: The Cutting Has Begun


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awsumdc
06-25-2005, 11:03 PM
:welder: The cutting has indeed begun on the '05. :saw:

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OK! This is the day we start to tear into the "BEAST". Jason was ready with the troch and David Zartman from 4WD Toyota Owner Magazine was the to record it all.
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Myself and Jason satrting to take it apart.
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Jason myself and my good friend Dan Ramirez.
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Here is a link, then go to SAS

http://community.webshots.com/user/awsumdc

Wyatt
DeMello-Offroad

traction
06-25-2005, 11:04 PM
error

StemsCornfedTaco
06-25-2005, 11:05 PM
bump for the error

awsumdc
06-25-2005, 11:10 PM
Try that, I think I fixed the error. :)

StemsCornfedTaco
06-25-2005, 11:24 PM
Works now, I wanna see how the 05 looks Straight Axled, How much do u guys have done?

awsumdc
06-26-2005, 10:16 AM
Works now, I wanna see how the 05 looks Straight Axled, How much do u guys have done?
We just started tearing it apart yesterday and cutting it. Now comes the computer stuff and measuring to make the links. It'll be finished in September. It's gonna take some time since it's a new truck and as far as we know it hasn't been done before. When it's finished it'll be in the new 4X4 Toyota owners magazine or if your in Cali for the off-Road expo you can see it there.

UPDATE: Pictures.

And the parts just start falling off!
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Here you can see how much bigger these new frames are than the older Taco's You can also see that they kick up a bit higher than the older Taco's also.
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Jason starts making the first cut. There is no turning back now on this brand new Taco with only 3600 miles on it.
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The new axle. I love this thing.
It's a Currie Rock Jock 60 with 5.38 gears, 35 spline axles, 1-ton F450 knuckles, ARB locker, and Wilwood disc brakes.

justinh
06-26-2005, 10:40 AM
who does it belong to? you or demello or a customer?

Brain
06-26-2005, 12:03 PM
who does it belong to? you or demello or a customer?

It belongs to Wyatt (awsumdc)

Tacominator
06-26-2005, 04:55 PM
I was looking at an 05 thinking sas, looks like a good candidate! I wonder about the steering though, I think that may be the most difficult part getting a shaft hooked up to an IFS box...

awsumdc
06-26-2005, 07:19 PM
I was looking at an 05 thinking sas, looks like a good candidate! I wonder about the steering though, I think that may be the most difficult part getting a shaft hooked up to an IFS box...
Nope, The steering will be pretty simple. Hardest part really should be the cutting since there are three cross members and they are pretty sturdy.

Next came plating the frame after all the grinding. Not going to show pictures of that since I want to just forget all about that.

http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2005-10/1096673/offroadpics007[640x480].jpg
We plated the frame both front and back, bottom and top. The frame was already stronger han the older Taco's but we wanted to make sure nothng on this frame was going to break.
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We then got the fiberglass front fenders from Glassworks for fitment. They were very easy to fit and required very little trimming to get them to look good.
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We got the front Bilstien 9100 14" travel coilovers. The are the best shocks for our purpose in my opinion.
http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2005-10/1096673/offroadpics008[640x480].jpg

GangusKhanh
06-26-2005, 08:04 PM
Oh damn. SOmeone's got balls to do this to a brand new truck. Congrats, and props to being first..

awsumdc
06-26-2005, 09:33 PM
Oh damn. SOmeone's got balls to do this to a brand new truck. Congrats, and props to being first..
Thanks, Appreciate the support. Look for it in the premier issue of 4WD Toyota owners magazine.

Zackattak
06-27-2005, 01:24 AM
What are you gonna be running? Coilovers?

TACORICAN
06-27-2005, 01:43 AM
I cant wait to see this done...

TRD4WD
06-27-2005, 12:56 PM
Bump for an update and pictures!

awsumdc
06-27-2005, 10:09 PM
Bump for an update and pictures!
Unfortunately, the pictures will be few. We have an arrangement with 4WD TOYOTA OWNER MAGAZINE and because of that there will be few pictures released. But it will be covered from start to finish by 4wd toyota owner magazine. Maybe Dave will even let a few pics slip out.

Wyatt Scott
DeMello-Offroad

zosimov21
06-28-2005, 08:57 AM
Wyatt what made you decide to SAS the '05? Was it to prove it could be done? Can't wait for more pics.

awsumdc
06-29-2005, 12:19 AM
Wyatt what made you decide to SAS the '05? Was it to prove it could be done? Can't wait for more pics.
The Main reason was because I had a 247lb little bird ( Jason DeMello ) telling me in my ear that we could be the first. The second reason was indeed to show that it could be done and once done it would be as good if not better than the previous Tacoma SAS's. The '05 is a great truck and once we tore into it we found that the frame was indeed stronger than the earlier Taco's. There is more room to work with, the steering angle is better, the frame is both taller and wider, the radiator is tucked up in the frame, the oil pan is already a rear sump and is tucked up high in the frame, and the steering pump has a remote resevior already. All things that make for a good SAS. I would not be surprised to see more of these swapped in the next year.

This is going to be a really fun project for Jason, Corey, and myself and we look forward to being able to bringing you more pictures also.

Wyatt Scott
DeMello-Offroad

snowchucker
06-29-2005, 07:06 PM
damn...must say you have some balls to cut an '05... cant wait to see the beast finished and on the trail.

awsumdc
06-29-2005, 07:33 PM
damn...must say you have some balls to cut an '05... cant wait to see the beast finished and on the trail.
Thanks Chuck. After seeing your rig in Tahoe, Jason and I had to do something different. :)

Wyatt
DeMello-Offroad

DesertTRD
06-29-2005, 10:02 PM
damn...must say you have some balls to cut an '05... cant wait to see the beast finished and on the trail.
chuck, i was under this thing yesterday looking around, and I gotta say it SHOULD be alot easier than our trucks.. its got tons of room under there. oh yea and working on a truck with less than 8,000 miles or so its CLEAN UNDER there lOL.

bentup
06-30-2005, 01:45 AM
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.

SnowRunner
06-30-2005, 02:06 AM
How do you guys think the offroda capability of the sas 05 will be compared to the 01-04? Especially with the 05 being wider. That is the only thing I really dont like about the 05 is that it is bigger. How does the weight compared between the two also? The reason I ask is because if I get the job I put in for that means new truck time and its a big toss up between the new 05 or say an 04 and my future plans would include sas flatbed the whole nine yards. Keep up the awsome work!

DesertTRD
06-30-2005, 02:11 AM
How do you guys think the offroda capability of the sas 05 will be compared to the 01-04? Especially with the 05 being wider. That is the only thing I really dont like about the 05 is that it is bigger. How does the weight compared between the two also? The reason I ask is because if I get the job I put in for that means new truck time and its a big toss up between the new 05 or say an 04 and my future plans would include sas flatbed the whole nine yards. Keep up the awsome work!
It will be tighter on trails, but I mean how can you go wrong with a custom d60 up front. I love how toyota took some of the work out of it already, and with the frame being wider = easier to make mounts that are beefier. on jasons the mounts had to be pretty compact because of the frame width. I think all together it will make a pretty capable rig when done. I dont think wyatt will go for a tube bed in the rear though LOL.. but very far off future plans call for a rear link also..

hytenor
06-30-2005, 02:32 AM
The Main reason was because I had a 247lb little bird ( Jason DeMello ) telling me in my ear that we could be the first. The second reason was indeed to show that it could be done and once done it would be as good if not better than the previous Tacoma SAS's. The '05 is a great truck and once we tore into it we found that the frame was indeed stronger than the earlier Taco's. There is more room to work with, the steering angle is better, the frame is both taller and wider, the radiator is tucked up in the frame, the oil pan is already a rear sump and is tucked up high in the frame, and the steering pump has a remote resevior already. All things that make for a good SAS. I would not be surprised to see more of these swapped in the next year.

This is going to be a really fun project for Jason, Corey, and myself and we look forward to being able to bringing you more pictures also.

Wyatt Scott
DeMello-Offroad

almost makes ya wonder if Toyota actually listened this time, LOL


Nah...couldn't be that easy. :p

awsumdc
06-30-2005, 08:35 AM
chuck, i was under this thing yesterday looking around, and I gotta say it SHOULD be alot easier than our trucks.. its got tons of room under there. oh yea and working on a truck with less than 8,000 miles or so its CLEAN UNDER there lOL.
3600 miles to be exact!!!.. :) Thanks for all your help to Corey.

awsumdc
06-30-2005, 08:38 AM
almost makes ya wonder if Toyota actually listened this time, LOL


Nah...couldn't be that easy. :p
Yeah, you gotta wonder! :)

awsumdc
06-30-2005, 08:46 AM
How do you guys think the offroda capability of the sas 05 will be compared to the 01-04? Especially with the 05 being wider. That is the only thing I really dont like about the 05 is that it is bigger. How does the weight compared between the two also? The reason I ask is because if I get the job I put in for that means new truck time and its a big toss up between the new 05 or say an 04 and my future plans would include sas flatbed the whole nine yards. Keep up the awsome work!
It's been to Calico once and did very well with stock tires and only a limited slip. Went almost every where the group with 33''s and lockers did. It's really not that much bigger than the current Taco's and where it did grow in size actually helps it off road. On the tighter trails it will be a little bit more difficult but as Corey said, we have plans for a 4 link and rear steer so that should take care of the tight corners.

