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Hondo Garage's New Thing

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

  1. Dec 26, 2018 at 9:35 PM
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    ace7196

    ace7196 Well-Known Member

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    Never had a sunrise at 4:45 :D Unless you're being hyperbolic :)
     
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  2. Dec 26, 2018 at 9:49 PM
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    I wish we could go back to arguing about locks.
     
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  3. Dec 26, 2018 at 10:28 PM
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    rajacat9

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    Up there in Fairbanks I suspect you worry more about bears than burglars.:D
    I've never been that far North, been through Anchorage though, on the way back from tendering herring in Bristol Bay.
     
  4. Dec 27, 2018 at 6:36 AM
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  5. Dec 27, 2018 at 9:13 AM
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    PaulK

    PaulK Life is hard. It's harder if you're stupid.

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    I'm waiting for a lock for the top too. My trips will likely be a combination of camping and hotels, and I want it locked up when I'm at the latter. Locking the panels is worthless if someone can just open the top and steal my gear. Nothing will stop a crowbar user or a window breaker, but why make it simple and obvious for the opportunists? Just seeing a lock might be enough discouragement. In my mind the locks have nothing to do with anything when I'm in the camper, but are only there for situations when I'm away from the truck. Even though you could get into the cab with a rock, I still lock my doors when I park the truck in public areas. Why wouldn't you do the same in back?
     
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  6. Dec 27, 2018 at 9:38 AM
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    smelly621

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    It's DLX son!
    Most people that I've shown the shell to are confused about how the latches on the lower panels even work. Many don't even realize that the side panels can be opened. When you tell them the top pops up they don't get it at all.

    If someone is thinking about stealing something out of the truck they're going to pry the rear panel open and not waste their time fiddling with strange latches up on the roof they have never seen - clawing their way up into a tent they will have to unzip - and then figure out how the sleeping panels work to get down to the goods.

    Understand that BadMan isn't keeping up on the latest trends in "Camper Couture" and is going to hope you have some power tools back there because it looks like you may work as a plumber. He's going to treat it like any other camper shell.
     
  7. Dec 27, 2018 at 9:53 AM
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    It's DLX son!
    Actual camper content!
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    Made this little power center with ciggy 12V, USB, and Power Pole connections. I also put a blue sea fuse block behind the panel with circuits for lights. It's all fed from my aux battery under the hood with 8 gauge wire.

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    Also found some 90 degree aluminum led channel/diffuser that fit perfectly between the space frame and the lip for the sleeping cushions. It runs down both sides and across the tailgate area.

    More in the works.
     
  8. Dec 27, 2018 at 10:33 AM
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    Blackdawg

    Blackdawg Dr. Frankenstein

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    ALL OF THEM!...Then some more.
    This would be easy to fab up your own solution. However, idk why anyone would want their bike to stick out that far and have the handle bars like that. That is just stupid.

    When I was messing about with mounting bikes I did this.

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    Just rotate the damn handle bars. haha

    Never finished the mounts but would be simple enough to make something.
     
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  9. Dec 27, 2018 at 11:19 AM
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    ETAV8R Out DERP'n

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    Looks good. I'm almost done with my 6gang with voltmeter, dual USB, and 12v.

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  10. Dec 27, 2018 at 11:51 AM
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    Nice!
    Link to the channel?
     
  11. Dec 27, 2018 at 11:53 AM
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    Lifted, Locked, Armored. Ready To Wheel.
    Approximately how big is that space where the channel is? Just curious
     
  12. Dec 27, 2018 at 2:31 PM
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    The space frame is 1.5" OD.
    The lip that supports the bedding extended beyond tangent to the frame, if that makes sense.
    I'm guessing at least 1" from tangent (at the top) to the end of the lip.
     
  13. Dec 27, 2018 at 3:24 PM
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    Lifted, Locked, Armored. Ready To Wheel.
    Ok I think I understand that. Thanks
     
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  14. Dec 27, 2018 at 8:14 PM
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    Sweet lil penis!
     
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  15. Dec 27, 2018 at 11:29 PM
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    Finally mounted my front runner tracks to strap down boxes and gear!



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    Edit, also added a waterport in the back

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  16. Dec 28, 2018 at 6:29 AM
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    MapJunkie

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    @gman36, are those two tracks from the Front Runner Roof Rack? I like your solution for holding the Wolf Packs in place.
     
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  17. Dec 28, 2018 at 6:42 AM
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    SenatorBlutarsky

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    @gman36 Do you have info on your drawer setup? Is that all frontrunner gear?

    That's almost exactly what I'm hoping to build, bike fork mount and all.
     
  18. Dec 28, 2018 at 7:37 AM
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    smelly621

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    It's DLX son!
  19. Dec 28, 2018 at 7:43 AM
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    They are front runner cargo tracks, I wanted L-track, but I got a deal through a friend. L-track is nice cause it’s so widely used.
     
  20. Dec 28, 2018 at 7:45 AM
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    I have measuments somewhere, I made it all at home from wood. Should be more pics through this thread, but pm me if you have other questions.
     

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