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Old October 7th, 2013, 11:37 AM   #21
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Old October 7th, 2013, 12:07 PM   #22
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Old October 7th, 2013, 02:53 PM   #23
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Old October 7th, 2013, 02:53 PM   #24
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Old October 7th, 2013, 06:26 PM   #25
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Wheel the piss out of it like it is and see if the 8 people dwindle down any because of your driving! Who knows you might only need room for 2 after a couple trips!
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Old October 7th, 2013, 08:35 PM   #26
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Wheel the piss out of it like it is and see if the 8 people dwindle down any because of your driving! Who knows you might only need room for 2 after a couple trips!
Lol :D:D
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Old October 7th, 2013, 08:48 PM   #27
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We need to meet with beer and discuss...
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Old October 7th, 2013, 08:59 PM   #28
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Yes, yes we do. Name the time and day! Just left a torching party at my shop. I now own only two Toyotas! And should be down to one in a few days :)
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Old October 7th, 2013, 09:01 PM   #29
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Wheel the piss out of it like it is and see if the 8 people dwindle down any because of your driving! Who knows you might only need room for 2 after a couple trips!
This is extremely good advice.
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Old October 7th, 2013, 09:29 PM   #30
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Cool to see a fj build in the works.

Side note, if you go one ton route id possibly be interested in the yota axles
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Old October 7th, 2013, 10:24 PM   #31
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Another idea I have is to build the cruiser axles now, wheel it and see how it does. I have a set of semi-nasty 35 inch pro comp muds I could run for now. Then the axles will be ready when/if I pull them for the sami.
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Old October 7th, 2013, 11:22 PM   #32
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Awesome fj looking forward to the build
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Old January 2nd, 2014, 08:00 AM   #33
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Yesterday was the first real day of tearing into it. I decided to go the route of regearing the stock axles. This decision was mainly based on getting a sweet deal on a used lockright. I'm going to throw that in the front, and weld the rear. If this rig proves no fun (doubtful) or I want bigger axles later, I can either sell the stockers or use them in my Samurai.

So, I ordered up 5.29 Yukon gears from Ironman Offroad. His price was about the same as the Chinese Ebay cheapys!

I sold the 33 mall terrains that were on it for $350, so I'm now under $400 for the purchase price of the truck. I then mounted up my 35x12.50 Pro Comp Muds on the stock 6.5ish wide wheels which was a pain! Blowing a bead will probably not be a worry :D

So back to yesterday's progress. I ripped out the fuel tank to repair the leaking/broken sending units. The truck will need all new fuel lines.

Lastly, Roll Bar Bob came over and helped me install a third row seat after we ripped the piss soaked rear carpet out. I'll post some pics soon, as I think our mounting system was quite ingenius.
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Old January 3rd, 2014, 12:14 PM   #34
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Yesterday was the first real day of tearing into it. I decided to go the route of regearing the stock axles. This decision was mainly based on getting a sweet deal on a used lockright. I'm going to throw that in the front, and weld the rear. If this rig proves no fun (doubtful) or I want bigger axles later, I can either sell the stockers or use them in my Samurai.

So, I ordered up 5.29 Yukon gears from Ironman Offroad. His price was about the same as the Chinese Ebay cheapys!

I sold the 33 mall terrains that were on it for $350, so I'm now under $400 for the purchase price of the truck. I then mounted up my 35x12.50 Pro Comp Muds on the stock 6.5ish wide wheels which was a pain! Blowing a bead will probably not be a worry :D

So back to yesterday's progress. I ripped out the fuel tank to repair the leaking/broken sending units. The truck will need all new fuel lines.

Lastly, Roll Bar Bob came over and helped me install a third row seat after we ripped the piss soaked rear carpet out. I'll post some pics soon, as I think our mounting system was quite ingenius.

self tappers and zip ties?
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Old January 6th, 2014, 06:00 PM   #35
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Lol, close!
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Old January 6th, 2014, 06:01 PM   #36
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So this may be my fuel leak/stumbling issue.....maybe

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Old January 6th, 2014, 11:25 PM   #37
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I plowed the shop out yesterday, I was going to hit it today when the quad said "no thanks" and took a shit in my drive
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Old January 7th, 2014, 01:56 PM   #38
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I plowed the shop out yesterday, I was going to hit it today when the quad said "no thanks" and took a shit in my drive
Oh jeez! Thank you. Do you need to get it inside to work on it?
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Old January 15th, 2014, 06:16 PM   #39
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Note to self and others. Don't go cutting off the baking plates until you find replacements, they are hard to find. Time for the welder!

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The last few days have been a whirlwind of activity with this project. Attempting to rip apart the rear axle I found the rear to be a C-clip design, but only after beating the hell out of the backing plates trying to pull the shafts. I even cut one in half with the attempt to get a better swing on it, feeling I had a seized bearing. And since the plates are not available, I had to weld it back together.

My new 5.29 Yukon gears proved to be another challenge. My plan was to re-use the pinion bearings, but I could not get them to budge, so a trip to DTS netted me a couple for $72.00 each!

I've done dozens and dozens of re-gears. I've always been able to pop on pinion bearings with a pipe and a deadblow. Beating on these, I could not get them all the way onto the pinions, and argg, I even chipped two teeth on a new pinion! Fortunately it is on the edge, and on the coast side of the gears, so as long as I get the pattern set up right they should be fine.

Then, I went to set up everything, only to find Yukon cuts their pinions for a crush sleeve instead of the factory shims. And it is a proprietary part that cannot be found local, so I'm getting those overnighted from California which is costing me $54.

The other projects have been mounting a Suburban third row seat with a few Toyota seatbelts, and re-plumbing all of the factory fuel and brake lines, as they are rotten. I also had to re-build the sending unit, as it was rusted away and unavailable.

My friend and neighbor Roll Bar Bob has been a huge help with everything as well, kicking me in the butt to get this thing rolling for Snofari.
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