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crawled 02-27-2011 03:47 PM

Project f-runner
 
Here it goes. This is how it looks now

http://i549.photobucket.com/albums/i...n/SANY0752.jpg

Im going to be changing the rear section of the chassis a bit. I want to be able to accomidate four adults as comfortabley as possible. I wont be competing really so it should be fine. I plan on just using whats on my truck to build her.

Irongrave 02-27-2011 03:55 PM

who's cage are you using of is it a one off?

minam44 02-27-2011 04:01 PM

It kind of looks like the chassis is sitting really high above the frame. Or is it just the angle of the picture?

crawled 02-27-2011 04:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Irongrave (Post 12583450)
who's cage are you using of is it a one off?

I dont meen to be rude but... you know what forum your in dont you.
Its an F-TOY made by Hendrix motorsports.

Quote:

Originally Posted by minam44 (Post 12583473)
It kind of looks like the chassis is sitting really high above the frame. Or is it just the angle of the picture?

I only saw it in person twice now but I think it is sitting kinda high. The guy im getting it from is alot taller than me so I might lower it some. Im not sure if the toolboxguys brackets are adjust like that. I know id have to cut the rear mounts shorter to to get the back of the cage closer to the frame.

minam44 02-27-2011 05:07 PM

I am 6'2", the bottom of the Hendrix chassis is even with the top of the frame rail. I have plenty of head room. The best part of building it yourself is that you can build it to fit yourself. Put the seat in where it feels comfortable, then build everything around it.

Spacecwboy 02-27-2011 05:13 PM

im 6'2" but kinda skinny. when i mounted mine i put a 2x4 on the frame (laying on its side) and got the spacing that way. it is perfect, I have plenty of headroom. you will want to keep it as low as possible as you go.

crawled 02-27-2011 06:08 PM

10-4 I guess I will be lowering it then.

MT4Runner 02-27-2011 07:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Spacecwboy (Post 12583769)
im 6'2" but kinda skinny. when i mounted mine i put a 2x4 on the frame (laying on its side) and got the spacing that way. it is perfect, I have plenty of headroom. you will want to keep it as low as possible as you go.

I'm 6'-6" and did the same. I definitely don't have too much or too little.
I had to notch my framerail to set my seat lower. I just have 3" of clearance with a helmet on--and when I took a medium-speed roll I didn't hit. :smokin:

crawled 02-27-2011 08:39 PM

Im 5'8". Should I go lower than flush with the top of frame?

mtbrjon 02-28-2011 03:20 AM

[QUOTE=crawled;12584766]Im 5'8". Should I go lower than flush with the top of frame?[/


I wouldn't mostly for resale reasons. Plus what if some 6' smokin hot chick needs a ride you wouldn't want her to bump her head.:D

Jeep07 02-28-2011 06:26 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Spacecwboy (Post 12583769)
im 6'2" but kinda skinny. when i mounted mine i put a 2x4 on the frame (laying on its side) and got the spacing that way. it is perfect, I have plenty of headroom. you will want to keep it as low as possible as you go.

Quote:

Originally Posted by MT4Runner (Post 12584325)
I'm 6'-6" and did the same. I definitely don't have too much or too little.
I had to notch my framerail to set my seat lower. I just have 3" of clearance with a helmet on--and when I took a medium-speed roll I didn't hit. :smokin:

I'm 6' and used the same method to set the height. Works great.

ToolBox Guy 02-28-2011 07:41 AM

When you can, post a pic of the rear chassis supports and I'll tell you if they are the tall versions for the guys that want the chassis 2" off the frame.

SteelFuser 02-28-2011 10:08 AM

It's my old chassis Brett, Had to sell it to pay for parts to modify the duramax for project baja dirtmax. It's set up right now to be 2" above the frame.

So long F-Toy. You will be missed but hello new project after dirtymax. I'm think I am going to build a Tacoma doublecab so I don't have to trailer anythin around.

Brett, you going to go to baja in April?

crawled 03-06-2011 08:26 PM

E lockers:D

http://i549.photobucket.com/albums/i...nchen/huuu.jpg

One has the motor the other doesnt so I think im going to convert it to a cable. Should I convert both or run the motor? Also if i run the the motor what do I need for it? just switched power and a ground? the reason I ask is there is two plugs coming out of it. One has two wires I think thats just a sensor for the dummy light, but the other plug has five wires.
Help please

crawled 03-06-2011 08:33 PM

Oh yea im also going to try putting my 5.29s in these. They are out of 4cyl thirds. Is the E-locker thirds the sme as v6 thirds? If so who has put the 4cyl r&p in a v6 third? do you really only need extra shims on the pinion to install said r&p? thanks

MT4Runner 03-07-2011 07:17 AM

You're right, one is the motor, the other is the locked indicator.
IIRC, use the locked indicator to stop your relay.

