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Old 01-08-2017, 06:42 PM
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Couple of pics. Scotty and team did an amazing job packaging. It's very tight!

Currently sitting at 23.5" at the front body mount with 4" up travel... but resting on air bumps. Once things settle, I'll get it dialed. I'll get some pics later this week.

Had Scotty take me on a test drive when I picked it up. 85 mph on some of the worst stretch of CO highway and it was fantastic.
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Old 01-09-2017, 02:04 PM
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well... the reservoir has a hole in it - top inner corner. Suspect it's just cause it's old. Very dry. Going to try and plastic weld it.

Been busy doing "capability enhancing" modifications.... 80 SQ FT of Second Skin (everything but the doors are done - ran out) made a huge improvement in driving enjoyment.

Then got a bug in my bonnet and decided to "fix" the 2nd tcase lever. All-Pro didn't really do anything special when they installed the Marlin, so the shifter came up at the back portion of the first cup holder. While it worked, it bugged me (you can see the hole where the old shifter came through the console). After seeing BAMF's Tacoma build on PBB... and my wife being crystal clear that cup holders are important... I let OCD take over (again).

Reversed shifter in the shifter base, cut and welding a couple of times... and now it comes up through the coin holder. I have a new console on the way - once it's here I'll enlarge the coin holder a bit to allow full movement.

Dumb mod? Yup. But after 3 days of doing SecondSkin, I couldn't let something cosmetic like this bug me anymore.
Now that's ugly. Glad I did my own stuff and got twin sticks and short shift out of it into the bargain.
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Old 01-09-2017, 06:31 PM
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Now that's ugly. Glad I did my own stuff and got twin sticks and short shift out of it into the bargain.
is not!!! It turned out great. 15 minutes of mods > $200 twin stick.
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Old 01-10-2017, 10:22 AM
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is not!!! It turned out great. 15 minutes of mods > $200 twin stick.
I was talking about the way the cup holder was originally butchered. I too did my own twin stick mod since none existed at the time. I simply got tired of waiting for someone to get it done. I even made my own shifters and shift fingers. It wasn't all that hard to do either. If it was that hard I could not have done it. If I can do it anyone can.

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Old 03-17-2017, 07:19 AM
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Found a spot for the subwoofer in the passenger xcab cubby. Battery moved to bed, ARB compressor and fuse block where battery was. PS line fixed, home-built exhaust done, anti-wrap bar done. Now has seatbelts. Front skid, suspension tuning and done... I hope.
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Old 03-17-2017, 08:11 AM
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Better with pics...

Exhaust was built from a builder's kit. First time I've ever done something with exhaust. Turned out ok.

Compressor and Bussman are on the absolute worst bracket I've ever made. So I ordered a SWAG Finger Brake so I can rebuild it soon.
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Old 03-17-2017, 08:47 AM
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Battery with pseudo hacked cover. Track bar and exhaust (wrapped due to proximity to shock and battery cables. And found a spot for the ARB switches....
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Old 03-17-2017, 08:56 AM
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dang pics
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