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Low & Slow Quad Cab V2.0
« on: Mar 14, 2007, 04:59:51 PM »
A friend of mine got me hooked, wheeled my '92 4runner for a couple years then decided to get into it more.

Got this 84 PU, sr5 for $800




Got some parts and started to tear it apart










One of the first times taking it out




bald mtn. lookout last summer


steering






can't make those springs move for the life of me

After dragging some  :moon: , it was time for the bob



13" out








Now it's time for the good stuff










Sadly it isn't in yet, my truck's also my daily driver and I don't have a crossmemeber yet. Spring break is coming up, 2 weeks, and I should be able to get it in then w/a new crossmember as well as a rear drive line. Will build a square d-line for the front.

Will be changing the suspension over spring break too, and I have time new paint. Have some chevies and rears sitting on the side of the house waiting to go on.

most recent pic (today)


Near future plans:
dauls bolted up
chevies & ruff
armor, sliders & diff covers atleast
in cab cage
paint


That's all i've got for now, let me know what you guys think.   :gap:
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Re: Talon's "Ain't Pretty" Build-Up
« Reply #1 on: Mar 14, 2007, 05:03:18 PM »
:thumbs: looks awesome bro!!  Lovin' the paint job  :yupyup:

you're gonna see night and day difference with those duals :thumbs:
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Re: Talon's "Ain't Pretty" Build-Up
« Reply #2 on: Mar 14, 2007, 05:22:39 PM »
Thanks  :biggthumpup:

I know it doesn't look like much, and doesn't compare to many of the rigs on here, but i'm working on it

I wish I had some more wheeling pics to show, but we're always so busy driving we never really get out to take them. I will make more of an effort this summer to get some, so that it doesn't look like I just put parts on it but never use it  :yupyup:
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Re: Talon's "Ain't Pretty" Build-Up
« Reply #3 on: Mar 14, 2007, 09:20:55 PM »
Dude I'm sorry but that paint is well, ummmm...are you gonna keep it like that?
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Re: Talon's "Ain't Pretty" Build-Up
« Reply #4 on: Mar 14, 2007, 09:26:38 PM »
No, i'm going to try to get some paint on it in the next few weeks. The teeth were a quick rattle can job one afternoon, I was bored. The stripe on the rear I really don't like but I had to cover up the weld somehow before I get the whole thing ready to paint.

The whole truck is actually spray painted, by the PO, red isn't the original color.  :dunno:
« Last Edit: Mar 14, 2007, 09:34:22 PM by Talon84x4 »
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Re: Talon's "Ain't Pretty" Build-Up
« Reply #5 on: Mar 14, 2007, 09:55:59 PM »
looks good! I like the engine paint.  I have seen it on the 85-up engines, but I think it looks better on the early one. :thumbs:

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Re: Talon's "Ain't Pretty" Build-Up
« Reply #6 on: Mar 15, 2007, 03:58:30 AM »
 :thumbs: Nice truck!

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Re: Talon's "Ain't Pretty" Build-Up
« Reply #7 on: Mar 15, 2007, 07:44:03 AM »
Nice truck dude, for bein a collage student you got some nice tools, good clean job on the bed bobb.

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Re: Talon's "Ain't Pretty" Build-Up
« Reply #8 on: Mar 15, 2007, 08:41:54 AM »
they're all from HF  :yupyup:, 15% off coupons and their parking lot sales they have every once in a while
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Re: Talon's "Ain't Pretty" Build-Up
« Reply #9 on: Mar 15, 2007, 08:57:30 AM »
Nice buildup so far.  I started with an 84 as well.  It's a ton of work but you'll love your truck and it's go anywhere!

Nice choice on the 4.7 gears and dual case adapter.  I can't wait to try my dual ultimate setup in Moab in 9 dasy  :driving:
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Re: Talon's 84 PU Build
« Reply #10 on: Mar 27, 2007, 01:17:35 PM »
Need some help,

during the rebuild I pulled the temp sensor and in doing so the wire broke off, problem is it broke off down inside the sensor.  :smack:

I can see the broken connection in the end of the sensor, but i'm not sure how to get it back together, drew up a quick pic to help explain:


Anyone have any suggestions on how to fix the connection other than replacing the sensor? or should I get a new one. Would just shove it in and tape it up, but it would come loose again, want it in solid again.

