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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. Jun 25, 2020 at 1:29 PM
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    SilverGhost

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    What’s a bed again....
     
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  2. Jun 25, 2020 at 3:07 PM
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    Squeaky Penguin

    Squeaky Penguin [OP] Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained

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    Lots of dust and custom dents, Check Build

    14b & D60 and links or GTFO.



    In all seriousness, I don't know how difficult it would be to sell this thing as is, and I would have a hard time bringing myself to sell it. I think the most cost effective solution would be to part out all the suspension, diffs, etc and put that towards the SAS.


    Still not quite ready to go down that path yet. We'll see how this rig holds out this year.
     
  3. Jul 1, 2020 at 9:46 AM
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    SilverGhost

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    Is camel back still the go to place for OEM carrier bearings?
     
  4. Jul 1, 2020 at 9:53 AM
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    Dan8906

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  6. Jul 1, 2020 at 11:07 AM
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    Squeaky Penguin

    Squeaky Penguin [OP] Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained

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    I went with McGeorge for the carrier bearing and my last few OEM parts. It was still $200 for a carrier bearing and new stake nut.

    I thought about trying an aftermarket one, but was reading mixed reports.
     
  7. Jul 1, 2020 at 11:10 AM
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    Dan8906

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    I bought the spicer one. And it showed up in Toyota packaging
     
  8. Jul 1, 2020 at 11:13 AM
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    Squeaky Penguin

    Squeaky Penguin [OP] Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained

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    My understanding was that spicer made the 2nd gen driveshafts, but not the 1st gen. Maybe it's the same carrier bearing though? :notsure:
     
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  9. Jul 1, 2020 at 12:39 PM
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    SilverGhost

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    I tried an after market one and it didn’t last long. 2-3 years. McGeorge is cheaper. I went with that. Thanks guys.
     
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  10. Jul 1, 2020 at 3:42 PM
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    Squeaky Penguin

    Squeaky Penguin [OP] Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained

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    Truck hasn't been broken for at least a week - so now the GFC breaks. :bananadead:


    IMG_20200626_204919.jpg
     
  11. Jul 1, 2020 at 3:45 PM
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    teamhypoxia

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    What broke? Did an entire side panel come off?
     
  12. Jul 1, 2020 at 3:49 PM
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    Squeaky Penguin

    Squeaky Penguin [OP] Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained

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    Yep - hinge broke.

    Unfortunately not an uncommon problem with the first batch. They are sending me a replacement hinge, and eventually coming out here to revamp my camper to current spec. Including replacing the hinges and mounting them in a slightly different way.
     
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  13. Jul 1, 2020 at 6:52 PM
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    Built2Ride

    Built2Ride Who wants to ride out?! PM Me.

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    All my rigs are purpose built. From crawling to camping. I also enjoy a nice stock truck for what that’s worth. Toyota’s are the jam!
    Just picked up up today and installed it. Previous owner replaced the hinges and I will on the list for a retro fit as well.
     
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  14. Jul 7, 2020 at 8:15 PM
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    Squeaky Penguin

    Squeaky Penguin [OP] Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained

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    Another broken hinge. Plus a broken ebrake cable. Still haven't figured out the cruise control or the high speed vibes. But managed a good weekend camping, catching fish, and riding the bike.

    IMG_20200704_082722.jpg

    IMG_20200703_194801.jpg
     
  15. Jul 8, 2020 at 6:05 AM
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    Wow you have definitely made good use of that truck! I’ve got to get out more!
     
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  16. Jul 8, 2020 at 6:31 AM
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    Deathbysnusnu

    Deathbysnusnu Work is just a daily detour to happy hour.

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  17. Jul 8, 2020 at 6:33 AM
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    Happy Birthday.
    Sorry your truck's a POS
     
  18. Jul 8, 2020 at 6:37 AM
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  19. Jul 8, 2020 at 7:29 AM
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    Squeaky Penguin

    Squeaky Penguin [OP] Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained

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    He's not wrong. :pout:
     
  20. Jul 8, 2020 at 8:14 AM
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    Arctic Taco

    Arctic Taco Firefly, Serenity Ed. -Arctic Taco, a slow build

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    dents and missing bits Gravel garage, hillbilly trained mechanic…
    Nature of the beast sometimes, I have said that about all of my trucks more than a few times, but you work with the canvas you have.
    Sorry to hear about the GFC hinge deal. I read a bit about them while researching a camper and my inbred distrust of plastics and polymers kinda pointed me towards a Drifter. If it isn’t one thing it’s 10, best of luck!
    Happy belated!
     
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