Tacominator
06-30-2005, 11:11 AM
Hardest part really should be the cutting since there are three cross members and they are pretty sturdy.

When I looked at the frame on the 05 that was one thing that concerned me. Not the cutting process itself, but since the frame is only boxed to the back of the front fender, I wonder how flimsy it's going to get when you cut out all that front stuff...

awsumdc
06-30-2005, 10:55 PM
At this point it still seems pretty strong and we're going to reinforce all over the place so it should still be stronger than our older Taco's. They really did their home work on this. It is diffinately not a Camery with a bed or a cross between a nissan and a chevy. These are real Toyota products.

awsumdc
06-30-2005, 11:00 PM
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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flyingwil
07-10-2005, 04:33 PM
How's it coming along? You got to keep us updated!

jrizman
07-10-2005, 06:51 PM
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!

awsumdc
07-10-2005, 07:36 PM
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.

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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.
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The peices to make a segmented steering shaft.
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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.
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The reason we had to make a segmented steering shaft.
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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.
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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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awsumdc
07-10-2005, 07:44 PM
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.
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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.
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Started working on the front bumper now that the fenders are on.
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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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jrizman
07-10-2005, 09:09 PM
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!

Pathtaco
07-10-2005, 11:04 PM
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.... :welder:


Francisco. :)

awsumdc
07-11-2005, 08:28 AM
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.... :welder:


Francisco. :)
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.
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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.
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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.
http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2005-10/1096673/offroadpics212[640x480].jpg

The shaved bottom.
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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.
http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2005-10/1096673/offroadpics221[640x480].jpg

cb77DEMELLO
07-14-2005, 01:02 AM
Ok it's not going to work! We give up were going back to IFS.

Anyone know how to do an IFS swap?

hytenor
07-14-2005, 01:48 AM
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? :eek:

flyingwil
07-14-2005, 11:19 PM
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.

cedarbarn
07-14-2005, 11:25 PM
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. :D

awsumdc
07-15-2005, 08:26 AM
:rofl: :bitchslap Yeah, I will give you my front end if you give me your solid axle and the parts you have fabricated. :D
hehehehehahahahaha :rofl:

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

cedarbarn
07-15-2005, 09:40 AM
:rofl:
hehehehehahahahaha :rofl:

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


:rofl:

cb77DEMELLO
07-16-2005, 01:54 PM
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!

cb77DEMELLO
07-16-2005, 01:57 PM
Hmm, anyone have some extra parts in Socal that Jason can use??

Is is wide enough for Chebby IFS parts? :eek:

I'm thinking some ford I beams? Or maybe just a straight tube of steel with some kunkles on it? lol

cb77DEMELLO
07-16-2005, 01:58 PM
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

flyingwil
07-17-2005, 09:21 AM
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

:lmao: naw just put the old one in it they will never know.... Ha!

TRD4WD
09-14-2005, 01:23 PM
Updates on progress please!

DesertTRD
09-26-2005, 04:58 PM
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.

awsumdc
10-23-2005, 07:46 PM
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.
http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2005-10/1096673/bedoff1.JPG
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New front drive shaft with the new Toyota CV.
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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. :)

TRD4WD
10-23-2005, 10:00 PM
The truck is just plain bad ass. Can't wait to see pictures or video of it in action!

AngryAndy
10-23-2005, 10:16 PM
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.


http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2005-10/1096673/attheshop.JPG

awsumdc
10-24-2005, 08:19 AM
Thats just the insolation that was pulled back when we hung the lights and never did put it back.

Munssey
10-24-2005, 02:16 PM
Screw the bed, it looks pimp with nothing back here, Wyatt.

cb77DEMELLO
10-24-2005, 04:03 PM
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!

AK98Taco
10-24-2005, 04:30 PM
You're welcome, man. Thanks for sharing the pictures.

awsumdc
10-24-2005, 07:20 PM
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. :)

PappaF2
10-25-2005, 05:40 AM
wow this thing is sick! :cool: 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! :xbarf: 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. :D
Either way badass work guys!!! :xbeer3: :xbeer3:

awsumdc
10-25-2005, 08:10 AM
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.

BenMara
12-13-2005, 08:38 AM
Update???

awsumdc
12-19-2005, 09:29 AM
Update???
At this point now we have the bed off and we are going to tube the whole rear end. We're going to use fiberglass in the rear also just like the front. We ordered some of that plastic cutting board stuff to make some skid plates for the fuel tank and we cut off the stock shackle hangers and shock mounts from the frame so we can mount some longer and taller springs in the rear. Don't have any pictures yet but as soon as we do we'll post them.

luigi fanto
12-20-2005, 07:17 PM
where do you get thoes glass fenders at?

awsumdc
12-21-2005, 12:19 PM
where do you get thoes glass fenders at?
Glassworks Unlimited in Huntington Beach, California. Give them a call and tell them Wyatt from DeMello-Offroad sent you. They were a pretty good fit. I didn't have to do very much trimming to get them to look good.

BenMara
12-26-2005, 11:58 PM
sweet well my plans keep on changin on my Trail rig looks like i might b goin for the tundra DC instead of the tacoma DC

Wgasa84
12-27-2005, 02:20 AM
At this point now we have the bed off and we are going to tube the whole rear end. We're going to use fiberglass in the rear also just like the front. We ordered some of that plastic cutting board stuff to make some skid plates for the fuel tank and we cut off the stock shackle hangers and shock mounts from the frame so we can mount some longer and taller springs in the rear. Don't have any pictures yet but as soon as we do we'll post them.
Damnit Wyatt, why isn't your junk done yet? I mean come on now... you are just a lazy ass who never wants to drive his truck again. :rolleyes:

Yeah yeah, shut up, it's late. You going to JT? I can't remember.

awsumdc
12-27-2005, 08:27 AM
Damnit Wyatt, why isn't your junk done yet? I mean come on now... you are just a lazy ass who never wants to drive his truck again. :rolleyes:

Yeah yeah, shut up, it's late. You going to JT? I can't remember.
Yeah, these last couple of months I've been laxy but it's time to get this thing done. :o

I won't make JT, got the kids that weekend and that would be a pain to drag them around all over the place. They don't do too well in the out-of-doors yet. But I'll get them used to it pretty soon. They are mommas kids but I'm gonna get them dirty this year, ;)

Wgasa84
12-27-2005, 10:55 AM
Yeah, these last couple of months I've been laxy but it's time to get this thing done. :o

I won't make JT, got the kids that weekend and that would be a pain to drag them around all over the place. They don't do too well in the out-of-doors yet. But I'll get them used to it pretty soon. They are mommas kids but I'm gonna get them dirty this year, ;)
Alrighty man you lazy ass, John is workin there now right? Just tell him "finnish it" and it'll be done! See you at the meeting. I'm kinda skerred (yes Jason spelling) why you want to get 'mommas kids' dirty this year. Must be a black thing. :rolleyes:

awsumdc
12-28-2005, 09:16 AM
Alrighty man you lazy ass, John is workin there now right? Just tell him "finnish it" and it'll be done! See you at the meeting. I'm kinda skerred (yes Jason spelling) why you want to get 'mommas kids' dirty this year. Must be a black thing. :rolleyes:
Exactly! Or half a black thing..... :rolleyes:

Wgasa84
12-28-2005, 09:52 AM
Exactly! Or half a black thing..... :rolleyes:
True dat!

Have any clue on what trail your going to run 1st with that beast? I def want to be there to watch you scratch those purdy mall running stripes, then I can scratch my camo... grab a can of paint from my tool box and fix it and simply :D at you :eek: about your scractched blingy bling.

Ugh the g/f got my ass up to early.

awsumdc
12-28-2005, 09:49 PM
True dat!

Have any clue on what trail your going to run 1st with that beast? I def want to be there to watch you scratch those purdy mall running stripes, then I can scratch my camo... grab a can of paint from my tool box and fix it and simply :D at you :eek: about your scractched blingy bling.

Ugh the g/f got my ass up to early.
Dude... you either need to tell her to get out of your ass or turn over so she can work on the appropriate tool... if you know what I mean. ;)

Not sure yet which trail we'll take it on. I'll see what Jason has in mind first then we'll take it from there. We'll let you know though and we'll have lots of pictures, but first we need to get it done. Since we took the bed off and cut all the rear suspension off of it, we've got alot of work in front of us and alot more money to lay out. Christmas just passed and I've got a daughter getting ready to go to college. But I'll get it done here pretty soon. Wanna help?

Wgasa84
12-29-2005, 10:52 AM
Dude... you either need to tell her to get out of your ass or turn over so she can work on the appropriate tool... if you know what I mean. ;)


:flipoff1:

Not sure yet which trail we'll take it on. I'll see what Jason has in mind first then we'll take it from there. We'll let you know though and we'll have lots of pictures, but first we need to get it done. Since we took the bed off and cut all the rear suspension off of it, we've got alot of work in front of us and alot more money to lay out. Christmas just passed and I've got a daughter getting ready to go to college. But I'll get it done here pretty soon. Wanna help?

