: Another DBL cab sas...


roktaco
12-13-2005, 06:12 PM
:saw: Started work on it today, 3 link is going to be based on Jake's truck, 37 mtrs everyday, 36 iroks on beadlocks for harder trail runs. TRD s/c with URD's fuel mods, auto with marlin dual cases - stock ratio. Jeep J10 front D44 with flat top knuckles, non trd toy rear, 4.89s in front, 4.88 in back, both air locked, Fox 14" coilovers, 63" 2wd chebbys in the rear, maybe double shackle setup, seriously considering bobbing the bed. Warn 9.5 in front, 1.75" .120 wall bumpers and sliders, safari rack if I bob the bed, Thinking about jeep style swing away tire and gas can carrier behind tailgate... maybe just dreaming.
Some pics

GOT COPE?
12-13-2005, 08:53 PM
Sweet, keep us updated.

clarkrw3
12-17-2005, 06:12 PM
sweet keep us updated with lots of pics :D

Pathtaco
12-17-2005, 09:09 PM
I love the double cabs with SAS....

Keep up the good work and take lots of pictures and pos them. ;)

FS..

Winch
12-19-2005, 01:07 PM
:saw: Started work on it today, 3 link is going to be based on Jake's truck, 37 mtrs everyday, 36 iroks on beadlocks for harder trail runs. TRD s/c with URD's fuel mods, auto with marlin dual cases - stock ratio. Jeep J10 front D44 with flat top knuckles, non trd toy rear, 4.89s in front, 4.88 in back, both air locked, Fox 14" coilovers, 63" 2wd chebbys in the rear, maybe double shackle setup, seriously considering bobbing the bed. Warn 9.5 in front, 1.75" .120 wall bumpers and sliders, safari rack if I bob the bed, Thinking about jeep style swing away tire and gas can carrier behind tailgate... maybe just dreaming.
Some pics

Nice. Post pics as you progress, please. I'd like to get a few tips. Thanks.

roktaco
01-07-2006, 02:59 PM
Little more work done, parts arriving slowly. Had to send my t-case adaptor back to marlin to have it machined for the proper seal, been 4 weeks and counting. Picking up steel for links on monday and dropping off passenger side knuckle to have it machined and tapped for sky arm at same time. Can't mock up suspension until I have final resting place for double cases...... Made suspension tabs today for axle side. Getting anxious. Going slooooow, damn life keeps getting in the way. I'm out of room for pictures, how do I add them full size like you guys do?

02tacotim
01-07-2006, 03:09 PM
Looking good. Can't wait to get started on mine next Friday over MLK weekend. Leafs instead of coils for now. Keep up the work and send a bunch of pics.

Tim

pimptoy
01-07-2006, 03:53 PM
Jeep J10 front D44 with flat top knuckles, non trd toy rear, 4.89s in front, 4.88 in back, both air locked, Fox 14" coilovers, 63" 2wd chebbys in the rear,


why are putting 4.89 in the front or did you mean 4.88 Front and Rear

ARB1977
01-07-2006, 06:49 PM
:saw: Started work on it today, 3 link is going to be based on Jake's truck, 37 mtrs everyday, 36 iroks on beadlocks for harder trail runs. TRD s/c with URD's fuel mods, auto with marlin dual cases - stock ratio. Jeep J10 front D44 with flat top knuckles, non trd toy rear, 4.89s in front, 4.88 in back, both air locked, Fox 14" coilovers, 63" 2wd chebbys in the rear, maybe double shackle setup, seriously considering bobbing the bed. Warn 9.5 in front, 1.75" .120 wall bumpers and sliders, safari rack if I bob the bed, Thinking about jeep style swing away tire and gas can carrier behind tailgate... maybe just dreaming.
Some pics
You might want to add a valve body upgrade to you auto tranny, your tranny will thank you for it.

roktaco
01-08-2006, 04:16 PM
4.88 isn't available for the d44, so 4.89 was the closest available. Valve body upgrade.... trans will be toast without it. Add it to the list.

On the bright side, steering box is up and mounted, frame plated & sleaved on dr side, plated on pass side, made a new front crossmember. :welder: Do I need to have a host to show my pictures?

