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toyota flatbed build...
Posted 07 April 2008 - 04:04 PM
mmm.... approach angle...
fender clearance at full locked... we'll see on compression in a few days...
mockup for possible bumpstop mounting...
if there's tire room after all the weight is installed in the front and rear... tossing around the idea of taking another inch out of the shackles... just tossing around for now.
Posted 07 April 2008 - 06:18 PM
Posted 14 April 2008 - 12:23 AM
here's a pic for ya eric! lol... typical jared shot...
just looking at the suspension to be in a year or so.
Posted 15 April 2008 - 04:03 PM
Posted 16 April 2008 - 11:10 PM
Posted 18 April 2008 - 10:44 AM
Dimensions and specs present and planned:
approx. 111" wheel base
28" to the belly
75" to the roof
79" bulge to bulge up front
80" bulge to bulge in the rear
22r propane injected
tc modified high pressure saginaw steering box
pwr steering cooler
larger pwr steering resivoir
new radiator, w/dual electric cooling fans
high amp alternator
Cab and frame
bobbed rear frame
stuffed winch up front
tubbed and trimmed fenders
Transmission and transfercase
5 speed forward shift
dual cases (front case 2.28, rear case 23 spline 4.7 twin sticked)
crawl box and tcase fully rebuilt
modified rears up front
modified chevy shackles
14" travel bilstiens w/shock hoops
front square drive shaft
fully trussed and rebuilt front axle
30 spline longfields
hi steer w/flat pitman arm
Waggy 5 leafs
V6 widetrack axle housing
rear axle housing truss
chromoly rear shafts
14" travel bilstiens
(eventually down the road, 1/4 elliptic, dual triangulated 4link, 10 more inches off the rear of the frame)
i'm sure i missed a thing or two, but that's the basic outline.
Posted 18 April 2008 - 08:01 PM
Posted 18 April 2008 - 08:08 PM
Pretty cool! About how much $ does it take to build one of those?
depends on what you want to do with it... mine... the tires cost $150 more than i paid for the truck....... so plenty, i don't have an exact total, just know that i need several thousand more to get it up and going to the specs that i want. then another grand for the propane injection... then after i roll it... another grand for a formula toy body. eric and ken paid like 1500 for their's, and they were wheelable from the get-go. mine needed some TLC, hence why i paid very little. but eric always finds the best deals.
i don't even want to actually tally how deep i'm into the cost portion....
Posted 20 April 2008 - 05:28 PM
Posted 21 April 2008 - 09:22 PM
this is what a formula toy is if your wondering. there's only one semi-local comp, and that's when we-rock is in ellensburg or if they get to come to ellensburg...
basic breakdown of a formula toy, is you take a toyota frame, engine, tranny, tcase, leaf springs, axles... with strict rules for modification, then take a hendrixmotorsports.com tube chassis and weld it to your frame. toyota instant buggy...
Posted 05 May 2008 - 04:22 PM
Posted 05 May 2008 - 09:29 PM
Posted 05 May 2008 - 09:39 PM
You should look into makin a 22r/20r hybrid, a 22r with a slightly modified 20r head, the 20r head flows better and boosts compression.
i've looked into it, but it's about as high on my list as rear disc brakes are at the moment. i'll have to do that and some high compression pistons if i run this tired motor with propane. the other idea is to look into a rebuilt engine. but that's a lot of cash, so a rebuild on this engine + high compression pistons and a 20r head might be reasonable.
Posted 12 May 2008 - 04:08 PM
Posted 24 March 2009 - 10:37 AM
Edited by Rooinater, 24 March 2009 - 10:40 AM.
Posted 24 March 2009 - 08:03 PM
3rd member out
pulling the carrier
sand blasted hubs
getting ready to drive the pin out of the pinion shaft
Starting the locker install
Posted 24 March 2009 - 11:44 PM
Glad to see some progress being made.
Posted 25 March 2009 - 12:05 AM
Let me know how that aussie locker works out for you. I was thinking of getting one for the front of the 4Runner.
hopefully i'll be able to let you know by winter. Everyone i've chatted with haven't had a problem with them and or really like them. They are supposedly a lot better than the lockrights.
Posted 25 March 2009 - 11:23 PM
Painted Hubs and stuffed the guts in
mocked up on the housing.
pressing the shafts in
comparing the taper of the stock shafts and chromoly shafts, pictures don't really do justice of the taper difference.
still left to do this week, setup the spool and gears for the rear third member, install the rear third, install the new hub seals and bolt up the shafts.
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