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Re: 1994 Pickup First Build Thread
« Reply #120 on: Jun 27, 2015, 08:03:30 AM »
This is a bad ass build!
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Re: 1994 Pickup First Build Thread
« Reply #121 on: Jun 27, 2015, 04:11:03 PM »
one of my favorite builds!  :thumbs:

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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: 1994 Pickup First Build Thread
« Reply #122 on: Jul 20, 2015, 11:11:37 AM »
small amount of progress made of late (have a new 8 week old really cuts into the shop time).  Anyway I was able to clearance part of the tcase to fit the new 4.7 gear set from Marlin.



and then got the 4.7's installed.  Hoping to have the first half of the case done soon and then on to adding the inch worm adapter and second case.


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Re: 1994 Pickup First Build Thread
« Reply #123 on: Jul 23, 2015, 11:17:43 AM »
Getting a little more done on my tcase but have a question for everyone.  my passenger side sift rail looks like I need to trim the end of a little so that it will work with the Inchworm adapter.  From looking online most pictures I see of of the shift rail don't seem to have the same end as mine and sit flush with the case similar to the drivers side rail.  I've taken a couple of pictures to illustrate the portion I'm talking about.





Have others run into the issue of needing to trim this section off?  Should I just cut it off so its sits flush similar to the drivers side?  This seems to be what most pictures I've found online look like.  I believe I could also cut about 1/2-3/4 of it off and leave a portion to continue to act as a stop of sorts and still not interfere with the Inchworm adapter.

My feeling is to cut a portion off until I get the clearance I need but wanted to see if there were any other opinions out there first.

Also, finally got my twin stick shafts and shift knobs back from my machinist which he retreaded the knobs (from LROF) to fit on the FROR sticks.


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Re: 1994 Pickup First Build Thread
« Reply #124 on: Jul 27, 2015, 09:23:29 AM »
Twin sticks painted, sealed up and ready to install.


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Re: 1994 Pickup First Build Thread
« Reply #125 on: Jul 27, 2015, 02:25:21 PM »
Why did you go with the InchWorm clockable adapter vs the 10deg case? I'm considering buying but think the 10deg will be fine and $150 less.

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Re: 1994 Pickup First Build Thread
« Reply #126 on: Jul 28, 2015, 06:54:49 AM »
Why did you go with the InchWorm clockable adapter vs the 10deg case? I'm considering buying but think the 10deg will be fine and $150 less.

My preference was to originally go with the MC non clocked adapter however that has not been in stock for a while so I went with the inchworm.  I'm not currently planning to rotate the case at this point but I like the option to if I change my mind at a later date.

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Re: 1994 Pickup First Build Thread
« Reply #127 on: Jul 30, 2015, 04:26:35 PM »
You need to cut that shift rail.

I didn't cut mine when i assembled my case the first time and had problems with it.  Had to take it apart and cut it flush with the case.

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Re: 1994 Pickup First Build Thread
« Reply #128 on: Jul 30, 2015, 07:29:29 PM »
I had to cut mine off also for clearance on my V6 adapter. It won't hurt a thing. Cut that sucker off  :driving:
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Re: 1994 Pickup First Build Thread
« Reply #129 on: Jul 31, 2015, 06:42:41 AM »
I had to cut mine off also for clearance on my V6 adapter. It won't hurt a thing. Cut that sucker off  :driving:

You need to cut that shift rail.

I didn't cut mine when i assembled my case the first time and had problems with it.  Had to take it apart and cut it flush with the case.

Thanks guys that is the way I was leaning good to hear others had to cut it off and had no issues.

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Re: 1994 Pickup First Build Thread
« Reply #130 on: Aug 03, 2015, 06:58:27 AM »
More progress (albeit slow) on the tcase. 

I trimmed the 4 wheel drive shift fork to clear the dual case adapter and got the rest of the gears installed and the case all buttoned up.



All that is left on the tcase is to clean up and reinstall the speedo and 4 wheel indicator light and then install these new triple drilled flanges.



After that its on to finishing up the crawl box and getting it ready to bolt onto the tcase.

