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All of you guys are just way better than me!

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014+)' started by gdiep, Oct 18, 2016.

  1. Oct 18, 2016 at 7:00 PM
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    gdiep

    gdiep [OP] New Member

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    I just received my Access Vanish Tonneau cover today and decided to install it tonight.
    I have the deck rail system which made temporarily clamping the side rails in place next to impossible. What a fiddly little job it turned out to be. Then it started to rain on me halfway through. Anyways, it took me about 1hr 15min to get it the way I wanted. You guys that claim to be able to do it in 30 mins are just way superior.
     
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  2. Oct 18, 2016 at 7:03 PM
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    Law323

    Law323 Shhhhh....Boardude is really Batman.....

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    There's ALWAYS something that goes wrong!!
     
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  3. Oct 18, 2016 at 7:09 PM
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    MotoTundra

    MotoTundra The Ocho

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    -TRS Mini D2S Retrofit on TRD Pro Headlights (Apollo 2.0 Shrouds, 35w XB Ballasts, 5500k Bulbs) -Baja Designs Squadron R Sport Aux lights. -TRD Pro Grill -TRD Rear Sway Bar -BakFlip VP Tonneau w/BakBox -Dipped wheels & bumpers -Iron Cross HD steps -Undercover Swingcase -SunTek Paint Protection film -Tinted glass -Bedmat -OEM Towing Mirrors
    Typically everything takes me longer than expected. I take my time and double check everything. OCD I guess. Rain, egh, that sucks. Good job though!
     
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  4. Oct 18, 2016 at 9:20 PM
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    mudsweatngearz

    mudsweatngearz New Member

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    Window tint
    It always takes me way longer to do shit than what people claim it takes them to do the same thing. Swap a motor out in 27 minutes.....hell I just scratch my ass and get my first beer down in that amount of time.
     
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  5. Oct 18, 2016 at 9:26 PM
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    Krezz

    Krezz Doesn't want to be new member

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    See Build Thread.
    It takes me longer to read the post about doing stuff than doing the stuff.
     
  6. Oct 18, 2016 at 9:36 PM
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    gosolo

    gosolo I've already learned more than you'll ever forget

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    2"CB shackles, bushings and 1 shim, lockerdown console vault, rear folding seat back mod, snugtop shell with opening side windows, 46g fuel tank, SDHQ sliders and hidden winch, Decked Drawers, Icon leaf spring packs and got rid of the interior chrome
    Just do what needs doing. I'm 61 and have a fused back, full right knee replacement and rotater cuff surgery. I estimate it will take me 4 to 5 times as long as "estimated " for typical jobs. So what! At least I know it's done right.
     
  7. Oct 18, 2016 at 10:19 PM
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    Tacogrande

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    Basically what the other guys said. LOL
    Mistakes happen mainly when you hurry.
     
  8. Oct 18, 2016 at 10:24 PM
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    GNTundra

    GNTundra Troll Sniper

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    Takes me an hour to find the tools LOL!!!
     
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  9. Oct 18, 2016 at 10:36 PM
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    ChucklesToy

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    My wife always laughs at me when I say it will take X time...she usually triples the time I tell her...I'm glad I'm not the only one :cheers:
     
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  10. Oct 18, 2016 at 10:47 PM
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    bobeast

    bobeast really old member

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    - Bull Bar - LED Bunny Burners - AMP retractable running boards - Headlight leveling retrofit - P3 Brake Controller - 60% rear seat delete - relocation of Sub to rear wall - Bilstein 5100 x4, top setting with 2 shims per side - Coach builder +2 rear shackles w/carrier bearing drop - Firestone Air bags - on-board compressor with auto-leveling - Dual Undercover Swing Boxes. - P285/65/R20 (34.6") BFG TA KO2's - TRD Front skid plate - Pop & Lock Tailgate lock - Remote Tailgate mod - LED Headlights - Nav Bypass - iPhone integration - Serius/XM retrofit - 25% front tint - Bizon electric tonneau cover - Power folding tow mirror upgrade - 2010+ leveling Headlight mod - Auto-fold mirror mod. - one-touch lane changer mod - Flash to open garage opener mod - Rigid H/L fog light upgrade - Pushbutton / Remote start mod.
    I know right? I honestly think theres some male math goin' on in many of these time estimates.
     
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  11. Oct 18, 2016 at 11:09 PM
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    Law323

    Law323 Shhhhh....Boardude is really Batman.....

