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The Getaway...Crom's build and adventures

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds (2005-2015)' started by Crom, Feb 11, 2015.

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  1. Dec 20, 2016 at 11:01 AM
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    Crom

    Crom [OP] 2/3 way thru. I'll be back OCT 23, 2021

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    I thank you all. :)
     
  2. Dec 20, 2016 at 11:04 AM
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    Crom

    Crom [OP] 2/3 way thru. I'll be back OCT 23, 2021

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    Spindles are done!

    I blame @nfs257 . :D lol. Thanks a million, Chris!!! :thumbsup:. @lembowski , too! Thanks!

    Design and fabrication by "The Truck Shop" in San Diego, cost was $250. Less than 24 hour turnaround! If you're interested in them, contact them by phone (858) 408-0314, and ask for "James"

    The design retains sway bar, and can run stock wheels AFAIK. Best feature IMO, is super strong. All the benefits and no shortcomings when compared to other aftermarket spindle gussets. In my opinion it's the next best thing to a fully fabricated spindle. Maybe it's even better, since it retains factory spec part. Right now I'm super glad to have them.

    I had to grind a weld with Dremel on both spindles to get my caliper to bolt flush.

    I had to make a slight modification to the wheel speed sensor bracket, and brake line bracket.

    Very easy and minor inconveniences in exchange for very strong design.

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  3. Dec 20, 2016 at 11:07 AM
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    2ndGenJonny

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    Who made those?
     
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  4. Dec 20, 2016 at 11:48 AM
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    The truck shop. Out here in San Diego.
     
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  5. Dec 20, 2016 at 11:53 AM
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    Very interesting, moar pictars Crom? Would like to see the other side
     
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  6. Dec 20, 2016 at 12:20 PM
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    Lembowski's old build thread is where this originally came from.
     
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  7. Dec 20, 2016 at 12:28 PM
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    Crom

    Crom [OP] 2/3 way thru. I'll be back OCT 23, 2021

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    @2ndGenJonny

    Design and fabrication by "The Truck Shop" in San Diego, cost was $250. Less than 24 hour turnaround!

    Stronger than the TC gussets, with none of the compromises.

    I'll get more pics of the other side soon. If you go back to page 66 of my build, you can see where we discussed it last year.

    I feel like Jake and Elwood right now, the Blues Brothers, on a mission from God, rebuilding the front end as fast as can be.

    Gotta run across town for an OEM front axle takeoff!
     
  8. Dec 20, 2016 at 12:34 PM
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    Im a TC guy, but also a vendor. These look good tho.
    Im with you on the front end. All im missing is a tower cross brace, I have all the other gussets.
     
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  9. Dec 20, 2016 at 12:56 PM
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    Voted, good luck in the popularity contest.
     
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  10. Dec 20, 2016 at 3:38 PM
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    Stuff. Also things.
    You had me at
    Done!
     
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    Voted Nick! :thumbsup: Good Luck!!
     
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  12. Dec 20, 2016 at 9:46 PM
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    I voted for Nick too. He's been so generous with his time on TW.
     
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  13. Dec 20, 2016 at 11:02 PM
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    ETAV8R Out DERP'n

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    I too voted for you sir.
     
  14. Dec 21, 2016 at 7:02 AM
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    Crom [OP] 2/3 way thru. I'll be back OCT 23, 2021

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    Just wanted to say thank you to each of you. :hattip:. :fistbump:

    After today, my truck will have a fully rebuilt front end. In essence, resetting the heavy maintenance clock forward a number of years. In conjunction with all the other work I've done this year, I really feel like I've got a shot.

    :burnrubber:

    Here's what's on deck for today:

    Here is my front end list.
    • Spindle gussets,.
    • Install spindles
    • Clean and grease UCA's
    • Replace torn Moob UBJ boot
    • Install fully rebuilt factory performance LCA's
    • Install Bilstein 6112's coilovers
    • ECGS Diff Bushing
    • Front brake lines, and replace brake line tubing
    • New Toyota Front brake rotors
    • New Toyota Front brake pads
    • New Toyota axle (drivers)
    • New hubs/ Wheel bearing assembly, both sides
    • New inner tie rods
    • New outter tie rods
    • Alignment.
     
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  15. Dec 21, 2016 at 7:12 AM
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    Good call on going with OEM on the brakes. Spending the cash on EBC isnt worth it.
     
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    Doh! I did radio you ahead of time that section was coming!

    Well at least if that was the case you blew it out right before redoing the whole front end anyway :)

    So far I think my alignment tabs and bolts are OK. Drivers rear side cam is a bit out of adjustment now based on witness marks I put on after alignment. On my to do list is to correct that and apply anti-seize at the same time. Need to do a tire rotation so will probably do all that at the same time.

    Have a good day wrenching!
     
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    Welcome! :hattip:
     
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  18. Dec 21, 2016 at 9:22 AM
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    Crom [OP] 2/3 way thru. I'll be back OCT 23, 2021

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    Thank you.

    You did fabulous calling them out on the radio. :) It was me.

    It turns out I damaged a second cam. I didn't catch it on dissembly. I'm putting it back together and I found the plate was loose against the bolt, fortunately I already have a replacement in hand from dealer.

    If you're going to go through the trouble of greasing the cams, I strongly recommend the total chaos cam tab gussets. I'm sure we can hook up a mobile welder for you to burn them on. Easy job. It's worth the $80, plus welding cost, IMO.

    I'll help if need be.
     
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  19. Dec 21, 2016 at 10:06 AM
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    Voted. Nick is my go-to for a lot of the stuff I've done to my truck. And the notion of modding the OEM LCAs for strength (rather than going aftermarket) receives my nomination for Idea of the Year. Alas, there is no thread for that.
     
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    Thanks, I'll look into those! I'll probably do the anti-seize when I've got the truck on a lift for tire rotation - anti-seize looks like it takes no time at all. If I do the gussets I'll save those for when I do weld on sliders some day. So many mods, so little time...
     
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