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Scuba's 99 Single Cab Tacoma

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1999 Tacoma Single Cab.
2.7L 5Speed 4X4 with Marlin Crawler 1200# clutch
5.29's and Lockright lockers front and rear.
OME 882's/ N91's (Front) and Allpro 3's/ 10" Bilstien 5150's (Rear)
315/75/R16 Goodyear MTR Kevlars on American Eagle Alloy Series 101 16x8's with 3.75 backspacing.
4Xinnovations sliders and front bumper (with Lightforce 170's courtesy of Pismo Jambo '09)
Homebrew rear bumper
Skidrow front IFS and Tcase skid plate
Bed Bobbed 10"
01+ 2.7 Mini header and Dynomax Muffler
07 Scion TC seat swap
Pro-fit GPS mount
Yellow box speedometer calibrator


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2nd day I had her.




Less then a week after I got her...
4xinnovations Sliders...


Cb mounting and Tom Tom One.


Got a few more things done :

Pulled the Add-A-Leafs cause they rode like ass.





Cb Antennae Mount


And De-Chromed the Fenders


Oh, I finally got around to putting my 1 Kicker 10" and 300X1 amp in, Much better

And recieved some parts

OME 881's and N91S's, Lockright Rear locker, Toyota mini header conversion, The headers are in, Locker will be in on 5/3, And lift will be done when I get funds for the rear springs..


Oh, And heres some non poser shots from Calico a couple weekends back





BYE BYE


Initial thoughts, Not really noticeable when turning from a dead stop like a stop sign or something, But going about 40-50 and purposely slightly jerking the wheel back in forth I could deff tell it wasnt there.
I crawled a few malls and drove around town a bit and im gettin used to it.

The drive to work tomorrow is very curvy, So I guess that'll be a good time to get used to it more..


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QuickFist in the other day


And THANK YOU SHOWSTOP, YOU ROCK !!!
(He Helped me install this)





Shes Shapin up

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Dechromed, lifted..Uhh IDK but theres other shit

All-Pro 3" rear springs, U bolt flip kit, Ext brake lines Bilstien 5150 10"ers. OME 881 fronts with N91S's




Before:


After:


Underneath :


This is how she'll flex with still another 1" before bumpstops, Oh lil bit of body damage :


TacoDell, If you ever read this THANK YOU !!!!

Edit: Thanks for the name change mods !!

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Getting there :)

Got the 33 10.5 BFG mudders mounted, Great price = 85 bucks a tire, Couldnt pass that up.






Front locker and budbuilts, gears bumpers F/R and she'll be done..

Yeah, RIIIGGHHHT


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Well ^^Those^^ Pics blow so im gonna add a couple

This weekend.




Last weekend.


My Taco and my dads 99 4Runner.



Oh, 21 MPG Higway, ~~16-17 Mixed. Not bad I say.

Oh, And just did a tuneup : Fuel filter, Air filter, PVC valve and grommet, plugs, Tcase, Trans, And front diff ( rear was done with locker install like 4k ago so not worried about it ) ;
Zerks all around were hit about 2 weeks ago (I think the rear drive shaft needs new U's as well as shaft seals on the slip yoke.)



SOO, Up next.
Budbuilts are my birthday present, Exactly one month from today ill be 19
They'll be on the way soon.
After that im thinking front locker.
Somewhere in between those two will be a bed bob, Cause the bed is just too damn long

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Yeah not much of an update, I know sorry.

But I was visiting Texas, And I got some wheelin done at Hidden Falls, near Marble Falls
I think this is the best picture of my truck thus far..




Bud builts soon damnit..
Couple other little things should be soon, Satoshi (picking up a spare grille), rear diff breather..Chit like that..

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Bobbed the bed, Still a work in progress, Ill update more when im done..



Yes the frame rails have been cut since this picture.


EDIT 8/29/09
Bob is done for the most part. Got it all seam welded, bond-oed, and sprayed some white primer over it..



