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I have quite an agenda for my T this summer which includes:

-Clear turn signals
-Add sound dampining
-Redo my door panels
-new carpet
-get bucket seats (I am having a minor issue with this... none here in AK and no one will ship seats... if anyone on here lives near a junkyard that has some, and is willing to pick them up.... I will pay for the seats, shipping, and you for your time....) (I would really like to stick with the T seats :( )
-New cd player
-Convert cupholder to ipod holder
-Add a Center console
-Reupholster the seats
-put some 6X9s in the back
-Maybe come up with something more clever to do with my sub....
-fender flares
-fix the lovely dent i put in my bed.....
-take off the sticker from the tailgate and put some chrome emblems back there (anyone have the side T100 badges laying around and want to sell them to me???)
-get a bug deflector
-get a bedliner (taking stuff in and out of my bed is dangerous in the winter... super slick)


I have my work cut out for me!

So here it is as of now... mostly stock









Needs a major spring cleaning... no point in doing it until break up is over though... makes everything a muddy, wet, slushy mess.

Ill post up pictures on here as I go through my list :D
 

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First thing to cross off my list.... turn signals!




They didn't quite match the camber of the bumper... so I put a few of these on one of the screws and now it is just right. :)







Got them from here.. not too bad and I got something else with them so free shipping too!

[ame]http://www.amazon.com/511019-Toyota-Chrome-Reflectors-Assembly/dp/B0038B7GS2/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=automotive&qid=1272336072&sr=1-1[/ame]
 

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Did you check these guys out?

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Seat, Front
Toyota T100 GREY,CLOTH BUCKETS 15929 $75 I-5 Auto & Truck Parts USA-WA(Chehalis) Request_Quote 800-551-4489 / 360-262-3550 Request_Insurance_Quote
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Toyota T100 GREY,CLOTH BUCKETS 15929 $75 I-5 Auto & Truck Parts USA-WA(Chehalis) Request_Quote 800-551-4489 / 360-262-3550 Request_Insurance_Quote
 

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Sweet i have been looking for those clear lenses for awhile now!!
Did they come with amber bulbs?
 

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Looking good so far! That will be sweet to have all that done to your truck! It will be like new for sure. Can't wait for the pics to keep coming in
 

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Bam, I did call those guys and they won't ship seats aperantly :(. I might try again and let them know I'm willing to pay crazy shipping costs....

Zuke, they came with everything! Mounting clips (I just used the old ones tho), amber bulbs, lenses, and housing.

My dynamat just came in and I ordered carpet, a bug sheids, and window visors yesterday :).

I have an awful day of three finals tomorrow but when I'm done at 7.... :D. Nothing to do for tge next 4 months except work and my truck!!
 

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I found some bucket seats out of an 06 tundra locally that I picked up fer $200 total.... Not looking like the bolt pattern is gonna line up quite right though... time for some custom fab work!



Trying to decide if I should get some upholstery for them and make them match the back seats or just let it be for now... they are in pretty darn good shape. :) But they wont quite match.....

Oh, and I found some mud the other day :D

 

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if it helps, when i got my front seats redone, i did NOT do the rear seat. They are original, and in new condition, so why replace them. And nobody has said oh you should have done the backs. They always ask if i did them too. And i said no, and they always tell me that they match great. And to be honest they do look good together. It doesn't stand out at all.
 

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Thanks for the input Wolf, I think I will leave them for now. I do have enough work for me and they still look good and are at least close to the same color and such :)

I got my carpet and window deflectors in today :D




Oh, I loveeeee blue :D
 

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I am trying to find a center console. Either out of a T or an early tundra... or anything else that is a similar style. However, I have no idea what category to look in on Car-part.com. I do not see a "center console" listing... or anything comparable. Anyone happen to know what to look under? Thank you:D
 

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no problem. I didn't have any pics of my rear seat with my fronts, but I can get some if you like. That carpet is nice and bright that is for sure! Can't wait to see it in your truck! You are gonna have this thing brand new for sure! It will be worth it. Especially when people get in your truck and are like how old is this thing? and you have how many miles on this? Man this is a nice truck!
 

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Got my window deflectors on- took about 15 mins :D Probably the fastest install i am going to have in all this... about to go start ripping out carpets :). Also got some 6X9s for my rears... gonna replace those stock size speakers Wolf-style :)





Got them from here

http://www.jcwhitney.com/in-channel-side-window-deflectors/p2004993.jcwx

I like that they are not stick on.... I was a little sketchy about them staying in, but they seem nice and secure with the window up or down :)
 

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Well, I started tearing it apart today. Stripped the inside down to almost nothing


(I had some help too, aperantly tearing cars apart and working on them is fun ;) )

Found some rust under the carpet on the drivers side :(. Seems like surface rust so I sanded it off and put some rust inhibitor on it


Nasty old carpet... I am mildly confused as to how the large stain got under the drivers seat....


