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Decided to start a new thread to summarize my build and show the final results.

First of all, thanks to many individuals on this forum - especially Hytenor :D - who provided much guidance talking off line, private message, phone call or chatting on other forums. Starting a project like this can be overwhelming, so good advise from people that have experience is always helpful.

There’ not a lot of Reg Cab 3-link SAS trucks out there rolling on 1ton axles and 40" tires. So I hope this will turn into a rig that will be fun to wheel…cause it might not be that much fun to drive on the highway with the 2.7 engine :D

Had a number of setbacks that delayed the start of this project for over 18 months now that I remember correctly. Initially, I intended to stay "all toyota parts", but that didn't work out for me, as it would have kept pushing my project timeline more and more. The other reason for the delays was my going back-n-forward deciding what axles to go with - though initially I had custom built Diamond axles in mind.

So I decided to move into an entire different direction altogether. Enter 1ton axles and atlas tcase under a small reg cab truck.

Axles:

D60 High Pinion Kingping from a late 80’s Ford F-350

-Rebuilt hub-to-hub with Chevy outers
-Solid Axle Industries Keyed Knuckles (this company sells awsome shit BTW)
-Artec High Steering Keyed Arms with bolts instead of studs
-35 spline chromo shafts all around
-Yukon air locker
-Yukon HD locking hubs
-Ballistic Diff Cover
-D60-to-toyota flange
-5.13 gears

Late Model 14bolt:

-stock axle shafts
-Heavily shaved
-Ballistic Diff Cover
-Factory disc brakes
-Factory ebrake
-Yukon Grizzly Locker
-14bolt-to-toyota flange
-5.13 gears

Front Suspension:

-Custom 3-link/panhard with 1.25 Heims (some parts sourced from Ruff Stuff, other parts custom built)
-ADS 14” Coilovers
-Custom shock hoops

Rear Suspension:

-TG 5" leaf springs
-Bilstein Shocks

Steering:

-Ruff Stuff 1ton steering linkage
-PSC hydro assist, steering shaft, plumbing and all the other typical stuff.
-Toyota IFS steering box

Transfer Case:

-2speed Atlas with 5.0 gears and Toyota Flanges
-upgraded shafts (which I think is standard with the 5.0 gears)

Wheels/Tires

-40X13.50 R17 Nitto Trail Grapplers
-Steel Wheels from summit until I can afford beadlocks :D

Other Stuff:

-Oil Pan Conversion Kit from Low Range Offroad
-Front/rear Frame Plats from Trail Gear
-Steering shaft plate from Trail Gear
-Drive Shafts (trying to retube the factory ones)





The steering arms are massive, close to a foot long. And yes, those are grade 8 bolts per SOLID axle industries recommendations, as the arms and knuckles are keyed:




Yukon super joints and 35spline inner/outer axle shafts:



Late model 14bolt with the shave job:

 

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Truck at the shop ready to be :sawzall:



Point of no return: IFS's gone! Oil pan conversion kit was installed after that. No pics, just the typical conversion needed for the 1st gen tacomas.



Frame driver side cleaned up


Mandatory pic of the pile of parts



Pile of new parts waiting to be installed: DOM tubing, brackets for link suspension, shocks, etc. The big box in the middle is the Atlas. That shit is heavy!



Unmounted 40" tire next to the 33" it will be replacing:



 

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Before the atlas went in, I had a 1" body lift installed so no cutting of the cab floor was needed. That saved the day big time. Atlas was clocked (can't remember how many degrees), not much obviously. It hangs actually above the the frame rails, which is higher than the factory chain driven tcase lol. Go figure.

I think a skid plate can be fabbed to protect it. Otherwise, the location of the Atlas turned out great IMHO. BTW, side-by-side, the 2speed atlas is almost the same dimensions as the factory tcase; a bit deeper. Though it is about around 20lbs heavier and it feels 100lbs heavier lol





The shifters has been installed after this pic was taken, but I don't have a recent pic:

 

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Pics of the front before the hydro assist was installed:

The angle between the panhard bar and drag link turned out great. They are as parallel as they can be:









PS reservoir mounted next to the intake runners:



Brace connecting the shock hoops over the the engine bay:



Originally, I wanted to use the new design of coilover towers that Ruff Stuff sells. But they ended up being too short. Could have used them but the truck would sit way too high.



Custom hoops used instead:



The coils shown on this pic are old. New coils have been installed since these turned out too soft:

 

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Couple of days before the build got completed.


The truck has a very nice stance. I like how it turned out, it sits just perfectlty on those 40" tires.

 

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crap! photobucket suddenly is down. I guess I have to wait until later to show the pics of the finished product.
 

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Looks like good work. Another Regular cab sas done.. YEEYEE!!
Yup...reg cab rock! Still rolling on yours?

Here's a pic of the rear set up and /\ shocks



First time she got her legs stretched:











And the final result:





 

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excellent build

Thanks for the quick rundown on parts and the build. It's going to be a fun truck out on the trail. Post some pics when you take it out.
 

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Thanks for the quick rundown on parts and the build. It's going to be a fun truck out on the trail. Post some pics when you take it out.
Thanks! will post pics later on.

What did you do to be able to keep your stock e brake with disc brake application?
The late bolt 14bolt axles come from factory with disk brakes and ebrake. Have to figure out now how to get it all connected and working.
 
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