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2015 CM 4x4 Still Under Const. Build.........

Discussion in '3rd Gen Builds (2014-2021)' started by CM-LENNY, Oct 30, 2016.

  1. Oct 30, 2016 at 10:57 AM
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    CM-LENNY

    CM-LENNY [OP] No Complaints

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    Hey everyone..........Been on the forum a few months and never got around to posting pics of my truck. I have had it just over a year and LOVE it. It is my daily driver, tow rig and off-road toy. As the heading states, it is still under construction and probably always will be. I don't have a lot of time to work on it, but have a passion to try to design and build everything myself. I work out of a very small garage at home with a lot of hand tools, sawzall, grinders, chop saw, 120v flux-cored wire feed welder etc, etc. I build patterns with cardboard 1st, wood paneling 2nd, then onto the metal. I am part-way blind in one eye from leukemia I battled with, so my welding is not great. If it is structural, I tack weld it myself and take it to a shop for final welding. Not everyone will like my mods, but that's what makes this world a great place, we all have different choices and opinions. I am not very good on the computer and have an old digital camera. Hope the pics are OK. I am old school and still use a flip-phone. Never got around to getting a smart phone. Here is a list of some of the details of my build. Hope you enjoy as much as I enjoy all the posts in this great forum.

    2015 SR5 CM 4x4 with SR5 upgrade pkg.
    Interior : Seat covers and ESP underseat storage
    Wheels : Came stock steel, bought used TRD and had them powdered coated
    Tires :UPDATED 01-28-17 37x12.50R-18 Nitto G2
    Front Suspension : TRD PRO Bilstein resevoir shocks
    Rear Suspension : TRD PRO Bilstein resevoir shocks, Firestone Air bags with homemade mounts
    Bumpers : Homemade front and rear ( still under const. )
    Diffs : 4:88 gears
    Speedo : Hypertech speedo correction calibrator
    Exhaust : Stock muffler, homemade side exit tailpipe with 2-3/4" SS mandrel bends
    Compressor : ARB twin cyl on homemade mount, 2) 2-1/2 gallon frame mounted reservoirs
    Future plans : I lay awake at night thinking what to do next............










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  2. Oct 30, 2016 at 11:17 AM
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    TheBeast

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    looks great !
     
  3. Oct 30, 2016 at 11:24 AM
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    joonbug

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    Lenny, love that exhaust, but have you thought about an exhaust ring?
     
  4. Oct 30, 2016 at 3:49 PM
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    CM-LENNY

    CM-LENNY [OP] No Complaints

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    Yes an exhaust ring will be in the works down the road. I will need to fab it also because the mounting surface on the bed is not flat. I have been doing upgrades on our travel trailer because desert season is soon here. We use our trailer year round, but dry camping in the desert requires more water, so I added an additional 40 gallons of water tank. Truck projects are hit and miss.
     
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  5. Oct 30, 2016 at 7:13 PM
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    rons23

    rons23 Get The Led Out!!!

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    Nice work, Tundra looks awesome
     
  6. Oct 31, 2016 at 12:50 AM
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    Paulskie

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    WoW. What a great build. You got balls, man.
    Love your truck.
     
  7. Oct 31, 2016 at 3:30 PM
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    CM-LENNY

    CM-LENNY [OP] No Complaints

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    Thanks Ron........I take pride in all my work and really have a passion for building things unique.
    Thank you too Paul. I once cut the roof off a brand new Toyota Tacoma to make it a convertible, so a little hole-saw and sawzall work doesn't scare me anymore. Appreciate the comment though.
     
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  8. Oct 31, 2016 at 3:43 PM
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    sdhq_offroad

    sdhq_offroad New Member Vendor

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    Need pics of this so called convertible Tacoma. haha
     
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  9. Oct 31, 2016 at 3:45 PM
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    CM-LENNY

    CM-LENNY [OP] No Complaints

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    It was about 30 years ago and boy did my Dad want to kick my ASS.
     
  10. Oct 31, 2016 at 9:49 PM
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    Truck looks great man. Loving your exhaust setup!
     
