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Re: The all-new 1990 Daihatsu Rocky
« Reply #210 on: Apr 22, 2020, 05:33:04 PM »
I guess maybe I didn't make it clear enough... that engine is being installed so that it can actually make the thing go some day. As I write this it is installed under the hood of the Daihatsu and fits beautifully. Plus I have an old transmission that will go in so this build may, possibly, be coming back to life. I hope!

Good to hear. That hoist setup is sick!
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Re: The all-new 1990 Daihatsu Rocky
« Reply #211 on: Apr 22, 2020, 06:47:24 PM »
The crane attachment has been one of the best things I built for my pickup. Since you like the hoist setup and like moving chunks of wood around, maybe you'll like these pics of hauling this year's firewood last fall.

Loading it up with the crane:


The load weighed a few thousand pounds. Towing that straight down a mountain side is something I would never have attempted without trailer brakes.


Note the classic Dayton Fayette axle under my trailer. Quite the fun time getting parts for it.

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Re: The all-new 1990 Daihatsu Rocky
« Reply #212 on: Apr 23, 2020, 08:15:49 AM »
I can't believe we are on page 8 and the thing still doesn't drive around. Someone tell the OP to hurry up and finish it already!

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Re: The all-new 1990 Daihatsu Rocky
« Reply #213 on: Apr 23, 2020, 01:49:06 PM »
Nah, it has only been 3yrs, in project time, you basically just drug it home. :greengrin:
'90 black X-cab mod'd 3.0, 33's/4.88's, rear ARB, custom bumpers, sliders, safari rack, etc.
'91 Blue X-cab 22re, 35's/5.29's,Truetrac front, ARB rear, dual cases, and custom Safari flatbed, bumper, interior.
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Re: The all-new 1990 Daihatsu Rocky
« Reply #214 on: Apr 25, 2020, 05:50:02 AM »
I made a video showing how I installed the 22R. Took me a while to edit but if ya want to see a little more detail on the process, check it out! I'm still new to the whole video thing so it's not perfect but I hope it is informative.

https://youtu.be/l4_vmQ02n74

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« Reply #215 on: Apr 27, 2020, 04:55:37 PM »
I made a video showing how I installed the 22R. Took me a while to edit but if ya want to see a little more detail on the process, check it out! I'm still new to the whole video thing so it's not perfect but I hope it is informative.

https://youtu.be/l4_vmQ02n74

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Re: The all-new 1990 Daihatsu Rocky
« Reply #216 on: Apr 27, 2020, 06:52:53 PM »
Tracking says I got a transmission mount from RockAuto. If all goes well I can get the worn out old G52 that I took out of my truck last fall put into the Rocky. Then it will be time for fun with shifters, wiring, and drivelines.

On the upside, it looks like the speedometer cable will mount right onto the RF1A transfer case. Maybe.

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Re: The all-new 1990 Daihatsu Rocky
« Reply #217 on: Apr 28, 2020, 08:59:20 AM »
Tracking says I got a transmission mount from RockAuto. If all goes well I can get the worn out old G52 that I took out of my truck last fall put into the Rocky. Then it will be time for fun with shifters, wiring, and drivelines.

On the upside, it looks like the speedometer cable will mount right onto the RF1A transfer case. Maybe.

Awesome man, that thing will be incredible. I just remembered a trailer a friend from New Mexico built to haul wood. This will probably be a horrible explanation and I'm not familiar with any fabrication jargon but he created a system that allowed the whole trailer to be extended from its original position. He created a sort of sleeve, so the steel connected to the trailer slid over the steel that connects to the hitch. So if he wanted to haul longer trees to be milled all he had to do was pull a pin on the sleeve and roll the trailer further away from the truck until it hit the stop he built in.
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Re: The all-new 1990 Daihatsu Rocky
« Reply #218 on: Apr 28, 2020, 04:48:53 PM »
I think I get what you're saying. Not that I can think of the name of that hitch style either.

