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Old 06-24-2013, 10:06 AM   #41
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A better pic of the headlights:


Apparently the corner lights won't be here until late July.

I did a little 4x4 in some mountains (White Tanks) about 10 minutes from my house. I really need to get some rear frame reinforcements on asap, but my cousin's welder is down.
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The Elk Mountains trip was a no-go for a variety of reasons but I managed to get in a nice northern AZ trip with a buddy. TRIP REPORT HERE.

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Setting up for some night fishing at Lake Pleasant...

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like the rack on the shell set up man. and also the swing out tire carrier looks good man.ive got the same set up minus the swing out.
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Thanks... I had to do some minor work to make the rack connect to the shell strongly, but I suppose eventually the fiberglass will start stressing and cracking. Could be another year, could be 5 years. Then I'll just go back to the way the truck was before, sans shell
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Speaking of sans shell, I took it off in the first step towards welding the rear frame reinforcement plates onto the truck. I have only taken the shell off once before, for about 6 months, since I initially put it on. I'll probably keep it off at least 6 months... maybe until next summer.





When the frame reinforcement are put on, I plan on adding some angle iron between the main frame rails, near where the stock spare is located. It might add some additional rigidity, but I want them there for future mounting purposes, in case I eventually add a fresh water tank.
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Old 08-29-2013, 02:43 PM   #48
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I like the shell but looking good either way man
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Cool build, sir. Your rear bumper is making me jealous.
Thanks... it's certainly strong and simple. I'll get some hi-lift mounts on there eventually. Actually I have a lot of little things to do once it cools down some.

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I like the shell but looking good either way man
Thanks, without the shell that rear spare looks HIGH! I actually prefer the shell as well, but it's nice to change it up every once in a while. Still, I wouldn't have taken it off if I didn't need it off for the rear frame plates install.
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Dove season in the desert... 10 minutes from home.

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With dove season over and the archery elk hunt complete, the Tacoma is on stands now... the to-do list is as follows:
- new steering pump
- new master cylinder
- new brake booster
- new black corner lights
- weld rear frame reinforcements
- add 2 extra bolts to rear bumper
- new belts
- new door handles
- fix heat shield above the cat
- new ac/heater blower

Once that is done I'll re-paint frame/sliders/wheels/etc with rustoleum satin black, get tires rotated and balanced, and alignment. It should be ready to go for my 4x4 trout-squirrel trip in mid-October.
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I got everything done listed in the previous post, as well as a new wiper reservoir, cleaned battery, and fixed plastic shroud thing near fan. I'm sad I have not got a shipping notice for the wet okeles yet... it's been almost a month.

Some crappy pictures:



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Mogollon Rim trip report! (if you can call it that)

I'm not sure about the ultragauge, it kept throwing alarms when I still had over 1/3 tank of gas... gonna have to figure it out and tweak it.
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You got anymore pics of your roof top fuel tank set up? I've thought of doing that with my boat fuel tank too
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Here's a few older pics.


This is the 9 gallon tank. I painted it white because a big red tank up there would look silly. Of course a few years after I created this set-up, they started selling those red modular/stackable gas cans that people put on their racks. At least mine's white and I can refuel without taking it down


I made a little custom fitted hinged bracket to secure the tank, it attaches to the non-hinged end with a large wingnut. Very secure.



This is me airing and fueling myself during a trip in New Mexico. I jumbled together some hose, a primer bulb, and a connector to the tank. It takes about a minute to set up and prime it and once it starts flowing it takes about 6-8 minutes to drain 9 gallons. When I need to put gas in the "fuel cell" as I call it, I just stand on the tailgate


This was about 500% cheaper and easier than doing a "real" aux fuel tank, and since my truck is beat up and nothing to look at anyway, it just fits the hard-nosed motif
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Well now that I have a roof rack on order I may just go this route. I was going to get some rotopax but I already have one of these fuel tanks and might as well use it. What did they use as a spout on the end
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You have a pretty clean build and those expo style fuel cans are nice. I consider my set-up a little rough around the edges which kind of suits my vehicle... but if you can get your to look nice with your rig, go for it.

Not 100% on your question, the withdrawal assembly is a plastic female 1/4 threaded elbow... pretty standard on boat tanks.
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Ya I had to get rid of the military style fuel cans when I transferred up here to kodiak.....stupid shipping company. They wouldn't let me send them with the truck cause they had had fuel in them at one time. Even though inlet them open vent for a week, they said no. I argued with them saying that, the fuel tank in the truck had a 1/4 tank and vents and that these two tanks with no fuel in them should be fine. But they didn't care.....assholes. Thanks man I've tried to keep it pretty clean so far.

And sorry let me re-phrase my question. What do you use as a nozzle or spout at the end of the hose going into the filler cap to the trucks fuel tank? I have all the other pieces from my boat tank already but the end of my hose that connects to the engine has a connector to attach to a boat motor.
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I used to have a neat connector/adapter that was similar but just hardware, all I had to do was screw it in and push a hose on it. That was lost on a trip some years back so now I use my extra outtake nozzle with hose attached and pop it in when refueling.



I'd imagine there are many way to make something work, probably better than mine... I just just tend to go with what works and not worry about things much
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Oh I'm the same way. I guess I'll just find some kind of spout/nozzle at the hardware store and go with it.

Thanks again!
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