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HERE IT WAS JUST OVER A YEAR AGO.. A STOCK 1997 TACOMA.. 2.4L
THEN....



AND NOW AFTER WAY TOO MUCH MONEY..


HERES HOW THE PROGRESS WENT... AFTER A COUPLE WEEKS I BOBBED THE BED ADDED A 3" BODY LIFT & PAINT.









THEN ADDED A LITTLE 3" SUSPENSION ON TOP OF THAT..  IT WAS GOOD ENOUGH FOR A WHILE UNTIL I REALIZED WHAT COULD BE DONE..


THEN CAME THE IMPORTANT STUFF
FRONT:
HIGH PINION DANA 44 OUT OF  A '78 3/4 TON FORD HIGH BOY, ARB LOCKER
CHROMOLLY AXLES, SUPER JOINTS, ARB DIF GUARDS, WITH 5.38 GEARS.
 4" TRAIL GEAR SPRINGS.

REAR:
DANA 60 OUT THE SAME RIG. FULL SPOOL, DISC BRAKE CONVERSION, 5.38 GEARS.
4" TRAIL GEAR SPRINGS




SHOT OF THE 60 SPOOL!!



LET THE REMOVAL BEGIN!!! NOTICE I ALLREADY FABBED UP THE FRONT CROSSMEMBER WITH FULL BUCKETS FOR THE SPRINGS TO HANG IN...





SPRINGS INSTALLED.. THIS ONLY TOOK HALF A DAY SEEING HOW THE CROSSMEMBER WAS ALLREADY MADE AND REAR SHACKLE MOUNTS IN PLACE THE WEEK BEFORE..




DAY 1 SITTING ON THE AXLES.



I HAD TO FLEX IT OUT.. EVEN THOUGH IT WAS JUST ON THE ROLLERS..




INTERNAL CAGE IN PROGRESS..




NOW FAST FORWARD A COUPLE WEEKS.. STEERING BOX INSTALLED



GOOD FRONT SHOT SHOWWING THE FRONT BUMPER AND HANGERS, NOT TO MENTION THE 38" SWAMPER TSL'S



SHES WIDE BUT NOT TOO BAD..



FRONT SHOCK HOOPS WITH RANCHO 9000 PRO SERIES 15" TRAVEL SHOCKS WITH ON BOARD ADJUSTMENT.



HIGH STEER ARMS "ALMOST DONE" THERE NOT QUITE HIGH ENOUGH EVEN WITH THE 1" SPACER, I NEED TO GET TALLER ARMS,, THEY SEEM TO HIT WHEN FLEXED ON THE DRIVERS SIDE..



GOTA HAVE THE T-1OO OIL PAN..




NOW THE REAR..



REAR CROSSMEMBER WITH SHOCKS INSTALLED.



CLOSE UP SHOWING THE PROPORTIONING VALVE SETUP..



REAR DISC SETUP.






GOOD SHOTS OF THE REAR BUMPER I BENT UP.




ON BOARD AIR IN THE BED.. AND YES... THATS AN AIR HOSE REEL UNDER THERE....





INTERNAL CAGE PICS..



CENTER CONSOLE WITH ALL THE RANCHO ON BOARD SHOCK ADJUSTMENT, AIR PRESSURE GAUGE, AND SWITCHES TO RUN EVERYTHING...



13/38/16 TSL  ON THE MICKY THOMPSON CLASSIC LOCKS..



JUST A NICE SHOT OF THE ALMOST FINISHED PROJECT..

STILL TO GET:
FRONT DRIVELINE
TALLER STEERING ARMS
DIFF BREATHER HOSES
AND WHO KNOW WHAT ELSE.. ??

IF YOU ANYONE HAS ANY QUESTIONS JUST ASK.. I'M MORE THAN HAPPY TO ANSWER ANYTHING TO THE BEST OF MY KNOWLEDGE...I KNOW I COULD OF USED THE ADVISE WHEN I WAS DOING MINE..

AND YES I DID ALL THE WORK!!!! OF COURSE I HAD HELP. IT WOULD BE POSSIBLE WITHOUT IT. BUT ALL THE FAB WORK, WELDING, AND MONEY WAS ALL ME..
BUT I GOTTA SAY THANKS THE MY GOOD FRIENDS RYAN, STEVE, (THE OWNER OF TRUX ETC. THE SHOP WHERE THE ALL WORK WAS DONE) ADAM, MIKE AND CHRIS.. WITHOUT THEM THIS WOULDNT EVER OF GOTTEN DONE..
THANKS GUYS!!!!

MORE PICS COMMING SOON!!!
« Last Edit: Jan 21, 2008, 08:09:20 AM by lbz134 »
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« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2007, 07:23:35 PM »
nice. i like the front bumper
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« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2007, 07:46:10 PM »
really nice truck, but it looks a little tall. maybe remove the body lift
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« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2007, 08:52:59 PM »
looks like a lot of work put into it. nicely done.
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« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2007, 09:04:26 PM »
Sweet truck...I had to comment on it too, that is one sick front bumper!!

