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dirka dave
08-19-2008, 01:46 PM
Went over to the island this weekend and had a look at Ryan's new project..
Its %90 toyota believe it or not...
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Hummer bead locks..
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Ryan.....
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Should be a fun ride....

offroadordrift
08-19-2008, 03:04 PM
looking good...


is that what all bead locks look like. iv never seen one apart?

dirka dave
08-19-2008, 03:42 PM
Nope, thats what a hummer (H1) bead lock with a runflat insert looks like.
It also works as an inner bead lock...

bakelite
08-19-2008, 03:46 PM
That's sweet [36] thanks for the pictures [cheers]

KINGCRUISER
08-19-2008, 04:12 PM
Thats sick, looks nice and low[36] Would love some rims like that

RCCruiser
08-23-2008, 10:04 PM
Geez...coulda posted some better pics of it...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/RunnerRyan/Zuk%20build/DSC01901.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/RunnerRyan/Zuk%20build/DSC01896.jpg

SHITTY
08-26-2008, 06:18 PM
sweet truck . keep the pics coming

RCCruiser
12-28-2008, 07:43 PM
Had it out a couple times. Still needs some tweeking...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/RunnerRyan/Zuk%20build/1c17f76d.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/RunnerRyan/Zuk%20build/ef0e18e5.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/RunnerRyan/Album%202/d4a0c6a4.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/RunnerRyan/Album%202/852d8ea3.jpg

RCCruiser
12-28-2008, 07:44 PM
Don't worry...the back floor is only temperary. ;)

dirka dave
12-28-2008, 07:50 PM
GAY !!!!



:D
[cheers]

Where is my beer ?

Pegleg
12-28-2008, 08:12 PM
bring it over here.....lets go wheelin

Pegleg
12-28-2008, 08:13 PM
poor celica engine:eek:

Taxidermy
12-28-2008, 08:17 PM
In that last photo, why have chain pulling green Toyota?

RCCruiser
12-28-2008, 08:26 PM
In that last photo, why have chain pulling green Toyota?
It's actually a tow-bar. The chain is the safety chain. It's how I get the Zuk around. ;)

Dave...you ALWAYS steal my beer.

dirka dave
12-28-2008, 08:36 PM
What, after we pulled you out, thats beer for life my good friend.

spitty
12-28-2008, 10:09 PM
is that a first gen celica i see there?

dirka dave
12-28-2008, 10:37 PM
Ryan has a 1975, (3rd jen) I have a 1970 (1st jen)...

spitty
12-28-2008, 10:40 PM
Ryan has a 1975, (3rd jen) I have a 1970 (1st jen)...
got any pics of the 70?

MuddyWheeler
12-29-2008, 08:42 AM
cool looking truck

dirka dave
12-29-2008, 12:53 PM
got any pics of the 70?


It's in my back yard, covered in snow...I have some old photos thats i need to find and scan....

Redneck_04
12-29-2008, 05:38 PM
i thought tow bars were illegal for the street?

if there not i might do that to......

vajayjay
12-29-2008, 05:47 PM
My grandpa tows his ranger behind his motorhome all the time across canada and up to alaska never had a problem

RCCruiser
12-29-2008, 07:23 PM
i thought tow bars were illegal for the street?

if there not i might do that to......
It was so hard to try and find any info on that. What I have found is the vehicle doing the towing has to weigh at least double the towed vehicle. Also, if the towed vehicle is over a certain weight (think it was 3000-3500lbs) it needs it's own braking system. My Zuk is around the 2500 lb mark, and my Cruiser is 5000lbs, so I'm good until I'm told otherwise.

RCCruiser
12-29-2008, 07:36 PM
Ryan has a 1975, (3rd jen) I have a 1970 (1st jen)...
Dave is fully confused as to what a "generation" of a vehicle actually means.
He has a first gen Celica, and so do I. His is a '70 (at least that's what he calls it) and mine's a 75. Same body style. Minor trim differences, and fuel tank placements.
I don't have many pics of mine, as I haven't driven it in over 4-5 years. Here's one of my driveway years ago. Dave's is the burgandy one. Mine's the faster, yellow one. :D

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/RunnerRyan/Album%202/1b97e167.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/RunnerRyan/Album%202/a80c06db.jpg

dirka dave
12-30-2008, 11:27 AM
Faster, maybe but not as cool...

BrokenToy
12-30-2008, 05:12 PM
What, after we pulled you out, thats beer for life my good friend.

comin from the guy who did least work durin the recovery.....
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spitty
12-30-2008, 05:53 PM
those are the sexiest cars ever haha, what style bumper you got on the front?

