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FWP Fab Locked Longbed Project & Rubbishery

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds (2005-2015)' started by Zac of all trades, Jun 10, 2015.

  1. Jun 10, 2015 at 1:13 PM
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    Zac of all trades

    Zac of all trades [OP] FWP Fabrication Vendor

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    "Nimbus"

    2013 Texas Edition 4x4 Locked LB
    [​IMG]
    ^^^^Imogene Pass, CO^^^^
    Taken: 1SEP17

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    ^^^^Barnwell Mountain OHV^^^^
    Taken: 1JUL17
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    ^^^^ Big Bend National Park ^^^^
    Taken: ~8APR17
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    ^^^^ Bed set up ^^^^
    Taken: July 24 2017
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    ^^^^ Let there be light! ^^^^

    Taken: 9 Sept 2017​


    This is my first Tacoma but not my first truck.... purchased 29 May 2015! Its been a slow build but its coming along. My goal is to build a truck that i can take camping in spots that are not man made/ predesignated. I would like to be able to just find a nice spot and set up camp. I grew up in East Texas where I spent most of my time outside in the woods camping, building forts, making trails, riding dirt bikes, etc. I now live in DFW and want to get back into camping and playing outdoors! After i pay off the truck the real mods (ones that require cutting) will happen. I have plans in mind but i find as time goes on my needs/designs change, we will see where it takes me.

    Thanks go out to:
    Ultra Shield Race Products
    Danger Close Off-Road
    Rolling J Welding

    @thedrewsifer This guy is awesome!
    @dwaltdtx
    @Suprajim54
    Drivetrain:
    • Front Suspension
      • Bilstein 5100 Adjustable Shocks set @ 0
      • OME 886 coils (need a softer set with the new aluminum bumper)
      • SPC Light Racing UCAs
      • 1/4" spacer on the driver side
      • Energy Suspension Control Arm Bushing Set (Red) - 8.3128R
      • TC gusseted spindles
      • TC alignment tabs
        • Future Buys
          • King 2.5 coil over shocks
          • TC uppers
          • TC lowers
          • Limiter straps
          • Bump stops
    • Rear Susupension
      • Fox Adventure 2.0 fox_98224954 (9-14-18 111k miles)
      • Single AAL (need to get a full leaf pack)
        • Future Buys
          • King shocks
          • new leaf pack
          • u bolt flip kit
          • bump stops
    • Wheels & Tires
      • Mickey Thompson Sidebiter II 17x9 rims
      • 265/65/17 ATs to DD (295/70/17 Toyo MTs to play in)
        • Future Buys
          • 315/70/17 MTR or Micky Thompson Bajas!
    • Rear Axle
      • Swapped the rear out with a TRD OR locked axle
      • Lowrange offroad locker harness for anytime locker!
      • Rear Dif Breather Mod
      • Extended brake lines
    Armor:
    • Front
      • Aluminum Pelfreybilt w/ center hoop & (Powder coated semi gloss black)
    • Rear
    • Sliders
      • Custom Made in Texas sliders w/kickout from Danger Close Off-Road
    • Skids
      • IFS Skid (Made in Texas by @Tacodriver08)
        • Future Buys
          • Mid Skid
          • Trans Skid
          • Rear Diff Skid
    Recovery:
    • Smittybuilt X2O 10k comp winch
    • Smittybuilt Snatch Block
    • ARB tree saver
    • 4.5 ton rated shackles (x4)
    • Smittybuilt 20' 20klbs recovery strap
    • Quick tire deflater
    • Tools (bucket boss tool roll to hold everything nicely)
    • Viair 88p
    • Hitch mounted shackle
    • Mounted to bed rails...
      • Razorback Shovel (QuickFists on First World Problems mounts)
      • Husky Chopping Ax (QuickFists on First World Problems mounts)
      • 48" farm jack (First World Problems mounts)
      • .50 cal ammo cans
        • Future Buys
          • Rescue 42 Jack Mate
          • farm jack base
    Electrical:
    • SwitchPros 8100 w/red back lighting!
      • Baja Squad -R wide/corner in front bumper
      • Baja Squad -R wide/corner ditch lights
      • Cali Raised side shooter pods for side lights
      • NiLight cheap LED pods in the rear bumper!
      • Unknown cheap 6" light bar on rear bed bar. (probably from china, was given to me as a "gift")
      • Midland NOAA CB, w/PA & Ext Speakers, 3' firefly
    • Avital alarm/remote start
    • @Suprajim54 's "No Seat Belt Chime" mod!
      • Future Buys
        • rock lights
        • power inverter
        • fridge
        • Rear running lightbar
    Under the hood:
    • K&N high flow air filter
    • DIY Cool white LED hood lights (ground pin switch)
    • Redline Hood struts
    • 0 gauge wire for power to stereo amps w/150amp fuse
    • Optima Yellow Top d27f battery
    • SwitchPros fuse block
      • Future Buys
        • Dual battery (Lots of new/re wiring will be done when this happens)
        • On-board air somewhere in there
        • Snorkel
    Exterior Mods:
    • Removed mud flaps
    • Removed OEM steps
    • Window Tint (25% front/5% everything else w/brow)
    • Removed all decals
    • AVS Window Deflectors
      • AVS Front Rock/Bug Deflector (removed... for sale!)
    • DIY Cool white LED bed lights (Tapped into dome light)
    • DIY Cool white LED courtesy lights (Tapped into dome light)
    • DIY custom grill with custom car grills mesh insert (Color matched)
      • Bakflip G2 bed cover (with 2 bike fork mounts attached)
    • Pop-N-Lock power locking tailgate
    • OEM bed mat
      • Custom Bedrack from Danger Close Off-Road (sold to @dwaltdtx)
    • Relentless Fab Bed Bars x3
    • .50 cal ammo can bed storage
      • TRD offroad tow hook swap (removed, custom etched, and sent to @ChadsPride, however he never got it...:bananadead:)
    • 1st aid gear in velcro molle pouch
    • Head lamps around head rests
    • Trasharoo (thanks @davidpick)
      • Hook added to bed floor to hold shovel (removed)
    • +5 hp stickers
    • Yeti bottle opener on rear bumper
    • Cali raised ditch light mounts
    • Smittybilt RTT
    Interior Mods:
    • Electrical
      • Spytec Dash Cam (Hardwired)
      • Beltronic Radar Detector (Hardwired)
      • Ultraguage
      • Cool white LED interior light upgrade
      • Midland NOAA CB, w/PA & Ext Speakers, 3' firefly
    • Cosmetic
      • WeatherTech Digital floor liners
      • CoverKing Neosupreme front seat covers
      • CoverKing Neosupreme rear seat covers
      • Waterproof rear bench seat cover for dogs
    • Patches
      • All over the headliner from Air Force/online (a terrible addiction!)
    • Medkit
      • will all the goodies
    • Low Range Rear Locker Switch
      • yes this 4x4 SR5 long bed is locked!
    • Organization
      • DIY Console organizer
      • Grid-It organizer mounted in console
    Audio Upgrade:
    • Custom enclosure built by yours truly!
    • PPI 88r Digital Sound Processor w 10 preset remote
      • Kicker CXA1200.1
        • x2 Sundown Audio SD3 10s
      • Arc Audio XDi600.4
        • Hybrid Audio Unity u69 6x9 front stage
        • Hybrid Audio Unity tweeter front stage
        • @Mr Marv 6x9 door speaker adaptors
    • 0 gauge wire to power distribution block
      • 4 gauge wire to amps
        • 16 gauge wire to speakers
    • Stinger speed wire from HU to DSP
    • Sound dampener in front doors and on rear wall
      • Future Buys
        • Silver Flute 6.5" mid bass drivers for rear doors
        • New Head Unit, not sure which one
    [​IMG]
    Build Thread : https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/sundown-dual-sd3-hybrid-audio-audio-build-q-a.431347/
    To Do List:
    Install front spindels
    Install TC alignment tabs
    Tweak front stage tune
    Install battery terminal block

