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Your unique mod on the 1st Gens

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Desiel, Oct 14, 2010.

  1. Mar 4, 2019 at 9:47 PM
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    Jaysjammin

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    Dual USB w/ voltmeter and used a right angle 1 ft microUSB to connect to the motorized wireless charger.
     
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  2. Mar 4, 2019 at 10:36 PM
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  3. Mar 4, 2019 at 10:39 PM
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    Jaysjammin

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  4. Mar 6, 2019 at 3:15 PM
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    cabowabotacoma

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    Do you have a pic with your bikes mounted up? Are those the Thule Insta-gator bike racks? The way it shows on their website is the Insta-gator hooks up to the tailgate area and you put the bike in facing backwards. This would not work for me with my 5' bed.
     
  5. Mar 13, 2019 at 4:46 PM
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    TacoBike

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    They are the Insta-gator racks, but you have to take the arms and switch their sides so that they are not against the derailleur. The original is held to the tailgate just like a zip tie and has nothing to keep the bike and the rack from being stolen if a thief has a good pair of loppers, but welding the rack onto the angle iron allows it to be bolted through a hole in the frame with a locknut. (The hole was already there.) This gives a solid anchor point for a chain if you want and it keeps the rack still. I believe there is enough space for the 5' bed but you would have to turn the wheel, which is not a problem for me as I have the full length bed. You could have the tailgate open if you have a longer bike like a downhill bike. IMG_3990.jpg
     
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  6. Mar 13, 2019 at 5:49 PM
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    cabowabotacoma

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    Ok. I understand. You have to reverse it since you are putting it backwards from what they suggest. And yes, since I have the 5' bed, I'll just have to turn the wheel. No biggie. This is great info. I can weld the rack to the bed and for further security get a super heavy chain to go through the frame/wheel. Please keep an eye on this thread. I'm going to go with this setup and I may have a question later.... Thanks!
     
  7. Mar 13, 2019 at 5:51 PM
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    cabowabotacoma

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    If I wasn't clear there, I also planned on using a bed extender so I wouldn't have to turn the wheel. But since you mentioned, I may not have to get a bed extender and just turn the wheel instead.
     
  8. Apr 1, 2019 at 9:01 AM
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    Not a damn thing yet
    no but thats smart as hell!
     
  9. Apr 1, 2019 at 9:06 AM
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    Not a damn thing yet
    me too, only a tiny bit of rub in the front at 3/4 turn! Even with wider rims than stock! But of course my taco needed more room to stretch so I lifted it a bit for now.
     
  10. Apr 1, 2019 at 9:30 AM
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    How well does the suction cup actually hold to the dash?
     
  11. Apr 1, 2019 at 4:14 PM
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    I’ve got a super unique mod! More build out photos on my profile!

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  12. Apr 1, 2019 at 4:36 PM
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    Started a 6 switch panel for the headliner.




    Replaced both lower chargers with volt meter/USB chargers



    Made my Prerunner a 4wd with twin sticks
     
  13. Apr 1, 2019 at 7:54 PM
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    Hasn't fallen once.
     
  14. Apr 2, 2019 at 4:21 AM
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    Not to be weird, but do you work for JB Hunt? see the business card on the floor board in your twin stick picture.
    I only ask because I work there and recognized it.
     
  15. Apr 2, 2019 at 4:36 AM
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    Awesome. Gonna snag it for my dd :cheers:
     
  17. Apr 2, 2019 at 7:46 AM
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    Uphillshunter

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    No, I'm a home builder. That card is one of my contacts to call when I have a problem with appliance deliveries.
     
  18. Apr 2, 2019 at 6:14 PM
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    That dark stain (birds eye view photo in your album) looks so good. Shit. Making me consider a flat bed
     
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  19. Apr 2, 2019 at 9:49 PM
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    Uphillshunter

    Uphillshunter El Taco Diablo

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    Finished the switch panel

     
  20. Apr 2, 2019 at 9:55 PM
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    Nice job man turned out super clean. Question is there a easy way to hook those up to your dash dimmer switch?
     
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