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  1. Got the truck home, Shop did everything I asked them to, yesterday I saw that the antifriction pads were missing in the rear location of the deck. Ended up getting a sheet of UHMW ( Ultra High Molecular Weight ) polyethylene. It's a very dense very slippery surface , used between the aluminum deck and the steel subcarrier. It was a bit of a chore to cut but I got it cut and placed in the plate. I have enough uhmw to replace all the pads and the strips . Then onto wiring , the deck side marker light have been out since iv owned the truck , so now they are operational, also the upper signal ligh
    5 points
  2. The speed sensor issue has been resolved. I swapped out a burned out component with a spare dash and I now have an electronic output from my cable driven speedometer to my ECU. No codes and no engine light now on my swap!
    5 points
  3. Update, My towtruck is in a shop to have the repairs done and MVI, I believe I left it with the best, I have picked up the parts needed for the MVI, nothing major, mostly little things, it's a smaller shop iv left it with so it's not first in line, but I know they will get to it when they can. Getting pretty excited.
    5 points
  4. Got invited to an impromptu tour of Pockwock to Ingramport through some woods and Bowater - figured it would be a good time for a shakedown run - we covered 140km, with 58km off road I also had chance to air up from 8 PSI to ~24 PSI - this pump fills up the 35's really quickly No big issues found. I may need to add a transmission temp gauge to see what it's doing as it was flaring a little when hot - a 2nd trans rad has been added, so I knew there was a cooling issue before I bought it. I'll also need to service the link ends over winter. We'll be scheduling some regular clu
    4 points
  5. Figured 57/60ths of a high lift was better than none....so i chopped a few inches off mine and made it fit
    4 points
  6. I picked up a 2012 Jeep Wrangler Sport with about 73,000 km and lots of goodies. 6 speed manual. I'm the second owner. Factory hard top + "sprint top" soft top from Bestop. Smittybilt XRC 9.5k winch w/ synthetic rope. ProComp 4" Stage I lift kit with AEV control arm drop brackets. ProComp adjustable front and JKS adjustable rear track bars. JKS quick disconnect swaybar end links. Aftermarket tie rod and drag link - looks beefier than factory, but not sure of manufacturer. 35" Goodyear Duratrac's on some sort of aftermarket wheel. Rubicon axles + factory
    4 points
  7. New glass is in just gotta put the cowl back on
    4 points
  8. No real updates, being laid up with restrictions sucks, another 4 -6weeks left but figured I'd post to keep the crickets at bay. Still planning on full suspension build. Some good news, my new welder has arrived, although I can't lift it at the moment but it's here ready lol, and the fender flares are here as well. Iv got the time to really look and study my plan of attack for this build.
    4 points
  9. Alright, pre mvi done, have a list, can see the light at the end of the tunnel. Few more repairs needed and she will be legal, on a side note, coming home from pre mvi, lost power, and the truck was dieing, left me stranded on the road. Engine not picking up fuel, just changed the fuel filter a week ago with a genuine cat filter. Did a couple of roadside checks, blockage all led to the filter, even siphoned fuel up through the feed line and blew back through into the tank, lines were clear. The filter I had removed prior to the cat replacement,was a carquest fuel filter that was on the truck
    4 points
  10. Now I can run with the ‘Trail Rated’ Jeeps and Chev Z71s, lol.
    4 points
  11. Here is a pic of the truck leaning, and the broken Torsion bar Was mocking up and taking measurements , figuring out ride height and looking at the angles of everything, here is a slightly higher than ride height guestimate ,it should sit a couple inches lower than how the pic was taken, I was originally planning afront spring shackle like a jeep yj or samurai setup, but after i saw how high it is came up with some rear shackle options that should keep it a bit lower
    4 points
  12. We had no kids for a day, our off road exploration adventure started at the Radar Base, and went from there. We traveled some trails around there , then we went over to "Grandaddy hill" and went up, then some moretrails from there, turned back on 2 different trails, but will attempt once my truck is Matified to suit. Had a couple of questionable muddy encounters. Lots of crawling, and we tested out my photography skills lol. Here are the pictures from our exploration Date. Damages include the pass side mirror lens fell out, and I lost my car Keys somewhere. Fun day , we got home around 20:00
    4 points
  13. Accessory bar done. Next job, exhaust....it's slowly sawing through the front driveshaft when 4wd is engaged lol
    4 points
  14. 4 points
  15. Truck has made it to the shop to get work done. Having the Brakes, Throwout Bearing, slave cylinder, starter, main power cable, transfer case and the driveshafts done along with the drivers side floor repaired. Should be good for a bit after this as long as I keep my right foot out of it.
