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Finally Getting Around To It Build

Discussion in '1st Gen. Builds (1995-2004)' started by Ford2YotaGuy, Nov 25, 2016.

  1. Nov 25, 2016 at 1:52 PM
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    Ford2YotaGuy

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    I've been a member on here for some time but finally bought the Tacoma I've been searching for, for years! I got my hands on a 03 TRD Off Road Ext. Cab 4x4, 5 speed with only 103K miles! The goal was to buy a Tacoma, build it up, and take it on the road trip of a life time! I DID JUST THAT.

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    Aug 21-Sept. 15

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    Black Bear Pass going into Telluride
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    Lake Powell
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    Oct. 24 2016 DOP

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    2003 Toyota Tacoma TRD Off Road

    Mods-

    Engine-
    3.4 V6 5V-FE
    Stock gearing
    TRD E-Locker
    Manual 5 Speed Trans
    Fumoto Oil Drain Valve F-103N-Installed
    Airaid air intake w/ K&N filter-Installed
    Magnaflow muffler-Installed
    UltraGauge-Installed

    Suspension-
    King Coil-overs-Installed
    Bilstein 5125 Rear Shocks-Installed
    Fox 2.0 Smoothie Rear Shocks-Removed
    Old Man Emu 881 front coils-Removed
    Old Man Emu Nitrocharger Sport front shocks-Removed
    Old Man Emu Dakar rear leaf springs-Installed
    Old Man Emu D43XL add a leaf-Installed
    Old Man Emu Nitrocharger Sport rear shocks-Removed
    BAMF BPV Relocation Bracket-Installed
    Wheelers Diff Drop Kit-Installed
    Old Man Emu Exhaust Hanger Extension-Installed
    Carrier Bearing Drop Kit-Installed
    Extended Rear Brake Line-Installed
    Old Man Emu Greasable Shackles GS12-Installed
    All Pro Axle Relocation Plates-Installed
    Wheelers Leaf Spring U-Bolts 9.5-Installed
    Generic Aftermarket Front Bump Stops-Installed
    Wheelers Rear Super Bumps-Installed
    Sway Bar-Removed
    CVJ Axles-Installed
    Tundra Brakes-Installed

    Wheels/Tires-
    Black TRD FJ Trail Edition Wheels 16x7- Installed
    Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac 285/75/16- Installed
    1.25 Spidertrax Wheel Spacers-Installed

    Old Wheel/Tires-
    Stock TRD OR wheels
    Cooper Discoverer A/T 3 265/75/16

    Armor-
    All Pro Baja Series front tube bumper-Installed
    Relentless Fab rock sliders-Installed
    Low Range Off Road Fuel Tank Skid Plate-Installed
    Custom Rear Bumper w/ tire swing out, jerry can holder, & a hi lift mount-Installed
    CBI Frame Reinforcement Plates-Installed
    All Pro IFS Skid Plate-Installed
    All Pro Transmission Skid Plate-Installed

    Interior-
    JVC Headunit-Installed
    Cobra 19 Ultra III CB with Firestick-Installed
    Weathertech floormats-Installed
    4000 Watt Power Inverter-Installed
    Garmin 2589LMT GPS-Installed

    Lighting-
    42 inch Relentless Rampage LED light bar-Removed
    20 inch LED bumper light bar-Removed
    2 LED Spotlight pods-Installed
    JDM ASTAR LED reverse bulbs-Installed
    LED dash lights-Installed
    Auxbeam LED F-16 Headlight bulbs- Installed (Spare OPT 7 LED HL Bulbs)
    Trail Gear LED turn signals-Installed
    CBI Ditch light mounts-Installed
    Clear rear turn signal tail lights-Installed

