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Re: project extend-a-toy
« Reply #180 on: Sep 05, 2007, 06:23:09 AM »
those motor mounts look real nice :beer:
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Re: project extend-a-toy
« Reply #181 on: Sep 05, 2007, 03:57:08 PM »
 :flamer: Some nice looking motor mounts.
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Re: project extend-a-toy
« Reply #182 on: Sep 05, 2007, 04:51:46 PM »
so far i love it...nice floor btw, that is B.A.

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Re: project extend-a-toy
« Reply #183 on: Sep 05, 2007, 09:22:52 PM »
dude i want my 81 to look like thanks for the ideal now i just need some more space and parts and a garage to do the work awesome build man

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Re: project extend-a-toy
« Reply #184 on: Sep 06, 2007, 05:45:43 PM »
dude i want my 81 to look like thanks for the ideal now i just need some more space and parts and a garage to do the work awesome build man

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Re: project extend-a-toy
« Reply #185 on: Dec 29, 2007, 04:51:46 PM »
any updates?  I'm dying to see how it's coming together.

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Re: project extend-a-toy
« Reply #186 on: Dec 29, 2007, 05:00:25 PM »
any updates?  I'm dying to see how it's coming together.

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Re: project extend-a-toy
« Reply #187 on: Dec 30, 2007, 02:22:12 AM »
I've had a kid graduate from high school since he started this project ... and I didn't even have a kid on page one  :gap:

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Re: project extend-a-toy
« Reply #188 on: Dec 30, 2007, 04:00:31 AM »
 :rofl2:
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Re: project extend-a-toy
« Reply #189 on: Jan 13, 2008, 08:42:58 PM »
I've had a kid graduate from high school since he started this project ... and I didn't even have a kid on page one  :gap:

thats awsome funny.....i didnt notice that Till just now.. in fact its still 5 minutes after and It still makes me laugh....

but in reality, its very true.... its been almost 2 years sinse I started this project... EEEEK!!!  can i ever drag things out!!!

the good thing is, is that i am still spending oodles and oodles of money on it so i cant be tired of it yet....the last while I got caught up in work, and just cleaning out the garage and house.. i am one of those guys (aka, parts sleeper) who is finally going through rehab and its time to start thinning stuff out.. i have been selling off a bunch of good/not so good stuff and just plain useless stuff and I have nooooo idea why I have kept it... although its been a tough rehabilitation, i am slowly getting through and should be mostly cured soon... he he

so enough blabber and onto the good stuff.....I just made another 2000 dollar order to marlin during the christmas sale and here is what i bought:
--4.88 geared high pinion e-locker for the front
-4.88 gears for my rear e-locker
-bearing setup kits and solid pinion spacer for gear setup
-front/rear elocker harnesses
-and the needed hardware for installing the elockers into my diffs...

and just some insignificant stuff:
-3 piece brake line kit
-rh/lh 80 series tie rod ends
-heavy duty shift springs for the tcases..
-shackle plates and a whole bunch of bushings
-a bunch of spindle nut kits

this stuff should be here any day now..

and in february I will be ordering my 30 spline longs...

i havent had any time to really get at the truck but its going to change for a while.. i am home now during my evenings so I can get some real work done to the truck and hopefully get this done before summer...

actually, my girlfriend and i are planning a trip to california to go to "GEOWOODSTOCK".  its in May 24/08 Sacramento....for us its a looooong drive... around 30 hours to get there.. we will be coming from saskatoon, saskatchewan (in canada, above north dakota..) she is the geocaching nut, and i enjoy it as well but I figure if I am going all that way, I cant not go and check out some good wheeling.... i dont want to go and beat up the truck any because i still have to drive 30 hours back in it but some moderate wheeling and some beautiful site seeing would definitelly be in the plans.... if anyone wants to take us out some where that would fit the bill, that would be awsome...
I also plan on coming to visit marlin crawler....we will be everywhere from sanfran to fresno, to sacramento so I would like to see the place where I spend waaaaaay to much money at.... :greengrin:

oh I should also post what my new purchase is and what i might take if extend-a-toy isnt done before the trip...



its a 1985 toyota landcruiser bj-74

specs are:
-13bt 3.4 turbo diesel engine
-5 speed
-33 inch tires
-fully loaded with 162000 kms
-fully removable hardtop with fold down windshield
-factory pto winch

our import rules are sure good to us.... :thumbs:



oh and I guess, sinse I am posting pics I should post what has been going on in the garage... part of the reaon for not working on the truck was so I can do some painting, cupboard building and just general cleaning and what not... it got to the point where I could barely walk along the truck and do any work on it.. I was basically squeazing myself out of my own garage... after buying some heavy duty shelving (gorilla shelves from costco..) and building some benches and cupboards I am fianlly on my way to more room again... please excuse the mess still.. poor extend-a-toy got everything thrown on top of it till I was able to get stuff in the shelves...

just imagine all that stuff, and even more on the floor... plus there is another half as much more that had to be cleaned up...  blah!!!






oh yeah, i dont know if i said it already but i also bought a new lincoln powermig 255C and a thermal dynamics cutmaster 51...  like any hobby, its tough to get serious about things till you get the right tools to do the job...