Well let me know man I'll be there if school doesn't get in my way.

College, have fun. I just got accepted to Cal State San Marcos for the upcomming simester so my time is going to be fawked. I have 4 classes at CSUSM and one class at a Community College. :eek: So If you let me know when your going to work on it, I Might be able to help...

awsumdc
12-29-2005, 08:12 PM
:flipoff1:


Well let me know man I'll be there if school doesn't get in my way.

College, have fun. I just got accepted to Cal State San Marcos for the upcomming simester so my time is going to be fawked. I have 4 classes at CSUSM and one class at a Community College. :eek: So If you let me know when your going to work on it, I Might be able to help...
Actually, I'll be working on it Monday. So if you don't tear up your truck too bad in JT come on down and I'll be there.

Wgasa84
12-30-2005, 12:46 AM
Actually, I'll be working on it Monday. So if you don't tear up your truck too bad in JT come on down and I'll be there.
LOL come on now... I will be running a 20 yr old rig, that already has a leak at the crawler/tranny. THAT one is going to be fun. :(

Let see, what else...
Beater-
replace spring bushings and bolts
Tear down, and rebuild turbo
replace exhaust stud
fix drivers door handle
cut off shaddy tube work and rebuild
clearance rear fenders/bed so they are no longer the rear bumpstops
send in stereo to get warrenty work done on it

tacoma-
replace bushings (camburgs) and lower heim (donahoes)
cut off sliders
drop bodylift
get 'stock' bumpers again and sell built ones
drop suspension to 2" of lift f/r
lower ball joint recall





Jesus... at this rate I'm never going to get done. I'll help ya wheel it... how does that sound!?

awsumdc
12-30-2005, 09:22 AM
LOL come on now... I will be running a 20 yr old rig, that already has a leak at the crawler/tranny. THAT one is going to be fun. :(

Let see, what else...
Beater-
replace spring bushings and bolts
Tear down, and rebuild turbo
replace exhaust stud
fix drivers door handle
cut off shaddy tube work and rebuild
clearance rear fenders/bed so they are no longer the rear bumpstops
send in stereo to get warrenty work done on it

tacoma-
replace bushings (camburgs) and lower heim (donahoes)
cut off sliders
drop bodylift
get 'stock' bumpers again and sell built ones
drop suspension to 2" of lift f/r
lower ball joint recall





Jesus... at this rate I'm never going to get done. I'll help ya wheel it... how does that sound!?
Uhh, OK

Wgasa84
01-01-2006, 10:53 PM
Uhh, OK
Well JT went well! The rig did great. I busted a front turn signal going down the 1st waterfall on the lower section and scratched/dented the passenger door going up the uppersection.

I tried pulling the rig into the garrage tonight and I think a bellfield may need to be rebuilt or replaced, its making a whole lot more noise than before (I pulled the rear dshaft to flat tow it... and I was to lazy to put it back on).

YAY!


Can't wait to see your rig in action.

cedarbarn
01-01-2006, 10:57 PM
Can't wait to see your rig in action.

I would too... Is he going to wheel it or is it being built for a museum?

awsumdc
01-02-2006, 11:03 AM
I would too... Is he going to wheel it or is it being built for a museum?
Museum duty dude! Thats a great idea!

awsumdc
01-17-2006, 09:29 PM
Here are some really cool spring hangers for the rear that Jason put together.
http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2005-10/1096673/Offroadshots181[640x480].jpg
We got back to work on it Saturday so we could try to get it done by AZ Rocks.

Wgasa84
01-17-2006, 09:33 PM
Here are some really cool spring hangers for the rear that Jason put together.
http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2005-10/1096673/springperches3.JPG
http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2005-10/1096673/springperches2.JPG
http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2005-10/1096673/springperches1.JPG
We got back to work on it Saturday so we could try to get it done by AZ Rocks.
BLING!

I hope that gets done by AZ rocks! I want to wheel with ya!

cedarbarn
01-17-2006, 09:51 PM
That is looking good.

AK98Taco
01-17-2006, 10:44 PM
Beef... :kewl:

Brain
01-17-2006, 11:27 PM
That is awesome! Shoulda thought about inboarding the rear springs some. Get a bit more flex and easier to weld up the rear shackle hangar. Oh well, whats done is done! Looks good guys!:)

awsumdc
01-18-2006, 08:25 AM
BLING!

I hope that gets done by AZ rocks! I want to wheel with ya!
Yeah, I really want it done by AZ. Still have quite a bit to do and we're still waiting for the bed sides to get done by Glassworks.

awsumdc
01-18-2006, 08:31 AM
That is looking good.
Thank you. Jason is the man when it comes to fabrication. We were at the shop last night figuring out how we're going set up thye tire carrier and where exactly we are going to put the batteries and ARB air compressor. Just can't wait to get it done.

awsumdc
01-18-2006, 08:32 AM
Beef... :kewl:
Thanks. :)

awsumdc
01-18-2006, 08:37 AM
That is awesome! Shoulda thought about inboarding the rear springs some. Get a bit more flex and easier to weld up the rear shackle hangar. Oh well, whats done is done! Looks good guys!:)
Thank you very much. Actually, the rear part of the frame on the '05/'06's come into the the center alittle unlike the earlier Tacos. We had to stay on the outside of the frame to keep it tracking right and also we would have had to move the front points inboard too if we did that. Couldn't do that because the gas tank is right up against the frame rail and we really need to get this thing done. Taking up too much space in the shop and the little lady is wondering where all that money went :o

awsumdc
01-27-2006, 07:35 PM
Just a little update.
Here are some pictures of the shackles on. They're not completely finished, but this will give you an idea.
http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2005-10/1096673/Offroadshots269[640x480].jpg

Don't make fun of the monkey bar going across the top. It's there to hold the frame together along with the ratchet strap, until we finish tubing the rest of the rear. Jason has a really cool idea that will incorperate the old stock cross member.

Captain J
01-28-2006, 06:41 PM
when it is all done, count up the receipts please, plus the cost saved by you working there, maybe in a year and a half or so, I can afford to start my truck (hopefully have the 02 paid off and be buying an 05/06 then and keeping the 02 as my DD)

awsumdc
01-29-2006, 07:56 PM
when it is all done, count up the receipts please, plus the cost saved by you working there, maybe in a year and a half or so, I can afford to start my truck (hopefully have the 02 paid off and be buying an 05/06 then and keeping the 02 as my DD)
Here are some pictures of the '05 next to another '05 that has Donahoe coilovers on it. This will give you an idea of hoe big it is.
http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2005-10/1096673/TTORAMEETING1.JPG
http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2005-10/1096673/TTORAMEETING2.JPG

Here is a picture of it sitting next to an '02 with 33's on it with a 3" body lift, coilovers, and rear springs. kinda makes those 33" look a tad small.
http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2005-10/1096673/TTORAMEETING3.JPG

Captkirkyota
01-29-2006, 08:39 PM
Here are some pictures of the '05 next to another '05 that has Donahoe coilovers on it. This will give you an idea of hoe big it is.
http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2005-10/1096673/TTORAMEETING1.JPG
http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2005-10/1096673/TTORAMEETING2.JPG

Here is a picture of it sitting next to an '02 with 33's on it with a 3" body lift, coilovers, and rear springs. kinda makes those 33" look a tad small.
http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2005-10/1096673/TTORAMEETING3.JPG
Might I make a suggestion? If you can, you may try and consider some quik disconnect type set up for your glass fenders, that way you could remove them for trails that you will be returning to the start of, say like AZ rocks, cuz those things would be done if you were to run Overdose.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v420/captkirkyota/FJ%20Jan%202006%20pt%202/SV406968.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v420/captkirkyota/FJ%20Jan%202006%20pt%202/SV406973.jpg

awsumdc
01-29-2006, 08:51 PM
"Might I make a suggestion? If you can, you may try and consider some quik disconnect type set up for your glass fenders, that way you could remove them for trails that you will be returning to the start of, say like AZ rocks, cuz those things would be done if you were to run Overdose."


Yeah, Jason and I have already talked about that because this thing is so wide. We're going to do something for the rear when we get those back from Glassworks. Thanks though for the suggestion.

Paul
01-29-2006, 09:03 PM
Is that Jeff's Tundra?