    Clean engine bay
    Add +5hp in stickers to inside the bed
    buy install power inverter
    Re install under hood lights
    Relocate spare tire


    Travel List:
    Bridgeport OHV, TX
    Barnwell Mountain OHV, TX
    Big Bend National Park, TX
    Lime Creek Rd, CO
    Padre Island National Seashore, TX
    Imogene Pass, CO
    Enchanted Rockies Trail, NM->CO

    Travel Wish List
    MOAB, UT
    Canadian River ATV Park, TX
    Appellation Trail
    Mills Canyon, NM
    Grand Canyon
    Alpine Loop, CO
    Ozark Trail
    Yellow Stone
    Zion Canyon
    Hot Spings, AR
    High Water Make, Ozark National Forrest

    https://imgur.com/Zzqtwol
     
    Last edited: Oct 3, 2018
  2. Jun 14, 2015 at 1:19 PM
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    Zac of all trades

    Zac of all trades [OP] FWP Fabrication Vendor

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    How she came from the dealership... 29May2015
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  3. Jun 14, 2015 at 1:25 PM
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    What do you get on the texas edition out of curiosity? Maybe look into an ultragauge or seat covers?
     
  4. Jun 14, 2015 at 1:46 PM
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    ODNAREM

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    Black wheels for sure and good luck with your build OP!
     
  5. Jun 14, 2015 at 3:56 PM
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    Have to agree with above. Black wheels on a white truck look's good.

    A cheep mod idea. Maybe re-route the ac condensate drain, so water doesn't drip all over your frame. Over time this causes rust when you use the A/C a lot. Not sure if this will void the warranty or not, though you never know.

    Window deflectors are nice on a rainy day. Have fun with your new truck!!
     
  6. Jun 14, 2015 at 10:38 PM
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    Zac of all trades

    Zac of all trades [OP] FWP Fabrication Vendor

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    To be honest Im not sure exactly the differences, i cant find anything online... Most Ive gathered is that they are 4 door, 4x4, and have the 6' bed with a V6 engine. I have the texas badges on my front doors, tailgate, and the front floor mats have a texas badge sown into them. Other than that I have not seen anything different. I have been looking at other trucks online... most of them seem to have the same features as far as interior/exterior and motor/trans.

