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Saw your old cruiser on base today.
 

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For those that don't have access to pirate, here is an update on the 4runner.
Started with a 86 turbo 4runner with two holes in the block:eek:


Then I ripped the old engine out after my g/f's cousin took the turbo stuff off the engine.


Picked up my Mercedes 5clyd turbo diesel


Made the trans adapter to use a W56 5speed toy trans and flywheel.


Pilot bearing spacer

Dual cases with my special triple shifter setup


WTF!!!!:mad: How did that get there


Looks like some bastard cut my IFS off. :saw::D:saw: OOPS!!
 

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Crappy pics of engine sitting in the 4runner



Not much room in there


New motor mounts made with 1.5" rubber bushings



Started on the Trans crossmember and skid. I think 1/2 steel might be thick enough.



Kind of how it will sit when done


I will be welding in at least one 1x.120" dom slug into the frame to mount it.

List of crap to still do:
F150 fuel tank
fuel lines
relocate oil filter
mount radiator
connect all two electrical circuits
patch hole in floor

and that's just to get the engine running, after that:
Build front D60 and 14 Bolt
Rear springs up front
4link rear
lots of body work to fit 42's with no lift
weld beadlocks
build sliders, bumpers, cage and tube bender
and I'm sure there is more that I am forgetting.
 

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A long awaited update, school takes up too much time ::) I finished my trans cross member a while ago, I'll have to get some pics of it. I have been working on my front spring hanger. Its made of 2x2x.250 square tubing and the rest is .250 flat plate. It sticks out a little but I will be making a bunch of gussets to make it strong. Gotta make room for those big shoes I got. ;D


Like my spring pack, its a new experimental setup that is environmental friendly. ;D.


I added some plates and gussets to the inside of the frame today and will be starting on plating the frame with 1/4 flat stock that I have along with gussets on the outer parts of the hangers. Then I get to drill the holes for the shackle hanger and I might have a axle sitting under the thing, Yeah!!!!
 

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Diggin it!
 

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Now for my monthly update :missingto Got two of the four links in last night.

Got a little trimming and bracing to do still.


Thats it for now. Next month I might have a full rear suspension :aahg: :D
 

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That is definately bad ass!

We should go wheeling when I finish my build?
 

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Aurighttt, don't have your number anymore so I'll let you know here if anything.

Not much left to do...drive line and cooling pretty much
 

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Ahhh, most of the rear suspension is finished. I still have to do shocks and finish welding the lower link mounts to the axle, but that will have to wait until later.
Its sitting higher than it will after I finish tweeking everything

4 link in





Now to finish the steering, plate the frame, and adjust the front springs to sit where I want them.
 

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Got my steering box mounted, plated the frame with 1/4", put the triple shifters in, and worked on mounting the radiator this weekend.




I don't like the way the shifters feel, too much slop, so later I will redesign a new shift box and triple shifter assy. This time I think I will machine the parts instead of using bolts and sleves I found in the garage. :D
 
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