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Re: BigMike's Big Project
« Reply #90 on: Jul 06, 2004, 11:42:18 PM »
 If I drive down there can I paint it?? :banana:
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Re: BigMike's Big Project
« Reply #91 on: Jul 06, 2004, 11:42:56 PM »
i dont think littleswamp is coming back
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Re: BigMike's Big Project
« Reply #92 on: Jul 06, 2004, 11:49:23 PM »
Hey studmonkey what are you doing for suspension on that truck?  I can understand using Marsprings but you gotta do something different!
I think I will be running the marsprings in the front (doctors orders) and then Im not sure about the rear. I dont want to wait for alcans and IM NOT going to use any All Poo parts on this rig because personally I just dont like them.

I dont like how long chevys are, so I might try some wagoneer springs. WT, what combo would work for about 3-4" lift back there? For the shackle length, just pretend :psss: that I will be using standard lift shackles :psss:

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?

Yeah, I need to do something about that but I would much rather get it running perfect before I make it look good. Thats always for last for me. Marlin and Chris think I should paint it "Company Red" to 1) match Marlin's truck and 2) it stands out in pics. Sure red is a great picture color, but I just dont want to look like I'm copying my fathers truck. No one seems to understand why I feel this way. I'll be near his footsteps but not in them. I really want to paint it a really strong+bold blue or a very bright alpine white of some sort. I like white. There's just something about white cars. White cars seem to be the best. Just take my MR2 for example :sly:

Here's the Toyota blue Im talking about:


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I think that would be a sweet color and, like everyone else, its my fav color. So, yeah, now that im looking at that blue, I think that's what Im gonna do.

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Re: BigMike's Big Project
« Reply #93 on: Jul 06, 2004, 11:49:47 PM »
mike go to your fiberglass hood post, just want u to c something.
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Re: BigMike's Big Project
« Reply #94 on: Jul 06, 2004, 11:54:23 PM »
got it :thumbs:
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Re: BigMike's Big Project
« Reply #95 on: Jul 07, 2004, 12:01:02 AM »
hey i wouldnt want the truck to be the same color as the old mans. there needs to be some individuality between the 2 rigs. why not go white to match the mr2? with black wheels? i think that would be sweet! thats just me though i like white
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Re: BigMike's Big Project
« Reply #96 on: Jul 07, 2004, 12:03:00 AM »
For sure Ive already committed to black wheels. I love em on the mr2 and so the truck's get'n em too.

That's what I originally thought would be cool is having a white car and a white truck. I wanna take a pic of the two parked next to each other. That would be killer. A sweet car and a sweet truck
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Re: BigMike's Big Project
« Reply #97 on: Jul 07, 2004, 12:13:22 AM »
hell yeah. i have a white toyota as well but thats just off the topic. what kind of wheels are u thinking. i like the new ones from i believe ultra wheel. there black of course and have round holes instead of the rockcrawler wheels have the squares in them
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Re: BigMike's Big Project
« Reply #98 on: Jul 07, 2004, 12:20:06 AM »
He's making you look bad WT...page 4 and he only has the engine out!!!  This could break the $300.00 20 plus page postings!
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Re: BigMike's Big Project
« Reply #99 on: Jul 07, 2004, 02:25:17 AM »
there black of course and have round holes instead of the rockcrawler wheels have the squares in them

Ill bet you are thinking of the wheels that were on my truck in Goldendale.  They are completely blacked out, not even a stripe around the bead.  They have 8 round holes, they are called "soft eight"  They are made by allied wheels.
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Re: BigMike's Big Project
« Reply #100 on: Jul 07, 2004, 02:26:55 AM »
He's making you look bad WT...page 4 and he only has the engine out!!!  This could break the $300.00 20 plus page postings!

He just might you never know.  I just hope he doesnt find a bent frame ;)

Hey Mike the offer still stands, if I drive down there can I paint your truck?? :greengrin:  Oh yea on the springs, caddies would work real well but they are really soft.  By themselves they are good for 3" after you add a leaf or 2 they would be right up your alley.
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Full hydro, 186:1 with an auto and 44's what could go wrong??

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Re: BigMike's Big Project
« Reply #101 on: Jul 07, 2004, 09:21:34 AM »
two tone blue and white would be cool..

I like that blue a lot!

Hey Mike..

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Rear 4link, come on get technical ;)
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Re: BigMike's Big Project
« Reply #102 on: Jul 07, 2004, 10:09:10 AM »
i dont think littleswamp is coming back

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Oh Mike I too like that blue color :thumbs: and about the axle you never gave me the info I asked for?  :dunno:
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Re: BigMike's Big Project
« Reply #103 on: Jul 07, 2004, 12:22:52 PM »
hey mikey, very intrested in you plan to use a long bed tank. those shrot bed tanks are so small  :rivers:
 if you try do keep us posted with lots of pics and how toos  :thumbs:
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Re: BigMike's Big Project
« Reply #104 on: Jul 07, 2004, 01:06:17 PM »
Hey guys, Im sneaking in on my lunch break here at work :chew:

Rear 4link, come on get technical ;)

Well, this may be wishful thinking, but the reason I am trying to jam with the engine is because Marlin will be going on the Dusy again at the end of August and Im trying to push to get it ready by then. It all depends on how fast I can get the engine in, running, smoged, and get the truck registered. If I can do all that in a relatively short time, then Im sure I can get the suspension setup with at least a locker in the rear. That would be sooo cool to be able to go wheeling with that old fart.

