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The Heep of Toyota-Rolet super fast git-er-dun build

Discussion in '1st Gen. Builds (1995-2004)' started by taylorf16, Mar 17, 2013.

  1. Mar 17, 2013 at 9:53 AM
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    Once upon a time, I fell into an 05 Access Cab. The truck was great, but it just wasn't big enough for my family and my planning of road trips. I found a guy that had a shell of a 2002 Double Cab, with a partial SAS completed. No engine, trans, wiring, interior, and No idea how I was going to finish this thing. - No experience with solid axle trucks.
    I ended up trading him him my salvage titled 05 for his salvage titled 02 and an 03 ext cab donor truck that had been rolled.

    The day I brought her home -

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  2. Mar 17, 2013 at 9:54 AM
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    The donor -

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  3. Mar 17, 2013 at 10:00 AM
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    This was the only vehicle I had now so it was crunch time to get this thing done as fast as possible. My friend let me borrow his truck in the mean time, but I don't like driving other people's trucks.

    I found out right away that the 02 evap stuff is by the firewall and the 03 evap stuff is back by the fuel tank. SHIT!!

    the fuel lines were also different, as were the tanks and pumps.. I had to swap the fuel lines and hook up all the evap garbage behind the tank - luckily there was only about 1/4 tank on each of the trucks :D

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  4. Mar 17, 2013 at 10:04 AM
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    I pulled the engine out of the donor on the first day I had her. Brought with it the trans and t case.
    This double cab / pre runner / auto / sas was about to get a 5 speed!

    Also brought with it the entire wiring harness. Engine harness, cab harness, and every wire with it including all wiring back to the e-locker :drunk:

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  5. Mar 17, 2013 at 10:12 AM
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    Nice truck is gunna be sweet when your done
     
  6. Mar 17, 2013 at 10:12 AM
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    Went to the junk yard and found a gem. Some Chevy 63 springs out of a 97 1/2 ton 2 wheel drive. All the other springs I found were rusty and the bolts were tough to get out... These came out with ease and for $46 bucks, I was into some new springs.

    I already had the bed off for the fuel lines and gas tank. The gas tank was removed for welding.

    Swung by Midnight 4x4 here in Salt Lake for some perches and shackles.

    Went to work cutting the old mounts off.

    Had a buddy help me put the springs back up..

    Also, since everything was off, I figured I would sand down the frame and see what kind of rust I was into..
    NO RUST AT ALL!! Everyone agrees, this is one of the cleanest 1st gen tacos they'd ever seen. painted on some POR15 and sprayed the whole frame with rubberized undercoating.

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  7. Mar 17, 2013 at 10:14 AM
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    That was the motivation for getting it going so fast.. Couldn't wait to see it move and drive.
     
  8. Mar 17, 2013 at 10:19 AM
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    Oh the electrical.. Once the engine was in and the engine harness setup, i had to tackle the interior wiring.

    Ohhhh what a mess. Also had to route the wiring back to the fuel tank and evap garbage.

    Biggest issue was the wiring harness was from an extended cab, and mine is a double cab.. So there aren't any plugs or wires to go to the back doors other than speaker wire... I haven't gotten to them yet, but I plan on running window and lock power to the back doors, as well as running speaker wire from the stereo to the rear speakers.

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  9. Mar 17, 2013 at 10:23 AM
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    Sine I was all up in the firewall/dash, I figured this would be a good time to swap pedals, and setup the clutch...
    First, remove big auto brake pedal. Couple bolts and a clevis pin.
    Second, drill hold for clutch MC. 2 bolt holes and big center hole for plunger.
    Third, attach clutch pedal and install MC. Couple bolts and clevis pin. Tadaa!!

    I also gooped the hell out of it so I don't get any water leaks through the firewall.

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  10. Mar 17, 2013 at 10:24 AM
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    Nice! Excited to see the turnout :popcorn:
     
  11. Mar 17, 2013 at 10:28 AM
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    Welded on some Trail Gear shock hoops. $50 or so..

    Also installed some pro comp ES3000 shocks..
    I wanted a softer shock because I'll be driving long distances a lot and don't want to feel like I'm riding on bricks. There isn't an issue with body roll or anything because of the leaf springs.

