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5280 Build Thread

Discussion in '1st Gen. Builds (1995-2004)' started by 5280, Mar 31, 2021.

  1. Mar 31, 2021 at 3:09 PM
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    5280

    5280 [OP] old school

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    OME 881, Dakars, Raven topper, PIAA fog lights, dog mod and a couple other things...
    I don't think I ever started an official build thread... so almost 22 years after I bought it...

    I just picked it up from having the hood, front fenders, doors, roof, and topper roof painted. There was rust developing around the windshield and the paint was failing in other areas. I had recently seriously considered selling my truck, for various reasons, but finally I decided to spend money upgrading and restoring instead of buying something new.

    More to come, but here are some photos of the newly painted 5280 (aka Ruby):

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    Thanks Chatfield Auto Body
     
    Last edited: Apr 1, 2021
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  2. Mar 31, 2021 at 9:53 PM
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    Winkle99

    Winkle99 Don't Look Back

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    That is an awesome color! Looks great!
     
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  3. Apr 27, 2021 at 7:30 PM
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    5280

    5280 [OP] old school

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    OME 881, Dakars, Raven topper, PIAA fog lights, dog mod and a couple other things...
    Several years ago I did the clutch spring mod to eliminate the squeak... At some point the cruise control wouldn’t stay engaged... so after a lot of forum reading, I bought new bushings for the original spring and pulled the clutch pedal assembly today. I got it all back together, except I dropped one of the nuts for the master cylinder bracket and I can’t find it! It is somewhere in the engine bay. So I need to get a new one, and until then I can’t verify that this fixed the cruise control problem (don’t want to drive it without the cylinder properly attached).
    :annoyed:
     
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  4. May 2, 2021 at 12:58 PM
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    5280

    5280 [OP] old school

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    OME 881, Dakars, Raven topper, PIAA fog lights, dog mod and a couple other things...
    ...After going to 3 stores to get another nut (which wasn’t an exact match), I dropped the other original nut when re-attaching the clutch pedal:mad:... but I found it, and the first one I dropped too!:D
    So I can finally say all is well and the clutch and cruise control work properly now! Sheesh!
    Thanks to Winkle99 for his helpful build thread, which led me in the right direction.:)
     
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  5. May 31, 2021 at 9:48 PM
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    roboturner

    roboturner Well-Known Member

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    Paint looks great! Can I ask how much they charged?
     
  6. Jun 11, 2021 at 8:33 PM
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    5280

    5280 [OP] old school

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    OME 881, Dakars, Raven topper, PIAA fog lights, dog mod and a couple other things...
    New/improved today:

    SPC Adjustable Upper Control Arms installed
    Front lower ball joints replaced
    Rack and pinion replaced
    Front sway bar link/bushing replacement

    Thanks Slee Off-Road

    Ruby is ready for some fun:cool:
     
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  7. Jun 11, 2021 at 8:37 PM
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    CascadeCruiser

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    Hell yeah. That is some awesome stuff. I wish I had a gen 1 like that.
     
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  8. Jun 26, 2021 at 6:36 PM
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    5280

    5280 [OP] old school

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    OME 881, Dakars, Raven topper, PIAA fog lights, dog mod and a couple other things...
    Today I installed the Uniden Pro 520XL in the location previously holding the ashtray, and like many others have said, it’s a perfect fit.

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    Also connected the Little Wil Magnetic Antenna and “the connector you need for routing a coax cable at a 90-degree angle.” I was hoping to run the cable through the rear window but the connector won’t fit between the cab and the topper, so for now it will just go through the window. Not a big deal but may look into something different if this proves inconvenient.
    This was a relatively easy install for people who don’t drop and/or misplace things, which isn’t me!! :rolleyes:

    I still need to tune it but I took a short drive and heard “Spaceman” talking about the possum he had on the stove! So, money well spent! :rofl:


    The spending continues :spending:
     
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  9. Jul 3, 2021 at 2:54 PM
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    5280

    5280 [OP] old school

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    OME 881, Dakars, Raven topper, PIAA fog lights, dog mod and a couple other things...
    Today I added a little third gen to my first gen, in a new grill from Taco Vinyl. Not sure I like the classic truck colors but they are easily removed.

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    On a personal note, I worked on this today mostly as a distraction from losing my best friend Jasper Dog a couple of days ago. He was a huge part of my life and I’m heartbroken. If you have a pet, give them a hug today.

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  10. Jul 15, 2021 at 6:04 PM
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    5280

    5280 [OP] old school

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    99 Tacoma TRD
    OME 881, Dakars, Raven topper, PIAA fog lights, dog mod and a couple other things...

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