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Re: BigMike's Big Project
« Reply #60 on: Jul 06, 2004, 11:54:55 AM »
The rust definately needs to be addressed but it is definately controllable.

OK your kidding right  :headscratch:
we have more rust then that in a week around here. :yupyup: ok maybe 3.
for my frame I used a rust converter then painted it with a 2 components polyurethane bed liner and no more rust.
Oh! and don't put brake fluid on it  :smack: :smack: but it clean a frame real good. :eyebrow:
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Re: BigMike's Big Project
« Reply #61 on: Jul 06, 2004, 12:32:43 PM »
Alrigth BigMike  :thumbsup: thats goin to be a hot little sucker.
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Re: BigMike's Big Project
« Reply #62 on: Jul 06, 2004, 12:39:35 PM »
What if the rust is on chrome?  :-\\
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Re: BigMike's Big Project
« Reply #63 on: Jul 06, 2004, 12:40:41 PM »
Oh Mikey why get a locker...and not just weld the gears?  :flamer:
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Re: BigMike's Big Project
« Reply #64 on: Jul 06, 2004, 12:44:12 PM »
What if the rust is on chrome?  :-\\

then remove chrome :yupyup: :yupyup:, Isn't that easy ?
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Re: BigMike's Big Project
« Reply #65 on: Jul 06, 2004, 12:47:59 PM »
. I will be trading the axle along with some extra cash to Marlin  as long as I can afford to buy a complete 84-85 axle from Marlin.



 you mean that Marlin wont "cut you a deal"?   :smack:
A good day working, that's just sick :reg:

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Re: BigMike's Big Project
« Reply #66 on: Jul 06, 2004, 12:50:23 PM »
The chrome gets the ladies  :love:


Well my rear bumper has a couple of chrome scars around and a big ol dent that I make when I was offroading and sliped of a rock and onother rock hit my rear bumper...so Ive been thinking of getting a new bumper....dint want a factory one though....and I dont know how Marlin's would look on my runner  :headscratch:
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Re: BigMike's Big Project
« Reply #67 on: Jul 06, 2004, 05:17:31 PM »
try soap water and steal whool it should get the rust off of the crome but if it chiped off the crome plating its just gunna rust again

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Re: BigMike's Big Project
« Reply #68 on: Jul 06, 2004, 05:42:43 PM »
is it cuz it's closer or is it almost as large as that 327?
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Re: BigMike's Big Project
« Reply #69 on: Jul 06, 2004, 05:48:23 PM »
in that pic it looks like the 3rz is bigger
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Re: BigMike's Big Project
« Reply #70 on: Jul 06, 2004, 10:27:07 PM »
Tuesday,

Hey guys, beers on the house tonight so drink up :beer:

I thought I would take it easy and figure out my plans and check over the truck and then pull the engine on Friday or this weekend. I will be gone tomorrow night for my buddies bd party, so I wont be around tomorrow.

Here's a shot after I was able to dig the truck out from the back yard and get it moved around. I tried to start it up again after work, and whatt'a-ya-know, it fired right up. Had a high idle but ran great. I drove it around the yard and let it idle for a while. Kinda weird taking a vehicle with a perfectly good running engine and then removing it. Seems crazy. Im used to pulling out dead or crippled MR2 supercharged engines :joke:

Here Tim examines the engine as Marlin takes a minuet to reflect on all the work he just did to it not to long ago before saying goodbye.
« Last Edit: Jul 06, 2004, 10:58:32 PM by BigMike »
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Re: BigMike's Big Project
« Reply #71 on: Jul 06, 2004, 10:30:59 PM »
Well as 5pm was rolling around, I was thinking about the 22R, and as you've probabely guessed by now, I just decided to pull it out and get rid of it! My only experience on pulling Toy truck engines was about a month ago when I pulled a 22R-E from a stock 87' 4Runner. That was my first time ever, and it took me about 3.5 hours with the IFS and efi components getting in the way and slowing everything down..

So I figured I could pull a carb engine out, even though Ive never done it before, in a couple of hours. Almost. Took me 2.5 hrs. Included having to go next door to get the engine hoist that was burried behind 6 customer vehicles (at Marlin's automotive garage, not the Crawler business). So I had to get the keys and drive a bunch of cars around.. So all in all it was a really productive evening. :thumbs:

Here's a pic of the goofball behind all this. I know what you're thinking, BigMike really isnt that big at all :shake: ::) ::) :shake_head:
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Re: BigMike's Big Project
« Reply #72 on: Jul 06, 2004, 10:32:44 PM »
:clap2:
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Re: BigMike's Big Project
« Reply #73 on: Jul 06, 2004, 10:37:01 PM »
So that's the end of that

I put an end to that engine real quick like
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Re: BigMike's Big Project
« Reply #74 on: Jul 06, 2004, 10:40:33 PM »
Well I cant end the day without some poser pics of my new rig! :king:

Im really glad I got that engine out so soon. Now on thursday I will rip everything from the engine bay, give it some new paint and prepare it for the 3RZ  :bowdown: :bowdown: :thumbs:

Note that the pic with Marlin's truck features his truck behind mine. That's the way its gonna be from now on around here  :booya:

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Re: BigMike's Big Project
« Reply #75 on: Jul 06, 2004, 10:43:17 PM »
thats sweet the motor is out. your getting right down and getting this project going. good for u mike
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Re: BigMike's Big Project
« Reply #76 on: Jul 06, 2004, 10:55:08 PM »
Thanks guys for all the suggestions on the paint vs rust issue. And toyhatsu, lets get these 3RZ's out on the trail and kick some ass!!

