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Re: 1980 Daily Driver/ Mild crawler build
« Reply #90 on: Jan 16, 2012, 04:42:34 PM »
For me mountain biking and wheeling pretty much go hand in hand.  If you end up getting the 2.0 shocks I would recommend getting them from Offroad Warehouse.  The price is great, and they will hook you up with tuning shims, too.  These shocks are very easy to valve at home, it's just way nicer when you have the "correct" jaws and such for holding everything.  Enjoy that new bike!
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Re: 1980 Daily Driver/ Mild crawler build
« Reply #91 on: Jan 25, 2012, 02:11:55 PM »
Hey OldGold3VZE, Do you have the part numbers for both the 14 inch and 12 inch Fox shox you are using? I'm about to place my order and want to make sure they are the right ones! Thanks!

These are the numbers im currently looking at:

12"-FOX 980-02-027-A

14"- FOX 980-02-090-A

Does that sound right?

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Re: 1980 Daily Driver/ Mild crawler build
« Reply #92 on: Jan 25, 2012, 05:36:07 PM »
Hey OldGold3VZE, Do you have the part numbers for both the 14 inch and 12 inch Fox shox you are using? I'm about to place my order and want to make sure they are the right ones! Thanks!

These are the numbers im currently looking at:

12"-FOX 980-02-027-A

14"- FOX 980-02-090-A

Does that sound right?

Yep, those are the same dampers I installed on this build.  Valving is Fox's 40/90 front and 30/70 rear.  I have been pretty happy with this so far, but I have some "out of the box" shim stack ideas that I want to try before too long.  The fronts are a very tight fit to the brake master cylinder with my 1.75" tubing bent on a 5.5" CLR die, so you might consider the 12" models at all 4 corners, or possibly even a 10" for the rear depending on your application, and weather or not you want to cut up your floor.  Let me know if you have any questions on taking them apart and changing the valving, it's pretty easy.
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Re: 1980 Daily Driver/ Mild crawler build
« Reply #93 on: Jan 25, 2012, 09:54:21 PM »
Nice! With that said i just might go with 12 inch'rs all the way around. The plan right now is RUF and F-150 springs in the rear, however i do want to keep it as low as possible. So you think the 12" Fox's are longer than the 12" Bilsteins?

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Re: 1980 Daily Driver/ Mild crawler build
« Reply #94 on: Jan 26, 2012, 06:51:06 AM »
Yes, longer, although I thought it was a bigger difference.  On my 4runner I have 5100s on the rear, and 5150s on the front, both 12", both measure 16" from the end on the body to the top-eye mount.  The Fox 12" 2.0s measure 17.25", so only an inch and a quarter longer.  I have always had good luck with 12" travel shocks for RUF spring packs, but I just wanted that extra wiggle room on this truck, namely in the up-travel depot for a little more high speed fun.  You definitely don't want to slam your dampers going 30 through a water bar!   And 12" is plenty for 63s or F-150s.
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Re: 1980 Daily Driver/ Mild crawler build
« Reply #95 on: Jan 26, 2012, 01:58:00 PM »
very nice truck

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Re: 1980 Daily Driver/ Mild crawler build
« Reply #96 on: Feb 26, 2012, 12:32:56 PM »
Little update.  The truck has been doing pretty good.  Suspension is good, brakes, heat, steering, all fine.  What has been bring the suck has been my fuel delivery.  Even after upgrading my fuel pressure regulator, I'm still having issues with the engine randomly stalling out on me, middle of the road, full throttle, even sometimes just at idle.  Plus, I failed emissions twice, both due to high HC at idle.  Everything else was good to go.  I'm done with carburetors and gasoline.  Gotpropane is scheduled to be here on Wednesday or Thursday.  I'll have an install here soon.



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Re: 1980 Daily Driver/ Mild crawler build
« Reply #97 on: Feb 26, 2012, 02:27:04 PM »
Thats gonna be nice! I wanna propane swap mine eventually
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Re: 1980 Daily Driver/ Mild crawler build
« Reply #98 on: Feb 26, 2012, 02:33:58 PM »
WoW cant wait to see how this comes out! Keep it up!

