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Old October 18th, 2011, 02:09 PM   #1
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Default my new fj-40 family truckster

well ive gone full circle with my builds over the years. started with an fj-40. moved onto a buggy. then to another cruiser buggy. and now with the addition of our second child I sold my 3 seat cruiser buggy so I can have a comfy 4 seat cruiser again.

yes this wont be a full build like my old rigs. But with a newborn and a 3 yr old, finding time to build is nearly impossible. I had to jump at this one because it had alot of stuff I already wanted.

New build specs will be:

tearing out leafsprung suspension. Putting a 3 link panhard style front suspension with 2.0 coilovers
Rear suspension will be a trailing arm design with 2.0 coilovers
removing the brand new rebuilt dana 300 for a 3 spd stack or 2 spd atlas.
ditching the butt dragger gas tank. not sure on what ill do yet for a new tank.
Roll cage will be tore out and rebuilt from scratch.
and lastly some kind of body protection. going to do some budbuilt rear corner guards. not sure for cowl protection yet.
new corbeau bench seat in rear.

and im sure much much more.

Current specs:

73 toyota landcruiser fj-40 west coast rust free tub and frame.

6.0L Vortec LQ4 from 2003 Silverado (professionally installed and dyno tuned)
TH350 with Art Carr shifter, remote cooler/electric fan unit
Dana 300(Novak trans adapter, Advance Adapter twin stick conversion, master rebuild kit professionally installed with 0 miles)

Front Axle-
Dana 60
Custom narrowed axle
35 spline alloy inner/outer shafts with super joints (and full set of spares)
5.38 gears
ARB air locker
Hydroassist steering
Disk brakes
5x5.5 lug pattern
Dual Wilwood front and rear master cylinders and brake pedals for cutting brakes

Rear Axle-
Ford 9
Custom narrowed axle
Backboned and trussed
Strange Nodular third member with pinion support
Detroit locker
35 spline alloy shafts
5.38 gears
Disk brakes
5x5.5 lug pattern
Dual Wilwood front and rear master cylinders and brake pedals for cutting brakes

Sprung over wagoneer springs with torsion bar in the rear
Custom 30 gallon tank (under vehicle)
Suspension seats with full 5 point harnesses
On Board Air- York compressor
Warn 8274 with synthetic line (dash mounnted in/out switch, regular controller, and wireless remote controller)
K&N air filter

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