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Re: 1994 Pickup First Build Thread
« Reply #131 on: Aug 10, 2015, 06:55:48 AM »
ok some more work done on the tcase but ran into a slight issue of getting the wrong bolts from inchworm. 

almost had the crawl box finished but noticed that 5 of the 6 bolts used to bolt the adapter together were of different lengths.

5 were longer and one was shorter.  Turns out the short bolt is the correct one and the other 5 bottom out on the adapter so the heads don't sit flush  :thumbdown:.

Shot of the almost finished crawl box.



Shot of the bolts sitting raised and not allowing me to bolt the crawl box to the tcase until I get new ones.  I tried home depot and lowes for some replacements but didn't have any luck.  Gonna call LROR and see if I can get some new ones sent out to me.



And since I converted to disk brakes on the rear I needed to redo the e brake so I picked up a new one from Sky and it  looks pretty stout  :greengrin:.  Got it painted up and should have it bolted to the tcase soon.


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Re: 1994 Pickup First Build Thread
« Reply #132 on: Aug 10, 2015, 07:32:44 AM »
truck is gonna be a beast and clean as flopp, cant wait to see cab and armor work  :thumbs:
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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http://board.marlincrawler.com/index.php?topic=26920.390

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Re: 1994 Pickup First Build Thread
« Reply #133 on: Aug 10, 2015, 12:07:54 PM »
truck is gonna be a beast and clean as flopp, cant wait to see cab and armor work  :thumbs:

Thanks 1985CRAWLER.  I'm really want to get it finished (or at least drivable) just hard to find more then 30min here and there right now to work on the girl. 

And on another note I talked with LROR and looks like the sent the wrong bolts but have already shipped the correct ones.

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Re: 1994 Pickup First Build Thread
« Reply #134 on: Aug 14, 2015, 06:09:48 AM »
Got the new bolts from LROR in the mail yesterday and finished bolting the crawl box together.  Should have the dual cases all finished up this weekend. 

I'm not really sure why but the crawl box doesn't seem to shift as cleanly as the main case does.  I can still shift it by hand without the dentent ball installed it just seems a little more finicky.  Other wise everything spins and engages as it should. 



Since I'm installing the Sky ebrake kit I've seen that the electrical speedo and cause some clearance issues with the rotor so I went ahead and installed the mechanical speedo from my donor box along with a MC adapter.



Planning to order up a budbuilt skid plate soon which should be the final piece needed for the tcase.

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Re: 1994 Pickup First Build Thread
« Reply #135 on: Aug 17, 2015, 06:51:32 AM »
Got the tcase all finished up this weekend :greengrin:



I found it odd that the inchworm adapter doesn't come with a plug for the indicator light like the MC and TG kits do, but I was able to find one at fastenal.



And a shot of the sky ebrake kit all painted up and loosely installed.  I need to find some bolts that will let me snug the rotor down so I can get the ebrake adjusted correctly other than that its ready to bolt in.


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Re: 1994 Pickup First Build Thread
« Reply #136 on: Aug 18, 2015, 07:05:10 AM »
Started to take apart the shifter base in order to clean it.  Good thing I already order new shifter seats as the original 20 year old ones were looking a little beat up...


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Re: 1994 Pickup First Build Thread
« Reply #137 on: Aug 19, 2015, 06:55:38 AM »
cleaned up with new MC seats installed.


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Re: 1994 Pickup First Build Thread
« Reply #138 on: Aug 24, 2015, 11:00:28 AM »
Got started on the engine rebuild portion of the project.  I'll be posting a few pictures of this whole process more for myself as a reference later on than anything.  While I have rebuilt the top end of the engine a few years back I find plenty of pictures never hurts. 

Here is a picture of the old girl before the tear down started.



Pulled the valve cover off...  When I did the rebuild a while back I added the dual row kit from LCE.  I've seen mixed reviews on if this is a worth while upgrade or not but I'll say I didn't notice any changes plus or minus with it installed. 



And a couple more pictures for later reference.







My wife will be taking the kids to grandmas house for a week soon and I'm hoping this will finally give me a chance to get back to finishing up the suspension.  Look for some good progress to come in the next few weeks  :greengrin:


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Re: 1994 Pickup First Build Thread
« Reply #139 on: Aug 31, 2015, 07:19:24 AM »
made some good progress getting the suspension tweaked over the weekend and I think I finally got everything where I like it. 

