1996 Toyota Tacoma Cathedral City, CA Severed Ties - Motortopia
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1996 Toyota Tacoma Cathedral City, CA Severed Ties


  • 2.4L
  • Stock components relocated
  • Custom K&N intake
  • Cleaned, rewired and painted
  • Pacesetter headers
  • Custom Magnaflow exhaust
  • Engine cover
  • Custom shifter


  • Shops: Tre5 Customs
  • 3.25-inch body drop
  • Back half with 2×3-inch box tubing
  • 4-link and cantilever ’bag setup
  • Early ’90s Toyota rearend
  • Custom fuel cell
  • Tre5 disc brake setup
  • Carrera chrome shocks
  • Relocated control arms
  • Modified spindles


  • Shop: So Cal Autobody
  • 2000 Tacoma hood
  • 1996 4WD bumper and 2WD valance
  • 4WD fenders and bed
  • Grant Kustoms tailgate skin combo
  • Shaved handles, gas door, bed floor, third brake light and hump
  • Spyder LED taillights and headlights
  • PPG Ford Ruby Red paint


  • 20×8-inch Intro I-331 wheels
  • 235/30/20 and 255/30/20 Acelero tires


  • Shops: Victor Moreno at California Custom Upholstery/Randy Stockman at Audio Vision
  • Black satin synthetic leather
  • Black Bentley carpet
  • 1996 Saturn wagon seats cut down
  • Smoothed and painted dash
  • Custom-built center console
  • Flush iPad
  • Alpine Type R subs and PDX amplifiers
  • Kinetik batteries
  • Dynamat

Special thanks from owner:

Fili, Alex and Chito Corona and everybody at So Cal Auto body for all of their hard work and dedication; Jeremy Rice, Randy Stockman, Big John Schick, Fito Velasquez and everyone who had their hand in this thing; also my beautiful wife Gaby and my kids. This truck has been a long time in the making, but I couldn’t let it go because I felt I had to finish it to honor one of our fallen brothers, Noel Rodriguez. I really want to thank everyone; it wouldn’t have been possible without all of you.