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'82 Brat: Solid Axle Build *** DONE! :) ***
Posted 18 September 2008 - 11:17 AM
made initial purchase yesterday
4 axle brackets, 2 rights and 2 lefts, all with a 10 degree offset
4 adjustable link mount brackets
4 tube link brackets, 2 rights and 2 lefts, all with 10* offset
3 upper control arm brackets flat mount
1 upper control arm axle bracket 8"
8 bushing kits
4 Large RE joints
4 Forged Johnny Joints 1" shank RH thread w/jams & tube adapters
more to follow....
Posted 18 September 2008 - 11:42 AM
Posted 18 September 2008 - 12:27 PM
I like where this is going.
Posted 24 September 2008 - 11:15 AM
Posted 24 September 2008 - 07:16 PM
as opposed to try and weld the center mounting area directly to the body. anyways.awesome,am looking forward to seeing how it comes out.
eventually i will actually follow through with this one. i only started it 2 times already.got closer the second time.cheers, brian
Posted 26 September 2008 - 10:35 AM
I'll be removing some stuff from my Brat but still keep it driveable so I can drive it out to the shop.
Posted 13 November 2008 - 09:12 PM
I'll try to get the pics to start showing the build as we go.....
Posted 16 November 2008 - 01:35 PM
maybe later tonight...
The engine and tranny crossmembers are back in stock locations. definitely need to remove the couple of carb spacers from the weber...
complete rear subframe is removed and all front suspension/steering stuff removed.
still need to remove the gas tank ande-brake handle....
Posted 17 November 2008 - 04:30 AM
I got it in Feb. '03, came from AZ, engine was trashed, no fluids anywhere... a complete build was in order....
Put a 4/3 lift in, rear disk brakes, complete brake system flush, etc....
finally got an engine and in Aug, it moved under it's own power for the first time in probably 14 years...
Since then, it's gotten lots of decals, lots of dents, suspension changes, lift changes, etc.... all making it better each time, but always leading to the next weakest link....
Here it was in July of 2008...
Posted 17 November 2008 - 04:35 AM
also purchased a Samurai transfer case...
and a few years back, I had purchased a '85 toyota from a junkyard. parted it out, and here's what's left after finally removing the axles. I also got a wider rear axle out of a '87 4-runner so it at least matches the width of the soob rear....
and then cut up and ready for the recycler...
Posted 17 November 2008 - 04:38 AM
Definitely need to take the carb and intake spacers off... or cut a big hole in the front of the hood actually, SPFI will be coming next summer probably....
Posted 17 November 2008 - 04:42 AM
actually, those are a little bigger than what'll be on it....
moving rear axle back a bit, and the front axle forward more... probably looking at 105" wheelbase... and will definitely be losing sheetmetal....
Posted 17 November 2008 - 12:16 PM
Mick what are your plans for the front axle?
I'll be running the '85 toy front axle, with the '87 4-runner IFS steering box.
Chris (the design/fab guru) will be deciding whether to go 3 link or 4 link in the front.
Posted 17 November 2008 - 03:22 PM
let me know if you need any yota drivetrain parts. I'm parting out an '86 IFS 4Runner right now. I'm keeping the engine, tie rods and front axles for sure. pretty much anything else is up for grabs.
Posted 17 November 2008 - 11:33 PM
The exhaust definitely needs changed up front....
Posted 17 November 2008 - 11:39 PM
Posted 18 November 2008 - 12:25 AM
whats the plan on passenger side exhaust? looking like got some good progress momentum now.
probably need to come forward and loop to the drivers side. like a flipped turbo cross-over....
Posted 19 November 2008 - 03:33 PM
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