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AddictedOffroad
04-10-2010, 08:17 AM
So, I figured I would start a build thread.

This is my new personal rig. I picked up a 2000 2wd 4runner after selling my shop manager my last 2000 sport model. Reason for the 2wd is that I am replacing everything under it anyway, so this allows me to not have to spend so much up front, and give me less to cut off.

Anyway, here is the rig:
http://www.toyotaholics.com/support/files/Scotty/20100130203414_IMG_2409.JPG

It will have three rows of seats and be the "family" wheeler as well.
http://www.toyotaholics.com/support/files/Scotty/20090908162719_DSCN1004.JPG

http://www.toyotaholics.com/support/files/Scotty/20090908162750_DSCN1006.JPG

http://www.toyotaholics.com/support/files/Scotty/20090908162826_DSCN1009.JPG

Its just a Bestop Jeep TJ rear fold and tumble seat. $248 from JC Whitney.

Now, on to the build list. The goal is to build a completely capable family wheeler/daily driver that can run hard core trails when I need it to. It will also be responsible for pulling my pop-up trailer all over Colorado and beyond.

With that said, here is the build sheet.

Suspension: 3-Link front suspension. Fox 14" 2.0 Coilovers with reservoirs up front. Dual Triangulated 4-link rear. Land Cruiser Old Man Emu 861 coils in the rear. Bilstein 5125s in the rear.

Drivetrain: TRD 2nd generation Supercharger, Inchworm Prerunner Adapter to dual gear driven 23 spline transfer cases. Stock 2.28 gearing in both cases.

Front Axle: Diamond axle. Passenger drop, 66" width. 9.5" Land Cruiser center section. 5.29s, ARB, Longfield 30 spline custom length inners shafts.
Rear Axle: Diamond Axle. Full Floater, 9.5" 3rd, 5.29s, ARB, Chromoly axle shafts and drive flanges.

Steering: 79' Ford F-150 steering box. This is a huge steering box. I ran it on an old EB of mine and ran over the Hammers trails in Johnson Valley, CA and never felt the need for hydro assist, so I am using it again.
Difference between a Toyota IFS Box and the F150 4x4 box. Sector shaft size should speak for itself.
http://www.toyotaholics.com/support/files/Scotty/20100301134108_F150 box.jpg

Armor: I will be building custom sliders, bumpers, etc on it as well. These will eventually(hopefully) turn into full production bumpers as well.

Tires and wheels. Five 37x12.5x17 Goodyear MTRs on 17x9 Raceline Renegade Six wheels.

Link brackets from Ballistic
http://www.toyotaholics.com/support/files/Scotty/20100210113931_Link brackets.jpg

OME 851 springs
http://www.toyotaholics.com/support/files/Scotty/20100210114014_links6.jpg

MTRs
http://www.toyotaholics.com/support/files/Scotty/20100219135944_MTRs.jpg

Fox Coilovers
http://www.toyotaholics.com/support/files/Scotty/20100323114211_IMG_0125.JPG

Pre-cut link material from Carwash
http://www.toyotaholics.com/support/files/Scotty/20100210114055_Links1.jpg


Dual case adapter
http://www.toyotaholics.com/support/files/Scotty/20100210114140_links3.jpg


Link bungs, gears, rebuild kit, bumpstops, 23 spline inputs
http://www.toyotaholics.com/support/files/Scotty/20100210114342_Links2.jpg

Oil pan, pickup, and misc parts for 3.4L.
http://www.toyotaholics.com/support/files/Scotty/20100210114700_links4.jpg

AddictedOffroad
04-10-2010, 08:18 AM
Pure sex right here.

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I will be using IFS hub assemblies with the 3rd gen 4runner rotors and calipers. That puts it at 66". Or, I can use solid axle rotor/hub assembly for 63".

Its going to start life at 66" and likely stay there. I have Raceline Renegade 6 wheels that are 17x9 and are 5" back spacing.

If I don't like the width, then I can adjust it down 3" and reduce the scrub radius at the same time. :welder:

Notice how the knuckle balls aren't welded on yet? :D
http://www.toyotaholics.com/support/files/Scotty/20100325092819_SAS 010.JPG

I will get the axle completely setup with a perfect pinion angle, and then pull it and rotate the balls to exactly 4* of caster before welding them in place.

Bling
http://www.toyotaholics.com/support/files/Scotty/20100407175830_IMG_0217.JPG

AddictedOffroad
04-10-2010, 08:19 AM
Okay, rear coils are on. This should setup pretty damn nice IMO. Its only a hair tall without any settling. I measured the frame height with the front sitting level and it was at 23.75". My goal is a 23" frame height.

The pics show it with jackstands just in back of the body mount at the front of the door. So, it unloaded the rear around 2". Its current sitting at 25.75" frame height in the pics.

http://www.toyotaholics.com/support/files/Scotty/20100408164947_SAS 083.JPG

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The plan is to use Chevy TREs with the stock low steer arms. I will ream the arms from the top so the tie-rod will be on top of the arm, not below it like stock. Time will tell how this holds up with 37s, but I know that Brian Ellinger is running these on his Ftoy with no issues. And, since I have probably six sets of arms lying around, I can carry spares easily.

http://www.toyotaholics.com/support/files/Scotty/20100408170133_SAS 089.JPG

AddictedOffroad
04-10-2010, 08:20 AM
I didn't get much time to work on it today. Wife had a dentist appt, so I had the baby until around 10:30am. Got to the shop around 11am and had to regear an IFS 3rd for a customer. Then we finished a couple bumpers for shipping.

So, around 3pm I finally got a chance to start breaking down the front IFS on the 4runner. My buddy Jeremy needs all the control arms intact for his double cab to replace his worn out stuff, so I needed to get the stuff off intact. And John is taking the steering rack. Otherwise this would have all been cut off at once.

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wesintl
04-10-2010, 09:47 AM
awesome Scotty!

TIMZTOY
04-10-2010, 11:13 AM
i think we need to get togther ... this is exactlly what i was planning on doing to my 99 prerunner.. but dont know the lengths of the links to use.. basically thats all the info im missing.. besides just checking out the sweet project..

corsair23
04-10-2010, 01:37 PM
:drool: and uber :cool:

Rezarf
04-10-2010, 02:34 PM
Very cool build bud. I am jealous of the folks like yourself who get every peice together before they even start the build. Looks like this one is going to be fun to watch come together! :popcorn:

Jacket
04-10-2010, 06:48 PM
That'll be quite a family wheeler! Looking forward to seeing your build progress.

Corbet
04-11-2010, 02:56 AM
Good looking project. Looking forward to seeing the completed truck

J Kimmel
04-11-2010, 10:31 AM
Seeing what you've done in the past this will be a really cool rig :) Good call on a Diamond front with coilovers :D

Nay
04-11-2010, 01:41 PM
You gotta love the "family" rig with a 3 linked front and triangulated 4-link rear.

I like this idea of building an 80 without the 80 :thumb:

RockRunner
04-11-2010, 04:45 PM
Looking good, nice equipment you got lined up. Will be fun to follow.

AddictedOffroad
04-12-2010, 05:32 PM
IFS is now completely gone.


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JadeRunner
04-12-2010, 08:26 PM
Wow! That's going to be sweet! Impressive. What are you going to do about the giant - low hanging gas tank? Relocate or custom skid?
You're the first person I've seen put a 3rd row seat in. Cool. I wish that made a way for us to open the rear hatch from the inside.

AddictedOffroad
04-12-2010, 09:28 PM
Wow! That's going to be sweet! Impressive. What are you going to do about the giant - low hanging gas tank? Relocate or custom skid?
You're the first person I've seen put a 3rd row seat in. Cool. I wish that made a way for us to open the rear hatch from the inside.

When I 4-link the rear, I will be installing a mid 90s Ford F-150 tank behind the axle where the spare is now. It fits perfect between the frame rails.

TIMZTOY
04-12-2010, 11:23 PM
When I 4-link the rear, I will be installing a mid 90s Ford F-150 tank behind the axle where the spare is now. It fits perfect between the frame rails. good to know since i bobed mine i removed my spare and have a huge hole.. and could use this bit of knolege when i do my sas..

AxleIke
04-13-2010, 09:53 AM
Looking great Scotty!

AddictedOffroad
04-13-2010, 05:16 PM
Frame plating in progress.

http://www.toyotaholics.com/support/files/Scotty/20100413151350_SAS 009.JPG

Boxed in the motor mount
http://www.toyotaholics.com/support/files/Scotty/20100413151408_SAS 010.JPG

AddictedOffroad
04-16-2010, 01:33 PM
Well, I have been getting my ass kicked by the Prerunner adapter. Turns out that Inchworm has two different versions of couplers. One has a middle neck in the coupler. The other is just splines all the way through it. I got the one with the middle neck.

Because of that neck, the crawl box will not sit flush against adapter without pushing the crawl box input back against the reduction box housing and keeping it from turning. Its like its off by 3/16" to 1/4".

So, Jonathan is sending me out a new coupler.

Other than that, I am going to go ahead and install everything else so I can at least get some measurements on stuff and to start to build the front link crossmember.



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TIMZTOY
04-16-2010, 08:46 PM
B.. E.. A.. Utiful... :thumb::thumb: i think thats the only pic of a prerunner adaptor installed on the web !!!

AddictedOffroad
04-17-2010, 04:10 PM
Adding some tech. I imagine this should be the same for DS drop cases as well.

