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Unread 02-28-2007, 08:07 PM   #1
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The dark side

After stripping my jeep down to this a few months ago, I just picked up a new rig. I always said I wanted to go toyota, so that is what I picked up

Old rigs carcass:



new rig



Plans are:

switch out the spools for detroits
Swap out the 35s for some 37s
Roll Cage
Bob the bed
Front bumper w/ a mount for my winch off my old rig

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Unread 02-28-2007, 08:41 PM   #2
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Cool.. least you don't have to fool with the solid axle swap. What axle/springs in the front?
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Unread 02-28-2007, 08:42 PM   #3
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here is a photoshop of how the bed should look after we bob it in a few weeks

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Unread 02-28-2007, 08:43 PM   #4
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Cool.. least you don't have to fool with the solid axle swap. What axle/springs in the front?
It has toyota rear springs up front

as for the axle it is a toyota axle out of an 84 pickup. 5.29 gears and 30 spline longfields
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Unread 02-28-2007, 09:12 PM   #5
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nice... from another toy die-hard driving a jeep...
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Unread 03-01-2007, 09:46 PM   #6
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That is sweet, you are going to have too hook up with Dave and Javier from Javiers Autos/Gulf Coast Crawl Shop. Javier drives an FJ on 39.5's and Dave is building a Yota buggy on 39's.

And just to drop a shameless plug , here is what you will be leading me around at Trees in when the build is done in a month or two: http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showthread.php?t=550186
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Unread 03-01-2007, 10:13 PM   #7
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I've always loved the toyota pickups.. pretty much ever since I was little and had stompers.
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Unread 03-02-2007, 11:38 AM   #8
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Here's what you get for going to the dark side...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=anxtmHCAb_Q

Here's a couple yotas in my club...





This one's got a 302




He built the bed himself.
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Unread 03-02-2007, 03:42 PM   #9
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hey man im in austin are you parting with the 35" toyos how much would you want for them and how much tread is left if so
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Unread 03-02-2007, 04:01 PM   #10
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Here's what you get for going to the dark side...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=anxtmHCAb_Q

Here's a couple yotas in my club...





This one's got a 302




He built the bed himself.
those look nice, but this rig is my true inspiration for going yota

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Unread 03-02-2007, 04:03 PM   #11
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hey man im in austin are you parting with the 35" toyos how much would you want for them and how much tread is left if so

I am going to keep them for a little while, I have a few things that need to be done before swapping out the tires. I will post them up for sale on the board when I do decide to unload them
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Unread 03-02-2007, 07:08 PM   #12
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should get Unimog's and run 40's
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Unread 03-02-2007, 07:15 PM   #13
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should get Unimog's and run 40's

the beauty of toyotas as compared to jeeps, is that the axles can be built to handle alot of abuse. The only thing I am going to do to the axles is swap out the spools for detroits

Plus mogs would be way to heavy
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Unread 03-02-2007, 08:04 PM   #14
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are you going to fix the bodywork? or just leave it as is?
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Unread 03-02-2007, 09:36 PM   #15
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are you going to fix the bodywork? or just leave it as is?
Trust me, It will look alot worse in a few months

here is what was left of the body of my old rig
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