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Re: 1980 Daily Driver/ Mild crawler build
« Reply #210 on: Aug 02, 2012, 04:03:45 PM »
Thanks, Nisota.  Probably putting the hydro assist from my old runner on tonight.  You going EFI?
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Re: 1980 Daily Driver/ Mild crawler build
« Reply #211 on: Aug 02, 2012, 09:53:30 PM »
Thanks, Nisota.  Probably putting the hydro assist from my old runner on tonight.  You going EFI?

I want to but need my accountant (wife) to bless me with the ok to buy the motor. (current situation: Ive got a toasted 22r)

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Re: 1980 Daily Driver/ Mild crawler build
« Reply #213 on: Aug 10, 2012, 10:48:12 AM »
well I dont got 10g's in my pocket, deer season prep/ fishing is eatin up my money & time right now anyways so i havent been working on my truck much  :thumbdown: I plan to  :flamer: get back at it here after this weekend. so I can get  :driving:

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Re: 1980 Daily Driver/ Mild crawler build
« Reply #214 on: Aug 11, 2012, 09:10:59 AM »
Yeah, I know it's a pretty unrealistic number.  Jut figured I'd see if anyone out there was interested.  Looks like I'll be keeping it.  I just have very little extra cash after mortgage, bills, etc, so no new projects any time soon.   At least camping and a bottle of whiskey is pretty cheap.
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Re: 1980 Daily Driver/ Mild crawler build
« Reply #215 on: Aug 11, 2012, 10:57:17 AM »
At least camping and a bottle of whiskey is pretty cheap.
Amen to that haha. Glad to see you are keepin it. We are going to do a Bill Moore and Spring Creek run in September if ya wanna go. Figure to let you know ahead of time, let you plan for it or what not if you are interested in goin.

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Re: 1980 Daily Driver/ Mild crawler build
« Reply #216 on: Aug 12, 2012, 10:08:33 AM »
Cool, thanks for the heads up.  I've got to source a long range propane tanks if I'm gonna start wheeling this truck longer distances, otherwise I'm gonna look like a fork lift tank sales man carrying a truck bed full of fork lift tanks.  Also, I'm going to Moab 2nd week of Sept, so we'll see.  I'll be getting a ride there on a trailer.
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Re: 1980 Daily Driver/ Mild crawler build
« Reply #217 on: Aug 14, 2012, 12:14:15 PM »
I have followed you thread for a bit. I hope you keep this truck it is most outstanding.
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Re: 1980 Daily Driver/ Mild crawler build
« Reply #218 on: Aug 15, 2012, 11:22:13 AM »
At least camping and a bottle of whiskey is pretty cheap.

Thank god for that.

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Re: 1980 Daily Driver/ Mild crawler build
« Reply #219 on: Aug 16, 2012, 07:00:40 AM »
Thanks for all the inspiration to keep the truck.  I don't foresee getting rid of it anytime soon.  Looking into new job options to fuel this habit of fabin' and wheelin'!
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Re: 1980 Daily Driver/ Mild crawler build
« Reply #220 on: Aug 16, 2012, 12:44:51 PM »
Thanks for all the inspiration to keep the truck.  I don't foresee getting rid of it anytime soon.  Looking into new job options to fuel this habit of fabin' and wheelin'!

yea I agree with you, wish I had a max pay job without working like a slave.

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Re: 1980 Daily Driver/ Mild crawler build
« Reply #221 on: Aug 28, 2012, 06:53:50 AM »
New Job!  Finally, a chance to fuel this habit/addiction of building and wheeling.  In 2 weeks I start my new position as CNC machine operator with Specialty Products Company.  So happy for all that I've learned at PUSH, but really excited to get involved with a fast paced machine shop.  And, they make automotive parts including air bump stops!  Be sure to check out my truggy build.
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Re: 1980 Daily Driver/ Mild crawler build
« Reply #222 on: Aug 28, 2012, 07:53:49 AM »
nice career change, get fabbin!

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Re: 1980 Daily Driver/ Mild crawler build
« Reply #223 on: Aug 28, 2012, 09:23:49 PM »
New Job!  Finally, a chance to fuel this habit/addiction of building and wheeling.  In 2 weeks I start my new position as CNC machine operator with Specialty Products Company.  So happy for all that I've learned at PUSH, but really excited to get involved with a fast paced machine shop.  And, they make automotive parts including air bump stops!  Be sure to check out my truggy build.

Hell yeah! I love workin at the CNC shop that I work at.
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Re: 1980 Daily Driver/ Mild crawler build
« Reply #224 on: Sep 01, 2012, 07:49:01 PM »
i got so much love for the 1980 pick up truck big ups for a difficult build for a worthy pickup i am looking forward to seeing it become the DD your looking for 
3 x 1980 Toyota 4x4 hilux(rolled,sold,sold)
1982 Toyota 4x4 hilux 5speed 22r(current)
1984 Toyota 4Runner 5speed 22r(sold)
1986 Toyota 4x4 pickup five speed 22r(sold)
1989 Toyota pickup 2wd(MIA)
1989 Ford F350 4x4 Crewcab 12v Cummins(Camper)
1990 Toyota 4Runner 5speed 22re(sold)
1991 Toyota pickup auto 3.0(sold)
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Re: 1980 Daily Driver/ Mild crawler build
« Reply #225 on: Sep 03, 2012, 12:20:21 PM »
Those bumpers are sweet.

