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The beginning, 4Runner SAS

Discussion in 'Florida' started by GuyHuey, Mar 16, 2013.

  1. Feb 26, 2017 at 4:17 PM
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    GuyHuey [OP] Up is difficult. Down is dangerous.

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    We're getting there. Bumper unbolted and sliders cut off. My rear shackle angle sucks without the weight of the bumper and sliders. I had to cut the sliders out from the frame a little, I figure i'll put a slug inside the pipe, bevel it and welder up.
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  2. Mar 5, 2017 at 3:27 PM
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    GuyHuey [OP] Up is difficult. Down is dangerous.

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    First time with the top off in 5 years! I think I like it and may get a soft top. First coat of Monstaliner on and actually finished the second, just didn't take a pic.
    I'm pretty tired, been at it since Friday.
     
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  3. Mar 5, 2017 at 8:42 PM
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    How how much monstaline did you buy to do this?
     
  4. Mar 6, 2017 at 5:08 AM
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    I bought two gallons, but it only took one to get two coats rolled on.
     
  5. Mar 8, 2017 at 2:39 PM
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    Here's a couple shots out in the sun. Overall i'm pretty happy with how it came out. I do have a couple of spots that I have to go back over were you can see primer. But, I have extra paint and will just touch up those spots.
     
  6. Mar 8, 2017 at 2:47 PM
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  7. Mar 8, 2017 at 9:59 PM
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  8. Mar 11, 2017 at 10:47 AM
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    GuyHuey [OP] Up is difficult. Down is dangerous.

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    Just a few odds and ends and this job will be done. I rattle canned the top, just need to do the L-trim.

    Time to start hunting for motor swap parts!
     
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  9. Mar 11, 2017 at 10:56 AM
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    Looks great, Guy. I like it better with the top on. :thumbsup: 1st Gen Runners always look weird to me with the top off. :D
     
  10. Mar 11, 2017 at 7:42 PM
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    All my paint work was done in my Dads wood shop. They had sink holes on their property a couple years ago and when the piers were done the company just tossed everything back in there. I spent a few hours on week day cleaning a putting stuff back in order, just to have the room to do the work.

    I'm also a woodworker so having the shop in order is huge. I'm ready for the next project, which most likely will be a dresser.

    I'm very lucky to still have my Mom and Dad, I guess with them being so young, 17 and 19 worked out in the end!
     
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  11. Mar 12, 2017 at 3:45 PM
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    Now we're in the detail phase. Chrome delete and blacking out the wheel wells with truck bed liner.
     
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  12. Mar 12, 2017 at 3:47 PM
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    @Taco No Baka, do you know if you can replace the connector at the end of a CB coax wire? Mine crumbled into piece when I tried to tighten it.
     
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  13. Mar 12, 2017 at 3:53 PM
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    I painted my rear frame and rear axle with semi-gloss black. I figured as big a pain in the butt as it is to get my bed-coated sliders clean, I didn't want to have to deal with that in the wheel wells. It's working out nice. After I got home from the annual meet, I ended up getting a wild hair and getting up under the truck while I was washing it and washed the shocks, mounts, and the back side of the axle with rag with soap and water and it looks like new again (I also did the visible potions of the frame in the rear wheel wells).


    I don't see why you couldn't if you know how to solder. I think some coax cables come with ends you have to solder on so you can fish them through smaller holes than the connector will fit through. Check out Right Channel Radio and see if they have the ends for sale.
     
  14. Mar 12, 2017 at 4:03 PM
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    The stuff I used was just the rattle can bed liner from Rustolem. Had it in there before, it just got primer overspray on it. No problem spraying it off.

    I do solder, many years of RC cars and stereo stuff. Got a nice solder station sitting on my work bench.
     
  15. Mar 12, 2017 at 4:11 PM
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    That's what I have my sliders and bedrail caps painted with. The bedrail caps aren't too bad to clean, but the sliders suck to get clean for some reason. There's a lot of scrubbing involved. Luckily, I have to repaint them after every wheeling season to replace the stuff that got scraped off so they do get a chance to look too crappy, haha. :D

    Oh, and then you should be good to go on replacing the connector, assuming you can source one. I'm sure you could find it on Amazon or something though. :thumbsup:
     
  16. Mar 12, 2017 at 4:45 PM
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    Looks like the go for 3-4 bucks and Radio Shack may have them. Guess I'll find out tomorrow at lunch.
     
  17. Mar 12, 2017 at 4:47 PM
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    :confused: I thought Radio Shack went Tango Uniform a few years ago?
     
  18. Mar 24, 2017 at 2:53 PM
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    The old 4Runner is looking good if I do say so myself.
     
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    Side by side, just after the SAS with 33's. The leaf's broke in nicely and 35's help fill the wheel wells.
     
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    Found the sale pics from when I bought my truck.

    IFS on 35's, all body lift. Looked good though.

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    To no body lift on 33's, lean and mean...


    To SAS on 33's, monster truck status.

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    Finally, for now, SAS locked, 35's and other stuff. Much more refined now.

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    Nice constant evolution for the 6 years I've owned it. I'm surprised it's not all beat to shit by now.

    Hopefully the motor swap will be on this winter.
     

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