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1990 2WD Frame Plated, 4WU 3 Link Front (frame off build)
« on: Nov 20, 2012, 11:22:16 AM »
 I started this build months and months ago. Basically I had the same old, same old SAS kit just like everyone else. I need to move my steering box forward a little and some how I was swept into a frame off build. Long story short..

 Starting from the beginning ....

 

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That frame work looks sweet.
If I hit it just right, I might make it.

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keep going keep going   the build looks great  super beef

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4 Wheel Underground and Radflow advertisement.
The shocks have Brian's (4WU) special valving to work with his kit.

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Very nice :) how heavy did you make that frame exactly?

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Very nice :) how heavy did you make that frame exactly?

All the plates didn't weight more then 80 lbs. Then I burned one full 12.5 lbs spool and then some. I'd say like ehh.. 100 lbs at the most, for now.

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This things dope dude very clean I like it
89 extra cab stock on 1 tons.
83 rolled with built toy axles
92 2wd DD
first gen cab

Check out the build.

http://board.marlincrawler.com/index.php?topic=56487.0

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I'm going to try something like this and hopefully it comes out nice. We shall see!
« Last Edit: Nov 27, 2012, 04:30:44 PM by x250f23x »

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Frame work looks very nice! I'll be watching this build :beerchug:
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Your frame is looking pimp. How thick of plate are you using to box it in?
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Wow, I will be watching this build for sure!
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Your frame is looking pimp. How thick of plate are you using to box it in?

11 Gauge or .125

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Got my PAC springs tonight! Put one together for S&G, then plated and cleaned the frame where the stock motor mount brackets where located.

Thanks for all the good comments! 

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What motor are you planning on using in this beast?
"A friend will help you move.  A real friend will help you move a body."

"They call it PMS because Mad Cow Disease was already taken"

"Hopefully, if I crap in a gopher hole, one doesn't try and nibble at my taint"  - my freind Fat Tony

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What motor are you planning on using in this beast?

 Nothing special, just a plain 'ole 22RE. The goal is to keep it street legal (CA).

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what a great start!!!  i like how you left all of the plug welds untouched to look like rivits..   i really want to get the 4wu kit for my project too..  need money.. a whole lotta spending money..
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http://board.marlincrawler.com/index.php?topic=12165.0;highlight=extend-a-toy

Was searching for something and came across this old jew. BUMP to a classic thread :thumbs:

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what a great start!!!  i like how you left all of the plug welds untouched to look like rivits..   i really want to get the 4wu kit for my project too..  need money.. a whole lotta spending money..

 Thanks! Rivets was exactly the same thing I thought when I saw them too. I was going to grind them flush but I like the way they look. It's a real unique look from whats out there.
   You definitely get what you pay for with the 4WU kits, well worth the cost.
« Last Edit: Nov 29, 2012, 10:42:20 AM by x250f23x »

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I think you're on the right track here.  Making the mounts at the tcase crossmember match the width of your motor mounts is smart, and you've beefed up the frame, so that shouldn't be flexing and causing a bind either.  What material are you planning on using for the mounts?  Stock soft stuff, bushings, solid?  Looks like you solid mounted the cab while you had it off too.

Nice work so far.
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I think you're on the right track here.  Making the mounts at the tcase crossmember match the width of your motor mounts is smart, and you've beefed up the frame, so that shouldn't be flexing and causing a bind either.  What material are you planning on using for the mounts?  Stock soft stuff, bushings, solid?  Looks like you solid mounted the cab while you had it off too.

Nice work so far.

 Thanks! I believe you are the first person to say this is smart. I Knight you!
  Just about everyone else gives me that look, you know, that look, where I'm the crazy one. After I went to your schools! After I went to your churches! oops n/m... all I wanted was a Pepsi Coke
  I'm using LC eng. street motor mounts for the front (motor), so why not match them in the rear too, because I love symmetry :circle:. The whole idea (as you see) is to keep everything flexing and moving the same; eliminate torquing in the drive train, not that its a big deal but.. I was really considering to just buy an FROF T-Case mount and call it done but, I hate underachieving/ undermining myself. I have not found anyone using these LC mounts so I don't know what to expect. Their claim is "comfort of an OEM mount" yet they're mechanically locked internally with a gap, from ripping like the stockers do. .. we'll see.
 Yeah I solid mounted the cab (front only as of now) because I want to run a internal cage that ties into the cab.. someday when the cash tree starts growing. My cash tree is like a bonsai right now LOL
« Last Edit: Nov 29, 2012, 11:39:16 AM by x250f23x »

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With that awesome riveted frame look, might you continue the theme into the rest of the build? Could be freakin sweet :)

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Pics wont show up on my phone, so posting so i can check out later.

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With that awesome riveted frame look, might you continue the theme into the rest of the build? Could be freakin sweet :)

 It would be cool looking for sure, but that would be a lot of work. In order to get a uniform bead that large that looks flush to the work piece, you have to weld 90 degrees from the deck in circles and HOT! If you have any kind of angle, the weld puddle acts like water and moves to the lowest area. I had to reposition the frame quite a few times when I filled all those rosette holes. To say I'm glad that part of the build is done is an understatement.
 Now don't remind me that I still have to finish the too  :conf:

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 Worked on the truck till about 2 last night. :red_eyes: Got the motor in and kinda where I'd like it. Made a CAD file of the motor mount perch face plates to complement the LC eng. motor mounts.

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Looks like a pretty tight fit
My 85 4Runner build http://board.marlincrawler.com/index.php?topic=46841.0

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Looks like an awesome build so far!  Can't wait to see it done!  :beer:

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Looks like an awesome build so far!  Can't wait to see it done!  :beer:

 Thanks! You and me both! I can't wait for this thing to be done. I feel like I'm only about a quarter of the way there  :hammer:

 
 
 
 
 

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