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Re: 85 Ext Cab Red Truck Build
« Reply #210 on: May 26, 2015, 07:55:55 AM »
Thanks man.

I figured out why the passenger side hub didn't want to turn.





Time to find a spindle and order some bearings and seals.


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Re: 85 Ext Cab Red Truck Build
« Reply #211 on: Jun 07, 2015, 01:37:08 PM »
I've been doing some of the busy work as of late waiting on parts.

Burned off the old sliders and cleaned up the frame in preparation for some new ones.





Started on a little body work since I'm going to have some tube there to protect it in the future.





Got my knuckles and hubs blasted and painted the knuckles



I need to get the hubs washed out since the are full of media and reassembled. My replacement spindle came in and looks acceptable .

The D60 is fully stripped down and waiting on parts. I dropped the gears/locker off with Ray and Joe to get put together.


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Re: 85 Ext Cab Red Truck Build
« Reply #212 on: Jun 07, 2015, 01:40:17 PM »
Wow, look at that spindle, it will make a great paperweight
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Re: 85 Ext Cab Red Truck Build
« Reply #213 on: Jun 07, 2015, 03:16:01 PM »
good thing about a 60 is they come apart and go back together so fast and u dont need all that excessive grease toyota axles require.

yea that spindle looked knar
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Re: 85 Ext Cab Red Truck Build
« Reply #214 on: Jun 09, 2015, 07:59:51 PM »
That is one thing that has surprised me on these domestic axles. Very easy to work on and put together. Only downfall is the overall weight of them.


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Re: 85 Ext Cab Red Truck Build
« Reply #215 on: Jul 10, 2015, 01:04:31 PM »
Teardown has started. Kingpin rebuild parts are in. Body work on the xtra cab portion is just about complete.












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Re: 85 Ext Cab Red Truck Build
« Reply #216 on: Jul 10, 2015, 07:51:44 PM »
Only downfall is the overall weight of them.

The nice thing is all that added weight is unsprung which should help with stability.
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Re: 85 Ext Cab Red Truck Build
« Reply #217 on: Jul 12, 2015, 07:56:42 AM »
For sure it will definitely add some stability . Just wish they were a bit lighter moving around the shop floor


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Re: 85 Ext Cab Red Truck Build
« Reply #218 on: Jul 15, 2015, 09:09:05 PM »
Decided to clean up my trans tunnel and cover while the interior was ripped out of the truck. It never was sealed up well the first time and didn't have any soda holders. The first version let a crap ton of heat and fumes into the cab. Hopefully this will eliminate a little of that. I built a frame out of 5/8 square tubing and cleaned up the cuts on the tunnel. The top cover comes off by removing 4 bolts that go into some nut zerts. Still doing some finishing touches on it. I need to weld it out, enlarge the hole for the crawl box and shoot a coat of paint on it.






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Re: 85 Ext Cab Red Truck Build
« Reply #219 on: Aug 11, 2015, 08:21:24 PM »
I spent some time working on my Skys offroad front spring hanger.

Dave @ Brave Motorsports took some measurements and cut out 3 gussets and a lower piece of 3/16" plate to fully box in the hanger. The gussets key into the lower plate. These hangers are prone to bending over the course of wheeling so this is a much needed modification.











Dave saved the CAD file and will be offering these through his website.

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Re: 85 Ext Cab Red Truck Build
« Reply #220 on: Sep 28, 2015, 10:28:35 AM »
I've been slowly getting together the font end. The D60 is almost there. Just waiting on my disc brakes to show up.






I almost have the tube bed where I want it as well. I added some perpendicular bed rails and have enough room for a full size spare.



Got my 37s sold on Saturday



I picked up the Lakesea Big Rock 40s last night.

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Re: 85 Ext Cab Red Truck Build
« Reply #221 on: Sep 28, 2015, 10:44:36 AM »
I boxed in my Sky's front hanger for the same reason.  Mine wasn't that fancy though, wish I would have known about that kit! Super clean  :thumbs:

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Re: 85 Ext Cab Red Truck Build
« Reply #222 on: Sep 28, 2015, 02:14:51 PM »
Dave has only made 2 of them so far. Mine was the second. The hardest part was getting the internal braces tacked into place ( which he kindly did for me) with it being keyed on the bottom it was easy to burn in.
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Re: 85 Ext Cab Red Truck Build
« Reply #223 on: Sep 28, 2015, 07:59:59 PM »
Nice build. Really like the tube work. What kind of tube Bender do you have or use?

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Re: 85 Ext Cab Red Truck Build
« Reply #224 on: Sep 29, 2015, 06:49:03 AM »
I don't have a bender. My buddy has a shop and bent a few of the tubes for me, one was a repurposed harness bar and the rails were cut and notched to turn them 90 degrees. I do have a JD2 notchmaster. It's worth having for this.
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Re: 85 Ext Cab Red Truck Build
« Reply #225 on: Oct 05, 2015, 09:12:12 PM »
Got a little accomplished tonight.

