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Slash's Budget Built Trail Limo and BS

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds (2005-2015)' started by Slashaar, Mar 2, 2018.

  1. Mar 2, 2018 at 11:01 AM
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    Slashaar

    Slashaar [OP] Trail Limo Supreme & Certified Hole Massager

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    I keep reading through tons of others builds and I feel compelled to start one and document it for not only my own viewing pleasure, but the pleasure of others or potentially(fat chance in hell I actually sell her) the next owner.

    Purchased her used from a Chevy Dealership for $23k. Already had the Ranch Hand on board. Someone traded in for a Malibu of all things.

    First thing was Weathertechs as a gift from my mom since it didn't come with any floormats, just some plastic sheets.

    As she sits now:
    [​IMG]

    Suspension:
    -Bilstein 5100s front and rear (set to zero). Post #206 (Thanks to my wife @gasparic104 for the birthday gift!)
    -3rd Gen Leaf Pack with Icon AAL Courtesy of @Sociopenguin :thumbsup:
    -OME 887s (Scored from AdventureMotors garage sale brand new for $20!)
    -SPC LR UCAs 25470 (set to 0 for 2° of caster) thanks to @ShowstoppersUSA

    Wheels:

    -Falken Wildpeak AT3W's 255/80R17
    -Stock Sport Rims x5

    Exterior:
    -AVS In-Channel Vent Visors, all four doors (Thanks @eccracer104)(AutoAnything Discount Thread)
    -At The Helm Bedside Reinforcements
    -Custom Toyota Emblem Courtesy of my wife @gasparic104 Was Lost... :annoyed:
    -Diff Breather Relocated to behind Tail Light. (Purchased Kit from YotaShop.com)
    -T.H.R.B. from @Andres in custom blue anodized.
    -RanchHand Brush Guard (came on it from the dealer) (Soon to be gone)
    -Coastal Offroad Full Hoop Front (Soon to be welded and installed)

    Interior:
    -Weathertechs Front and Rear

    Equipment:
    -Surviveware First Aid Kit in Glovebox for ease of access. (No longer on Amazon?)
    -A-pillar RAM mount (Bolt kit)
    - $25 Craigslist find 56" Bed Tool box (salvaged the t nuts off some relentless fab hi lift mounts @Sociopenguin donated to me to temporarily mount it to the bed rails.)
    -CB (Free Cobra from @Calamity_taco and a Firestik from @Sociopenguin )
    -PA for shits and giggles.

    Stickers/Patches
    :
    -@ChadsPride Likes This (Thanks @Benzdriver81 )
    -YotaShop
    -KS Rocks Offroad Park
    -Rhino USA
    -TacomaWorld Sticker

    Planned Mods:
    -Add blue accents to dash and Gauge cluster
    -High Clearance rear
    -Custom Tailgate Reinforcement of my own design
    -Ditch lights
    -63 Swapped rear 14-16" shocks (~$3k)
    -Front and rear regear with rear arb locker (~3k)
    -Arb Twin
    -RCLT if I win the lottery that I don't play. :rolleyes:
    -Probably going to need heavier coils once the bumper and sliders go on.
    -Skids. These need to happen sooner, rather than later.

    Potential Mods (Stuff I see on TW and now think I need):
    -Fogs Anytime Mod
    -Front and Backup Camera Anytime Mod
    -Braided Brake Lines
    -Turning a Cargo Trailer into a Camper, thanks to @gwolff
    -OBA
    -Stock Speaker Upgrades + Under Seat Sub(s)
    - @mesojdm Ultimate LED Dual Map and RGB Dome
    -Maybe some rock lights?


    Milestones:
    -Bought @83k miles on 11/22/17
    -Current Mileage: 115k
    -First Dent (Pass. Fender) 4/21/18 Tree at KRRP
    -Second Dent (Lower Pass. Bumper Corner) 8/18/18 ??? at KRRP

    Destinations:
    -KS Rock Offroad Park x4
    -White Rock Mountain, Arkansas
    -San Antonio, Tx
    -Galveston, Tx
    -Oshkosh, WI

    [​IMG]
    PM me if you want one of these bad boys.
     
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  2. Mar 2, 2018 at 11:02 AM
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    Slashaar

    Slashaar [OP] Trail Limo Supreme & Certified Hole Massager

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  3. Mar 2, 2018 at 11:07 AM
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    eccracer104

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    That's going to be exciting :popcorn:

    If this is a high clearance rear put me on the interested list!
     
  4. Mar 2, 2018 at 11:13 AM
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    Slashaar

    Slashaar [OP] Trail Limo Supreme & Certified Hole Massager

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    My current design is not going to involve any fender chopping. It does have a lot more clearance than most bumpers without a chop that I've seen.
     
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  5. Mar 2, 2018 at 11:18 AM
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    Juforrest

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    Front- Camburg uca’s 5100's with 886’s, rear- extended length 5100’s Dakars, 4.56 gears and powertrax locker, RCI skids, bumper and sliders by me, 315/75/16's on Poo Comp type 32’s.
    I like your plans. I built my own front bumper and have a partially built high clearance hiding under weld table waiting for its turn to be finished.
     
