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Length on ToyBox?
« on: Apr 18, 2003, 02:56:30 PM »
I am considering going adding a ToyBox to the drive line I am building.  I am planning on a SBC(350/305)/TH350/ToyBox/LC three spd t-case.  My concern is in the total length.  What is the length of the adapters and ToyBox?  

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Re: Length on ToyBox?
« Reply #1 on: Apr 18, 2003, 06:31:40 PM »
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 What is the length of the adapters and ToyBox?  

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Its about 7inches.  I got 3.5 back by using FJ55 rears on my 40.

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Re: Length on ToyBox?
« Reply #2 on: Apr 19, 2003, 04:34:39 AM »
Do the FJ55 rear springs move the axle back that far?  Are  they longer than FJ40 springs?  I am currently running Rancho 2 1/2" lift springs in SUA.  I have waited to see if the length will require going with a CV drive shaft or not.  If I have to reposition the rear axle to run the CV shaft I plan on doing a SOA at that time.   The ToyBox is about 7" and the AA adapter is about 6".  The ToyBox is only a few more dollars and a whole lot lower.  ??? Desicions, Desicions.

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Re: Length on ToyBox?
« Reply #3 on: Apr 19, 2003, 05:04:56 AM »
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Do the FJ55 rear springs move the axle back that far?  Are  they longer than FJ40 springs?  


FJ-55 rears are 3.5 inches longer than FJ-40s!  Its a spring pins are centered, with each side as long  as the long side of the FJ-40 springs - some folks just flip there rear springs for longer wheel base.  I just took the rear spring hangers and flipped them as per Woody's article on http://www.ih8mud.com.  I also put FJ-55 rears on my front and did a shackler reversal, in the process, moving moving my front axle about 1.5 inches forward!!
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Re: Length on ToyBox?
« Reply #4 on: Apr 19, 2003, 07:15:03 AM »
Running either 55 Springs or reversed 40 springs will ive you the added WB.  I'm running stock Waggy 7-leafs in mine SOA, which are a bit longer than a 55.

Anyway, the whole deal with a CV driveshaft is not the length, it's the angles.  Is your pinion rotated up to point at the t-case?  Yes-CV.  no-universal joint.  Minitruck u/v joints are awesome, offering more than 40 degrees of operating angle.
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Re: Length on ToyBox?
« Reply #5 on: Apr 21, 2003, 09:05:06 PM »
I stopped by Marlin's today to get some more info on the length and the cost.  The conversions that they have done using a SBC/TH350/crawler/LC t-case gave them a very short rear drive shaft.  On one truck they had to move the engine forward a few inches and still only had about 12-13 inches of drive shaft.  I plan on running an electric puller fan and a short water pump on the front of my engine.  This should allow the engine to be moved forward a few inches.  If I can find some FJ55 springs, I will consider running them in the rear for a few more inches.  Still in the planning stages.   :scratch:
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