New pitman arm with the Chevy DL taper installed and centered up fairly close. I finished drilling out my front hanger with a dull as drill bit. Had to do that to prove a point to myself and I wasn't spending 20 bucks for a bit I was going to use once. I got my hydro assist mocked up and disc brake brackets installed akin with the spindles. Just waiting on my wheel studs so I can finish assembling the 60.









I got the axle leveled out and tacked in my driver side spring perch so I can start fitting the front hanger in place.
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Re: 85 Ext Cab Red Truck Build
« Reply #226 on: Oct 06, 2015, 04:54:50 AM »
What did you use to weld the tabs on that cast center section of the housing?
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Re: 85 Ext Cab Red Truck Build
« Reply #227 on: Oct 06, 2015, 02:07:53 PM »
I preheated the housing and used my MIG.
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Re: 85 Ext Cab Red Truck Build
« Reply #228 on: Oct 06, 2015, 02:27:14 PM »
you have a link for those tires, i've never heard of them before
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Re: 85 Ext Cab Red Truck Build
« Reply #229 on: Oct 06, 2015, 07:51:18 PM »
A guy here in Houston has them for sale

http://houston.craigslist.org/pts/5242425194.html
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Re: 85 Ext Cab Red Truck Build
« Reply #230 on: Oct 06, 2015, 08:16:32 PM »
that's a good deal for a 40
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Re: 85 Ext Cab Red Truck Build
« Reply #231 on: Oct 13, 2015, 06:18:41 PM »
I got the 60 mocked up last night. I'm still going to move the front hanger back another 1.5 inch. Axle is at full droop as of right now. Everything clears except for the tie rod being extremely close to the pass side u-bolt and nut.  I need to trim the u-bolts on the driver side since they are way too long.



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Re: 85 Ext Cab Red Truck Build
« Reply #232 on: Oct 13, 2015, 06:57:23 PM »
nice work! do you plan on running the stock hubs?
low n' slow 85 runner SR5 22re,rcvs ,Duals,5.29s,Detroits f&r,40s,RUF,Chevy 63 rears,Armored,Cage

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Re: 85 Ext Cab Red Truck Build
« Reply #233 on: Oct 13, 2015, 07:07:39 PM »
I have a set of Yukon locking hubs to install. Just waiting on my new spindle nuts to show up
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Re: 85 Ext Cab Red Truck Build
« Reply #234 on: Oct 13, 2015, 07:14:56 PM »
I have a set of Yukon locking hubs to install. Just waiting on my new spindle nuts to show up

NICE! they are what i was just gonna recommend to you, probably the best on the market for a 60, i loved mine on my old 1 ton runner.



low n' slow 85 runner SR5 22re,rcvs ,Duals,5.29s,Detroits f&r,40s,RUF,Chevy 63 rears,Armored,Cage

bobbed and beat 91 ex cab,3RZ swapped,dual ultimates, dana 44 sas 5.38/5.29 combo,37s, RUF, 63 rears,ARB front, detroit rear,cage

http://board.marlincrawler.com/index.php?topic=96250.msg1073007;topicseen#msg1073007

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Re: 85 Ext Cab Red Truck Build
« Reply #235 on: Oct 19, 2015, 09:39:28 PM »
I installed my Yukon hubs tonight and got the tires put on the front end.







Front end is right at 78" wide .
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Re: 85 Ext Cab Red Truck Build
« Reply #236 on: Oct 22, 2015, 08:12:19 PM »
Picked up my 14 bolt yesterday . Got to cutting on it tonight.

Welded up the shock mounts from Chassis Unlimited.



Removed hubs. Began the clean up.



Barnes diff cover before.



After


All brackets off little bit of grinding left.



Next in the list: clean up hubs, re pack with grease, install disc brakes, pinion guard, brake lines and tabs, axle perches....

Should have it in by the end of the weekend..
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Re: 85 Ext Cab Red Truck Build
« Reply #237 on: Oct 23, 2015, 12:27:24 AM »
nice job on that shave, what did you use?also are you going with a disc brake kit or just piecing together your own?making me want to put tons under my 91 ex cab but then i think about how much $$ is involved in this swap.


low n' slow 85 runner SR5 22re,rcvs ,Duals,5.29s,Detroits f&r,40s,RUF,Chevy 63 rears,Armored,Cage

bobbed and beat 91 ex cab,3RZ swapped,dual ultimates, dana 44 sas 5.38/5.29 combo,37s, RUF, 63 rears,ARB front, detroit rear,cage

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Re: 85 Ext Cab Red Truck Build
« Reply #238 on: Oct 23, 2015, 06:10:11 AM »
The shave was pretty easy. The Barnes 4wd 14B cover is clearanced. All you do is lay it on and you see exactly how much needs to come off the bottom of the diff. About 1.25" is what is advertised which is what mine was.
I have the lugnut 4x4 14b disc brake kit to install. It was easier and just about the same price as piecing a kit together.
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Re: 85 Ext Cab Red Truck Build
« Reply #239 on: Oct 24, 2015, 10:19:36 AM »
I pulled a late night and got the rear axle fully assembled.





Hi Angle 14B to Toyota pinion flange


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