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Old 07-06-2018, 06:51 AM   #76 (permalink)
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I had thought about that. But that price is just straight crack pipe.
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^^ not really the one I was looking for as it looks beat and butched but it give you the idea
Plus they want $500 for a beat up bed!!
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Old 07-06-2018, 06:55 AM   #77 (permalink)
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Mocked the bed up with 2x4's and OSB. I had a welder buddy measure it up and I'll be making it out of 2x2 steel tubing.





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Old 07-23-2018, 11:18 AM   #78 (permalink)
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Flatbed is almost done. Going to do 2x6 treated planks.




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Old 07-23-2018, 11:48 AM   #79 (permalink)
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truck looks cool
nice work!
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Old 07-25-2018, 07:11 AM   #80 (permalink)
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Flatbed mounts cut to size last night. I had a buddy build the bed and stuff got welded about 1" off, so I'll have to cut the deck supports out, move forward an inch, and reweld. But it's coming along pretty good.




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Old 07-27-2018, 09:18 AM   #81 (permalink)
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Bed is welded. Decided I wanted to reuse my old bumper since I already had light holes and what not cut out. I'll cut the corners and fold them in to fit flush with the edge of the bed.

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Old 08-07-2018, 06:46 AM   #82 (permalink)
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Finished up the cab mount. And started fabbing up the tunnel.









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Old 08-08-2018, 05:51 AM   #83 (permalink)
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Finished welding up my flatbed last night. Ended up chopping my old bumper, and welding it straight to the flat bed. I have a new trailer hitch that sits a lot lower and under the frame of the bumper, so I'll have to get a receiver extension or something when I tow, but that's no big deal. Also got it painted and back on my rig, and got it all bolted down. Also sent my driveshaft off yesterday to be shortened.








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Old 08-08-2018, 06:12 AM   #84 (permalink)
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please for the love of god do not put wood on that bed
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Old 08-08-2018, 07:13 AM   #85 (permalink)
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please for the love of god do not put wood on that bed
I was thinking treated 2x6. What do you think I should put? I originally wanted to do metal of some sort, but I would like to keep the weight as low as possible. Aluminum would be pretty danged expensive.
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well according to the ole interwebs a pressure treat 2x6 is Approximately 0.024 lbs per cubic inch. A common pressure-treated 2x6 that is 12 feet long (2x6x144 inches) will weigh 38 to 40 pounds. So for the sake of argument lets say each one 4 ft long weighs about 13 pounds. and you are going to put maybe 8 across 8 x 13 = 104 pounds. 12 guage is around 4.5 pounds a square foot figuring about 20 square feet that puts you at 90 pounds. Besides other than maybe cost, why turd sandwich up a nice build with a wooden bed. I have a local scrap yard that sells used 12 gauge steel diamond plate for about around 50 cents to $1 a pound used. Just my opinion, and as I always say, its easy to spend some one else's money

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well according to the ole interwebs a pressure treat 2x6 is Approximately 0.024 lbs per cubic inch. A common pressure-treated 2x6 that is 12 feet long (2x6x144 inches) will weigh 38 to 40 pounds. So for the sake of argument lets say each one 4 ft long weighs about 13 pounds. and you are going to put maybe 8 across 8 x 13 = 104 pounds. 12 guage is around 4.5 pounds a square foot figuring about 20 square feet that puts you at 90 pounds. Besides other than maybe cost, why turd sandwich up a nice build with a wooden bed. I have a local scrap yard that sells used 12 gauge steel diamond plate for about around 50 cents to $1 a pound used. Just my opinion, and as I always say, its easy to spend some one else's money
haha I hear ya. I'll have to look around. I was looking before and couldn't find any diamond plate for anything less than the price of my left nut. Found a bunch of drops for scrap price, but I don't want to have to cut and weld anything back together.
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Old 08-15-2018, 08:42 AM   #88 (permalink)
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Shortening the driveshaft for temporary purposes so I can move this thing around the yard and maybe hit a couple local trails. It will not be driven on the street or at any high speed until I get it done right. For the time being, I chopped it down on the cold cut saw, and got an inside sleeve. This is a 42 degree toyota shaft. Had to remove about 7" or so.

