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Old 01-30-2013, 01:35 PM   #1
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Valons 84 beater

Well after wrecking the taco I couldn't go with anything but another yota. So I picked up a bone stock 84 from a buddies dad. it was ruff...to say the least. Mechanically sound as could be...but it was a hunting truck for the last decade of its life so...yeah.

1984 standard cab 22r 5spd bone stock 330K and running like a top...gutless top but i should expect that when i was used to a 3.4...

stock IFS gives this bitch a run for its money in the flex department.





First thing I did was jump on the best damn deal for 35's I found after buying the truck. 500 bucks for new 35x12.50x15 km2's with no more then 1k miles on them.

Then I picked up another bed that didn't have the massive rust holes mine had and a tailgate cause I hate not having a tailgate...oh and I bobbed it 15 inches



Made some quick disconnect mud flaps to keep the po po off my back. and a quick rear bumper.



And 63" Chevys. I need longer shocks, my 10" are limiting.




Plans
RUF/IFS box(and add power steering)/Highsteer
Front bumper and winch
4.7 tcase gears(Tax return money!)
put my elocker tacoma axle in the back
lincoln lock the front
triangulated shocks
ifs hubs
paint job


just ordered some 14.5" travel shocks for the front and once they get in I will finally have everything I need to attack the front suspension. So hopefully that will be done in the next week or two




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Old 01-30-2013, 06:21 PM   #2
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Sweet rig man, looks like this is gunna be a sick build! Can't wait to get a old school toy myself. Good shit tho!!!
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got RUF done, square driveshaft, power steering also rebuilt the axle while it was out. flexes great. just need some time to get my elocker in the rear now







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That bobbed bed looks great!
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Old 03-05-2013, 09:17 PM   #5
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Old 03-19-2013, 11:49 PM   #6
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modified ifs rear housing for elocker so i got a rear locker now. so nice. gonna weld my spare 8 inch 3rd soon for the front.

also dovetailed


almost done will get more pics when i finish the bondo job on the tailgate and refit bumper.

working kinks out of front end right now too. got to re shim my knuckles and get a better preload. some wobble out of it right now. also stock shackles are limiting flex so making new longer shackles, probably gonna pull a leaf to compensate for shackle length too
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Let the cutting and grinding continue .
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oh where to begin...

Front end got changed around with longer 3rd gen leafs. and now am utilizing the last couple inches of my 14" shocks




Still need to do new high clearance portion of my bumper now that it's dovetailed, but i did add a tire carrier.

Welded my spare diff and threw it in the front



And then I went wheeling and managed to break a hastily made and oonly partially welded on shock mount resulting in snapping a shock rod and to my amazement i didn't blow a stock birf, but i brought spares just in case

oh... and it got a new $20 paint job














I got some 13" rancho shocks for cheap and started on through the bed mounts tonight.

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Most important part! got a 4.7 geared tcase slapped in, now i crawl!

Oh and it has been renamed, it is no longer the beater(even though it still is a beater truck)...my friends are calling it the 'Rock Donkey' now... Don't ask why, i still don't understand...they are......but i like it, so anyone know if/how i can change a thread title?
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