So I may build some trick system much later, but now I just want to get the thing going so I can play on some rocks

hey mikey, very intrested in you plan to use a long bed tank. those shrot bed tanks are so small  :rivers:
 if you try do keep us posted with lots of pics and how toos  :thumbs:

Ok BLF, will do. I really want to increase the range by as much as possible, especially since a larger tank is readily available. Thats one thing I dislike about the MR2 is theirs no room for a larger tank!

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Re: BigMike's Big Project
« Reply #105 on: Jul 07, 2004, 01:14:30 PM »
hey since your so worried about getting it smogged. when u go to get the new plated and tabs and they ask for your smog sheet. tell them u just bought the truck and the motor is toast. your buying the tabs because there bad and the truck is on a public street. so u dont want to get a ticket with the tabs being bad!
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Re: BigMike's Big Project
« Reply #106 on: Jul 07, 2004, 04:25:43 PM »
But in cali they require proof of smog whenever their is a change of ownership..

No updates tonight, check back tomorrow night.


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Re: BigMike's Big Project
« Reply #107 on: Jul 07, 2004, 04:27:57 PM »
Brandon, if you donate the coilovers I'll build the 4 link
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Re: BigMike's Big Project
« Reply #108 on: Jul 07, 2004, 04:49:33 PM »
Also, does any1 have any pictures of their engine bay after removing the inner fender walls? I want to do this for increased cooling, and 2 things, 1, I have not looked at the inner fenders yet, and 2 I've never seen up close in detail what needs to be done to remove them. How much does this weaken the cab and do you ever use some braces to help support it?

So if someone could post some pics of removed engine bay inner fender walls, let's see em! :scared:

My advice.. DON'T DO IT!

My truck is soooo hot to ride in - the exhuast heat just comes right around into the cab! I need to put my inner fender wells back!


I can't find a good pic of mine, I'll have to take one..

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Re: BigMike's Big Project
« Reply #109 on: Jul 07, 2004, 04:50:49 PM »
Brandon, if you donate the coilovers I'll build the 4 link

For mine too? ;)
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Re: BigMike's Big Project
« Reply #110 on: Jul 07, 2004, 05:27:45 PM »
What if you just pop some holes into the inner fender?....you think the cab would still run hot? :headscratch:
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Re: BigMike's Big Project
« Reply #111 on: Jul 07, 2004, 05:34:29 PM »
What if you just pop some holes into the inner fender?....you think the cab would still run hot? :headscratch:

uh, that's the point - I have no inner fenders so the heat comes out rather than down..
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Re: BigMike's Big Project
« Reply #112 on: Jul 07, 2004, 05:37:16 PM »
....yeah but your not taking them off completely off
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Re: BigMike's Big Project
« Reply #113 on: Jul 07, 2004, 06:30:55 PM »
I don't get what you are saying. I cut the inner fenders out and now the heat goes straight out the side into the cab = bad.

Engine doesn't get hot - that is not a problem - just the cab! (no doors)

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Re: BigMike's Big Project
« Reply #114 on: Jul 07, 2004, 08:31:12 PM »
mike i dont get what your saying. if you bought a car with no motor how do u get it smogged?
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Re: BigMike's Big Project
« Reply #115 on: Jul 07, 2004, 08:40:58 PM »
if you bought a car with no motor how do u get it smogged?

That is California laws for ya! 
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Re: BigMike's Big Project
« Reply #116 on: Jul 07, 2004, 09:10:25 PM »
no way man, there is a way to get around it. thats how im gonna get out of having mine smogged. well i need a header first
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Re: BigMike's Big Project
« Reply #117 on: Jul 07, 2004, 09:25:47 PM »
the way you "get around it" is by putting the veh. with no eng. you just got into "non op"  if you want to park it on a street and not get a ticket, well it has to be smoged!  :-\\



  Hey mikey, I was under my 83 looking at the tank. MAN there is no room under there. the rear of the tank is like 1.5 inches from the shock . and the front is very close to the cab.   maybe mines diff. cuzes it the custom cab thingy.

to bad the exhoust is not some where elas so I could put a sec. tank op. the stock one.  :shake_head:
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Re: BigMike's Big Project
« Reply #118 on: Jul 07, 2004, 09:29:20 PM »
well im happy to say i live in washington!
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Re: BigMike's Big Project
« Reply #119 on: Jul 07, 2004, 09:53:04 PM »
When I got my '81 we told the DMV that the truck has a blown motor so we can't get it smogged.  And we also told them that the only place we can park it is on a public street, so we need the tabs.  They happily gave us the tabs and that was that.  I guess it's different in California.  The catch is that I have to have it smogged next year, but guess what, next year it'll be 25 years old and I won't have to get it smogged.  WA rocks!

 
 
 
 
 

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