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Squeaky Penguin's (Trip Reports) Build Thread

Discussion in '1st Gen. Builds (1995-2004)' started by Squeaky Penguin, Feb 3, 2013.

  1. Nov 20, 2014 at 7:23 AM
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    Squeaky Penguin

    Squeaky Penguin [OP] Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained

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    First off, FTFY. 30" LED bar is due in today. And yeah, my tuck keeps getting more and more character...

    Anyways, decided it was time for a change. I really liked the Satoshi before the bumper, but after the bumper, I always thought it looked a little funny having an inset grill with a bumper that sticks out. I think the stock grill will look better too after I color match it.

    Or maybe I'm just indecisive and want to change things constantly... :D

    Good luck with the house purchase!

    And yeah, if anyone wants to buy my BAMF light mount, procomps lights, and or grill, shoot me a PM.
     
  2. Nov 20, 2014 at 9:16 AM
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    Wishbone Runner

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    FTFY again :p

    Cool, I liked the Satosh though. Did you get one of the bars that you/Eric have?

    And you are indecisive . . .
     
  3. Nov 20, 2014 at 9:58 AM
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    Squeaky Penguin

    Squeaky Penguin [OP] Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained

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    In reality, the truck just got too cool for me. The awesomeness was getting hard to handle.


    And no, it's a different Chinese bar. Bought it off eBay, but they seem to be sold all over. Amazon, other vendors, tw for 400%.markup.
     
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  4. Nov 20, 2014 at 4:17 PM
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    teamhypoxia

    teamhypoxia MichelinMan

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    FIFY :D
     
  5. Nov 21, 2014 at 2:38 PM
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    Squeaky Penguin

    Squeaky Penguin [OP] Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained

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    You think what's-her-name will trade me straight across? That way she can go wheeling with you guys :D


    So, build related. Installed my LED bar.....









    ... and reinstalled my Satoshi. :anonymous:

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    No, I'm not that indecisive. Ended up being a really tight fit, and it just wouldn't work with the stock grill. So back to the Satoshi was the easiest solution. Now I'm in the market for a unique toyota emblem of some sort to fill up the space.
     
  6. Nov 21, 2014 at 2:43 PM
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    Squeaky Penguin

    Squeaky Penguin [OP] Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained

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    Also something else I've been meaning to add.

    So, my trusty MV-50 compressor lost the will to live on Sunday. Those of you that have wheeled with me know it's been rattling away for the last year or so. Decided to tear it apart this week, and found that crank decided to remove itself from the motor :eek: Anyways, also found a broken spring clip on the switch side of the motor, that's probably been a large part of my issue this entire time.

    So, while I had it apart, I cleaned everything up, and went ahead a ported the read valves and reassembled it, making sure the crank was appropriately secure this time. Have yet to do any testing to see if the porting helped, but did fire it up and it was running smoother than it has in quite a while.
     
  7. Nov 22, 2014 at 12:35 AM
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    johnboyTRD

    johnboyTRD Well-Known Member

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    Well played. Wish I was that technical, woulda just bought a new one lol. I'm still planning a trip to moab for part of next year's meet... We gotta get together some gold 1st gens to represent...
     
  8. Nov 22, 2014 at 9:45 AM
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    Squeaky Penguin

    Squeaky Penguin [OP] Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained

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    We'll probably be the only two :(

    Don't remember the count last year, but I know there were only like 7 or 8 first gens. Not nearly enough. Looking forward to checking out your rig though! Seems like the events going to be quite a bit bigger this year. Although, this is the time where everyone gets excited, wait till about March and they all start bailing.


    And, just tested the MV-50. Works better than ever! Still have plans for a nicer OBA setup with a hardmounted compressor and a tank, but nothing till next spring. Think it's time I start saving for a regear though.

    And lastly, little, tiny winter tires on. Looks a little goofy, but they do their job.
     
  9. Nov 22, 2014 at 12:23 PM
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    lotsoftoys

    lotsoftoys pavement is boring....

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    bunch of crap
    if u had real tires you wouldnt need little dinky snow tires:p
     
  10. Nov 22, 2014 at 12:40 PM
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    AndyTaco

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  11. Nov 24, 2014 at 5:13 PM
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    Squeaky Penguin

    Squeaky Penguin [OP] Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained

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    Let's see, I have real wheeling tires, and real snow tires. Both of which are better than your ATs at their respective tasks. :p

    To be perfectly honest though, I am rather impressed with the RT03s in the snow. So much better than my KM2s, and probably better than my BFG ATs as well. Not even remotely comparable to a good snow tire though. Spending this week and my winter break back in Steamboat got me to finally switch. I would be perfectly fine running the Dynapro's on the front range all year around.

