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My 02 SR5 4WD Build - "T. Belle"

Discussion in '1st Gen. Builds' started by deez, Feb 10, 2013.

  1. May 4, 2013 at 5:03 PM
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  2. May 5, 2013 at 1:20 AM
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    Hey Deez, its Robert, Taco is coming along great man, I remembered you say something about one, but didnt think you were gonna go this route with it, shoot before long you'll need to get another daily driver for this one, lol
     
  3. May 5, 2013 at 9:30 AM
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    Yo Robert, I didn't know you were on this forum too. Thanks!

    Haha as long as the Taco still gets better mileage, I'm happy.

    Currently:

    18.5 MPG (Taco)
    14.8 MPG (FJ)
     
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  4. May 5, 2013 at 4:04 PM
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    5/05/13

    One more mod before Belle goes back to Demello tomorrow for a few more wks.

    I have one of these in my FJ and they're great for organizing my flashlight, lug key, handheld CB, batteries, etc. The MOLLE pouches are from various manufacturers (5.11, Condor, Blackhawk, Paraclete).

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    Aluminum plates for the front bumper finally came in from the laser cutter. Fabrication should start this wk, hopefully.
     
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  5. May 6, 2013 at 7:19 PM
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    I have something similar in my truck. They aren't Molle, but I got the Smittybuilt carryall seat covers. I looked at the Smittbuilt G.E.A.R. seat covers but they don't fit real well and I've seen several sets that have torn. II tried the cheaper carryalls and I've had them almost a year now and they're working great several pockets on the back of the seats. Definitely nice for all the little crap you want to have stashed inside the cab.
     
  6. May 7, 2013 at 10:29 AM
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    I had considered those Smittybilt GEAR covers, until I read those same issues you just mentioned (over on the FJ forums). You'd think for that $, they'd be better quality.

    Nice to know about the Katch-All; I had considered those too. But I eventually plan to swap out the seats, so I'm hoping this MOLLE panel is versatile enough to use on the new ones.

    I agree, these things are mandatory for me now. I hate clutter...and I especially hate when I can't find something, drives me nuts.
     
  7. May 22, 2013 at 5:02 PM
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    5/22/13

    First worthwhile update in 2 wks...

    Aluminum front bumper nearly done, just missing the Baja hoop (see Post #37).

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  8. May 23, 2013 at 7:44 AM
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    Seriously. No action for 2 weeks. You've been slacking. ;) Bumper looks awesome. Always been a fan of the DO stuff.
     
  9. May 23, 2013 at 8:00 AM
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    :drool:
     
  10. May 23, 2013 at 10:09 AM
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    Hahaha I know...shame on me :eek:

    Thanks, Box Rocket! The slacking will end, once I have her home again...I've got a lot of work to do.
     
  11. May 23, 2013 at 2:43 PM
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    deez -- great looking truck! Thanks for sharing. I have a 1995.5 same cab just trying to get it back to road decent as it was my Mom's DD for 14 years and all she ever did was change the oil and brake pads...yes we started at the beginning with it and finally have just about all the all of the basics "most do's" done now starting to add the "want to's"
    Sub'd for updates & ideas. Really like the DO stuff
     
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  12. Jun 24, 2013 at 9:37 PM
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    Thanks, Steve! And good luck with your truck!


    6/24/13

    Front bumper finally done. Time to pick her up. And for good this time...free at last.

    On the way home from Demello, I stopped by a local muffler shop and had them cut my old (OEM) muffler off and weld a Magnaflow 11226 in its place.

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    $136 + 20 min of my time. Not bad...better than buying an entirely new cat-back exhaust IMO.

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    Demello Aluminum Baja Plate Bumper was actually done 2 wks ago; but, was powder-coated black by mistake. Bumper had to be sandblasted and re-PC'd to the correct color/finish.

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    Still need to mount the front license plate. And, nothing is wired up yet.

    Wiring is pretty tedious, so I'll get to it when time and weather permits. It's supposed to hit the 100s here soon, so I may not get to it for awhile..
     
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  13. Jun 25, 2013 at 8:36 AM
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    Looks great! let me know what you think of the TJM winch. That's the winch at the top of my list right now.
     
  14. Jun 26, 2013 at 10:10 AM
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    The rack looks awesome! I still would like to see a video of how the tire carrier works because I see two hinges in the bed and on the rack frame. I guess I am just not visualizing it correctly but once I see it I'll feel like an idiot. Do you have one?
     
  15. Jun 26, 2013 at 12:00 PM
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    Thanks, Box Rocket!

    So far, I'm very impressed with the fit/finish/quality of the TJM Stealth. Out of the box, it just looks better than the Superwinch Talon (on my FJ).

    Also, the Stealth comes with a nice battery disconnect switch and wireless remote - the Talon did not include either (and it was way more $$$!).

    But, proof is in the performance I know. Hoping the weather cools down soon, so I can get to work on it...
     
  16. Jun 26, 2013 at 12:04 PM
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    Thanks, Werkro01!

    Sounds like you're just over-thinking it. No video, but here's some photos of it in the "up" position.

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    The two support legs pivot down and then secures to the bed with hardware.

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    If necessary, entire carrier can be removed from the bed by undoing the two front hinges.

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    I wasn't over thinking it that much :p... I just didn't see the wing nuts on the feet in the bed so it made no sense... So yea now I feel a little stupid. Thanks though.
     
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    Nice idea with the tire rack pivot so can adjust from slant back to raised for storage to complete remove. Also really like the front bumper with the "hidden winch" look very clean. Looking good!
     
  19. Jun 27, 2013 at 8:58 AM
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    Truck looks amazing! Love the spare tire carrier/rack and the way you setup the jerry can mounts :thumbsup:
     
  20. Jun 27, 2013 at 9:36 AM
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    This truck is quickly becoming one of my favorites on the site.
     
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