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Offline Taurus

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Re: Winter Toyota Project
« Reply #30 on: November 21, 2011, 05:49:47 am »
It looks AWESOME!! Can't wait til you can hit the snow with it! I might take shot gun with you ;)

Currently there's no radio or CB installed, so you'd have no way to tune me out.  The only escape will be bailing out of a moving vehicle.


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Re: Winter Toyota Project
« Reply #31 on: November 21, 2011, 06:03:44 am »
It looks AWESOME!! Can't wait til you can hit the snow with it! I might take shot gun with you ;)

Currently there's no radio or CB installed, so you'd have no way to tune me out.  The only escape will be bailing out of a moving vehicle.

You don't talk, so what's to tune out? Besides- the Jeep didn't have a working radio for a long time...
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Re: Winter Toyota Project
« Reply #32 on: November 21, 2011, 06:14:48 pm »

Not to go off topic here, but earlier this year you suggested that it was the rear axle shafts spinning out in the hubs that caused my 81 CJ-8 to stop going, well just wanted to say that last weekend my brother and I finally finished up the new axles and brakes on the rear, and now it's back on the road drivin around. Thanks for the heads up on that.

Cool! that is a very common problem with the AMC corporate axle. As for the motor, the 258 is a nice stump pulling inline 6 for a CJ, maybe rebuild it with a little more spunk to it. Clifford Performance used to be thee place for performance Jeep go fast parts.  :up:

Another option would be a small block chevy transplant. Easy to do, you can get complete install kits with mounts, adapters, etc. to make it virtually a bolt in job. I had a 327 chevy in my '84 CJ and it was the perfect motor. Stock rebuild, worked very well, with highway mileage in the 20's. :punk:


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Re: Winter Toyota Project
« Reply #33 on: November 22, 2011, 05:52:14 am »
I'm contemplating finding a 4.0 from a 91-95 jeep. A pretty common thing is to take the crank from the 4.2 and put it in the 4.0 to make a 4.5 stroker or bore it .060 to make what's called the "torque monster" 4.7 stroker.

Or, put the 4.0 head and top end onto the lower end of the 4.2 which is a complete bolt on procedure, giving you a 10:1 compression ratio. And basically it becomes a fuel injected 4.2.

My uncle has a late 70's cj5 I believe with a 327, and that's a mean little motor in it. There's plenty of options out there, I just need to choose one and go with it. And find myself a new frame being that the jeep has at least 6 cracked spots that have been welded already but continue to break.
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Re: Winter Toyota Project
« Reply #34 on: December 04, 2011, 06:15:27 am »
Fender flares arrived last night













A couple of boxes should be arriving from the dog house this week to fill in between them lights :punk:


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Re: Winter Toyota Project
« Reply #35 on: December 05, 2011, 02:05:58 am »
The flares look awesome!
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Re: Winter Toyota Project
« Reply #36 on: December 12, 2011, 02:00:57 am »
Nice addition from the Doghouse, thanks Rich  :up:













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Re: Winter Toyota Project
« Reply #37 on: December 12, 2011, 05:52:10 am »
That is one nice rig you are building up there Taurus, good job! I can't wait to see pictures of this in action.
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Re: Winter Toyota Project
« Reply #38 on: December 12, 2011, 06:09:58 am »
SWEET!!!!!!!!!!  When is the snow run gonna happen?
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Re: Winter Toyota Project
« Reply #39 on: December 12, 2011, 06:24:09 am »
Most of the snow has melted off the past few weeks.  Theres pretty much only hard packed ice left, but next weekend it'll drive out of the garage and if everything shows up, it will be streetable.  It was tempting to try and take it out today, but I had some work I needed to get done for an early morning meeting.  I'm hoping for some fresh snow over christmas break to go on its first run.


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Re: Winter Toyota Project
« Reply #40 on: December 13, 2011, 03:08:34 am »
she looks like she'll be unstoppable. can;t wait to see some pics of her out on the go
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Re: Winter Toyota Project
« Reply #41 on: December 25, 2011, 01:59:43 am »
and it sees the light of day for the first time in 8 months














Sheared the passenger hub engagement spring so its currently 3wd :argh:

Got a set of warn hubs on the way to replace them, if thats the only issues, i'll be happy.


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Re: Winter Toyota Project
« Reply #42 on: December 25, 2011, 02:50:11 am »
YAY!!! Glad you guys finally got it out of the garage! Looks like you boys had fun tearing up your parents' place. I'll have to test out your passenger seat and make sure it works... ;)

See ya tomorrow!
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Re: Winter Toyota Project
« Reply #43 on: December 29, 2011, 09:34:40 am »
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Re: Winter Toyota Project
« Reply #44 on: December 29, 2011, 12:06:22 pm »
damn nice looking rig!
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