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What have you done to your 1st gen Tundra today?

Discussion in '1st Gen Tundras (2000-2006)' started by T-Rex266, Sep 7, 2015.

  1. Sep 18, 2022 at 10:56 AM
    shifty`

    shifty` Push the envelope. Watch it bend.

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    Well, had in-laws in town this weekend, but I managed to knock out about 75% of my honey-do list that racked up while offroading in Iceland and beyond. That ate up about 10 hours of my day yesterday. Then woke up at 6:45am this morning to see the in-laws off, only to have them call 5 minutes after I got back into bed saying their tire is low. Told them to come back so I could check it out. Get out to the car with tools, only to see they rode it HARD while flat, and left it with a rut around the circumference of the sidewall, to the point I didn't feel safe patching it for a ride from ATL to MIA. So we unloaded the trunk of their 2022 CRV to get to the spare tire, only realize due to Honda's bullshit decision, the 2020-2022 CRV Hybrids don't have a spare tire... they didn't want to redesign the 2016 chassis to make room for a battery, so they stuffed it where the spare tire should be. Adding insult to injury of the dealership not bothering to mention this to them before purchase, the dealership also failed to put the inflator/sealant kit in the trunk cubby, so they had to have it towed to a Goodyear, the only national tire store here open at 8am on a Sunday, to get a new tire.

    But HEY! I closed out that 10 hours work yesterday it with something 1st-gen related that was totally fruitless for my truck, but it needed to get done. @baraynavab gave me this beat-to-hell skid plate and it's been sitting out back since before @Tundra2 was here. It was stuffed to the brim with dirt and weeds, rusted, and caked with oil/dirt mix. 45 minutes later, all free and clear of debris, with a new, light topcoat of satin black, looks like new! I tried to give this away to another member in need a while back, but it fell through. Guess it'll go into the attic to bake until it finds a new home.

    Wish I had "Before" pics to show how fubar looking it was. Here's the "After".

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  2. Sep 18, 2022 at 11:00 AM
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    empty_lord They see me rollin'

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    custom body work, Billies with taco ARB springs, Icon AAL, TRD FJ trail team wheels, 2019 Toyota 86 radio, Blacked out interior, Added factory power everything, heater mirrors, ETC
    I forgot to respond to your post about the center trim. I got distracted buying another taco.

    I apparently have 2 more cluster trims so I won’t need that one I’m
    Afraid. My hoarding apparently is really bad these days
     
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  3. Sep 18, 2022 at 11:02 AM
    shifty`

    shifty` Push the envelope. Watch it bend.

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    Never hurts to have extras, especially when the price is right! Sadly, I'm just as guilty of that :(

    Saw the new Taco, looks good! You'd never know there was a mangled ass frame underneath...
     
  4. Sep 18, 2022 at 11:04 AM
    empty_lord

    empty_lord They see me rollin'

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    custom body work, Billies with taco ARB springs, Icon AAL, TRD FJ trail team wheels, 2019 Toyota 86 radio, Blacked out interior, Added factory power everything, heater mirrors, ETC
    New taco should be a pretty healthy boost in funds for project 01 taco.
    Plans to stay under 6k total investment and sell for 15k assuming the markets still good by then. 3rd gen taco frame = more beef too.
     
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  5. Sep 18, 2022 at 9:29 PM
    daveeasa

    daveeasa FBC Harness Solutions

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    Not a tundra but I lined my dad up for a 2006 Tacoma DCSB prerunner for $4k. Feeling pretty good about that one. New suspension, no rust. Never had the timing belt done so he will have to drop some on that and fixing the AC but still a pretty solid deal with minimal effort. It has the 4.0 too which is kind of nice but not super important, he is 75 and won’t ever use it like it should get used.
     
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  6. Sep 18, 2022 at 10:00 PM
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    empty_lord They see me rollin'

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    06? they dont have timing belts
     
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  7. Sep 19, 2022 at 12:07 AM
    NickB_01TRD

    NickB_01TRD You don't need less cars, just more driveway.

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    You can work on it in the street but not your driveway?
     
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  8. Sep 19, 2022 at 4:56 AM
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    Jack McCarthy Navigating the luminiferous ether to see the light

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    Yeah, as weird as that sounds, I can so long as I don’t spill any fluid. The most I do in my parking spot(s) is just check for problems, but not any work and even that’s questionable.
     
  9. Sep 19, 2022 at 5:49 AM
    shifty`

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    I wish more cities had mechanic/wrenching areas like you find on-base, so people have somewhere flat, safe, level to work on their vehicles if they're stuck in housing that would otherwise prevent it. Then again, knowing the lack of discipline the general public has compared to military personnel, they'd probably be abused, trashed.

    It always makes me happy when I hit any of the forts or afb around me or my parents house, seeing younger dudes out in the auto hobby/auto skills areas wrenching on their cars. Strangely enough, it seems like the vast majority is Nissans, I've always wondered why....
     
  10. Sep 19, 2022 at 5:59 AM
    Jack McCarthy

    Jack McCarthy Navigating the luminiferous ether to see the light

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    Liability is the big problem around here. Nobody wants a DIY shop where the customer can get hurt no matter what waiver they sign. It's one of the reasons so few shops are willing to perform structural welding repair on a vehicle.

