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The Getaway...Crom's build and adventures

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds (2005-2015)' started by Crom, Feb 11, 2015.

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  1. Dec 15, 2016 at 7:54 PM
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    Crom

    Crom [OP] 2/3 way thru. I'll be back OCT 23, 2021

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    Learn something new every day! lol Thanks
     
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  2. Dec 15, 2016 at 8:08 PM
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    GHOST SHIP hates you.

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    You can still get sandals with recycled tire soles in Old Mexico. Made out of some steer leather that's tough as hell. I swear they break in and are the most comfortable sandal you can wear that will last you a decade. If I wore sandals, I might be inclined to make a pair. Closest I get are my slip-on vans.
     
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  3. Dec 17, 2016 at 4:28 PM
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  4. Dec 17, 2016 at 4:31 PM
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  5. Dec 17, 2016 at 4:45 PM
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    bski22 Shaka Zulu \000/

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  6. Dec 17, 2016 at 4:56 PM
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    Crom

    Crom [OP] 2/3 way thru. I'll be back OCT 23, 2021

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    Sum ting wong with my alignment cam

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  7. Dec 17, 2016 at 5:43 PM
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    Gaunt596

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    Something tells me there was some air time involved with that failure
     
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  8. Dec 17, 2016 at 8:24 PM
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    Crom

    Crom [OP] 2/3 way thru. I'll be back OCT 23, 2021

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    @Gaunt596 I tink you're right. I think it may have happened when I was chasing Ken in the Mojave, and I took that ramp too fast in the whoops section.

    :violent:
     
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  9. Dec 17, 2016 at 8:25 PM
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    Gaunt596

    Gaunt596 Resident Otaku

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    At least your cams didn't slip and flatten the cam tabs
     
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  10. Dec 17, 2016 at 8:31 PM
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    Crom

    Crom [OP] 2/3 way thru. I'll be back OCT 23, 2021

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    My cam tabs were all flattened out in fall 2015. I had them chiseled off and total chaos chromoly reinforced tabs welded on. Since then, alignment has always held off road.

    I wonder if this was a case of the reinforced cam tabs simply moving the failure to the next weak link.
     
  11. Dec 17, 2016 at 8:44 PM
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    Gaunt596

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    Most likely. I'd just get another set, as a stronger bolt will move that failure point to an expensive and hard to replace part
     
  12. Dec 20, 2016 at 6:54 AM
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    Crom

    Crom [OP] 2/3 way thru. I'll be back OCT 23, 2021

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    2016 Year end Review

    Well another year has almost past. My truck saw a lot of changes in 2016. The biggest-most-rewarding updates for me were sound-proofing the interior, the On-board-air system, rear bumper, 4-runner wheels, and alum tailgate skin, frame plating, leaf spring rebuild. And right now I'm balls deep in a front end rebuild. :)

    Of course, there were numerous trips and adventures with the truck, and it performed admirably every time. Reflecting back, I thoroughly enjoyed twice, meeting face-to-face with friends from this forum in the Mojave. And my family trips, twice in the Eastern Sierra, Anza-Borrego, and the King of desert parks, Death Valley.

    That is what I enjoy, and value most. Friends and family, my relations. The truck is just my hobby, and a means to an end. I've enjoyed sharing the trips and build with everyone on TW.

    It was a terrific year and I'm grateful for everything.

    As it happens on TW, there are some 'contests' going on right now. One of them is for Build of the year, or Build thread of the year, not sure which it really is. All-in-all it seems to me like a popularity contest. Be that is it may. There are vendor prizes at stake which may help me finish my build, (skids, front bumper are build goals). Any vendor pledges I receive, but can't use will be donated or go to charity.

    Hence, I'd like to ask you for your vote.

    Please copy, and paste my build thread link (below).

    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/the-getaway-croms-build-and-adventures.362772/

    in this contest this thread

    Your vote won't count unless you paste the link.

    Thanks for your support.