    Others-
    9.5K Smittybilt XRC Gen II Synthetic Line Winch-Installed
    ARB Awning 6.5ft x 8ft-Installed
    9.5K Rough Country Winch-Removed
    ARE Camper shell
    Window Tint
    Custom bike holder in bed
    Custom made bed platform
    Blue Sea Fuse block-Installed
    Color matched grille
    Rola Vortex roof basket w/ extension-Installed
    48' Hi Lift-Installed
    Etrailer trailer wiring harness w/ bracket-Installed
    SKB 3i-4909-SR Storage Case for Recovery gear-Installed
    Herculiner Roll In Bed Liner-Installed
    Extended Rear Diff Breather-Installed
    Viair 400P Air Compressor-Installed
    5LB Fire Extinguisher-Installed
    Shovel-Installed
    Fiskars X27 Axe- Installed
    Trasharoo-Removed
    Maxsa Escaper Buddy Traction Boards-Installed
    Smittybilt Hitch Recovery D-Ring-Installed

    Maintenance-
    2016-
    103k-DOP Oct. 30, 2016
    105k-Oil change
    105k-Rotated tires
    106k-Rear O2 sensor
    106k-Carrier bearing
    107k-All belts replaced
    107k-Suspension install
    2017-
    107k-Wheels/tires install
    107k-Air filter
    108k-Muffler
    109k-Oil change
    110k-Lower ball joints
    110k-Alignment
    111k-Clutch fan
    112k-Oil change
    112k-Rotated tires
    113k-Radiator
    114k-Cleaned air filter
    114k-AC Condenser
    114k-AC Recharged
    115k-RTV'd trans. shift lever mating surface
    115k-Front differential fluid change
    115k-Rear differential fluid change
    115k-Transmission fluid change
    115k-Transfer case fluid change
    115k-Oil change
    115k-Rotated tires
    115k-Add a leaf
    115k-Lower control arms w/ bushings
    115k-Alignment cam bolts
    115k-Front bump stops
    115k-Alignment
    115k-Fuel filter
    116k-Brakes bled
    116k-Upstream O2 Sensor
    116k-Tensioner Pulley
    117k-Clutch fluid change
    119k-Oil change
    119k-Rotated tires
    120k-Driver inner tie rod
    120k-Driver outer tie rod
    120k-Passenger inner tie rod
    120k-Passenger outer tie rod
    120k-Driver sway bar end link
    120k-Alignment
    120k-Air filter
    121k-Passenger sway bar end link
    124k-Oil change
    124k-Transmission mount
    124k-Steering rack bushings
    125k-Radiator
    125k-Upper radiator hose
    125k-Thermostat
    125k-Driver side axle shaft seal
    125k-Rotated tires
    126k-Passenger sway bar bracket
    126k-Repainted armor
    127k-Air Filter
    128k-Oil change
    128k-Battery
    128k-Battery terminal connectors
    133k-Oil change
    133k-Rotated tires
    135k-Air Filter
    137k-Windshield wipers
    2018-
    138k-Oil change
    138k-Rotated tires
    139k-Wheelers super bumps
    140k-Rear Fox Shocks
    140k-King Coil-overs
    140k-Total Chaos UCAs
    140k-Driver inner tie rod
    140k-Driver outer tie rod
    140k-Alignment
    140k-Driveshaft greased
    142k-Air Filter
    143k-Oil change
    145k-Alignment
    145k-Rotated tires
    147k-Oil change
    147k-Air Filter
    148k-AC Compressor
    148k-AC Recharged
    150k-Oil change
    152k-Air Filter
    152k-Rotated Tires
    152k-Driver Side Door Handle
    153k-Greased UCAs
    2019-
    156k-Oil change
    157k-Air Filter
    157k-Rotated Tires
    158k-Driver inner tie rod
    158k-Driver outer tie rod
    158k-Passenger inner tie rod
    158k-Passenger outer tie rod
    158k-Driver CV axle
    158k-Passenger CV axle
    158k-Alignment
    158k-Front Differential Fluid Change
    158k-Rear Differential Fluid Change
    158k-Transmission Fluid Change
    158k-Transfer Case Fluid Change
    159k-Valve Cover Gaskets
    159k-Spark Plugs
    159k-Spark Plug Wires
    159k-Camshaft Rear Plugs
    159k-Resealed half moons
    159k-Intake Manifold gaskets
    159k-Cleaned Throttle Body
    159k-Cleaned MAF sensor
    159k-Tundra Brake Upgrade (Calipers, rotors,& pads)
    159k-Carrier Bearing
    159k-Rear Diff U Joint
    159k-Greased UCAs
    159k-Fuel filter
    161k-Oil Change
    161k-Air Filter
    161k-Rotated Tires
    161k-Windshield Wipers
    164k-Windshield Wiper Pump
    166k-Air Filter
    166k-Oil Change
    166k-Greased UCAs
    166k-Rotated Tires
    170k-Air Filter
    172k-Oil Change
    172k-Rotated Tires
    172k-Greased UCAs
    173k-Smittybilt Winch
    173k-Bilstein shocks
    173k-Steering rack
    173k-Steering rack bushings
    173k-Steering fluid flush
    173k-Inner tie rods
    173k-Lower Ball joints
    173k-Alignment
    173k-Timing belt kit
    173k-Water pump
    173k-Coolant change
    173k-Thermostat
    173k-Air Filter
    175k-Driver side CV axle
    178k-Clutch
    178k-Throw out bearing
    178k-Flywheel
    178k-Speed output sensor
    180k-Oil Change
    180k-Air Filter
    180k-Rotated tires
    180k-Both lower control arms
    180k-Alignment
    180k-Positive battery terminal
    181k-Passenger side CV Axle
    181k-Throw out bearing
    181k-Back up light switch
    184k-Air Filter
    2020-
    185k-Oil Change
    185k-Oil Cap
    186k-Rear axle U-Joint
    186k-Carrier Bearing
    186k-Front Differential Fluid Change
    186k-Rear Differential Fluid Change
    186k-Transmission Fluid Change
    186k-Transfer Fluid Change
    188k-Clutch Fluid Change
    188K-Parking Brake Adjusted
    189k-Air Filter
    189k-Rotated Tires
    189k-Greased Trans. Pivot Ball
    190k-Oil Change
    190k-Greased UCAs
    192k-Lower Ball Joints
    196k-Sold