Brain
01-29-2006, 09:51 PM
What's the WMS of your axles, Wyatt?

awsumdc
01-30-2006, 08:38 AM
Is that Jeff's Tundra?
No, thats the Tundra from Northridge Toyota. Jeffs Tundra is a 4 door.

awsumdc
01-30-2006, 08:39 AM
What's the WMS of your axles, Wyatt?
66.5" on both the front and back. The back spacing on those rims are not correct. Thats why the wheels sit so far in. I'll be getting the correct wheels in two weeks.

awsumdc
02-04-2006, 07:36 PM
Here is a picture of the brake lines from Crown Performance Brake lines and the ARB air line that I ran up the links so there won't be alot of slack flying around when it's not flexed.
http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2005-10/1096673/brakelines4.JPG

awsumdc
04-12-2006, 11:19 PM
:D Pictures of the dimple dies and rear tube work!
http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2005-10/1096673/Offroadshots269[640x480].jpg
http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2005-10/1096673/Offroadshots270[640x480].jpg
http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2005-10/1096673/Offroadshots266[640x480].jpg
http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2005-10/1096673/Offroadshots271[640x480].jpg
http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2005-10/1096673/Offroadshots272[640x480].jpg
http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2005-10/1096673/Offroadshots273[640x480].jpg

The rear isn't flexing like we want it too. We're gonna need to work on that because the front has more ability than we thought it would. :)

Rock Taco
04-12-2006, 11:57 PM
Looks like its been sitting a while. But still looks better than my truck.

hytenor
04-13-2006, 01:25 AM
:D Pictures of the dimple dies and rear tube work!
http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2005-10/1096673/flexing9.JPG
http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2005-10/1096673/flexing8.JPG

The rear isn't flexing like we want it too. We're gonna need to work on that because the front has more ability than we thought it would. :)

interesting ARB line placement, LOL

Timbuddha
04-13-2006, 01:28 AM
Lose the leafs and link the rear, then it will flex like the front. Then again, I'm sure you would also like to wheel it one of these days. :)

Tim

hytenor
04-13-2006, 01:31 AM
Lose the leafs and link the rear, then it will flex like the front. Then again, I'm sure you would also like to wheel it one of these days. :)

Tim

wheel it?? :confused: :confused:
I thought it was just a show truck and web-wheeling format. :p

awsumdc
04-13-2006, 08:25 AM
Lose the leafs and link the rear, then it will flex like the front. Then again, I'm sure you would also like to wheel it one of these days. :)

Tim
Yeah, I told that to Jason yesterday and he said basically the same thing you did. Lets get it out of the shop and wheel it.

But after looking at the rear again, we're gonna need to link the rear real soon cause it just can't keep up with the front. We'll take it to Calico if all goes well and see what can be done with the rear for leaf spring aplications. We've got some ideas on how to do it that shouldn't really take us that long to accomplish.

Then again, most are not going to go as wild as this. :D

awsumdc
04-13-2006, 08:29 AM
Looks like its been sitting a while. But still looks better than my truck.
It has. :o

awsumdc
04-13-2006, 08:31 AM
interesting ARB line placement, LOL
Keeps the lines from getting kinked or hung up on stuff. We're going to make some tabs on the links to secure the brake lines and the ARB lines to.

FAUX X 4
04-13-2006, 11:21 AM
Might I make a suggestion? If you can, you may try and consider some quik disconnect type set up for your glass fenders, that way you could remove them for trails that you will be returning to the start of, say like AZ rocks, cuz those things would be done if you were to run Overdose.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v420/captkirkyota/FJ%20Jan%202006%20pt%202/SV406968.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v420/captkirkyota/FJ%20Jan%202006%20pt%202/SV406973.jpg

I had no problems through overdose with my glass fenders......it was tight, but I got through alright. I am however working on a solution to make those worries non-exsistent! ;)

Captkirkyota
04-13-2006, 05:21 PM
Keeps the lines from getting kinked or hung up on stuff. We're going to make some tabs on the links to secure the brake lines and the ARB lines to.
Hey Wyatt, just one observation that maybe you might want to think about ( if you have not already ) with the lines running down the links, and the strong possibility of the links contacting maybe even sliding a bit on rocks, you'll rip those ties off, and Murphy's law being what it is, you won't know about it before the line gets ripped too and then no locker. Just a thought. That truck is sweet!

FAUX X 4
04-13-2006, 05:24 PM
Hey Wyatt, just one observation that maybe you might want to think about ( if you have not already ) with the lines running down the links, and the strong possibility of the links contacting maybe even sliding a bit on rocks, you'll rip those ties off, and Murphy's law being what it is, you won't know about it before the line gets ripped too and then no locker. Just a thought. That truck is sweet!

"we're going to make some tabs on the links to secure the brake lines and the ARB lines to."

Should I start calling you grosso now or later? :lmao: :xmoon:

Captkirkyota
04-13-2006, 06:08 PM
"we're going to make some tabs on the links to secure the brake lines and the ARB lines to."

Should I start calling you grosso now or later? :lmao: :xmoon:
:doh: :whip: myself. :dunno: why I did not see that post? Thanks for the :slap: :thumbs:

FAUX X 4
04-13-2006, 06:10 PM
:doh: :whip: myself. :dunno: why I did not see that post? Thanks for the :slap: :thumbs:


Just keepin' ya on yer toes! :thumbs: :D

Captkirkyota
04-13-2006, 06:18 PM
I had no problems through overdose with my glass fenders......it was tight, but I got through alright. I am however working on a solution to make those worries non-exsistent! ;)
Yes, but Wyatt is even wider than you are. :eek:

FAUX X 4
04-13-2006, 06:24 PM
Yes, but Wyatt is even wider than you are. :eek:

Quite, quite true...........not to mention a tad taller! ;)

I'm just waiting for the sound of "snap....crackle...pop" ........but I have to say that fiberglass is more durable than you might think!

Still needs some tube work to make it last though! :D

Timbuddha
04-13-2006, 07:07 PM
interesting ARB line placement, LOL

Wyatt . . . is there no crawler under there??? :)

Tim

awsumdc
04-13-2006, 11:02 PM
Hey Wyatt, just one observation that maybe you might want to think about ( if you have not already ) with the lines running down the links, and the strong possibility of the links contacting maybe even sliding a bit on rocks, you'll rip those ties off, and Murphy's law being what it is, you won't know about it before the line gets ripped too and then no locker. Just a thought. That truck is sweet!
Yeah, those are there just temp for now. we are going to make some tabs on top of the links and attatch them there so they are really outta the way. Thanks. We drove it around the complex tonight and it did prety good. We stll have a crap load of stuff to do but it will make it to Calico. :)

awsumdc
04-13-2006, 11:05 PM
Wyatt . . . is there no crawler under there??? :)

Tim
No carwler yet. We have our hands full just trying to get it outta the shop. We did however, take the crawler into consideration when we made the cross member. as soon as we get it all buttoned up and get it back from Calico, we'll be paying a visit to our favorite little Turtle :p

hytenor
04-14-2006, 01:55 AM
Keeps the lines from getting kinked or hung up on stuff. We're going to make some tabs on the links to secure the brake lines and the ARB lines to.

Hmm, IMO a bad move after watching several trucks wheel with a link systems. Get them up high and into the frame or they will rip right off. sticks and branches have a way of doing that ;)

awsumdc
04-14-2006, 08:39 AM
Hmm, IMO a bad move after watching several trucks wheel with a link systems. Get them up high and into the frame or they will rip right off. sticks and branches have a way of doing that ;)
They'll be fine! In fact Jason ran his at AZ Rocks using zip ties with no problems. Last time I saw John from All pro had his brake lines set up in a simular fashion.
:)

hytenor
04-14-2006, 11:36 AM
They'll be fine! In fact Jason ran his at AZ Rocks using zip ties with no problems. Last time I saw John from All pro had his brake lines set up in a simular fashion.
:)
good luck ;)

awsumdc
04-15-2006, 02:40 PM
Took the truck in this morning for a new exaust. Had to get it up and out of the way of rocks and such. Here are a couple of pictures of the work.
http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2005-10/1096673/Offroadshots298[640x480].jpg
http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2005-10/1096673/Offroadshots310[640x480].jpg
http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2005-10/1096673/Offroadshots300[640x480].jpg
http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2005-10/1096673/Offroadshots303[640x480].jpg
http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2005-10/1096673/Offroadshots307[640x480].jpg
http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2005-10/1096673/Offroadshots308[640x480].jpg

Lookie! All done and not a single pipe showing below the frame rails.
Got it so it dumps out behind the rear axle and up out of the way. They did a pretty good job in an hour and a half. All the way from the exaust manifolds to the tail pipe. :)

Timbuddha
04-15-2006, 03:29 PM
That is freaking awesome!!!!! Nicely done!!! I really like that crossmember!!

Tim

cb77DEMELLO
04-15-2006, 04:22 PM
Hey Wyatt, just one observation that maybe you might want to think about ( if you have not already ) with the lines running down the links, and the strong possibility of the links contacting maybe even sliding a bit on rocks, you'll rip those ties off, and Murphy's law being what it is, you won't know about it before the line gets ripped too and then no locker. Just a thought. That truck is sweet!

Were going to make some tabs and mounts for those lines on the links. I ran the brake lines from the frame to the axle and have gone thru 2 sets. I just changed mine to this way and had no problem in az but I'm sure I will. Were going to drill and tap those links so we can screw clamps right into them. More finishing work that takes for ever!

cb77DEMELLO
04-15-2006, 04:24 PM
Took the truck in this morning for a new exaust. Had to get it up and out of the way of rocks and such. Here are a couple of pictures of the work.

On the rack trying to figure out how to run it with all the crap we stuck under there :D

All the crap we stuck under there :o

Getting rid of the stupid '05 '06 cross over pipe that hangs down to china.

Lookie! All done and not a single pipe showing below the frame rails.