« Last Edit: Jan 21, 2008, 03:55:55 PM by fj-rankenstein »
the never ending build...
http://board.marlincrawler.com/index.php?topic=12165.0;highlight=extend-a-toy

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Re: project extend-a-toy
« Reply #190 on: Jan 14, 2008, 07:09:13 AM »
There goes the neighborhood ... and the project !
He'll never finish it now that he's cleaned the floor, he'll be affraid of getting everything junked up again.

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Nice looking compressor , I'm thinking about updating my old 80 gallon 2-stage single cylinder to a mondern one that wont run itself to death while sandblasting.
Now that you've got some new cool tools let's see some work out of them  :biggthumpup:
Even my hard core Jeep buddy liked your project when I showed it to him last summer.

Oh , and you wont like that deisel Toy , send it to me and I'll get it out of your hair  :gap:

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Re: project extend-a-toy
« Reply #191 on: Jan 14, 2008, 08:23:20 AM »
i would really like to know how the bloody hell you got that landcruiser.

i honestly have been trying for about 5 years to get one. how did you do it!!!

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Re: project extend-a-toy
« Reply #192 on: Jan 14, 2008, 08:59:01 AM »
He cleaned up the shop and found it under the mess  :yikes:

I've yet to ever see an old diesel let-a-lone a turbo diesel TOY.

Maybe I need to clean my shop ... naw !

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Re: project extend-a-toy
« Reply #193 on: Jan 14, 2008, 09:09:35 AM »
So far that's a very awsome looking build-up. I just got done going through and reading most of the build. Can't wait to see it fully finished. Keep up the good work. :psss: BTW, could you speed it up a little :cheese:
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Re: project extend-a-toy
« Reply #194 on: Jan 14, 2008, 10:06:23 AM »
i would really like to know how the bloody hell you got that landcruiser.

i honestly have been trying for about 5 years to get one. how did you do it!!!

the import rules here in canada are 15 years.. that will allow us to import up to a 1992 vehicle right now.. as far as bringing one in, its not too hard if you have a reliable contact in japan, or go to some good importing websites...once you find the vehicle you want, just put the money down and wait for it to show up...
 Now, I had it easy and bought this from a buddy who got it imported earlier last year.. I had said I was interested in the truck and when he decided to sell it because it was tough for him to put a baby in a baby seat in the back I was all over it.. i paid just over 10G for it, but they easily go for 12-19 depending on condition.. mine is in close to perfect shape.... zero leaks, zero rust, interior 99 percent perfect....  the only thing that took a couple days to get used to was the right hand drive...although I dont even think about the difference anymore, it get you a lot of funny looks and double takes... :disturbed:
 finding diesel cruisers are starting to get hard to find as far as the 40 series are involved but there are still a ton of diesel 60 series cruisers kickin around.. its not to tough to find a diesel drivetrain if you look around for faily cheap...
 this is my bj-42 diesel....it has 360000kms on it and runs like a top... the body is far too gone though so i will be using the front cowl and frame and building a tube buggy out of it hopefully within the next few years... here is last run with it... monofoam was my friend for this trip..





but anyways, back on topic....

i will be in the garage starting tonight again, so i cant wait to get back at it again.... :thumbs: :greengrin:
« Last Edit: Jan 14, 2008, 10:30:24 AM by fj-rankenstein »
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http://board.marlincrawler.com/index.php?topic=12165.0;highlight=extend-a-toy

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Re: project extend-a-toy
« Reply #195 on: Jan 14, 2008, 11:00:47 AM »
LOL i enjoyed lookin over your thread, cool pics and project!! 
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Re: project extend-a-toy
« Reply #196 on: Jan 14, 2008, 12:44:49 PM »
It looks like ur using ur toy as a workbench....