    4 points
  16. Loose mounted springs on the front axle, stuck tires and wheels on the axle to take some measurements. Also have the new winch for this truck, still need to fab up some mounts for the winch plate.
    4 points
  17. Some pics of the latest fun.
    4 points
  18. Yep, indeed. Today, more parts research and measuring, and eyeballing, figure I'll use 1.5" lift jeep yj front springs for the front of my swap, Chevy flat top knuckles for crossover steering, regular tierod but shortened for the application, figured out the spring pearches, got the front designed pretty well in my head, not doing the rear springs untill I have the front installed and figure ride height, Today I removed the spring pearches from the H233 rear end, just need to pick up u bolts and it is ready to install. Planned tire size is a 33-12.50R15 tire.
    4 points
  19. Luckily I had a spare cam pulley. I reassembled and the noise is completely gone, no tick, nothing. The only noises to be heard in the driving video are the truck itself shaking because my krawlers are no longer round from sitting for the last couple months. They flat spot and I need to put more than 10km on them to get them round “ish” again but this test drive was a success! IMG_9361.MOV IMG_9362.MOV
    4 points
  20. Really excited about this! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgnXnIiJSgyq7qDx1M-81GQ
    4 points
  21. I picked up my driveshafts last night after a quick turn around from a dam good machinist. Tonight I painted them and put the rear in the truck. I was also able to adjust my tachometer because my new cheapie amazon obd2 reader came that gives me real time readouts. The wheels were all torqued, seats installed and clutch system bled. I am hoping to take it for a test drive tomorrow!
    4 points
  22. Went for a little self isolation tour, checked out some mild trails, breaking the little truck in. Mini me had fun, we found a real soft thick gooey spot along the way, the truck did well I think for what it is
    4 points
  23. 4 points
  24. I got everything buttoned up tonight, and the old girl made it out of the garage. Will test on it in the daylight.
    4 points
  25. This shouldn't be much of a build thread, but I bought well built rig. 1998 tracker2.3l suzuki aerio motorFront Trail Gear Rock Assault axle with chromoly axles, trail gear 5.29 diff with ARB lockerRear stock Toyota axle with 5.29 gears and ARB lockerTrail Tough Trail Slayer SAS kitARB twin compressor with 1 Gallon Viair tank4.24 geared transfer case with twin stick Front and rear Trail Tough slip yoke eliminatorsCustom front/rear double cardan driveshaftsTrail Tough 3 speed auto custom adapterNewly rebuilt 3 speed automatic transmission from Rick Roods transmission35x12.50 Goodyear
    3 points
  26. These are just side markers, and i like them. I want to do the turn signals next, so I'll need an led flasher module. Maybe I'll do the instrument cluster too, because half of it isn't lit due to a bulb or 2 being out.
    3 points
  27. This is what I really want as it has GPS Speedo .It's spendy, but maybe Christmas Amazon vouchers this year
    3 points
  28. 100% on the road, now working out some equipment details to make it ready to tow
    3 points
  29. It took a root pass, and 3 more hot passes, so hopefully it's strong enough yes you're right, I'm probably moving the problem. I suspect the PO rock bounced it 1 too many times. Im not hard on gear, so we'll see how it lasts.
    3 points
  30. Doesn't need to be exact for me, just need something that will ball park it, +or -5 don't care. I'm not scientific by any means lok Tracey's car is in mph, and tight increments, so it is an interpretation of what 100kmph is haha. The needle was roughly between 60 and 65mph on the car and GPS said 100km, so I'm happy with it. Once I get a feel for what speeds feel like in the truck, ill probably never look at speedometer again, but having not had much seat time and zero reference for speed, can only gauge from guessing, and it won't speed on the highway lol.
    3 points
  31. Ordered a GPS speedometer as the original speedometer reads wrong, and with the 2 speed rear end throws it out alot including milage. The GPS speedometer is digital and cheap, to track milage on the towtruck I'm going to install a Hubometer, which will fasten to the hub of the wheel, and when the tire turns , it tracks the revolution and is permanent set to the tire size on the truck. Basically an odometer on the wheel. Here are pics of a Hubometer and the GPS speedometer I have ordered.
    3 points
  32. Nice, in a rough sort of way. ‘67 Chev, 327 V8, manual tranny with floor shifter, GM 14 Bolt rear, 8 lug front. Big Edelbrock carb, 16” rims
    3 points
  33. Stock openings are wide open for rocks, branches, etc to puncture the rad. This is a metal insert which will provide some level of protection.
