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01Tac0ma SAS build..

Discussion in 'Solid Axle Suspension' started by 01Tac0ma, Jul 27, 2013.

  1. 01Tac0ma

    01Tac0ma [OP] Bash Fabriction & Off-Road

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    Nah it will happen, but still collecting a few quite expensive pieces that will keep me from doing some things twice. Rather do it all once and call it done
     
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    Boomtacoma01 Well-Known Member

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    He is doing the opposite way that I did. I had 95% of all my parts for my 85 before i even bought the truck.

    Just keep collecting your parts, build your driveshafts once and post a pic every now and then to appease people skimming over your thread
     
  3. 01Tac0ma

    01Tac0ma [OP] Bash Fabriction & Off-Road

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    Exactly. Another thing that's really what's holding me up the most is lack of work space.. I'm in a little single car garage now and I can't afford to park my truck and rear it apart for weeks or a month at a time cause I use that space for a lot of others trucks as well.. But hopefully around the first of the year I'll be getting the new shop built and ill have 5x the space I'm working out of now so I'm just being patient and trying to save up for everything I want to do the first time rather than doing things twice
     
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    Subbed. You should be able to knock this out quick if you're getting all you parts before you start
     
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    buzzard1992 Yep

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    At this rate it'll never happen
     
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    Haha yeah well I'm looking forward to seeing it
     
  7. 01Tac0ma

    01Tac0ma [OP] Bash Fabriction & Off-Road

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    Put in for a good job and made it to the interview process so if all goes as planned and I get it then ill be making an order with RST and picking up the few small things I still need... Just got a new larger working area to build sliders/bumpers etc. so have an extra bay to park the truck for down time :cool:
     
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    why was i not informed about this thread?
     
  9. 01Tac0ma

    01Tac0ma [OP] Bash Fabriction & Off-Road

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    Well I finally have a few updates.

    Got around to some slow time and pulled the axle apart to find some unwanted news.. fluids had been drained (no big deal) but the guy who had it before me had it stored outside apparently and first clue I found was some rust splotches on the axle shafts as well as water beads so I got the 3rd out and its rusted up pretty solid..

    So.... I got the housing all shined up and clean, cut the old TG truss that was crooked as hell on the axle off an found a new 3rd with already installed 4:88's for $250 from Rustys R&P. Picked it up and finished cleaning the knuckles and birfs and found all the kings and seals, felts, tie rod ends, ubolt flip, spare brake lines etc locally as an overstock so going to pick all that up soon as well and hopefully get a new sheet of plate to get a new truss built.

    Still planning to be leaf sprung for now and will likely run glass front shaft for a little while as I wait on the taco box to get here ( no point I doing shafts twice )... but hopefully wont be too far down the road.

    As of now only things I need to start cutting are the pwr steering hose conversion, steering shaft, rear 4:88 R&P, most likely new pwr steering pump but not needed right away.

    anyway heres a few pics



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  10. awsumdc

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    Anymore movement on this project? I'd really love to see how this comes together. Love it when people build there stuff in their garage or drive way. ;)
     
  11. 01Tac0ma

    01Tac0ma [OP] Bash Fabriction & Off-Road

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    Thanks man nothing yet, still waiting on a piece of plate to build the truss then honestly trying my hardest to also wait to just 3 link from the get go but im ancy so it will probably end up leaf sprung. have started selling 4wd parts though, just waiting on a decent job to help fund it. Also having to get a new tube bender so that take a good chunk out of my taco box fund :(
     
  12. 01Tac0ma

    01Tac0ma [OP] Bash Fabriction & Off-Road

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    Well I finally took the plunge and started cutting.

    Plan was to start Monday but unbolting IFS components Friday led to another and well the ifs fell off this afternoon after my plasma decided to take a shit so I had to use cutoff wheels :mad:

    Anyway, All ifs components and brackets have been removed along with the radiator. Swapped oil pans and pickup tubes and got the axle 2/3 the way assembled. Grinding day is tomorrow and will hopefully get all the excess junk off the frame and cleaned up and start tacking hangers up and into place.

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    Man!!!... Now I know why I love it out west. All that caked on mud. I hate mud.

