Originally Posted by tacoma16
-figure out storage solution behind the rear seats (DONE)
-redo my aux fuse box (want to make the wiring cleaner, and have relay station)
-build a gas can mount for my scepter cans
-delete low hanging exhaust (DONE)
-delete tumor from transfer case skid (DONE)
-adjust relentless cb mount (DONE)
- repaint what ever needs it.
See how that goes. Few little projects that wont break the bank. Keep me busy until my bumpers come.
Well summer pretty much came and went super fast. As much as I told my self I wasn't going to be working as much this summer, and would put time aside for camping and wheeling....I worked. My Uncle has a farm where he gets pretty busy, and since he got injured last winter, he kinda depended on me to keep things going. So I got a few things done in my free time which was very minimal.
First some pics on the farm. Lots of diesel runs, and hauling one thing or another.
As for work done for the truck, I painted some 1st gen rims. Was so busy this sumer it took me almost a month in a half to put 4 hours into these rims. Didn't even get to finish them, but that's life right.
how they were
all cleaned up. Just used a wire wheel to get rid of the peeling coat and used some light grit sand paper to try to have a smooth finish
Painted them a matte black.
I bought 8 rims for $250, where they all came with center caps, plus one set had lugs so I was pretty happy with that. Got 5 rims painted and still need to do clear coat and paint the center caps.
As for my back seat storage I took out the plastic storage bins and used the seat brackets to bolt a piece of carpet padding and carpet to the back to keep the road noise down and to save the cab from getting scratched or dented from tools and what not.
I didn't want to use any glues or adhesives so I used some lacrosse lace and sewed (to the best of my ability the padding and the carpet together)
to give an idea how it looks with a seat up
All in all the carpet was like $30 and the padding was $50 but I have enough to make a platform for the dogs so $80 for 2 projects isn't too bad.
In other news, bumpers are paid for and should be arriving in a few weeks hopefully. In super excellent news, I made a few extra pennies this summer to get my lift so just have to find the time to get over to Ski at Ct motorsports to get stuff and put it on.