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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 20, 2022 at 2:26 PM
    alb1k

    alb1k I've got two chickens to paralyze.

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    That's why I remoted my switch, so it's not the steering horn. But, someone mentioned wiring through the horn for highway trips, etc, and using a toggle as a cut off for the air switch, so the steering horn gives you both or just factory...I'll leave mine as is for now - we got stuff to do!
     
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  2. Sep 20, 2022 at 3:34 PM
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    Got the new tires on today. It looks awesome in my opinion. Definitely not as sharp handling as the stock size coopers but well worth it . No rubbing as of right now but turning and hitting the right bump I’m sure it will.

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  3. Sep 20, 2022 at 4:18 PM
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    Is that magnet strong enough to keep it from knocking open on the bumps? I'd be so annoyed to find that shelf had opened & wore a spot on my tailgate.
     
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  4. Sep 20, 2022 at 4:28 PM
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    On this Imperial steering wheel - the padded section in the middle is not the horn button.
    The black rubber ring running around the inside circumference is the horn "button".
    Squeeze the black ring anywhere to activate the horn.
    Great idea, but that black 'rubber' would get hard & then it didn't work anymore. :-(
    [​IMG]
     
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  5. Sep 20, 2022 at 8:33 PM
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  7. Sep 21, 2022 at 6:18 AM
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    I agree, and definitely thought about that too. It is a really strong magnet though and if it isnt strong enough I have more magnets I can add on either side. Then it should be really strong, but might almost be hard to drop down the table. Also, Im thinking of adding a piece of foam to the underside of the table in case it does come loose wont mess up my tailgate.

    Also, if it does come loose, the table would actually run into the tailgate handle and not the actual painted area.
     
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  8. Sep 21, 2022 at 7:06 AM
    Jack McCarthy

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    Did you paint your skid plate silver? It looks pretty good.
     
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  9. Sep 21, 2022 at 12:25 PM
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    Yes I did. Just used a wire wheel. Cleaned it off with rubbing alcohol and used the fusion paint. It stuck very well and it brightens the truck up a bit
     
  10. Sep 21, 2022 at 6:33 PM
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    7/6/2022 - just purchased and ready for suggestions!
    Hey all - new member here. I purchased a 2001 V8 4wd AC a month or two back w/ 138k and have been playing catchup on things to do. My prior experience was a 1997 4Runner 3.4L 4wd.

    So far:
    - 5100s front and back w/ OME 884 springs, and the Icon AAL (all from 1st gen offroad - Josh was great). much better than the monroes on front and maybe the 21 year old original shocks on back? rough stuff. done by shop as I had done similar on the 97 4runner and everything was so rusted on, it was a multi day affair and not worth doing now, especially since my more handy friend who helped on the last one moved away.
    - alignment
    - new Duratrac 267/75/R16
    - alignment (stoked on that 3 year unlimited deal!)
    - new steering rack (shop did it)
    - suspension maxx extended (and way burlier!) sway bar end links (old ones were super fun to hacksaw off when they started to spin on removal)
    - started building a very simple 2x6 and plywood platform for the bed for camping, mosquito net to drape over the shell window (no sliders/screens sadly)
    - bed rug on the floor, didn't love the plastic bed liner
    - new Boss stereo, touchscreen but WITH a volume/control knob, w/ backup camera
    - husky plastic liners. more plastic-y than anticipated but they were cheaper than weathertec and seem easy to clean and won't discolor
    - dog hammock for the back seats
    - back window aluminum latch things

    pending
    * (it had limited old records, but looks like it had a 90k Toyota dealer service, then oil changes etc since then, which was appx 50k miles ago*
    - there was record the timing belt change at around 90k (YES!), but then I checked the date and it was circa 2007, so good on mileage, crap on years/longevity. I'll have the shop do another one
    - spark plugs (got "OEM" Densos from local dealer)
    - oil change w/ high mileage synthetic
    - drain and fill ATF
    - eventually 13WL brake upgrade once these pads etc are ready to go
    - want to play w/ the LSPV in small increments and see how it does on brake feel
    - GFC (Go Fast Camper) or local similar concept rooftent+shell vs Radica Moonlander (google it if you haven't yet, I love space shows and seems practical vs just keep the camper shell on there (or casually look for a higher rise and/or something w/ side window sliders)
    - ? Hellwig rear sway bar
    - ? maaco paint job (or DIY bedliner or similar). not a show pony but I hate the sunburn look

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    Florida SUN is "kicking my a$$ :(:cool:

    Tundra has AVS vent visors and the driver side tape was giving up .... Put my Mafia hat to good use and proceeded to install NEW 3M tape where needed BUT in doing so the spidey lines decided to GROW....

