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To do List - 2007 4x4 TRD DC super white

Discussion in '2nd Gen Tundras (2007-2013)' started by grannynancy, Nov 29, 2019.

  1. Nov 29, 2019 at 3:35 AM
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    grannynancy

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    While everyone is asleep from T Giving overload, I decided to work on prioritizing and structuring my to do list. It feels extravagant but I see what all you guys do and think that with no car payment this is really not that extravagent since not buying a new car......That way I can just keep it here as upgrades roll along

    Plans are to use it as a kayak hauler, pine straw and other garden supplies hauler, and for other road trips (retiring in about a year) and continue to use for original intent as vehicle for search and rescue. (I am a K9 handler so that will be one picture I will upload since you guys like pix) -
    Figure maybe 4-5 more years as a dog handler then I will just volunteer to do computers and mapping at base and hide for other dogs during training.

    Our next dog will be something small that can ride on our kayaks with us and in the cab. maybe a Boykin. Getting too old for 70-80# dogs. Dogs are in back after my experience with hauling in SUV and the filth and hair.

    These are the upgrades planned over time - will do photos as they are completed / to do over time. #9 needs to be complete by summer.

    1. Line-x bed and top of wooden drawers
    2. Yakima Overhaul HD racks
    3. Head unit with basic back up camera - Looking at Alpine may just get Best Buy to install
    4. reinstall home made truck drawers and come up with rain deflectors to channel rain away from the beds/ install tie downs in stake pockets and holes from rail system (moving my rails to the wooden deck beds)
    5. Touch up paint and Outside detail with headlight restoration
    6. VLED back up rear lights
    7. Interior detail
    8. Husky mats and window rain deflectors
    9. Insulated Dog box covers.
    • Dogs ride in back in Owens welded boxes - old set up was under camper shell and I took A/C from cab into plenum connected to holes cut in back of boxes with radiator fans and would move air back there in summer.
    • I am going to move one fan to rear window and make box cover so we can remove and use the truck as a truck.
    • Also need to step down voltage to the fan and figure out easy to remove connection. Need the A/C in the summers here.
    • This will be challenging project as I want it to look good, be securely anchored, and be easy to remove. They are working dogs.
    • Also would like to be able to hose them out after training and searches. That is a limitation of current set up.
    1. Seat covers
    2. Possible front and side cameras to head unit (I think there is a switcher that can combine inputs into one box and prioritize feed to head unit?)
    3. Aux wiring to back for window fan for dogs and battery isolator for backup battery (maybe/maybe not for the battery )
     
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  2. Nov 29, 2019 at 3:46 AM
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    grannynancy

    grannynancy [OP] New Member

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  3. Nov 30, 2019 at 6:46 AM
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    Mr. Seven

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    Eibach Pro Lift (2" setting) Level 8 MK6 18x9 ET12 295/70R18 Nitro 4.88's Auburn Pro LSD (Rear) JBA Catback (Single exit) AIP bypass Bed mounted Hi-Lift Scangauge II Husky Liners
    *Just woke up from my 2nd Triptophan slumber*

    Nice truck! Looks like you have quite the list! You'll enjoy the Line-X & Husky liners....great purchase.
     
  4. Nov 30, 2019 at 2:51 PM
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    Rube207

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    Cool project, and good looking pups. Will be following along.
     
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  5. Dec 1, 2019 at 1:22 PM
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    grannynancy

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    Step "0" was my first ever car touch up for the area where the camper sat and wore off paint. I did that so I could get the caps back on for the Yakima rack but have the tailgate to also touch up. It is NOT perfect but time was working against me as well as weather and I learned a lot. Most of this will be under the plastic rail cap and I was very aggressive about removing the surface rust.

    rust 2.jpg

    paint repair.jpg

    I will have the luxury of time for this next paint project where the door wore off the paint. The duct tape on the top of the tailgate is to keep out rain for now. I don't want water getting down into the latch mechanism.

    next paint project.jpg

    Tomorrow is (1) line-x drop off and I am not planning on "over the rails but figure why not leave off the caps until I get it back. I also took off the bed rails and put cheap screws in the rail holes. Going with a light grey color. He said not to do white as no matter what, white will eventually fade yellow.

    Later in the week we (2) install the yakima racks and on Dec 11th (3) the new head unit and back up / front cameras go in.

    For the drawers, (4) which are wooden boxes that will be topped with line-x trying to figure out what to put between the drawer bases and the linex. I realize water will get into the bed now that it is uncovered and don't want them setting in water even if right on top of the "ribs". .... Maybe some PVC lattice trim.....not sure. Will ask the linex guy...I also want to color match the sections of the drawer system that are visible and not covered in line-x. I will say this. The added weight of the drawers damps out the harmonic I can get on concrete roads at a certain speed.
     
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  6. Dec 2, 2019 at 7:00 PM
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    Spaceiscool

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    Looks great and well planned! How did you restore the paint on the bed? It looks very good.
     
  7. Dec 2, 2019 at 7:24 PM
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    grannynancy

    grannynancy [OP] New Member

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    The bed was under a camper shell and the drawers I had pretty much protected the paint but there are a lot of scratches.... but now it is in the shopt getting line-x - the rails just a lot of sanding, priming then touch up for the bad areas.
     

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