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95 taco's build

Discussion in '5 Lug' started by 95 taco, Sep 16, 2012.

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should i go long travel?

Poll closed Feb 24, 2013.
  1. yes

    47.1%
  2. no

    23.5%
  3. maybe

    11.8%
  4. yes and swap a 3.4 in

    17.6%
  5. yes and swap in a vortec

    5.9%
  6. yes and turbo and rebuild the 2.4

    5.9%
  1. Feb 13, 2013 at 6:18 PM
    #21
    95 taco

    95 taco [OP] Redneck rich

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    cool, i'l have to remember that.
     
  2. Feb 18, 2013 at 6:06 PM
    #22
    95 taco

    95 taco [OP] Redneck rich

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    ok guys, i won't do LT so, the next big question.
    SAS, or diesel swap? i want to eventual do both, and have a street legal buggy for DD.
    the diesel would be a isuzu 3.9, anybody know anything about these motors?
     
  3. Feb 19, 2013 at 6:25 PM
    #23
    battlescars

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    Holy crap you are all over the place.

    Sell the truck, start with a better platform.
     
  4. Feb 19, 2013 at 6:27 PM
    #24
    95 taco

    95 taco [OP] Redneck rich

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    i have a good platform, the only custom things would be driveshaft (i think) and adapter for the tranny.
     
  5. Feb 20, 2013 at 4:47 PM
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  6. Feb 20, 2013 at 5:38 PM
    #26
    95 taco

    95 taco [OP] Redneck rich

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    it's a cheap truck, and if i out the engine it can be registered as non-op to make it cheaper during my fiddling.
     
  7. Feb 21, 2013 at 5:21 PM
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    You can get a cheaper truck that would be better to start with such as an earlier model Toy P/U. If you find a 4x4 86-95 with the 3.0 v6 then you're already on track to a good build.

    First you have a transmission that will bolt directly into the 3.4. Then the transfer case is already there. After you have a strong frame that is fully boxed front to back. And to not drag on the huge benefits of it, it has a steering box that will handle a SAS and not explode like our pos racks.

    Or you can go with the SA p/u's they already make.
     
  8. Mar 19, 2013 at 10:42 PM
    #28
    95 taco

    95 taco [OP] Redneck rich

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    yeah, for a while it'll stay my DD.


    i think i might add my tractor build to the OP, should i? its a 1948 cub that hasn't run in at least 10 years.
     
  9. Mar 21, 2013 at 1:48 PM
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    95 taco

    95 taco [OP] Redneck rich

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    blew my upper radiator hose today, she won't get fixed till we get back from our trip.
     
  10. Jun 27, 2013 at 8:18 PM
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    95 taco

    95 taco [OP] Redneck rich

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    Got the radiator hose fixed, installed spacers, and changed the shocks.
    (all this was done in may, just never took the time to update)

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