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All Toyota - 4 Seat Tube Buggy w/Locktup Fab
« on: Aug 28, 2016, 10:16:04 PM »
This project began with the idea of taking a clean 2nd 4runner doing a 5VZ-FE swap and making a linked Road worthy, but trail dominant rig. I started with a clean 92 Runner w/a blown 3.0.. I quickly acquired a Ruffstuff front housing and set out to find a 5VZ donor. Shortly after I found a wrecked 98' 4runner. The runner had been rolled and the front end was badly smashed but the engine, rear end and trans looked to be fine.. So I took a chance and drug it home.. As soon as I got home a hooked up a battery to the donor and turned the key.. cranked over 3 times and started right up! Yes now the fun begins!!!..  I now set out to complete the rest of my drivetrain and purchased a set of double t-cases complete with a marlin 4.7 XD gear set. 

--- This is where it all changes ---

On a slow weekend I decided to pull the 3.4 out of the donor.. It was sometime between then and looking at the IFS on the 92' when I realized how much work it was going to be to do what I wanted; 3.4 swap,  SAS - Linked front/rear impossible no.... However in the end I'd still be worried about body panels being crunched, glass breaking on the trail - Fuel cell fitment etc... It was then I explored the idea of building a Buggy... not just any buggy but a 100% Toyota buggy..  That's where Jason at Locktup comes in.. I good friend, and master fabricator.. it's time to take this idea and turn it into a reality.. I gathered the entire drivetrain.. now time to buy tube!

Buggy Spec's

All Toyota
-3.4 5vZ V6/ A340
-Doublers with Marlin XD 4.7 in the rear case (I know a doubler setup is overkill with an Auto but I already had it)
- +5 Width RuffStuff Front Housing, Yukon Zip Locker, 5.29 gears, TG Studdless Hubs, Frontrange Keyed Knuckles/Arms,
-3rd Gen Rear Housing, (from 98' Runner) 5.29 gears and 8' Spool
-4 - Link Front & Rear
-PSC Full Hydro
-115" Wheel Base
- 20" Belly Height
-4 - Seater (Rear Bench Seat for my Girl)
-22 Gal Fuel Cell
-39" BFG Reds
-RAD Designs Triple Sticks
-RAD Designs Winters/Shifter


Here's the concept drawn in bend tech... Stay tuned for more details and updates..





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Re: All Toyota - 4 Seat Tube Buggy w/Locktup Fab
« Reply #1 on: Aug 29, 2016, 06:51:45 AM »
Sub frame is .188 wall 1-3/4" DOM the remainder will be .120 wall.






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Re: All Toyota - 4 Seat Tube Buggy w/Locktup Fab
« Reply #2 on: Aug 29, 2016, 06:54:48 AM »
Sweet!  :eyebrow:
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Re: All Toyota - 4 Seat Tube Buggy w/Locktup Fab
« Reply #3 on: Aug 29, 2016, 06:55:58 AM »
Positioning the Drivetrain. Forgot the mention I was originally gonna go with the 5speed... till my buddies convinced me to go with the auto.. The Auto has since had a complete rebuild.






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Re: All Toyota - 4 Seat Tube Buggy w/Locktup Fab
« Reply #4 on: Aug 29, 2016, 06:58:26 AM »
till my buddies convinced me to go with the auto.. The Auto has since had a complete rebuild.

What made them recommend the auto?
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Too Tall - SqWADoosh's Big Black Taco Build
Old Red - SqWADoosh's 85 Runner Build
Washington Wet Wheelers

"Dingman. [01:17 PM]:   Damn! I paid $3500 for my runner and it caught on fire on the way home."

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Re: All Toyota - 4 Seat Tube Buggy w/Locktup Fab
« Reply #5 on: Aug 29, 2016, 07:03:24 AM »
We rolled some tube and started locating the width and arm bar height.. Using some Empi xWide seat seats for mockup, also found a used Jeep fold and tumble seat on Craigslist..










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Re: All Toyota - 4 Seat Tube Buggy w/Locktup Fab
« Reply #6 on: Aug 29, 2016, 07:10:57 AM »
What made them recommend the auto?

After recommendations I did a bunch of research and posted some questions on other sites. I also spoke to Rory at RAD designs.. I learned the Toyota Auto is a very good trans.. also learned it's the same trans used behind the Chrysler (Jeep) 4.0 engine (Cherokee XJ, Wrangler etc.) Coupled with the Trans-Go shift kit, and the RAD Designs Winters Shifter the Auto is a viable option for the build... So I decided to take the plunge.. I've never wheeled an Auto but those who have love them..  It is also said the double t-cases are not necessary behind an auto.. just a single 4.7 case... I already had the case built so I'm using doubles..

P.S. - with the simple swap of an AW4 tail housing (the jeep version of the trans) you can bolt up an Atlas Case..