Full measurement from the bellhousing to the back of the rear case at the flange is 49-3/8" roughly.

Just so happens that I had a rear shaft from a 96' T100 xtra cab. This shaft is the rear CV portion behind the carrier bearing. This will be a direct bolt in into the rear. The front looks like its going to be around 35-36" long.

After setting the axle under the rig finally and taking some measurements, I had to pretty much redesign the entire front geometry to get the numbers where I wanted them. I extended the front links to get them as close to the front Tcase flange as possible. This makes them around 47" long eye to eye. The most difficult part is going to be the panhard and clearing the front pumpkin. The 9.5" section on the Diamond is just so big that I will have to likely bend the panhard around the pumpkin to help clear it.

At this point, I think I can start mocking things up though using my new numbers:
https://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0ApRtoMKbE65ndHRvTWdPVHZNRExRckczdTk1V0J3Smc&hl=en

AddictedOffroad
04-20-2010, 05:27 PM
Its amazing how many things change when you build one of these. So, until I finish the link design, I won't bother posting #s at all. I changed everything again anyway.

But, at least I have a few more updates and pics.

94 F150 aux gas tank. Good shape. This will be going behind the rear axle in place of the stock spare.
http://www.toyotaholics.com/support/files/Scotty/20100420150809_002.JPG

Longfields showed up. Also some hub gears.
http://www.toyotaholics.com/support/files/Scotty/20100420151322_005.JPG

Diamond axle being mocked up
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Crossmember mock up. I tried 3-4 different designs before setting on this. Its pretty much identical to Booger's. I just didn't like anything else I started.
http://www.toyotaholics.com/support/files/Scotty/20100420151552_008.JPG

Duals in place. Will be getting the FROR crossmember in place now too.
http://www.toyotaholics.com/support/files/Scotty/20100420151852_009.JPG

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TIMZTOY
04-20-2010, 08:23 PM
Sweet. I'm uber jelous. R u planning on using the t-case Disk ebrake ?

AddictedOffroad
04-21-2010, 08:02 AM
Sweet. I'm uber jelous. R u planning on using the t-case Disk ebrake ?

No clue just yet. I will probably have to. Still waiting on my axle anyway though.

I really need to look at some disc brake options for the rear before I set my mind on anything.

That, or I can always carry a big block of wood around for my Ebrake. :beer::thumb:

TIMZTOY
04-21-2010, 10:50 AM
Might as well go all out and use a gusseted piece of Bent tube steel with the Toyota logo in it. Lol since this is such a low buck project. :lmao: :lmao: :lmao:

RockRunner
04-21-2010, 11:27 AM
Looking good, where did you get hte tank and how much if you don't mind me asking. I am looking at one of those for a secondary tank for my 85 4Runner. I have seen a few but they were toast.

Rezarf
04-21-2010, 11:28 AM
Awesome work man, I love the build pics, thanks for taking the time to share them.

Corbet
04-21-2010, 03:52 PM
Looks sweet. What about running 80 series rear discs and ebrake?

AddictedOffroad
04-21-2010, 07:07 PM
Might as well go all out and use a gusseted piece of Bent tube steel with the Toyota logo in it. Lol since this is such a low buck project. :lmao: :lmao: :lmao:

Oooh, I like that idea.

Custom Toyota Ebrake. They should have put them in the Prius. Just throw it out in front of you when the accelerator pedal sticks! :D

TIMZTOY
04-21-2010, 08:43 PM
Oooh, I like that idea.

Custom Toyota Ebrake. They should have put them in the Prius. Just throw it out in front of you when the accelerator pedal sticks! :D

Lol. If you make one. I want one seeing it was my idea. Lol it only fair. :cheers:

AddictedOffroad
04-22-2010, 10:19 PM
Lower links are in place. Crossmember is mocked up and tacked in place. Upper link mounts going in next.

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TIMZTOY
04-22-2010, 11:03 PM
what was the final majic number ?

AddictedOffroad
04-22-2010, 11:20 PM
what was the final majic number ?

I'll update everything when I finish the actual front mock up.

AddictedOffroad
04-23-2010, 02:08 PM
Couple things. This is what I have mocked up for the upper link mount at the frame. Its a 2x4 .250 wall that I am just going to weld to the top. This keeps me fully adjustable. The center hole is 26.5" and has the antisquat at 60%. It also is low enough to maybe clear the fuel filter on the frame. I see no reason to go close to the fuel lines and bring them into play as well. As it sits I may not even need to move the filter, but until I cycle the suspension, I won't know for sure.

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A look at the stance from the front.

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One thing that I will have to do is move the lower link brackets about 1" closer to center line. The tires rub the links at full turn as they sit right now. I checked it with the numbers and its only a marginal difference in my roll axis #'s.

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TIMZTOY
04-23-2010, 04:48 PM
Nice nice.. U going to Moab this year?

AddictedOffroad
04-23-2010, 05:02 PM
Not going to make Cruise Moab. This build is only scratching the surface. I still have to do the whole rear, gas tank move, build 3rds, air bumps, suck down winch, etc. Too much to do.

Scotty

Big John
04-23-2010, 06:41 PM
The way you keep adding to the list, I'll be glad if it's ready by CM2011:thumb:

TIMZTOY
04-23-2010, 10:20 PM
no doubt..:lmao: but it'll be freaking sweet :beer2:

AddictedOffroad
04-24-2010, 10:19 PM
Today was Supercharger day. I traded out labor on installing some gears into a 2000 4runner in exchange for his Gen II Supercharger. I still need to do a timing belt and water pump on the motor which is why its still torn down, but everything will be buttoned up soon on it.

It should help push the 37s a little easier too.

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TIMZTOY
04-24-2010, 10:31 PM
so did he upgrade superchargers or go back to stock ??

AddictedOffroad
04-24-2010, 10:34 PM
so did he upgrade superchargers or go back to stock ??

Back to stock. He used my intake and moved it over to his 4runner. Then he installed the supercharger on my 4runner in exchange.

He is moving to Alaska in August and didn't want to deal with fuel upgrades running it at sea level.

TIMZTOY
04-24-2010, 10:40 PM
yea,, but worth the headace, in my opinion....

AddictedOffroad
04-24-2010, 10:48 PM
yea,, but worth the headace, in my opinion....

Definitely not cheap though. The URD kit runs $1100. OUCH!

Hopefully at this altitude I won't need any fuel upgrades.

Scotty

AddictedOffroad
04-28-2010, 08:21 PM
So, I was able to cycle the suspension. The up travel is going to be a lot less than this after its all said and done. The plan to have around 5-6" of up travel. This is easily 8-9" and everything still clears. Yes, I know there is no panhard yet either. But, it gives me some clarity on where things are at this point. FWIW, there is ZERO binding anywhere in the cycle, and the pinion angle is perfect throughout the cycle as well.

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Big John
04-28-2010, 09:32 PM
I'm really surprised that big ass Diamond fit all the way up there.

Rezarf
04-28-2010, 11:58 PM
Cool to see it come together!

And your welds look awesome! Is the pan already "notched" for you? Keep it up, it looks killer! :D

Rezarf
04-28-2010, 11:59 PM
Are you using a MIG or TIG? :weld:

AddictedOffroad
04-29-2010, 12:03 AM
are You Using A Mig Or Tig? :weld:

Mig.

AddictedOffroad
04-29-2010, 12:04 AM
Cool to see it come together!

And your welds look awesome! Is the pan already "notched" for you? Keep it up, it looks killer! :D

Pan is still the stock pan. I have the rear sump T100 pan if I need it. Not 100% sure I do just yet. The panhard location will likely require it, but we'll see.

Rezarf
04-29-2010, 10:55 AM
Keep it up Scotty, it looks great!

ElliottB
04-29-2010, 02:24 PM
Interesting suspension design. How is the front going to unload with such little vertical separation between the uppers/lowers?

AxleIke
04-29-2010, 03:12 PM
Interesting suspension design. How is the front going to unload with such little vertical separation between the uppers/lowers?

Huh? Looks like he's got a good 8" at the axle and 4-5 at the frame. Thats more than enough.

Also, what do you mean by unload? I think of unloading as the process by which the weight load transfers off of the axle, like in a climb, and the tires lose all traction.

ElliottB
04-29-2010, 03:29 PM
Oops, you're right. Looks like I skimmed the pics too quickly.

AddictedOffroad
04-29-2010, 08:26 PM
Welded the link brackets on the axle today.

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AddictedOffroad
04-30-2010, 05:52 PM
T100 oil pan went on today.

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Then I moved the front axle forward 1.75" and tested clearance with a tire installed. Its good by around an inch at the firewall and inner fenders. No issues there, but the front is going to require some trimming.

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TIMZTOY
05-03-2010, 12:04 AM
I just got back from cm10 and met a cool dude with a 99 runner that he linked front and rear. With 16" fox coils overs. Dimond housing's and. 37"'s he had to notch the. Corner of his oil pan for proper clearance around the dimond. Because he kept hitting it. Even with bumps. He also Noticed after driving it that if he bent his panhard bar to gain a almost 2" adtonal flex. Because the panhard was bent around the oilpan when At full stuff. Bent slightlly on the driver side (frame mount) And about 6-8" from rod end.

AddictedOffroad
05-03-2010, 08:11 AM
I just got back from cm10 and met a cool dude with a 99 runner that he linked front and rear. With 16" fox coils overs. Dimond housing's and. 37"'s he had to notch the. Corner of his oil pan for proper clearance around the dimond. Because he kept hitting it. Even with bumps. He also Noticed after driving it that if he bent his panhard bar to gain a almost 2" adtonal flex. Because the panhard was bent around the oilpan when At full stuff. Bent slightlly on the driver side (frame mount) And about 6-8" from rod end.

