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Title: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on September 30, 2013, 07:04:14 AM
So the other day my brother brought to my attention that there really isnt much on this truck i have left alone and i am STILL going  :laugh: this was brought up since he has been looking for one for him and asked why mine is pretty base model and still has more gadgets than a typical 03 did so i figured a build thread wouldnt be a bad idea :4:
So we start in august of 2010 when I traded my 03 limeted edition Jeep Liberty for it
(https://i.imgur.com/ut8bY4Q.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/4A7bcIx.jpg)
Now… I was a junior in high school when these were taken …. Don’t ask why there was a fear this sticker on a Jeep Liberty I look back and wonder the same thing however as you can see in the senior pic one it was gone by then (and a pain to take off) :laugh: however it was dubbed the Liberator at school :laugh:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on September 30, 2013, 07:08:57 AM
So here I sit in August of 2010 with an Avalanche  :B:
(https://photos.app.goo.gl/9eCkdjyXnuqYoxPD2)
pretty much all stock except what is supposed to be black chrome wheels that are peeling due to poor maintenance on the previous owners half and the only reason the cladding is dark in this pic is because i had just armouralled it which i learned about 5 minutes later armor all and scorio roads don't mix  :beating:

(https://i.imgur.com/aY5jptK.jpg)
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on September 30, 2013, 07:15:58 AM
 :B:  
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on September 30, 2013, 07:26:55 AM
chrome door handles, also then added 60" line of fire with the sail panel leds
(https://i.imgur.com/bnsbyr6.jpg)
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on September 30, 2013, 07:36:02 AM
then the fun part  :4: 20" kmc xd flat black and machined wheels wrapped in 275/60/r20 Bf Goodrich rugged terrains
(https://i.imgur.com/UMM8WHw.jpg)

billet grille
(https://i.imgur.com/9p7sJyO.jpg) best shot i have of the billet grille and yes i got wet in that pic didnt really think that one through  :E:  :laugh:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on September 30, 2013, 07:45:30 AM
leveling kit to even the front up with the back
(https://i.imgur.com/Nc8KKLh.jpg)
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on September 30, 2013, 07:48:08 AM
 :B:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on September 30, 2013, 07:54:52 AM
a backup camera in the tailgate bezel and a Yakima bed rack  :B:
(https://i.imgur.com/RHlW2XH.jpg)
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on September 30, 2013, 08:04:01 AM
just a couple pics...
plasti-dipped the b- pillars and smoked the Led Tails before installing them
(https://i.imgur.com/Wnhs8zE.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/C83T6So.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/V40oinM.jpg)
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on September 30, 2013, 08:11:26 AM
here it is with my portable disc golf basket up in the big horns
(https://i.imgur.com/9qnjTSG.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/7qhsnIx.jpg)

and also bought a roof tent from a guy at work

(https://i.imgur.com/X4Vlwo7.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/IybK11b.jpg)

Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Hanz Groober on September 30, 2013, 09:18:38 AM
 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on September 30, 2013, 09:27:03 AM
I'll do this too
so far
before
(https://i.imgur.com/aY5jptK.jpg)
after
(https://i.imgur.com/3eW0shz.jpg)
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Mommyof02 on September 30, 2013, 09:51:40 AM
Nice!!! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on September 30, 2013, 09:54:51 AM
thanks  :wave:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dluvr22 on September 30, 2013, 10:17:53 AM
Wow. The difference.
I really must add my lift and leveling kit to my truck.
It really makes a huge difference.
I give it :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: blu_fuz on September 30, 2013, 10:29:35 AM
That's the way, uh hu, uh hu, I like it  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: M4TT on September 30, 2013, 21:05:10 PM
YELLO THERE!

I've always loved this truck for the simple fact that it's yellow. And a transformer.
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Hanz Groober on September 30, 2013, 21:32:11 PM
YELLO THERE!

I've always loved this truck for the simple fact that it's yellow. And a transformer.

Just leave "the bullets" off it right? Hahahaha.

Lol. I'm not stocking you dude, its just that your two posts(Fuel Avalanche and Wyotonka build) came up back to back in my "unread" column and I had to give ya some crap.

A little CAFCNA love. Don't get weird about it. :)
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on October 1, 2013, 09:35:56 AM
thanks guys  :wave:

my check engine light came on this morning knock sensor 2   :E: so it looks like thats on the top of the to do list now  :E:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dluvr22 on October 1, 2013, 10:54:12 AM
thanks guys  :wave:

my check engine light came on this morning knock sensor 2   :E: so it looks like thats on the top of the to do list now  :E:
Yeah I ignored mine for a bit too long and ended up having to replace the catalytic converter as well eventually.
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: M4TT on October 16, 2013, 16:19:11 PM
Just leave "the bullets" off it right? Hahahaha.

Lol. I'm not stocking you dude, its just that your two posts(Fuel Avalanche and Wyotonka build) came up back to back in my "unread" column and I had to give ya some crap.

A little CAFCNA love. Don't get weird about it. :)

Remember kids, bullets go in your gun, nowhere else! :P

Hey, I know what your next mod should be: a power-retractable CB antenna :P
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: PuddleStompin on October 16, 2013, 16:53:45 PM
Look what you started!!! Awesome.  Now the next step is....... 6.6l swap with 4l80E???

PS i get my tune back from Frost next week.... hopefully ill have my truck done before the snow shows up here in cali!!!
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on October 17, 2013, 06:04:30 AM
Look what you started!!! Awesome.  Now the next step is....... 6.6l swap with 4l80E???

PS i get my tune back from Frost next week.... hopefully ill have my truck done before the snow shows up here in cali!!!
you're lucky we are already at 29" of snow for the year!!!
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: fatkrak on November 8, 2013, 20:39:29 PM
those led Chevrolet door lights are awesome! where can I find those at?
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on November 8, 2013, 20:53:38 PM
eBay... I need to find better quality ones though. I noticed last night they aren't working anymore :/
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dluvr22 on November 9, 2013, 15:05:17 PM
LOL
Mine are just a bright white spot.
No transformers logo any more so I guess I'll just leave them in an consider them as plain puddle lights
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on November 10, 2013, 17:08:47 PM
Oh...no mine are gone gone ... Like zero light at all
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: PuddleStompin on November 11, 2013, 14:38:45 PM
How is the snow treating you right now??  We still don't have any out here in Cali.
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on November 11, 2013, 14:48:14 PM
well... if you read the what are you doing today thread you will see how it treated me saturday night  :laugh: other than that really not much more to speak of. Its been snowing since about 8 today but has been meltings when it hits the ground its barely starting to actually stick
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on November 22, 2013, 11:36:18 AM
well.. ordered a new can of r&r, a new passenger side mirror, a power folding mirror module (folds in mirrors when key is out found courtesy of here  :4: ) put in my new weathertech floor mats... right now what it really needs is a bath and a passenger side wheel bearing which is on the todo list tomorrow  :thumbsup: after that its going to be an upgrade to spark plugs, wires, and cleaning the MAF

been dieing to do the wigwag mod but its directions seem to be a little elusive right now... ill keep looking though  :laugh:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on November 22, 2013, 12:21:15 PM
Found the directions for the wig wag finally and ordered the parts needed  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dakotawilk on November 22, 2013, 13:14:37 PM
hey buddy i just saw this thats awsome so im shure you get being tight on money being a kid paying for all your own stuff what are some cheap fun mods i could do to my avy i was thinking long and hard about plasti diping my rims black because myn is charcol and i have a led bar but is off right now gona hard wire it in and screw it to the back bumper but i was thinking about painting some interior parts brighter its jsut all so dark I like colors and digging the yellow dude :cool:keep it up thanks alot
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on November 22, 2013, 13:20:35 PM
it does get tough.. with truck and house payments but if you dont leave room for fun then you arent living right  :thumbsup: i have always lived on the motto that you work to live, you dont live to work and if you have any questions hit me up... when i owned that jeep liberty (which probably saw more mud and trails than a lot of wranglers do) i did nothing on my own because i was scared to mess something up but when you do things on your own it saves the wallet a lot of stress  :thumbsup:

Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on November 22, 2013, 13:37:15 PM
btw dakotawik i sent you a pm  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dakotawilk on November 22, 2013, 13:44:28 PM
cool bro got it and tried to upload a pic of myn said it was too big so i shrunk it then it said i already did it so idk what you seeing haha
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on November 22, 2013, 14:05:15 PM
easiest i have found on the whole pic thing is to have a photobucket acct. and use the img link and paste it here  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dakotawilk on November 22, 2013, 18:41:16 PM
ok well that's annoying  :E: ok ill have to look into that thanks bro hey have you seen the tents that go in the back of the avy's that the midgate folds down and you sleep in there and if worse comes to worse you can use the heater or ac and myn have monitors in the head rest so I can use those too
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on November 23, 2013, 17:43:19 PM
Yea I've been keepin an eye out for one local so I can use my roof tent and the bed tent
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dakotawilk on November 23, 2013, 18:25:32 PM
got a cabellas near you? if so
http://www.cabelas.com/product/CampRight-Truck-Tents/1329715.uts?productVariantId=3094431&WT.tsrc=CSE&WT.mc_id=GoogleProductAds&WT.z_mc_id1=03371967&rid=40&channel=GoogleBaseUSA&mr:trackingCode=5850D01A-FAC2-E111-8DC4-001B21631C34&mr:referralID=NA&mr:device=c&mr:adType=pla&mr:ad=36061690631&mr:keyword&mr:match&mr:filter=58018988831&gclid=CIac_aau_LoCFcYWMgodFDoAmw&gclsrc=aw.ds
I just relized how long that link was oops haha well anyway that would be sick when you do it make shure you post pics!!
heres another option and price point isn't too bad either for both of them there the same tent 2 different places
http://www.autoanything.com/truck-tents/10A50603.aspx
cool bro and all yours has on it is a leveling kit no lift?
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on November 23, 2013, 18:29:12 PM
No lift just level  :thumbsup: it does sit considerably higher than stock height
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dakotawilk on November 23, 2013, 18:33:34 PM
how much in the front did you go because I considered doing 3'' torsion keys in the front and buying some 2'' spacers in the rear but if I just bought leveling kit that could work too :)
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dakotawilk on November 23, 2013, 21:28:58 PM
hey next idea for the build thread?
http://www.ebay.com/itm/AR-3-Front-2-Rear-Leveling-Full-Lift-Kit-2001-2006-Chevy-Avalanche-4x4-4WD-/281057649080?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&hash=item41705761b8&vxp=mtr
but when you buy it buy 2 send one to me :laugh: been dieing to use that haha
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on November 23, 2013, 23:42:54 PM
I'll only put a lift on it after I move... It hails a lot here and the truck needs to fit in the garage
I don't remember what size kit was put on it I had plains tire put it on there back before I started doing my own work
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dakotawilk on November 24, 2013, 09:06:01 AM
how much did you level the front? like how much did you lift it to level because im going to get the adjustable 3'' front torsion keys and debating between a 2'' spacer or 2.5'' spacers for the rear and could do all that for under a $100 :)
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: reidbarton96 on November 25, 2013, 10:19:02 AM
Great build thread, Wyotonka, even greater Avalanche!  :1:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on November 25, 2013, 10:45:23 AM
thanks reidbarton96  :wave:  dakotawilk im not sure what size level kit is on it but i can get you a measurement from ground to front wheelwell after work if that will work other than that i would have to dig up the paperwork and i dont even know where to start there
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dakotawilk on November 25, 2013, 19:33:55 PM
its all good bro I did some other reaserch I think it should be a inch difference hey here is a quick vid of my avy
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ZEx0c3A45E
also I just drove it up a big dirt hill in my yard I will have to get a photo bucket so that I can post it ::)
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on November 26, 2013, 13:50:42 PM
well... due to the parasitic drain im going through my mods are piling up these are all mods on the to do that i have parts for that arent going in till i figure this out  :E:

1. amber leds for front of mirrors
2. auto fold in mirrors
3. wig wag drls
4. passenger mirror replacement
5. yellow led footwell lights
6. build new sub boxes for my 2 10's
7. R&R all plastics again  (incoming R&R)
8. Build and mount toggle switch panel

figures the mod bug and a parasitic drain would hit at the same time  :laugh:  :needhug:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dluvr22 on November 26, 2013, 14:05:40 PM
LOL
I have been there too.
Don't know if we discussed it earlier but I had the parasitic drain and the first thing that came to mind was the all the electronics I had added over the years, especially the CPU in the truck.
Turned out after doing the parasitic drain test and pulling fuses, my drain was coming from the cigarette lighter and the accessory fuses.

Strangely enough none of my aftermarket accessories were ever connected to those circuits.
I've since pulled the fuses and am waiting for summertime to come around to work on it.
In the mean time, I have been using the truck as a secondary vehicle (that is until my fiancee's POS honda died last week) and I've had it parked for a full week at a time without any battery drain.
Thankfully I have enough USB ports on my powered USB hub to power all my devices so I never use the cigarette plug or the accessories plugs for anything.
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dakotawilk on November 26, 2013, 19:23:39 PM
auto or electric fold in mirrors? my list is
levalingkit/2''spacers
hardwire in my led bar
get a bull bar
re attach my front cladded fender (need clips)
paint all the cladding once it warms up
fog lights for the roof or bull bar

that's the majority of it for now all stuff that wont cost a ton all together every thing on that list is about $450 not bad but still a chunk of change :/
all for the AVY though  :B:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on November 26, 2013, 20:31:19 PM
Dluvr22 I know my electrical mods are coming to mind too but none are wired into something that would be on with the key out otherwise things could get crazy  :laugh:

Dakotawik it already has power folding mirrors I'm putting a model in that will fold in the mirrors when the key is pulled and fold out the mirrors when the key is put in ... And that's only my mod list for what I have the parts for right now  :laugh: my actuall mod list is a sore sight for the wallet lol

Blue led interior swap
Bull bar with color matched skid plate
Led bar for bull bar
50" led bar across the top <that one is still a maybe... Haven't seen one in person
Power locking tailgate (possibly saddlebags)
Amber led bars down the sides
Modify stock headlights to halo projectors
Swap fog lights to super white
DRL and turn signal ambers led
Performance plugs and wires
Finnish exhaust (leaning towards ecutouts)
Semi horn<-- have the parts for that one  :E:
Dual batteries
Cup holder mod in tailgate
Boat drain plug in driver side saddle bag
Led strips for cargo lights
Black billet fuel door
Black Chevrolet lettering on tailgate
And possibly street glow...had it on my jeep and loved it
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dakotawilk on November 26, 2013, 20:43:43 PM
oh I get you on the mirrors now I was like myn power fold don't yours?? haha cool and I saw a pickup with ambler leds down the side it looked so sweet! and I also saw one the led tailgate bar they had it on both sides so when he turned on his turn signal front half or back half flashed  :badidea: the led bar for the roof theres a thread on here he has one looked good! DANG IT wyotonka my upgrade list just became what I had plus 90% of yours oh I also have a old cb to install that I wanna do as for exhaust I have magnaflow sounds SO SICK easily my favorite part of the truck!
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on November 26, 2013, 21:03:38 PM
 :laugh: yea mods are contagious and I can't  believe I left cb off there... When we were in the mtn in my moms hummer a cb would have been helpful and went on the for sure mod list after that escapade and ever since the sail panel LEDs I don't like to waste time thinking about it... Kept that one on the todo list for a year (already done just needed hooked up and put in that whole year) and looking back I only regret not doing it sooner because the look is one of a kind on the road  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on November 27, 2013, 07:36:00 AM
there was a pretty good sunrise when i got to work this morning  :thumbsup:
(https://i.imgur.com/Md5r5Jz.jpg)
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dluvr22 on November 27, 2013, 09:22:00 AM
Dang it Wyotonka

That mod list looks like you copied it right of my iPad (with a few differences of course)  :laugh:

Lets see
Blue led interior swap ---------------------------------------------------------------------------red LEDs for me
Bull bar with color matched skid plate -----------------------------------------------------------black with black skid plate
Led bar for bull bar  -----------------------------------------------------------------------------lucky enough to find that cheap so it's done
50" led bar across the top <that one is still a maybe... Haven't seen one in person --------------watching an eBay auction right now but have to pass due to my ignition issues
Power locking tailgate (possibly saddlebags)------------------------------------------------------definitely on my list
Amber led bars down the sides ------------------------------------------------------------------found a sweet deal on Recon White lightning and just waiting to pull the trigger
Modify stock headlights to halo projectors ------------------------------------------------------- doing that too with a slight tweak of my own.  It's meant to be a surprise one off piece so I am keeping my lips sealed
Swap fog lights to super white  -------------------------------------------------------------------swap fogs to HIDs
DRL and turn signal ambers led -------------------------------------------------------------------switchbacks LEDs for turn signals. Went thru 6 sets of LEDs in the DRLs so I quit and stuck with regular amber bulbs
Performance plugs and wires ----------------------------------------------------------------------on my list too.
Finnish exhaust (leaning towards ecutouts)                                                                             dual flowmasters with black tips planned
Semi horn<-- have the parts for that one  banghead ---------------------------------------------100W siren that I rarely use
Dual batteries ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Bought parts of another member here cheap but haven't gotten around to putting it in.
Cup holder mod in tailgate -----------------------------------------------------------------------definately a mus for the summer tailgate parties
Boat drain plug in driver side saddle bag ---------------------------------------------------------not on my list
Led strips for cargo lights ------------------------------------------------------------------------02 came with dual cargo lights so my mod was just to put LEDs in place of original bulbs
Black billet fuel door ------------------------------------------------------------------------------same here only I painted over the black to match the rest of my cladding since it was a different shade
Black Chevrolet lettering on tailgate --------------------------------------------------------------not on my list
And possibly street glow...had it on my jeep and loved it-----------------------------------------out grew that unfortunately but you're welcome to put them on as you see fit.

Others for me are seat covers which you've already done.
LOF or the newer model from Recon -----that you've done too.
Push button start for the truck with a twist ( that one is top secret too so I'm not going into details in a public forum)

and much much more
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dakotawilk on November 29, 2013, 20:40:06 PM
as I read more forums and the more I look on ebay the more I want to spend money I don't have  :E: like this I found im going to get
http://www.ebay.com/itm/120W-24-Led-Spot-Flood-Combo-Alloy-Work-Bar-Diving-Light-Lamp-Off-Road-4WD-Boat-/130980365216?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&hash=item1e7f09c3a0&vxp=mtr
yup but the list I already have I need todo
led tailgate bar
cb with antenna
and soon much more and build some stuff might make my own grill out of acrylic already made a sweet key chain
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dluvr22 on December 1, 2013, 17:54:18 PM
as I read more forums and the more I look on ebay the more I want to spend money I don't have  :E: like this I found im going to get
http://www.ebay.com/itm/120W-24-Led-Spot-Flood-Combo-Alloy-Work-Bar-Diving-Light-Lamp-Off-Road-4WD-Boat-/130980365216?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&hash=item1e7f09c3a0&vxp=mtr
yup but the list I already have I need todo
led tailgate bar
cb with antenna
and soon much more and build some stuff might make my own grill out of acrylic already made a sweet key chain

That's the exact size of the one in my bull bar.
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dakotawilk on December 1, 2013, 18:10:21 PM
That's the exact size of the one in my bull bar.
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what do you think of it does it add a lot more light? if I were to mount it on a brush guard or behind my grill and the tailgate light led bar mod I did yesterday and finished mounting it permantly :)
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dluvr22 on December 1, 2013, 18:29:57 PM
Hi
I don't want to hijack Wyotonka's thread but here's a boring video of it in action at night. My dash cam is kinda adjusting for all the light so it is even brighter than it looks in the video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7TFf4DBcUCc

And a pic......
(http://imageshack.com/a/img706/9525/1bm5.jpg)
These lights are extremely bright.
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dakotawilk on December 1, 2013, 18:47:26 PM
that's cool that was just the led bar?? when u mx in normal headlights can you still tell? its there but that's a cool vid and a very sic avy hey heres a link to my rig
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ZEx0c3A45E
I haven't figured out how to post pics yet still working on that! :) thanks bro
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dluvr22 on December 1, 2013, 19:37:39 PM
The headlights were on at all times. I only switched the LED bar on and off. When they're on, you barely see the difference with the headlights switched on or off.
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dakotawilk on December 1, 2013, 20:07:54 PM
Sweet bro ok thanks it's going to the top of the list behind 2" lift and tued with brush gaurd
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on December 2, 2013, 06:16:29 AM
its ok dluvr22 your bull bar is the one that made me want an led bar  :laugh: now we just need to get a pic of these 2 trucks next to eachother and send it to gm so maybe they will start making cool colors again  :4:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dakotawilk on December 2, 2013, 06:23:18 AM
I agree bro myn is charcoal colored kina boring  :beating:hey but good for cops it's boring there :) haha I might add a racing stripe or something
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: tay0016 on December 2, 2013, 11:34:42 AM
I am curious where you found your seat covers. Do those allow armrests to come down? My seats are getting pretty beat up and I like the ways yours look! And how do you like the roof tent?
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on December 2, 2013, 11:42:55 AM
the roof tent is awesome it still needs sealed so has only been used the one time so far but i like how it keeps you up off the ground
the seat covers are off ebay from a company called IGGEE customs they are holding up great after 2+ years there is a crack in the driver seat now but im pretty sure it started from something in my pocket  :E: mine has the bench seat so i dont know on arm rests but i think they offer them with the arm rests they were great to work with... when you order from them they require you send pics of your seats that way there is no room for error on the description
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dakotawilk on December 2, 2013, 12:21:12 PM
hey wyotonka i figured out something on my avy when i drove up a steep dirt hill at my house screwing around theres your bumper then a separate piece of plastic under the front bumper that is just for looks its bolted on pull it off and you get 2-3'' more ground clearence up front and you never known it was there and its not effercting my gas millage and the non cladded avys already have that cleaanche its only the cladded avys that have it hmmmm....
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: enoniam on December 2, 2013, 12:31:35 PM
hey wyotonka i figured out something on my avy when i drove up a steep dirt hill at my house screwing around theres your bumper then a separate piece of plastic under the front bumper that is just for looks its bolted on pull it off and you get 2-3'' more ground clearence up front and you never known it was there and its not effercting my gas millage and the non cladded avys already have that cleaanche its only the cladded avys that have it hmmmm....

That's the optional front air dam - not all cladded AVs came with it.
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dakotawilk on December 2, 2013, 12:51:49 PM
That's the optional front air dam - not all cladded AVs came with it.
ok what was the point of it better mpg? when i took myn off look like i added a 2'' lift haha :)
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: enoniam on December 2, 2013, 13:03:16 PM
I think the point of it was more $s for GM and the dealer.   :cool:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dakotawilk on December 2, 2013, 13:06:56 PM
 :o that makes sence thanks i was un aware of that
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on December 2, 2013, 13:38:14 PM
Mine is still on there it is molded the same shape as the bottom of the bumper we took it off my buddies 02 but i left mine on because i like the way it looks  :thumbsup: i figure if i ever need that extra clearance on the trail the trail will take it off for me  :laugh:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dakotawilk on December 2, 2013, 14:17:25 PM
Mine is still on there it is molded the same shape as the bottom of the bumper we took it off my buddies 02 but i left mine on because i like the way it looks  :thumbsup: i figure if i ever need that extra clearance on the trail the trail will take it off for me  :laugh:
well evidently the the dirt house at my hill did about half that for me  :laugh: ooopsoh well like it better now anyway :)
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dakotawilk on December 2, 2013, 14:35:39 PM
heres a coulpe pics of it
http://s911.photobucket.com/user/dakotawilk/media/photo_zps9ecfa18c.jpg.html?sort=3&o=0
http://s911.photobucket.com/user/dakotawilk/media/hill_zps59873a0c.jpeg.html?sort=3&o=4#/user/dakotawilk/media/hill_zps59873a0c.jpeg.html?sort=3&o=4&_suid=13860236485650693722177195223
http://s911.photobucket.com/user/dakotawilk/media/hillrear_zps61a0fe58.jpeg.html?sort=3&o=3
http://s911.photobucket.com/user/dakotawilk/media/2_zps9f9ce65a.jpg.html?sort=3&o=2#/user/dakotawilk/media/2_zps9f9ce65a.jpg.html?sort=3&o=2&_suid=138602370094708754345517942341
 :A: :B:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on December 6, 2013, 06:45:05 AM
well... i am really getting irritated now.... the tonka truck is getting a lot done this weekend and then hopefully it will behave after this  :E:

im sure most of you saw the other post that my av has the pump rub in the transfer case now... 113,000 miles  :E:

then yesterday at lunch the check engine light came on so i went to autozone to have them read the codes and then she printed it all off for me  :E:
P0220
P0300
P1518
P1516
P0174
P0171
P0120

Then to top it off.. this morning the fuel pump went as soon as i pulled in at work and i topped off the tank last night  :beating: backed into my parking spot and the truck sputtered and died

so.... to start probably be putting in the new fuel pump after work and most likely going to be doing the hatch under the rear seat since i do not want to drop a full tank

then... most of the codes point to the TPS having bad connection so im going to clean and grease the connections and hopefully that solves that issue
    and i had them clear those yesterday and nothing has come back up so im pretty sure the harness is loose

random misfire... going to pull, inspect, and most likely replace the spark plugs since that one has been on my todo list anyways

the upgrade kit for the transfer case should be here the 10th and then that will get torn into

and yea... it got down to -20 last night... my parents called me and their pipes broke in their basement and flooded it which we literally JUST finished redoing because their contractor halfassed it and left turns out we should have looked at his skill of installing windows in a block foundation  :E:

at this point i just want to go back to bed and wake up with a restart  :laugh:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dakotawilk on December 6, 2013, 06:51:59 AM
dude THAT SUCKS!!! say it got down to -25 at my house and i left myn at my dads work and we car pooled and got back this morning it was so cold hoping i got my anti freeze mixed righ  :o and pipes broke check engine light and fuel pump dude haha u know that bonus u got haha its gone jk idk if u got a bonus but everytime i get extra money something usually goes bad and always like $100 more than i have
hey at least its still in one piece right well better luck tomorrow
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dluvr22 on December 6, 2013, 07:33:41 AM
Dude I feel your pain.
Hope you have another vehicle you can use as a standby at times like these.

I'm at 175,000 and have had no transmission issues yet (knock on wood)  but I know when it does happen it won't be easy for me.
As for the fuel pump, well I've been there and had to drop the tank twice because the first time I put the pump in, it was not sitting right and I was leaking fuel at every fill-up.

Anyhow I hope you get those issues resolved and have your truck working right soon.
While it is bad enough to have to fix stuff in the cold winter months, it is even worse to miss out out on any chance to take the truck out in the snow to have some fun.

Now I am off to get a car wash after our snow over here.


Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on December 6, 2013, 08:02:51 AM
i dont have another vehicle  :beating: it would be nice to, but im sure if this is takes more than today to get back to road worthy i will be able to drive a work truck or something

Yea its a pain but i also just talked to my boss (who is also my mom  :laugh: ) who was hinting that i should look into seeing if i could get a new car loan which i immediately told her im not selling my truck over this and i would have to fix it first anyway so it would be stupid of me to do that because there isnt much left that isnt replaced (transmission is new as of around 65000 miles)

but i was told that if it is slow today that i will be able to clock out and use the shop to get some things buttoned up so im not using my weekend doing it  :A:

and i know what you mean about needing a wash
(https://i.imgur.com/6h1Bq9P.jpg)
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: PuddleStompin on December 6, 2013, 10:17:31 AM
Dude... just read your post.  SUCKS when stuff breaks.  I am planning on a fuel pump and bullet proofing the rear end next year so i head those off at the pass.  Keep us posted on how the fuel pump swap goes.
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on December 6, 2013, 10:30:48 AM
will do... i have a friend who works at napa who thinks that the fuel lines might just be froze so he is going to send a bottle of heet fuel treatment my way to try before we go through the process of the fuel pump
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: HenryJ on December 6, 2013, 10:47:11 AM
I don't buy the frozen fuel line thing. Diesel? Maybe, Gas? No.
...
P0220
P0300
P1518
P1516
P0174
P0171
P0120

...backed into my parking spot and the truck sputtered and died ...
2003 truck, right? Are you sure the fuel pump is dead?
A couple things to think about. Early two thousand models had some issues with the sub-grade wiring. The wires used had fewer strands. Even though the gauge was larger to meet the specification, the fewer strands made the wiring brittle. This also allowed them to expand and contract with heating. More than usual. Heat from the engine and the vibration seem to be causing the failures. The GM answer is to replace the engine harness.
I have seen several, and it is a known issue that the engine harness had cracking wiring. The bad wires I have seen were the yellow wire about six inches from the throttle body.
Cut loose the loom and expose the wires. Pulling each wire can reveal internal breaks that are obvious. If in doubt use a multimeter to test the wire. Remember some of these issues created intermittent problems. Solder and heat shrink will repair the break. I have personally repaired three that had all sorts of problems prior to the fix. Now all have been trouble free. GM replaced throttle bodies, fuel pumps, throttle pedal assemblies , etc... all under warranty. None solved the problem. I fixed the yellow wire, and trouble free the last four or five years now.

