I started the build of my truck back in the summer of 08 and have been working on it ever since. The building of my truck is done in stages. So far im on stage 6 and I have 2 to 3 more to go.
A little history:
On a warm summer afternoon while I was headed home after long day of floating. Long story short I ran out of talent but blue tooth was the cause. I hit a 10" peach tree around 10 to 15 mph I was able to slow from 50mph. Thus my reason to build my truck. When I bought this truck in 06 I had the intentions to turn it in to a prerunner. So my thinking is why go back to stock when it is cheaper to what I want. That kind of thinking only worked for the first stage.
Stage 1: Fix Damage. Start date 07/15/08
What was damaged: header pannel, driver side lights, grill, hood, fender, bumper, and core support. The air bags did not deploy.
Found the glass, hood, header panel, grill, on craigslist for a $200 bucks. In the process I got new lights for both sides from ebay for $80. I was able to get the core support back in to shape.
I built a 100% bolt on tube bumper. I spent $80 for all the material.
The completion of stage 1. You can see my next stage in this pic very well. Finish date 08/10/08
My bumper build.