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Unread 08-18-2013, 08:25 AM   #1
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CJ5 on Hilux 4x4 Double Cab chassis

Hi!

I am seeking help: I've started project to build a CJ5 Jeep body on a double cab Toyota 4x4 Hilux chassis.

I need all the pro's and con's and tips on what to do and what not to do.

My main concerns are:
1. Position of the engine;
2. Position of the gear shifts with regards to the engine and the angle of the rear prop shaft; and
3. The position of the front wheel with regards to the front wheel arches.

Please help!

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Unread 08-18-2013, 08:32 AM   #2
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basie- open a photobucket account at www.photobucket.com. It is free. The best way to get help here, and generate interest in your project, is to provide lots of pictures for everybody here to look at. We like pictures here, and the pics will help everyone to better understand the questions you ask. Look forward to seeing this project!

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Unread 08-18-2013, 08:56 AM   #3
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seems to me like the hilux chassis would be much to long for a cj5 body.
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Unread 08-18-2013, 09:06 AM   #4
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seems to me like the hilux chassis would be much to long for a cj5 body.
I was thinking the same, but with some surgery something like this could fit. Heck, I have seen some great stretches, he could be shortening.

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Unread 08-18-2013, 09:21 AM   #5
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However, sitting here and thinking about it, he did say double cab, and anyone attempting this fab would not be asking these questions- he would already know.
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Unread 08-18-2013, 09:51 AM   #6
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with the amount of surgery needed to make this work your options as far as your questions are limitless. it all comes down to your imagination and level of fab skills.
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Unread 08-19-2013, 05:59 AM   #7
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Hi Basie

I just finished my CJ5 Project. I fitted a Dana44 in the front and a Dana60 in the rear. I moved my front diff forward by about 1' and rear rear diff out by about 3'.
The magic figure (I would say) would be to aim for the CJ7 wheel base. This will mean that the diffs sit at the extreme positions. This will mean that you can climb almost vertical walls.

If this is not what you're going for, you can always use your body as the measure.

I fitted a Chev 350 and moved the engine forward by about 3'. This eased the propshaft angle at the rear a little bit. I used a normal universal, but after using it offroad... I'll have to go for a double-journel propshaft. So save the effort and do it from the start.

If I would do your conversion, I'll use the gearshift position a reference and see where the enjine and transfer case goes. There are ways to solve cooling etc. if the enjine is a little bit to close to the radiator... (Read ... with many mods, anything is possible)

Here is a pic of my CJ5 from the side
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Unread 05-03-2014, 08:25 AM   #8
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I started my CJ5/Hilux project in August 2013. Resolved a few problems, but facing even more! I'm posting a few photos, any advice and comments are welcome.
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Unread 05-03-2014, 08:30 AM   #9
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