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You know, weight savings :D

And you don't know how close I am to linking it... we'll see. First I have to figure out what to do with the engine. The crank is toast, so I'm trying to either find something aftermarket or locate another used motor. Seems like I just got a bad apple.
Anyone know if Deaver can turn an F55 pack into a F67 pack, or if I'm better off selling these and just buying the F67's? I'll probably give them a call in the morning.
 

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You know, weight savings :D

And you don't know how close I am to linking it... we'll see. First I have to figure out what to do with the engine. The crank is toast, so I'm trying to either find something aftermarket or locate another used motor. Seems like I just got a bad apple.
Anyone know if Deaver can turn an F55 pack into a F67 pack, or if I'm better off selling these and just buying the F67's? I'll probably give them a call in the morning.
I was looking to do the same thing with my f55 pack but this is what deaver told me, "spring material has tempered memory and cannot be re arched to
that height and be expected to stay."
 

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well if deaver can't re arch your springs, then it looks like you should just break down and sell them to me so you can link it. you've already cut part of the frame off. just finish the job, backhalf it since your caging it anyways, and buy some coils. You already have the 16" fox threaded bodys (or had?). GET ON IT!
 

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You know, weight savings :D

And you don't know how close I am to linking it... we'll see. First I have to figure out what to do with the engine. The crank is toast, so I'm trying to either find something aftermarket or locate another used motor. Seems like I just got a bad apple.
Anyone know if Deaver can turn an F55 pack into a F67 pack, or if I'm better off selling these and just buying the F67's? I'll probably give them a call in the morning.
give me a call at the shop
i think i have a short block

805-474-1288
 

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BUMP.....How's your truck???? I've got a single cab 2wd 85, so your build really caught my eye (nothing real fancy...Downey front kit, reworked toyota springs, and one pissed off 22RE)
 

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Well, truck has been on the backburner for a while now. I moved (again :rolleyes: ) and now finally have a garage I can use. Truck is all stripped at the moment, but still at a buddy's house. Going to try and get it moved to my garage this weekend, and then the fun begins.
Cab is removed, so I am going to redo my motor mounts to get the 3.4 as low as can be and a little farther back. May still have to run a cowl on the hood though, this engine's tall! Once I'm done solid-mounting the engine and transmission the cab is going to get thrown back on (sans firewall), and probably be moved a few inches back. Going to get the beast caged, then rebuild the firewall around the motor.
Plans are to use an in-cab swinger setup for the brakes and clutch to make room for shocks on the front. I was going to get the Chaos 6-lug kit, but instead I think I'm going to design the kit myself and do a couple things different. Will still end up being 6-lug, but I'm going to do a J-arm upper and rear mounted lower arm with no subframe.
The rear is going to get back-halfed and linked, but I'm not going to start until the front is finished.

Once things get going I'll get some new pics up.
 

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I think I'm going to design the kit myself and do a couple things different. Will still end up being 6-lug, but I'm going to do a J-arm upper and rear mounted lower arm with no subframe.
Good idea buddy!! You can save so much money doing it this way . . . as long as you got the time. Let me know when you do this and Ill check over youre design if you want me to. Did you want to make it score legal? Get on a look out for a tundy rear now so youll have it when you link.
 

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so I am going to redo my motor mounts to get the 3.4 as low as can be and a little farther back. May still have to run a cowl on the hood though, this engine's tall! Once I'm done solid-mounting the engine and transmission the cab is going to get thrown back on (sans firewall), and probably be moved a few inches back.
Once things get going I'll get some new pics up.
Sweet, glad to hear you'll start working on it again.

Let me know how moving the motor around goes... I've been thinking about lowering it and moving it back, along with the cab, but keeping my leaf springs I wouldn't want to deal with the wheel wells being off.

If you run rear mounted a-arms, I wonder if you could run a front sump Taco oil pan and move the motor back so it clears the steering, then lower it...
 

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I wouldn't both with a tundra rear end, just got a 9in. Also I'd stay away from the J-arm as toyota's have the steering box outside the frame and right in the way, so unless you get a GM box and remount it inside the frame and lower a J-arm would have to have a huge bend in it to clear the steering. Just build some regular a-arms and you'll be good.
 

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Well, I found a good deal on a T100 rear end, so I jumped on it. Then I ended up bringing the whole truck home, lol.
So now I'm seriously considering putting the T100 cab on my frame since I wasn't planning on using the body mounts anyways. Any opinions?
I'll try to get some pics tomorrow too.
 

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Is that your tundra?
I wish. Its my buddy's truck and trailer.

As much as I'd like to use the T100 cab, it's a little more messed up than I'd like. The lower left front corner of the cab is about 4" lower than it should be and you can see the body mount coming up through the floor. This threw the door off a little too. It still shuts though. And that's really all that's wrong with the cab. I might try to straighten it (good luck, I know), but chances are I'll just sell the glass and take the cab and frame to the junkyard.

I posted some pictures in the classifieds.

http://ttora.com/forum/showthread.php?t=127324
 
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