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Where Form Meets Function. Steveo27’s Bolt-on Thread (Camping/Fishing/Weekend Exploring Build)

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds (2005-2015)' started by steveo27, Aug 21, 2013.

  1. Jan 24, 2019 at 7:27 PM
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    Rockin' D

    Rockin' D Not for the weak or faint hearted.

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    How’d you do your bed slide?
     
  2. Jan 24, 2019 at 11:29 PM
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    steveo27

    steveo27 [OP] Ask me about my weiner

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    The same shit everyone else has.
    I’ll post some pics and info tomorrow.
     
  3. Feb 2, 2019 at 8:01 PM
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    steveo27

    steveo27 [OP] Ask me about my weiner

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    The same shit everyone else has.
    Sorry. I’ve been fighting a sinus infection so I’ve been slacking. I’ll get you some details soon though.
     
  4. Feb 2, 2019 at 8:04 PM
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    steveo27

    steveo27 [OP] Ask me about my weiner

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    The same shit everyone else has.
  5. Feb 2, 2019 at 8:22 PM
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    No worries I know how that is.
     
  6. Feb 4, 2019 at 9:38 PM
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    steveo27

    steveo27 [OP] Ask me about my weiner

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    The same shit everyone else has.
    Couple decent pics with the new wheels and tires. Super happy with the combo.

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    I cant wait to see the truck with the cab rack and shell rack back on it. Once the snow stops, Ill put it back on....


    DIY bed slide info as promised -

    - 1"x2" and 1"x4" frame
    - Garage door track
    - 3/4" MDF board
    - 1"x2" upper frame
    - Bed liner

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    The frame is 1x2 and 1x4. Its bolted to down to the bed in the front and back. The frame is smooth and the bottom side of the MDF is also smooth. I coated everything in urethane so its water proof.

    The garage door track just keeps the MDF straight when it slides. The MDF slides smoothly over the frame.

    It has a stopper so it only slides out so far.

    It works great for loading/unloading camping totes. Plus its a nice flat place to slide out and work on and makes a nice flat place for a sleeping pad when I camp. I wouldnt sit on the overhanging piece, but it'll totes full of gear.

    I may end up adding some sort of bearing system eventually, but it works fine just sliding in and out.
     
  7. Feb 4, 2019 at 9:54 PM
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    steveo27

    steveo27 [OP] Ask me about my weiner

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    The same shit everyone else has.
    Heres some more random pictures of things Ive done

    Dual battery set up -

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  8. Feb 4, 2019 at 10:02 PM
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    steveo27

    steveo27 [OP] Ask me about my weiner

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    Compressor / mount -

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  9. Feb 4, 2019 at 10:11 PM
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    steveo27

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    Additional cabin LED lighting -

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  10. Feb 5, 2019 at 4:35 AM
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    Leveling kit, Flowmaster exhaust, BFG AT KO2, Warrior Products steps, roll bar
    That's the rake I'm looking for! Thanks man!
     
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  11. Feb 5, 2019 at 6:48 AM
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    The same shit everyone else has.
    Lost all the rake with the Leer shell.

    Looking to add a set of Firestone Ride Rites to compensate for he additional weight.
     
  12. Feb 5, 2019 at 6:18 PM
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    What shocks are you running in the rear?
     
  13. Feb 5, 2019 at 6:32 PM
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    steveo27 [OP] Ask me about my weiner

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    The truck has 5100s all around
     
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  14. Feb 8, 2019 at 7:11 PM
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    The same shit everyone else has.
    Built a mount and installed a set of Hella 500 Black Magic’s behind the grille.

    I’ve been wanting to do this for years and finally did it after finding a set on Facebook market place for cheap.











    I still need to wire them up. I should be able to tomorrow.

    And once it warms up above 25*, I’ll paint the mount.

    I might try to raise the mount up a little to center the lights in the grille a bit better.
     
  15. Feb 8, 2019 at 8:49 PM
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    Nice.. I really like that.. Looks super simple.
     
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  16. Feb 8, 2019 at 9:56 PM
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    Thanks
     
  17. Feb 9, 2019 at 7:17 AM
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  18. Feb 10, 2019 at 9:32 PM
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    The same shit everyone else has.
    Cleaned, vac’d and wiped down the interior yesterday.

    Organized some shit -

    Added a strap to the rear platform to hold my fly rods.

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    This can’t created more storage room under the platform on this side.

    Organized the passenger side and added a tire plug kit to tow strap I already had -

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    Slowly collecting recovery shit.


    I tweaked the Hella 500 mount to center the lights better. I wrapped it in black vinyl to hide it until it warms up enough to paint -


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    It sits way tighter around the latch now.

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    It’s sad how dull they are compared to an LED light bar or even the 35w retrofit. Don’t really care since they were installed basically just for looks. I may upgrade them to a drop in HID at some point but for now they’re fine.



    Next up in the immediate future -

    - add seat bracket spacers
    - replace amber rear blinker bulbs w/ red LEDs
    - replace front blinker bulbs
    - design a power tailgate handle release
    - finish swapping all the interior bulbs over to red LEDs
     
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  19. Feb 16, 2019 at 9:41 PM
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    steveo27

    steveo27 [OP] Ask me about my weiner

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    Couple pics from last weekend -

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    I added a power tailgate popper to the truck this week.

    I added a new set of ditch lights. Replaced the pods with a set of side shooters.

    I swapped out the bulbs in the Hellas for a set of yellow LED bulbs.

    I added a set of 1/2” seat spacers.

    I swapped the rear turn signal amber LEDs for red ones.

    I swapped the front tunsignals LED bulbs for new ones that match the corner marker color better.


    Ill post more info and pics on this stuff when I get a chance
     
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  20. Feb 17, 2019 at 12:37 PM
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    steveo27

    steveo27 [OP] Ask me about my weiner

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    The same shit everyone else has.
    Trimmed front mudflaps -

    I removed the mud flaps and drove around for a week without them and hated it. You could hear all the shit slinging off the front doors.

    I was determined to fit them back on with the 285s.

    Here’s what I came up with

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    Happy to report that they’re clear the 285s just fine now.

    Here’s a shot of a stock set for comparison. You can see how much was removed from them.


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