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Re: All Toyota - 4 Seat Tube Buggy w/Locktup Fab
« Reply #7 on: Aug 29, 2016, 11:04:04 AM »
I'm liking this build sir. I respect the choice of all tyoda drive train rather than going LS like most do. Also the a340 is a bullet proof trans. You'll like it a lot. Wife's 4runner has over 300k on it with no issues. My 83 had 230 something no problems. I'll certainly be watching this. Can't wait to see it in double low with the smooth engagement of an auto.
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80 short bed, longs, hi steer, 4.7 case twin stick, 4.11, 38 tsl, mild built 22r
83 long bed, sas, hi steer, 3rz, w56, 4.56 33s
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Re: All Toyota - 4 Seat Tube Buggy w/Locktup Fab
« Reply #8 on: Aug 29, 2016, 05:36:44 PM »
The auto is going to be soooo much nicer. I dont think I could ever go back to a manual.

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Re: All Toyota - 4 Seat Tube Buggy w/Locktup Fab
« Reply #9 on: Aug 30, 2016, 07:29:03 AM »
Just a preview of what it will look like  :beer: :beer:


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Re: All Toyota - 4 Seat Tube Buggy w/Locktup Fab
« Reply #10 on: Aug 30, 2016, 07:30:31 AM »
Some awesome design work Jason did on the fuel cell mount:




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Re: All Toyota - 4 Seat Tube Buggy w/Locktup Fab
« Reply #11 on: Aug 30, 2016, 07:36:39 AM »
Harvesting the rear housing... cleaned it up.. Lots of grinding.. Some mods I did on the rear housing.. shaved drain plug, added armor to the bottom side.. Saved and sealed the ABS sensor ports, modded so I could bolt up Sky's Disc brake conversion... Booger Welds.. good thing nobody will see em  :clap2:










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Re: All Toyota - 4 Seat Tube Buggy w/Locktup Fab
« Reply #12 on: Aug 30, 2016, 07:38:01 AM »
Fuel cell mount is nicer (and probably worth more) than my whole truck. Sweet build!
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Re: All Toyota - 4 Seat Tube Buggy w/Locktup Fab
« Reply #13 on: Aug 31, 2016, 06:58:07 PM »
The new buggy will replace his truck. If anyone is looking for a crawler take a look.
http://board.marlincrawler.com/index.php?topic=100950.0

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Re: All Toyota - 4 Seat Tube Buggy w/Locktup Fab
« Reply #14 on: Aug 31, 2016, 08:01:59 PM »
Hey Carlos- It was great to run into you up at Fordyce. I am definitely looking forward to what this turns into. See ya on the trail buddy.   :beerchug: :thumbs:
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« Reply #15 on: Aug 31, 2016, 09:28:56 PM »
Hey Carlos- It was great to run into you up at Fordyce. I am definitely looking forward to what this turns into. See ya on the trail buddy.   :beerchug: :thumbs:

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« Reply #16 on: Sep 01, 2016, 07:02:44 AM »
Rollin Tube and the Lockup Shop



Establishing the A/B and Roof line..






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« Reply #17 on: Sep 01, 2016, 07:15:04 AM »
Rear of the Roofline Mocked up



Hood Line mocked up






Rolling more Tube


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« Reply #18 on: Sep 02, 2016, 08:10:37 AM »
Hood line mocked up, Remainder of the roofline done complete with brow bar and rear halo bar..  A,B,C,D,E,F,G Pillars Tacked..   :clap2: Jason is a Wizard and Master Fabricator!   :bowdown:









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Re: All Toyota - 4 Seat Tube Buggy w/Locktup Fab
« Reply #19 on: Sep 07, 2016, 07:33:38 AM »
Rear seat set in and my girl trying it out!



Lower fuel cell mount, by Lockup!





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Re: All Toyota - 4 Seat Tube Buggy w/Locktup Fab
« Reply #20 on: Sep 07, 2016, 07:37:37 AM »
Front End Mocked up and Done












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« Reply #21 on: Sep 07, 2016, 08:59:04 AM »
Really liking this build!
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« Reply #22 on: Sep 08, 2016, 06:01:20 AM »
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« Reply #23 on: Sep 08, 2016, 06:51:53 AM »
I do really like the lines, good flow, its pleasant to look at. I'll be watching. Someday I'll get to building a buggy, not sure how I'll keep warm in 3ft+ of snow but hey its a buggy.
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« Reply #24 on: Sep 09, 2016, 07:58:13 AM »
Rear Housing Truss Design by Locktup





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« Reply #25 on: Sep 15, 2016, 07:03:33 AM »
Rear Link Setup







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« Reply #26 on: Sep 20, 2016, 09:14:31 AM »
Front Housing built out for mockup with FROR Keyed Steer Arms, ARP Studs, and TG Studiess hubs



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« Reply #27 on: Sep 20, 2016, 10:37:03 AM »
You may have already said, but what is that rear seat from?
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« Reply #28 on: Sep 20, 2016, 10:46:21 AM »
You may have already said, but what is that rear seat from?

I think its from a CJ or Wrangler.. They call it a "fold and tumble" seat..  :thumbs:

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« Reply #29 on: Nov 07, 2016, 11:04:49 AM »
Back to work on the buggy..

Got a wheel and tire mounted up and mocked up. Installed 2" spacers in the rear.. Tacked in some rear support tubes getting ready to mount shocks.. and locate air bump cans, sway bar links, limit strap packaging.. Kinda tight in there but the 2" spacers help a bunch..


 
 
 
 
 

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