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Benbacher's Alaskan Stormtrooper build

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds (2005-2015)' started by benbacher, Jun 8, 2012.

  1. Jun 8, 2012 at 11:55 AM
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    benbacher

    benbacher [OP] Purveyor of Fun Vendor

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    AS SHE SITS TODAY​

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    THE FACTS

    SUSPENSION
    Coilovers - 8" ORANGE ORI's
    UCA - Icon Billet Upper Control Arm
    Leafs - ALCAN leafs w/ Icon striker plate flip kit
    Rear shocks - Icon custom length 2.5" shock with resis
    Bump Stops - Front (Stock) Rear (Icon 2.5")
    ARMOR
    BruteForce Fab Bed rack system w/water container storage and other goodies.
    BruteForce Fab swingout tire carrier High Clearance Rear bumper w/some custom accessories for hi-lift and rotopax.
    BruteForce Fab Sliders with custom kickout/kickup step
    BruteForce Fab 3-hoop plate bumper w/smittybilt x20 10k comp series synthetic winch
    BruteForce Fab Custom Roof Rack (In Transit)
    WHEELS/TIRES
    Stock wheels powdercoated black wrapped in 34x10.5" LTB's
    Allpro 3/4" Spacers

    MISCELLANEOUS
    Airflow America Snorkel
    Rotopax kit w/ Fuel and First Aid Storage
    Custom bed cage made from .188 wall 1 3/4" DOM bolted through to frame
    Pair of SPod's (soon)
    Aircraft Cargo Tie down strips in bed

    RECOVERY
    Recovery Shovel
    Recovery Axe w/Pick
    Recovery BFH
    Smittybilt x20 10k comp series synthetic winch
    Four Arctic Edition Maxtrax
    Two Wheelers Offroad Tree Savers (BIG Thank you to my secret santa)
    Four Shackles all mounted to Bumpers
    Factor 55 Pro Link
    Factor 55 Hitchlink
    Factor 55 Hawse Fairlead

    SHELTER
    CVT Mt. Mckinley w/Annex
    CVT 99" Awning w/Canvas Wall Kit
    CVT 55" Awning w/Mesh Wall Kit


    TO DO
    Wrap entire bed cage with 1000 denier Cordura Waterproof Ripstop Fabric (parts complete, assembly to follow)
    Wrap truck in orange vinyl (parts complete, assembly to follow)
    Trim Fenders and finish all edges w/rubber gasket (parts complete, assembly to follow)
    Fill Fender Flare Holes (parts complete, assembly to follow)
    Mount Snorkel Tube to A-Pillar post wrap (parts complete, assembly to follow)
    Remove bed to install new electronics center and begin process of building storage system (need moar parts, assembly to follow)
    Rear Diff Breather Relocate (need moar parts, assembly to follow)
    Put Interior Door panels back together and finish interior (parts complete, assembly to follow)
    Order new Wet Okole's (need moar parts, assembly to follow)
    Order new headliner (need moar parts, assembly to follow)
    Order new carpet (need moar parts, assembly to follow)
    Trim Bumpstop flip kit bolts (parts complete, assembly to follow)
    Mount Spare, Bestop, trasharoo, and maxtrax to swingouts (need moar parts, assembly to follow)
    Install gas assist on swingouts ((parts complete, assembly to follow)
    Acquire long ranger fuel tank


    I think that about does it, I'm sure I forgot some stuff.
     
    Last edited: May 19, 2014
  2. Jun 8, 2012 at 12:01 PM
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    benbacher

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    Reserved for future posts.
     
  3. Jun 8, 2012 at 3:38 PM
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    lembowski

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    Great start!

    lol at the sweatshirt matching the owner
     
  4. Jun 8, 2012 at 5:48 PM
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    benbacher

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    Haha that's exactly why I bought it. Couldn't pass it up.
     
  5. Jun 18, 2012 at 4:21 AM
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    slingshot5r

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    Glad to see you are able to start with the mods this summer. Looks great man, especially those projectors. I can't wait to get back so I can do my own retrofit.
     