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Re: 1980 Daily Driver/ Mild crawler build
« Reply #99 on: Feb 26, 2012, 02:52:43 PM »
clean :thumbsup:

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Re: 1980 Daily Driver/ Mild crawler build
« Reply #100 on: Feb 26, 2012, 08:54:03 PM »
nice build. wish I could get mine done

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Re: 1980 Daily Driver/ Mild crawler build
« Reply #101 on: Feb 27, 2012, 08:46:37 PM »
Getting ready for the Gotpropane kit to show up, should be here in another 2-3 days.  Pulled all the gasoline equipment off.  This was pretty simple, since I had already de-smoged the truck when I installed the Weber.  I did have to source a stock carburetor, and It's a good thing I had a whole 22r to steal parts off, cause when I switched to the Weber I lost the stock hardware, plastic carb spacer, and carb itself, plus, I've moved since then so who knows where that stuff is now.  I felt kinda bad, the stock carb had obviously been recently rebuilt, all the gaskets were perfect, and the inside was clean as a whistle.  Oh well, it's for the greater good!

For reference, her are the tanks standing up in the bed.  Not where they will go.



Weber carb, Holley regulator, fuel tank, pump, lines and filters all gone, and for sale!



Don't need this...



Do need this...



I'm really thinking hard about building a totally spare parts "woods buggy" out of all the stuff I have laying around.  Seriously, rear engine with a Weber (more likely to run better up and down hill due to being flipped around), single case, welded 4.10 gears, home brew hydro steering, leaf springs, whatever is laying around.   Just scored some really beat 36" swampers that would be great!
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Re: 1980 Daily Driver/ Mild crawler build
« Reply #102 on: Feb 27, 2012, 10:02:48 PM »
Your going to love the propane!!! Way better then carb

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Re: 1980 Daily Driver/ Mild crawler build
« Reply #103 on: Feb 27, 2012, 10:43:55 PM »
Your going to love the propane!!! Way better then carb

Yeah, I can't wait.  I'm really torn on how I want to mount my tanks.  My local fill station said that if the tanks are permanently mounted in the bed with the filler facing out the side they could fill them without having to be removed, so that's the way I'm going to mount them to start.  $2.69 per gallon, and has been for over a year.  I hope it stays that price.
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Re: 1980 Daily Driver/ Mild crawler build
« Reply #104 on: Feb 27, 2012, 10:46:10 PM »
Yup same price up here it's just a pane in the ass to fill that's my only problem

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Re: 1980 Daily Driver/ Mild crawler build
« Reply #105 on: Feb 28, 2012, 06:39:00 AM »
I've got one of those Tractor Supply type places just around the corner from my house, and they fill tanks at that price, but I'm trying to get a 500 gallon tank installed at my house for doing my own fills.  The local propane company is being hard though since you have to be trained on how to use a wet leg filler.   If it works out I'll have my own filling station, and bulk price is right at $2.00 a gallon.
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Re: 1980 Daily Driver/ Mild crawler build
« Reply #106 on: Feb 28, 2012, 04:57:00 PM »
Check this out.  Kit showed up a day earlier then expected.  Glad I got it all torn down last night.  Should have a youtube video of it running in a few hours if all goes well.  The kit is really nice, everything is there, and Cary even wrote on the mixer OK next to the mixture screw, and he added arrows as to show where to apply silicone, pretty nice personal touch.  All his kits are tested with a wide band O2 sensor before leaving his shop to ensure proper function.  This is why you go with GotPropane.com over the other guys.  Great products, and great support.  Plus, USA based company!!



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Re: 1980 Daily Driver/ Mild crawler build
« Reply #107 on: Feb 28, 2012, 05:19:12 PM »
Yup mine had the same stuff!

