A few little projects done.

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A few little projects done.

Post by TwinStick » Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:48 pm

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Hard Mounted my former plug-n-play 2000/4000 watt inverter, right next to the aux battery.

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Also hard mounted the Hi-Lift First Responder jack to the side of the bedslide.
Traded to 2019 ZR2, Red.

4Runner was a GREAT vehicle but could not even tow our 6x10 enclosed utility trailer comfortably, even when it was empty-ish.

It was time. Truck was still leaking BADLY every time it rained or snowed & melted. It was leaking at every single gasket (rear window, front window, all 4 doors). You could sit inside & watch it run down the inside of windshield, rear window & drip off the upper side door beams. It was molding on the inside & starting to stink. Needed new steering gearbox, shocks, new upgraded T-style steering, tires, brake lines, d/s manifold bolts that are barely recognizable due to rust-removed & replaced. Everyone around here would not even touch em once they looked at them.

So, say what you will. PW turned into a money pit. Was no longer a joy to drive. Hoping that this downsized 4x4 with lockers will fill the bill & have minimal problems, but..... As long as manufacturers keep making engineers design things that fail soon after warranty is up, we are going nowhere fast. Regardless of what you buy. :rockon:

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Re: A few little projects done.

Post by TwinStick » Wed Nov 15, 2017 4:38 pm

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Greased the "elusive front driveshaft " double cardan joint today. :lol: LOVING the new hex head bolts I got for the axle side of front d-shaft-those toqx head ones SUCKED !!! The FEW times I have taken it to the dealer, they always comment on that ! :lol: Just a little 4x4 humor I tell them.

Got the new hex head bolts here: http://www.quad4x4.com/catalog/qu70008/
Traded to 2019 ZR2, Red.

4Runner was a GREAT vehicle but could not even tow our 6x10 enclosed utility trailer comfortably, even when it was empty-ish.

It was time. Truck was still leaking BADLY every time it rained or snowed & melted. It was leaking at every single gasket (rear window, front window, all 4 doors). You could sit inside & watch it run down the inside of windshield, rear window & drip off the upper side door beams. It was molding on the inside & starting to stink. Needed new steering gearbox, shocks, new upgraded T-style steering, tires, brake lines, d/s manifold bolts that are barely recognizable due to rust-removed & replaced. Everyone around here would not even touch em once they looked at them.

So, say what you will. PW turned into a money pit. Was no longer a joy to drive. Hoping that this downsized 4x4 with lockers will fill the bill & have minimal problems, but..... As long as manufacturers keep making engineers design things that fail soon after warranty is up, we are going nowhere fast. Regardless of what you buy. :rockon:

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Re: A few little projects done.

Post by TwinStick » Sun Nov 19, 2017 4:48 pm

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Used the wheels from my Garage Project Cart & made a rolling battery charging station. Put a lift kit & bigger tires on my Garage Project Cart, seeing as how I can't afford to lift my truck ! :lol: Now I can roll it into & out of the garage & over all the bumps. Also rolls easy on the lawn too!

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Traded to 2019 ZR2, Red.

4Runner was a GREAT vehicle but could not even tow our 6x10 enclosed utility trailer comfortably, even when it was empty-ish.

It was time. Truck was still leaking BADLY every time it rained or snowed & melted. It was leaking at every single gasket (rear window, front window, all 4 doors). You could sit inside & watch it run down the inside of windshield, rear window & drip off the upper side door beams. It was molding on the inside & starting to stink. Needed new steering gearbox, shocks, new upgraded T-style steering, tires, brake lines, d/s manifold bolts that are barely recognizable due to rust-removed & replaced. Everyone around here would not even touch em once they looked at them.

So, say what you will. PW turned into a money pit. Was no longer a joy to drive. Hoping that this downsized 4x4 with lockers will fill the bill & have minimal problems, but..... As long as manufacturers keep making engineers design things that fail soon after warranty is up, we are going nowhere fast. Regardless of what you buy. :rockon:

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Re: A few little projects done.

Post by TwinStick » Sun Nov 19, 2017 5:57 pm

Worn out track bar bushing.

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Traded to 2019 ZR2, Red.

4Runner was a GREAT vehicle but could not even tow our 6x10 enclosed utility trailer comfortably, even when it was empty-ish.

It was time. Truck was still leaking BADLY every time it rained or snowed & melted. It was leaking at every single gasket (rear window, front window, all 4 doors). You could sit inside & watch it run down the inside of windshield, rear window & drip off the upper side door beams. It was molding on the inside & starting to stink. Needed new steering gearbox, shocks, new upgraded T-style steering, tires, brake lines, d/s manifold bolts that are barely recognizable due to rust-removed & replaced. Everyone around here would not even touch em once they looked at them.

So, say what you will. PW turned into a money pit. Was no longer a joy to drive. Hoping that this downsized 4x4 with lockers will fill the bill & have minimal problems, but..... As long as manufacturers keep making engineers design things that fail soon after warranty is up, we are going nowhere fast. Regardless of what you buy. :rockon:

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Re: A few little projects done.

Post by olyelr » Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:08 pm

Looking good, twin.

Off topic, but out of curiosity, did you give photobucket some money or what?
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Re: A few little projects done.

Post by TwinStick » Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:33 pm

:lol: I have been waiting for someone to ask me that ! :lol: NO, I did not. I just log in, click on my library, then - instead of clicking on the 2nd to the bottom url, I click on the bottom one. Copy it & paste it here. I am sure they will figure that out soon & put a screeching halt to it though. I will not pay for that-EVER ! I am NOT tech savy AT ALL.

I never, in a hundred years, thought I would live long enough to see TV's that are too big & bright - (except for porn) :lol: , such HQ TV's at such a low price, vehicle lights that are too bright, cell phones period, me owning one & phones that can do what they do, or all these apps that make you agree to give up your rights just to use them!!! My new phone has done that a zillion times since I got it. I can not use half the stuff on it because I won't give permission for others to look at my contacts, text messages, photo's, etc... Certainly nothing to hide but it is the principal of the matter. It is like, if you want to use "X", you have to give up your Constitutional Rights. I have recently noticed when going into a coffee house, that people are looking & going through other people's stuff on thier phones because they must have thier settings on public to use an app or something. My wife thinks it is no big deal :doh: . I just can not get used to that concept-EVER. I feel older everyday ! :lol:
Traded to 2019 ZR2, Red.

4Runner was a GREAT vehicle but could not even tow our 6x10 enclosed utility trailer comfortably, even when it was empty-ish.

It was time. Truck was still leaking BADLY every time it rained or snowed & melted. It was leaking at every single gasket (rear window, front window, all 4 doors). You could sit inside & watch it run down the inside of windshield, rear window & drip off the upper side door beams. It was molding on the inside & starting to stink. Needed new steering gearbox, shocks, new upgraded T-style steering, tires, brake lines, d/s manifold bolts that are barely recognizable due to rust-removed & replaced. Everyone around here would not even touch em once they looked at them.

So, say what you will. PW turned into a money pit. Was no longer a joy to drive. Hoping that this downsized 4x4 with lockers will fill the bill & have minimal problems, but..... As long as manufacturers keep making engineers design things that fail soon after warranty is up, we are going nowhere fast. Regardless of what you buy. :rockon:

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