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Offline Taurus

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Winter Toyota Project
« on: October 24, 2011, 04:05:21 am »
After the dodge got stuck in a little bit of snow last winter,




I decided that a nice light weight snow wheeling truck would be a good investment.  Been putting a lot of work to get ready for this winter and have loosely documented it.



1990 toyota extended cab pickup is the platform I started with




not much to look at, but its a solid frame, trans, and motor.




A wee bit of damage on the passenger side




Some damage on the bed corner too






Step 1:
That IFS has got to go




it took some of the motor mount with it




Step 2:
SAS spring mounts replace the IFS garbage






Step 3:
Rear spring mounts move forward 5 inches




Step 4:
1984 toyota front axle slides in with allpro 4" springs




yep, its got a high pinion diff with 4.88 gears and an ARB locker installed




Step 5:

Front end buttoned up with chromoly hub gears, 30 spline longfield axles and bilstein shocks




Step 6:

rear gets the same treatment with 4.88 gears and an ARB locker




Step 7:

Body damage gets repaired



Bed gets Bobbed 9" and Herculined in white



The cab gets the same Herculiner treatment








Step 8:

Locker switches get wired in



Middle location will be used for the air compressor


Step 9:

Some new bumpers go on










Next on the list is to convert the AC to an air compressor, get some drive lines fabbed, fill the bumper with a winch, and roll some 37" Iroks under it. :punk:  :43:

Bring it on Winter.  :gunsmilie:



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Re: Winter Toyota Project
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2011, 05:44:31 am »
Don't think that will sink like the C :up:  Hopefully it will be a good happy trail rig for you for playing this year :)
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Re: Winter Toyota Project
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2011, 11:46:26 am »
nice looking rig, been building a fiberglass cj5 myself, wish I made progress like you have.
Might change that spring shackle config, looks like a weak link.
Never run any of the Super Swamper brand tires let me know how you like em for that kind of wheeelin
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Re: Winter Toyota Project
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2011, 01:36:03 pm »
 :2cool: Bad-ass little project! I had an '85 years ago. It was a fun little truck.

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Re: Winter Toyota Project
« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2011, 02:04:34 pm »
Cool project. It will be fun to see what you can get into with that.

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Re: Winter Toyota Project
« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2011, 03:17:25 pm »
Cool wheeling rig.. been thinking  about doing something similar myself
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Winter Toyota Project
« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2011, 10:13:02 pm »
You left out the part about swapping in a small 4 cylinder diesel engine.... ;D
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Re: Winter Toyota Project
« Reply #7 on: October 25, 2011, 02:17:21 am »
nice looking rig, been building a fiberglass cj5 myself, wish I made progress like you have.
Might change that spring shackle config, looks like a weak link.
Never run any of the Super Swamper brand tires let me know how you like em for that kind of wheeelin

Shackle angle should improve after 2-3 runs.  The springs havent seen a single flexing yet.  From what I've seen, Iroks are the only tire to run in the snow.  Everyone Iknow recommends them.


You left out the part about swapping in a small 4 cylinder diesel engine.... ;D

It might get a small ford diesel in the future, but a chevy 4.3 swaps in pretty easily.


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Winter Toyota Project
« Reply #8 on: October 25, 2011, 04:11:27 am »
VW makes a bunch of small diesel to choose from too. Just sayin ;D
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Re: Winter Toyota Project
« Reply #9 on: October 25, 2011, 04:39:25 pm »
Cummins B 3.9L same as 5.9 just minus 2 cylinders.
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Re: Winter Toyota Project
« Reply #10 on: October 25, 2011, 10:06:27 pm »
Cool project, looks fun as hell  :punk:  As for the Irok's, years ago I had a '84 CJ-7 with 36" Super Swampers (this was back when they only made one style tire). Excellent tire, absolutely sucked in the heavy snow and ice. The main problem was the jeep was so light, it would ride up on top of the snow, then when it broke thru it was high centered with the wheels dangling in the breeze.  :banging: Used the winch A LOT.  :lol: I think the tires would have worked better if they weren't so wide. Tall and skinny for the snow is the way to go.


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Re: Winter Toyota Project
« Reply #11 on: October 25, 2011, 10:54:12 pm »
I should have been taking pictures of you guys working on getting the tire off the other week LOL.

Not gunna lie- I give you and Jake mad props for working on this thing lately. It's been friggin cold and miserable and in that garage! ;)
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Re: Winter Toyota Project
« Reply #12 on: October 26, 2011, 02:33:37 am »
I should have been taking pictures of you guys working on getting the tire off the other week LOL.

Not gunna lie- I give you and Jake mad props for working on this thing lately. It's been friggin cold and miserable and in that garage! ;)

Welcome to western washington.  You have 10 more months of this weather.


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Re: Re: Winter Toyota Project
« Reply #13 on: October 26, 2011, 04:37:29 am »
I should have been taking pictures of you guys working on getting the tire off the other week LOL.

Not gunna lie- I give you and Jake mad props for working on this thing lately. It's been friggin cold and miserable and in that garage! ;)

Welcome to western washington.  You have 10 more months of this weather.

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Re: Winter Toyota Project
« Reply #14 on: October 26, 2011, 08:49:31 pm »
No a bad choice

 

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