  11. Nov 1, 2016 at 7:15 AM
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    GoHuskers

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    I appreciate that you did it your own...that what mods mean to me. Love the exhaust exits
     
  12. Nov 1, 2016 at 7:51 AM
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    Your exhaust is sick. I want to do something like that to my Pro but I am scared. :(
     
  13. Nov 1, 2016 at 8:06 AM
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    Crewmax Chris

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    Awesome rig, Lenny. The exhaust is very cool!
     
  14. Nov 1, 2016 at 4:08 PM
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    CM-LENNY

    CM-LENNY [OP] No Complaints

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    Hey Guys thanks for the comments. I did spend a lot of time on designing the exhaust. I stayed with the OEM sized tailpipe and was able to track down the 2-3/4" SS mandrel bent tubing. ( Tricky finding that size ). I kept that size for performance reasons and the fact the truck is just as quiet as stock. I am at that age where I like quiet. I then made a pattern out of pvc piping and a lot of measuring, then built a jig with plywood and 2x4's ( kinda crude but it worked ). Once the jig was made I did more measuring and began the cutting on the SS tubing. Not sure if any of you do much fab, but my Dad always said : Measure twice and cut once. Especially with the cost on this odd sized tubing, I measured three times. I still need to make a trim piece to finish off the bed side. If any of you mess with your exhaust through the body, be sure your opening in the body is large enough for movement and expansion as it heats up. Thanks again for the kind words....
     
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  15. Nov 13, 2016 at 5:24 PM
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    J4RR3N4

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    Truck is looking A1 mate. Nicely done.
     
  16. Nov 13, 2016 at 6:18 PM
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    PRO BLANCO

    PRO BLANCO Dirt biking & fishing

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    Very nice build! Exhaust is sick! That's a nice trailer also.
     
  17. Nov 13, 2016 at 6:21 PM
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    CM-LENNY [OP] No Complaints

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    Thanks for the kind words. I have a passion for the work I do on my rig or anyone elses too.
     
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  18. Nov 13, 2016 at 6:26 PM
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    Sub'd! Was great seeing your truck in person. :)
     
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  19. Nov 13, 2016 at 6:26 PM
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    CaptTyler

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    I love it. Nice custom work to make it "yours".
    Extra nice work on the bumpers. :thumbsup:
     
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  20. Nov 13, 2016 at 6:55 PM
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    Speechless! Love the fact that you took everything on by yourself... Looks great. Definite head turner!
     
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  21. Jan 17, 2017 at 11:00 AM
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    That size of tire looks good man, if variety was a little better I'd of considered it over the 295/70's I got. Love the exhaust as well.
     
  22. Jan 17, 2017 at 4:06 PM
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    CM-LENNY [OP] No Complaints

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    Thanks for that Zach. As you can see I like to have a little different than the norm. That's what is so cool about this forum, you get to see everything from mild to wild ! Enjoy EVERY day !
     
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  23. Jan 27, 2017 at 11:09 PM
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    Really nice!! Definitely subscribing to this. Can't wait to see what you got next!
     
  24. Jan 28, 2017 at 7:39 PM
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    Now you need to update the OP with the 37s you just put on.
     
  25. Jan 28, 2017 at 7:40 PM
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    Love the placement of the exhaust...agree with the exhaust rings. Sounds like you will have that covered.
     
  26. Jan 28, 2017 at 7:44 PM
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    COMiamiFan

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    Nice. You have some skills I'll never have. Looks great!
     
  27. Jan 28, 2017 at 7:45 PM
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    CM-LENNY [OP] No Complaints

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    Was waiting for someone to catch that. I changed the personal description to 37's, but forgot how to edit the OP ?
     
  28. Jan 28, 2017 at 7:48 PM
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    At the bottom of the post there is a little link for "edit".
     
  29. Jan 28, 2017 at 7:50 PM
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    CM-LENNY [OP] No Complaints

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    Never cut yourself short. My Dad was a design engineer for 48 years on projects like the Space shuttle and Tomahawk cruise missile etc. I got some of his engineering mind, but not close to his knowledge. Just put your mind to it and give it a try Jose. Worst scenario, you fail and try again.
     
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  30. Jan 28, 2017 at 7:51 PM
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    CM-LENNY [OP] No Complaints

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    DUH !!!!!!! guess I forgot to open my eyes. Thanks bud.........
     

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