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joyota my Toyota in jeeps clothing
« on: Oct 30, 2018, 11:11:57 AM »
This build starts a long long time ago with many dead ends , failures and even being sold once .

where it sits now 
*73cj5 body 
*87 standard cab Toyota frame and drivetrain with a sas
*front axle is trussed armored and gusseded. v6 diff with a arb locker and 5.29s . Bobby longs and high steer 
*Rear axle is trussed v6 5.29 and a Detroit locker 
*duel cases 
*hybrid ruf pack in the front rears are 4" lifted springs for a explorer 
*sitting on 38s future plan is 37s 



Now this thing started life as a bone stock 73 cj5 purchased new by my father . I spent my childhood in this thing out in the woods , taking trips with my dad's jeep club it's what really sparked the fire and desire to be off the beaten path . Life often gets in the way and my parents got divorced when I was 6 or 7 and not long after that the jeep needed a transmission and ended up just sitting for a very long time . We will fast forward to my dumber 19 year old dumber self who wanted to make a wheeler out of it . At to his point I was very into Toyota and had a extra set of axles sitting around so I figured " he'll it's gotta be stronger then the jeep axles so I swapped them in and gave it a ton of lift with the spring over .... and there it sat again for many years 



Fast forward again after a couple of re designs and motor swaps I was never happy with the Driveline angles/ motor placement and many other aspects of it I decided to just sell it to a friend of a friend who thankfully never paid me for it so I took it back .and I decided it was time to actually take it off the back burner and get to doing it right



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Re: joyota my Toyota in jeeps clothing
« Reply #1 on: Oct 30, 2018, 11:18:32 AM »
I finally took it off the back burner and started to make some headway on it got it all together and running , drove it around a little and just hated it , it was way to tall and it's a cj5 so way to small for 4 people



After doing a lot of " research" aka drinking beer and staring at it, I decided the best way to combat the Driveline angles was to do a spring under and stretch it to a cj6



I kinda liked the looks of it so I cut the tub and tacked some crap together . But with my constant craigslist shopping I came across 3 deals that really changed the build 4 the better .

First I found a hardtop for the cj5 with all the glass , Windows rolled up and down and it was in all around great shape 200$ , couldn't pass that up so what to do about the extra tub length ? I thought about stretching the top to fit but bodywork is not my strong suit and the top is rather thin material .back to that in a minute



Score # 2 a set of Toyota axles just built with 5.29s arb in the front Detroit in the rear Bobby longs and trussed.
My original idea for the jeep was a Toyota in jeeps clothing the main reason I didn't go all the way through with it was I already had 4.10 v6 different in both ends so it worked gearing wise very well with a v8 but now I had these 5.29 stuffed axles




Score #3 my buddy had a 87 Toyota pickup that had a rebuilt motor with around 40k on it , he owed me a little money for some stuff so a good deal was struck and that's where this build really begins



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Re: joyota my Toyota in jeeps clothing
« Reply #2 on: Oct 30, 2018, 11:22:23 AM »
This is what I'm shooting for , something a bit different , simple... ish , and can handle most anything I can throw at it .



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Re: joyota my Toyota in jeeps clothing
« Reply #3 on: Oct 30, 2018, 11:28:51 AM »
So first thing on the list was to get the Toyota torn down.
My goal was to keep everything as close to stock as possible so repairs will be easy and parts can be sourced most anywhere, that means a lot of labeling and not cutting any wiring


nothing was wasted, I sold off everything that wasn't used to other Toyota owners and the body helped fix a rolled rig .


I had my pile of goodies and wiring and a clean frame ready for swapping



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Re: joyota my Toyota in jeeps clothing
« Reply #4 on: Nov 07, 2018, 12:14:27 PM »
At thispoint having a lift or a couple of friends would have been real handy but I was impatient and wanted to get stuff done so I used the only thing I had available, a cherry picker to pull the tub off the jeep frame







Thankfully I didn't drop the tub or kill myself with it and everything went mostly smooth



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Re: joyota my Toyota in jeeps clothing
« Reply #5 on: Nov 07, 2018, 12:30:58 PM »
Hey! That don't fit on there! :greengrin:
Keep it TOYOTA!

In the past years, I used to get a lot of calls from Jeep owners wanting to go slow like the Toy trucks.

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Re: joyota my Toyota in jeeps clothing
« Reply #6 on: Nov 07, 2018, 12:58:10 PM »
Now obviously the ifs would not cut it for trail use  so out with the plasma and off with it .