Got it so it dumps out behind the rear axle and up out of the way. They did a pretty good job in an hour and a half. All the way from the exaust manifolds to the tail pipe. :)

Those pictures are very grainy! Are you useing your camra phone?

awsumdc
04-15-2006, 04:32 PM
That is freaking awesome!!!!! Nicely done!!! I really like that crossmember!!

Tim
Thanks Tim.

awsumdc
04-15-2006, 04:33 PM
Those pictures are very grainy! Are you useing your camra phone?
No. I used the same camera I always do. Mabe your screen is just fuzzy :p

mikerox
04-15-2006, 09:09 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v420/captkirkyota/FJ%20Jan%202006%20pt%202/SV406968.jpg
whose truck is this? i would like to se a litle more of that front bumper

hytenor
04-15-2006, 10:32 PM
Took the truck in this morning for a new exaust. Had to get it up and out of the way of rocks and such. Here are a couple of pictures of the work.
:)

but...where's the crawler??? :p

Timbuddha
04-16-2006, 12:19 AM
but...where's the crawler??? :p

Mine should be here next week. :lmao: It's going to be freaking awesome!!!

hytenor
04-16-2006, 12:47 AM
Mine should be here next week. :lmao: It's going to be freaking awesome!!!

so, you got it?? :D Most excellent, Dude!!

awsumdc
04-16-2006, 09:20 AM
but...where's the crawler??? :p
We'll be working on that next :D

awsumdc
04-16-2006, 09:21 AM
Mine should be here next week. :lmao: It's going to be freaking awesome!!!
That'll be sooo cool :driving:

Captkirkyota
04-16-2006, 10:45 AM
whose truck is this? i would like to se a litle more of that front bumper
It is Shane's truck. Here are some pics for ya.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v420/captkirkyota/Ruler%20and%20Scorpion%20run%20Nov%205%202005/9.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v420/captkirkyota/Ruler%20and%20Scorpion%20run%20Nov%205%202005/11.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v420/captkirkyota/Ruler%20and%20Scorpion%20run%20Nov%205%202005/12.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v420/captkirkyota/Ruler%20and%20Scorpion%20run%20Nov%205%202005/13.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v420/captkirkyota/Ruler%20and%20Scorpion%20run%20Nov%205%202005/10.jpg

Dick Foster
04-16-2006, 11:18 AM
Trailing links and coils??

mikerox
04-16-2006, 01:00 PM
It is Shane's truck. Here are some pics for ya.
thanks, what is his screen name in here. i have a couple questions for him. thanks.

Brain
04-16-2006, 03:18 PM
thanks, what is his screen name in here. i have a couple questions for him. thanks.

Gambrinus

hytenor
04-16-2006, 03:46 PM
We'll be working on that next :D

...as soon as Marlin or Inchworm come out with adapter for the new tranny/tcases ;)

mikerox
04-16-2006, 04:44 PM
Gambrinusthanks man, you're a pal.

awsumdc
04-16-2006, 09:16 PM
...as soon as Marlin or Inchworm come out with adapter for the new tranny/tcases ;)
My bets on Marlin ;)

hytenor
04-16-2006, 10:51 PM
My bets on Marlin ;)

most likely since Jim doesn't do that much with Tacomas just yet.

but...will even Marlin have enough crawler sales for the new Taco to even justify the expense of making a completely new set of adapters?

mikerox
04-17-2006, 12:56 AM
most likely since Jim doesn't do that much with Tacomas just yet.

but...will even Marlin have enough crawler sales for the new Taco to even justify the expense of making a completely new set of adapters?maybe he will do it because he can. never met the guy but from what you guys who have say, he sounds like a real cool guy.

hytenor
04-17-2006, 02:14 AM
maybe he will do it because he can. never met the guy but from what you guys who have say, he sounds like a real cool guy.

well, he will need a tranny (actually both the 6-sp and the AT) and tcase from an '05 before he can even start designing the thing.

mikerox
04-17-2006, 02:33 AM
well, he will need a tranny (actually both the 6-sp and the AT) and tcase from an '05 before he can even start designing the thing. inever took you for uch a glass half empty kinda guy

hytenor
04-17-2006, 02:44 AM
inever took you for uch a glass half empty kinda guy

just being realistic.

No company, large or small, can just R&D a brand new item w/o a market for it.

mikerox
04-17-2006, 03:03 AM
just being realistic.

No company, large or small, can just R&D a brand new item w/o a market for it. you are so serious tonight.

hytenor
04-17-2006, 03:07 AM
you are so serious tonight.

nah, just falling asleep, LOL

mikerox
04-17-2006, 03:10 AM
nah, just falling asleep, LOLi am going there now

awsumdc
04-17-2006, 09:24 PM
most likely since Jim doesn't do that much with Tacomas just yet.

but...will even Marlin have enough crawler sales for the new Taco to even justify the expense of making a completely new set of adapters?
That same question was asked a thousand times on a ton of different items for the last generation tacoma. Now look at how many items are made for it. Also, there are more Toyota products now that use the same Tacoma platform. there will be a huge market. Why not be first and perfect it while the others are back there trying to play catch up. :D No sense in staying in the past and get left behind. Heck, even All-pro is whooing the Tacoma crowd now. Remember when they didn't want anything to do with Tacoma's. Now they are talking about doing a SAS on Sara's '05 and one on te new FJ cruiser. Sure does seem to me like it's going to be a huge market...... :)

awsumdc
04-17-2006, 09:30 PM
well, he will need a tranny (actually both the 6-sp and the AT) and tcase from an '05 before he can even start designing the thing.
Those items are not as hard to find as you may think ;)

hytenor
04-18-2006, 01:19 AM
That same question was asked a thousand times on a ton of different items for the last generation tacoma. Now look at how many items are made for it. Also, there are more Toyota products now that use the same Tacoma platform. there will be a huge market. Why not be first and perfect it while the others are back there trying to play catch up. :D No sense in staying in the past and get left behind. Heck, even All-pro is whooing the Tacoma crowd now. Remember when they didn't want anything to do with Tacoma's. Now they are talking about doing a SAS on Sara's '05 and one on te new FJ cruiser. Sure does seem to me like it's going to be a huge market...... :)

Oh, I agree that the new gen truck will have a ton of aftermarket stuff...eventually. the question is when, not if. ;)
I know the same front drivetrain has been in the Runners for years but not that 6sp tranny. Isn't the runner's tcase a completely different animal as well?

mikerox
04-18-2006, 01:33 AM
Oh, I agree that the new gen truck will have a ton of aftermarket stuff...eventually. the question is when, not if. ;)
I know the same front drivetrain has been in the Runners for years but not that 6sp tranny. Isn't the runner's tcase a completely different animal as well?nag nag nag.

hytenor
04-18-2006, 01:41 AM
nag nag nag.

shut up, bitch! :p

Am I going to have to take time off from work, lose a bunch of $$ and come down there and slap you this weekend?? :xsmash: :bitchslap

mikerox
04-18-2006, 01:42 AM
shut up, bitch! :p

Am I going to have to take time off from work, lose a bunch of $$ and come down there and slap you this weekend?? :xsmash: :bitchslapi'll be home all weekend. wife is workin.

hytenor
04-18-2006, 01:51 AM
i'll be home all weekend. wife is workin.

good, that saves me the trip :p

you can't make Calico either? bummer.

awsumdc
04-18-2006, 08:39 AM
Oh, I agree that the new gen truck will have a ton of aftermarket stuff...eventually. the question is when, not if. ;)
I know the same front drivetrain has been in the Runners for years but not that 6sp tranny. Isn't the runner's tcase a completely different animal as well?
Your right. there are some differences in the 4Runners T case. We looked at Lance's awhile back and mine at the same time and found that it would be easier to put the crawler in the Tacoma than in the 4Runner. I really can't say more about than that though ;) As far as the 6 sd tranny is concerned, I haven't seen one up close but I know someone who has ;) Unfortunatley, I can't say much about that either. :o

hytenor
04-18-2006, 01:23 PM
Your right. there are some differences in the 4Runners T case. We looked at Lance's awhile back and mine at the same time and found that it would be easier to put the crawler in the Tacoma than in the 4Runner. I really can't say more about than that though ;) As far as the 6 sd tranny is concerned, I haven't seen one up close but I know someone who has ;) Unfortunatley, I can't say much about that either. :o

I was under the new Taco at Takeover with Marlin and he was already pointing out how/where the crawler would go, LOL

I wonder if he's done yet :cool:

awsumdc
06-07-2006, 07:28 PM
Finally got the rear glass on yesterday. Took some pictures with my camera phone so sorry about the quality. I'll get some better ones later.
http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2005-10/1096673/06-06-06_1806.jpg
http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2005-10/1096673/06-06-06_1805.jpg
http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2005-10/1096673/06-06-06_1804.jpg

ARB1977
06-07-2006, 07:39 PM
Finally got the rear glass on yesterday. Took some pictures with my camera phone so sorry about the quality. I'll get some better ones later.
http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2005-10/1096673/06-06-06_1806.jpg
http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2005-10/1096673/06-06-06_1805.jpg
http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2005-10/1096673/06-06-06_1804.jpg
Damn, nice work.

awsumdc
06-07-2006, 08:49 PM
Damn, nice work.
Thanks! :)

AK98Taco
06-07-2006, 09:08 PM
Very nice, Wyatt!

