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nice build
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I haven't updated in a while, I guess I should eh?

So here we go. For the past while I have been trying to locate an '86 and newer rear axle for the extra stance and clearance for my new 36"ers. I found on that the guy was giving away for FREE, less the 4.56 3rd. I jumped on it. I drove out an hour to get it, and this is what I found:
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Well.....you got what you paid for. :yesnod:

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Everything was rusted out, thin walled tubes that's for sure. I took it anayway for the axles and control arms. I'll also modify the control arms for a traction bar later on... More on that later.

I ended up finding an '86 rear axle so I put it to work. I shaved it clean so I can remount my perches where they need to go. While I had it apart, I welded up the 3rd for traction, cut the paper cover off, drilled out the 8mm holes to 3/8", driled out the 3rd mounting flange from 8mm to 13/32", tacked in some 3/8" x 1.5" GR8 FT bolts to the housing. I then checked the 3rd for fitment, burned all the bolts in, welded the paper cover back on, checked for leaks, washed out the metal bits, installed new MC rear axle seals via 2-something inch socket, installed welded 3rd to the housing, and installed the rear axles back into the tubes. Woila, ready to be abused. Almost. Still needs perches, trussing, traction bar, and shock mounts. :flamer:

Oh ya, as I was cutting of the stock perches with my torches I accidentally made the one side a little lighter... :_oops:
« Last Edit: May 25, 2007, 10:18:24 AM by synwars »
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Side note: I also bought a Miller auto darkening welding hood. It's kind of flaming, but works real well. No more worries about flashing myself, except for when I forget to turn it on... :shocking:
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Well.....you got what you paid for. :yesnod:

True that! He was gonna sell it to me for $30 but I kinda figured something was up when he said, "Come get it before I take it to the scrap yard."
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Instead of making perches, just use your pivot block as the perch.

Kinda like this:


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Instead of making perches, just use your pivot block as the perch.

Holy fancy pants with the 3D AutoCAD!!! I got something like that already, coming soon to a thread near you! I got one side done, it's beef and allows mucho pivotioso. Just need to drill and tap in some grease fittings...
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Just need to drill and tap in some grease fittings...
Yeah, I still haven't done that on mine either.

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looken good almost there
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looken good almost there


Thanks. It's slow going. Kind of like the sport itself. It may be slow, but it's fun!
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I got something like that already....I got one side done
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"Don't let common sense stop you..."

Build up thread:
http://board.marlincrawler.com/index.php?topic=11425.0

KEEP IT CLEAN PEOPLE!!! :bat:

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Nice! Lookin sweet!!! Gonna make it to the roundup? THis year will b my first yr there.
1st gen yota truck. 37x12.5x15. 5spd dual cases, chevy springs in rear, toyota rears springs in front. Long bed....the list never ends..
Dont try to shift into 6th when u've only got a 5spd! Rubberside down doesnt always mean rite side up!

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this is one of the first threads i read when i started to build my truck.

thanks for the motivation.

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Instead of making perches, just use your pivot block as the perch.

Kinda like this:



Hey Mini what year is your AUTOCAD? I have 2000 and Mechanical Desktop. those pivot blocks are pimp! :beerchug:
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Hey Mini what year is your AUTOCAD? I have 2000 and Mechanical Desktop. those pivot blocks are pimp! :beerchug:
2004, but the 3D rendering on 2000 is the same. Just use Rulesurf with Surftab1 & Surftab2 set to about 30 and then for projection use 3DORBIT with view set to Perspective.

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Nice! Lookin sweet!!! Gonna make it to the roundup? THis year will b my first yr there.

Prolly not mang, I would love too, just too far to drive without a tow rig. I barely have enough money to upgrade my junk let alone buying and driving a diesel guzzler.

this is one of the first threads i read when i started to build my truck.

thanks for the motivation.

That's awesome! You're welcome. Thanks for the compliment. Keeper goin' full speed!

:worthless: :slap:

MiniSimp, I love your new avitar pic!
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I got something in the mail...  :eyebrow:

I'm thinking I like RECEIVING parts in the mail more than I like putting it all together. It seems I'm not doing anything with them... anyone need some Long's or something??? :hammerhead:
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I was allowed to do some work on Friday. I cut my motor mounts off and dropped them down 3/4" and back 3/8" by locating them on the bottom of the frame.

My 1st gen steering shaft was shot too, the u-joints were gone. So I grabbed a 3rd gen steering shaft and modified it to fit. Works good now. With a rag joint too, much better.

My pretty red drums.
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Sorry some of the last pics are crap, I took them in the dark with a flash = not so clear.

Next up is to drop in the engine and tranny/t-cases and mock up the t-case mounts to fit. Once I have that done I'll move onto the rear axle and *gasp* pivot perches. After that, disassemble the front axle and drop in my goodies.
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Lookin good man. I gotta tear into both my axles and check em out. Axle seals, wheel seals knuckle seals.... fun stuff. LOL!
1st gen yota truck. 37x12.5x15. 5spd dual cases, chevy springs in rear, toyota rears springs in front. Long bed....the list never ends..
Dont try to shift into 6th when u've only got a 5spd! Rubberside down doesnt always mean rite side up!

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Lookin good man. I gotta tear into both my axles and check em out. Axle seals, wheel seals knuckle seals.... fun stuff. LOL!

Ya I hear ya. I'm finding it is the fabrication that takes the longest time. Same with watching paint dry, makes me cry sometimes from pure boredom. Wrenching is so fast in comparison.

Good luck with the axle dismantling! :thumbs:
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I received my Evo Heim Joint via UPS delivery. What a monster. :yikes: This will be used in the swivel/shackel end on my track bar. Rebuildable, 28* of deflection, adjustable... such a great product. :D
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HOLY GEEVUS!!!!!!!!
1st gen yota truck. 37x12.5x15. 5spd dual cases, chevy springs in rear, toyota rears springs in front. Long bed....the list never ends..
Dont try to shift into 6th when u've only got a 5spd! Rubberside down doesnt always mean rite side up!

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that heim is HUGE!!  what size thru-bolt does it take?  5/8ths?  and i just read your build.  i like your inboard frame idea.  thats pretty sweet.
check out the first project from Born Crazy Customs

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Clay and the boys at Evo do such a great job with there Hiems.  If you think that is big you gotta check out Frankinhiem.  This is truely a monster

http://www.evolutionmachine.com/index.php?showtopic=2421

Nice build BTW. 

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Thats a monster! Cool build up man! Cant wait to see what the finished product is!
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hmm... i think i found the heims to use when i link my GMC
check out the first project from Born Crazy Customs

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Well it's about time I post again. I've barely had time to work on my truck as life has been crazy. It's gone from no time to even less time working 5 weeks straight of 12 hours a day 5-6 days a week.

AT LEAST I GOT MY PIVOT PERCHES FINISHED!!! :shocking: I just haven't had a chance to try it out...




Hey, what's with the Canadian Dollar kicking USA's butt?
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