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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. Jan 12, 2021 at 3:44 PM
    Arringtonpalmer

    Arringtonpalmer New Member

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    This week I discovered (OK I already knew but denied) that my access cab was too small for the family of four to do big trips in. We spent a week in the mountains skiing and hiking, and there just ain't no way around it, we're not going to be happy in there road tripping to Alaska from New England in a couple years.

    Background: Our favorite duty station was Ft Wainwright, Alaska, and we try to go back every year. Our best friends are there, our kids (2 and 5) have flown, but not done the ALCAN yet. When I get back from my, about to start, (last?) deployment we want to drive up. I was harboring illusions that the access cab tundra would be big enough. It wont.

    When I was a teenager, I was super into car tinkering (I was super into the Ford Bronco II of all things[OK, I still think they are awesome]). Then I took a ~10 year hiatus from motorheading to break stuff and people for the government and climb mountains when I wasn't. This Tundra has re-ignited my love of wrenching.

    I've got a great truck. Solid dealership maintenance records, a new frame, no rust on the body, and I've put some sweet preventative maintenance into it the last 6 months or so. I guess the winter of 21-22 is going to be my search for a 2005-2006 Double cab...

    There is NO point to this post, but you guys get it.
     
  2. Jan 12, 2021 at 3:48 PM
    artsr2002

    artsr2002 2005 Tundra DC SR5

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    I glued it and I'm gonna slather JB weld on it too.
     
  3. Jan 12, 2021 at 4:56 PM
    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
    420 and 430 mean catalyst inefficiency. You won’t feel any performance issues or hurt anything. Replace the sensors, if that doesn’t fix the codes, trick the sensors and make them think the cats are working (spark plug defoulers work)
     
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  4. Jan 12, 2021 at 5:07 PM
    jpink

    jpink Aspiring Shade Tree Mechanic

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    Picked up some Fuze It and got the roof drip molding installed on passenger side. Shoved some spare butyl tape in the corner where there’s a gap from windshield molding missing for now.

    Taping this in place sucked. It didn’t want to stay in place and lifted slightly. Breaker bar added some pressure/weight in the right area but next time I’d do a thin layer of butyl and embed this in that. Feel it wouldn’t lift as well.

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  5. Jan 12, 2021 at 5:24 PM
    assassin10000

    assassin10000 New Member

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    Remote start alarm Removed keyless entry piezo Qi phone charger & dash mount Subaru underseat subwoofer Hopkins Easylift Steering wheel audio controls No-tenna mod 3/4 adhesive anti-rattle shim D/S door
    Science!


    Went and checked out this Bakflip G2 for a DC.

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    It fits onto my AC with a drop-in bed liner.

    It needs new weatherstrips but that's fairly inexpensive. Maybe only 1/2" overlap at rear tailgate but I'll take it.

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  6. Jan 12, 2021 at 6:02 PM
    SouthPaw

    SouthPaw The headlight guy

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    She went under the knife this weekend and came out looking like this:

    [​IMG]

    Full details in my build thread.
     
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  7. Jan 12, 2021 at 6:32 PM
    MrDirtjumper

    MrDirtjumper New(ish) Member

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    Close...

     
  8. Jan 12, 2021 at 6:41 PM
    Darkness

    Darkness Allergic to white

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    Oh, a "fun box"! I was kinda close but it needs some coping.

    That looks really nicely made.
     
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  9. Jan 12, 2021 at 6:57 PM
    MS22

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    Never noticed how you kept one mirror black and one white.
     
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  10. Jan 12, 2021 at 7:05 PM
    MrDirtjumper

    MrDirtjumper New(ish) Member

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    My coping is 1” square and it’s on the inside. :bananadance:
     
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  11. Jan 12, 2021 at 7:30 PM
    SouthPaw

    SouthPaw The headlight guy

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    I know, I know. It’s been on my to do list forever. The previous owner busted it and replaced the drivers side with a non power mirror. I’ve found a few used ones for $65-$95. I just need to bite the bullet and buy it already lol.
     
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  12. Jan 12, 2021 at 8:37 PM
    MS22

    MS22 New Member

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    Truck looks great! I didnt know if you were trying out a new look.
     
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  13. Jan 12, 2021 at 9:20 PM
    jImmegart

    jImmegart Youngest tundra owner in the west!