    3 points
  34. Thanks Matt, I think I fianlly got it figured out last night. I dont think i had my wand fully inserted into the machine so most of the gas was leaking past the seals. Now that's fixed, I dont have to be almost touching the work piece to get coverage. Polarity was good btw Welding with gas vs flux is night and day. My technique needs some practice, but I'm super stoked with my little setup I feel some sliders coming lol
    3 points
  35. Had a little poke around Ellershouse and Bowater yesterday. I don't have a mount for my phone so I didn't do GPS ... I also didn't think to take photos. Getting used to driving the Jeep now vs. what I was used to. First time airing it down and disconnecting the swaybar. I'm getting used to it.
    3 points
  36. Looking forward to hearing more about these trails, and eventually getting out on them in the ‘Burban ! Man, it’s been a long time since she’s been out. Personal sickness, Global Pandemic, domestic partner issues, etc. Shake head!
    3 points
  37. There is one route of the loop I'm thinking of that is a bit of a winch fest, I'm looking at other possible bypass for it, also it is over grown with some underbrush and some scraggly evergreen, it will be hard on paint, but but is wide enough that it shouldn't inflict any damages. I haven't had this truck through there yet , will need to get the winch mounted. I will probably do some more scouting with my 4 wheeler, it's a little quicker and more nimble to do some scouting. From my house is pretty awesome for trails in the area, can head many directions, from Beaver bank, to ellershouse, to r
    3 points
  38. 727 lbs of refundable steel. The old shop vac canister is chock full and overflowing. Another load to go next week.
    3 points
  39. Sizing up the mount for the winch , looks like it will be an easy mount, just need to pick up some material, the mount is a warn Brand winch Mount, for what, I have no idea, but here is the sizing up pic. It will be a little closer to the bumper than in these pics
    3 points
  40. Saved an $80 delivery charge the other day, it was a beautiful day for a drive to the valley! Shows the summer rims. Tires will be okay for street/dirt road. Mud not so much! Picked up a pair of small ‘detail’ parts at PA the other day for the Scout. Will post pics once installed. Also picked up a tow bar w/shackle and a recovery strap, and stored them in the Ranger. Overdue. 4WD ‘truck’ is not much good if ya can’t at least tug something out of a ditch, up a wet grassy lawn at the cottage, etc.
    3 points
  41. Bought an almost free cheap dirty broke down tool box, just to throw my recovery gear in and keep the box free of clutter. Also pulled out the plastic liner. I'm glad I did because the bed is painted with bedliner, and the plastic liner has started to rub away through to the metal and surface rust is starting. Also pockets of vegetation and water had collected under the plastic liner too. Box is in mint shape though...and I want to keep it that way
    3 points
  42. While waiting for my driveshafts to be modified I finished wiring up my accessories to my auxiliary panel, got the computer mounted, put the rest of the dash together and put a coat of tremclad on the floor for good measure.
    3 points
  43. Some pics during the face lift stage... Before: Mid re-fit: And with the signature side window,
    3 points
  44. Iv only ever wheeled long box ext cab full size trucks, hasn't been a trail I haven't fit on yet, or wait.....does self clearancing the body panels between trees mean I don't fit?.... Anyway, your Toyota will be fine, It's really not that long of a vehicle, and a great platform to start, and as you get more familiar with how it responds in certain situations , you can modify or improve its capaby accordinly, don't just throw a bunch of parts at it and expect to follow the built rigs, add each part or stage of the build one step at a time, so you can see what it does for you.
    3 points
  45. Sneak peak.... IMG_9318.MOV
    3 points
  46. The coolant system is now complete. The last piece of the puzzle was the inline temperature gauge pickup housing. It came as a 1/8”NPT and was drilled and taped for 3/8”NPT to fit my mechanical gauge. I’m not sure if my temperature gauge in the dash is dead or if it was a sending unit on my old engine. This way I can be sure not to overheat my new engine.
    3 points
  47. My engine to body harness I made was way too long so I took about 1.5ft of wire out of most runs. I wasn’t sure where the ECU would end up when I made it but it turns out the stock position is the best place. There is still a little cleanup to do but now everything tucks into the kick panel. I’m leaving it spread out for first startup so I can quickly spot/check for problems.
    3 points
  48. Finished up the rear axle swap and buttoned up all the new Bosch gauges. Took it out for a little rip on the aerotech pipeline....lockrite works goooood Gear ratios match now too Next mission is find some rear lift leafs as the lift at the back is all block and I'm sure there will be some axle wrapage going on.
    3 points
  49. I can't find any numbers, but the 9" seems to be the hotrodders go-to axle. The 8.8 is C clip. The 9 axle shafts can be removed without opening the diff, is heavier and has a support bearing on the pinion snout to help with deflection. Plus the 9 is a removable 3rd member, so easier to work on and has infinite aftermarket options.
    3 points
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