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Northern Virginia Roll Call

Discussion in 'Virginia' started by r6hokie, Nov 17, 2011.

  1. Jan 21, 2021 at 4:25 AM
    Mojo Jojo

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    Here's the link to the holster, but be forewarned the threaded washer on the back is too big for the bolt on the Ram mount that TacoGarage sells. I had to make a new washer, tap the right size hole, and weld it onto the existing washer. I believe someone on TW makes a plastic holster from a 3D printer but I dont have the link handy.
    https://m.ebay.com/itm/Universal-Me...aofeng-UV5R-UV82-Handheld-Radio-/132298845235

    Edit: not sure what's going on but I could not for the life of me get this post to reference Tim's post asking for the link to the holster
     
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  2. Jan 21, 2021 at 4:37 AM
    Tiny's Taco

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    That's a horrible idea. What time?
    Thx. I'm probably not going to use theirs. I have a 22mm ball mount on the dash now for the phone and an extra one sitting in the office. Those will work as I want to focus on exterior armor for the time being.
     
  3. Jan 21, 2021 at 5:23 AM
    crashdb

    crashdb Dangerous with an angle grinder..

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    Can't pull that up at work, but I bought a metal one off eBay that had a 1/4" nut tacked on the back. The RAM ball threaded in fine. Just added arm and it was good. The 1/4" size is pretty standard as far as stuff like that is concerned. Same size as a camera tripod, etc. I will say that someone on here makes a mount that includes a way to hang a shoulder mic. If you're using one with the BF I would look for a mount that has that.
     
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  4. Jan 21, 2021 at 5:23 AM
    Mojo Jojo

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    If you want the metal holster, I'll be happy to do the mod for you, just let me know.
     
  5. Jan 21, 2021 at 5:50 AM
    Mojo Jojo

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    The one I bought SAYS it has a 1/4" nut, but it was much bigger. If you're able to send the link to the one you bought, I would recommend folks get that one for a cleaner install.
     
  6. Jan 21, 2021 at 5:52 AM
    crashdb

    crashdb Dangerous with an angle grinder..

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    I'll have to get it when I get home. eBay is blocked at work.
     
  7. Jan 21, 2021 at 5:57 AM
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    Mike (@2016Taco4Me) and I are planning to meet up tomorrow afternoon at 4:00 for happy hour at Aslin Brewery in downtown Herndon, if anyone is interested in joining us. They don't serve food but do allow you to bring your own food or have it delivered.
     
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  8. Jan 21, 2021 at 6:18 AM
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  9. Jan 21, 2021 at 6:33 AM
    velogeek

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    If someone is looking just to drop money to buy a mount, you might want to check out JeepUniq. They are pricey and mostly specialize in Jeep-specific mounts but they make universal ones as well with a RAM ball for just about any combination of radio, mic, and inReach you can think of. If nothing else, they're good for raiding for inspiration if anyone else has a 3d printer.
     
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  10. Jan 21, 2021 at 6:49 AM
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    Was gonna link it at the same time you posted.

    https://jeepuniq.com/collections/baofeng/products/baofeng-bfs112-ham-mic-and-baofeng-bff8hp-radio-holder-67dball

    You can search by radio as well.
     
  11. Jan 21, 2021 at 7:12 AM
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    Tell me that selling my truck and getting a GX470 is a really bad idea.
     
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  12. Jan 21, 2021 at 7:15 AM
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    Why do you want to do that?
     
  13. Jan 21, 2021 at 7:25 AM
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    First and foremost, I love when folks wheel these things. I don't even know why. Second is that it would get rid of a truck payment. Third is that these things are almost bullet-proof. And fourth is the room for activities. Finally, somewhere in that mix is V8. None of it makes sense, but I don't think any of my vehicle purchases have ever made sense.
     
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  14. Jan 21, 2021 at 7:29 AM
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    Reasons why you shouldn't do it:
    • You'd be moving from a newer truck to an older one.
    • Less functional vs having a truck bed.
    • SUV's are incredibly tippy offroad. I speak from wheeling with 4runners, which the GX470 basically is.
    • Bullet proof, eh. Really no greater than any other Toyota. Joe semi-recently acquired one and it's really nothing too special.
     
  15. Jan 21, 2021 at 7:41 AM
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    Rebuttal:

    1. I'm not too concerned about that. I found one with 90k miles on it in great condition. It'd also make me cry less when I scratch paint in the woods. Used 2006 Lexus GX 470 470 for Sale in Manassas VA 20110 Beyond Motors LLC (beyondmotorsva.com)
    2. Yes. Although my bed isn't super functional anyway with a toolbox and Softopper. (#shortbedproblems) The comfort and interior room of the GX is a big swaying point for me.
    3. Yes.
    4. Maybe? 3.5 has a shorter long-term track record.

    You make good points though. Very logical points.
     
  16. Jan 21, 2021 at 7:42 AM
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    Keep the Tacoma, buy the GX470 as your second vehicle, trust me you couldn’t live with the gas mileage if it’s your daily driver!
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    Mostly Stock for now, 265 75 16 Falken AT3W, Tinted fronts...
    I have been tossing the idea of an older Toyota/Lexus too...it seems like the gx470 is probably the best value for oldish Toyota’s. Everything else is like gold, especially 2nd gen Tacomas haha. Trading in the third gen on something cheaper and getting a beater is my idea. All ideas for now though haha
     
  18. Jan 21, 2021 at 7:45 AM
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    Please check the condition of the frame, and rear diff before purchase, they are very prone to rust, took me about 3 months to find one with a clean frame, also it’s nice if the timing belt/water pump has been replaced according to manufacturer’s recommendation
     
  19. Jan 21, 2021 at 7:45 AM
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    crashdb Dangerous with an angle grinder..

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    If I got it, keeping the Tacoma couldn't happen. My primary reason for doing this would be so I wouldn't have a payment. A beater something or other would have to serve as a daily.
     
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  20. Jan 21, 2021 at 7:46 AM
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    crashdb Dangerous with an angle grinder..

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    For sure. I was just getting ready to check the interval for the timing belt and water pump. If it hasn't been done, I could use it as a bargaining point. I can do the work myself.
     
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