Mike "Wuzzy121". Rest in peace, brother

Go Back   Tacoma World Forums > Tacoma Garage > Builds > 1st Gen. Builds

Notices

Pliny's super secret build and BS thread

Reply
 
Referenced Products Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 06-26-2014, 06:32 PM   #1941
Pliny [OP] Pliny is offline
curmudgeon
Pliny is one of the sharper tools in the shedPliny is one of the sharper tools in the shedPliny is one of the sharper tools in the shedPliny is one of the sharper tools in the shedPliny is one of the sharper tools in the shedPliny is one of the sharper tools in the shedPliny is one of the sharper tools in the shedPliny is one of the sharper tools in the shedPliny is one of the sharper tools in the shedPliny is one of the sharper tools in the shedPliny is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
Pliny's Avatar
Name: they call me Bruce
Joined: Nov 2012, #90249
Location: under a rock
Gender: Male
Posts: 9,742
Pliny's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by Box Rocket View Post
Sorry but it's totally possible. On one of my trips a couple years ago fully loaded for a 5 day expedition trip, I got a confirmed 21.5mpg on the 8 hr drive on the highway to where the offroad part of the trip began. In the right conditions is possible. Now go cry yourself to sleep that your truck won't do it.
You were able to go around the world in five days? Impressive!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Box Rocket View Post
I know you didn't mean anything bad. The term "expo" is a misnomer and grossly overused these days, and used in the wrong way. 99.9% of the people out there that claim to have "expedition" rigs are nothing more than car campers, myself included.

When I take this truck around the world, then I'll consider it an "expedition" rig.

I just have a modestly built trail rig that happens to have a snorkel and a tent on it. Doesn't make it "expedition" worthy.
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2014, 07:45 PM   #1942
Professional Web Wheeler
m3bassman is one of the sharper tools in the shedm3bassman is one of the sharper tools in the shedm3bassman is one of the sharper tools in the shedm3bassman is one of the sharper tools in the shedm3bassman is one of the sharper tools in the shedm3bassman is one of the sharper tools in the shedm3bassman is one of the sharper tools in the shedm3bassman is one of the sharper tools in the shedm3bassman is one of the sharper tools in the shedm3bassman is one of the sharper tools in the shedm3bassman is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
m3bassman's Avatar
Name: Captain Jack Sparrow
Joined: Jan 2011, #49376
Location: On the seven seas!
Gender: Male
Posts: 17,381
m3bassman's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by Box Rocket View Post
I know you didn't mean anything bad. The term "expo" is a misnomer and grossly overused these days, and used in the wrong way. 99.9% of the people out there that claim to have "expedition" rigs are nothing more than car campers, myself included.

When I take this truck around the world, then I'll consider it an "expedition" rig.

I just have a modestly built trail rig that happens to have a snorkel and a tent on it. Doesn't make it "expedition" worthy.
What is in a name. A rose by any other name is still a rose.

Locations don't make the vehicle an expo rig, it's how it is used that defines it. Luckily the term expo is ildefined thus my treuck is expo when I put my tent in the back
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2014, 08:01 PM   #1944
Professional Web Wheeler
m3bassman is one of the sharper tools in the shedm3bassman is one of the sharper tools in the shedm3bassman is one of the sharper tools in the shedm3bassman is one of the sharper tools in the shedm3bassman is one of the sharper tools in the shedm3bassman is one of the sharper tools in the shedm3bassman is one of the sharper tools in the shedm3bassman is one of the sharper tools in the shedm3bassman is one of the sharper tools in the shedm3bassman is one of the sharper tools in the shedm3bassman is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
m3bassman's Avatar
Name: Captain Jack Sparrow
Joined: Jan 2011, #49376
Location: On the seven seas!
Gender: Male
Posts: 17,381
m3bassman's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by TimmyB View Post
Also got my best tank ever... 22.5mpg!
"It is a truck, why would you care about keeping it light"

the fools
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-27-2014, 10:04 AM   #1945
Independant Thinker
Lumpskie is one of the sharper tools in the shedLumpskie is one of the sharper tools in the shedLumpskie is one of the sharper tools in the shedLumpskie is one of the sharper tools in the shedLumpskie is one of the sharper tools in the shedLumpskie is one of the sharper tools in the shedLumpskie is one of the sharper tools in the shedLumpskie is one of the sharper tools in the shedLumpskie is one of the sharper tools in the shedLumpskie is one of the sharper tools in the shedLumpskie is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
Lumpskie's Avatar
Joined: Apr 2013, #102450
Location: Colorado
Gender: Male
Posts: 1,770
Lumpskie's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by TimmyB View Post
You were able to go around the world in five days? Impressive!