Next up may be the fuel pump wiring connector. Fuel pump failures were being blamed on the small terminals in the connector. They were not allowing the needed amperage flow and resulting in damage to the fuel pumps. Some of the new pumps come with a new connector. Stick with Delphi for the replacement. Cheaper pumps are not the answer. You will replace them again way too soon. Replace the module. The sender needs to be replaced too, or you will be in doing that next. Bite the bullet and do it right the first time. I can post pictures of the crap Carter, Airtex, and other cheap pump modules pumps if needed. I have a whole rant on my forum about those.

All this said. Be sure to reset the PCM and control modules to get a fresh picture of what is happening. I don't trust a failure code until it sets more than once. A scan tool works well for clearing all the codes. Resetting the stored start sequence takes a bit more. Pull both battery cables. Wait at least three minutes. Capacitors in the system can keep the modules powered for a time. Yes, I know this method may be "voodoo" , but it works for me :eyes crossed: ;)
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on December 6, 2013, 11:01:40 AM
didnt plan on buying cheap replacement i was taught if you plan on keeping a vehicle to put in the good stuff  :thumbsup:

it was -20°f here last night and if there was water in the fuel (filled the tank last night) then the water could have frozen

**just went out and it fired up no hesitation (it is still -2° here) i plan on checking wiring after work with those codes being thrown but will still be putting the heet in the tank.. even if it isnt frozen we are supposed to be -19° tonight with windchills reaching -50° so it wont hurt to have it in there
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: HenryJ on December 6, 2013, 11:48:55 AM
Got engine heater? Look for K05 in the RPO code list. If you don't have one add it to your list. A freeze plug heater is a must for those conditions. I also have a cabin heater. I will not go without that! really nice to jump in the truck and have all the windows defrosted :) Keeps the driver defrosted too ;)

All our fuel here is mandated to have ethanol. I keep a couple bottles of HEET in the truck. Not for the truck, but for the white box stove. Melting snow for water in an emergency.

Keep in mind that if you are having intermittent problems and a warm truck seems to do it more than cold, it could be the wiring. A little search will reveal many others that had the same issues. $0.10 worth of solder fixes it.
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dakotawilk on December 6, 2013, 11:57:06 AM
good to hear it might not be the fuel pump!!!and speaking of engine heaters and so on when i have been drving to school these past few days when it was like drop 15 my temp has been wasy low like barried below 160 and havent check yet but i dont think my anti freeze froze but possible i have also heard to put a piece of cardboard in front of the radiator to eliminate windchill factor any sugjustions?
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on December 6, 2013, 12:09:11 PM
Got engine heater? Look for K05 in the RPO code list. If you don't have one add it to your list. A freeze plug heater is a must for those conditions. I also have a cabin heater. I will not go without that! really nice to jump in the truck and have all the windows defrosted :) Keeps the driver defrosted too ;)

All our fuel here is mandated to have ethanol. I keep a couple bottles of HEET in the truck. Not for the truck, but for the white box stove. Melting snow for water in an emergency.

Keep in mind that if you are having intermittent problems and a warm truck seems to do it more than cold, it could be the wiring. A little search will reveal many others that had the same issues. $0.10 worth of solder fixes it.
thanks for the pointers.... when it gets this cold i park in the garage and the remote start gets the truck warm  :A: i will definitely check for that code since i have been wondering if i just dont know where to look
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: HenryJ on December 6, 2013, 12:50:47 PM
Look for a cord tied along the frame rail. I have run into many that never knew it was there. Newer models have a thermostat in the plug so they do not heat above freezing. Saves on power and you don't throw a code when starting above freezing.

Limiting airflow through the radiator can help warm ups. Be careful though. Block too much air and you can over heat.
In severe weather I might consider some sort of cover. Usually the weather does not stay that cold for that long. Newer engines with electric fans don't need this help quite as much since the fan is not pulling air all the time. The biggest advantage would be in highway travel.

If your temp is not rising consistently, suspect a sticky thermostat. Coolant should be changed no less than every five years. That gets neglected by most, myself included.
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on December 6, 2013, 13:13:29 PM
i went out and looked ... no k05 looks like it will be on the list... put one on my jeep when i had it because it didn't like to start in the cold

we arent supposed to be back above 0 till sunday... then not above freezing til next thursday  :thumbdown:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: HenryJ on December 6, 2013, 14:02:54 PM
I feel for ya. Winter storm warning for us today. Highs in the twenties , lows single digits. Above freezing is not in the forecast. Maybe March?
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on December 6, 2013, 14:35:14 PM
 :laugh: pretty much ... on the bright side i put the HEET in the tank let it sit for a while and then went on my "lunch" went everywhere i needed to without anything out of the ordinary... rpms were normal engine temp was lower than normal but that is expected when its this cold  :thumbsup: no whine from the pump and one happy guy (really didn't want to tackle that today )
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dakotawilk on December 8, 2013, 08:52:01 AM
Look for a cord tied along the frame rail. I have run into many that never knew it was there. Newer models have a thermostat in the plug so they do not heat above freezing. Saves on power and you don't throw a code when starting above freezing.

Limiting airflow through the radiator can help warm ups. Be careful though. Block too much air and you can over heat.
In severe weather I might consider some sort of cover. Usually the weather does not stay that cold for that long. Newer engines with electric fans don't need this help quite as much since the fan is not pulling air all the time. The biggest advantage would be in highway travel.

If your temp is not rising consistently, suspect a sticky thermostat. Coolant should be changed no less than every five years. That gets neglected by most, myself included.
I just put in a new thermostat a month ago and last summer I was lwaking coolant throught my radiator so got that fixed and has fresh coolant and that's the thing 90% of my drive is high way and myn is a 2004 so I am gona look for that plug is it just a block heater? because if it had one that would be AWSOME! I was talking to my dad about it he though I was nuts that it might already have one  :laugh:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: HenryJ on December 8, 2013, 10:44:02 AM
Check your RPO code list for a K05 That is the engine heater package.
It is a frost/freeze plug heater in the side of the block. The cord is usually wrapped and tied to the frame rail inside the engine compartment. I have seen many who never knew it was there.
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: PuddleStompin on December 9, 2013, 10:36:41 AM
Good to hear you didn't have to replace the pump.  :thumbsup:  :thumbsup:  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on December 9, 2013, 10:45:28 AM
thanks... i was really not looking forward to replacing the pump with this weather it wouldn't have even been warm to do it in the shop  :laugh:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dakotawilk on December 9, 2013, 11:48:46 AM
thanks... i was really not looking forward to replacing the pump with this weather it wouldn't have even been warm to do it in the shop  :laugh:
yup thats awsome bro woulda sucked you lucked out haha
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dluvr22 on December 9, 2013, 12:40:12 PM
Unfortunately I did not have the RPO code KO5.
I did my research knowing I was moving to MN but I am not one of the lucky ones.

Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on December 9, 2013, 12:43:05 PM
ill sacrifice the k05 code for the yellow anytime   :4:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on January 3, 2014, 09:55:03 AM
ok so i have ran into a dillema that i need some input on .... i have the tan 3rd row seats out of a suburban/tahoe and dont want to spend another 180 for the matching seat covers and since its going to be my 3rd row seat i figured i would do the vinyl dye/paint to match the black and yellow instead of dragging around a seat with a cover on it screwing up the covers....

I have not mounted these yet and will get updated pics when that happens :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dakotawilk on January 3, 2014, 10:13:32 AM
I have heard of people plasti dipping there seats and I seams to me like it would hold up idk but could be something to reaserch for shure and if I were you I would do the second option with the seatbelts I think that would look cool :) hope you had a merry Christmas and a happy new btw I got some torsion keys now I can level mine maby lift it depending if the rear needs it or not good luck anyways keep us updated :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on January 3, 2014, 10:38:54 AM
i dont think plastidip would hold up at all.... this is just for the 3rd row seat too the fronts and backs are going to be the same as they are now with the black and yellow covers i just dont want tan seats in the very back with black and yellow up front...
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: enoniam on January 3, 2014, 10:49:53 AM
I like option 2.
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Roody650iAvy on January 3, 2014, 15:02:56 PM
Try to match the 2nd row!  That would look great
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dakotawilk on January 3, 2014, 23:22:52 PM
wow I didn't relize you were actually gona put them in the back  :o haha that's awesome bro
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on January 4, 2014, 20:06:09 PM
Thanks man It's going to make lake trips awesome this summer  :cool:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dakotawilk on January 4, 2014, 20:12:02 PM
you going to glendo? we go there a lot as a family haha im a wake boarder bro :P and warm sun and water sounds really good considering I got home and there was 6'' of snow on the gound
(http://i911.photobucket.com/albums/ac311/dakotawilk/E5D60C5B-D19B-41E9-9B34-87D61591FAFB_zpsshd3sgxe.jpg) (http://s911.photobucket.com/user/dakotawilk/media/E5D60C5B-D19B-41E9-9B34-87D61591FAFB_zpsshd3sgxe.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: camaroz1985 on January 6, 2014, 08:02:32 AM
Go with option 2.
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on January 6, 2014, 08:05:39 AM
I think after opening up the seats at home this weekend i will be going with option 2... the dyes should be here today or tomorrow  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dakotawilk on January 6, 2014, 10:14:06 AM
sweet bro make shure to post pics!
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on January 6, 2014, 10:30:11 AM
will do  :thumbsup: havent ever done anything like this so it could get interesting  :laugh:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: blu_fuz on January 6, 2014, 11:17:35 AM
I've been watching for a cheap set of suburb 3rd row for my '07 AV to do the same thing. What did you encounter when trying to mount the seats? They fit ok between the bed sides? Home made mount brackets? Did you find suburban 3rd row mount locations on the AV?
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on January 6, 2014, 11:23:18 AM
There are not mount locations under the mat as much as i was hoping there would be... i have arranged it so once its nicer i can measure my neighbors mount locations and program it at work and make it all one plate that will bolt to the sides of the be to make removal easier so that its a plate formed in the shape of a 4 ft wide channel with the mount locations on it so the seats slide in and latch the same... they fit between the side rails but hit the cargo panel 2 strikers... no solution there yet but im using a plate because i want to be able to turn the mounting plate around so the seats can face the back too...
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: blu_fuz on January 6, 2014, 12:47:50 PM
Good idears  :thumbsup:


I noticed the seats were right at the #2 panel latches but atleast the seats fit between the bed sides and have integrated belts. The '07+ 3rd row suberb seats have built in cup holders and storage pocket  :cool:.

Not sure that I will do this just yet but I like having more pieces to my transformer so I can change it up whenever I want....  :D
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on January 6, 2014, 12:55:07 PM
yea trying to find a way around the latches ... if i could figure that out i would be golden  :thumbsup: i saw online the new ones have the cupholders and was jealous but i think i like the extra seat for if my little sister is tagging along we can make her ride there   :laugh: i was thinking some of these mounted on the sides of the bed by the seats  :thumbsup:
(http://www.van-cafe.com/shop/images/vc.foldingcupholder.jpg)
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: blu_fuz on January 6, 2014, 12:58:47 PM
Ah, I didn't even notice that your suburb rear seat had the center belt too. Even more options! LOL.
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: PuddleStompin on January 6, 2014, 16:25:34 PM
ok so i have ran into a dillema that i need some input on .... i have the tan 3rd row seats out of a suburban/tahoe and dont want to spend another 180 for the matching seat covers and since its going to be my 3rd row seat i figured i would do the vinyl dye/paint to match the black and yellow instead of dragging around a seat with a cover on it screwing up the covers....

(http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii92/dapuglia/DSCN0303-1.jpg) this is the exact style that the 3rd rows i have are and i realized that im not going to be able to paint or dye them with the seams and have it match mine
(http://i1261.photobucket.com/albums/ii587/jit_majors2003/image_zpsc820ac5e.jpg) (http://s1261.photobucket.com/user/jit_majors2003/media/image_zpsc820ac5e.jpg.html)
 so i had a couple ideas....

option 1 disreguard the seams at all and mask off to match... (sorry dont have photoshop just paint and i used watercolor hoping the seams would still show through but they didnt  :thumbdown:

(http://i1261.photobucket.com/albums/ii587/jit_majors2003/55fd0777-6394-40cc-a749-d99878d16b90_zps60815d40.png) (http://s1261.photobucket.com/user/jit_majors2003/media/55fd0777-6394-40cc-a749-d99878d16b90_zps60815d40.png.html)


option 2 follow some of the seams in the center section for a somewhat similar look

(http://i1261.photobucket.com/albums/ii587/jit_majors2003/7811c223-5714-4398-89fd-5166f176b2de_zpsd2c698fa.png) (http://s1261.photobucket.com/user/jit_majors2003/media/7811c223-5714-4398-89fd-5166f176b2de_zpsd2c698fa.png.html)

option 3 do the 2 straight sections in the center of the 2 seats and the seatbelts and headrests

(http://i1261.photobucket.com/albums/ii587/jit_majors2003/9a1333bc-bbd0-4190-b157-233751fbc73b_zpsd8a2460b.png) (http://s1261.photobucket.com/user/jit_majors2003/media/9a1333bc-bbd0-4190-b157-233751fbc73b_zpsd8a2460b.png.html)



any other ideas welcome  :wave:

I like option 1.  Feel like it will flow better with the way the current seat color scheme is laid out.
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Speedfreak95 on January 8, 2014, 11:47:54 AM
I love builds like this.. Wish I took all pictures from everything I've added to start a build! Keep up the good work!
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: PuddleStompin on January 8, 2014, 12:19:37 PM
Might want to consider picking up a set of these since the seats are already off.... peeps in the back might get cold.
http://www.amazon.com/Acme-USH01-Carbon-Universal-Heater/dp/B00DHBKDQA/ref=sr_1_2?s=automotive&ie=UTF8&qid=1389212339&sr=1-2&keywords=carbon+fiber+seat+heater
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Speedfreak95 on January 9, 2014, 21:17:08 PM
3rd row seats in the Avy cool idea! Looks like it would bring back the feel of being younger and my dad driving us around with the topper off the bronco ha
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on January 10, 2014, 06:12:13 AM
i got the black done last night and all i have to say is wow  :o the dye that i used made the seats look brand new from the factory black i dont have pics but i will get some when i go home at lunch... if i remember right i need to wait 3 days before i can mask it off and do the yellow  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: enoniam on January 10, 2014, 07:33:55 AM
So you're going to dye the yellow over where you just did some of the black or was that area masked off when doing the black?
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on January 10, 2014, 07:59:00 AM
Yea... everywhere that is going to be yellow i masked off before the black was sprayed i really cant describe how impressed i am with how this turned out and really hope it holds up as well as it noted in all the reviews... just looked it up and i should be able to do the yellow tonight  :A:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on January 10, 2014, 13:21:07 PM
Well ... went home at lunch and peeled off the masking tape and couldnt be happier with how they look so far  :woohoo:
(https://i.imgur.com/3C2arqI.jpg)
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: enoniam on January 10, 2014, 13:29:03 PM
Looks Great!  I'm anxious to see how it will look after you get the yellow on!!!
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on January 10, 2014, 15:11:12 PM
thanks i know i didnt want to go back to work... i just wanted to stay home and mask it off so i can get the yellow on there  :laugh: i really hope that the yellow takes as well as the black did. We put a lot of prep work into these so that the only way that something can go wrong with it is if the dye is crap
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on January 11, 2014, 18:09:48 PM
Ok so went up to the mountain with the family and a friend my parents and sister were in my dad's truck and my buddy and I were in the Tonka truck following them... Well it was around low 20's with Wyoming wind whipping unbelievably through the mountains and the Tonka truck bogged down so we went around 50 most of the way there and sadly took forever because we had to go so slow ... I guess I do need a winter front for mine I never really thought about powdered snow getting blasted in there and freezing things up . After a full day of boarding the Tonka truck fired up fine and drove all the way down the mountain fine... The temp was below 210 though which is usually where it sits
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on January 12, 2014, 19:14:33 PM
We'll put some time in this weekend on a couple projects around the house.. Pretty sore from boarding so didn't do much on the truck itself  :laugh:




Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dluvr22 on January 12, 2014, 19:57:15 PM
Nice. very Nice.
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: blu_fuz on January 13, 2014, 06:39:29 AM
Holy cow you are nuts! Looks good  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: enoniam on January 13, 2014, 07:08:38 AM
Looks fantastic!

Now I'm looking forward to how well it will hold up to use.   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on January 13, 2014, 07:20:47 AM
Thanks guys  :thumbsup: i hope it holds up as well as it acts like it will i scratched at them flexed them scrubbed them and nothing came off so hopefully its a good sign  :cool:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on January 13, 2014, 07:22:49 AM
they also arent as shiney and tacky as the pics make them look like they are ... they have about the same shine as the stock leather did
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: camaroz1985 on January 13, 2014, 12:55:34 PM
Looks really good.  What dye are you using?
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on January 13, 2014, 13:09:12 PM
vht vinyl and fabric dye
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dluvr22 on January 14, 2014, 07:07:01 AM
Nice Wyotonka.
I hope they do hold up as I've been holding out on getting seat covers because I couldn't find the Orange later to match the exterior or even come close.
This look so good that I am willing to invest in seat covers and dye the middle section before even putting them on the truck.
Now to see if VHT carries the something close to the Sunburst orange that I need.
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dluvr22 on January 14, 2014, 07:58:36 AM
Wyotonka.
You've inspired me. Thank You .
VHT does not make anything near the Orange I want but now I am on a quest to find a dye that will work as this is something I need to do if I must get this truck looking the way I want.
I didn't even think of dyeing the seat covers to my choice of color until I saw this.
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on January 14, 2014, 08:23:00 AM
your welcome  :D the mod bug is contagious sorry i passed more of it to you  :laugh:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: PuddleStompin on January 14, 2014, 11:11:42 AM
Where are the pics of the finished seats??? Gotta post some pics for everyone to check them out.  You might have a new business on your hands.
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on January 14, 2014, 11:14:37 AM
Theyre on page 5  :laugh: i posted a bunch and it bumped to another page
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: blu_fuz on January 14, 2014, 11:15:46 AM
New business, for what? People dye seats all the time!  :beating:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on January 14, 2014, 11:17:53 AM
New business, for what? People dye seats all the time!  :beating:
while i wouldnt do a business out of it i could... people change oil all the time too... there are still oil change places everywhere
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dluvr22 on January 14, 2014, 11:42:59 AM
while i wouldnt do a business out of it i could... people change oil all the time too... there are still oil change places everywhere

LOL. They've got this express oil change place near me where all they do is oil changes.
They guarantee to have you in and out in 15 minutes or your money back.

Nice concept even though I still do my own oil changes.
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: blu_fuz on January 14, 2014, 12:55:09 PM
while i wouldnt do a business out of it i could... people change oil all the time too... there are still oil change places everywhere

Yeah, but you DRIVE to get your oil changed. You aren't going to ship your car 1/2 way across the USA to get your oil changed are you???  :laugh:

Same goes for dying seats, are you going to ship them across the USA for some guy to do dye them and pay to ship them back? No.
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on January 14, 2014, 13:49:23 PM
No but you dont drive across the us to get your oil changed... it would have to be a local offer along with accessories and such  :thumbsup: you dont ship someone your truck bed to have it rhino lined
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Speedfreak95 on January 14, 2014, 19:29:45 PM
I have to say that's deff sweet I can't wait to see them bolted in! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dluvr22 on January 15, 2014, 05:40:56 AM
Dang Wyotonka

This is the makings of the ultimate tailgate truck.
Reminds me of this.
(http://www.loungecrafters.com/images/Full/truck-bed-seating-truck-mounted-seats-tailgating-accessories-9.jpg)

(http://www.loungecrafters.com/images/Full/truck-bed-seating-truck-mounted-seats-tailgating-accessories-3.jpg)
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on January 17, 2014, 08:50:48 AM
Thanks Dluvr22  :B:

ok... so the seats are almost done being dyed (ordering last can i need today) then they will probably go back on the back burner for a couple weeks since i cant use them in the winter anyways and it doesn't warm up here til may or so  :E:


however... the tonka truck is about to get some much needed tlc

New knock sensors and harness should be here Tuesday and will probably go in next week sometime

Have new rear shocks in the garage that i got last January that i haven't put on yet  :E: but they will be going on on Tuesday night when my new brake dust shields show up  :D

also ordering new spark plugs and msd wires which should also be here Tuesday but probably wont go in till Thursday after the knock sensors go in since i wont have time Tuesday and Wednesday is gym day
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dluvr22 on January 17, 2014, 12:08:06 PM
Hey Wyotonka
How many quarts of yellow did you have to use.
I'm trying to figure out the quantity I would need for 4 seats so I can figure out a ball park price if I were to have someone mix a customer color dye for my seats
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on January 17, 2014, 12:12:10 PM
The stuff i used was in a spray can and i didnt even use a full can but the black i used 2 whole cans and have 1 more on the way  :thumbsup: cloth seems to absorb it more than vinyl
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on January 27, 2014, 08:48:02 AM
i got my wig wags put in Saturday night  :A: :B:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on January 28, 2014, 13:41:50 PM
ok so quick update here since all my mods i ordered intending on having time off (that i wound up not getting  :thumbdown: ) are piling up in a box in the house and i am trying to knock them out as i can  :laugh: so i think im going to make somewhat of a checklist

1.spark plugs and wires should get done saturday depending on what time we leave to go camping.

2. Raptor style leds

3. interior yellow glow

4. Big rig lights down the sides

5. install new sub since old one has a torn cone  :beating:

6. Maglite mod should be done friday after work when i get a maglite  :cool:

7. auto folding mirror module

ill have to check my box-o-mods to see what im missing here  :E:

Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: camaroz1985 on January 29, 2014, 07:28:10 AM
I'm interested in seeing what is involved with the auto folding mirrors.

You have quite the list there.
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on January 29, 2014, 07:39:20 AM
I'm interested in seeing what is involved with the auto folding mirrors.

You have quite the list there.

Here's the info on the auto folding mirrors  :thumbsup:
http://chevyavalanchefanclub.com/cafcna/index.php/topic,138185.msg2049870.html#msg2049870
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on February 4, 2014, 12:34:50 PM
tucked back in the trees camping over the weekend... might be going back up this weekend  :A:
(https://i.imgur.com/8cVqFYN.jpg)
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: PuddleStompin on February 4, 2014, 14:26:31 PM
What is all the white stuff on the ground??
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on February 4, 2014, 14:36:40 PM
I ran out of head and shoulders  :laugh:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on February 5, 2014, 07:45:51 AM
now i get to clean it again tonight because our piece of S*** sheriffs dept apparently thinks its funny to take the drinks out of the cup holders and dump them across the front floorboard, front seats, and center console  :E: im getting to the point with the cops in this town that im losing my patience... if you want to think that i did something and search my truck then respect it when you are wrong, don't slam the doors, don't dump crap out, and dont have your dog go roll around chasing a bone through mud and snow then tell him to get back in my truck  :beating:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: 09chevyavy on February 5, 2014, 08:40:38 AM
ok so quick update here since all my mods i ordered intending on having time off (that i wound up not getting  :thumbdown: ) are piling up in a box in the house and i am trying to knock them out as i can  :laugh: so i think im going to make somewhat of a checklist

1.spark plugs and wires should get done saturday depending on what time we leave to go camping.

2. Raptor style leds

3. interior yellow glow

4. Big rig lights down the sides

5. install new sub since old one has a torn cone  :beating:

6. Maglite mod should be done friday after work when i get a maglite  :cool:

7. auto folding mirror module

ill have to check my box-o-mods to see what im missing here  :E:



copy cat!!  :cool:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on February 5, 2014, 08:44:32 AM
yea a little  :laugh: mine are round flush mount though  :4: might put them in tonight... if i do i will post up pics tomorrow  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: 09chevyavy on February 5, 2014, 08:47:42 AM
Nice mod list though

Heres mine so far

2009 Chevy Avalanche

4 in front 2 in rear lift
2 in wheel spacers
Flowmaster 40 dual turndowns
33inch hankook dynapro atms
HD tow mirrors
LED amber grill lights
Full time daily running lights mod (so they stay on with low beams)
Full time fogs mod (so they stay on when highs come on)
55watt 6k low beam HIDs
35watt 6k fog HIDs
Plastidipped all chrome on truck
Camo wrapped bow ties
Bedlinered bed covers and plastic surround
Train horn
Class IV curt hitch
Mag light holder in bedside storage
LED backup, taillights, license plate, daily running lights, front turn signal bulbs, interior
Electronic trailer brakes
self modified Diablosport predator

Future mods:
This summer mods hopefully include a 2005 2500 dmax/allison/divorce case/ rear end swap along with a body lift and a dana 60 front end. Then I will try to put on some 8 inch F250 lift coils and shocks for the front and 7 inch chevy 1500 lift coils in back so it will ride smoother. then add a 2 inch level on that.  and some 8 lug wheels and bigger tires.
Later on I will still be doing a custom bumper set up front and rear, custom steps, and a roof rack to put light bars and such on
IIIIFFFF I do it, this thing will be truly one of a kind. I havent hear of anyone doing it yet in a 07+, but I have seen giant lifts. I know of a guy in FL that has a 07 with 25 inch lift and 50s with front and rear ends swapped with stock motor and wants to drop in a cummins 5.9 next year.

I really really hope I can get this done this summer. I am busting my butt doing custom car and truck work right now and will mow grass and do little league umpiring this year and work hard all summer getting money too. Please wish me luck guys!!!!!!
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: 09chevyavy on February 5, 2014, 08:49:48 AM
yea a little  :laugh: mine are round flush mount though  :4: might put them in tonight... if i do i will post up pics tomorrow  :thumbsup:

Cant wait to see man!  :thumbsup: I tried searching around for some actual raptor ones and put four of them in but the only place I have found to be able to do it is through the f@rd dealership. but my uncle works at the one here so I might be able to snag a few lol
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on February 5, 2014, 08:52:51 AM
i know what you mean there... my raptor leds are going to be the 4 like yours too... possibly next month depending on activities (skydiving  :4: ) i will be pulling apart my headlights and putting in yellow halos in hi, lo, and fog lights  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: 09chevyavy on February 5, 2014, 09:08:41 AM
OKAY HOLD UP RIGHT THERE MAN!!!!!!!!!!!  sorry for the yelling, I get loud when I am excited hahah lol I am actually talking to a guy right now out of florida, he wants me to build him a set of custom headlights
will be taking new ones he buys
baking them
taking them apart
sanding the housing
prime it
paint it black
gloss it
build custom halo rings with a wireless remote to switch between red and white
attaching those
put them back together
bake them
add windoweld around seal to help seal more out
install hids in there
shipping them and the ballasts to him

what do you think?
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dluvr22 on February 5, 2014, 09:37:14 AM
You guys suck and are making me let the cat out of the bag on my top secret project.
I'm also planning on doing custom headlights too.
Only difference is I want to use projector lenses with the Transformers logo etched into them and include orange halos to complete the look.

