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I have having thoughts about Ditching my Cab and Bed....

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Kuneff, May 5, 2011.

  1. May 5, 2011 at 6:09 AM
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    Kuneff

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    My wheels are turning with ideas on what step to do next on the Black Beater....

    I was looking to get started back on it this summer. For right now I have just been beating it to work and back and glancing off a tree here and there... Oh yeah, reeking havoc on some road barrels...

    I am actually thinking about pulling the cab and bed off the truck and making a full blown buggy... I always wanted a dune buggy... Rather than adding the weight of an exo-skeletin I am thinking now a full tub setup. Would stiffen things up and add a HUGE fun factor to the truck...

    I need to look into the legal aspects of doing this first, and consider how I can do it. My friend has a mandrel bender, I have access to steel at a good price, I have a plasma cutter, welder and a friend thats a good welder...

    Any thoughts????
     
  2. May 5, 2011 at 6:21 AM
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  3. May 5, 2011 at 6:43 AM
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    I did some google searching and found some info on F-Toys... They are a little more than I am thinking... I don't want it to look like a Jeep... I want it to look like a tubed Truck with maybe some sheet metal over the engine, roof, and a usable bed for hauling stuff.
     
  4. May 5, 2011 at 6:50 AM
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    draw your vision and post it up or post up in the photoshop request thread. I want to see this "thing".
     
  5. May 5, 2011 at 8:37 AM
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    I have not drew anything for years, so this is beyond primitive. I am also limited on time right now at work, so I just printed existing pics, photocopied them lighter to wash it out some... and used a pencil and sharpie to project the basic idea.... I am thinking that I would keep it Full Width.... Tubed arch over the tires would have a sheet metal liner for the inner fenderwell. The tubed arch would also keep the tires from sticking out and catching cops attention. No stock sheet metal... tubular bracing for everything mounted directly to original body mount points.


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  6. May 5, 2011 at 8:46 AM
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    Check out xtreme4x4 they did a tube chassis on a yota frame. I can't recall company name but they are made for yotas.just rip off everything and weld this chassis to the frame
     
  7. May 5, 2011 at 10:11 AM
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    I might just wait until I roll it....
     
  8. May 5, 2011 at 11:26 AM
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    Looks like what you're wanting is to just cage out the truck. An actual tube chassis would mean you ditch the frame and run all tubing. I would take a look at some real prerunner shops and see what they're doing. You can basically mock what they do and tweak it to your own liking.
     
  9. May 5, 2011 at 11:42 AM
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    BFA Nuttier than squirrel shit.

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    let me borrow it lols :rofl:
     
  10. May 5, 2011 at 11:47 AM
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    ^Yes... Tube body (for lack of better term) not tubes chassis.
     
  11. May 5, 2011 at 11:50 AM
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    hahahahaha, no way.... If its going upside down... I'm going with it. :D
     
  12. May 5, 2011 at 11:50 AM
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    good cause my back still hurts! lol
     
  13. May 5, 2011 at 11:55 AM
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    you just need a bottle jack and an exo-skeletin... :D
     
  14. May 5, 2011 at 11:58 AM
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    check my build later........... youll see :D
     
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