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Re: Slowly making progress - 2014 F-150
« Reply #390 on: February 04, 2018, 07:24:49 PM »
F it.  Just get the system that has the ladder and tent up top.  Haha

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Re: Slowly making progress - 2014 F-150
« Reply #391 on: February 05, 2018, 12:30:51 AM »
...<snip>...
- Roof top tent (to be mounted on the rail cargo rack system)...<snip>...


You are looking at a system similar to this ?




If I were to do that, I would probably just get a topper and then mount the tent on top of it. I want to keep all the gear hidden under the cover.

But, I'll be doing something much simpler. I'll basically be taking the heavier duty Thule roof rack system and mount it to my bed rails. So it will only be 4" high and let me roll up the tonneau cover if needed.

Kinda like this, but my rail system will be much lighter weight.


I can make use of the rack system regardless to hold a cargo rack or pod as we seem to run out of room under the tonneau cover on the longer trips.

Kinda like this, but I'll be using beefier cross bars and 3 or 4 of them depending on weight capacity.


I have a truck bed tent, but it's small for the tree of us, worked great for just Heather and I.
So if we stick with a traditional tent, then the rack is still good for something, but if we really like the RTT (we can rent them here), I'll buy one used and be done with it. It will be lower than the roof line folded up, so the truck will fit in the garage.

I'll be trying to find as much of this stuff used as possible.
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Re: Slowly making progress - 2014 F-150
« Reply #392 on: February 08, 2018, 11:52:00 PM »
Dead Pedal and Kevlar brake lines arrived today. I won't be doing anything with the brake lines until this summer, but they were heavily discounted so I didn't want to pass them up.

We'll see how things go, but I may get the winch installed in the next couple of weeks.
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Re: Slowly making progress - 2014 F-150
« Reply #393 on: February 10, 2018, 01:22:10 AM »
Pictures!


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Re: Slowly making progress - 2014 F-150
« Reply #394 on: February 10, 2018, 07:24:39 PM »
How hard is it to get the mat out from under that dead pedal ?
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Re: Slowly making progress - 2014 F-150
« Reply #395 on: February 10, 2018, 11:51:28 PM »
It has a bit of flex where it mounts, so not too bad. You just have to pull the mat out, but when putting it back in, you have to hold the pedal up to clear.

I'm very happy with it, makes driving much more comfortable.
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Re: Slowly making progress - 2014 F-150
« Reply #396 on: February 11, 2018, 08:36:15 AM »
It looks huge.  Haha.  Looks like a nice piece though.  It'd be cool if the other pedals matched it.

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Re: Slowly making progress - 2014 F-150
« Reply #397 on: February 12, 2018, 08:34:57 AM »
It's pretty big, one of the reasons I went for it. It really makes the drive more comfortable. I do think it would be better if it looked the same as the OEM pedals, but it's much more grippy the way it is.
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Re: Slowly making progress - 2014 F-150
« Reply #398 on: February 12, 2018, 08:49:51 AM »
It's pretty big, one of the reasons I went for it. It really makes the drive more comfortable. I do think it would be better if it looked the same as the OEM pedals, but it's much more grippy the way it is.
I was thinking more along the lines of trying to swap the pedals too.  Not sure what options are out there.

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Re: Slowly making progress - 2014 F-150
« Reply #399 on: February 22, 2018, 12:28:33 AM »
So, it's cold as balls here. I was hoping to get some stuff done like the coil-overs and winch, but I just don't know if I want to mess around in the cold.

Tomorrow should be a slow work day and I can work from home. Maybe I'll put a couple of hours into it and try and at least get the winch mounted.

Collected a couple of small items for camping/off-roading. All craigslist finds and never used.
- Rotopax 3 gal gas can and mount
- Hi-lift Jack
- 2.5lb fire extinguisher (I only kept a little 1lb one behind the seat before)

We are planning a week long trip in Oregon for May, so the goal is to get everything sorted out for then. Probably due a couple local dry runs to make sure it all works out and the little guy doesn't hate it. Parts figured out for the bed rail system, so I'll start piecing that together next.

Just other stuff that I have yet to put on.
- New filters for the AFE intake
- Powerstop rotors
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Re: Slowly making progress - 2014 F-150
« Reply #400 on: February 27, 2018, 09:44:58 PM »
Back in Seattle till tomorrow , then back home to my Dads on Friday for a week. I’m really looking forward to some vacay!


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Re: Slowly making progress - 2014 F-150
« Reply #401 on: March 13, 2018, 06:24:45 PM »
We had a awesome vacay back at home. The boy loved being outside, even if it was -10 some days. He got to ride on/in a bunch of toys and loved every minute of it. This is one of him and the FIL in our BR160 groomer that I took them for a spin in. 


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Re: Slowly making progress - 2014 F-150
« Reply #402 on: March 13, 2018, 06:27:19 PM »
I tried to get the winch installed last night, but it didn’t go as planned. The BOV hits the winch mount. I’ve reached out to Full Race to see what they can do. This is the winch mount they say works. We’ll see...


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Re: Slowly making progress - 2014 F-150
« Reply #403 on: March 13, 2018, 09:35:01 PM »
Glad to hear the vacation was a great time!  Sucks about the winch.  Hope it gets worked out.

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« Reply #404 on: March 13, 2018, 11:11:57 PM »
 Worst case scenario is that I'll take the pipe to a fabricator/welder and get them to cut off and move the BOV mount.

I was doing some looking and measuring today and I may even be able to get away with a silicon coupler that is 3" longer. I would rather fix it properly though.
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