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NW WA Meet / BS Thread

Discussion in 'North West' started by Benson X, Jun 13, 2012.

  1. Mar 7, 2021 at 2:48 PM
    Usethe2nd

    Usethe2nd Well-Known Member

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    Finally finished up the wiring to only to find out the new Ditch light switch has a blown LED and my factory locker switch doesn’t illuminate :annoyed:

    Everything off
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    Everything on

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  2. Mar 7, 2021 at 3:25 PM
    wrmathis

    wrmathis Dark Lord of the Sith

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    whats the ARB thingie?
     
  3. Mar 7, 2021 at 4:47 PM
    Usethe2nd

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    The control pad for the Solis lights
     
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  4. Mar 7, 2021 at 7:35 PM
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    Got a new toy to play with. My buddy bought this new last year and needed to get rid of it, I've never welded before ever, but figured it's never too late to learn

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  5. Mar 7, 2021 at 8:27 PM
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    Awesome. This was my Covid activity. If you want any tips from an amateur hit me up.
    I can proficiently glue steel and aluminum projects together.
     
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  6. Mar 7, 2021 at 8:33 PM
    Wyckedan

    Wyckedan Well-Known Member

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    If you've managed to glue steel and aluminum together I'd definitely be intrigued
     
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  7. Mar 7, 2021 at 8:43 PM
    wrmathis

    wrmathis Dark Lord of the Sith

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    I bought a Eastwood 135 and use flux core on it and built this for my truck the other day. It’s a frame for a sleep platform. It’s been fun and frustrating learning how to weld.

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  8. Mar 7, 2021 at 9:01 PM
    Wyckedan

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    My platform has succumbed to water seeping in and time to redo it. I never thought about doing a steel frame. Perfect thing to practice with
     
  9. Mar 7, 2021 at 9:14 PM
    wrmathis

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    Yeah I plan on putting some seals down under and on top of the plastic bed caps and up front. I just used whatever was already on the cap when I got it used


    Also saw someone on here mention that those slots are exactly an inch deep and one inch square tube is perfect and well it is.
     
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  10. Mar 7, 2021 at 9:21 PM
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    Sweet. Way stronger that way too. I dig it
     
  11. Mar 7, 2021 at 9:26 PM
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  12. Mar 7, 2021 at 10:07 PM
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    Introducing myself, Danny. I'll be moving back up to the PNW in a couple weeks near Olympia. Lived in Puyallup 10+ years ago so excited to go back. Been in the desert between then and now (Phoenix, Vegas, etc).

    Speaking of that, are there any permits normally to go offroad/ camp? Like I said, I'm used to desert/ high desert camping. Drive out there, stay on the road, set up camp, no permits generally.

    No better time to show off the setup below than now! Ice fishing/ camping in high country Nevada in 8° weather.

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  13. Mar 7, 2021 at 10:17 PM
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    DNR pass, Discovery Pass, interagency access pass, all depends on where ya go
     
  14. Mar 7, 2021 at 10:44 PM
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    Could have just used a notched 2x4 or 2x6
     
  15. Mar 8, 2021 at 6:33 AM
    wrmathis

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    Didn’t want to use wood
     
  16. Mar 8, 2021 at 8:18 AM
    TimberTiger

    TimberTiger 3 pedals, 2 lockers, 1grfe... @tcave87

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    2014 DCSB: 4.30 gears, Harrop front locker, Bilstein 6112's w/ 650#, Camburg ball joint UCA's, Wheelers superbumps, OME dakar 096 leaves, bilstein b110's, u bolt flip, ADV weld co hybrid sliders, ADV weld co bed rack or Leer 180 w/ windoors, full RCI skids, 06 tundra limited wheels, 285/75r17 Yokohama G003's, ATH fab HC rear bumper, US offroad stealth front winch bumper, Smittybuilt x20 10k winch, ARB simpson III rtt, plenty of dents and scratches Now Sold 2002: 06 TRD Tundra coils, tundra 5100s, wheelers HD 3 leaf AAL, rear 5100s, ARB front bumper, SkidRow front skid, Leer commercial cap with windoors, 285/75r16 Kelly Safari TSR
    @Marlin Crawler LCA braces, new lower control arms and upper ball joints this weekend. Front end feels tighter than a ticks ass. Hopefully it'll hold an alignment after wheeling now!

     
  17. Mar 8, 2021 at 8:35 AM
    WrecklessAbandon

    WrecklessAbandon Get Off My Lawn

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    How was the install? Pretty easy to burn them in?
     
  18. Mar 8, 2021 at 8:52 AM
    TimberTiger

    TimberTiger 3 pedals, 2 lockers, 1grfe... @tcave87

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    The install was pretty easy, the marlin kit fits right in with no room for error really. Just had to straighten up a few of my flattened cam tabs. I had a union pipe fitter buddy help me burn them in after i tacked them in place. It's pretty disheartening how flimsy the lower contol arm mounts are stock.
     
  19. Mar 8, 2021 at 8:59 AM
    WrecklessAbandon

    WrecklessAbandon Get Off My Lawn

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    Good to know....feel like starting a tab kit burn in side hustle?

    As much as I would like to do this myself I don't have a welder :pout:
     
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  20. Mar 8, 2021 at 9:56 AM
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    I'm in for at least part of the trail. It was so much fun last year, even just for a night! A South->North run is super appealing, as I'd really like to see the Northern segments, and I'd consider joining y'all in Ellensberg.

    I'm interested to see what trail reports look like, but I would probably consider a bypass to the washout - my rig is way top heavy for that little bit and that felt a bit too sketchy for my tastes. That said, if anyone else is interested, initial recon says there is a small bypass to the washout available by hopping down from Blewitt that I could take on my own and relink with the group.
     
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