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Re: project extend-a-toy
« Reply #197 on: Jan 14, 2008, 01:03:04 PM »
Nice looking LC. I'd love to get a hold of one of those sometime to modify.
Looks like you definitely had fun in that little mud puddle :yupyup:
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Re: project extend-a-toy
« Reply #198 on: Jan 14, 2008, 02:04:07 PM »
when you want to sell the bj, call me, or if you have any other rhd toyotas

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Re: project extend-a-toy
« Reply #199 on: Jan 18, 2008, 07:29:54 PM »
THE MAN WITH THE CRAP COLOURED VAN SHOWED UP TODAY!!






thanks marlin crawler.. it was sent fast and the entire order was correct :biggthumpup: :thumbs:
 I think if it isnt crazy cold tomorrow, I will fire up the heater in the garage , pull the front diff out and start the mods on the front axle to get that elocker in there....I also plan on trussing it, putting a set of marlins knuckle ball gussets on and I might even start shaving the bottom as well if I have time.... i really dont know if I have time for any of this but we will see what the girlfriend has planned for me :smooch:
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Re: project extend-a-toy
« Reply #200 on: Jan 18, 2008, 11:07:13 PM »
nice.
"Never make your passion your occupation. it will loose it's luster and become work. that's why i never wanted to become a gynecologist!"

I also taught him how to put in 5min of hard work and then spend 15min staring and admiring what you have done...

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Re: project extend-a-toy
« Reply #201 on: Jan 19, 2008, 12:41:40 AM »
AH Goodies....... :cheese: :hyper: :spin: :woohoo:
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Re: project extend-a-toy
« Reply #202 on: Jan 19, 2008, 07:46:01 AM »
Don't ya love it when the marlin package arrives!!!

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Re: project extend-a-toy
« Reply #203 on: Jan 21, 2008, 01:08:12 PM »
the ratio of cleaning the garage to working on extend-a-toy is slowly reversing now.... it used to be 97% clean garage to 3 percent wish i could build trucks....
 now its 80% build trucks to 20% clean garage....yay!!!

most of my garage cleaning is almost done but i think I will just say forget the rest and get cookin on extend-a-toy again....
 
today I managed to get the old stock 82 axle off the truck, cut it up in many pieces to get it into my truck and haul to the steel bin and started working on the 90s axle... i got all the brackets cut off and all I have left to do is just grind everything clean...I will start doing the necessary mods tomorrow to get the elocker 3rd member in... the rear axle is getting disc brakes as well..
the never ending build...
http://board.marlincrawler.com/index.php?topic=12165.0;highlight=extend-a-toy

Was searching for something and came across this old jew. BUMP to a classic thread :thumbs:

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« Reply #204 on: Jan 21, 2008, 01:13:06 PM »
I have come to the point where I just want to have everything I need for this truck and be done with it instead of making little orders here and there and waiting and waiting for stuff to come in...

I bought most of what i need for the truck today..here is the list of what i bought...

-30 spline longfields
-longfield hub gears
-5 inch lifted springs for the rear
-flat pitman arm
-12 inch long spline travel driveline kit
-a whole bunch of brake line mounts and clips
-some hanger stuff for the springs


yeah..... it was either buy it now or buy it later but I will end up having to need it regardless..i should have all this tuff within a couple of weeks...

I am still waiting on the fuel cell thing.. not completely sold on going one way or another but am leaning towards a 17 gallon cell from summit..

http://store.summitracing.com/partdetail.asp?autofilter=1&part=RCI%2D2172A&N=700+115&autoview=sku

I think the only things I really need to buy left are...

-37 inch toyo MT's (but will run my 35's till funds are available..)
-17 inch rims
« Last Edit: Jan 21, 2008, 04:02:54 PM by fj-rankenstein »
the never ending build...
http://board.marlincrawler.com/index.php?topic=12165.0;highlight=extend-a-toy

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« Reply #205 on: Jan 21, 2008, 01:14:13 PM »
geez o, mind shipping me that order? ill send you some cookies in return :gap:

i would love to see and order like that in my house one day

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« Reply #206 on: Jan 21, 2008, 01:22:36 PM »
geez o, mind shipping me that order? ill send you some cookies in return :gap:

i would love to see and order like that in my house one day

i have put in a lot of 50-65 hour weeks in at work and sell a lot of used toyota parts out of my garage.. this is the only reason why...  this isnt a normal thing by any means but I sure enjoy it every once in a while when i can..
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« Reply #207 on: Jan 21, 2008, 01:26:20 PM »
yeah i bet... nothing like a reward for all the hard work put in to getting it

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Re: project extend-a-toy
« Reply #208 on: Jan 21, 2008, 08:16:37 PM »
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« Reply #209 on: Jan 21, 2008, 10:01:05 PM »
I really like this build, keep up the updates and pics!

 
 
 
 
 

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