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ckrockets build thread (daily driver/overlander rig) - Jack's 2010 4X4 DCSB Silver Streak Mica

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by ckrockets, Feb 12, 2019.

  1. Mar 3, 2019 at 6:22 PM
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    Yep, we are getting the same weather. I can do most of my fab work in the garage as I did last year with all that was done on the camper. However, I work at a major airport and everytime they even think snow I get called in. I was there all day today I'm suprised they didn't keep us overnight. I haven't reached the planning for long trips phase of our adventures yet so at least I have that in my favor.
     
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  2. Mar 6, 2019 at 5:45 PM
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    ckrockets [OP] i don't own a couch

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    This latest use of Duratex on steel and some email conversations with the manufacturer has convinced me to give black Duratex on my roof rack a try, versus powder coat.

    1 gallon will be under $100 delivered and there should be plenty left over for other projects.

    I was estimating over $150 to have the roof rack powder coated.


    ***final product, few more days for maximum cure hardness
     
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  3. Mar 7, 2019 at 9:54 AM
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    I used 3” aluminum channel for my half platform in the bed of mine. Attaches to the rail system via 4 of the factory bed cleats. I have had 300lbs on it with no issues. Might be a long term solution for you to look at. I plan on making a second section for mine with aluminum sheeting on it for the rear. Mostly I just want it for a bit if Securty for some of my gear.1A58A4C5-EF7C-4CC4-B756-996D7615511D.jpg76DDF9C6-91BB-46DF-ACB5-BEA7B319637E.jpg72462DB8-40C8-4857-B632-B5E75EB01194.jpg
     
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  4. Mar 7, 2019 at 12:34 PM
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    ckrockets [OP] i don't own a couch

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    Got a close up of how the aluminum channel is sitting on the oem bed cleats?
     
  5. Mar 7, 2019 at 12:54 PM
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    I’ll get you some pics this evening.
     
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  6. Mar 8, 2019 at 8:22 AM
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    Sorry had to work a 16 yesterday. Here are some pics. The channel runs across the bed and the ends are supported on 2”x2”x3/16” aluminum angle. The angle is attached to the cleats with the 5/16” stainless eye bolts. This was a quick project I literally cobbled together out of scrap I had in the garage just before I left out on a 3000 mile trip. It has held up great for several long trips loaded down over the last year and 15k + miles. I really never intended it as a permanent solution but it has become one it has held up so well.03AA0D05-2944-4FE0-A2F5-8700D8AE79CA.jpgDC7CE05C-9CC2-468D-B79B-9948C606A3A9.jpg451EDEF6-6C10-4F3F-ABDE-49BCD2A45FB0.jpg912406F4-767C-4A7D-AECF-871D2EBF7ADE.jpg
     
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  7. Mar 9, 2019 at 5:48 PM
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  8. Mar 9, 2019 at 5:54 PM
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    Uninstall day.

    3/9/19

    ***rack discounted ready to be removed


    ***modular design aided ease of removal
     
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  9. Mar 9, 2019 at 6:09 PM
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    ***main enclosure bracket


    ***experienced one shortcoming of the coating, Duratex sticks to Duratex (honestly I don't consider this an issue as I had a feeling this was going to happen), none of the zinc washers or rubber bushings stuck to the duratex, in the future when I have two Duratex coated items bolted together I'll run a rubber isolator or zinc washer between


    ***battery tray mounting platform


    ***back wall baffle board w/ steel top reinforcing bracket


    ***complete uninstall time 3 hours

    A short lived side project, it was more of a bucket list item. I was big into car stereo from the age of 17 to 23, always wanted to have another one day. It was a fun project and I enjoy it for this short time, the size and weight made it way way over the top. In all likelihood I probably won't be reinstalling it. :)
     
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  10. Mar 11, 2019 at 2:45 PM
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    ckrockets [OP] i don't own a couch

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    Wasn't expecting to accomplish anything this weekend because of the forecasted rain. Weather changed last minute so I was able to do the above uninstall, then scramble around to pick up lumber & steel. Was able to make all the lumber cuts and get the rack platform built before the rain started again. Need the next dry weekend to finish up the refrigerator platform & slide (steel) and back wall electrical rack.

    3/10/19

    ***platform slides and snaps into place with very little movement, notice platform just below rails


    ***opted for plywood verus the mdf for these builds

    Passed 240 lb static load test, plenty strong for my needs.
     
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  11. Mar 15, 2019 at 10:31 AM
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    ckrockets [OP] i don't own a couch

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    Preview of what I will be working on this weekend.


    *** Solidworks model (34" Accuride drawer slides, 2" angle iron, plywood platform, spring loaded indexing pins, t-nuts, locking nuts, 100deg flat head screws)
     
  12. Mar 17, 2019 at 7:52 PM
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    *** 5 bolt points using existing locations



    *** front 2 points using clip nuts



    *** level and rock solid


    ***angle iron cut to length, drilled, and bolted to slides

    3/17/19

    *** first refrigerator board made out of plywood got wrecked by the router, rebuilt using mdf ended up turning out better, ARB 82qt fridge/freezer will be hard mounted to board



    *** just enough clearance at full extension


    *** spring loaded locking pins, could of added ramps for auto locking when closing but opted not to complicate height adjustments of the pins, more concerned about a solid locking function

    This slide setup can be put together for around $150. The slides being the bulk of that ($100). There are cheaper ways (maybe just under $100 total) using U channel, angle iron, and roller bearings but I didn't have time to experiment with designs. I was confident I could put this one together using drawer slides without any issues the first time around.
     
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  13. Mar 17, 2019 at 8:49 PM
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    If the locking pins are facing each other tie them together loosely with a length of 550 cord. One cord pull releases both pins. Releasing the slide is a one hand operation.
     
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  14. Mar 18, 2019 at 4:17 AM
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    ckrockets [OP] i don't own a couch

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    Kind of like the Alu-Cab slide ;) , mine are facing out by design :) . Their design actually inspired me to overlap the angle iron to mount the pins.

    I considered a pulling lanyard. Didn't like the idea of the potential problems the tangential forces could have on the chinese made indexing pins.

    Alu-Cab uses a large solid pin with exterior spring on their design.

     
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