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Casey's 2021 TRD Pro Build

Discussion in '3rd Gen Builds (2014+)' started by RainMan_PNW, Oct 30, 2020.

  1. Nov 15, 2020 at 9:43 AM
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    Nice pulaski! I contemplated a similar bracket setup and have seen some of the molle panels used similarly. The Tacoma has that liner/inner wall that we don’t have in the Tundra (except that new Trail storage setup) and I wanted it tucked in tight.

    looks like I’ve got a weather window this morning... going to try and get them installed.
     
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  2. Nov 15, 2020 at 9:47 AM
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    Thanks, that was TacomaWorld Secret Santa gift, I was shocked when it arrived. The Tundra bed would be a little trickier to fab up.

    I'm enjoying watching your build, love the color!
     
  3. Nov 15, 2020 at 12:47 PM
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    My 2-piece Toro1 mirror glass showed up early, so those got installed this morning. I cracked the glass on my passenger side original trying to get the heater connections off... but learned how not to screw up the other side in the process. Got them adjusted where I think I’ll want them... need to put some miles on the truck to be sure. Quality seems on par with the OEM ones.

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  4. Nov 15, 2020 at 3:45 PM
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    Got the in-bed axe and shovel mounts installed this morning as well. This was is a bit more involved. As mentioned in an earlier post, I had this in my '2008 for about 11 years and they were one of my favorite and most functional mods. Having the small shovel and axe with me at all times, but tucked up out of the way of pretty much any payload was awesome.

    To do both sides of the bed, you need two sets of Original Quick-Fists (for 1" to 2-1/4" size).
    You'll also need (4) each of the following (I hit our local Parkrose Hardware, which is an ACE hardware on steroids when it comes to fastener selection):
    • stainless #10-24 x 1-1/4" long button-head cap screws
    • stainless #10 flat washer
    • stainless #10 bonded sealing washer (stainless washer with rubber gasket bonded to it - usually used for roofing screws)
    • stainless #10-24 nylock lock nuts
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    Start out by marking and drilling the holes in the bed. I did a test-fit of the axe and shovel to confirm that my original planned layout of the quick-fists would work (directly above the wheel well), then got to measuring/marking/drilling.

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    Starting at the CAB end of the long depression in the bed side over the wheel well, I came back 1-1/4" from the front edge of the depression, and centered between the top and bottom edge (which is roughly 1" down from the top). Mark, then drill a 3/16" DIA hole through the sheet metal. Be VERY CAREFULL not to keep going once you push through (or use a very short drill bit) - you don't want to also drill through the outer skin of the bed.

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    With the first hole drilled, measure from the first hole back (toward the tailgate) 18" and mark the second hole (also centered top to bottom). Drill that hole. These hole locations work in both the DC and the CM beds.

    I've got Line-X in my bed, so I grabbed some flat-black rust-prohibiting paint and did a quick cardboard mask job to spray some paint onto the exposed metal. Keep the spot small enough so the Quick-Fist will cover it all up anyway. If you don't have a spray-in liner, pick a color that matches your bed I guess. :notsure: Between the Quick-Fist and the sealing washer, that spot should never really see any exposure anyway (12-1/2 years and over 280k on the 2008 with these in and no issues).

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    Now comes the most time-consuming part of this process - getting to the backside of those holes to bolt things up. You've got to pull the mud flaps and fender liners. Give the wheel wells a quick spray cleaning to get the major debris out of there. Then you start with the (5) screws (10mm heads on them) and SINGLE push-clip on the underside that hold the mud flap in place.

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    Next, you've got (2) more screws (again 10mm heads) and (22) (yes, twenty-two) clips to get the fender liner out. They are everywhere! There are two high up inside toward the outside of the liner, three more along the top edge of the wheel well, two in the back vertical face, and then a ton along both the front and back sides. These are the square style that require you to push in from two opposing sides. I couldn't really get any photos because it took two hands to get each clip out. I used two small flat-head screw drivers, and worked on them carefully to avoid slipping and scratching the paint anywhere. Once all the clips are out, you can massage the liner out of place. Pay attention to where the two screws were too - they are actually screwed into the clips (the mud flap screws also go into these clips).

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    Now comes the easy part - but you will need a helper for this. Assemble a flat washer on the head of one of the cap screws, followed by the plastic washer that comes with the Quick-Fist (put the countersunk side AWAY from the flat washer) and push them onto the Quick-Fists. The #10 screws are a tight fit, which is good. Push the screws through the holes, and then have a helper "back you up" with a 1/8" Allen wrench from the bed while you work up inside the fender wells to place a sealing washer (rubber toward the metal) and nylock nut. Position the Quick-Fist so that the strap part is at the bottom.

