Author Topic: Rexy Re-Do: SUPER SLEEPER 1ST GEN!  (Read 32459 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

H8PVMNT

  • Offline Silver Turtle Award
  • *
  • Turtle Points: 451
  • Male Posts: 3,501
  • Member since May '07
  • I'LL NEVER MAKE IT...
    • View Profile
Re: Rexy Re-Do: SUPER SLEEPER 1ST GEN!
« Reply #330 on: Jun 29, 2018, 02:22:33 PM »
Went out to pick up a pay check and got suckered into working on a grain bin auger and fixing a hay spear.  I don't dare unload my tools. Already needed 4WD, have to get that front driveshaft shortened to fit the new old trans.


I would rather wake up in the middle of nowhere than in any city on earth.
Steve McQueen

"Except for maybe Seattle."  -H8PVMNT

"I plan to hit 300k in this truck"  :)bestgen4runner

 "I'm jealous of your shop. It has concrete and doesn't smell like pickles like the old shop  "  300K

Mudder

  • Offline Crawler Guru
  • ****
  • Turtle Points: 3448
  • Posts: 584
  • Member since May '15
    • View Profile
Re: Rexy Re-Do: SUPER SLEEPER 1ST GEN!
« Reply #331 on: Jun 29, 2018, 02:49:45 PM »
Green should not pull red  :D

H8PVMNT [OP]

  • Offline Silver Turtle Award
  • *
  • Turtle Points: 451
  • Male Posts: 3,501
  • Member since May '07
  • I'LL NEVER MAKE IT...
    • View Profile
Re: Rexy Re-Do: SUPER SLEEPER 1ST GEN!
« Reply #332 on: Jun 29, 2018, 03:38:54 PM »
Green should not pull red  :D

Apparently Casey swings both ways because there are a lot of mixed colors.
I would rather wake up in the middle of nowhere than in any city on earth.
Steve McQueen

"Except for maybe Seattle."  -H8PVMNT

"I plan to hit 300k in this truck"  :)bestgen4runner

 "I'm jealous of your shop. It has concrete and doesn't smell like pickles like the old shop  "  300K

redneckcustoms13

  • Offline The 2K Group
  • ***
  • Turtle Points: 6720
  • Male Posts: 2,420
  • Member since May '15
    • View Profile
    • Buy me a beer
Re: Rexy Re-Do: SUPER SLEEPER 1ST GEN!
« Reply #333 on: Jun 29, 2018, 07:09:26 PM »
All depends on the job. Nothing runs like a deere being chased by Ferguson  :gap:
I have a 51 model Ferguson T030. 58 ford 8n. 89 ford 445c. All great in their own area.
83 long bed 2wd sas, 3rz, w56, duals with 4.7 rear, 4.88 elock front, spartan rear, 39.5 iroks
01 double cab hunting truck
06 tacoma street truck

H8PVMNT [OP]

  • Offline Silver Turtle Award
  • *
  • Turtle Points: 451
  • Male Posts: 3,501
  • Member since May '07
  • I'LL NEVER MAKE IT...
    • View Profile
Re: Rexy Re-Do: SUPER SLEEPER 1ST GEN!
« Reply #334 on: Jul 03, 2018, 05:48:59 AM »
Finished up this hitch so we don't have to unhook the mower to pull the hay rake.  Added some style...

I would rather wake up in the middle of nowhere than in any city on earth.
Steve McQueen

"Except for maybe Seattle."  -H8PVMNT

"I plan to hit 300k in this truck"  :)bestgen4runner

 "I'm jealous of your shop. It has concrete and doesn't smell like pickles like the old shop  "  300K

H8PVMNT [OP]

  • Offline Silver Turtle Award
  • *
  • Turtle Points: 451
  • Male Posts: 3,501
  • Member since May '07
  • I'LL NEVER MAKE IT...
    • View Profile
Re: Rexy Re-Do: SUPER SLEEPER 1ST GEN!
« Reply #335 on: Jul 06, 2018, 06:25:39 AM »
Small leak out the back of the header flange eroded the gasket and got worse.  Last night I put on a fresh gasket and coated mating surfaces in high temp rvt.  Still leaks a bit.  This old unknown make header was on my original 20r and it always had trouble back there but I thought it was just the weak threads the limp stud was in.  The flange only had a small surface where the pipes are welded flattened out that makes a seal on the gasket.  It's kind of weird. 