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    My old man always told me however much time you think you're gonna get it done in, double it and add an extra 30 minutes for good measure. If you haven't figured it out by then, take it to a professional LOL
     
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  12. Oct 18, 2016 at 11:25 PM
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    GNTundra

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    My wife teases me all the time!! THEE ONLY TOOL YOU CANT LOSE HASNT FIXED NOTHING FOR YOU YET!! WAIT A MINUTE I HAND YOU THE TOOL ITS NOT MY FAULT YOU FORGET TO TORQUE DOWN THE NUTZ FIRST LOL:devil:
     
  13. Oct 19, 2016 at 4:53 AM
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    BlueFalconActual

    BlueFalconActual Field Day Inspector Extraordinaire

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    Everyone told me it takes about 2-3 hours to install front coilovers and rear shocks... 3 hours later and I was still trying to figure out how to loosen my LCA's.
    It's not a race. I for one would rather spend a Saturday working on my truck than sitting on the couch.
     
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  14. Oct 19, 2016 at 5:01 AM
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    RowdyRon

    RowdyRon WarEagleSteve Fan Club President

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    Ok, I'll play...... It takes me about 3 times as long to do a project PLUS I'll mess up something completely nonrelated that will require another project.
     
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  15. Oct 19, 2016 at 5:32 AM
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    driverdog

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    When doing anything on the Tundra I'm usually not in a hurry to begin with and like to take my time.

    I am hurried at my day job and refuse to bring that pace when I am doing anything on it. I have to keep some balance in my life.
     
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  16. Oct 19, 2016 at 5:34 AM
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    Nor7

    Nor7 Chilton Manual Guy

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    Could have been worse, could have been raining.... oh wait....
     
  17. Oct 19, 2016 at 5:52 AM
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    louscrw

    louscrw all jacked up on Mt. Dew

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    in signature
    story of my life
     
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  18. Oct 19, 2016 at 6:15 AM
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    BlueFalconActual

    BlueFalconActual Field Day Inspector Extraordinaire

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    Whenever I think Im about done with a project, I find a pile of these on the floor.
    [​IMG]
     
  19. Oct 19, 2016 at 6:29 AM
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    davesnothere

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    I hear you, Murphy is my co pilot
     
  20. Oct 19, 2016 at 6:45 AM
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    gdiep

    gdiep [OP] New Member

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    Thanks guys. Glad to see I'm not alone.
     
  21. Oct 19, 2016 at 8:03 AM
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    ChucklesToy

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    All joking aside, I do really enjoy working on/playing in my truck with my little projects...I work from home and am in a hurry in my job too, like driverdog said, so I enjoy taking my time on projects...
     
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  22. Oct 19, 2016 at 8:33 AM
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    joonbug

    joonbug I love peanut butter

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    Here's my typical 1 hour job. 10 mins setting up, 5 mins reviewing YouTube video, 5 mins looking for the 10mm socket, another 20 mins rewatching YouTube video 5 more times, 25 mins doing the work then 15 mins undoing everything because I screwed up step number one, 5 more mins looking for 10mm socket again, 10 more YouTube mins, 60 mins actually doing the work all over again, (there's the actual 1 hour job). Then if I'm lucky with no extra pieces leftover, 10 mins cleaning up and 5 mins sitting back marveling at my great work.
     
  23. Oct 19, 2016 at 8:44 AM
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    gdiep

    gdiep [OP] New Member

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    In this recent escapade, I spent 10 mins looking for a 1/2" socket. Every socket I picked up seemed to be 10mm. I think I found everyone's 10mm sockets that you are all misplacing.
     
  24. Oct 19, 2016 at 9:27 AM
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    Law323

    Law323 Shhhhh....Boardude is really Batman.....

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    This sounds like a support group.

    Hi, my name's Law and Im addicted to Murphy's.


    Of course it could be said Murphy's addicted to me hmmmmm......that's a new perspective that gets me off the hook.
     
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  25. Oct 19, 2016 at 11:03 AM
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    RowdyRon

    RowdyRon WarEagleSteve Fan Club President

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    Leave it to you, Law, to come up with a little bit different slant!
     
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  26. Oct 19, 2016 at 11:06 AM
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    Law323

    Law323 Shhhhh....Boardude is really Batman.....

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    That always infuriated my mom when I was a kid!! I have the scars on my butt to prove it! LOL
     
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  27. Oct 19, 2016 at 4:11 PM
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    pbryant44

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    I tell my wife I'm going to rotate tires and wash my truck at about 10 in the morning and she tells me what time dinner is.
     
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  28. Oct 19, 2016 at 4:51 PM
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    boardude

    boardude I am Batman!

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    Haha! I think my truck is definitely a few bolts less then when I got it from the dealer
     
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  29. Oct 19, 2016 at 4:54 PM
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    BlueFalconActual

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    Oh good, then it's not just me who's done the "lighter and more efficient truck" mod.
     
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  30. Oct 19, 2016 at 5:08 PM
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    rons23

    rons23 Next Round is on me! Live OBX

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    I'll jump in, i'll tell my wife I'm going to mess around on the truck this morning. Her response... Good night, see ya tomorrow. It amazes me that in my line of work and the attention to detail that must be present, I'm a Bull in a China shop when I'm working at home or on my Tundra .I seem to have no patience. Then I go grab a beer to soothe my mind. :)
     
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