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Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by piercedtiger, Dec 28, 2007.

  1. Sep 3, 2018 at 3:14 PM
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    RivetNutBob

    RivetNutBob Right Ain't Wrong and Left Ain't Right.

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    Welcome to TW! :wave:
     
  2. Sep 8, 2018 at 4:59 PM
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    Skierrichy

    Skierrichy MadRad

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    To many, but never done
    Metal shelving unit out of a grocery store, cut and paint, add sheets of sound rubber (sticky on back) to the back side.
    Rip out rear seats in your extended cab first so you can measure!
    Install with self tapping screws.
    Now you have more room and a wall to build off of such as shelving, hooks or whatever!KIMG0809.jpg
    Took me about 4 hours, paint drying, and a 6 pack.
     
  3. Sep 8, 2018 at 8:49 PM
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    Norsemanvike

    Norsemanvike Well-Known Member

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    I did something similar, but my inexperienced caused it to be way more than 4 hours. Info on my build page.
     
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  4. Sep 11, 2018 at 6:52 AM
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    Salty_Dog

    Salty_Dog Tactical Panda

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    Brilliant! I would go a step farther and cover the whole tray with Carbon Fiber contact paper.
     
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  5. Sep 11, 2018 at 8:16 AM
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    67siia

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  6. Sep 12, 2018 at 5:40 AM
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    Tonto’s Taco

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    MB Legacy Rims, Steprails, tinted windows, Tacoma bed mat, locking gas cap, spare tire lock cable, tail gate safety fix, added tie downs in bed, fog lamps, more to come

    Found these on eBayupload_2018-9-12_7-43-58.jpg
     
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  7. Sep 12, 2018 at 8:16 AM
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    Rick_Taco

    Rick_Taco I'll do it myself

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    Bird Dog RVM Bracket, Tint 20% all around, Spider Trax 1.250" wheel spacers K&N Drop in air filter Ram Mount A Pillar (And hard wire charging) Dual 2.4amp Charging USB LED Lower Center Dash Light Center Console Light Trailer plug moved to bumper Tonneau Cover Air Pump Filter Upgrade (UNI Filter) Ultimate reverse light upgrade (Phillips 18161) Anytime Fog Lights Blue LED shift light Nitto Ridge Grapplers 265/65/18 Mods to Buy Short Term: Ultimate Headlight Upgrade Ultimate Fog light Upgrade Wheelers Bump Stops On Board Compressor Mods to Buy Long Term: Billys and 885's OME leafs & Billys
    I found mine on Amazon and just sanded down the lip the holds the washer in place and removed it. Then installed the washer under the D-Ring. I did have to drill them out like you did. Great mod, I love it!!

    Edit: I rattle caned everything to match as well.

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01CGXSNC0/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    IMG_5393.jpg IMG_5391.jpg
     
  8. Sep 13, 2018 at 6:36 PM
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    fathertimenc

    fathertimenc New Member

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    They make head light and tail light covers for them. In NC you can’t have tinted headlights and tail lights or they won’t pass inspection so you need something you can take off then put right back on.
     
  9. Oct 3, 2018 at 3:17 PM
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    JohnAcessCab

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    Two more of my cheap easy mods -
    First the MiniMag Lite holder on the drivers seat.
    Picked up from TW member
    20181003_171437[1].jpg
    I prefer the Mini with an LED upgrade.

    Next a mod to the center consol (SP?).
    My stuff was always at the bottom an was hard to get to.
    Some pieces of foam rubber and a modification to the dividers sold by Amazon.
    20180922_163356[1].jpg
     
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  10. Oct 3, 2018 at 4:42 PM
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    67siia

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    Did you use nuts & bolts or supplied screws?
     
  11. Oct 4, 2018 at 10:56 AM
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    I used supplied screws
     
  12. Oct 7, 2018 at 6:18 PM
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    NeonTaco

    NeonTaco Can I put this jet engine in my truck?