PS came out a bit better then I thought it would




Finally got around to painting the rear bedsides black..




The other side looks exactly the same..

I will admit, there are still a couple gaps inside the bed, But I'm hoping eventually I can get to a welding shop and they can braize it..

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Finally got some underbelly protection courtesy of Skid Row OffRoad
I got the front IFS skid, and the transfer case skid. I passed on the transmission skid that goes from the rear of the front crossmember (under the rack and pinion) to the front of the Tcase Xmember.
Why you ask ?
A: I have a manual transmission, Not an auto with a rock magnet of an ATF fluid pan, so for now Im not too worried about it
B: Short wheel base FTW.

These are about $60 cheaper then BB front, already come powder coated ( IDRC), look just as good as BB's AND have a stock size hole for oil changes


Reminds me of some dual case Xmember


Before


After




1/2" or so there..




Yes I know my sliders need to be repainted








The check list of future mods is as follows in no particular order

Gears (4.88's, Maybe 5.29's)
Rear Bumper
Rear diff armor
Rock lights
Satoshi
Yellow Top Battery
1" BL
Power mirror swap
Paint ?

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Bumper

In those pictures ^^ you see a TJM bumper, But the approach angle with it sucked and it was 110 pounds
So I sold it and contacted Adam at 4Xinnovations
It took 1 month and 1 day to receive the bumper but it was well worth the wait

Here it is in action recently :







Changed the color from white to black :


The bumper is really well constructed and saved me some body damage with the wraparounds. Yes it is painted white.

Also you can see the Lightforce 170's I won at the Pismo Jamboree back in september, They are awesome BTW.
They are wired up with the lightforce wiring harness with a stock fog light switch :

Why can't the tacoma's have as many blank switch spots like the 4runners ??!

Oh, Update on the skid's. Love them. They have held up very well so far.

Should be getting some AP UCA's soon, as well as some 4.88's with a front locker. Stay Tuned

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Time for a Clutch !

Well at 120,xxx miles, the clutch was about done. I dont think it was stock anyway, Felt way stiffer then a stock clutch..


Soo, I contacted Marlin Crawler and ordered up a 1200# heavy duty clutch


The plan was to do it all by myself, This would be the first time I did something this big on a vehicle. Basically that's mainly true, the only time I needed help was getting the transmission back into the place. The input shaft would not slide through the pilot bearing to save my life, so I needed an extra set of hands, eyes and muscles.

Here's some pics:

My trick on the front driveshaft bolts


Everyone says you need 36" extensions for the top bell housing bolts, but I got away with 22" and a swivel






The flywheel and the burnt clutch material


The old one. Which does not say AISIN on it anywhere..


After it was all said and done it shifts pretty damn well, Im liking the clutch so far

EDIT: She also got these (factory Toyota) at 112,xxx.. A few months back, So the clutch should be in tip top order and ready for another 100K


That's about it for that..

Working on some quick disco mud flaps ATM and I should have 4.88's within the next month or so..

Need to start planning replacement of Balljoints and inner and outer TRE's, No real problem, but I feel it should be done..

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Finally made some quick disco mud flaps..

Started off with the pins from ace hardware (5 bucks)

I also went to HD and got a six foot piece of 1/8" angle iron (11.97)

Trimmed the stock flaps.. (before and after)


The rear bolt is the one they are bolted in between


Test fit


Flap connected


Done


I know they need to be painted, I dont have time today, and tomorrow is wheelin. So they will be painted sunday

Also, I know there is a possibility that they can twist front to back with wind from highway driving. If I notice that happening I will make a small tack weld to keep them in place. Once I make a bumper a wraparound support will probably take place of this..

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Got a Dynomax super turbo model number 17747..

Havent noticed much extra noise or power but I maybe feel a teensy bit more extra torque and throttle response.. I also have had an exhaust leak at the header that I just fixed, so maybe it'll get louder or something, who knows..





it was 56 shipped from amazon..

