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Just picked up this 2008 Canyon a couple weeks ago, it’s a 3.7L with 182,000km. I paid $4000 CDN for it. This is my new daily driver so everything will have to be done on my days off which range from 2-6 days depending on my shift schedule. My plans for this truck is to daily it for the next year or so then be a dedicated camping/hunting vehicle. With the age and shape of this truck is in, I’m plan on doing this as a “budget” build. I’ll purchase parts as cheap as possible new or used. I’ll fabricate as much as I possibly can as well.

Plans for it:
Interior, I want it to be comfortable and quieter
Small lift probably 3-4”
Wheels and tires. Thinking of a 17” wheel and 32-33” tire range
Homemade Tube bumpers and sliders
Canopy with setup for camping either buy a used one or build one from scratch
Build a hitch mount to haul my 110 pitbike
resonator delete with custom aluminum intake
Gut the cats and do something with the exhaust

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Besides doing fluid changes on it, I have a couple codes to deal with. I have a passenger side abs sensor that needs to be replaced so I ordered both sides, and since I’m doing the hubs I ordered new rotors and pad. Also changed out the Vapour canister purge valve ACDelco pn:214-1680.
Had to repair the wiring in the back doors to the seat belt tensioners.
 

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Now for the somewhat fun parts. I started on the interior. truck is very basic manual windows and seat 60/40 bench 🤮. First stop was the local pick n pull where I scored bucket seats and centre console and may have grabbed most of the black interior panels.
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If you haven't yet, crawl under there and check out the frame for rust. Especially right behind the cab.

I've wanted to swap my interior to all black for a while.

Looking good. Keep it up!
 

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If you haven't yet, crawl under there and check out the frame for rust. Especially right behind the cab.

I've wanted to swap my interior to all black for a while.

Looking good. Keep it up!
thanks I’ll have to check that out, from what I’ve looked at So far is just surface rust
 

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Scored a free rear bumper and Colorado grill from a buddy that used to be on here as well. They’ve been sitting in a shed for 16years. Plan is to sand them down then spray with Raptor liner. Thinking about using the Colorado grill as my winter grill and I’ll 3D print a new partially covered grill insert as it gets to -40 celsius here.
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