Dave Bennett, Member #203
Travel, Explore, Live: AMERICAN ADVENTURIST
What a great trip, and all of us did really well on the trails... No winching, and no damage... And that's saying quite a bit being that we had a STOCK Tacoma in our group with only light trail goodyears on it!
Truck is looking awesome on the outside, it's time we put some work on the inside, since we're chilling on the trips for a little bit.
While we're on the topic of the fridge being in place. I added a goodie from Slee Off-Road.
I wasn't real happy with the factory fridge tie-downs included with the slide. The nylon straps couldn't be tightened easily and always had a bit of slack. The Slee fridge tie-down brackets are designed to attach using the same screw location as the factory handles. Longer stainless steel hardware is included for the extra width of the brackets. They provide a solid mount for use of turnbuckles to securely anchor the fridge.
The Flip-pac interior build kicked off over the weekend. Nothing much to show as no wood has been harmed yet. 4RunAmok and I did a bunch of measuring and the wiring for the house power (from AT) was completely redone. Now finishing up the power for the fridge and other planned accessories will be quick and easy with help of the Blue Sea Systems fuse block installed in the bed. Mitch took over the majority of the wiring and I wasn't exactly going to push him out of the way. I'm not a big fan of running wire due to how tedious my "wire OCD" makes the job.
I was more than happy to have Mitch doing the work because he:
1. Likes wiring.
2. Is very good at it.
3. His OCD surpasses mine.
A big thank you, as always, goes out to him. Being in the business of vehicle modification, his expertise will continue to ensure the work only needs to be done once.
No, pictures for now. The truck is currently getting an upgrade from a local fabricator... more to follow upon its return.