Other then that, I don't have much else new.. I have 5.29's and lockrights F/R on the way though

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Finally got geared, and I added a front lockright at the same time. So now it's 5.29's and Lockrights F/R

I shipped my diffs out to ECGS first so my rear lockright could be installed with my new gears, here's how my truck sat for 2 weeks..



I received the gears at 2:15pm ish friday and had the truck ready for AZRocks 2010 by 7:30PM ish... I drove about 25 miles and then let the truck sit for a few hours..







All in all I LOVE the 5.29's and the front lockright on and offroad. The locker did not bug me as much as the web wheelers will make you think

at 70 MPH on the highway, I got 17 MPG.. The truck was cruising at around 3200 RPM...
HOWEVER, I kicked it down to 60 MPH, and I got 22MPG, and that's loaded with a shit ton of camping gear, 2 coolers and alot of water and gas tools yada yada..


And because pics or it didn't happen, here's a couple from AZRocks 2010
(Pics borrowed from Igor )






My camping spot near Lake Havasu



I also did the corner blinker mod a while back, but we all know what that looks like..

I think future plans are a 1"BL, 35's, crawler box.. probably in that order.. who knows..

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Finally got around to doing the extended rear diff breather..
I used the write up here on CT

Got the union from Northridge Toyota Parts, my local dealer said they don't stock it and I have to buy 10


Ran it up to the fuel filler neck..


Zip tied in place and ready to go


I think it added like 7HP..

If I have water up that far, I think I'll have worse problems. But this is where most people run the breather so that works for me.

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It's been a while since I updated. Got a few things done.

I installed Scion TC "Spec" seats in place of my stock Tacoma seats




Installed a yellow box speedometer calibrator. Write up here


Installed a Profit GPS mount with Garmin Nuvi adapter


Replaced the ball joints all around. PITA. My advice. Just pull the knuckles and take it to a shop. The place I go to that assembles struts, does suspension work and such charged me $40 to press in the upper ball joints. The lowers were a sinch.
I also replaced the outter TRE's while I was at it. And the alignment tech said the inners are done


Since I needed the alignment I added 2 trim packers. The 881's were sagged to shit. I think the OME springs have a problem staying tight when you actually wheel on em. But whatever.


I purchased a kenwood HD545U which is not installed yet. I'm waiting until I recieve the Sirius tuner to install the H/U


Working on a rear bumper, I'll update this when it is finished

I think that's all I got. Heres a few recent wheelin pictars.

John Bull


Calico









Person taking this picture was standing level. The angle you see me at is pretty true. Talk about pucker factor.


If you don't like big pictars...

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My Motto: Build it, wheel it, break it, fix it.

Yep. Thats where the fun is at. Building it, getting out on the trail and breaking it and finding where the weak links are at the same time. Then getting in the garage all day to fix it....

On my last outing I must have high centered on my Transfercase skid plate. Due to this plate being exactly where my breakover angle is the skid plate has been slowly bending upwards but only now did I realize how much. On start up and shut down the Tcase would rattle in to the plate. Wasn't a huge deal as I couldn't really see this leading to a severe failure on the transfercase but I wasn't just going to let it go.

Just before I pulled the plate for repair


I made a line at just about where the front case drop ended and where I'd be able to add metal. (Name that leak ) You can also see where the case was contacting just in front of the drain hole on the plate


Not the best picture but you can kind of see the gap..


I beat it out then welded this to the underside to prevent warping. You can see just how much I actually use this skid. If it wasn't there I'd have been stopped in my tracks on the trail a LONG time ago.


I had some scrap 1.5X1.5 square tube that I welded in place to add rigidity.


Painted it, bolted it up.. all is good.


Going to be giving the same treatment to my gas tank skid plate tomorrow. Also, I am in the process of finally filling in a lot of gaps in the bed bob. Not going to take pics of that as theres not much to look at.. just a bunch of booger welds.

