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Second Gen 4runner Chopped Top
« on: Jul 31, 2007, 07:39:25 PM »
A few people have told me to put my truck on here so here it goes
Here is the most recent before Pic on Jackhammer




With the windows out





After I did a quick chop with a sawzall with the original line I was going to cut the doors at





Finally Troy talked me into doing half doors had to custom make the rear door hinge to work





Everything capped off






Rattlecanned Rustoleum Gloss Orange (1st coat)






Two All-pro main cage hoops




The rear of the cage





The Full cage painted and back in




The rear exo cage done




The front light guards




I didn't have time to finish the front exo before the night run in Johnson Valley but here is a pic of when I first got there




Some of you may have seen this pic already exo held up




here is another pic of that night






I did most of the work my self My friend Scott helped with the interior and designing the Exo cage.










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Re: Second Gen 4runner Chopped Top
« Reply #1 on: Jul 31, 2007, 07:48:59 PM »
 :welcome:  2   :turtle: and sweeeeet rig bud  :yesnod: looks good nice work  :biggthumpup:






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Re: Second Gen 4runner Chopped Top
« Reply #2 on: Jul 31, 2007, 07:51:31 PM »
Looking good, Orange 4Runners are BIZNASS!!
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Re: Second Gen 4runner Chopped Top
« Reply #3 on: Jul 31, 2007, 08:20:10 PM »
Is there much flex in the body since the top was chopped off.  Looks good BTW.

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Re: Second Gen 4runner Chopped Top
« Reply #4 on: Jul 31, 2007, 08:27:00 PM »
well the windshield moved a lot so the is now welded to the cage. I will also weld what is left of the b-pillar will be welded to the cage but other than that the body is pretty secure not much flex.


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Re: Second Gen 4runner Chopped Top
« Reply #6 on: Jul 31, 2007, 08:34:46 PM »
When I first got the 4runner I never thought I would chop it but now I have a tow rig and I suddenly changed my mind I wanted something very different

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Re: Second Gen 4runner Chopped Top
« Reply #7 on: Jul 31, 2007, 08:40:50 PM »
I liked it before better. I like having a roof and a/c here in So Cal.....You did a real nice job on it though.
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Re: Second Gen 4runner Chopped Top
« Reply #8 on: Jul 31, 2007, 08:42:48 PM »
Just wait I will have a full sealed removable soft top it will be a pain to do but what hasn't been on this build

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Re: Second Gen 4runner Chopped Top
« Reply #9 on: Jul 31, 2007, 08:43:27 PM »
The runner looks bad  :moon: :yesnod:

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Re: Second Gen 4runner Chopped Top
« Reply #10 on: Aug 01, 2007, 01:09:54 AM »
That thing looks sweet!
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Re: Second Gen 4runner Chopped Top
« Reply #11 on: Aug 01, 2007, 01:19:05 AM »
Very nice  :thumbs: can't wait to see the new top.
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Re: Second Gen 4runner Chopped Top
« Reply #12 on: Aug 01, 2007, 09:02:53 AM »
What are you talking about,nobody's seen that picture before.You're crazy  :slap: .Glad to see you on here Jeff  :wave: .
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Re: Second Gen 4runner Chopped Top
« Reply #13 on: Aug 01, 2007, 09:05:17 AM »
I never would have guessed it was a rattle can paint job. :) Get those Longfields in and dual t-cases and you should be set. :thumbs:  Are you going to keep the auto trans? :headscratch:
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Re: Second Gen 4runner Chopped Top
« Reply #14 on: Aug 01, 2007, 09:17:05 AM »
Nice work on the chop mang...that thing is sick!

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Re: Second Gen 4runner Chopped Top
« Reply #15 on: Aug 01, 2007, 09:18:37 AM »
what sise tubing is that exo i my girl friend wants to exo her runner.
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Re: Second Gen 4runner Chopped Top
« Reply #16 on: Aug 01, 2007, 05:17:38 PM »
I never would have guessed it was a rattle can paint job. :) Get those Longfields in and dual t-cases and you should be set. :thumbs:  Are you going to keep the auto trans? :headscratch:
Yeah I am going to keep the auto trans I am going to get just the 4cyl t-case with 4.7s then eventually get duals

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Re: Second Gen 4runner Chopped Top
« Reply #17 on: Aug 01, 2007, 05:18:24 PM »
what sise tubing is that exo i my girl friend wants to exo her runner.
I used 1.5" DOM .120 wall tubing on the whole thing

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Re: Second Gen 4runner Chopped Top
« Reply #18 on: Aug 01, 2007, 07:50:53 PM »
Yeah I am going to keep the auto trans I am going to get just the 4cyl t-case with 4.7s then eventually get duals

How?? Inchworm??
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Re: Second Gen 4runner Chopped Top
« Reply #19 on: Aug 01, 2007, 07:55:03 PM »
 :thumbsup: Sweet Runner  :thumbs:

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Re: Second Gen 4runner Chopped Top
« Reply #20 on: Aug 01, 2007, 07:59:02 PM »
very nice, good job
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Re: Second Gen 4runner Chopped Top
« Reply #21 on: Aug 01, 2007, 07:59:45 PM »
How?? Inchworm??
Yeah I am going to use the inchworm adapter plate

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Re: Second Gen 4runner Chopped Top
« Reply #22 on: Aug 01, 2007, 11:22:33 PM »
this thing is sweet. i cant believe you chopped a perfectly good top. you should give your old top to some one to make a bootleg runner out of a p/u.
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Re: Second Gen 4runner Chopped Top
« Reply #23 on: Aug 02, 2007, 04:27:24 PM »
this thing is sweet. i cant believe you chopped a perfectly good top. you should give your old top to some one to make a bootleg runner out of a p/u.
Too late I took it to a scrap metal yard got a whole 9 dollars

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Re: Second Gen 4runner Chopped Top
« Reply #24 on: Aug 02, 2007, 04:37:24 PM »
Yeah I am going to keep the auto trans I am going to get just the 4cyl t-case with 4.7s then eventually get duals

Any plans for a set of beadlocks? The 35 MTRs do a little better aired down to the 7lbs range. :twocents:
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Re: Second Gen 4runner Chopped Top
« Reply #25 on: Aug 02, 2007, 05:17:16 PM »
I actually had my tires down to 7 PSI there was one time I almost lost a bead I heard a little bit of air escape for a split second but if I ever get beadlocks they will be Staun internal beadlocks I have researched them I like them better but I think duals will be better first

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Re: Second Gen 4runner Chopped Top
« Reply #26 on: Aug 02, 2007, 11:13:22 PM »
Very nice. I love the color! 
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Re: Second Gen 4runner Chopped Top
« Reply #27 on: Aug 03, 2007, 12:48:27 PM »
got any pics not at night of the sides

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Re: Second Gen 4runner Chopped Top
« Reply #28 on: Aug 03, 2007, 12:50:47 PM »
It looks like there is an entire kids playground out at the Hammers. Three "jungle gyms" in a row. :ha_ha:
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Re: Second Gen 4runner Chopped Top
« Reply #29 on: Aug 03, 2007, 03:12:12 PM »
:thumbs: killer chop job dude!!  looks awesome :bowdown:
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