    No cracks yet but my "mod wish list" just got jumbled... :monocle:

    Only $$ my kids won't get when I pass on...:fistbump:
     
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  12. Sep 21, 2022 at 7:12 PM
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    Heckuva start! Love the Thunder Grey. Where are you located? I’ll take that camper shell off your hands when you’re ready for that GFC.
     
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    7/6/2022 - just purchased and ready for suggestions!
    I'm on the Central coast of California, so quite a trip from Arkansas! I've been hunting CL here, Santa Barbara/Ventura and SF Bay area CL for shells and they are few and far between for these, so may just have to go GFC! Or Topo Toppers is another one that just popped up in Ventura area but they don't support 1st gen tundras (yet).
     
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  14. Sep 21, 2022 at 7:42 PM
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    NickB_01TRD You don't need less cars, just more driveway.

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    Minus the TRD package and I think we've about got the same truck. Welcome from KY!
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  15. Sep 21, 2022 at 9:55 PM
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    Gave in and got a grey wheel and bag. The black wheel will go on the ‘05 and I’ll either get a black two stage bag for audio controls or attempt the rivet game and use the cheapo Ali-express cover which doesn’t match color perfectly.

    I have one clock spring but if I need two I might need to hunt. Ironically, the ‘05 had a clock spring replaced due to airbag light coming on by the PO as explained verbally and visible in owners history. I don’t know if the part number is in there but maybe that means I have audio through the clock spring unless they used a 2005 specific part for some reason.

    stoked for now.

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    Got that Seauoia rear hatch handle replaced. Got myself a 100% metal replacement on the big A for like 25 bucks so hoping it wont break again. Bonus points for smacking the window regulator a few times and getting the rear window problem "fixed" while I was in there.
     
  17. Sep 22, 2022 at 6:00 AM
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    Huh, where'd you manage to score that, and off what model/yr? I think my grey is a little darker than that, but you know how light in pics goes. I have one off a T4R that's leather-wrapped, but the controls are backlit orange, and the wheel is a tad darker than charcoal, but not quite black. Trying to find a good fit is tough. But yours, that thing looks brand new. I wasn't willing to drop the $800 on a new wheel...
     
  18. Sep 22, 2022 at 6:35 AM
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    I’ve had a feeler out for wheels for a while. The bag is from an ‘03 sequoia and not sure if it was repacked or not but it was sold by an authorized airbag seller. I figure the bag is the hardest part for me since I’m a one plug truck. Then the wheel just happened to show up soon after, also sequoia and I think 03-04 but not sure they listed a vin. I have a clockspring from the black wheel I already have.

    My big mistake was getting the wheel first. Black single stage airbag with one connector is either hard to find or impossible. So, since I bought the ‘05, I figured I’d just go with leather for all 3 trucks.

    Airbag was 150, wheel was 100, the black wheel was also about 100. Seems like good condition doesn’t cost more, just sells more rapidly. One spot where eBay is working in our favor on suggested pricing. Kinda like the floor mat search you have.
     
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    empty_lord They see me rollin'

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    Rotors came in for the BBK. Just waiting on brake lines
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  20. Sep 22, 2022 at 9:36 AM
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    bmf4069 Yup, that's car parts in a dishwasher

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  22. Sep 22, 2022 at 10:33 AM
    shifty`

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    Yup, I suspect it's the case, like the SHIFT L or whatever to get into 1st gear is added in later years, and maybe there's a change to the hazard lights or air bag light?

    I forget.

    Shop remodel starts Monday. My shop space is being reduced down to 7x7x9, my own personal little jail cell for my work bench and tools. Plus a separate storage space of 4x7x9 for parts, occasional tools, etc.
     