    Notable Trips-
    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/my-4-years-of-slowly-planning-road-trip.510142/
    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/roaming-around-cali.611576/
    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/my-southwest-u-s-trip.615313/
    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/pnw-and-canada.628860/#post-21530628

    To do list-
    Extended front brake lines-Awaiting install
     
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  2. Nov 25, 2016 at 2:22 PM
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    Ford2YotaGuy

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    This isn't my first 4x4 or Toyota, here are some of my older rides...

    1996 Jeep Cherokee I bought for $1000 and beat the heck out of.image.jpgimage.jpg

    Originally, I wanted a 4Runner, but I found the jeep first. Then right before I deployed, I found the 4Runner I was looking for all along! My 1985 4Runner 5 speed 4x4 with the solid axles and 22RE. Unfortunately, it needed more work than I wanted to deal with and I wanted something a little newer.

    When I bought it
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    When I sold it
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    During all this car hopping I always had my old Ford that I had since high school. 1998 F150 4.6 V8, 4x4, and a manual tranny. I loved that truck, but I knew I always wanted a Tacoma. The Ford was always a northern truck and was slowly rotting out due to rust. Here's a few pics of the ford.

    When I bought it

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    The latest pic when I drove her to the outer banks!
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    And now for the daily driver, so I can use the taco as an adventure/truck/camping rig

    2008 Honda Civic SI
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  3. Nov 25, 2016 at 2:37 PM
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    Anyways, it took me forever to find a truck that had exactly what I was looking for. About a month ago(Oct 30 2016) I found it in Charlotte! It had the TRD Off Road package with the factory skids, rear diff locker, 4x4, 5 speed manual tranny, and only 103K miles! They only wanted $8,800 for it! I jumped on it immediately! Only thing was, that I was in Charleston, SC and it was in Charlotte. Luckily I had most of the day off and gave the lady a call and she said she had someone looking at it at that time, another at noon, and then me at 2:00. So, I had to gamble driving 3 hours for a truck that might be gone by the time I got there. I took the gamble and made the trek up to Charlotte. When I got there, the person that previously test drove it dropped it off at a Goodyear to get looked over. So, I had to wait until they got the truck back. The dealership was getting ready to close and they decided to get the truck back from Goodyear for me to check out. The lady called me back saying I could come back and check it out. While I was about 15 minutes away another person came to buy it but luckily the lady wouldn't sell it since I had been waiting all day! Got back to the dealership, fell in love, paid in cash and drove back to charleston! While I was there the lady said that she had it posted for 1 day and had 15+ people calling about it and wanting to pay more than her asking price! Lucky me!

