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Hey y'all. I'm back in buisness with my '99 Tacoma. Just got a new motor put in her and looking to hit some trails with everyone. I've had 'er since she was 14 miles old and now she's turning 184,000. I'm living up in Fairplay, CO and probably going to hit Mosquito or Websters pass in the next week or two. Getting married Aug. 31st as well! I've been unable to get to any trails this season(since my truck's been down) so now that I've got my rig back I'll be hitting up all my favorite trails in the high country. I'm taking some time off maybe in september for a camping/wheeling trip but I'm not sure where I'm heading to. Any suggestions? See you on the trails!

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Welcome! I just rolled through Fairplay yesterday coming home from Wheeler Lake. I'm up there quite a bit, because I have a cabin off CR 12, almost into Alma. I would say you're in a perfect area right now for wheeling, but you could venture into Buena Vista as well for some really good stuff.

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Right on Quick Draw! Nice Rig, reminds me of my old custom cab. I'll keep an eye out for you. Looks like the cornice is gone from Websters Pass have you been up there lately?
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Nope, I haven't been in that direction recently. Its probably been 3 years or so since I took Webster. I usually stick to Mosquito, Mt. Bross, Wheeler Lake, and some other unnamed things around.

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We did Mosquito pass sunday. (along with holy cross and other stuff) Pics here https://www.ttora.com/forum/showthread.php?t=138335

When driving back via 285 on top of kenosha I could see webster looked damned clear. Not a lick of snow where the usual cornice is.

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Oh and I might try and plan a red cone run for a sat or sunday in the next few weeks before we risk a high snow.




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Thanks everybody for the welcomes, it's good to be back.

Lysmachia - thanks for the update. Thats the same spot I've been watching it from. LMK when you run Red Cone I'll see if I'm available. I'm coming into weekend sets at work so it's 50/50.
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Ok I will post a red cone planning thread tomorrow and you can put in your 2 cents on a date that would work for you!




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Well, now that my wedding is past and winter is approaching fast I'll be hitting up a lot of trails.
Thanks again for all the welcomes!
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congrats dude!

i'm headed up to mount massive to ask mine to marry me this weekend !

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Just ordered my rock sliders from Allpro. I'm hoping to get them and have them installed by Friday but I'm doubtful I'll have them that quick. See you all at TK's on 19th.

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Who is installing them, and if a shop, what are they charging these days?

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Just ordered my rock sliders from Allpro. I'm hoping to get them and have them installed by Friday but I'm doubtful I'll have them that quick. See you all at TK's on 19th.
I'll be interested to hear when you actually get them. I've heard differing stories about receiving the right parts from all pro when they say they'll be delivered.

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I was planning on installing them myself. From what I read they are bolt on and welding is needed for extra strength. I do not have a welder right now so maybe I could hook up with someone on here for some weld time/expertise. My neighbor has an arc welder that's about the size of a car battery. It's great for small projects that you don't really care about. I certainly wouldn't use it for anything I care about or that I'm going to count on.

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Hey Tom,

If you have time - join us at wheeler lake this weekend!




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just put a post on that thread. Have to work Sunday/Monday rotation so any possible festivities Sat night will have to be short lived for me.

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The "Putsy" Build List

In no particular order
Rock Sliders - Done
CB Radio & Antenna - Done, upgrade later possibly
Front Bumper - (All-Pro)
Turn signal replacements
Rear Bumper - (All-Pro)
Skid Plate Package - (All-Pro)
Diff Slider - (Homemade?)
Lockers installed in OEM axle
Tachometer (small 1.5" +/- dia.)
HID headlights and reverse lights
Susp. lift kit 3-5" - (Toytec?)
Fix or replace front seat(s)
Steel Rims
31" or 32" Tires
Regulator for SCBA portable air system
Staun tire deflators
Electric Fan - (Performance Products?)
Optimus Battery
Extended Rear Brake Line
Replace Front and Rear Shocks - (Toytec coilovers? OME?)
K&N Air filter Tube

Synthetic Winch Line
Winch
Hi lift Jack
Accessories for the two previous items


This is just the start of the list. Depending on how things pan out, there's a possibility that a lot of this will be done in March 2010.
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Tom
I felt like yesterday.
I feel like today.
TomorrowI'll be !

