Wheels of TLF

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jakemauldin wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:01 pm
I would checkout the Chemical Guys products. They have a foam gun they sell for like $65 that attaches to your pressure washer, I would buy the $17 dollar amazon version of that (watched a comparison video on Youtube and amazon performed just as well) and then invest the money you saved in their actual soaps. I just refreshed my collection of their products last week. I have yet to be disappointed.
Good looking out buddy!! 👍🏾
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I also use this product. If you look closely in the picture I used this product on the right half of the truck, just a microfiber rag and minimal pressure the bugs came off with ease. I did use Chemical Guys “super cleaner” on the left and it did the same just didn't take a picture, it’s about 150% more than the 3D bug remover, but it can do miracles inside the vehicle as well so each product has its perks. Just make sure to wash the super cleaner off otherwise it leaves a film that you won’t like.
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Recently added to my garage
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Just picked up this 2016 Limited Tundra CrewMax with 36k miles. I want to install a cold air intake, performance exhaust, and LED headlights. First truck since buying a house about 1 year ago, and I can already know this truck will be doing some good work.

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bhutchinson87 wrote:
Wed Aug 21, 2019 2:03 pm
Just picked up this 2016 Limited Tundra CrewMax with 36k miles. I want to install a cold air intake, performance exhaust, and LED headlights. First truck since buying a house about 1 year ago, and I can already know this truck will be doing some good work.

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Nice truck!
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Made some upgrades this summer. Traded our 2018 Honda Pilot (hated that pos, I’ll never buy another new Honda) for a 2017 Volvo S60 Dynamic, traded my 2015 Titan for a 2015 Ram 3500 and bought a new 2020 Salem Cruise Lite travel trailer. Unfortunately my lawn has taken the backseat this summer because of it all 😂
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Cory wrote:
Wed Sep 25, 2019 7:41 am
Made some upgrades this summer. Traded our 2018 Honda Pilot (hated that pos, I’ll never buy another new Honda) for a 2017 Volvo S60 Dynamic, traded my 2015 Titan for a 2015 Ram 3500 and bought a new 2020 Salem Cruise Lite travel trailer. Unfortunately my lawn has taken the backseat this summer because of it all 😂
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Very nice Cory...I have been a Volvo fan for a long time...
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@ctrav Thanks! I never gave Volvo a thought till we saw one walking around Carmax one day but it was already sold. It’s definitely a nice car, my wife liked it as soon as she saw it. It was rough trying to find one though, we traveled all over to find the right one. I only wanted this year and trim but there wasn’t many of them around for sell. We have had it for a couple months now and still haven’t seen another one anywhere driving around. Definitely not one in every driveway like a Honda Accord or Toyota Camry 😂

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My message is that we'll be watching you Chevrolet.

This is all wrong. I shouldn't be up here. I should be back in on TLF planning a 2020 lawn strategy. Yet you all bring us this RAV4 and call it a Blazer. How dare you!

Ford is coming out with a sweet new Bronco and I was hoping you'd do the same. You have stolen my dreams and my midlife crisis with your empty words....

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@Reddog90 nice!

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Thanks guys. It's a taken some work to refresh it but it's a joy to own and maintain. Definitely a memory maker and I get smiles and waves every time I drive it.

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Reddog90 wrote:
Wed Oct 23, 2019 9:27 am
Thanks guys. It's a taken some work to refresh it but it's a joy to own and maintain. Definitely a memory maker and I get smiles and waves every time I drive it.
I have just recently zeroed in on these as my future weekender. I'm finding that prices are all over the board.
Any suggestions on what to stay away from? Great looking vehicle....envious.