Pics?

TIMZTOY
05-03-2010, 12:41 PM
Yea but my Internet is off at home and I'm only on my iPhone right now. So the pics will have to Waite. He defentlly needed sway bars and or limiting straps. Extreamlly tippy from super soft spring rate. He was runnin a 150lb over a 250lb I belive. It might have been 150/200 but still very soft. Drove and handled perfect. Just leaned alot. Got the truck almost compleatlly sideways and all 4 tires were still on the ground. Felt very weird. But extreamlly stable. I'd highlly reccomend his same measurments and numbers. But his links were either to long or short. Because he was leaning to the right under highway accelration. Could have just been the tourque leaning the truck because of super soft spring rate. He only had like 2-3" of up travel also. About perfect in my mind.

AddictedOffroad
05-03-2010, 01:14 PM
150/200 is way too light for a full bodied rig. In fact, most buggies don't even run that low of spring rate. I am 275/350 hoping that I don't have to run sway bars, but I know that in reality a front is going to be a must. Even the rear is likely IMO.

AddictedOffroad
05-03-2010, 04:04 PM
Well, I finally got the new coupler into the prerunner adapter. I tested it and sure enough the input was bottoming out on the small flange/neck inside the Inchworm coupler. This was keeping the mounting surfaces from sitting flush by about 1/4". However, the Marlin one sliders another 3/8" onto the crawl box input shaft. It allows both surfaces to sit flush.

Here are some pics. First one is the Inchworm coupler. 2nd one is the Marlin coupler.

Also, just as a reference. The crawl box is a Trail-Gear crawl box with their 23 spline 2.28 input. So, that input will work with the Marlin coupler as it just sliders right on it. I have heard that the 4.7 gear will not though. I have one here and it looks like it could be pressed, but I doubt you could do it considering you still need to POUND the Marlin coupler onto the transmission output anyway.


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TIMZTOY
05-03-2010, 06:33 PM
agree he needs stiffer springs. I reccomended 175/300

but he is not a "full body" he actually choped off the entire top, kept the windshield only and all 4 doors. Then added a huge roll cage adding more weight than the roof was I'm sure. Funny thing was it sat perfect static. Just couldn't handle the body roll

AddictedOffroad
05-04-2010, 04:56 PM
Damn, running a shop and trying to do this at the same time is a royal PITA. But, I got a little more time the last two days to start dialing everything in.

Dual cases are finally in, bolted together, and sealed. So, now I can move onto shifter placement. I have to wait on the Tcase crossmember until I can pull the gas tank and do the rear 4-link. Its basically in the same spot as the front gas tank mount.

Hi Range in the crawl box
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Low Range in the crawl box
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2wd shifter boot
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Pre 99' center console for mock up. I have another gray one to finalize it when its done.

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I will play with the twin sticks next to get them to work, but need to modify the ebrake handle to center it instead of keeping it offset.
I have a feeling I will be needing to find a shorter one too. Anyone know of a badass billet one that is skinny by chance?

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FROR Tcase mount. This will tie into a new removable crossmember. I had to notch the right side for clearance on the tranny tunnel.
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TIMZTOY
05-04-2010, 05:14 PM
Sweet. :bowdown:

TIMZTOY
05-06-2010, 09:48 PM
got the internet back on so here ya go bud.. pics of the linked 99 runner.. i have problly like 30-60 pic's of this rig so tell me what particurally you like to see

TIMZTOY
05-06-2010, 09:51 PM
more refrence shots of the suspention

TIMZTOY
05-12-2010, 10:14 PM
Joe's build up of the 4runner

http://forum.ih8mud.com/hardcore-corner/249999-help-3-link-99-4-runner.html

TIMZTOY
05-12-2010, 10:30 PM
pic if his panhard bar is on page 9

AddictedOffroad
05-14-2010, 08:08 PM
So, I haven't done much. Been waiting on some stuff to come in, and needed to rethink A LOT. I ended up ordering some coilover towers, but they just are not going to work. If I was going full hydro they would be sweet, but oh well.

So, today I welded the knuckle balls in place on the axle. Set at 4* of caster.

I also bent out what I hope will work for some coilover hoops. I also mocked up where the steering box is going to go, although it still needs to move up at least an inch.


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Panhard bracket mocked up. I have checked this with the coilover location and it should clear throughout the cycle. I will check it more before finish welding everything.
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Reamer for GM 1ton rod ends.
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TRE size difference between the GM 1 ton ends and the FJ80 ends.

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Air Randy
05-15-2010, 02:45 PM
Scotty, I have the floor mounted e brake setup off of a 1980 FJ40, theres a cup that goes in the floor, the handle & mechnism, etc. I wonder if that would work if you want to get your e brake handle out of the console to clear the shifters & such?

AddictedOffroad
05-15-2010, 03:19 PM
Scotty, I have the floor mounted e brake setup off of a 1980 FJ40, theres a cup that goes in the floor, the handle & mechnism, etc. I wonder if that would work if you want to get your e brake handle out of the console to clear the shifters & such?

It might work. But, I think I am going to wait on it anyway. With the full floater rear and discs, I am going to play with my options on what I need for an Ebrake. I may just line lock it or go with the Tcase mounted one, although I seriously doubt i have room for the Tcase mounted one.

Scotty

AddictedOffroad
05-20-2010, 07:27 PM
Got a lot done today. I have no rigs in the shop getting work right now for the next four days, so I am going to knock as much stuff out as possible.

Steering box is in. Tie-rod is cut and welded. Draglink is next. Panhard is cut and welded.

Only thing I am going to have to change is to raise up the frame side panhard mount another inch and a half to 28". Its too low and its currently the only clearance issue I have at this point.


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TIMZTOY
05-20-2010, 09:21 PM
Nice work bro. Nice to see you went with the bent panhard bar :thumb:

your pitman arm is on backwords. If I'm not mistaken your tires are now going to turn left when turnin the wheel right.:gaah::gaah::dunno:

RockRunner
05-20-2010, 10:35 PM
Looking good, you work fast and it looks clean. Great job will be fun to see on the trail.

AddictedOffroad
05-20-2010, 11:10 PM
Nice work bro. Nice to see you went with the bent panhard bar :thumb:

your pitman arm is on backwords. If I'm not mistaken your tires are now going to turn left when turnin the wheel right.:gaah::gaah::dunno:

Yes. Its my anti-theft device.:D

Beater
05-21-2010, 08:22 AM
damn and I thought the dom steering linkage on my old rover was huge..

AddictedOffroad
05-21-2010, 08:39 AM
damn and I thought the dom steering linkage on my old rover was huge..

1.5" .250 wall DOM. :D

TIMZTOY
05-21-2010, 02:11 PM
Yes. Its my anti-theft device.:D

Lol. Good luck with that. Lol:lmao:

rover67
05-21-2010, 06:50 PM
Looks killer so far, thanks for posting up. Welds look really nice.

AddictedOffroad
05-27-2010, 06:40 PM
So, its sitting on the coilovers.

Going to need to go with triple rates and 10" uppers to get the ride height down and to keep the coils from flopping around at full droop. Its taller than I wanted which is why I want to switch. It needs to drop 1.75" from where its at. I have 6.75" of shaft showing. I know it will settle in with a bumper and winch as well though too.


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Nay
05-27-2010, 10:15 PM
I have 6.75" of shaft showing.

Better than average!!! :lmao:

AddictedOffroad
05-28-2010, 05:00 PM
Cleaned up under it to snap some pics. Gonna start tearing down the rear end this weekend since the rear Diamond should be here next week.

Full Droop
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RedCreeper
05-28-2010, 06:19 PM
I need you to talk to my buddy who is building mine....

AddictedOffroad
05-28-2010, 06:23 PM
I need you to talk to my buddy who is building mine.... going on 7 years now...

Ouch!

AddictedOffroad
05-29-2010, 04:35 PM
Today I needed to get everything done in prep for the rear install. So, I needed to get the 3rd row seat installed into this rig in order to be able to install the new F150 gas tank behind the axle. So, I spent the day doing that.


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I've also had a few items that I need to add to the build list. These are Harbor Freight specials. $19/ea. Oil temp gauge that will be for the tranny temp, and a boost gauge for the supercharger. I am also going to order a scan gauge for the Air/fuel ratio display.


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They will going into a dual gauge pod like this one:
http://www.gaugepods.com/4runner99.jpg

I also have had this little winch controller that I got from Darren at 12VoltGuy around five years now. I got this when I was still at All-Pro, but have never used it. So, I think its about time to get it installed into something. So, I figure this would be great for the suck down winch in the back.

http://www.toyotaholics.com/support/files/Scotty/20100529142926_011.JPG

TIMZTOY
05-30-2010, 12:46 AM
nice ive always loved the 12volt guys products.. what did you end up paying for the winch controler..

AddictedOffroad
05-30-2010, 10:32 AM
nice ive always loved the 12volt guys products.. what did you end up paying for the winch controler..

I honestly don't even remember. It was 5yrs ago. :beer:

AxleIke
05-30-2010, 10:57 AM
Looking awesome!

I'm excited to see the rear end work.

RedCreeper
05-30-2010, 09:40 PM
Ouch!

I have not really complained since he was serving our country and had a few set backs.

