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1st Gen. Lunch Table - General Discussion

Discussion in '1st Gen Tundras (2000-2006)' started by Pinay, Jan 18, 2020.

  1. Apr 28, 2021 at 9:44 PM
    empty_lord

    empty_lord They see me rollin'

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    If it’s apart. Do the belt. REQUEST OEM.

    Best time to do the water pump to


    Why risk serious engine damage from the old belt snapping?
     
  2. Apr 28, 2021 at 9:44 PM
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    empty_lord They see me rollin'

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    05-06 have beefier ball joints. Some 04s. Other than that all the others are the same
     
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  3. Apr 28, 2021 at 9:57 PM
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    Oh. Spindle changed too? Just the ball joint?
     
  4. Apr 28, 2021 at 10:43 PM
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    empty_lord They see me rollin'

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    spindle. lower control arm and joint
     
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  5. Apr 28, 2021 at 11:02 PM
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    jimf909 Battery almost dead...

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    Dead stock with oem 16" starfish wheels. We'll see how long that lasts. :) Topper of unknown origin.
    There's a lot going in here. Condolences on your dog. I hope all goes well with the new pup.
     
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  6. Apr 28, 2021 at 11:09 PM
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    What’s a budget ? I just stop keeping track after 6K
     
  7. Apr 28, 2021 at 11:44 PM
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    jImmegart Youngest tundra owner in the west!

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    Not truck related, but another project I am working on.

    My Ludwig drum kit from mid/late 60s got fully disassembled to get the edges re-cut and repair a crack in one drum. The plan is to get new front hoops or refurbish the old ones, clean all the chrome hardware, and (since this kit is from new york) replace all the rusted hardware.

    drum1.jpg drum2.jpg
     
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  8. Apr 29, 2021 at 3:48 AM
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    Cummins3500 Never finishes.....

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    @Professional Hand Model , @empty_lord , @Voss, @FirstGenVol

    they’re gonna call me with the compete estimate cost today. So I’ll have a complete breakdown of cost and labor. I got the inspection report yesterday.

    I’ll see what I can do about supplying the parts, they bucked me on the injectors though since they’re not oem
     
  9. Apr 29, 2021 at 4:49 AM
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    Professional Hand Model A.K.A ‘Golden Hands’

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    This is the thing people don’t understand about business ownership. The business needs to stand behind their work and in doing so needs to know the parts are new. If you decide you want to risk the chance then at least you were warned.

    Other thing is some people can’t remember very well or they are smart but sometimes develop Sudden Onset Amnesia when it comes to how old items are. Best to start from scratch.
     
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    I've learned that if I cheap out and don't get what I really want, I end up selling the compromise (at a loss) and buying what I wanted originally anyway.
    Right column all the way, plus LBJs, headers, full exhaust, skids, sliders, rear bumper, timing service in next 18 months, and a few other line items...

    JFC 10% sales tax? Holy $hit. I hope your roads are glass-smooth, your public schools fully funded, and not a single piece of trash outside a can/receptacle.

    I was recently 'called out' on my 911 build about my "low budget dream car" thread title and how much I've spent. I don't keep receipts as they're just building a case against me, but I recall approx prices (since I have to save for each big purchase) and they added up at an alarming rate.
     
  11. Apr 29, 2021 at 5:30 AM
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    Cummins3500 Never finishes.....

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    @Professional Hand Model Good point, I can’t blame em , I mean they’re assuming the risk on it by putting a warranty on the work like you said.

    I meant to add they did agree to do the injectors, I just have to sign a form stating I understand I’m assuming any issues and risk associated with them because they’re non oem. Which I don’t have any problems doin.
     
  12. Apr 29, 2021 at 5:48 AM
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    When I do mine I plan to go with one of these kits (the copper ones) or spec it myself. These guys will build custom length kits as well. What you need to do is measure the length of your wires, then determine if one of their standard kits will suffice. If not, you pay to have them build it custom to your required length...or you can go to a local electrical supply shop and probably get all the necessary pieces cut to length for 1/3 to 1/2 the cost. You may be able to get them to crimp the connectors (it requires a heavydutyish quality crimper) for you, and if so, thats a deal, or you will have to buy one of the crimpers if you don't have one. The cost of the parts and a decent crimper to do 1/0 gauge will probably approach the cost of one of these kits...

    https://ceautoelectricsupply.com/ca...ade-kits/big-3-upgrade-kits-top-post-battery/
     
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  13. Apr 29, 2021 at 6:02 AM
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    onesojourner Here, let me derail that for you

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    Last I checked mine were 22 3/4 shell on. They are settling a bit each time I tow.
     