I will swap it out for my old NWOR header pretty quick, because as you all know, I love swapping things ;).
I would rather wake up in the middle of nowhere than in any city on earth.
Steve McQueen

"Except for maybe Seattle."  -H8PVMNT

"I plan to hit 300k in this truck"  :)bestgen4runner

 "I'm jealous of your shop. It has concrete and doesn't smell like pickles like the old shop  "  300K

H8PVMNT [OP]

  • Offline Silver Turtle Award
  • *
  • Turtle Points: 451
  • Male Posts: 3,501
  • Member since May '07
  • I'LL NEVER MAKE IT...
    • View Profile
Re: Rexy Re-Do: SUPER SLEEPER 1ST GEN!
« Reply #336 on: Jul 09, 2018, 09:52:48 AM »
Changed break in oil at about 400 miles.  Decided to run conventional.  Picked Castrol GTX 10W30 for no particular reason other than it is available everywhere you go and it's a recognized brand.   I can switch to 5W30 in the winter time. Not going to fiddle with synthetic in this engine.  I think synthetic is great but every time I use it an engine goes to heck, not because of the oil necessarily, just dumb luck or rather cheap parts or lack of skills. I just have the jinx on me with synthetic.   

Alternator started squalking so I replaced with another one from the shed this weekend which seems good so far.  Installed other niceties like a rearview mirror, visors and a new tail light lens.  Feeling pretty fancy.


Also found a loose radiator bracket.  Tried to solder but the wind kept blowing the torch out so I used some JB Weld...
« Last Edit: Jul 09, 2018, 01:33:00 PM by H8PVMNT »
I would rather wake up in the middle of nowhere than in any city on earth.
Steve McQueen

"Except for maybe Seattle."  -H8PVMNT

"I plan to hit 300k in this truck"  :)bestgen4runner

 "I'm jealous of your shop. It has concrete and doesn't smell like pickles like the old shop  "  300K

H8PVMNT [OP]

  • Offline Silver Turtle Award
  • *
  • Turtle Points: 451
  • Male Posts: 3,501
  • Member since May '07
  • I'LL NEVER MAKE IT...
    • View Profile
Re: Rexy Re-Do: SUPER SLEEPER 1ST GEN!
« Reply #337 on: Jul 09, 2018, 10:06:11 AM »
In other news, I haven't been able to use revers in double low because of the extremely close proximity of the crawl box shifter to the wonky 1st gen style trans shifter.  With the 4" plus shorter than W56 L50 or L52 trans you end up with the crawl box shifter extremely close to the trans shifter. The regular t-case shifter was ending up making contact with the passenger's leg in low range.  I decided to go rogue and put both t-case shifters in the shop press until they were out of each other's and everybody else's way.  Spun crawl box shifter 180 and bent it over more so it leans way back to the driver.  Un-bent t-case shifter to it is morre vertical and doesn't invade passenger space.  Plenty of room between the trans shifer and other shifters now.

Ended up like this in high 2, I think it's kind of cool.

I would rather wake up in the middle of nowhere than in any city on earth.
Steve McQueen

"Except for maybe Seattle."  -H8PVMNT

"I plan to hit 300k in this truck"  :)bestgen4runner

 "I'm jealous of your shop. It has concrete and doesn't smell like pickles like the old shop  "  300K

H8PVMNT [OP]

  • Offline Silver Turtle Award
  • *
  • Turtle Points: 451
  • Male Posts: 3,501
  • Member since May '07
  • I'LL NEVER MAKE IT...
    • View Profile
Re: Rexy Re-Do: SUPER SLEEPER 1ST GEN!
« Reply #338 on: Jul 10, 2018, 07:56:10 PM »
Swapped out my old header for my other old header, a NWOR one with a nice thick, flat flange.  I am using the no gasket method with high temp copper silicone.  I let it skin over on both sides and just barely snugged the nuts.  I will wait 24 hours to tighten them so I still have a good silicone gasket in there.  That's how we used to do it per the NWOR instructions and it sealed better than a gasket.