FYI.. This post will self destruct at midnight EST tonight.
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on February 5, 2014, 09:46:29 AM
 :4:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on February 5, 2014, 11:55:03 AM
ok... so here we have it (keeping in mind my oil change place scrubs my floormats and had my oil changed sunday) the sodas were in the cupholders when i got out


Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: 09chevyavy on February 5, 2014, 12:25:01 PM
Typical cops, @ssholes
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on February 5, 2014, 12:34:57 PM
this isnt the first runin with them either... they followed me a good half hour before they pulled me over for snow on my license plate. Obviously there is snow on it, its snowing outside.  :beating: i have an appointment with an attorney on Friday
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: 09chevyavy on February 5, 2014, 13:45:34 PM
lol  thats like saying the license plate is too dusty but you live in baja hahahaha
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: fatkrak on February 5, 2014, 14:18:05 PM
what a dick, usually im a friend to law enforcement, but that's just bulls**t.
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on February 5, 2014, 14:23:38 PM
yea... the other now empty can was on the dash when i got back in ... was not a happy camper  :beating: thankfully i have my weathertech otherwise i would have been at the sheriffs dept first thing this morning
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: ms38w on February 5, 2014, 14:24:58 PM
ok... so here we have it (keeping in mind my oil change place scrubs my floormats and had my oil changed sunday) the sodas were in the cupholders when i got out


(http://i1261.photobucket.com/albums/ii587/jit_majors2003/IMG_2743_zpsef13b85a.jpg) (http://s1261.photobucket.com/user/jit_majors2003/media/IMG_2743_zpsef13b85a.jpg.html)

(http://i1261.photobucket.com/albums/ii587/jit_majors2003/IMG_2746_zps3c924c4e.jpg) (http://s1261.photobucket.com/user/jit_majors2003/media/IMG_2746_zps3c924c4e.jpg.html)

(http://i1261.photobucket.com/albums/ii587/jit_majors2003/IMG_2744_zpsba308a91.jpg) (http://s1261.photobucket.com/user/jit_majors2003/media/IMG_2744_zpsba308a91.jpg.html)

Dude you spilled your beer!
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on February 6, 2014, 10:01:56 AM
 :laugh: at least if it was an open beer i would have had a reason to be on the side of the road in 2° weather ... this morning it was -25° with -37° wind chills.. no school in town

anyways... got the lights put in last night but do not have them wired up yet... the lights i ordered were not available in black at the time and had i known it wouldnt be til feb that i would put them in i would have waited instead of getting chrome  :beating: but i just plastidipped them  :laugh:

(https://i.imgur.com/LFRfMOM.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/8pVtgT4.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/tfQoUwW.jpg)
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: 09chevyavy on February 6, 2014, 10:24:33 AM
Okay two things man lol
1. It looks good but hey, I take credit for the idea  :4: despite whatever inspired you to hahaha

2. I have been thinking for a while you hadnt dipped it yet. glad you finally did
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on February 6, 2014, 10:26:58 AM
havent dipped it yet... just really considering doing it. and by your logic you owe ford a thank you  :4:  :laugh:  :kidding:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: 09chevyavy on February 6, 2014, 10:36:25 AM
you dare call he who shall not be named by his real name?!?!?! May god have mercy on your soul

No the voldemort company copied trailers and big rigs lol
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on February 6, 2014, 10:39:03 AM
 :laugh: :laugh: at least its 4 instead of 3 i think the raptors look like they are supposed to have 5 and the outer 2 burned out  :laugh:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on February 6, 2014, 10:42:19 AM
i also just ordered a new tonka bowtie.... after sitting here staring at pics debating... i will be pulling that grille back off tonight  :laugh:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: 09chevyavy on February 6, 2014, 10:48:28 AM
Nice nice lol

yeah they do look like they burned out. I have a customer that drives a R@M 1500 and liked the light so much that he made me order them and I am waiting to put those on next week

I also have another two customers that will be dropping their nissan titan and BMW 328 off for plasti dip tow mirrors and BMW blue caliper paint. Also the BMW owner is willing to pay me and extra 100 to fully wash and wax his car for him  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on February 6, 2014, 11:16:19 AM
you can come up here and wash mine  :laugh: its not supposed to get above freezing anytime soon in the forecast  :beating:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: 09chevyavy on February 6, 2014, 11:22:23 AM
well right now its cold for louisiana

35

27 tonight

This weekend it should get warmer

63 high and about 45 low
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on February 6, 2014, 11:31:45 AM
that sounds tropical (http://mob717.photobucket.com/albums/ww173/prestonjjrtr/Smileys%20Summer/1lg144palmshammock.gif%3Ft%3D1266458726)
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: 09chevyavy on February 6, 2014, 11:35:01 AM
 :laugh:

not for us!! Here the usual summer temps are above 90 with lots of humidity. I remember it being 103 one day with 70 percent humidity. Sweated my @ss off all day working
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dluvr22 on February 6, 2014, 11:47:27 AM
All I have to say is it is too cold to snow in MN right now.
It has to warm up just to snow.
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on February 6, 2014, 13:33:39 PM
Hey Dluvr22 thought i would let you know that i finally retired that old iPhone 4 after 3 years the 8gb and around 6 or 7 different screens and backs wasn't cutting it anymore. Now have an iPhone 5... these look like the screen might be easier to replace  :thumbsup:  :laugh:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: 09chevyavy on February 7, 2014, 05:16:57 AM
Dang lol
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on February 7, 2014, 07:28:50 AM
well here we are  :D my billet grille is crooked and my lights are too high  :E: but i needed to pull them out tonight anyways to wire them in parallel since right now they are in series and not very bright  :thumbdown:

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-bhb_odPkxmU/UvT6fLgLQoI/AAAAAAAAAAw/DKerOH59upE/w467-h622-no/IMG_2769.jpg)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-eoU-80j5in0/UvT6f8bqOOI/AAAAAAAAABA/8i2VQAAM7lw/w454-h605-no/IMG_2778.jpg)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-JfiHrrGmMXA/UvT6f00xzsI/AAAAAAAAABI/5mxt9TJa7VI/w454-h605-no/IMG_2779.jpg)

new tonka bowtie should be here next week or the week after  :thumbsup: since i never did get a new one when someone tried to steal it and trashed it.... that and its faded pretty bad

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-8wCY4CHQuKc/UvT6et9dwWI/AAAAAAAAABM/CEkzi-RXPH8/w454-h605-no/IMG_2770.jpg)

it was pretty late when i put it back in... ill get daylight pics today (excuse the road film  :laugh: )
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: 09chevyavy on February 7, 2014, 08:56:44 AM
Figured out how you are gonna wire them up yet?

I know when we talked last night I suggested since your drls wigwag, try wiring two on each side to each drl and that way they wigwag with the drls. I think that would look sick as hell
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on February 7, 2014, 09:06:41 AM
i have been thinking about that but i think i am just going to tie into the marker light circuit  :thumbsup: it was 12:30 by the time i put the grille back in  :laugh:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: 09chevyavy on February 7, 2014, 09:13:40 AM
i have been thinking about that but i think i am just going to tie into the marker light circuit  :thumbsup: it was 12:30 by the time i put the grille back in  :laugh:

Is the marker light circuit already in there? like is it in the fuse box already? I was wondering because I was gonna get a set of cab lights from recon and I would have to get a wiring harness to do so and I figured the circuit was in already because you can plug and play a lot in these gm trucks
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on February 7, 2014, 09:20:30 AM
Is the marker light circuit already in there? like is it in the fuse box already? I was wondering because I was gonna get a set of cab lights from recon and I would have to get a wiring harness to do so and I figured the circuit was in already because you can plug and play a lot in these gm trucks
i know in mine it is a 10 amp fuse under the hood labeled int park  :thumbsup: if you have anymore ?'s you are more than welcome to text me I have unlimited so you arent costing me anymore  :thumbsup: im going to be away from the computer for a while.
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on February 8, 2014, 14:28:22 PM
ok... got them all wired in last night  :A: it doesnt look like it in the pics but it matches the amber turns pretty good  :thumbsup: and they are bright  :cool:








Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: ms38w on February 8, 2014, 15:02:19 PM
 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: EXT4ME on February 8, 2014, 16:14:46 PM
Looking good!

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: 09chevyavy on February 8, 2014, 21:41:43 PM
Youre still a copy cat, but its okay I like them hahaha. Got a customer here that I ordered the same lights as mine and we are gonna put them on his dodge ram
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on February 9, 2014, 07:31:02 AM
I took some pics with the lights off too... Can hardly tell they're there  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dluvr22 on February 9, 2014, 08:17:46 AM
 :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: 09chevyavy on February 9, 2014, 11:54:57 AM
Because of the way mine look, people keep asking me if I am volunteer fire department hahaha
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Roody650iAvy on February 10, 2014, 06:57:21 AM
Looks awesome!  Well done
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on February 10, 2014, 07:00:31 AM
thanks guys  :wave:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: 09chevyavy on February 10, 2014, 08:08:30 AM
yeah wyo it turned out great! Good job bud!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on February 10, 2014, 12:35:30 PM
Here is a pic with them off.... excuse the road grime  :beating:

(https://i.imgur.com/iHLXo6D.jpg)
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: PuddleStompin on February 10, 2014, 13:46:12 PM
Mods look good!
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on February 10, 2014, 14:32:05 PM
Thanks. I already know you are working hard today  :laugh:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: PuddleStompin on February 10, 2014, 15:54:41 PM
Thanks. I already know you are working hard today  :laugh:

VERY,VERY HARD WORK today!!!  :welcome:  :welcome:  :welcome:  :welcome:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: 09chevyavy on February 11, 2014, 10:37:55 AM
yo roger, cant wait to get the bar here haha. I think I am almost excited as my customer is hahaha
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on February 18, 2014, 09:59:03 AM
well everyone. I hate to do this to any company but I DO NOT reccomend doing business with WebXtremes.com <that is where I got my last Tonka Bowtie so naturally when i needed a new one I went to their website to find it, hit order, and continued my day. (On the 6th) ... fast forward to yesterday, went to find the shipping/confirmation email to see when it was expected and didnt see one. I went back to their site and emailed them this...
Hi, I ordered a Tonka Chevy bowtie on the 6th and havent had any verification or shipping email sent to me. I would appreciate it if someone could let me know the status on this as I am also considering ordering the center cap decals.
Thanks,
Justin

to my dismay, this is what I got back today

Sorry behind on orders.   We should be shipping this on Friday.

I then, a little agitated with a short response to a customer who they are 2 weeks late on an order with no contact, responded with this hoping they could manage to put a decal in an envelope before Friday.

any idea on how long it will take to ship to me? it would be nice to be able to do it this weekend since I have to take my front end off. Is shipping this slow normally? I ordered these on the 6th... Two weeks seems like a long time and I will have to look somewhere else for the center caps if that is the case.
Thanks,
Justin

In which they responded with,

As I said behind on orders.  Can't predict equipment failure.

As far as shipping goes.  We ship on Friday you won't have it on Saturday.  Mail is not that fast here even if we ship it overnight it takes two business days.

I wont put my response on here since i did get very upset at this point and I am now wondering if i can make this decal happen without them and cancelling the order. For a company that does as much as them, you would think they would have a little more customer service than this and obviously you can buy from them if you want... just thought i would let you guys know and will update if they decide to admit fault here.
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: 09chevyavy on February 18, 2014, 10:10:07 AM
man I am so sorry to hear that bud
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on February 18, 2014, 10:11:15 AM
i think i found yellow tonka stickers then i just have to find black to do the bowtie... i just dont get how people can treat their customers like that
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: 09chevyavy on February 18, 2014, 10:36:34 AM
there isnt any other companies that can do it? You dont have a local sign or wrap company that can apply a decal onto it and cut it to the size of the bowtie
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on February 18, 2014, 10:43:41 AM
Nobody local will touch it since it says Tonka... I just got an email back from them that stated that they were not trying to have an attitude and apologized for dropping the ball and said they should have contacted. I think I am going to let the bowtie come in as it is more work to do it the other way and make my point over a $20 order ... I might see if I can get a deal on the centercaps elsewhere though  :E:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: 09chevyavy on February 18, 2014, 11:08:45 AM
Sorry to hear that man that stinks
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: blu_fuz on February 18, 2014, 11:18:42 AM
I think you got a little pushy over a sticker  :laugh:.


You'll get it soon.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: 09chevyavy on February 18, 2014, 11:21:51 AM
I understand where hes coming from though. I mean I have been waiting for a while for a light bar from roger and got upset until I knew it was his supplier since it was chinese new year they practically shut down china from three weeks haha. So even his bar didnt come in and he was just as annoyed. its just annoying as all get out
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on February 18, 2014, 11:35:15 AM
I think you got a little pushy over a sticker  :laugh:.


You'll get it soon.  :thumbsup:
I never intended on it, it was more of a never heard Anything from when i ordered (not a single email, call, or otherwise) and when i questioned there was no sense of care to the order and then they got snippy... granted i could have handled it different but it P***ed me off  :laugh:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Roody650iAvy on February 18, 2014, 17:16:12 PM
Dude it's your money, you have the right to know where it's going  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: ms38w on February 19, 2014, 11:11:24 AM
x2  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: 09chevyavy on February 19, 2014, 11:27:26 AM
x3  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on February 19, 2014, 11:29:40 AM
Thanks guys  :wave: :wave: :wave: :wave:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: krazycarguy on February 19, 2014, 14:21:32 PM
if you want stickers, a good friend of the family owns a small company. He mostly does racecar graffics. just shoot me a PM with what you want and i can talk to him.
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on February 19, 2014, 14:38:14 PM
i do have something i have been working on thats been hush hush... let me see if i can find it and ill send it over... this one im just going to wait for it  :thumbdown:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dakotawilk on February 21, 2014, 15:08:29 PM
DUDE!!!!! i havent been on here in a while THAT IS SO SWEEEETTTTTT :thumbsup: i love the lights and the blacked out power bar
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on February 21, 2014, 15:24:10 PM
thanks man  :wave:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dakotawilk on February 21, 2014, 15:42:19 PM
Im gona have to start my own build thread so i stop  :jacked: yours haha but im doing a cool lighted bed thing and i was thinking i plasti dipped my bow tie black now im thinking do power bar black and bowtie blue? my avy is charcol though oh and your seats look sweet what did you use to paint those?
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on February 21, 2014, 17:17:03 PM
I used vht vinyl dye off amazon  :thumbsup: might have to see soon how close it really is to the seats ... My brother might be selling me his gray headrest monitors  :woohoo:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dakotawilk on February 22, 2014, 10:11:35 AM
DUDE that's awesome I have those headrests they came with myn  :D hey how hard are torsion keys to put in? got some I need to put in :)
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on February 22, 2014, 10:39:49 AM
i got my level kit back when i didn't do my own work.. didn't have a garage so i really couldn't do much lol... i did help a buddy with his for a bit but they were rusted in so he had to take them to his shop and heat them up to get them off so I'm not really sure haha. Just be careful and i would suggest an extra pair of hands so that you leave the project with 10 fingers... i have been told the load on them is pretty dangerous.
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dakotawilk on February 22, 2014, 10:42:47 AM
ok say I talked to the local 4x4 shop they wanted $200 considering I bought the keys for like $30 I think I can figure it out and the torion key tool I could get my hands on one if needed would it be worth it?
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: fatkrak on February 22, 2014, 11:59:40 AM
putting on the keys is not to hard, the tool is pretty simple since its almost like a c clamp.  the nice tools will tighten to the torsion bar mount so they cant slide around.  when you go to remove them count the threads on the adjustment bolts then go about unloading the keys. slide out the blocks holding the keys they use a hammer to push the keys off the torsion bars.  depending on the area you live in and the weather/age can cause a lot of rust so I suggest hitting them with pb blaster once or twice a day the few days leading up to the job.  once off replace with the new keys and put the blocks and bolts back in then measure and adjust till level.  this thread has good info in pics.
http://chevyavalanchefanclub.com/cafcna/index.php/topic,126062.msg1897575.html#msg1897575
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dakotawilk on February 22, 2014, 12:04:36 PM
sweet dude thanks I think im gona crank them as far up as they will go then decide how much of a rear spacer I need and buy those
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dluvr22 on February 22, 2014, 16:47:39 PM
ok say I talked to the local 4x4 shop they wanted $200 considering I bought the keys for like $30 I think I can figure it out and the torion key tool I could get my hands on one if needed would it be worth it?
I got a quote of $300 to do do the torsion keys and the rear spacer from my local 4X4 shop. You may want to try to get a price on all together. It would be a better deal. I don't want to try to do it myself as I don't have a lift so I'll be taking mine in around spring.
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dakotawilk on February 22, 2014, 20:13:01 PM
they wanted to sell me just torsion keys for $200 and my cousin has a friend that has done it a lot so im gona see if he could help
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dluvr22 on February 23, 2014, 07:35:38 AM
Try these guys.
wwww.ssupremesuspensions.com
There have been lots of talk about them in the off-road forums here and so far I've yet to see one negative comment.  I bought the full kit including the torsion keys, rear spring spacer and the shock extender for less than $200.  I also bought a second set of rear spring spacers as I am not sure if I want 1 1/2 or 2 inches lift in the rear at the moment.
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: fatkrak on February 23, 2014, 12:02:23 PM
I got a set of torsion keys, shock spacers, and coil spacers for just over 200 on autoanything.com by traxada which used to truxx. you really just need to look around, usually people are doing specials and you can get a good brand at a good price.
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: PuddleStompin on February 26, 2014, 12:51:16 PM
You do the hood yet?
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on February 26, 2014, 13:18:12 PM
nope... today is the warmest its been in a week or so and its a balmy 22° out  :laugh: got my front fenders put on, got the screws for the rear fenders and got my avyshades in the mail last night  :thumbsup: probably be mid to late march before its warm enough for that  :E:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: 09chevyavy on February 26, 2014, 13:40:34 PM
fenders?......
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on February 26, 2014, 14:00:15 PM
Its the clean part  :laugh: not much and i got them for the back too... just have to get them put on.. ran out of time at lunch  :thumbdown:

(https://i.imgur.com/tNnD485.jpg)

now i just need to find out how to get my front bumper to fit right.. its always bugged me and now its really going to bug me   :E:

Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dakotawilk on February 26, 2014, 17:33:27 PM
I can't see the pics is it just me?
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Roody650iAvy on February 26, 2014, 18:08:50 PM
Looks good  :thumbsup:  Or maybe it's the beer LOL...bumper warp is common for early 2000s GM trucks, not sure about the Avy but I know the Tahoe/Burb guys have threads on how to fix it
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dakotawilk on February 26, 2014, 18:11:58 PM
Can you see the pics??

Looks good  :thumbsup:  Or maybe it's the beer LOL...bumper warp is common for early 2000s GM trucks, not sure about the Avy but I know the Tahoe/Burb guys have threads on how to fix it
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: AVinSbyCt on February 26, 2014, 19:20:05 PM
I can see 'em
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Roody650iAvy on February 27, 2014, 05:23:51 AM
Can you see the pics??

Sure can
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dluvr22 on February 27, 2014, 07:35:15 AM
Got the same problem with my front bumper too. It just doesn't line up. Today however all of that is furthest from my mind.
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on February 27, 2014, 07:57:34 AM
Yea... sorry to hear about your avy dluver22  :thumbdown: hopefully you get it figured out... but my buddy had a 02 and his didnt line up either
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: avyz66 on February 27, 2014, 08:18:44 AM
There is a thread on here some where about a fix for the front cladding. If i remember correctly you just push it back in place and use a self tapping screw in the wheel well area and it should hold. Then a little black touch up paint and your done.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: avyz66 on February 27, 2014, 08:22:20 AM
http://chevyavalanchefanclub.com/cafcna/index.php/topic,20156.0.html
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: avyz66 on February 27, 2014, 08:24:44 AM
here is another link with some pics links.


http://chevyavalanchefanclub.com/cafcna/index.php/topic,35525.0.html
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on February 27, 2014, 08:46:23 AM
you are awesome  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: 09chevyavy on February 27, 2014, 09:35:42 AM
I did the same thing to the back of my bumper valence where the liner touches it since I trimmed it off with a jigsaw
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dakotawilk on February 27, 2014, 11:05:04 AM
weird the pics work now  :E:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: 09chevyavy on February 27, 2014, 11:19:37 AM
hey wyo, got my cubes in and gonna put them in my headlights later today :cool:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on February 27, 2014, 11:25:04 AM
I may or may not have found double ccfl halo projectors with demon eyes  :4:

now i just need to measure my headlights at lunch. also working on a top secret mod that one member here knows about... im pretty sure he wont say anything either... the parts should all be here by week after next and then they will go on (nothing too big just a custom touch)  :thumbsup:

glad the pics work for ya now dakotawik... i was stumped why they wouldn't and went through my photobucket all morning making sure it wasn't private  :laugh:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: 09chevyavy on February 27, 2014, 11:48:10 AM
I have a customer from florida that is waiting on the money for it but wants me to build him a set for his 04 red av. Gonna take his apart and paint the bottom part for the drl and turn signal black like mine on my build, leave the top ones, and then do a custom set of red/white halos, will be making them myself and will have an led that will stay white when driving and he can flip a switch to make them red. then I will also get him a 40 inch light bar for the top and have a company do backlighting on it
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: krazycarguy on February 27, 2014, 19:46:42 PM
I may or may not have found double ccfl halo projectors with demon eyes  :4:

now i just need to measure my headlights at lunch. also working on a top secret mod that one member here knows about... im pretty sure he wont say anything either... the parts should all be here by week after next and then they will go on (nothing too big just a custom touch)  :thumbsup:

glad the pics work for ya now dakotawik... i was stumped why they wouldn't and went through my photobucket all morning making sure it wasn't private  :laugh:



Whos that? :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dluvr22 on February 28, 2014, 07:59:15 AM
Yep. When I get to mine which hopefully will be soon I am thinking of adding halo rings as well as demon eyes. Still debating whether I want orange/ amber rings to match the truck or white. Since they'll both be legal up font the decision is hard. I would have done amber wired to the DRLS circuit and white wired to the parking lights but with the FTDRL mod that is no longer possible.
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dakotawilk on March 1, 2014, 16:18:52 PM
my bad wyotonka glad it works now! haha there some cool pics sry for wasting ur time :P
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on March 3, 2014, 08:38:07 AM
Nope... didnt waste my time  :thumbsup:

this weekend the camper got some much needed tlc  :4:

BEFORE
(https://i.imgur.com/cvVFbfn.jpg)

AFTER
(https://i.imgur.com/pASFJvf.jpg)

Around 20 hours, 4 sanding blocks, 32 cans of paint  :laugh: and 3 rolls of masking tape and a roll of flashing tape we are now water tight and no longer galvanized  :thumbsup:

Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dakotawilk on March 3, 2014, 09:13:17 AM
SWEET BRO!!! hey the last week in march sometime were gona go run a trail me another guy from here and some buddies heres the link u busy??
http://www.traildamage.com/trails/index.php?id=2
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: frito on March 3, 2014, 10:05:42 AM
Sweet.   :thumbsup:  But now I want to see a picture of it hooked up to Tonka.  C'mon, get with the program.   :laugh:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on March 3, 2014, 13:06:10 PM
 :laugh: it was dark when i took it home last night otherwise I would have one
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Roody650iAvy on March 3, 2014, 18:44:54 PM
Awesome  :thumbsup:  Looks like an A-Team camper  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dakotawilk on March 3, 2014, 19:25:06 PM
I agree now you need like a machine gun that pops out ;)
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: redheadedrod on March 3, 2014, 23:38:19 PM
Can you tell me if those projectors you are getting can hold a standard headlight bulb?

I am looking at getting an LED but want to use it in a projector if it will fit. I got a response that the LED is designed to be a direct replacement for the light but I have heard from other people that have used them that they are way too bright with the stock light bucket so I want to look at possibly getting a set of projectors with Halos/Angel/Demon eyes and using them with the LED's instead. Plus that lets me black out the chrome backing of the light for a more unique look. I will likely put LED's with projectors to replace the low beams and also replace the high beams without the projector.

I do like the smoked headlight look but I am trying to go a different route so I can blacken up the chrome as much as possible and leave the light otherwise stock.

Debating on something for the turn signals too. I want to blacken them up and thinking about installing an LED light bar inside the fixture if I can find one that fits that will do both turn signals and parking light functions. (The Yellow/White switching stuff would be cool there...)

Rodney
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on March 4, 2014, 08:28:22 AM
The halos that I found don't accept regular bulbs , but from what I was reading on them you can have them in the high beam and low beam and it ties the 2 together and makes them both low beams till you hit the switch and then they are both high beams  :o he site that has them is a wholesale site that I am a member on due to a business venture I'm gearing up for  :thumbsup: http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Manufacture-Car-Accessory-Double-Angel-Eyes-Bixenon-Projector-Headlamp-Headligt-Projector-H4-Bixenon-With-Halo-Projector/1526046044.html
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: krazycarguy on March 4, 2014, 09:37:54 AM
those look sweet!!!!!!
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: 09chevyavy on March 5, 2014, 08:16:24 AM
Idk man. I would be skeptical of the quality of the projectors at only $60.00  If I do projectors ever I would go with www.theretrofitcource.com because they have the best stuff out there and everything you will need in doing it.
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on March 5, 2014, 09:20:05 AM
well it is a wholesale site that is based out of china... as long as the housing itself is fine which it should be as reviews of this site are pretty good the light bulbs can be bought from anywhere and that is the part I am worried about relying on  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: 09chevyavy on March 5, 2014, 09:41:12 AM
true true, I just like retrofit source because they can provide everything needed to complete the retrofit
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on March 5, 2014, 10:02:14 AM
I want a full on custom  :4: im thinking orange amber outer halos with yellow inner halos and orange demon eyes
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: blu_fuz on March 5, 2014, 10:54:51 AM
(http://i1261.photobucket.com/albums/ii587/jit_majors2003/IMG_2960_zps71bad49b.jpg)[/URL]


^ looks exactly the same in our shop, now get back to work! Haha.
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: 09chevyavy on March 5, 2014, 10:58:13 AM
I want a full on custom  :4: im thinking orange amber outer halos with yellow inner halos and orange demon eyes

for sure man
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on March 5, 2014, 10:59:42 AM
 :laugh: I have now spent 2 full weekends at work working on this camper... this weekend i think its time to put it to work  :4:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dluvr22 on March 5, 2014, 17:50:48 PM
Idk man. I would be skeptical of the quality of the projectors at only $60.00  If I do projectors ever I would go with www.theretrofitcource.com because they have the best stuff out there and everything you will need in doing it.

I agree. To add to that the have phenomenal support for their products to boot.
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on March 6, 2014, 10:16:51 AM
well everyone. I hate to do this to any company but I DO NOT reccomend doing business with WebXtremes.com <that is where I got my last Tonka Bowtie so naturally when i needed a new one I went to their website to find it, hit order, and continued my day. (On the 6th) ... fast forward to yesterday, went to find the shipping/confirmation email to see when it was expected and didnt see one. I went back to their site and emailed them this...
Hi, I ordered a Tonka Chevy bowtie on the 6th and havent had any verification or shipping email sent to me. I would appreciate it if someone could let me know the status on this as I am also considering ordering the center cap decals.
Thanks,
Justin

to my dismay, this is what I got back today

Sorry behind on orders.   We should be shipping this on Friday.

I then, a little agitated with a short response to a customer who they are 2 weeks late on an order with no contact, responded with this hoping they could manage to put a decal in an envelope before Friday.

any idea on how long it will take to ship to me? it would be nice to be able to do it this weekend since I have to take my front end off. Is shipping this slow normally? I ordered these on the 6th... Two weeks seems like a long time and I will have to look somewhere else for the center caps if that is the case.
Thanks,
Justin

In which they responded with,

As I said behind on orders.  Can't predict equipment failure.

As far as shipping goes.  We ship on Friday you won't have it on Saturday.  Mail is not that fast here even if we ship it overnight it takes two business days.

I wont put my response on here since i did get very upset at this point and I am now wondering if i can make this decal happen without them and cancelling the order. For a company that does as much as them, you would think they would have a little more customer service than this and obviously you can buy from them if you want... just thought i would let you guys know and will update if they decide to admit fault here.

to update on this... never heard anything back after this discussion... did not recieve the sticker till monday night  :beating: the ship date on the envelope was the 27th WTH? (was told in the email it would ship on the 18th) so like I said before, its up to you who you do business with, but I WILL NOT be doing anything with this company anymore (I placed the order feb 6th) their website says 5-7 days shipping and when I got "status updates" I had to contact them to find anything out... Im not going to beg to be somebodies customer and if thats how they treat their customers I hope it ends soon.
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: PuddleStompin on March 6, 2014, 14:02:56 PM
Nope... didnt waste my time  :thumbsup:

this weekend the camper got some much needed tlc  :4:

BEFORE
(http://i1261.photobucket.com/albums/ii587/jit_majors2003/3FCD8B8B-1B2C-4D77-9664-E37EA5AD4BEC_zpss8qqpik0.jpg) (http://s1261.photobucket.com/user/jit_majors2003/media/3FCD8B8B-1B2C-4D77-9664-E37EA5AD4BEC_zpss8qqpik0.jpg.html)

AFTER
(http://i1261.photobucket.com/albums/ii587/jit_majors2003/IMG_2963_zps3529fc68.jpg) (http://s1261.photobucket.com/user/jit_majors2003/media/IMG_2963_zps3529fc68.jpg.html)

Around 20 hours, 4 sanding blocks, 32 cans of paint  :laugh: and 3 rolls of masking tape and a roll of flashing tape we are now water tight and no longer galvanized  :thumbsup:

(http://i1261.photobucket.com/albums/ii587/jit_majors2003/IMG_2960_zps71bad49b.jpg) (http://s1261.photobucket.com/user/jit_majors2003/media/IMG_2960_zps71bad49b.jpg.html)

BAD ASS!!!!!! :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on March 6, 2014, 14:41:00 PM
Thanks man  :wave:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on March 7, 2014, 13:41:10 PM
got my fenders all put on  :thumbsup: also stripped off the stripes on the hood since it should be warm enough this weekend to do the new  :4:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: ms38w on March 7, 2014, 14:34:53 PM
Hey...what's that piece that hides you wipers in the cowl? 
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on March 7, 2014, 14:39:31 PM
Hey...what's that piece that hides you wipers in the cowl? 
lund smoked wiper cowl  :4:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dluvr22 on March 8, 2014, 23:09:37 PM
Went to the twin cities auto show today. If my truck had had a lift and some bigger tires, it would have been on par with the aftermarket rigs they had there with the light bar the same as mine
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on March 12, 2014, 09:51:48 AM
so hopefully at some point i will be able to get the tonka truck clean and pics of it up with the new mods on it  :thumbsup: right now we aren't due for more snow til Friday and i will be in CO then so I'm ok with that  :laugh:

on a side note though last saturday was finally warm enough to crawl under the truck and i had a broken wire in the trailer harness that was causing my cruise/remote start issues. For now I spliced them back together and taped them but this summer i will probably look into replacing the harness
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dluvr22 on March 12, 2014, 09:55:37 AM
I got my mods sitting at home and this starter problem is driving me crazy to the point I'm just thinking if I hadn't signed the paperwork for another vehicle for my girlfriend, I'd be talking to a GM dealer about getting a used black diamond off the lot somewhere.  :E:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dakotawilk on March 15, 2014, 11:05:04 AM
hey bud getting caught up on your thread that's sweet bro  :B: keep up the great work!!
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on March 20, 2014, 15:06:14 PM
ok... last friday I took the day off to get the truck ready for a road trip... replaced bank 1 sensor 2 o2 sensor but couldnt get the other side off  :E: tried but the stupid socket rounded it off but its not the one that was bad so when its warm again ill get it...

