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What have you done to your Tacoma today? 1st Gen Edition

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by SlimDigg, Feb 7, 2011.

  1. Mar 5, 2019 at 4:58 AM
    burntkat

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    I've been looking at doing the same thing, but with a 2m/440 HAM radio. It looks pretty straightforward, as there is TONS of space behind the radio.

    My plan is to simply make a spacer if needed, between the radio and the stereo (a couple of wood shims or paint stirrers are handy for this), and then duct tape the two together (as the bracket is usually bolted into whatever goes below it, but there are no provisions for that on the CB or HAM radio. It is redneck, yes, but you'll never see it, it will be solid, and it will last.

    Put my CB in the ashtray spot, too. I used tiewraps there, after cutting out the back of the bracket for the ashtray with a Dremel. Same deal- redneck, solid, can't see it. "Work real good, last long time"
     
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  2. Mar 5, 2019 at 5:22 AM
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    Redneck is my middle name lol ... I've had my dash apart before but haven't pulled the radio out yet. Not too worried about it, just curious since the other guy has the exact cb I just bought. Would it hurt anything if the radio and the cb were touching each other? I'm afraid my OCD wouldn't like any kind of a visible gap between the radios on the front.

    I started to get the smaller cb and put in the ashtray but I preferred one I could change the color on to match my dash lights and also wanted one with weather channels. I've looked into HAM a little bit but still don't know enough about it to even consider it yet.
     
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  3. Mar 5, 2019 at 5:27 AM
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  4. Mar 5, 2019 at 5:45 AM
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    Thanks, I hit the salvage yard pretty regular in warmer weather. I might grab one just for backup. Most vehicles, even in the scrap yard have less mileage than a 1st gen, since they last forever!
     
  5. Mar 5, 2019 at 6:11 AM
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    Lol isn't that every time we turn wrenches!? Got quite the dirt pile accumulating under mine.

    True I didn't consider the fact you guys have front lockers.
     
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  6. Mar 5, 2019 at 6:15 AM
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    I just velcro’d The 2 together

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  7. Mar 5, 2019 at 6:22 AM
    jgill21

    jgill21 Not Technically Stock Anymore

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    Finally got around to doing my oil pump and seal. Got all the phillips head screws out without stripping any of them:D
     
  8. Mar 5, 2019 at 6:26 AM
    burntkat

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    What's that in the ashtray, 7.62X39?
     
  9. Mar 5, 2019 at 6:29 AM
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    Probably a 22 250
     
  10. Mar 5, 2019 at 6:31 AM
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    Tonight, if it's not raining, I plan to tint my windows. Give them another good scrub with a razor blade and glass cleaner to make sure they are nice and clean, and then squeegee the new tint on.

    I bought a kit from Amazon, precut for our trucks-
    https://www.amazon.com/Window-Toyota-Tacoma-1995-2004-Extended/dp/B00T1QWZY8/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?keywords=97+tacoma+window+tint&qid=1551796081&s=gateway&sr=8-1-spons&th=1

    Actually, bought the set that has the rear windows in my extracab as 50% VLT, and one for the front driver and passenger front at 35%. Given that the hard part is done and they are all pretty much flat slabs of glass, it should go quite quickly.

    EDIT: stand corrected. It was three kits to get what I wanted- back window and X-cab windows at 5%, not 50. Just trying to keep the nosy out of my business.

    DO NOT buy their install tool kit. The same kit can be had at Oreilly for $13.
     
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  11. Mar 5, 2019 at 6:51 AM
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    Most ham radio have a removable face plate for better placement so you can put the main radio body under the seat or similar. Works very nice. That's prime switch real estate
     
  12. Mar 5, 2019 at 6:55 AM
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    As a HAM for 20 years, that isn't accurate.

    Many do. Not most. But yes, it is a desirable feature.
     
  13. Mar 5, 2019 at 7:06 AM
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    Blackdawg Dr. Frankenstein

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    Very common for most dual band radios these days I'd say.
     
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    Perhaps the market has changed since I last looked. Got any recommendations, say around $200? 2m/440 at a minimum.....
     
  15. Mar 5, 2019 at 7:18 AM
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    Got a few done now
    Been talking with Brandon from Coastal Offroad, giving some feedback on the bumper and instructions. He's very receptive which is cool. After talking about the concerns over the thickness of the recovery points, he has offered to send me some additional plate, pre-cut to match, that I can use to beef up the recovery points at no charge other than I pay shipping. He said that he hasn't had or heard of any issues with the recovery points yet but did understand where I was coming from with my concerns. Great customer service.
     
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  16. Mar 5, 2019 at 7:18 AM
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    Assuming you're not wanting a dual channel one with that price range? And you interested in any digital modes?
     
  17. Mar 5, 2019 at 7:18 AM
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    That's cool!
     
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  18. Mar 5, 2019 at 8:10 AM
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    Hiking Death Valley (Feb 2019)

    Before it even began, the trip was off to a rough start. See, we'd planned - if you can call deciding to go on a trip just a few days prior to departure, "planning" - to leave two weeks earlier, but inclement weather caused us to push the trip back. Even so, the weather report was iffy just a few days before the new date - something we decided we'd ignore so we could get out and explore.

    Check out the first two days in part 1 of this adventure:


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  20. Mar 5, 2019 at 11:27 AM
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    My truck appears to be stuck in 4hi. Any one have any tips? I already tried pretty much everything I’ve seen on here. It clunked hard when I put it in. I didn’t feel it shift out of it when I put it in 2h and the light is still on. Been using it pretty regularly because the roads haven’t been cleared and haven’t had any problems with it.
     

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