1st Gen Tundra Repair/Prep

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smokeysevin

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Honestly, the straight die grinder is less user friendly than I thought, the stickout from the front to the trigger/paddle is longer than I like. It is still nicer than air for portability and noise though. If you have a grainger near you, you can get the straight grinder and a battery for the same price as the bare tool through june.

The angled one is the titties though.

Sean
 
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SByota

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I want to get the 90deg one and the M18 DA Sander too.
I have the M18 5” sander and love it. I use Diablo sandpaper and it kicks ass. It’s so nice have all these different tools about and not have cords everywhere or having to swap plugs all the time. I need more batteries now.
 
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85yota

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Yeah I got a M18 Fuel 4.5" grinder and immediately got another one since it's so nice to not have cords. I got quite a few M18 and M12 batteries so just need more tools. Lol

Also I have 4 of these batteries and they work well and last as long as my M18 XC 3.0 batteries.

 
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SByota

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Worked on this pile some before work today. Replaced the transmission extension housing gasket and output seal. Installed new handmade transmission mount and finally got the motor and transmission back where they should be.

Pulled the mangled carrier bearing off the front portion of the driveshaft. Quickly realized the new fancy aluminum carrier bearing is different and will require a fabbed mount. No problem because in the theme of this build, the crossmember for the carrier bearing is cracked and beat to shit. Check out that sweet booger weld next to a crack.

Also bent up some new brake lines. The new upper arm double shear plates interfere with the factory lines.
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smokeysevin

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On my truck , the carrier bearing angle was where it was supposed to be just by chopping the stock mouting ears off and directly mounting the new bearing to the lower surface of the stock cross member. I made a 1/4" backing plate and tack welded the heads of the mounting hardware to the backing plate before slipping the new mounting assembly into the inside of the stock cross member.

I will try to get a picture to make that make better sense...

Sean
 
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SByota

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On my truck , the carrier bearing angle was where it was supposed to be just by chopping the stock mouting ears off and directly mounting the new bearing to the lower surface of the stock cross member. I made a 1/4" backing plate and tack welded the heads of the mounting hardware to the backing plate before slipping the new mounting assembly into the inside of the stock cross member.

I will try to get a picture to make that make better sense...

Sean
A picture would be awesome, thanks!
 
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smokeysevin

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I can't get the mount because my camera into the frame but just cut a flat piece of stock on the same center distance to the bolts and tack the heads in place, then slip the other piece into the frame from the top.

Sean
 

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