    Here she is in all her stock glory!

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  4. Nov 25, 2016 at 2:50 PM
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    Nice looking truck, look forward to reading about your build as it progresses
     
  5. Nov 25, 2016 at 3:06 PM
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    So far, I've had the truck about a month and put almost 4,000 miles on it! I knew right away I would get rid of the truck bed tool box and get a camper shell. I posted the tool box on Craigslist and instantly had a guy interested! We agreed on a time and place to meet and that was that. Called the guy the next day saying that I was still at work and might be a few minutes late and he was all confused saying I had the wrong number and all. So, I went to the place we were suppose to meet and no one showed up. About an hour later I get a call from the old guy and his call started like this... "You must think I'm some sort of @$$hole, I am so sorry! I completely forgot"! We decided to meet at the original place in 15 mins for real this time. We got there and the guy calls me over to his car, cautiously I go over there(Craigslist people), and he opens the door and hands me a cake! The guy felt bad for being late so he bought me a cake and paid full asking price! What a guy!
    Next I knew I wanted a camper shell so I hopped on Craigslist again and found a color matched, carpeted, sliding tinted windows, locking, ARE camper shell just 15 minutes away! Went to pick it up later that day and once again this guy had a bunch of people wanting to buy his camper shell!
    After all that, I went back home to Ohio on leave. On my way home I stopped by NC to pick up some rock sliders and light bar from LCS15! His truck looks great BTW! While I was on leave, I had some time to focus on the truck a little. Gave her an oil change, rotated the tires, installed power inverter, and fixed my dash lights. My dash lights hadn't worked since I bought the truck. Ripped apart the whole dash, replaced all the bulbs, changed dimmer switch and rewired a wire I found dangling from rear bumper( P/O must have had a trailer brake). Still, nothing worked, so, I traced the wire all the way back to the front and took the driver side kick panel off and found a little green and red wire stripped. Looked up to my dimmer switch and saw a little green and red wire, connected the two and BAM, I have dash lights! Unfortunately, I still didn't have HVAC lights. I remembered someone said that if you replace the bulbs win LEDs they might not work so I changed them back to the old bulbs and everything worked!
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    Here's the working dash lights.
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    I previously installed a Pop Lock on the tailgate but someone tried breaking in and broke it while I was home.
    Getting the old truck ready to sell I took the old stereo I had in the Ford and installed it in the taco!
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    Around the same time I jumped on the group buy going on and got some new weather techs, always loved them!

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    Having dealt with rust issues with my Ford I knew that I wanted all the rust removed from the taco. The taco had a little rust spots on the frame that I wanted to get taken care of. Had the welder take care of that when I got my rock sliders put on!

    Here's the rust spot after(sorry, forgot to take a before pic)
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    And here's the rock sliders mounted! Thanks @LSC15!
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    Finally, after doing a ton of research, I placed my order for a full OME lift! Now we wait!
     
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  6. Nov 25, 2016 at 6:19 PM
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    LSC15

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    Looks good man. Sliders look way better after I shortened them. Let me know if you need help putting that lift on. I also got a set of 4 genuine trail team wheels back at home in the mountains new in TRD boxes
     
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  7. Nov 26, 2016 at 5:27 AM
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    I would definitely be interested, I texted you.
     
  8. Nov 26, 2016 at 6:21 AM
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    I'm back home right now. No cell service
     
  9. Nov 26, 2016 at 6:49 AM
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    How long are you there for and what part of NC?
     
