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2006 Tundra long travel prerunner double cab

Discussion in '1st Gen Builds (2000-2006)' started by KarmaKannon, Jul 12, 2019.

  1. Jan 1, 2020 at 6:51 AM
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    (continued from above) section the section that houses the fog lights out (it looks separate anyway). Custom form a piece of 6" round pipe to follow the bumper curve and use that as a base for brush guard and winch mount. Paint to match truck. Just my two cents. The last thing, and I say this with all honesty, I would not trade my 1st gen Tundra for a 2020 Tundra. Not enough value in the swap. You have a great truck. Congrats.
     
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  2. Jan 1, 2020 at 4:08 PM
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    Nice. I've been contemplating doing this as well mainly due to how old the original plastic is right now. My only reservation is dependability. I've installed projectors before in past project cars, and they tend to not last long from my experience, but then again that was about 10 years ago. Quality has probably gone up since then. Let us know how they hold up! Thanks
     
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  3. Jan 1, 2020 at 6:27 PM
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    KarmaKannon [OP] Master of None

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    Went out to try and find some adventure. I found mostly empty roads and snow, oh and deer.

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  4. Jan 5, 2020 at 1:24 PM
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    Made it out to the desert again. This time we decided to take a detour and run the ridge a little bit. We found a couple gnarly spots that we mostly bypassed and instead we took the easy way down. It was a little rougher than it looks, but it wasn't too bad. We also found some nice views. It started to thaw a little after this and we booked it for a couple miles to get off the low land that was turning into west desert $hit mud. My truck is filthy now and I still have the smell of lovely Russian surplus ammo in my nose. Good day!

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  5. Jan 8, 2020 at 11:23 AM
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    FirstGenVol The "Mangler"

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    Looking really good. In Utah, can you shoot on just about any public land?
     
  6. Jan 8, 2020 at 4:15 PM
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    Pretty much yeah. There are certain areas that have winter grazing and are posted no shooting, but that doesn't seem to stop predator hunters and those places seem pretty few and far between. Basically the whole west desert with the exception of Indian land and some atv areas is open to shooting. The same goes for most wilderness areas in the east and south. I hear some states aren't like that. Seems strange to me, but this is the wild west.
    We usually set up some targets out way away from everybody to avoid dumb people and trash. It's not uncommon to find nice areas with good backstops and 500-1,000yrds if you're willing to drive in a bit.
     
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  7. Jan 18, 2020 at 2:01 PM
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    Katzkin leather installed on the front. Bun warmers also installed. The rear will be tackled next week sometime.

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  8. Feb 19, 2020 at 10:52 AM
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    I love this truck. So good.
    I need to get off this forum before my project car gets delayed to build the Tundra...
     
  9. Feb 22, 2020 at 8:12 PM
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    More fun on the way!

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  10. Apr 19, 2020 at 4:14 PM
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    Out to the desert for more work and fun. I am still pretty happy with this old girl.

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  11. Apr 19, 2020 at 4:18 PM
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    empty_lord They see me rollin'

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    just remember whenever you get tired of the setup i'll buy the front! lol
     
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  12. Apr 19, 2020 at 4:19 PM
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    If it were even close to bolt-on I'd seriously consider selling it. It's been nice driving on rough roads with a good amount of comfort, but the back needs some serious attention to keep up.
     
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  13. Apr 19, 2020 at 4:20 PM
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    empty_lord They see me rollin'

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    LT keeps crossing my mind. but to make LT function well and still have a truck that can tow 7500 lbs would be difficult.
     
  14. Apr 19, 2020 at 4:22 PM
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    empty_lord They see me rollin'

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    now that you mention bolt on it reminded me you did some extensive work to fit raptor shocks DOH
     
  15. Jul 9, 2020 at 7:59 PM
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    hey @KarmaKannon what fender flare is that? Love how it keeps the look of the factory trim lines where the flare is. It’s a little more subtle than a lot of the after market LT fenders. One reason I’ve never done it was because I didn’t want to look like I went full race truck on my daily.
     
  16. Mar 24, 2021 at 6:27 PM
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    No real updates. The truck is fun to drive and it's very comfortable.
    I decided (like an idiot) to buy an xj and build the engine. Super fun and it ran pretty good. I think I lost my cam bearings though. I still need to pull it back apart and see what the hell happened to my beautiful 4.7 stroker engine.
    Lesson learned... Tundra is the way. Need to spend more time and effort on the tundra in the coming months.

    I need to...

    Rebuild the rear suspension. Sagging pretty bad. Need the raptor shocks on there too!
    Install a sway bar. Floats like a boat... In a good way unless you need to turn fast.
    Buy or build a shell ( I had to make an assembly that looks just like a shell at work anyway... Easy peasy).
    Build fenders.
    Get new wheels.
    Paint the roof at least

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  17. Mar 28, 2021 at 5:41 PM
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    Welcome back!

    I thought you already had some fiberglass fenders on the front at some point?
     
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  18. Mar 28, 2021 at 5:46 PM
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    I did and I got paint to finish them, but after I took them off to paint them I decided I really like the cut stock fender look. I'm thinking I'll do the same to the rear possibly with a little pulling of the bedsides.PXL_20210328_231732172~2.jpg
     
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  19. Mar 29, 2021 at 3:08 PM
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    I enjoyed reading every single post in this build. Amazing work - Love those LCAs!
     
  20. Mar 29, 2021 at 3:28 PM
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    I love the way they look from every direction but the front haha. It is what it is. Maybe some day I'll change the whole thing and do something else. Right now my rear can't even come close to the front and until it does I won't be too concerned with screwing with the front much. I just need some new uniballs and to fab up a sway bar setup now.

    Called deaver and they were reasonably helpful. They said the g57 pack wasn't designed for any payload and that I would need a custom pack. The custom pack would run me just under $1,000 with bushings. About the same price as archive garage deaver leafs but shipping should be considerably less from california and deaver directly. The one catch is that I was estimated 9 weeks to build them. I suppose I don't need them exactly right now anyway though. Archive has the medium duty in stock now.
     
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  21. May 4, 2021 at 7:09 AM
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    fcgoulart26 Ol’ Franky Boy

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    Really impressive build. I really love the bumper mod. :thumbsup:
     
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  22. May 4, 2021 at 7:12 AM
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    Great work in here. Can't believe I haven't skimmed this build thread until now. In your first post you mention 3.5" wider on each side, is that still true all said and done?

    Also curious how the retrofit headlights are holding up 1+ year after
     
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  23. May 4, 2021 at 8:03 AM
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    The suspension is set at 3.5" wider per side. With wheels and tires I don't know what that ends up being. I think the track width is around 82-83" on the front.
    Headlights are holding up nicely. I had to clean and buff them last weekend to remove some slight tinting. I want to do a ceramic restore to keep them looking nice next. The projectors are working just fine. The light is really nice.

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  24. May 5, 2021 at 12:23 PM
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    Sweet truck, man. Really great work!
     
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  25. May 14, 2021 at 10:35 AM
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  26. May 28, 2021 at 10:51 AM
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    Looks great man. I love first gen builds.
     

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