  6. Mar 2, 2018 at 11:23 AM
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    Slashaar

    Slashaar [OP] Trail Limo Supreme & Certified Hole Massager

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    Also, it has a hidden hitch, and currently weighs 72lbs(according to solidworks mass properties anyway).
     
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  7. Mar 2, 2018 at 2:39 PM
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    Slashaar

    Slashaar [OP] Trail Limo Supreme & Certified Hole Massager

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    Now comes the fun part :D
    Tailgate Reinf Sneak Peek.jpg
     
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  8. Mar 2, 2018 at 2:45 PM
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    RETRAX bed cover, Tailgate lock, TRD exhaust. 887's, LR UCA'S, Bilstein 5100's and Deavers AAL.
    Subd!
     
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  9. Mar 2, 2018 at 3:21 PM
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    I wouldn't refuse a dxf file of that.
     
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  10. Mar 2, 2018 at 4:30 PM
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    Slashaar

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    I did a little sleuthing around and found some dimensions on an old RF thread from when they started making their reinforcements. Putting my own twist on it though, something no one else has done.
     
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    :popcorn:
     
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  12. Mar 2, 2018 at 4:37 PM
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    I gotta pull apart the tailgate at some point and grab the bolt pattern dimensions. Lot to do. Little time to do it. Tomorrow is my wedding shower, hopefully someone was so kind as to buy me some power tools so I can finish my workbench project as well. Then at some point I need to buy a welder...stick seems to be the easiest and cheapest, but I'd love to have a TIG at some point. Shop Goals.

    Wish I still had solidworks at home. Trying to coax my old college machining teacher into hooking me up with another student key. :fingerscrossed:

    Edit: Just saw they had a 60 Day trial on their site. I might try that for now, I should atleast be able to 3D print some scaled down prototypes for fun in that amount of time. I need to find a good shop that will either laser cut or waterjet my parts out. I'll just redneck rig a makeshift brake press to get my angles. My friend who owns a waterjet and a brake press is charging $100 an hour and I want to find something a little cheaper. Maybe for the bumper that would be cost effective but for the tailgate reinforcement I'd need to stack like 3 or 4 sheets and make multiples and sell the rest to make it worthwhile.
     
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  13. Mar 2, 2018 at 8:21 PM
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    Someone traded a taco for a Malibu? Ugh
     
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    If you are comfortable with trying another 3d software, you can check out sketchup. I use the free version for everything. It's not quite as powerful as solidworks.. (I used solidworks in college). But for the average DIYer like most of us, I think it's great.
     
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  15. Mar 2, 2018 at 8:54 PM
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    Slashaar

    Slashaar [OP] Trail Limo Supreme & Certified Hole Massager

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    I played around in sketchup but ugh, its so frustrating. I like solidworks as its add and subtract in 3d is really intuitive. I'm also certified in it. If you know of something similar?

    [​IMG]
     
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  16. Mar 2, 2018 at 9:43 PM
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    I haven't used any 3D stuff other than sketchup and solidworks. I actually used sketchup for years before I ever took a solidworks course so I have always been more familiar with it. Your best bet may be your professor like you said
     
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  17. Mar 4, 2018 at 9:07 PM
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    Slashaar

    Slashaar [OP] Trail Limo Supreme & Certified Hole Massager

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    Installed AVS In-Channel Vent Visors from Autoanything today.

    Before
    20180304_103715.jpg

    After
    20180304_110646.jpg

    Had some issue with the window catching. Should buff out, I hope..
    20180304_151950.jpg
     
  18. Mar 5, 2018 at 8:18 PM
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    Slashaar

    Slashaar [OP] Trail Limo Supreme & Certified Hole Massager

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    Things have been delayed. Wedding stuff going on, working on my free wood workbench, and I need to order or borrow a torx set so I can pull apart my tailgate and get some dimensions. Too many irons in the fire and not enough time to hammer them all before they cool.

    I also need to pull off the rear bumper to get the dimensions for the mounting points (unless someone has the info already and wants to share :D).
    I need more days in a week! Weekends fly by. :annoyed:

    By the way, anyone know off the top of their head what size torx are needed for the tailgate skin?
     
  19. Mar 6, 2018 at 3:19 PM
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    Slashaar

    Slashaar [OP] Trail Limo Supreme & Certified Hole Massager

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    So after some thought, and a trip to @ChadsPride 's build thread. I've decided to nix my rear bumper design. It's nearly identical to most basic bumpers and I just don't have the time or resources to build it myself. I think I'm going to follow Chadspride's lead and also get a Brute Force Standard since its nearly identical to my own design. Then I'll modify it to be my own and build my dual swing outs off of it. :pout:
     
  20. Mar 6, 2018 at 3:26 PM
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    That sounds like solid idea. Bruteforce stuff is really nice.
     
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