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post #31 of 512 (permalink) Old 06-30-2005, 10:00 PM Thread Starter
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Got the steering box today and now we're going to get it all sized up and then we'll pull all the stuff off the fender wells and pull the radiator and fenders and start to put this biatch back together again, better than it was before. ( Sounds like a 70's TV show dosen't it.)

Here is the steering box all mocked up with the plates made already.


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Would you say, other than venturing into new territory, the 05 is a more difficult truck to SA?
I gotta give ya props man, I hope it turns out just as you wish and you get some good pointers for new 05s to be converted!

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How's it coming along? You got to keep us updated!
It's going well. We're measuring right now for links and such. We have the axle under the on stands right now and it looks like it's going to be easier than the older Tacos.



Here you can see that the oil pan on the 05+ Tacos does not need to be replaced for a swap. It is already in the rear where we need it.






The peices to make a segmented steering shaft.


Here you can see that we had to segment the steering shaft so that we could get it around the shock towers. worked really well.


The reason we had to make a segmented steering shaft.


The shock hoops come into the engine bay so we had to move the fuse box alittle and we moved the batteries to the rear of the truck.


Moving the fuse box required some wiring to be done so my good friend Jeff Martin stepped in to do all the wiring, dual battery setup with a painless battery isolater, and dual Dakota Digital volt meters to monitor the batteries and the charging system.


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3.4 auto crawler install

Installing an FJ Case into an 05+ Tacoma

My Build thread. Building "The Beast"

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Would you say, other than venturing into new territory, the 05 is a more difficult truck to SA?
I gotta give ya props man, I hope it turns out just as you wish and you get some good pointers for new 05s to be converted!
Thanks man. The 05's seem like they will be easier to swap than the older Taco's. The frame kick up in the front is 2" higher than the older Taco's plus the frame is both taller and wider. The oil pan doesn't have to be changed plus it is off to one side (passenger side) so it's perfect for sasing. The radiator sits up in the frame so it's protected and it has a wider track and a longer wheel base. The steering shaft is angled towards the front instead of straight down so theres not messing with the fire wall.

It's a fun project!

Got the 40" Goodyear MTR's and they are big. In the back ground is Jeff working on the wiring and Dan making sure it's getting done correctly....... Thats why Jeffs doing it and not Dan.


Got the fenders back from the paint shop and put them on to check final fittment and to see just how big the tires really are.


Started working on the front bumper now that the fenders are on.



Links were finished and the brakets welded onto the frame and the axle and it was time to fit it under the truck.


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3.4 auto crawler install

Installing an FJ Case into an 05+ Tacoma

My Build thread. Building "The Beast"

GOT SAC?

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cool man, thanks for the info, not that id be doing that!
Im glad you dove into it, look forward to the results. Knowing you id bet youre taking very good records of what is being done and whatnot. Im sure youll be asked to compile a list before too long
Good luck, hopefully those fukers dont keep too many pics and we get a chance to see some here and there as progress goes on. Im sorry im not in CA anymore to see her wheel...
Im sure its hella fun, we can make mine your next fun project, as long as your puttin up the cash! hahaha!

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I've seen some of the progress done in person, Is not an easy task at all for being a new territory to explore (05). However, once finished it will be a lot of fun to take it to the trails..

Hats off for you guys....


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I've seen some of the progress done in person, Is not an easy task at all for being a new territory to explore (05). However, once finished it will be a lot of fun to take it to the trails..

Hats off for you guys....


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Thanks!

Here are the links being made. They are made from 2", 1/4" thick DOM tubing with 1 1/4" heim joints at the ale end and Large Johny joints at the frame end.



There are three links total. One top link 31" long and two lower links 41" long from center of bolt hole to center of bolt hole.

Out comes the stock limited slip rear end.


And in it's place will be a Currie heavy duty high pinion Dana 60, shaved, with 5.38 gears, ARB locker, 35 spline axle shafts, and Wilwood disc brakes.


The shaved bottom.


This thing is huge compared to the stock rear end but because it was shaved and it's high pinion, it has 1/2" more clearence than the stock rear has.

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3.4 auto crawler install

Installing an FJ Case into an 05+ Tacoma

My Build thread. Building "The Beast"

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Ok it's not going to work! We give up were going back to IFS.

Anyone know how to do an IFS swap?
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Ok it's not going to work! We give up were going back to IFS.

Anyone know how to do an IFS swap?
Hmm, anyone have some extra parts in Socal that Jason can use??

Is is wide enough for Chebby IFS parts?

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Anyone know how to do an IFS swap?