  10. Nov 26, 2016 at 1:04 PM
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    Finally had some time today and replaced the windshield wipers, installed light bar and looked at O2 sensor. Went underneath the truck and found that the aft O2 sensor wasn't even attached! Just hanging on by the bolts with no nuts!
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    Luckily I already have one on order, after that I installed the light bar with a buddy, pretty easy to install. Turned out great! I'll get some pics later when it's dark out to see the light output.
    Here's some pics of it installed
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  11. Nov 26, 2016 at 3:08 PM
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    Got some pics of some night shots of the light bar!

    Regular headlights, can barely see it on the dumpster
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    Here's one with the light bar, can't even tell the headlights are on
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    And here's some on a street, head lights only
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    Light bar + headlights
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  12. Nov 26, 2016 at 3:20 PM
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    Good looking truck! good progress too
     
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  13. Nov 26, 2016 at 3:25 PM
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    Skrain Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so.

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    Here you go...
     
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  14. Dec 6, 2016 at 3:29 PM
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    My LED reverse lights came in today from JDM ASTAR and they are wayyyy better than stock bulbs. If your thinking of getting back up lights but don't want to pay for them I would highly suggest these as a starter!

    Here's the packaging
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    Here's a comparison
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    This ones with stock bulb on passenger and LED on driver side
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    This is the best pic I could get of the stock bulb on the passenger side
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    Here's the final product
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    Just to give you guys an idea, that shed is in the very back of the yard, with the trash can in the way
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    In other news, I got an email saying that my OME lift is enroute but delayed due to weather. Can't wait for it to get here!
     
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  15. Dec 6, 2016 at 3:40 PM
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    Nice looking truck and project I will keep an eye out for you when I am in the low country
     
  16. Dec 6, 2016 at 3:55 PM
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    Thanks man! You have a good looking truck yourself! Probably won't see the truck out and about for a little while since the list of things to get done to it keep piling up. But none the less slowly but surely it's getting somewhere.
     
  17. Dec 6, 2016 at 4:20 PM
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    Nice truck! What is the list of truck needs? We want to hear.
     
  18. Dec 6, 2016 at 4:28 PM
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    Put the lift on when it gets here, replace rear drive shaft carrier bearing(worn,getting vibrations), replace all the drive belts(they are starting to squeal), caulk an area in engine bay where water is entering the passenger side floor(noticed the water in carpet when replacing O2 sensor). That's a majority of the stuff I would like to get done by the end of the year. Nothing to crazy but just need to find time to get it done.
     
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  19. Dec 10, 2016 at 3:41 PM
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    Ford2YotaGuy

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    Got some work done on the truck today! Changed all the drive belts, replaced the rear window latches, and replaced the rear drive shaft carrier bearing!

    For the window latches, the pins that hold the latches in were too big so I ended up drilling the holes bigger and it worked out. They sit a little loose in there but they do the job.
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    I was having some driveline vibrations at around 60-70 mph and I read that the driveshaft bearing might be worn. So I went underneath the truck and what do you know, there was some definite play in the bearing. Got it replaced and ended up keeping the front part of the driveshaft on and the bearing just slides off. Put the new one back on and good as new. When I was underneath the truck I noticed when the truck was running that some air was coming out of the mounting surface for the O2 sensor I just changed. Tomorrow I'll put some RTV on there to seal it. Another project for tomorrow is finding out where some water seems to be coming from getting my passenger carpet wet. I thought it was from rain getting in but I dried it out the other day, it didn't rain after that and now there's water. So I'll dig into that tomorrow. Still waiting on lift to arrive...

    Anyways here's a pic of the new bearing, kinda a bad pic but it was getting dark by the time we got done.
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    Last edited: Dec 10, 2016
  20. Dec 11, 2016 at 5:00 PM
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    Ford2YotaGuy

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    Looked into the water leak today and ended up taking the front fender off trying to locate where it could be leaking. Unfortunately, taking off the fender in order to gain access to where I thought was the leaking point wasn't needed. Poured a pitcher of water onto the lower part of the windshield and water started coming into the cab so I put some silicone in those areas. Hopefully this works, and hoping for the best.
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