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Topic Review (Newest First)
02-02-2011 06:57 AM
DRM OOOOOOOOO... from pile-o-parts to this in one day:




01-17-2011 08:30 AM
DRM
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Originally Posted by 650catt View Post
im sure i will thanks a bunch david
Good
01-16-2011 05:33 PM
650catt im sure i will thanks a bunch david
01-16-2011 05:04 PM
DRM And... she's gone.



Hope you enjoy her, Chad!
01-13-2011 02:38 PM
650catt looking good
01-12-2011 07:58 AM
DRM Was kinda sad last night starting to tear her down






That 22re block is the same - never rebuilt - block that came in my old 1990 blue truck I built, that I got back in 1994 with 64,000 miles on it. Head has been rebuilt, and new owner picks it up later tonight for his zuk/toy buggy on propane.

2 parts from my original '90 blue truck will be going over to the buggy...

-ARB air compressor I purchased in 1994. still going

-LCE header - getting a few spots of rust, but still doing it's thing. Might have it coated before it goes in the buggy.
01-09-2011 07:13 PM
DRM
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Originally Posted by ROKTOY View Post
Guess I got a little ahead of you starting the marry the parts to the chassis.
Do you have another frame yet?
Building a fully custom frame/subframe assembly to go under the Ftoy upper chassis. Kinda like an X-chassis, but with more flair
01-09-2011 07:07 PM
ROKTOY
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Originally Posted by DRM View Post
Of the dismantling process, or the F-toy build?

I actually have a thread in the F-toy forum, but I might end up just moving it here since it's not really gonna be much of an F-toy.
Guess I got a little ahead of you starting the marry the parts to the chassis.
Do you have another frame yet?
01-08-2011 06:46 PM
DRM
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Originally Posted by ROKTOY View Post
Pics?
Of the dismantling process, or the F-toy build?

I actually have a thread in the F-toy forum, but I might end up just moving it here since it's not really gonna be much of an F-toy.
01-08-2011 06:42 PM
ROKTOY Pics?
01-08-2011 12:23 PM
DRM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Booger Weldz View Post
tell him to buy my hipinion front for saLE IS THE LINK REAR STYLE SUSPENSION STAYING IN THE FTOY as it was on the runner? sorry abt caps
He's being cheap - so I doubt he's gonna buy high pinion anything

The 3 link rear stays with the 4Runner - we're gonna modify it a bit to get it to work with a Toy rear axle.

My F-toy won't be much F-toy... going full tube chassis, coilovers, 4 link front & rear, etc.
01-08-2011 12:00 PM
Booger Weldz
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Originally Posted by DRM View Post
Just a quick update, but the 4Runner was pulled in the shop last night and... parts came off.

My last ride was the first of October @ the Dixie Run. Had a blast, but doing the hard trails meant I had to work way too hard to keep the body from getting beat to pieces.

I've owned a partially built F-toy for a couple of years, and finally decided to make the move and turn the F-toy into a full buggy, using the axles, tires, and wheels from my 4Runner.

So as of last night it started getting dismantled.

A buddy is going to end up with the 4Runner body & frame - and I think he plans to put all Toyota gear back under it... we'll see
tell him to buy my hipinion front for saLE IS THE LINK REAR STYLE SUSPENSION STAYING IN THE FTOY as it was on the runner? sorry abt caps
01-08-2011 05:34 AM
DRM Just a quick update, but the 4Runner was pulled in the shop last night and... parts came off.

My last ride was the first of October @ the Dixie Run. Had a blast, but doing the hard trails meant I had to work way too hard to keep the body from getting beat to pieces.

I've owned a partially built F-toy for a couple of years, and finally decided to make the move and turn the F-toy into a full buggy, using the axles, tires, and wheels from my 4Runner.

So as of last night it started getting dismantled.

A buddy is going to end up with the 4Runner body & frame - and I think he plans to put all Toyota gear back under it... we'll see
06-01-2010 06:14 PM
DRM
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Originally Posted by Booger Weldz View Post
doesnt seem too high to me? but lower always seems to be better when youre tipped way over at that pucker point...
Yeah, standard "pics and video don't do it justice" reply. It's not terribly bad, but I have seen this obstacle kick people over sideways in a hurry and they flop.