    Thanks man!

    And yeah, I've seen that guys work before. Not exactly what I'm looking for. Thinking either an older Toyota badge or maybe a lighted emblem. :notsure:
     
  12. Nov 24, 2014 at 6:36 PM
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    lotsoftoys

    lotsoftoys pavement is boring....

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    bunch of crap
    my duratracs do great everywhere hahahahahaha
     
  13. Nov 26, 2014 at 6:05 PM
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    Squeaky Penguin

    Squeaky Penguin [OP] Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained

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    Just tried to get some night comparison pics for you, cell phone pics turned out like shit, but they still give you an idea. I'll get some better ones with a real camera. Seriously impressed with it for $80 though. Snow might throw it off too...

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  14. Dec 4, 2014 at 1:43 PM
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    Squeaky Penguin

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    I started to come up with a list of everything I wanted to do this Spring before the wheeling season, and then I realized there is no way I'll be able to do, or afford, everything that should be done. I'm sure I'll get a few things done though, possibly including:

    - Lower ball joint replacement
    - I should replace the clutch
    - Swingout modifications including camp table. hi-lift mount, and pop pin to stop it at 90*(cough James cough)
    - Leaf spring mods (going to try adding some leafs, want to change my shackles out to 1" lift and hopefully get more lift than I have now)
    - Rear shock replacement, relocation, and ubolt flip (more time with James :D)
    - Maybe some spindle gussets
    - Hard mounted OBA setup with tank
    - Saving my pennies for a regear.
    - Lots more I'm sure I'm forgetting

    Oh, and just noticed this:

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    Another 5100 bites the dust. This one has about 30K on it. Don't know what to do as far as replacing them. Wish I could swing coilovers right now, but I don't think that will happen. Just hate tossing money at another set of 5100s or maybe nitrochargers that could be going to something better.

    And last but not least, a rare, nice photo of my truck:

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    At the famous water crossing on Coney Flats. Picture credit to Evan Beloni.
     
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  15. Dec 4, 2014 at 2:29 PM
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    Wishbone Runner

    Wishbone Runner Because 4R

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    Well, I would make the LBJs #1 priority given the recent outbreak of failure and the catastrophicness of the failure. Most of the welding items could probably be knocked out in a day if we had everything on hand, the welding is the quick part, cutting fitting etc. takes up the most time. Once I get my HG done I am going to be doing a bunch of welding myself (links and mounts, skid mods and rear bumper action, so there will be much welding in the future that you are welcome to get in on.

    Kings!! :D

    What does a set of 5100s run?


    So are you saying the hundreds of pics I took of you truck this summer suck?!?!? :mad:

    No more pics for you!

    (That is a dope pic though)
     
  16. Dec 4, 2014 at 2:47 PM
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    Squeaky Penguin

    Squeaky Penguin [OP] Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained

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    Yeah, the LBJs are going to get done no matter what, and they're really not that bad of a job. None of those welding jobs are necessary, but still stuff I'd like to work on. So yeah, wouldn't mind partaking in some more fabrication and seeing what I can learn. I will be ordering a pop pin and possibly a new, stronger latch too. Are you going to tackle the swingout this winter?


    About $175.

    Maybe instead of buying the new 5100s, I should buy $175 worth of lotto tickets. If I win, I'll get the extended travel Kings and some new UCAs. Only problem with that plan is if I don't win, I'll be riding on some blown 5100s for even longer :( Seems like a solid idea :notsure:

    Yep, all your pics suck, your camera sucks, you timeliness of delivering pictures sucks. You might as well just give me your camera... :D
     
  17. Dec 4, 2014 at 2:52 PM
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    Wishbone Runner

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    Yup, got a lot of fab planned this winter, but should still be significantly less than I did last winter, and I feel much better about my capabilities and skills, so everything should go quicker too. You should do a strut too, Eric's sold me on using one when I add the swingout.

    Seems like a solid plan. That or keep an eye on used stuff.

    No more pics for you!! :smack:
     
  18. Dec 4, 2014 at 2:59 PM
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    Wishbone Runner

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    Also, going to be putting the engine bask together all this weekend if you want to "help". Welder will be available if you have shit ready to get burned in.
     
  19. Dec 4, 2014 at 3:38 PM
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    Deathbysnusnu

    Deathbysnusnu Work is just a daily detour to happy hour.

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    Squeaky is great help as long as you don't need him till the very end...:D
    :stirthepot:
     
  20. Dec 4, 2014 at 4:04 PM
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    Squeaky Penguin [OP] Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained

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    BDN is great help as long as his crazy, stalking, tinder girlfriends don't end up on TW. :D

    :stirthepot:
     

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