TTORA Forum banner

1 - 20 of 43 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
160 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
here's my starting point....
93 xtra cab with over 300k. ex daily driver, flatbed, new engine, 4.88's and detroit and some other stuff


spray painted it. i thought it turned out pretty good


:bigok: ok so here's the plans.......Here's the plan...

84 axle
Sky truss
Sky diff guards (front and rear)
Marlin knuckle ball gusset kit
OEM knuckle service
Hy-steer (Marlin)
Rock rings
Brake backing plate eliminators
ARP knuckle studs





Stock third
precision gear 5.29s
Open until I can afford longs and an aussie locker

Springs Marlin 4" USA
Bilstein
Sky or Marlin shock hoops
Marlin spring hangar






some other crap
Triple drilled flanges
Breathers (nissan, homemade)
u-bolt flip (Marlin)
wheel spacers
ifs calipers and fj60 rotors
Marlin rear kit
Power steering box mount plate (Marlin)
36x12.5 SX's


traded my IFS for this>>>


what a greasy mess that was! whew!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
160 Posts
Discussion Starter · #2 ·
OEM knuckle service ( i dont trust those fawkin chinese bearings on my truck)



knuckles cleaned up nice too



mmmm......burning metal lol ..welding caps on the steering stops


lasers are cool lol







bzzzzzzzzzzzzzz


please feel free to critique welds


 

·
Registered
Joined
·
160 Posts
Discussion Starter · #3 ·
sloooow progress


IFS where it belongs lol






mmmm tasty

more later this week...let me know what u guys think :drink:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
160 Posts
Discussion Starter · #4 ·
lo profile drain plugs


shocks


cutting frame holes (not fun) the gussets on the outside passenger framerail were PITA's!!!


this helped a little bit






 

·
Registered
Joined
·
160 Posts
Discussion Starter · #5 ·
bling bling








spring hangar tacked in place. started with 3/4 inch forward. the gussets are not welded in the picture




15 lb tank mmmmmm


I built a set of breathers for 12 dollars each. 5.00 for the fitting, 2 dollars for the filter and 5 dollars for the hose. These Nissan fittings are pretty sweet. Im gonna weld a small piece of round tube on top to protect it from breaking off.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
160 Posts
Discussion Starter · #6 ·
Got her on 4 wheels today...36's mounted too. just some minor adjustments needed with the rear shackle hangar. started ripping out AC and prepping front grill for the hydro cooler. :smokin:




got the brakes squared away
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
160 Posts
Discussion Starter · #7 ·
To Do List

Tap steering box
Mount tabs for ram on tie rod and axle
Mount shock hoops
Bumpstops
Move P.S. box and bleed
Final weld on rear spring hangars and perches
Bleed brakes
Mount CO2 setup
Weld 2 P.S. reservoirs together
mount hydro cooler unit
Remove AC
double check torque on all critical bolts
mount driveshafts

got a little work done this morning...... :flamer:











 

·
Registered
Joined
·
160 Posts
Discussion Starter · #8 ·
replaced the rear crossmember which was rusted thru.....sleeved it with 1 5/8 DOM


cut off the original gas tank bracket


welded onto new crossmember
]


welding ram tab on tie rod


ALMOST THERE! waiting on driveshafts and I need to rebuild my power steering box
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
160 Posts
Discussion Starter · #10 ·

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
3,071 Posts
Great build thread! Satisfying isn't it? Looking great! :saw:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
329 Posts
hey, looking at the ends of the axle tubes, what are those round things? im used to jeep axles like dana 44s and stuff, so i am unfamiliar with this setup.

the SAS is gonna be sweet man, you are going to love this setup. i love the way its coming together. keep it up

-Tim

mmmm......burning metal lol ..welding caps on the steering stops
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
741 Posts
sick build, i like the Toyota sign on the front dif. :welder:

...and you just said feel free to critique your welds, because there is nothing to critique
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,814 Posts
Very nice build. Well thought out and exicuted. Very nice!

What cooler did you use for your power steering?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,814 Posts
hey, looking at the ends of the axle tubes, what are those round things? im used to jeep axles like dana 44s and stuff, so i am unfamiliar with this setup.

the SAS is gonna be sweet man, you are going to love this setup. i love the way its coming together. keep it up

-Tim
Those are the outside of the Birfield joints. The joints on the Toyota units are not exposed like the are on the Dana units.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,740 Posts


I just ordered my valve yesterday. Di you have any problems hooking it up? What is that piece inline with the output, is it some kind of adapter?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
160 Posts
Discussion Starter · #17 ·


I just ordered my valve yesterday. Did you have any problems hooking it up? What is that piece inline with the output, is it some kind of adapter?
thanks for the compliments :D the piece inline is an adaptor for standard to the toyota metric fitting. It took about 10 minutes to hook everything up..piece of cake..plus it simplifies the brake system...no return line to the rear and no LPSV.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
160 Posts
Discussion Starter · #18 ·
here is the passenger side junctions where i cleaned up the unnecessary brake lines and re routed...
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
160 Posts
Discussion Starter · #19 ·
Very nice build. Well thought out and exicuted. Very nice!

What cooler did you use for your power steering?
the cooler is a flex a lite model... i think i ordered it from summit for like 27 bucks...IIRC the dimensions are like 12 x 7" maybe? 3/8 inch push on fittings work with the stock toy hoses
 
1 - 20 of 43 Posts
Top