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'82 Brat: Solid Axle Build *** DONE! :) ***


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#1 VaporTrail

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Posted 18 September 2008 - 11:17 AM

Planning Started

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....

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Posted 18 September 2008 - 11:42 AM

mick, your list or parts scares me.......monster brat perhaps?

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Posted 18 September 2008 - 12:27 PM

Judging from that list of parts.
I like where this is going.
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#4 VaporTrail

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Posted 24 September 2008 - 11:15 AM

57 pound box arrived yesterday.... I'll try to get some pics....

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Posted 24 September 2008 - 07:16 PM

i actually did some measuring for this.i figured if i made a subframe to all of the regular suspension mounting points and made the center section a combo transfer case/link mounting area it would work out better.

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

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Posted 26 September 2008 - 08:49 AM

How goes the upgrade project? :D

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Posted 26 September 2008 - 10:35 AM

got the RE joints the day before yesterday. I'm still waiting to get the '87 4Runner rear axle, steering box, and front hubs before it goes into full deconstruct mode.

I'll be removing some stuff from my Brat but still keep it driveable so I can drive it out to the shop.

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Posted 13 November 2008 - 09:12 PM

got the '87 4 runner rear axle, and steering box....

I'll try to get the pics to start showing the build as we go.....

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Posted 16 November 2008 - 01:35 PM

I know, I know.... pics....
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....

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Posted 17 November 2008 - 04:30 AM

Okay, so a bit of history on this Brat...

I got it in Feb. '03, came from AZ, engine was trashed, no fluids anywhere... a complete build was in order....

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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...

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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...

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#11 VaporTrail

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Posted 17 November 2008 - 04:35 AM

Parts mentioned in the first post....
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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....

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and then cut up and ready for the recycler...

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Posted 17 November 2008 - 04:38 AM

The deconstruction begins....
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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....

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Posted 17 November 2008 - 04:42 AM

what do you think...? Just a little more bashing?
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:brow:

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....

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Posted 17 November 2008 - 11:48 AM

Mick what are your plans for the front axle?

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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.

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Posted 17 November 2008 - 12:19 PM

can't wait for thread updates:popcorn:

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Posted 17 November 2008 - 12:46 PM

brakes:D

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Posted 17 November 2008 - 03:22 PM

excellent :brow:



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.

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Posted 17 November 2008 - 11:33 PM

Took a few more pics tonight with my good camera, when I went over to drain the gas tank, and pick up the no longer needed soob parts... Chris already had the front axle positioned under it to get a feel for placement, etc...
The exhaust definitely needs changed up front....

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Posted 17 November 2008 - 11:39 PM

whats the plan on passenger side exhaust? looking like got some good progress momentum now.

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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....

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Posted 18 November 2008 - 02:31 AM

Thats Mantastic mick.

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Posted 18 November 2008 - 09:10 AM

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Posted 19 November 2008 - 02:18 PM

Very cool, Mick!

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Posted 19 November 2008 - 03:33 PM

I think a Turbo exhaust header from a EA82 with some mods to the crossmember would clear your pumpkin, what say ye? Looks like its gonna be fun, Im workin on a straight axle rig myself :brow:

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