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TRDirt-Betty White

Hello again,

So as some of you know I picked up my 2014 MT Iceburg FJC "Betty"about a week ago. I have decided to call her Betty White for a few reasons apart from the obvious. One being no matter how dirty and old she gets, she will always make me smile!

I wanted this build to emphasis on a few key things for me.
1. Solid Daily Driver
-Simply put I plan on having this as my main mode of transportation aside from my motorcycles.

2.I want something to be ready for whatever the world throws at it
-I have seen 1st hand what these things are capable of which is a big part of me getting it. This will be the main focus of this build.

3.I want my son to experience the passion I share for trucks and where they can bring you.
-Growing up I have always chosen to get off the beaten path and figure it out as I go, this truck will make that much easier.

4.Gotta keep it classy, no point in calling her Betty if I am going to turn her into some beat heap using backyard butchers doing all the work. Doing everything myself or using professional shops.

To make things laid out here is a overall list of what I am planning on doing. This list will be edited as often as possible and pictures posted as often as well. (yes Ill try for before and after).

PLEASE, Let me know if you find a deal on one of the items below. $16k is a bit to spend, trying to dampen the blow to my wallet and head.


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2014 Iceburg 6MT

-Off Road Package
-Convenience Package
-Jack**** Else

To be done,Dealer Installed Options

-TRD Quickshifter----Complete 3/8/14
-TRD Knob ----------Complete 3/8/14
-TRD CAI
-TRD Cat-back


Upcoming additions will be sorted into the necessary categories

Aesthetic
-Bushwacker Flares
-FJC Matte Black Hood Glare Wrap
-Blackout Parts(Mirror,handles,badges,etc)
-AMI Locking Fuel Door in Black Aluminum

Armor
-Expedition One Trail Series Diamond Style Front Bumper (w/ integrated lights,hooks,)
-Expedition One Rear Bumper w/ Tire Carrier
-Ricochet Complete Skid Plate package for FJ Cruiser with Expedition One Bumper
-Pure FJ Sliders

Lift,Shoes,and Socks
-Toytech '3 Lift Ultimate w/ Bilstien Shocks
-or-
-ICON - Stage 4 w/Tubular UCA
-Total Chaos UCA,LCA
-Method 105 Beadlocks 17x8.5
-Body Mount Chop (looking for someone in SF bay to preform work)
-Duratracs 285s....of course


Recovery
-Warn 9.5xp Winch
-More

Storage and Roof Mounts
-Baja Rack All Flat Utility Rack with SPY Light System
-Springtail Rear door
-Springtail Seatmounts
-Springtail Rear cargo box
-Springtail Side Mount Bins

Camping Essentials
-Upcoming

Comms
- Cobra 29 LX Chrome CB Radio with LCD Display
- Cobra HH 38 WX ST Hand Held 40 Channel CB Radio with 10 Weather Channels and SoundTracker Noise Reduction
-Firestik II FS Series 5ft CB Antenna
-BozTec CB Antenna Mount for Toyota FJ Cruiser

Lighting
-PIAA 510 Super White 4" Driving Lamp Kit
-07-UP FJ Cruiser Tail Lights - Crystal Clear / LED




Well without further adieu lets get to work!

Last edited by TRDirt; 05-20-2014 at 07:17 PM. Reason: Added Items to Wishlist 5/20/14, cried
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Re: TRDirt-Betty White

So first thing on my list to cross off

TRD Quick Shifter.

Quick and easy install, all in all about 40 mins. Driving it before felt too much like I was driving a 18-Wheeler. Now shifting is alot more manageable, however I need to start going to the Gym just so I can get it in reverse. Id say its easier spreading a Nun's legs
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Re: TRDirt-Betty White

Looks good! I'm around the SF area as well, hope to see you around. I did my BMC with a NorCal FJ member, took us a couple hours to sawsall the mounts but it was a lot cheaper than going elsewhere!

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Bilstein 5125 rear with All-Pro 3.5 springs
285/70/17 BFG KO2
Ricochet skids and air dam
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Look forward to seeing your build progress...
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Congrats on your purchase

I've been looking in my area for a 6 speed iceberg... They are hard to find.

They are good trucks and will last a long time if taken care of. I have one now and the only thing I would want to replace it with is another one in the color I wanted but wasn't made at the time... White


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Re: TRDirt-Betty White

Congrats and welcome!

I'd scratch the nerf bars. You are building a trail capable rig. The nerf bars won't cut it!

Lots of good quality rock rails available from many vendors.

cheers,

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Congrats and welcome!

I'd scratch the nerf bars. You are building a trail capable rig. The nerf bars won't cut it!

Lots of good quality rock rails available from many vendors.

cheers,

dale


I was thinking the same thing "body mount" concerned me. Spending the extra $$ for some Bud built sliders, thanks for the info mang!
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Figured it had to be done. Still shocked how long this took doing it at 11pm at night with no lighting. Dropped the pinhead sized nuts into the Bumper Well at least 3 or 4 times. But well worth it.
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Re: TRDirt-Betty White

Nice start on the mods!

'07 Voodoo Blue/6MT/Roof Rack/Towing Package/ALL-PRO-Front Bumper w/Prerunner Light Bar, Rock Guards, Full Skid Plates, High Clearance Exhaust, Ultimate Lower Skids/Metal Tech Rear Bumper/ICON Ext. Travel Remote Reservoir Front-Rear PiggyBack Reservoir Shocks-Shin Guards/aFe Pro-Guard 7 CAI/Doug Thorley Headers/Garvin Trail Rack/KC Daylighters/BFG AT/KO's 315x70x17 Tires/17 inch Steel Wheels/Magnaflow Exhaust/Man-A-Fre Extended Brake Lines/M-Pac Rear Mount/Power Tank/Manik Taillight Guards & Roof Rack Light Bar/Light Racing Adjustable UCA/Safari Snorkel/SCUBA Mods/Toy Outfitters Rear Upper Control Arms, Rim Stiffeners/URD Short Shifter/Timbren Bumpstops/Baja Rack, + a butt load more mods..
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So since I am to broke to afford any other mods on the list I decided to swing by home depot and give plasti dip a try.


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Went just fine getting the grill off, maybe 5 mins all and all.

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Once that was off time for the prep, I decided black out the whole thing and white out the "Toyota"....

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Masked up and painted the white

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4-5 coats on the lettering, the taped them up for the rest of the black on the grill

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And after everything got done heres where things got bad...and good

Go to Heaven for the climate, and Hell for the company


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