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« Reply #150 on: Apr 17, 2014, 06:57:27 PM »
I should have clarified, Lonestar Toyota Jamboree in Gilmer Texas.

As far as adjustability, I believe as long as you have some seat sliders the non reclining seats are not bad. I have my seat position set and utilize my tilt column and the seats are very pleasant to ride in. The tilt of the seat is deceiving in the pictures. It is not as bad as it looks.


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Re: 85 Ext Cab Red Truck Build
« Reply #151 on: Apr 22, 2014, 07:51:52 AM »
Burned my clevis mounts on last night and realized bed space is at a premium now. I need to organize it a tad better.



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Re: 85 Ext Cab Red Truck Build
« Reply #152 on: Apr 23, 2014, 03:36:58 PM »
Lookin really good man! Clean work! :beerchug:
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Re: 85 Ext Cab Red Truck Build
« Reply #153 on: Apr 24, 2014, 03:30:12 AM »
Hadn't checked out your build for awhile.  I liked the bed rack idea and then you throw on a kick ass flat bed..nice :beer:
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Re: 85 Ext Cab Red Truck Build
« Reply #154 on: Apr 25, 2014, 03:46:20 PM »
Appreciate it. I'll see how it holds up next weekend.


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Re: 85 Ext Cab Red Truck Build
« Reply #155 on: May 09, 2014, 06:44:26 AM »
Finally got some wheeling in this past weekend. The 9th Annual Lonestar Toyota Jamboree. I initially wanted to trailer my rig up there but ended up making the 4hr trip each way to Barnwell Mountain on the highway loaded down. In my mind the truck did pretty well. On the Highway right at 17mpg. On the trail it I also was very happy with it. I had an engine problem which I thought was a faulty TPS sensor and ended up being a bad connection on the ingitor/coil assembly. I got that fixed and wheeled for the rest of the weekend.

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got to do a little FJ recovery for the second year in a row.











A little driveshaft carnage



I followed these guys around the first day and had a blast. Put my truck in some tougher situations than I normally would have.

Brandon in his F-Toy



Vince in his FJ40 buggy





Great weekend overall!!
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Re: 85 Ext Cab Red Truck Build
« Reply #156 on: May 09, 2014, 10:31:51 AM »
that's great! now it's time to get ready for K2!!
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Re: 85 Ext Cab Red Truck Build
« Reply #157 on: May 09, 2014, 12:26:54 PM »
looks so sick with the flat bed, although doesnt look like u have much room back there then with the full bed.

did u still drive it home with the driveline like that?
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Re: 85 Ext Cab Red Truck Build
« Reply #158 on: May 09, 2014, 02:18:41 PM »
I'm going to clean all the red dirt out from this past weekend and check to make sure everything is still tight.

I am a little short on bed space now compared to the truck bed. It's an easy trade off though. More clearance and visibility and less sheet metal to worry about.

I did drive it home with the DS like that. Had a little shake over 65 so I kept it a little under. I had a spare in case it let go :)


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Re: 85 Ext Cab Red Truck Build
« Reply #159 on: May 19, 2014, 03:59:03 PM »
Throwing the tube doors on tonight and rechecking fluid levels and re-torquing steering and suspension parts. Hitting up K2 this weekend with some other fellow yota buddies.


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Re: 85 Ext Cab Red Truck Build
« Reply #160 on: May 20, 2014, 05:51:04 PM »
Nice Trail shots..

I didn't know they made a diesel FJ :beerchug:
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Re: 85 Ext Cab Red Truck Build
« Reply #161 on: May 21, 2014, 10:49:48 AM »
That FJ at least kept all the moquitoes at bay for the weekend. It took a while for him to burn all of that oil out
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Re: 85 Ext Cab Red Truck Build
« Reply #162 on: May 27, 2014, 03:30:39 PM »
I got in a little wheeling at K2 in mason TX this past weekend. It was a little wet but awesome. This park is probably the best example of rock crawiling in  the state of TX. The whole place is solid Granite. Its about 550mile round trip from Houston and I drove my rig to and from the park.





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Adam a little hung up on King of the Hill



And then on the last day.... Flop City for me





Just fine. Hands in the truck and 4 point harnesses on..



Recovery, spark plug pulling, cycled the engine, added a quart of oil and restart




Just a little damage to the drivers front quarter panel. Nothing major.

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Re: 85 Ext Cab Red Truck Build
« Reply #163 on: May 29, 2014, 10:45:45 AM »
a little wet is an understatement!!
 
