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4banger Custom Wedge Build

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds (2005-2015)' started by ke4640d20, Jul 27, 2018.

  1. Jan 26, 2019 at 5:33 AM
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    DrFunker

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    The far side.
  2. Jan 30, 2019 at 8:02 AM
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    Really the only thing I would use would be the tenting. I already have a design for all the hinges, top, so forth. Thanks for the input. I will make sure to hit them up, and see the price comparison vs making my own.
     
  3. Jan 30, 2019 at 8:03 AM
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    ahah. I am sure he would make a killing. He worked for a company that offered "Pro Deals" and he was able to buy 2 because he has two cars and that was his argument. Don't think ill ever be able to get a deal like that ever again.
     
  4. Jan 30, 2019 at 8:09 AM
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    What are you planning on using for the shell part? Aluminum, fiberglass, something else??
     
  5. Jan 30, 2019 at 8:12 AM
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    My plan is to neither actually. There's a material that similar to "plastic" called HDPE or Starboard. You see a lot of its application in marine products. Has a lifetime warranty on fading/cracking/etc. Comes in back and white, and it probably 1/6th of the price of steel/aluminum. So the plan is to use 3/8" Starboard, all around in black, and white on top, to allow better cooling in the summer. I live in Sacramento, so it gets hotter than hell out here.
     
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  6. Jan 30, 2019 at 9:21 AM
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    That's a great idea I wouldn't have thought about that!
     
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  7. Jan 30, 2019 at 4:12 PM
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    Awesome build, will stick around for this one.

    Here is how i fit my 50qt ARB behind the passenger seat. Fit perfectly, you may consider a similar platform for your setup. I removed the bench seat and head rest from the passenger side. I recommend putting it behind the passenger unless you are under 6'0" tall. It would be a crunched fit if it was behind my seat and im about 6'1" for reference. The base of your fridge also looks a little wider than my ARB
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  8. Feb 1, 2019 at 7:51 AM
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    Looks good dude! That’s basically what I am going with. Except I plan on putting my electrical and second battery in the same area. Here’s what I have so far. Obviously still needs a lot of sanding and wrapping with carpet.

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  9. Feb 1, 2019 at 7:58 AM
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    Thanks brother, yours is coming along very nicely!

    Check out this thread, gave me a good idea for storage when i rebuild my platform. Could be a good time for you to incorporate it if you're interested
    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/access-cab-platform.537015/

    I plan on making a drawer on one side only so i can retain one bench seat in the back
     
  10. Feb 1, 2019 at 3:06 PM
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    Project of the day: A small but needed mount for cellphone and other accessories down the road. Got tired of the crappy cellphone mounts that fall apart in 6 months. B775C849-8B82-4563-A1F2-EE102C44690E.jpg
     
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  11. Feb 4, 2019 at 10:35 AM
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    Nice work!
     
  12. Feb 7, 2019 at 2:52 PM
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    Today’s project complete! The fridge now has a home. So does the second battey setup underneath.

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  13. Feb 15, 2019 at 12:12 PM
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    So, update. I have been trying to find a heavy duty latch for the lid of the camper. I ordered a couple remote latches, try to do a strap type latch from the inside. 2BE43920-477F-4556-AF92-21AF2DEAEDBF.jpg E969DB20-D7D4-460F-A3F6-68D74F1BDCCD.jpg 08407858-7237-47F6-BAD4-5C6748406AA2.jpg I stumbled upon jeep wrangler hood latches. Ended up ordering the one in the first picture but really wanted the one in the second picture and didn’t want to spend $100. Well thanks to Amazon, they screwed up and sent me the nicer one. Installed it today and they work like a charm. Use some 5/16 back plates from 80/20.
     
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  14. Feb 15, 2019 at 12:17 PM
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  15. Feb 15, 2019 at 1:12 PM
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  16. Feb 15, 2019 at 3:30 PM
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    DUDE, this is so awesome. I'd love to do the same. Keep your drawings. Maybe you can share them someday.
     
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  17. Feb 15, 2019 at 4:03 PM
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    A full build write up is in the works on Post #2. So I will have all the parts, sizes, details and drawings on there, once the camper is done. Keep and eye on the thread.
     
  18. Feb 18, 2019 at 5:45 PM
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    This could be a real fun project. Thanks for pioneering this.
     
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    I think it’s a good alternative to someone who wants to build their own GFC or Vagabond type wedge who has the resources/time to do so.
     
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  20. Feb 18, 2019 at 6:12 PM
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    Few more pics from the weekend.
    Painted the frame, primer, black and texture.
    Wiring harness for the 3rd brake light, rear floods, interior lights and (future fan)
    Also purchased all the HDPE starboard today. I hope to have this assembeled by end of next weekend. (IG story pics) @kirill.evdok3749C402-0AC0-4139-8431-37B93E359DCE.jpg7C53669F-DFD5-4987-9071-7BC0A3F053C1.jpg 37331AC3-247C-4F65-9670-B6D0E596EB20.jpgE6047EB9-1EA3-4910-9CE3-01E07BCBC0D6.jpg 12401EED-345A-4F19-B107-7D98BDB580F0.jpg
     

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