Got that all out and the rust taken care of and then I started work from the bottom up.... next step... speaker upgrades in the back :)
 

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I decided to replace the back speakers with some 6X9s

I picked up some infinities from best buy


Decided to use the stock boxes from the SR5 package that I found in the truck. Looking back, It probably would have been easier to just cut out some boards... but I thought that since Toyota put the speakers in boxes, maybe there was a reason so I should just keep them....

After the box removal, I put some Dyamat around where the speakers sit. I didn't have a plan really, just try to cover as much as possible (especially on the outer part) and not cover any important holes.... The foil on that stuff is sharp.. who would've thought.... cut my hands up on it :(. You can really hear the difference where I put the Dynamat on the areas where it contacts the body sheet metal when I knock on it from the outside. I hope it muffles the sound as well from the inside :)




Then I went to work on the boxes. Used a rotary tool to cut out the holes bigger so the new speakers would fit.


Then I cut off all the random protrusions I found on the inside of the box that were blocking the speakers from fitting in properly


I then covered the inside in Dynamat




Then Dynamat on the outside...


Then speaker install! And again the mini washers came in handy... The box is not smooth and is shaped kind of oddly and the hols happened to fall at a low spot... so I just put some washers on to make sure everything was tight :)


Im hoping to actually get the speakers in my truck tomorrow, get the side panels back on in the back, get more sound matting down, and get the new carpet in tomorrow :)
 

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WOW!!!! that sums it up man!!! you are gonna have a really nice truck when you are done!

Before you put the rear speakers in, make sure that the interior panel clears the new speaker. you may have to trim the inside of the panel so the speaker doesn't hit it. you may not either!

Also i would recommend you put down a few thin strips of dynomat on the floor while you have the carpet up. I wouldn't go to crazy, just a few thin strips every 6 inches or so. remember dynomat is to stop vibration, not a sound deadner, but more of a vibration stopper.

I would also go to the local carpet store or a store that does carpet and get some good padding. Put this everywhere you can. Hid it inside all the panels, under the carpet, if you figure out how to do the headliner, I would be very very interested. As I would like to do that soon too! This carpet padding will make a huge difference in the road noise.

Dude your truck is looking awesome!!! It literally is going to look like new! Basically its a resto! Nice work man!!
 

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Awesome man. Just wanted to mention it while you had it all opened up like that. Can't wait for the new pictures! Thanks for taking the time to take them in the 1st place. I forgot to take lots of them when I was doing mine. This will help others out as well.
Still can't believe your truck has 250K miles on it. It looks great on the outside, and now it will on the inside. Thanks again for all the pics, it will drive like a totally different truck!!!

How does your truck handle? What all have you done with the suspension? Looking into the future for mine;) So far I have done the shocks, endlinks, and sway bar bushings, and that really did tighten up the front end!
 

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Found more rust :(. and the Drivers side weatherstrip is falling apart. Does anyone know if the first listing on this page (Weatherstrip, Around door Left ) is the around door weatherstripping? It looks like it at least

https://www.1sttoyotaparts.com/oempartscat.html

Heres some pictures of the damage :(

Totally worn out


Rust spot on the door matches the worn weatherstripping :(


I cleaned it up under the weatherstripping and absolutely do not want to put that anywhere near my truck... much less on it. Hence the need to get some new!
 

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Did you ever PM me about the ToyoDIY stuff? ;)

Weatherstrip part number (left side) is 62312-34010. It is the weatherstrip that goes around the door on the body side.

62312B WEATHERSTRIP, FRONT DOOR OPENING TRIM, LH
62312-34010 RCK10, VCK1*, 2* 1 $99.27

From ToyotaPartSales.com...

Item Number MSRP Core Price Price
6231234010 $99.69 $0.00 $70.72
Door - Door and components - Weatherstrip - Around door
Around door Left 1993 - 1998

From ConcelliPartsCenter.com

Item Number MSRP Core Price Price
6231234010 $99.69 $0.00 $73.77
Door - Door and components - Weatherstrip - Around door
Around door Left 1993 - 1998

From ToyotaPartsOutlet.com

Item Number MSRP Core Price Price
6231234010 $99.69 $0.00 $74.91
Door - Door and components - Weatherstrip - Around door
Around door Left 1993 - 1998

You might luck out with someone parting out their T-100 on craigslist... ;)
 

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And Bam delivers again! Thanks!

Wolf, My truck is mostly stock. The suspension has had little work. It has new shocks about 20 k ago or so and has airbags in the back. I want to do the stuff you mentioned and put new bushings on the idler arm. It really drives pretty tight though as it is :D.

Major repairs that I know of (the guy I bought it from kept a notebook of everything) are U joints, Clutch replacement, and two timing belt replacements, and those are just routine. I did have the aftermarket dual exhaust fall off about two weeks after I bought it... I knew it was completely falling apart and needed to be replaced anyway. I ended up just replacing it with another aftermarket dual exhaust... I like to draw a little attention to my truck ;). Its not all that loud though, just loud enough :). Its a great truck and is showing no signs of all of its use :D. (other than the worn interior ;-) )
 
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