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Vehicle Specific => Toyota Land Cruiser Tech => Topic started by: theslayer85 on Feb 02, 2011, 02:14:26 PM

Title: fj45 tube buggy
Post by: theslayer85 on Feb 02, 2011, 02:14:26 PM
So I am in the process of working and designing a fj45 based buggy.  I have the basic look figured out and drawn up using CAD.  (thank you school teaching me how to use it)  My brother is going to school to be a mechanical engineer and had to take a class where he learned how to do 3d modeling.  He is working on doing a 3d model of it now.  The biggest thing is to see if it is buildable.  My family has a couple of totaled 85 4runners laying around so naturally they are going to be the donor for the build.  

some specs:
Toyota 22re or propane injected 22r
85 front axle
85 rear axle
rear disc breaks
transmission e break
On board air using stock a/c pump
4 link front and rear
  (also toying with the idea of semi elliptical)
dual cases with maybe triple stick shifters.
The plans are drawn to use 42" tires may go 40"
Oh and a matching trailer


I will try and get the drawings I have on here.
Title: Re: fj45 tube buggy
Post by: Dooner on Feb 02, 2011, 11:33:06 PM
Sounds sweet! Good to hear that you have a solid concept in mind. Seems like a lot of guys start off with a full body Cruiser and whittle them down to a dash and a hood.

You should be able to find a 40 front clip fairly easily, and just fab up a bed, cage, floor and be good to go!

Post up any other plans, details or pics, this sounds like a cool build to watch 
Title: Re: fj45 tube buggy
Post by: theslayer85 on Feb 03, 2011, 09:35:54 AM
The frist drawings of the buggy.  Sorry if the colors are confusing, each color is a layer and helps with keeping it organized. 
Title: Re: fj45 tube buggy
Post by: Evan Jones on Feb 03, 2011, 02:33:18 PM
Cool idea - I'll be watching this build...
Title: Re: fj45 tube buggy
Post by: GloNDark on Feb 03, 2011, 02:49:13 PM
My buddy did something similar, however he extended the cab in the process.

(http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w61/poorboypulling/c26e443d.jpg)
Title: Re: fj45 tube buggy
Post by: gmack192 on Feb 03, 2011, 05:43:59 PM
Love the idea...always thought if something happened to my truck, I would like to rebuild it using a FJ-45 cab.
Title: Re: fj45 tube buggy
Post by: 79yota4x on Mar 09, 2011, 10:06:04 AM
fj45's are rare its always cool to see on built cant wait to see the finished product :yesnod:
Title: Re: fj45 tube buggy
Post by: theslayer85 on Mar 10, 2011, 10:53:44 AM
Thanks everyone for your ideas and excitment for this project.  I just got a new motor in my 85 4runner so I might finally have some time to get some parts ready for the build.  I just dread the price tag as this thing is getting built. 
Title: Re: fj45 tube buggy
Post by: Gear Jammin-Dog Chasin-Yota Man on Mar 10, 2011, 12:49:46 PM
SWEET DESIGN!  Looks like a "B" series landcruiser (land cruiser pickup).
Do you have any fj40 parts?  The axles off the landcuisers are super tough and awesome if you could use those.
Title: Re: fj45 tube buggy
Post by: theslayer85 on Mar 28, 2011, 11:40:47 AM
SWEET DESIGN!  Looks like a "B" series landcruiser (land cruiser pickup).
Do you have any fj40 parts?  The axles off the landcuisers are super tough and awesome if you could use those.

I don't have any fj 40 parts.  I wish I did.  my dad has an fj 62 that was rolled but he has dreams of getting a new tub for it and fixing it.  He has no time for that and it would be me fixing it.  I am hoping that I might be able to talk him out of the running gear in it and use it. 
Title: Re: fj45 tube buggy
Post by: Adventure Copán on Apr 05, 2011, 07:16:05 PM
Looks like it's gonna be sweet!  :yupyup:
Newby...Daniel
Title: Re: fj45 tube buggy
Post by: Slolyfe on Apr 05, 2011, 07:26:11 PM
Propane injected 2F. Do it.


Title: Re: fj45 tube buggy
Post by: theslayer85 on Jun 05, 2011, 08:47:29 PM
This is the matching trailer.  After dragging around a friends trailer behind a lifted 4runner i got sick of how bad it pulled.  The ruck was to tall and even with a 10 inch drop reciver the trailer would not sit level.  So I decided if I want to pull a trailer with a lifted truck I want a "lifted" trailer.  the idea is that it will have matching tires to the buggy, so 38 - 40's.  It will have a pintle hitch on it for more flex when needed.  I will build a tent frame that will slide in like a picket side on a flat bed that will go into the top.  Then sew a tent that will fit the top. The tail gate will open up and have a ladder on it to get in.  

So now that my wheeling rig is totaled (dirt road+bad brakes+a roll over=dead truck) I decided I am sick of building stock rigs and I am going for the buggy.  I just need to track down a tube bender and some money for the steel.  
Title: Re: fj45 tube buggy
Post by: hudyhue on Sep 17, 2011, 07:38:38 AM
Go on ih8mud.... Check out danimals build in hardcore section, think he calls I 40.5.....

An I second the comments about the 40 axles, I have a spare rear if interested... Or another good option 80 series axles