First off I cut the front spring hanger back off to push it back a bit to correct the shackle angle.



I then had to push the hanger back almost an inch to get the shackle angle to ~20 degrees with the new springs and full weight of the truck on it.  Really wish I had moved the shackle mounts all the way forward between the body mount but ohh well if I ever do this on another truck I'll know.



Final angle @ 19-20 degrees



And a comparison of the angle before and after... I'm much happier with it now.




Also moved the rear hangers around a little to better center the rear axle and get shackle angle to ~20 degrees as well.



Over all I'm much happier with the shackle angles and will be ready to full weld it up soon.

I also found time to mock up my drivers side slider.



and since I will be removing the cab and engine to finish welding all the suspension and painting the frame I went ahead and tacked the slider in place.

 

She sits pretty level.



and I've got about an inch of clearance with the door.



Got started prepping the passenger side slider and hope to have it tacked in place tonight.  Then I'm planning to tack the front shock mounts in place and then pull the cab and bed back off to finish welding everything.




 

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Re: 1994 Pickup First Build Thread
« Reply #140 on: Sep 01, 2015, 11:41:14 AM »
And the passenger side slider is tacked in place. 



Should get the front shock mounts mocked up tonight.


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Re: 1994 Pickup First Build Thread
« Reply #141 on: Sep 01, 2015, 12:00:29 PM »
what size tires do u plan on running?

one of my favorite builds so far.
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

http://board.marlincrawler.com/index.php?topic=26920.390

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Re: 1994 Pickup First Build Thread
« Reply #142 on: Sep 01, 2015, 12:13:09 PM »
what size tires do u plan on running?

one of my favorite builds so far.

I've been back and forth between 35's and 37's but I'm leaning towards 37's.

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Re: 1994 Pickup First Build Thread
« Reply #143 on: Sep 01, 2015, 12:18:01 PM »
yea if u get 35s then u will eventually want 37s. i think it would look great with 17s too, all my 37s have been in the 15" wheel range but those are being phased out quickly.

my 22re 94 single cab that was flatbedded was quick as hell with 37s and 529s. the single cabs are so light
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

http://board.marlincrawler.com/index.php?topic=26920.390

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Re: 1994 Pickup First Build Thread
« Reply #144 on: Sep 03, 2015, 08:36:30 AM »
got the shock hoops mocked up and tacked in place.  no cutting of the inner fender needed.



Planning to try and pull the engine back out and the bed and cab off again so I can finish all the welding up.


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Re: 1994 Pickup First Build Thread
« Reply #145 on: Sep 07, 2015, 05:38:20 AM »
I am really impressed with the detail of this build, awesome truck!! :)

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Re: 1994 Pickup First Build Thread
« Reply #146 on: Sep 11, 2015, 09:36:25 AM »
 looking great! :popcorn:

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Re: 1994 Pickup First Build Thread
« Reply #147 on: Sep 21, 2015, 07:28:44 AM »
Process has been a little slow the last few weeks but I did get the cab and older 22re pulled back off the truck and I'm starting to get ready to finish welding all the bits and pieces together. 

I ended up leaving the bed on the truck for now so I could get ready to bob it but I'm having second thoughts right now.  I'm struggling to feel confident that I've marked the bed for the cuts so that they line up nice and straight.  Anyone have any good methods?  I got one side taped up and it looks straight but it took me about 4 tries to get it this close and I'm still not confident in it.  My main issue is I can't seem to find a good place to make all the measurements from.  Anyway here is a pic.



A side from that I did get my bud built cross member over the weekend but haven't gotten it bolted to the tcase yet.



And one last pic of my future Toyota driver.


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Re: 1994 Pickup First Build Thread
« Reply #148 on: Sep 21, 2015, 07:47:59 AM »
That onesie is awesome! On the measuring of the bed and being straight, any reason you couldnt go off the bedrail?
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Re: 1994 Pickup First Build Thread
« Reply #149 on: Sep 21, 2015, 10:36:59 PM »
"first build", and you did this in a year? RIGHT ON! :turtle:

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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