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Re: 1980 Daily Driver/ Mild crawler build
« Reply #108 on: Feb 28, 2012, 06:41:24 PM »
what year is the carb off? migth be interested in the upper half if you want to sell!
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Re: 1980 Daily Driver/ Mild crawler build
« Reply #109 on: Feb 29, 2012, 12:24:54 AM »


I am a little anal about these type of installs, and way over thought my vaporizer mount before realizing how dumb it was and starting over with a very simple, clean, strong piece of angle cut to the contour of my shock hoop.  This worked really well due to the height of my hoops.  Should have the water lines and tank mounted tomorrow.  

Mixer, adapter, throttle body...



Vaporizer, fuel lock-off, fuel filter...



Vaporizer mount to shock hoop...



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Re: 1980 Daily Driver/ Mild crawler build
« Reply #110 on: Feb 29, 2012, 12:43:18 AM »
solid  :cool:

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Re: 1980 Daily Driver/ Mild crawler build
« Reply #111 on: Feb 29, 2012, 08:31:17 AM »
your going to love it!

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Re: 1980 Daily Driver/ Mild crawler build
« Reply #112 on: Mar 01, 2012, 12:26:45 AM »
Another late night, but I got it all done.  Runs like a top, and I haven't even properly set it up yet, which I guess is pretty much just timing?  Seems real simple.  I have to get a longer idle speed screw, and hook up the vacuum advance, but I'm back on the road.  Emissions test report to come.

I decided the tool box was pretty crucial, so this is where the tanks will be for now.  I have to get another mount kit for the 2nd tank, but it will go right behind this one.



Here is a shot from under the bed.  This is the bulk head and hydrostatic relief valve.  I hope it never needs to go off.



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Re: 1980 Daily Driver/ Mild crawler build
« Reply #113 on: Mar 17, 2012, 10:51:12 AM »
Absolutely loving the LPG!!!  It's not even that much of a hassle to get my bottles refilled, and I asked out the cutie at the ranching store where I have been getting the tanks filled and that has been working out, too.  She's even going wheeling with me and my buddies tomorrow!  I added a 2nd tank bracket, and am getting right at 15 mpg.  That was with old plugs and wires, which I just switched out for some new NGKs all around.  My mountain bike even still fits in the bed standing upright.  Here are some cheesy pics.







Here are the original denso plugs after 4-6 tanks of propane.



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Re: 1980 Daily Driver/ Mild crawler build
« Reply #114 on: Mar 18, 2012, 07:03:49 AM »
awesome build. i have a 86 runner that i just pick up parts for sas. being a newb i have been stuck to these forums for 5 days.  lots of info. i like all the fab work. and i will be watching
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Re: 1980 Daily Driver/ Mild crawler build
« Reply #115 on: Mar 26, 2012, 07:30:02 AM »
So it turns out a truck on bald 34s can't hang with built rigs on 38s.  This happened on a gnarly rocky hill climb.  Almost made it, was just getting through the last tough spot.  Banged up my axles a little, too, but nothing to worry about.  Worst part was getting turned around on the hill side.  Oh well, I needed another project.



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Re: 1980 Daily Driver/ Mild crawler build
« Reply #116 on: Mar 28, 2012, 04:07:42 PM »
Awesome!!!  What hill?

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Re: 1980 Daily Driver/ Mild crawler build
« Reply #117 on: Mar 28, 2012, 04:24:23 PM »
Awesome!!!  What hill?

Mother in Law hill.  There are 2 decent rocks that are a bit of a challenge with 114" wheelbase and 32" tires.  This truck needs to stay on the easy part of the trail.  I have the 4Runner for the fun stuff, just need to get it put back together.
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Re: 1980 Daily Driver/ Mild crawler build
« Reply #118 on: Apr 04, 2012, 08:09:47 AM »
Clean build, very nice!

I'm thinking about propane on my RZ in the future and was wondering what the overall height of the Mixer, adapter, throttle body is? 



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Re: 1980 Daily Driver/ Mild crawler build
« Reply #119 on: Apr 04, 2012, 08:18:36 AM »
Clean build, very nice!

I'm thinking about propane on my RZ in the future and was wondering what the overall height of the Mixer, adapter, throttle body is? 





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