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« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2007, 09:09:33 PM »
Cant remove the body lift.... Bumpers make it almost impossible.
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« Reply #6 on: May 29, 2007, 09:42:57 PM »
Did some fork lift flexin.. Too bad the drag link hit the springs.. I need taller arms!!!




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« Reply #7 on: May 30, 2007, 01:09:27 AM »
Nice ride!  How easily does that little 2.4 liter push all that along?

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« Reply #8 on: May 30, 2007, 07:07:33 AM »
looks good  :), How come you mounted the shock hoop's on the corner of the fraim rail? I saw you gusseted them but ....

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« Reply #9 on: May 30, 2007, 07:39:46 AM »
Dont know why I did the hoops that way?? Just kinda ended up that way...

With the 5.38 gears it goes surprisingly well.. Its no race car but it does just fine 5th gear all day long on the highway..
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« Reply #10 on: Jun 24, 2007, 07:26:47 PM »
Sweet truck. I've been kicking around the idea of doing the same thing. What'd did it cost to do just the front(spirng, steering links,etc) if you don't mind me asking. I'm gonna use a D44 if i end up doing mine.

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« Reply #11 on: Jun 24, 2007, 09:08:08 PM »
sweet rig..

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« Reply #12 on: Jun 26, 2007, 12:03:24 AM »
:bowdown:  very nice work!!! 

:thumbs:  Looks awesome!!!
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« Reply #13 on: Jun 26, 2007, 12:44:12 AM »
Nice taco man. That thing looks pissed from the front. Nice work.   :biggthumpup:
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« Reply #14 on: Jun 28, 2007, 10:30:44 AM »
what running gear do you have?do u have twin transfers?i'm about to build a 97 ext cab with 2.7.i was gonna use toyota str8 front and my stock rear with chromoly axles but considering using chevy running gear.

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« Reply #15 on: Jun 28, 2007, 11:30:22 AM »
hey i have seen u ALOT! you live in yakima washington dont you??? i know youhave seen me driving around. i drive the big blue toyota with the yotaboys sticker on the front window and the 36' iroks. you probably remember my custom front bumper to.....we should ,eet up i wanna check this thing out
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« Reply #16 on: Jun 28, 2007, 02:53:56 PM »
what running gear do you have?do u have twin transfers?i'm about to build a 97 ext cab with 2.7.i was gonna use toyota str8 front and my stock rear with chromoly axles but considering using chevy running gear.

I'm running 3/4 ton ford off a 78 ford highboy.. Single stock case.. Are you planning on changing your cases to run those axles?
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« Reply #17 on: Jun 28, 2007, 02:56:13 PM »
hey i have seen u ALOT! you live in yakima washington dont you??? i know youhave seen me driving around. i drive the big blue toyota with the yotaboys sticker on the front window and the 36' iroks. you probably remember my custom front bumper to.....we should ,eet up i wanna check this thing out

Ya anytime..  Yell at me when ya see me again..
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« Reply #18 on: Jun 28, 2007, 03:48:01 PM »
Ya anytime..  Yell at me when ya see me again..


alright sounds good. i take it you figured out who i was??? or you have seen me.
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« Reply #19 on: Jun 28, 2007, 04:41:11 PM »

alright sounds good. i take it you figured out who i was??? or you have seen me.

Not sure.. to be honest
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« Reply #20 on: Jun 28, 2007, 04:57:09 PM »
Truck looks good.
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« Reply #21 on: Jun 29, 2007, 05:26:52 PM »
nice rig!
whats with all the signs in the background?

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« Reply #22 on: Jun 29, 2007, 05:53:04 PM »
I work at a sign shop
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« Reply #23 on: Jun 30, 2007, 02:51:34 AM »
I work at a sign shop
i did the same thing for about 8 years

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« Reply #24 on: Jul 11, 2007, 05:48:20 PM »
Awesome Rig! Do you have any pictures of how you modified the firewall were the steering shaft goes through? Being that your using Ford axles, what master cylinder are you using now that you got bigger brakes under your rig? 
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« Reply #25 on: Jul 11, 2007, 10:59:37 PM »
I just modified the stock plate.. I'll try to get a pic.. As for the master cylinder, its stock. And believe it or not it'll still lock the all 4 tires up at 70 mph.. Its kinda scarry though!!
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« Reply #26 on: Jul 20, 2007, 07:28:47 AM »
I finally got my winch installed and did some trimming..








Heres the trimming I had to do.





Also a couple of the new front driveline and crossmember.





Just a good flexing shot



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« Reply #27 on: Jul 20, 2007, 05:45:12 PM »
hey lookin i drove by trucks today nd saw u, i was gunna pull and chat with ya but i had to be somewhere!!
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« Reply #28 on: Jul 24, 2007, 11:12:17 AM »
Heres a couple shots from my first outing...





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« Reply #29 on: Jul 24, 2007, 11:55:26 AM »
was that up rimrock area???
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