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Re: project extend-a-toy
« Reply #150 on: Apr 23, 2007, 04:55:16 AM »
Saweet. I like the look of the checker/diamond plate. The new rear wheel wells also look 10x better and more functionala s well. Your work looks very profesional and I like how you are doing your best to keep a stock theme to this truck. Cant wait to see the "completed" project. Haha we all know that our trucks are never truely complete.
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Re: project extend-a-toy
« Reply #151 on: Apr 30, 2007, 07:24:38 PM »
love it
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Re: project extend-a-toy
« Reply #152 on: May 01, 2007, 11:28:39 PM »
this is a sick build

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Re: project extend-a-toy
« Reply #153 on: May 29, 2007, 01:40:22 PM »
finally a bit more progress....  I wish I had more time!!!!

here is what has been happening over the last few days..... i picked up a nasty stomach virus so I havent been to motivated to do much except hang out in the bathroom unfortunatelly... oh well...

i did manage to get out to the garage for a short time though in the last few days.. here is what I did..

I upgraded all of my flanges to accept the larger driveshaft bolts from the 90s runner era.. I figured better be safe then sorry... the bolts that toyota makes arent long enough to go through the driveshaft, output flange and ebrake disc so I decided to drill out the ebrake disc and countersink the driveshaft nuts in the dics so it would be long enough to go through everything.. i then tacked welded the nuts in place because with the ebrake in place there is almost no room to get in between the tcase and ebrake disc with a wrench...





I then proceded to cut up my expensive all pro ebrake setup because the linkage was going to hit the underside of my floor due to the clocked tcases... I cut the pivot bracket off and retacked it lower and straighter so it is out of the way now...



here it is in place.. as soon as everything is where I want it and i hook up the ebrake cable and speedo cable I can then start welding my floor in permanently!!! things are slowly coming together...


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Re: project extend-a-toy
« Reply #154 on: May 29, 2007, 03:25:29 PM »
Hmm, I never realized that about the 90's 4 runners.  Keep ut the good work!
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Re: project extend-a-toy
« Reply #155 on: May 30, 2007, 05:53:31 PM »
That is a great idea you had for the bolts on the drive shaft. I had to do a trail repair on a truck that had the disk brake and it was a bzneotch. I am getting ready to install my all pro disc and will do something similar.
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Re: project extend-a-toy
« Reply #156 on: May 31, 2007, 10:38:20 AM »
looks damn good man! damn good. :thumbs: thats a great idea for the disk, i might have to copy that one, last time i broke my driveshaft it was a biotch to swap um out. that disk is a pain. did you weld you disk to your output flange? again a damn good idea. builds lookin damn good man :beerchug:

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Re: project extend-a-toy
« Reply #157 on: Jul 27, 2007, 03:01:49 PM »
so now U got a marlin rear bumper how about a update :drool:    :cheer: on the win
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Re: project extend-a-toy
« Reply #158 on: Jul 27, 2007, 03:33:57 PM »
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Re: project extend-a-toy
« Reply #159 on: Jul 30, 2007, 06:58:34 PM »
Woo Hoo!!!!  thanks for the rear marlin bumper guys!!!  this will be an awsome addition to my truck!!!  as always, i am a customer for life...

I have been hard at work with the truck.. its just sucks that I dont work that fast.... I am just trying to really enjoy my build and now have no big runs till next year when i am planning on coming down to moab as part of a round trip perhaps through california and such with the girlfriend, i have a little time to do what I really want to do to the truck.....

so far I have finished the drivers side and passenger side front wheelwells, mocked up my rock sliders and done quite a few little jobs around the truck....  here are the pics of the sliders.. just tacked in position though.. I ended up sleeving the frame and bolting the sliders on through the frame rather than welding or using big u-bolts around the frame... the goal is to have nothing hanging below the frame rails....  here are the pics..








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Re: project extend-a-toy
« Reply #160 on: Aug 03, 2007, 10:05:33 PM »
keep it goin' man...I cant wait to see this thing get finished up.  You're going to run tube doors all around right??  Either way, SICK BUILD!

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Re: project extend-a-toy
« Reply #161 on: Aug 31, 2007, 10:21:45 PM »
so the floor is pretty much done.. i have a couple small things to adjust but it turned out not too bad for a first time doing anything this large...  oh yeah... those foot wells in the floor are now going to be floor storage.... I have already made lids to cover the holes but just have to make hinges for the lids...It will give me a place to stick tow ropes, first aid kits, winch remote, and what ever else in there... it drives me crazy to have all that stuff just rolling around on the floor when wheeling so I thought this would be a good solution...


sooooo, from here I am now moving onto the roof... a few weeks back i picked up a couple of complete roof sections from the wrecker with power sunroofs to tackle the next phase of this project... i figured the roof was already cut up from the last sunroof, I may as well chop it completely out to get this roof grafted in.. I sure hope this works!!!  :disturbed: my measurements were very close and I should have no problem getting this roof in...

oh yeah.. and I just bought a lincoln 255c mig welder as well.... I could have brought the floor model home with me today but opted to wait for a brand new one in a crate....It will be here next week...
also, if things work out I should be getting a thermal dynamics cutmaster 51 next month as well..... for what I am paying in zip discs right now, this will pay itself off in just over a year and I am spending more and more time fabbing in the garage so I figure I may as well spend the money towards the hobby I love the best.....I love new toys...

Oh yeah, here are the pics...






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Re: project extend-a-toy
« Reply #162 on: Aug 31, 2007, 10:49:51 PM »
just keeps getting better and better. :thumbs: :yesnod:
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Re: project extend-a-toy
« Reply #163 on: Aug 31, 2007, 11:26:22 PM »
hay man looks awesome.

