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2014 MGM limited rebuilt

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014+)' started by Kerktam, Dec 25, 2019.

  1. Feb 10, 2020 at 12:03 AM
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    Kerktam

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  2. Feb 10, 2020 at 4:13 AM
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    Good job. Nice progress.
     
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  3. Feb 10, 2020 at 7:07 AM
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    Not enough....
    That's awesome you are rebuilding that, most people don't want even touch anything with damage like that. You are doing a nice job! I daily drive a 2013 Outback I bought at auction too, and I love it. it took a lot of work, and the damage was way worse than the exterior suggested. Both frame horns were bent in and had to be bent back out. And then of course all the "little" stuff adds up quickly!

    But your MGM looks great and will be really nice when done!


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  4. Feb 10, 2020 at 10:54 PM
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    assembling truck after work for 2 hours.

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  5. Feb 11, 2020 at 10:02 PM
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    Kerktam

    Kerktam [OP] Lexus truck wanted

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    Still lot of stuff to do but making progress

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  6. Feb 12, 2020 at 3:48 PM
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    Kerktam [OP] Lexus truck wanted

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    Believe me or not but this is first time I see it in daylight: )

    Don't mind my mess in the garage, sometimes its clean in there... sometimes

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  7. Feb 12, 2020 at 5:03 PM
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    Kerktam

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    Fender flare installed - only one... 3 to go and I'm already exhausted fighting it

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  8. Feb 12, 2020 at 7:00 PM
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    OP, tell me about your frame straightening machine. how is it bolted down to do the pull?
     
  9. Feb 12, 2020 at 11:30 PM
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    Kerktam

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    I painted recovery hooks in red, what do you think geltenmans, is it too GMC like or is it ok?

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  10. Feb 13, 2020 at 12:39 AM
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    Kerktam

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    I think I'll keep red recovery hooks, my wife like them, enough said :)


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  11. Feb 13, 2020 at 12:50 AM
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    before and after pics.
    Still lot of stuff to get done but getting close to finish


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  12. Feb 13, 2020 at 6:03 AM
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    Fantastic project...just remove and replace everything that doesn't look like a brand new TRD Pro! :D

    You've had a very productive winter, amigo. :thumbsup:

    Plan to color match those mirror caps?
     
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  13. Feb 13, 2020 at 7:35 AM
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    I'm going to install tow mirrors
     
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  14. Feb 13, 2020 at 8:07 AM
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    Lookin good man
     
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  15. Feb 13, 2020 at 8:15 AM
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    Newer vs older

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  16. Feb 13, 2020 at 8:52 AM
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    I'm truly impressed with the work and fortitude. Most people will not take on a project this big. I look forward to the rest of the build/restoration.
     
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  17. Feb 13, 2020 at 5:08 PM
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    Should I try to paint rear bumper ( its chrome )
    I was told by pro paint guys that you cant paint chrome really well even with epoxy primer it would flake off eventually.

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  18. Feb 13, 2020 at 5:24 PM
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    Painting chrome is problematic. I know there are several threads archived here. I've never tried it, and usually don't volunteer advice. Surface prep is everything. Anything less than a sandblasted surface prep on chrome, and I suspect you'll have trouble with paint adhering. Worst case, you could always strip the chrome off the bumper with mild muriatic acid solution, but beadblast or sandblast surface prep of the bare steel would still be required. If you have a chrome plater up there, they may quote you a price to simply strip the chrome off the bumper.

    Did you do your own painting? Nice finish.
     
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  19. Feb 13, 2020 at 5:49 PM
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    Thank you, yes I do my own painting, I try to do everything myself when possible, it's fun and I feel good when I learn how to do new things and do it right
     
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    MGM CRÜE!
     
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  21. Feb 13, 2020 at 6:00 PM
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    Wow...thats an awesome project and an incredible job:hattip:
     
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  22. Feb 14, 2020 at 1:43 PM
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    I also have a MGM limited and I am having the bumper beadblasted so I can color match.
     
  23. Feb 14, 2020 at 5:56 PM
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    Have you thought about wrapping them? Previous owner of my truck wrapped them and front.
     
  24. Feb 15, 2020 at 5:59 AM
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    Wow...thats an awesome project and an incredible job:hattip:
    I 2nd that.
     
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  25. Feb 15, 2020 at 6:32 PM
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    Do you have pics? It's one of my options now
     
  26. Feb 17, 2020 at 11:30 PM
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    Installed tow mirrors, took me about 30 mins, easy job. Will get some good pics Saturday. Fogs and new windshield are going to be installed this weekend

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  27. Feb 18, 2020 at 12:35 AM
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    Kerktam [OP] Lexus truck wanted

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    I think tow mirrors looks much better than stock ones on this truck. I got them not for looks anyway just need to tow a travel trailer. But I do like how they look

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  28. Feb 19, 2020 at 9:48 PM
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    Kerktam [OP] Lexus truck wanted

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    Took it to dmv today. Now it is registered and insured
    Still waiting on fogs

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  29. Feb 19, 2020 at 10:05 PM
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    I do like those tow mirrors. They look much more aggressive.
     
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  30. Feb 20, 2020 at 6:56 AM
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    Mirrors look great. You weren't kidding...that's a BIG EFFING trailer. :eek: How does the Tundra handle it?

    Salvage title?
     

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