I think my truck already has some sort of lift kit installed under it. It doesnt matter to me since its all getting replaced, but Tim here pointed out that it just seems higher than normal.

Tim, btw, conquerored the entire Dusy/Erishm trail with STOCK springs and 32" tires without any body armor at all. He has a welded rear and a trutrack front. Here's a pic of his stock system flexing it out.

Ive decided to just run some 35s and keep it simple for now. So Im thinking 3-4" springs, keep the stock front hanger as I want to keep this truck low, french the rear spring pirches, and run some custom shackles in the rear. I always see guys flexing out, but with very little up travel. So I want to arrange the fenders/body/whatever to maximize the amount of up travel possible. I want to see my tires getting sucked way up into the fenders when Im done.

So anyways, It would be great if I could get the 3RZ test fitted and mounted by the end of this weekend. Then just play around with the wiring, which the MR2 has given me alot of experience with, and get it running ASAP. Then I can start on the axles!

I'll just have to see how much I really get done before I open my month to much more.
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Re: BigMike's Big Project
« Reply #77 on: Jul 06, 2004, 11:03:18 PM »
so is your goal to have be as tall as the old mans?
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Re: BigMike's Big Project
« Reply #78 on: Jul 06, 2004, 11:07:09 PM »
I want it to be a bit shorter than his. I dont like driving side hills in his truck. scares the crap outta me
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Re: BigMike's Big Project
« Reply #79 on: Jul 06, 2004, 11:09:25 PM »
so, Mike, what are you going to do with that 22R now?

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Re: BigMike's Big Project
« Reply #80 on: Jul 06, 2004, 11:11:28 PM »
dirtbag,

actually I worked out a deal with Marlin to help shave some :twocents:. I'm giving him both the engine and trans. He says that the engine is a perfect rebuild canidate. If you want it, give him a call. I bet he will let it go for real cheap. I would love to sell it but its no longer mine

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Re: BigMike's Big Project
« Reply #81 on: Jul 06, 2004, 11:12:26 PM »
to follow that question your are getting rid of the front axle to right? i can understand why you wouldnt want it that high.
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Re: BigMike's Big Project
« Reply #82 on: Jul 06, 2004, 11:12:53 PM »
ok, well, if I can get a Runner cheap enough after I sell my Heep, I'll prolly give him a call, but I put it up for sale today.

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Re: BigMike's Big Project
« Reply #83 on: Jul 06, 2004, 11:16:49 PM »
to follow that question your are getting rid of the front axle to right?
to right? Are you talking about using the drivers side pumpkin that's familure to the Taco?
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Re: BigMike's Big Project
« Reply #84 on: Jul 06, 2004, 11:18:50 PM »
I dont know if you remember me, but at the Rubithon me, you, tim, and deans little brother were shooting the breeze about stolen cars eating Tri-tip.  We talked about you starting this project and it is good to see you starting this.  Cant wait till next year, mine will be done to and we wont have to drive our dads rigs through the rubicon

Of course I remember ya, you're Carlos's son. Yeah we for sure have gotta both be at the rubi next year. It's gona be soo nice to have our own rigs. Ive been wheeling my dads rig for way to long!
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Re: BigMike's Big Project
« Reply #85 on: Jul 06, 2004, 11:22:12 PM »
Sweet man,  I didn't think you were going to jump on that thing so quick.   :hyper: I'm excited to see this thing come along.

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Re: BigMike's Big Project
« Reply #86 on: Jul 06, 2004, 11:37:45 PM »
i meant the whole thing, my bad. arent u putting a 84-85 up front
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Re: BigMike's Big Project
« Reply #87 on: Jul 06, 2004, 11:38:14 PM »
Hey studmonkey what are you doing for suspension on that truck?  I can understand using Marsprings but you gotta do something different!
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Re: BigMike's Big Project
« Reply #88 on: Jul 06, 2004, 11:39:37 PM »
Hey Mike, we all know what you're doing for the drivetrain on this bad boy, but do you have a plan for the body?  Are you going to leave it how it sits and do some trimming, or do you plan on painting it.  If so, what's the color/scheme?

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Re: BigMike's Big Project
« Reply #89 on: Jul 06, 2004, 11:40:28 PM »
oh :smack: now its my bad. Yup, I will buy a 84 or 85 axle from Marlin and sale him my old one. If he doesnt want it, then I think LILSWAMPER wants it, Im not sure though.

I got some big plans for the axles but I need to put in some long hours before I can start on those guys-
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