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Old 11-02-2018, 07:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Formula Four F005 is getting rebuilt.

I stopped wheeling for a few years ago. Recently I've started rebuilding. The Toyota drivetrain has been replaced with a SBC, TH400, Atlas and 1 ton axles. The tires are 40" BFG stickies. Maybe now I'll make it up Backdoor. There's still a lot of work to do but I thought it would be worth sharing where I am now.
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Old 11-05-2018, 10:08 AM   #2 (permalink)
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More and better pics would be nice.. and an update on the whole back door thing.
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I've never made it up Backdoor. I've broken a lot of parts trying. It's a personal objective to beat that obstacle.
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sweet, an F-toy rebirth.....can you even still get these chassis?
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sweet, an F-toy rebirth.....can you even still get these chassis?
Yes new ones are still available.
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I stopped wheeling for a few years ago. Recently I've started rebuilding. The Toyota drivetrain has been replaced with a SBC, TH400, Atlas and 1 ton axles. The tires are 40" BFG stickies. Maybe now I'll make it up Backdoor. There's still a lot of work to do but I thought it would be worth sharing where I am now.


Iím thinking of doing the same to mine. Take lots of pictures so I can have a blue print of what works.


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I'll post a few more pics as I go along. What I've noticed so far is that there's not a lot of room in there for anyone taller that 5'8". The Ftoy design is really short. I should have put the floor lower.

I don't have the proper springs so I just put in what I had in my garage. Once it's more complete I'll have to weigh it and get the right springs.



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Nice makeover!

When your ready for springs, let us know!
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Making some slow progress.








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It worked great in Moab. I just had a a front carrier bearing/driveshaft vibration. Before I go to The Hammers I'm going to add some side armor to the belly and some oil pan armor. I meant to do it before Moab but i ran out of time.

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