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big sky's modest 12 build

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds (2005-2015)' started by big sky, May 6, 2012.

  1. May 6, 2012 at 5:28 PM
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    big sky

    big sky [OP] Well-Known Member

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

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

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

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

    installed a TRD exhaust this weekend

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

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    shiny tip :D

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    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

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    finished

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    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

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

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    I've got to get a high lift jack and shovel mounted as my next project
     
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  2. May 7, 2012 at 12:53 AM
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    COMAtose HI

    COMAtose HI Well-Known Member

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    nice!!! i like the fj caps for the wheels...those look super clean!!!
     
  3. May 7, 2012 at 6:36 PM
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    big sky

    big sky [OP] Well-Known Member

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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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  4. May 8, 2012 at 1:14 PM
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    gusher

    gusher SUPERCHARGED!!!

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    Looks good man! Great start on a clean looking ride... :thumbsup:
     
  5. May 9, 2012 at 7:14 AM
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    big sky

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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

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

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  6. May 27, 2012 at 1:35 PM
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    big sky

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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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  7. Jul 25, 2012 at 7:34 AM
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    gov875

    gov875 WahooTaco

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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!
     
  8. Jul 25, 2012 at 11:36 AM
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    big sky

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    danke :) those are the correct dimensions- cheapest I could find them was at Zorotools @ $2.50 a pop- might be cheaper elsewhere????
     
  9. Jul 25, 2012 at 12:29 PM
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    gov875

    gov875 WahooTaco

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    awesome thanks! just ordered 6 so i can start putting that rail to better use.
     
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