LoL!
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2014, 04:42 PM   #1946
Senior Member
nagorb is one of the sharper tools in the shednagorb is one of the sharper tools in the shednagorb is one of the sharper tools in the shednagorb is one of the sharper tools in the shednagorb is one of the sharper tools in the shednagorb is one of the sharper tools in the shednagorb is one of the sharper tools in the shednagorb is one of the sharper tools in the shednagorb is one of the sharper tools in the shednagorb is one of the sharper tools in the shednagorb is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
nagorb's Avatar
Joined: Feb 2011, #52025
Location: california
Gender: Male
Posts: 3,282
nagorb's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by Blackdawg View Post
I'm still hunting for this illusive mpg thing...gonna have to do some more exploring to find it..
Now that frank is back it's more illusive then ever.
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2014, 10:09 PM   #1947
Senior Member
deadhed61 is one of the sharper tools in the sheddeadhed61 is one of the sharper tools in the sheddeadhed61 is one of the sharper tools in the sheddeadhed61 is one of the sharper tools in the sheddeadhed61 is one of the sharper tools in the sheddeadhed61 is one of the sharper tools in the sheddeadhed61 is one of the sharper tools in the sheddeadhed61 is one of the sharper tools in the sheddeadhed61 is one of the sharper tools in the sheddeadhed61 is one of the sharper tools in the sheddeadhed61 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
deadhed61's Avatar
Name: Chris
Joined: Oct 2011, #65723
Location: Santa Barbara, Ca
Age: 30
Gender: Male
Posts: 3,471
deadhed61's Tacoma Gallery
you've been back for a few hours now, where are all the pics!! haha.

Great trip man! Thanks for all the fun times and wheelin. I had a blast!!

When's the next one!?
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2014, 11:22 PM   #1948
Pliny [OP] Pliny is offline
curmudgeon
Pliny is one of the sharper tools in the shedPliny is one of the sharper tools in the shedPliny is one of the sharper tools in the shedPliny is one of the sharper tools in the shedPliny is one of the sharper tools in the shedPliny is one of the sharper tools in the shedPliny is one of the sharper tools in the shedPliny is one of the sharper tools in the shedPliny is one of the sharper tools in the shedPliny is one of the sharper tools in the shedPliny is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
Pliny's Avatar
Name: they call me Bruce
Joined: Nov 2012, #90249
Location: under a rock
Gender: Male
Posts: 9,742
Pliny's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by Blackdawg View Post
I'm still hunting for this illusive mpg thing...gonna have to do some more exploring to find it..
More exploring is always a good idea

Quote:
Originally Posted by m3bassman View Post
"It is a truck, why would you care about keeping it light"

the fools
Exactly!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lumpskie View Post
LoL!


Quote:
Originally Posted by nagorb View Post
Now that frank is back it's more illusive then ever.
The fancy new gears should help... Maybe??

Quote:
Originally Posted by deadhed61 View Post
you've been back for a few hours now, where are all the pics!! haha.

Great trip man! Thanks for all the fun times and wheelin. I had a blast!!