Gave it a good scrub down and a good coat of wax from my secret santa gift  :cool:


Then I got my plastics r&r'd  :A: turned out great and no flakes so far this go round *knock on wood* but if it does it didnt seem to effect the durability last time and still lasted about a year
(https://i.imgur.com/rnbToao.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/EyhQgx4.jpg)



also got my avy shades in  :B:

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/t1.0-9/1505527_225765077620991_964094757_n.jpg)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/t1.0-9/10004030_225765090954323_1739979574_n.jpg)

Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: MyBigToy on March 20, 2014, 15:15:40 PM
Looking good! So when are you scheduled to have the new front bumper fitted?  :wave:

You need to hurry up so I can order mine and it will be ready for pick-up in October........
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: 09chevyavy on March 20, 2014, 17:39:43 PM
those raptor lights doe----  :cool:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: HawaiianBrian on March 20, 2014, 17:46:32 PM
you should consider painting the silver trim on your rims to yellow. I think it may bring it all together.
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on March 20, 2014, 17:57:45 PM
 :laugh: great minds think alike  :thumbsup: ... we were talking about that when we were in Denver since all the new Subaru and jeep rims look just like mine  :thumbdown: 

MyBigToy... I haven't talked to Tay much on it yet

09chevyavy the raptor lights pretty much changed the whole look of my truck and I'm so glad I did it  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dakotawilk on March 20, 2014, 18:00:46 PM
you should I was thinking fdoint the outer ring on my rims blue and doing a blue bow tie to  :o yello sounds great  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: tay0016 on March 20, 2014, 18:04:01 PM
Hey...what's that piece that hides you wipers in the cowl? 

You interested in one of those cowls i think i still have one i would be willing to part with! let me know if you are interested!
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: ms38w on March 21, 2014, 04:07:06 AM
cool eternity knot in the back window...   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dluvr22 on March 21, 2014, 06:21:45 AM
You interested in one of those cowls i think i still have one i would be willing to part with! let me know if you are interested!
If ms38w doesn't take you up on that I will
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on March 21, 2014, 06:35:48 AM
cool eternity knot in the back window...   :thumbsup:
thanks  :wave: programmed it up and sent it to my sticker guy... been drawing up a design for a screen that will still have the knot in the middle and a metal frame with metal screen so I can keep my window out for a while when it decides to quit snowing  :E:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: 09chevyavy on March 21, 2014, 06:45:45 AM
thanks  :wave: programmed it up and sent it to my sticker guy... been drawing up a design for a screen that will still have the knot in the middle and a metal frame with metal screen so I can keep my window out for a while when it decides to quit snowing  :E:

Thats a great idea man!!! I will definitely be talking to you about that idea, maybe getting my company decal printed in it? Would you be able to do that? And I would paint it all black and do the lettering white and the redline well, red

I will post a pic of the design in a little while
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: 09chevyavy on March 21, 2014, 08:32:53 AM
Heres the idea, and the shirts hahaha

But I want to think about doing the back glass mesh piece like you were talking about, then do a metal frame around it, and then the logo on there. I will paint the mesh, and then paint the lettering white, and the redline red, and then I will store it in the spot for the back glass on the midgate and swap them when I want to
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dakotawilk on March 21, 2014, 08:36:43 AM
 :o u should make 2 of em that sounds like a great idea to me I drove around all yesturday and just left it out kina worried me when I went in to places
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on March 21, 2014, 08:38:10 AM
I was going to cut the trinity knot out of metal also... I just want security but air flow :thumbsup: so there would be support in the middle too... I would have to coat the frame in something though to keep the defrost from contacting and causing issues
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dakotawilk on March 21, 2014, 08:42:47 AM
Hey we could design it and and have a water jet cut it out
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: 09chevyavy on March 21, 2014, 08:44:15 AM
If yall could have it cut with the water jet and then ship it I would be willing to pay for that for sure
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on March 21, 2014, 08:48:11 AM
we dont have waterjet here but we have plasma cnc machines... I dont have time this week but maybe next week ill mess with it and see what I can do  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dakotawilk on March 21, 2014, 08:50:53 AM
Roughly the same difference what format do u guys use for ur plasma cutter I could do a drawing and u could use it or go off of it to save u some time
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on March 21, 2014, 08:57:52 AM
Im the one here that programs the CNC machines  :4: A drawing would help so I could know what you were going for... After I get mine made I can just reuse the frame part and the only additional time would be whatever was in the middle... I don't know the rules on this on the forum tho so if you are interested, you both have my number I have unlimited everything so don't worry about shooting me a text or whatnot  :wave: ...
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: 09chevyavy on March 21, 2014, 09:01:35 AM
yeah man I will for sure!!! What mesh are you going to be using?
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dakotawilk on March 21, 2014, 09:05:04 AM
We got a laser at my school and can cut up to 3/8 acrylic but idk more of a mental defy rant tan anything can kick though it but we car pooled today and the avy stayed home so I need someone to measure there back window and send it to me please :) idk a bow tie would be cool too in the back and I can design both  :B:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dakotawilk on March 21, 2014, 09:06:39 AM
R we talking metal mesh or cloth just wondering?
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: 09chevyavy on March 21, 2014, 09:07:12 AM
Yeah I will take measurements for mine whenever I can, thats if I go to the dealership today and I can access the truck. If not I will just draw it up first and then let you know the measurements whenever I can

I am talking about metal mesh.

I am thinking like a grill mesh or whatever wyo can do
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on March 21, 2014, 09:10:51 AM
Ive been thinking like a flattened expanded metal... something strong enough I would feel fine leaving it in a parking lot or out in front of the house without having to switch back to the window  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: 09chevyavy on March 21, 2014, 09:12:32 AM
Have any idea what that would look like, or a picture?
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dakotawilk on March 21, 2014, 09:16:09 AM
For now I'm just doing a hand scetch as we speak
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on March 21, 2014, 09:29:45 AM
(http://www.metals-inc.com/images/expanded-metal-flattened-image-hires.jpg)
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dakotawilk on March 21, 2014, 09:33:55 AM
this is knid of what i was thinking
(http://i911.photobucket.com/albums/ac311/dakotawilk/D5B2B3E8-A940-4AFA-97DB-2B3304EE0EB3_zpsyc7yqpdq.jpg) (http://s911.photobucket.com/user/dakotawilk/media/D5B2B3E8-A940-4AFA-97DB-2B3304EE0EB3_zpsyc7yqpdq.jpg.html)
and you could put mesh beond that if you wanted i would do the bowtie and just leave it like that
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: 09chevyavy on March 21, 2014, 09:37:15 AM
(http://www.metals-inc.com/images/expanded-metal-flattened-image-hires.jpg)

yeah man that would be sweet!!! Would it all be one piece and then you have the logo cut on a water jet and weld that onto it?
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dakotawilk on March 21, 2014, 09:38:56 AM
oh and mine scetched just whats shaded it cut out and do it out of a solid piece because then still no one could get in there
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: enoniam on March 21, 2014, 09:43:44 AM
I like your bow tie sketch but I'd think you'd want to cut out what you didn't shade.
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on March 21, 2014, 09:44:20 AM
I would be concerned about someone reacing in and flipping down the handles which is where the expanded came in... I was thinking a 2 pc frame with the expanded between them and on mine the trinity knot would be either a part of the frame or just welded to the expanded  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dakotawilk on March 21, 2014, 10:02:03 AM
I like your bow tie sketch but I'd think you'd want to cut out what you didn't shade.
Yep I want to leave the shaded part
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: 09chevyavy on March 21, 2014, 10:12:03 AM
I am waitin on the sketch that I just drew to go from my phone to my email and will post it here, will blow yalls minds bruh!!! ahahaha just messing

But I like you idea wyo, I would have the 2 piece frame and then have the mesh in between and get the water jet to cut out my logo and have either you or have someone here weld it to it and then I would hand paint the lettering and redline
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: 09chevyavy on March 21, 2014, 10:24:50 AM
here ya go!
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on March 21, 2014, 10:27:55 AM
here ya go!
i like it  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: 09chevyavy on March 21, 2014, 10:43:22 AM
Thanks man!! Think you could do that?
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: tay0016 on March 21, 2014, 10:44:42 AM
If ms38w doesn't take you up on that I will

Sorry to thread jack! but Dluvr22 I sent you an email!
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on March 21, 2014, 10:45:38 AM
I dont see a problem with it
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: 09chevyavy on March 21, 2014, 10:51:12 AM
saawweeeeeeeeett!!!! yeah man if you did the 2 piece frame with mesh in the middle, and then if you cut out the lettering and redline with the waterjet and then either you welded it there or I had to, either way, I would paint the frame black, and then the rest I have two ideas

Mesh painted black with frame, paint lettering white, and line red

OOOORRRR

Leave the mesh, paint the letters black, and the line red
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dakotawilk on March 21, 2014, 10:53:22 AM
That sound awsome! We could plasti dip it  :o ha!
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on March 21, 2014, 10:58:10 AM
Im thinking yellow frame and black mesh with yellow knot  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: 09chevyavy on March 21, 2014, 10:59:32 AM
that would be sick!!!!!

Dakota, yeah I was gonna plastidip it


OOOOOH what if I dipped the entire thing but just dipped the line in red!!!!
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dakotawilk on March 21, 2014, 16:42:09 PM
Yes just yes! Hey how thick of metal were we thinking and what time steel aluminum?
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dakotawilk on March 21, 2014, 21:01:24 PM
 :jacked: :offtopic: heres my build thread
http://chevyavalanchefanclub.com/cafcna/index.php/topic,143029.0.html :4:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Bruizza on March 21, 2014, 23:31:35 PM
You're killing it wyotonka!
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: krazycarguy on March 22, 2014, 09:26:03 AM
shut up and take my money, lol
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dakotawilk on March 22, 2014, 09:28:25 AM
here that hes buying us all one!  :laugh: :laugh:
shut up and take my money, lol
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: krazycarguy on March 22, 2014, 09:30:02 AM
Not so much. lol. I love my AVY family, but not that much.
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dakotawilk on March 22, 2014, 09:31:24 AM
 :'(
HAHA
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on March 22, 2014, 17:40:28 PM
I was thinking steel for expense purposes and I don't think it would weigh that much  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dakotawilk on March 23, 2014, 18:23:14 PM
I agree  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on March 26, 2014, 08:10:25 AM
There should be a pic of the camper hooked up to the Tonka truck  late this week/next week for sure since we are taking it out for its maiden voyage sine it was wrecked, fixed, and then painted  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: 09chevyavy on March 26, 2014, 08:30:28 AM
 :thumbsup: cant wait to see!
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: blu_fuz on March 26, 2014, 11:16:40 AM
Im the one here that programs the CNC machines  :4:


You and I should start a new thread with members requests for CNC plasma cut designs and projects.


It would be a cool way to help out around here. Only problem for me is right now we are SWAMPED with work so there would be some lead time.


Nice job on the AV.


How do you like the AV shades? Someone is buying my snugtop and snugtop sail windows this weekend so I'm looking to buy the AV shades.
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on March 26, 2014, 11:40:10 AM
We are swamped right now too but mostly bending  :E:

the avy shades are on a so so with me right now... my sail panels don't seem to want to stay together and keep coming apart at the top... but i think that having the leds doesn't help.... I'm going to pull them apart and put them back in this weekend when its warm out... I put them in when it was cold out and I'm wondering if that's my problem.
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dluvr22 on March 26, 2014, 11:45:51 AM
We are swamped right now too but mostly bending  :E:

the avy shades are on a so so with me right now... my sail panels don't seem to want to stay together and keep coming apart at the top... but i think that having the leds doesn't help.... I'm going to pull them apart and put them back in this weekend when its warm out... I put them in when it was cold out and I'm wondering if that's my problem.

Hey  Wyotonka
None of mine has popped since I put them in with the LEDs yet.
You may want to try to do it again.
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: blu_fuz on March 26, 2014, 11:51:56 AM
I was thinking about making my own sail window filler panels. They would be gloss black powder coated steel with stud(s) off the back of the outside piece and secure to an inside panel with thumb screw bolts like the original snugtop windows. I would build a mold for that big fat rubber gasket for the outter panel like snugtops.


For $50 that the AV shades cost, I'm going to try my idea first.
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on March 26, 2014, 12:04:36 PM
i have been thinking about making new ones the same style as avyshades that were cut out of thin gauge steel and had whatever design I wanted  :4:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: blu_fuz on March 26, 2014, 13:49:47 PM
i have been thinking about making new ones the same style as avyshades that were cut out of thin gauge steel and had whatever design I wanted  :4:

If you make them for yourself it's probably OK. That guy is trying to paten the AV shade which probably includes the shape of it and distinct "notch" in the panel  ::). So re-sale might not be an option, you know how some people get LOL.
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on March 26, 2014, 14:04:50 PM
yea... didnt plan for resale ... the guy thought them up and deserves his thunder  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dakotawilk on March 26, 2014, 14:54:04 PM
that is all very cool any ideas on build thread for leds in sail panels?
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: blu_fuz on March 28, 2014, 06:49:12 AM
yea... didnt plan for resale ... the guy thought them up and deserves his thunder  :thumbsup:

^ good man  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: 09chevyavy on March 28, 2014, 08:31:14 AM
So wyo I told you I would give you updates on my truck, well they told me they would get it to me for the weekend, and yeah that didnt happen.

So lets back up, when I had my lift kit installed, the passenger rear tire was a little loose and wobbled as I brought it home, not a huge deal but it tore the stud holes up a little bit but it was fine. I tightened them down again and havent had a problem with it since.

Now, the dealership is saying it is very unsafe and sent the rim to a rim and tire shop to get steel welded onto the rim to fix it without getting a new rim.
WHAT THE F*CK MAN!!!!!

If you tell me it will be done for a certain day, give it to me that day! Dont all of a sudden find something that was evident when you took the tires off in the first place and tag it on at the end!!! Thats messed up!
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: ms38w on March 28, 2014, 13:08:03 PM
You think that's bad...try dealing with RedStar Performance in GA  :thumbdown:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dakotawilk on March 28, 2014, 19:02:45 PM
i agree dude that's stupid im sorry bro
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on March 31, 2014, 07:39:21 AM
Well here we go  :4: I think our usual spot wont be available for the camper at least for a while because runoff has washed out the road too much to drag a trailer back there  :E:

(http://i1261.photobucket.com/albums/ii587/jit_majors2003/IMG_3100_zps4bedd0e7.jpg) (http://s1261.photobucket.com/user/jit_majors2003/media/IMG_3100_zps4bedd0e7.jpg.html)

(http://i1261.photobucket.com/albums/ii587/jit_majors2003/IMG_3101_zps975382be.jpg) (http://s1261.photobucket.com/user/jit_majors2003/media/IMG_3101_zps975382be.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dakotawilk on March 31, 2014, 07:41:35 AM
Do u need a lift on the trailer for more clearance? Haha :) that's a bummer
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: 09chevyavy on March 31, 2014, 08:33:32 AM
Nice man that thing looks awesome!! Now you just gotta dip your truck black with yellow accents and itll be sick haha. Have you thought about painting the silver trim along your wheels yellow? that would look awesome!!
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: camaroz1985 on March 31, 2014, 09:44:47 AM
Truck looks like it is squatting an awful lot for such a small trailer.
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on March 31, 2014, 10:06:05 AM
Well 1. in person it doesn't look that squatted 2. it is leveled so you don't have the front rake to compensate for squatting... 3. my rear shocks are toast, I have the new ones just haven't put them on yet  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dluvr22 on March 31, 2014, 10:15:24 AM
LOL Wyotonka
My first thought was that it was sagging in the rear as well.
I was just looking at the Firestone air bags to assist the springs the other day.
Unfortunately all the ones I saw were made for trucks with leaf springs in the rear.
You may want to look into getting a set that's made for your truck
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: AVinSbyCt on March 31, 2014, 10:53:16 AM
Well 1. in person it doesn't look that squatted 2. it is leveled so you don't have the front rake to compensate for squatting... 3. my rear shocks are toast, I have the new ones just haven't put them on yet  :thumbsup:
Or 4, distribute the beer coolers better... :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: 09chevyavy on March 31, 2014, 11:06:57 AM
Or 4, distribute the beer coolers better... :thumbsup:

 :laugh:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on March 31, 2014, 11:13:25 AM
 :laugh: 1 beer cooler but the bulk of the weight (not even that much) would be the 3 mountain bikes but they were over/behind the axles... Next time I'm hooked onto it ill get some pics on level ground it really isn't as bad as it looks in this pic. Right now though its snowing again and not supposed to quit til Friday and I also had to make a decision on the way home with 35-40 mph winds I decided to leave my camper at my aunts house in about an hour and a half away... sucks not to have it here but that's less I have to tow it next time  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dluvr22 on March 31, 2014, 12:19:00 PM
:laugh: 1 beer cooler but the bulk of the weight (not even that much) would be the 3 mountain bikes but they were over/behind the axles... Next time I'm hooked onto it ill get some pics on level ground it really isn't as bad as it looks in this pic. Right now though its snowing again and not supposed to quit til Friday and I also had to make a decision on the way home with 35-40 mph winds I decided to leave my camper at my aunts house in about an hour and a half away... sucks not to have it here but that's less I have to tow it next time  :thumbsup:

That all depends..........Where do you stow the beer?
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on March 31, 2014, 12:21:36 PM
Its in the cooler in the back of the truck calling my name while I work all day  :laugh:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: PuddleStompin on April 1, 2014, 17:12:39 PM
Your setup looks awesome.
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on April 1, 2014, 17:53:48 PM
Thanks man  :wave:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dakotawilk on April 12, 2014, 07:49:33 AM
sweet dude hey once u get airbags u would have the compressor for...... a Detroit locker! :A:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: 09chevyavy on April 28, 2014, 10:03:52 AM
Found someone else with that nice yellow ya got. First one I ever seen in real life
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Hanz Groober on April 28, 2014, 22:51:25 PM
^ Whoaaaaa, and WBH!!!! That's the ONLY one of those I've seen! Wyo's is rare, but I have seen others(yellow) with body moulding like his. But I've never seen a yellow one without body mouldings.... Wonder if it was painted yellow or if it came that way. Rare bird for sure. Cool. I always kind of like the WBH ones better, EXCEPT in yellow.... The body hardware just looks right on yellow.....
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: 09chevyavy on April 29, 2014, 06:40:01 AM
^ Whoaaaaa, and WBH!!!! That's the ONLY one of those I've seen! Wyo's is rare, but I have seen others(yellow) with body moulding like his. But I've never seen a yellow one without body mouldings.... Wonder if it was painted yellow or if it came that way. Rare bird for sure. Cool. I always kind of like the WBH ones better, EXCEPT in yellow.... The body hardware just looks right on yellow.....

Yeah man I havent ever seen one in person except for that one
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on April 29, 2014, 22:13:08 PM
The only other yellow one that I have seen in town is a wbh with chrome rocker panels and everything else  :thumbdown: haven't seen it I a while though
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: 09chevyavy on April 30, 2014, 08:29:07 AM
The only other yellow one that I have seen in town is a wbh with chrome rocker panels and everything else  :thumbdown: haven't seen it I a while though

Ahh nice
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dakotawilk on April 30, 2014, 18:32:38 PM
very cool I want a color on myn charcoal is kina fun but I like the yellow however I think I wanted todo a dip of that flex blue I got 2 cans order just to play
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: 09chevyavy on May 1, 2014, 05:13:19 AM
I want to repaint my truck a dark spiral gray metallic. Similar to the one on the corvettes but darker
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: ms38w on May 1, 2014, 11:42:24 AM
I want to repaint my truck a dark spiral gray metallic. Similar to the one on the corvettes but darker

So it will match the cladding as it fades/spirals?   :beating:

























 :laugh:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: 09chevyavy on May 1, 2014, 11:44:49 AM
Nope, its a 2009. And I am gonna bedline the cladding. Incorrect sir
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Zef_66 on May 1, 2014, 11:55:48 AM
^ Whoaaaaa, and WBH!!!! That's the ONLY one of those I've seen! Wyo's is rare, but I have seen others(yellow) with body moulding like his. But I've never seen a yellow one without body mouldings.... Wonder if it was painted yellow or if it came that way. Rare bird for sure. Cool. I always kind of like the WBH ones better, EXCEPT in yellow.... The body hardware just looks right on yellow.....

When I was looking to buy an Avalanche, I came across one that was Yellow. I think it was in Delaware or Maryland. I immediately dismissed it as a possibility since I don't really want that color for me. And of course I can't find it now for the life of me. Maybe it was sold. I dunno...

But rare for sure.
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: 09chevyavy on May 1, 2014, 12:22:13 PM
Zef_66 welcome to the club  :welcome:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dakotawilk on May 1, 2014, 16:43:16 PM
I want to repaint my truck a dark spiral gray metallic. Similar to the one on the corvettes but darker
we could just trade  :laugh: :B:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: 09chevyavy on May 2, 2014, 06:08:46 AM
we could just trade  :laugh: :B:

 :laugh: naaahhhh
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dakotawilk on May 2, 2014, 15:24:59 PM
:laugh: naaahhhh
haha bummer im gona need brakes soon  :P
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dakotawilk on May 11, 2014, 17:14:22 PM
speaking of yellow 03's with no cladding look whats for sale here
http://denver.craigslist.org/cto/4453920740.html
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: 09chevyavy on May 12, 2014, 06:11:56 AM
haha bummer im gona need brakes soon  :P

I just replaced them this weekend. The drivers side inside pads were rubbing metal on metal with the rotor after 8000 miles.

So new caliper on that side. New pads for front both sides. and also new rotors for front both sides
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dluvr22 on May 12, 2014, 06:16:05 AM
LOL. It's that time again
Time to replace the front wheel hub bearings.
I'm going to be on my 4th set since owning my Avalanche.
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dakotawilk on May 12, 2014, 08:55:18 AM
I will need to replace my back brakes soon but this will be replacing the back ones now the second pair and the fronts look like they still have 65% tread????
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: frito on May 12, 2014, 19:02:22 PM
The only other yellow one that I have seen in town is a wbh with chrome rocker panels and everything else  :thumbdown: haven't seen it I a while though
I've been seeing a yellow cladded AVY at the Quaker Steak and Lube wings place just down the road from me on a regular basis for the past month or so.  If I can find a good reason to stop I'll shoot a pic.

I love the Tonka truck.  Any new mods in the works? 
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on May 12, 2014, 22:19:00 PM
Thanks  :wave: not many mods now... Still resolving some issues then it'll bust loose  :4: hopefully soon so I can get my 3rd row mounted  :thumbsup: I have had a few ideas I've been throwing around... Just need to get ahold of the parts. It being springtime though the house will be pulling at my mod money
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on May 13, 2014, 20:06:05 PM
Look what popped up for sale here in town... I keep getting texts asking if I got rid of mine  :laugh:
(http://i1261.photobucket.com/albums/ii587/jit_majors2003/F6FBA079-E2E9-415A-9D7C-B447698BCC3C_zpssxgalva5.jpg) (http://s1261.photobucket.com/user/jit_majors2003/media/F6FBA079-E2E9-415A-9D7C-B447698BCC3C_zpssxgalva5.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dluvr22 on May 13, 2014, 20:08:29 PM
I'm sure you can find space in your garage or your driveway for 2.
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: 09chevyavy on May 14, 2014, 08:44:35 AM
get another one hahaha
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dakotawilk on May 14, 2014, 10:25:33 AM
get another one hahaha
they could be twins!!!
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: 09chevyavy on May 14, 2014, 10:47:25 AM
Thats what Im saying!!
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dakotawilk on May 14, 2014, 11:56:03 AM
Thats what Im saying!!
make one have red accents and one black one could be evil and one good
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: 09chevyavy on May 14, 2014, 12:23:42 PM
noooo do them exactly alike!!
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dakotawilk on May 14, 2014, 17:21:21 PM
noooo do them exactly alike!!
then he would get confused
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on May 14, 2014, 21:25:52 PM
 :laugh: it would be the Tonka fleet
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dakotawilk on May 15, 2014, 07:47:41 AM
:laugh: it would be the Tonka fleet
hey finially got snap chat to work  :E: brain fails to be present sometimes.......
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: 09chevyavy on May 15, 2014, 08:42:10 AM
The tonka fleet!!!!
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dakotawilk on May 15, 2014, 08:59:28 AM
 :drive:
The tonka fleet!!!!
:drive: :yourock: :woohoo: :woohoo:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: krazycarguy on May 16, 2014, 11:47:01 AM
DO IT!!
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: TLB on May 16, 2014, 12:13:34 PM
LOL. It's that time again
Time to replace the front wheel hub bearings.
I'm going to be on my 4th set since owning my Avalanche.
How many mile are they lasting, and what brand are you using?
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on May 16, 2014, 20:37:26 PM
Yea... Too many issues with the current one
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dakotawilk on May 16, 2014, 20:43:35 PM
Yea... Too many issues with the current one
you could have a backup rig  :o
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: 09chevyavy on May 19, 2014, 04:06:11 AM
you could have a backup rig  :o

hey wyo and dakota, Im gonna be working on taking off the side moldings and AVALANCHE name plates today  :cool:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dakotawilk on May 19, 2014, 08:17:08 AM
hey wyo and dakota, Im gonna be working on taking off the side moldings and AVALANCHE name plates today  :cool:
Ok?...... Any reason or just for fun haha
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: 09chevyavy on May 19, 2014, 08:32:54 AM
Just for fun hahaha. But half the reason is so that way I can clean the truck and not have stuff between the letters where it says avalanche it doesnt look good so if everything is off then its easier to clean and looks slick and clean
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dluvr22 on May 19, 2014, 11:04:20 AM
The tonka fleet!!!!

Just realized that my Avalanche might be in danger of getting replaced by a black '13 Black Diamond Edition at some point
I just jumped on a sweet deal on a black Audi A4 add to my fleet since my wallet is getting hurt with the price of gas.

With a black on black FX35 and black on black A4, my Avalanche now looks like the odd one out.
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: 09chevyavy on May 19, 2014, 11:43:19 AM
Just realized that my Avalanche might be in danger of getting replaced by a black '13 Black Diamond Edition at some point
I just jumped on a sweet deal on a black Audi A4 to my fleet since my wallet is getting hurt with the price of gas.

With a black on black FX35 and black on black A4, my Avalanche now looks like the odd one out.

Do it! hahaha
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dluvr22 on May 19, 2014, 11:50:56 AM
Having 3 vehicles leaves little time for much modding on any single one.
I took my dash apart a little over a week ago to paint and put it back together.
In the process, I decided to redo my bezel with the screen and repaint it also.
All of that was scheduled to get completed this weekend but when the Audi turned up all plans went out the window.

