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tonered's Weaksauce Taco Build and BS Thread

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Builds (2016+)' started by tonered, Nov 1, 2019.

  1. Dec 19, 2019 at 1:33 PM
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    Sociopenguin

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    I still keep talking myself out of a build thread........something to shake my head at.
     
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  2. Dec 19, 2019 at 1:38 PM
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    Straight up matte black spray paint using these tips:
    I have @rrentrop 's matte vinyl stickers which have worked out stellar. I like what Meso is doing, but I really don't like the shape styling unfortunately. If I'm honest, it looks like something Jeep would do?
     
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  3. Dec 19, 2019 at 1:41 PM
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    I mainly did it because some questions keep coming up and I'm getting tired of digging up my pics. Also, my user / avatar thing and signature were getting out of control. I half wish that I had done this with my motorcycle. So much is lost to time on that one. Similar concept though.

    This is certainly not a heavy crawler build, but mainly what I can pull off more or less using Rewards Points at Amazon. Hahahaha!
     
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  4. Dec 19, 2019 at 1:42 PM
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    you should. I even did it.
     
  5. Dec 22, 2019 at 2:30 PM
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    Blacked out the 4WD switch with some etching primer and matte black paint.

    Edit: I popped the switch back open to verify that I did not lose the small plastic parts. While doing this, I trimmed off the two tabs so that I no longer need to push it to get to 4Lo. This works great when using the 2LM.

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  6. Jan 24, 2020 at 7:41 PM
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    Do you have the core short shifter
     
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  7. Jan 24, 2020 at 8:49 PM
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    That is just the stock shifter with a @7r41lbr34k3r knob and collar and a redlinegoods boot.

    I would really like to get a Core shifter someday. I'm not a fan of the chrome shaft and I'd need an adapter for the knob.
     
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  8. Jan 25, 2020 at 5:53 AM
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    Yea I’m torn right now on whether or not to get it, seemed like in that core shifters thread they were able to use an adapter for reuse stock shifter knob which you could probably hide the chrome shaft with boot
     
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  9. Jan 25, 2020 at 6:48 AM
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    Yes. That is where I have my hang up. I mainly want the Core base and not the rest of it.
     
  10. Jan 25, 2020 at 7:08 AM
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    I'm in your build thread!!

    Nice truck. Don't head to Lynnweed much anymore.
     
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  11. Jan 25, 2020 at 7:13 AM
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    Thanks! I am really happy with it and enjoy every drive.

    Yeah. This area is getting too crowded.
     
  12. Feb 10, 2020 at 12:35 PM
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    Tailgate Chains for long loads.

    Just in case, your TG may come free like this if bouncing hard, like when wheeling. I have a SS hose clamp on my right hinge, so no worries here.

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    Credit @YF_Ryan
     
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  13. Feb 10, 2020 at 12:42 PM
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    ha that is awesome. a good engineer is fundamentally a resourceful mfkr... i like the attention to every part. nice details.

    you know a couple years back i loaded an Ikea chair in the back, headed back home on the tollway and it literally lifted off at 75. nobody was hurt but that's what i get for paying no mind.:anonymous:
     
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  14. Feb 10, 2020 at 12:48 PM
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    Thanks! :cheers: It is a geek-mobile for sure. I'd like to think that Toyota would have broken even or saved some cash delivering it this way.

    But, the chains were not my idea. Credit @YF_Ryan . They do work like a freaking champ and take no time to put on / take off.
     
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  15. Feb 19, 2020 at 12:12 PM
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    This thing is killer:
    https://www.harborfreight.com/400-lb-receiver-mount-motorcycle-carrier-62837.html

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    Some recommendations:

    -- Enlarge the strap holes in the rear (toward the bottom) as they are smaller than the ones in the front angles and need to be at least the same size for larger ratchet straps.
    -- The HF anti-rock clamp works surprisingly well.
    -- The front wheel knobs do not seem to be necessary. I may remove them.
    -- For heavy use, reinforce the main tube with a 1-5/8in bar about 12in long. I still need to do this.
    -- For easy loading, leave the removable rods in for the rear wheel. Once the bike is loaded and the front secured, lift the rear wheel up on to the main rail, pull the rods, and drop the wheel back in.
    -- To eliminate springing forward or rearward when releasing the straps, release the ones on the forks first.
    -- As shown, use any kind of curb or berm to decrease the ramp angle. This is especially helpful if alone.
    -- I am thinking of either using the ramp as a prop rod until the first strap is set or making something to do this. Edit: The ramp makes a perfect prop rod, which makes solo loading even easier.
     
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  16. Apr 13, 2020 at 6:07 PM
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    V2 MT @7r41lbr34k3r collar!

    V1 setup:
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    V2, the new hawtness. The flat black paint came out a bit shiny?

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    Knob Polishing Update:

    Love that delrin.

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  17. Apr 13, 2020 at 6:11 PM
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    supa clean!
     
  18. Apr 13, 2020 at 6:13 PM
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    Thanks!

    It's a fun little workspace. :D
     
  19. Apr 13, 2020 at 6:14 PM
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    ya i can't stop playing as well. one day i might even get to the chromes. :rolleyes:


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  20. Apr 13, 2020 at 6:21 PM
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    Nice! I see that rowing makes you young again! :D


    I am tempted to pull the vent rings and paint them. The vinyls are holding up well. I just am thinking of completing the job.
     
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