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

  1. Aug 13, 2015 at 8:19 PM
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    TacomaTruckParts

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    You mean like what I made?
    My new job keeps me very busy, but the money will help put this into production.... sometime in 2016.
     
  2. Aug 14, 2015 at 7:19 PM
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    SOS CONCEPT ROCK SLIDERS, CALI RAISED LED w/ STEALTH MOUNTS, THULE ROOF RACK, 3" ROUGH COUNTRY BODY LIFT w/ 5100 BILLYS, VISION WHEELS W/ 285 70 R17s, AFTERMARKET HEAD UNIT, SOON TO BE OWNER OF NEW FRAME
    It's the black it just turned out dark gray like that.. Not sure what to suggest lol
     
  3. Aug 14, 2015 at 7:20 PM
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    BlueWaffleTaco

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    SOS CONCEPT ROCK SLIDERS, CALI RAISED LED w/ STEALTH MOUNTS, THULE ROOF RACK, 3" ROUGH COUNTRY BODY LIFT w/ 5100 BILLYS, VISION WHEELS W/ 285 70 R17s, AFTERMARKET HEAD UNIT, SOON TO BE OWNER OF NEW FRAME
    Forgot to quote you
     
  4. Aug 15, 2015 at 5:46 PM
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    dej11

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  5. Aug 19, 2015 at 5:37 AM
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    dej11

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    Did this last night. Haven't read the whole thread but would recommend about 30 seconds with a metal file on the lock rings if anyone decides to knock the washer down instead of cutting.
     
  6. Aug 19, 2015 at 7:03 AM
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    DrFunker

    DrFunker is Funkified!

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    Dremel works well too. :thumbsup:
     
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  7. Aug 20, 2015 at 7:06 PM
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    JD Hog

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    You did good , I like the look , just haven't got the nerve up to try it yet
     
  8. Aug 22, 2015 at 4:31 PM
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  9. Aug 22, 2015 at 4:36 PM
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    Note, this is to piercedtiger on the foglight mod. I just did this today on mine and it works great. I have the 2015 and the relay is in a different box so I just ran a wire out the bottom of one box into the bottom of the other one and spliced in to the green wire and one to the bent relay tab. Works like a charm. Someone else posted a video of this for the 2013 to 15 models, might have been your video, I don't know because I'm having trouble navigating this site on my ipad. But thanks for the info!
     
  10. Aug 23, 2015 at 6:05 PM
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    CASHORT

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    Custom shovel, axe, fishing pole holders, Lumber Rack
    Shovel, Hi Lift, Axe, and pretty much whatever else you want bed track brackets.
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    Items needed.
    7in flat stock. (x2 per object being held).
    Bolts washers and nylocks. For the washers I recommend a heavier duty type just incase of over torqueing the bolts. (x4 per object).
    Quick Fist's (x2 per object).
    *For Hi Lift x2 wing nuts and x2 washers will be necessary.

    Tools needed.
    Very small wrench to fit inside of track to hold bolts. 7/16 wrench fits perfectly and you can get it out easy as well.
    Ratchet (recommend).
    Scribes (HIGHLY recommend).
    Hands (they may be necessary for this project).
    Measurements
    On the flat stock these are just the measurements I did. They have a little slack on the bottom of the Quick Fists so you wont catch your fingers on the metal. The tops sit about flush with the top of the bed not the track itself. Also for the Hi Lift it is based on mine which may not be the same as yours. (refer to pictures for actual measurements)
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    [​IMG] Installation
    Quite simple really, in the notches where the tie down brackets lock into place, put a bolt with washer on the inside of the track. A piece of flat stock on the outside. With a scribe place a small wrench inside the track itself and line it up on the bolt and tighten that flat stock up! Quick Fists placed on the bottom and tighten them up! *For the Hi lift just use wing nuts instead of Quick Fists, but Quick Fists could also work. What I did was put the bottom of the Hi Lift on the wheel well and lifted the other end up just a bit.
    Price Original Quick Fists- $10 for 2. The rest I just had laying around... but it is all cheap stuff! http://www.endroad.com/index.php/quick-fist-mounts.html
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    [​IMG] I know its not the best write up but take a look at the pics and you shoud be able to figure it out!
     
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  11. Aug 23, 2015 at 7:04 PM
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    DEEVON911

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    Great idea. Would be good for use with a tonneau cover.
     
  12. Aug 23, 2015 at 9:27 PM
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    DougDeBonet

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    I have learned that 1" carriage bolts work really well inside the track, that way you wouldn't need a wrench to hold the bolt inside the track.
     
  13. Aug 29, 2015 at 3:53 PM
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    4X Innovations Sliders Tech deck Bilstein 5100's OME 885 CB radio install Rear diff breather mod After market front bumper lights Redline hood struts Shorty antenna door seal protectors Glove box/ Center console motion light Trailer harness plug relocation mod/Edit SOS HC rear bumper Ditch mount Lights with CBI brackets morimoto fog lights
    Top cross bar rack i made pretty cheap and easy

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  14. Aug 29, 2015 at 3:54 PM
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    Still need to paint it hope you guys find it helpful
     
  15. Aug 29, 2015 at 3:58 PM
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    JD Hog

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    Pretty neat. I think I have a few of those locks like that
     
  16. Aug 29, 2015 at 3:59 PM
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    Yeah you can sometimes get them free from gander mountain
     
  17. Aug 29, 2015 at 4:40 PM
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    JD Hog

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    Cool. I may do something like that. Oh and I see that fat-boy Harley sticker.
     
  18. Sep 5, 2015 at 6:01 PM
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    TinyTech626 reverses st. signs & steals everyone's left shoe

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    Was there a write up on replacing the two over head lights in the cab as well as the door light with LEDs in this thread?

    I've searched LEDs and get all head lights and tail / trail lights.
     
  19. Sep 5, 2015 at 11:48 PM
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    HAVVOKK

    HAVVOKK Blazin Doobies for Noobies

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    Fucking look it up
    Once you buy the leds for it it's a simple swap out with a fine tip screw driver
     
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  20. Sep 6, 2015 at 9:09 PM
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