When's the next one!?
LOL! I came back to chaos. Family and friends all working to get the (mostly) remodeled kitchen all set up for the wedding this coming weekend. And my computer is still fubar'd. Soon though

But yah man very awesome trip! Stoked that you were able to make it and there was no serious truck drama (besides damn broken rack!). Definitely would not have been the same with out ya

And now I can beat everyone in the pen at dominos

Seriously though!! Kind of really bummed I'm going to spend tomorrow in a cubicle instead of hitting a trail

Not all of us will get to spend the day chilling at the beach beer drinking
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2014, 06:30 AM   #1949
Independant Thinker
Lumpskie is one of the sharper tools in the shedLumpskie is one of the sharper tools in the shedLumpskie is one of the sharper tools in the shedLumpskie is one of the sharper tools in the shedLumpskie is one of the sharper tools in the shedLumpskie is one of the sharper tools in the shedLumpskie is one of the sharper tools in the shedLumpskie is one of the sharper tools in the shedLumpskie is one of the sharper tools in the shedLumpskie is one of the sharper tools in the shedLumpskie is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
Lumpskie's Avatar
Joined: Apr 2013, #102450
Location: Colorado
Gender: Male
Posts: 1,770
Lumpskie's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by TimmyB View Post
Seriously though!! Kind of really bummed I'm going to spend tomorrow in a cubicle instead of hitting a trail
I just read this... sitting in my cubicle
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2014, 09:21 AM   #1950
Pliny [OP] Pliny is offline
curmudgeon
Pliny is one of the sharper tools in the shedPliny is one of the sharper tools in the shedPliny is one of the sharper tools in the shedPliny is one of the sharper tools in the shedPliny is one of the sharper tools in the shedPliny is one of the sharper tools in the shedPliny is one of the sharper tools in the shedPliny is one of the sharper tools in the shedPliny is one of the sharper tools in the shedPliny is one of the sharper tools in the shedPliny is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
Pliny's Avatar
Name: they call me Bruce
Joined: Nov 2012, #90249
Location: under a rock
Gender: Male
Posts: 9,742
Pliny's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lumpskie View Post
I just read this... sitting in my cubicle
The struggle is real! I for see a lot of coffee in my future today

You're lucky at least that you have all those fun trails so close to you
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2014, 12:56 PM   #1951
Senior Member
deadhed61 is one of the sharper tools in the sheddeadhed61 is one of the sharper tools in the sheddeadhed61 is one of the sharper tools in the sheddeadhed61 is one of the sharper tools in the sheddeadhed61 is one of the sharper tools in the sheddeadhed61 is one of the sharper tools in the sheddeadhed61 is one of the sharper tools in the sheddeadhed61 is one of the sharper tools in the sheddeadhed61 is one of the sharper tools in the sheddeadhed61 is one of the sharper tools in the sheddeadhed61 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
deadhed61's Avatar
Name: Chris
Joined: Oct 2011, #65723
Location: Santa Barbara, Ca
Age: 30
Gender: Male
Posts: 3,471
deadhed61's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by TimmyB View Post
More exploring is always a good idea



Exactly!







The fancy new gears should help... Maybe??



LOL! I came back to chaos. Family and friends all working to get the (mostly) remodeled kitchen all set up for the wedding this coming weekend. And my computer is still fubar'd. Soon though

But yah man very awesome trip! Stoked that you were able to make it and there was no serious truck drama (besides damn broken rack!). Definitely would not have been the same with out ya

And now I can beat everyone in the pen at dominos

Seriously though!! Kind of really bummed I'm going to spend tomorrow in a cubicle instead of hitting a trail

Not all of us will get to spend the day chilling at the beach beer drinking
It's a hard life. Looks like it's around noon and time for that nitro chub!


  Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2014, 01:44 PM   #1952
Pliny [OP] Pliny is offline
curmudgeon
Pliny is one of the sharper tools in the shedPliny is one of the sharper tools in the shedPliny is one of the sharper tools in the shedPliny is one of the sharper tools in the shedPliny is one of the sharper tools in the shedPliny is one of the sharper tools in the shedPliny is one of the sharper tools in the shedPliny is one of the sharper tools in the shedPliny is one of the sharper tools in the shedPliny is one of the sharper tools in the shedPliny is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
Pliny's Avatar
Name: they call me Bruce
Joined: Nov 2012, #90249
Location: under a rock
Gender: Male
Posts: 9,742
Pliny's Tacoma Gallery


PS find some time in that busy schedule of yours to share yer photos. Dan said he'll probably upload his stuff tonight.

