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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. Jun 15, 2024 at 1:25 PM
    abcinv

    abcinv OEM (+) Junkie

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    Right there with ya, just 1 off...

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  2. Jun 15, 2024 at 1:42 PM
    shifty`

    shifty` Cockroach dreams, the human dust of pain

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    I'm quickly rolling into 78k! I've got about 20 miles left before I hit it, if I didn't hit it yesterday.

    Wife is out of the country for work next week so I'll be rolling in the Highlander all week lugging the kids around to new hikes and stuff. I need to think of some cool outdoor crap to do with them.

    Are you not making treks up to Chatt in the truck lately? I never thought I'd catch up with you!
     
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  3. Jun 15, 2024 at 1:42 PM
    Openbaffle

    Openbaffle New Member

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    Wrapped my mirror caps in color-matched vinyl. No more chrome!

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  4. Jun 15, 2024 at 1:43 PM
    Jack McCarthy

    Jack McCarthy Truck repair enthusiast; Rust Aficionado

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    Is that a fairly easy thing to do? What’s the cost?
     
  5. Jun 15, 2024 at 1:43 PM
    shifty`

    shifty` Cockroach dreams, the human dust of pain

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    Awesome job!
     
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  6. Jun 15, 2024 at 1:58 PM
    Openbaffle

    Openbaffle New Member

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    So I had my friend help me out. He's much better at this than me. Here is the wrap I got which matches the Phantom Gray Pearl really well:
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B078X31BVG?ref=ppx_yo2ov_dt_b_product_details&th=1

    We didn't pop the caps off but did the thin black 3M tape to close the gap.



    Thanks!
     
  7. Jun 15, 2024 at 2:04 PM
    abcinv

    abcinv OEM (+) Junkie

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    We head up about every 4-6 weeks (320 miles round trip) to keep the land somewhat cleaned up; whatever we can do with basic tools (weed-eater, small chainsaws, backpack sprayer, etc.), but we've been taking the little Ford for those due to MPG's.

    I need to drive the Tundra more, only ~800 miles since last August...trying to defer a little maintenance until the land is paid off.

    Cloudland Canyon is a pretty cool place as is Rock City, Ruby Falls and Chatt has cool things for kids as well. One long day trip but doable...
     
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  8. Jun 15, 2024 at 2:12 PM
    BroHon

    BroHon Don't Re Member

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    What a nice looking rig, love that color! :D
    OH, looks like you hit an 80s pubic tumble weed with your license plate. Quite rare these days..... :rofl::rofl:
     
  9. Jun 15, 2024 at 2:46 PM
    MT-Tundra

    MT-Tundra New Member

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    I'm getting ready for a series of drain & refills for my transmission. After reading through threads with a lot of debate and back & forth and disagreement, it seems like the basic procedure is:

    Get up to operating temp. Park. Shift in to each gear. Check level to make sure it's at the 'H'. Drain. Measure what drains. Put exactly that amount back in. Shift through each gear again. Check level. Done. Do another couple times over the next thousand miles. More or less?

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  10. Jun 15, 2024 at 2:51 PM
    The Black Mamba

    The Black Mamba Black Sneks Matter

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    Imma keep it stock
    Feels good, don’t it? Nice work!
     
  11. Jun 15, 2024 at 2:52 PM
    bfunke

    bfunke Tundra Curmudgeon

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    Have you checked out the hiking trails in Amicalola and Ellijay?
     
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  12. Jun 15, 2024 at 3:00 PM
    The Black Mamba

    The Black Mamba Black Sneks Matter

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    Imma keep it stock
    All chrome trim on the drivers side is now gloss black. The peeling trim under the window is now flat black. I’m not doing anymore today. I’ll save the passenger side for another weekend. I’ll eventually debadge and also take some restorer to the faded black trim and mud flaps.

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  13. Jun 15, 2024 at 3:26 PM
    Openbaffle

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    Sure does!
     
  14. Jun 15, 2024 at 3:32 PM
    KTM_AJ421

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    265/75r17 M/T Baja Boss AT 17x8.5 -10mm SCS Ray 10’s Bilstein 5100’s 2nd notch
    Anyone have any recommendations on how to fix this crack in the bumper?

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  15. Jun 15, 2024 at 3:34 PM
    FrenchToasty

    FrenchToasty The Desert rat, 6 lug enthusiast

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    Bone stock
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    Black don’t crack
     
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  16. Jun 15, 2024 at 3:36 PM
    FirstGenVol

    FirstGenVol Brake Czar

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    We need to check out Sarah's Creek. Far Northeast corner of the state near NC/SC border. Videos on YouTube.