  6. Jun 18, 2012 at 6:46 PM
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    gusher

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    Looking great man...love all the little details that you've put into your truck. Very nice... :thumbsup:
     
  7. Jun 19, 2012 at 9:12 AM
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    benbacher

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    Thanks guys, I think I'm going to put the lower valence on tonight and repaint the satoshi, waiting on a set of eyelids to finish out the front end look. I got upper and lower eyelids to square off the lenses, makes it look like a tundra headlight. I'm excited to see the contrast to an all blacked out lamp assembly. Should be seeing a lot more mods in the future because the wife decided she WANTS me to build my truck up.
    Not just tolerates it but WANTS me to. She realized when she saw the ARB roof tents that it's wAaay cheaper than buying a camper and you can go anywhere. So we're going to save up about 6k and throw it into the truck! Begin woot off! :woot:
     
  8. Jun 27, 2012 at 1:56 PM
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    bitchn truck.
     
  9. Jul 28, 2012 at 1:32 PM
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    UPDATE:
    as soon as Toyota Man finishes this set of eyelids I'll have more pictures. Also got a canon 5D mark ii so they'll be much better quality than the iphone. Go big or go home!
     
  10. Oct 2, 2012 at 3:48 PM
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    Nice truck man! So :jellydance: of your headlights and lids! Happy to see your going with Brute Force, just ordered a bumper from him as well.

    Have fun with your future mods :)
     
  11. Oct 2, 2012 at 3:52 PM
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    Ohhhhh just you wait. My wife is a hair stylist so she makes cash fairly quickly, and has agreed to work a couple extra 700$ days a month that go towards mods. I'm hoping by Christmas to arrange the 800 pound pallet slowly being filled with goodies to be shipped up here. We'll see. God knows I love that woman. I'm salary, so there's not a whole lot I can do. :)
     
  12. Oct 2, 2012 at 3:55 PM
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    Looking forward to it man.. :D
     
  13. Oct 2, 2012 at 4:00 PM
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    Truck looks awesome man!
     
  14. Oct 2, 2012 at 4:05 PM
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    Looks great, and you have the right idea on future mods. I like your creativity with the Stormtroopers.
     
  15. Oct 2, 2012 at 4:07 PM
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    1. bought it... 2. Mud flap delete 3. BHLM 4. AUX input on factory stereo 5....... Check the build
    Subbed... This is an awesome build! If I had the time and money I'd build one similar... But, I'm a college kid.

    One suggestion of what I've ready to be a fairly cheap and easy mod I didn't see on your list but that might help ya: LED bed lights.
     
  16. Oct 2, 2012 at 4:11 PM
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    benbacher

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    Thanks dude!

    Thanks! Unfortunately the headlight guys are covered up by the eyelids, I still get the 3 Hp from them though :p
    I probably ought to do something back there, haven't decided what route to take yet. I'm thinking of taking out the factory rails and having the bed rack have it's own system. That would affect where I'd put the LED's so I'm waiting til Billy and I get all the designs worked out.
     
  17. Oct 2, 2012 at 4:17 PM
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    1. bought it... 2. Mud flap delete 3. BHLM 4. AUX input on factory stereo 5....... Check the build
    I gotcha, makes perfect sense to wait if you're thinking of taking the rails out. Without em there's really no place to put the lights. Either way tho, seems like something worth considering with no cargo it could be pretty dark back there!
     
  18. Oct 2, 2012 at 4:41 PM
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    Nice build man! I like your interior mods! That Neoprene looks sweet on the arm rests!

    I just did mine in Carbon fiber, but not that thrilled in how it looks... so looking for another option... might look into Neoprene! :)
     
  19. Oct 2, 2012 at 4:42 PM
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    benbacher

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    Pics? Curious to see what CF looks like on the arm rest
     
  20. Oct 2, 2012 at 5:19 PM
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    I can't post pics at the moment, but take a look at my build, should be my last post. :)
     
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