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Re: 85 Ext Cab Red Truck Build
« Reply #164 on: Jun 24, 2014, 05:47:41 AM »
I have some sheet metal laying around so I thought I might skin my tube tube doors. I started with some cardboard tonight. They are rough cut and the only one that needs to be adjusted a little is the rear most panel by the striker and door latch. Maybe this will keep a little more dirt, water and mud out of the cab. After the flood at K2, Im willing to try anything that will help if Im out wheeling w/o my regular doors.

I thought have the skins on the inside would keep than from getting banged up rather than being on the outside. Also kicking around using some trick tabs or just zapping them to the tube doors. I think welding them directly would be easier and eliminate more rattles and the tabs would look a little cooler.

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Re: 85 Ext Cab Red Truck Build
« Reply #165 on: Jun 24, 2014, 10:33:33 AM »
i think you are right on keeping them inside and welding them on. they would not be that hard to plasma right back off if needed to replace. would be a cool place for some speed holes too.

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Re: 85 Ext Cab Red Truck Build
« Reply #166 on: Jun 26, 2014, 12:24:18 PM »
Speed holes could be a possibility. The rear section may end up being a piece of perforated metal. I have some time to mess with it for now.
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Re: 85 Ext Cab Red Truck Build
« Reply #167 on: Aug 22, 2014, 07:51:04 PM »
Pulled the truck out to de grease and clean.



Found a missing bolt that I need to replace on my front transfer case mount. No biggie.

Probably going to pull the valve cover and intake for some inspection and cleaning. Probably going to do the EGR delete while I'm at it to eliminate some of the vac lines.


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Re: 85 Ext Cab Red Truck Build
« Reply #168 on: Sep 24, 2014, 06:20:46 PM »
Great build, rebuild and build again...pics of off roading are interesting as well, keep it up and have fun.
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Re: 85 Ext Cab Red Truck Build
« Reply #169 on: Sep 27, 2014, 11:58:11 AM »
Awesome pics man! Love the truck. Looks like a killer place to wheel!

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Re: 85 Ext Cab Red Truck Build
« Reply #170 on: Oct 02, 2014, 01:41:40 PM »
Thanks guys

Bit the bullet and found a set of FJ80 axles. Let the fun begin.


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Re: 85 Ext Cab Red Truck Build
« Reply #171 on: Oct 02, 2014, 06:35:37 PM »
rear full floater? Going with Hellfire Fab knuckles?
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« Reply #172 on: Oct 03, 2014, 09:01:24 AM »
Yep full float rear and hellfire knuckles.


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Re: 85 Ext Cab Red Truck Build
« Reply #173 on: Oct 03, 2014, 09:14:21 AM »
If you relocate your fuel tank you can run that rear axle with a stock housing and your suspension system of choice.

Good choice on axles.
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Re: 85 Ext Cab Red Truck Build
« Reply #174 on: Nov 11, 2014, 06:11:14 PM »


Truck has been at a local shop diagnosing an oil leak and hard starting problem. Turns out my oil pump was toast and my cold start thermoelectric switch was bad. I was told by the mechanic it runs like a dream now. Should be picking it up at the end of this week or early next week. Then I can start taking some measurements for the axle swap and deciding if I want to link it or not. Going to try to wheel it a couple more times before I swap axles.


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Re: 85 Ext Cab Red Truck Build
« Reply #175 on: Nov 27, 2014, 06:50:58 PM »
Got the lower support structure burned in along with adding some more steel. I had to redo a couple of welds that didnt look too secure.





Just waiting on the Arctec fuel cell mounts to show up along with a few misc fittings. I am still looking for a good place to mount my fuel pump. going to ponder that over a few beers tonight. Any suggestions?


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« Reply #176 on: Dec 06, 2014, 08:07:08 PM »
Well, I finally got the fuel cell in. It was more work than expected.

Support structure in and painted. I ended up mounting the fuel filter and pump on the back wall of the cab.



Everything in and most importantly the ice chest has a new, easy access home on the truck.




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Re: 85 Ext Cab Red Truck Build
« Reply #177 on: Dec 09, 2014, 06:21:40 PM »
Looks great!!! How much did that fuel cell run you?
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« Reply #178 on: Dec 09, 2014, 07:30:18 PM »
Thanks. I got it on eBay for right at 160 shipped.


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Re: 85 Ext Cab Red Truck Build
« Reply #179 on: Dec 10, 2014, 09:32:15 AM »
Damn thats a great price!!! I might as well do that for the runner instead of running the factory tank... they hang way too low for my liking!
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