I would rather wake up in the middle of nowhere than in any city on earth.
Steve McQueen

"Except for maybe Seattle."  -H8PVMNT

"I plan to hit 300k in this truck"  :)bestgen4runner

 "I'm jealous of your shop. It has concrete and doesn't smell like pickles like the old shop  "  300K

:)bestgen4runner

  • Offline The 1.5K Club
  • **
  • Turtle Points: 2140
  • Male Posts: 1,773
  • Member since Mar '16
  • Crawling with Marlin
    • View Profile
Re: Rexy Re-Do: SUPER SLEEPER 1ST GEN!
« Reply #339 on: Jul 10, 2018, 09:08:53 PM »
I had this header (NW off-road) and did the same thing with Mine. To date it's still my favorite header.
Interesting Mine was a tri-y design?

I am 1/5th of Perfect Fit
SqWADoosh [04:19 PM]: *sigh* I guess Chris is right and I just need to wait until I'm in a place where I have a tow rig and trailer before I get this caliber of truck
Mudder [08:28 PM]:   not try to be a jerk, but are you serious bestgen?
Prismo [06:11 PM]:   Done, time to relax or as Bestgen says....FREEDOM!
HogCanyonHopper [06:54 PM]:   I like my little rod. it gets the job done
H8PVMNT [03:30 PM]: I can go both ways.

redneckcustoms13

  • Offline The 2K Group
  • ***
  • Turtle Points: 6720
  • Male Posts: 2,420
  • Member since May '15
    • View Profile
    • Buy me a beer
Re: Rexy Re-Do: SUPER SLEEPER 1ST GEN!
« Reply #340 on: Jul 11, 2018, 04:52:26 AM »
I use that method with copper silicone on my rig, the big block in my boat, all kinds of stuff. Works well.
83 long bed 2wd sas, 3rz, w56, duals with 4.7 rear, 4.88 elock front, spartan rear, 39.5 iroks
01 double cab hunting truck
06 tacoma street truck

H8PVMNT [OP]

  • Offline Silver Turtle Award
  • *
  • Turtle Points: 451
  • Male Posts: 3,501
  • Member since May '07
  • I'LL NEVER MAKE IT...
    • View Profile
Re: Rexy Re-Do: SUPER SLEEPER 1ST GEN!
« Reply #341 on: Jul 12, 2018, 05:44:53 PM »
I had this header (NW off-road) and did the same thing with Mine. To date it's still my favorite header.
Interesting Mine was a tri-y design?



It is a tri-y, it just doesn't look like it in the photo.
I would rather wake up in the middle of nowhere than in any city on earth.
Steve McQueen

"Except for maybe Seattle."  -H8PVMNT

"I plan to hit 300k in this truck"  :)bestgen4runner

 "I'm jealous of your shop. It has concrete and doesn't smell like pickles like the old shop  "  300K

H8PVMNT [OP]

  • Offline Silver Turtle Award
  • *
  • Turtle Points: 451
  • Male Posts: 3,501
  • Member since May '07
  • I'LL NEVER MAKE IT...
    • View Profile
Re: Rexy Re-Do: SUPER SLEEPER 1ST GEN!
« Reply #342 on: Jul 12, 2018, 07:47:56 PM »
Drove it 60 miles today, sealed up great!
I would rather wake up in the middle of nowhere than in any city on earth.
Steve McQueen

"Except for maybe Seattle."  -H8PVMNT

"I plan to hit 300k in this truck"  :)bestgen4runner

 "I'm jealous of your shop. It has concrete and doesn't smell like pickles like the old shop  "  300K

H8PVMNT [OP]