PSS have a new plan of attack for the rack. Remind me to run it by you next time I see ya
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2014, 01:50 PM   #1953
Professional Web Wheeler
m3bassman is one of the sharper tools in the shedm3bassman is one of the sharper tools in the shedm3bassman is one of the sharper tools in the shedm3bassman is one of the sharper tools in the shedm3bassman is one of the sharper tools in the shedm3bassman is one of the sharper tools in the shedm3bassman is one of the sharper tools in the shedm3bassman is one of the sharper tools in the shedm3bassman is one of the sharper tools in the shedm3bassman is one of the sharper tools in the shedm3bassman is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
m3bassman's Avatar
Name: Captain Jack Sparrow
Joined: Jan 2011, #49376
Location: On the seven seas!
Gender: Male
Posts: 17,381
m3bassman's Tacoma Gallery
Welcome back!
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2014, 02:42 PM   #1954
Pliny [OP] Pliny is offline
curmudgeon
Pliny is one of the sharper tools in the shedPliny is one of the sharper tools in the shedPliny is one of the sharper tools in the shedPliny is one of the sharper tools in the shedPliny is one of the sharper tools in the shedPliny is one of the sharper tools in the shedPliny is one of the sharper tools in the shedPliny is one of the sharper tools in the shedPliny is one of the sharper tools in the shedPliny is one of the sharper tools in the shedPliny is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
Pliny's Avatar
Name: they call me Bruce
Joined: Nov 2012, #90249
Location: under a rock
Gender: Male
Posts: 9,742
Pliny's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by m3bassman View Post
Welcome back!
Thanks Ben

Anything new going on?
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2014, 02:44 PM   #1955
Professional Web Wheeler
m3bassman is one of the sharper tools in the shedm3bassman is one of the sharper tools in the shedm3bassman is one of the sharper tools in the shedm3bassman is one of the sharper tools in the shedm3bassman is one of the sharper tools in the shedm3bassman is one of the sharper tools in the shedm3bassman is one of the sharper tools in the shedm3bassman is one of the sharper tools in the shedm3bassman is one of the sharper tools in the shedm3bassman is one of the sharper tools in the shedm3bassman is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
m3bassman's Avatar
Name: Captain Jack Sparrow
Joined: Jan 2011, #49376
Location: On the seven seas!
Gender: Male
Posts: 17,381
m3bassman's Tacoma Gallery
my trucks a bit broken but should be roadworthy in a week or so. tie rods shit the bed as it wont hold its alignment and already started to show on the new tires when i was in montana last week.
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2014, 02:47 PM   #1956
Pliny [OP] Pliny is offline
curmudgeon
Pliny is one of the sharper tools in the shedPliny is one of the sharper tools in the shedPliny is one of the sharper tools in the shedPliny is one of the sharper tools in the shedPliny is one of the sharper tools in the shedPliny is one of the sharper tools in the shedPliny is one of the sharper tools in the shedPliny is one of the sharper tools in the shedPliny is one of the sharper tools in the shedPliny is one of the sharper tools in the shedPliny is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
Pliny's Avatar
Name: they call me Bruce
Joined: Nov 2012, #90249
Location: under a rock
Gender: Male
Posts: 9,742
Pliny's Tacoma Gallery
Sorry to hear that man. At least tre's are easy to replace.

Montana huh? How was that? One of these days I'm going to make it out that way. Any pics to share?
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2014, 03:53 PM   #1957
Senior Member
deadhed61 is one of the sharper tools in the sheddeadhed61 is one of the sharper tools in the sheddeadhed61 is one of the sharper tools in the sheddeadhed61 is one of the sharper tools in the sheddeadhed61 is one of the sharper tools in the sheddeadhed61 is one of the sharper tools in the sheddeadhed61 is one of the sharper tools in the sheddeadhed61 is one of the sharper tools in the sheddeadhed61 is one of the sharper tools in the sheddeadhed61 is one of the sharper tools in the sheddeadhed61 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
deadhed61's Avatar
Name: Chris
Joined: Oct 2011, #65723
Location: Santa Barbara, Ca
Age: 30
Gender: Male
Posts: 3,471
deadhed61's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by TimmyB View Post


PS find some time in that busy schedule of yours to share yer photos. Dan said he'll probably upload his stuff tonight.