I've already been on eBay making a mods list for it
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: 09chevyavy on May 19, 2014, 11:52:54 AM
Thats usually how that happens hahaha. today I am gonna order new harnesses for my tail lights cuz theyre bad and then I will order led strips to do the bedrail lights and then also I am gonna get some led projector Cree back up lights

Also I am gonna remove my body side moldings and my avalanche name plates
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dakotawilk on May 19, 2014, 12:01:30 PM
Thats usually how that happens hahaha. today I am gonna order new harnesses for my tail lights cuz theyre bad and then I will order led strips to do the bedrail lights and then also I am gonna get some led projector Cree back up lights

Also I am gonna remove my body side moldings and my avalanche name plates
U mean just the little protectors that slide over?
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: 09chevyavy on May 19, 2014, 12:27:09 PM
U mean just the little protectors that slide over?


what you mean?
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dakotawilk on May 19, 2014, 14:36:32 PM
what you mean?
For the off road Cree lights my bad
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: 09chevyavy on May 19, 2014, 21:56:16 PM
Nah man it's bulb that goes in the taillights
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dakotawilk on May 20, 2014, 06:21:31 AM
Nah man it's bulb that goes in the taillights
ok say i was like if you want to make your off road lights a coloor just pul the six screws on the front and cut out a 2 5/8'' acrylic piece and replace it thats what i did
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: 09chevyavy on May 20, 2014, 06:41:00 AM
I mean for those little cubes you can buy a cover from a company. I am actually a dealer for a light company. I can get you some I think its $5 a cover. And also that way if you want it white again you can just pull the cover off. I can get clear, red, green, blue, and amber
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dakotawilk on May 20, 2014, 06:51:09 AM
I mean for those little cubes you can buy a cover from a company. I am actually a dealer for a light company. I can get you some I think its $5 a cover. And also that way if you want it white again you can just pull the cover off. I can get clear, red, green, blue, and amber
(http://i911.photobucket.com/albums/ac311/dakotawilk/lightcovor_zps323ded6a.jpg) (http://s911.photobucket.com/user/dakotawilk/media/lightcovor_zps323ded6a.jpg.html)
like this?
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: 09chevyavy on May 20, 2014, 06:52:01 AM
these buddy. I am a dealer for this company

http://assaultmotorsports.com/products.php?categoryid=9
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dakotawilk on May 20, 2014, 06:53:45 AM
these buddy. I am a dealer for this company

http://assaultmotorsports.com/products.php?categoryid=9
same difference its really easy to just pull it off and put a new lense in and i buy scrap plastic by the pound so its super cheap i could even send you some if you want
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: 09chevyavy on May 20, 2014, 06:55:37 AM
same difference its really easy to just pull it off and put a new lense in and i buy scrap plastic by the pound so its super cheap i could even send you some if you want

Ahh okay, was just an idea. Right now I am looking at getting a set of our 20 watt cubes and running them in my tow hook covers and/or my fog light spots. I also want to get a tube mount and mount a set attaching to the horizontal bar of the hitch and using them as backup lights
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dakotawilk on May 20, 2014, 07:01:26 AM
Ahh okay, was just an idea. Right now I am looking at getting a set of our 20 watt cubes and running them in my tow hook covers and/or my fog light spots. I also want to get a tube mount and mount a set attaching to the horizontal bar of the hitch and using them as backup lights
i got some i thought it was a 6pc light set i got turns out one light 6pc of mounting hardware im a iddiot  :E: so now i got order another one
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: 09chevyavy on May 20, 2014, 07:05:01 AM
sorry to hear that bud!
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dakotawilk on May 20, 2014, 07:10:22 AM
sorry to hear that bud!
so now im contemplaiting if i could put it upside down facing back in the bed just behing the back window well c
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: 09chevyavy on May 20, 2014, 10:05:49 AM
what you mean?
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dakotawilk on May 20, 2014, 10:09:52 AM
what you mean?
Just light the bed with it cause it's like 40 something for one or I could get a pair for 50 but they don't Match and then idk what I'm going todo with 3 at least until I get a bumper
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: 09chevyavy on May 21, 2014, 07:27:42 AM
I gotcha man
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dakotawilk on June 24, 2014, 11:48:47 AM
hey buddy hows the transfer case going?
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: MyBigToy on June 25, 2014, 04:31:57 AM
So when are you taking a trip to South Dakota to get your new front bumper built?  :wave:  I'm still waiting for you to be the guinea pig so I can order one right after they fit it for a cladded model Av.  :woohoo:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dakotawilk on June 25, 2014, 09:38:51 AM
So when are you taking a trip to South Dakota to get your new front bumper built?  :wave:  I'm still waiting for you to be the guinea pig so I can order one right after they fit it for a cladded model Av.  :woohoo:
i am gona build one for myn soon and im in CO and we got all the toolswe should all meet for a week and rip out 3  :B:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on July 8, 2014, 18:18:07 PM
Ok.... After mounts and months of banging my head against a wall over this 4wd issue I finally found the culprit.... While I was putting the driveshaft back in from a u joint repair I saw a rock lodged in a wire loom above and kinda behind the t-case and decided to set the driveshaft down and investigate. Well when I pulled out the rock and opened the wire loom, I looked at the wires, and the insulation had kind of a kink so I gave it a tug and the insulation broke to reveal a disconnected point. A little splicing, heat shrink, electrical tape, followed by putting the encoder motor and front driveshaft back in and no more service 4wd!!!!  :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: finished the u joints, front brakes, and a full cleaning and I'm in love again  :A: now I need to button up a few more things on the todo list
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dluvr22 on July 8, 2014, 20:21:58 PM
Ok.... After mounts and months of banging my head against a wall over this 4wd issue I finally found the culprit.... While I was putting the driveshaft back in from a u joint repair I saw a rock lodged in a wire loom above and kinda behind the t-case and decided to set the driveshaft down and investigate. Well when I pulled out the rock and opened the wire loom, I looked at the wires, and the insulation had kind of a kink so I gave it a tug and the insulation broke to reveal a disconnected point. A little splicing, heat shrink, electrical tape, followed by putting the encoder motor and front driveshaft back in and no more service 4wd!!!!  :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: finished the u joints, front brakes, and a full cleaning and I'm in love again  :A: now I need to button up a few more things on the todo list

I was wondering where you disappeared to.
Does that mean you can make the trip to the GTG?
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: frito on July 8, 2014, 20:32:48 PM
I was wondering where you disappeared to.
Does that mean you can make the trip to the GTG?
Ditto on the GTG.  Would to park the Bumblebee next to the Tonka.
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: krazycarguy on July 8, 2014, 20:44:41 PM
Ditto on the GTG.  Would to park the Bumblebee next to the Tonka.

x3 We would all love to see you there!!!
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on August 3, 2014, 23:25:23 PM
I had really planned on making the trip ( like we were packing to go ) and my brothers kid got sick so plans kinda went out the window  :needhug:

Did a little more fixing. New rear brakes and shocks, removed the rear mudflaps. Then today I had some mod time  :4:
(https://i.imgur.com/kZznnAv.jpg)
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dluvr22 on August 4, 2014, 06:09:23 AM
I had really planned on making the trip ( like we were packing to go ) and my brothers kid got sick so plans kinda went out the window  :needhug:

Did a little more fixing. New rear brakes and shocks, removed the rear mudflaps. Then today I had some mod time  :4:
(http://i1261.photobucket.com/albums/ii587/jit_majors2003/2CCD82A3-BBC5-463C-89D6-7FEE1C4CCA9E_zpsicgam8qb.jpg) (http://s1261.photobucket.com/user/jit_majors2003/media/2CCD82A3-BBC5-463C-89D6-7FEE1C4CCA9E_zpsicgam8qb.jpg.html)
Hope he feels better.
I see you are adding more lights again. :laugh:
We can never have too much lights it seems. I'm in the process of adding more now........thanks to a member's mod I saw at the nationals.
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: frito on August 4, 2014, 07:55:08 AM
Looks cool!   I'll tell you what, the Tonka Truck and Dluvr22's Avalanche Prime are two trucks I can admire all day. 

x2 on hoping the little guy feels better.
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on August 4, 2014, 08:45:11 AM
He's been in icu with pneumonia now  :thumbdown: they are trying to figure out why he is getting it so often (twice this year and he's a year and a half) it really takes it's till on the little guy.

And dluvr22 you can never have too many lights :4: and the new ones wig wag with the signals. I have the box of lights out and they are calling my name lol

Thanks frito  :wave:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dakotawilk on August 4, 2014, 09:13:18 AM
He's been in icu with pneumonia now  :thumbdown: they are trying to figure out why he is getting it so often (twice this year and he's a year and a half) it really takes it's till on the little guy.

And dluvr22 you can never have too many lights :4: and the new ones wig wag with the signals. I have the box of lights out and they are calling my name lol

Thanks frito  :wave:
those are awsome DUDE!!! thanks to you im adding 3/4'' ambers to my stock grill on 3 of them to start with but im exicted i startedthem but we went wheeling and now i got a fuse out somewhere i cant find my dome lights wont turn on execpt for the passenger door one and i hooked my cb to a accesory and it doesnt work anymore either  :E: hey sorry for the thread jack but those are sweet and i think that requires a little video  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dluvr22 on August 4, 2014, 12:28:39 PM
Couldn't resist.
Inspiration for this goes to Calika89 whose wheels I could not stop drooling over at the nationals.
Only 3 tires done so far.

(http://i1374.photobucket.com/albums/ag438/Dluvr22/Avalanche%20Prime/LEDring_zpsf97d9997.jpg)

Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: krazycarguy on August 4, 2014, 12:58:29 PM
very nice!! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dakotawilk on August 4, 2014, 13:12:08 PM
THAT LOOKS SWEET!! :o :cool:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on August 4, 2014, 17:42:12 PM
That looks awesome  :o  :A:



I need details  :4:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dluvr22 on August 4, 2014, 21:58:59 PM
Sorry but the iPhone sucks at taking pics at night.

(http://i1374.photobucket.com/albums/ag438/Dluvr22/Avalanche%20Prime/dc7adcb4fcca12e4c24bd2b77a18b805_zpscaec26a9.jpg)

(http://i1374.photobucket.com/albums/ag438/Dluvr22/Avalanche%20Prime/b7075e0e6bab41ca0b68ff8fa6b530f9_zps5d682b0a.jpg)

I think I'm going to put my Big Rig Ice on a switch as well. I don't think I like the look with both the amber and the red together.  Also the pics don't do it justice is it is more of a deep red glow rather than seeing the LEDs just bright within the tires.

I must say that when I started it seemed easy enough when explained to me but a lot harder to do on my truck.
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on August 12, 2014, 22:44:03 PM
I like it  :thumbsup: I was just saying yesterday how my big rig bars need a switch  :beating:



On a side note... The Tonka truck lost its wagon today  :needhug: I loved my camper and a lot of blood, sweat, tears, and a few choice words went into it, but I never used it and wasn't too keen on the idea of moving with it.


(https://i.imgur.com/gw1Rm0e.jpg)
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: 09chevyavy on August 13, 2014, 05:26:21 AM
 :'( :'( :'(
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: frito on August 13, 2014, 06:30:26 AM
:'( :'( :'(
x2  I love the look together.  You did a great job matching them up.
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dakotawilk on August 13, 2014, 08:40:57 AM
Now u just gotta build a over head camper like I'm going to  :thumbsup: that's a bummer to hear that news though dude  :E: :'(
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: 09chevyavy on August 13, 2014, 08:45:13 AM
Do you guys have any idea as far as how much a welder to be able to plug into a 120 runs about? I want a beginners welding machine that is easy to use and easy to learn on. I wanna be able to weld some thinner aluminum and steel sheets, be able to do exhaust, run a plasma cutter off of it possibly.
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dakotawilk on August 13, 2014, 08:47:34 AM
Do you guys have any idea as far as how much a welder to be able to plug into a 120 runs about? I want a beginners welding machine that is easy to use and easy to learn on. I wanna be able to weld some thinner aluminum and steel sheets, be able to do exhaust, run a plasma cutter off of it possibly.
Well I'm not incredibly knowledgable on that but I know we have a might and once u get it dialed it it will do aluminum grrr along with steel if u want todo small stuff u should get a tig
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: JVZL1 on August 13, 2014, 08:59:22 AM
http://www.homedepot.com/p/Lincoln-Electric-Vantage-500-Deutz-D2011L4I-Nam-Engine-Driven-Stick-Welder-Generator-K2405-3/203906052?cm_mmc=shopping-_-shopzilla-_-D25-_-203906052&srccode=cii_10043468&cpncode=34-230040767-2







































good place to start http://www.lincolnelectric.com/en-us/Pages/default.aspx?locale=1033
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: 09chevyavy on August 13, 2014, 09:05:58 AM
I know I need a tig welder
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: surfj9009 on August 20, 2014, 00:08:45 AM
What offset did you go with on the Thumps?
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: HawaiianBrian on August 22, 2014, 11:47:17 AM
replace your camper with this...

http://honolulu.craigslist.org/oah/rvs/4621534237.html
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dakotawilk on August 22, 2014, 17:15:48 PM
replace your camper with this...

http://honolulu.craigslist.org/oah/rvs/4621534237.html
He actually has one if u look a little earlier in the build thread  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on August 26, 2014, 19:11:22 PM
On the way to Denver Sunday afternoon In the 35+ mile an hour winds I caught a chunk of something with my rear passenger side tire going down the interstate. Everything looked fine when we stopped at the next gas station til the next morning I noticed it took my fender off on that side  :E:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: surfj9009 on August 26, 2014, 20:21:38 PM
What offset did you go with on the Thumps?
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dakotawilk on August 26, 2014, 21:10:30 PM
On the way to Denver Sunday afternoon In the 35+ mile an hour winds I caught a chunk of something with my rear passenger side tire going down the interstate. Everything looked fine when we stopped at the next gas station til the next morning I noticed it took my fender off on that side  :E:
Got any pics? And u came to Denver and didn't tell me   :'( haha jk I was outta town anyway
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on August 27, 2014, 11:34:09 AM
Lol I figured you would he in school since we weren't really down there on a weekend ... It just took the small plastic strip  off the fender so it looks stock again


Surfj9009 I'm not sure what offset I got but I'll see if it's on the paperwork
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dakotawilk on August 27, 2014, 15:34:57 PM
Lol I figured you would he in school since we weren't really down there on a weekend ... It just took the small plastic strip  off the fender so it looks stock again


Surfj9009 I'm not sure what offset I got but I'll see if it's on the paperwork
Yeah man just let me know when ur coming down I'm still pretty open and on some days I'm off at 12:03
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on September 8, 2014, 15:15:11 PM
So Saturday I decided to finally tear in and fix the intake manifold bolt that broke when doing the knock sensors... A lot easier than the first time even though another broke when I was taking it apart.   :E: Seeing how I only had 1 new bolt taking it apart this was a motivation killer. I got the plennum off and tried my cheapo extractor set which I pretty quickly threw in the garbage shortly after opening. Well seeing how my av is my one and only motor vehicle, I aired up the bike tires, put in some heaphones and went to NAPA ~3mi to find a train stopped on the crossing by NAPA and have to take the 6mi way home  :beating:  :laugh: Get home and the bolts are out in no time. (the square extractors are ten million times better than spiral) Do a little cleaning, and put everything back together except the 2 bolts.

 AutoZone doesn't have them, Napa doesn't have them, O'reilly doesn't have them. No salvage yards open weekends here  :thumbdown: (that was another 13mi on the bike) so a ride to work today and steal moms car at lunch. The yard accross town had just taken apart a 6.0 so they had them at $2 a piece  :woohoo: Now I just need a way to torque to specs since nobody rents out an inch lbs torque wrench here, and no way I'm guessing again. A guy at work said he is pretty sure he has one and if he does he'll bring it tomorrow. Hopefully have it fixed tomorrow in time to make it to Rapid for a concert, if not I guess I'll get over it.
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dakotawilk on September 10, 2014, 22:45:55 PM
So Saturday I decided to finally tear in and fix the intake manifold bolt that broke when doing the knock sensors... A lot easier than the first time even though another broke when I was taking it apart.   :E: Seeing how I only had 1 new bolt taking it apart this was a motivation killer. I got the plennum off and tried my cheapo extractor set which I pretty quickly threw in the garbage shortly after opening. Well seeing how my av is my one and only motor vehicle, I aired up the bike tires, put in some heaphones and went to NAPA ~3mi to find a train stopped on the crossing by NAPA and have to take the 6mi way home  :beating:  :laugh: Get home and the bolts are out in no time. (the square extractors are ten million times better than spiral) Do a little cleaning, and put everything back together except the 2 bolts.

 AutoZone doesn't have them, Napa doesn't have them, O'reilly doesn't have them. No salvage yards open weekends here  :thumbdown: (that was another 13mi on the bike) so a ride to work today and steal moms car at lunch. The yard accross town had just taken apart a 6.0 so they had them at $2 a piece  :woohoo: Now I just need a way to torque to specs since nobody rents out an inch lbs torque wrench here, and no way I'm guessing again. A guy at work said he is pretty sure he has one and if he does he'll bring it tomorrow. Hopefully have it fixed tomorrow in time to make it to Rapid for a concert, if not I guess I'll get over it.
That sucks dude! It sounds like u got it all fixed though! Hopefully stays that way
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: PuddleStompin on September 15, 2014, 15:46:47 PM
Ill be in your state at the end of the month.  Hunting down in Baggs (Medicine Bow National Forrest) for opening day of deer season.  How far is that from you?
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on September 16, 2014, 19:28:12 PM
321 miles about a 5 hr drive, that's a small town  :o  :laugh:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dakotawilk on September 16, 2014, 19:38:48 PM
321 miles about a 5 hr drive, that's a small town  :o  :laugh:
I haven't looked on a map but is it closer to me than u? Haha
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: PuddleStompin on September 17, 2014, 09:14:37 AM
Pretty sure its at the southern side of the state.
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on September 22, 2014, 10:28:47 AM
had a good weekend with the family at the lake and tried a new spot for the roof tent  :thumbsup:

(https://i.imgur.com/2SSTF9L.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/DvS1nwi.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/oyvZmay.jpg)
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dluvr22 on September 22, 2014, 10:41:09 AM
That's neat.
Brings back to mind Chevy's "Change for a Dollar" Ads.
That the whole concept of how versatile our vehicles can be.
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on September 22, 2014, 10:45:50 AM
I actually got asked to change for a dollar the other day but my back seat was full  :needhug: I am trying to design a rack for the garage to hold all my avy attachments  :laugh:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dluvr22 on September 22, 2014, 10:49:34 AM
I actually got asked to change for a dollar the other day but my back seat was full  :needhug: I am trying to design a rack for the garage to hold all my avy attachments  :laugh:

That'll be quite a huge rack.
You've got a lot of attachments.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on September 22, 2014, 10:53:22 AM
haha I know it... Maybe build the rack after I move.
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dakotawilk on September 22, 2014, 11:42:04 AM
It's pretty sweet!!!
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Ovalbore on October 7, 2014, 11:44:17 AM
Now that's a cool truck! :thumbsup: I don't think I've ever seen a yellow one in person. Now about that tent gizmo, it looks like it can sleep 2 people but how does the roof rack handle the weight?
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on October 7, 2014, 12:08:25 PM
The tent comfortably sleeps 2, The OEM roof rack has a capacity limit of 200 lbs. so technically no.
The tent itself probably weighs 100lbs give or take. The ladder takes some of the weight which helps I'm sure. I looked the first time we hooked it up and there is no flex in the side rails or the roof.

The suburban has a weight limit of 200 but I have put well over that on a suburban also ( have also maxed one out and cratered the roof with a 600lb pool table  :laugh: ) . I think the weight limit is more of a concern of becoming top heavy than the weight of a static load.
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dakotawilk on October 20, 2014, 07:34:55 AM
Hey dude I smoked my tail lights I like the turn out I only used one can between the two
(http://i911.photobucket.com/albums/ac311/dakotawilk/920bf645d85edf7932f2c674bcfa2460_zpsd336742d.jpg) :jacked:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on October 20, 2014, 11:48:45 AM
they look good  :thumbsup:

let me know how that paint you used on your plastics holds up.  :B:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dakotawilk on October 20, 2014, 12:11:20 PM
Thanks dude I like the way it turned out! It doesn't really look like paint. It just looks brand new I used this stuff my hot rod friend said was the best although kind of a extensive process you have to wash the pickup spray on the prep all wait 1 minute then wipe clean after that dries use the adhesive promoter spray on a coat wait 5 min spray on a second coat careful it like to run and when your done those runs will show up after that dries for 10 minutes then spray first coat if paint really light wait 5 min spray that again for 2 coats or 3 whatever you want todo and then after 48 hours it will reach full harness
(http://i911.photobucket.com/albums/ac311/dakotawilk/96ec7ad3d07cce8c4a67d5af5e6f1c8a_zpsa253d2ba.jpg)
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on October 26, 2014, 01:16:01 AM
Well... The time has come...
1989 Jeep Cherokee
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: frito on October 26, 2014, 06:27:28 AM
So is that a sibling to the Tonka Truck?
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dakotawilk on October 26, 2014, 13:51:59 PM
So is that a sibling to the Tonka Truck?
i think he traded in tonka for it is what I heard :(
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: brokenoak on October 26, 2014, 13:54:22 PM
Sure hope he dint. Atleast not for that.
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Schelbi on October 26, 2014, 14:34:01 PM
i think he traded in tonka for it is what I heard :(

A XJ Cherokee is a great offroad toy but not a replacement for an Avalanche! Both together are a great combination.
I drive a 2002 Avalanche and a 1992 Cherokee XJ. Both black, both lifted and both on MT's.
And both are pure fun :D
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on October 26, 2014, 17:16:43 PM
Nope... Was hoping to get a stir outa some people though lol I wound up trading my 4 wheeler for it  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dakotawilk on October 26, 2014, 18:16:34 PM
Nope... Was hoping to get a stir outa some people though lol I wound up trading my 4 wheeler for it  :thumbsup:

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: brokenoak on October 26, 2014, 18:51:56 PM
Good! That woulda been a bad trade avy for it. Traded a toy for another bigger toy.
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: frito on October 26, 2014, 18:59:11 PM
Nope... Was hoping to get a stir outa some people though lol I wound up trading my 4 wheeler for it  :thumbsup:
That's what I has hoping.  So Tonka has a Tonka Jr. stable mate.   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dluvr22 on October 26, 2014, 22:30:32 PM
Put the newer XJ front end ( lights, grill etc.) on it - I heard its an easy swap and/or paint the grill black and it'll be a lot better for it.  Somehow that chrome grill looks a bit out of place to me.
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: 09chevyavy on October 27, 2014, 05:39:39 AM
Too bad all of you guys didnt see it first except for Dakotawilk and I  :4: :cool:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on October 27, 2014, 11:20:02 AM
Chrome grille, door handles, gutters, and rear bumper are on the list... Need to get it running first. The previous owner or the one before did a rebuild and didn't hook everything back up  :E: the harness that the injectors are on is missing the ends that come off the front of the block to who knows where...
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dakotawilk on October 27, 2014, 12:51:44 PM
Chrome grille, door handles, gutters, and rear bumper are on the list... Need to get it running first. The previous owner or the one before did a rebuild and didn't hook everything back up  :E: the harness that the injectors are on is missing the ends that come off the front of the block to who knows where...
bummer dude thats where im at with my dirt bike im fixing up its missing little random stuff that all ads up a gas cap speedo cable battery need tires and a new key just enough to be annoying haha
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dakotawilk on November 18, 2014, 06:46:52 AM
How's the mini tonka coming?
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on November 22, 2014, 18:17:49 PM
There is no fuel filter on it so I ordered new injectors and got a fuel filter and they should be going in tomorrow  :thumbsup: started the blue LEDs in my cluster and replaced the tach and speedometer motor but ran out of bulbs  :thumbdown:
Found the problem with my big rig bars and new ones will be on tomorrow
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dakotawilk on November 23, 2014, 14:45:53 PM
There is no fuel filter on it so I ordered new injectors and got a fuel filter and they should be going in tomorrow  :thumbsup: started the blue LEDs in my cluster and replaced the tach and speedometer motor but ran out of bulbs  :thumbdown:
Found the problem with my big rig bars and new ones will be on tomorrow
Hey I want todo LEDs In he dash what do I need and how many are there?
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dluvr22 on November 24, 2014, 08:41:26 AM
Wyotonka
I've been worried about mine with all the snow accumulating on it and turning into ice in the last few weeks So far none has blown out but I am keeping my fingers crossed. Also been thinking of just taking them off until winter passes but I've just been too lazy to do so.
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on November 26, 2014, 03:10:31 AM
Wyotonka
I've been worried about mine with all the snow accumulating on it and turning into ice in the last few weeks So far none has blown out but I am keeping my fingers crossed. Also been thinking of just taking them off until winter passes but I've just been too lazy to do so.
we got hit by snow before I got mine back on  :E: I have been thinking of leaving them off but they haven't worked in a while so I want them back on lol.
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dluvr22 on December 1, 2014, 07:55:09 AM
Mine still works but I get worried when the tires kick up snow and the snow freezes on it.
The ends have been encrusted in ice for the last 2 weeks.
I got a Friends and Family discount coupon for Pepboys today so I'm heading over there to grab a set of mudflaps to put on to help alleviate the extra snow accumulation.
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: 09chevyavy on December 1, 2014, 08:12:42 AM
I want to see how the truck is can I have a picture pleeease
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on December 6, 2014, 18:24:37 PM
Nobody want to see a pic of the Tonka truck right now... Caked in road grime and mud.... Both big rig bars are still off... The inside is full of crap right now... I have a running light out and a fog light and no time to get all of it fixed  :E:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: 09chevyavy on December 7, 2014, 12:45:20 PM
 :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dluvr22 on December 7, 2014, 15:39:40 PM
My LOF had an issue where it stayed on for 2 days straight before I realized it was on even after the truck was turned off.
I have since disconnected the LOF and waiting until spring to look at it and figured if it is still in perfect working condition.
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: redheadedrod on December 8, 2014, 01:05:43 AM
I believe the cluster is 9 bulbs.

I used like 20 SMD's in mine using the direction in the Trey Dash cluster thread.

Another guy used 12 volt LED's and he was able to just replace the 9 bulbs.

There are other bulbs in all of the dash switches and such that should also be swapped out. Having used the SMD LED's and resistors I would strongly suggest the 12 volt blue LED's.

Going to match up some 12 volt LED's I just got against the SMD's and if they are the same color going to go back through and finish up my dash and maybe redo my cluster. (I screwed up the HVAC control backlighting and never attempted the radio. )

Rodney
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: ZakRhyno on January 5, 2015, 11:12:06 AM
Do you recall where you got the seat cover from? I like them. :D

then the fun part  :4: 20" kmc xd flat black and machined wheels wrapped in 275/60/r20 Bf Goodrich rugged terrains
(http://i1261.photobucket.com/albums/ii587/jit_majors2003/securedownloadjpg2.jpg) (http://s1261.photobucket.com/user/jit_majors2003/media/securedownloadjpg2.jpg.html)
(http://i1261.photobucket.com/albums/ii587/jit_majors2003/securedownload.jpg) (http://s1261.photobucket.com/user/jit_majors2003/media/securedownload.jpg.html) some r&r, Custom fit Black and yellow leather seatcovers (http://i1261.photobucket.com/albums/ii587/jit_majors2003/IMG_1331_zpsb5ae622c.jpg) (http://s1261.photobucket.com/user/jit_majors2003/media/IMG_1331_zpsb5ae622c.jpg.html) pic of the back seats will get a pic of the fronts later
billet grille
(http://i1261.photobucket.com/albums/ii587/jit_majors2003/IMG_1299-1.jpg) best shot i have of the billet grille and yes i got wet in that pic didnt really think that one through  :E:  :laugh:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dakotawilk on January 5, 2015, 11:29:18 AM
Do you recall where you got the seat cover from? I like them. :D

I can chime in on that they are iggee seat covers can be found at http://iggee.com/ as far as fitted seat cover go though there is also coverking both are options good luck! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on January 6, 2015, 11:45:09 AM
Sorry, been crazy busy. Dakota is right though  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: 09chevyavy on January 6, 2015, 11:56:39 AM
hey wyo go check out my build  :4:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on January 9, 2015, 20:31:31 PM
So... My newish (summer on the rear and a year on the front) shocks (ranchos Rs5000's) are ABSOLUTELY horrible. The rears never felt like they performed any better than the blown bilsteins. I found a new set of bilstein 5100's, but I wanted to see if any of you have heard anything on these?
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: frito on January 10, 2015, 05:42:04 AM
So... My newish (summer on the rear and a year on the front) shocks (ranchos Rs5000's) are ABSOLUTELY horrible. The rears never felt like they performed any better than the blown bilsteins. I found a new set of bilstein 5100's, but I wanted to see if any of you have heard anything on these?
Thanks for sharing.  I'm in need of new shocks.  Now I know what to stay clear of.  I can't specifically speak to the 5100's but I had bilstein on my Old S10 Blazer and I liked them.
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on January 10, 2015, 08:35:40 AM
No problem, I went back and August 3rd was when the rears were put on... I am confident they were installed correct also. Not my first rodeo there. The 5100 series says it is similar to the factory ones, but they handle off-road better and fit "slightly lifted" trucks. Price wise, I'm looking at around 400 to do them all the way around.  :thumbsup: then I need 2 new tires and a new stereo. My previous double din glitched out when I was in a bad mood... It's not around anymore. I'm hoping to find a pioneer unit for reasonable with the apple CarPlay  :4:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: 09chevyavy on February 2, 2015, 16:44:25 PM
I am considering doing them, where can I get a good set?
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dluvr22 on February 2, 2015, 21:12:47 PM
So... My newish (summer on the rear and a year on the front) shocks (ranchos Rs5000's) are ABSOLUTELY horrible. The rears never felt like they performed any better than the blown bilsteins. I found a new set of bilstein 5100's, but I wanted to see if any of you have heard anything on these?