Paul
01-08-2006, 04:19 PM
Do I need to have a host to show my pictures?
If you want to show bigger pictures you do. (We want bigger pictures :D )

AngryAndy
01-08-2006, 04:21 PM
Do I need to have a host to show my pictures?


Yes you do need a host...

photobucket works okay for some...

If you want, you can email them to me and Ill get them up for ya....andy at norcalttora dot com

02tacotim
01-08-2006, 06:30 PM
What's the deal with the valve body upgrade? I am gonna be going up to 37's after a few months on 35's and I am not aware of this mod. I am going to make the jump to hydro assist when I move to 35's as well and already had my box ported and rebuilt by PSC. Sorry to hijack your post but I wanted to find out what this is.

Tim

roktaco
01-08-2006, 07:56 PM
Thanks Andy, don't want to bother you so I'll set up a account tommorow to host my pics. I want this this wheeling by Feburary or I'm going to take up ballet. I'll make every effort to keep pics up as I do things. Nothing is new here, just using tried and true designs from members on this board, then add some of my own character to it. Oh yeah, I own a small stereo shop so the inside will be loaded with goodies to :cool:

dyogim
01-09-2006, 05:22 PM
What's the deal with the valve body upgrade? I am gonna be going up to 37's after a few months on 35's and I am not aware of this mod. I am going to make the jump to hydro assist when I move to 35's as well and already had my box ported and rebuilt by PSC. Sorry to hijack your post but I wanted to find out what this is.

Tim

http://www.ipttrans.com/toyotaauto.shtml#main

You can also scroll down the page to the prices and click on one of the valve body links for more info.

pimptoy
01-11-2006, 12:49 PM
4.88 isn't available for the d44, so 4.89 was the closest available. Valve body upgrade.... trans will be toast without it. Add it to the list.

On the bright side, steering box is up and mounted, frame plated & sleaved on dr side, plated on pass side, made a new front crossmember. :welder: Do I need to have a host to show my pictures?


yes it is cause thats what i have in my front 44. try yukon thats what i have or superior gears guapo69 has those in his 44. but good luck

roktaco
01-11-2006, 05:38 PM
Guess I didn't do enough searching, randy's ring & pinion didn't show them at the time. This axle was set up 4 years ago, maybe thats why? Don't know, they work fine.

Front range tcase crossmember showed up, nice, ordered bungs for johnny joints from Kar Tech yesterday. Creepin along. Oh yeah, Picked up 3x4 .188 wall steel for 3 link cross member, see if I can get that built tomorrow. Got a photobucket account set up, see if I can put some pictures up.

GOT COPE?
01-27-2006, 03:09 AM
Update?

roktaco
01-29-2006, 03:59 PM
Ok, marlin shipped the modified dual case adaptor finally, should be here monday or tues. I sent it off begining of DEC.... they were backed up big time. This is what I have sitting around waiting to find a home, chevy rears, 8 2.5" johnny joints, bunch of 2" .250 wall tube, new warn 9.5, dana 44 with sky's high steer arms installed (got knuckle back from machine shop wednesday), got my springs on the coilovers. As soon as the adapor is here I'll put it in and then I can locate my front suspension crossmember, oh yeah have the front range crossmember as well, and all the 1.75 x .120 wall tube for bumpers, sliders, etc. Frustrating
Steve

ARB1977
01-29-2006, 04:28 PM
What's the deal with the valve body upgrade? I am gonna be going up to 37's after a few months on 35's and I am not aware of this mod. I am going to make the jump to hydro assist when I move to 35's as well and already had my box ported and rebuilt by PSC. Sorry to hijack your post but I wanted to find out what this is.

Tim
All the valve body does is increase the line pressure if you have an auto tranny so you dont burn up the clutch packs or any other part in the tranny.

roktaco
02-01-2006, 02:29 PM
Some updated pics, putting in crawler box today! Try this photo bucket thing...http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f147/goinmxn/100_0110.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f147/goinmxn/100_0109.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f147/goinmxn/curriejohnnyjoints.jpg
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roktaco
02-01-2006, 02:31 PM
try againhttp://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f147/goinmxn/000_0043.jpg

roktaco
02-01-2006, 02:31 PM
How do I show the picture, not just the link?

wslytoy
02-01-2006, 02:44 PM
wrap them in the [IMG] tags directly from the site. On Photobucket you've got the option to do the direct link, <IMG> or [IMG]. You want the link that's wrapped like [IMG]http://www.photobucket.com........[IMG]. BTW, looks good!