  • Offline Silver Turtle Award
  • *
  • Turtle Points: 451
  • Male Posts: 3,501
  • Member since May '07
  • I'LL NEVER MAKE IT...
    • View Profile
Re: Rexy Re-Do: SUPER SLEEPER 1ST GEN!
« Reply #343 on: Jul 16, 2018, 10:40:43 AM »
18.4 miles per gallon after the gear/tire math!
I would rather wake up in the middle of nowhere than in any city on earth.
Steve McQueen

"Except for maybe Seattle."  -H8PVMNT

"I plan to hit 300k in this truck"  :)bestgen4runner

 "I'm jealous of your shop. It has concrete and doesn't smell like pickles like the old shop  "  300K

H8PVMNT [OP]

  • Offline Silver Turtle Award
  • *
  • Turtle Points: 451
  • Male Posts: 3,501
  • Member since May '07
  • I'LL NEVER MAKE IT...
    • View Profile
Re: Rexy Re-Do: SUPER SLEEPER 1ST GEN!
« Reply #344 on: Jul 16, 2018, 01:25:02 PM »
Just got a new job.  Full time farm and ranch.  I almost never have to drive on pavement so I might be able to buy bias tires this time :).
I would rather wake up in the middle of nowhere than in any city on earth.
Steve McQueen

"Except for maybe Seattle."  -H8PVMNT

"I plan to hit 300k in this truck"  :)bestgen4runner

 "I'm jealous of your shop. It has concrete and doesn't smell like pickles like the old shop  "  300K

300k

  • Offline Crawler Guru
  • ****
  • Turtle Points: 3744
  • Male Posts: 646
  • Member since Jun '15
  • GREEN NAME MAN BAD!
    • View Profile
    • Please ban me!
          OK!
      I am banned!
Re: Rexy Re-Do: SUPER SLEEPER 1ST GEN!
« Reply #345 on: Jul 16, 2018, 04:28:06 PM »
Just got a new job.  Full time farm and ranch.  I almost never have to drive on pavement so I might be able to buy bias tires this time :).

So once you leave the office job, how will H8PVMNT and forum use work out?
:)bestgen4runner [12:45 PM]:   I am so stupid.

Truer words have never been spoken...

redneckcustoms13

  • Offline The 2K Group
  • ***
  • Turtle Points: 6720
  • Male Posts: 2,420
  • Member since May '15
    • View Profile
    • Buy me a beer
Re: Rexy Re-Do: SUPER SLEEPER 1ST GEN!
« Reply #346 on: Jul 16, 2018, 06:51:53 PM »
Cell phone?
83 long bed 2wd sas, 3rz, w56, duals with 4.7 rear, 4.88 elock front, spartan rear, 39.5 iroks
01 double cab hunting truck
06 tacoma street truck

300k

  • Offline Crawler Guru
  • ****
  • Turtle Points: 3744
  • Male Posts: 646
  • Member since Jun '15
  • GREEN NAME MAN BAD!
    • View Profile
    • Please ban me!
          OK!
      I am banned!
Re: Rexy Re-Do: SUPER SLEEPER 1ST GEN!
« Reply #347 on: Jul 16, 2018, 07:21:07 PM »
Cell phone?

He has a flip phone or something similar lol
:)bestgen4runner [12:45 PM]:   I am so stupid.

Truer words have never been spoken...

H8PVMNT [OP]

  • Offline Silver Turtle Award
  • *
  • Turtle Points: 451
  • Male Posts: 3,501
  • Member since May '07
  • I'LL NEVER MAKE IT...
    • View Profile
Re: Rexy Re-Do: SUPER SLEEPER 1ST GEN!
« Reply #348 on: Jul 17, 2018, 04:55:20 AM »
We are setting up an office at the farmstead.  He has to get the fiber optics to the house before we can live there because my wife teaches online.  I am positive I will be less active but I will still post my stuff.  Should have lots of H8PVMNT style life stuff to put up.  This is going to be kind of crazy.
I would rather wake up in the middle of nowhere than in any city on earth.
Steve McQueen