Hey Wyotonka
My RS9000s were the best investment I made to my suspension system.
My girlfriend even compliments them because it rides smoother than the Audi when in highway mode or on my custom setting and gets stiff when I needed to tow the same Audi in for service.
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dluvr22 on February 2, 2015, 21:20:48 PM
I won't be surprised if you got a bad set though. When I first got my 4  RS9000s, I noticed that one shock would not rebound at all right out the box and another rebounded at a slower rate than the others. This was before I even put them on the truck. It pissed me off that I had to send them back and wait for replacements but once I got replacements, it was well worth the wait.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CGh0csntHfU (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CGh0csntHfU)
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on February 3, 2015, 06:56:59 AM
Hey Wyotonka
My RS9000s were the best investment I made to my suspension system.
My girlfriend even compliments them because it rides smoother than the Audi when in highway mode or on my custom setting and gets stiff when I needed to tow the same Audi in for service.
that's where I made the mistake, mine are the 5000's... Not even worth their weight in scrap  :thumbdown:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Zef_66 on February 4, 2015, 08:50:16 AM
I've considered going with the KYB MonoMax shocks. I hope they hold up fine.
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: enoniam on February 4, 2015, 09:57:05 AM
I think I've probably got close to 100K on my KYB MonoMax's and they are holding up fine.
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dluvr22 on February 9, 2015, 07:51:45 AM
Hey Wyotonka
I just priced a set of 4 Rancho 9000XLs on JC Whitney.
Regular price of the shocks are $110.99 per shock for a grand total of $443.96.
However they will accept an offer of $99.98 per shock and you can add my coupon code JC02SAVE15 to get an additional $50.00 off
That will bring the total down to $349.56 with free shipping. That's savings of $94.40 or almost like getting 1 shock free.
Don't know what finances are like but that makes for a very good deal.

You can also try using the code on other shocks and see if something else works better for you.
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on February 9, 2015, 09:32:46 AM
Hey Wyotonka
I just priced a set of 4 Rancho 9000XLs on JC Whitney.
Regular price of the shocks are $110.99 per shock for a grand total of $443.96.
However they will accept an offer of $99.98 per shock and you can add my coupon code JC02SAVE15 to get an additional $50.00 off
That will bring the total down to $349.56 with free shipping. That's savings of $94.40 or almost like getting 1 shock free.
Don't know what finances are like but that makes for a very good deal.

You can also try using the code on other shocks and see if something else works better for you.

Thanks DLuvr22  :wave: I was actually hoping to get my shocks ordered today. I am still looking at the Bilsteins just due to the fact my 5000's were garbage. I am trying to keep in mind though that Fort Collins wont have the dirt roads that I run into here so I won't need as much of the "offroad" performance. I would like the ability to adjust the 9000's especially at $50 less than the Bilstein 5100's. Do you have a rough guess at how many miles you have on yours? Also wondering if they are a compression shock since the 5000's weren't.
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dakotawilk on February 9, 2015, 09:49:13 AM
Thanks DLuvr22  :wave: I was actually hoping to get my shocks ordered today. I am still looking at the Bilsteins just due to the fact my 5000's were garbage. I am trying to keep in mind though that Fort Collins wont have the dirt roads that I run into here so I won't need as much of the "offroad" performance. I would like the ability to adjust the 9000's especially at $50 less than the Bilstein 5100's. Do you have a rough guess at how many miles you have on yours? Also wondering if they are a compression shock since the 5000's weren't.
Hang around me and wuan2000 I have a feeling you might do less dirt roads but more actual off roading ;)
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on February 9, 2015, 09:53:28 AM
Hang around me and wuan2000 I have a feeling you might do less dirt roads but more actual off roading ;)
I Have a jeep for that now  :4:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dakotawilk on February 9, 2015, 09:55:06 AM
I Have a jeep for that now  :4:
Hmmmmmnmmmm well u can't bang up the jeep that the Dailey driver not to mention then we'll be avalanche caravaning
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on February 9, 2015, 10:02:26 AM
The Jeep isn't destined for Daily driver. That spot is up for grabs as soon as I move. Right now I'm looking for a 2012 Scion TC 7.0 release series.
Similar to this  :4:
(http://photos.ecarlist.com/iX/o2/tE/8F/Qv/by/D9/pF/rk/kj/xQ_640.jpg)
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on February 9, 2015, 10:03:32 AM
Also DLuvr22, Which RS9000's would I get for the front with the level on it?
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dakotawilk on February 9, 2015, 10:04:24 AM
The Jeep isn't destined for Daily driver. That spot is up for grabs as soon as I move. Right now I'm looking for a 2012 Scion TC 7.0 release series.
Similar to this  :4:
(http://photos.ecarlist.com/iX/o2/tE/8F/Qv/by/D9/pF/rk/kj/xQ_640.jpg)
Ahhhh ok cool 3 yellow cars is blinding!  :laugh:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dluvr22 on February 9, 2015, 10:36:53 AM
I have roughly 80K miles on my shocks They still run like the day I got them. Unfortunately the Bilsteins are excluded from the promotion so my coupon code won't work with them.
Ain't that a bummer

It's a tough choice though.

Sorry not that shock savvy to tell you whether they are compression shocks or not.
What I do know is that the Ranchos are low pressure shocks and the Bilsteins are high pressure shocks.
The Ranchos have lifetime warranty and a 90 day ride risk free offer. Not sure on the Bilsteins.
The downside I can think of to the Ranchos is the adjustibility. Some folks have complained about being unable to adjust them after a year or 2 as the knobs had rusted in place but then on the other hand you should have found your sweet spot by then. In the event that happens though, Rancho will happily send you a new set of knobs at no charge.Also if you're like me, you would probably be tempted to change the settings over and over and it involves getting under the truck for the rear shocks even though I can get to the front ones easily by sticking my hand in the rims. I remember doing that a couple of times before I finally bought the controller

As for the controller, I'm on my second one. The first one lasted a year but that is my fault as I mounted the receiver in my grill where it was susceptible to the elements that damaged it. The second one has been on for 2 years and I've never had a problem with it since I mounted the controller on the side of the under- hood fuse box. you also have to deal with the noise.
I can't hear it inside the truck but if you're standing outside and the controller kicks in you definitely hear it even above the sound of the engine. Other than that every time I need a seting changed it works. It never failed yet.
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dluvr22 on February 9, 2015, 10:45:38 AM
Also DLuvr22, Which RS9000's would I get for the front with the level on it?

I actually got the stock ones because I did the lift after. When I bought the torsion keys, I added shock extenders to the front ones. I'd go that route because the extended length shocks do not have a lifetime warranty like the stock length does. Gotto ask Rancho for the details on that.

(http://www.readylift.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/400x325/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/6/7/67-3809_readylift_chevy_gmc_rear_shock_extensions.jpg)

Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dluvr22 on February 9, 2015, 10:48:20 AM
Oh yeah and the controller is constantly monitoring the shocks and self adjusts as necessary so the compressor kicks in at what might seem as random intervals. Won't have to deal with that with the knobs though.
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dluvr22 on February 9, 2015, 10:52:40 AM
Speaking of changing the shocks settings, just this morning I was feeling in the mood for a sporty ride on my way to work so I changed the settings from Highway to Sport mode for a stiffer cornering experience instead of the floaty feel you get when in highway mode
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on February 9, 2015, 14:59:51 PM
ok... I had to bite the bullet and do something before the 5000's are completely gone.


I wound up going with the RS9000xl's. I really hope that I don't get same quality product as the last ranchos I bought. I figured if I did I would send them back with the 90 day ride risk and get the 5100's. Right now I will probably just use the knobs and add the controller later. I wound up getting stock height shocks since the only lift option up from that was 4". I will just wind up going the same route Dluvr22 did to make them fit.
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dluvr22 on February 9, 2015, 22:12:24 PM
Keep us posted. Also make sure they do have rebound in them and some pressure when you try to compress them. I hope you enjoy them like I enjoy mine.
You should also be able to send the 5000s back to them as well if you can find the roof of purchase from whomever you purchased them from.
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on February 10, 2015, 10:47:03 AM
Keep us posted. Also make sure they do have rebound in them and some pressure when you try to compress them. I hope you enjoy them like I enjoy mine.
You should also be able to send the 5000s back to them as well if you can find the roof of purchase from whomever you purchased them from.
I have tried.. no luck finding any proof of purchase  :thumbdown:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on February 11, 2015, 06:52:42 AM
I also have 2 new tires sitting down at the shop.. I don't really want to slap them on with the bad shocks on still, but they would be nice to have with these heavy frost nights   :drive:

Then I need to find a new harness for the trailer lights... I have crutched the one the previous owner butchered for too long now and I think at this point it would be easier to replace and not have to worry about it.
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on February 14, 2015, 06:43:05 AM
I can't believe I didn't realize this earlier...it just hit me like a wall. I no longer have a 4wheeler, which means I have no NEED  :4: for full functionality of my midgate. I think I see a sub midgate in my near future  :4:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dakotawilk on February 14, 2015, 09:28:08 AM
I can't believe I didn't realize this earlier...it just hit me like a wall. I no longer have a 4wheeler, which means I have no NEED  :4: for full functionality of my midgate. I think I see a sub midgate in my near future  :4:
Nice! Dude that's awesome!!
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: frito on February 14, 2015, 09:51:54 AM
I can't believe I didn't realize this earlier...it just hit me like a wall. I no longer have a 4wheeler, which means I have no NEED  :4: for full functionality of my midgate. I think I see a sub midgate in my near future  :4:
Ahh, but what about your move?  Will you be needing to put on a show for those unsuspecting Home Depot customers by stuffing in plywood and drywall when you get to CO?   ???
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dakotawilk on February 14, 2015, 09:58:32 AM
Ahh, but what about your move?  Will you be needing to put on a show for those unsuspecting Home Depot customers by stuffing in plywood and drywall when you get to CO?   ???
Why bring logic into the conversation?  :laugh: just kidding!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on February 14, 2015, 18:44:13 PM
Just build a low profile one  :4:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on February 16, 2015, 10:37:36 AM
The... Suspense.... Is... Killing... me.
 I wish I could make things ship faster. :laugh:

Parts should be here this week hopefully. Then details  :4:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dakotawilk on February 16, 2015, 11:19:12 AM
The... Suspense.... Is... Killing... me.
 I wish I could make things ship faster. :laugh:

Parts should be here this week hopefully. Then details  :4:
What parts.....?
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dluvr22 on February 16, 2015, 11:24:35 AM
Is that the shocks or the shock extenders?
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dakotawilk on February 16, 2015, 11:39:02 AM
Is that the shocks or the shock extenders?

Or the subs?....
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on February 16, 2015, 12:09:56 PM
all the shocks are here... Im just going to build shock extenders (way quicker than ordering) This is something new that I need to get done before I quit my job at a metal shop  :4:  :laugh:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dluvr22 on February 16, 2015, 13:20:38 PM
Dude
There will always be something new to get done.
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on February 16, 2015, 13:32:02 PM
the midgate sub box is still just a thought since it wont be my only mode of transport.... This mod is one I have wanted to do for a while and need to do before modding the tonka truck goes on the back burner with a new car.  :4:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: frito on February 16, 2015, 13:38:48 PM
the midgate sub box is still just a thought since it wont be my only mode of transport.... This mod is one I have wanted to do for a while and need to do before modding the tonka truck goes on the back burner with a new car.  :4:
I have an idea but I'm going to keep my yap shut.  I don't want to steal your thunder on the outside chance I'm right.   :4:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on February 16, 2015, 13:55:06 PM
My thought if I do a midgate would be a 60/40 split midgate with the sub in one of the 2 sides (probably the 40).

 I may have to spill the beans on my new mod before putting it on due to mounting questions, but that is to be determined  :4:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: krazycarguy on February 17, 2015, 14:37:31 PM
My thought if I do a midgate would be a 60/40 split midgate with the sub in one of the 2 sides (probably the 40).

 I may have to spill the beans on my new mod before putting it on due to mounting questions, but that is to be determined  :4:

spill damn you!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on February 17, 2015, 14:51:50 PM
spill damn you!!!!!!!
  :4: The main part I'm waiting on hasn't even been marked as shipped yet  :thumbdown: til it gets here I don't have anything but a pen and paper drawing  :laugh:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: krazycarguy on February 18, 2015, 07:01:14 AM
  :4: The main part I'm waiting on hasn't even been marked as shipped yet  :thumbdown: til it gets here I don't have anything but a pen and paper drawing  :laugh:

I want pictures of it when it shows up!!! lol I wanna know what it is
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on February 18, 2015, 09:45:29 AM
I finally got the tracking number last night and it will be here tomorrow  :4: :woohoo:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: krazycarguy on February 18, 2015, 09:47:42 AM
:thumbsup:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on February 23, 2015, 08:37:54 AM
So.. to update. there are 2 small tack welds left on each side and then 2 holes need drilled. If things go my way I'll have it mounted tonight.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: krazycarguy on February 23, 2015, 09:02:10 AM
cant wait to see it!!!
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: 09chevyavy on February 23, 2015, 09:03:47 AM
I wanna see it!!!
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: krazycarguy on February 23, 2015, 13:15:14 PM
I wanna see it!!!

 :4: I've seen the sketches, nanner nanner  :P lol
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: 09chevyavy on February 23, 2015, 17:01:29 PM
 :E: :E: :E:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dakotawilk on February 23, 2015, 19:53:23 PM
:4: I've seen the sketches, nanner nanner  :P lol
hahaha me too! but wasnt gona say nothing just quitly snicker  :thumbsup: thanks for starting it though!
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: frito on February 23, 2015, 19:54:36 PM
So.. to update. there are 2 small tack welds left on each side and then 2 holes need drilled. If things go my way I'll have it mounted tonight.  :thumbsup:
OK you slacker.  Where are the pictures.  lol
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dluvr22 on February 24, 2015, 06:00:42 AM
If you don't get this posted up soon, I'm gonna delete your post from my list of updates as the suspense is just killing me. Get it done and stop posting other stuff to get me notified or else.....
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dluvr22 on February 24, 2015, 06:01:32 AM
Oh and......
 :nopics:

 :laugh:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: blu_fuz on February 24, 2015, 06:09:49 AM
 :4:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on February 24, 2015, 07:07:13 AM
So... it did get finished up last night at about 11 so I wasn't really feeling up to post on here  :P  :4:
I still need to do the cross rails and the back plate for a 30" I was really concerned that this wasn't going to work out ok but I couldn't be happier with the results. I'll try to get better pics at lunch.
(https://i.imgur.com/PWE1NYT.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/NJgzZvS.jpg)

I ran around town for 2 days without a luggage rack, It looked rediculous  :laugh:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: 09chevyavy on February 24, 2015, 07:14:48 AM
 :o :o :o :o :o :o That is awesome man!!!
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on February 24, 2015, 07:31:25 AM
Thanks  :wave: I think I'm going to copy the roof strength ridges on the crossbars. then there will be a back plate at the same angle as the rack with a 30" light bar facing straight back.
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: frito on February 24, 2015, 07:36:58 AM
That is fantastic man!!!   :thumbsup:  You have some truly awesome skills.  I'd love to see a nighttime shot with it fully lit up.   :cool:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on February 24, 2015, 07:41:03 AM
Thanks  :wave: Its not wired up yet, That's on the list for tonight.
 Ill be getting a new battery at lunch. I broke down and wound up ordering the shock extenders. They got here last night so Ill be doing front shocks and brakes, then replacing the 2 tires that are worn down sometime this week.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: krazycarguy on February 24, 2015, 07:47:28 AM
shut up and take my money!!! When will you be mass producing these so I can buy them?
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on February 24, 2015, 07:49:39 AM
They honestly weren't even that difficult to build, We had one little hiccup and I wound up not even having to add holes to the roof. The factory rails went far enough forward.
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: krazycarguy on February 24, 2015, 07:51:32 AM
you should make some of these to sell. At least just the side and cross rails. And instead of Tonka, you could put the avy logo in the middle, or leave it open. I love how they came out.
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on February 24, 2015, 07:54:24 AM
I wonder If the roof has a different curve from 1st gen to 2nd? I have a template I cut first of the front 2 foot or so of the rack and my brother drives an 07 Tahoe, so I could check off that. Could even just do a Bowtie or the Avalanche mountains.
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: frito on February 24, 2015, 08:04:55 AM
you should make some of these to sell. At least just the side and cross rails. And instead of Tonka, you could put the avy logo in the middle, or leave it open. I love how they came out.
x2  And you should get a patent on it before somebody steals your idea.
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: blu_fuz on February 24, 2015, 08:05:52 AM
I like it  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: 09chevyavy on February 24, 2015, 08:08:44 AM
If ya need a 30" let me know I can hook ya up  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dluvr22 on February 24, 2015, 08:30:39 AM
Nice design skills.
I like how it puts the bar close to the roof line.
Sign me up for a set if you're gonna make them to sell. I'll have a Transformers logo on mine.


Oh and see why I said you can't leave the metal shop? There is always a project in the making.
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on February 24, 2015, 08:41:47 AM
If ya need a 30" let me know I can hook ya up  :thumbsup:
right now the thought is a 30" and then figure out how to backlight them. I would like to backlight the rear red so it doubles as my third brake light. Then backlight the front one amber.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on February 24, 2015, 08:44:53 AM
Nice design skills.
I like how it puts the bar close to the roof line.
Sign me up for a set if you're gonna make them to sell. I'll have a Transformers logo on mine.


Oh and see why I said you can't leave the metal shop? There is always a project in the making.
Well the bright side is that my parents own the shop so when I'm gone it will just be a little more difficult. If this job was in Colorado I would stay.

If I were to build another set I would make the front just a little taller. The light bar just barely touches in the center so I need something there to keep it from rubbing.
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dakotawilk on February 24, 2015, 08:56:29 AM
LOOKING GREAT! good job buddy!! im digging it! you ever get that switch pannel ya needed? also I plan on doing a custom one for mine this summer ill be hitting you up with questions!! last question what brand is your light bar?
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on February 24, 2015, 09:00:18 AM
I ordered the light bar from Ebay. Its a 50" curved led. I hooked it to one of my jumper packs in the house and it was insanely bright  :o I made sure it was Cree leds but the housing says Omotor on it.
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dluvr22 on February 24, 2015, 09:04:55 AM
You might want to take it down and silicone the hell out of the openings on the side and anywhere else. I am not familiar with this brand but I've seen a lot of reviews from folks who got moisture in them.

Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on February 24, 2015, 09:07:11 AM
You might want to take it down and silicone the hell out of the openings on the side and anywhere else. I am not familiar with this brand but I've seen a lot of reviews from folks who got moisture in them.


They guarantee that they wont leak, so for now I'll leave it. Probably be taking it off and backlighting it this weekend though if I can figure out something. Then I'll seal everything before I put it back together.
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: 09chevyavy on February 24, 2015, 10:24:22 AM
Sounds like a plan bud. Like I said, if ya want to get a 30" let me know I can hook ya up  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on February 25, 2015, 08:29:41 AM
I wonder If the roof has a different curve from 1st gen to 2nd? I have a template I cut first of the front 2 foot or so of the rack and my brother drives an 07 Tahoe, so I could check off that. Could even just do a Bowtie or the Avalanche mountains.
So I put my template up on the roof of my brothers Tahoe yesterday and it is a pretty close fit. Mine doesn't fit the curve 100% but the rubber u molding covers the gaps. I would have to hold an entire rail up there to be positive, but I think it would be the same.
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dakotawilk on February 25, 2015, 08:32:22 AM
I ordered the light bar from Ebay. Its a 50" curved led. I hooked it to one of my jumper packs in the house and it was insanely bright  :o I made sure it was Cree leds but the housing says Omotor on it.
ok solid! say most people are using cree now days and so does rigid but rigid uses 5w instead of 3w LED's also they have done a ton! of R&D according to the guy at the off road shop a 10'' single row rigid will be brighter then a 24'' double row of another brand I can't rememeber the exact ones they had in there though
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on February 25, 2015, 09:56:40 AM
ok solid! say most people are using cree now days and so does rigid but rigid uses 5w instead of 3w LED's also they have done a ton! of R&D according to the guy at the off road shop a 10'' single row rigid will be brighter then a 24'' double row of another brand I can't rememeber the exact ones they had in there though
I cant justify spending that much on a light bar when I could get 2  24" for the price of one of rigids 10"
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dakotawilk on February 25, 2015, 10:05:16 AM
I cant justify spending that much on a light bar when I could get 2  24" for the price of one of rigids 10"
hey im not blaming you i'm the same way haha I hope to get one 10'' single row for the grill gaurd but thats it
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dluvr22 on February 25, 2015, 12:17:30 PM
Somebody at Rigid Industries need to take a class in Economics. We all would buy Rigid Industries products if the price was right.
I'm not saying there stuff is not better because it is however if their prices were in line with our pockets, they would sell more products and still recoup the costs of their investment and these cheaper brands will not have as great a market share in the light bar industry as they do now.
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on February 25, 2015, 13:07:31 PM
Somebody at Rigid Industries need to take a class in Economics. We all would buy Rigid Industries products if the price was right.
I'm not saying there stuff is not better because it is however if their prices were in line with our pockets, they would sell more products and still recoup the costs of their investment and these cheaper brands will not have as great a market share in the light bar industry as they do now.
The way I see it is my cheap 50" can go out 9 times and still be under the cost of a rigid.
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dakotawilk on February 25, 2015, 14:08:21 PM
The way I see it is my cheap 50" can go out 9 times and still be under the cost of a rigid.
And that's where I'm at with it if there light bars were only like 150% of this even they would be far worth it!
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dluvr22 on February 25, 2015, 14:12:13 PM
Hey Wyotonka
I like your idea of putting amber back lighting in there.
This way you can actually use your light bar(s) daily as an amber running light and put the white ones on only when you need it.
That alone makes the light bar more practical.
Why didn't I think of that?
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on February 25, 2015, 14:25:52 PM
Hey Wyotonka
I like your idea of putting amber back lighting in there.
This way you can actually use your light bar(s) daily as an amber running light and put the white ones on only when you need it.
That alone makes the light bar more practical.
Why didn't I think of that?

I figured it would look like a huge cab light  :4: I have found 50" light bar halos but they are expensive and I cant find amber  :thumbdown: I was going to contact you actually to see if you had any Ideas how they are making these?

(http://cdn2.bigcommerce.com/server2400/8y94ra2z/products/812/images/2134/SMD_RGB_40_Display_Image_in_Camo_50_Inch_Radius_LED_Bar_HMS__36798.1420243368.1280.1280__22737.1420773683.1280.1280.jpg?c=2)

(http://thumbs2.ebaystatic.com/d/l225/m/mxIxvne424hZ_WUeVkxITtg.jpg)
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dakotawilk on February 25, 2015, 14:54:33 PM
I figured it would look like a huge cab light  :4: I have found 50" light bar halos but they are expensive and I cant find amber  :thumbdown: I was going to contact you actually to see if you had any Ideas how they are making these?

(http://cdn2.bigcommerce.com/server2400/8y94ra2z/products/812/images/2134/SMD_RGB_40_Display_Image_in_Camo_50_Inch_Radius_LED_Bar_HMS__36798.1420243368.1280.1280__22737.1420773683.1280.1280.jpg?c=2)

(http://thumbs2.ebaystatic.com/d/l225/m/mxIxvne424hZ_WUeVkxITtg.jpg)
i have debated with playing with these gettin some surface mount leds and just solder them one to the next and put them on a thin piece of plastic
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on February 25, 2015, 16:02:12 PM
i have debated with playing with these gettin some surface mount leds and just solder them one to the next and put them on a thin piece of plastic
I honestly don't know much about soldering circuits, Its all a new realm for me. I am determined to learn though.
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dakotawilk on February 25, 2015, 17:03:00 PM
I honestly don't know much about soldering circuits, Its all a new realm for me. I am determined to learn though.
Me too especially for the price there asking for them!
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on February 26, 2015, 09:21:23 AM
So, It wont look like a halo like the above ones. I found a side emitting strip that measures just under an 1/8" wide and a little over 1/64" tall, I think I should be able to put these on top of the reflectors around the edges and it should shine into the cups. All this is complete theory since I haven't dealt with side emitting strips before.
(http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/NDUwWDQ1MA==/z/7BcAAOxy4XNSRQyk/$T2eC16FHJFwFFZ3NWm7BBSRQyjo8UQ~~60_1.JPG)
(http://i1094.photobucket.com/albums/i443/summermotors86/Lights/A43-1.jpg)

I also ran across the 5050smd strip aluminum housings. I think that these will give my big rig bars a cleaner look and protect them from the elements. I'm thinking if I go with a frosted lens that it should eliminate all of the dots from the leds. I could just run the wire from looming out of there and eliminate ice buildup.

(https://d114hh0cykhyb0.cloudfront.net/timthumb.php?h=230&q=90&src=https://d114hh0cykhyb0.cloudfront.net/images/uploads/klus-profile-led-light-strip-black-aluminum-surface-mount.jpg&w=300&zc=2)
(https://d114hh0cykhyb0.cloudfront.net/images/uploads/surface-mount-black-anodized-aluminum-led-profile-housing-assembled.jpg)
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dakotawilk on February 26, 2015, 09:25:29 AM
That's looking pretty cool not sure how your going to mount them so that they do that but cool!
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dluvr22 on February 26, 2015, 11:16:57 AM
Right now I'm frozen in and not doing much to my truck but it would be a cool idea to tackle as soon as it gets warmer. I'm thinking more of a glow effect in the light bar rather seeing the LEDs around it like a halo but that works too All of it is dependent upon if you can actually take the light bar apart. I know I halfheartedly tried on mine and even the glass lens was silicone in place making it hard to get inside it to mod the spot and fog light beams on a separate circuit as I had initially planned. We'll see though.
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on February 26, 2015, 12:18:04 PM
Mine has the allen screws all the way around, I have found one diy attempt to make it glow but they had to do some heavy modification that if something were to happen would be expensive to correct. which involved trimming the edges off of the reflector cups and is reportedly not that bright.
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on February 26, 2015, 15:57:55 PM
I'm hoping with the side emitting strip to achieve the glow effect due to their smaller size they might fit between the lens and the reflectors. The only amber side emitting strips I could find I had to order from china so now I'm at the mercy of the slow boat.
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dakotawilk on February 26, 2015, 16:11:10 PM
I'm hoping with the side emitting strip to achieve the glow effect due to their smaller size they might fit between the lens and the reflectors. The only amber side emitting strips I could find I had to order from china so now I'm at the mercy of the slow boat.
Have you thought about EL wire?
like this?
http://www.ebay.com/itm/like/291097266833?lpid=82&chn=ps
I bet it would glue or something right in there amd its super thin gives out 360 degree light and different colors
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on February 26, 2015, 21:21:30 PM
Have you thought about EL wire?
like this?
http://www.ebay.com/itm/like/291097266833?lpid=82&chn=ps
I bet it would glue or something right in there amd its super thin gives out 360 degree light and different colors
I have thought about it but wasn't sure how bright it would be...
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dakotawilk on February 27, 2015, 07:32:49 AM
I have thought about it but wasn't sure how bright it would be...
I have one and it's pretty bright I might have to try it
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on February 27, 2015, 08:01:13 AM
I have one and it's pretty bright I might have to try it
let me know how it turns out, I ordered the side emitting ones and have decided I wont be ordering anymore from over there while I'm in this house. They are scheduled to show up march 24th and The offer I received last night  :4: contingently closes on the 27th. I did do a counter as it was lower than I am hoping for, but I have good feelings about it.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dakotawilk on February 27, 2015, 08:15:35 AM
let me know how it turns out, I ordered the side emitting ones and have decided I wont be ordering anymore from over there while I'm in this house. They are scheduled to show up march 24th and The offer I received last night  :4: contingently closes on the 27th. I did do a counter as it was lower than I am hoping for, but I have good feelings about it.  :thumbsup:
We will have another Coloradan!!!! Yay! Just in time for me to be moving to wyoming haha But also you can forward your mail to your new adress
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on February 27, 2015, 08:31:51 AM
We will have another Coloradan!!!! Yay! Just in time for me to be moving to wyoming haha But also you can forward your mail to your new adress
Just avoiding extra stress that I don't need right now  :thumbsup: I don't hold a lot of faith in our mailing system.
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dakotawilk on February 27, 2015, 09:13:50 AM
Just avoiding extra stress that I don't need right now  :thumbsup: I don't hold a lot of faith in our mailing system.
Just a good backup plan but I agree  :beating:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: frito on March 5, 2015, 09:48:34 AM
Here's one for you to lust after http://www.msn.com/en-us/autos/autos-trucks/2016-ford-f-750-tonka-dump-truck-concept-shown-at-ntea-show/ar-BBiezss?ocid=U218DHP (http://www.msn.com/en-us/autos/autos-trucks/2016-ford-f-750-tonka-dump-truck-concept-shown-at-ntea-show/ar-BBiezss?ocid=U218DHP)

(http://img.s-msn.com/tenant/amp/entityid/BBierQ5.img?h=486&w=728&m=6&q=60&o=f&l=f)
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: redheadedrod on March 5, 2015, 13:55:40 PM
Why not just get waterproof LED strips and tape them on? That is likely what they are doing with those and you can put them on the exterior of the lights. I am looking at doing something similar inside my headlight buckets. I ordered a 12" LED strip with alternating yellow and white lights to make switchback lights for my headlights. Since I wasn't sure how it would look I only ordered one. They had another one that has twice the density of LED's but it was 20" in length which I believe it too long for straight runs in the headlights..