I hope you get to wheel that thing hard in the near future!

awsumdc
06-07-2006, 09:34 PM
Very nice, Wyatt!

I hope you get to wheel that thing hard in the near future!
Thanks. We did wheel it hard for a short time in Calico until we broke the front straps on the front diff.
http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2005-10/1096673/2938792810089640444DENOji_ph.jpg
http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2005-10/1096673/intherocks.jpg

sgirt
06-07-2006, 10:12 PM
Wow really nice work. Truck looks awesome.

awsumdc
06-09-2006, 09:05 AM
Wow really nice work. Truck looks awesome.
Thank you. :)

cole45
09-26-2006, 10:12 PM
Dude, one thing I've been wondering. Does your beer get all fizzy in that cooler?

awsumdc
09-27-2006, 08:18 AM
Dude, one thing I've been wondering. Does your beer get all fizzy in that cooler?
LOL. Actually, I don't drink beer, but the soda's get a good work out. :D

swank501
10-06-2006, 10:42 PM
hey, what size coilovers are those? THey look like the same size I have(14")I just got mine the other day but I think they may be too long for what I'm doing.

awsumdc
10-09-2006, 12:25 PM
hey, what size coilovers are those? THey look like the same size I have(14")I just got mine the other day but I think they may be too long for what I'm doing.
They are 14" Bilsteins

swank501
10-09-2006, 02:08 PM
They are 14" Bilsteins
That's what I thought. looks like i will be going thru the hood to make mine work lol. I originally intended to run 35's :rolleyes:

awsumdc
10-09-2006, 07:15 PM
That's what I thought. looks like i will be going thru the hood to make mine work lol. I originally intended to run 35's :rolleyes:
Thats what I had planned for my '02. But NOOOOOO!!!! Jason had other idea's :D

Mikey05
11-23-2006, 06:19 PM
Wyatt, Since you are the only one to have a SAC'ed 05 how did you finally deal with the ABS system. Did you keep it or ditch it altogether? I am thinking already of gathering parts for the future and all I have read so far shows that coils are really the way to go. I would however limit tire size to 37's I think and may only go 35's. Any major problems that you ran into that I would want to consider?

awsumdc
11-24-2006, 02:52 PM
Wyatt, Since you are the only one to have a SAC'ed 05 how did you finally deal with the ABS system. Did you keep it or ditch it altogether? I am thinking already of gathering parts for the future and all I have read so far shows that coils are really the way to go. I would however limit tire size to 37's I think and may only go 35's. Any major problems that you ran into that I would want to consider?


Hey Mikey, glad to see that you are going to join the club. Very small one at this time however. Any way, We haven't really done anything with the abs at this time. It's all still there except for the sensors but it doesn't work. I will take it all out here in the future. My brakes work really good. I used Wilwood discs at all four corners and can lock up the rears and the fronts really howl like they are going to lock up under hard braking.

Coilovers are the only way to go IMO. I would go with 12" coilovers for your application though. The 14" are big.

as far as problems are concerned we didn't really run into any that would be specific to the '05's +. Just make sure that after you have mocked up everything you change all your bolts to grade 8 or better before you take it out. It will save you a big head ache :doh: Trust me on this one.

As a matter of fact the swaps on this newer Taco's will be easier than the older ones because there is no changing the oil pan, dip stick, oil pick up, the steering doesn't point straight down like the older ones so you dont have to do anything to the fire wall, etc.

just make sure that you plate both sides of the frame when you do your swap. We even plated the bottom of mine.

If you keep your Toy rear end you should still have your speedo but I'm not sure. There is some debate as to whether or not the front sensors will affect the speedo also.

If you have any more questions please don't hesitate to ask. :D

Mikey05
11-24-2006, 03:12 PM
Thanks Wyatt, I followed your build and like I said am gathering pieces and putting money aside now. I would love to see if I can keep everything working but that looks to be a challenge. I think there could be a way but that will involve quite a bit of research. The plan for this truck from the beginning was to eventually become my dream truck. That meant daily driveable and able to tackle most any terrain. Have you gotten a crawler for yours yet? Do you remember the axle width for the front? I am thinking of staying with a D44 and hoping that because of the extra width of our trucks the Grand Waggy is the fit. I may call on you guys down the road when it gets close for the technical support since you have gone through the headaches already.

awsumdc
11-27-2006, 10:36 PM
Thanks Wyatt, I followed your build and like I said am gathering pieces and putting money aside now. I would love to see if I can keep everything working but that looks to be a challenge. I think there could be a way but that will involve quite a bit of research. The plan for this truck from the beginning was to eventually become my dream truck. That meant daily driveable and able to tackle most any terrain. Have you gotten a crawler for yours yet? Do you remember the axle width for the front? I am thinking of staying with a D44 and hoping that because of the extra width of our trucks the Grand Waggy is the fit. I may call on you guys down the road when it gets close for the technical support since you have gone through the headaches already.

You can keep everything working. It just depends on how wild you wanna get and how much $ you wnat to spend. You can SAS the '05 + and still daily drive it. I drive mine on the weekends all the time. It does very well and I'm on 40's.

I don't remember what the axle widths are but I can measure them and get that to you.

You can call us any time and if we can help we will. Good luck and keep doing your research. I learn something new about these swaps every day.

Wyatt

Marc P
03-26-2007, 10:09 AM
Got to check out Wyatts truck at the Rhino show this weekend at Barona Casino...the pics I have seen dont do it justice...the thing is huge, and built like a tank.

Dick Foster
03-26-2007, 10:57 AM
Yeah, it's too bad there isn't anyone down there who can drive it. I guess it looks real purdy sitting on a trailer though. LOL

awsumdc
11-22-2007, 12:53 PM
Here is the new tow rig and daily driver.

It is the 2008 Super Duty F-250 with the 6.4L twin turbo diesel, twin altenators, heavey camper suspension Super Crew, I didn't get the 4wd version because frankly I haven't know anyone who has one that has actually used it more than once. Just seemed like a waste of money. Besides, I really like the way the new F-250 2wd drives on the road. This thing has just got goobs of power with 350 HP and 650 ft. lb of torque. And of course I got it in my favorite color and the only color that matters, Silver.:p I also got the billit grill for it because I like the way it makes the front even more distinctive.

http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2005-10/1096673/towvehicle001[640x480].jpg

http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2005-10/1096673/towvehicle002[640x480].jpg

You can just barely see the "Beast" in the background.

awsumdc
03-01-2008, 12:00 PM
Here are a couple of other additions to the beast. One is a skid plate for the fuel tank by BudBuilt and the other is a complete hydro assist system from PSC. Sweet man, Just sweet.

http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2005-10/1096673/2800437740067513772ELQLDu_fs[640x480].jpg

http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2005-10/1096673/2446496880067513772NiEkPo_fs[640x480].jpg

http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2005-10/1096673/2780816440067513772BVfbFL_fs[640x480].jpg

http://http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2005-10/1096673/2653803960067513772NmTjAd_fs[640x480].jpg

http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2005-10/1096673/2969799800067513772umqqcZ_fs[640x480].jpg

http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2005-10/1096673/2550489900067513772hszNXq_fs[640x480].jpg

http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2005-10/1096673/2247978940067513772cwHpFE_fs[640x480].jpg

http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2005-10/1096673/DSCF0515[640x480].JPG

http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2005-10/1096673/DSCF0502[640x480].JPG

http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2005-10/1096673/DSCF0499[640x480].JPG

Oh yeah, can't forget about the new tires I got from Interco.

39.50 x 13.5 17's bias ply Iroks. Just waiting on the Champion beadlocks to come.

http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2005-10/1096673/DSCF0518[640x480].JPG

sbechtold
03-01-2008, 05:21 PM
It is the 2008 Super Duty F-250 with the 6.4L twin turbo diesel

Copycat! Atleast I spent your money this time.:rolleyes:

awsumdc
03-01-2008, 06:01 PM
Copycat! Atleast I spent your money this time.:rolleyes:


Yes. Yes you did. :D

HillBilly_Young01
03-02-2008, 10:36 AM
Here are a couple of other additions to the beast. One is a skid plate for the fuel tank by BudBuilt and the other is a complete hydro assist system from PSC. Sweet man, Just sweet.

http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2005-10/1096673/2800437740067513772ELQLDu_fs[640x480].jpg

http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2005-10/1096673/2446496880067513772NiEkPo_fs[640x480].jpg

http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2005-10/1096673/2780816440067513772BVfbFL_fs[640x480].jpg

http://http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2005-10/1096673/2653803960067513772NmTjAd_fs[640x480].jpg

http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2005-10/1096673/2969799800067513772umqqcZ_fs[640x480].jpg

http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2005-10/1096673/2550489900067513772hszNXq_fs[640x480].jpg

http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2005-10/1096673/2247978940067513772cwHpFE_fs[640x480].jpg

http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2005-10/1096673/DSCF0515[640x480].JPG

http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2005-10/1096673/DSCF0502[640x480].JPG

http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2005-10/1096673/DSCF0499[640x480].JPG

Oh yeah, can't forget about the new tires I got from Interco.

