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Old 03-09-2017, 10:44 PM   #201 (permalink)
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Love it!! Looks great with the motor in thar

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Old 03-12-2017, 08:26 PM   #202 (permalink)
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Do you happen to know the lengths you used for the radius arms?
39" for the lowers and 18.5" for the uppers. Eye to eye measurement.
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Old 03-13-2017, 06:01 AM   #203 (permalink)
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Love it!! Looks great with the motor in thar
Gracias.
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Old 03-13-2017, 06:08 AM   #204 (permalink)
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Put in some more work this weekend. Doesnt look like much, but it was a lot.

1. Tore down the old axle for its parts.
2. Fully welded out the front axle.
3. Tried to install the gears in the new housing using the same bearings and shims. Well i couldnt get that lucky, so I took it to a local mechanic and wheeler to have him setup the gears correctly. I dont have a press yet so doing diff work would have been challenging.
4. Installed the Improved Racing baffling in the f-body oil pan and installed on engine.
5. Welded out my driveshafts and painted them. Ill get them installed today.
6. Welded out the rear end and boxed in the bump pads. Painted it as well.
7. painted all 8 links
8. installed the rear end and squared it up.

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New baffle. Hope it keeps the oil pressure in check.


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I hope to get the front end back later this week then i can get it painted and rebuilt with new kingpins/seals/etc. Should be a complete roller by the end of the week.
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Old 03-13-2017, 07:56 AM   #205 (permalink)
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39" for the lowers and 18.5" for the uppers. Eye to eye measurement.
Thank you
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Old 03-13-2017, 09:27 AM   #206 (permalink)
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Coming together nicely
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Old 03-13-2017, 09:39 AM   #207 (permalink)
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Putting in the driver door bar?
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Old 03-13-2017, 09:46 AM   #208 (permalink)
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Putting in the driver door bar?
Yessir. I didnt want to have to crawl my fat ass over and under it while i put in the floors and interior. Passenger side will also get some down bars.
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Got it. Keep it up.
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Old 03-13-2017, 03:22 PM   #210 (permalink)
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Looks badass. It's coming together pretty quick.
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This is probably my favorite build since lurking for so long. Great job so far!
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Old 03-16-2017, 04:46 PM   #212 (permalink)
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Looks good buddy. I need some motivation.
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Old 03-20-2017, 06:05 AM   #213 (permalink)
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Did some more work this weekend. Fully welded and rebuilt the front axle with new seals and a new RuffStuff diff cover.

All painted up






And installed.




And we have a roller again.


Did some prep work to the cab and got the inside painted black. Outside will be similar to my last build. Blue with a black top. On a side note, I need to buy stock in the adhesive Toyota used as it took a cup brush on an angle grinder to remove it.


Next up drivers door bar, then i can get the cab on and start the floor panels and interior.
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Old 03-21-2017, 05:55 AM   #214 (permalink)
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Got a little work done yesterday evening. Stickered up the roof. Also added the drivers door bar so i can get the cab back on tonight. Welded up the exhaust pieces and got them wrapped in exhaust wrap. Not sure if im going to leave the wrap on or just get some VHT paint and paint it.

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Old 03-21-2017, 06:15 AM   #215 (permalink)
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That things got some nice lines
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Old 03-21-2017, 06:19 AM   #216 (permalink)
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That things got some nice lines
Thanks. I think it came out pretty good so far. If i had to do it over again, I would have gotten fancier with the front shock hoops and swept them back to the A-pillar for a little more flow. The sheet metal will cover it all up anyways.
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Old 03-21-2017, 09:08 AM   #217 (permalink)
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Just to give you a heads up lol... I plan to copy this build as much as possible but im going to use Axletechs, 54s, twin turbo 454 and a doubler set up. This thing is a beauty man! Keep up the good work and maybe someday we can do a side by side pic lol.
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Old 03-21-2017, 09:19 AM   #218 (permalink)
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Just to give you a heads up lol... I plan to copy this build as much as possible but im going to use Axletechs, 54s, twin turbo 454 and a doubler set up. This thing is a beauty man! Keep up the good work and maybe someday we can do a side by side pic lol.
Sounds like a killer parts list. You throwing a toyota cab on the chassis?
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Hell yes it will be a first gen! Here is a few pics of my current rig. Been 8 years sense it was bone stock and I wheeled it every year. I want to build something from the ground up and not cut corners or make sacrifices to keep wheeln' it.
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Hell yes it will be a first gen! Here is a few pics of my current rig. Been 8 years sense it was bone stock and I wheeled it every year. I want to build something from the ground up and not cut corners or make sacrifices to keep wheeln' it.
Sweet rig. Thats the main reason i built this. I wheeled and modified my rig around the limitations of the stock toyota frame/cab/etc for 7+ years. It was time for me to build in some better protection and build the rig that i should have from the beginning. Only problem, was that i had no clue what to do 7 years ago. Didnt even know how to weld. I learned a lot along the way. Now im putting all that knowledge and experience into this build for the ultimate (IMO) trail rig (that may race) one day.
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I did get the cab back on yesterday. Makes this thing look so much lower at full bump than without it on there. Now the fun starts with the interior. Its going to be a mix of welded up 14ga steel, some bolted in aluminum panels, and maybe some expanded metal in the footwells so I can see in front of me while wheeling. Not sure if ill leave them open or not. Still up in the air on that one.






Also ordered some AR400 plate (3/16") for my skids and some aluminum sheet for interior panels/floor from ALRO.
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Old 03-22-2017, 11:48 AM   #223 (permalink)
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Looks great Alex!
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Old 03-27-2017, 07:08 AM   #224 (permalink)
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Kept at it over the weekend.
1. Hacked up the original dash to fit around the tube work and narrowed it some. Still need to notch the dash cover and make an aluminum cover to cover some of the hacking i did.
2. Installed the factory steering wheel and modified the column to use the factory 3/4" borgeson style joint and the 3/4" u-joint from the firewall. Shortened it some and connected it all to the orbital.


3. Orbital mount. Everything clears but its stupid tight.


4. Pic of the Jimmy's Wilwood pedal that i modified to the left for more foot room and for a spot for the gas pedal.


5. A shot of the drivers side floor pan welded in. Im leaving the front open for visibility for now. Not a fan of mud so if it gets too messy, ill enclose it. Engine will get an aluminum doghouse.


6. Modified the way i mounted the radiator. Still need to remove the tabs in the center of the crossbar.






7. Mounted the power steering cooler in front of the radiator. May try to squeeze the trans cooler in front of the radiator as well, but will probably just mount it in the rear next to the fuel cell on its own fan. Power steering cooler is offset to the drivers side so I can fit the winch control box in there somewhere.




Power steering resi will get mounted near the firewall on the drivers side. Lots of work left to do but its starting to take shape. 4 weeks left until the maiden voyage...i hope.
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Old 03-27-2017, 04:33 PM   #225 (permalink)
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Looks great. Loving the lines, and the fact you're keeping some kind of a cab shape., instead of going the tube buggy without skins route. Keep up the awesome work.
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