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Bobzooki
04-09-2007, 01:34 PM
Here's the photo of the fender flares I put on the Gnewt - WOW do they make a difference! No more mud on the dash!

They're Bushwackers - I believe they're TJ fronts, all the way around.

Trim to fit, and presto! Nice easy mod!

Bobzooki
04-09-2007, 01:36 PM
Oh, yeah - Mrs. Bobzooki got loose with the purple rattle-can.

Here's what she did on the inside:

corsair23
04-09-2007, 01:44 PM
Bob,

Now you need some wider tires to fill up the well :hill:

Looks good! And look at that...TWO cupholders :)

Bobzooki
04-09-2007, 02:00 PM
Now you need some wider tires to fill up the well :hill:

No way man! I went to BFG, because they had a 33" tire that is only 10.5" wide, instead of 12.5" wide. I don't need any more width! (Plus, my 96 pale, wheezing ponies have enough trouble with these meats!)

bh4rnnr
04-09-2007, 03:51 PM
Here's the photo of the fender flares I put on the Gnewt - WOW do they make a difference! No more mud on the dash!

They're Bushwackers - I believe they're TJ fronts, all the way around.

Trim to fit, and presto! Nice easy mod!


What's wrong with mud:eek: I'm still cleaning mud out from that trip btw:rolleyes: .

Looks like your ready for CM:cool: :beer:

Red_Chili
04-10-2007, 11:04 AM
(Plus, my 96 pale, wheezing ponies have enough trouble with these meats!)
There's a cure for that... 22RE built for 135HP would feel like a rocket. Just swap in the motor and tranny/dual tcases.

Then put a TOYOTA badge on the grille...

Bobzooki
04-10-2007, 01:38 PM
There's a cure for that... 22RE built for 135HP would feel like a rocket. Just swap in the motor and tranny/dual tcases.

Then put a TOYOTA badge on the grille...

Hey, Bill, that's not a bad idea! Tell me - does the 22RE have variable valve timing, or is it still a simple engine? The 22RE is fuel injected, right? I'm thinking if I put a 22RE in, I would want to put a MegaSquirt computer on it.

On Toy transfer cases, what do you have to get to marry two of them together? Is that a right-side front driveshaft? What's the length, and weight of a 22RE with two transfer cases? They're "married", right? What's the stock low range on a Toy transfer case?

Uncle Ben
04-10-2007, 01:43 PM
On Toy transfer cases, what do you have to get to marry two of them together?

Man....that is too easy....

Kick to the Dark Side! :lmao: :lmao: :hill:

gwhipp
04-11-2007, 09:12 AM
Looks great Bob! You have a whopping 96 ponies, I am lucky to have 80.

Your Zuki is an inspiration to what mine will eventually look like, minus the purple. :D

I really want to get a set of the 5.83:1 diff gears, but they are all on back-order.

Red_Chili
04-11-2007, 10:28 AM
Hey, Bill, that's not a bad idea! Tell me - does the 22RE have variable valve timing, or is it still a simple engine? The 22RE is fuel injected, right? I'm thinking if I put a 22RE in, I would want to put a MegaSquirt computer on it.

On Toy transfer cases, what do you have to get to marry two of them together? Is that a right-side front driveshaft? What's the length, and weight of a 22RE with two transfer cases? They're "married", right? What's the stock low range on a Toy transfer case?
Ooooo, fun project idea in the works. Warning, Will Robinson....

No VVTi, it's old tech. I figured you were on a budget! I think there are Corolla motors out there that would satisfy nicely, but no knowledge from this kid.

I wouldn't bother with the Megasquirt, just find a good core with the harness, engine accessories, 'puter, and put an Enginebuilder ported head with oversized SS valves on it, and learn to be happy with a mere 135-140HP (OK, sea level, at the crank, but you get the idea).

Haven't measured my powerplant length, (the crawler box adds about 6"), that might be an issue in a pint sized wheeler... but you might consider just putting in a set of 4.7:1 tcase gears in a single transfer case (which is right side front driveline FWIW). Stock low is 2.28:1. Yeah, the "married" double transfer cases use an adapter from Marlin Crawler (the best one) or Advanced Adapters or Inchworm. You will want to go to the dark side and do a SAS - you will appreciate the additional ease of shoehorning the drivetrain into the simpler front end. Just pick up a Toy front axle and pre-IFS rear axle. No need to change calipers and use spacers, it will be plenty wide already, and the narrower rear is dirt cheap. The 4-cyl. differential is plenty tough, and rivals the V6 diff if you use an ARB carrier (which you will, of course, want to use...).

Keep your 33x10.50s. Small is good. Leaf spring suspension, mad flex, easy, simple. For that matter you might even be able to use stock Toy leafs, more savings. If not, plenty of options out there.

Morganisms Inc. has the technology to make this happen. Not necessarily the time, however. I'm thinking Bobzooki Int'l, LTD also possesses the necessary skills.

Such a beast would rock like few others, and get into and out of places FJ's only dream of. And it would get great mileage and get right with it on the highway to boot.

And it would be genyoowine Toyota. For all intents and purposes.