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Bijan's #EXPOASF Build and BS..and more BS...Don't click

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by SoCalTacoTruck, Mar 21, 2018.

  1. Mar 14, 2019 at 2:36 PM
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    Supra4x4

    Supra4x4 No longer 2WD O_O

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    A whole lotta parts that are not on the truck.
    Sick, I've always thought those style campers were cool. Yeah, definitely on the big and heavy side. But it's so homey.
     
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  2. Mar 14, 2019 at 3:43 PM
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    Bumper is back for Powdercoat - The rack also got here in 2 days..jesus that’s fast. But the want for the Martin rack is much higher.

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  3. Mar 14, 2019 at 10:16 PM
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    So let’s see pics
     
  4. Mar 14, 2019 at 10:34 PM
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    No time for the roof rack, but got the bumper finally on. Took forever.

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  5. Mar 15, 2019 at 1:11 AM
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    Finally! Still didn’t include near enough hardware but I’ll stop at Home Depot later. Flares are cut super wack but one flew off on the street today so I’m going to just order some eBay ones so I can drill through, or maybe stock flares that actually have all the mounting tabs lol.

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  6. Mar 15, 2019 at 7:03 AM
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    Anza bound! This build thread is about to add a +1...wish me luck haha!

    On another note, after dropping all the weight, the need for gears is very low now.

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  7. Mar 15, 2019 at 7:05 AM
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    desertjunkie760 @DesertJunkie760 (IG)

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    New bumper looks legit! I really like his design. Congrats.

    Wish I was able to join you on your Anza adventure. Maybe next time.
     
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  8. Mar 15, 2019 at 7:10 AM
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    @Dessertjunkie858 Happy Birthday haha!

    It’s all good next time, we’re going more for sightseeing since it’s her firstt time there.
     
  9. Mar 15, 2019 at 7:21 AM
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    Sounds like a plan. Don't bend anything this time. :boink:
     
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  10. Mar 15, 2019 at 11:41 AM
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    The welds look good on that bumper, congrats! I really like his design. I just texted Billy to order one and give him the list of items I want.

    Will you be cutting your exhaust tip off so you can make use of the HC bumper design?
     
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  11. Mar 16, 2019 at 11:34 AM
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    I will once it bends. I still have yet to bend it...I just dug it into the ground this morning and no bends. I’m not trying hard enough haha!
     
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  12. Mar 16, 2019 at 5:20 PM
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    Woops haha. Ryan’s sliders saving the day on a few spots! The +1 was a spotter and I told her I’d rather rub tire than bumper, and she made sure of it haha!

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  13. Mar 16, 2019 at 5:26 PM
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    what part of the desert did you do this in?
     
  14. Mar 16, 2019 at 5:48 PM
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    I’m guessing sandstone
     
  15. Mar 16, 2019 at 7:42 PM
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    Yup back of Sandstone, first “section” f’d it up then I dropped slider pretty hard trying to go even further back. Turned around since it was getting late.
     
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  16. Mar 17, 2019 at 12:35 AM
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    Some iPhone pictures of the trip since I don’t have time to edit /:

    Things I can say I’ve realized since I’e done ~1,100 miles this last week
    1. The new bumper is amazing. The table still needs to be adjusted and I need to mount the propane tank, but so far so good. Oceane is addicted to opening and closing it the swingout and the table haha! She does it everytime.

    2. The need for gears is now non-existent. Since all the weight now is low and under cab height, I have 0 issues even on hills.

    3. Long travel is going to be a sweet improvement! So stoked for that to come on!!

    4. The truck is actually doing really good on gas now...Averaged ~290 miles all highway on 2 fillups which is crazy good! And I was doing 70-75 too. Woo!

    5. The Smittybilt mattress sucked, horribly, but added a 1.5” topper and it got tremendously better. Might return it though and go for a 2” topper as my shoulder was still bottoming out. Close to 20 nights in a Smittybilt now and still loving it!

    Have the “new” roof rack sitting downstairs but still unsure if I want to throw it on.

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  17. Mar 17, 2019 at 8:10 PM
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    I have a ton more photos but this should be sufficient! I got a little bored on the last one...:rofl:

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  18. Mar 18, 2019 at 3:12 PM
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    Got the propane bottle mounted. No more bottles clanking around my bins. Kinda looks cool too :amen:

    Does anyone know where to find the Plastic Scepter Jerry Cans?

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  19. Mar 18, 2019 at 3:25 PM
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    Love it, it's just a heavy pig. I tried switching bumpers but couldn't...It's worth it :thumbsup:
     
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  20. Mar 18, 2019 at 7:06 PM
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