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  17. Jun 15, 2024 at 4:04 PM
    artsr2002

    artsr2002 2005 Tundra DC SR5

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    Now you need some 303 on some of those trim pieces Mang.
     
  18. Jun 15, 2024 at 4:21 PM
    shifty`

    shifty` Cockroach dreams, the human dust of pain

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    Replace the bumper skin. Only other option is to epoxy in a backing plate and fill with a flexible filler. But with how jagged that is, and knowing you gotta repaint anyway, you may as well just replace the skin.
     
  19. Jun 15, 2024 at 4:25 PM
    Jack McCarthy

    Jack McCarthy Truck repair enthusiast; Rust Aficionado

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    Plastic welding. It’s a fairly involved process.
     
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  20. Jun 15, 2024 at 4:32 PM
    artsr2002

    artsr2002 2005 Tundra DC SR5

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  21. Jun 15, 2024 at 4:34 PM
    artsr2002

    artsr2002 2005 Tundra DC SR5

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    I have some damage on my bumper cover as well. I believe it's from the headlight bucket reflecting sunlight onto the cover. I'd probably sand down to smooth, clean and maybe add some body filler to level it, sand it smooth, then prime and paint.
     
  22. Jun 15, 2024 at 4:35 PM
    shifty`

    shifty` Cockroach dreams, the human dust of pain

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    You've gotta use steele wavy brads for that, though, and the stuff to install the right way is $$$
     
  23. Jun 15, 2024 at 4:47 PM
    Jack McCarthy

    Jack McCarthy Truck repair enthusiast; Rust Aficionado

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    It’s not really a DIY job unless you’ve done a lot of it. Not something I’d attempt myself. Leave it to those who are more skilled at it.
     
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  24. Jun 15, 2024 at 5:58 PM
    artsr2002

    artsr2002 2005 Tundra DC SR5

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    Just finished installing the included backup cam for my dash cam mirror. I had to get an extension as the included video cable wasn't long enough. The company I bought it from on scAmazon never responded to my requests for a longer video cable. It's not even around on scAmazon anymore. Figures. Stupid pop up Chinesium sellers with retarded names. Lol.

    I broke the screw retaining legs on the sill plate cover and now only the front most screw holds the trim plate down. Gonna see if I can find some plastic retainer clips to put into the square holes the screws for thru before I look for a sill cover replacement which considering it's a best gen first Gen, it'll probably cost $300 and only 3 were ever made. Lol



    Update: Went to Lowe's for some clips to try and fix the sill plate trim and also to get a longer eye bolt for additional LSPV adjustment. I'm topped out on the stock one.

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  25. Jun 15, 2024 at 6:01 PM
    ToyotaDude

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    3" Front Eibach Pro-Truck Sport Ride Height Adjustable shocks with OE springs Rear Wheeler AALs Pathfinder AT 275/70/R18 (33.2") tires on 9” wide XD778 Monster wheels with 4.53 backspacing / -12 offset
    Have a bunch of Type T-IV from Toyota ready for this job but was planning a full flush using ideas from these methods:

    Timmy

    Fix it Angel
     
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  26. Jun 15, 2024 at 6:09 PM
    455h0le_dachshund

    455h0le_dachshund Lizzid People & High Strangeness

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    You got it.
    I've done two so far, separated by two oil changes. So I'll do a third (and hopefully last one for a while) in two more oil changes.
     
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  27. Jun 15, 2024 at 6:11 PM
    455h0le_dachshund

    455h0le_dachshund Lizzid People & High Strangeness

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    Needs black lug nuts.
     
  28. Jun 15, 2024 at 6:11 PM
    455h0le_dachshund

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    New bumper or junkyard
     
  29. Jun 15, 2024 at 6:25 PM
    ToyotaDude

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    Really like this channel. Lots to learn about body work and painting. Re the repair he shows here, just recently used similar technique instead of replacing a 1G Taco front Mud Guard for $126.28 retail. Repaired a tear out on a mounting hole by using heat to melt, rejoin, and re-form it like he did here with the bumper, but of course no cosmetic fillers or paint needed to put it back into service.
     
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  30. Jun 15, 2024 at 6:33 PM
    KTM_AJ421

    KTM_AJ421 New Member

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    I would do that for sure but I have not seen them as still available. I’ll keep looking but I guess maybe look at junk yards
     

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