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New member from So. Lake Tahoe, CA

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by WaterOp, Feb 10, 2018.

  1. Feb 10, 2018 at 7:38 AM
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    WaterOp

    WaterOp [OP] New Member

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    Hello All,

    After looking for a suitable Tundra for a looong time I finally found a 2005, one owner, access cab, 4x4, V-8, from California, with only 85,000 miles. :bananadance:

    So far I have put a Snugtop camper shell on the truck and built a bed in the back, (I camp a lot).
    I changed out the stock stereo head unit and speakers with gear from Crutchfield, and now have Bluetooth capabilities, Sirius XM, an iPod connection and backup camera. As an FYI, for anyone installing a backup camera on a 2005, the wire for the backup lights is under the front driver seat carpet, NOT under the left front kick panel. :thumbsup:
    Because I rarely have more than two people in the truck, I pulled the back seat out and put sound proofing on the back wall of the cab to give a LOT more storage space behind the front seat.
    The headlights were a bit foggy, so first switched them out with some Chinese units from Headlight Depot. These turned out to be AWFUL, impossible to adjust so they would not cast weird shadows, so I bought a 3M kit, buffed out the originals and reinstalled and they are great now. (If anyone wants to buy some barely used Chinese lights, I would LOVE to off the ones I have for almost nothing)
    I put a little center hump caddie (from Amazon), on the driveshaft tunnel on the floor of the cab which gives some great storage for my work stuff.
    The next major work will be to change out the timing belt, pulleys and water pump as it has never been done, but I need to wait for some solid weather this spring to dive in to that.
    The truck has been fantastic so far and looking forward to having it for years to come.

    Cheers,

    WaterOp
     
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  2. Feb 10, 2018 at 7:42 AM
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    Eclipsed & Floating

    Eclipsed & Floating Over it.........

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    I used to live in that small hood at the corner of Pioneer and Hwy 50
     
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  3. Feb 10, 2018 at 7:48 AM
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    Black Wolf

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    Nice 05 find. Welcome from CO. South Tahoe? NICE
     
  4. Feb 10, 2018 at 7:50 AM
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    TXRailRoadBandit73

    TXRailRoadBandit73 RUNNIN' WITH THE DEVIL AND THE TÜNDRA CRÜE

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    Welcome from Texas!
     
  5. Feb 10, 2018 at 7:51 AM
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    Randy1794

    Randy1794 New Member

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    Welcome from down I80 in Dixon
     
  6. Feb 10, 2018 at 7:52 AM
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    pvdubber

    pvdubber New Member

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    Welcome form Auburn. Lets see that thing.
     
  7. Feb 10, 2018 at 7:53 AM
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    Ely010606

    Ely010606 New Member

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    Welcome from So Cal
     
  8. Feb 10, 2018 at 7:54 AM
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    aaronvo88

    aaronvo88 New Member

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    Welcome from Nebraska!
     
  9. Feb 10, 2018 at 7:58 AM
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    BHarry

    BHarry New Member

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    Welcome from Reno/Sparks, lets see it!!!

    :worthless:
     
  10. Feb 10, 2018 at 8:00 AM
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    Sunnier

    Sunnier “DO it!”

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    Welcome from SoCal! Great find: one owner, 85,000 miles :hattip:.

    Post up some pics so we can know what team you play for (the color of your Tundra matters more than you might think o_O, on this forum.)
     
  11. Feb 10, 2018 at 8:20 AM
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    Law323

    Law323 it’s only weird if you make it weird

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    Welcome from TN!
     
  12. Feb 10, 2018 at 8:22 AM
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    Casper3

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    Welcome from Ohio
     
  13. Feb 10, 2018 at 8:41 AM
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    Prostar 190

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  14. Feb 10, 2018 at 8:45 AM
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    Steve6

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    Welcome from Arizona.
     
  15. Feb 10, 2018 at 8:48 AM
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    duece292 Appalachian American

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    Welcome from WI
     
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    nishibot

    nishibot Just2havnfun

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    Welcome from SoCal
     
  17. Feb 10, 2018 at 8:56 AM
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    T-Rex266

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    Welcome from CO!
     
  18. Feb 10, 2018 at 9:10 AM
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    831Tun

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    Welcome from the beach.
     
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  19. Feb 10, 2018 at 9:30 AM
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    Vendeta2k

    Vendeta2k Distinguished Member Of The Cement Club

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    Areith762

    Areith762 Go Avs!!!

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    Welcome from CO
     
  21. Feb 10, 2018 at 11:19 AM
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    Grumpy Uncle

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    Welcome from a different part of CO.
     
  22. Feb 10, 2018 at 12:59 PM
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    COMiamiFan

    COMiamiFan SSEM #3. Don't forget to try the search bar.

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  23. Feb 10, 2018 at 1:24 PM
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    rons23

    rons23 Get The Led Out!!!

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  24. Feb 10, 2018 at 1:36 PM
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    PRO BLANCO

    PRO BLANCO Dirt biking & fishing

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  25. Feb 10, 2018 at 1:45 PM
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    Eclipsed & Floating

    Eclipsed & Floating Over it.........

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    I’m right where I need to be
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    Does anyone else find it odd when someone introduces themselves and that’s there only post?
     
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  26. Feb 10, 2018 at 1:54 PM
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    Sunnier

    Sunnier “DO it!”

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    Yes. A couple times I've noticed someone registered so they could PM somebody selling something. But then I wonder, why bother to introduce yourself to the rest of us...? Why I often don't respond with a welcome 'til we see pics.
     
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  27. Feb 12, 2018 at 6:32 AM
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    WaterOp

    WaterOp [OP] New Member

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    Almaboy, Sunnier and the rest of you that have taken the time to welcome me,

    Thank you for taking the time! I'm currently working three jobs, (the life of a "regular" person trying to survive in Tahoe)so just don't have a lot of spare time to spend on the forum.

    More posts, (and some photos) will follow when I get a chance.

    I do appreciate all of the feedback and support.

    Cheers,

    WaterOp
     
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  28. Feb 12, 2018 at 7:23 AM
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    Sunnier

    Sunnier “DO it!”

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    We're excited to have you with us. And weren't bagging on you; just curious about a kind of trend and, as often happens around here, hijacked your thread to comment on it.

    Yeah, 3 jobs sucks. A lot of juggling, But... Tahoe!
     

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