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stickyTaco's eff cancer build and ramblings

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds (2005-2015)' started by stickyTaco, Sep 21, 2016.

  1. Jan 22, 2019 at 1:43 PM
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    13_trd_tacoma

    13_trd_tacoma calamity ganon taco

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    suspension: bilstein 6112s up front with camburg uniball upper control arms. bilstein 5100s with dakar leaf pack in the rear wheels/tires:fuel d551 trophy with 255/80/17 cooper st maxx. 1 fj steelie with st maxx armor: sos offroad concepts front bumper and ifs skid. allpro hd sliders with kickout winch: super winch tigershark 9500 roof rack: prinsu designs with two plano boxes bed rack: all pro pack rack system aluminum interior: expedition essentials 2tpam. tech deck tire carrier: wilco tire gate cb: cobra 29 classic with 102" steel whip headlight housings: knockoff trd pro headlights leds: all leds are cali raised led besides 20" in bumper snorkel: 2nd gen airflow snorkel custom decals on the truck camping: arb 4ft awning. smittybilt overlander xl rtt
    sounds like a plan man
     
  2. Jan 22, 2019 at 1:43 PM
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    I was looking into the leer 100xr too. Trying to find a used shell is hard. Might have to buy brand new
     
  3. Jan 22, 2019 at 1:44 PM
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    stickyTaco

    stickyTaco [OP] Fuck Cancer

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    Good stuff Bill!

    Dealing with this shit certainly puts things in perspective for us. After 7 years of stressing about the progression, I'm very hopeful that that part of my life is behind me.
     
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  4. Jan 22, 2019 at 8:29 PM
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    Since you usually have to wait for SnugTop to build (and I'm assuming all others) new, you can add extra structure into the shell to support the weight of the tent.
     
  5. Mar 2, 2019 at 7:43 PM
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    stickyTaco

    stickyTaco [OP] Fuck Cancer

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    With a little bit of aluminum and a few minutes at the drill press, I was finally able to clean up the way the bedrug sits with the @RelentlessFab tailgate skin. The plastic tailgate cap that I removed used to cover the edge of the bedrug so I needed a solution to keep the rug from getting snagged on things when sliding them in and out of the bed and this seems to do the trick.

    When the weather warms up I'll have to pull the tailgate skin and get some bedliner on the sections of exposed primer.

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  6. Mar 5, 2019 at 9:55 PM
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    stickyTaco

    stickyTaco [OP] Fuck Cancer

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    Road trip! Planning a quick detour on a work trip to Vegas and will be spending 2 nights in the park.

    First night in the Eureka Dunes area and then Steel Pass to Saline Valley on the 2nd day...likely camping around Saline Dunes away from the chaos of the springs. Day 3 I'd have to head out Saline valley road to pavement or up over ubehebe (not sure I'll have time for this though) and from there on to Vegas.

    The other option is Eureka Dunes day 1 then mainly pavement to check out Ubehebe Crater on day 2 and camping in one of the canyons off west side or somewhere in greenwater valley for night 2. Out the park via deadman pass on day 3.

    Right now a bunch of stuff is closed but I'm hopeful that's not the case in a few weeks.

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  7. Mar 6, 2019 at 6:57 AM
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    CaptAmerica Asphalt Avenger! TTC#13

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    Now's the time to do Death Valley. I've been through there and Scotty's Castle in the summer, and it was brutal.

    Have fun!
     
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  8. Mar 12, 2019 at 2:04 PM
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    stickyTaco [OP] Fuck Cancer

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    Soon to have always hot power to the bed. Will run a second fuse panel in the bed that will get constant power with a main switch. The main switch will get power to bed lights (on a second switch), 12v cig plug, a high output USB charger, and a volt/amp meter.

    Only had enough red wire and didn't feel like running out to get other wire colors. Odds that I burn it to the ground?

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  9. Mar 14, 2019 at 1:09 AM
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    stickyTaco

    stickyTaco [OP] Fuck Cancer

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    Worked as intended so I cleaned everything up tonight. Just need to run the power back to the bed this weekend.
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    Cutting holes in your vehicle is easier when you know you can replace the part easily if you fuck up and you can tell I don't solder much but it's easy enough to hide that.
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    Fuse panel will be mounted in the cubby behind this cover. The 12V and usb chargers are powered by the red switch and the blue switch will power lights in the shell. I have 2 circuits left on the fuse block I bought that will power a compressor for onboard air and a fridge (I'll add a second 12V in the space under the latch when that time comes).
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  10. Mar 14, 2019 at 11:30 PM
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    stickyTaco

    stickyTaco [OP] Fuck Cancer

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    Laid out the wiring for the LED lighting for inside the camper shell. LED strips will be attached to the headliner on the shell with adhesive backed Velcro and the wiring will be held up with dual sided Velcro.

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    Now I'm just waiting for the last few pieces I need to wrap this all up...fingers crossed for delivery Saturday.
     
  11. Mar 17, 2019 at 12:41 AM
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    stickyTaco [OP] Fuck Cancer

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    More progress today.

    Ran 6awg wiring to the bed and got the wiring pulled into the cubby and installed the LEDs on the headliner. While I was under the truck I greased and retorqued the u-joints and greased the ball joints on the upper control arms.

    I went nascar and used duct tape to seal the openings the cubby had in the wheel well to hopefully minimize the amount of water and dirt that gets in there.

    Then I tested everything again and it's working as planned. Tomorrow I need to install a breaker and clean up some of the crimps then get the lightbar up front sorted. I installed the lightbar but the brackets don't have enough adjustment so it is not aimed right. If I can get that aimed right I have the wrap up the wiring on it as well.

    Been slow going but I'm happy with how it's coming together. The light output is great...

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    It's daytime bright back here now

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    The little guy worked on his stride bike while I was working on the truck.
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  12. Mar 19, 2019 at 10:08 PM
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    stickyTaco [OP] Fuck Cancer

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    Not as much progress tonight but had a couple "it's all about the right tool" moments.

    I'll need another project to make this $30 tool pay for itself but if you need to crimp large wire these will get it done. There were several options in the $150-200 range that are probably easier to use but for 6 crimps on 6 AWG wire these did fine.
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    Also used the dremel to cut a hole in this for the rear power circuit breaker...not the right tool for the job but it worked. I burned through 2 blades. One more cut on it tomorrow then some time at the drill press setting it up to hold relays and a fuse panel along with the circuit breaker. Hope to have time to paint it tomorrow so I can mount it Thursday. This will likely be temporary and I'll see if @RelentlessFab has time to put something cleaner together.
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