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Old 01-21-2012, 08:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Named jailbreak as Thin Lizzy's "Jailbreak" was the last song I heard before starting. This is my 2005 Tacoma double cab TRD. Oned it for a year. The reason for the build is that I was able to participate in 2011's UA where I was one of the trail leaders at Buck Creek Ranch. I've watched the vidoes for years, and I was instantly hooked. This truck is now being specifically built for the 2012 UA. Application must be in by March 31. I took on a second job, took out a note from the bank, and now I'm eyeball deep in another build. Here we go. Joe Eaves from Toy Soldier's Fabrication in Atoka, OK will be helping me with the build. Have had alot of setbacks, but things will start fast at this point, so I will do my best to keep up with the build. Will buy a real camera tomorrow. Cell pics as of now. Been collecting parts since July. Parts as of now are:

1. dana 60--35 spline chromos throughout, 5.38's, ARB, yukon joints
2. 14 bolt--shaved soon, ARB, chromolly axles, disc brakes.
3. inchworm dual cases with 4.7 in the rear. chromo and heat treated everything. This dual case is experimental, as my truck will be a test truck for some new Marlin parts used in inchworm cases. It is a beautiful piece.
4. ATX Slab beadlocks--due to be delivered Monday. nightmare getting them.
5. Goodyear MTR's with kevlar 40x13.5x17. I believe I have the last five new ones in the country.
6. ORI 12's in the front and 14's in the rear. Obviously four linked front and rear.
7. PSC double ended steering. Don't have the pump yet as it will be sent to PSC for modification.
8. XRC10 in the front with a one off plate front bumper. winch in rear to be determined for suckdown.
9. Glassworks raised and flared front fenders and rear shorty bedsides. Bedsides are bolt on only as the bed will be tube only. Trading to a Tacoma sport hood for additional horsepower.
10. Other: visionx lighting, viair system, removable exocage using clamps. Reasoning behind removable cage will be for obvious reasons for protecting the truck. a. The truck is just too nice to destroy. b. I love exo's. c. It will be nice to remove it as this truck will still be daily driven from time to time. Will be bringing back the vintage stripes from the past toyota trucks, but still deciding on which ones. Truck will remain blue with lots of orange.

All suggestions are appreciated.

As we started. The 4.0 has 85,xxx miles. Wheeled very little.


Bed and fenders removed. The day I dropped the truck off, a ford focus caused a wreck that caused 9k of damage to the bed and driver side bed, cab corner, and doors. The bed alone is 4k used. Nuts.








Lots of parts to sell. Sure will help offset some of the cost. Thinking about talking to a local salvage yard who does a lot of nationwide internet sales about buying everything. Any guesses on a decent percentage loss to take to get rid of everything at the same time as a matter of convenience not to part this stuff out for the next year. I was thinking 70% of his retail. That leaves him 30% profit margin, and he doesn't even have to touch the truck. Fair? If there are any parts you guys are interested in, let me know.


just a quick mock up. axles all stripped and sandblasted.


Think it might need some flared fenders? Goal is approx 3-4 inches uptravel on the ori's and to keep the truck as low as possible.

More to come. Fiberglass will be here wednesday and wheels Monday.
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That's a bad way to start an excellent build
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That's a bad way to start an excellent build
Thanks for the early criticism.

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Old 01-22-2012, 06:55 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I snapped a pic of Joe's rig he built a few months ago. It goes.

like I mentioned, the truck was hit. Front and rear doors along with bedside were to be replaced. Insurance deemed it appropriate. $250 cash and we're in primer and back in business.


To boxed in soon.
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Dual cases going in for mockup. Case almost broke me at $3500. I almost went with the atlas as they're close to the same price, but I love duals in my 4runner. Plus, I'm a purist. If it doesn't hold up, I'll sell it.

clean, clean in there.

The cases are clockable. I little bit o drilling needed. There are still a couple of variables to determine belly height. Needing the fenders bad at this point. Huge mix up at Glassworks as they thought they sent them. Set them out to ship, and they were stolen. They assumed UPS had picked them up. That set up back two weeks. We are also a little worried that the tire will actually be up into the headlight if the axle is pushed too far forward. Belly height will hopefully be 24-28 inches max. Trying to keep the front ori's under a stock hood.

mocking up. I must say, the quality of work is second to none with inchworm. Super happy with their products and technical support.