SeaBass has two different schematics out there for rewiring the e-locker. One uses relays, the other doesn't.

I didn't use the relay one; just used a fuse and a 10A DPDT switch.

Quote:

Originally Posted by crawled (Post 12614828)
E lockers:D

http://i549.photobucket.com/albums/i...nchen/huuu.jpg

One has the motor the other doesnt so I think im going to convert it to a cable. Should I convert both or run the motor? Also if i run the the motor what do I need for it? just switched power and a ground? the reason I ask is there is two plugs coming out of it. One has two wires I think thats just a sensor for the dummy light, but the other plug has five wires.
Help please


crawled 03-07-2011 08:20 PM

I skimmed through all his threads and didnt see what you were talking about. help! please

Oh and does anybody know about the gears?

crawled 03-07-2011 08:21 PM

Is the E-locker thirds the same as v6 thirds, as far as what gear sets will work?

Brian Ellinger 03-08-2011 01:56 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by crawled (Post 12619431)
Is the E-locker thirds the same as v6 thirds, as far as what gear sets will work?

Yes, only thing different is one carrier bearing. Everything else is the same as V6 diffs.

MT4Runner 03-08-2011 02:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by crawled (Post 12619419)
I skimmed through all his threads and didnt see what you were talking about. help! please

https://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showthread.php?p=9576850


No Relay
https://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/attac...1&d=1237415522

With Relays
https://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/attac...1&d=1237415522

with relays--see bottom of pic to explain your plugs. :smokin:
https://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/attac...1&d=1237415522

:grinpimp:

Have fun!!


:edit: Sorry, they weren't 12VoltGuy drawings. The first two were from 'foxfab' circa 2004, and the other is by a Mike Carter. 12VoltGuy (seabass44) does have a diagram that he prints and sends with his panels. I don't know if it is public use, so I won't scan it and make it public without his permission. FWIW, I used the first diagram (no relays) I linked for my elockers.

crawled 03-09-2011 10:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Brian Ellinger (Post 12622415)
Yes, only thing different is one carrier bearing. Everything else is the same as V6 diffs.

So I can use my 4cyl 5.29s with extra shims on the pinion?

crawled 03-09-2011 11:06 AM

Thanks. Im going to try the one with out relays also. Is there any advantage to runnig relays? I mean why do it if theres a simpler way?


Quote:

Originally Posted by MT4Runner (Post 12622443)
https://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showthread.php?p=9576850


No Relay
https://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/attac...1&d=1237415522

With Relays
https://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/attac...1&d=1237415522

with relays--see bottom of pic to explain your plugs. :smokin:
https://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/attac...1&d=1237415522

:grinpimp:

Have fun!!


:edit: Sorry, they weren't 12VoltGuy drawings. The first two were from 'foxfab' circa 2004, and the other is by a Mike Carter. 12VoltGuy (seabass44) does have a diagram that he prints and sends with his panels. I don't know if it is public use, so I won't scan it and make it public without his permission. FWIW, I used the first diagram (no relays) I linked for my elockers.


MT4Runner 03-09-2011 12:25 PM

One more piece of protection to keep your wiring from going up in smoke...

...but also a few more wires to come loose and to have to figure out when you're wiring it!!

Use a 10A switch and don't worry about it.
Maybe carry a spare switch. Fuse appropriately--5-10A, but no more.

Factory has longer runs of wire and lighter gauge, so the relays let you run very light gauge wiring to the switches in the dash. I ran the 7-conductor rubber-sheathed trailer cable back to my rear e-locker. :grinpimp:

crawled 03-09-2011 03:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MT4Runner (Post 12626741)
One more piece of protection to keep your wiring from going up in smoke...

...but also a few more wires to come loose and to have to figure out when you're wiring it!!

Use a 10A switch and don't worry about it.
Maybe carry a spare switch. Fuse appropriately--5-10A, but no more.

Factory has longer runs of wire and lighter gauge, so the relays let you run very light gauge wiring to the switches in the dash. I ran the 7-conductor rubber-sheathed trailer cable back to my rear e-locker. :grinpimp:

thank you you've been very helpfull. I am still knot shure about the r&p though

crawled 03-12-2011 07:46 PM

picking it up tomarrow:smokin::flipoff2: fuckin exited!!!


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