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  1. MotoDave

    All-Purpose Scout 80 build

    What's this - an actual update? With the bump stops worked out, the rest of the fab needed on the suspension is easier to tackle with the axle out from under the truck, and the engine out of the way. I also wanted to clean up the firewall, patch up a bunch of un-needed holes, and get it ready...
  2. MotoDave

    2nd Generation Tundra: 4.6 vs 5.7 advice

    Boy you guys know how to detail a thread. I'll add my $0.02 as an owner of a 2012 Tundra with the 4.6 and a FWC Hawk. Get whatever engine makes you happy, neither engine is lacking power to haul the load you're talking about. The 4.6 does get 1-2 mpg better than the 5.7, which was relevant to...
  3. MotoDave

    New Truck for my FWC

    Coming from a guy with a hawk on a half ton (Tundra) - if I were buying a truck to haul a camper full time, it would be a 3/4 or 1 ton. You didn't specify if the camper stays on full time or you only load it up for trips?
  4. MotoDave

    All-Purpose Scout 80 build

    One final piece to the radiator mount - I made up a cross brace to tie the tops of the inner fenders together and to the radiator hoop. The bar has some turned bungs welded in that let a socket head cap screw sit flush, and a rubber bushing to provide some compliance to the hard mounted...
  5. MotoDave

    Long-term Feedback request: Daystar Airbag Cradles

    Awesome guys, thanks for all the feedback. I was pretty discouraged that I damaged a bag on the first offroad trip out, since they really made a good difference to how my Tundra handles the weight of the camper, so I am glad that these seem to be a solid option. I'll weigh back in after I've...
  6. MotoDave

    Long-term Feedback request: Daystar Airbag Cradles

    I have a 2012 Tundra that carries a FWC Hawk to which I recently installed airbags to help carry the load. I'm really happy with the airbags from a ride perspective, they made a very positive improvement to how the truck carries the weight of the camper and they had no negative effect to how it...
  7. MotoDave

    Need help with fuel line clips!

    Wonder if any of the 'fuel line retaining clips' listed in this Dorman catalog would work?
  8. MotoDave

    All-Purpose Scout 80 build

    Got the radiator mounts fabbed and tacked in, including gussets for the longer tabs. The bottom on the drivers side is TIGHT - downside to using an inside-the-frame steering box I guess. I confirmed that the corner I'd cut off the radiator previously gives me enough clearance to the...
  9. MotoDave

    Cast iron griddle

    I've been happy with this one: Pretty sure I paid less than that at Target though. Works well on my (newer) coleman stove. Its a bit wide (deep?) front to back to fit well on the stove in my FWC hawk, but it...
  10. MotoDave

    All-Purpose Scout 80 build

    WAY overdue update. I am working on it, I swear, everything just takes so much longer these days. Closed up the holes in the firewall where I had to make clearance for the headers, and got the transfer case shifters mounted and the hole cut in the trans tunnel cover. I have to say I really...
  11. MotoDave

    Tundra - Bed Rail Alternative

    It says right in their ad copy that its for the toyota rail system, looks different from L-track. Again, I'm sure you could adapt it.
  12. MotoDave

    WTB: Camper Jacks

    Looking for a set of 4 camper jacks and corner brackets for my ~98 FWC Hawk.
  13. MotoDave

    Kayak Loading

    I cart my Kayak (13' Tarpon 130T - not a light beast) around using Yakima Hully Rollers in back, and normal saddles in front. Get the back of the kayak (I haul it backwards) up on the rollers, then grab the bow and roll it up there. I can do it solo fairly easily, with 2 people its a breeze...
  14. MotoDave

    Tundra - Bed Rail Alternative

    Updated the link: Yes, the bed has welded nuts for the factory tracks. They're threaded M6x1.00. If the drop in bedliner sits flush to the bed side where the threaded holes are, I'd say you're OK bolting through it. I suspect...
  15. MotoDave

    Tundra - Bed Rail Alternative

    You may be able to shape that plate (connected to the Eye-bolt) to fit in the slot for the L-track. The profile looks like this (LINK), slot is .800" wide and about .125" tall. You could also use one of these studs and a nut instead of the Eye bolt...
  16. MotoDave

    Tundra - Bed Rail Alternative

    I don't think mounts for the toyota C-channel will fit. L-track uses a round spring loaded section to secure the cleats into place. If the drop in bedliner fits flush against the bed in the areas where the factory mounting holes are, I think it would work? I'd make sure you're not trying to...
  17. MotoDave

    DIY long range fueltank

    Holley recently came out with a fuel pickup mat that claims that if any part of it is submerged it win't suck in air. I have no firsthand experience: Alternately I'd add some baffles inside the tank. If you want to get really fancy build in...
  18. MotoDave

    A Scrambler's Homecoming

    Awesome story, it must be like getting re-acquainted with an old friend.
  19. MotoDave

    Blender, My LX450/FZJ80 + FJ45esk + GM + Land Rover crazy concoction

    I worked at Wilwood, and I never did get a good answer as to why they insist on putting NPT in everything. For what it's worth there should be enough meat to machine the ports to an O-Ring boss, but now you're using a fitting and o-ring, not really sure it's that much more reliable than the NPT...