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Old 04-10-2012, 11:08 PM   #26 (permalink)
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The cab looked bigg until I put both seats in for a little test fit of them and the steering wheel.

My co-dog dennis dreaming! lol He's 6'3 BTW

Well i pulled the seats and it was time to wire and build shifters. I wanted a 12v guy panel but he was slammed and I was in a time crunch, so I ordered a quickcar panel. It is a nice piece and seems to be of quality, time will tell. we built a very simple center console and installed the gauges and started to wire it up.

I know LED is the craz but were old school and used your basic lights.
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Old 04-10-2012, 11:26 PM   #27 (permalink)
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Since I am running a 203/300 dual set up shifters are not easy. Every company said that i had to run them out the back of the 300 to have dual sticks...well i made it work with some redneck engineering and besides I didnt have 300 for a fancy cable set. lol

So since I was working on transfer case stuff I started to think about drive lines.
Toy PU joints are tough as nails and the crusier stuff is even bigger sooo i used beefed up FJ drive lines. That ment I needed some 32 spline FJ flanges. Call was made to Tom Woods and 2 days later I got these.

These things are massive, 5/8 thick and he threaded them so no nut to hold on the back side.

Now this is where I was not able to get all the pics from the build. So we continue to build and finish as much as we can before loading it on the trailer and driving straight through, 21 hours down.

We get to hammer town Friday night late, Saturday morning with a rig that had not been finished or wheeled. Damn I love adventure!!
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Old 04-11-2012, 09:18 AM   #28 (permalink)
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Does the right bedside look like this now?

Seems it fell off half way down jack north then got used for traction by a couple hundred rigs. I picked it up on sat afternoon. At first I thought it was off the first gen that did the big race but it had both sides when it crossed the finish line, and different stickers.

It is pretty beat up and I was going to use it for shop art but it is yours and if you can find it a ride to WA you can have it back. FYI, I will be at tinbenders if it helps the transporation logistics.
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Old 04-11-2012, 09:37 AM   #29 (permalink)
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LMAO!!! Thats it and I really like the used look better than the new look. I am not sure how to ever get it back up this way and I dont know anyone headed your way. I will keep you posted.
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Old 04-11-2012, 09:45 AM   #30 (permalink)
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Jeremy, I'll pick it up from him. He lives around the corner from. Like 3 miles or so. No worries man.
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Old 04-11-2012, 10:28 AM   #31 (permalink)
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Jeremy, I'll pick it up from him. He lives around the corner from. Like 3 miles or so. No worries man.
That would be cool, now if I found the other side my truck would look good again! lol
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Old 05-25-2012, 04:18 PM   #32 (permalink)
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any updates on this thing?
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Old 05-25-2012, 04:37 PM   #33 (permalink)
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I know he has a slight redesign going on with the tube work in the rear. Moving gas tank etc. Then shock tuning.
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Old 06-28-2012, 11:32 AM   #34 (permalink)
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dang, i liked the OG body.
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Old 06-28-2012, 11:46 AM   #35 (permalink)
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dang, i liked the OG body.
Don't worry, it will still be a 1st gen truck. I am redoing the rear tube work. I want to lower my cell and add my spare and action packer but keep them low. I will have some updates hopefully next week.
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Old 06-28-2012, 03:31 PM   #36 (permalink)
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Don't worry, it will still be a 1st gen truck. I am redoing the rear tube work. I want to lower my cell and add my spare and action packer but keep them low. I will have some updates hopefully next week.
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Old 06-28-2012, 03:41 PM   #37 (permalink)
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Few questions about your rear axle..did you just cut the ends off the 60series housing and then slip the mini truck outers/tubes into it to make it centered??

what axles did you use??
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i dont know what he did.. but im just going to use an fzj80 rear axle with a 4 inch spacer to center it.....
















not really but i was also wondering about his rear axle
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Old 06-28-2012, 05:22 PM   #39 (permalink)
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Few questions about your rear axle..did you just cut the ends off the 60series housing and then slip the mini truck outers/tubes into it to make it centered??

what axles did you use??
I cant remember off hand but when I can give you the measurements I used to get a 60" WMS.

