yoshi's build 05 TB

yohshua

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So I finally have gotten around to making a build thread here goes nothing lol.

This is how she looked when I first got her,


one of the first things I had to get done was fix a small evap leak that tuned out to be a destroyed gas cap


after that it was down to the norm, changing out a messed up ball join,fluids change and resonator delete.






Now that i had done all the important things it was time to have abit of fun installed my backup cam and while i had the headliner down installed 2 nmo mount antennas and ran the pre wiring.







 

Mounce

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#4
Looks good! What's the antennas for? PS: now you look like an under cover cop, all of them around here have two of those small antennas on the rear of the roof. :yes:
 
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yohshua

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Mounce said:
Looks good! What's the antennas for? PS: now you look like an under cover cop, all of them around here have two of those small antennas on the rear of the roof. :yes:
Thank you also I use them with my volunteer ems. lol lucky I didn't have anymore then I would have really had the undercover look.
 
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yohshua

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Switching jobs has really taken away my free time but finally this weekend I was able to install my 2 kenwood radios.
I looked at alot of different mounting ideas but I really wanted a low profile look that did not let them be seen from out side, so with that in mind the center console bucket was the way to go.



the bucket was deep enough but just abit to small on the width side so I cut the sides out to give the radios a nice snug fit then drilled the 2 holes for power and antenna lines.


now for the end result I still need to clean it up abit and add in mic hangers (vhf top uhf under)

 
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yohshua

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I finally got around to to redoing my lightings switches and rear power. I still got more to add but this got all the pre wiring done and out the way for now.

looks abit messy but I got it all organized when I finished that day



Overhead wires for the switches



Finally the overhead with the switches installed as it stands right now from left to right is Front lights,Rear lights and the last 2 switches will be for flood lights on my pushbar when i get one or they will be for flood lights mounted on the right and left side of the truck not to sure as of yet. let me know what you guys think.

 

Mounce

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#8
That's slick. Switches look good. What's that yellow box with wires coming out of it? Clear box is a fuse box?
 
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yohshua

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Mounce said:
That's slick. Switches look good. What's that yellow box with wires coming out of it? Clear box is a fuse box?
Thanks man. Also the yellow box is a havis chargeguard it lets the lights run for a preset time after the truck is shut off so they don't drain the battery and yes the clear one is the fuse box for just the back.
 
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yohshua

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well all fun came to an end when the truck started to throw misfire codes and running very rough so now its sitting in the shop :sadcry:
this was pulled for cylinder 3

 

808_LS_EXT

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yohshua said:
well all fun came to an end when the truck started to throw misfire codes and running very rough so now its sitting in the shop :sadcry:
this was pulled for cylinder 3

Bummer :sadcry:
 
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yohshua

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added my new front fuse block only to notice that area catches alot of water after washing the truck :/ . so looks like im gonna have to find a better location for it latter on



 
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yohshua

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after dealing with the tc flutter driving me crazy it was time for the shift kit


getting this part out was a pita as there was a slight lip that had to be shaved down. once that was done it came right out


nothing like seeing new rotors lol way over due all 4 and pads
 
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yohshua

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I found out the hard way that the led pods don't really fit right behind the grill so the best way to go was with the low profile bars



aux 1 from the switches in an older post control this bar and its relay. power being taken from the junction box
 
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yohshua

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#23
my cloth chairs have been over due for a change out, so i picked myself up some nice 04 leather chairs with 4 way lumbar :smile: took a bit of work to get them set for my 05 but it was worth it.
Here is the link to the write up,
( http://gmtnation.com/forums/topic/14158-how-to-swap-02-04-seats-into-05-tbenvoy/ )






got a small tear to fix but not a big deal


rear seats done as well


Next will be pulling the carpet out waiting for the order to come in
 
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yohshua

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update removed all of the old carpet for the new one that i got from stock interiors the fit was not as good as it thought it would be. needed some trimming and cut outs for center console and wiring also there basic backing is trash its to thin and dose not full line up but aside from that it looks good was able to rewire the backup cam as well






 

Capote

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I too am looking forward to seeing how it comes out Yoshi. My carpet is so discolored and stained from the previous owner. I just wanna get a brand new one in black. But I don't want thin backing like you unfortunately received.
 