Your rig is turning out nice. Keep it up.

AddictedOffroad
06-03-2010, 09:25 PM
Oh, and I fired up the motor for a few seconds today. First its been started since the supercharger went on. I had to install a new timing belt and water pump as well since neither had ever been done and with 144K, I wasn't taking any chances.

Also, when pulling the crank pulley off the motor it slipped off the crank easier than I thought it would and fell. It ended up breaking two small spots off the pulley, so I had to run out to the junk yard yesterday to grab another crank pulley off a 2000 Tacoma out there. While there I also grabbed the intake manifold off the same truck just in case I ever decide to ditch the supercharger.

Then while typing this, these showed up from Billybob.

http://www.toyotaholics.com/support/files/Scotty/20100603191811_limit straps.jpg


Oh, and the triple rate setup showed up for the coilovers too.

Also, I am getting the power steering hoses converted tomorrow morning. So, that should be one more thing I can scratch off the list.

I still need to source the upper portion of the steering shaft at the junkyard and then weld the pieces together to covert it to the steering column.

But, once the steering is done, then the front suspension is pretty much done except for final tear down and painting.

I will decide if I need a sway bar up front after that. I am sure that I will, but will see how it handles without one first.

AddictedOffroad
06-04-2010, 06:25 PM
I love Tubes N Hoses in Loveland. I stopped in with the four hoses I need meshed together and 15 minutes later walked out with these for $21:

http://www.toyotaholics.com/support/files/Scotty/20100604161500_019.JPG

Bolted them in place and now its time to move to the rear end.

Out with the old!
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Old Man Emu 851's
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New rear link brackets waiting on an axle.
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Triple rate springs and sliders
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AddictedOffroad
06-05-2010, 04:35 PM
Got the gas tank gutted out. I will start cutting and grinding all the old brackets off on Monday. I talked to Brian yesterday and the Diamond should be ready on Tuesday or Wednesday to pickup. I want everything prepped and ready to immediately start on the rear when I get it.

So, I will make sure to have my Tcase crossmember welded in place by then now that the gas tank is gone.

Old Tank
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F150 tank
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Lots of room now!
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TIMZTOY
06-06-2010, 01:15 AM
Keep up the good work scott

AddictedOffroad
06-09-2010, 10:47 PM
So, I picked up the rear axle yesterday. We got all the cutting and grinding done on the rear today as well as finally getting the FROR crossmember welded into place. I used some different mounts mainly because of space and to give me just a little more clearance for the exhaust to run above it instead of below it. So, I used the end of one of the lower control arms to mount the crossmember. This should also help isolate any vibes as well.

Specs on the axle. This is a Diamond full floater with 9.5" Land Cruiser 3rd. 64.5" WMS to WMS. I will be using solid axle hubs/rotor assembly and brakes.

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AxleIke
06-10-2010, 10:06 AM
Awesome work Scotty.

I'm excited to see how the F-150 tank works out with the newer Toy stuff.

AddictedOffroad
06-10-2010, 10:09 AM
Awesome work Scotty.

I'm excited to see how the F-150 tank works out with the newer Toy stuff.

Me too. Especially with the supercharger. I am concerned that the fuel pump will need to be different.

This tank came out of a F150 with a 5.8L 351 in it, so I am not sure if that pump has more cfm than the standard 5.0L pump that a lot of guys are using. I am definitely hoping that its seemless.

AxleIke
06-10-2010, 11:56 AM
Me too. Especially with the supercharger. I am concerned that the fuel pump will need to be different.

This tank came out of a F150 with a 5.8L 351 in it, so I am not sure if that pump has more cfm than the standard 5.0L pump that a lot of guys are using. I am definitely hoping that its seemless.

If not, walbro should have something to correct it for you.

Stock 3.4L pumps are just a little too small for the SC. When he gets more money, my brother will be swapping in a Walbro pump.

AddictedOffroad
06-10-2010, 01:33 PM
If not, walbro should have something to correct it for you.

Stock 3.4L pumps are just a little too small for the SC. When he gets more money, my brother will be swapping in a Walbro pump.

AFAIK, the Walbro pump is nothing more than a tuned 5.0L Mustang pump.

AddictedOffroad
06-10-2010, 06:11 PM
Mocking up the rear now.

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AddictedOffroad
06-11-2010, 07:19 PM
Rear crossmember is built and welded in place. I still need to add a couple gussets to the upper link mounts, but its close. This is a non-removeable crossmember since it needs to handle a lot of load on it.


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rover67
06-11-2010, 08:09 PM
Thanks again for posting the build, it's really a treat to watch. Welds look great as always, and the design looks sweet. You are really moving along with it.

RockRunner
06-11-2010, 10:53 PM
Very nice, I too am anxious to see how the tank will fit and work. your progress is amazing and your welds look like art to me. Can't wait to see this rig in person, keep it up.

AddictedOffroad
06-11-2010, 11:01 PM
Very nice, I too am anxious to see how the tank will fit and work. your progress is amazing and your welds look like art to me. Can't wait to see this rig in person, keep it up.

This tank is a pretty common swap.
http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showthread.php?t=484247

Works well in 1st gen, 2nd gen, and 3rd gen 4runners. :thumb:

AddictedOffroad
06-17-2010, 08:26 PM
Link geometry is DONE!!! Woohoo!

Now it all needs to come out so I can finish weld everything and finish grinding the frame and stuff down.



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And, my new shop pup approves

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Nay
06-17-2010, 09:46 PM
Beautiful work, great pup :thumb:

corsair23
06-17-2010, 11:37 PM
Looks awesome :thumb: - The fab work AND the new pup :D

Question though...I know pretty much zilch when it comes to this sort of thing but I can't help but wondering if the rear driveshaft is going to clear at the t-case end when the rear axle is at full droop :confused: - It just seems like it would hit the link mounts?

AddictedOffroad
06-18-2010, 12:18 AM
Looks awesome :thumb: - The fab work AND the new pup :D

Question though...I know pretty much zilch when it comes to this sort of thing but I can't help but wondering if the rear driveshaft is going to clear at the t-case end when the rear axle is at full droop :confused: - It just seems like it would hit the link mounts?

That is actually a good eye. Before anything was welded into place, I checked clearance with the link crossmember at full droop. The CV portion pushes it back far enough that it still clears everything by half an inch. I will also be using limiting straps as well just to make sure.

AddictedOffroad
06-24-2010, 10:30 PM
So, the rear axle is full welded and trussed except for the lower shock mounts. They have to wait until I figure what shocks I am going to run and what valving I want. I am leaning towards 360/80 valving in the rear.

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On a side note. The current frame height it right at 25". I am hoping to end up at 23.5" once it all settles in and I add sliders, front bumper and winch, and a rear bumper/tire carrier.

TIMZTOY
06-25-2010, 12:05 AM
nice, and extreamlly nice welds.. im impressed

AxleIke
06-25-2010, 10:21 AM
Looking great.

Since you are running mini calipers in the back, what are you doing about an ebrake, if anything?

Also, just a thought here, and only since I've had so much trouble, but what about gusseting a bit from the link mounts to the truss, and from the truss to the housing? I'm sure you've thought it all through, I've just had a bunch of issues with non-gusseted stuff, so I figured I'd throw it out there.

On the other hand, I'm not the best fabricator out there, so that likely could be the problem instead :D

AddictedOffroad
06-25-2010, 08:55 PM
Looking great.

Since you are running mini calipers in the back, what are you doing about an ebrake, if anything?

Also, just a thought here, and only since I've had so much trouble, but what about gusseting a bit from the link mounts to the truss, and from the truss to the housing? I'm sure you've thought it all through, I've just had a bunch of issues with non-gusseted stuff, so I figured I'd throw it out there.

On the other hand, I'm not the best fabricator out there, so that likely could be the problem instead :D

Nothing as far as an Ebrake at this point. I will eventually gather some FJ80 stuff and run that, but for now I am just going to use the mini stuff to get it on the road.

We really took care of those upper link mounts. And, since they don't sit off the axle like a tower, it should hold up just fine. The bridge is stupid strong as is as well.

AddictedOffroad
06-26-2010, 06:29 PM
Rear 3rd is done and installed.

I also added some pieces to the rear link crossmember to support the upper link brackets.

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RockRunner
06-27-2010, 11:39 AM
How long did it take you to get those done? Hopefully the heat was a little better for you yesterday.

Check your post in the steering box add.

AddictedOffroad
06-27-2010, 01:49 PM
How long did it take you to get those done? Hopefully the heat was a little better for you yesterday.

Check your post in the steering box add.

I only got the rear done yesterday. I'll wait on the front until the housing is completely done.

AddictedOffroad
06-27-2010, 06:43 PM
Finished the coilover bracing around the engine today. Built the draglink finally, and started to install the rear gas tank. Also gutted out the stock air box as it wasn't going to work with the bracing around the motor. Not to mention but it also gives me a viable spot for the ARB compressor and a windshield washer reservoir.

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AddictedOffroad
06-28-2010, 07:56 PM
Got the tranny cooler in today. Also got the rear gas tank skid mocked up. I have had this piece of dimpled steel for like a year and couldn't figure out what I want to do with it until today. Its only 1/8", but its strong as hell, and should work really well for a skid.

I also ditched the stock air box and mocked in this cheap ass filter. It frees up some room and now I have a spot for the ARB compressor.


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My goal is to spend an hour or two on it everyday while I work on other stuff to get it done in time for the Colorado run.