    Only in the last few years, they put in cameras at every shop/gas station doing yearly inspections since someone sued a shop for not checking their brakes which failed and caused an accident.
     
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  11. Sep 19, 2022 at 6:01 AM
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    daveeasa FBC Harness Solutions

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    Similar to how it’s next to impossible to find a decent all weather track for intervals. They are all fenced and locked up tight. Even running on a flat surface purposely built for running, apparently that’s too risky to do without suing if something goes wrong.
     
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  12. Sep 19, 2022 at 6:04 AM
    daveeasa

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    Thanks for that. First 4.0 to enter the circle. Anything to look at maintenance-wise? 250k on the clock. But it’s Hawaii and my dad’s 5th vehicle (between his gf’s 2 and his 2 others) so it’s going to see super light duty now (beach and Costco trips).
     
  13. Sep 19, 2022 at 6:49 AM
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    Visited a friend’s shop today where we replaced the front needle bearing as well as the center carrier bearing for the two piece drive shaft. The little 00 AC is coming along nicely!

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  14. Sep 19, 2022 at 8:39 AM
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    empty_lord They see me rollin'

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    Probably has the timing cover leak. Ignore it. Just make sure it sounds good and the plugs are up to date. The 4.0 is pretty low maintenance
     
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  15. Sep 19, 2022 at 8:56 AM
    shifty`

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    Never realized how much carrier bearings look like one-wheel contraptions.

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  16. Sep 19, 2022 at 4:32 PM
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    I installed d ring shackles today. Tbh it’s mostly for looks or maybe a light recovery. I’ll have to make stronger brackets sometime for it. And yes the passenger side does hang lower right now

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  17. Sep 19, 2022 at 6:06 PM
    shifty`

    shifty` Push the envelope. Watch it bend.

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    Yeah, it's more natural that way. Always be suspicious if they both hang equally low.
     
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  18. Sep 19, 2022 at 6:21 PM
    alb1k

    alb1k I've got two chickens to paralyze.

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    It's good
    it's also less comfortable. But - it sounds like the OP knows those freight points aren't real recovery points unless you make them so.
     
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  19. Sep 19, 2022 at 6:23 PM
    shifty`

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    I mean, if you think about it, having them hanging at different heights keeps you from uncomfortable direct contact nobody wants to feel. They can't smack into each other as easily. Besides, it just looks more natural.
     
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  20. Sep 19, 2022 at 6:26 PM
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    Siebler Taco Tow Vehicle

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    Monstaliner, Kings and Camburg UCA, projector retros, DD injectors, homebuilt bumper/ sliders

    Talk about a company that leaned on Retailers to grow then fucked them all over as soon as their brand took off....

    We sure did have some awesome wrecks by the staff on our demo though!
     
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  21. Sep 19, 2022 at 11:42 PM
    RUSTYNUTS

    RUSTYNUTS Diagnosed: incurable

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    to be continued...
    https://hornblasters.com/products/dixie-musical-air-horn
     
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  22. Sep 19, 2022 at 11:55 PM
    RUSTYNUTS

    RUSTYNUTS Diagnosed: incurable

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    to be continued...
    I get the feeling you're talking about testicles here... call me crazy
     
  23. Sep 20, 2022 at 5:26 AM
    shifty`

    shifty` Push the envelope. Watch it bend.

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    Why, when I could just call you NUTS, RUSTY? :rofl:
     
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  24. Sep 20, 2022 at 6:19 AM
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    Got the backing plate installed and painted and the cable supports as well. Also added that strip magnet on the table so that it holds closed when its folded up.

    On a side note, ended up selling a bunch of photo equipment, so might be regearing adding a rear locker and going to 33s soon! Yay
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  25. Sep 20, 2022 at 8:15 AM
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    alb1k I've got two chickens to paralyze.

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    It's good
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  26. Sep 20, 2022 at 8:42 AM
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    RUSTYNUTS Diagnosed: incurable

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    to be continued...
    Hardy har har.... haha good one shitty
    It wasn't my point to correct ya but I did go to that site, and really dig the library of audio clips they have demonstrating all their products. There have been a bunch of times I've considered horns advertised, but it's just a gamble without hearing one. There are several that sounded awesome on that site. Is that where you got yours? if so which model?
     
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  27. Sep 20, 2022 at 10:56 AM
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  28. Sep 20, 2022 at 11:21 AM
    Jack McCarthy

    Jack McCarthy Navigating the luminiferous ether to see the light

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    New caliper pins…
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    Old caliper pins…
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  29. Sep 20, 2022 at 12:26 PM
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    alb1k I've got two chickens to paralyze.

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    It's good
    I got the "Safety Horn". It sounds like the wave file. It's a pretty safe bet if you got the air and run 1/2" line. And have the space - it's 6X26". Loud as hell though.
     
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  30. Sep 20, 2022 at 2:23 PM
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    RUSTYNUTS Diagnosed: incurable

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    to be continued...
    Nice! Yeah that was one of the few single horns that I liked. The battleship ones sound cool too. I don't think I'll be satisfied without sounding like a train tho. 3 horn minimum. And would DEFINITELY need the switch to be somewhere else. I accidentally hit my horn all the time. Not a fan of the entire steering wheel as a switch
     
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