"Except for maybe Seattle."  -H8PVMNT

"I plan to hit 300k in this truck"  :)bestgen4runner

 "I'm jealous of your shop. It has concrete and doesn't smell like pickles like the old shop  "  300K

H8PVMNT [OP]

  • Offline Silver Turtle Award
  • *
  • Turtle Points: 451
  • Male Posts: 3,501
  • Member since May '07
  • I'LL NEVER MAKE IT...
    • View Profile
Re: Rexy Re-Do: SUPER SLEEPER 1ST GEN!
« Reply #349 on: Jul 17, 2018, 08:54:43 AM »
Shall I start a new thread or just pile up life stuff in this one while I slowly finish off the pickup?
I would rather wake up in the middle of nowhere than in any city on earth.
Steve McQueen

"Except for maybe Seattle."  -H8PVMNT

"I plan to hit 300k in this truck"  :)bestgen4runner

 "I'm jealous of your shop. It has concrete and doesn't smell like pickles like the old shop  "  300K

300k

  • Offline Crawler Guru
  • ****
  • Turtle Points: 3744
  • Male Posts: 646
  • Member since Jun '15
  • GREEN NAME MAN BAD!
    • View Profile
    • Please ban me!
          OK!
      I am banned!
Re: Rexy Re-Do: SUPER SLEEPER 1ST GEN!
« Reply #350 on: Jul 17, 2018, 10:35:24 AM »
New thread!
:)bestgen4runner [12:45 PM]:   I am so stupid.

Truer words have never been spoken...

arlindsay1992

  • Offline Rock Crawl'n
  • **
  • Turtle Points: 423
  • Posts: 43
  • Member since Jun '16
  • Crawling with Marlin
    • View Profile
Re: Rexy Re-Do: SUPER SLEEPER 1ST GEN!
« Reply #351 on: Jul 23, 2018, 05:38:23 PM »
When were you going to tell us about the new truck? And when did you move to Maryland?

300k

  • Offline Crawler Guru
  • ****
  • Turtle Points: 3744
  • Male Posts: 646
  • Member since Jun '15
  • GREEN NAME MAN BAD!
    • View Profile
    • Please ban me!
          OK!
      I am banned!
Re: Rexy Re-Do: SUPER SLEEPER 1ST GEN!
« Reply #352 on: Jul 23, 2018, 07:07:27 PM »
A dually with H8PVMNT plates is like a Nissan Leaf with a Hemi sticker...it just doesn't add up :gap:
:)bestgen4runner [12:45 PM]:   I am so stupid.

Truer words have never been spoken...

emsvitil

  • Offline Silver Turtle Award
  • *
  • Turtle Points: 5556
  • Male Posts: 3,409
  • Member since May '07
    • View Profile
    • emsvitil's album
    • Buy me a soda
Re: Rexy Re-Do: SUPER SLEEPER 1ST GEN!
« Reply #353 on: Jul 23, 2018, 07:18:30 PM »
A dually with H8PVMNT plates is like a Nissan Leaf with a Hemi sticker...it just doesn't add up :gap:

It's used to tow a BIG boat.
Ed
SoCal
86 SR5 XtraCab
22RE  W56B
31x10.50R15

300k

  • Offline Crawler Guru
  • ****
  • Turtle Points: 3744
  • Male Posts: 646
  • Member since Jun '15
  • GREEN NAME MAN BAD!
    • View Profile
    • Please ban me!
          OK!
      I am banned!
Re: Rexy Re-Do: SUPER SLEEPER 1ST GEN!
« Reply #354 on: Jul 23, 2018, 07:23:05 PM »
It's used to tow a BIG boat.

Yeah maybe, but H8PVMNT is defiantly an offroad thing.
:)bestgen4runner [12:45 PM]:   I am so stupid.

Truer words have never been spoken...

