Notices
84-85 Trucks & 4Runners (Build-Up Section) Post your build-ups here

Sam24th's 84 Darkside build

Old 09-06-2012, 05:02 PM
  #21  
Registered User
Thread Starter
 
sam24th's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 111
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Welp since this is my daily driver truck, and I now have classes at night I thought it was time for a headlight upgrade as the stock halogens sucked. Decided to go with a new wiring harness and some rampage housings. So here are some pics.


sam24th is offline  
Old 09-09-2012, 06:25 PM
  #22  
Registered User
Thread Starter
 
sam24th's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 111
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Took the yota out for a lil shakedown run today with my buddy in his xterra. Took a lil vid of one of the steep hills I ran up.


Also got a cool pic on a VERY steep hill.
sam24th is offline  
Old 09-20-2012, 08:24 PM
  #23  
Registered User
Thread Starter
 
sam24th's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 111
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Well a bit of an update. The yota has got some new permanent tires. Finally got some 32s for the yota. I also ordered a set of shackles for the front to level out the ride a bit.


sam24th is offline  
Old 09-22-2012, 04:24 PM
  #24  
Registered User
Thread Starter
 
sam24th's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 111
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Got a new addicted offroad front bumper today. Got her home and painted it and then mounted it. Just waiting for the LED turn signals to get here now.



sam24th is offline  
Old 09-22-2012, 05:59 PM
  #25  
Registered User
iTrader: (1)
 
StewsRunner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Tahoe, California
Posts: 987
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Haha so at first it's strictly your DD, then it gets some 32s, then a bumper with some light, it's gonna keep going so you should sell your heep so you have more money for this

How do you like the headlights?
StewsRunner is offline  
Old 09-22-2012, 06:21 PM
  #26  
Registered User
Thread Starter
 
sam24th's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 111
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Well it still is my DD haha. To be completely honest I really considered selling the heep a couple weeks ago, but decided to keep it for a trail beater since I woulda have gotten next to nothing for it. The yota is now taking my the heep's place as my mild trail rig and camping/DD status. Next on my purchase list is a soft top for the rear and then I will get the bed lineXed. Also the headlights are awesome. They put out a ton of light now and the pattern is great. Much better than the ebay H4 housings. I highly recommend the Rampage housings and H4 or a HID retrofit like I did. Only issue with the HID is aiming them so that it doesnt blnd oncoming traffic.

Last edited by sam24th; 09-22-2012 at 06:23 PM.
sam24th is offline  
Old 09-26-2012, 02:55 PM
  #27  
Registered User
Thread Starter
 
sam24th's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 111
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
So my clutch master cylinder has been leaking a tiny bit lately. So today I found some time to get the part and change it out. It was super easy and took about 20mins including the time to bleed it.



I also recently attended a local car meet and parked next to this other Toy. Thought it made a funny picture.
sam24th is offline  
Old 10-16-2012, 04:32 PM
  #28  
Registered User
Thread Starter
 
sam24th's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 111
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
A bit of an update. Last week someone tried to break into my truck on campus and in the process fubared the key cylinder on the driver's door. They didnt manage to get into my truck though. Seeing how I had a spare remote start/alarm unit in the garage that I was going to put in my now gone firebird. I decided my toyota is getting a new alarm system. So I will start installing the system this weekend. I also ordered a set of door lock actuators so I can have keyless entry. And I ordered a set of 4 inch rockford speakers to replace the indash crap speakers. I will soon be redoing the sound system from the ground up start building some sliders for the truck. YAY!