Anyhow, these new headlights I am building are going to be a project.

Rodney
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on March 5, 2015, 21:55:16 PM
They accepted the counter  :D I'm so excited to get things going now. After I move I should be able to start modding again. As far as my new cruiser car, I'm ditching the yellow requirement and looking at the new impalas.

I ordered new housings for my turn signals so I can open them and put in an led strip and get rid of the stock bulb. 

I finished wrapping the tonneaus tonight, I'm pretty happy with how they turned out. The yellow is slightly lighter so I'm thinking either deal with it or put tinted film over it and have it be darker. It was dark when I put them on so I don't have good pics.

The light bar I'm going to open and put the lights inside I don't want it to look stuck on, I'm diagnosed OCD.  :laugh: those lights are actually ahead of schedule and should be here tomorrow  :thumbsup: if I wind up having them on the outside I'll have to find a way to make it blend.
I am also looking into modding the factory roof rack onto the bed and eliminate the Yakima towers.
I realized yesterday I'm also going to have to build a mounting plate for my 3rd row before I leave. All that is left packing wise is my tools and kitchen. Everything else could fit in one or 2 boxes and be the last ones loaded so they are the first unloaded. Thankfully I'm replacing my living room and office furniture after I move so 1 Uhaul trip should do now.
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: frito on March 6, 2015, 04:53:49 AM
Congrats.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Paul Mitchell on March 6, 2015, 11:59:10 AM
Congratulations on the sale!
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on March 6, 2015, 15:03:34 PM
Thanks  :wave: I'm going to miss my house, a lot of work went into it. It's just in an area I don't care to spend any more of my life in. Luckily I got all my works worth back. One day I'll find another project to take on.
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on March 6, 2015, 16:16:25 PM
(http://i1261.photobucket.com/albums/ii587/jit_majors2003/th_F2B5BA68-8EA1-46E9-A068-67FD1E70650A_zpsuqsz2p7f.jpg) (http://s1261.photobucket.com/albums/ii587/jit_majors2003/?action=view&current=F2B5BA68-8EA1-46E9-A068-67FD1E70650A_zpsuqsz2p7f.jpg)
No air bubbles or wrinkles
(http://i1261.photobucket.com/albums/ii587/jit_majors2003/th_D8719CF2-35C0-4B51-936C-3A9902B67201_zpsgqsh22uj.jpg) (http://s1261.photobucket.com/albums/ii587/jit_majors2003/?action=view&current=D8719CF2-35C0-4B51-936C-3A9902B67201_zpsgqsh22uj.jpg)
(http://i1261.photobucket.com/albums/ii587/jit_majors2003/th_17975B4B-E7C9-4C0D-BF28-20B6735F2617_zpsagrxolkn.jpg) (http://s1261.photobucket.com/albums/ii587/jit_majors2003/?action=view&current=17975B4B-E7C9-4C0D-BF28-20B6735F2617_zpsagrxolkn.jpg)
I just wish the color came out closer. I'm going to get materials and try something to change.
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: 2002blackedout2500 on March 6, 2015, 17:33:20 PM
How is the wrap sticking, did you add any adhesive? I tried to wrap an area of my clad just to test and thing didn't stick at all.
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on March 6, 2015, 19:43:56 PM
Scrubbed with soap and water and then applied the wrap. I had to peel a spot back to remove a wrinkle and it's definitely on there.

I held the led strips that came in up to the light bar and the fit discretely next to the lens. They're on now and I'm happy with how they can out.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on March 6, 2015, 19:58:13 PM
 :B:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dakotawilk on March 6, 2015, 20:42:25 PM
Looks like the 2in1 white and amber rigid lights they look cool for sure though!
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dluvr22 on March 7, 2015, 15:51:55 PM
Cleaned up
(http://i1261.photobucket.com/albums/ii587/jit_majors2003/1487F81C-C1D5-4E7A-86F6-5AE75B82F814_zpscyawe3nl.jpg) (http://s1261.photobucket.com/user/jit_majors2003/media/1487F81C-C1D5-4E7A-86F6-5AE75B82F814_zpscyawe3nl.jpg.html)
Lit up
(http://i1261.photobucket.com/albums/ii587/jit_majors2003/79D13FFB-00E2-46E1-84BC-BC440D72D4C9_zps8wrgwasv.jpg) (http://s1261.photobucket.com/user/jit_majors2003/media/79D13FFB-00E2-46E1-84BC-BC440D72D4C9_zps8wrgwasv.jpg.html)

I still need to rebuild the big rig bars with the new housings, it may be on hold til after the move though.
Close up Wyotonka. I need a close up shot to get mine done like that.
Did you put the LEDs inside the bar on on top of it?
What LED strip did you use?
How bright is it?

By the way now that the house is sold, is it enough time for you to commit to the Nationals in TN. We need to get these trucks together for a photo op.

Ordered curved light bar brackets and they should be here next week. I want to see how they fit before taking the plunge on another light bar purchase. I'm also thinking of the possibility of swapping the fog light reflectors out of whatever bar I may get and replacing them with the spot beam reflector from my current bar. The fog beams on my last bar were too wide and sometimes reflected of the windshield. I think I'd prefer spot beam all the way across and I'd aim it at the angle I want.

In addition have you had issues with increased wind noise with the LED bar?
Any whistling at highway speeds?
Does the light reflect off your windshield?

Sorry for asking so many questions but you've given me more ideas on things to do when I was starting to think I was running out of mods for the coming summer.
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: frito on March 7, 2015, 18:24:56 PM
That looks great with the ambers.   :thumbsup:  How about a pic with the bar fully lit up?
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on March 8, 2015, 07:08:35 AM
It's the side emitting strips I ordered, right now I have one across the top. I may add one across the bottom too. I put the strip on the beveled edge around the lens, it's bright at night, you can't see it during the day.
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: redheadedrod on March 8, 2015, 08:23:10 AM
Quick question... I see the new side rails you have installed to mount the light but I am curious what it actually is?

Is it in place of the factory luggage rack? In addition to or what?

I have a factory rack I will be having put on my truck and I was thinking how it would be cool to have brackets to mount one of these light bars and then saw this in your thread.

I will be working on interior items and the stereo system in my truck over the next few months but am certainly interested in more details about what you actually did.

Rodney
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dluvr22 on March 8, 2015, 09:54:17 AM
You're the man Wyotonka. As soon as I get my hands on a curved LED bar, I'm doing this. Heck I might also do the same for the LED bar in the bull bar. Hopefully I wont be too over the top with all the lights up front.
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on March 8, 2015, 19:13:29 PM
You're the man Wyotonka. As soon as I get my hands on a curved LED bar, I'm doing this. Heck I might also do the same for the LED bar in the bull bar. Hopefully I wont be too over the top with all the lights up front.
I'll get some pics tomorrow of it on the light bar. I should be going to Nationals now as long as everything goes through, I am constantly on edge of having a panic attack lol.
I may have to set up for a couple more. The roof rack on the 02 is different than the 03 though so I'll have to figure something out there. I still want some sort of bar on the bumper with a 30" in it and light it with the amber too. The one on the back I think I am going to bump up to a 42" and then do the same strips in red for the third Brake Light. I would just have to find a way to cover the factory one.

Quick question... I see the new side rails you have installed to mount the light but I am curious what it actually is?

Is it in place of the factory luggage rack? In addition to or what?

I have a factory rack I will be having put on my truck and I was thinking how it would be cool to have brackets to mount one of these light bars and then saw this in your thread.

I will be working on interior items and the stereo system in my truck over the next few months but am certainly interested in more details about what you actually did.

Rodney

It's not complete yet, but it is replacing the entire factory tack. I don't like any light bar mounts on the market because the light bar sits weird. Also with the roof tent I wanted a more dependable rack to handle the load better and mount to the tent easier. The back plate will hold another light bar facing the back. Getting to camp before dark will no longer be a concern.
The side rails that are on there are made out of .125 deck plate and have plates in the factory rack location. I still need to build the cross rails and back plate before it's done.
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: redheadedrod on March 9, 2015, 06:33:56 AM
So are you considering making these for others? Mine is an '03...

Just curious before I go and have this factory rack installed....

And have you considered what you would have to charge?

Thanks!

Rodney

Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on March 10, 2015, 19:10:06 PM
I have been considering it lately, I have a little more work to finish mine so I still don't know what all it will involve. We are short sales people at work right now so I can't get pricing on materials very easily. I think tomorrow I should be able to get a rough guess tomorrow if I do the math end so it just needs current pricing. I would like to have mine done before I move and my last day at work is next Friday so I should have it complete soon.

I noticed yesterday on the way out of work yesterday I had small wrinkles on the center panel on my center panel. This was the first time it sat in sunlight so I was still pretty happy. I hadn't used a heat gun when I put it on so I ran over everything with the heat gun and it flattened out. It sat in 60° direct sunlight all day and no problems.

We were short drivers yesterday at work and needed some parts taken to billings. It was about 800 lbs of 3" plate so I wasn't too worried about it. I loaded up and left town, I made it about 40 miles out and the truck didn't shift when I know it should have. I throttled a little with little response. We are now down to 65 in an 80 and I have zero power, no codes and it still doesn't feel like its shifting righ. I took it easy taking advantage of hills till we made it to the next town over. The plan was to go to the shop in Buffalo and have them check/swap the transmission fluid and see how it did before continuing. I pulled up to big horn tire and got out of the truck to hear a sqealing sound that I knew immediately even though I've never had a fuel pump go out. I was a sitting duck basically. I went out on a limb and put fuel system cleaner and filled the tank since I was at a 1/4 tank and know that the pump is lubricated by the fuel its sitting in. As long as I kept the tank full I was good, with no noise and normal power and acceleration. I made it all the way to billings and home without any problems. I grabbed my spare out of the garage this morning, I'll swap them out tomorrow after work.
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: redheadedrod on March 11, 2015, 09:19:59 AM
Did you drive in Tow mode? Tow mode is for any heavy loads you happen to be hauling... Although 800 lbs is easy to reach with a truck full of passengers so it shouldn't be heavy loaded.

Rodney
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on March 11, 2015, 12:28:52 PM
I drove with two mode on for about 5 mi, it seemed less responsive uphill so I turned it off
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on March 13, 2015, 11:48:56 AM
Still haven't done my fuel pump  :beating: the bright side is the tank is only getting lighter  :laugh:

I finally grabbed a couple pics for ya Dluvr22
(http://i1261.photobucket.com/albums/ii587/jit_majors2003/4C1DA308-B5B4-4884-B9EF-EA7E5E96CD51_zpslpn920tj.jpg) (http://s1261.photobucket.com/user/jit_majors2003/media/4C1DA308-B5B4-4884-B9EF-EA7E5E96CD51_zpslpn920tj.jpg.html)
(http://i1261.photobucket.com/albums/ii587/jit_majors2003/39E3CAFF-9AE2-49FF-90EF-C0E0348A892C_zpswik8yjzf.jpg) (http://s1261.photobucket.com/user/jit_majors2003/media/39E3CAFF-9AE2-49FF-90EF-C0E0348A892C_zpswik8yjzf.jpg.html)

 Oh and I found the reflector cups for sale on superbrightleds I think they were $6 for one of the squares. They sell the spot and flood pattern.
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: frito on March 13, 2015, 12:29:11 PM
That is cool.   :thumbsup:  I still want to see a night shot with all your lights on.   :4: :cool:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dluvr22 on March 14, 2015, 10:01:46 AM
Still haven't done my fuel pump  :beating: the bright side is the tank is only getting lighter  :laugh:

I finally grabbed a couple pics for ya Dluvr22
(http://i1261.photobucket.com/albums/ii587/jit_majors2003/4C1DA308-B5B4-4884-B9EF-EA7E5E96CD51_zpslpn920tj.jpg) (http://s1261.photobucket.com/user/jit_majors2003/media/4C1DA308-B5B4-4884-B9EF-EA7E5E96CD51_zpslpn920tj.jpg.html)
(http://i1261.photobucket.com/albums/ii587/jit_majors2003/39E3CAFF-9AE2-49FF-90EF-C0E0348A892C_zpswik8yjzf.jpg) (http://s1261.photobucket.com/user/jit_majors2003/media/39E3CAFF-9AE2-49FF-90EF-C0E0348A892C_zpswik8yjzf.jpg.html)

 Oh and I found the reflector cups for sale on superbrightleds I think they were $6 for one of the squares. They sell the spot and flood pattern.
Can you help me out with a direct link to those reflectors?
I spent all night last night looking on superbrightleds.com and for the life of me could not find them.
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on March 14, 2015, 18:16:05 PM
So... I lied I guess. They're at this site
http://extremeledlightbars.com/led-light-parts
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: 09chevyavy on March 16, 2015, 05:37:28 AM
Will definitely use those reflector cups to swap some of my cubes from flood to spot
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dluvr22 on March 16, 2015, 08:49:31 AM
So... I lied I guess. They're at this site
http://extremeledlightbars.com/led-light-parts

Doesn't matter. I have a feeling you were doing a lot of research and looking at a lot of different sites.
No harm no foul.
I've got the info I need. Thanks

I've also found one with spot beam only. It's at an extra cost so I'm weighing my options.
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on March 16, 2015, 14:06:20 PM
I couldn't imagine a number as to how many led sites I have been on.  :laugh: I was pretty excited to find that site with parts.

Put an application in for a rental today, should hear back the next couple days. This one has a garage so the projects could go on :4: a nice size shed in the back yard too.
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on March 28, 2015, 02:09:48 AM
On my (final) :4: trip down to Colorado today I was headed on the interstate and looked in my side mirror to see a rather impressive looking headlight set coming up behind me. A set of bright white headlights (I'm assuming hid's) and Amber fog lights. I'm not normally a fan of Amber fogs because I think they generally lack output. The most shameful part is the fact that I am usually good at naming a vehicle just by seeing the lights or similar. When it passed me it was a mini van.  :E: but anyways the light output in them was insane and at the bottom of the hid's it looked really sharp... I'm still not a 100% sold on getting rid of the white fogs for Amber, I think it will look weird all Amber at the bottom. I'm going to look into possibly modding a set in though. This was definitely the first time I was jealous of a minivans headlights though  :laugh:

I have a new found (or once again found?) respect for the Tonka Truck, I am pretty sure I passed payload and possibly tow cap. Yesterday after loading the uhauls we still had a bit of stuff left and a pile of trash. We grabbed up a friends hydraulic dump trailer, loaded it up, and distributed everything where it needed to go. Now, my truck has towed the trailer before and I really didn't have much trouble then with how level the truck sat or how it handled. This time however, the truck was already loaded with things from the house + trailer, it still handled fine and had plenty of power when needed, however this was obviously a bit more than usual for it work day.



So then that trailer gets dumped off and the Uhaul gets hooked on (also jam packed) and the truck handled great all the way down with a couple exceptions, I think that was a little more my bad than the truck though  :4: there was one moment downhill that the trailer started to sway a little and it shook the truck for a little jaunt but I did have to hit 70 to get out of someone's way which is what started the sway. Also not throwing out the possibility of an uneven load. I reset the computer fuel mileage in Wright and when I checked it in Douglas I was averaging 11.8mpg
I did turn the rear shocks to 9 prior to hooking on the Uhaul the fronts still aren't on. The passenger vent visor was a casualty of the trip down on Monday.  I guess I have a reason to buy in channel.

(https://i.imgur.com/yOvxIGP.jpg)
Due to still not having cross rails built for the roof rack I had to improvise and it worked pretty slick. I took the feet off the factory rack and slid it between the new rails, I don't know if I can still slide them back and forth using the track but it held the tent just fine.
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: EXT4ME on March 28, 2015, 05:23:26 AM
Well done.

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dakotawilk on March 28, 2015, 06:38:26 AM
Looks like a fun ride!! Sweet!glad you made it and I rember when we moved two years ago my avalanche was awesome because I could haul soo much stuff  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dluvr22 on March 28, 2015, 20:59:01 PM
How did the Rancho RS9000s handle the additional load? My bet is that it took that on without much of a sweat. Then again, I am biased.
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on March 29, 2015, 07:52:56 AM
How did the Rancho RS9000s handle the additional load? My bet is that it took that on without much of a sweat. Then again, I am biased.
they did seem to handle it really well, 9 is a little stiff for no load on the way back for the other Uhaul.
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dluvr22 on March 31, 2015, 22:09:33 PM
Hey Wyotonka
I implemented your idea on my bull bar light. Unfortunately when I tried to put it back together with the LED wiring inside the light, I messed up 3 LEDs. With my OCD, I decided to take it apart and do it all over.

(http://i1374.photobucket.com/albums/ag438/Dluvr22/Avalanche%20Prime/11035974_10206542940118796_1980453441901936892_n_zps95nfkr3g.jpg)
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on March 31, 2015, 22:31:00 PM
I probably would too  :laugh: they look pretty good  :thumbsup:

I finally got an iPhone 6 and it puts the 5 in the dirt for sure. I can't wait to take it out for some pics  :4: other than that I am going to be getting exhaust put back on and the cats replaced. I may take it in and get estimates to get the paint chips fixed too, they're driving me insane  :thumbdown: I am also going to take it in and have someone go through the wiring on the radio, replace the radio, speakers, and sub. I can't wait to have a system that actually works again. I am also looking for new seat covers, the leather on the fronts has finally gave way and they are fading fast. I think I may go with neoprene this go round if I can find some I like, the leather was nice but everything slides easy on it and temperature is a problem with it also.
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dakotawilk on April 1, 2015, 06:40:02 AM
I probably would too  :laugh: they look pretty good  :thumbsup:

I finally got an iPhone 6 and it puts the 5 in the dirt for sure. I can't wait to take it out for some pics  :4: other than that I am going to be getting exhaust put back on and the cats replaced. I may take it in and get estimates to get the paint chips fixed too, they're driving me insane  :thumbdown: I am also going to take it in and have someone go through the wiring on the radio, replace the radio, speakers, and sub. I can't wait to have a system that actually works again. I am also looking for new seat covers, the leather on the fronts has finally gave way and they are fading fast. I think I may go with neoprene this go round if I can find some I like, the leather was nice but everything slides easy on it and temperature is a problem with it also.
I keep throwing all my spare change in a jar so I can get the coverking neosupreme ones and you can buy a coupon through Sams club that makes them like $200 for the set.
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on April 13, 2015, 21:32:22 PM
Soo... Mod money just got a little tight lol. I think the jeep is going. It is far too gone for me to have interest in it right now and my little sister wants it. I did however finally get my little grocery getter, I averaged 34 on the way to ft Collins yesterday.  :4:
(https://i.imgur.com/tZzzEIi.jpg)
On the down side lighting mods for it seem expensive (500 for led tails  :thumbdown: )
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dakotawilk on April 13, 2015, 22:17:07 PM
Soo... Mod money just got a little tight lol. I think the jeep is going. It is far too gone for me to have interest in it right now and my little sister wants it. I did however finally get my little grocery getter, I averaged 34 on the way to ft Collins yesterday.  :4:
(http://i1261.photobucket.com/albums/ii587/jit_majors2003/Mobile%20Uploads/21537FA3-664C-4F10-A8F9-B3EAD2B94C71_zpswavpgqdr.jpg) (http://s1261.photobucket.com/user/jit_majors2003/media/Mobile%20Uploads/21537FA3-664C-4F10-A8F9-B3EAD2B94C71_zpswavpgqdr.jpg.html)
On the down side lighting mods for it seem expensive (500 for led tails  :thumbdown: )
you should name this car comparison because in comparison to that makes AV parts seem affordable  :laugh:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dakotawilk on April 21, 2015, 08:21:35 AM
hey dude this came up for sale here its a mini tonka!
https://denver.craigslist.org/cto/4959929065.html
(http://i911.photobucket.com/albums/ac311/dakotawilk/01717_jWQjIn7Jz0i_600x450_zpstg5fta0q.jpg) (http://s911.photobucket.com/user/dakotawilk/media/01717_jWQjIn7Jz0i_600x450_zpstg5fta0q.jpg.html)
(http://i911.photobucket.com/albums/ac311/dakotawilk/00606_8d2snuYQ2mH_600x450_zpsqfxa9aul.jpg) (http://s911.photobucket.com/user/dakotawilk/media/00606_8d2snuYQ2mH_600x450_zpsqfxa9aul.jpg.html)
(http://i911.photobucket.com/albums/ac311/dakotawilk/00f0f_9CSIHFG9GXh_600x450_zps1v4ameps.jpg) (http://s911.photobucket.com/user/dakotawilk/media/00f0f_9CSIHFG9GXh_600x450_zps1v4ameps.jpg.html)
(http://i911.photobucket.com/albums/ac311/dakotawilk/00d0d_bhWVnIoDH68_600x450_zpscq4huhh0.jpg) (http://s911.photobucket.com/user/dakotawilk/media/00d0d_bhWVnIoDH68_600x450_zpscq4huhh0.jpg.html)
(http://i911.photobucket.com/albums/ac311/dakotawilk/00E0E_6BVssIzUeLk_600x450_zpsxftm4yta.jpg) (http://s911.photobucket.com/user/dakotawilk/media/00E0E_6BVssIzUeLk_600x450_zpsxftm4yta.jpg.html)
(http://i911.photobucket.com/albums/ac311/dakotawilk/00K0K_3lheEBiqZO9_600x450_zps8kvifa9d.jpg) (http://s911.photobucket.com/user/dakotawilk/media/00K0K_3lheEBiqZO9_600x450_zps8kvifa9d.jpg.html)
(http://i911.photobucket.com/albums/ac311/dakotawilk/01717_23dCkMRezZQ_600x450_zpsaltb0dcy.jpg) (http://s911.photobucket.com/user/dakotawilk/media/01717_23dCkMRezZQ_600x450_zpsaltb0dcy.jpg.html)
(http://i911.photobucket.com/albums/ac311/dakotawilk/00V0V_5ZTDRlxFk6A_600x450_zps1exnjuyd.jpg) (http://s911.photobucket.com/user/dakotawilk/media/00V0V_5ZTDRlxFk6A_600x450_zps1exnjuyd.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dluvr22 on April 22, 2015, 06:39:46 AM
LOL. Way to fuel his addiction.
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dakotawilk on April 22, 2015, 06:41:31 AM
LOL. Way to fuel his addiction.
Hey he's even in Colorado not much of a drive  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: 09chevyavy on April 22, 2015, 06:58:38 AM
Like tempting a crack addict with a new pile on a glass table hahaha
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on April 22, 2015, 09:25:38 AM
Lol nice, I like having the truck and the little Kia... I named it Eiffel since it's blue ( dabadeeda)  :laugh: I go back home for a young authors award for my sister in May so I'll probably get the Jeep cleaned out. One day maybe I'll get a 4 door Wrangler and then I'll actually want to keep it.  :P
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on May 8, 2015, 21:36:11 PM
Thinking of my truck all day... I have been working out of tow and parts of Colorado Springs got up to 8 inches of hail. Unfortunately Kia is here with me, which leaves the truck there :( although it hasn't been much better. We had a funnel cloud coming down over us yesterday and it rained all day today. I am scared to see it. In the pics the hail doesn't look like it was very big but this pic was taken on the road going out to the house, it's the closest area I can find. The dog sitter said everything at the house looks good but I don't think she knows how much I love my truck. I'll be home tomorrow to report  :needhug:
(http://cdn.csgazette.biz/cache/w640-8390f446bd258287f99381173f0cadb4.jpg)
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: frito on May 9, 2015, 07:42:08 AM
Holy smokes, that's hail!?!   :o  That looks like snow in the picture.  I hope everything checks out fine.  I think you mentioned taking car of some stone chips.  This may be a way to get it taken care of for you.
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: MS03 2500 on May 9, 2015, 11:35:46 AM
X2 Holy Molly, I friend of mine got caught in that stuff on his motorcycle.
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on May 9, 2015, 16:19:32 PM
Well, it rained all morning and i25 was practically a river on the way home. We got into the springs and there was about 2" of hail on the sides of the road all the way through town while it's still a torrential downpour. We hit 3 places where it was snowing and there was a lot of snow on the road already and we were in the Kia  :thumbdown: I got home though and the Tonka truck looks fine  :A: it definitely got hit here though. Looks like cleaning the garage is on the to do list now.
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on June 4, 2015, 08:21:06 AM
I have been working on it slowly. I stripped the old plastidip off the bpillars and removed the old stick on vent visors. I then re plastidipped the b pillars and put on new egr in channel vent visors. At this point my cladding needed to be treated again, and I'm sick of doing that. I have the driver side doors left to do.
(https://i.imgur.com/Uv8reZd.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/sqBjWHZ.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/jCjune5.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/ob5ZvoR.jpg)
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dakotawilk on June 4, 2015, 11:41:23 AM
Looking good dude! I still haven't finnished my cladding on mine.
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: 2002blackedout2500 on June 4, 2015, 11:53:26 AM
I have been working on it slowly. I stripped the old plastidip off the bpillars and removed the old stick on vent visors. I then re plastidipped the b pillars and put on new egr in channel vent visors. At this point my cladding needed to be treated again, and I'm sick of doing that. I have the driver side doors left to do.

(http://i1261.photobucket.com/albums/ii587/jit_majors2003/CE946752-1981-4BE6-AC88-8228780FF7D8_zpsofimh6nl.jpg) (http://s1261.photobucket.com/user/jit_majors2003/media/CE946752-1981-4BE6-AC88-8228780FF7D8_zpsofimh6nl.jpg.html)
(http://i1261.photobucket.com/albums/ii587/jit_majors2003/A9BB3808-80D0-474A-8635-66310EE77B8E_zpsdd2oy5y8.jpg) (http://s1261.photobucket.com/user/jit_majors2003/media/A9BB3808-80D0-474A-8635-66310EE77B8E_zpsdd2oy5y8.jpg.html)
(http://i1261.photobucket.com/albums/ii587/jit_majors2003/05EF43E8-4338-4C9A-A30B-9619B62F9081_zpsbjhv0pxd.jpg) (http://s1261.photobucket.com/user/jit_majors2003/media/05EF43E8-4338-4C9A-A30B-9619B62F9081_zpsbjhv0pxd.jpg.html)
(http://i1261.photobucket.com/albums/ii587/jit_majors2003/D8AE38BA-5F88-4222-9E55-B89868B1CC72_zpsxlnljwbp.jpg) (http://s1261.photobucket.com/user/jit_majors2003/media/D8AE38BA-5F88-4222-9E55-B89868B1CC72_zpsxlnljwbp.jpg.html)
(http://i1261.photobucket.com/albums/ii587/jit_majors2003/DD792C53-942B-463A-A714-46D51733B152_zpsboxkjc13.jpg) (http://s1261.photobucket.com/user/jit_majors2003/media/DD792C53-942B-463A-A714-46D51733B152_zpsboxkjc13.jpg.html)(http://i1261.photobucket.com/albums/ii587/jit_majors2003/25CC8F11-6615-41D7-95B4-8B26DC0FB595_zps5syvmddv.jpg) (http://s1261.photobucket.com/user/jit_majors2003/media/25CC8F11-6615-41D7-95B4-8B26DC0FB595_zps5syvmddv.jpg.html)

Looks freakin great!!
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: EXT4ME on June 4, 2015, 13:58:46 PM
Looking good!

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: frito on June 4, 2015, 15:21:17 PM
Looking good!

 :thumbsup:
x4  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dluvr22 on June 4, 2015, 20:16:58 PM
Looking good but it's time to bite the bullet and paint.
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on June 4, 2015, 20:23:06 PM
That's what it is  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: redheadedrod on June 5, 2015, 10:20:45 AM
I am still trying to decide what I want to do myself...