39.50 x 13.5 17's bias ply Iroks. Just waiting on the Champion beadlocks to come.

http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2005-10/1096673/DSCF0518[640x480].JPG

the pics arent working for me for some reason... i guess my computer sucks

Timbuddha
03-02-2008, 10:40 AM
Work fine here . . . twice in fact. :(

awsumdc
03-02-2008, 05:56 PM
If your using firefox you may have difficulty. Try another internet provider like internet explorer.

awsumdc
03-29-2008, 06:46 PM
Well, while everyone else was playing in JV, I was at home putting my Iroks on my beadlocks.

They are Champion beadlocks with the flush mount ring.

http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2005-10/1096673/DSCF0560[640x480].JPG

http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2005-10/1096673/DSCF0561[640x480].JPG

Big-A
03-29-2008, 07:10 PM
Lookin good Wyatt.

I miss my Iroks!!

awsumdc
03-29-2008, 07:19 PM
Lookin good Wyatt.

I miss my Iroks!!

Thanks! So what are you runing now?

Big-A
03-29-2008, 07:59 PM
Thanks! So what are you runing now?

37" Mickey Thompson Baja Claws.

They do really good in the snow but dont seem to grab on the rocks

hytenor
03-29-2008, 08:03 PM
37" Mickey Thompson Baja Claws.

They do really good in the snow but dont seem to grab on the rocks

good in the snow?? you got stuck all the time :p

Big-A
03-29-2008, 08:48 PM
good in the snow?? you got stuck all the time :p

okay I got less stuck than normal with the Baja Claws in the snow :lmao:

hytenor
03-29-2008, 09:09 PM
okay I got less stuck than normal with the Baja Claws in the snow :lmao:

you shoulda got the MTZs :p

Big-A
03-29-2008, 09:39 PM
you shoulda got the MTZs :p

Or some more Iroks! :)

hytenor
03-30-2008, 01:44 AM
Or some more Iroks! :)

nah, you'd just wear them out too fast.

I need to call you...Brian is back from Israel so the stucko/wall job is ready to get started on.

Big-A
03-30-2008, 08:32 AM
I need to call you...Brian is back from Israel so the stucko/wall job is ready to get started on.


That'll work, my cell is broke but I can still talk on speakerphone (stupid sprint). I talked with Janette and will be doing some stuff for her also.

I owe you lunch sometime!

awsumdc
03-30-2008, 10:36 AM
37" Mickey Thompson Baja Claws.

They do really good in the snow but dont seem to grab on the rocks

I'm never really in the snow. I'm in the rocks more than anything else. I use these Iroks for the hard trails and I still have my MTRs for the street and easier trails. Don't want to wear these out on the street.

Heatstroke
03-30-2008, 11:51 PM
Them is nice. See you this week.

awsumdc
03-31-2008, 08:23 AM
Them is nice. See you this week.

Thanks. See you on Friday.

awsumdc
06-25-2008, 08:55 AM
Here are just a couple of pictures from the cleghorn run we wet on. The truck ran perfect with he exception of tearing up the rear glass abit.:o

http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2005-10/1096673/scttora56[640x480].jpg
I love how well these Iroks work. They just climb up everything including just using the sidewalls of the tires.

http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2005-10/1096673/scttora59.jpg

http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2005-10/1096673/TTORA-Cleghorn2008095[640x480].jpg
This trail was really steep in some sections. I love that I can go down these steep sections without using the brakes. Put both case's into compound low and just let it idle down. Supercontrol and no slipping or sliding

Wgasa84
06-25-2008, 09:49 AM
What a picture of the real carnage from that trip?

The rig looks good, powderpuff!

COME GET THESE DAMN JOINTS!

awsumdc
06-25-2008, 10:46 AM
What a picture of the real carnage from that trip?

The rig looks good, powderpuff!

COME GET THESE DAMN JOINTS!

Do you mean my knee? Got the stiches out yesterday! I'll take a picture of it and send it to you. Call me today about 3:00. may be able to get back in town Friday and get them.

awsumdc
06-25-2008, 10:50 AM
Here's one for you Chris in AZ on Highway to Hell.

http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2005-10/1096673/DSCF0565[640x480].JPG
http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2005-10/1096673/DSCF0569[640x480].JPG
http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2005-10/1096673/DSCF0570[640x480].JPG

No tow strap, no winch, all wheel base, lift, sticky tires, and gears. But of course you know that already:p .

Wgasa84
06-26-2008, 11:20 AM
Do you mean my knee? Got the stiches out yesterday! I'll take a picture of it and send it to you. Call me today about 3:00. may be able to get back in town Friday and get them.
LOL glad to hear you are hobbiling around OK.

I'll give you a call today... I was grinding my life away yesterday trying to finnish the mods to the rig.

Wgasa84
06-26-2008, 11:21 AM
Here's one for you Chris in AZ on Highway to Hell.

http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2005-10/1096673/DSCF0565[640x480].JPG
http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2005-10/1096673/DSCF0569[640x480].JPG
http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2005-10/1096673/DSCF0570[640x480].JPG

No tow strap, no winch, all wheel base, lift, sticky tires, and gears. But of course you know that already:p .
Bah whatever! PHOTOSHOP! You don't wheel. :neener:

Timbuddha
06-26-2008, 03:28 PM
Until I see you at the Hammers, you have not wheeled. :) I want to see that thing on Sledge or something where you have to turn and climb between two boulders where just your sidewalls are holding you inches from certain carnage. :) Sorry to hear about your knee.

Tim

awsumdc
06-26-2008, 08:45 PM
Until I see you at the Hammers, you have not wheeled. :) I want to see that thing on Sledge or something where you have to turn and climb between two boulders where just your sidewalls are holding you inches from certain carnage. :) Sorry to hear about your knee.

Tim

Hey Timmay!

H2H was just such a trail. There was a V notch that I thought, there is no way I'm gonna make this and my spotter was even scared. Rode those Iroks on nothing but the side walls and only scraped the rear tube. Of course I had to change my pampers after that.

I'll get out to the hammers here pretty soon. Got find a short I have first. Keeps draining my main battery.

Timbuddha
06-26-2008, 10:08 PM
Right on. Fun in the Desert is a great event put on by the Victor Valley 4 Wheelrs the weekend of September 26th. I think we are either running Sledge Hammer or Claw or Jack. I can't remember. :)

Tim

awsumdc
06-26-2008, 10:52 PM
Right on. Fun in the Desert is a great event put on by the Victor Valley 4 Wheelrs the weekend of September 26th. I think we are either running Sledge Hammer or Claw or Jack. I can't remember. :)

Tim

That should be perfect. I don't think anything is going on at that time. I'll check to make sure. Are you going to be there? I think the last time we wheeled together was out in Joshua Tree when I had my '02 and we were both still running IFS. Our trucks looke the same back then except you had two doors and I had four.;)

FAUX X 4
06-27-2008, 10:48 AM
Here's one for you Chris in AZ on Highway to Hell.

http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2005-10/1096673/DSCF0565[640x480].JPG
http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2005-10/1096673/DSCF0569[640x480].JPG
http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2005-10/1096673/DSCF0570[640x480].JPG

No tow strap, no winch, all wheel base, lift, sticky tires, and gears. But of course you know that already:p .

Man that was a long day getting those cactus replanted to make it look like a steep climb! ;)

Timbuddha
06-27-2008, 11:14 AM
I will be there. It is one of those runs I don't like to miss. :)

Tim

awsumdc
06-27-2008, 08:58 PM
Man that was a long day getting those cactus replanted to make it look like a steep climb! ;)

LOL... I can always count on you Eric to set me straight.;)

P.S. Hows the bed side and the front fender.....

Jomentum
06-27-2008, 09:23 PM
Your truck makes me sick !!!!!!!:D

I just figured out You wer going down that ledge....BACKWARDS :eek:
you just reversed the order of the pics....
http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc130/jomentum/Scottdemello1.jpg
http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc130/jomentum/Scottdemello2.jpg
http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc130/jomentum/Scottdemello3.jpg

LOL...I's still sick....
I do hope to see all of You in TEXAS sometime .

awsumdc
06-29-2008, 08:56 AM
I will be there. It is one of those runs I don't like to miss. :)

Tim

Hey Tim, I just looked at the calendar and that is the same weekend as Marlins round and I'm already commited to that. Kinda hard to back out on a sponser.:o I'll have to catch you and the hammers at another time.

Timbuddha
06-29-2008, 05:24 PM
Check your calendar again. Fun in the Desert is the weekend of the 26th, not the 13th. :)

awsumdc
06-29-2008, 07:14 PM
Check your calendar again. Fun in the Desert is the weekend of the 26th, not the 13th. :)

Well then that works out perfect:D

Timbuddha
06-29-2008, 08:34 PM
Sweet. :)

FAUX X 4
06-30-2008, 10:54 AM
LOL... I can always count on you Eric to set me straight.;)

P.S. Hows the bed side and the front fender.....

