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Re: SPC Mike's 1985 Toyota Pickup Build Up Thread
« Reply #30 on: Mar 29, 2011, 06:02:03 PM »
Block looks good, Valve cover looks good with that wrinkle paint. I need to find another elocker so keep an eye out for another deal. trying to trade my tcase for a top shift case so i can do duals later. you workin saturday?? maybe i can stop by if not.

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Re: SPC Mike's 1985 Toyota Pickup Build Up Thread
« Reply #31 on: Mar 29, 2011, 07:56:15 PM »
you have a soda blaster?? if so I need to clean up my Knuckles so I can paint them. Got them all apart ready to clean.

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Re: SPC Mike's 1985 Toyota Pickup Build Up Thread
« Reply #32 on: Mar 29, 2011, 10:15:06 PM »
Thanks scout. its coming along slow and steady for sure. What transfer case are you trying to trade? the one in your truck or your extra one? cause you can get the top shift conversion to make it work. And that soda blaster was the best 35.00 dollars i spent at harbor freight, it beats sanding by hand or using paint stripper! you can borrow it if you want but you just need to pick up a bag of baking soda cause i am just about out.
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Re: SPC Mike's 1985 Toyota Pickup Build Up Thread
« Reply #33 on: Mar 29, 2011, 10:27:41 PM »
Oh ya, I'm getting ready for duals also....

picked up a top shift t- case today.....so many mods soooo little time! :willynilly:
...and scout check out how well my original trans and t-case cleaned up after the soda blasting...AWESOME!




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Re: SPC Mike's 1985 Toyota Pickup Build Up Thread
« Reply #34 on: Mar 30, 2011, 06:54:53 AM »
they came out nice. where do i get the soda for the blaster??  are you going to be home saturday?  Do we need to get the triple drilled flanges for the diffs. I need to make another Marlin run for diff studs, flange, and trunion bearings. dont want to use the TG ones.

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Re: SPC Mike's 1985 Toyota Pickup Build Up Thread
« Reply #35 on: Mar 30, 2011, 07:18:31 AM »
i think I'm gonna have to work Saturday but if i get it off ill call you over. Harbor freight sells the baking soda. they have medium grade and XL, the XL is what i got and it work good. If there is alot of caked on gristle then it takes a little longer but if its just paint it goes fairly quickly.... and ya we need the triple drilled flanges from Marlin because the spline count on the new gears are different than the OEM Tacoma ones and our drive shaft dont fit the stock pattern on the E locker diff right know either....or something like that?
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Re: SPC Mike's 1985 Toyota Pickup Build Up Thread
« Reply #36 on: Apr 01, 2011, 03:48:42 AM »
Nice truck, can't wait to see it all finished...

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Re: SPC Mike's 1985 Toyota Pickup Build Up Thread
« Reply #37 on: Apr 03, 2011, 05:02:03 PM »
got my King bearings in the mail before the weekend so today i got a chance to put em in and torque the crank in...

King bearings with part numbers for reference...




Also got all the rings set up on the pistons. But need to run to HF to get a piston ring compressor to put them in the block. :smack:


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Re: SPC Mike's 1985 Toyota Pickup Build Up Thread
« Reply #38 on: Apr 03, 2011, 05:46:15 PM »
oh ya, and i got an axle truss for the axle too. its not fully welded in yet but i love the looks of it!




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Re: SPC Mike's 1985 Toyota Pickup Build Up Thread
« Reply #39 on: Apr 03, 2011, 06:14:30 PM »
 8)

Nice design; haven't seen that style of cut-out before.   :eyebrow:
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Re: SPC Mike's 1985 Toyota Pickup Build Up Thread
« Reply #40 on: Apr 03, 2011, 06:21:28 PM »
Thanks! That's why i got is because i haven't seen anybody with this one and it looks awesome to boot!

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Re: SPC Mike's 1985 Toyota Pickup Build Up Thread
« Reply #41 on: Apr 03, 2011, 07:35:44 PM »
should have told me i would have got my dads ring compressor tool for you today.  looks good but mines better!!! 

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Re: SPC Mike's 1985 Toyota Pickup Build Up Thread
« Reply #42 on: Apr 03, 2011, 07:41:23 PM »
Ya, i totally spaced on the piston ring compressor tool. No biggie tho, my brother will grab me one from his shop tomorrow instead of going to HF. And as far as yours being better.... :blah: haha

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Re: SPC Mike's 1985 Toyota Pickup Build Up Thread
« Reply #43 on: Apr 04, 2011, 03:40:21 PM »
Took advantage of Marlin's "Deal of The Week", I am thinking i should just install every thing while the trans is on the shop floor......well see what kind of time is allowed....I can already taste the awesomeness of having duals! lol

...and of coarse here's the obligatory picture. I got an extra Turtle knob for the twin sticks that will go on later.  :biggthumpup:


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Re: SPC Mike's 1985 Toyota Pickup Build Up Thread
« Reply #44 on: Apr 04, 2011, 08:32:50 PM »
 :drool:  :drooling:  :eyebrow:

I totally need that... I'll PM my address so you can send it to me; do a random act of kindness, eh?   :gap:
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Re: SPC Mike's 1985 Toyota Pickup Build Up Thread
« Reply #45 on: Apr 04, 2011, 08:57:57 PM »
:drool:  :drooling:  :eyebrow:

x2 I really should jump on this sale.

