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Here is the build up of F-Toy 128. I picked up the chassis in Feb and started gathering more parts and began tear down of my 91 ex cab. The chassis was already welded on an 89short bed frame and had inbd spring mounts installed. My goal was to have a 3 seater trail rig that could also be able to compete in rock crawling and dirt riot type events. Wish me luck.

89 short bed frame
22re moved back 5"
5.29s
detroits f/r
30 spline longs
duals 2.28/4.7 twin sticked
inbd springs 5"TG rear 2 leafs removed 4"TG front 2 leafs removed


The 91 donor (eng,complete wire harness, axles,etc.....)







Started cleaning up the frame. Welded all the holes closed on the outside.





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Pedals/Steering shaft






More to come.

 

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I was happy with the placement of the seats,pedals, and steering. So time to start the floor framework and cross member.







A sign of progress in any build. The Roller.



Two piece front drive shaft.







Gas tank and battery.



After hours of research on the PBB I have decided to use the factory EFI wire harness for this build. I removed EVERY wire from the 91 ex cab and labeled each connection. I cut out everything that didnt have anything to do with the operation of the engine. I have yet to cut down the engine harness at this time but all the unwanted items are disconnected. All the factory sending units will be used temp,oil,tach, spedometer,volts, and the CEL. Yes the factory dash will be used.



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Maybe a dumb question, but does anybody have any problems running the exhaust under the tcase crossmember like that? I will be getting ready to do mine pretty soon and I was planning on trying to fit it between the fool and crossmember.
 

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Maybe a dumb question, but does anybody have any problems running the exhaust under the tcase crossmember like that? I will be getting ready to do mine pretty soon and I was planning on trying to fit it between the fool and crossmember.
other than getting smashed. go ahead.
 

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Looking good, Mikey.
Before you install it, could you get a clearer pic of the stripped wiring harness? It would be super handy for anyone considering a later version 22RE swap or buggy install. :smokin:

The harness is already installed and works great. I have plans to pull it and the engine harness out and cut them down even more. I will do a lot better job documenting it at that time. Right now I'm goin to wheel it.
 

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The saga continues.

Sheetmetal Time.









The harness.





Rear Axle and Front Bump Stops



 

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It all works, including the gas gauge.:D
 

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The Fun Part...Paint and Final Assembly

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OK, so you either a) build really fast, or b) post pictures really slow! :laughing:

3-seater?
How much back seat legroom?

I like the way you did the dash bar and steering wheel, too. Looks like you've got a lot of room to step inside when you're climbing in.

Now that you've driven it, pretty happy with it? Especially being at least 1,000# lighter than your exo'ed pickup!! :grinpimp:
 

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Clean way to mount the factory gauge pod! :smokin:
X2!! Looks :smokin:

Can you reach the kill switch strapped in with all 5 points on?
 

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OK, so you either a) build really fast, or b) post pictures really slow! :laughing:

It was about 6 months of off and on work with the last 2 months of every minute had devoted to get it this far and posting pictures is slow goin on a net-book(little laptop).

3-seater?
How much back seat legroom?

Iput a PRP pre teen seat in the back. There is not very much leg room but it works for my 6 year old little girl. No one over 4'6" would be very happy in the back. I plan to move the bar back farther in the future for more leg room. I will try and get some rear seat pics up.

I like the way you did the dash bar and steering wheel, too. Looks like you've got a lot of room to step inside when you're climbing in.

I dont have any problems getting in or out, I,m not a tall feller tho.

Now that you've driven it, pretty happy with it? Especially being at least 1,000# lighter than your exo'ed pickup!! :grinpimp:
Night and day. Dont think i could drive a full bodied rig agian, even if its cold and shitty out.
 

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Can you reach the kill switch strapped in with all 5 points on?[/QUOTE]

I can reach the ignition switch but not the batt shutoff. I might tie a string to it or i could take the steering wheel off and beat it to the open position.:D
 

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i found out the hard way that i could reach my ignition switch in every position but upside down. learned that the hard way sliding on my roof down a hill. had to kick it to "off" with my foot. in the new rig it will be much closer
 
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