This repair should keep me good to go for a good long time.

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Updating from the iPhone, on my way to takeover.
Changed the oil in this thing yesterday and added a fumoto quick oil drain valve to ease in no mess oil changes. The hose you see in the pic was cut to about 6", stuck on the end of the drain nipple and tucked under/ into my skidrow skid.

Sometimes, it's the little things

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Bought and welded on an allpro diff guard: (don't mind the booger looking welds). I've already scraped and dragged it around and it ain't moving




Also rewired my door and kick panel shit with "Performance connection systems" connectors. In a nutshell:
The connectors were about 7$ each. A bit spendy but well worth it.
The reason I did this was due to the PO's alarm installation. It has aftermarket door lock actuators wired straight through the pass through from door to kick panel. Well that doesn't work too well when you need to take of the door to go wheelin. I finally got tired of using the key to lock and unlock the door as well as use the remote to disarm the alarm.

Heres the way its wired up. I have 4 of the male connectors and 2 female connectors. The 2 female connectors are wired into the kick panel with the speaker wires and the alarm wires. The male connectors are wired into the door, obviously to the speaker and the door lock actuators. I have 2 extra male connectors. Those will be used to wire into an extra set of speakers that will be temp mounted when I pull the doors off to go wheelin. Clear as mud?




Original junk and the loose aftermarket wiring


All done


Also wired up a Happy Light volt meter



Have a spare steering rack in the garage just chillin.. waiting.. I'll eventually throw some new inner tres on it and a new rack guide and replace my rack. Eventually. I'm having no problems with my steering at the moment.


Pics from Socal TTORA Takeover 2010.. (PROPS TO TYLER AND ALL OF THE SOCAL STAFF)






Ooops.






Also I should be picking this up in about 12 hours from now.
I will be slowly buying parts to build a doubler with it.

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Finally got a spare set of lockouts to join my lower BJ's, couple of U Joints, and a CV joint in my spare parts collection

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Bought some 35's last month. Been working on getting the truck going since then. Its finally wheelable. Still have a few odds and ends to tie up.

More tubbing info



Had them mounted up on some american eagle 101's that I painted a metallic aluminum and did some trimming.








On all 4


I also had to remount the sliders. Did so with adequate plating and gusseting.






I finally got to wheel the truck today..
Heres some good pics.. Thanks to John (Rivethead242) for some of these!
























Cheesin!













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Progress has been slow. I picked up an 85 mini front axle thats going to be swapped in hopefully by the end of the year. I need to finish paying RJ off for that before I can even start buying parts for the swap. I did get a free set of hysteer arms from Tom (Monkeyproof) recently. Thanks again Tom!

Axle


IFS hubs and steering box


Hysteer arms (unknown manufacturer, possibly allpro)



Anyway, I got a Garmin Oregon 450 for Christmas.

As well as a nice list of tune up parts including..
Plugs and Plug wires.
PCV and PCV grommet.
Alternator brushes (hoarding until they are really needed)
Rear 02 Sensor.
Air Filter.
Fuel Filter.
All 3 Belts.

I've done everything above except the belts. Need a tension gauge.

I also got the Special Service Tools for a valve job. Soon as I get those in I'll pull the shims, measure them and order new ones.
I also need to replace the EGR valve. But thats for when I have more $$.


As for today..

I spent some time making a mount for my new Garmin Oregon 450.
I basically followed this write up but did a couple things differently in regards to how the mount was assembled but it basically came out the same.





BOOGERS!!! (Wire speed sucked )




It doesn't block any view out of the front. It actually sits about right where the a pillar is in my vision. I need to order up the Garmin car adapter stuff so I can have a rechargeable battery and a power cord (which will be hard wired).


