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Old 05-06-2012, 05:28 PM   #1
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big sky's modest 12 build

nothing too fancy, but then again I've only had it for two weeks

day I brought it home, 2012 Double Cab Sport 6 speed





didn't like the front mud flaps (looked like they were just begging to get torn off ), so they were the first to go





^ also pic'd are some silver FJ TRD center caps

installed a TRD exhaust this weekend

comapro vs oe, smaller diameter muffler and larger diameter pipe (2.5" vs 2.25")



shiny tip



wasn't happy w/ the rear mudflaps, but wanted to leave some on there- so just trimmed the oe ones, marked a line w/ a straight edge and cut w/ tin snips, used the lower portion to trace the curves and cut those- smoothed it up w/ a sanding drum





finished



installed an Avid lightbar- very high quality piece; had it Rhinolined as it comes bare metal

also rattle canned the Toyota emblem super white w/ a couple light shots of clear



rear quarter shot w/ shortened mudflap, TRD exhaust and TRD center caps



I've got to get a high lift jack and shovel mounted as my next project
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Old 05-07-2012, 06:36 PM   #3
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thanks

I used ATO mounts that I had rhinolined to mount the hi-lift, very well designed and the jack is very secure

have an idea for the shovel, see if it works out

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thanks

I think I've got the shovel mount figured out, I'm going to use a couple of quick fist clamps




and a couple of t-nuts to slide into the rails to hold the clamps

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Old 05-27-2012, 01:35 PM   #6
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this makes for an easy and clean way to mount a shovel/axe/similar item utilizing the bed mount system

first you'll need a pair of quick fists

http://www.endroad.com/index.php/quick-fist-mounts.html

then a pair of t-slot nuts

http://www.zorotools.com/g/00063230/k-G1777921/

and finally a pair of 3/8" bolts (I used a round head hex socket)- I went 3/4" length, but I think 1" might be better

you have to drill the hole out a little in the quick fist to get the 3/8" bolt in

I assembled the t-slot nut on loosely, opened up the rail and slid both quickfists in, get them to the right location and simply tighten- done
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good start! were those t slot nuts the 9/16 (table) and 7/8 (base) w/ 3/8-16 thread? Looking to mount something similar and want to get the right size.

thanks!
danke those are the correct dimensions- cheapest I could find them was at Zorotools @ $2.50 a pop- might be cheaper elsewhere????
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