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Jeff & Lisa Richards
1999 Toyota Tacoma
We bought this in 1999 as a salvage vehicle. We have painted it several times over the years, always with PPG colors. Last June we decided to start all over and stripped it down, welded in the rear tail-gate and added a roll-pan. This time the paint is House of Kolor Candy Violette Sunset Pearl Orange and Keylime Green graphix with TruFire added in between to break it all up.
I wanted to be really different and cut the name-plate off the truck and put it on the tail-gate. Then we added 18 stripes of red LED lights to light it up like a billboard! We also added 4 heavy duty strobe lights along with a polished diamond plate, just in case you couldn't see it! We then fabricated a hydraulic Dump-Bed to add a little more excitement. I also purchased and installed GT factory Lambo Doors just to finish off the crazy additions to the body.
The truck also has a 6" Trail Master lift, a 2" Daystar Spacer lift and 3" body lift all add to clear the 15.50 X 38 X 15 Mickey Thompson Claw Tires. The tires are 15 X 10 DC-1 with Beadlock Rings with the Company Logo Engraved into them. The Beadlocks are one of a kind seeing how they haven't produced them yet. This set was specially made by Steve Lindsay of Austinburg Machine as well as the full Roll Cage in the interior.
The engine is stock for the most part and the stereo system was just added in September by E&J Glass of Ashtabula. They installed an in-dash CD-DVD player and put 4 Rockford Fosgate 12" Subwoofers and a 500 watt Fosgate amp in the bed of the truck. All custom built and installed by Jason. This truck was completely done in 10 days Start to Finish at my shop "Richmond Auto Body & Customizing at 5005 Benefit Ave. in Ashtabula Ohio.
A Special Thanks to all the guys, Chad, Scott, Keith and my wife Lisa who has no hair left after those 10 days!