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Toyotally Awesome 2012 4x4 DBL Cab

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds (2005-2015)' started by dwphoto, Dec 9, 2016.

  1. Aug 28, 2017 at 10:33 AM
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    Those sliders look familiar...

    My buddy was there, don't know if he brought his V8 ranger race truck or not. Or his cousin with a blue DCSB with midtravel
     
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  2. Aug 29, 2017 at 9:34 AM
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    Was actually pretty solid... Good turn out. Got a the nickel tour through the shop and I was pretty impressed to see that put everything together in house. You don't see that much any more. Plus they had beer soooooo there's that.

    I forgot about this little guy I picked up from Pelfrey

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    Picked these up for rock lights
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    Bed lights
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    This has been escalating quickly. :anonymous: Gearing up just incase shit gets real at the mall.

    Plenty of projects to keep me busy for a bit.
     
  3. Aug 29, 2017 at 9:38 AM
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    Don't I know it. 1 thing turns into 5 "good ideas". Now I get the overlander thing... Why should I have a $10 headlamp when I can spend $100 to install a solar powered, steam generating, articulating, removable, fresnel lense multicolor bed light?
     
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  4. Sep 1, 2017 at 12:37 PM
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    Isn't that the truth lol. Overland is just about attaching more items on to your vehicle for the potential remote KOA Camping Trip. You can never be too careful.

    The rock lights and bed light have been super useful camping in the middle of now where on my other truck. Nice when cooking and unloading or change flat, making sure you still have leaf springs and shocks lol, etc....
     
  5. Sep 1, 2017 at 12:40 PM
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    paint booth in full operation..

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    Went with a Hammered Black
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    Hope to get these bad boys installed this weekend.
     
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  6. Sep 5, 2017 at 11:22 AM
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    Sliders on. Install went pretty smooth... typical first side took most of my time. Used a floor jack and a old wheel I had laying on the side yard to help balance slider while moved backing plates into place. Hr 20 on the first side 30 mins for the other side.

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    Thanks @Pelfreybilt for the coozie
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    Got a chance to use the Rinse Kit for first time. Worked perfect for hosing little man off a few times at the beach.
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    Switches came in the mail

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    Also skids almost done being painted will probably get them bolted up this week. Need to pull the diff drop kit to make the IFS skid fit. Thinking I'll probably have to pick up some shorter stock bolts to replace the longer ones that came with diff drop.
     
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    I'm still debating how to wire my bed light in. I only have 1 more open spot in my lower area, left side is all full of off-road pack goodies and computer nannies. Installing a switch in the center section is a PITA since you take the whole effing dash apart to get to them, and I don't feel like drilling a hole in my dash just yet either...
     
  8. Sep 5, 2017 at 11:54 AM
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    Switch pros or Spod.......It's only money right?
     
  9. Sep 11, 2017 at 10:50 AM
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    Another rough weekend at the beach.
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  10. Sep 11, 2017 at 11:21 AM
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    I think i'm gonna just bite the bullet and put this in the cab...care to link a brother on this switch?
     
  11. Sep 11, 2017 at 11:33 AM
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    SONUVA those are pricey...maybe I will just do one of my hackfab install ideas...
     
  13. Sep 11, 2017 at 11:42 AM
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    clean installs only this go around... haha

    This isn't a beater toyota pickup..
     
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    Ah, so you've seen my methfab rock crawler then....

    This overlanding lifestyle doesn't come easy to me. I just need to break my wallet with a RTT to open the floodgates and get it all over with... :laser:$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
     
  15. Sep 19, 2017 at 6:01 PM
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    Cruised up to Ojai area with the fam....
    Wheeler's Gorge Campground pretty cool little spot to get away. Second time have we used the little room below and it was great for keeping flies away and containing the little dude.
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    Skids are all painted up need to slap them on still.
     
  16. Oct 3, 2017 at 10:36 PM
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    Stock for now
    Builds too slow E man, step it up.
     
  17. Oct 4, 2017 at 11:03 AM
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    Yeaaaaaa I know.....Needs more long travel right?
     
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    Pulled the tent off with help of my assistant.
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    Picked up a couple scoops of dirt for the lawn in the tiny bed.

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  19. Oct 11, 2017 at 9:51 AM
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    Last week got the stock bolts for front diff. So Sunday my main man and I pulled the diff drop and stock skid and installed the IFS skid.

    He mostly was eating the sockets/bolts and running around in my freshly seeded front yard. haha
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    This skid makes the stocker look like it's made out of foil.
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    Also took the prerunner out for a rip to get smogged only to find my guy's smog machine is "broken" :facepalm:...... only year 2000 and up, bro..... FAWK!

    That zipped gauge cluster.... Too legit

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    I've debated a front skid, but figure i'll leave my sweet aluminum stocker til it really starts screwing with things. It's a PITA to get on once it's off though I found out...
     

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