    I combed through the first page of the build thread and listed all the updates for the whole year!

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    Total Chaos Bedside Stiffeners, Oct 2016
    Rear frame plates installed; rear is boxed in, Oct 2016
    Relentless Fabrication Aluminum Tailgate skin, Oct 2016
    Brute Force Fab High-Clearance Bumper, Before mounting Fold down table Oct 2016
    Yakima 58" Cargo bars installed, Oct 2016
    
    Energy Suspension Tacoma Body bushing kit, Aug. 2016
    EZ Down tailgate assist (Custom), Oct 2016
    Carpet added to Relentless tailgate skin, Nov 2016
    
    New Cover King Seat Covers, May 2016
    Headrest Paracord Grab Handles, May 2016
    The Crazy Joker Quick Release hitch pins for rear seats, Oct 2016
    
    RAM Mounts
    RAM Dash Mount on Stereo for Electronic Accessories, May 2016
    RAM Dash Mount in the drivers left corner, June 2016
    Extreme-Duty Tacoma Tech Deck installed, June 2016
    Cell phone and Garmin cradle adapted for Ram, June 2016
    Cell phone cradle adapted for Ram, July 2016
    
    Sound proof front passenger door, Feb 2016
    Sound proof drivers door, Feb 2016
    Sound proof the roof, ceiling, Mar 2016
    Sound proof project complete part list and prices, Mar 2016
    Sound proof 1/2 back wall and drivers "C" pillar, Mar 2016
    Sound Proof 1/2 back wall and passenger "C" pillar, May 2016
    Sound proofing project - Pros / Cons Thoughts and Review, April 2016
    
    Camp Showers, all six of them, 2016
    Modding the ARB Fridge to enhance efficiency, July 2016
    
    New Electrical System Diagram 6-6-2016
    Second Auxiliary Fuse Block added, in Cab
    Soldering and crimping 4 AWG ring terminals / lugs, Mar 2016
    Unlimited Auxiliary Power in the dash
    
    ARB Twin Air Compressor Install
    ARB Twin mounted and wiring done, Mar 2016
    Hot wired the compressor, Mar 2016
    ARB Twin mounted to aluminum plate, Installed, Mar 2016
    4 AWG wiring install from engine bay to back of cab, Mar 2016
    Air compressor ground wire, Mar 2016
    Air compressor fuse holder, Mar 2016
    Complete project parts list, Mar 2016
    Heat test after 10 min run time, Mar 2016
    Air Compressor relay, circuit breaker, Mar 2016
    Air Hose pictures, 2015
    Passing airline through bulkhead (back wall), Mar 2016
    Aluminum mounting plate, Mar 2016
    
    4Runner Limited Wheels, Feb. 2016, here, and here.
    Denso TPMS Sensors, Feb. 2016
    5-Tire Rotation pattern and calculated tire wear, Sep, 2016
    
    Clearancing for Larger tires
    Wheelers 1/4" bump stop shims in the front, July 2016
    Cab Mount Chop (CMC), Oct 2016
    Beat the pinch weld flat with a sledge hammer, July 2016
    Notes on rubbing and clearance, Oct 2016
    
    Camburg Ball Joint UCA's, June 2016
    OME Dakar Leaf Pack with D29XL and 3* axle shim
    Dakar Leaf Spring Maintenance (holes drilled for isolators), Oct 2016
    100% Reinforced and refurbished Factory Lower Control Arms (LCA's) (Install pending)
    
    Drive line
    How to measure and calculate drive line angles
    Drive line angles measured.
    Fully rebuilt drive shaft is in, Oct 2016
    Torquing Drive Shaft bolts proper. (65 ft.lbf)
    
