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Old October 18th, 2011, 02:09 PM   #1
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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.

Drivetrain:
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


Overall:
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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Old October 18th, 2011, 02:12 PM   #2
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Old October 18th, 2011, 02:14 PM   #3
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Old October 18th, 2011, 02:20 PM   #4
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I would definitely spray paint "honky lips" on the side of that family truckster.

Nice rig
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Old October 18th, 2011, 02:45 PM   #5
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I would definitely spray paint "honky lips" on the side of that family truckster.

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you know nick? "honky lips" fit him well...anywho looks like shit, take it back and try again
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Old October 18th, 2011, 02:49 PM   #6
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Get rid of those junk ass tires, other than that, nice find
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Old October 18th, 2011, 02:51 PM   #7
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did it come with a hard top and doors? very nice find.
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Old October 18th, 2011, 02:53 PM   #8
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it was in the barn for less than an hour and tires and wheels are up for sale.

as for hard top and doors. negative. but it does have full soft top and 2 piece doors. also a bikini top. not sure if ill find a hardtop or not yet.
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Old October 18th, 2011, 02:55 PM   #9
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what tires ya looking for?
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Old October 18th, 2011, 02:56 PM   #10
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nice find should be a sweet rig when your done....
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Old October 18th, 2011, 03:23 PM   #11
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looking into 40" mtrs or 41 pitbulls. was gonna go krawlers. i really liked my iroks but wanted to try something new. maybe ill stick with what works and run iroks again.
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Old October 18th, 2011, 03:26 PM   #12
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Try something different so ya realize how shitty those I rocks were lol
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Old October 18th, 2011, 03:28 PM   #13
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Very Nice. I miss my Cruiser.
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Old October 18th, 2011, 03:41 PM   #14
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She's a sweet one. Nice to see you guys (and trail junkie) realizing that the old man wasn't so stupid after all. I've been impressed with Tab's tires and of course I still think Iroks are great for Michigan wheeling. Good plan on the cowl protection. You didn't mention the York compressor. That's a nice addition. Does the heat and defrost work good? Yes, I agree, the cage needs to be more condusive to tree rubbing. Any thoughts on a winshild protection? I think my windshield hoop has been one of my best improvements.

Oh yeah, and cover those fuses.
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Nice! It is interesting to see some folks go from buggys back to tubs. I don't think a buggy would work near as nice for me to take my family to the mall........

Don't get me rong, I'd love a buggy!!!!! or even do some "real" wheeling
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Old October 18th, 2011, 04:31 PM   #17
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Overall:
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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She's a sweet one. Nice to see you guys (and trail junkie) realizing that the old man wasn't so stupid after all. I've been impressed with Tab's tires and of course I still think Iroks are great for Michigan wheeling. Good plan on the cowl protection. You didn't mention the York compressor. That's a nice addition. Does the heat and defrost work good? Yes, I agree, the cage needs to be more condusive to tree rubbing. Any thoughts on a winshild protection? I think my windshield hoop has been one of my best improvements.

Oh yeah, and cover those fuses.
did you forget your eye exam again? man it sucks getting old...speaking of old you never did finish that story how Ben Franklin stole your idea for electricity
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Old October 18th, 2011, 05:24 PM   #18
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Nice...but it needs some grille embelishment....

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Old October 18th, 2011, 05:55 PM   #19
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that did not take long to post it....what did you do go inside "you ok hun?????"..before she answers...."ok...I will be in the barn...text me if you need me"...back out the door forgetting phone on table
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Old October 18th, 2011, 06:15 PM   #20
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