roktaco
02-01-2006, 03:12 PM
Maybe like this?
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f147/goinmxn/100_0109.jpg

http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f147/goinmxn/100_0110.jpg

http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f147/goinmxn/curriejohnnyjoints.jpg

http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f147/goinmxn/100_0087.jpg

http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f147/goinmxn/100_0086.jpg

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http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f147/goinmxn/000_0045.jpg

http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f147/goinmxn/000_0043.jpg

http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f147/goinmxn/000_0044.jpg
okay got it

Thanks wslytoy

roktaco
02-01-2006, 04:03 PM
Ok, I'm putting my double cases in from my 2.7, and.... looks like I"m going to have to use the transfer case out of the 2.7 instead of the 3.4,(3.4 has a larger 26 spline than the 2.7 27 spline I think) loosing my push button setup. My speed sensor is in the trans right? I've looked and thats what it looks like. Don't want to loose the speedo and odometer. Anyone see any problems with this setup?

Thanks
Steve

GOT COPE?
02-01-2006, 06:08 PM
Wow you got some nice toys there. :D

roktaco
02-01-2006, 09:34 PM
Thanks, toys are good, just not for the wallet....

pullnshoot25
02-01-2006, 11:58 PM
roktaco.... you rock.

roktaco
02-02-2006, 09:25 AM
Ok, 2.7 case is mated to crawler box, had to switch sensors for 4wd,4 lo, and spedo sesnor simply unbolted from 3.4 tcase and bolted back in place of the mechanical unit on the 2.7 case. Hopefully it will work. Putting on front range crossmember now and will be welding mounts up shortly.....

roktaco
02-02-2006, 09:47 AM
Did any of you guys who have doublers keep the stock trans crossmember and use the front range crossmember? Looks like I'm going to use both. Going to have to rearrange the exhaust a little though.

wslytoy
02-02-2006, 09:56 AM
Wow you got some nice toys there. :D


I heard you liked "toys"...... but his toys aren't exactly your speed are they? HAHA!

roktaco
02-02-2006, 01:15 PM
Front cross member gone, didn't even think about front drive shaft... lifting the body right now to weld in front range xmember mounts. Tansfercase is bolted in.
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f147/goinmxn/100_0118.jpg

GOT COPE?
02-02-2006, 09:19 PM
Drool. Keep'em comin.

tacodab
02-03-2006, 09:33 AM
:saw: Started work on it today, 3 link is going to be based on Jake's truck, 37 mtrs everyday, 36 iroks on beadlocks for harder trail runs. TRD s/c with URD's fuel mods, auto with marlin dual cases - stock ratio. Jeep J10 front D44 with flat top knuckles, non trd toy rear, 4.89s in front, 4.88 in back, both air locked, Fox 14" coilovers, 63" 2wd chebbys in the rear, maybe double shackle setup, seriously considering bobbing the bed. Warn 9.5 in front, 1.75" .120 wall bumpers and sliders, safari rack if I bob the bed, Thinking about jeep style swing away tire and gas can carrier behind tailgate... maybe just dreaming.
Some pics
you will sooooo love your truck when you are done :):)

roktaco
02-03-2006, 03:20 PM
Dean,
I'm looking very forward to it, your truck is where my suspension design is coming directly from.... hope you don't mind! Almost finished crossmember, getting closer. Welded in tabs to for front range crossmember, had to oblong one hole a little.
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f147/goinmxn/100_0120_0001.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f147/goinmxn/100_0119.jpg
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http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f147/goinmxn/100_0123.jpg

roktaco
02-03-2006, 03:39 PM
Cross member mounts, look familiar Dean :D
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f147/goinmxn/100_0125.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f147/goinmxn/100_0124.jpg

Big-A
02-03-2006, 05:55 PM
hey roktaco....your signature at the bottom says bobbed bed......do you have any pics of it because I am curious to what mine will look like bobbed.

keep up the great progress dude

roktaco
02-03-2006, 06:40 PM
Anthony,
Sorry, not done yet, should have it bobbed within 2 weeks, it is going to happen towards the end of the project with bodywork and painting being last.

roktaco
02-03-2006, 06:51 PM
Dean, do you happen to know your upper and lower link lengths? Going to finish suspension crossmember tomorrow and that would help alot with placement on the frame.

