Hello once again, everyone! I have a build thread here for this little beast, a Daihatsu Rocky. I have a little minor news to report, but that's for that thread. This was my New Year's Eve:
It's all my fault, I was dumb, and so much more. However, this allowed me to see I have some things to fix. I'm already working out the suspension problems, and have a few different solutions. Just figuring out price.
But this is Marlin! I've finally decided to go to the dark side and swap that rear axle for a Toyota 8 inch. I would love to get a locker, a good e-brake, rear discs, and so on. What's even better is that this pick and pull that has been closed for what seems like ever is reopening, and I kinda know them, and they let me stomp around for a day, and I could only get through half of it. In the half, though, a bunch of good stuff. Two V6 8-inch axles (both 1989s, a 4 Runner and an Xtracab) and a 4-cyl 8 inch (4x4 short bed, also a 1989). Also, the short bed has a 22RE that looks like it's complete, and I feel like I should grab it for when the Rocky's engine finally grenades.
So, first, can anyone suggest what I should be looking for, or what I should avoid when I decide which one to grab? Did any of these come stock with rear discs? Rear lockers?
Second, I looked here at Marlin and didn't see a disc brake conversion kit if I find a "good" one that doesn't have discs?
This is all new to me and any advice you can give would be great. It's more than I know now.