    But good to see you've started. :D
     
  14. 01Tac0ma

    01Tac0ma [OP] Bash Fabriction & Off-Road

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    Whats crazy is I don't even touch mud! only mud it sees is what may be collected in a rock garden or a small puddle on a trail.. I avoid any mud at all costs if possible! but once im done I plan to take a pressure washer to it.. hoping to finish up sometime mid next week, have to wait on Praxair to open so I can get some more gas and other random items and wont be till Tuesday that my other parts needed to finish come in. I added it up on page one and im at $3700 so far and projected to be around $4500 once complete. not including the crawl box... Im still planning to get that from you guys sometime hopefully sooner than later!
     
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    Awesome man. Keep me in touch when you finish this. Wanna see some good wheeling pics. Good job man.
     
  16. 01Tac0ma

    01Tac0ma [OP] Bash Fabriction & Off-Road

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    Surely will! Still waiting on gears for the rear then ill throw the front shaft in place one they are here so im not tempted.. but I have some trips planned in the near future.

    Had a short day today
    Got the passenger frame rail cleaned, body mount cut and jig in place, front crossmember and frame notched for the front hangers around 1" into the frame and most of the passenger frame rail clean.. No plasma so cutting the coil bucket is taking its toll with a cutoff wheel but once that sides done it should be pretty smooth sailing.. I hope.
     
  17. 01Tac0ma

    01Tac0ma [OP] Bash Fabriction & Off-Road

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    Guess its about time I update this poor left out like an abused dog of a thread... Looks like I left everyone hanging mid grinding day... woops :eek:

    Well I don't have very many pics from grinding and setting everything up etc but ill dig up what I have.

    Heres the closest I have.. basically everything is in place at this point.

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    I ended up not using the front TG hangers and instead went to the plasma table and cut some new hangers out that moved the leafs forward about an inch as well as up as far as possible to go along with the hangers being frenched into the frame about an inch. I already had the addicted offroad front bumper which uses a crossmember that welds over both frame rails so I cut it off and started notching it for the new front hangers.

    First time under its own weight

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    The new radiator that's supposed to work for SAS didn't sit down far enough due to the front hangers being pushed up into the frame so I got my hands on a smaller 22re radiator and made some custom mounts for it and went for a test drive.. sure enough worked perfect and never got any hotter than before with the stock radiator.. so I let it ride for now and its been goo upto now! (So if anyone needs a brand new radiator I have one as well as my old one that has a very small slow leak)

    first flex pics

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    Still had slop in the steering wheel and the annoying steering wheel clank when going over bumps so I pulled the steering column and took it apart to tack the slide together in the middle of the column

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    Also cleaned up the spaghetti mess of wires under the dash and re bedlined my floors for good this time

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    at this point everything sort of came to a stand still since my stock power steering pump had finally bit the shit after whining for a year or so now so I parked it while I waited on the TG PS pump to arrive.

    Made some tube doors while I waited

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    Pump showed up and its like turning air! so smooth now!

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    Sold my toolbox and went to pick up a softopper from a fellow member. Bed bob will come in time to match the 5' softop.

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    Finally got around to ordering gears for the rear and am currently awaiting install... but currently got a set of 33's to ride on for a little
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    & heres a pic of the shackle angle

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  18. 01Tac0ma

    01Tac0ma [OP] Bash Fabriction & Off-Road

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    Picked up some twin sticks and had a week alone out of town so spent the week putting them in, Football season is near and in the heart of South Carolina we bleed garnet so it was only fitting..

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    Still need to get the shock hoops in place but that's all that's currently missing.. Was wanting to wait and see how much it'd settle before I put them in. hoops are bent just got to cut tabs to bolt the shocks up!

    So naturally even being 2wd I had to go test them but took it rather easy as im basically learning a new vehicle, but im super stoked and happy with everything! even being a prerunner she pretty much went wherever I pointed & on road I have absolutely no complaints!! now to the pics!


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    Idea of ride height next to bilsteins and eibachs.
    Im around 5" over stock if I had to guess. 23.5" frame to ground

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    2Lo walking the truck

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  19. NwiTACO

    NwiTACO Big tars, little/no bed.

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    Looks good! 23.5" frame height with what size tire?
     
  20. 01Tac0ma

    01Tac0ma [OP] Bash Fabriction & Off-Road

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    Thanks man! Theyre 33's. Will be going to 35's for daily use. Shock hoops and bed bob hopefully getting started this week. Told you id get it done eventually lol not the best setup out there by any means but for me so far its obviously superior.. I really wanted to wheel leafs before I link anyhow so when I swap to links ill actually be able to tell the difference.
     
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