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Starting with a 2014 Tundra Double Cab Limited TRD, 1G3 Magnetic Gray with Graphite leather interior. Purchased 4/2016 with 23k miles on it.

First order of business was to swap out the OE Michelins with Goodyear Duratrac in LT275/70R18. I also picked up a set of 20" Platinum wheels to run with studded tires in the winter. Leaning towards Cooper Discoverer M+S in LT275/65R20.

Also swapped out the chrome handles and chrome mirror backs with color matched 1G3 from Sparks. Picked up a 1G3 hood bulge locally, waiting on a color keyed grille.

Partially de-badged (TRD stickers and Limited badges).

Window tint will come after I get my Snugtop XV camper shell.








 

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Nice truck, great start.
 
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Rigid Dually Fog Light Mounts + Dually Amber Floods. Anytime fog mod this weekend.

Edit: swapped these to white D2 then removed them all together in preperation for an aluminum winch bumper. i didnt really like the light output on the dually or d2.



 

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Snugtop Xtra Vision installed with Yakima tracks, Skyline Towers, and 70" CoreBar. Mounting an 8x8' ARB Awning this weekend.





 

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ARB 2.5x2.5m Awning installed

 

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That awning is cool. Any pics of it extended?
 
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Custom 3x5" aluminum structural rails drilled and installed under factory tie down channels using factory bed holes. Three piece sleeping platform sits on top.

Im planning to revise this design and build a steel or aluminum tube platform to eliminate the need for the current 2x4 supports. This will give me a little more headroom, although this works great and fits two 30x80x4" Exped Megamat Duo to create a full 60x80" queen sleeping surface. And enough room for a Yeti Tundra 65 and plenty of gear underneath.

Also had the bed Line-X'd before installing the Snugtop.



 

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Awning deployed for testing before a big trip along the coast of California.

 

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Pismo beach camping setup. Shows one of the three ARB Awning walls installed. Long story short, a big gust of wind came the final day we were there and flipped the awning onto the snugtop. Bent the rails pretty bad but I was able to bend them back and use the awning for the rest of the trip. Contacted ARB when I returned and their support is awesome. They promptly shipped me replacement parts. I then sold that awning and picked up the updated 2.5x2.5 awning.



 

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Updated camp kitchen w/ Cook Partner Stove 22" model and 5# propane tank. This stove is the best you can buy, handmade in Pocatello Idaho. Well worth the investment. Thats a large 12" Lodge cast iron pan making potato chips.





 

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Awesomeness
 

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Do you have any close up shots of how exactly you mounted the aluminum angle bed supports? I'm hunting for a topper with the same plan of making it into a camper. Similar to yours, something that doesn't have too much built into it that using the truck bed on a regular basis requires the removal of a bunch of stuff.

Love the rig, even better seeing it in Boulder!
 

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Do you have any close up shots of how exactly you mounted the aluminum angle bed supports?

Love the rig, even better seeing it in Boulder!
My goal with this setup was to have enough room for a cooler underneath, just enough headroom to sleep on my side, fit two 30x80" mattresses, and make it simple enough to tear down easily and have access to the full bed. This accomplishes this perfectly for my needs.

Here's some closeup shots of the 3x5" aluminum angle. I removed the stock deck rail system and used the holes as template to drill out the aluminum angle. Be careful, the hole pattern isnt symmetric front to back. I then installed the aluminum angle underneath the factory deck rails into the factory drilled bed holes using longer stainless hardware and washers.

If you're in Colorado, you can buy these from Alreco in Henderson. I paid about $90 for the pair, I can get you exact lengths if you need.



 

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Feelin the CO luv! I used to work that ballpark across the street from your first pic while in college.

Nice ride btw.
 

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Great job
 
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