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SWB wrote:
Thu Oct 24, 2019 8:21 am
Reddog90 wrote:
Wed Oct 23, 2019 9:27 am
Thanks guys. It's a taken some work to refresh it but it's a joy to own and maintain. Definitely a memory maker and I get smiles and waves every time I drive it.
I have just recently zeroed in on these as my future weekender. I'm finding that prices are all over the board.
Any suggestions on what to stay away from? Great looking vehicle....envious.
Start reading on ih8mud.com. Come up with a budget and start watching the market. Figure out what year you want:

http://www.cruiserfaq.com/15-01.php

I highly suggest staying away from any non-US/imported 40s. FJ43s were never imported to the US as well. The market has become flooded with central and south american bondo resto jobs that are shiny and attractive to people new to the market but are really not done correctly. Survivor US-spec 40s that need refreshing or that have been refreshed by a cruiser head are much more desirable. If your budget allows, you could spring for one that has been refreshed or restored. lcnation.com is a good source for quality rigs.

These trucks are like working on an old tractor and are great for a shade tree mechanic. I have spent a year going through suspension, steering, brakes, some electrical issues, etc relying on the FSM and mud as my guide. Before this truck I had only performed an oil change. They are a short wheel base leaf sprung vehicle, most likely without power steering or AC. Do not expect it to drive like a modern vehicle. And T&Ps to your wallet.

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Reddog90 wrote:
Tue Oct 29, 2019 9:52 am
SWB wrote:
Thu Oct 24, 2019 8:21 am
Reddog90 wrote:
Wed Oct 23, 2019 9:27 am
Thanks guys. It's a taken some work to refresh it but it's a joy to own and maintain. Definitely a memory maker and I get smiles and waves every time I drive it.
I have just recently zeroed in on these as my future weekender. I'm finding that prices are all over the board.
Any suggestions on what to stay away from? Great looking vehicle....envious.
Start reading on ih8mud.com. Come up with a budget and start watching the market. Figure out what year you want:

http://www.cruiserfaq.com/15-01.php

I highly suggest staying away from any non-US/imported 40s. FJ43s were never imported to the US as well. The market has become flooded with central and south american bondo resto jobs that are shiny and attractive to people new to the market but are really not done correctly. Survivor US-spec 40s that need refreshing or that have been refreshed by a cruiser head are much more desirable. If your budget allows, you could spring for one that has been refreshed or restored. lcnation.com is a good source for quality rigs.

These trucks are like working on an old tractor and are great for a shade tree mechanic. I have spent a year going through suspension, steering, brakes, some electrical issues, etc relying on the FSM and mud as my guide. Before this truck I had only performed an oil change. They are a short wheel base leaf sprung vehicle, most likely without power steering or AC. Do not expect it to drive like a modern vehicle. And T&Ps to your wallet.
I greatly appreciate your input and thanks for the links. I've not had the time to seriously explore one just because of my work schedule. I'll get serious after the first of the year. I love the looks of yours!

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Bimmer is gone. Not missing the straight 6, rear wheel drive, or 6-speed manual at all! This thing is a freakin hoot.
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Just picked this up for a new daily. Couldn't stand arriving home with lukewarm pizza!


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MasterMech wrote:
Wed Feb 19, 2020 2:04 am
Just picked this up for a new daily. Couldn't stand arriving home with lukewarm pizza!
Nice!! Makes me miss my E90 a little. Do I spy an intercooler and exhaust?

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I’ve just started building my version of a Sunday Hot Rod.
‘08 VW Passat wagon. It’s a 3.6 V6 4Motion car. Beautiful driving car. Lots of room for 4 people. Took me almost a year to find one. I’ll take it completely apart, add a HPA FTX Turbo kit (this is their first 3.6 Turbo build).it will make from 500 to 650 hp depending on how much money I can afford. Swap in a DSG trans. I’ve sourced oem R36 bumpers and grill. It’s a model that never came to the states. Upgraded dash electronics from a ‘12 Passat CC. New seats and custom leather interior. HPA big brake kit. HPA custom center exit valved exhaust. Paint will be a House of Kolor paint by a local hot rod shop. Last time I tore a car apart was 30 yrs ago and it was a old chevy. This thing is so complicated and has so many more parts than the old chevy. I’m a bit intimidated but I’ll try and take it pc by pc. Here’s a few pics of it starting to tear it down. Also the rendering I had done. I’m excited but huge amount of work to do. I’m guessing it will take me 2 yrs. depending on cash flow.
Can you tell, I’m excited!
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