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Project by MonkeyFighter posted 03-17-2011 04:57 AM 2582 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Your either thinking “Wow! What a cool thing to do to an old pickup” or “What the %#!! is he thinking”. But, anyone who has an ‘85 Toyota knows that the insides are ugly – mine didn’t even have carpet! So, I had to do something because the 22R had a lot of life left in it and I didn’t want to ride in an ugly cab any more. Oh yeah, I also needed a cool place to mount my Alpine stereo…

Sorry, for the low quality pictures. I did this project over five years ago and I don’t have the truck anymore. Believe it or not, it wouldn’t stop running. So, I gave it away so I would have an excuse to get a new car.

The tutorial is at my website:

http://monkeyfighter.com/oakcabproject.html





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deucefour

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#1 posted 03-17-2011 05:15 AM

The redneck in me says that you might want to consider changing the shifter boot to a crown royal sack. :)

Robert

-- "I gotta have more cowbell"--------Bruce Dickinson

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dbhost

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#2 posted 03-17-2011 05:42 AM

While that is an interesting project. Something about that screams potential liability lawsuit…

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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lizardhead

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#3 posted 03-17-2011 06:21 AM

Don’t forget to add a pair of tweezers to your First Aid kit

-- Lizardhead---Yeah but it's a dry heat--Tempe, Az

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mafe

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#4 posted 03-17-2011 12:26 PM

I love it.
It is full of personality.
Best thoughts,
MaFe

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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Bitmugger

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#5 posted 03-17-2011 12:41 PM

Hmmm, with a cheap 1HP dust collector from Harbor Frieght, you could have had an airbag too. ;-)

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ratchet

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#6 posted 03-17-2011 01:36 PM

Very nice! I think you need to build a tray to hold some bbq though.

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StumpyNubs

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#7 posted 03-17-2011 02:25 PM

Where’s the cup holder? Where do you rest your 40 while you drive?

I assume it comes with a matching gun rack behind the seat?

Seriously though, I might just have to do some “upgrades” to my F-150!

-- It's the best woodworking show since the invention of wood... New episodes at: http://www.stumpynubs.com

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Briguy

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#8 posted 03-17-2011 02:50 PM

Brilliant!!

I wish I still had my 92 Nissan.

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docholladay

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#9 posted 03-18-2011 12:38 AM

I had one of those trucks and you are correct, the interior isn’t much at all. I actually did manage to kill mine, but I blame the folks that did the oil change at Walmart. They put a different oil filter than I asked them to do and it constrictued the oil flow too much causing oil pressure to drop. It only had about 325,000 miles on it at the time. I now have an old Chevy Blazer with 4.3 L that currently has 365,000 and I just handed it down to my teenage son to drive to school. It’s still going strong. It has become sort of an experiment to see just how many miles can I get out of a vehicle. I hope to make 500,000 without any major repairs.

Doc

-- Hey, woodworking ain't brain surgery. Just do something and keep trying till you get it. Doc

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redryder

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#10 posted 03-18-2011 08:02 AM

Sometimes I make something and after looking at it long enough, I think I must have lost my mind. I think you and I are on the same page…..

-- mike...............

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aurora

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#11 posted 03-19-2011 03:46 PM

man, that’s the cats ass ! every woodworkers dream, cant wait to see your oak clad computer !!! keep up the good work

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NormG

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#12 posted 03-20-2011 09:02 PM

That is just wonderful. Great idea and wonderfully executed

-- Norman

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