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Brett's average build thread

Discussion in '1st Gen. Builds (1995-2004)' started by Deathbysnusnu, Dec 1, 2013.

  1. Apr 10, 2017 at 7:39 PM
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    Speedytech7

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    There is no complete, if you stagnate for too long random stuff starts breaking to keep you thinking about improvements. At least that's what happens to mine:bananadead:

    I'm not talking about regular maintenance either, I have a sticky starter, weird stuff lol.
     
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  2. Apr 10, 2017 at 8:08 PM
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    :thumbsup:

    I know you have way more experience and automotive knowledge than myself. Always happy to see your take on things, even if it's wrong. :D


    And this build can't be done! You need some proper suspension so you can keep up. :bikewhoops:
     
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  3. Apr 13, 2017 at 6:37 AM
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  4. Apr 13, 2017 at 9:47 AM
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    The hoodie would be cool. :thumbsup:
     
  5. Apr 16, 2017 at 1:55 PM
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    882, Dakar, Detroit, 4.88, Warn 9K, Wet Okole, Dog Hair. Addicted Off Road front bumper and sliders. Rucas Built rear bumper 120' synthetic rope, Ultragauge, sway-bar delete,
    Took it out for a drive, found a few areas that are starting to thaw out.
    Naturally, I forgot the chainsaw. So I didn't get to clear a lot of fallen trees like I normally would.

    Running dog.


    I did remember the bike though. It was absolutely quiet out there, no tards to be found anywhere.

    Picked up what looked to be two spent boxes of shells. Fairly typical to find treasure like this.

    Took it down Deadman Road since it was still gated. Again, no people anywhere, no cars, took a leak right in the middle of the road, no pic.


    This tree I did move, I felt obligated as it was too easy for people to drive around, like the guy on the ATV in the background who just rode right around it.

    There he is again on his way back, looks like he's having a blast.
    ATV's aren't allowed on this road anyway... But he's just a kid so prolly isn't aware.

    Some creative strapping and the tree was out of the way.



    Was a good day.
    As it melts off and things reopen, I'll post more pics of the places I frequent.
     
  6. Apr 16, 2017 at 2:18 PM
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    Nice, Brett!

    I'm looking forward to more trip reports and maybe a trip or two up that way at some point.

    Thanks and kudos to you for cleaning up the shells. When I was camping up Leavenworth creek last year I hauled down a fucking printer that had been shot to hell.

    Yes, that's right. Someone went all Office Space on a printer and left it up there. People suck.
     
  7. Apr 16, 2017 at 2:43 PM
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    Looks beautiful out. Must of had a great time.
     
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  8. Apr 16, 2017 at 2:46 PM
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    882, Dakar, Detroit, 4.88, Warn 9K, Wet Okole, Dog Hair. Addicted Off Road front bumper and sliders. Rucas Built rear bumper 120' synthetic rope, Ultragauge, sway-bar delete,
    Thanks, it was perfect temp for biking. Mainly went up to get Archer used to riding with me and not have to worry about other people.
     
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  9. Apr 17, 2017 at 9:25 AM
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    Hey Brett, how can you distinguish between the old/new style of guide on a steering rack?

    I have in inverted nut design if that helps. The rack is also marked with "TOYODA" on the drivers side - afermarket?
     
  10. Apr 17, 2017 at 1:11 PM
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    TOYODA is factory. That's what you want to see on the new one too.
     
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  11. Apr 18, 2017 at 3:48 AM
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    Once again, you and I are in the same place. Once you get the truck to work the way you want, it's time to call it a day and use it. (... and buy an old full size jeep... and buy a diesel Land Cruiser...)
     
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  12. Apr 22, 2017 at 9:37 AM
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    Mountaineers Club did the quarterly highway cleanup today. We maintain 2 miles at the base of the Poudre Canyon.
    I didn't think to get a pic of everybody in the parking lot. About 15 people showed up.


    Somebody tossed an entire bag of trash.:rolleyes:
    Turns out it was full of "weeds" from somebody's "garden" that had been "pruned back a bit" I just dumped out the "weeds" and tossed the black bag in my bag.