I am thinking of Krylon or maybe plastidip for now and maybe bedliner later. Not going to do bedlining before nationals. Might just leave like a Zebra for now...

Rodney
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: frito on June 5, 2015, 10:47:10 AM
I am still trying to decide what I want to do myself...

I am thinking of Krylon or maybe plastidip for now and maybe bedliner later. Not going to do bedlining before nationals. Might just leave like a Zebra for now...

Rodney
Maybe I'll just say the heck with it and paint it full zebra stripe.   :P
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on June 5, 2015, 12:07:46 PM
I'm using rustoleum, it's the same paint I used on my camper and last I saw it still has all its paint. I have a little work left on the driver side still. I wish I would have done it sooner, the difference is phenomenal.
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dluvr22 on June 5, 2015, 22:34:36 PM
Same paint I used on mine.
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: redheadedrod on June 6, 2015, 20:06:07 PM
Rustoleum for Plastic?

We have that available near me too but curious what to use with it... How to prep etc...

I am guessing you scuff the surface and then use an adhesion promoter?
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dakotawilk on June 6, 2015, 20:14:04 PM
Rustoleum for Plastic?

We have that available near me too but curious what to use with it... How to prep etc...

I am guessing you scuff the surface and then use an adhesion promoter?

I cleaned my whole truck with a power washer scrubbed it down then cleaned it with windex then a sprayed on Cleaner. After that bulldog adheasine promoter I used a different paint but I have drive through tree branches and no problems I did no scuffing or sanding.
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on June 7, 2015, 08:58:22 AM
Rustoleum for Plastic?

We have that available near me too but curious what to use with it... How to prep etc...

I am guessing you scuff the surface and then use an adhesion promoter?

I washed the whole truck, and then I scrubbed all of it with a red scotch brite and plastic deglossifier. I have been kinda working in sections.
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on August 6, 2015, 09:32:04 AM
So as far as I can see there are no places of it flaking or scratches. unfortunately I have not washed it since then  :E: but it has been through some downpours driving down the interstate and a couple camping trips.  :thumbsup: I found my led strips to redo my big rig bars again but they have no backing over the board on the back so they aren't going to work  :thumbdown: now to convince the other half that I need another roll  :laugh:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on August 17, 2015, 08:37:04 AM
I washed it finally Saturday morning and have no places of flaking, scratching, or discoloration  :thumbsup: I now need to decide what to do with the tonneau covers. I had a slight squealing on startup this morning, my guess would be the tensioner pulley, so tomorrow I'm going to try to get up early enough that I can troubleshoot.

 I figure I'll probably do the belt while I'm at it and I'm open for brand suggestions. 

Somewhat recent pic, this is somewhere around Herford CO. last month.  :thumbsup:
(http://i1261.photobucket.com/albums/ii587/jit_majors2003/8A4E40C7-38DF-4467-8305-0139FC778348_zpsdcrf4tkt.jpg?t=1439738903)
Now if I could just get Enkei to contact me about the rear fenders.  :E: Im almost to the point of seeing if I can fab some out of plate.
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: EXT4ME on August 17, 2015, 13:16:07 PM
Goodyear Gatorback belts.

They stop squealing where others can not.

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: redheadedrod on August 17, 2015, 18:45:28 PM
Hmm, I let mine dry for like 3 days before doing anything with it. Been scratching real easy when I bump up against anything...


I used Rustoleum...

Rodney
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on August 18, 2015, 06:40:22 AM
Hmm, I let mine dry for like 3 days before doing anything with it. Been scratching real easy when I bump up against anything...


I used Rustoleum...

Rodney
I have taken mine through bushes and even scraped my thumbnail on it, I still have zero signs of it coming off anywhere. I used this paint only in satin black
(http://www.homedepot.com/catalog/productImages/400/44/442dfba4-4124-430a-8831-8dccf2d2a768_400.jpg)
and did my prepwork with a red scotchbrite and this (http://www.angiesroost.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/Liquid_Deglosser.jpg) When I was using the deglosser I poured it into a bucket and used a towel like I was washing the cladding, so that I knew it was getting in all the texture. I still haven't done anything with the tonneaus because I don't know what I want to do with them. I kinda liked the idea of having them body matched, but don't want to have to worry about it when putting the roof tent on.
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: redheadedrod on August 18, 2015, 08:47:36 AM
Still reassembling mine.. Only have about 2 hours a day to play with stuff and I totally disassembled my bed... Drivers side bed back together with the saddle bags reinstalled and going to try to do the same with passenger side.

Still waiting on my 3rd brake light and will try to assemble rest of cladding and take some pictures.

I like the black and I think it looks better than the old zebra strips but not real happy with how it turned out. Probably just my spray painting ability with the rattle cans.. Looks like it was done with Rattle can. I used a different can of same brand but said it was made for plastics... And I used Satin Black too.

Makes me want to learn how to paint for "real" and plan on smoothing them out in the future...

Rodney
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on August 18, 2015, 09:14:09 AM
I would definitely love to know how to paint like the pros, The Tonka trucks paint job needs some love. I just can't decide if i get it repainted if I should go with the same yellow that's on it, or try and find the actual Tonka yellow.
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: 09chevyavy on August 18, 2015, 11:05:19 AM
Do the true tonka yellow. Makes it more authentic to the tonka theme
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dluvr22 on August 19, 2015, 10:56:04 AM
Rodney
Every time I painted mine, it seems I got better at it.
The next time I have to paint though, I plan to rent a paint gun and get the paint in the can rather than use the rattle cans.
I feel like I will get better coverage and a even more professional finish that way.
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: redheadedrod on August 19, 2015, 14:19:55 PM
Rodney
Every time I painted mine, it seems I got better at it.
The next time I have to paint though, I plan to rent a paint gun and get the paint in the can rather than use the rattle cans.
I feel like I will get better coverage and a even more professional finish that way.

I agree... I am still debating on what to do with the lower cladding. I will be posting pictures soon on my build thread about mine. Had to repair both of the outside sail panels because when I pulled them off some of the "brackets" came loose. Not sure how to remove the outside sail panels without breaking them.. Using JB Weld to mount them back in place.

Rodney
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dakotawilk on August 23, 2015, 10:48:27 AM
Rodney
Every time I painted mine, it seems I got better at it.
The next time I have to paint though, I plan to rent a paint gun and get the paint in the can rather than use the rattle cans.
I feel like I will get better coverage and a even more professional finish that way.
Indeed you will! As a guy who use to stain and clear coat all kinds of cabinets (doors and trim) then going to a rattle can for projects at school and so on your paint grade coming out will be a lot better and coverage is so much more even and precise!
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on August 28, 2015, 15:23:06 PM
So the other day my brother brought to my attention that there really isnt much on this truck i have left alone and i am STILL going  :laugh: this was brought up since he has been looking for one for him and asked why mine is pretty base model and still has more gadgets than a typical 03 did so i figured a build thread wouldnt be a bad idea :4:
So we start in august of 2010 when I traded my 03 limeted edition Jeep Liberty for it
(http://i1261.photobucket.com/albums/ii587/jit_majors2003/180514_1418159433349_4135217_n_zps364686ef.jpg) (http://s1261.photobucket.com/user/jit_majors2003/media/180514_1418159433349_4135217_n_zps364686ef.jpg.html)
(http://i1261.photobucket.com/albums/ii587/jit_majors2003/181554_1418158753332_5374192_n_zpsc34ee5e2.jpg) (http://s1261.photobucket.com/user/jit_majors2003/media/181554_1418158753332_5374192_n_zpsc34ee5e2.jpg.html)
(http://i1261.photobucket.com/albums/ii587/jit_majors2003/181534_1418153553202_681961_n_zps283279d1.jpg) (http://s1261.photobucket.com/user/jit_majors2003/media/181534_1418153553202_681961_n_zps283279d1.jpg.html)
Now… I was a junior in high school when these were taken …. Don’t ask why there was a fear this sticker on a Jeep Liberty I look back and wonder the same thing however as you can see in the senior pic one it was gone by then (and a pain to take off) :laugh: however it was dubbed the Liberator at school :laugh:

So we were lot driving the other day here in town and stumbled across a 03 limited edition liberty. I got out and was pretty excited because I do miss driving a Jeep. When I walked around the back of the Jeep I knew right away that it was my old Jeep (I backed into the neighbors truck when I was 16). It has had a rough life since I got rid of it.  :needhug: The worst part is that they aren't asking a rough life price. The price they have on it is for a Jeep in good condition, and this one is not in good condition. I guess I'll have to get it out of my head to have my old jeep again.
The front end has been replaced with random parts, the rear passenger door is off of a newer liberty because the shape of the door and fender are completely different and the window does not work. The sales guy said he took in that one and 3 or 4 other vehicles from a friend and gave him a bit more than they normally would.
 :needhug: :'(

(http://i1261.photobucket.com/albums/ii587/jit_majors2003/42396CA6-4448-478C-BA11-FA1BAE148705_zpssmbdrhyk.jpg) (http://s1261.photobucket.com/user/jit_majors2003/media/42396CA6-4448-478C-BA11-FA1BAE148705_zpssmbdrhyk.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: frito on August 29, 2015, 07:46:15 AM
The sales guy said he took in that one and 3 or 4 other vehicles from a friend and gave him a bit more than they normally would.
 :needhug: :'(

(http://i1261.photobucket.com/albums/ii587/jit_majors2003/42396CA6-4448-478C-BA11-FA1BAE148705_zpssmbdrhyk.jpg) (http://s1261.photobucket.com/user/jit_majors2003/media/42396CA6-4448-478C-BA11-FA1BAE148705_zpssmbdrhyk.jpg.html)
That's own fault and doesn't justify commanding a higher price.  Maybe he'll come to his senses and drop it down to a realistic price after it doesn't sell for a couple months.
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on August 29, 2015, 10:10:49 AM
That's what I told him  :beating: there's an 02 there for around 4 but it's tan interior.
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: camaroz1985 on August 31, 2015, 12:24:48 PM
That is why I'm thankful I have sold all my vehicles to people either from out of state, or from far away.  I don't like seeing or hearing about the horrible things that people do to them.  I did get an email from one of them when they were screwing around and messed up the quarter panel of one of my old cars.  It nearly made me ill.  I do keep a list of VINs just in case I run across one some day.
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on September 15, 2015, 09:17:53 AM
Possibly just found a dual alternator setup for $300 anything else I would need other than the bracket, belt, and alternator?
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: 09chevyavy on September 15, 2015, 12:06:49 PM
wiring
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dluvr22 on September 15, 2015, 12:20:35 PM
was thinking the same  thing. Wiring
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on September 15, 2015, 15:55:03 PM
He said this is everything included (http://i1261.photobucket.com/albums/ii587/jit_majors2003/DE9725CB-FF3A-4E5B-94E7-A089FF233733_zpsag8yhttw.jpg) (http://s1261.photobucket.com/user/jit_majors2003/media/DE9725CB-FF3A-4E5B-94E7-A089FF233733_zpsag8yhttw.jpg.html) the battery is extra, that's fine with me though I'd rather have a side terminal.
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dluvr22 on September 16, 2015, 06:21:35 AM
I'm guessing you're already aware that you can get a second battery tray from GM to fit in the factory location in the right rear corner of the engine bay next to the A/C compressor. YOu would loose the frame bracket on that side though.
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on September 16, 2015, 08:06:17 AM
I'm guessing you're already aware that you can get a second battery tray from GM to fit in the factory location in the right rear corner of the engine bay next to the A/C compressor. YOu would loose the frame bracket on that side though.
Yea, that's going on the todo list, I have that and my rear 50" to order hopefully tonight. I am also going to look into what I need to do the Big 3. It may be a while before I'm able to work on it since I am also ordering a 22" light bar for the Kia and I need to find out what size I need for the other half's new 300.  :4:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: 09chevyavy on September 16, 2015, 08:19:45 AM
interested to see how this turns out. I want to do the same on mine.
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: redheadedrod on September 16, 2015, 09:22:23 AM
With a dual alternator system think of it as the same as a dual battery system with an isolator that always keeps the batteries apart.

You need to figure out the wiring too.. You MAY need to split the output to the factory alternator to this one to make sure you don't use power when the truck is not running.

The MOST important thing to make sure of is that you make sure the ground is the same as your OEM battery... 

You CAN do the big three wire upgrades.. But make sure you do the same to the secondary battery. My secondary battery is grounded to the bracket bolts at the rear of the battery tray and to the engine block with 4 gauge wire. I will likely be upgrading mine to 0/1 or 0/2 wire to make sure I can output enough power to the system.

The block ground is most important for the secondary battery for charging purposes. The Body ground is most important to insure anything used in the truck is the same ground potential. If you are running to an audio system you will want to run cables directly to your system but make sure you still have grounds to both your block and body somewhere.

If you just keep the mindset that it is a secondary battery then you will be OK.
The alternator really is just charging your second battery and running the secondary system. Also make sure you always use a battery with it because it smooths out the output and can otherwise make the diodes blow in the alternator or cause bad spikes.

Rodney
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on September 16, 2015, 09:35:58 AM
Ideally I would like to have the 2 batteries switched so if the main one dies I can jump start it. I had thought of adding a second alternator before but never looked too much into it for cost reasons so I haven't done much research on it yet. If I keep the battery separate for only lighting/audio accessories would I just hook the secondary alt to the second battery and run it all off of that?
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: redheadedrod on September 18, 2015, 21:38:39 PM
In a word Yes.

However if you do put the switch you are talking about in place you are likely going to want to disable the secondary alternator while the jumping is in place to prevent damage to it. I am not familiar with what might happen if you connect the two like that but it should be a simple task to shut down the second alternator. (One of the wires you have to feed to it turn the alternator on and off to prevent over charging as I understand it. Depends on the alternator. )

I might be wrong about the jumping but you might want to check with someone that puts together these systems and see what they suggest. You would hate to toast your second alternator because your trying to jump yourself...

Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on September 19, 2015, 07:32:52 AM
In a word Yes.

However if you do put the switch you are talking about in place you are likely going to want to disable the secondary alternator while the jumping is in place to prevent damage to it. I am not familiar with what might happen if you connect the two like that but it should be a simple task to shut down the second alternator. (One of the wires you have to feed to it turn the alternator on and off to prevent over charging as I understand it. Depends on the alternator. )

I might be wrong about the jumping but you might want to check with someone that puts together these systems and see what they suggest. You would hate to toast your second alternator because your trying to jump yourself...


I mostly wanted this because it has been draining while sitting... It has sat for 2-3 weeks now and fired right up. I think I'll keep it on a separate system.
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Flint4x4 on September 19, 2015, 10:48:17 AM
I mostly wanted this because it has been draining while sitting... It has sat for 2-3 weeks now and fired right up. I think I'll keep it on a separate system.

I use an Optima deep cycle yellow top on my '04, I killed two stock batteries under warranty first. I live 5 miles from work and like to arrive early, listen to music then close the sunroof, windows,... a deep cycle might solve the problem with no extra alternator.

We used to build some trucks with dual alternator 24 volt systems for military applications, last time we did so was for Great Britain/Canadian operations that I can recall. All white trucks for the great white north, instant camouflage in the snow. The wiring harness was thicker than my arm, you need 12 volts here and 24 there. It can be done though.
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on September 29, 2015, 07:30:20 AM
I want one  :needhug:
(http://image.automobilemag.com/f/135565445%2Bw660%2Bh440%2Bq80%2Bcr1%2Bar0/tonka-toyota-4runner-front-three-quarters-03.jpg)
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on September 29, 2015, 07:41:26 AM
this all looks familiar...  :E:
(https://s.yimg.com/cd/resizer/2.0/FIT_TO_WIDTH-w568/a176a8e36b16f31df5c81716e6241215def5c9fa.jpg)
(https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSx2Jfb1nudDtm0lSpCgnkIVNp9K4S9lK0imv3mCqdPu0DvbIla)
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Calicak89 on October 1, 2015, 12:03:51 PM
I mostly wanted this because it has been draining while sitting... It has sat for 2-3 weeks now and fired right up. I think I'll keep it on a separate system.

Here's how I did mine,
http://chevyavalanchefanclub.com/cafcna/index.php/topic,145377.0.html
let me know if you have any questions.  I had an issue with popping relays, but  have since figured it out
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: reddeadg8 on November 15, 2015, 16:20:24 PM
wyotonka can you provide the info on your wheels? looking for size and offset, as well as tire size and how well they fit i.e. any rubbing. 
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on November 15, 2015, 17:55:05 PM
wyotonka can you provide the info on your wheels? looking for size and offset, as well as tire size and how well they fit i.e. any rubbing. 
they're 20" kmc xd's I don't remember what the offset is but I do have a little rub it at full lock. The tires are 265 60 20's so they stand at 33" the truck just has a level on it
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dakotawilk on November 15, 2015, 20:47:28 PM
plan on doing dual batterys after xmas. It got put off since insurance was like so theres a policy change and going to cost $500. Have to call and chase that down. But do I have to run two alternators for two batterys or can I just get a 250A alternator?
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on November 16, 2015, 07:50:01 AM
plan on doing dual batterys after xmas. It got put off since insurance was like so theres a policy change and going to cost $500. Have to call and chase that down. But do I have to run two alternators for two batteries or can I just get a 250A alternator?
I was going to run my second battery completely separate that way. The guy that I was supposed to get the second alt from wanted me to meet him at his house out of town at like 10:30 and I was not about to do that. I'm not positive but I'm pretty sure you can just upgrade your alt which I think is the route I'm going to go, along with the big 3.
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: enoniam on November 16, 2015, 07:52:14 AM
But do I have to run two alternators for two batterys or can I just get a 250A alternator?
You don't need two alternators but you do need an isolator circuit.
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on February 24, 2016, 13:55:59 PM
We have come to the conclusion that we need a snugtop, i have been watching CL for months and have seen one in MT for about 2k  :E: I have done a lot of reading and I think I could build one. I am basically wanting to build a flip pac. I have been trying to find a way to still have saddle bag access and have a couple ideas.
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dakotawilk on February 24, 2016, 14:39:43 PM
We have come to the conclusion that we need a snugtop, i have been watching CL for months and have seen one in MT for about 2k  :E: I have done a lot of reading and I think I could build one. I am basically wanting to build a flip pac. I have been trying to find a way to still have saddle bag access and have a couple ideas.
(http://i1261.photobucket.com/albums/ii587/jit_majors2003/77394A2E-12D6-4984-837B-79F4BF63A2C2_zpsqpevolky.jpg) (http://s1261.photobucket.com/user/jit_majors2003/media/77394A2E-12D6-4984-837B-79F4BF63A2C2_zpsqpevolky.jpg.html)
If u need something in Mt I'm driving down to CO in 2 weeks
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: AirJunky on February 24, 2016, 15:04:34 PM
Theres a Snugtop for sale in the Seattle area for $1000.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/avalanchestyle/permalink/923659624354482/

Good luck getting in & out of that tent after a few beers.    :E:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: frito on February 24, 2016, 15:13:54 PM
That's cool.  The design I have in my head removed the saddle bag lids and had covers incorporated into the SnugTop2.  That way it would come down along the outside of the sail panels like the current snugtop and give the "platform ledge" of the current snugtop, just a little higher up.  For a locking mechanism, I was thinking to use the same key as the back glass.  If I had an ounce of artistic ability I'd draw it out, but I don't.  I wish I could get what I see in my mind onto paper. :E: 
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on February 24, 2016, 16:03:07 PM
Theres a Snugtop for sale in the Seattle area for $1000.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/avalanchestyle/permalink/923659624354482/

Good luck getting in & out of that tent after a few beers.    :E:
i have my roof tent now and love it. The flip pics are open in the back
(http://www.wanderthewest.com/forum/uploads/monthly_02_2012/post-3254-1328582214843.jpg)
Frito I get what you're saying, that was my thought too, in the triangular section over the saddle bags put boat hatches on the sides and take off the lids.
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: AirJunky on February 24, 2016, 20:42:18 PM
i have my roof tent now and love it. The flip pics are open in the back
Since when does Flip Pac make a canopy for an Avalanche?
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on February 25, 2016, 06:48:08 AM
They don't... That's why I want to build my own  :4:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Flint4x4 on February 25, 2016, 06:58:40 AM
.... in the section over the saddle bags put boat hatches on the sides and take off the lids.

I have an AV-tent, the lack of access to the side bins is one reason I never liked the Snugtop. I never thought about modifying one which could be easier than building your own, done right you could access the bins from inside or out. The hatch would have a lid for the bin attached to it so when closed you could use it for a shelf or flip it open to reach inside.
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: AirJunky on February 25, 2016, 08:36:39 AM
When I built my paddleboard rack on the back of my Av, I had to work around any interference with the saddlebags. It wasn't that difficult, but I see 2 places on your sketches that will interfere with your saddlebags opening.

Good luck. Lookin forward to seeing what you come up with.
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on March 19, 2016, 19:35:15 PM
Well I have been having heck with the battery ::) I took it in to have it warrantied and oreileys said the battery tests good but "almost bad" and they can't warranty it, and by the time it will test bad it will be out of warranty. What a joke... I brought the battery home and it charged up to 12.7v with my charger/tender and I unhooked the charger and let it sit. After a day it was down to 12.6 and 2 days (today) at 12.4. We were getting the truck out of storage today so i hooked the charger back up and let it charge for about an hour. I came back and unhooked it and it read 13.0v?... It has started fine every time and I haven't checked voltage but I will in the morning.
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on April 3, 2016, 18:48:07 PM
The truck has been sitting for the most part and the battery is fine so far. Today I got my big rig lights finally fixed and took it to get a bath  :cool:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on April 19, 2016, 13:46:23 PM
 :B:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: redheadedrod on April 20, 2016, 15:35:42 PM
Well if you measure the inside of your bucket the outside is like 4" and the width is about 10" for the low beam and about 4" wide for high beam. Take about half inch off for the reflectors and you have a pretty good idea how much room you have. Elliot has something similar in his headlights if you want to see what he used in his build thread.

Rodney
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on May 10, 2016, 09:31:33 AM
Hmmm HELLO X5-R shroud, looks like it would be a perfect fit in the cladded avy headlight.

(https://www.theretrofitsource.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/f04bfd0ab6f92fc2508ded10f0f0bbcf/m/i/mini_x5-r_switchback_led_shrouds_8.jpg)

(http://www.monsterautoparts.com/CHEVROLET/avalanch/_images_chevrolet_avalanche/1221-0085L%20avalanche%20headlight.jpg)
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: MS03 2500 on May 10, 2016, 09:52:10 AM
Go for it.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Wickman on May 10, 2016, 10:53:10 AM
Hmmm HELLO X5-R shroud, looks like it would be a perfect fit in the cladded avy headlight.

(https://www.theretrofitsource.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/f04bfd0ab6f92fc2508ded10f0f0bbcf/m/i/mini_x5-r_switchback_led_shrouds_8.jpg)

(http://www.monsterautoparts.com/CHEVROLET/avalanch/_images_chevrolet_avalanche/1221-0085L%20avalanche%20headlight.jpg)

You really should practice when you build those, make up a set for my 02 while you are at it.   :D
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on June 1, 2016, 14:38:36 PM
We got a little rough with the Tonka truck this weekend, We went down an overgrown trail that didn't even have tracks on it anymore. But that's what it's for. I am still pretty proud of my paintjob considering there were way more branches hitting us than there are scratches, and it took a year and a half for this much damage.
Now I am thinking bed liner will be a better option.
(https://i.imgur.com/aKJ28jP.jpg)
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dluvr22 on June 18, 2016, 20:03:38 PM
A side step would probably have save you from some of that.
Also I've foung that thats the major difference between the acrylic or enamal paint in the aerosol can versus the urethene paint. Urethane paint is harder and less chip resistant after it dries.
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: blu_fuz on September 28, 2016, 09:23:18 AM
That flip tent is a really good idea on the AV, hopefully you figure something out.
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on September 28, 2016, 09:29:22 AM
I would love to figure it out, just need to find a steal on a snugtop, or get to practicing fiberglass. For the moment we're pretty happy with the roof tent
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: Dakotawilk on January 18, 2017, 15:14:54 PM
 :B:Mostly just made you check your email was all but anything new on the yellow toy?
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on January 18, 2017, 21:00:41 PM
:B:Mostly just made you check your email was all but anything new on the yellow toy?
nothing new yet, except a scratch in my cladding :E: and I can't open the spare tire key door now  :laugh: hoping to get to play around with it some more soon
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on December 2, 2017, 22:26:39 PM
Trying to decide how to go about fixing this...  :cuss: :cuss: photobucket
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: frito on December 3, 2017, 07:12:01 AM
Trying to decide how to go about fixing this...  :cuss: :cuss: photobucket
The issue I had with Google drive seems to be fixed.  Try putting them out there.  What I did was create a shared album for Bumblebee.  I then copy pictures I want to share on a forum into this shared album and copy the image URL to the forum like you did with PB.

I know it's PITA since you had so many pictures but I hope you sort it out.  I miss seeing what's going on with the Tonka Truck.
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: AirJunky on December 3, 2017, 10:58:43 AM
Trying to decide how to go about fixing this...  :cuss: :cuss: photobucket
I ended up moving all my pics to Flickr. Works great
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on December 4, 2017, 22:35:47 PM
I managed to get everything off of photobucket successfully, plus I have a surprise for those of you who aren’t on Facebook  :4: :B:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on December 9, 2017, 19:57:01 PM
Well all that's left is my sig pic and some updates  :cool:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on December 9, 2017, 20:50:09 PM
I have been posting on Facebook for the most part because of its easy mobile access. I finally fixed my laptop and got photo**ket kicked off my build thread so some updating is in order. Our family and the Tonka truck have moved to Oregon. The Kia unfortunately took one for the family and moved us to beautiful Portland Oregon for a new beginning. It was a rough start in October of 2016, but the hard work is finally paying off. I took a job with a construction company that has become my dream career as a Construction Supervisor. My Fiance' is moving up as a Technician at Lexus and we're hoping to buy a house this spring, and we have reached a point that we can replace the Kia's empty daily slot and park the Tonka truck again.

(https://i.imgur.com/stvPCL6.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/3GfpNvI.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/1leVtFU.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/zEA1yS2.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/XNz5PXh.jpg)





 We were looking for something GM, 2010 or newer, less than 75k, and 4WD or AWD for under 25K. We looked at a couple Equinoxes, a couple Terrains, and even a few Tahoes. None of them fit the quality, mileage or price for what we were looking for. Then one weekend I decided I was finding "The ONE"  :laugh: I thought I found a steal! a 2010 Avalanche w/ 40k miles for 24k  :o...  I test drove it and fell in love. I drove it to The other halfs work and let him look it over. was driving back to sign the paperwork when I noticed the pitfall..... 2wd  :E: :E: :E: so I wept and kicked myself for not noticing earlier and went on my way. Then I found it... 4 hrs north of us.  :4:

(https://i.imgur.com/msDRv5S.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/RdBDhcZ.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/QpDuI9s.jpg?1)
(https://i.imgur.com/JsmFzaF.jpg?1)


Higher mileage than we wanted, but it's a well cared for 1 owner w/ 98k miles. All service records and clean car fax. Way newer than I thought wed be able to afford in an Avalanche. I fell in love the moment I drove it. Considering I drove the Chrysler up there alone to get it, Its a good thing I loved it. We went back for the Chrysler the next morning  :thumbdown: :P 16 hrs of driving later we were home  :laugh:

Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: MS03 2500 on December 9, 2017, 21:08:57 PM
Congrats on the new to you AV
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: frito on December 10, 2017, 13:25:21 PM
Welcome back and congrats on the job, the house and of course, the BDE.    :thumbsup:. Can't wait to see what mods you throw at it. bTW, what wheels and tires do have on it?  I really like them.
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on December 10, 2017, 23:19:23 PM
The tires are iron man all country a/t. The wheels I’ll have to check on, they were on the truck when I bought it, also a custom katskin interior   :4:
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on April 14, 2018, 07:26:00 AM
 :'(  :needhug:  :E:
I swear this one has a target on it.
(https://i.imgur.com/oaRJPbt.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/0BhmvyA.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/8uZbkju.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/P8hiD0E.jpg)
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: MS03 2500 on April 14, 2018, 10:30:03 AM
Maybe paint it yellow. :4:


That is crazy who can't see these big azz trucks.
:'(  :needhug:  :E:
I swear this one has a target on it.
(https://i.imgur.com/oaRJPbt.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/0BhmvyA.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/8uZbkju.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/P8hiD0E.jpg)
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: frito on April 14, 2018, 12:20:24 PM
Dude, that sucks.   :thumbdown:  How fast was he going to crumble the bed that badly.  I can't believe his car doesn't have more damage as bent as your rear fender is.
Title: Re: Wyotonka build thread
Post by: wyotonka on May 3, 2018, 06:18:20 AM
He went to jump out from behind me and caught a trailer that pulled him forward and kicked him back into me  :E: