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Old 09-24-2013, 12:10 PM   #21
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First time i've seen a 2nd gen prerunner to 4x4 conversion

Very Nice!!!

It looks like you guys spared no expense to make it as clean as it could be
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Old 09-25-2013, 05:35 PM   #24
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Thanks zbaldo

Na, not yet. Cut the fenders today, so much room now. Trying to line up a deal for 35's, have a set of Duratrac's for a smokn deal but would still like a mud tire.

Next to do is cut and build my leaf pack then install a shackle flip, doing the 6'' trail gear shackle. Want to see how much lift that gives before doing the shock relocate, might try to get a 13'' shock made up or see if a 14 will fit, doubtful tho.


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Thanks zbaldo

Na, not yet. Cut the fenders today, so much room now. Trying to line up a deal for 35's, have a set of Duratrac's for a smokn deal but would still like a mud tire.

Next to do is cut and build my leaf pack then install a shackle flip, doing the 6'' trail gear shackle. Want to see how much lift that gives before doing the shock relocate, might try to get a 13'' shock made up or see if a 14 will fit, doubtful tho.


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Old 09-25-2013, 07:10 PM   #26
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tNice build! Now I know what mine will look like trimmed here soon.
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Old 09-25-2013, 08:02 PM   #27
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Thanks Gramps, wasn't too difficult, just time consuming.

Broke a bunch of fender clips taking them off. Went to Toyota, I know the parts guy well He pretty much didn't want to give me a price for a good reason, $1.89ea for the blue and $5.50 ea for red

Ordered a bunch of amazon but still cost $30 #2ndgenproblems
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35's are on
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Old 10-01-2013, 05:33 PM   #29
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Thanks Gramps, wasn't too difficult, just time consuming.

Broke a bunch of fender clips taking them off. Went to Toyota, I know the parts guy well He pretty much didn't want to give me a price for a good reason, $1.89ea for the blue and $5.50 ea for red

Ordered a bunch of amazon but still cost $30 #2ndgenproblems
Sweet! Yeah I got to practice the fender trim on NYCO's truck in my garage. Got a handle on things for when I do mine. Tips we learned doing this were:

  • Buy a bag of clips online (as you did)
  • We added in bolts and wing nuts on the ends of the plastic fenders in place of the clip to insure a sold hold.
  • An electric Sheet metal cutter(HF) cuts the fender very smoothly and very nicely.
  • Patent Pending measurement tool coming out soon...
I am just happy to see one in my color completed. So I know exactly what it will look like.



Keep up the awesome work!
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Old 10-07-2013, 10:49 AM   #30
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Old 10-07-2013, 07:04 PM   #31
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Nice! Looks like an awesome run.
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Old 10-14-2013, 01:43 PM   #32
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It was difficult to measure out the spacing for crossmember and I was still a little bit off. I spend at least 10 hours cutting and welding it. My advice, buy the 4x4 tail housing and inchworm adapter, would make it a lot easier.

The FJ tcase is also very difficult to install on a automatic, the shifter comes up right underneath the transmission shifter. I'm working on fitting my twin sticks, another very difficult process, have gone through 3 different figments for sticks and still doesn't fit right, will prob take a few days more.
The inchworm adapter is ~ 2 3/8" thick

I have one and going that route with my build..I had the 4wd trans but scrapped it before I knew I would need it due to the output shaft differences.

Very nice job! i'm jelly you have an FJ case
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Old 10-14-2013, 07:11 PM   #33
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The inchworm adapter is ~ 2 3/8" thick

I have one and going that route with my build..I had the 4wd trans but scrapped it before I knew I would need it due to the output shaft differences.

Very nice job! i'm jelly you have an FJ case
Ya with that the Fj stick would come up right under the auto shifter

I still haven't done my twin stick shifter yet, I'm thinking about a crawl box next spring so might hold off don't want to cut up my $200 shifter for couple months of use.
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Why not use a tacoma transfer case?
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Old 10-22-2013, 10:21 AM   #35
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I don't have a 4wd ecu so I can control the front diff actuator (ADD) with a switch essentially its like locking the hub. Then I can just shift my tcase into gear, don't have to worry about all the wiring and electronics with a Tacoma case + the FJ case is stronger and better then the Taco one.

Still got a long todo list to work on. Been wheelin too much lately

Video from couple weeks ago at Harrison Lake,

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Eagle Mt, half hour from my house




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No pics of me doing this but this was the tight part,




And got some damage. Front fender bent, bumper broke off mount and the light and grill are not aligned anymore. Time for a front bumper.

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Shackle flip installed and burned on a flowmaster 40 last weekend. Finally got some nice rear rake back. Gota get some brake lines and shocks then flex the shit out of it




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Inspiration...If I weren't more into my other build I'd be calling you on the daily trying to do the same. That will have to wait for now, great job.
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