    I would really like to find a totaled truck with leather seats that i could grab but Im sure that like finding a needle in a hay stack. But i would settle for some nice leather/pleather seat covers. But the ones I've seen are $250+... and Im not sure i want to spend that on seat covers.
     
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  7. Jun 16, 2015 at 5:42 AM
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    stombs

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    Do you have a rear locker? and Theres a lot of nice seat covers out there but they are pricy!
     
  8. Jun 16, 2015 at 1:05 PM
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    Zac of all trades

    Zac of all trades [OP] FWP Fabrication Vendor

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    I am not sure. I dont think so though. I was reading online and i think that the TRD package is the only truck that comes with the rear lockers. And apparently they are better than the air lockers, some people have complained about the air lockers failing on them.

    Maybe i can find a totaled TRD and steal the rear end!!

    Haha... more dreams probably....
     
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  9. Jun 16, 2015 at 1:09 PM
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    Zac of all trades

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    So i got my windows tinted today!! Looks much better IMO!! 25% front windows and 5% brow and everything else...
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    Pardon my dirty truck! Its been raining here in Dallas...
     
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  10. Jun 23, 2015 at 10:35 AM
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    Zac of all trades

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    Debadged my truck the other day... The Texas Edition emblems were the worst to get off. I'm not sure what adhesive they used to apply the emblems... but they were terrible to get off.

    I used some braided fishing line wrapped around 2 pencils to take off the emblems. (Works like a champ!) I used goo gone to get the adhesive off. Worked great for everything but the Texas emblems, I had to apply the goo gone multiple times and after I got all the black stuff off there was a layer of glue still there. So I applied more goo gone and waited about 5-7 minutes and then used my fingernail to remove the rest of the glue because the cloth wouldn't rub it off. After all that I washed the areas that I used the goo gone on because i was afraid of it yellowing if I didn't.

    All in all it took about an 1 - 1.5 hours for the complete process and it turned out very nice!

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  11. Jun 23, 2015 at 11:15 AM
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    Zac of all trades

    Zac of all trades [OP] FWP Fabrication Vendor

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    Her first trip off road!!

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  12. Jun 23, 2015 at 11:19 AM
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    Zac of all trades

    Zac of all trades [OP] FWP Fabrication Vendor

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    I dig dirt jumps for BMX bikes and need something to keep my shovel from sliding around in the back...

    this is just a double hanger hook that i got from home depot. It was about $3 and I used 3/4" self taping screws
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  13. Jun 29, 2015 at 11:31 AM
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    Got my wind deflectors installed the other day... And she got a bath this weekend!!
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  14. Jun 29, 2015 at 1:30 PM
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    Love the truck! I wonder if you get TRD seats instead of sr5 seats with the Texas edition?
     
  15. Jun 29, 2015 at 3:18 PM
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    Zac of all trades

    Zac of all trades [OP] FWP Fabrication Vendor

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    I think the seats are standard. There isn't anything special about them. I read that the rims also come on the Texas edition tacos. They also have a touch screen radio without nav. Buttons on wheel. Back up camera in the mirror. Pretty much just interior upgrades.
     
  16. Jun 30, 2015 at 4:48 PM
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    Zac of all trades

    Zac of all trades [OP] FWP Fabrication Vendor

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    Got the LEDs installed this weekend.
    Used waterproof cool white 5050s.
    They are hooked up to a toggle switch for now, but I am looking into hooking them up to the dome light.
    UPDATE: LEDs are now hooked up to the dome light so they come on/off when unlocking/locking the truck.

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    If you are interested in having a set of LED bed lights send me a PM and we can figure out what it is that you want. I will build them and we can discuss prices. I.E. color of lights, placement of LEDs, Inside cab or bed mount switch. We can do a physical switch or have them come on/off when the truck is unlocked/locked. Also can do pin switches so that the lights come on when the tailgate is opened.
     
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  17. Jul 20, 2015 at 9:07 AM
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    Zac of all trades

    Zac of all trades [OP] FWP Fabrication Vendor

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    I added some bed storage over the weekend. .50 cal ammo cans i got for cheap. I used 5/8" carriage bolts to mount them, and I added a strip of foam padding to the top to prevent damages to my paint when opening.

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    Zac of all trades

    Zac of all trades [OP] FWP Fabrication Vendor

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    Got my front bug deflector in...

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  19. Aug 3, 2015 at 9:42 AM
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    Zac of all trades

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    I ordered a dash cam because I work and live in Dallas and people around here drive like idiots! The dash cam gives me some peace of mind because i have been in 2 wrecks in the past that were not my fault and the insurance ended up saying both drivers were at fault. I feel like if i had a video to show what happened during both i would not have been out of pocket.

    I got on youtube and found a video on how to hard wire install a dash cam. I also found one for my radar detector and wired in both at the same time. It was pretty easy.

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  20. Aug 3, 2015 at 9:44 AM
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    wait. is that a double cab long bed?
     
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