Heres some pictures from a couple of the recent runs I've been on

Clawhammer and Chocolate Thunder
https://ttora.com/forum/showthread.php?t=169459

Moab Turkey Takeover
https://ttora.com/forum/showthread.php?t=167643

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I recently added the Trail-Gear transfercase crossmember to the armor list and subtracted the non sufficient Skidrow tcase skid.
The kit comes with the brackets you can either bolt or weld on. I chose to weld on. At the same time I cut off the stock crossmember brackets.

It is made out of 3/8ths steel and seems to be beef enough for what my IFS can throw at it.

I've only had it out on the trail once and it did get some scrapes. But its too early to tell if I will really like it.

On another note, I have noticed NO EXTRA VIBES as compared to stock. And don't be fooled by TG's claim that it is "high clearance." When I was mocking the crossmember up before cutting the stock xmember brackets off the bottom of the stock brackets were even with the bottom of the new TG xmember. So there is no gain in clearance. Just a gain in beef factor. Yes there is still remnants of the stock brackets. I will deal with those when I have the plasma for the SAS



Installed



I also recently "installed" a Trasharoo on the tailgate. I finally got tired of using my friends and decided to get one of my own. It was only 45 bucks and helps kep the trash off of the trail as well as out of my cab and bed. It is a very high quality bag and I recommend it to anyone.

After the below picture, I have since moved it up so it does not hang below the bumper.





Some wheelin pics from Clawhammer and Chocolate thunder and then KOH weekend where I ran Mottino Wash and Hammerdown. Plus some snow wheelin!
























Got arrested for speeding:










Navigating with the Garmin Oregon 450.




Broke a CV (my first), cracked a rim, and pushed over the alignment cam tabs on the rear passenger LCA mount.


A couple videos from KOH weekend.

http://blip.tv/file/4762035

http://blip.tv/file/4763091


Sorry for the pic overload, but this is what my garage is all about .
Also, some of these pics are courtesy of John (rivethead42), Chris (LBchico98), and Rebekah (some_odd_girl).

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I did a bit of an luxury accommodation mod.
I retrofitted power mirrors on my POS. I finally got tired aiming the mirrors after every time I went wheeling.

I got chrome power mirrors from a 97 extended cab, and a switch from the same truck. The harness that plugs into the switch happens to be from a Camry, but everything worked out okay after I figured out how to interpret the wiring diagrams.



Switch is mounted here:


Right now they are just wired up with butt connectors for testing function. I have some 3 wire connectors from PCS that will be wired in tomorrow morning.
http://www.pcsconnectors.com/12015793-ASM.aspx

Video demo showing that they work properly.
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I picked up a pair of 4XInnovations tube doors from a local member. They're brand new, he just never used them after he bought them. Got a killer deal on them so I had to pull the trigger.
Since I already have my door hinge pins cut, I just had bolt the door side hinge piece on the doors and throw them on. Works great!
Sooner or later I'm going to add some mirrors and some speaker mounts. For now, some headphones will do.








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Finally have something decent to update with..
More recently its just been maintenance and more maintenance. Chasing my tail with a power steering leak etc..

Well this past weekend I installed a twin stick onto my transfer case. I wanted to do this so I could "unlock" the front end while on the trail and save some stress and the hassle of steering on granite slabs.




I got the stick from Daves off road performance out of norcal.
http://www.davezoffroadperformance.c...ifter-288.html
It looks great, exactly how it does in the picture.

I used this write up to help with the install. Followed it word for word and it was great.
http://www.tacomaterritory.com/~dick...20Stick%20Prep


My friend and fellow wheeler John (Rivethead242) was nice enough to offer his garage for the install and MikeyBB offered his hand for help as well.

First we had an issue with the stake nut on the transfercase.
https://ttora.com/forum/showthread.php?t=184849

After we finally got it off, we continued with the install.
Dealing with the shift keys:


Everything was going good, we were about to put the transfer case back together (we were hand tightening the 12 bolts) when... **CRACK**... John, Mike, and myself were all confused as to what the sound was. We went to test the shifting and neither shift rail would budge. When mike pulled the transfercase back apart he saw this on the back cover..




