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Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by kmrofka, Aug 30, 2009.

  1. Aug 30, 2009 at 7:30 PM
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    kmrofka

    kmrofka [OP] Im so hungry i can ride a horse...

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    BOOBIES




    not really but its what gets you guys to look



    so as some of you know i like to build my own stuff for my truck and a couple days ago i got the idea that i could make my own lt kit so this is what i have gotten designed up. [​IMG]

    tell me what you think
     
  2. Aug 30, 2009 at 7:32 PM
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    TexasmadeYOTA

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    looks good... im guessing you have the proper tools and everything to do it with? If so go for it and post how it turned out
     
  3. Aug 30, 2009 at 7:32 PM
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  4. Aug 30, 2009 at 7:33 PM
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  5. Aug 30, 2009 at 7:34 PM
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    kmrofka

    kmrofka [OP] Im so hungry i can ride a horse...

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    yeah im slowly aquiring those tools i want to get the design just right before i start making it
     
  6. Aug 30, 2009 at 7:34 PM
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    Motoknuckle

    Motoknuckle Braaaaap!

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    This should be interesting...


    ...hope you have AAA.
     
  7. Aug 30, 2009 at 7:39 PM
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    kmrofka

    kmrofka [OP] Im so hungry i can ride a horse...

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    i have a huge life insurance policy lol should take care of everything if i wreck
     
  8. Aug 30, 2009 at 7:45 PM
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    best of luck. the design looks good!
     
  9. Aug 30, 2009 at 7:56 PM
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    kmrofka

    kmrofka [OP] Im so hungry i can ride a horse...

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    thanks devil i really wish chris would jump in and look
     
  10. Aug 30, 2009 at 8:04 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    It "looks" beefy, but your gonna need an "X" structure inside (inbetween the plates) to eliminate flex/twisting forces. Also, maybe eliminate the bend what the lower shock mount is. Make the unit straight. Just my $0.02. :)
     
  11. Aug 30, 2009 at 8:06 PM
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    98tacoma27

    98tacoma27 is gooder 'en chicken Moderator

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  12. Aug 30, 2009 at 8:14 PM
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    kmrofka

    kmrofka [OP] Im so hungry i can ride a horse...

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    thanks chris and i plane on using 1/4 steel plate would anyone know if the 4wd and 2wd spindles are the same or are they different on this truck
     
  13. Aug 30, 2009 at 8:15 PM
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    Interesting. I agree with Chris on the lower shock mount.


    If you have access to a water jet, it would make for some very clean and precise cuts, you wouldn't have to worry quite so much about both sides being symmetrical. You could also churn 'em out if you ended up mass producing the LCAs. Good luck with the project!
     
  14. Aug 30, 2009 at 8:16 PM
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    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    4x4 spindles are the same as the Prerunner, but the 4x2 (5 lugger) is different.

    1/4" plate is pretty heavy, have you thought about useing some good Chro/mo tube, and making a "trellis" type design?
     
  15. Aug 30, 2009 at 8:18 PM
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    kmrofka [OP] Im so hungry i can ride a horse...

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    i dont know how to weld chromoly ive read that you need to heat treat it and such and what do you mean by trellis
     
  16. Aug 30, 2009 at 8:21 PM
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    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    Triangles. A triangle design is VERY strong. For example.....Make a "V" design from the frame mount to the spindle, and put an "X" in the center of the "V". It would be bullit proof.
     
  17. Aug 30, 2009 at 8:27 PM
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    kmrofka

    kmrofka [OP] Im so hungry i can ride a horse...

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    hmmmm muy interesante
     
  18. Aug 30, 2009 at 8:28 PM
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    WhatThePho? Greg Graffin 2016

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    How about Tube arms and plates around it. I'm In the same boat as you. I have access to a Plasma Arc CNC, Tig and Mig welder.
     
  19. Aug 30, 2009 at 8:38 PM
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    kmrofka

    kmrofka [OP] Im so hungry i can ride a horse...

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    i personally like the boxed look but it still in development stage
     
  20. Aug 30, 2009 at 8:41 PM
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    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    The design you have is solid, but your gonna need some internal braceing...."X". And make it go straight to the spindle with no bend. ;)
     
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