Another Dumpster Fire Thread

kasnerd

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Suspension
Performance
  • Magnusson Supercharger
  • HP Tuners MPVI2 (Tune file from JustDSM@TW)
  • UMP Air Intake and custom pipe
  • CSF Radiator
Trail Stuff
  • JD Fab Inner Fenders
  • Pelfybamf Alum Front Bumper
  • 4x Innovation HC Rear Bumper (Product Link)
  • RCI Sliders (weld-on)
  • 10k Smitty Winch
  • JD Fab Tire Carrier
Creature Comforts
  • Leer 150xl Bed Cap
  • Sound Deadened Cab
  • Retro HID Headlights
  • Replaced Speakers
  • MOLLE Backwall Panel
  • Back-seat Delete, Dog Crate Platform (under development)
 
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kasnerd

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Are you reading about another tacoma build on some interyank forum website?? Please, take a moment to evaluate your life before continuing on.

Long story short:
I've wanted a Toyota pickup since seeing Back to the Future on the "big" screen. Got one and here we are.

Longer story:
Wanted a used but decent Tacoma to build on, but prices are what they are so for a few grand more, bought a new 2014 Double Cab Short Bed 4x4 Off-Road from Crown Toyota in Ontario, CA. Used a shopping technique gleaned from "Fighting Chance" car buying method. Pitted all the SoCal dealers against each other via email/phone bidding war. Best way to buy a car ever.

Since we are all creatures with our curiosity being our undoing, I discovered the off-road forums and oh my the possibilities and fractal patterns that appeared in my minds eye. This is my daily driver but the goal is/was, daily for a few years and then graduate it to full fun truck.

Graduation day is coming 2020... stay tuned.
 
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kasnerd

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new rear seat deck under work. Making a lot of wood dust... progress feels like its glacial.

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Everything gets tied down. Period. Not a problem now. Metal staves underneath making a sandwich of ply between the L track and backer. have to design some way to mount it up now. It's bolting on where seats did.

backside: 1/4" stout. finger for scale
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note: routing not perfect. shut it. fucker is a handful in plywood. wife said no cnc machine so that's that.

another pic of the track and my shame
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note: routing not perfect. shut it. fucker is a handful in plywood. wife said no cnc machine so that's that.
That's why you make an inner and outer jig from plywood. Then pin nail the jigs in place. Then route. There's no way you can fuck up. Free hand is for rookies. lol
 

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That's why you make an inner and outer jig from plywood. Then pin nail the jigs in place. Then route. There's no way you can fuck up. Free hand is for rookies. lol
was using a straight edge and a clamp that I hadn't tightened all the way down slipped off. oops.

it's gonna get puttied and epoxy deck paint over it. meant to be used. access panel will be with alum flat stock as a lip. it also sits proud of that edge, no catching.
 

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Only if you use it :thumbsup:
so ready to get this thing out of the garage and doin more than fast food runs or occasionally work. Ironically today is first day of real on-site work in months. the drought is over.

81trekker at TW has been brewing up a lot of goodies. seriously stout. Really want their LT setup.
 

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Also curious to hear how much of a pain in the ass that is to install. There's not a lot of room to play with when swapping racks.
 

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Also curious to hear how much of a pain in the ass that is to install. There's not a lot of room to play with when swapping racks.
I'm a terrible welder and JD will do the install. These parts are too nice and too important for a n00b. I have ideas for a roll bar, bed cap internal support and frame stuff I'll undertake. Know your limits.

81trekker's pics and prototype. It's still on the jig but heimed and baller. Stellar work. I'm so grateful for getting race stuff for the common man.
 
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