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Re: 1980 Daily Driver/ Mild crawler build
« Reply #180 on: May 26, 2012, 10:51:12 AM »
Let me know when your ready for some windows for those doors.  I can sew some up for ya with my old boss.  I've done lots of Heep softops.  pretty easy for us.  Can even put in tinted windows.

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Re: 1980 Daily Driver/ Mild crawler build
« Reply #181 on: May 26, 2012, 04:34:22 PM »
Awesome!  I'd ideally like a set of windows, and a set of nets to keep the pup in the truck.  Anytime you want to come check em out, just give me a call.
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Re: 1980 Daily Driver/ Mild crawler build
« Reply #182 on: May 28, 2012, 08:34:30 PM »
Wheeled this truck again.  Took it through the rock quarry at Moody Hill, even though this is one section of trail I had sworn to avoid in this truck.  I shouldn't have 2nd guessed myself, the long wheel base and weight of camping gear allowed it to climb right through the rocks with ease, even with the open rear end.







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Re: 1980 Daily Driver/ Mild crawler build
« Reply #183 on: Jun 03, 2012, 01:27:52 PM »
Finally ditched the basket ball hoop bumper and made a tube bumper. 



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Re: 1980 Daily Driver/ Mild crawler build
« Reply #184 on: Jun 03, 2012, 03:02:44 PM »
Rear bumper looks good :thumbs:

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Re: 1980 Daily Driver/ Mild crawler build
« Reply #185 on: Jun 03, 2012, 03:54:23 PM »
Rear bumper looks good :thumbs:

Thanks.  I'm a picture sleeper.  Here it is all done, painted, and mounted.  I haven't even hit my rock sliders yet, so this might actually stay straight for a little while.







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Re: 1980 Daily Driver/ Mild crawler build
« Reply #186 on: Jun 03, 2012, 07:12:28 PM »
Rear bumber looks really great.

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Re: 1980 Daily Driver/ Mild crawler build
« Reply #187 on: Jun 03, 2012, 08:06:14 PM »
Looks great man!
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Re: 1980 Daily Driver/ Mild crawler build
« Reply #188 on: Jun 07, 2012, 09:21:03 PM »
Late night bend sesh.  Front end looked out of place with the rear and sliders all tubed out.  Running a new trail this weekend, Pole Hill in Estes Park, CO and wanted it to look finished.







It'll have a few more frame tie ins, and a receiver.

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Re: 1980 Daily Driver/ Mild crawler build
« Reply #189 on: Jun 07, 2012, 11:46:05 PM »
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Re: 1980 Daily Driver/ Mild crawler build
« Reply #190 on: Jun 08, 2012, 01:30:10 AM »
tube works looks great.  any plans for recover points?
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Re: 1980 Daily Driver/ Mild crawler build
« Reply #191 on: Jun 08, 2012, 06:14:33 AM »
tube works looks great.  any plans for recover points?

I only carry loop end straps, no hooks, and prefer to just loop them through themselves around the tube, so no weld on recovery points are required.  I'll probably throw a 2" receiver on the front for a removable winch later down the road.
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Re: 1980 Daily Driver/ Mild crawler build
« Reply #192 on: Jun 08, 2012, 12:17:53 PM »
Your tube work looks awesome. What bender are you using? Lets get a shot of your truck from the side now that it has armor front/side/rear now!

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Re: 1980 Daily Driver/ Mild crawler build
« Reply #193 on: Jun 08, 2012, 12:27:54 PM »
That bumper is SICK!!
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Re: 1980 Daily Driver/ Mild crawler build
« Reply #194 on: Jun 08, 2012, 02:15:30 PM »
Love the rear bumper man.  Pole hill is fun but nothing to hard up there.  I use it as a test run spot.  If you go Saturday I might be able to join ya.

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Re: 1980 Daily Driver/ Mild crawler build
« Reply #195 on: Jun 08, 2012, 11:36:47 PM »
Your tube work looks awesome. What bender are you using? Lets get a shot of your truck from the side now that it has armor front/side/rear now!

That bumper is SICK!!

Love the rear bumper man.  Pole hill is fun but nothing to hard up there.  I use it as a test run spot.  If you go Saturday I might be able to join ya.


