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Jayston

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Project 4Lux
« on: June 03, 2013, 09:19:28 PM »
This is more a post oriented to get some thoughts in order and list out what I have to see what people can think up that I haven't.

Here is what I want, totally baseline;
Pre 83' Hilux cab/fenders.
UTE bed (roll bar integrated)
OR
4runner
OR
Zuki with a 8-12 inch stretch
with
Lockers F/R
Benz OM617 (Installed with this kit http://www.4x4labs.com/products/diesel-conversions/om617w56/ )
35x10.5 (dead set on this size for some reason!)
Winch

Here is what I have;
84 Hilux, 22r(with custom TBI)(100% FULL rebuild ~20k ago, crawler gears, lockers f/r, 5.29 diffs, 37x14.50 toyos, hysteer, big brakes, longfields, blah, blah, blah.
83 cab/bed, rough shape
3.4 5vze out of T100, 5spd, tcase
Misc. axles, tcases, leaf springs
lots of tubing and a tubing bender

Here is what I'm lacking;

Drive. Need something to light the fire under my rear.
« Last Edit: February 26, 2014, 10:41:27 PM by Jayston »

Jayston

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Re: Next project?
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2013, 11:08:48 PM »
Thinking the 5.29s might be a tad low for the diesel and 35s, but we shall see.

I have a frame setup for everything,  might as well start pulling it apart I guess...

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Re: Next project?
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2013, 09:56:47 AM »
So your wanting to keep the frame off of the current rock truck and mount up a body from the above list? and swap in a diesel? If I read that right then Hilux for sure.

P.S. 5.29 and skinny 35's and a diesel does sound low. You'd be cranking some major RPM's trying to run 45mph.
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Re: Next project?
« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2013, 10:38:00 AM »
It's not going to be made for speed, but a simple if it [insert bad situation here] itll be no big deal.

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Re: Next project?
« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2013, 10:43:43 AM »
But,  yes,  I plan to use the Crawler frame. Have to cut the rear frame and redo the last 2ft. Thinking of maybe extending the wheelbase about 8 inches and setting and extra cab on there to have the room behind the seat, which will be sorely missed.

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Re: Next project?
« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2013, 05:36:44 PM »
Found some umph today. Also pulled the skids to see what's leaking. It's gear oil and everywhere so I need to get it sprayed off. Not looking forward to putting those skids back on by myself. Shame I work tomorrow.

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Re: Next project?
« Reply #6 on: June 04, 2013, 06:18:58 PM »
Really want to get away from computers but this 3.4l is looking cheap and powerful. Maybe run the computer in the roof?

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Re: Next project?
« Reply #7 on: June 05, 2013, 08:24:55 PM »
I just can't make up my mind... Was driving around nowhere for work today and passed a few 1st gen 4runners. Choices, choices...

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Re: Next project?
« Reply #8 on: June 05, 2013, 09:36:09 PM »
Oh decisions, decisions. I totally sympathise with you. Just don't get to stressed out by it.  :-\

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Re: Next project?
« Reply #9 on: June 11, 2013, 08:17:29 AM »
Progressing bit by bit


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Re: Next project?
« Reply #10 on: June 11, 2013, 08:45:51 AM »
Dang, those are some big tires... Have you decided on the engine?
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Re: Next project?
« Reply #11 on: June 11, 2013, 12:45:21 PM »
Going to experiment with some waterproofing ideas and if successful keep the 3.4

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Re: Next project?
« Reply #12 on: June 11, 2013, 01:23:22 PM »
Trying to trade off the toyos for some 35s.

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Re: Next project?
« Reply #13 on: June 17, 2013, 06:38:17 PM »
I... uhh...  lowered it.

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Re: Next project?
« Reply #14 on: June 17, 2013, 09:55:37 PM »
Ok I didn't want to say anything before but those shackle angles look MUCH healthier. How'd you manage that? Move the front hanger back or remove a leaf or two?
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