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    FN Counter steer type X w/ 285/70r17 Geolanders JBA y-pipe and pro street 6000 muffler 2.5 king coilovers w/ total chaos uca and custom 2.0 king rears Skidrow front plate
    I bought a used oem powered mirror off ebay for like $40
     
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  14. Jan 12, 2021 at 9:24 PM
    SouthPaw

    SouthPaw The headlight guy

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    Chrome ones are all over, painted white are much more rare.
     
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  15. Jan 12, 2021 at 11:33 PM
    jImmegart

    jImmegart Youngest tundra owner in the west!

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    FN Counter steer type X w/ 285/70r17 Geolanders JBA y-pipe and pro street 6000 muffler 2.5 king coilovers w/ total chaos uca and custom 2.0 king rears Skidrow front plate
    ah painted white. I got a painted black one for 40 and one for 50
     
  16. Jan 13, 2021 at 1:28 AM
    empty_lord

    empty_lord They see me rollin'

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    I’m debating painting my mirror caps... hmmm
     
  17. Jan 13, 2021 at 4:17 AM
    Professional Hand Model

    Professional Hand Model A.K.A ‘Golden Hands’

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    Assuming your mirror cap is able to be popped off, then they are easily paintable. There are 5 tabs inside that need prying after removal of the mirror face. @SouthPaw

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  18. Jan 13, 2021 at 4:34 AM
    Professional Hand Model

    Professional Hand Model A.K.A ‘Golden Hands’

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    Pre-Repair and Painted Mirror Caps Era


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  19. Jan 13, 2021 at 4:50 AM
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    have a drop down leg in mind for that?
     
  20. Jan 13, 2021 at 6:03 AM
    MrDirtjumper

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    No need. That’s 1/8 wall tubing with like 22 roller bearings per side. Once I get it fixed down to the bed I could likely stand in it.
     
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  21. Jan 13, 2021 at 8:09 AM
    rock climber

    rock climber New Member

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    Slightly crazy thought, but 1st gen sequoias are really cheap and great for road trips. It's probably cheaper to keep your truck and buy a sequoia than it is to buy a 1st gen double cab (they are stupid expensive). That's what I did and it's also really nice to have a backup vehicle for when I take too many things apart on either one.
     
  22. Jan 13, 2021 at 8:17 AM
    rock climber

    rock climber New Member

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  23. Jan 13, 2021 at 9:06 AM
    FirstGenVol

    FirstGenVol Allergic to Darkness....

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    Since I disabled DRL they turn on each time unlike before. But my output doesn't seem like it improved at all and my high beams point up at the moon, not down the road. I've been procrastinating adjusting them as it's been so cold here at night. I'm wondering if it's the cheap bulbs at this point. I will adjust one more time and if that doesn't help I'm rip these out and go back to a normal housing. Then I will apologize to hand model for talking shit about the Katana bulbs.
     
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  24. Jan 13, 2021 at 10:01 AM
    peanut

    peanut making uneconomical choices about my truck

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    Things tend to get weird when people do that.
     
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  25. Jan 13, 2021 at 10:34 AM
    Darkness

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    Do the bulbs switch for your high beams, or do your projectors just open the flaps? I think it should be the projectors opening flaps.
     
  26. Jan 13, 2021 at 10:40 AM
    FirstGenVol

    FirstGenVol Allergic to Darkness....

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    I'm not sure. What would you take from this sentence "all the high beam does is remove the shutter to expose the whole beam unrestricted." ?
     
  27. Jan 13, 2021 at 10:45 AM
    rock climber

    rock climber New Member

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    That's what darkness was saying. The shield on the projector opens for the high beam.

    I find my high beam to not be very helpful because they do tend to just shine in the trees, but the low beams are so much better, I don't need the high beams. I have an extra good quality HID bulb. PM me your address and I'll send it to you.
     
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  28. Jan 13, 2021 at 10:46 AM
    Arringtonpalmer

    Arringtonpalmer New Member

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    Interesting thought. If I go that direction it's 100 Series Land Cruiser though. That feels like a slippery slope.
     
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  29. Jan 13, 2021 at 11:10 AM
    rock climber

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    Yeah, but oh so fun!
     
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  30. Jan 13, 2021 at 11:24 AM
    Darkness

    Darkness Allergic to white

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    There is a flap in the projector that blocks part of the beam when you use low beams, that is what holds the cutoff line. When you hit high beam usually that flap opens and exposes the full projector so the light beam becomes unobstructed. The bulb itself should run a single filament, unlike halogen bulbs where a second filament is activated for highs.
     
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