One Ton 2nd gen Tacoma Build

Discussion in 'Build Threads' started by Van-go, Jun 23, 2019.

  1. Chris_Keziah

    Chris_Keziah Joe Dirt @ Rev Limit Fab

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    F250 shock towers and be done. You just gonna try standard cross over steering first?
     
  2. Van-go

    Van-go Not an old man

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    Yes, that’s the plan. I may need to notch the frame up and get a flat pitman arm. We will see.
     
  3. Van-go

    Van-go Not an old man

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    So I’m looking into full hydro. I have all the parts to do it, so why not.
    Only concern is the stock pump. Searched for hours. No data on its output.
    No aftermarket pumps that I can find.
    Probably going to have to use it as is or fab up a TG pump bracket.

    Made a little progress today. Got the axle cleaned up That I’m planning to use. Was modified to run in a 99-04 super duty so I have to weld on a new perch.
    Ordered some parts from @Barnes 4wd
    offset TRE to clear the cover
    Misc tabs
    Shock hoops
    Orbital mount
    Leaf perch

    Ordered some gears for the front too.

    @Chris_Keziah is gonna help me install them when they get here.

    Welds by @hurt4x4

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  4. NickMaul

    NickMaul Well-Known Member

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    You’ll need two small bends to clear the diff cover if you aren’t moving the tie rod location from the original knuckle location. My 05 with a recessed cover from ruffstuff and Barnes offset heims still hit at full lock.


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  5. Van-go

    Van-go Not an old man

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    It cleared at lock to the driver side, but not to passenger with standard TRE’s
    We’ll see how the offsets do.
     
  6. Chris_Keziah

    Chris_Keziah Joe Dirt @ Rev Limit Fab

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    Ive got a set of offset tre if you wanna try before ordering a set.
     
  7. Van-go

    Van-go Not an old man

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    Already ordered. Thanks though
     
  8. hurt4x4

    hurt4x4 Well-Known Member

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    I'm still waiting to see the purple YJ build :flipoff2:
     
  9. Van-go

    Van-go Not an old man

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    I’m waiting on this guy to finish his taco so we can work on getting the puzzle figured out
     
  10. Van-go

    Van-go Not an old man

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    Decided I’m going to do a steering box. Figured out full hydro is a pain on these cause the airbag clocking spring will break if you over rotate the steering wheel.

    Not 100% sure if it’s far enough forward, but it will have to work. It’s as far forward as I can get it. I can always slide the axle back an inch on the spring perches.

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  11. Van-go

    Van-go Not an old man

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    I’m thinking flat pitman arm. Possibly mount drag link above pitman arm cut up into frame to clear.

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  12. Wesling Ducos

    Wesling Ducos Member

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    truck looks good man! I kick myself for selling it from time to time. I would definitely plate the frame up front. Rock solid toys sells plates for them, I've seen a few frames twist already without them on these specifically.
     
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  13. Van-go

    Van-go Not an old man

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    @71chevytruckguy came over to help me get a plan for steering. I have a plan. Ordered some parts. We’ll see.

    Also, @Chris_Keziah got my gears installed on my Detroit in my 60. Now I need to weld the tubes and install new axle seals.

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  14. Van-go

    Van-go Not an old man

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    Waiting on steering parts to show up.

    Found some stripped threads on one knuckle. Luckily I’m a hoarder and have a few extra.

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    Welded the tubes up too.

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  15. Van-go

    Van-go Not an old man

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    I guess we are a Toyota family now. Bought the wife a new 4 runner.
    Sadly it’s the most capable thing I own that runs and drives lol

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  16. 77GreenMachine

    77GreenMachine Phillip Talton

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  17. Van-go

    Van-go Not an old man

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    Trying to figure out how to mount the shackle for my anti wrap bar. I like to mount them where the bar is on top and hard mount is on bottom. I’ll figure something up, but this is what I’m working with.
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    Spring perch burned in.

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  18. Van-go

    Van-go Not an old man

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    Pitman arm finally showed up. Should be the last piece I needed for the steering. Hopefully I’ll have it all mocked up by this weekend.

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  19. Mac5005

    Mac5005 Welding Instructor

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    Who makes that. It’s saaaawwwweeeeeettttttt
     
  20. Van-go

    Van-go Not an old man

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    It’s from sky. It’s beefy and I like how it’s machined so I don’t have to cut up into the frame as much for the nut.
    Picture showed it flat all the way.

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  21. Van-go

    Van-go Not an old man

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    So I needed to flip the pitman arm to get the drag link on top the arm for more clearance.
    the drag link at full lock to drivers side would give me 2 inches of up travel even if I notched the frame for the arm. Decided to notch the frame for the drag link end and mount the arm below the frame.

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    Sky didn’t sell one so @hurt4x4 did a killer job cutting and flipping it. Looks like new

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  22. Van-go

    Van-go Not an old man

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    Made some progress. Box is mounted. Had to pull the radiator to get room to weld.
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    Gotta notch frame and make plates to reinforce it tomorrow. Off to see Whitey Morgan tonight.

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  23. Wesling Ducos

    Wesling Ducos Member

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    looking good!
     
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  24. Van-go

    Van-go Not an old man

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    Frame plates are made. Ran out of gas halfway through welding on the inner.

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  25. Van-go

    Van-go Not an old man

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    Plates welded on. Frame cut. Definitely need to beef it up a little more... plate across the top. We will see.

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