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The Phuzzy Cankle
« on: Sep 04, 2014, 09:52:08 AM »
Been a while since I've posted on here due to college eating up all my time. Anyway, sold my 4Runner (which you can view here: http://board.marlincrawler.com/index.php?topic=19351.0) and got a '92 Pick-up Reg Cab:





Specs:
-Engine: Rebuilt 22re
-Transfer Case: Single with 4.7s
-Rear Locker
-1" body lift
-Rock sliders (2 in. x 3 in. x 0.188 wall tubing)
-285/75/R16 Bridgestone Dueler Revo2 (Measures 32.5 in.)

Plans:
-Flatbed
-4.88 diff gears
-Dual cases
-Small odds and ends (build center console, on-board air w/ york, dual batteries, etc...)

Possible Far-future Plans:
-SAS with 3-link front
-IFS custom long travel A-arm suspension

Purpose:
I want this truck to be a reliable, fun wheeler. I want to minimize down-time because of large projects in order to maximize time on the trails. So mods will come incrementally, rather than one-shot build-a-truggy-from-a-stocker project. I enjoy the challenge of wheeling with a little IFS truck, and do not presently feel the need to go bigger. So far, this little truck has been perfect, so we'll see how the project evolves over time.

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Re: The Phuzzy Cankle
« Reply #1 on: Sep 04, 2014, 10:19:42 AM »
Haha. Love the name!  :gap:   
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Re: The Phuzzy Cankle
« Reply #2 on: Sep 04, 2014, 10:26:33 AM »
Flatbed Build: 2 in. x 2 in. x 0.120 wall tubing

Naked!





Getting some stuff cleaned up:



Bumper burned in:



Most of the tubing cut:


General idea:


Getting started tacking:




Fully welded:



Paint:


Welded to frame:




Running LEDs:

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Re: The Phuzzy Cankle
« Reply #3 on: Sep 04, 2014, 10:32:22 AM »
Lookin good!!    :usa:
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Re: The Phuzzy Cankle
« Reply #4 on: Sep 04, 2014, 10:35:42 AM »
Haha. Love the name!  :gap:   

Ha ha! Thanks!

Still a few things I need to do on the bed:
-Make some removable mudflaps
-Skin the deck (not sure what I'm going to use, thinking 16 ga. sheet steel- any suggestions?)
-Under-deck storage box for spares and fluids (Dimensions~35 in. wide x 10 in. long x 9 in. deep)
-Mounts for hi-lift and cooler and such

The spare tire is going to be mounted underneath the deck using the stock pulley, but with the raised deck, the bottom of the spare is even with the bottom of the frame rails.

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Re: The Phuzzy Cankle
« Reply #5 on: Sep 04, 2014, 10:45:33 AM »
Lighter is better! you can use that webbed stele stuff. its not solid and heavy but is still very strong and will be able to handle whatever you can throw at it.
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Re: The Phuzzy Cankle
« Reply #6 on: Sep 04, 2014, 11:13:46 AM »
Lighter is better! you can use that webbed stele stuff. its not solid and heavy but is still very strong and will be able to handle whatever you can throw at it.

You talking about expanded steel?


I've been thinking about that, too. Not sure, though. Thanks for the suggestion!

As far as weight goes, from what I've researched, the stock bed is between 250 lbs to 300 lbs, while my new bed is just over 200 lbs. So I'm not too concerned about the weight, but if i ever want to pull the deck off for whatever reason, I might care then.

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Re: The Phuzzy Cankle
« Reply #7 on: Sep 04, 2014, 11:16:14 AM »
There ya go! strong and light! That's what I would use.
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Re: The Phuzzy Cankle
« Reply #8 on: Sep 04, 2014, 11:17:09 AM »
Also water/debri/fluids will not gather!
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Re: The Phuzzy Cankle
« Reply #9 on: Oct 09, 2014, 05:03:49 PM »
Looking good man! The name is freekin' epic!

The flat bed looks very nice!  I like how it turned out!

I would think that expanded steel, while not collecting water/debri/fluids, will however, let them pass right through.  As in from the road, onto your gear...  I would see if you can find some diamond plate aluminum that matches your bed box!

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Re: The Phuzzy Cankle
« Reply #10 on: Oct 13, 2014, 11:45:46 AM »
Looks good so far.

What size square tubing did you use to make your flatbed out of?

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Re: The Phuzzy Cankle
« Reply #11 on: Oct 15, 2014, 07:59:17 PM »
Thanks, guys!

porkchop88: I used 2 in. x 2 in. x 0.120 wall tubing ~about 60 ft in total

Phazertwo: I ended up cutting up the bed to use for the deck, but absolutely hated it. So I ended up using the bed liner, which turned out a lot better. I'd love to do diamond plate, especially aluminum, but this'll work for now.

Also got the under deck storage finished up complete with hi-lift mount and finally finished the project off with some gigantic mudflaps. Pictures!

Failed start to deck:




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Re: The Phuzzy Cankle
« Reply #12 on: Oct 15, 2014, 08:34:48 PM »
bed looks good, im diggin the storage as well.  where in CO you at?

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Re: The Phuzzy Cankle
« Reply #13 on: Oct 16, 2014, 10:14:29 AM »
bed looks good, im diggin the storage as well.  where in CO you at?

I'm in Westminster. How about you? Didn't you have a different handle on here at some point? Your old build looks very familiar. We should go wheeling some time!

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Re: The Phuzzy Cankle
« Reply #14 on: Oct 20, 2014, 09:58:32 AM »
I'm in Westminster. How about you? Didn't you have a different handle on here at some point? Your old build looks very familiar. We should go wheeling some time!

I used to be in Boulder, but im up in Breck now.  Yea my user name when I registered was 85xtracab, and I was supposed to bring my old build out to Colorado before the frame snapped.  Been almost 5 years without a rig but im finally back at it.  Definitely down to do some wheelin

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Re: The Phuzzy Cankle
« Reply #15 on: Oct 28, 2014, 10:46:58 AM »
That storage is awesome!  I think a flat bed is now moving up on my list of things to do!

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Re: The Phuzzy Cankle
« Reply #16 on: Nov 04, 2014, 08:04:04 PM »
I used to be in Boulder, but im up in Breck now.  Yea my user name when I registered was 85xtracab, and I was supposed to bring my old build out to Colorado before the frame snapped.  Been almost 5 years without a rig but im finally back at it.  Definitely down to do some wheelin

Nice. Yeah, we should get out on a trail some time. I don't have any days off till the end of the semester, but after that I'll be free. Maybe even some snow wheelin...

That storage is awesome!  I think a flat bed is now moving up on my list of things to do!

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Ha ha! Yeah, it was pretty nice to get out and fab again. But you have quite a bit of other stuff to get done on Stubby.

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Re: The Phuzzy Cankle
« Reply #17 on: Nov 07, 2014, 10:02:14 AM »
I do have a bit to get done, but wishing is so much fun!

Whats next on the Canklie goodness?

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Re: The Phuzzy Cankle
« Reply #18 on: Nov 07, 2014, 07:47:06 PM »
I do have a bit to get done, but wishing is so much fun!

Whats next on the Canklie goodness?

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Trails! And some little things. I need to trim my fenders, for sure. The next big thing is probably 4.88s and duals. But mostly I want to wheel the piss out of it!