Thanks for any help.
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Re: Talon's 84 PU Build
« Reply #11 on: Mar 27, 2007, 01:31:48 PM »
I would get one from the junk yard, or buy another one, cant be too expensive. :twocents:

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Re: Talon's 84 PU Build
« Reply #12 on: Mar 27, 2007, 01:55:46 PM »
yeah, man, don't try to fix that.

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Re: Talon's 84 PU Build (Update Pics 6/12)
« Reply #13 on: Jun 12, 2007, 11:25:26 AM »
A little update for summer wheelin'

Got the cases in over spring break


And the progress over the last week since finals have ended:

5 leaf rears for the front w/5" shackles

still need to do drop hanger

square d-line made

i'm 4wd again!  :woohoo:

half doors made




and finished product

still working on finishing up the passenger side

And how the truck sits now


This is how it will look for my first trip of the summer  :ack:, also reworking rear shock mounts.

Next on the list:
Paint right after first trip, desert camo like the doors
Dif covers
waiting to see the newer  :turtle: interior cage

will hopefully have more updates & pics in a few weeks  :crossed:

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Re: Talon's 84 PU Build (Update Pics 6/12)
« Reply #14 on: Jun 12, 2007, 12:50:29 PM »
 :thumbs: Looking good!

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Re: Talon's 84 PU Build ( + paint Q)
« Reply #15 on: Jun 24, 2007, 09:33:19 PM »
I'm getting ready to paint the truck, the trip I was looking forward to was cancelled  :down:, and I have some noob questions as i've never painted a car before.

For anyone who has done it:

How far should I take it down? just sand it smooth? down to factory primer? bare metal?
I've got a DA sander, can pick up an air disc pretty easy, also have a sand blaster handy.

I'd like to keep it flat, do I still need a clear coat? non-gloss? can I run without?
I'm not worried about getting it scratched or dented, it's going to happen, I just want the truck all one color and to clean up and cover the rust.

How much should the primer, sealer, and paint run me on average?
I want to know if they're trying to rip me off when I go to price the stuff out tomorrow. I've looked online as just a quick search and it really doesn't seem all that much for even a gallon of paint the color I'd like.  :dunno:

I've got a spray gun and mask, as well as a place and the elbow grease to get it done. If you've got any advice or there's something i'm overlooking please chime in.

Thanks

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Re: Talon's 84 PU Build ( + paint Q)
« Reply #16 on: Jun 24, 2007, 09:56:27 PM »
1= single stage paint is 80-280 depending on your preference I myself wouldnt pay more than 100 a gallon. 2= if your wanting flat all you have to choose from is colored primer wich stains really easy bad for a wheeler. 3= single stage dosent use a clear.  4= primer dosent use a hardener just laquer it down and spray away. 5= when sanding just hit it with some 150 possibly some scratch filler, you said its going to see carnage so Im trying to save you wasted time. 6= try to remove ALL lose clear coat use a razer on all the loose spots then sand it smooth.  7=make sure body is free of grease and grime...     I personally would go with a single stage dupont solid that means no metallic (hard for a beginner to get even) the paint should cost 50-90 + 25-35 for the hardener use thinner to thin it like 15-20%   dont let the salesman talk you into buying reducer for single stage YOU DONT need it, waste of money.   I have been painting for 9+ years so let me know if this all makes sence good luck..

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Re: Talon's 84 PU Build ( + paint Q)
« Reply #17 on: Jun 24, 2007, 11:58:47 PM »
wet sand it with 400 and shoot it.