-1999 Sr5 ext. cab. 2.7L, 3" susp. lift, 2" body lift, 31" Yokos. New motor 8/09.
-1983 Custom Cab restoration project. Finally got one after searching for 6-7 years! 3/10
-1983 Short Bed "Old Yeller". 22r, 31" tires, suspect 3" lift, purchased 11/09, 196,000 miles. LOTS of fun to drive!
-1990 Heep YJ plow vehicle.
-1995 Suzuki Swift. 45MPG!

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I have seen a number of people try SCBA tanks for filling tires - none of them gave it a thumbs up. Just can't store enough air to make it worth it. Since CO2 condenses to liquid, you can store a helluva lot more in a tank the same size.

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Thanks, I'll probably end up going with a compressor. I'm just trying to make use of a few SCBA's I've got.

HEY! I just noticed I'm off the NOOB list!

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-1983 Custom Cab restoration project. Finally got one after searching for 6-7 years! 3/10
-1983 Short Bed "Old Yeller". 22r, 31" tires, suspect 3" lift, purchased 11/09, 196,000 miles. LOTS of fun to drive!
-1990 Heep YJ plow vehicle.
-1995 Suzuki Swift. 45MPG!

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Rock sliders are in! I'm going ot need some help installing them. How do I go about asking for help at H.O.W.?

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-1983 Custom Cab restoration project. Finally got one after searching for 6-7 years! 3/10
-1983 Short Bed "Old Yeller". 22r, 31" tires, suspect 3" lift, purchased 11/09, 196,000 miles. LOTS of fun to drive!
-1990 Heep YJ plow vehicle.
-1995 Suzuki Swift. 45MPG!
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Kinda like that.

Only problem is it's not gonna be open until Oct 17.

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Tom, if you can drive to Arvada, I might have some time next weekend to do it.

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If we had more time this weekend (and more room in our rig) we'd bring the welder up. LOL But honestly you will need to prep too (getting plate cut to plate your frame where the sliders attach). We can at least have a look this weekend and tell you what else you need to do/get to be ready when we do set up a HOW




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Right on! Thanks for the advise. I'm coming into weekend rotations at work so, I won't be available on the weekend for another 3 weeks. Sched. looks like this - Sun/Mon, Sat/Sun, Fri/Sat, Thurs/Fri, and so on. It's a wicked good schedule though 2 days working and 4 days off.

Copy Oct. 17th. That's just before my B-day on the 20th.

As far as the sliders go, I would like to be able to jack the truck up off the ground with a hi-lift using the sliders. If I can do that, they'll probably be strong enough for anything Putsy will see. I'm re-thinking my truck plans. Putsy being my DD and #1 ace reliable vehicle, I think it would be wiser for me to build up an old 83+/- standard cab which is already set up with solid axles. From what I've seen it's a decent base to build up a crawler from. The Custom Cab would be a pavement queen/ Sunday go to market driver/ show truck. I'd like to keep the Tacoma on easy to moderate trails so that I don't beat the ever lovin' $#!+ out of a damn good truck. The wife would be like - ! LOL that smiles funny. I'm still on the fence on this decision but the more I think about it the more it makes sense. I like this smile a lot too -.

So, sliders and possibly lockers may be as far as I take the Tacoma project. Plus a few odds and ends like seats, extended rear brake line, bash protector for the diff and maybe some kind of skid plate pkg. This way I can have two capable trail runners combined with a daily driver and a beat the crap out of me. I can have it all!

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-1983 Custom Cab restoration project. Finally got one after searching for 6-7 years! 3/10
-1983 Short Bed "Old Yeller". 22r, 31" tires, suspect 3" lift, purchased 11/09, 196,000 miles. LOTS of fun to drive!
-1990 Heep YJ plow vehicle.
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