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rogasm
01-16-2011, 01:55 PM
I want a little inexpensive project for the winter and was thinking i should just bob my box.
First Photo Bobbed 3"-4"
Second Photo Regular Shortbox
http://i54.tinypic.com/2qjdjzd.jpg
http://i54.tinypic.com/rmi735.jpg
-Rogasm

rmiller026
01-16-2011, 02:02 PM
Lotta work to only go 4 inches bob it to the shackles

rogasm
01-16-2011, 02:08 PM
4inches is pretty much to the shacklesi should have wrote bob it to the shackles thats what i meant

rmiller026
01-16-2011, 02:12 PM
Well shit yo getter dun bobbed looks sick nice for departure to

rmiller026
01-16-2011, 02:14 PM
I shoulda looked at the pic closer u can clearly see the shackles in the pic of it bobbed

barracuda
01-16-2011, 02:14 PM
why bob it? lotta work for very little gain .

toyon35s
01-16-2011, 02:20 PM
if your not into serious off roading and you want to do it just for looks theres no point im my opinion ,if you want a winter project lock the diffs up or do a real paint job on it [cheers]

rogasm
01-16-2011, 02:42 PM
starting to hit things like rocks and getting caught on dips. i definetly like the looks too though. on the other hand i feel like it hurts the classic styling which i also love so much.
Toyon35s - new paint and locker coming in spring time just gotta save my clams. The bob i can do for nothing just my time.

youngun
01-16-2011, 02:57 PM
I would bob it, its still going to looks like a 1st gen and still look classic. Just a few inches shorter. Its a good cheap mod if you have time but not alot of money

toyon35s
01-16-2011, 03:20 PM
knowing that box on the truck i personaly wouldnt bob it ,its in decent shape and you dont want to open a can of worms [cheers]

SHITTY
01-16-2011, 07:38 PM
love the first gens i say bob it. looks way better.

tchevy
01-16-2011, 07:48 PM
more unique bobbed. giver man

youngun
01-16-2011, 08:12 PM
As soon as you start cutting, or modifying any toyota your going to find rust hahahah

Post pics as you go man!!

crazylike
01-16-2011, 08:40 PM
it looks cool but i don't really see the gain. for the amount of work.

barracuda
01-16-2011, 08:46 PM
more unique bobbed. giver man


yup its Unique just like a barbed wire armbands and japanese letters worn by pasty white guys.



a straight non rusty full box is far harder to find it seems:dontknow:

rmiller026
01-16-2011, 08:58 PM
yup its Unique just like a barbed wire armbands and japanese letters worn by pasty white guys.



a straight non rusty full box is far harder to find it seems:dontknow:


Bahahaha this is true tho

homeboy
01-16-2011, 09:04 PM
cut it up, the longer you keep it the more the bottom of the back half of the box is gonna look like a crushed pop can.

dirka dave
01-17-2011, 08:43 AM
Keep the box the way it is.


Lock the rear, HY Steer in the front......5.29's good to go !!

Guinness
01-17-2011, 08:52 AM
i'd plank the fucker, make it a flat deck less to worrie about denting, and do what dirka said to do.

'Balmer
01-17-2011, 10:02 AM
There's some really good points made in this thread and some interesting opinions.

If I were in your boat I would definately be torn between the functionallity of a bobbed box and the classic look of the stock box. There's few decent toy boxes out there so it seems a shame to bob it, on the other hand, if you want to continue having fun doing the kind of wheeling you're already doing (or pushing it a bit harder yet) then you'll wind up wrecking your nice toy box anyhow...

Ultimately I would agree with Toy on 35's and Young Gun in that cutting sheet metal of that age and of Toyota origin is asking for trouble. You're likely to wind up regretting it I would guess.

Here's what i would do...

Build your self a decent rear bumper with good protection for the rear of the box so that when you bounce it off rocks your bumper takes the abuse and the box is preserved. You'll actually wind up with a lamer departure angle, but only by a very small amount if you build your bumoer right, and you'll feel more confident to wheel harder. More fun and peice of mind IMO.

tchevy
01-17-2011, 11:04 AM
flatdecks are useless. cant even go and get firewood to throw in the back. poor awnser to a rusty box.

'Balmer
01-17-2011, 11:35 AM
There's some really good points made in this thread and some interesting opinions.

If I were in your boat I would definately be torn between the functionallity of a bobbed box and the classic look of the stock box. There's few decent toy boxes out there so it seems a shame to bob it, on the other hand, if you want to continue having fun doing the kind of wheeling you're already doing (or pushing it a bit harder yet) then you'll wind up wrecking your nice toy box anyhow...

Ultimately I would agree with Toy on 35's and Young Gun in that cutting sheet metal of that age and of Toyota origin is asking for trouble. You're likely to wind up regretting it I would guess.

Here's what i would do...

Build your self a decent rear bumper with good protection for the rear of the box so that when you bounce it off rocks your bumper takes the abuse and the box is preserved. You'll actually wind up with a lamer departure angle, but only by a very small amount if you build your bumoer right, and you'll feel more confident to wheel harder. More fun and peice of mind IMO.

Someting like this kinda idea...

http://img99.imageshack.us/img99/278/lcbumper1nw9.jpg

StinkFinger
01-17-2011, 11:50 AM
Cut that shit up

Guinness
01-17-2011, 12:41 PM
flatdecks are useless. cant even go and get firewood to throw in the back. poor awnser to a rusty box.

sure you can if you build sides that you can pop on and off

rogasm
01-18-2011, 08:43 PM
NOT GONNA FLAT DECK IT!!!!!!
Well it seems majority thinks i should leave it alone. Looks like ill have to think about this more...

dirka dave
01-19-2011, 05:30 AM
Save you money, get a detroit and gearsets.. (1000)

Then upgrade your steering.......

IFS box (100) X over (350)

misc parts 150,


under 2000 you will have a great trail truck.


Then put some 35" on it !!!

Guinness
01-19-2011, 08:52 AM
NOT GONNA FLAT DECK IT!!!!!!
Well it seems majority thinks i should leave it alone. Looks like ill have to think about this more...

Just thrownin' it out there! i wouldn't bob it though already small enough

rogasm
01-19-2011, 04:21 PM
Well i think ill definetly hold off on the bob job... instead to get my fabrication hunger out of the way im gonna make some half doors and save my money for locker and t-case gears.
Detroits are so expensive any thoughts on lock right? or powertrax? same thing i think. Dave i dont think i need gears its good as is. probably do the t-case gears though sooner than later.

'Balmer
01-19-2011, 04:33 PM
Lock-rights have been working well for the Nissan crew for ages...

dirka dave
01-20-2011, 05:06 AM
Lock-rights have been working well for the Nissan crew for ages...




Lock rights suck, IMO.


You would be better off welding up a 4 cyl 3rd.

Metal Mulisha
01-20-2011, 11:09 AM
I say Bob the Tube Focker.....but what do i know. Do it now before you change your mind.