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Bluegrass Taco

Adventurer
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The forever build. I bought my 1st 4wd 44 years ago. On #18 now. This 2011 Tacoma TRD OR was bought 4 years ago. With in days I found out I had cancer. Got treated. Found more cancer. Had surgery. Got over that. Found out I have Parkinsons.

So. The truck build took a back seat.

Finally getting on with it. Bilstien/OME/Deaver lift. Yukon gears. TruTrac in front. Warn VR12S winch. US RACING wheels. Cooper STT PRO 285/75r16s. Full Pelfreybilt bumpers and skids. (Aluminum where possible) ARE X series cap. Baja Design lights. Viair on board air.

Yet to happen; Snorkle. Roof rack (s)

Due to health battle, probably the last build...I'll get back with you on that. (2010 FJ Cruiser in the driveway just in case)
 

Saint Nick

Active member
Nice truck (y) I appreciate how hard it is to work on these things after battling the big 'C'. For me it was the months of chemo after the surgery that knocked me for six. Good luck with the build and I'm sure it won't be the last ;)

Nick
 

Bluegrass Taco

Adventurer
Nice truck (y) I appreciate how hard it is to work on these things after battling the big 'C'. For me it was the months of chemo after the surgery that knocked me for six. Good luck with the build and I'm sure it won't be the last ;)

Nick

Since the previous post, I found out that the Parkinson's diagnosis was not correct. Found out last Friday that I have MS.
 

Bluegrass Taco

Adventurer
Sorry to hear about that. I hope that the type of MS you have isn't too serious and I wish you well.

Nick.
Thanks!


Still in the shock mode, trying to wrap my mind around the news. I was given a couple pieces of reading material, as well as several websites to educate myself on what to expect going forward. I'm sure this won't be easy, but there is a lot of recent progress in treating MS. We're still determining what the particular "type" I have, but there are days when I feel pretty good. I'm taking that as a sign things can be good most of the time. My neurologist tells me he's seeing fewer and fewer severe "untreatable" cases. That's all about the improved prognosis after treatment starts... Think positive, prepare for the worst, hope for the best, and keep my chin up.
 

Saint Nick

Active member
Thanks!


Still in the shock mode, trying to wrap my mind around the news. I was given a couple pieces of reading material, as well as several websites to educate myself on what to expect going forward. I'm sure this won't be easy, but there is a lot of recent progress in treating MS. We're still determining what the particular "type" I have, but there are days when I feel pretty good. I'm taking that as a sign things can be good most of the time. My neurologist tells me he's seeing fewer and fewer severe "untreatable" cases. That's all about the improved prognosis after treatment starts... Think positive, prepare for the worst, hope for the best, and keep my chin up.
I'm sure you are in shock, however try to keep away from the internet and just go by what your specialist says. IMHO there is too much 'misinformation' on the net, especially with regards to medical things. I found that staying positive is the best thing along with support from family and friends made a massive difference when I was diagnosed.

As you say, "keep your chin up" and I wish you well (y)

Nick
 

Daniel Hitsman

New member
Here is our Sunrader Build. First picture is what we started with, second is close to complete!

Build:
  • Custom Dana 60 W/5:38s and ARB AIRLOCKER
  • 1984 Toyota Solid Front Axle W/5:29
  • 22RE with 5 speed manual
  • ARB front bumper
  • 9000LBS Warn Winch
  • 2x Hella 50w Driving Lights
  • Bushwacker Fender flares
  • Toyo MT 285/75R16 on 8 Lug Eagle Alloys (8x6.5)
  • Firestone Airbags (rear).
  • Onboard Air System (Viair)
  • Custom Toolbox mount on rear
  • Upgraded Mirrors + mounting two (2) to the hood for better Visibility
Comments, suggestions, feedback appreciated :)
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