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Old 01-05-2012, 09:30 AM
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It was great to meet a few of you at yesterday's meeting - thanks for the welcome. Someone mentioned posting a picture of my Taco on the forum, so hopefully I've found the right place.

I drive a 2004 Tacoma Double Cab. So far, the mod process has been slow, but I built a rack, added an ARB front bumper and Hellas, and lifted it with Alcan custom springs and Sonoran Steel coilovers. Next up is welding up some sliders and a rear bumper, skids, and a winch. It's only money, right... The plan for the truck is really just to get me and the family out (and back) to the good spots for climbing, kayaking, and camping - nothing hard core.

I'm hoping to see some of you at the Snow and Pizza run. I don't have chains, so I'll just plan on owing beers to folks kind enough to pull me out if I get stuck!

I'm in south Evergreen near 285 if anyone else is nearby and wants to get out.

I have no forum experience, so please let me know if I haven't posted pictures the right way or if I put this post in the wrong spot. Thanks, and I'll see you out there.

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Old 01-05-2012, 09:34 AM
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Welcome. Pic looks great. nice rig.
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Old 01-05-2012, 09:35 AM
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Nice rig. You did just fine on the post and the pictures. Welcome to the forum.
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Old 01-05-2012, 09:37 AM
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Old 01-05-2012, 09:37 AM
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Cool truck! See you at the snow run.
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Old 01-05-2012, 09:50 AM
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Welcome to RS!

Nice truck, I love that rack. We have the same truck and have been trying to come up with a method of mounting our tent to the roof while keeping the topper on. Looks like your setup would work perfect. Any more details on the rack would be appreciated.

There are a bunch of Rising Sun folks up here in Evergreen, Conifer, Kittredge, Bailey, etc.

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Old 01-05-2012, 10:27 AM
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Nice Rig BJ. It was good meeting you yesterday! See you on the snow run.
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Old 01-05-2012, 10:39 AM
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Martin,

Here's a few more photos of the rack. I'm glad you like it. I'm planning on a RTT up there at some point (anybody need to sell one?). I don't have any of the measurements, but I basically just bent up 3/16" to go around the bed rails - it extends down about 2.5" inside the bed on all three sides to give me a mounting point for a hi-lift, shovel, etc. Everything else is .120 wall just bent by eyeball. the platform is perforated steel with square tube (well, rectangle) crossmembers. I'm probably going to add some bike rack mounts between the upright supports down each side of the bed, then I'll blast it and take it to powdercoat.
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Old 01-05-2012, 04:37 PM
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Nice truck! Welcome. You may not want to do hard core, but put some sliders on that truck and you'll be able to go just about anywhere.
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Old 01-05-2012, 05:30 PM
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That looks a lot like my old rig!
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