AddictedOffroad
06-29-2010, 05:12 PM
Tore down the front today. Painted the links and axle up and all the steering arms.

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RockRunner
06-29-2010, 08:47 PM
Looking good, gotta love rattle can paint jobs. A little scratch and you fix it when you get back home, I even carry a can with me just in case the scratch is deep. Looking forward to see it done.

What happened to the pics of the tank install? I was looking forward to it.

What Colorado trip are you looking at? Anything we know about???

AxleIke
06-29-2010, 10:43 PM
Looks nice. I was hoping for some baller chrome :D

AddictedOffroad
06-29-2010, 10:54 PM
Looking good, gotta love rattle can paint jobs. A little scratch and you fix it when you get back home, I even carry a can with me just in case the scratch is deep. Looking forward to see it done.

What happened to the pics of the tank install? I was looking forward to it.

What Colorado trip are you looking at? Anything we know about???

This one:
http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showthread.php?t=846896

:beer::thumb::D

AddictedOffroad
07-03-2010, 06:35 PM
Well, today all of the hardwork for the last few months on this rig is starting to payoff.

Over the last week, I tore down the entire front end and finished the grinding, welding, gusseting, and painting of everything. I also triple rated the coilovers, and put the shorter 10" front springs into the coilovers. I then built the front 3rd and got it installed and finished the front axle reassembly. So, everything is now installed into the front axle and I can call it done.

Then I moved onto the rear shock mounting. Everything I tried to build for the rear shock hoops to mount them outside the frame just wasn't working for me. Plain and simple is that I didn't like it. However, I happened to have a pair of CJ7 front shock mounts that we pulled off last week. I cleaned them up really well, and much to my surprise, they were perfect for what I wanted. 6" of up travel in the rear.

So, the 13" Poly Performance Big Black **** Shocks are now installed. I went with the Poly shocks because it was one of the few shocks that I could order for coil spring applications in the valving I wanted.

At the beginning of the entire build my target frame height was 23.5". Right now the front of the frame under the door, is at 24.5". With sliders, bumpers, and a gas tank still left to install it really looking like 23.5" will be achieved. Also, now with the coilovers charged to 250 PSI, and the rear shock on it, I am really happy with the amount of body roll there is (or lack there of). We will see what needs to be done with a sway bar when I drive it, but I am very happy at this point.

With a few more quality days of work, I might actually be able to drive it by the end of next weekend.

I still need to tear down the rear for paint, but that should go quickly. Then I will move to brake and ARB plumbing.

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AddictedOffroad
07-09-2010, 08:39 PM
So, its almost drivable right now. I just finished all the steering shaft stuff today. So, its all done, and the PS pump is full. I just need to add some brackets to the frame for the brakelines, bleed them, and then wire in the fuel pump itself. Then fill everything with fluids and bolt in the rear shaft to take it for a spin.

I am really digging the lack of body roll without any sway bars too. Its got less than my old silver 4runner with the IFS lift under it, so I am hoping that no sway bars will be okay for a while.

AddictedOffroad
07-11-2010, 08:15 AM
So, I got it running last night again with the new fuel tank in it.


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farnhamstj
07-11-2010, 03:55 PM
sick

LandBruiser
07-11-2010, 10:35 PM
That sheet is clean! Nice work Scottie.

AxleIke
07-11-2010, 10:40 PM
WOW! Great work! Can't wait to see it in person!

AddictedOffroad
07-11-2010, 11:41 PM
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RockRunner
07-12-2010, 10:11 AM
Nice progress, looks great.

Hulk
07-12-2010, 10:13 AM
It has been a pleasure watching this build! Can't wait to see it wheelin'!

J Kimmel
07-12-2010, 11:42 AM
looks good :) I think you'll be really happy with the performance!

AddictedOffroad
07-15-2010, 09:04 AM
So, D-day went well. Sort of.

I had two issues on the initial drive. First, when I installed one of the front rotors it got hung up on something under it, so when I drove it, it actually wobbled a lot and would compress the caliper to the point that I would have to pump the brakes to get it to stop.
2nd, was the steering pump get pissing fluid after I would shut it off. I think I have a small leak on the pressure line that is allowing air into the system.

I brought it back into the shop and fixed the rotor issue and was able to get it up to around 55-60mph with no issues. Brakes feel good, but there is body roll that will need to be addressed up front. Other than that it tracks great and feels good. I need to measure the caster at this point and add a couple degrees, but all in all it drives great.



Other than that, its finally on the road and driving. It still needs exhaust done on it though.


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AxleIke
07-15-2010, 10:32 AM
Looks awesome Scotty! Also glad that the issues seem to be pretty minor all in all. Great work, and congratulations!

TIMZTOY
07-15-2010, 11:13 AM
Super nice looking rig. I'm jelous

hyperboarder
07-15-2010, 12:43 PM
Damn that looks good. Want.

Hulk
07-16-2010, 02:00 AM
That's ultra flexy! Wow wow wow.

What are you making for the front bumper?

AddictedOffroad
07-17-2010, 09:41 AM
That's ultra flexy! Wow wow wow.

What are you making for the front bumper?

Not sure just yet. I will come up with something though. :thumb:

AddictedOffroad
07-17-2010, 09:42 AM
So, after a couple days of dialing things in, I am stoked with the results. It drives excellent down the road. All the work dialing in the geometry on the computer has really paid off.

I only get a very slight amount of rear squat when I accelerate. It corners and handles pretty well despite the lack of sway bars too. And I really think that if I add only a front sway bar it would be perfect. Its more than drivable right now though even as is.

The power steering is bled out finally, but the leak which I thought was the pressure line was actually come from the input seal on the box. Luckily I had an another box that I had in the shop. So, I pulled the original one and slapped the new one in. It took a very long time to bleed the system, but its good to go now. It really is amazing how much power the 78/79 Ford F150 box has. It steers right through the ARB on dirt, but we'll see how well it works when I get some trail time under it.

It still needs sliders, a front bumper, and a rear bumper as well. I am going to do something different again with the tire carrier and build something that is easily removable for trail time. For now a simple 2x4" with a hitch is going into place to get it down to Penrose and Buena Vista next week for the 4runner Jamboree.

AddictedOffroad
07-19-2010, 03:35 PM
So, I got the ride height adjusted out. Its perfect IMO. I have just enough up travel and tons of down travel. Frame height is at 23-1/4" too. So, its even lower than I aimed for. And, it drives like a dream with the lower height too.

Now, I honestly think that no sway bars are needed at all. It drives great with no more body roll than my old 4runner. I couldn't be more happy with the results at this point.

So, the list for this week to prep for the jambo is:

1. Sliders
2. Something to tow with. I doubt it will be a complete bumper.
3. Front bumper mocked up and welded into place enough for the trip.
4. Bump stops
5. Limit straps
6. Tires balanced

Other than that its ready for the trip.

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RockRunner
07-19-2010, 04:33 PM
Very nice, it does look balanced. When you get the sliders and bumpers on you may have to redo the suspension again with the added weight or let it ride a little lower. curious to see what you are going to come up with for a rear bumper. I think I may redo mine this winter and make it look a little nicer with more function.

Are you going to get some fender flares? I would, those tires kick up a lot of stuff and that paint job still looks great. can't wait to see the finished product and hear how she wheels.

Is the 4runner jamboree this weekend? I wanted to go this year but we are going to Durango and I think that was the reason I did not sign up. If it is the weekend of the 30th I may be able to go.

AddictedOffroad
07-19-2010, 05:17 PM
Very nice, it does look balanced. When you get the sliders and bumpers on you may have to redo the suspension again with the added weight or let it ride a little lower. curious to see what you are going to come up with for a rear bumper. I think I may redo mine this winter and make it look a little nicer with more function.

Are you going to get some fender flares? I would, those tires kick up a lot of stuff and that paint job still looks great. can't wait to see the finished product and hear how she wheels.

Is the 4runner jamboree this weekend? I wanted to go this year but we are going to Durango and I think that was the reason I did not sign up. If it is the weekend of the 30th I may be able to go.

The Jambo is the weekend of the 30th. We will be on Holy Cross on the morning of the 30th. And in Buena Vista the rest of the weekend. Come on out. Its a good time.

Jacket
07-19-2010, 05:28 PM
Very impressive. I love it! I like that you didn't go crazy with the ride height, and I think the track width gives it some good stability.

Are you going to post up a budget for such a build?

AddictedOffroad
07-19-2010, 05:40 PM
Very impressive. I love it! I like that you didn't go crazy with the ride height, and I think the track width gives it some good stability.

Are you going to post up a budget for such a build?

The budget was thrown out a long time ago. LOL

Honestly, I am not sure I really want to know what the actual bottom dollar came down to on this build. Lets just say that I didn't spare any expense on it. Its exactly what I wanted to build, so I did it. That and my :Princess: is VERY understanding that this is what I do for a living, so using it as a complete write-off is part of the process. :thumb::beer:

AxleIke
07-20-2010, 11:04 PM
NICE!!! Love it!

AddictedOffroad
07-22-2010, 11:33 AM
Front bumper is mounted. Now, before everyone gets in a tizzy over the front bumper. This is NOT the production bumper for these 4runners. Its just one I used for the upcoming run and will be the raffle prize for Saturday night at the Colorado 4runner Jamboree.

