Tires: 255/85 R16 Cooper SST Maxx
Wheels: Method Double Standards - 16x8

Additional Modifications:
ARE canopy
Warn M8000 w/ synthetic rope
Stubbs rock sliders
ARB front bumper
Rear bumper w/ tire carrier & air tank
BudBuilt traction Bar
Deck plate mod 4"
Grey Wire Mod
Sylvania Silverstars light bulbs
Hella 500 fog lights
Red top Optima
Dual battery system (Optima D31T yellow top)
On-Board Air system (ExtermeAire w/ 4 gal. rear bumper air tank)
Magnaflow 14"
MasterFlow MF-1050 portable air compressor (dead)
uniden pro520xl 40 Channel CB
Deaver 10 pack springs
Donahoes
Magellan XL GPS
Snorkel
Eezi Awn 1800 & 1400 Rooftop tents
GPS hard mount
Nitro 4.88 Gears
Superlift TruSpeed electronic speedometer calibrator
Tundra front brakes


Waiting in the Garage:
A must do camping trip.....I need to get out...Too many projects going on here!

Current Project
Aluminum rear bed Platform drawer system

Future Fab development Mods

Skidplate
Hi-Lift jack slider adapter
Rock lights

Future mods
Rock lights
Larger Alternator


This is going to be a on going thread on all my mods on my rid!
Enjoy and let me know if you have any questions or comments!


Here's the stock photo!



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Willman

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New ARB w/ reciever mod

Look what hit my door! ARB is only 9 miles from my house!



It was time to 86 my Warn brush guard and trade up for the ARB.




I love my portable Warn winch system that i have on my rig. I need to fab up a front reciever hitch for my winch setup. so...I got out the metal and went to work.

 
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Willman

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More..ARB

It was time to do the end cap mod. Here is where i got my idea!

http://www.wattora.com/index.php?page_id=13

The endcap is very important if you plan on winching off these ARBs! I have seen a ARB bumper without the mod and it looked like the bumper had moved 1/2" at times while winching.

I took a piece of 3/16" angle 3x4 and custom fitted to the frame. I drilled 1/2" holes for the bolt and tic it into place.



I drilled holes into the frame so i could weld rosebuds to give the endcap more muscle!



Here is the finished product.



Time to mount the ARB! I found that i had to use a jack and some 6x6s to push out the mounts so i could mount it!



Here is the finished product with the receiver installed







All in all...it turned out great!...I still need to test it!...coming soon!

This coming weekend is going to be a total suspension remodel on my rig!!! I got Deaver 10 pack coming and new Donahoes!!! Keep ya post!
 
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Scott Brady

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Nic,

The truck is looking great!

Nice job on the ARB/ receiver idea. First time I have seen that.

Did you also wire the rear to accept the winch?
 

kcowyo

ExPo Original
Yeah, times 3 or 4 or whatever. Very nice Will!

Love the red Taco too. I like the idea of a portable winch with a permanent mount.

Nice fabbin' skills! :beer:
 

Willman

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expeditionswest said:
Nic,

The truck is looking great!

Nice job on the ARB/ receiver idea. First time I have seen that.

Did you also wire the rear to accept the winch?
Thanks All for the kind words!!!!

The rear is wired for the winch! I love it! It is nice to be able to go front and back with the winch! It is a nice option when you are on a real narrow trail...we have to many of those here in the northwest!

Lots more coming to post up!!!

-Added side protection to my rear bumper
-Donahoes
-Deavers
-rock lights and the list goes on!!!

Stay turned!!
 
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p1michaud

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Nice fab skills!

Willman,
Great job on the multi mount winch solution. That would indeed come in handy. I'm currious as to what you had in mind for your T-case Skidplate. I'm spending the next month re-wiring my new to me garage and insulating it then my top priority projects are transfer case skid and rear bumper. I've actually scraped my transfer case on two occasions luckily no damage so it's time to do something about it.
Cheers :beer:,
P
 

Willman

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Skid plate

p1michaud said:
Willman,
Great job on the multi mount winch solution. That would indeed come in handy. I'm currious as to what you had in mind for your T-case Skidplate. I'm spending the next month re-wiring my new to me garage and insulating it then my top priority projects are transfer case skid and rear bumper. I've actually scraped my transfer case on two occasions luckily no damage so it's time to do something about it.
Cheers :beer:,
P
Good question!!...I have changed my mind and thinking of building a full belly skid, front bumper to mid range of the truck in lenth???? Still kicking the tires on that one...That is sure going to be one custom job!!! I might wait until i move to UT in the spring to use my father-laws blacksmith shop....He has all the fun tools you can have in a huge shop!!!! Also....Budbuilt makes a cool one that has given me some ideas on the full belly idea!! I will keep you posted!
 

Willman

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Deavers have come!

Look what showed up.....a used Deaver 10 pack in great shape!



Gave the used springs a bath using my tire brush. Then a day later, Took the grinder with the wire and did a quick job on the rust. Then painted them up with a quick coat of semi-gloss.



They will be ready for install tomorrow!!! My Donahoes come Monday!!!

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