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Hondo Garage's New Thing

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by wileydavis, Oct 23, 2017.

  1. Dec 5, 2018 at 12:39 PM
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    smelly621

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    It's DLX son!
    I don't think sliding and fold down is in the cards given the limited real estate. Fold down would be nice, but I am still hoping the boot that Wiley talked about way back when still happens.
     
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  2. Dec 5, 2018 at 12:51 PM
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  3. Dec 5, 2018 at 12:58 PM
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    for those wonder what the boot is:

     
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  4. Dec 5, 2018 at 1:27 PM
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    it wasnt easy for me, i sure could use a remote start. or and long stick to press the clutch start cancel button and then another to turn the key.:rofl:
     
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  5. Dec 5, 2018 at 1:29 PM
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    Ha!

    My luck, I'd drop both sticks.
     
  6. Dec 5, 2018 at 1:34 PM
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    right spend like 10mins trying and breaking things when you could just hop out and turn in on like that. haha
     
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  7. Dec 5, 2018 at 2:03 PM
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    chopped prinsu or new roof rack?

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  8. Dec 5, 2018 at 2:21 PM
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    I lifted the GFC by myself, and that was a huge pain. No way I'm shifting it back and forth to clean as often as I'd like to clean.

    I made this that will fit on the end of some channel I have laying around...we'll see if it works. I'll add my window cleaner cloth to the end (somehow) and see if that lets me get access easier. Pointed tip to allow for corner access:

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  9. Dec 5, 2018 at 2:23 PM
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    They are sold at Lowe’s as well, that’s where I picked mine up from.
     
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  10. Dec 5, 2018 at 2:26 PM
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    Definitely not GFC. Chopped. Didn't they come out with a half rack too? Or is that a different company?
     
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    I wasn't thinking about often. Hell, I only wash once every couple months, if that. Maybe a couple times a year depending on visibility? I hear you though.

    If I had another couple feet of garage ceiling clearance, I might consider doing something really bad for my marriage.

    Nice tool! I bet a rubber band or small zip tie would do it? Just curious what you measured gap is?
     
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  12. Dec 5, 2018 at 2:30 PM
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    It's DLX son!
    Not sure how often you plan to clean, but what about throwing a few pieces of PVC between the gfc and the bed rails to roll it back little?

    The clearance on my 2nd gen access cab is very tight - .5 to .25" just eyeballing it. Tough to envision getting any sort of rag on a stick between there and being able to do a very good job.
     
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    I don't mind the rig getting dirty, but when I see water spots on the glass in that early morning/late evening sun...:censored:

    I have one of these, and it's a bit too thick to reach the far corners (does fine on the just out of reach areas), and it flexes too much. Overall my scrubber is .75" at its tallest, so I'm hoping that will work. We'll find out tonight.
     
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  14. Dec 5, 2018 at 2:32 PM
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    That's a good idea. I used various thicknesses of wood last time, but PVC would be awesome.
    With my luck, I'd roll the GFC either right into the truck cab, or off the side, so not sure I'd do it personally :)
     
  15. Dec 5, 2018 at 2:35 PM
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    For me, it is fingerprints! I am doing okay with water spots on both the hood and windows, except the side mirrors.

    That eBay stick looks neat. I was going to suggest a carbon fiber rod but guessed that it would flex too much also.

    It sounds like there is a workable amount of room if you have something stiff enough. Haha!

    Maybe enough room for window slide on the outside. Dreaming big. :D
     
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  16. Dec 5, 2018 at 2:39 PM
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    It's DLX son!
    I don't think it's going anywhere too fast - the bulb seal is going to create a lot of friction.

    Other idea - if you are able to get the fixed sides of the cab window with your cleaning stick - you might be able to get the sliding center pane by stuffing the right sized rolled up rag in there with the window open, and then open and closing it a few times.
     
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    couldn't you go from inside the cab to atleast clean the window, your extension mod looks like it could work well for everything else.
     
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    Yep. Current workflow is go inside the truck, slide open window, then clean the GFC portion directly behind it. Then use the stick to try and clean both sides as best I can. Then sorta half way close the sliding door and clean as much of that as I can. The bulb seal is so large on the GFC it blocks access from the side. You can sorta get it from above, but it's still awkward. I might try @smelly621 's idea of a thick cloth and see how that goes.
    I've also seen this before...might give it a shot too: http://www.topoftheline.com/truck-cap-wash-brush.html
     
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    @ace7196

    If you've posted about your bike rack set-up before, maybe you can link me to it; otherwise, I'm really interested in what you've got going there. Thanks in advance.
     
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  20. Dec 5, 2018 at 3:20 PM
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    Pretty straight forward.
    GFC mounts (they're low profile, which is awesome): https://gofastcampers.com/collections/accessories/products/cross-bar-rack-mounts
    2X Yakima Round bars (58" I think): https://www.yakima.com/roundbar
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    Also have a boatloader for the kayak: https://www.yakima.com/boatloader-evo

    Love the highspeeds since they fit everything (road/cross/mtb/fat). My DCLB is already long enough, so I didn't want anything off the back.
    Going to the local trail, or long trips with room: bikes under GFC.
    Long trips with no room, up top.
     
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