    Two of us filled a bag each. Lots of those mini shot bottles and cheap beer cans, hub caps, etc...
     
  13. May 13, 2017 at 6:38 AM
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    Deathbysnusnu [OP] Work is just a daily detour to happy hour.

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    Yay for the start of Summer.
    Stuff's been closed for spring runoff, wheeling withdrawals are starting to surface.
    I noticed that Pennock Pass opened on Thursday, so I said screw work, packed the dog and off we went to check out the little unknown trail at the top of the pass. The pics for this trip are not my best work. I really need a real camera.

    Pennock Pass is CR 44H off Pingree Park road.


    Mooses.





    Road 352 at the top of the pass. I suppose the pics would be better if I actually got out of the truck. But I didn't.

    Still had a little bit of snow in patches.

    Tick season is starting, protect your furry friends while out in the trees.

    I expected a few trees down, wasn't disappointed.



    I removed 18 trees from the trail. After the first 7-8 I got tired of opening the carrier to get the saw, so I improvised.

    Couple hours later, i made it to a popular camp site, and the spot where the road forks.

    The fork to the right is narrow af. It will remove much paint. I was down it last year and never found the end of the road. It just goes for miles.

    Left fork is a bit wider and has some actual obstacles.
    Unfortunately, this was as far as I could make it.

    So I locked in the hubs and gave it hell. Prolly my last snow run for the season.


    about 3 miles up, I decided I had enough, and turned around.
    Surprisingly, there were no trees down on this stretch of road, it's close to 10,000 feet, trees must be a little more robust. The trees are all kind of short too, so that may be why.


    Heading back down


     
  14. May 13, 2017 at 9:19 AM
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    Awesome. I gotta get up that way soon.
     
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  15. May 15, 2017 at 9:05 PM
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    This happened today.
     
  16. Jun 6, 2017 at 3:21 PM
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    882, Dakar, Detroit, 4.88, Warn 9K, Wet Okole, Dog Hair. Addicted Off Road front bumper and sliders. Rucas Built rear bumper 120' synthetic rope, Ultragauge, sway-bar delete,
    Claybar, rubbing compound and wax.
    Meguiars Ultimate.

    Tacoma got some much needed love.
    Clay bar on the right, spray wash only on the left.
    Keep an eye on that scratch...

    Clay bar both sides.

    Rubbing compound on the right, not yet on the left.

    Rubbing compound both sides.:taco:

    Rubbing compound on the right, clay bar only on the left, same long ass scratch. Happened two years ago on Green Ridge, I remember the exact branch too.


    Compound on the whole side.

    The hood and the top of the cab are absolutely trashed. They might get bed lined before too long. Parking under a cottonwood for the last 18 years has not been kind to it.


    this pic really shows the shit.

    Claybar only.

    I tried, it won't go away.

    Wax-off. Scratch be gone.



    After wax.


    for 21 years old and pinstriped all to hell, it still looks pretty damn good with a little elbow grease.
     
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    Took the Tundra for a drive today, did some mild wheeling.

    A little muddy, After a fresh wax job, this is a big deal.

    And a little creek crossing.

    The Taco does a much better job off road. The Tundra did fine, but the Taco is better.
     
  18. Jun 10, 2017 at 10:08 PM
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    Chambers Lake.




    Toughest part of the trail :cool:
     
  19. Jun 13, 2017 at 5:10 PM
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    882, Dakar, Detroit, 4.88, Warn 9K, Wet Okole, Dog Hair. Addicted Off Road front bumper and sliders. Rucas Built rear bumper 120' synthetic rope, Ultragauge, sway-bar delete,
    Not sure if this will post, but this could be me. Just happens to look like my new ride too. The batwing is cool, but the camper is the reason for the video.
    Side note, the 2nd gen taco on the left has a bitchin rear bumper setup.


    <iframe src="https://player.vimeo.com/video/161834375" width="640" height="360" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe>
     
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  20. Aug 5, 2017 at 6:14 AM
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    Hey Brett, I'm doing some homework right now. I have a few questions on your tundra. Is the front frame width the same as 1gen taco. Does the radiator sit below the frame or above. Thanks bud.
     
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