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Old 08-20-2018, 05:34 AM   #89 (permalink)
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Temp shaft shortened so I can move it around the yard and maybe attempt some wheeling. Sleeved, and plug welded, and then ran a butt weld bead all the way around with about a 1/16" gap so the weld could grab the sleeve too. Not kosher by any means, but it'll hold for now til I have time or money to do it right. Also measured my angles, at full axle drop, I have no binding like I did when I attempted to use a suzuki shaft.




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Old 08-21-2018, 06:48 AM   #90 (permalink)
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Still looking good. Still Following Build Keep up the good work and pictures
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Old 08-27-2018, 08:44 AM   #91 (permalink)
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Fabbed my down pipe, I had built it for my old turbo setup, so I had to cut off the old flange, and build a new one. I only used 3/16" plate, so hoping it's thick enough. I plan on running it down a block a few times to ensure it's nice and flat before I fully install. I also plan on adding a flex coupler somewhere so I don't break crap.



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Old 08-28-2018, 05:54 AM   #92 (permalink)
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Enclosed both sides of the tunnel, and patched a whole on the passenger side floor from when my front driveshaft came apart, and blew a hole in it. I used sheet metal from an old filing cabinet, so it was super thin, and probably wasn't the best choice, but I think it'll work. My welds weren't perfect, and there's still some gaps, but I think I'm going to just fill everything in with body panel glue after I clean it all up, and before I dynamat the whole tub.






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Old 09-20-2018, 07:31 AM   #93 (permalink)
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Been busy as crap lately getting everything ready for my wedding. I actually listed this rig for sale, but haven't had any bites yet. So in the mean time, I'll continue to work on it. I used a polyurethane construction adhesive to seal up my tunnel where I still had small gaps and cracks, and slapped some sound dampener on.





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Old 10-01-2018, 05:56 AM   #94 (permalink)
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A few long days and nights last week, got my samurai as close to being done as I could, hooked up fuel lines, cooling system, filled everything, transfercase, diffs, cooling system, fuel, etc. Rewired tail lights and installed. Bled brakes. Installed down pipe. Built a front driveshaft. Took a 2nd gen 4runner rear shaft with the 42 degree joints, cut out 27", sleeved it, plug welded and butt welded it, cleaned it up and installed.





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Saturday morning I finished up priming the fuel system, started it, drove it, got it insured. Took it to Lowrange to test the flex.





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Saturday afternoon, hit the road to do a short trail to a mountain lake here in Utah. I made it up the mountain, but right as I got to the trail head, noticed the radiator had developed a pinhole leak, so decided to leave it at the bottom. Also my missing link shackle folded backward, so I'll have to fab up a little piece to prevent that again. Still managed to have some fun overall though. Next morning, I busted a lower shock mount off on the way back down the mountain.





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Old 12-27-2018, 03:28 PM   #98 (permalink)
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Decided this turd needed power steering. Got a lowrange 1.3 TC pump bracket and hacked it up to fit my TDI, and slapped on a pump from a 2005 TDI. Gear box is a stock tracker box, with a lowrange flat plate to adapt it to the frame.



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I was thinking treated 2x6. What do you think I should put? I originally wanted to do metal of some sort, but I would like to keep the weight as low as possible. Aluminum would be pretty danged expensive.
Why treated? You are not going to get termites. Treated wood has a shitty texture, splinters, etc.
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Why treated? You are not going to get termites. Treated wood has a shitty texture, splinters, etc.
So it doesn't rot? Not sure what wood you're using, but I've used treated wood for decking, and trailer floors before, and I just get the treated stuff that isn't garbage.
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