Bender is a JD Squared model 3 with a 1.75" tube die, 5.5" CLR that can bend well past 180 deg.  I'll get some more pics tomorrow.

Matt, We're meeting at the Estes Park visitor center at 10:30, or the trail hear @10:45. 

More pics to come...
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Re: 1980 Daily Driver/ Mild crawler build
« Reply #196 on: Jun 09, 2012, 04:27:40 PM »






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Re: 1980 Daily Driver/ Mild crawler build
« Reply #197 on: Jun 09, 2012, 04:32:11 PM »
I like this bumper alot! Looks really good

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Re: 1980 Daily Driver/ Mild crawler build
« Reply #198 on: Jun 15, 2012, 04:44:10 PM »
Here is a follow up video to the first walk around I did back in January.

http://youtu.be/66ExAd1i4F8
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Re: 1980 Daily Driver/ Mild crawler build
« Reply #199 on: Jul 05, 2012, 06:51:23 PM »
Went out for a solo trip today.  was so close to the high park fire remains is was scary.  Truck performed awesome.  Here's a video...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=koi_DtS2s3k

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Re: 1980 Daily Driver/ Mild crawler build
« Reply #200 on: Jul 05, 2012, 09:29:48 PM »
Dang good video mon  :thumbsup:
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Re: 1980 Daily Driver/ Mild crawler build
« Reply #201 on: Jul 05, 2012, 09:41:49 PM »
Nice truck, nice bumpers, nice video. Awesome job man.  :thumbsup:  :werd:
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Re: 1980 Daily Driver/ Mild crawler build
« Reply #202 on: Jul 06, 2012, 07:16:11 AM »
looking good good video bro.
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Re: 1980 Daily Driver/ Mild crawler build
« Reply #203 on: Jul 06, 2012, 09:37:37 AM »
I was the only person on the trail that day!  It was like my own private trail!
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Re: 1980 Daily Driver/ Mild crawler build
« Reply #204 on: Jul 08, 2012, 06:27:59 PM »
one day i would like to be on the trail alone. i guess i need to get my stuff done. but i lie how you set down the camera and drove around nice!
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Re: 1980 Daily Driver/ Mild crawler build
« Reply #205 on: Jul 31, 2012, 09:35:29 AM »
Dude    Good looking Rig, really like what you did with this old girl, I know she is happy

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Re: 1980 Daily Driver/ Mild crawler build
« Reply #206 on: Jul 31, 2012, 10:02:10 AM »
Nice build thread! I like the classic long bed :popcorn:

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Re: 1980 Daily Driver/ Mild crawler build
« Reply #207 on: Jul 31, 2012, 01:54:26 PM »
Nice build!  Couple of questions - not sure if you answered this already or not but how did you like the propane conversion? any loss of power?
Also I'm assuming that you just had PUSH stickers laying around and PUSH didn't actually re-valve your shocks? I have a Pivot 5.7 that PUSH did the rear fox on.
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Re: 1980 Daily Driver/ Mild crawler build
« Reply #208 on: Jul 31, 2012, 08:50:36 PM »
Nice build!  Couple of questions - not sure if you answered this already or not but how did you like the propane conversion? any loss of power?
Also I'm assuming that you just had PUSH stickers laying around and PUSH didn't actually re-valve your shocks? I have a Pivot 5.7 that PUSH did the rear fox on.


Love the propane.  Mileage is what you'd expect from a crawler, around 15 per gallon, but a gallon of LPG costs me only $2.69.  I have the same capacity as my gas tank, 16 gallons.  Power loss is not noticeable if it's there, this truck rips!  The motor is built, though.  Glad you like your shock from PUSH.  Matt next to me would have been the tech who tuned that for you.  I build all the Fox air shocks, and yes, those shocks on my truck have some PUSH love inside.  They are currently the only truck shocks we've worked on.

Thanks for all the feed back.  If all goes right, this truck will see some Moab action in a month.

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Re: 1980 Daily Driver/ Mild crawler build
« Reply #209 on: Aug 02, 2012, 03:08:14 PM »
I hope my first gen 2wd build comes out as clean as yours has, im buying a 4 runner tomorrow with a donor motor so i will be up & running very shortly.  Keep up the build yours inspires mine.

 
 
 
 
 

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