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Old 03-30-2014, 09:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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The 4 seater wife beater

I guess I'll start a build thread for my truck since I'm pretty damn close to cuttin' up a perfectly good truck I'm taking April 21-25 off work to get a bunch of work done. Specs:

2001 Double cab Taco Prerunner converted to 4wd
87 F350 D60 front axle, 5.38's, ARB, Chevy outers, 35 spline throughout, Yukon hardcore hubs
14 bolt rear, 5.38's, ARB, disc brakes
14" Fox coilovers up front with a 3 link and 4 Wheel Underground lower link mounts
Chevy rear springs for now but already have some parts to link the rear.
39" BFG KR's on 17" steels
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Old 03-30-2014, 09:30 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Yes I built these axles in my storage unit
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PERFECT timing! What are your plans for the wheels base?
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It's about time you get to building on this truck!
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Old 03-31-2014, 05:26 AM   #7 (permalink)
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PERFECT timing! What are your plans for the wheels base?
Move the front 4" forward and move the rear forward as much as possible without getting into the cab.
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Old 03-31-2014, 07:52 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Yes I built these axles in my storage unit
LOL I know the struggle. #itsreal.

Like hillbilly said, bout time you get to building this truck.

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whatd you do for your trans/tcase on 4wd conversion?
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whatd you do for your trans/tcase on 4wd conversion?
Found a good A340F and j-shift transfer case out of a 97 4runner for $350. Figure I'll use the stock transfer case until something fails then buy an Atlas. I don't plan on putting Toyota dual cases in the truck and am hoping the stock t-case and automatic will suffice for now.
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Old 03-31-2014, 10:06 AM   #11 (permalink)
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LOL I know the struggle. #itsreal.

Like hillbilly said, bout time you get to building this truck.

Yeah it was bound to happen. Funny story about the axles. Originally I had bought FAUX X4 Eric's old D44 front axle and a D60HD rear axle for the truck. I ended up selling them to a local guy and he wheeled and dealed and ended up with a set of 1 tons. I bought the 1 tons off him for a killer deal and since then I've been hoarding parts.
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Can't Wait to see it. Good Luck!
It sounds like we have very similar trucks and build plans. I too run a Double cab and I just test fit some 39.5's. Run 37's now. I have some one tons sitting in the garage but it will probably be some time before I have the money to build them.

My truck: https://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/toyot...ouble-cab.html

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Old 04-01-2014, 06:31 AM   #13 (permalink)
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I've been waiting for this build, so I will definitely be following it. It's going to be a sharp looking truck.

What do you plan on running for front spring rates? I'm in the process of trying to work this out on my double cab.
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I've been waiting for this build, so I will definitely be following it. It's going to be a sharp looking truck.

What do you plan on running for front spring rates? I'm in the process of trying to work this out on my double cab.
Spring rates are 200/300 I believe. I was originally going to go with ORI struts but the thought of losing a seal on the trail and being stuck scared the shit out of me and I traded them for never been run Fox coilovers, QA1 springs and Fox air bumps with cans. I already shortened the length of the air bumps to 2"
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Nice placement of that pulley on that resivoir in the pic above.

I remember hauling Eric's axle from AZ all the way back up here. I forgot about that.
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Nice placement of that pulley on that resivoir in the pic above.

I remember hauling Eric's axle from AZ all the way back up here. I forgot about that.
Hah didn't even realize about the pulley placement. Yeah remember when I met up with you in the middle of nowhere to get that?? Selling that shit landed me the Dana 60 & 14 bolt in return
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She's BIG! Planning on getting the front on jack stands tomorrow and start taking stuff apart
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Yesterday my buddy and I turned the truck around and got the front end prepped for chopping the frame off next weekend
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Picked up a new toy today with a big spool of .030 MIG wire. I will feel a lot more confident in my welds now compared to the 120v Lincoln I was using before. The 120v was fine for tacking spring perches and what not but it felt like it took forever to weld anything moderately thick
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Decided to try out the Trail Gear steering shaft and shot myself in the foot on that one The u-joint ends look like a Borgeson copy but made by a 5 year old in China U joints have a bit of radial play in them so I ordered Borgeson ends and am returning the Trail Fail ends. The center slip section looks great and I would be amazed if they were made in China. Looks machined, tumbled, telescopes nicely and is nice and tight.
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Decided to try out the Trail Gear steering shaft and shot myself in the foot on that one The u-joint ends look like a Borgeson copy but made by a 5 year old in China U joints have a bit of radial play in them so I ordered Borgeson ends and am returning the Trail Fail ends. The center slip section looks great and I would be amazed if they were made in China. Looks machined, tumbled, telescopes nicely and is nice and tight.
Why not take apart your stock unit and remove the bend portion in the joint at the wheel and extend the stock shaft? I bought a new end with the right spline for the Scout II box and welded it onto the stock telescoping shaft. It has worked great for almost 10 years now.
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Why not take apart your stock unit and remove the bend portion in the joint at the wheel and extend the stock shaft? I bought a new end with the right spline for the Scout II box and welded it onto the stock telescoping shaft. It has worked great for almost 10 years now.
pretty much what i did with mine only i spliced the accordion style IFS box shaft to fit.
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Why not take apart your stock unit and remove the bend portion in the joint at the wheel and extend the stock shaft? I bought a new end with the right spline for the Scout II box and welded it onto the stock telescoping shaft. It has worked great for almost 10 years now.
My old truck had that setup and it worked fine after a few renditions but I had some extra cash and figured why not. My budget has been blown out of the water for this build anyhow, what's another $200?
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My old truck had that setup and it worked fine after a few renditions but I had some extra cash and figured why not. My budget has been blown out of the water for this build anyhow, what's another $200?
....... what is this "Budget" thing you speak of?
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