My cheap transmission mount came in the mail today. Hoping to start work with it tomorrow. I will, of course be putting it on video as I find that much faster than stopping to take pictures.

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Re: The all-new 1990 Daihatsu Rocky
« Reply #219 on: Apr 28, 2020, 06:19:25 PM »
If I read it correctly, I think you are talking about a telescoping/extendable trailer tongue.
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The money pit '87 Supra resto/mod

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Re: The all-new 1990 Daihatsu Rocky
« Reply #220 on: Apr 28, 2020, 06:21:50 PM »
Thanks, that was the term I was trying to think of. Clearly, it's been too long since I built any trailers

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Re: The all-new 1990 Daihatsu Rocky
« Reply #221 on: Apr 30, 2020, 11:10:30 AM »
If I read it correctly, I think you are talking about a telescoping/extendable trailer tongue.

Nah that sounds way too simple haha
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Re: The all-new 1990 Daihatsu Rocky
« Reply #222 on: Apr 30, 2020, 11:42:52 AM »
Once upon a time there was a cross member in the way. Then there wasn't. Gotta love my Powermax 45!

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Re: The all-new 1990 Daihatsu Rocky
« Reply #223 on: May 02, 2020, 08:46:13 AM »
I had some more fun and games with the Rocky this week. Including, but not limited to buying a plasma cutter, running out of bell housing bolts, and digging a big hole. It was a lot of fun.... in retrospect  :gap:

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Re: The all-new 1990 Daihatsu Rocky
« Reply #224 on: May 04, 2020, 01:31:08 PM »
Nice progress! Iím looking forward to the driveshaft invention
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Re: The all-new 1990 Daihatsu Rocky
« Reply #225 on: May 04, 2020, 04:34:39 PM »
The driveshaft will be fun. My options at this point are:

1) Buy some drill stem pipe (easy to find in an extractive resources state like WY) and some U-joints, plus a splined coupling and build the whole thing myself. Annoying but possible and cheaper.
2) Go to my local junkyards and pull a couple driveshafts out of some 4runners. I would then need to shorten one to about 18" for the rear driveshaft and maybe leave the front one alone or shorten it a bit.
3) Mount a hydraulic pump on each transfer case output and a hydraulic motor on each axle flange. (No. I am not serious :gap:)

Anyone have pointers on building driveshafts? I want this thing to be well balanced when I am done.

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Re: The all-new 1990 Daihatsu Rocky
« Reply #226 on: May 05, 2020, 05:00:31 AM »
Anyone have pointers on building driveshafts? I want this thing to be well balanced when I am done.

This one was interesting, right around 10min they make a lil stub shaft.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7vEHU5ygoUU
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Re: The all-new 1990 Daihatsu Rocky
« Reply #227 on: May 05, 2020, 05:12:49 AM »
Looks like they cut it square with a chop saw. I'm pretty good with my porta-band but not that good.

Hmmmm. Maybe I need one of these. Hmmm. https://www.sawblade.com/order-circular-saws.cfm?gclid=Cj0KCQjwncT1BRDhARIsAOQF9Lm5nvVZae9yzeIEQ-yycxfMJpIuM4uB3T1rpy3j5CuFiVRzb1jO-y4aAhw8EALw_wcB

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Re: The all-new 1990 Daihatsu Rocky
« Reply #228 on: May 16, 2020, 02:10:25 PM »
I just arranged a deal for some drive shafts out of an FJ80 land cruiser that I can (hopefully) modify. Maybe I can even keep some manner of momentum on this project over the summer, it ain't gonna be no fun at all if winter hits and I still have work to do.

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Re: The all-new 1990 Daihatsu Rocky
« Reply #229 on: May 17, 2020, 07:27:14 PM »
I got half a cross member made over the weekend. Maybe next weekend I can get the other half done

 
 
 
 
 

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