Another thing, where have you guys relocated your windshield washer resevoirs. I've removed mine for clearance and it needs a new home!

tacodab
02-04-2006, 12:42 AM
my upper link is 33" and my lower links are 32" center to center of the bolts
Jakes links are 8 or 10 inches longer than mine.

I went to the junkyard and got one out of an older toy truck....cant for the life of me remember the year or if it was a 2wd or 4wd here is a picture for ya. hope this helps....cant wait to see some wheeeeeling pics :):)

http://www.norcalttora.com/~dean/pictures/washer.JPG

tacodab
02-04-2006, 12:48 AM
Dean,
I'm looking very forward to it, your truck is where my suspension design is coming directly from.... hope you don't mind! Almost finished crossmember, getting closer. Welded in tabs to for front range crossmember, had to oblong one hole a little.
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f147/goinmxn/100_0120_0001.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f147/goinmxn/100_0119.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f147/goinmxn/100_0122.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f147/goinmxn/100_0123.jpg
heck no I dont mind. that is way cool you would do a similar setup. I like the crawler.....but I like my cup holders :)

and yes those cross members look familiar. LOL I got the idea from Dick Fosters truck.

roktaco
02-06-2006, 05:20 PM
Another question Dean, you are using a sway bar setup from currie, did it make a big difference, and do you recall what springs you are using on the coilovers. Got my crossmember finished this evening. Getting there....

Thanks
Steve

Winch
02-06-2006, 06:37 PM
Another question Dean, you are using a sway bar setup from currie, did it make a big difference, and do you recall what springs you are using on the coilovers. Got my crossmember finished this evening. Getting there....

Thanks
Steve

Hey Steve. Looks as if things are coming along pretty good. Looks great! As far as springs go, I've got 250 lbs over 350 lbs springs. What are you going to run? Do you have chevvy springs in the rear?

tacodab
02-06-2006, 06:46 PM
yes the currie sway bar is the one I have. had to cut down the arm to get it to work.....it makes a HUGE diff on the road.

http://www.tacodab.com/sas046.jpg



I have 250 over 350 on the springs.

roktaco
02-06-2006, 07:34 PM
Thanks,

Chevy's in the rear, still working on shackle design etc. I have 300 over 350 right now, I have 250 over 300 from my first rig, so I can play with the springs a little if needed. I'm going to order the currie setup tomorrow if I can get my suspension link dimensions firmed up. Had problems with new highsteer studs today, had to replace them as the nuts were tearing the threads up as I took them off???? Not sure what I did wrong. Back at it tomorrow!

tacodab
02-06-2006, 09:09 PM
I was thinking of going to 300 over 350 on mine cuz its so damn heavy :)
hope all works out.

roktaco
02-07-2006, 02:08 PM
Crossmember pics, :welder: welding it up permanently now. Figuring out where to mount antirock setup. Ordered pitman arm insert from front range. :welder:
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f147/goinmxn/100_0131.jpg
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Toyo4x4
02-07-2006, 03:00 PM
Wow, impressive build...keep these pictures coming. Your welds are pretting damn impressive. Mind me asking what welder you have?

roktaco
02-07-2006, 04:34 PM
Thanks, Millermatic 172 is the model, about 4 years old. Here are some pics of the crossmember mounts welded up in their new home! :welder:
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f147/goinmxn/100_0134.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f147/goinmxn/100_0133.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f147/goinmxn/100_0132.jpg

roktaco
02-07-2006, 04:51 PM
Anyone who has done the 3 link sas considered putting the upper link on top of the differential like all pro kit? Looks as if it might have more clearance on that side and a little easier to build the mount on top of the diff. Going to look into it when I get the axle under the truck for mocking up.
Oh yeah, just spent more $$$, currie antirock is on the way... :eek:

Thanks

Brain
02-07-2006, 05:35 PM
Nice welds, I miss my C25 tank sometimes :)

Winch
02-09-2006, 06:47 PM
Anyone who has done the 3 link sas considered putting the upper link on top of the differential like all pro kit? Looks as if it might have more clearance on that side and a little easier to build the mount on top of the diff. Going to look into it when I get the axle under the truck for mocking up.
Oh yeah, just spent more $$$, currie antirock is on the way... :eek:

Thanks

Yes, my third link is on top of the diff, but if I remember correctly, your diff is driver side. If so, I think the geometry is supposed to be different, and the link has to run downwards from the axle to better prevent wheel hop. Mine is running upwards towards the frame on the pass. side.

