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My new build. Found a good deal on an old beat to shit 83 pick-up that had some good parts. We dubed it the Shit Missile, because, well, it was a pos.
Striped it down - scraped it out and keep the motor trans and cases. Sold off the built toy axles for what it cost to get the FJ80 axles.
Trying to build a decent crawler on limited funds here are the Specs -

22r - Got Propane -Propane
151 turbo trans
duals with Marlin 4.7
FJ 80 axles - hellfire knuckles/high steer
Alum 4link front and rear - Ruff Stuff hiems.
18" Fox 2.0 air shoxs
1.5" dom with a mix of .120, .095 and some tubes .120 sleeved with .095.
52" wide chassis, 112" wb, 19" belly on 37 reds, 6'2" chassis height at ride height.
shooting for around 3k total weight.

A shot of the donor rig "The Shit Missile"


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On that rear truss.....it looks to have 5 points on the axle that create it?

I'd strongly recommend adding some plate in there somehow...be it gussets or what not.

I had one built very similarly w/ 4 points on the axle. Loaded up the rear end, dented the axle tubes and nearly ripped the whole truss off. Given mine was a paper think IFS housing....just some food for thought. I think a couple small gussets could go a long way.
 

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Holy crap, 18" shocks are super long dong!
 

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Thanks - it's 6 with a pretty good gusset down the center but yes some gussets still need to be added.
another pic -


On that rear truss.....it looks to have 5 points on the axle that create it?

I'd strongly recommend adding some plate in there somehow...be it gussets or what not.

I had one built very similarly w/ 4 points on the axle. Loaded up the rear end, dented the axle tubes and nearly ripped the whole truss off. Given mine was a paper think IFS housing....just some food for thought. I think a couple small gussets could go a long way.
 

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Thanks - it's 6 with a pretty good gusset down the center but yes some gussets still need to be added.
another pic -
Looks solid.
 

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Miller Beer, and HF flyer.

Damm. That could be my shop..

I like the lines so far.

22R with a RE intake? Better torque?
 

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Thanks,
Gotta love the champaign
Naw just and older pic, first plan was to go FI then ended up going propane.


Miller Beer, and HR flyer.

Damm. That could be my shop..

I like the lines so far.

22R with a RE intake? Better torque?
 

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u cant wheel toyota shit in arizona. even i know that and im from the right coast----frosty
 

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That sh$t will never work! Not because your fab sucks.... But you cant drive!

Frosty is right.... Az eats toy sh$t up

Nice build man :)
 

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Thanks all -
pulled the drivetrain this weekend cleaned it up re-sealed some stuff, split the rear tcase rails and got the tripple stick set-up modified and in.

 

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Absolutely no technical addition to give here. I just wanted you to know that every time I take a shit now, I think about the words "shit missile," and I laugh my ass off.

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