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IOWA (Idiots.Out.Wandering.Around)

Discussion in 'Mid West' started by fuzznuts, May 4, 2009.

  1. May 6, 2013 at 1:54 PM
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  2. May 6, 2013 at 1:58 PM
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    Well let me use your truck to make 2nd gen skid plates so you can go through it all.
     
  3. May 6, 2013 at 2:01 PM
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    How about a bumper?
     
  4. May 6, 2013 at 2:05 PM
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    Front or rear? I'm trying to get my truck armored before I go above and beyond my generation. I think my rear bumper design could easily be adapted to 2nd gen unless you want a high clearance. Would just need to change the brackets and overall dimensions really.

    I could probably have some sliders fabbed up early this summer too.
     
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  5. May 6, 2013 at 2:19 PM
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    I'd really like a tube bumper up front with a skid, if I was going to do a rear I would do high clearance.
     
  6. May 6, 2013 at 2:28 PM
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    Tube is probably a no go. I don't have a reliable fab shop around that can bend much tubing for me. That's why I'm not making sliders yet. 4X can probably sell me a set for less than I can fab my own at this point. There's a place in Boone I might investigate.
     
  7. May 6, 2013 at 2:32 PM
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    I looked through your pictures a bit, what have you made so far? Doing it in your garage at home?
     
  8. May 6, 2013 at 2:40 PM
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    Skids for 1st gens are all I have actually fabbed out of steel so far. I'm ready to get my first rear bumper for 1st gen welded up within a couple weeks. If it's welding and grinding I work out of my buddy's garage, otherwise cutting and bending I farm out to a local fab shop. I'm trying to design more products to sell, but it takes a while.

    My order is something like this coming up: 1st gen rear bumper, sliders, 1st gen front winch bumper. Hopefully I can get them all done by fall semester. Somewhere in there I might do a full transfer case skid and a gas tank skid.
     
  9. May 6, 2013 at 2:46 PM
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    Sweet.

    If you need a 2nd gen to work on let me know.
     
  10. May 6, 2013 at 2:50 PM
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    I probably will. I'm gonna go peek under one at the dealer after hours and decide how hard it will be to fab some 2nd gen plates. I don't want to require moving the exhaust cross over. The budbuilt skids look a little more fabricationally involved compared to 1st gen skids.
     
  11. May 7, 2013 at 6:13 AM
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    The crossover pipe is retarded, cant believe these things left the factory like that.
     
  12. May 18, 2013 at 11:40 AM
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    I was at QT on 2nd & Broadway getting gas a little bit ago and came out to see two Nissan Xterras that were highly modded and packed with gear. One was completely covered in graphics from xterranation.org. I was going to talk to them but they seemed kinda busy so I headed on my way. Not two blocks down the road I see 5 more in a convoy heading towards QT!

    I had to look them up when I got home and see that they're on the way to Moab for a week long event. Would have been cooler if it was a bunch of Tacomas but I thought I'd share.
     
  13. May 19, 2013 at 5:02 PM
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    How's that weather down there boys? Gold ball size hail west of des moines.
     
  14. May 19, 2013 at 7:07 PM
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    doing good in Ankeny, no hail as of yet, just some winds. New Garage worked out well. 3 vehicles and all the crap fit nicely.
     
  15. May 19, 2013 at 7:16 PM
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    Had a little bit of hail up to 1" or so here. Round two coming through now but just rain so far.
     
  16. May 19, 2013 at 7:32 PM
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    Gold? Wtf. LOL
     
  17. May 20, 2013 at 6:20 AM
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    I've talked to a couple of those guys on the MIOBI page, the one that is wrapped in vinyl is from Carlisle. They wheel at MIOBI quite often.
     
  18. May 21, 2013 at 10:41 AM
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    hey guys,
    I don't own a Tacoma, but did a few years back. I currently own a couple of 4Runners. I was asked by ISU2014 to come over here and post up. I frequent a couple other Toyota forums and we chatted a little via PM. I was asked to introduce myself and share a little information regarding offroading in Iowa. (for those interested) I organized a Toyota offroad event for a couple years here in Iowa. The event was hosted at MIOBI "grounds". In some of the prior posts I noticed that some of you guys are concerned that you wouldn't be able to go there with your current trucks. I understand based on the pictures that were posted from there. I took my 97' Tacoma there a couple of times when it had a 2.5" lift and 31's. There are trails there for slightly modified and stock rigs. I don't always get on a lot and my time right now is limited so, if nothing else here are some pictures.

    Pictures from one of the Toyota events I organized at MIOBI "grounds"....
    http://s100.photobucket.com/user/kr...3&page=1&_suid=136915778775007198898295812546

    Free free to ask questions and I will do my best to answer them.
     
  19. May 21, 2013 at 12:30 PM
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    :woot: Welcome to TW. Looks like a few of us need to make some time to get down there.
     
  20. May 21, 2013 at 4:51 PM
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    Glad you made it Renaud33! Isn't there a meet this weekend? Fill us in. I forget.
     
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