Also, you may find your pitman arm insert doesn't fit. If so, go here:
http://www.tacomaterritory.com/forum/showthread.php?t=25489

roktaco
02-10-2006, 11:20 PM
My diff is on the pass side as well, still looking at both sides for mounting the 3rd link. Thanks for the link to the sleeve mod. Got some more of the crossmember done, as well as started on the links. Did some daydreaming as well, see the pictures. Won't be able to work on it this weekend, snow on the way and I have a contract at the airport pushing snow, $80 hr is enough incentive to take a break. :rolleyes: Here we go, oh what it will be like....
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f147/goinmxn/100_0139.jpg
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ScoTaco
02-11-2006, 11:47 AM
Man that thing is sick!Nice work,I am jealous. :kewl:

roktaco
02-13-2006, 07:15 PM
:mad: My high steer dodge d44 knuckles wont work with my jeep rotors and 6 lug spindles.... called pmp to get a set after wasting most of the day figuring out it wont work, puting in new seals bearings etc, waste of money. Grrrr.
Try again tomorrow.

roktaco
02-14-2006, 05:05 PM
I am in the process of mocking up the steering and suspension setup and I might have a clearance problem with the tie rod. I have 5.5" between the frame rail and the tie rod. This makes for a nice flat drag link, but will I have any problems with the tie rod contacting the frame? I am building bump stops but this doesn't seem like alot of clearance. SAS guys can you let me know what kind of clearance you have.
Thanks
Steve
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f147/goinmxn/100_0150.jpg

roktaco
02-16-2006, 08:34 PM
Worked on the upper link mounts today (cutting then mocking up), and installed the antirock. Had to recess it into the frame to ensure clearance of the upper link. I'm pleased with how it turned out. Should have the upper link in its permanent spot tomorrow, and start on the panhard bar. Here are some pics, getting closer every day. :welder:
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f147/goinmxn/0c3036d6.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f147/goinmxn/a9ad735e.jpg
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http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f147/goinmxn/80964818.jpg

GOT COPE?
02-16-2006, 11:49 PM
Sweeeeeet. Keep em comin.

02tacotim
02-17-2006, 07:51 AM
Lookin good. Gonna have a ton of powder coat/paint to do when it's done huh? It looks better everyday.

Tim

FAUX X 4
02-17-2006, 09:19 AM
It's hard to tell for sure in those pic's but it looks like you need to rotate your lower links down at the axle and keep the center of the joint on the lower plane of the axle tube or your going to have a big, big problem with your axle wanting to rotate the dif into your oil pan along with a multitude of other problems.......go ahead and ask me how I know! :)

....the rest looks really good!

roktaco
02-17-2006, 05:38 PM
I now have peep holes in my frame...... The sway bar I so handily notched into the frame still doesn't allow enough clearance for the suspension to compress fully. It is going to be in front of the axle now. No clearance issues up front. I cycled the suspension fully and the differential barely rotates at all, tucks in perfectly next to the oil pan. All looks good so far. I'll work on the sway bar again tomorrow, and start cutting out the upper fender for the coilovers. 14" wont quite fit in there. Might get the hoops up tommorrow, they are already bent. Knuckles should be in monday, so I can get final measurements on the steering and have it made up by pmp and make the panhard bar up. :D
My handy little peep holes..... :rolleyes:
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f147/goinmxn/100_0161.jpg
garage flex :p
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f147/goinmxn/100_0160.jpg
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roktaco
02-21-2006, 03:00 PM
Worked on pass side hoop today, finished. Going to have to recess the sway bar in the front of the axle, again. Slooowly progressing. The guys who do this in a day :eek: hats off to ya. On a good note, picked up a job sasing a 01 extra cab, gave him price for coilover and leaf springs. Now he has to decide!
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f147/goinmxn/100_0166.jpg
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Brain
02-21-2006, 03:01 PM
That's a good idea running the sway bar in front of the axle. That's where Jeeps have them :)

roktaco
02-21-2006, 05:15 PM
You said Jeep :eek:
Man, found this pic, how quickly you forget
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f147/goinmxn/DSC00213.jpg

Brain
02-22-2006, 12:16 AM
Ya I can see what you mean...

