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Old 11-02-2015, 08:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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The fruggy phase 3

Decided it's time to finally do a build thread on the buggy. Finally got a shop of my own. Started life as a 85 4 runner and has gone through many phases as my love for the hobby has grown. Plans for this phase are 3 link front, 3rz and to finish tube work finally. I back half ed it and linked the year two years ago, got impatient and wheeled it for awhile "unfinished ". Here are some catch up pics[IMG][/IMG][IMG][/IMG][IMG][/IMG][IMG][/IMG][IMG][/IMG][IMG][/IMG][IMG][/IMG][IMG][/IMG][IMG][/IMG]
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Here is where I'm at now. Been working on mounting the 3rz and a little tube work
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Waiting on clutch, flywheel, and header, then the engine is going back in. Then I will be able to put the axle under it and start the suspension. This will be my first 3 link and I can't wait to get started on it. Plan is to stay very low. I've been 20" to the flat belly on 4ds and plan to keep it that way. Going from 108" to 113 +/- an inch or so. Went to fordyce last summer and I really think longer wb will be beneficial to that terrain. I fell in love with that place. Any and all advice or comments are welcomed as I am no expert. Have definitely learned a shit ton from this site and hopefully can contribute a fraction of what I have learned
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Old 11-02-2015, 09:47 PM   #4 (permalink)
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nice tube work
I'm am 23" and 113
it works really well but with my 4wu 3 link, ruffstuffed wide front I'm going to 118-119 with the front
for me an the Von, moon rocks, Barrett, fordyce it with a good I want to just a bit longer with the approach angle


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Good to see you started a thread. What fuel pump did u use with that cell?
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Used the one out of the factory tank. I pulled the sending unit out of the rci and cut the hole to fit the pump flange
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[IMG][/IMG][IMG][/IMG] worked on the front a bit, not sure how much I like it. I will probably try it one other way and make aluminum skins for both ways. I think IL be able to decide easier once the panels are on. Also working on the hood. Going to trim hood again to fit the tube. I got some 1/2" solid steel bar I'm going to weld to the underside of the hood to stiffen it up and also to roll the sheet metal over to give it a clean and strong finish. Will post up later with more pics
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Good to see you started a thread. What fuel pump did u use with that cell?
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Thanks, that seems to be what most people do, my tank is only 7" deep so I guess I'm gonna use an inline pump.
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Thanks, that seems to be what most people do, my tank is only 7" deep so I guess I'm gonna use an inline pump.
Why can't you just cut the rod down that the pump mounts too. The pump with the sock on it isn't longer than 7" I don't think
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Why can't you just cut the rod down that the pump mounts too. The pump with the sock on it isn't longer than 7" I don't think
Honestly I threw my tank out with the pump in it so I figure fuck it I'll just buy an inline pump.
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Any progress?
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Progress has been fairly slow. Been collecting parts for my engine swap. And working on my shop. Had an issue with water getting in so the shop is in shambles at the moment. Progress will continue in full force very soon
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I did build a pipe rack tonight though and drank coors light
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That's a step in the right direction.
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Brown Santa came today . Parts that came in:
3rz header by Lce
Full hydro kit
6 shooters and trunion eliminator kit
All link ends and bungs for front 3 link
Double sheer kit
Rear sump oil pan kit
14" fox air shocks
Clutch and flywheel from rock auto.
Stay tuned as engine is getting dressed up and dropped in this weekend. Thanks to Luke @ Frontier 4x4 for the great service and hook up on the parts
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Looking good you are going to like that 3rz it's a big step up from a 22re
What axle gears are you running? I wish my runner was still alive ��
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All those shiny sheet metal panels, and not a single beadroll.

What a shame
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Looking good you are going to like that 3rz it's a big step up from a 22re
What axle gears are you running? I wish my runner was still alive ��
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All those shiny sheet metal panels, and not a single beadroll.

What a shame
I actually thought about it haha. I'm a sheet metal worker by trade actually.
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Started to install my lce header tonight. One of the studs is being a bitch. I definitely don't want to snap that off so I got I soaking overnight. Also I got the wrong pump kit. So the engine is gonna have to wait a few more days to go in until I get the right parts. Stay tuned for progress pics
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No luck on this stupid stud yet. Anyone know a good trick? That doesn't involve snapping it and drilling it out?
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A few days patience. Lube with penetrating spray constantly letting it soak. Use a butane torch to heat the alumnium to help with penitration.

Then when you are ready to go torch the block and dry ice the stud...... And pray.

I always use anti seize now. I've helicoiled more than my fair share of those heads.
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Weld a nut to it
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Being able to turn it is not the issue. I got my female easy out deal on it and it's biting. It's starting to twist is the issue. Although if I welded a nut on it I'd be able to work it back and forth...
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