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Discussion in '1st Gen Tundras (2000-2006)' started by Baller, Mar 3, 2020.

  1. Mar 3, 2020 at 5:05 PM
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  3. Mar 3, 2020 at 5:27 PM
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    Too many

    I saw that thread last year. Not a chance I could pull that off and I don't have half the tools necessary. I'd rather just pay Vagabond but I admire anyone that has the skills to do it themselves.


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  4. Mar 3, 2020 at 5:34 PM
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    Cool write up! That guy did some nice work for DIY. I skimmed the article and couldn’t find the total cost of materials and labor. Saw he was selling the design for $20? which is good.

    Total weight at 375lbs is nice.

    My mantra: Go in light. Come out lighter.

    Translation: Sleep in a 5lb. tent on the ground. Shiver and starve. Come home to domestic life and have a greater appreciation of things. :D
     
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  6. Mar 3, 2020 at 8:57 PM
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    I've been thinking about it recently since i stumbled upon a sweet aluminum shell that had a similar design. I'm torn because my practical side just says buy the softopper and build a rack if I want a tent later, but my cheap-ass side says make a friggin shell because you can. I bet I could build a shell for maybe $500-700 in material and then just have to pay someone to sew up the tent for me.
     
  7. Mar 4, 2020 at 3:00 AM
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    Realistically you could build this for $3,000.
    This is assuming you do EVERYTHING yourself. You will need access to a welder & sewing machine at a minimum. Having a router, mill and laser cutter helps a lot as i’ll show, but isn’t necessary.
     
  8. Mar 4, 2020 at 6:19 AM
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    That much 8020 and hardware is expensive by itself. I understand the applications for it and why it was probably chosen, but there are less expensive ways of making a hinge and gasketed sealing surface. I like extrusion, but it's spendy stuff.

    There's also a possibility that someone could minimize the amount of zippered areas and repurpose a premade tent for some sections. This is a hunch, but seems possible.
     
  9. Mar 4, 2020 at 8:21 AM
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    That’s cool. I’d rather sleep in the FERD though.
    :crapstorm:

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  10. Mar 4, 2020 at 8:52 AM
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    you gonna overland that thing?
     
  11. Mar 4, 2020 at 9:48 AM
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    Probably gets better MPG than our trucks. :ohsnap:
     
  12. Mar 4, 2020 at 1:05 PM
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    12-15 highway, so...

    almost.
     
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  13. Mar 4, 2020 at 1:06 PM
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    Totally could 4x4 swap it , but that’s a TON of work.
     

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