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  14. Apr 29, 2021 at 6:02 AM
    des2mtn

    des2mtn Touring the gas stations of CA/AZ via dirt trails

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    Yeah. I have the beefier ball joints with the protectors on mine. We had the recall campaign done in 2007 so I'm not sure if my truck originally came with the earlier style design. On my recent front end rebuild LBJs came out to about $110 each I think.
     
  15. Apr 29, 2021 at 6:22 AM
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    Or, one can clean up their existing grounds and add an auxiliary back up to existing ones if wanting to save some coin. Scraping off paint on body/removing rust at the OEM Grounding Points can go a long way to improving Continuity.

    Big 3 is mainly for when Adding Components to your system from how I understand it. It won’t hurt to do the Big 3 if you don’t Add Components, but its not necessary if you don’t. If all your wires are gnar gnar then the Big 3 is a good choice, as well.

    I have some clean up examples on my build page.
     
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  16. Apr 29, 2021 at 6:44 AM
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    Agreed 100%...my recommendation was on the assumption that if he wanted a higher output alternator it was because he planned at some point to add some electronics that would require more power... :thumbsup:
     
  17. Apr 29, 2021 at 6:53 AM
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    CodyP Such a n00b

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  19. Apr 29, 2021 at 7:29 AM
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    Just an observation...I was in the market for a new home wireless router that supported OpenVPN clients to attach my home network to my vpn service. After WAY too much resource I went with an ASUS RT-AC86U (https://www.asus.com/us/Networking-IoT-Servers/WiFi-Routers/ASUS-WiFi-Routers/RT-AC86U/). It is $169.99 on Amazon and $159.99 at my local Micro Center.

    https://www.microcenter.com/product...d-gigabit-wireless-ac-router-w-aimesh-support

    So I ended up going there and picking it up the same day I wanted it. What hit me when I went in there is how much they seemed to need the business. They were bending over backwards to help me even though I already knew what I wanted. Brick/mortar have been DEVASTATED this last year, so I encourage people to buy local at brick/mortar whenever it's possible. I realize the convenience of online is hard to pass up, but if the price is close and it takes less than an hour of my time, then I try to go BM (pun intended ;) ) as often as possible. I just bought a pair of shoes online at Rain forest for one of my kids because they need specialized shoes and it's the only place I could get them in the time needed without paying more for shipping than the shoes cost....so I'm not a Nazi about it...:thumbsup:

    Also, some retailers, like Best Buy, will match online prices like Amazon. I was hoping the BB across the street from my work would have the ASUS roter, but they didn't, so I had to drive 10 miles to the Micro Center.
     
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  20. Apr 29, 2021 at 8:23 AM
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    bmf4069 Yup, that's car parts in a dishwasher

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    Absolutely. I picked up my subs, an amp, and my surround receiver from my local place, and got all my new surround sound from best buy. Granted, BB isn't exactly "local", but it does employ people locally.

    Oh, and for the big 3 upgrade that was discussed earlier, don't show up at an actual electrical supply house looking for what you need. Look around town for a battery and electrical repair shop. They can fab wires up for you.
     
  21. Apr 29, 2021 at 8:27 AM
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    Welding Supply shops can do it too.
     
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    Some Microcenters will match online pricing. I know mine will do so. Just need to talk to a manager.
     
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    I purchased different lengths of battery cable from my local auto parts store. They were packaged as lawnmower battery cables. Had everything from 4' up to 8' in various lengths and gauges. Just chose the ones I wanted. +2 on the copper wire comment.
     
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    Ya they can be tough, but they are great dogs. Having said that, I will probably be too old to deal with a GSP puppy when it's time for a new one. Luckily, at the end of my street is access to endless miles of trails and I have mountains in my backyard.
    I'm still trying to figure out my expectations but, right now her recall is getting almost to perfection and she is great off-leash, getting better on-leash. I'm working on the basics now; come, sit, down, stay, kennel, heel with hand signals. I don't hunt that much anymore, but I'm starting to condition her for some of that more for her enjoyment. She'll mostly be a family dog, hiking/running buddy, and crag dog.
     
