View Full Version : Made the first outing for 2012!

03-19-2012, 01:59 PM
Started Saturday morning off with getting her ready! She got a oil and filter change, new impeller, re-installed the heater, and finally finished wiring the new Exile 65m in boats.

Ash gave me a helping hand and monitored the water so I could nose around and make sure everything was good to go.

With the lift on the truck, and the tires sticking out an inch past the body I knew I would have more rocks flying than I did with the ford. So I dug around on the net and studied all the mud flap systems out, including Mike showing me what his were and decided I needed to just make my own how I wanted them. Built these Friday night and painted them Saturday. I'mm in the process of getting some stainless steel to make some weights for the bottom of them. They need a little more than just the weight of the rubber to not blow back as much.


We had pretty crappy weather Sunday, 20+ mph winds and cloudy as all get out, but we were headed that way regardless!



03-19-2012, 02:03 PM
Finally made it! It floats!

Beautiful day...

The girls and dogs were thrilled to be there. I should have taken more pics of Crash, this guy LIVES for the water.

There she is

03-19-2012, 02:09 PM
I didn't know the water in texoma was so clear, looks good tho. Did you get to ride at all or was it too windy?

03-19-2012, 02:27 PM
Way to windy. Gonna try for some tent camping on the beach next weekend. I'll def ride then!

03-19-2012, 02:35 PM
good to get out isnt it

nice work on the flaps

enjoy the beach camping-something I really miss doing

03-19-2012, 02:35 PM
Any glitches during the first outing? Looks like a great time minus the wind, glad to see y'all made it out

03-19-2012, 03:15 PM
Only thing I noticed is the blower. It kicks on, but it has developed some form of growl to go with it. I didn't get to check it out when we were out there, so I will do it this week. It acts like it is moving air but something is trying to restrict it. Should be a simple fix.

KG's Supra24
03-19-2012, 03:19 PM
Flaps are too sweet.

I'm ready to get out as well.

ian ashton
03-19-2012, 03:20 PM
The last picture is awesome - I love the setting.

03-19-2012, 03:22 PM
right on .......... will be a few months here. Woke up to 4in on the ground and flakes as big as silver dollars dropping :(

03-19-2012, 03:29 PM
When did you go GMC??

03-19-2012, 03:38 PM
The last picture is awesome - I love the setting.

Excellent contrast between natural/rough shorline with leafless trees and smooth/finished/bright Supra. Great shot. Glad you're out. I'm gonna be there soon. Got a wheel bearing on the rear of the Suburban to attend to.

KG's Supra24
03-19-2012, 04:15 PM
When did you go GMC??

Once his brain fully developed :D

03-19-2012, 07:12 PM

03-19-2012, 07:40 PM
Awesome man, i like your flaps, might i sugest making a center flap slightly shorter then the outters, any rocksflying under the truck and especially in turns goes right out the center. I took mine off for a while and thats how i got the rocks chips on my cross member on the trailer =(

Looks like it was a great day and clouds dont matter, heck you seem to get the worst sunburn on cloudy days LOL

03-20-2012, 12:46 PM
nice pics and sweet truck. Like the mudflap idea!

03-20-2012, 09:57 PM
Great pics, ready to get out since it has been mid 70's all week in NY. :o

Love he supra lines and the tinted windows.