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Old May 7th, 2017, 06:11 PM   #1
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Default TDI diesel swapped Toyota pickup

Hey guys thought I would post this here as well. I swapped a TDI into my Toyota it was stupid simple and the thing is a beast it rolls down the road super easy on 37"'s.

Looking for some local help I have to build the exo cage and I need some assistance. I have a pipe bender welders and cnc Mills. What I don't have is experience building a cage. If anyone is willing to trade services or just get beer and pizza to assist in building a cage that would be fantastic!
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Guess I'll have to give it a go and see what happens!
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I can watch and assist sometime
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Thanks man I really appreciate the offer! it would have been super handy today I burned myself so many times trying to hold and weld lol

Made some progress but still a lot more to do.
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Do you have a sketch on how your wanting it to turn out or just winging it?
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Do you have a sketch on how your wanting it to turn out or just winging it?
Just winging it so far.
The engine is a total test set up so I needed that rear bumper so I could drive the truck down the road for testing purposes. Once I'm comfortable with how the engine is I'll be cutting that part off or at least shortening it and adding some roll off to it to protect the toolbox I'm out front inside the rails.
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Why do you need that tube to drive down the road?
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Why do you need that tube to drive down the road?
Because the rear frame is 48" off the ground. Michigan law says the "bumper's has to be only 24"
No cops probably wouldn't give me that hard of a time especially now that I have a "bumper" there.

It will come off when it's trailer time.

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I think they measure that height between the axles, not at the bumper. Thats why it's usually called frame height in Michigan.
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