Stress cracks.. The gears weren't meshed and when we were cinching up the bolts it was actually bending the back cover until it gave. Our problem was not following Dick's instructions of "you can give the input shaft a little back and forth twisting motion to get things to take a seat."

Finally Monday I got a new transfer case from a junk yard with unknown miles and we had the case modified for twin sticks and assembled by 10PM.
By that point, we noticed that the shift rails would move fine without the shifter on top but the H/N/L wouldn't move with the shifter on.
https://ttora.com/forum/showthread.php?t=184917
Problem was the "bump" on the shift rail. We fixed it by grinding the shift nub.


The new case, fully assembled with the sticks mocked up.


All back together




All in all this was NOT a hard install and it can be done with one person.
Just be prepared for the stake nut to give you complete hell.

Oh and, I'm not sure why dick says you need a 32MM socket, but a 30 MM worked just fine.

Good luck.

Edit: there was some sort of error with photos that has been fixed. Sorry.
Edit: more issues with photos. If anyone sees an issue like that (out of place photos), please pm me so I can fix it ASAP.

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I've been wanting to add a set of shackles from All-pro Offroad for a long while now. The leaf springs are great however the rear end has been a tad bit lower than the front, which I hate the look of.

I went with the 1.5" longer than stock shackles for a net gain of 3/4" of lift.
I also needed to replace my old bilstein 5150's. One of them was blown from over compression and had leaked all of its oil out. My co-worker happened to have a 3 month old set of 10" 5125's that had been sitting since he went with W/E 12" shocks. He had no use for the bilsteins so he gave them to me for free. While I was at it I also added a set of EVS foam shock bump stops to prevent any more shock destruction.

Shocks:


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The next large project will consist of boxing the rear frame and adding a ford gas tank behind the cab/ above the drive shaft in front of the axle.
I will be getting the frame box plates from ballistic and installing those the same time as the gas tank.

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A couple little updates..
Spent the past month chasing wild gremlins that wouldn't let my truck run.
After replacing the MAF, ECM, and IACV I finally realized the fuel pump was done.
The truck is finally running again, and it's time to continue modifying.

I won a $100 gift card to 4Wheel Parts at Tin Benders Jamboree back in April.
I kept thinking to myself.. "what the fuck will I ever buy at 4Wheel Parts?"
After a while, I realized if I use this card, I can get a Smittybilt XRC8 for a smoking deal.
So that's what I did. Walked out the door with a new winch for $230.
I will replace the wire cable with synthetic whenever I have money burning a hole in my pocket or when the cable breaks, whichever comes first.





Other than that, the truck was flopped a couple months ago.







That wasn't a huge deal. Only had to replace the door, get the A-pillar pulled in one 6" spot, and replace the windshield.







2 Weeks after the flop and I'm back on the trail..


Then I made an appearance in the July/ August issue of 4WD Toyota Owner..


And that basically catches us up.

Up next is wiring up some rock lights.
Still slowly collecting SAS parts.
Just need some parts for the axle and some steering stuff, and I can get all the suspension stuff from work and start cutting.

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Well, after moving across the country twice, life sure has taken it's toll on the SAS project. Finally getting the ball rolling.

So far I have:
Oil pan stuff.
Front 5.29 8" HP.
MC steering arms w/ 25mm pin kit.
Ifs hubs, knuckles for the front housing.
4" AP springs.
Frame plates.
The diamond axle was ordered today.

What I still need.
Steering box (ford forward swing) with shaft/ pitman arm as well as hydro lines.
Shock mounts/ shocks.
Front hanger kit from front range.
Front Taco brake kit from front range and brake lines.
Probably a lot of stuff I'm forgetting.

Rear suspension stuff will most likely be 5" pickup springs/ kit from Allpro.
Need to pick up a tundra/ T100 rear axle.





Also had an issue with the rear lockright a month ago.



Ended up welding it together. (Thanks Jason!)

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