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Old 02-14-2014, 12:37 PM
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Default 1998 Tacoma extended cab V6 Truggy Build

I know I haven't posted on here for quite some time now. But as some of you may know. I sold my 85 Hilux crawler. And moved on down to Florida, which I regret. And I have been Jonesey pretty hard-core for another Rockcrawler. So I just found myself a sweet 1998 Tacoma extended cab V6 four-wheel-drive with a brand-new crate motor in it. So I'm driving 11 hours to go pick this thing up and I'm going to turn into my new truggy. So when I get back to Colorado I'll have my TOY again.
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Old 02-14-2014, 07:01 PM
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Cool. Post photos when you get 'em. When are you coming back to Colorado?
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Old 02-15-2014, 07:13 AM
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That is great news Tim! Looking forward to seeing what you do with it. Glad you are coming back man.
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Florida, not a nice place to live, not a nice place to visit.
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Old 02-15-2014, 09:49 PM
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No set date to over back yet.. But I Would say ballpark of 1 year..
My plans for the truck are to go hard core "ish" with this truck. And finally do my truggy that I've been wanting to do.. Mostly because this truck has a lot more rust than I was hoping for.. It also has the frame rust hole issue between the bed and cab location..so cutting the frame in half and doing a truggy would actually solve a lot of issues that could arise by keeping the rusty frame..

I would like to do full width axles.. I'm thinking. Dana 60's not sure.. I haven't researched all of the different options. But I like what kimmel has set up and his seems to work great..

Another issue I'm not sure about yet is the fact that I need the truck to tow a enclosed trailer. And I haven't researched coil overs options enough to know if I can do a 4 link with coilovers (truggy) and still have the abilities to tow...

So what I want, might have to sacrifice a tad for what I need..
Another random thought that might be a issue, is if I truggy it and hook a trailer to it 14' long. I it going to tow oddly because the hitch is closer to the axle as a truggy compared to OEM being several feet behind the axle..
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I have never seen a Toyota truck rust in this location ever..
I either going to patch each hole, or replace the entire roof panel
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The tailgate is all that's rusted on the bed surprisingly..
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Submerged in sea water at some time? Why the new engine? I think I see rust coming through the front bumpers too.
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crazyness.

What are your plans for it?

cut the back off of it and make it a campermobile? you could french in one of the old yota camper backs and have a neat rig.
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