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yohshua

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BlazingTrails said:
I'm interested in seeing the finished product. Right now that carpet looks like it doesn't fit very well and is all wrinkled up. I was considering getting new carpet as well but I am interested in OEM quality.
after some work the front and rear look good the cargo area eh doesn't look the best and still shows signs of wrinkling
if i could do it over i would find a better company or get a good oem carpet out of another truck
 
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yohshua

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Capote said:
I too am looking forward to seeing how it comes out Yoshi. My carpet is so discolored and stained from the previous owner. I just wanna get a brand new one in black. But I don't want thin backing like you unfortunately received.
that's the same reason i changed the one i had and to also match the new chairs.
on the company side it says they offer a backing that close to oem but never said the basic one would be so bad or not line up right
also with this carpet i had to make cut outs for the bcm,all the chair bolts,cargo tie down hooks as well
 

Capote

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yohshua said:
after some work the front and rear look good the cargo area eh doesn't look the best and still shows signs of wrinkling
if i could do it over i would find a better company or get a good oem carpet out of another truck
So stockinteriors.com stinks huh? That sucks because I planned on ordering from them [emoji29]
 
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yohshua

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Capote said:
So stockinteriors.com stinks huh? That sucks because I planned on ordering from them [emoji29]
i dont wanna sound like im bashing them but this is just my experience there molding is nothing like the oem fit but then again its aftermarket the carpet dose feel good and looks so much better the my original one
I reused the oem cargo area backing to give it a more full feels
 

Capote

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yohshua said:
i dont wanna sound like im bashing them but this is just my experience there molding is nothing like the oem fit but then again its aftermarket the carpet dose feel good and looks so much better the my original one
I reused the oem cargo area backing to give it a more full feels
So if I do pull the trigger on their carpets, I should pay the extra money to have the better backing then huh?
 
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yohshua

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#33
here are some more shots for you guys so you get a better idea
also they don't give you anything for the cargo cover you keep what color you had before

this pic came out bad when i took my floor mats off the color is solid not two toney



passenger area,


cargo area im gonna throw a weather tech on this and it should look better :smile:

 

Capote

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#34
Holy crap those wrinkles are massive in the cargo area. Looks smooth and properly fit everywhere else
 
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yohshua

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Capote said:
Holy crap those wrinkles are massive in the cargo area. Looks smooth and properly fit everywhere else
0_0 i know i hope after time it will smooth out or again with a mat over it i wont notice anymore
 

Capote

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yohshua said:
0_0 i know i hope after time it will smooth out or again with a mat over it i wont notice anymore
Yeah a cargo cover will mask that nicely at least[emoji41] and yes, it should smooth put over time I'd assume
 
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Good info. I had been planning to swap to black carpet from that company for years, just haven't pulled the trigger yet. I noticed their comments about the backing, and assumed I'd want the better backing option, your experience just confirms that.

What kinda packaging did it arrive in? I'm guessing that could have contributed to some of the wrinkle issue?
 
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yohshua

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Capote said:
Yeah a cargo cover will mask that nicely at least[emoji41] and yes, it should smooth put over time I'd assume
yeah we shall see

Blckshdw said:
Good info. I had been planning to swap to black carpet from that company for years, just haven't pulled the trigger yet. I noticed their comments about the backing, and assumed I'd want the better backing option, your experience just confirms that.

What kinda packaging did it arrive in? I'm guessing that could have contributed to some of the wrinkle issue?
I hope it goes better for you them it did for me also it was all folded in a big cardboard box
 

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