I also got the sliders built and installed. These WILL be a production model. They are 65" long sliders and utilize four mounting legs. You do NOT need to cut out the pinch welds to mount these sliders to the frame like on my TG sliders. I am using 1.5x1.5" .250 wall legs to mount them to the frame and my usual frame plates (not included with the sliders). The main body is 2x2" .188 wall with 1.75"x.120 wall outer tubes.


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AxleIke
07-22-2010, 11:40 AM
Very cool sliders scotty! My old man may be in the market for some coming up next year.

MDH33
07-22-2010, 12:23 PM
Looks really :cool: . Just wondering if those rear tires contact the body when articulating? Looks very close just sitting there.

AddictedOffroad
07-22-2010, 01:24 PM
Looks really :cool: . Just wondering if those rear tires contact the body when articulating? Looks very close just sitting there.

Bump stops will be placed properly. There is only about 4.5" of up travel from and rear with the shocks, so most of the travel will be down travel. Its a price you pay for a very low, stable rig.

AxleIke
07-22-2010, 02:11 PM
Any thoughts on a production rear bumper? Not sure what the demand is, but these generations seem to have less support in the aftermarket armor area than do the earlier ones. Could be a good market?

rover67
07-22-2010, 02:28 PM
The truck turned out really really nice man!

Excellent work!

AddictedOffroad
07-25-2010, 05:41 PM
Finished the rear bumper today. Just waiting for paint to dry overnight before I weld it on. No tire carrier. I think I am going to rig something up in the hitch to carry one for long trips instead of having it on all the time.

Then we went out and tested the flex to see what needed to be trimmed, and what needed to be bump stopped.

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Romer
07-25-2010, 05:52 PM
that is a real beautiful 4runner. Awesome work!

AddictedOffroad
07-25-2010, 06:18 PM
Thanks guys. Its been a TON of work.

AddictedOffroad
07-26-2010, 01:18 PM
Rear bumper done.

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TIMZTOY
07-26-2010, 06:24 PM
U going to be selling these rear bumpers ? My coworker would love it

AddictedOffroad
07-26-2010, 07:46 PM
U going to be selling these rear bumpers ? My coworker would love it

I should be soon. I just need to figure out the proper way to make it bolt on. ;)

AxleIke
07-26-2010, 09:44 PM
Scotty, beautiful as always. Works of art, man, works of art.

4runner luv
07-26-2010, 11:47 PM
I need a rear bumper for my 96 runner like now. My trailer decided it needed to rearrange my stock bumper into a new configuration. I have been shoppin' around and can't find anything I really like. I would be willing to donate my truck as a guinea pig that you could make a few bux off of if you are interested. Maybe you would like to talk about it anyways? Let me know.

Thanks in advance,
Shayn

RockRunner
07-27-2010, 10:22 AM
I should be soon. I just need to figure out the proper way to make it bolt on. ;)


I have a neighbor who is in need of one pretty quick. His wife's 4runner got rear ended so they need something to put in its place and yours looks great.

RockRunner
07-27-2010, 10:24 AM
Looking great!! Unfortunately I won't be able to join you guys on the 30th, wife made plans already that I can't get out of.

LMK on the rear bumper ASAP and a front as well. Do you have a price in mind so I can give him an idea?

AddictedOffroad
07-28-2010, 10:06 AM
Radiator guard.


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AddictedOffroad
07-29-2010, 03:57 PM
Well, I drove it all the way to Buena Vista this morning towing the camper. All I can say is that I love this rig. The Supercharger ROCKS when towing. IMO it does better than my old silver 2000' with only 33s and the same gears.

One thing I did realize when climbing I-70 to the 470 turnoff is that I need to keep it out of OD when the tranny temps start to creep up. The tranny hit 215* at the top, and it was NOT a steep pull. Just a consistent grade where the tranny was in OD, but the Torque convertor was unlocked. But, once I started leaving the OD off and kept the torque convertor from unlocking, it never got higher than 190* even on the Kenosha Pass pull and the pull from Littleton up to Conifer.

In fact, most of the time it was running around 170* even on the big pulls in 3rd.


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AddictedOffroad
07-29-2010, 03:57 PM
Well, I drove it all the way to Buena Vista this morning towing the camper. All I can say is that I love this rig. The Supercharger ROCKS when towing. IMO it does better than my old silver 2000' with only 33s and the same gears.

One thing I did realize when climbing I-70 to the 470 turnoff is that I need to keep it out of OD when the tranny temps start to creep up. The tranny hit 215* at the top, and it was NOT a steep pull. Just a consistent grade where the tranny was in OD, but the Torque convertor was unlocked. But, once I started leaving the OD off and kept the torque convertor from unlocking, it never got higher than 190* even on the Kenosha Pass pull and the pull from Littleton up to Conifer.

In fact, most of the time it was running around 170* even on the big pulls in 3rd.


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AddictedOffroad
07-31-2010, 11:29 AM
Holy Cross went well yesterday. A few minor kinks to work out, but all-in-all it was a very good run. Rig worked great.

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corsair23
07-31-2010, 11:17 PM
Awesome pics! Amazing build and an amazing rig :thumb:

:drool:

AddictedOffroad
08-02-2010, 11:47 AM
Stability is excellent on the rig though. Its so low that it sidehills great.

I have to work a few kinks out. One is the front panhard. It has two heims, and I am going to eliminate the one at the frame and just go with a bushing there instead. With the panhard bent how it is to clear the pan, it actually bangs around a little more than I like and makes some clunking that I can eliminate.

The rear bumps worked good, but it hit them A LOT, so that will need to be remedied as well. I plan to also rework the rear coils. It need another inch of clearance in the rear and it will be good to go. Also, one of the rear shocks lost a seal. It happened before it ever hit the trail though, so I think it was just a bad lower seal to begin with.

Other than that it worked pretty well. Now that everything suspension wise is where I want it, I am going to tack weld the jam nuts into place as a couple of the lower backed off (which I expected)

The towing went excellent as well. I got 16.8mpg towing the pop-up back from BV. Tranny cooler works great too as I can now play with the OD button and it never reached over 190* the entire way home. Set the cruise at 75mph on I-25 and it runs down the road with zero issues.

RockRunner
08-02-2010, 10:02 PM
QUOTE=AddictedOffroad;157404]
The rear bumps worked good, but it hit them A LOT, so that will need to be remedied as well. I plan to also rework the rear coils. It need another inch of clearance in the rear and it will be good to go. Also, one of the rear shocks lost a seal. It happened before it ever hit the trail though, so I think it was just a bad lower seal to begin with. [LIST=1]
[B]So you are going to lift the rear another inch total? That should help with the stuffing and give you a little more room touching the fender. What about the front? They look pretty tight in there too. Are they being stuffed into the rear of the wheel well or ???

Other than that it worked pretty well. Now that everything suspension wise is where I want it, I am going to tack weld the jam nuts into place as a couple of the lower backed off (which I expected)
Would it not be better to use loctite just in case? I know you can grind the weld but a little heat and the nut is loose, just a thought.

The towing went excellent as well. I got 16.8mpg towing the pop-up back from BV. Tranny cooler works great too as I can now play with the OD button and it never reached over 190* the entire way home. Set the cruise at 75mph on I-25 and it runs down the road with zero issues.[/QUOTE]

Sounds like you got her dialed in pretty well, you going to be at the rally?? I hope so really want to see her in person,

AddictedOffroad
08-05-2010, 10:06 AM
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The rear bumps worked good, but it hit them A LOT, so that will need to be remedied as well. I plan to also rework the rear coils. It need another inch of clearance in the rear and it will be good to go. Also, one of the rear shocks lost a seal. It happened before it ever hit the trail though, so I think it was just a bad lower seal to begin with. [LIST=1]
[B]So you are going to lift the rear another inch total? That should help with the stuffing and give you a little more room touching the fender. What about the front? They look pretty tight in there too. Are they being stuffed into the rear of the wheel well or ???

Other than that it worked pretty well. Now that everything suspension wise is where I want it, I am going to tack weld the jam nuts into place as a couple of the lower backed off (which I expected)
Would it not be better to use loctite just in case? I know you can grind the weld but a little heat and the nut is loose, just a thought.

The towing went excellent as well. I got 16.8mpg towing the pop-up back from BV. Tranny cooler works great too as I can now play with the OD button and it never reached over 190* the entire way home. Set the cruise at 75mph on I-25 and it runs down the road with zero issues.

Sounds like you got her dialed in pretty well, you going to be at the rally?? I hope so really want to see her in person,[/QUOTE]

Once the lowers are set, there is no reason to not tack weld as they will never change at this point. The uppers are still adjustable to move pinion angle if needed. That, and I don't trust locktite enough to keep them set with the twisting that the setup goes through. I really only had one nut come loose, but its done it three times at this point, so instead of having to constantly retighten, I just tack welded it.

Its also the reason that all of the lower links are right hand thread joints. So, if one does loosen, it cannot change the length of the link itself.

As far as the rear lift is concerned: Its settled a little more than I expected. So, I am (for now) just going to add a 1" spacer to the top of the coil.

Then I may go with a centered air-bag above the diff to help with the load when I tow the pop-up around.

I will have the rig at the Rally this weekend if anyone wants to see it in person.

wesintl
08-07-2010, 11:22 PM
Your rig is really more impressive in person. Not that the pics/build don't do it justice but it really sits nice. Definitely a cool rig.

leiniesred
08-08-2010, 11:52 AM
beautiful rig. top notch. Thanks for showin' it off yesterday.

AddictedOffroad
08-08-2010, 11:33 PM
Thanks guys. Its been a LOT of work, but well worth it!