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    Any tips on ways to streamline the prep for shop remodel? I have to get all the stuff I just stuffed into the garage out of it for floors on 10/3. Thinking it's too late to get a shed by then (and no time to put it together) so tarps and stack everything in the yard on the grass? Slightly tempted to do a small time plywood bunker.
     
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    Id do a plywood bunker or stack on pallets and tarp it. I am currently using my 20' enclosed hauler as a temporary garage/ tool storage as we prep to pour concrete in the Machine Shed before winter (god i hope). Extra Shelves are key it seems. Twice as many as I usually use is what its taking to even start organizing my stuff in this tighter space.
     
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    Like @Seibler said, it's all about shelves. I've got several of those "Metro" wire rack shelves we used to use all the time when I worked in the restaurant world earlier in life. Most are 48" wide, 24"-30" deep. They all have stout wheels on the bottom and roll freely, even loaded up.

    I have a pile of those plastic Rubbermaid style bins, all the small bits are going in the bins to be sorted later, all the large parts are going on the shelves. Once loaded, I've got a 10" wide 1,000ft roll of stretch rap/pallet wrap/visqueen/wtf ever you call it. It's getting wrapped from top to bottom so they can be rolled out of the way and won't take on any drywall dust.

    Anything that won't die from heat I'll carry up into the attic, like bins of alloy & steel parts, tools, bike frames, wheelsets, etc. Anything heat-sensitive like speakers, thin plastics, vintage electronics, guitars & amps are relocating to another room. The half dozen complete bikes I've got are going to a friend's house next door, he has the extra space I don't right now.

    Get to save some money too. Bought a couple of 250ft rolls of 12/2 and 14/2 romex back when prices were maybe $50-60/ea? I was shocked, $177/ea right now. And I found several boxes of matching LVP from when I did an adjacent room 12 years ago, in a closet while cleaning, there's another $400 saved. Just gotta get packed...
     
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    Oh damn, this is the 'what did you do' thread. Ok, here's what I did related to the truck today.

    I took the plunge, I'm gonna be a Guinea pig on this one. I used the 20% off coupon I shared over here and picked one of these up to test it out as an alternative for iOS users who want a TorquePro-like setup in their trucks. I have a ton of old iPhones and crap laying around, and maybe an iPad mini, and these people make their own app that's very similar in nature.

    And it would appear the "assembled in China" part of this is why there are so many knockoffs of this USA-designed product on scAmazon and fleaBay. Sounds like the same thing that happened to Teq Customers with their 1st gen grille.

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    Fellow guitar player huh? Ive been downgrading my gear and selling a lot lately and just kinda keeping what I really need. But my Friedman amp and Japanese made 80s and 90s Ibanez guitars are probably never going anywhere. Curious about what vintage guitars and amps you have though!
     
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    @shifty` let us know what the update rate is on live data. I may be interested in getting one myself.
     
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    "Picker" may be a better term, I don't grab one and just ... play. Every now and then I'll plug in and play the few things I know. More than anything, I restore a lot of vintage stuff to take my mind off work, 'real life'. Turntables, receivers, guitar amps, guitars, racing bikes, etc. It's more a (sanity + side hustle) thing than anything else.

    @Darkness was another one of our resident guitar guys for 1st Gen. There are quite a few others floating around also. But I'm definitely not this guy. I don't have a ton, a couple of oddballs I'm working on. The size/shape of your average LP in single or double cut is usually what I'm hunting for out in the wild to restore.

    Nothing high-end... a couple of lawsuit-era LPs I'm working on right now, one from Encore (E49), a Hondo II (H740). I picked up a couple of 80s/90s $200-$400 guitars earlier this year needing work, Arbor mid-higher model, Washburn Wi21 I think was targeted at the central/south American and EU market, not a ton of info out there.
     
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    Oh very cool, restoring vintage stuff sounds pretty fun. Although if you dont know what youre doing, working on an tube amp can be pretty dangerous. Definitely not part of my abilities, haha.

    Those lawsuit LPs look interesting and its pretty amazing how close some of those get to the Gibsons!
     
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