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85 Xtra Cab: Linked, Tons, 42's

Discussion in 'Other Builds' started by Stretch, Feb 1, 2012.

  1. Feb 1, 2012 at 9:47 PM
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    Stretch

    Stretch [OP] Active Member

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    Been building this thing since July '10. Picked it up for $400 out of a parking lot. Some kid had bought it for $2700 3 years before and let it sit in his apartment complex parking lot.

    A little timeline to where it is now. Looking back...I mangled a really clean truck. booyang :drinkers:

    Brought it home, cleaned it up and sold the 33" ThornTurds in favor of some 36" Iroks.
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    Welded the rear, put an Aussie Locker in the front and went to Harlan for the ECORS KOH Qualifier a week later. All downhill from there. How it sat before we left for Harlan.
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    Came back, bobbed the bed and installed some stock duals.
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    Flatbelly and duals
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    Grenaded a birf, hated the crappy lift springs in the front, rebuilt the whole front end with Nitro 30splines and rears up front
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    Added a few leafs to the front pack, trimmed the fenders...snow wheelin' season.
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    Rear Bumper build...wanted something that could take a hit but not be wicked heavy. I drive by braille.
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    Started the rear section of the cage and rear shock hoops
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    Some LED Bling so I could cruise it around town...
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    Traded for some 38" TSL's and TN CUT em...
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    HefnerAB and I making the Seat frame and trans tunnel for the corbeaus...Our buddy Sam giving the approval and drinking beer.

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    Flopped a bunch more times...figured a fuel cell and finishing my cage would be a good idea.
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    Got bored with the Toyota stuff...wanted to try something different so cut apart a perfectly good working truck back at the beginning of November and have been putting it back together as parts show up.

    Re-Build
    4.56 Geared Chevy 60 Front Miller Locked
    4.56 Geared 14 Bolt Miller Locked with an M&M Offroad Truss and RuffStuff Bracketry
    Dual Triangulated 4 Link
    2.0 16" Travel Sway-A-Way AirShocks
    42" Tennessee Cut TSL's
    22r Propane Kit

    Re-Assembly
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    Rear Links done....Hefnerab giving the BudLightExcersiseBike Salute
    Finished and sitting at full bump...
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    A few more pictures of the rear 14Bolt DIY truss kit from PJ at M&M. Pretty killer truss for money and a lot more surface to weld to the axle tubes than most standard bent plate trusses.

    Links are 2" .250 wall lowers with 1-1/4 Heims and 1.75" .120 wall uppers with 7/8 heims.

    Milled down dually hubs thanks to Cole
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    Orbital mounted
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    Hydro ram and tie rod in place
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    Back together ready for plumbing and exhaust work.
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    Got it on my trailer now and its off to get the 4.56 gears in the 14 Bolt tomorrow. Shooting to have it finished up next week sometime then back into the shop to build a winch bumper and mess around with the new roll bender.
     
  2. Feb 1, 2012 at 9:53 PM
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    steve o 77

    steve o 77 braaap

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    Nice work, I think you might rub a bit though:p
     
  3. Feb 1, 2012 at 9:54 PM
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    SilverBullet07

    SilverBullet07 Silver Member

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    I like your toys.... looks like you've put alot of hard work into them!
     
  4. Feb 1, 2012 at 9:54 PM
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    cmack

    cmack Impeach Chris4x4!

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    Baller! Looks awesome man, I dig!
     
  5. Feb 1, 2012 at 9:56 PM
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    TACOMABOSS

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    DAMN i bet that thing is a beast off road. nice dude :thumbsup:
     
  6. Feb 1, 2012 at 9:57 PM
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    fireturk41

    fireturk41 I like to break shit!

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    damn nice, youre gonna run circles round my mess all day long!
     
  7. Feb 2, 2012 at 12:05 PM
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    Stretch

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    Thanks guys. It's definitely a work in progress. Still have a good bit left to finish. Winch, front bumper, driveshafts, plumb the brakes and full hydro.
     
  8. Feb 2, 2012 at 12:09 PM
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    97yota4wd

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    alot of metal, small engine, decent travel.
    caged, camburg long travel, 50t leafpack (soon to be installed) light rack over cab, 5pt harnesses etc
    jesus mother of lanta thats a beaut!

    what gears you got in this beast?
     
  9. Feb 2, 2012 at 12:10 PM
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    Stubbs95tacoma

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  10. Feb 2, 2012 at 8:35 PM
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    Stretch

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    Hahah. yeah its a wee big. Ive tried to keep it as low as possible. Most 1 ton swapped trucks I've seen look like sky scrapers. Used the same spring packs as I had when I was on 38's and built the rear links accordingly. Only difference in height is from the tire diameter.

    Gears are 4.56's welded front and rear and dual gear driven Toy Cases.
     
  11. Feb 2, 2012 at 8:39 PM
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    RenoTacoma

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    Im diggin it, its pretty sweet.
     
  12. Feb 2, 2012 at 8:46 PM
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    DubVtundy

    DubVtundy ERMAHGERD

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    deff subbed for this looks good man
     
  13. Feb 23, 2012 at 9:20 PM
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    Stretch

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    Done-ish...still need to do the tube work for the front bumper but its wheelable again.

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  14. Feb 23, 2012 at 9:25 PM
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    BAMFTACO

    BAMFTACO Pabst Blue Ribbon on ice

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    I wana build something like and good man great work
     
  15. Feb 28, 2012 at 9:52 AM
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    You abuse that truck enough?
     
  16. Feb 28, 2012 at 10:06 AM
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    I blame it on my lack of skill behind the wheel. Pin it to win it is pretty much how I drive.

    From this weekend's shakedown run.
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    Got a new high output steering pump on the way from Trail-Gear. Stock one just couldnt keep up with the needs of the full hydro system. It would get hot and lock up from time to time.

    Hopefully I will have that in and tested soon.
     
  17. Feb 28, 2012 at 10:09 AM
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    tigerfan00 BECAUSE INTERNETS!! Thor

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  18. Feb 28, 2012 at 11:26 PM
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    Stretch

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    Throttle is like an on off switch. :D

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    Cranked this out with the night off work...still needs some gussets and tube caps.
     
  19. Mar 19, 2012 at 8:24 PM
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    Stretch

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    A little update...been out with the rig twice now. Upgraded to the Trail-Gear Full Hydro Steering Pump and a bigger -10AN feed line from the reservoir. Makes a world of difference. It will steer these 42's now with one finger at idle. It cruises through town pretty damn smooth too. The hydro is pretty predictable and not too quick for hotlaps to the bar. The truck needs a sway bar in the back, but I'll get to that. For now it works well. Just leans like a mofo in the corners.

    Front end "done"...still need some tube caps and gussets.
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    New auxiliary fuse panel
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    New switch panel with room for when I add the electric fan and a power outlet for the Ipod
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    Winch is wired in too. Hid the solenoid box under the hood and ran the controller into the glove box.

    I feel a lot more comfortable with all of the lights and accessories on their own circuits now. The engine bay and battery terminal is cleaned up too now that it doesnt have 40 different connectors and in line fuses running through there. Except the winch leads replaced that old glob of wiring with a new one. :lol:
     
  20. Mar 25, 2012 at 4:37 PM
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    Holy shit balls I just came!
     
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