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    Not an original idea, But I have not seen it here.
    20180925_184250.jpg
    Skateboard grip tape on the smooth step on rear bumper, I should of cut it better and taken my time with it but this bumper is going on the wife's truck soon anyway and will be bed-lined.

    Too many times I have almost busted my ass with wet/muddy boots, No more.

    Grip tape is cheap and very durable.

    :thumbsup:
     
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  13. Oct 25, 2018 at 10:02 AM
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    jkshel24

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    I'm a firefighter and carry my Maglite in my truck as well, and I have found it slides perfectly in the slot under my drivers seat, all the way up against the center console, atop the seat rails. I know, pics are always best, but wanted to post a comment real quick first. slides in and out seamlessly.
     
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  14. Oct 25, 2018 at 10:03 AM
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    jkshel24

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    Almost as good as my cheap change cup in the door pocket....clear solo cup.

    DONE!
     
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  15. Oct 25, 2018 at 10:52 AM
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    RivetNutBob

    RivetNutBob Right Ain't Wrong and Left Ain't Right.

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    I mount mine on the side of the drivers seat using Maglite mounts. I position mine with the head facing the passenger seat to keep it from sliding out in the event of a front end collision.
    Just my method of securing it.
     
  16. Oct 25, 2018 at 12:02 PM
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    Rick_Taco

    Rick_Taco I'll do it myself

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    I just used the removable ash tray as the change cup since i do not smoke and I prefer my Stream light in the center console. I do have a console organizer so its always easy to get to. I haven't looked into mag lights in a few years, but when I shopped flash lights and bought my stream light about 4 years ago; It blew the socks off of anything mag light offered at the time. Of course I paid the price for that too. Every person I've handed my stream light too, is blown away at the light output for a flashlight 1/4 the size of a 3D mag light.
     
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  17. Oct 25, 2018 at 12:38 PM
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    RivetNutBob

    RivetNutBob Right Ain't Wrong and Left Ain't Right.

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    I've used a Streamlight they are a very good light. The reason I use the Maglite is size. Paired with a Litton Industries or similar bulb the difference over the stock incandescent type bulb is unbelievable. Traveling across the country where my LTC or CCW isn't recognized by other states makes my 4D Maglite a formidable self defense tool. Add a glassbreaker end cap and a not so tame bezel and it's a rather intimidating light. Just my thoughts and why I use the Maglite over a more compact light.
     
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  18. Oct 25, 2018 at 1:41 PM
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    Rick_Taco

    Rick_Taco I'll do it myself

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    Yea that's what I hear most people say about the big light, and I do agree with those points. In my self defense training I was taught to never bring something into a fight for you life that could be taken away from you and used against you. And since I have not heavily trained with a baton or a 4D mag light, I'll stick with my old bare knuckles where my hand gun license fails me. I need to break down and get one of those Utah permits, local gun shop has the class once a month.
     
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  19. Oct 25, 2018 at 1:56 PM
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    RivetNutBob

    RivetNutBob Right Ain't Wrong and Left Ain't Right.

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    Utah permit is a great idea. My problem is having to go through New York which renders the Utah permit usless. Hence the 4D Maglite. I keep hoping for a reciprocal nationwide law to pass but so much for hope. Carrying anything more than a flashlight in many states will land you in deep do do. Baseball bat, knife, stun gun, ect., and in some cases even mace is a problem. Until and if laws change concerning concealed carry a big flashlight is really my only option. And be creful with the Utah permit, it must be followed to the letter of the law. For example the permit covers you while on your person in your vehicle and while "traveling though" different states. It doesn't allow you to carry and stop to grab a bite to eat along the way.
     
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  20. Oct 25, 2018 at 2:31 PM
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    stbear

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    This is incorrect. The Utah permit allows you to carry concealed in any state that has a reciprocal agreement including stopping to eat. It does not allow you to carry on your person or in your vehicle while traveling through states that do not honor the Utah permit.
     
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