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'82 Brat: Solid Axle Build *** DONE! :) ***
Posted 20 November 2008 - 09:14 AM
screw it mick, if your doin all that. Small Block It
But why waste a freshly built engine with only 5k miles on it....?
For the amount of wheeling I do, and the terrain, this should work nicely...
Now if I wanted to go to monster sized tires, then yeah, other stuff would have to be done
My friend Chris who's the brains behind this build figures it should end up at (weight wise) about the same percentage of Toyota weight, as Toyota owns of Subaru, so it's all good
Posted 21 November 2008 - 10:40 AM
I'm gonna SPFI this motor first though..... But not until next summer....
Posted 22 November 2008 - 12:48 PM
Posted 22 November 2008 - 01:45 PM
this set-up worked good, as it kept the air filter behind the rad, but out of the way of the mud/water....
plus it has the lovely aesthetics of the neon orange duct tape...
Posted 23 November 2008 - 03:39 AM
BFG All Terrains....
Posted 23 November 2008 - 08:21 PM
nice tires there. Big
Posted 02 December 2008 - 12:06 PM
there'll also be some door protector pieces that come out a little bit too from the rocker bars.
I need to get over to the shop and get more Pics. Chris (BlueJeep on the board) has the rear susp all done and tacked in, and has the t-case clocked into position.... I think the t-case is gonna end up only hanging below the new frame rails by 2.5" or so.
Roll bar main hoop is in too....
All props for the good work need to go to my friend Chris who's the design/fab wizard....
I got my tires cheap, and am looking for some wheels now, and trying to decide what to do for a gas tank/fuel cell...
Posted 02 December 2008 - 06:01 PM
Pics, pics, pics!
I love documented builds!
Posted 03 December 2008 - 11:18 PM
Approximate tire placement axle will be a little higher.
new main roll bar hoop
trimmed up trans cross member
roll bar tied into the subframe
side view of links
slightly larger opening for tcase. new floor will cover...
Posted 04 December 2008 - 12:50 AM
Posted 04 December 2008 - 03:16 AM
Posted 04 December 2008 - 12:30 PM
Yeeehheeeheeeheee! Awesome Mick. That's some serious progress. My build feels pretty insignifigant.
'If you're gonna do it, do it well."
Chris has built lots of rigs, and looks at all facets of the build, looking towards maintenance items and everything....
I've been talking with Chris about this for like 3 years now. removing everything from the bottom, kinda created a clean slate for him to work with....
Posted 05 December 2008 - 01:22 AM
Posted 14 December 2008 - 08:44 PM
steering is next ....
Posted 14 December 2008 - 11:17 PM
Posted 18 December 2008 - 11:48 PM
New Exhaust Stack Baby!!!
New Engine Crossmember
Time for a new front frame rail to support the Toyota steering box.
The oil pan will need notched to clear the tie rod.
More shots of the 4-link rear, with more welding done...
3 Link front, upper link
New Wheel Spacers
T-case is mounted now...
Test Fitting with a Q78-15 Superswamper (35.5" diameter)
Posted 19 December 2008 - 01:17 AM
Posted 19 December 2008 - 01:41 PM
That brat will never be the same again
Definitely no going back on this one....
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