BrokenToy
12-30-2008, 06:24 PM
in dirka's case, it's a custom rust bumper [15][15]

cronic 4x4
12-30-2008, 07:07 PM
http://jalopnik.com/397390/1975-toyota-celica-st

RCCruiser
12-30-2008, 08:11 PM
those are the sexiest cars ever haha, what style bumper you got on the front?
That last link shows what the stock 75 bumper looks like. If you remove some small panels, you can fit the earlier, chrome shaped bumpers in. That's what I did.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/RunnerRyan/Album%202/5a2108fa.jpg

Some specs...22R engine, fully rebuilt. Stock domed pistons, rods, and crank. Block deck is planed. Head is planed,(really high compression) ported, smoothed, huge valves and racing cam. (can't remember the specs offhand). Four into one header with 2.5" exhaust. Dual Webber carbs. Converted to electronic ignition.
Has 2wd W56 truck tranny with the stock automatic ratio rear end. Car was bought off a little old lady, with next to no rust. Had shit brown interior with an auto. I converted to the 5 speed, and a black interior with 2nd gen Acura Integra seats. Lowered a bunch. Upgraded brakes. Rear finned drums. Also put in some power mirrors and power windows. Just for added comfort.:D
That's about it on the Celica. I haven't driven it in 5 or so years. I borrowed the engine for the Suzuki for now, until I rebuild the 22RE I have for it. I'm hoping to do a turbo engine for the Celica in the future...or maybe just nitrous....

rogasm
12-31-2008, 02:39 PM
beauty celica sweet little cars. nice toyzuki too!

spitty
12-31-2008, 04:12 PM
i love the smiley bumpers, you should go with a 7m gte out of a supra, it would fly haha

RCCruiser
12-31-2008, 04:47 PM
i love the smiley bumpers, you should go with a 7m gte out of a supra, it would fly haha
That is an option. I have a line on a Nissan Skyline engine, but I'd rather put that into a Datsun 510 or something...

dirka dave
12-31-2008, 05:35 PM
510's suck.......

yoda thrills
01-09-2009, 10:56 AM
thats a gnarly lookin rig, are you running the webers permanently? how they workin 4 ya

dirka dave
01-09-2009, 11:46 AM
Nope he said he is taking the webbers off, they suck on angles....

RCCruiser
01-10-2009, 11:08 AM
thats a gnarly lookin rig, are you running the webers permanently? how they workin 4 ya
Nope. Already took them off. They work great as long as it's wide open throttle. That's not how I wheel, so I threw on a stock carb for now. I have a fuel injected engine (22RE) that will be going in eventually.

I just did a front brake upgrade. I pulled the stock solid rotors and small calipers off, and bolted on Land Cruiser vented rotors, and early 90's V-6 calipers. Makes for MUCH better front braking.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/RunnerRyan/Zuk%20build/c7a1de8b.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/RunnerRyan/Zuk%20build/9101e10e.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/RunnerRyan/Zuk%20build/fde244f0.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/RunnerRyan/Zuk%20build/b99db7e8.jpg

Lego Racer
01-10-2009, 12:00 PM
Question on the front rotors there. Are they a bolt on or is there another mod you need for it?

dirka dave
01-10-2009, 12:11 PM
Looking good buddy, I'll be over there in two weeks !!!!

RCCruiser
01-10-2009, 07:46 PM
Question on the front rotors there. Are they a bolt on or is there another mod you need for it?
These rotors are bolt on to 81 and later Toyota solid axles. You must use the IFS calipers with this mod. The 4 cyl IFS calipers work, but the V-6 IFS calipers are better. The most difficult part is swapping over the lug nuts. You just need to press them out of the old rotor, and press them into the new one. By "press" I mean use a BFH. Just don't ruin the threads. ;)


Dave...what's happening in 2 weeks, and are you bringing your truck?

dirka dave
01-10-2009, 08:54 PM
Family stuff....

RCCruiser
02-03-2009, 06:53 PM
It's almost done. Just gotta finish up the trans tunnel, rear floor area, and exo cage. But had to test it out in the meantime...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/RunnerRyan/Zuk%20build/c26b325c.jpg

yoda thrills
02-03-2009, 07:49 PM
nice inner fenders

RCCruiser
02-04-2009, 03:01 PM
nice inner fenders
I can build you a set for cheap.

cruiser45
02-04-2009, 03:48 PM
i got the same rancho's,, can u run them upside down? i was told not to???

RCCruiser
02-04-2009, 08:40 PM
i got the same rancho's,, can u run them upside down? i was told not to???
I e-mailed Rancho directly and asked. They said I could with that shock, but each setting would be a bit softer. They've been fine, and I ran the same shock on my 4Runner that way with no issues.

dirka dave
02-05-2009, 05:47 PM
SEE YOU TORMOROW MY FRIEND....


you better have beer.....