It's the least I can do for you getting me hooked on that Carne! :D

......... the krinkled tin foil look is starting to grow on me. ;)

awsumdc
07-23-2008, 10:54 AM
Ok, alot of people have been sending me pm's about doing a complete write up on the build of this truck. I really don't have the time for that so what I did was put together a photo album with alot more pics than what I had before. I will be adding comments to the bottom of the pictures that will tell what is going on. That will take a little time so please bare with me.

Here is the link.

http://rides.webshots.com/album/378870315SnHRiA

Max
08-03-2008, 08:25 PM
Love the pic of your truck head to head with marlins in front of his shop. Your truck most look amazing in person!

awsumdc
08-03-2008, 10:29 PM
Love the pic of your truck head to head with marlins in front of his shop. Your truck most look amazing in person!

Thank you very much. We lke the way it looks.

awsumdc
08-12-2008, 08:07 PM
OK, i've been getting alot of people asking me to give them a blow by blow account of how we SAC'd the Beast, no pun intended:p . Anyway, I'm gonna start from the front of this thread and just apply pictures and commentary to what is already there so I don't have to redo the entire thread. That would take too long.

So for those that wanted it, here ya go. But give me some time.

sbechtold
08-12-2008, 08:45 PM
R U done yet? ;)

04TRDTacoma
08-12-2008, 09:19 PM
Awsome truck.. Love it..

awsumdc
08-13-2008, 04:09 PM
R U done yet? ;)

Nope!:o

fire931
08-13-2008, 04:59 PM
done yet.... HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!! when are you ever REALLY done?? NEVER!!

luni
08-16-2008, 02:57 PM
I saw a solid axle 05 sport on pg 22 in the October issue of 4WD&SU and thought it looked pretty familiar. It's the opening shot for the CA4WDC Hi Desert round-up. Congrats

awsumdc
08-16-2008, 10:03 PM
I saw a solid axle 05 sport on pg 22 in the October issue of 4WD&SU and thought it looked pretty familiar. It's the opening shot for the CA4WDC Hi Desert round-up. Congrats

Thank you very much. It was great to see it in there amongst all the heeps. Didn't even know it was gonna get in there.

awsumdc
09-29-2008, 08:27 PM
Well, we've had the "Tiger" stripes on the truck for some time and felt it was time to change it up a bit. I like it simple now.
http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee73/awsumdc/DSCN7251640x480.jpg
http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee73/awsumdc/DSCN7250640x480.jpg

TacoCrazy
09-30-2008, 02:39 PM
Aaahh yes..Looks real good for sure.

awsumdc
02-14-2009, 07:46 PM
Got my crawler back from Marlin with the new 4.70's in it and the updated coupler. Can't wait to get this on the trail now with 237:1.:eek::D.
http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/data/500/medium/47gears640.jpg (http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/17042/cat/500)
http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/data/500/medium/DSC00931.JPG (http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/17033/cat/500)
http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/data/500/medium/DSC00936.JPG (http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/17036/cat/500)

fire931
02-14-2009, 07:53 PM
Looking good man!!! What was the crawl ratio previously?

awsumdc
02-14-2009, 08:52 PM
Looking good man!!! What was the crawl ratio previously?

With 2.28 gears in the crawl box the crawl ratio was 111:1 Now it's 237:1.

Timbuddha
02-14-2009, 09:57 PM
Slow race!!!!! I call dibbs!!

hytenor
02-15-2009, 03:54 AM
Slow race!!!!! I call dibbs!!

It's on :D

252:1 bitches :p

fire931
02-15-2009, 08:33 AM
i've never figured mine yet. not sure what the factory 1st gear is on the 6spds. but i've got 2.28 in the front and 4.7 in the lefty. ofcourse i'm still running factory gears in the axles and alot smaller tires than ya'll so i'm sure i'm not quite as slow.

awsumdc
02-15-2009, 09:58 AM
It's on :D

252:1 bitches :p

I'll play!

Bring on down. :p

What gear setup are you using to get 252:1?

awsumdc
02-15-2009, 09:59 AM
Slow race!!!!! I call dibbs!!

Lets go. Dan and I are putting mine back in today. As a matter of fact, Dan is at my door right now. Slow times ahead baby!:D

Jomentum
02-15-2009, 10:16 AM
With 2.28 gears in the crawl box the crawl ratio was 111:1 Now it's 237:1.


Uhmmmm, Yeah............. I'm gonna need to see that crawl box in my junk, to make sure it's gonna work right.......
And Your gonna have to lose that engine, and go with something in a 4cyl variety....:p

:xbeer1:

Hope Ya'll make Takeover !!!

hytenor
02-15-2009, 01:34 PM
i've never figured mine yet. not sure what the factory 1st gear is on the 6spds. but i've got 2.28 in the front and 4.7 in the lefty. ofcourse i'm still running factory gears in the axles and alot smaller tires than ya'll so i'm sure i'm not quite as slow.

4.17:1
so...
4.17 x 2.28 x 4.7 x 3.73 =166.6:1

http://www.tacomaterritory.com/~ccorley/Manuals,%20articles/05%20tranny%20specs/manual.jpg

http://www.tacomaterritory.com/~ccorley/Manuals,%20articles/05%20tranny%20specs/



I'm running OE tcase, 2.57 x 5.29 x 3.95 x 4.7
(early Taco v6s have 3.83 first gear)

one of these days I may swap out the W59 for an older R 151 :D 4.31 first gear and stronger everything...

fire931
02-15-2009, 02:01 PM
interesting.... thanks for the info

Scuba
02-15-2009, 04:41 PM
Good Gosh that thing is badass, I heard about the truck on a run last week and had to check it out !! Looks great, its a monter !!

awsumdc
02-15-2009, 08:05 PM
Good Gosh that thing is badass, I heard about the truck on a run last week and had to check it out !! Looks great, its a monter !!

Thank you very much.

wslytoy
02-15-2009, 10:18 PM
one of these days I may swap out the W59 for an older R 151 :D 4.31 first gear and stronger everything...

no time like the present... the sooner the better b/c R151's are getting pretty damn pricey.

hytenor
02-16-2009, 01:16 AM
no time like the present... the sooner the better b/c R151's are getting pretty damn pricey.

you got one for sale? ;)

Jim's (Inchworm) has been trying to talk me into doing the swap for some time now :p

Timbuddha
02-16-2009, 01:33 AM
Lets go. Dan and I are putting mine back in today. As a matter of fact, Dan is at my door right now. Slow times ahead baby!:D

Sounds good. How about this next weekend? For my birthday I'm heading down to Corral Canyon near San Diego.

Tim

awsumdc
02-16-2009, 08:51 AM
Sounds good. How about this next weekend? For my birthday I'm heading down to Corral Canyon near San Diego.

Tim

That sounds good. I'll talk to Dan.

awsumdc
03-03-2009, 09:56 PM
The best mod ever.......:p






http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/data/500/medium/DSC01153.JPG (http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/18378/cat/500)

Timbuddha
03-03-2009, 10:34 PM
Where's the winch????

Hilux_MAX
03-03-2009, 10:49 PM
Wyatt,

just wondering, you ever go in mud? or just trails and rocks?

Reason I ask is your tube bar leaves everthing open underneath and it would be a big bugger cleaning mud out of that thing.

any further future plans for it, or are you contempt with the level she is at at the moment?

fire931
03-04-2009, 07:41 AM
i can't speak on his behalf but typically rigs like that arnt meant for playing in the mud, it may get slightly muddy on a trail but i'm sure it makes it a point to avoid any huge holes.

awsumdc
03-04-2009, 09:27 AM
Where's the winch????


I'm going to make a new plate bumper for it and then I'll put a winch on it. I haven't needed one yet.;)

awsumdc
03-04-2009, 09:32 AM
Wyatt,

just wondering, you ever go in mud? or just trails and rocks?

Reason I ask is your tube bar leaves everthing open underneath and it would be a big bugger cleaning mud out of that thing.

any further future plans for it, or are you contempt with the level she is at at the moment?

Mostly I stay on the rocks and trails. I hate the mud. Too much of a mess and it really does a number on your altenator.
But it has gotten dirty in the past.
http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2005-10/1096673/DSC01151[640x480].jpg

brinner
03-04-2009, 10:37 AM
how difficult was the hydro assist pump?

awsumdc
03-04-2009, 07:12 PM
how difficult was the hydro assist pump?

Not difficult at all. It is a complete system from PSC from the pump to the lines to the ram and all the brackets. I have a complete build up at this link.
http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/builds/23170-building-beast.html

The difference this made was unreal. I can turn these big tires in the rocks with no effort at all but it drives well on the road because I used a 1.75" ram instead of a 2" ram that you would normally use on a truck this size.

FAUX X 4
03-04-2009, 07:14 PM
Not difficult at all. It is a complete system from PSC from the pump to the lines to the ram and all the brackets. I have a complete build up at this link.
http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/builds/23170-building-beast.html

The difference this made was unreal. I can turn these big tires in the rocks with no effort at all but it drives well on the road because I used a 1.75" ram instead of a 2" ram that you would normally use on a truck this size.

Tic, Tock, Tic, Tock............ times running out Wyatt! :D