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Re: 1980 Daily Driver/ Mild crawler build
« Reply #226 on: Sep 04, 2012, 03:35:52 PM »
How'd it go this weekend?  My buddy snapped the drive shaft on his jeep and my other bud broke a ball joint on his chevy.  Not much wheelin but lots of fun.
 

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Re: 1980 Daily Driver/ Mild crawler build
« Reply #227 on: Sep 04, 2012, 04:12:22 PM »
Ended up staying at Tour De Fat all day and didn't make it up.  Might be going next weekend with Tyler in the green xtra cab, though.  I'll let you know.  My truck is good to go.
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Re: 1980 Daily Driver/ Mild crawler build
« Reply #228 on: Sep 09, 2012, 10:45:05 AM »
Sweet got some new shoes for the old girl... 33 12.5 15 BFG mud terrains for 3 bills.  Think I'm gonna need some wheel spacers for the rear.  Might be up there cuttin beetle kill for a friend next weekend.  Turned out my bud did 1300 bucks damage to the front end of his Chevy.  Dumb azz.

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Re: 1980 Daily Driver/ Mild crawler build
« Reply #229 on: Sep 09, 2012, 12:16:51 PM »
That's one of my favorite tire sizes.   Especially for trucks like yours and mine.  You can run every trail on the front range with those.  You should try and find an IFS rear axle, wider and bigger brakes, and then widen your front with some IFS hubs and cruiser rotors and calipers.  I can help with that swap if you want to tackle it.
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Re: 1980 Daily Driver/ Mild crawler build
« Reply #230 on: Dec 08, 2012, 10:53:53 AM »
Well, I had so much fun wheeling this truck this summer that I have decided to give it some upgrades.

Hydro assist
5.29 gears
A rear Aussie locker
Cage
(Might) Bob the bed

I put my worn 38s on cause they can still get me by. Still have to trim fenders.

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Re: 1980 Daily Driver/ Mild crawler build
« Reply #231 on: Dec 08, 2012, 11:22:17 AM »
Have you considered hot knifing those worn meats?  Seems like old swampers that are "broken in" make good rock slicks after a good knifing. :twocents:

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Re: 1980 Daily Driver/ Mild crawler build
« Reply #232 on: Dec 08, 2012, 11:55:25 AM »
Have you considered hot knifing those worn meats?  Seems like old swampers that are "broken in" make good rock slicks after a good knifing. :twocents:
u

Already have, twice. Definitely helps

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Re: 1980 Daily Driver/ Mild crawler build
« Reply #233 on: Dec 08, 2012, 09:16:38 PM »
Awesome I really like this truck.

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Re: 1980 Daily Driver/ Mild crawler build
« Reply #234 on: Dec 08, 2012, 09:20:41 PM »
To many mods... say good night to the daily driver.  haha  you tear your stuff up!!  Hit Moody today. Light snow and sticky rocks.  First time out with the new tires. Loved em.  The old girl runs awesome with some cold air comin in the old snork.  Still have that bed in the backyard when ya want it. :beerchug:

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Re: 1980 Daily Driver/ Mild crawler build
« Reply #235 on: Dec 08, 2012, 09:23:22 PM »
333 post bud!!! Half evil!!

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Re: 1980 Daily Driver/ Mild crawler build
« Reply #236 on: Dec 09, 2012, 01:36:45 AM »
To many mods... say good night to the daily driver.  haha  you tear your stuff up!!  Hit Moody today. Light snow and sticky rocks.  First time out with the new tires. Loved em.  The old girl runs awesome with some cold air comin in the old snork.  Still have that bed in the backyard when ya want it. :beerchug:

This truck is no longer my DD. I got a 4Runner. It is, however, a really nice start to a dedicated crawler.

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Re: 1980 Daily Driver/ Mild crawler build
« Reply #237 on: Dec 10, 2012, 05:08:11 PM »
Just found this build, and it's good to see some more Colorado guys on here!  Cool that you work at SPC too.  If you ever meet some dude that works there (in engineering) that drives a blue Ranger w/ a flat bed, tell him some guy told you to call him Indiana Earth Muffin, he should get a kick out of it.

Oh and kick ass first gen!

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Re: 1980 Daily Driver/ Mild crawler build
« Reply #238 on: Dec 12, 2012, 01:50:16 AM »
Just found this build, and it's good to see some more Colorado guys on here!  Cool that you work at SPC too.  If you ever meet some dude that works there (in engineering) that drives a blue Ranger w/ a flat bed, tell him some guy told you to call him Indiana Earth Muffin, he should get a kick out of it.

Oh and kick ass first gen!

PZ

I've seen the Ranger, but never met its owner. He works at a different location, but I'm trying to get to know everyone there. I've only been there since Sept.  Thanks for the props on my build. If all goes well it should be pretty set for another season on the trails.
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Re: 1980 Daily Driver/ Mild crawler build
« Reply #239 on: Dec 12, 2012, 11:36:28 AM »
Crazy update. I added front turn signals.



And built my hydro assist steering mounts.







« Last Edit: Dec 12, 2012, 01:07:03 PM by OldGold3VZE »
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