Same climb - still shots from the side:
06-01-2010 05:10 PM
Booger Weldz
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Originally Posted by DRM View Post
doesnt seem too high to me? but lower always seems to be better when youre tipped way over at that pucker point...
06-01-2010 04:59 PM
ROKTOY Nice.....it lives!
Jay
06-01-2010 04:45 PM
DRM Holy cow... it still runs

YouTube - DRM climbs the Ledges @ WITC, 5/30/10
12-09-2008 07:47 PM
DRM
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Originally Posted by discarded View Post
Thanks for the input. I appreciate it. Sorry I'm not going to buy your truck but you've got good taste for what its worth. have a good one.
The more I look at yours, the more I think youres will settle quite a bit once you get the engine in there and get the front springs loosened up some.
12-09-2008 07:44 PM
discarded Thanks for the input. I appreciate it. Sorry I'm not going to buy your truck but you've got good taste for what its worth. have a good one.
12-09-2008 07:22 PM
DRM
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Originally Posted by MT4Runner View Post
Did you ever build that cheap buggy around the old YJ cage?
No. Ws getting set to start on it first of December since I had gathered most of the parts - but looks like I will be changing gears. More on that soon enough
12-09-2008 07:10 PM
MT4Runner Did you ever build that cheap buggy around the old YJ cage?
12-09-2008 06:28 PM
DRM
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Originally Posted by discarded View Post
First off, Let me say that you've got real nice 4runner. If I didn't have a huge pile of parts to build my own, I'd consider making an offer.
With that said... I just got done reading your buildup and was wondering if I might be able to pick your brain on a couple things. I'm getting into nearly the same build. (88 4runner on D60 front, corp 14bolt rear, 38s, h1 wheels, etc)
We got the front up and standing sunday night and it's sitting a hell of alot higher than I had anticipated. Without the drivetrain it's looks to be about the same height as yours in the pictures, but I didn't think it'd be this tall.
I'll be honest - mine ended up taller than I thought as well...


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So here's where I'm hoping I can gain from your experience with this setup...

Stability wise is the stance wide enough to compensate for the height or would you try to get it to sit lower if you had it to do over? (I know everyone's gonna say lower is better and I agree, but while it's up there...)

I know it'll settle some when I put the engine and tranny in and we're still gonna shorten the shackles. But without a butt-ton of cutting and welding on the frame, hanger, etc. if it's stable enough and you've had no problems with the height, I'd rather just call it good and do some tweaking after some time on the trail.
It has always felt stable for the width and height. However - if I were doing it all over again I would go about 2-4" lower... but - to do that, I would have to cut the fenders and move the front axle forward about another inch. Still - if I were doing it all over, I would go ahead and do it.


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Also, I know you said you love the 3link but have you had any issue with the angle of the links since posting that? Seems it's a pretty far deviation from the near horizontal set up most guys run, but without having some huge substructure robbing the truck of ground clearance, I seems the only alternative to leafs. I'm using a fuel cell so the fuel tank won't be an issue.
I've been just fine with the bars where they are, they make nice ramps on the trail and have protected the gas tank well. Geometry works out nice - no quirky changes in height when I accelerate or decelerate.
12-09-2008 04:21 PM
discarded First off, Let me say that you've got real nice 4runner. If I didn't have a huge pile of parts to build my own, I'd consider making an offer.
With that said... I just got done reading your buildup and was wondering if I might be able to pick your brain on a couple things. I'm getting into nearly the same build. (88 4runner on D60 front, corp 14bolt rear, 38s, h1 wheels, etc)
We got the front up and standing sunday night and it's sitting a hell of alot higher than I had anticipated. Without the drivetrain it's looks to be about the same height as yours in the pictures, but I didn't think it'd be this tall.

So here's where I'm hoping I can gain from your experience with this setup...

Stability wise is the stance wide enough to compensate for the height or would you try to get it to sit lower if you had it to do over? (I know everyone's gonna say lower is better and I agree, but while it's up there...)

I know it'll settle some when I put the engine and tranny in and we're still gonna shorten the shackles. But without a butt-ton of cutting and welding on the frame, hanger, etc. if it's stable enough and you've had no problems with the height, I'd rather just call it good and do some tweaking after some time on the trail. However, gonna need to have the front pretty dialed in before figuring out the 4link dimensions. So any thing you can contribute will help.

Also, I know you said you love the 3link but have you had any issue with the angle of the links since posting that? Seems it's a pretty far deviation from the near horizontal set up most guys run, but without having some huge substructure robbing the truck of ground clearance, I seems the only alternative to leafs. I'm using a fuel cell so the fuel tank won't be an issue.

Thanks for any knowledge you can share it's much appreciated. Here are a couple pics of my 4runner. (You know for science)



05-02-2008 05:07 PM
DRM
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Originally Posted by Myanarchy View Post
How much did those PBRs set ya back?

Do they weight more than the SXs they replaced
Last summer the PitBull guys were at the Super Pull of the South. they ha these on the trailer, and I couldn't resist the price he shot me since I've always wanted to try a set.

No clue on weight - but they don't feel much heavier than the 38sx's they replaced - especially considering these tires are made up of a lot more rubber being 1.5" taller diameter and 4" wider.
05-02-2008 12:24 PM
Myanarchy
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Originally Posted by MattS View Post
I'm gonna try harder next year!
pussy
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