: Story of the orange turtle


Jaco
11-20-2008, 02:04 PM
I haven't really had any pictures or a writeup of the new pile- thought some of you would get a kick out of it... Someday it will have real axles and tires :D

http://www.azmobiweld.com/other%20cars/4runner/index.html

Now the turtle is getting a SAS with a Dana 30 and King 16" coilovers...

http://www.azmobiweld.com/other%20cars/4runner/orangeturtlesas.html

jh3
11-21-2008, 04:00 PM
Wow

INFERNAL
12-11-2008, 02:32 PM
Wow

X2

01 Tundra
12-11-2008, 03:08 PM
hmmm.....that's a lot of tube

crolison
12-11-2008, 03:30 PM
looks like fun :D

ratherBwheel'n
12-11-2008, 07:38 PM
jungle gym at it's finest.

Jaco
03-22-2009, 11:53 AM
Well, I guess my jungle gym is beginning to have purpose...

http://www.azmobiweld.com/other%20cars/4runner/Turtlesaspg3/Untitled-1.html

Oppositeboy
03-22-2009, 12:08 PM
Needs more triangulation. :doubleflip:

Jaco
03-22-2009, 12:14 PM
Thanks captin dee da dee :rolleyes:

Oppositeboy
03-22-2009, 12:22 PM
Thanks captin dee da dee :rolleyes:

It was a joke. I was going to compliment the rig, but because you are one of those guys that joined in 2007 and can't laugh at anything, I'll just say it's a good thing you weld better than you spell...

Jaco
03-22-2009, 12:31 PM
I realize that it was a joke, but I joined in 2003, thanks again capn' dee da dumb ... My old user name was tacominator... I know tacominator isn't spelled correctly, sorry...

Max
03-22-2009, 01:56 PM
articulation? Where is it? Ive seen golf carts that could take a harder line. I guess thats what all the tubing is for, its gonna roll boys flip your beers. Will be sick when you get those kings on it.

Jaco
03-22-2009, 02:25 PM
Haha, well believe you me, I'll flip and flop it just as much with the kings- it'll just be time to run some harder trails. :D

awsumdc
03-22-2009, 06:51 PM
I'm speechless!

Kaistie
03-22-2009, 10:50 PM
Yeah Jaco, you fucking NEWB! Can't you build anything worth a shit?;)

Jaco
03-22-2009, 11:36 PM
I'm honestly surprised I haven't got more shit for the dana 30 :D That's a straight up newb move right there! But hey, it was $50 for the axle $200 for the wheel adapters and $100 for a spare axle with the right gears in it... I traded some welding for a driveshaft and I'm ready to rock! And it's a high pinion grenade... Really, don't people spend more than $350 on blowing up stuff for fun? :cool:

These jeep axles also have this "unit bearing" thing where 3 bolts and 10 minutes later and the whole axle shaft, wheel bearing/shishkabob is swapped out ;) They must have sensed explosion when they designed it haha

Oppositeboy
03-23-2009, 04:45 AM
I realize that it was a joke, but I joined in 2003, thanks again capn' dee da dumb ... My old user name was tacominator... I know tacominator isn't spelled correctly, sorry...

At least you've improved on user names. Now if we can work on your comebacks. :doubleflip:

hockeyplayer4
03-23-2009, 09:41 AM
that thing is awesome. i love how its still got the stocker tires on it haha. nice welding it looks great. i bet i could have a TON of fun in that thing. and if you think about it all the extra weight of the exo cage just takes place of all the long gone sheet metal and glass. nice build. cant wait to see it when its complete.

FAUX X 4
03-23-2009, 01:59 PM
I look forward to watching the ticking time bomb under the front have a happy ending! :D

Jaco
03-23-2009, 03:35 PM
I have my list of things to do- this is going to be close as far as AZ rocks is concerned... I want to go so bad! :)

FAUX X 4
03-23-2009, 03:39 PM
I have my list of things to do- this is going to be close as far as AZ rocks is concerned... I want to go so bad! :)

Less posting, more Fab! :D

Taco XL
03-24-2009, 01:56 AM
Looks great!

Jaco
03-24-2009, 09:50 AM
Thanks Jordan! Your webpage looks great btw :)

BallisticEng
03-24-2009, 03:03 PM
Thanks for the props, glad you liked the parts, and yes we can do custom stuff pretty easy most of the time when it's plate.

Jaco
03-24-2009, 04:01 PM
Thanks for the props, glad you liked the parts, and yes we can do custom stuff pretty easy most of the time when it's plate.

Thank you guys, I'll put a couple other links on my website- I am actually going to head down and get some Ballistic joints tomorrow, these bushings just aren't going to work with 16" of travel :D

Jaco
03-25-2009, 11:28 PM
There is a page 4 and 5 now...

http://azmobiweld.com/other%20cars/4runner/turtlesaspg4/sasturtle4.html

ArkieTaco
03-26-2009, 08:12 PM
:xcrazy: Much props for doing something outside of the box

Jaco
03-26-2009, 08:52 PM
:xcrazy: Much props for doing something outside of the box

Thanks man! It's nice to have some support doing something like this :)

wrauj
03-26-2009, 10:48 PM
Looks like alot of work! Nice write up!

Jaco
03-30-2009, 01:32 AM
Yet another update... I worked on the thing while everyone was at AZ rocks :D

http://www.azmobiweld.com/other%20cars/4runner/turtlesaspg6/sasturtle6.html

http://www.azmobiweld.com/other%20cars/4runner/turtlesaspg6/JPEG/orangeturtle%20273.jpg

Jaco
04-02-2009, 08:36 PM
Page 7 is up, the turtle drives again...

http://www.azmobiweld.com/other%20cars/4runner/turtlesaspg7/SASturtle7.html

There is also an index page with a brief description of each page...

http://www.azmobiweld.com/personal/personal%20index.html

metalarts
04-28-2009, 06:09 AM
nice work !

thats a smart build path - maximum "wheeling while building" time :cool:

Jaco
06-19-2009, 10:16 AM
Page 8, have wheeled it a lot! It took forever to tear it apart and paint it just because I didn't want it to be down and not drivable...

http://www.azmobiweld.com/other%20cars/4runner/turtlesaspg8/Turtle%20sas%20page%208.html

http://www.azmobiweld.com/other%20cars/4runner/turtlesaspg8/DSCN8664.jpg

http://www.azmobiweld.com/other%20cars/4runner/turtlesaspg8/IMG_6734.jpg