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Thread: Hodakaguy's Overland Tacoma Builds - On to new adventures!

  1. #11
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    Subscribed, and I'm sure I'll enjoy this build as much as I did the Unimog!
    Patrick (Pat) Ozment
    DoD District Fire Chief/EMT (Retired)
    'Protecting Those Who Defend America'

    2004 Ford F250 Super Duty PU, 6.8 L Triton V10
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  2. #12
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    New England
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    Wow, congrats on the new trucks, thanks for the new thread, and "subscribed"!

    It will be nice to sit back and enjoy following one of your "builds" again. I think the change of pace of using a new vehicle is going to draw a different but equally interested crowd. The research that you put into the part selection is evident. Would it be possible to show a comparison between your Dads' stock and this project truck after some of the smaller sub-builds?

    Spring can't come soon enough. Can't wait to see it in action.

  3. #13
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    Looks great so far! I am envious of your workshop!

    What is the reasoning with the hybrid bumper instead of a full plate, like ARB?

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    Curious which ebay vendor you ordered the grill from?

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    Sub’d!

  6. #16
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    Very cool, can't wait to see these trucks complete.

  7. #17
    Quote Originally Posted by SportsmanJake View Post
    Looks great so far! I am envious of your workshop!

    What is the reasoning with the hybrid bumper instead of a full plate, like ARB?

    I considered both but really like the looks of the hybrid bumper, plus it helps keep the front end weight down which is a plus :-)

    Hodakaguy
    My Syncro Westy Build Thread: CLICK HERE
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  8. #18
    Quote Originally Posted by phsycle View Post
    Curious which ebay vendor you ordered the grill from?
    We purchased both of our grills from areyourshop-a. Both of them arrived in perfect cond.

    Hodakaguy
    My Syncro Westy Build Thread: CLICK HERE
    In Memory of the Crewmen NV: CLICK HERE
    Adventure is out there!: CLICK HERE
    Riding Through History: CLICK HERE

  9. #19
    Quote Originally Posted by Tex68w View Post
    Very cool, can't wait to see these trucks complete.

    Thanks....Me to! :-)

    Hodakaguy
    My Syncro Westy Build Thread: CLICK HERE
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    Adventure is out there!: CLICK HERE
    Riding Through History: CLICK HERE

  10. #20
    Was able to get a little done on the truck after work tonight, not a lot of progress...but progress non the less.

    Time to get the remote reservoir mounted up. The brackets that support the Res also acts as a sway bar drop bracket, everything is very well made and thought out.

    This mud cover needs to be removed to install the bracket for the reservoir.




    The bracket will go between the sway bar mount and the frame.




    Res brackets.






    LOCTITE 243 Used on the threads, I like 243 vs 242 since the 243 is oil resistant and isn't as picky on having ultra clean threads like the 242.




    Bracket in Place.






    Reservoir mounted in place






    I re-installed the mud shields over the reservoir to help keep the engine bay clean.




    Next up remove the passenger side UCA. The bolt on this side interferes with the sheet metal as well.




    A little slight bending and the bolt slides right out. There is a lot more clearance on this side for the bolt to pass through, this side went a lot quicker.






    UCA geased up and installed.




    And the passenger side reservoir bracket installed and torqued.




    That's all for tonight, more to come soon.....

    Hodakaguy
    Last edited by Hodakaguy; 01-17-2018 at 06:40 PM.
    My Syncro Westy Build Thread: CLICK HERE
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    Adventure is out there!: CLICK HERE
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