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Old 01-17-2014, 09:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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3D Fj40 Build

I figured I'd post my build here since it seems like the mud guys don't like cut up 40s.

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'74 Fj40
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I have a lot of inspiration from builds here on pirate. So I figured I'd throw it up here so Maby someone can get inspired by my junk. I'm building it at a local shop and the guys there are helping coach me thru the build.
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Old 01-17-2014, 09:54 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Sounds cool, what axles are you planning on running? Why the radius arm over a traditional 3 or 4 link? Post some pics!
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Old 01-17-2014, 09:57 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I got the truck while I was deployed to Kuwait. Drove it for a month when I got home, then decided to gut it.



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Old 01-17-2014, 10:04 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Once I got it torn down I gave it a good wash and set my motor in.


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Old 01-17-2014, 10:06 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Sounds cool, what axles are you planning on running? Why the radius arm over a traditional 3 or 4 link? Post some pics!
I'm going to run a passenger drop 44 in the front and a 9" in the rear.
I decided to run the radius because my mentor swears by them and makes a wicked set.
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Old 01-17-2014, 10:09 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Once I got my motor mounts done I decided to try my hand at bending some tube. It was rough at first, but I think I'm getting the hang of it. I used an idea I saw on the forum for my front fenders, I tried to maintain factory looking lines.


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Old 01-17-2014, 10:13 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I want to tuck a vintage air compact unit behind the dash, the only way to do that was with a flat firewall. So..... I sliced it out. That brings me to where I am today.



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Old 01-17-2014, 10:20 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Old 01-18-2014, 09:40 PM   #9 (permalink)
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sounds like a great parts list. what do you plan on doing with the cruiser when its done? if your planning on any serious wheeling I would upgrade those axles now before you go about doing all the fab work,gears,lockers, 5 lug rims etc. that 6.2 is going to destroy a 44 and stock 9" in quick fashion.
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Old 01-18-2014, 10:08 PM   #10 (permalink)
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You are right about that. I'm going to run. 3/8 spidertrax 9" and do a little extra work th the 44. I'll be running 6 on 5.5 rims with big studs. I'm also pretty much a mall crawler however, I do have a drinking problem witch usually leads to dumb stuff in whatever vehicle I'm in.
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Old 01-19-2014, 10:31 AM   #11 (permalink)
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looking forward to the build.
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Old 01-19-2014, 11:21 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Nice build. Keep it up
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Old 01-20-2014, 08:41 AM   #13 (permalink)
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i hope you plan to use a new steering box braket , i never seen one mounted that low

x2 on axles , stock cruiser diff with longfields are better than 44 , if you want wider axle find some fj60 diffs
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Old 01-20-2014, 06:42 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I have argued the 44 front with him a few times, but at the end of the day his build. Better get to work, you were slacking today
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Old 01-21-2014, 06:15 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Thank you for your service !

Build looks great and I look forward to seeing the snivelling purists cringe
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Old 01-22-2014, 03:37 PM   #16 (permalink)
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You can run the radius arms with the front 60 if you want. Personally I am not the biggest fan of the arms, but to each their own.

BTW, for the amout of money you are going to throw at a front 44, you can buy a front 60 and call it a day. Build it once, and build it right.

Love the way you cut down the dash. I may be doing the same thing.

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Old 01-22-2014, 06:06 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Thanks guys, I'm seriously considering running a spidertrax 9 in the front as well. I'll have plenty of time to think about it still. My paycheck isn't as good as I'd like. I ordered the rear axel and got some brake parts in today. I am going to use a wilwood pedal, so now that I have it I can do a little more work on the firewall.
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I see a CO license plate in one of the pics, you in Denver/Springs/West Slope, judging by the signature and avatar im guessing Carson? I'm right up the street in Woodland Park, nice to see another 40 getting built around here!

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Old 01-23-2014, 08:30 PM   #19 (permalink)
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I see a CO license plate in one of the pics, you in Denver/Springs/West Slope, judging by the signature and avatar im guessing Carson? I'm right up the street in Woodland Park, nice to see another 40 getting built around here!
Yeah, I'm at Carson. I have a buddy who lives around woodland park. He also has a cruiser.........but he is a purist.

I got my brake setup in yesterday. I'm going to have to fab up a new brake pedal. The wilwood one I got won't work with the cruiser firewall lines. I'm trying to get everything situated on the firewall and trans tunnel while I wait on KOH and the bigger parts I need.
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Holy crap, what's the low down on that piece of brake hardware? Please provide a part number or link...that's very cool!
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Standard hydroboost setup with a fancy willwood master.
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Old 01-31-2014, 10:23 PM   #22 (permalink)
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I got a pm from Medusa asking for more info on the brake setup.
The master is a 1 1/8" wilwood.
The hb unit is a late gm for a 3500.

It comes with a little pin that you insert into the plunger if you use a late model hb unit.

I got it all mocked up today. Cut some plates for reinforcement and set a seat in to see how she feels. ( yes.... I did pretend to drive.... And wave..... And make the brap sound)

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What I was hoping to get was the part number for the Wilwood. I already have a GM Hydroboost and am very familiar with them.
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Old 02-01-2014, 01:22 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Oh, sorry. I didn't know you don't have google.
Part#: 261-13270-Bk
If you need me to find you any other parts please hesitate to ask.
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I am thrilled you have discovered the practice of sarcasm

There actually was some tech justification for me asking about the Wilwood. Below is a pic of a stock GM master cylinder used with the hydroboost you pictured.



The o.d. of the collar that fits inside the bore of the hydroboost is 1.815". It is a snug fit and serves to align the master with the hydroboost unit. Also note that the flange attachment holes are round.

According to a Wilwood tech droid, the o.d. of the collar on the master cylinder with the part number you supplied is 1.481", producing 0.334" of slop in the alignment. Furthermore the flange mounting holes in the Wildwood unit have been elongated by 0.090" in order to fit a range of different OEM applications. I am a cheap old fart, and if I was to pay $300 for a brake master, I would expect that it would fit better.

I was naive enough to think that you might have found an esoteric Wilwood master that provided a better fit......Silly me And do not worry, I will not be bothering you about parts in the future.
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