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Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds (2005-2015)' started by EatSleepTacos, Jun 5, 2017.

  1. Jun 25, 2020 at 4:27 AM
    ToyRyd04

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    Looking good so far. Couple things i've learned from mine...

    - Keep the vinyl cleaned and conditioned, first set i didnt and cracked after the first year. Also bought better Bestop supplier vinyl. [​IMG]

    - Silicone bead around the seams to make the sewing sealed and give more support.

    - I roll mine up together and put them in the toolbox, dont roll them super tight.

    -When it gets cold the clear vinyl tightens up, make sure you have some slack (opposite for those hot days)

    - Looks like you got the same snaps I did, keep a few spares, and everyonce in awhile slightly tighten the inner snap tension piece. Doing this I have no problem doing 80mpg + with no issues of flapping or flying off.
     
  2. Jun 25, 2020 at 4:38 AM
    EatSleepTacos

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    Great tips, thank you.
     
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  3. Jun 25, 2020 at 8:37 AM
    Gunshot-6A

    Gunshot-6A Not a Fed

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    Duallock is legit! But the side attached to the fabric I'm not sure about as stiff as that stuff is.
     
  4. Jun 25, 2020 at 9:17 AM
    crashdb

    crashdb Dangerous with an angle grinder..

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    Good point. I dunno. I have a roll at home and it's pretty flexible. Only one way to find out...
     
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  5. Jun 26, 2020 at 12:53 PM
    EatSleepTacos

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    Everything is only tacked up, but I’ll be gaining 15.7° approach angle at the skid plate.

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  6. Jun 26, 2020 at 12:57 PM
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    Scratches incurred in shipping or installation don’t count.
     
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  7. Jun 26, 2020 at 3:13 PM
    EatSleepTacos

    EatSleepTacos [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Now just need to paint it, which will happen tomorrow.

     
  8. Jun 26, 2020 at 7:06 PM
    EatSleepTacos

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    @buyobuyo you we’re asking about being concerned about hitting something so I snapped a couple pics for you. The closest things are those little brackets which I may cut off tomorrow

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  9. Jun 27, 2020 at 8:21 AM
    RobP62

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    That looks like an easy fix. Just move the snaps on the door. With the bedliner it's easy to cover up the mistake. You're going to want that panel as tight as you can get it. IMO. :notsure:
     
  10. Jun 27, 2020 at 8:28 AM
    RobP62

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    Shit's getting real! :headbang:

    #RandyFab #RandyFab #RandyFab
     
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  11. Jun 27, 2020 at 8:31 AM
    RobP62

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    Well, and honestly the stronger velcro is not as flexible so running curves would be a bitch.
     
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  12. Jun 27, 2020 at 8:50 AM
    EatSleepTacos

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    I don’t think it’s a snap issue so much as a sewing issue. They’re not sewn perfectly so it’s going to be impossible to get a nice flat window. It should be fine.
     
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  13. Jun 27, 2020 at 9:05 AM
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    It looked flat laying on the floor originally. As long as you're satisfied, that's all that matters. :thumbsup:

    It's still bad ass!
     
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  14. Jun 27, 2020 at 9:08 AM
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    Paint day today. Skid is hanging out back drying and got this painted too. Later once it dries I’ll set the rivnuts in the crossmember and get the skid mounted. No pic of the painted skid because after I was done, I sprayed a hornets nest and ran away like a little girl.

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  15. Jun 27, 2020 at 9:12 AM
    My Name is Rahl

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    You show me a man that doesn't run away from a hornet's nest and I'll show you a deranged man.
     
  16. Jun 27, 2020 at 9:17 AM
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    I bet stun gun wouldn’t have ran
     
  17. Jun 27, 2020 at 9:49 AM
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    @stun gun would have pulled up a chair, poured himself a drink, then would've commenced to climb a ladder, pissed on the nest and come back down and sit there watching wet pissed on hornets.

    Edit - 17 pages since yesterday.

    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/ode-to-stun-gun.673265/
     
  18. Jun 27, 2020 at 10:25 AM
    EatSleepTacos

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    Paints already dry so I mounted it. I used rivnuts in the crossmember since they won’t be seeing much force at all on a hit. Used this tool that I just bought, so much easier than using the bolt/washer method for pulling them.

    All that’s left is the front bumper, but I won’t be doing anymore truck stuff today. I’ll get started next week.

    zision tool 16″Hand Rivet Nut Tool Professional Installation kit Including 11 Interchangeable Mandrel(M3 M4 M5 M6 M8 M10 M12 SAE 10-24, 1/4-20, 5/16-18, 3/8-16 ) With 110 PCS Rivet Nuts https://www.amazon.com/dp/B078QH8XBH/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_wd49Eb8HGR02W


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  19. Jun 27, 2020 at 10:42 AM
    crashdb

    crashdb Dangerous with an angle grinder..

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    Ain't that tool great? You'll be looking for places to use rivnuts now.
     
  20. Jun 27, 2020 at 10:48 AM
    EatSleepTacos

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    Yeah seriously. I’m gonna rivnut all the things now.
     
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