PSS have a new plan of attack for the rack. Remind me to run it by you next time I see ya
I won't be around a computer for another week but I managed to put everything on a dvd for you before I left. Probably drop it off at you house house tomorow when I make a beer/ice run back to town. Do what you want with them, cause I'm drinking beer on the beach for another 5 days....
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2014, 05:12 PM   #1958
Pliny [OP] Pliny is offline
curmudgeon
Pliny is one of the sharper tools in the shedPliny is one of the sharper tools in the shedPliny is one of the sharper tools in the shedPliny is one of the sharper tools in the shedPliny is one of the sharper tools in the shedPliny is one of the sharper tools in the shedPliny is one of the sharper tools in the shedPliny is one of the sharper tools in the shedPliny is one of the sharper tools in the shedPliny is one of the sharper tools in the shedPliny is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
Pliny's Avatar
Name: they call me Bruce
Joined: Nov 2012, #90249
Location: under a rock
Gender: Male
Posts: 9,742
Pliny's Tacoma Gallery
Right on sounds good
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2014, 05:53 PM   #1959
Professional Web Wheeler
m3bassman is one of the sharper tools in the shedm3bassman is one of the sharper tools in the shedm3bassman is one of the sharper tools in the shedm3bassman is one of the sharper tools in the shedm3bassman is one of the sharper tools in the shedm3bassman is one of the sharper tools in the shedm3bassman is one of the sharper tools in the shedm3bassman is one of the sharper tools in the shedm3bassman is one of the sharper tools in the shedm3bassman is one of the sharper tools in the shedm3bassman is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
m3bassman's Avatar
Name: Captain Jack Sparrow
Joined: Jan 2011, #49376
Location: On the seven seas!
Gender: Male
Posts: 17,381
m3bassman's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by TimmyB View Post
Sorry to hear that man. At least tre's are easy to replace.

Montana huh? How was that? One of these days I'm going to make it out that way. Any pics to share?
easy if you have the tools, which i do not so its going in to the dealership to get that, the LBJ's replaced and then aligned hopefully next week. lowrange has been backordered on tre.

long story short, mom got stranded in Missoula so i went and took her home as she doesnt handle that shit very well.


couple more shots can be found here:
http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/off...ravel-log.html
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2014, 06:34 PM   #1960
Pliny [OP] Pliny is offline
curmudgeon
Pliny is one of the sharper tools in the shedPliny is one of the sharper tools in the shedPliny is one of the sharper tools in the shedPliny is one of the sharper tools in the shedPliny is one of the sharper tools in the shedPliny is one of the sharper tools in the shedPliny is one of the sharper tools in the shedPliny is one of the sharper tools in the shedPliny is one of the sharper tools in the shedPliny is one of the sharper tools in the shedPliny is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
Pliny's Avatar
Name: they call me Bruce
Joined: Nov 2012, #90249
Location: under a rock
Gender: Male
Posts: 9,742
Pliny's Tacoma Gallery
Man you can do the entire job with a jack stand, stock bottle jack, a pitman puller ($15-25 or rent for free from any parts store in America), a couple sockets, and a couple big crescent wrenches. But whatever works best for you! Bummer about the back order.

Pics look good! And sub'd yer thread
  Reply With Quote
Reply

Products Discussed in this Thread

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Red's Build, BS & Picture / Vid thread Large 2nd Gen. Builds 113 12-17-2014 02:28 PM
Jerretxx: truck collection, build thread, and BS thread jerretxx Other Builds 259 11-22-2014 11:52 AM
Super Hero BS Thread NFK Off-Topic Discussion 218 08-12-2014 10:48 AM
Texas Trail Rig Build BS Thread achirdo Texas 135 10-15-2013 05:05 AM


Copyright © 2014 Tacoma Forum. Tacoma World is not owned by, or affiliated with Toyota Motor Corporation.