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Re: Talon's 84 PU Build ( + paint Q)
« Reply #18 on: Jun 25, 2007, 12:16:38 AM »
sand it smooth with like 400 grit dont go to metal or strip off layers, you jsut want a uniform scratched up surface, make sure its then free of lint and loose particles, probably good to clean it with denatured alcohol and rags that wont leave lint

i would paint indoors, because airborn particles would stick very easily to wet paint, i paint in the garage with te doors open to vent, then close the doors to dry but leave a crack open to get the fumes out

i just used spraypaint on mine, i thought it turned out fine
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Re: Talon's 84 PU Build ( + paint Q)
« Reply #19 on: Jun 25, 2007, 11:56:29 AM »
     I personally would go with a single stage dupont solid that means no metallic (hard for a beginner to get even) the paint should cost 50-90 + 25-35 for the hardener use thinner to thin it like 15-20%   dont let the salesman talk you into buying reducer for single stage YOU DONT need it, waste of money. 

so does the single stage paint not require the truck to be primered first?

i just used spraypaint on mine, i thought it turned out fine

I was thinking of that, but i'd like something a little more durable. The truck is spraypainted right now (PO), and every time it gets washed sponges turn red as does the water, it's not holding up so great and new bare metal shows up on a regular basis  :smack:

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Re: Talon's 84 PU Build ( + paint Q)
« Reply #20 on: Jun 25, 2007, 04:25:12 PM »
well for best results I would prime it.  (rattle can)

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Re: Talon's 84 PU Build ( + paint Q)
« Reply #21 on: Jun 26, 2007, 05:06:52 AM »
I rolled mine and then used spray paint in some areas.  If I was to do it over I would primer first.  I have had some paint come off already.  :thumbdown:

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Re: Talon's 84 PU Build ( + paint Q)
« Reply #22 on: Jun 26, 2007, 09:02:55 AM »
sweet rig. the good thing about spray paint is you can always make touch ups. with mine, if i get scratches or lose paint i just shoot it with the extra cans ihave. thats just me. i dont care how great it looks...
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Re: Talon's 84 PU Build ( + paint Q)
« Reply #23 on: Jun 26, 2007, 11:19:52 AM »
those were my thoughts as well, I just want to get a good base to work off of, any future scratches or anything will see the rattle can
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Re: Talon's 84 PU Build ( + paint Q)
« Reply #24 on: Jun 26, 2007, 05:27:03 PM »
Nice 84. I am digging the paint job. I have a lot of military history in my family and when I was younger I was convinced I was going to paint my future yota like the American Flying Tigers that fought over in the Pacific. That or just olive drab with a "face" like the B-25 Mitchells my grandpa used to serve on. Your paintjob reminds me of that, I think its awesome. I never ended up doing it because the truck I got has a really nice origional paint job. Once I start F*%#ing it up though shes going to be camo with eyes and a big ol mouth. hahah
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Re: Talon's 84 PU w/new color
« Reply #25 on: Aug 08, 2007, 05:51:45 PM »
An update...

Got the chevys on finally  :smack:

came out to about 4" of lift w/a 6" shackle, sits at the same level as it did with the old springs

and finished up the paint a few days ago


Now all i've got to do is con my friends into going wheeling so I can try out the springs front and rear. Classes start soon so hopefully I can get in a couple trips before I have to get too involved in my studies  :crossed:

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Re: Talon's 84 PU w/new color
« Reply #26 on: Aug 08, 2007, 09:31:43 PM »
you truck is turning out very nice. looks like you do good work as well. should have kept the teeth on the front looks like an old school fighter plane..
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Re: Talon's 84 PU w/new color
« Reply #27 on: Aug 09, 2007, 09:50:40 AM »
Thanks, i'm planning on putting new teeth on, just want to make sure I have enough time to do a good job. Last time was just messing around with some spare rattle cans and tape  :_oops:
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Re: Talon's 84 PU w/new color
« Reply #28 on: Aug 11, 2007, 05:47:59 PM »
 :thumbs: Looks good.  This time you should do snake teeth to go along with the dessert tan paint.

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Re: Talon's 84 PU w/new color
« Reply #29 on: Aug 11, 2007, 06:02:43 PM »
Rig looks nice  :thumbs:
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