AddictedOffroad
08-11-2010, 08:57 PM
So, I was able to get a few of the little things taken care of on the rig that I wanted to fix before its wheeled again.

First thing is that the rear coils were walking around too much without having a centering ring. So, I added one.


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Then, when the rear coils would re-seat, they would bang and pop into place. The fix was to drill out the original bump stop cone and bolt it to the upper spring mount. This will guide the coil back into place.

http://www.toyotaholics.com/support/files/Scotty/20100811185151_004.JPG

While reinstalling it all I used a 25mm (7/8" spacer) to get me a little more ride height in the rear. Frame height is now at 23" even and rig sits level. No more bottoming out either.

AddictedOffroad
09-19-2010, 08:42 AM
Got some wheeling in yesterday up at Wheeler Lake.
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TIMZTOY
09-19-2010, 10:02 AM
nice

AddictedOffroad
09-19-2010, 10:04 AM
Couple more Jay just sent me.

http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=548950&stc=1&d=1284908548

http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=548951&stc=1&d=1284908548

AddictedOffroad
09-28-2010, 10:52 PM
So, I was thoroughly tired of dealing with bending on my old Pro Tools bender. It had served me well for the better part of 6 years. I started out manually bending with it, and then went to air/hydro a couple years ago. I had run MILES of tubing through it and it was time to retire it for a better system.

Despite going air/hydro, it would still take a couple minutes to bend out a 45 degree bend. Well, now it takes 10 seconds.

Today, the freight boys dropped off my new bender. I bought a JMR 1000 series electric/hydro unit.

http://www.jmrmfg.com/store/images/P/JMR_model1000.jpg

This bad boy bends a 90* in a single throw in about 20 seconds. I bent out two full bumpers today in seven minutes, and that included switching dies from the 1.75" to the 1.25".

The dies are billet and warrantied for life. The pins are all heat treated 4140 cromoly. The cylinder is built in-house at JMR and is not only full hydro out, but also in. So, it retracts just as fast as it does extending.

FWIW, I have run both a Pro Tools and JD2. This bender is just badass in comparison.

Uncle Ben
09-28-2010, 11:01 PM
So, I was thoroughly tired of dealing with bending on my old Pro Tools bender. It had served me well for the better part of 6 years. I started out manually bending with it, and then went to air/hydro a couple years ago. I had run MILES of tubing through it and it was time to retire it for a better system.

Despite going air/hydro, it would still take a couple minutes to bend out a 45 degree bend. Well, now it takes 10 seconds.

Today, the freight boys dropped off my new bender. I bought a JMR 1000 series electric/hydro unit.



This bad boy bends a 90* in a single throw in about 20 seconds. I bent out two full bumpers today in seven minutes, and that included switching dies from the 1.75" to the 1.25".

The dies are billet and warrantied for life. The pins are all heat treated 4140 cromoly. The cylinder is built in-house at JMR and is not only full hydro out, but also in. So, it retracts just as fast as it does extending.

FWIW, I have run both a Pro Tools and JD2. This bender is just badass in comparison.

Schaaaaweet! :thumb::thumb:

AxleIke
09-29-2010, 10:34 AM
Nice! Now I will be looking forward to the next Addicted offroad tubing creation. Pretty sure your runner needs a tire carrier! :D

AddictedOffroad
11-27-2010, 11:07 AM
Pics from our Liberty run yesterday. Perfect weather. Randy made it out too.

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Then Jerry broke! Sorry Jerry.
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Nay
11-28-2010, 05:01 PM
Awesome - how is your clearance working in term of link/rock contact on a more serious trail (I ask as those are long links and you kept it relatively low)? Looks like the project is running awesome!

:cheers:

AddictedOffroad
11-28-2010, 05:10 PM
Awesome - how is your clearance working in term of link/rock contact on a more serious trail (I ask as those are long links and you kept it relatively low)? Looks like the project is running awesome!

:cheers:

Its been pretty good actually. Yes, they are long links, but they need to be with the dual cases and driveshaft clearance as well.

In all honesty, I don't think its going to be a huge issue, but the good thing is that links are rebuildable fairly easily if I need to replace one.

They never hung me up at all, and the rig worked pretty flawlessly.

Nay
12-01-2010, 05:17 PM
Its been pretty good actually. Yes, they are long links, but they need to be with the dual cases and driveshaft clearance as well.

In all honesty, I don't think its going to be a huge issue, but the good thing is that links are rebuildable fairly easily if I need to replace one.

They never hung me up at all, and the rig worked pretty flawlessly.

Very cool. There's been a lot of talk in the 80 series forums about designing a ground up link system for those rigs that gets rid of the front radius arms without relying on what seems to be the consistently poor geometry of something like a front 3-link with factory rear 5-link.

Your project seems to me to have a lot of parallels to any attempt to do something similar on an 80, particularly since you kept lift height minimized, and I'm very interested to see how the results work for you over time.

:cheers:

AddictedOffroad
12-18-2010, 08:22 PM
Rory Desjardin from www.RADesignsproducts.com was kind enough to send me one of his triple shifters as a prototype testing platform. I must say that this kit is pretty damn simple to install. It will require minor cutting of the transmission tunnel, but I sure do wish this kit would have been available when I started my build.

It went together seamlessly and the only reason I cut out the center portion was to make it easier for me to bolt the linkage on. Trust me, I did NOT want to have to drop the t-cases as that requires pulling the entire front suspension out, so working from the top was much easier. Also, simply cutting an access panel for the shifters and using some 18 gauge steel as the panel was simple.

The kit comes with everything you will need except some RTV.
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I still at this point have to trim up on the portion of the center console to fit, but I will at least have access to one cup holder again, which IMO is critical. After all, you might spill your drink!

AddictedOffroad
12-18-2010, 09:33 PM
Okay, here is some fun tech that is completely off base.

My pop-up trailer is a decent size, and for the most part it sleeps everyone just fine. Problem is that when I have the whole family with me in the 4runner, there isn't any room for storage left in it with the three rows filled up. The pop-up only holds so much as well. So, I have been wanting to stretch the tongue on the camper a few feet to make more room for carrying stuff.

Also, the tires on the camper are 20" tires. They are tiny, and even with an axle flip, there isn't enough clearance. Especially with the added length I want to add.

So, here are the pop-up's new shoes. I found a set of stock Jeep steel wheels. They are 15x7" with 4.5-5" backspacing. Perfect for what I need. The tires are some Toyo touring tires that I found at the pic-n-pull for $15/ea and they are pretty much brand new. 205/75/15 tires. They measure out around 27" tall. So, the tires alone will give 3.5" of lift. Problem is that I will need additional lift just to clear them. I will add more about that when I get to start modifying it.

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Today I started the frame hack. It was sawzall time!


What I started with:
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Tongue weight of 150lbs without the propane tank and battery on the front.
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Frame extended 36" up front

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The box will be 78"x36"
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New Tongue weight of 230lbs with the propane tank on the front. That would add around 40lbs
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This is the only concern. The crank mount to the front, so I will need to make sure I leave access to it when the box is full built.

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I plan on building the rest of the box next week. The rack itself is only tacked in place since I need to add some bracing to the frame before its fully welded on.

AxleIke
12-19-2010, 09:41 AM
Scotty, looks AWESOME!!! I'm excited to see how the tripple shifters work for you. I want a set of those. Was planning to make my own, but if these work, then I'll have to pick up a set.

Great Idea on the pop up. Killer work as always.

AddictedOffroad
12-21-2010, 05:10 PM
So, I got the tires on it. I built some custom spring hangers since finding u-bolts to fit a 1.75" tube that were long enough was going to be impossible. So, I took a page from my old All-Pro days and built some custom perches that allow me to bolt the springs on.


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So, I have about 24" of ground clearance now. So, I feel pretty confident that I can get this trailer pretty much wherever I need to get it. It should definitely make for some interesting campsites at this point.

I still need to finish the front deck portion to add some side rails and stuff and potentially an 12V jack for the tongue.

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RockRunner
12-22-2010, 10:01 PM
Scott, nice job on all the work. Triple shifter looks just as great as it did in the shop but in its rightful place.;)

Camper looks great too, you could make a little box in your large box that gives you enough room to use the crank. That room could be used for a 5 gallon water can or maybe something you would pull out first and then put back last, tarps maybe or ??? Makes sense to you?

Lastly do you want to sent that nice USED :rolleyes: double shifter boot my way? I need a new one as mine is torn pretty well. I will reward you with Mexican liquid refreshment next time up now that I know what you like better:D

AddictedOffroad
12-23-2010, 09:57 AM
Scott, nice job on all the work. Triple shifter looks just as great as it did in the shop but in its rightful place.;)

Camper looks great too, you could make a little box in your large box that gives you enough room to use the crank. That room could be used for a 5 gallon water can or maybe something you would pull out first and then put back last, tarps maybe or ??? Makes sense to you?

Lastly do you want to sent that nice USED :rolleyes: double shifter boot my way? I need a new one as mine is torn pretty well. I will reward you with Mexican liquid refreshment next time up now that I know what you like better:D

Tom, the twin stick is actually already gone.

I am only going to run an open "box". So, the crank should be a non-issue. That side will be dedicated to firewood I think. So, when I get to camp I will unload it and then won't have to worry about taking anything else home either on that side.

RockRunner
12-23-2010, 03:45 PM
Tom, the twin stick is actually already gone.

