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Purchased my FJC new on August 15th 2007 from Competition Toyota in Middle Island, NY.
Always? thought yellow was a good 4x4 color so Sun Fusion was an obvious choice.

She started life with the convenience package, ATRAC, Rear diff lock and roof rack.
Over the course of a few years I made many changes and improvements to her.


Suspension, Wheels & Tires
Old Man Emu 886 springs up front
Old Man Emu N140 struts up front
Old Man Emu 896 springs out back
Old Man Emu N141 rear shocks
16" Factory Tundra Steel wheels
Rock Rings (Rim stiffeners by TheToyoutfitters.com)
BFG KM2 285/75/16 Mud Terrain Tires
Removed front swaybar

Engine & Drive Line
AFE Cold Air Intake
AFE High Clearance Exhaust
Safari Snorkel
Full Scuba Mod (my way)

Armor
Expedition One Front Bumper
Expedition One Rear Bumper
All-Pro Sliders
Full BudBuilt Skids
BudBuilt Diff Skid
The Toyoutfitters Rear Lower Control Arms
Demello frame side Lower Control Arm Skids (welded to frame)
fjtoymans Rear Shock Skids (Gen I) with additional reinforcing added

Electrical
Painless Performance Seven Circuit Auxiliary Fuse Panel
350 amp waterproof winch Shut Off Switch
Auxiliary positive (+) Power Take Off
Hard wired StreamLight rechargeable flashlight
(2) Sirius Fog Lights mounted in front bumper with factory Fog Switch
(2) Pilot Fog Lights mounted in rear bumper
(2) KC Slim Lights on front bumper with factory Aux Switch
(4) PIAA 520 ATP lights on Real Wheels Roof Rack Light Bar with factory Aux Switch.
(3) Center Console AUX Ports, one modified to a dual USB port, two are switch controlled with guards
Center Console mounted 110vac outlet tapped into rear outlet

Recovery
SuperWinch epi 9000 winch with 80' of Amsteel Blue rope, Gunnabo hook
50' Amsteel Blue winch line extension (homemade)
ARB Snatch Strap
ARB 15' Tree Saver Strap
(4) Green Pin 3/4" Bow Shackles
(2) Snatch Blocks
Short handled Shovel on homemade roof rack mounts
Axe mouted to rear door
60" High lift Jack with homemade Lockable Roof Rack Mounts
Hi Lift repair kit
Lift-Mate
Wab Fab Slider Adapter
Factory Hitch with 3/4" Bow Shackle

Navigation and Communication
Garmin Nuvi 1490 (Hacked) on Homemade ceiling mount
Kenwood TM D710A VHF/UHF Radio
Kenwood SP-50 Communications speaker mounted to MPAC Barrier
Comet 18" SS460BNMO Dual Band Antenna on Larsen NMO Mount
Kenwood TS 480SAT HF Radio
Little Tarheel HP Antenna on Bandi Mount (original handmade by Leroy)
Buddipole HF Antenna on Military Surplus 20' Portable Mast
Toshiba NB205 Netbook
BU-353 GPS antenna, supporting NMEA 0183 data protocol
Ram Mount Laptop vehicle mount (Accommodates Netbook, Hf radio & VHF/UHF Radio)
DeLorme Topo 8 navigation software

Cosmetic
Tundra Door Handles
Trail Teams Grill
Trail Teams Mirrors
Iron Mountain Performance Sun Fusion Shifter Knobs
on trimmed shifter lever

Misc Gear
Tools
First Aid Kit
5 lbs. Fire Extinguisher
Synthetic rope splicing tools
Tire repair kit
MP-40 Compressor
10 lbs. Powertank with accessories on homemade mount
Almost factory half roof rack basket
(4) Scepter Five gallon Fuel Cans OD
(2) Scepter Five Gallon Water Cans OD
MPAC Barrier
Trail Teams Schwag bag filled with stuff



Lifted after one month




Sratton Mountain VT with The Trail Teams


Stratton Mountain VT with The Trail Teams (Capt Rick in the background)


Mt. Mansfield VT


Mt Mansfield VT








First Annual FJNortheasters Lobster Run with The Trail Teams, Maine


Stuck in some quiksand consistency GOO!!
Stopped to give Rich a spot came back 2 minutes later
and she had sunk up to the sliders!


Rich to the rescue with his winch!







Winch switch & aux positive power take off




Toms modified shock skids


Powertank & Flashlight


Buds!


Console aux ports


Almost factory half roof rack basket


Aux lighting switches


Axe mounts (you can see the CB wire going through a tiny rubber grommet in the rear door. It then goes through the rubber boot into the cab)


Shovel Mounts



Aux fuse block






Kenwood TM D710A Dual Band Radio


Comet 18" SS460BNMO Dual Band Antenna on NMO Mount


Homemade NUVI mount

 

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Good work, carlgcs. I like the shift and xfer case knobs and axe mount inside the rear door.
 

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I'm sorting through all the available sliders... How do you like the AllPro ones?
Can you post up a closer detail pic of them? Any install issues?
Thanks!
 

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nice truck man! mucho bueno on the bumper choice. what kind of axe mount is that on back and what kind of axe?
 

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Looking good. Great work. SF rocks.:rocker:
 

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nice truck man! mucho bueno on the bumper choice. what kind of axe mount is that on back and what kind of axe?
The axe mounts are Quikfists
The axe is a Ludell

I'm sorting through all the available sliders... How do you like the AllPro ones?
Can you post up a closer detail pic of them? Any install issues?
Thanks!
The All-Pros are great, have saved my ass numerous times.
They bolted right on without issue.

 

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looking good carl!
 

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Very impressive rig
 

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Great looking rig!:rocker:
 

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I Like Everything! :rocker: That's one Saweeet rig :cheers:
 

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Carl,

From the very beginning you have had one of my favorite rigs! Everything new you added was already in my mind. If anyone has as close of a rig to what I dream, it's yours!

Keep us updated :cheers:
 

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It's about time you did the write up! Awesome truck, a great build and a great guy!

clean & mean!
i 2nd what bkw said:cheers:
 

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Lookin' good buddy!
 

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I like it! Do you get much rubbing with the 33"s? I am truly debating on whether or not to run 33" or 35" tires. Putting on a 3" BDS suspension lift, and possibly a 1" body lift to help with the rubbing.
 
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