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Ok it's not going to work! We give up were going back to IFS.

Anyone know how to do an IFS swap?

Last I heard was the following steps:

1.) Put Taco in empty Parking lot.

2.) Douse the puppy in Gas

3.) Light gas on fire

4.) Run!

5.) Collect insurance Money and buy another new Taco with IFS.

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Ok it's not going to work! We give up were going back to IFS.

Anyone know how to do an IFS swap?
Yeah, I will give you my front end if you give me your solid axle and the parts you have fabricated.
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Yeah, I will give you my front end if you give me your solid axle and the parts you have fabricated.
hehehehehahahahaha

Weeeeee Oh boy! let get control. Hey that sounds like a good idea.

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Installing an FJ Case into an 05+ Tacoma

My Build thread. Building "The Beast"

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Weeeeee Oh boy! let get control. Hey that sounds like a good idea.

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we've looked at a few to see how the sas would go and your route of linking up the front end is the easiest. Doing leaf springs on the front could be a PITA since the frames are kinda funky up there.
must be nice cutting a new rig too... you wont miss the chunks of wheeling mud falling from the frame as your on your back w/ your safety glasses off for just that one second.
Leaf springs don't look to hard either the front of the frame is a little funky but it shouldn't be too bad!
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Hmm, anyone have some extra parts in Socal that Jason can use??

Is is wide enough for Chebby IFS parts?
I'm thinking some ford I beams? Or maybe just a straight tube of steel with some kunkles on it? lol
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Last I heard was the following steps:

1.) Put Taco in empty Parking lot.

2.) Douse the puppy in Gas

3.) Light gas on fire

4.) Run!

5.) Collect insurance Money and buy another new Taco with IFS.
Should I strip it first of the motor and put that in my truck? You think they will notice that gone? I could just put a pull of plastic where the motor should be and say it melted? lol
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Should I strip it first of the motor and put that in my truck? You think they will notice that gone? I could just put a pull of plastic where the motor should be and say it melted? lol
naw just put the old one in it they will never know.... Ha!

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Update

1.5 Weeks until ORE.. Solid axle is under it, and the links are 99.9% complete. it cycles now... we dont know how much though because the frame is low to teh ground and the axle is stuffed under it on 40's LOL... but it looks awesome.
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We took the bed off getting it ready for fiberglass sides. We're going to tube the bed and put some special little things back there.




New front drive shaft with the new Toyota CV.

New rear drive shaft with the new Currie heavy duty Dana 60 rear.
I want to thank Andy and Thomas for helping me with posting these pictures.

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The truck is just plain bad ass. Can't wait to see pictures or video of it in action!

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Your very welcome!

I KNEW we would see some AWESOME pics of your truck!

I just wanna know, is the ceiling falling down in the top left corner of the screen; or is it the angle of the pic? Looks like an 8 foot flourescent fixture is about to fall on your rig.



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Thats just the insolation that was pulled back when we hung the lights and never did put it back.

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Screw the bed, it looks pimp with nothing back here, Wyatt.
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I can't wait to do some work on the bed. I want to make it very trail ready with everything having it's own place to set and lock down.

Oh and wyatt will wheel it! Or I will steel it and do it for him! It may hit a few more tree's than everyone else but it will go thru!
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I can't wait to do some work on the bed. I want to make it very trail ready with everything having it's own place to set and lock down.

Oh and wyatt will wheel it! Or I will steel it and do it for him! It may hit a few more tree's than everyone else but it will go thru!
The bed area is yours to do as you please. As far as wheeling it, I'll wheel the heck out of it but of course you will be wheeling it as much as you'd like also.

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wow this thing is sick! You guys did some really great fab work on that rig, it turnned out so clean and sweet!!!!
I must say though I am not the biggest fan of the rock jock d60, its just that ramming rocks with a diff made of aluminum makes me feel squeemish! I am sure that it will work out fine as I am sure they have sold quite a few of them, but I would have gone with a rockcrusher 60 or dimond axle if I were to do it. But I didn't so thats neither here nor there.
Either way badass work guys!!!
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thanks, guy. I thought the same way until I saw the design up close and how it slides instead of bangs into rocks. It also has a skid plate that we may modify to cover the entire bottom of the diff.

'05 "SAC" Double Cab TRD Sport 4x4 with Marlin Crawler "Taco" Box and a bunch of other stuff.
Linked, Locked & Large!
"THE BEAST"

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3.4 auto crawler install

Installing an FJ Case into an 05+ Tacoma

My Build thread. Building "The Beast"

GOT SAC?
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