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Re: joyota my Toyota in jeeps clothing
« Reply #7 on: Nov 07, 2018, 01:01:17 PM »
Everybody has seen plenty of sas swaps so no need for alot of detail but I did have to change a few things on mine .
I needed to push the spring and shackle mounts a little further past the frame to get the tire where I wanted . Really

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Re: joyota my Toyota in jeeps clothing
« Reply #8 on: Nov 07, 2018, 08:30:08 PM »
This reminds me of my friends “jeep” except his is still IFS.
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Re: joyota my Toyota in jeeps clothing
« Reply #9 on: Nov 08, 2018, 10:17:56 AM »
Hey! That don't fit on there! :greengrin:


anything will fit anywhere with a big enough hammer and a welder

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Re: joyota my Toyota in jeeps clothing
« Reply #10 on: Nov 08, 2018, 10:38:12 AM »
Next was moving onto some wiring . I hate wiring , that was alot of the reason I wanted to keep the harness as complete as possible . Thankfully everything went together really smooth and the only thing I had to mess with was adding some wire to the passenger side of the harness that runs to the tank and to the airbox due to moving it to the passenger side . Also mounted the battery behind the motor because there's tons of room in there . I did manage to mess up the only two plugs on the whole harness that could actually plug into each other so I ended up burning up some of the alternator harness but after figuring out my mistake it fired right up .

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Re: joyota my Toyota in jeeps clothing
« Reply #11 on: Nov 08, 2018, 10:43:54 AM »
Next order of business was getting some steering hooked up so moving it around the shop would be easier .
Fairly standard for a SAS, sleeve the frame , make some plates bolt it together . I had to notch the frame a little to clear the flat pitman arm.



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Re: joyota my Toyota in jeeps clothing
« Reply #12 on: Nov 09, 2018, 11:44:58 AM »
In my effort to use as much Toyota as possible I used the stock petal assembly , steering column, brake master and clutch master . Took a bit of messing around but eventually it all fit , had to cut and bend the clutch petal to make it work and give the floorboard a bit of lovin with a big hammer so it would get its full range



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Re: joyota my Toyota in jeeps clothing
« Reply #13 on: Nov 10, 2018, 06:52:32 AM »
looks good. your sketch has me thinking an h1 look
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Re: joyota my Toyota in jeeps clothing
« Reply #14 on: Nov 10, 2018, 08:59:25 AM »
I was getting tired of looking at the rear frame just sticking behind the body so a trip to the dollar tree for some foamboard and some tape and I had a real ruff markup of what the bed would look like

my sheet metal be ding skills suck but got the basic shape all welded together

it's always good to have expert help on hand


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Re: joyota my Toyota in jeeps clothing
« Reply #15 on: Nov 10, 2018, 09:04:14 AM »
looks good. your sketch has me thinking an h1 look

thanks,  it's slowly getting there . Been rather busy with life stuff so progress has come to a crawl but at this point in actually about 75% done and it's moving under it's own power, Just working on getting the build posted up to its current progress . im really hoping to have it done b4 the end of winter but we will see .

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Re: joyota my Toyota in jeeps clothing
« Reply #16 on: Nov 10, 2018, 09:07:03 AM »
skinning the sides and making the new wheel wells took a bit of measuring , alot of grinding and patience .

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Re: joyota my Toyota in jeeps clothing
« Reply #17 on: Nov 10, 2018, 01:56:16 PM »
great work man. looks like something i would/will do. love the oddball builds

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Re: joyota my Toyota in jeeps clothing
« Reply #18 on: Nov 10, 2018, 04:13:30 PM »
I've always loved flat fender jeeps so I decided to try and mimic it and open up the wheel wheels a little

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Re: joyota my Toyota in jeeps clothing
« Reply #19 on: Nov 10, 2018, 04:17:22 PM »
Now we are starting to get to the fun stuff and tuning the suspension. I needed to pull it out of the shop to do a little pressure washing to knock off some more dirt before I finished cutting off the rest of the ifs mounts and cleaning up the frame . While I had it outside I figured I may as well use my buddies new free forklift and see how everything works out .
I need to pull a leaf from the rear pack to soften it up a little and add some leafs to the front pack to stiffen it up but all in all everything cycles well and is stable at full flex . Bumpstops will help keep everything out of the fender

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Re: joyota my Toyota in jeeps clothing
« Reply #20 on: Nov 10, 2018, 04:22:17 PM »
this was the first time I've really stood back and looked at the jeep by itself not being cramped in the shop. It's starting to look like what I have in my head,  definitely can't wait to get the sliders and fenders built. Going to be moving it over to my dad's house because my buddy just has too much stuff going on in his shop but it'll work out for the better anyway because my Dad's getting on in his age and can't do all the things that he wants to around his house. So while I'm over there getting prodjects done for hin I will be able to work on it a couple hours here and there will be a lot easier than trying to find a half a day or a full day to go to the shop to work on it

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