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c259/generalee7/Picture002.jpg

http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/6/web/234000-234999/234257_84_full.jpg

roktaco
02-22-2006, 12:51 PM
Steering shaft is finished, working on the firewall plate now then moving on to the driver side hoop.
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f147/goinmxn/100_0167.jpg
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roktaco
02-22-2006, 03:55 PM
Firewall steering plate done!
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f147/goinmxn/100_0173.jpg
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jrizman
02-22-2006, 05:22 PM
you do some exceptionally nice work man! is this a job or just a hobby?! haha

roktaco
02-24-2006, 09:48 AM
Thanks for the compliments :D Drivers side hoop is finished, steering is finished except lines. Talked to PMP yesterday and arms should ship by today. Cant finish the steering or panhard until the knuckles show up for the axle. So today we are going to finish up the sway bar then move onto the back springs using a double shackle setup. :welder:
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Sitting on both tires at ride height
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roktaco
02-25-2006, 03:29 PM
On to the back now, removed stock springs and axle, cut off brackets and started removing bushings in chevys, holy crap what a pita :think: Any suggestions, I'm using the torches now. Going to research this weekend which shackle setup I am going with. Felt like taking more pics for the fun of it, really pleased with how the front is looking :great:
One of my buddies wants to do the same thing as mine, we came up with a figure of about 10k total with dual cases, fr arb, ctms & chromos, 3 link, antirock, front range x member, pmp high steer etc, with all associated materials and then some for labor. Made me realize how much I really have in my truck :shocked: well here are some more pics, enjoy
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clarkrw3
02-26-2006, 07:11 PM
looking sweet! This is what I would love to do!!! love it

roktaco
02-26-2006, 08:05 PM
Clark,
Thanks, this is my third truck, I built an 84 frame up with fuel injected 350, orbit eyes, arbs, dual cases, tube bed etc etc, build is still over on pirate somewhere. Loved that truck, but to small inside and had some overheating issues, then I bought Trail carnage's 3 linked sas xtra cab taco, did some work to my liking, rolled it over twice.... but was scary on the street and still ran out of room inside. Now onto the double cab built to my liking, exactly the way I want. This is my dream truck... right now.... want a capable COMFORTABLE dd with no bad manners, not to tall, not to wide, with all the goodies and unique. Not cheap, but I'll have no payment when I'm done on a truck my buddies and I built. Can't ask for more.
Steve

builttaco
02-27-2006, 09:41 AM
Sick build, just finishing my Xtra-cab and want a double cab now. I too ran out of room. New baby.
I see in your sig you have an LBZ, do you like it? Any mods to it or future plans?

roktaco
02-27-2006, 05:35 PM
Lbz hasn't arrived yet. Ordered it Jan 23, came off the assembly line last thursday, should be getting a call to pick it up in the next couple of days. Actually flying across country to Kellog Indiana to pick it up! Crazy but the dealer destroyed the local prices and paid for my plane ticket plus fuel back!! I've never been past the Mississippi, now I get to drive across country. Actually looking forward to it. Sorry, should keep this in chit chat.
Did get rear hangers done today, and figured out shackle design. Will have some pics in the am.
Steve

roktaco
03-02-2006, 06:16 PM
Concentrating on the rear now while waiting for pmp knuckles to finish the front. Started off by moving the leaf mounts 7.5" forward of the stock location, this proved to be 1" short so had to move it to 8.5". Perfect. Used a johnny joint for mounting the rear shackle, had to play with its position a bit to avoid using a block and getting shack angle right. Made up some ubolt plates out of 6x6 by 3/8 plate. Took out the overload spring, everything seems to be setting right with the bed on.

