Basik Taco

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basikbiker

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Jul 22, 2015
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soo I like offroadin, had too much fun as a kid with go karts, and dirtbikes(still do), bought a Toyota, and started suirtin metal on it. Its always a work in progress, its a fun hobby building stuff and driving it.
09 Tacoma access cab 4x4.

built a bumper....






put some shiny shocks and arms in there


Drove it around a bit... I do realize there are no desert pictures but truck is inspired from all those badass prerunners out there


got a softtopper at somepoint


since the rear was stock and completely beat to crap, I bought some stuff

king smoothies 12"


cleaned up the frame


plopped the shocks in there


seems to be an improvement....


drove it around some more


since I read metal on metal binding is bad I glued these on


and wanting to hit some more precarious trails and stiffen the frame, I added sliders



chopped the cab mounts back for bigger tires


built some skid plates



Bought a bumper kit and welded it up



Drove around some more




Oh yea got new wheels and tires at some point


since I need to carry a spare, I started building a tiregate thingy








works pretty well


trimmed up the exhaust a bit


added some stickers... and a light


and another light


I can see at night now lol



added some cab clutter


THEN>>>>THIS HAPPENED


had to start over




made sure it drove ok still


then I got this idea to get a little more squish from the front end...


sold my front setup to a friend to fund more shiny things


started making this sketchy stuff




cycled my mock up stuff, pulled about 15" of wheel travel, need glass fenders...


welded in gussets all over the place


rebuilt my CVs with longer axles... pain in the butt



built a jig


started gluing the arms together



checking things out


made progress



flexed it




got some fenders and painted em in a gravel lot



plopped em on


got a killer deal on a set of airbumps, put em in the rear


Drove around a bit more...much smoother



got new tires


and that's where im at currently

saving up for a regear...

next fab projects are partial engine cage, secondary shock hoops, relocate the battery and box the rear frame in

THANKS FOR LOOKIN!
 
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