Yes all I did was find a gutted rear fj housing and lopped off the flanges. Then I took a mini truck narrow housing cut the tubes next to the diff where it starts to get larger. It takes a lil bit of grinding of the two but not much to make the mini outer fit in the fj inner if that makes sense.
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Old 06-30-2012, 09:31 AM   #40 (permalink)
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So we continue to build and finish as much as we can before loading it on the trailer and driving straight through, 21 hours down.

We get to hammer town Friday night late, Saturday morning with a rig that had not been finished or wheeled. Damn I love adventure!!
Damn man, you left a huge gap in the story between these two posts. I'll see if I can add some lakebed pics for ya if you'd like.

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Does the right bedside look like this now?

Seems it fell off half way down jack north then got used for traction by a couple hundred rigs.
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Yeah let's see some in between pics
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Here's the only good shot I got of them.

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Thanks for the pic, love it!!
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Old 12-16-2012, 12:35 PM   #47 (permalink)
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I guess its time to start updating this damn thing again. Its funny but a year ago I was putting in 20 hr days right not to try and finish...good times!!! lol

Now to add to where I left off...so we get to the lake bed with in all reality a rig thats 3/4 finished 2 days before the race. I wish i had a pic of what it looked like before saturdays work fest started but I dont. hear are some taken around 2am the night before the race.
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You can see thats its actually starting look like a race truck...well kinda.
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Once again, if was not for my friends Dennis, Keg and all the Degenerates there is NO way I could have made the starting line!!! This was taken around 230 AM the night before the race.
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Here is one that we had to use the work lights to make the paint dry so we could put on the stickers on. This was at 3am and finished...well kinda. lol
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That is a lil bit of the in between of the epic adventure before the race. Now while there and few toooo many frosty adult beverages, I took a HARD flop that the whole rig landed on the a piller and pushed the cage over 1-2" and spilt my beverage at the same time...not good!

I get home and do some snow wheeling and I love the power of the ls but miss my dual toy cases as far as gearing goes. I will buy a 10-1 atlas someday and be happy again with my gearing.

Since we built the rig in roughly 2 months there were some things that we did that we thought were great but learned a lot by walking around and looking at all the bigg boy rigs...sooo it was time to cut it up, again.

Here is how it was, the cell was in the middle of the rear over the axle.
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I wanted to change it...plaz and saws-all are your friends.
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Now I needed to figure out what I wanted to do...I wanted to put a lil more weight in the back and have contained storage and a spare.

I really wanted to drop the cell down in the rear but didnt want to redo all of the rear frame work. This next year I am going to go to a new chassie and this will become my sons rig so I am going to leave it and wheel the piss out of it.

I built mounts and move the cell forward and sideways.
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Then the 22 gallon action packer and spare tire mount. I don't own a bender so I used straight tube.

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Here is the finial result. Its by no means fancy and neither am I but its simple and very strong and it has really helped with the balancing of my rigs weight.
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Since I lost BOTH bed sides during the race and really did not want to go through all the work of double bobbing a bed again and beds are getting kinda hard to find around here and they are actually heavy.

I have a buddy that works at a fab shop and we were talking about making up some bed sides. Now after talking to Chris about tech, I have to have a 3 dimension bed side and can not use just a flat panel like jeeps since toyota beds have a couture to them.

I did not want to run glass as I know I would kill it fast and being that I have never worked with it was not excited to fix it. Joey has some pimp taco skins but nothing in a first gen flavor and I want my rig to look like a firs gen. So I gave a section of bed side to my buddy and he whipped out these. I think they are awesome!!!
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They are made out of 16 ga and look great and meet the tech for mod class. He has another set being made for my buddy LarryS to put on his truggy now. Here is how is looks as of a few weeks ago.
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