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Re: project extend-a-toy
« Reply #164 on: Sep 01, 2007, 12:07:42 AM »
the floor turned out sweet :beerchug:  keep up the good work
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Re: project extend-a-toy
« Reply #165 on: Sep 01, 2007, 10:07:09 AM »
Wow, props to you.  It's a big enough project, now you've gone and thrown a power sunroof in the mix.  I hope it turns out well too :scared:.  I foresee a lot of bondo or lead filler in your future!
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Re: project extend-a-toy
« Reply #166 on: Sep 03, 2007, 06:44:09 PM »
Holy smokes! This is one of my favortie builds!!! Keep on working man! I want to see the finished product!  :bowdown:
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Re: project extend-a-toy
« Reply #167 on: Sep 03, 2007, 07:16:17 PM »

:bowdown:  I love reading this build!!  Keep up the good work, I hope to see it in person some day :yesnod:
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Re: project extend-a-toy
« Reply #168 on: Sep 03, 2007, 07:23:53 PM »
 :thumbs: Truck is looking great!

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Re: project extend-a-toy
« Reply #169 on: Sep 03, 2007, 07:27:15 PM »
i've been wanting to do somthin like this for a while now ....maybe i will go for it!!!

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Re: project extend-a-toy
« Reply #170 on: Sep 04, 2007, 12:38:44 AM »
thanks for the good comments guys.... it definitelly keeps the motivation up...   :biggthumpup:


sooooooo, I am in the process of cutting and fitting the roof... I tried with the first roof section and i realized in the end that I didnt want to use it.... It was cut too funny  from the wrecker and i didnt want to end up just patching pieces in to make it work... good thing I bought two roofs... the second roof was more complete but it has a couple small dings in it....close enough... I got the whole front part of the roof all cut out and the new section tacked in now. I am super happy with how its turning out!!!  I should be almost done the roof tomorrow night.. :crossed:

I have never been more comfortable cutting out such large panels on a vehicle in my life.... this tells me that I just dont care anymore or I might just be getting good at this fabbing stuff..... :lol:   it sure is weird starting such big cuts and getting to that "point of no return" type thing :lol:   its the same feeling from when i cut out my entire floor.....just worse.. :sheerterror:

here are the pics... :greengrin:







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Re: project extend-a-toy
« Reply #171 on: Sep 04, 2007, 01:02:40 AM »
looks like it came out pretty good!

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Re: project extend-a-toy
« Reply #172 on: Sep 04, 2007, 06:12:59 PM »
That looks good! I want to do a extended 1st gen now...
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Re: project extend-a-toy
« Reply #173 on: Sep 04, 2007, 06:21:08 PM »
Looking good, but don't forget that the ultimate goal is to get it rolling down the trail.  Get-R-Done and then go back and pimp your ride! 
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Re: project extend-a-toy
« Reply #174 on: Sep 04, 2007, 06:31:30 PM »
i love this build... each time it gets better and better..
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Re: project extend-a-toy
« Reply #175 on: Sep 04, 2007, 06:55:53 PM »
how much extra weight is that diamond plate? looks great but seems like it might be a little heavy?

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Re: project extend-a-toy
« Reply #176 on: Sep 04, 2007, 07:16:33 PM »
12ga x 5x10 = 210 pounds

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Re: project extend-a-toy
« Reply #177 on: Sep 04, 2007, 10:08:15 PM »
Man this is almost the idea i had in my head. but make it a 3 seater kind of like all does preunner/race truck have this days.
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Re: project extend-a-toy
« Reply #178 on: Sep 04, 2007, 10:57:00 PM »
fj-rankenstein,  Do you still have enough room to mount the power sunroof assembly?  I'm a little concerned with the front in regards to clearance with the windsheild.  Just my  :twocents:  I'm kinda curious what you are going to do for structual rigidity on the underside of that roof skin.  Other than that, this thing is turning out pimp.  Keep up the good work  :thumbs:
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Re: project extend-a-toy
« Reply #179 on: Sep 05, 2007, 02:54:53 AM »
on the 4 runners there is no extra support on the roof skin.... the support is in the "double layer" of steel that makes up the hole around the sunroof and about a foot wide section of strengthening ribs directly behind the sunroof hole....  the sunroof assembly is actually a complete "pan" that is also served as roof support that is bolted to the underside of the roof and to the top sides of the cab.......  I have basically just taken what was in the 4 runner and used the same design in this truck......

it was actually a complete fluke that I have enough room for this sunroof in the truck..... when i was deciding how long to make the cab I just wanted to build it as long as possible without looking silly but loosely based on my buddys 98 tacoma...just bigger..  so yes, its fits quite nicely, as of tonights progress... I am almost done the roof... this was the job I was fearing that would take the longest but I actually only have about 10 hours into it now... :thumbs:


oh yeah... regarding the weight... I have just a little over a 5x10 sheet of checkerplate into it.... dont forget though that I cut and replaced a whole lotta steel so i didnt really gain a ton of weight...  if anything, that extra cab I put on the back added a lot.... i will go to the weigh scaleswhen the truck is done and get an acurate weight..... any idea what a 82 stock long box truck weighs??

benp came over tonight and he got started on my engine mounts for me.... he is a professional welder so his stuff always looks just awsome....I am glad I have him for a friend :greengrin:

anyways, as usual, here are the pics...










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http://board.marlincrawler.com/index.php?topic=12165.0;highlight=extend-a-toy

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