H8PVMNT [OP]

  • Offline Silver Turtle Award
  • *
  • Turtle Points: 451
  • Male Posts: 3,501
  • Member since May '07
  • I'LL NEVER MAKE IT...
    • View Profile
Re: Rexy Re-Do: SUPER SLEEPER 1ST GEN!
« Reply #355 on: Jul 25, 2018, 07:18:25 AM »
One of my old cronies in the Missoula area stole my plate when I let it slide for a few years.
I would rather wake up in the middle of nowhere than in any city on earth.
Steve McQueen

"Except for maybe Seattle."  -H8PVMNT

"I plan to hit 300k in this truck"  :)bestgen4runner

 "I'm jealous of your shop. It has concrete and doesn't smell like pickles like the old shop  "  300K

300k

  • Offline Crawler Guru
  • ****
  • Turtle Points: 3744
  • Male Posts: 646
  • Member since Jun '15
  • GREEN NAME MAN BAD!
    • View Profile
    • Please ban me!
          OK!
      I am banned!
Re: Rexy Re-Do: SUPER SLEEPER 1ST GEN!
« Reply #356 on: Jul 25, 2018, 08:06:32 AM »
 :driving:  :thumbs:
:)bestgen4runner [12:45 PM]:   I am so stupid.

Truer words have never been spoken...

H8PVMNT [OP]

  • Offline Silver Turtle Award
  • *
  • Turtle Points: 451
  • Male Posts: 3,501
  • Member since May '07
  • I'LL NEVER MAKE IT...
    • View Profile
Re: Rexy Re-Do: SUPER SLEEPER 1ST GEN!
« Reply #357 on: Aug 16, 2018, 07:25:18 PM »
The other day I picked up a 300 pound rock with my winch and crawled it out of the field...

I would rather wake up in the middle of nowhere than in any city on earth.
Steve McQueen

"Except for maybe Seattle."  -H8PVMNT

"I plan to hit 300k in this truck"  :)bestgen4runner

 "I'm jealous of your shop. It has concrete and doesn't smell like pickles like the old shop  "  300K

300k

  • Offline Crawler Guru
  • ****
  • Turtle Points: 3744
  • Male Posts: 646
  • Member since Jun '15
  • GREEN NAME MAN BAD!
    • View Profile
    • Please ban me!
          OK!
      I am banned!
Re: Rexy Re-Do: SUPER SLEEPER 1ST GEN!
« Reply #358 on: Aug 16, 2018, 08:00:03 PM »
So you're gonna build a rock crawling course out there! I approve! :gap:
:)bestgen4runner [12:45 PM]:   I am so stupid.

Truer words have never been spoken...

AZ Rockit

  • Offline Rock Crawl'n
  • **
  • Turtle Points: 2955
  • Male Posts: 96
  • Member since Aug '17
  • Crawling with 300K
    • View Profile
    • Please ban me!
          OK!
      I am banned!
Re: Rexy Re-Do: SUPER SLEEPER 1ST GEN!
« Reply #359 on: Aug 17, 2018, 05:54:38 AM »
The other day I picked up a 300 pound rock with my winch and crawled it out of the field...

Nice H8PVMNT. I still like the story, and I would need a picture of it to fully understand, of you using a Toyota to process logs to build your house. You are an amazing Toyota guy!
82 Long bed, 22r with 83 celica EFI, 31s
84 Xtra cab, 22r, Chevy springs, 31s
85 4Runner, 3rz, R151F, 244:1, 37s
85 Long bed, 22re Performance Stage 2 engine, 32s
85 Short bed, 22r
89 4Runner on a 94 truck chassis, just a roller (Montana Runner)

 
 
 
 
 

Related Topics

8 Replies
1881 Views
Last post Apr 04, 2005, 07:47:44 PM
by dirtbag
5 Replies
1517 Views
Last post Jun 29, 2004, 12:04:08 AM
by 84runner
1 Replies
1458 Views
Last post Nov 03, 2004, 09:27:16 PM
by kyle_22r
3 Replies
1203 Views
Last post Feb 25, 2005, 10:23:27 PM
by Mike D
3 Replies
835 Views
Last post Nov 06, 2005, 11:12:40 PM
by wa4x4