Get to pick up my LBZ on the 9th! Can't wait.....
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GOT COPE?
03-02-2006, 09:37 PM
Sweet! keep the pics comin.

roktaco
03-07-2006, 04:53 PM
Made rear shackles shock mounts and frame crossmember, talked to pmp today, knuckles will be here tomorrow. Then we can finish the steering and panhard and the front will be done. Probably start to work on brakes tomorrow. Also made up ubolt flip kit.
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GOT COPE?
03-07-2006, 11:27 PM
Niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiice. :kewl:

roktaco
03-19-2006, 07:05 PM
Update, had the front end mocked up, panhard frame mount clearance with the drag link has made me move the axle about 1.5" farther forward, slowing progress. I'm trying to keep the panhard as long as possible and have been able to keep it parallel with the drag link. I mounted my panhard high, keeps roll center high, which gives the feeling of more stability side hilling etc, but if it goes, it goes all at once! I've mocked up the front end many times now. Slow process. Oh yeah, pinched fox coilover line tonight, another thing to slow me down. Front frame height is going to be under 30" at ride height, what I was shooting for. One good thing.....

toycoma732
03-24-2006, 06:11 PM
just read the entire build up and i am impressed!!! those welds are cleaner than most ive seen....great job on this build up, love the pics and info

keep it up :D

roktaco
03-25-2006, 12:54 PM
Thanks for the compliments,
Finished panhard bar mounts, have a temporary panhard bar in, have to make the real one now. Chromos and ujoints will be here wed. Steering measurements called in to independent 4x so I can get final tierod and drag links in place. Got my 2 transfer case levers in and hooked trans shifter back up. Going to have to modify the crawler box shifter to have it come out in the stock location. Both driveshafts done, just need to put them in.
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Winch
03-28-2006, 08:50 PM
Hello Steve. As you know I've been following your built very closely. Great job, man - looks as if your getting near the end like me. I've got three questions for you (or anyone else who would like to chime in):
1. Adjustable panhard rod. Is that what it's called and where did you get the rod insert to adjust the lenght of the panhard bar?
2. That Currie anti-swaybar setup you have seems to be very rigid. Does the crossbar allow for a fair bit of twist for when you hit a pothole, or are both wheels pretty much "linked"?
3. I really dig that Johnny joint you're using for your rear shackle. I don't seem to be getting alot of flex with my chevvy leafs as I jack the rear up and I'm thinking that the lack of weight plus the rigidity of my longer shackles may have someting to do with it. Question: Have you done this before, and if so, how is highway handling?

Thanks. gary

TBob
03-29-2006, 07:47 AM
sounds like a great build!! - good luck and keep us posted on your progress.

:saw: Started work on it today, 3 link is going to be based on Jake's truck, 37 mtrs everyday, 36 iroks on beadlocks for harder trail runs. TRD s/c with URD's fuel mods, auto with marlin dual cases - stock ratio. Jeep J10 front D44 with flat top knuckles, non trd toy rear, 4.89s in front, 4.88 in back, both air locked, Fox 14" coilovers, 63" 2wd chebbys in the rear, maybe double shackle setup, seriously considering bobbing the bed. Warn 9.5 in front, 1.75" .120 wall bumpers and sliders, safari rack if I bob the bed, Thinking about jeep style swing away tire and gas can carrier behind tailgate... maybe just dreaming.
Some pics

roktaco
03-29-2006, 03:41 PM
Gary
Answers:
1. I made that up from some old links from my other truck for mock up, I am making a solid panhard once its all dialed in. I don't trust the adjustable one for hard use.
2. That Currie anti-swaybar is perfect, just like a stock sway bar in principle, makes a HUGE difference on road, quick disco it and you best of both worlds.
3. Johnny joint setup works great, haven't had it at highway speeds yet :eek:

and again thanks for the compliments.

This is where I am now, she is running & driving. Playing hell bleeding the brakes, mushy pedal, adjusted the emergency brakes, bleeding it again :mad:
Did lots of searching.... no clear cut answer. Here are some pics
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AK98Taco
03-29-2006, 04:52 PM
This is where I am now, she is running & driving.

Looking great!

roktaco
03-29-2006, 06:12 PM
Regular picts gives and idea of the final stance
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AK98Taco
03-29-2006, 08:34 PM
She's big, but hopefully a bumper and winch will settle her a bit.

Winch
03-29-2006, 08:49 PM
Awesome!!! do you ever dwarf that Dodge! Thanks for the info.

roktaco
03-30-2006, 06:30 AM
Thats what I like about coilovers, a can bring her up or down as I please;). Leaf springs in the back, that takes a little more work.

CronusTRD
03-30-2006, 06:46 AM
That is a really nice job. Can't wait to see the final product.

