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D-tail_Wagon's Build - 2016 Power Wagon

Posted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:02 pm
by d-tail_wagon
Bought my new to me 2016 Power Wagon a little less than a month ago. Newest truck I’ve owned to date and by far the most capable. Truck came with a brand new set of 285/75R17 Toyo ATs wish I had gone straight to 35s but I’m thinking of getting a second set of wheels with 37s to use on off road trips as this is my DD as well, would hate to wear out a set of nice 37s driving on the street to work everyday.
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Truck is identical color as my dads Laramie Cummins
Going to be line-xing the bumpers soon and at the same time cutting holes in the rear bumper for flush mount LED pods and trimming the massive front bumper as I have already smashed it up while out following an FJ-40 through a tight, rocky wash.

Also will be building sliders at my friends fab shop this weekend after smashing the rocker once on that same trail :doh:

Plan to use the truck for vehicle based camping and hunting. Will be adding a Bestop soft top camper shell and a bed rack that will hold some of the overland gear and in the future an RTT.

Re: D-tail Wagon Build

Posted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 2:52 pm
by olyelr
:rockon:

Re: D-tail Wagon Build

Posted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 4:24 pm
by Colibri
Welcome aboard sir! Nice truck

Re: D-tail Wagon Build

Posted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:46 am
by Bill2014
Welcome to the group :cheers:

Re: D-tail Wagon Build

Posted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:44 am
by BoldAdventure
Welcome

Re: D-tail Wagon Build

Posted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:45 am
by Mule007
Welcome, nice truck,👍

Re: D-tail Wagon Build

Posted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:59 am
by TommyG
Nice rig. Post some pics of the bumpers when you get them done. Anxious to see what you come up with.

Re: D-tail Wagon Build

Posted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:40 am
by ghaugo
Sweet truck! You will have a lot of fun.

Re: D-tail Wagon Build

Posted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 7:21 pm
by coder
Nice truck, welcome!

Re: D-tail Wagon Build

Posted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 4:38 pm
by d-tail_wagon
Well finally got around to chopping up the bumper. The fog light mounts make it hard to trim alot with out losing most of the mount. Might go to LED pods to get rid of these giant fog light mounts.
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Driveway shot
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Another driveway shot
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Cut the fog mounts to match the bumper
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Fog light mounts stick out a bit
Also got the CB mounted a few weeks ago and started to get the wiring for my lights and OBA set up going.
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Switch Panel.jpg

Re: D-tail Wagon Build

Posted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 6:18 pm
by olyelr
I love the look from up front, very nice! The pic showing the inside of the fenderwell, though, not so much. Did you have to cut away at the plastic fender liner?

Re: D-tail Wagon Build

Posted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 7:15 pm
by d-tail_wagon
Ya, the factory liner wasn't cooperating so I will be making a new fender liner for that area. That was the one area I didn't like either. However the benefits of the clearance from this will be nice as the bumper seems to have hung down quite a bit. In this picture you can see how much was removed.
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Can see here how much was removed

Re: D-tail Wagon Build

Posted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:12 pm
by olyelr
Heck yea. Please post up you progress for finishing off the wheel well liner area.

Re: D-tail Wagon Build

Posted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:28 pm
by d-tail_wagon
Well Brown Santa came by while I was at work and dropped of my Bestop Supertop I was planning to put on the truck this week. Forgot to take a picture of the packaging but it appears it wasn't taped up too well while it was lost at the Dallas airport for a couple days :doh: . Anyways opened it up and start laying out parts and it appears someone had previously bout it and partially assembled it before sending it back to amazon. Well not all the necessary parts were still in the box. So after a phone call I have a shipping label and it's going back.
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After some thinking I am back to my debate of putting the soft top on or saving some more dough and going to the RTT on a rack. :cash: . I was looking at the Smittybilt tent as it is only $200 more than the topper is and is cheaper than the majority by several hundred. I have friends with both Tepui and CVT and I like those but I am wondering about trying the Smittybilt out for a while.

Re: D-tail Wagon Build

Posted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 7:29 pm
by w2dodge
welcome...

Re: D-tail Wagon Build

Posted: Tue Feb 27, 2018 12:51 pm
by NickTF
What did it cost you to have the bumper linex'd?

Re: D-tail Wagon Build

Posted: Tue Feb 27, 2018 1:14 pm
by d-tail_wagon
NickTF wrote:
Tue Feb 27, 2018 12:51 pm
What did it cost you to have the bumper linex'd?
Went cheapo and used Rustolium spray can bedliner for about $15

Re: D-tail Wagon Build

Posted: Mon Mar 19, 2018 11:20 pm
by d-tail_wagon
I had been back and forth on whether I was going to have the softopper replaced or get my money back. Ended up deciding to get my money back and save for an RTT. I still like the softopper because it was alot cheaper than most RTT's.

Lucked out today while browsing craigslist and found a slightly used Smittybilt tent for a deal I couldn't pass up and I picked it up after work.
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Now I need to get the truck over to my friends shop to build the bed rack

Re: D-tail Wagon Build

Posted: Thu May 10, 2018 12:09 pm
by d-tail_wagon
Finally got around to building my bed rack and getting the tent mounted up higher. This will work for a few of my trips coming up including overland expo. Still need to weld on my awning mounts welded on.
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Ladder barely reaches the ground.
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Welded up some jerry can mounts that will get mounted to the pass. side of the rack.
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Re: D-tail Wagon Build

Posted: Thu May 10, 2018 12:17 pm
by Low_Sky
Those gas can mounts look good!

Re: D-tail Wagon Build

Posted: Thu May 10, 2018 1:30 pm
by d-tail_wagon
Thanks! These were a DIY kit from crosses up customs I found. All I need to do is add a rentention method. I’m thinking I will put a “hook” on the handle that has a bolt that threads into a nut welded to the back of the mount.

Re: D-tail Wagon Build

Posted: Thu May 10, 2018 11:54 pm
by olyelr
Moving along!

How you liking those 285/75's?

Re: D-tail Wagon Build

Posted: Fri May 11, 2018 2:27 pm
by d-tail_wagon
olyelr wrote:
Thu May 10, 2018 11:54 pm
Moving along!

How you liking those 285/75's?
Thanks!

The 285/75s are good I love the Toyos. However some times I wish I went to a full 35/12.50. I am looking at 37/12.50 and Thuren parts as soon as I can save the funds.