    Tighten them up with a 3/8" socket - pay attention to the amount of "squish" you get on the Quick-Fist, because you won't get these tight like you would tightening down metal-to-metal (that's a big reason for using the nylock nut). You want the Quick-Fist to conform into the bed indentation a bit and the sealing washer to flatten out a bit and everything should lock up well. You can still twist the Quick-Fist a little if needed to straighten it out, but it's nice and solid for holding the implements in place.

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    Drop your shovel and axe into place and make sure everything fits. On my DC, I was able to run the "work end" of the axe and shovel toward the cab. In the CM, there isn't much room in that depressed area of the bed side forward of the wheel well, so I flipped things over and put the axe head and shovel toward the tailgate.

    Now, spray off the inside of the fenders really well, and clean off the inside and outside of the fender liners and mud flaps now that you've got everything pulled out. If you are like me, this is probably the last time in the next 250k+ miles that that area will ever get cleaned. Pop that liner back into place (hopefully you paid attention to which tabs go over and which go under the sheet metal edges, and start popping clips back into place. Put the two screws back in as well (don't over-torque - they are just going into plastic). Then, put the mud flaps back on.

    Step back, crack a cold one, and marvel at your new implement mounts.
    :woot:

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  5. Nov 16, 2020 at 8:05 PM
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    Went to Discount Tire to place an order for a set of . The argument is that I’m gearing up for snowboard season with my daughters and need a set of 3 Peak tires for going up to the mountain. And I’ve got a coworker with a 2013 buying my take-off Michelins for a fair price, so even better.

    I had sent in a “price match” request last week when I found them on Walmart for $237 (sadly, I missed the deal when they were closer to $205) and had the email confirming they would give me that price. I haggled a bit with the sales guy... argued that since I had bought the replacement warranties on the KO2’s that we’re on my ‘08 when I traded it in (only 12k on those tires) and that I was stuck paying WA sales tax, could he give me any kind of break. He knocked them down to $210/ea.

    No trimming, no rubbing. Didn’t even pull the front mud flap, and I’ve got some hard corners on the way home.
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  6. Nov 18, 2020 at 5:40 AM
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    Dude the truck looks great, my only concern is the shovel and axe will rust. Love that color too!
     
  7. Nov 18, 2020 at 6:13 AM
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    I’ll have a retractable cover on it in a few months, but that same axe and shovel were in my 2008 for 11 years.
     
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  8. Nov 21, 2020 at 2:36 PM
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    My experience has always been that crap just accumulates in the nooks and crannies of the 4x4 and Tundra badges, and with the amount of rain we get that means moss and other hard to clean stuff. That, and I think they cost me and 0.01 MPG.

    So, like on my 2008, they came off today. I’m gonna hold onto the 5.7 badge for the time being, but I’m not convinced it will stay either... o_O

    100lb monofilament line took them off like flossing your teeth!
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    Ok, so the 5.7 badges lasted about 20 hours... to me, they didn’t look like they were level. I think it’s the crease in the body line just above them - they didn’t line up with that crease. That, and I was so used to not having them on my 2008, they had to go. So much cleaner...
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  9. Nov 21, 2020 at 2:38 PM
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    Front mud flap delete, because there was just a tiny bit of rubbing going on with one screw head on each one.
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  10. Nov 21, 2020 at 2:41 PM
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    I always thought about removing the vinyl on the center pillar on my 2008, but just never got the guts to do it...
    Today, with 1435 on the clock, I grabbed the heat gun and went to town. No more Crewmax “monobrow” window line... just a touch of color to break up the cab.
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  11. Nov 21, 2020 at 3:02 PM
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    If that axe is as sharp as an axe should be, it really deserves a scabbard of some sort.
     
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    Yeah, I know. It’s not as sharp as it should be and I need to fix up the handle too.
     
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    I did the complete debadge early on also. I hadn't thought about removing the black out tape on the pillars:monocle:
     
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  14. Nov 21, 2020 at 3:19 PM
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    Looks a lot cleaner, nice job.
     
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    5.7 badges gone this morning. much better...
     
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    So... turns out my old version of Techstream (only lists up through 2016) amd old firmware v1.4 will still work on this truck.
    No more seat belt warnings. Might dabble with some other stuff in the future.
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  17. Nov 24, 2020 at 7:10 AM
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    My wife has a 2020 4runner and I was able to turn off the seatbelt warning, turn on the 4 window down with fob, etc... with the old techstream too!
    Plan on doing the same when my 21 Tundra gets here.

    I like how you listed your mods with links straight to them. Thanks
     
  18. Nov 24, 2020 at 8:20 AM
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    You bet - it helps me keep them straight too! I just turned off the warning for a coworker this morning that has a 2019.
     
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