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Flatbed; TLM Tundra

Discussion in '2nd Gen Builds (2007-2013)' started by NewRider, Mar 22, 2018.

  1. Mar 22, 2018 at 5:31 PM
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    NewRider

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    So here goes... I bought my truck last Friday with the intend of it being a work truck. I started a small business this past fall doing mobile welding and fabrication, focusing on the small jobs, repair and otherwise that the larger lacoal welding companies won’t mess with or are just too expensive for people to think about. I’ve been usin my ‘87 4Runner with a trailer and it’s gotten me buy until now.. but just barely... a 30+ year old 22re is a BAD A** engine but isn’t intended to tow a 1000+ pound trailer.

    On to the tundra:
    2010 DC Off Road edition
    Bucket front seats and standard flip up rears

    Mods already done:
    - Fog light on independent
    - diff breather relocated

    Mods to be done:
    - Custom painted wheels to match business logo theme
    - Flat bed for welder and tools
    - air bags
    - TRD rear sway bar... see some good things about these, ably using one with a truck that DOESNT tow regularly, is it worth it or should I wait till I’m pulling a trailer more?
    - BHLM
    - engine driven OBA ( this may not happen, have to look at potential output capacities and see if it’ll handle my requirements)
    - lift and tires... it is a work truck so nothing HUGE, probably 2-3” simple, bilstien or similar and +1 tire size in an AT

    Pics:

    Current:
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    Day 1:
     
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  2. Mar 22, 2018 at 5:32 PM
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    Clean out:

    I bought the truck from an auction house and they only do a basic cleaning of even the outside... the inside was GROSS...

    Starting:

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    Took out the entire lower interior; seats, center console and carpet... also took the shifter apart because it, like the rear of the drivers area was full of old McDees...

    Under the drivers seat:
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    Shifter nastiness...
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    Passenger seat area:
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    I didn’t take any pics of it clean because, well.. it was just a clean truck... haha
     
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  3. Mar 22, 2018 at 5:32 PM
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    Flatbed

    got it started today...

    One of the mounting bolts really didn’t want to come out so it needed some modification to get a better bite from the impact...
    trace out a 3/4” bolt head a get to cuttin with the angle grinder!
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    Starting reference for height; approximately 11” from the inside of the rear tire to the wheel well liner:


    Bed off:
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    Some basic layout and planning:
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    Got the start of the framing done today, will do the flares over the wheels tomorrow or later this week.

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    Got a pile done yesterday:

    Wing box lids on... both of theses will be wetween 3-6” deep. Perfect for holdin things like the grinder, hand tools, tools sets, drills and what not...
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    A couple views of how they lock:
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    1x1 Angle trim with a perfect birds mouth.. this wraps the doors around the back of the bed, adds stability as well as waterproofing once painted:
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    And one with all the rear doors up... the plan is to put hydraulic lifts on all... I’ve got 2 from a truck top that should work perfect for the sides, not sure what for the rear yet
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    Still to come, skinning paint and lights!
     
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  4. Mar 22, 2018 at 5:32 PM
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    Fog light on demand
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    Grip tape door sill guards is one BA easy DIY.. and it only cost $8!!

    Before:
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    After:
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    Diff breather mod
    Sense I had the bed off for the flatbed build it made routing the hose a whole lot easier. Instead of just squeezing it through anywhere I could easily slide it through the frame rails and then I taped it in with the rest of the fuel fill neck.

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  5. Mar 22, 2018 at 5:32 PM
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    Finally made further progress... with starting my business and getting the farm I manage back on track I’ve been really busy the last few months. But in the last few weeks I've finally had time to get things wrapped up on his truck:

    The boxes are finally done and being used

    The headache rack is started and will be wrapped either tomorrow or Monday.

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  6. Mar 22, 2018 at 5:41 PM
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  7. Mar 22, 2018 at 6:00 PM
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    I certainly hope so!!! If my business grows like I think it can then LT from suspension and Baja fenders are also going to be in the works... needless to say, I like to stand out
     
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  8. Mar 22, 2018 at 6:28 PM
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    Can anyone give me a link to the thread showing which wire to cut to get rid of the “key in ignition” reminder... I know o found a thread before but I cannot find it again... and no I don’t want to just pull the plug in the steering column.. my keys are constantly left in the truck and I don’t want it to get accidentally locked
     
  9. Mar 22, 2018 at 6:40 PM
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    Good Lord, that truck was filthy. Impressed with the effort you put in to clean that thing up.

    I can’t help you with your questions, but I’m sure someone on the forum will know how to help you. I’m just looking forward to this build.
     
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  10. Mar 22, 2018 at 6:45 PM
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    Can't wait to see the progress of this build!
    All in!!
     
  11. Mar 22, 2018 at 6:45 PM
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  12. Mar 22, 2018 at 6:48 PM
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    The BHLM is very common. Mine are bhlm/HID retrofits. The sway bar will be a really nice addition to your ride whether you tow or not. I removed mine for 4 wheeling but it's totally worth it on the street.
     
  13. Mar 22, 2018 at 7:01 PM
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    Absolutely! My business is focused on custom and crazy stuff.. if I can do thins to my truck that make it stand out and show off more of what I can do then great! Plus..1. I may build my own kit (which couldn’t be a for sale product) and 2. Whether it makes me money as an advertising piece or as something I sell it’s a write-off either way... so I get a crazy cool truck that I can enjoy everyday AND it’s paid for under the business
     
  14. Mar 22, 2018 at 7:03 PM
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    Huh... it’s not in the Mods/tutorials thread and I hadn’t noticed it in any build threads yet, I just didn’t think anyone was doing it but good to know.. that’ll happen soon then too.

    And thanks for the reply on the sway bar. This truck will see plenty of time in fields and farm roads but probably little in the way of true wheeling so a sway bar is likely a future addition
     
  15. Mar 22, 2018 at 7:15 PM
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    @MotoTundra retrofitted his own headlights and did a write up I think. Maybe he'll chime in and point you in the right direction.
     
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    Gotcha, I wasn't thinking about it from that perspective!
     
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  17. Mar 22, 2018 at 7:26 PM
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    For the BHLM please dont put any cloth towel in the oven. Their was a post of some1 with a tacoma did and almost burnt down his house lol
     
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    I'm in for the flatbed build!!!
     
  19. Mar 22, 2018 at 7:49 PM
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    I’m not sure I’d bed down for a flatbed but I’m totally looking forward to yours :thumbsup:
     
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  20. Mar 22, 2018 at 7:57 PM
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    Hahahaha... now that’s funny. I did the mos on my taco and didn’t burn anything... I think I can make it through this one too
     
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    Bump for this post.. I’ll be calling junkyards a few more store tomorrow but I’m apprehensive that anyone is going to have it
     
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    Can’t wait to see this with the flatbed. :thumbsup:There’s a tundra at the local dealership with one that’s pretty badass. You wanting something like this?
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    @aggie_tundra

    That’s an awesome looking truck but no... I’m going to style mine after the one in this video... love this off-road design and think it’ll be way more useful to me directly:

    https://youtu.be/D4L5z-fG1AA
     
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    I'm really liking this thread so far!!
     
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    Made some progress on the bed today as well as did a diff breather mod
     
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    For anyone keeping up, I’ve been updating the original posts... so just go to page 1
     
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