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    Never ever keep receipts. Thats just ammo for the wife to find. I never viewed any of my cars as an investment to break even or ahead on, partly because I don't intend to sell them and partly because its something I make for my own enjoyment. I don't like to spend a fortune but I don't see a reason to monitor total cost as long as it becomes what I wanted.
     
  26. Apr 29, 2021 at 10:59 AM
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    I like the colors on that. Get the old stuff refurbished if you can, if it's just cosmetic and not really damaged it might be worth keeping original.
     
  27. Apr 29, 2021 at 11:25 AM
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    onesojourner Here, let me derail that for you

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    The basics are the difference between a dog that people love and a dog most people don't. The basics for me are the difference between a good day out with the dog and a bad day. We taught our little one to do some show tricks roll over and what not. Nothing crazy. This time I decided that all that effort is going into the basics. I want a rock solid foundation. This new dog is kind of like a super hero. Not like superman but maybe like Bruce Willis in Unbreakable. I need to have really good control because she can cover ground fast. This breed has some grey hound in it.

    Sounds like you and I want a similar dog. Well trained adventure dogs are a blast. Leash walking was tough starting with a powerful adult. I really like the 6ft mendota slip leash(US made and you can order direct from the manufacturer). This is the first dog I have used it on it has been great for both of us. We did 1 mile walks 3 times a day for the first 6 months. The training for that involved me making lot's random turns to go look at the bark of a tree I passed, or maybe to go back to look at a bird or something. These "semi fake round abouts" . I am sure you have seen this kind of training. It can be done so it is enjoyably for all involved or it can done like robot. I like to make it a game. I will even trot a bit with her when she is really paying attention and playing the game well. I still have a lot of work to do when it comes to meeting Adults, kids and especially dogs on leash. I guess all those things break my usually good recalls too. Do you have any advice on that?
     
  28. Apr 29, 2021 at 12:06 PM
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    I think you summed it up nicely "well-trained adventure dog."
    I'm a big believer in the basics starting young and doing often. I've had to re-learn how to train a puppy. One thing I remember is teach the command, change the environment slowly, and add distractions slowly, and expect to start from scratch each time you change the environment.
    Come Command: I start in the living room with no distractions, get it perfect. Then move to the yard and start over. Get it perfect with outside smells, birds chirping, etc. Then take it into the front yard with more distractions and people and cars (With 30 ft long leash), and finally graduate to the dog park. Always making coming to you the a positive experience (never make them come to get punished) and always enforce so they no there is no alternative (if they don't come; go get them).

    I am familiar with that technique, GSPs are tough because they are meant to roam. I've done a few things for leash training. When she was really young and started pulling I did the half-hitch leash technique and would just stop moving and say "no" once. The half-hitch takes the pulling on the collar and puts it around her stomach so she doesn't hurt her neck and she feels the pulling go along with the uncomfortable stomach pressure and not moving. After I say "no" I call her name once, and starting with a treat get her attention and make her make eye contact.
    Lately, I've been using an e-collar. I walk her on the leash until we get to a hiking trail and take her off. When she pulls she gets a small zap, so she associates pulling with something bad. I also condition her to come with two beeps from the collar so if she's out of ear-shot she knows to come.

    I got side-tracked, I think making it a game is the best way to do it, especially young. It gets them excited and reinforces it way more, and makes it more enjoyable for both. I'm going through the distractions too. I think a lot of it is just exposing them as much as you can to those situations to where it's perfectly normal. Now that I've been taking mine off leash, we go to the same little trail and we see one or two people also on it. When she first spots the person, I give the "come" command. She comes, and then I release her. I kind of yo-yo her with letting her run towards the person and calling her back. But after a couple of those I let her say hi or I make her sit and stay and hold onto her collar to let her say hi without jumping. I think your on the right track and it just takes time and consistency.

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  29. Apr 29, 2021 at 1:51 PM
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    I think you nailed. It is all about getting the reps in. There are good days and bad days and you just have to get through them. I picked up a new book when I got this pointer last year. This book really just starts to scratch the surface but it was enough to get me to pay a bit more attention to my dogs behavior and how I might be effecting it , good or bad. Mostly I think it just opened my eyes to how much I don't know, understand or appreciate about these animals. I am always up for a good dog training book recommendation if you have any.

    That is one handsome looking dog you have there. What's he weigh?
     
  30. Apr 29, 2021 at 1:57 PM
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    OK, I think I figured out a 'compromise' for my yearning for a proper off-road capable truck. Going to need to buy some more cutoff wheels, some more argon, some more welding wire, and a bender...
     

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