Are you worried about dirt and other things getting in that truss you put on? Looks like it shouldn't be to bad to clean out, but just a thought.

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Re: SPC Mike's 1985 Toyota Pickup Build Up Thread
« Reply #46 on: Apr 04, 2011, 09:08:57 PM »
any random acts of kindness should be towards me first since I am you trail partner!!!

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Re: SPC Mike's 1985 Toyota Pickup Build Up Thread
« Reply #47 on: Apr 04, 2011, 09:09:55 PM »
looks good, you should do the twins at the same time cause you will have to open the tcase to install them.

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Re: SPC Mike's 1985 Toyota Pickup Build Up Thread
« Reply #48 on: Apr 04, 2011, 09:36:24 PM »
Killer build Mike. I like that valve cover and the different diff truss.  :thumbs:
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Re: SPC Mike's 1985 Toyota Pickup Build Up Thread
« Reply #49 on: Apr 05, 2011, 12:14:45 AM »
Thanks guys. PeterBuilt- Iam not too worried about mud since in will spend 90% of its time on mostly dry "fire road" type trails, granite, and the street. 8)

@ wakkjobb & scoutruner.....you guys are hilarious :rofl2:! But seriously i am going to do all i can to get everything installed at once, but when its your daily driver it gets a little  :crazy: when i cant drive it for an extended period of time.

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Re: SPC Mike's 1985 Toyota Pickup Build Up Thread
« Reply #50 on: Apr 05, 2011, 07:43:34 AM »
well i was admiring my Marlin dual case adapter last night and found a fracture in the aluminum right on the outer edge if the bottom bearing recess pocket...so i am heading to Marlin's shop right now to see if they can take care of this. :-\



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Re: SPC Mike's 1985 Toyota Pickup Build Up Thread
« Reply #51 on: Apr 05, 2011, 08:24:17 AM »
Wow. That's bad that the consumer caught that and not the manufacturer. Someones slacking.
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Re: SPC Mike's 1985 Toyota Pickup Build Up Thread
« Reply #52 on: Apr 05, 2011, 11:35:03 AM »
.....Marlin swapped me out for a new one. :) And i also got a dual case cross member/skid plate too. Ended up with the TG one because Marlin was out Bud Built's when i went in.
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Re: SPC Mike's 1985 Toyota Pickup Build Up Thread
« Reply #53 on: Apr 05, 2011, 01:03:23 PM »
Got the pistons in....


Quick shot of the Dual T-Case cross member...had to sport the Marlin sticker of coarse.

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Re: SPC Mike's 1985 Toyota Pickup Build Up Thread
« Reply #54 on: Apr 05, 2011, 03:18:43 PM »
stickers upside down!! man you arent messing around. looks good. I need to win the lotto!

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Re: SPC Mike's 1985 Toyota Pickup Build Up Thread
« Reply #55 on: Apr 05, 2011, 03:22:43 PM »
hahaha ya, i realized that like 5 minutes after i took the picture! I changed it already...its nice having like a thousand Marlin stickers! :cheese:

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Re: SPC Mike's 1985 Toyota Pickup Build Up Thread
« Reply #56 on: Apr 09, 2011, 02:06:02 PM »
build looks great cant wait to see it finished and on the trail :biggthumpup:

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Re: SPC Mike's 1985 Toyota Pickup Build Up Thread
« Reply #57 on: Apr 12, 2011, 01:27:57 PM »
Got to keep this thread alive even though i haven't done much  :shake: ..... Well my head should be here today or tomorrow :crossed:. Also realized that the first machine shop that i had my block at lost the two main oil galley plugs in the block, so i ordered those yesterday too....Anyways i ended up taking the crank out of the block because i heard you are supposed to take out the 4 oil galley plugs and clean out the crank passage ways of sludge and/or metal specks from the machining, so i did.

After spraying WD-40 and clearing out the passages with compressed air, i put back the 4 plugs and re-staked them so they wont back out.


Crank back in with Joe Gibbs Assembly grease of course..



Torqued the Main and rod caps to spec


Also had Ron's Machine surface my Exhaust Manifold flange because it was warped a little.


Even got the Break-In oil ready to go! :gap:

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Re: SPC Mike's 1985 Toyota Pickup Build Up Thread
« Reply #58 on: Apr 12, 2011, 05:49:15 PM »
OOOOO its gettin close. I can't wait to see it in your truck.
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Re: SPC Mike's 1985 Toyota Pickup Build Up Thread
« Reply #59 on: Apr 12, 2011, 06:31:25 PM »
dang!!!!! special oil and lube.  looks good! I did some work on mine today too, got my knuckles aligned and put on, will post up on my build!!

 
 
 
 
 

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