    Maintenance
    Performed 64K mile maintenance, Jan. 2016
    Repairing the door actuator, Feb. 2016
    Replaced HVAC Blower Motor resistor, Mar. 2016
    Replaced broken tail light (my fault), Mar. 2016
    Pressing LCA bushings, with bottle jack and torch, June 2016
    Changing the oil in the Tacoma V6, July 2016
    Electrolytic Rust Removal (Electrolysis), Aug 2016
    Replace Center Support Bearing on Drive shaft, Sep 2016
    Painted exhaust and muffler, Oct 2016
    Remove spindle, Dec 2016
    
    
    Borrego Palm Canyon - Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Jan. 2016
    Font's Point - Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Jan. 2016
    Family Camp Site - Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Jan. 2016
    Galleta Metal Sculptures - Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Jan. 2016
    Mountain Spring Stagecoach Trail - Anza-Borrego South, Jan 2016
    Balboa Park, Mar 2016
    In-Ko-Pah Mountains, Mar 2016
    Mojave Road with Friends, April 2016
    Mojave Road with Friends part 2, April 2016
    Mojave Road with Friends part 3, April 2016
    Mojave Road with Friends part 5, April 2016
    Lake Tioga, Eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains, June 2016
    Fossil Falls, CA, July 2016
    Crowley Lake, July 2016
    Convict Lake, July 2016
    Mammoth Hot Springs, July 2016
    Laws Train Museum, Bishop, CA, July 2016
    Silver Canyon, CA, July 2016
    White Mountains & Ancient Great Basin Bristlecone pine forest, Part #2 July 2016
    Volcanic Tablelands, Aug 2016
    Mammoth Hot Creek Geological Site, Part #2, Aug 2016
    Bishop Creek, Lake Sabrina, Aug 2016
    Bishop Creek, North Lake, Buttermilk Boulders Part #2 Aug 2016
    Keogh Hot Springs, Alabama hills, Aug 2016
    Desert View Tower, Boulder Park, Jacumba Mountain Wilderness, Sept 2016
    Exploring the Mojave National Preserve with "Diet Taco", Nov 2016
    
    Death Valley Nov. 2016 a Family Adventure Part 1
    Death Valley Nov. 2016 a Family Adventure Part 2
    Death Valley Nov. 2016 a Family Adventure Part 3
    Death Valley Nov. 2016 a Family Adventure Part 4
    Death Valley Nov. 2016 a Family Adventure Part 5 - Zabriskie Point
    
    Death Valley Nov. 2016 a Family Adventure Day 3, part 1
    Death Valley Nov. 2016 a Family Adventure Day 3, part 2
    Death Valley Nov. 2016 a Family Adventure Day 3, part 3
    Death Valley Nov. 2016 a Family Adventure Day 4 - The Ranch Resort
    Death Valley Nov. 2016 a Family Adventure Day 4 - Badwater Basin
    Death Valley Nov. 2016 a Family Adventure Day 4 - Crossing the Panamint Mountain Range
    Thanks,

    Nick
     
  13. Dec 20, 2016 at 6:55 AM
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    ChadsPride

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    Got my vote
     
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  14. Dec 20, 2016 at 7:02 AM
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    A few did not include the thread link. I grabbed what I saw along with my vote and added the build.


    Good luck dude. Right now that 1st gen SAC is geting a lot of hype.
    But dis thread right here... Pure gold and the winner.
    Thanks for all you do man.
     
  15. Dec 20, 2016 at 8:51 AM
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    Good luck Nick, you got my vote. No one is more detailed and thorough in their posts than you!
     
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  16. Dec 20, 2016 at 8:53 AM
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    Dude, I really hope you get it. It is much deserved.
     
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  17. Dec 20, 2016 at 8:55 AM
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  18. Dec 20, 2016 at 8:57 AM
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    Gaunt596

    Gaunt596 Resident Otaku

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    I threw in a vote for ya, your build is almost a step by step guide to modifying your taco.
     
  19. Dec 20, 2016 at 9:21 AM
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    I voted.

    Nick for President.
     
  20. Dec 20, 2016 at 10:07 AM
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    samiam Always here, never there

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    Nick, your thread is an easy vote for me. Thanks for your detailed hard work.
     
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