    Got the hops from Low Range Off Road in Orem.
    I had to get the pro comps from Jack-It in Salt Lake. - I don't recommend these guys at all. Every time I go in there, it seems like I'm a huge inconvenience, and just wasting their time trying to buy parts from them.
    Lesson learned - I'll take my business elsewhere.

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  12. Mar 17, 2013 at 10:36 AM
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  13. Mar 17, 2013 at 10:38 AM
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    Ok. So eventually I had to figure out this axle situation.

    I found out the axle is a Dana 44 out of a 78 Jeep Wagoneer with 4.11 gears.
    The front springs are Tuff Country mini truck 3" lift springs with a 325 spring rate. The perches need to be rewelded as it's been sitting forever, and some of the welds are iffy

    I snagged some hubs and shafts from an 80s 1/2 ton chevy..
    Bought new calipers, rotors, brake pads, and u joints from Oreilly's _ $120 or so

    The Chevy also had some Warn hubs, so I reinstalled those.

    Also, picked up some shock mounts from JC at Midnight 4x4 at 11:00pm!

    If you guys need an awesome guy to get parts from, go talk to JC at Midnight 4x4. He's pretty much the best parts store I've ever dealt with. Very impressed with his customer service - I called him at 11:00pm to see if I could swap some parts I'd ordered from him earlier in the day... He said sure, I'll meet you there in 10 minutes. How awesome is that!?!? Customer for life!


    The next day, I took him my new tie rod ends, and measurements for drag link. He cut a sweet piece of DOM and weld in inserts, set me all up to just do the welding, and everything worked perfect!
     
  14. Mar 17, 2013 at 10:54 AM
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    Hooked up Interior parts
    Bolted in seats
    Hooked up steering wheel to steering box
    Hooked up drive shaft
    Hooked up Cross member / skid plate
    Finished drag link hookup and adjustment - This thing is massive!

    Brake lines. Had to go to House of Hose to get some toyota to chevy flare fittings changed.. Their brake machine is broke so I had to go to Evco. Evco sucks.. nickel and dime you for everything.. $42 later, I had 1 30 inch brake line. House of Hose guy didn't even charge me for 2 flare fittings.. I'll be a house of hose customer forever.

    Once I had brakes, I had to take her for a spin.. It was 2am :eek:

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  15. Mar 17, 2013 at 10:59 AM
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    The next day, I wanted to drive it home.

    I went to get my temporary registration, and get it out.

    I picked it up Tuesday February 26, and finished it on Tuesday March 12.

    2 Weeks of git er dun building and now its drivable.. There are still a few things to do, bu I can get it to pass safety and finished them along the way.

    This is how it sits today.. I still need to get different wheels and tires. These rub at full crank so they won't work.

    I also took it on the freeway.. at 70 it drives straight, doesn't wobble, and actually rides pretty smooth.

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  16. Mar 17, 2013 at 11:01 AM
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    Specs:
    2002 Tacoma Double Cab PreRunner
    3.4 V6 out of 2003 Tacoma Extended Cab
    5-speed Manual Swap
    Solid Axle out of 78 Jeep Wagoneer
    Hubs, Spindles, Brakes, Rotors off 82 Chevy 1/2 Ton
    Chevy 63 Rear Leafs
    E-Locker rear axle
    Grey Wire Mod
    Radiator from 96 Tacoma 2wd with 2.4 4 cylinder (18 3/4 in core)

    If you guys want to know anything more in depth on any of the parts/issues I ran into, feel free to add to this post, or PM me.
     
  18. Mar 17, 2013 at 11:08 AM
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    I've talked with a couple guys on there and was actually going to hit 5 mile when I had my access cab, but I was too late.... I want to get my rims/tires and finish a couple interior pieces, then I'll hit up some trails... I haven't seen any meetups other than wheeling, so I have to wait until I get everything in order..
     
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    Wow that's quite the....spoon full!!!! How's the truck still treating ya?
     
  20. Nov 27, 2013 at 1:23 PM
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    Nice job! How'd you come across the shell? I'm starting to want to do a 4 doorbcab swap on my rig...
     
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