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Discussion Starter · #62 ·
lol... Couple of weeks ago went for a cruise with a buddy...first thing he said when he got out of his car, you look like a dumb ass wearing that Toyota hat while driving a Ford.

What can I say, I love my Tacoma 馃榿
 

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Discussion Starter · #63 ·
Getting some minor things done on the truck, not a lot that show progress but it's getting there.

Wrapped the cab in some insulation and finally got my jewelry that I ordered 2 months ago from summit...eventually cancelled my order and grabbed the last one Jegs had.

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Summit box showed up today..so some joy followed by slight sorrow. When I estimated measurements for my Hilborn style scoop I was mostly focused on height and I forgot about depth...damn thing won't fit without hacking up the firewall...sigh

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Couple more fail points and then some interesting and positive developments

Rear brake lines designed to fit 68-72 Chevelle...fell a little short. My ARP bolts are fine thread and the balancer on my BBC is course threaded...fail

Followed by some good news... when I mocked the driveline up the first time we ended up raising the trans 2.5" to get an approximate drive line angle. When the truck went back together this last time the angles and the numbers seamed out of wack so I ditched the 2.5" riser block.

Today I put the blocks back in the trans mount and viola.... all my little fitment issues went away. Steering column clears, the recess for the passenger side valve cover slides in and out easily, room to get at the distributor.

With enough room for my scoop to fit with some minor trimming of the rear carb mount... Win!

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if you like the look, i'd modify the scoop in a heartbeat
that highrise manifold looks good now, anyone know of a clearcoat that you can spray on it to keep the look?
my ramjet intake looked good for a couple years, not so much now
 

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if you like the look, i'd modify the scoop in a heartbeat
that highrise manifold looks good now, anyone know of a clearcoat that you can spray on it to keep the look?
my ramjet intake looked good for a couple years, not so much now
Ya, aluminum is a PITA. That's why I powder coated my TPI. Looked good for a long time. The fuel rails, not so long.


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Discussion Starter · #71 ·
Little bit of this and a little bit of that going on...

Spent way to long modifying the electrical wiper motor arms to fit the truck... actually just the first one took a lot of measuring and trial/error to get the right length time.

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Started to put some of the interior bits in place... rear cab backing
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Mounted the grill and started the hood lace

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Fitted some more of the interior bits, gauge bezel's will need to be painted black so they blend into the background a little better.
Current struggle is getting the new rear window rubber around the glass and into the frame. Ended up taping the rubber to the external frame in an attempt to get the twist out of the new rubber...will see if it works

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