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BrentG
01-25-2008, 10:18 AM
So after a year of looking for a motor, and coming up short, I finally bought myself a toyota pickup with a rotted frame to be a donor.

doing the full drivetrain swap with 22R engine, 5spd, t-case, 4.10 diffs, and for now using the longer yota springs. Hopefully be starting in a couple days and comondeering the shop.
I'm hoping to run a 37" tire min, and possibly up.

If anyone has any suggestions or input (aside from bashing) I'm all ears.
I'm going to try and keep up with pics and progress

I'm also selling the leftover parts from the yota, basically a rust free single cab with slider.

looking for ideas on suspension if not too elaborate been thinking coilovers with 4link/3link, or ??? haven't done that setup yet.

Brent

Taxidermy
01-25-2008, 12:06 PM
sweet off road truck [36][36][36][36][36]

bakelite
01-25-2008, 01:07 PM
Cool, looking forward to see how this progresses. Been trying to by a mint LJ up here, just body and frame but the guy won't sell it, been trying for like 10 years no shit. :dontknow: [cheers]

B
01-25-2008, 02:36 PM
go to http://www.polyperformance.com/shop/home.php?cat=582
and check out the link set up a few peep's have used these kit now and it's impossible to build the same set up for the money ...


[cheers]

B ....

sobe
01-25-2008, 06:41 PM
That's an awsome little rig man. Can't wait to see it grow.[cheers]

killman
01-25-2008, 09:10 PM
I have a engine actualy 2 one in a box minus a few parts. Going to do the same to mine when i get time but a toy turbo diesel.

BrentG
01-25-2008, 11:21 PM
you have a 1L?

I might be interested still, let me know what shape its in etc..

FU Toolbag
01-26-2008, 12:21 AM
About a year ago I threw out 2 of the .8l, sorry, but Mine is going the same way. Putting that motor in your frame will suck. I tried. I wound up taking a swb toy frame, cutting out 24" under the cab and dropped the lj on it. I'm still not liking it, so when the shops built I think I'm going to just build a complete new frame for it. It's just too dam narrow from the factory.

If your not determined to do this, have you thought about a motor from a turbo sprint? 1L and balls to the wall.

BrentG
01-26-2008, 12:48 AM
you found the frame too narrow?

there seems to be lots of room, I've got a fab shop, and square tube bender, I can always cusomize a bulged front end. the thing I'm worried about is body clearance (height of hood, and width of tunnel) I don't really want to make a body lift for it.
owen, what's been your experience?

78bronco
01-26-2008, 12:54 AM
thats cool looks tiny thou should be relly cool with the yota running gear

killman
01-26-2008, 10:34 AM
there are .8l ant I think it has some bad valves.

BrentG
01-26-2008, 10:38 AM
yeah, starts to get not worth the time when you have to pull it apart an such

B
01-26-2008, 11:25 AM
stinky got his tranny wedge in and could not get it out and is now doing a full tube frame ... [32] ....

norm
01-26-2008, 11:45 AM
Will a 1.3 bolt up?
I have a freebie sitt'n here that ran o.k.

Thats quite the exo for no bending[cheers]

BrentG
01-26-2008, 12:15 PM
I know, its alright, gonna re-do the front bar, I'm not into the cattle guard...

if its going to sit on 37+'s I think I can drop the whole drivetrain without too much issue. just a couple nice skids underneath (not that its gonna hang up, but never know

FU Toolbag
01-29-2008, 08:51 PM
you found the frame too narrow?

there seems to be lots of room, I've got a fab shop, and square tube bender, I can always cusomize a bulged front end. the thing I'm worried about is body clearance (height of hood, and width of tunnel) I don't really want to make a body lift for it.
owen, what's been your experience?

I had a fab shop shop as well but no square tube bender, just too much like work. The toy frame was just a simpler solution, not to mention that future plans include a 4.3 or 350, and that itty bitty lj frame ain't gonna hold it.