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

  1. Aug 24, 2018 at 9:26 PM
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    Easthill Bob

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    Just my opinion but in an emergency situation you're going to want your emergency gear secure and exactly where you put it. My Maglite is part of that gear. On the butt end I have my glass breaking end cap. In the event of an emergency I want it handy and exactly where it's supposed to be. A crash where the door is damaged and won't open, a possible submerging or to just to help someone else out who's life may be in danger. Loose and rolling around won't help you much in a situation like those mentioned above. It's a very easy mod to do and in my opinion well worth the minimal effort required to get it done. Also you'll want it secure in case of an impact or rollover. Last thing I want is something that hard and heavy flying around the inside of the cab. Just some food for thought.
    Stay safe out there!
     
  2. Aug 25, 2018 at 6:45 AM
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    Beer-toe

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    Old post revival tried this on my 14' and it didnt work :(
     
  3. Aug 25, 2018 at 6:49 AM
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    Wow. This is getting done today. I had to get the spare down about a month ago. After 105K finally had a flat, and yes it's enough to make someone want to cuss.
     
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  4. Aug 25, 2018 at 6:04 PM
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    I’ll have to check to see if this will work on my 3rd Gen.
     
  5. Aug 25, 2018 at 6:52 PM
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    TheDevilYouLove

    TheDevilYouLove Dreams are free. The hustle is gonna cost you.

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    To get the pipe where it needs to go, you may need to cut it and join it back with a coupling, as pictured.

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  6. Sep 1, 2018 at 11:28 AM
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    JohnAcessCab

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    Do you know if this will work on a 2015 access cab? I sure miss intermittent wipers.
    John
    PS Please keep it simple I am not a gearhead!
     
  7. Sep 3, 2018 at 2:22 PM
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    JohnAcessCab

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    A newb here so this may have been done already. Quick mod to get more use out of 3rd cup holder. My hobby is woodworking. Just get a piece of wood to fit the cup holder. Measure for the flat piece. Put the wood in the holder glue top and lay flat piece on top. Add weight. I but a small fence around the flat piece and covered with scrap vinyl, works great.
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  8. Sep 3, 2018 at 3:14 PM
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    Welcome to TW! :wave:
     
  9. Sep 8, 2018 at 4:59 PM
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    Skierrichy

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    Bumpers, rack, backseat deck(for the dog!) Backup lights, fog lights
    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.
     
  10. Sep 8, 2018 at 8:49 PM
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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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  11. Sep 11, 2018 at 6:52 AM
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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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  12. Sep 11, 2018 at 8:16 AM
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  13. Sep 12, 2018 at 5:40 AM
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    Found these on eBayupload_2018-9-12_7-43-58.jpg
     
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  14. Sep 12, 2018 at 8:16 AM
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    Rick_Taco

    Rick_Taco I'll do it myself

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    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

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  15. Sep 13, 2018 at 6:36 PM
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    fathertimenc

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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.
     
  16. 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
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    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.
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  17. Oct 3, 2018 at 4:42 PM
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    Did you use nuts & bolts or supplied screws?
     
  18. Oct 4, 2018 at 10:56 AM
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    JohnAcessCab

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    I used supplied screws
     
  19. Oct 7, 2018 at 6:18 PM
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    NeonTaco

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    Not an original idea, But I have not seen it here.
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    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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  20. Oct 25, 2018 at 10:02 AM
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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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