Thought this was funny. Almost collapsed the tailgate and squatted the truck like a vatoride with the 60/14 in the back. Got some odd looks dragging ass down the highway.
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This will be a big week as fiberglass and and wheels will be here. I'm pretty pumped. Wheels have taken over a month as tiresbyweb sent the wrong bolt pattern and then was told that they don't have eight lugs made. Have waited three weeks for them to make me five. tough to wait. Noted today that I will have to run an x-runner oilpain as i went with a chevrolet axle. Ford would have been nice as it would have been high pinion, but the price on the set I bought was hard to turn down. No big deal.
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i am stoked to watch this build...this is going to be a bad ass truck man keep LOTS of pics coming
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Old 01-26-2012, 06:51 AM   #8 (permalink)
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leaving for clayton pretty quick, so updates will be this weekend. We hit a snag that really turned out to be one of those shake your head moments. To keep the belly height low, we will have to go to a three link. There's just no room for a four link. No big deal. Had to order a x-runner oilpan due to the passender side drop diff too close to stock tacoma($250). Beat the hell out of the floor of the truck to get the tcase where we wanted it. Frontrange tcase support getting mocked up in the rear. Still waiting on fiberglass fenders. Glassworks has really failed. Fenders still aren't here even though they were stolen once and then again shipped out last wednesday. Need fenders desperately as axle placement and tubework is dependent on them. Found out that we can run a 14 ori in the front without coming through the hood. So, 14's up front. As for the rear that was planned to be four linked with 14 inch ori struts, we were looking at the stock gas tank and all the oem crap that goes with it asking would it be worth it to buy or build a fuel cell to incorporate all the oem stuff. Wondering if it would be a good idea just to have deaver build be a set of leafs due to the fact that this truck will still be driven and I don't want the rear to set high if unloaded, and sag when loaded with gear. The ori's have to be charged for ride height. Money wise, the deavers will probably be $700 I'm guessing. The ori's will be 1400. Leafs will be more stable, but I hear good things about the stability of ori struts. This will not be the first crossroad decision in this build i'm sure. Any input is appreciated.
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Sitting here, stiff as a board, thinking about how badass this truck will be when finished. Keep updates coming & get lots of close-ups for us taco-porn addicts.
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[QUOTE=oldskoolss;13903984]I snapped a pic of Joe's rig he built a few months ago. It goes.
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Looks like a good start that is going to turn out sweet. Do you know if theres a build thread ford the red yota?
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there is not a build thread, but i've got enough build pics I can post to give you the jist. Have em up sunday depending on when we get back from Clayton.
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Sorry to hear about the fucking idiot in the Focus wrecking your Tacoma. haha atleast it is turning into this. It's looking great from what I can see. Good work man.
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You guys gonna be at BMR in Disney? Would really like to see that red ride in person!!!
Keep the updates coming, really diggin' this build!!!
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The ori's will be 1400. Leafs will be more stable, but I hear good things about the stability of ori struts. This will not be the first crossroad decision in this build i'm sure. Any input is appreciated.
i've done over a month of research on the ORI's im actually buying full set of them myself next month. and whole thing about adjusting the ride hight is CAKE wouldnt take you but 10 min max to adjust all 4 of them. def would go this route.

PM blacksheep10 hes an ORI dealer and has the best pricing i've see thus far

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BMR will be close. Very doable at this point. Truck will not be finished but very functional. BMR will be a good place to test the truck out without getting in trouble like clayton. It will definitely be riding on Glassworks coming through with the fenders they've lied about for the past month. They suck so hard. should have used fiberx. In any case, we're making progress. We wheeled this weekend, so very little work was done. Here are a few pics. Wheels are atx slab beadlocks. Notice, no atx logo. Yep, made in a pinch for me. We just completed paperwork for ori to be a dealer, so we're taking care of the buy in now.

14 bolt back from sandplasting. Will probably shave it tomorrow.

I spoke about the tacoma oilpan hanging down so low. Look at this. By running the xrunner pan, will lose 1/2 quart. No biggie
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this is the framerail. This strap will run the length of both framerails to serve as our mounting surface as it will be flatbellied.
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Looks like you've got a pretty sweet build planned and started. Look forward to seeing it done!
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progress on front threelink has almost come to a stop. Fabbed up the hangers. All material waiting. Ordered the front arb today. All the psc stuff will be here monday. Waiting on the fiberglass fenders before doing anything that we might regret. I will be starting a complaint thread on glassworks momentarily as they have cost me many, many hours of worry trying to figure out where my fenders and bedsides are as they were supposed to be shipped several weeks ago. Build will go fast as soon as the fenders and bedsides are here so we can mock everything up. Pictures up tonight.
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So are you participaating again as a trail leader, or building and applying for the 2012 UA?

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nice looking build but I was wondering why spend the $$ and obvious headache to put in the fiberglass fenders? They will shred rather then dent and bend like steel. Is it to keep the tires covered for street driving? Why not just enlarge the opening on the stock steel fenders instead?

Good looking rig though. Love the dbl cab.
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Why not just enlarge the opening on the stock steel fenders instead?

Good looking rig though. Love the dbl cab.
Thats what I did, but these are only 35's, and they stick out already, couldnt imagine full width axles...

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that's the link to my fenders if and when they get here. Didn't shave the fronts as I didn't want the tires busting out glass and chewing the paint. They flare another four inches per side past oem with a three inch rise. I understand they break, but if you're comfortable working with glass, they can be fixed and repainted. Remember, there will be an exocage. the tires will also stick out just enough from the fenders to keep most things out of glass. We are entering UA as a participant. Trail leading was just one day. We want to do the entire week.

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Thats what I did, but these are only 35's, and they stick out already, couldnt imagine full width axles...

tube bed will be similiar to your, but there will be a storage box for parts and also a full size spare. a 40 inch spare takes up space, but its the rule. Going to try to recess the entire tire into the bed with a metal plate covering it as to not let it take up so much space.
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tube bed will be similiar to your, but there will be a storage box for parts and also a full size spare. a 40 inch spare takes up space, but its the rule. Going to try to recess the entire tire into the bed with a metal plate covering it as to not let it take up so much space.
Kinda like this (not a 40" lol):

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depending on what we have to do to the rear framerails, we would actually recess it into the bed between the framerails. Just an idea. I don't even know what the width is between the framerails. Long ways away from that. May end up going something similiar to yours. I like your bed.
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