Tweeter
03-30-2006, 04:28 PM
Cool truck man :kewl:

tacodab
04-01-2006, 10:07 PM
Regular picts gives and idea of the final stance
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f147/goinmxn/100_0244.jpg
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congrats :):) nice job

roktaco
06-13-2006, 07:04 PM
Finally able to work on my truck again, did this to my buddys 02 Taco;) Tied up a little of my time..... details are identicle to mine but a little taller.,
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f147/goinmxn/tacosas072.jpg

Now, finished sway bar on mine, final panhard bar done, plumbed arb compressor and set up switches, pics tommorrow. On to bumpers and sliders.... man I can't wait to trash this thing :D Oh yeah, I did do the stereo while the truck was on hold, lots of cool stuff.

Timbuddha
08-13-2006, 12:22 AM
I'm curious about the sway bar . . . what length did you use? and how about the length of the arms, or can that not be customized?

Tim

jh3
08-13-2006, 08:16 AM
I'm curious about the sway bar . . . what length did you use? and how about the length of the arms, or can that not be customized?

Tim

YES...tell us more

roktaco
08-15-2006, 05:37 PM
I used an antirock from Currie, shortened the arms for clearance but still used the holes it came with. I'll snap some pics in the am and take some measurements for you guys, it works great by the way. I can come into any corner at whatever speed I want within reason and have very little body roll. I've been driving the truck every day for over a month now and on a couple 600 plus mile trips, no complaints, except the price of premium gas.....

Timbuddha
08-15-2006, 07:21 PM
Nice!!! Please do post up some pics!!

Tim

roktaco
08-22-2006, 05:30 PM
Sorry for the delay, busy with everything...... This is the universal antirock kit, if you go back in my build you can get some better ideas where it was going to be originally, now its in front tucked up near the front of the oil pan. Simple but effective.
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f147/goinmxn/100_0331.jpg
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Here is the truck as I drive it every day, iroks on outings and mtzs during the week..
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ARB1977
08-22-2006, 06:40 PM
Thats a nice rig, everyday use and a weekend go getter.

Brandon
08-23-2006, 10:09 AM
very nice!

Did you end up keeping your lower links in this position? If so, any problems? It looks like they would work better if they were a bit lower.
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roktaco
08-23-2006, 03:30 PM
Didn't move them and I have no problems at all. Diff doesn't rotate much during up travel either and I have 7" of vertical separation between upper and lower links. I would do it again this way if I built another. (3rd one really,as I built my buddys the exact same way)
Steve

TRDTaco88
10-29-2006, 04:56 PM
Hey Steve, It was nice meeting ya the other night, truck looks good! Great job on the write up!

Matt

roktaco
11-01-2006, 06:12 AM
Thanks Matt,
After I saw you I was on the way home and rolled the splines over on the input shaft on my tcase at a stoplight ? wtf?, thats what I get for using 2.7 case with the s/c. I'll be up in harrisonburg va sunday at big boys playground, marlin had the coupler in stock. If you want to go you are welcome to run with us.

Steve

swank501
11-01-2006, 06:25 AM
Do you have any action shots???
Have you run into any problems or clearance issues??

Toyo4x4
11-01-2006, 08:45 PM
Very nice man. Like the softopper. Btw, how do you like the MTZs? Wearing pretty good?

arrowpilot
11-28-2006, 01:19 PM
Dude!

Tweeter
11-30-2006, 03:14 PM
That's a sweet doublecab! If I were into rockcrawling I'd definitely make mine along the lines of that one. You just need a cool paint scheme now! Seriously though, I love it.

roktaco
12-10-2006, 05:39 PM
Sorry about the slow reply, first thanks for the props, mtzs, no real experience off road as I put my iroks on when I go out, they are wearing very well, getting a little louder, I would say I'll get 25k at least out of them. I do have some video, just can't figure out how to get it online. As far as clearance, yes had a problem with panhard bar mount contacting the frame so I notched the frame and reinforced it. No problem now. Paint, I did some damage to the tailgate and rear fender last time out and am fixing that and coming up with some protection. Some 1.75" .120 wall tubing and the bender should take care of it. Paint scheme is going to be desert marpat, if I can figure it out how to lay it down (digital camo).

Thanks
Steve