A couple crap cell pics till I can get some real work done tomorrow and this weekend.

sam24th is offline  
Old 10-17-2012, 07:52 PM
  #29  
Registered User
 
wannaBwheelin''s Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Kent, Washington
Posts: 54
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I believe I have those same rockford 4" speakers if they have a huge magnet they don't quiet fit in the stock location. I had to build some custom mounts and trim the dash slightly. I look forward to seeing how you mount them in the dash I may have missed an angle that they can fit better in.
wannaBwheelin' is offline  
Old 10-17-2012, 08:21 PM
  #30  
Registered User
Thread Starter
 
sam24th's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 111
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Originally Posted by wannaBwheelin' View Post
I believe I have those same rockford 4" speakers if they have a huge magnet they don't quiet fit in the stock location. I had to build some custom mounts and trim the dash slightly. I look forward to seeing how you mount them in the dash I may have missed an angle that they can fit better in.
Actually Ive got it in the dash today. I had to trim the speaker mounts quite a bit and a tiny bit on the dash but the holes lined up after. Its a VERY tight fit but man are they worth it and sound great. I will post a couple pictures up tomorrow of the dash install. I also started on a subwoofer box for a shallow mount sub. Will get pics of that tomorrow aswell.
sam24th is offline  
Old 10-24-2012, 02:35 PM
  #31  
Registered User
Thread Starter
 
sam24th's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 111
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Picked up a set of doors off of a guy today so I can start on building some half doors. Here is the progress after about 2 hours.




sam24th is offline  
Old 10-29-2012, 06:44 AM
  #32  
Registered User
Thread Starter
 
sam24th's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 111
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I one of the doors almost done. Finished welding it up and now to smooth it out with some filler. The second one is in the cutting stage.

sam24th is offline  
Old 11-28-2012, 05:47 PM
  #33  
Registered User
Thread Starter
 
sam24th's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 111
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Picked up a can-back soft top for the yota today from a local. Build is slowly coming together.

sam24th is offline  
Old 12-04-2012, 06:35 AM
  #34  
Registered User
Thread Starter
 
sam24th's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 111
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
So a bit of an update, no pics but still a small update. I ordered a rear tire carrier hinge kit so I can start on making a rear tire carrier. I received my backup camera in the mail and purchased some rock lights during cyber Monday. I will update once parts start rolling in and install starts happening. I also picked up a Viair 350C compressor which will be used for my OBA system. Started on a new design for some sliders for the yota also. Still in the designing stage but this is what I have in CAD as of writing.


The old shift boot was all old and nasty so I made a new one. Not my best sewing job but looks 100x better than my old boot. Also completely finished the drivers side half door and mounted the exterior skin.



Last edited by sam24th; 12-05-2012 at 05:55 AM.
sam24th is offline  
Old 12-07-2012, 02:14 PM
  #35  
Registered User
Thread Starter
 
sam24th's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 111
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Just installed some lights in the back of the truck for camping. Also added a few courtesy lights under the dash on a switch.



sam24th is offline  
Old 12-20-2012, 07:58 PM
  #36  
Registered User
 
STR8AXLE84's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Georgia
Posts: 38
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Awesome truck man! I'm thinking of painting mine this color! I just put a set of those same stock wheels you have on there now on my truck. I've been Debating on whether I should keep them or go back to the black wheels I had on it before. Keep up the good work!
STR8AXLE84 is offline  
Old 12-23-2012, 04:07 PM
  #37  
Registered User
Thread Starter
 
sam24th's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 111
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Well a bit of an update:

Finally got around to try to wire some of my things up. I got my fuse block in the mail from amazon. Made a little mount for it in my engine bay, mounted my PA speaker, got some LED offroad lights and mocked up the one for the front bar. Also got my shackles from Wab-fab, however they were missing the nuts so I wont be able to install them until I get those.So here are pics!




sam24th is offline  
Old 12-25-2012, 06:17 AM
  #38  
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: McKinleyville, Ca
Posts: 82
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
those lights are sick! how did your half doors turn out? been thinking about building a set for my truck.
Tim Steele is offline  
Old 12-25-2012, 06:18 AM
  #39  
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: McKinleyville, Ca
Posts: 82
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
btw way your shackles should have came with lock nuts. ive got tg shackles on my truck and they came with them.
Tim Steele is offline  
Old 12-25-2012, 07:55 AM
  #40  
Registered User
Thread Starter
 
sam24th's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 111
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Originally Posted by Tim Steele View Post
those lights are sick! how did your half doors turn out? been thinking about building a set for my truck.
The half doors are actually done. Heres one of them without the skin on it.

Last edited by rworegon; 08-19-2014 at 05:17 PM.
sam24th is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: Sam24th's 84 Darkside build


Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: