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Re: Rokyoat's Taco build
« Reply #30 on: Feb 10, 2009, 02:08:02 PM »
I haven't worked on my junk since sat. i've been kinda burned out on that thing. I did get new U-joints for the front axle shafts and put those in. also got the front rotors turned and new brake pads. Ordered some tube flanges from ruffstuff to finish off the shock hoops...
Hopefully it will be off jackstands by this weekend.  :crossed:
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Re: Rokyoat's Taco build
« Reply #31 on: Feb 10, 2009, 02:45:54 PM »
Are you sure it was the camera, or the Captain's influenced operator that made the pics blurry that made the pics blurry. :thpst:

The 2ft of fresh snow we just got w/more on the way should help motivate you some more.  hopefully we will get enough to get a few runs in before you head back to fighting fires.

Once you get yours finished you guys can start swapping the portals under Pat's(providing he doesn't change his mind again), then I will have reason to cut the IFS off of my '91. :beer:
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Re: Rokyoat's Taco build
« Reply #32 on: Feb 10, 2009, 03:14:33 PM »
I will have reason to cut the IFS off of my '91. :beer:


Didn't you have to weld a wrench under there somewhere on fordyce... :dunno: That would have been plenty of reason me to scrap that  :pokinit:
« Last Edit: Feb 10, 2009, 03:43:53 PM by 81rokyoat »
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Re: Rokyoat's Taco build
« Reply #33 on: Feb 10, 2009, 07:28:56 PM »
Nope, we used a piece of Tod's(I think that is his name) safari rack as a sleeve to fix my broken tie rod.:greengrin:

I am not sure how well a SA w/o a rear locker or dual cases would have fared any better.
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Re: Rokyoat's Taco build
« Reply #34 on: Feb 10, 2009, 08:06:34 PM »
thats right it was Brad roof rack. I won't take mine on the rocks untill the ARB's and crawler is done. I just want to get it done for the snow. Plus I broke the IFS front wheel drive on X-mas so it wasn't going anymore anyway...
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Re: Rokyoat's Taco build
« Reply #35 on: Feb 11, 2009, 03:19:33 PM »
That is right, Tod has the Bronco(or is=it an International) I

Pat mentioned you broke it when you out w/just your rig.  Did you break a CV, ring gear, hubs?  Or did it have the auto hubs taht wouldn't engage?
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« Reply #36 on: Feb 11, 2009, 07:01:01 PM »
That is right, Tod has the Bronco(or is=it an International) I

Pat mentioned you broke it when you out w/just your rig.  Did you break a CV, ring gear, hubs?  Or did it have the auto hubs taht wouldn't engage?

I think it was a hub gear. It was working fine, then I was rocking back and forth and something popped. I thought it just kicked out of gear... but something broke, the front output turned but no front wheels. I never took it apart to find out what it was.
I had been collecting parts all summer, that was just what i needed to start working it.
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Re: Rokyoat's Taco build
« Reply #37 on: Feb 12, 2009, 09:32:20 PM »
got all brackets welded on the axle and frame. Got the lower links and panhard all welded too. Axle is painted. I started putting the axle back together but stopped and put the coil-overs back on with shorter top springs. I think it will be a little high in the front but I am going to get the front tires on before I F with the springs anymore. 
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Re: Rokyoat's Taco build
« Reply #38 on: Feb 13, 2009, 06:15:14 PM »
Great build!!! Cant wait to see more picks!!!
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« Reply #39 on: Feb 13, 2009, 06:57:30 PM »
:yikes: thats one sexy Taco, can I touch it? :gap:
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Re: Rokyoat's Taco build
« Reply #40 on: Feb 13, 2009, 07:41:03 PM »
thanks guys. I hoping to get it off jackstands Sun. Might have to get some tarps to close in the carport... The weather sucks but When I know it's dumping snow, it makes me what to work and get it done!
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Re: Rokyoat's Taco build
« Reply #41 on: Feb 13, 2009, 10:20:09 PM »
I figured the low snow should have got you motivated.  There was 2" here at 950ft elevation this morning, but it melted pretty quickly.

If Chico is supposed to get the high winds that  we are expecting here Sunday, I don't know if tarps are going to be that much help.  I know Pat's carport is kind of shielded, but it could be nasty.  Do you think you will still have it rolling by the 27th?
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Re: Rokyoat's Taco build
« Reply #42 on: Feb 14, 2009, 09:03:58 AM »
yeah it will be done! if the weather keeps up, I might have to get all tweaker on it, but it will get done.
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Re: Rokyoat's Taco build
« Reply #43 on: Feb 14, 2009, 03:42:13 PM »
right on, hammer down on it. we'll be wheeling in no time.
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Re: Rokyoat's Taco build
« Reply #44 on: Feb 14, 2009, 04:01:24 PM »
did you get any wheels and tires yet?
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Re: Rokyoat's Taco build
« Reply #45 on: Feb 15, 2009, 03:45:32 PM »
No more jackstands! it's sitting on the tires... :cool: I didnt do a whole lot today, put the axle together except the hubs. 1 hub was broke when i got the axle, so I'm going to degrease it and see if I can fix it or just get a couple from the junkyard.  I also got the york bolted up.  I ordered a 3 gallon air tank and brake proportioning valve from Summit today, should be here Tues.
Pics are still blurry for some reason.... maybe it was the fall the camera took off tool box
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Re: Rokyoat's Taco build
« Reply #46 on: Feb 15, 2009, 03:49:43 PM »
more... WB is 124, kinda long but my last rig was 125 and did fine.
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Re: Rokyoat's Taco build
« Reply #47 on: Feb 16, 2009, 04:48:40 PM »
Looks good!! When do you think it will be driving??
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Re: Rokyoat's Taco build
« Reply #48 on: Feb 16, 2009, 05:10:33 PM »
looks good!  camera's don't like moisture either.

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Re: Rokyoat's Taco build
« Reply #49 on: Feb 16, 2009, 05:44:28 PM »
Looks good!! When do you think it will be driving??

hoping to have it drivable by the end of the month.

I got the 1 ton master cylinder put on today. I still need to get front brake lines, rear d-line and build a crossmemeber for the transmission. oh and hook up the steering. Mainly just have little things to do but nothing is as easy as it should be....
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« Reply #50 on: Feb 18, 2009, 07:49:10 PM »
Worked alittle bit more on some stuff today. I'm getting to the little stuff that just takes to time. I got a 3 gallon air tank and proportioning valve from Summit yesterday, so I got all the fittings for the OBA.  Also did some work to the exhaust to make more room for the upper link. I didn't want to pay to have any exhaust work do, so I just cut like a 10* wedge out, bent it and re-welded it. Also had to cut and re-weld it after the first Cat to correct the angle of the flange. It's slightly cobbed but it will work fine. I will probably have the whole exhaust re-done after i get dual cases.  Had to take a break to babysit while the GF went to lunch... :shake: I had to bend the panhard bracket at the frame alittle to clear the draglink. it barely hit at full turn. Got the my limit strap tabs welded on and called it a day.
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Re: Rokyoat's Taco build
« Reply #51 on: Feb 18, 2009, 07:53:19 PM »
The lower link bracket has a tab welded to it for the limit strap and will also be the platform for the bumpstop to hit.
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Re: Rokyoat's Taco build
« Reply #52 on: Feb 18, 2009, 07:55:30 PM »
couple more and whatnot!!!
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Re: Rokyoat's Taco build
« Reply #53 on: Feb 18, 2009, 09:10:07 PM »
right on. its coming along good. i got a york i need to install in my truck. i just need to make a bracket for it to fit. i wish i could have looked at yours before you bolted it up. i bet its so close to being the same as my truck.
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Re: Rokyoat's Taco build
« Reply #54 on: Feb 18, 2009, 10:33:34 PM »
this build is so frickin awesome.
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« Reply #55 on: Feb 19, 2009, 08:44:05 AM »
right on. its coming along good. i got a york i need to install in my truck. i just need to make a bracket for it to fit. i wish i could have looked at yours before you bolted it up. i bet its so close to being the same as my truck.

all the brackets are right in front and easy to see if you want to check it out. The belts and fan are still off too. I bought that pacific northwest fab kit. was like $120 but its a nice kit and I'm lazy!

this build is so frickin awesome.
good work bud.

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« Reply #56 on: Feb 19, 2009, 11:35:27 AM »
all the brackets are right in front and easy to see if you want to check it out. The belts and fan are still off too. I bought that pacific northwest fab kit. was like $120 but its a nice kit and I'm lazy!

ya i knew you got that kit. i wanted to see the hole patter that bolts to the york and then to the engine. maybe ill come by tomorrow. pm me your number.
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« Reply #57 on: Feb 19, 2009, 08:26:36 PM »
not alot to update... Got the PS box drilled and tapped. Also added some more tube to the shock hoopsand did some more welding under it. Hoping to get the brakes wrapped up, the engine bay cleaned up and finish the tube work between the hoops tomorrow.
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« Reply #58 on: Feb 20, 2009, 09:19:01 PM »
Got some more  :pokinit: done today. I had help from Pat all day some we made some progress. first thing this morning we put the PS box back together, threw some new seals in it and mounted it on the frame.

PROBLEM! I'm retarded and didn't leave room for the rag joint in the steering shaft to clear the shock hoop.  :hammerhead:
It didnt set us back long... I cut like 14" off the front of the hoop and made a piece of 1.75 to clear the box/joint and fit over the 1.5 hoop. kinda hack but it turned out pretty tight. Next we started working on the steering shaft lengh and hooking it up. PROBLEM #2 the yokes in the steering shaft hit the bottom of the brake booster. So it took a while to figure out how run the shaft to get it all to clear. 

Ended up using heavy wall DOM to make the steering shaft.

Kiyul came by to check it out and ended up taking my shocks to charge them for me. thanks again dude! I owe you. :beer:

finshed all the welding under there and called it a day.

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Re: Rokyoat's Taco build
« Reply #59 on: Feb 20, 2009, 09:25:24 PM »
also got the fittings and hardline made and plumbed the rear brake with proporting valve. finished off the little supports on the hoop. I don't I am going to put a bar across the engine, right now, space is tight! I am going to build a new front bumper and tir them in to the bumper also. they should be fine..
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