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2005 Double Cab 4x4 Daily Driver (warning: pic heavy, little OT)

Discussion in '1st Gen Builds (2000-2006)' started by 912, Sep 21, 2020.

  1. Nov 4, 2023 at 5:16 AM
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    I miss AZ an every day. My family is getting close to hitting the road out of Florida in an rv for a year or so to find our next home out west.
     
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  2. Nov 4, 2023 at 6:15 AM
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    Cool! Thanks! Might give that bumper wrap a shot. The mirrors were tough and I got a few wrinkles at the edges, so hopefully I can do the bumper a little cleaner.
     
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  3. Nov 5, 2023 at 4:56 AM
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    I snapped a few pics of the bumper to show the seam. Holding up great after a couple years.
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  4. Nov 5, 2023 at 9:31 AM
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    Awesome! Thank you sir!
     
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  5. Nov 18, 2023 at 11:23 AM
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    Filmed a little comparison of my different lights now that it’s getting dark so much earlier. I used the exposure lock on my iPhone to make it somewhat objective. Links for all the lights shown are all listed previously in the thread:

    LED parking lights
    Nilight housings
    COlight mini projectors
    Diode Dynamismcs SS3 Pro SAE Fog
    generic scAmazon LED cube ditch lights

    https://youtube.com/shorts/0-dsq9xdmEI?si=U2P5VK4MTxmacBnk
     
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  6. Dec 1, 2023 at 11:06 PM
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    Fender flares are painted. I'll pic them up next week. For now, I've been enjoying the look without them.

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  7. Dec 6, 2023 at 3:21 PM
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    I'd love to have a local shop do all those upgrades and enhancements for my DC. I just don't have the time or the dexterity to try to do them myself.

    I have a good mechanic but all those other lighting/audio/cameras upgrades require a different skill set and someone who knows Tundras.
     
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  8. Dec 7, 2023 at 5:51 PM
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    it’s fun to try some of these yourself. You might be surprised. And there’s a lot help here and on YouTube etc.
     
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  9. Dec 8, 2023 at 9:10 AM
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    I’ve seen your truck around! Absolutely certain we’re in the same city. Small world. Your build actually inspired mine. Great build!
     
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  10. Dec 8, 2023 at 11:08 AM
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    Nice! I’m in Cape Coral. Got a few pics of your truck? I’ve probably seen yours too. I’m always on the lookout for other FGTs!
     
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  11. Dec 8, 2023 at 11:15 AM
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    That’s where I am! And I got a new phone so not so many pictures. This is what I got. Still how I bought it. I’m in school so waiting til I’m done to finally throw some more stuff on it.

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  12. Dec 8, 2023 at 11:16 AM
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    There should be a registry of all cool Tundras. I think VinWiki has that feature where folks can elect to register that they have owned a car and what they've done to it.
     
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  13. Dec 8, 2023 at 11:41 AM
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    that would be cool. This is probably the closest thing to it. Or perhaps the “FIRST GEN TUNDRAS” FB group
     
  14. Dec 8, 2023 at 4:22 PM
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    Do you off-road anywhere around here? I’ve tried the yucca pens preserve and it’s okay, I lost a fender flare there lol.
     
  15. Dec 8, 2023 at 5:09 PM
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    Hate to say it but all the off-roading here is boring af. Either sand roads, pits, or mud holes. The Pens, Webb, Sabal palm in Naples are fun to explore when it’s dry I guess. Never been to lazy springs. There are a few spots in Lehigh I’ve been meaning to check out. But we go to Colorado and Moab most years for a wheeling trip.
     
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  16. Dec 9, 2023 at 8:25 AM
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    I’m from Utah, and I agree. 20 mins from my apartment I could find some pretty moderate trails/roads, so here navigating the sand is boring lol.
     
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  17. Dec 14, 2023 at 8:39 AM
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    Exactly
     
  18. Dec 14, 2023 at 11:52 AM
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    The weather's been awesome here in SWFL this week, and I’ve been off work for over a week, so naturally I've been tinkering. Changed the oil and rotated the tires. Hauled 20 bags of mulch the other day as well - and it rode so well. I forgot what a little weight in the bed does for a truck’s ride. I also had a chance to reinstall the freshly painted fender flares. I ended up using a generic trim from scAmazon which worked out great.

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    Flares back on:

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    Some before and after. I personally prefer the look with the flares.

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    Happy with the paint match, too. Can't tell theyre resprayed from 5 feet away. Not bad for over 18 years old!

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  19. Dec 26, 2023 at 7:11 PM
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    @912 - what’s the word on whether you’re keeping the truck or not. I remember some rumors you may decide to sell it soon.
     
  20. Jan 10, 2024 at 12:17 PM
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    Still on the fence, but leaning toward keeping it. I'm in the market currently for a 3500 DRW to tow a 5th wheel. When I find one, I'll make a decision on selling either the Tundra or more likely my wife's GX. The GX is replaceable, but the tundra...not so much. Plus the market has softened, I'd probably lose my shirt selling it :rofl:
     
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    I wonder how much your truck would fetch? There is one on BringaTrailer right now by my friend Dean Laumbach that is mostly stock. I know Dean from my dealings with Mercedes Benz as that is 95% of his business. Yours should be worth more.
     
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  22. Jan 16, 2024 at 8:00 PM
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    I've always been curious. I've had some private offers between 20-25k but that was awhile ago when prices in general were higher. I don't think I could let her go for less than 20 honestly. It would sting.
     
  23. Mar 25, 2024 at 9:05 PM
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    As we continue getting ready to go full time in our fifth wheel toy hauler for a year or two, I’ve been purging and deciding what I really need to keep. The FGT has thankfully made the cut and will definitely stay with us (at least in storage). Cleaning out a storage unit, I found my color matched topper and original side steps. Without anywhere safe to store them, they got reinstalled! So my Grandpa truck rides again Tbh I kinda like the change. Guess I’m really getting old.

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  24. Mar 25, 2024 at 9:08 PM
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    Installed a tekonsha brake controller and got a set of black Sumos to tow this trailer. Some heirlooms and irreplaceables will go to storage with this trailer and the Tundra until we’re ready to come off the road.

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  25. Apr 2, 2024 at 7:14 PM
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