I am only going to run an open "box". So, the crank should be a non-issue. That side will be dedicated to firewood I think. So, when I get to camp I will unload it and then won't have to worry about taking anything else home either on that side.

Sounds good, I thought you were going to in close the area but leaving it open makes it easier.

Bummer on the twin boot cover now I will need to buy a "new" one from you later;)

Hoping my other order arrives today or tomorrow so we can work on the front end.:p:

AddictedOffroad
12-23-2010, 03:58 PM
Sounds good, I thought you were going to in close the area but leaving it open makes it easier.

Bummer on the twin boot cover now I will need to buy a "new" one from you later;)

Hoping my other order arrives today or tomorrow so we can work on the front end.:p:

I need to read better. I do have an extra boot if you want it.

Oh, and you're order should be there tomorrow unless UPS is running way slow.:thumb:

This time of year, everything slows down with them.

RockRunner
01-02-2011, 06:06 PM
If you do have another boot I would like that very much.

Now you know Jeremy and I have had some problems with the rear break setup, seems to be to close to the caliper mount. Looking closely at your pictures it looks like you have a spacer between the axle and the sleeve. Am I seeing that right or is it part of the axle housing? That is one of the biggest problems we have right now.

PS my rear axle is exactly the same as yours but for an 8" setup.

AddictedOffroad
01-02-2011, 07:08 PM
Its yours then. Not sure on the brakes though. I don't remember any spacer there at all. I just bolted the caliper on and it worked great.

I wonder if its setup for 80 series brakes.

RockRunner
01-02-2011, 09:33 PM
I have to call Brian and see if he remembers what he build for this guy.

AddictedOffroad
04-07-2011, 11:45 PM
So, for the record, the Land Cruiser coils suck ass. I couldn't even load up my pop-up without hitting bumpo stops on just about any bump.

So, I started researching coils more. I ended up ordering some OME 2764s. They are designed for a Range Rover Defender 90. 220in/lbs coils. These coils came out PERFECT for ride height with zero cutting. I installed them and they are sweet. Firmer then the stock LC coils and they will hold up my pop-up with no issues. and, they are flat on top and bottom and worked perfectly with the Ballistic mounts I have.

The old 851 and LC Coils(after being chopped) required a 1" spacer anyway. These netted me around 4.5-5" of total lift and sit level with the 12" upper coils back up front.

On another note, I also scored a brand new rebuilt IPT valve body off of TTora for a damn good price. So, it will be going into the tranny as soon as I get a chance to work on it(probably never). But, I hope I get a day before I leave for Cruise Moab to do this.

AddictedOffroad
06-22-2011, 08:36 PM
Well, I just got done with a tear down and inspection on the rig.

Turns out that the rear upper pinion bearing was starting to make some noise. Pretty sure that I hosed it when the inner seal in the Diamond let lose last month in Moab. This is the first chance I've had to get it up on the rack to take a look at everything really close.

While I was at it, the reduction portion of the crawl has had a crack in it since I installed it just above one of the bolt holes. One of those that you can't see when building it, but gear oil will seep through. :shaking: I have been band-aiding it long enough. Its just a very minor bleed type of leak, but I wanted it gone. So, I built a new crawl box for it.

The adapter and guts will end up in Hunter's rig anyway, so no loss there.

I have a few other projects I need to get handled on it as well over the next few days/weeks.

1. An actual gas gauge. (I still cannot get the factory gauge to work at all)
So, I ordered a Autometer for the Ford tank. I will still need to pull the sending unit and move the float arm back into the stock location.

2. Wire up the Air/Fuel gauge. The O2 is already in the exhaust, but it needs to be wired in still.

3. Swap back on the stock supercharger pulley. The 2.2 boosts too much/fast for DD use IMO.

4. A tire carrier of some sort. Its likely just going to be a hitch mounted version that I can leave in camp.


I am really wanting to get out to CA this year to run either Rubicon or Dusy. We'll see how it all goes at this point.

AddictedOffroad
06-26-2011, 03:40 PM
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Hunter even got some seat time.
http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=605293&stc=1&d=1309120199

RockRunner
06-26-2011, 10:12 PM
Nice shots, where is this?

Also, I have had my inner seal on my Diamonds go twice now. Is this something that happens a lot or just a fluke? Just curious what is going on.

AddictedOffroad
06-26-2011, 10:16 PM
Nice shots, where is this?

Also, I have had my inner seal on my Diamonds go twice now. Is this something that happens a lot or just a fluke? Just curious what is going on.

Chinaman's Gulch

Well, I think I nicked one of the seals when I installed them initially. It just slowly got worse. Moab took it out. Then I parked wrong and all of the fluid went into the axle tube. Then i took out the upper pinion bearings. Gears and others were fine though. I replaced them all anyway.

A big mistake that a lot of guys make, is installing the seals backwards. The spring in the seal needs to be towards the inside(facing the side of the oil you are trying to keep in). So, when you install it correctly it looks wrong.

AddictedOffroad
08-02-2011, 02:08 PM
Well, its officially for sale:
http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showthread.php?t=997195

Rezarf
08-02-2011, 04:52 PM
Awesome rig, best of luck with the sale bud.

AddictedOffroad
08-03-2011, 10:32 AM
Volcom's pics from Holy Cross. Rig works REALLY well.

http://www.volcom.rockfrogs.org/Jambo-2011/010.JPG

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wesintl
08-03-2011, 12:26 PM
someone will be very happy with that rig

AddictedOffroad
09-27-2011, 05:56 PM
Well, since nobody has been serious about buying the 4runner, I said screw it. So, I've decided to rework a few things.

First of all is a way to carry the spare. So, we cut off the old rear bumper.

Its still going to be a combo of plate and tubing, but will have a bombproof, dual sheer spindle on it.

http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=622894&stc=1&d=1317152700

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Caribou Sandstorm
09-27-2011, 06:27 PM
I am glad you are keeping it. It is such a cool rig and I am guessing has a lot your passion for the hobby built into it.

A 4th gen bumper would also be a cool project down the road, not many of those out there.

AddictedOffroad
09-28-2011, 06:17 PM
Some more progress on the carrier.

I went back and forth about 10 times on whether or not to keep working with it. It was too far away from the body at first, so I decided to switch up the spindle design a little.

This is what we came up with before leaving tonight. Its growing on me. Its obviously a VERY similar design to the original bumper, just a little less departure angle. But we sucked it up as tight as we could get it.

http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=623094&stc=1&d=1317251510

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74fj40
09-28-2011, 08:37 PM
That looks really good!

AddictedOffroad
09-29-2011, 01:07 PM
Really coming to together now. We have a trick idea for the latch setup too as well as a spring loaded locking pin.

http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=623231&stc=1&d=1317319265

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AxleIke
09-29-2011, 01:40 PM
Looks good as always!

TIMZTOY
09-29-2011, 08:26 PM
freaking sweet dude.
whats the little stub tube on the driver side ? handle ?

AddictedOffroad
10-01-2011, 05:06 PM
Getting close. A few more things to do before its pulled, welded, and painted.

1st pic shows the 1" diameter bolt that will eventually be a twist in T handle. Its sleeved with 1.5 x .250 wall DOM through the swing arm, and lower portion of the bumper.

http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=623705&stc=1&d=1317506350

http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=623706&stc=1&d=1317506350

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AddictedOffroad
10-04-2011, 04:35 PM
Tire carrier is done.

http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=624378&stc=1&d=1317763192

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corsair23
10-04-2011, 06:05 PM
Two :thumb:s up!!

AddictedOffroad
10-16-2011, 10:15 AM
Well, the deal is done. 4runner is somewhere in the bay area now. Buggy is sitting out front. I left at 5am yesterday and got home at 5:25am this morning. I stopped in Wyoming somewhere and slept for 2.5hrs last night, but drove 1300 miles yesterday. I'm wiped.

TIMZTOY
10-16-2011, 07:46 PM
pics of buggy ?

rover67
10-16-2011, 09:01 PM
1300 miles is strong work man. those long days on the road feel good and suck at the same time.

Congrats on the sale, and congrats on the buggy.

Hulk
10-17-2011, 12:11 AM
Sorry to see it go, but looking forward to seeing pics of the buggy! :D

AddictedOffroad
10-17-2011, 04:47 PM
Thanks guys. It was definitely a bittersweet moment watching that 4runner get loaded on someone else's trailer. But, knowing that I had a complete turn key buggy in return made it a little easier.

AddictedOffroad
10-17-2011, 04:59 PM
I got home at 5:25am after a 24 hour drive (1300 miles), Slept for three hours, woke up at 8:30am, and started working on getting the panels pulled/swapped and basically just left it on the trailer and went wheeling.

John, Ben, and myself went to do a shake down run. Hunter rode shot gun with me in it. We got to the trailhead at around 1pm.

Hunter and I
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BigJohn seemed pretty happy.
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Ben getting some seat time
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We got it into the shop today and stripped the rest of the wrap and cleaned up the panels, and added our own stickers to it.

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Uncle Ben
10-17-2011, 05:35 PM
Sweet buggy although I don't like the grill much! ;) :lmao:

AddictedOffroad
10-17-2011, 05:56 PM
Sweet buggy although I don't like the grill much! ;) :lmao:

Yeah, I need to source a FJ40 grill and hood.

Uncle Ben
10-17-2011, 06:38 PM
Jason Pauly (Twisted Customs) makes a pretty sweet narrowed fj40 buggy grill and hood! Trentfab makes polycarb grill and hood