[cheers] [cheers]

RCCruiser
02-05-2009, 07:40 PM
SEE YOU TORMOROW MY FRIEND....


you better have beer.....




[cheers] [cheers]
It's in the fridge. ;)


And I've only had 3 so far. :D

dirka dave
02-05-2009, 07:57 PM
Yeah Beer !!!!

yoda thrills
02-07-2009, 04:51 PM
any updates....

RCCruiser
02-07-2009, 06:11 PM
any updates....
I did the IFS hub swap, and that's about it. I did put new chromoly A-arms in my FJ, though. :D

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/RunnerRyan/Album%202/7068c119.jpg

I think next on the list will be to finish the trans tunnel, then start the cage....






But I'm lazy.

RCCruiser
02-08-2009, 10:10 AM
So, ya...did the IFS hub swap. It gives me an extra 3" in width to match the rear IFS axle. You re-use your wheel bearings and locking hubs. Just have to drill the new rotor mounting holes, and mount the calipers to the other side of the ears.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/RunnerRyan/Zuk%20build/f7d388b0.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/RunnerRyan/Zuk%20build/e043b759.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/RunnerRyan/Zuk%20build/5fc5f54f.jpg

I also got my hands on a set of v-bar tire chains. I got 3 pairs, so chains on all 4 tires, plus a spair pair. :D I gotta get out there to test them before all the snow is gone!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/RunnerRyan/Zuk%20build/b5458ab5.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/RunnerRyan/Zuk%20build/e98b7271.jpg

dirka dave
02-08-2009, 03:56 PM
Looking good, was nice to hang out and drink beers like back in the day !!

[cheers]


I should get my pix up soon....


Keep a set of chains for me !!

TWOZEROFOUR
02-08-2009, 04:23 PM
bad ass chains

dirka dave
02-08-2009, 05:41 PM
Here are some pictures of Ryan's projects in Victoria...


New upper control arm for his Fj Cruser !!
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My old man showed up to share some old wheelin' stories..

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Dirka Sr. 68 years old and still wheelin' !! [36]

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[cheers]

RCCruiser
02-08-2009, 06:38 PM
Geeze...you took a lot of pics! And made me drink far too much beer.

yoda thrills
02-08-2009, 09:35 PM
good stuff dudes, you r the yoda god! toyuki, celica, runner, fj..... any others?

RCCruiser
02-09-2009, 05:13 PM
Just the go fast Celica. Toyzuki, FJ Cruiser, and the 4Runner. Not sure if it was mentioned, but I swapped an injected 5.0 Ford V-8 into it. It's been sitting for a while with an oil leak. :mad:

I've had 3 Celicas, 2 MR2's (one turbo), and 4 Datsun 510's. Oh, and a 83 Toyota pickup....ya, I like imports. :D

dirka dave
02-10-2009, 12:51 PM
The go fast celica has no engine it.......

RCCruiser
02-10-2009, 04:40 PM
The go fast celica has no engine it.......
....at the moment.



Besides, it was the 'go faster than your Celica' :D

dirka dave
02-11-2009, 02:14 PM
If you say so......

RCCruiser
02-14-2009, 10:53 AM
So, since summer is right around the corner, :D I decided to make it easier to take my doors off. It's a quick, easy mod...
Here's the door hinge before:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/RunnerRyan/Zuk%20build/d9c6363a.jpg
You take your trusty cut-off tool and cut the top part here:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/RunnerRyan/Zuk%20build/7645aae0.jpg
Trim the pivot pin a tad so it looks like this:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/RunnerRyan/Zuk%20build/52279985.jpg
And it turns out like this:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/RunnerRyan/Zuk%20build/58a9e037.jpg
Now all you have to do is open the door, and lift it off. No more dealing with those damned phillips screws that keep getting stuck. I just have to do the same mod to my half doors to make swapping much easier. I'm thinking I might move the mirror to the base of the windshield. Almost looks like it's supposed to be there.
I also have better access to the cab so I can finish the trans tunnel.:(

RCCruiser
02-14-2009, 10:54 AM
Sooo much easier to work when the doors are off!
Pretty much got the cardboard trans tunnel template done. Tomorrow, make it out of steel. Once that's done, the entire floor from the firewall (including most of the firewall) to under the seats will be completely fabricated. I might make some removeable panels to access the front driveshaft bolts, etc.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/RunnerRyan/Zuk%20build/ff7c0f2b.jpg
I happen to have 2 stock Zuk shifter boots with the metal frames. I think they will work great.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/RunnerRyan/Zuk%20build/40d78123.jpg

RCCruiser
02-14-2009, 11:43 AM
Hmmm...just noticed there's no specs for this on here, so here goes...

85 Suzuki Samurai SJ 410 long wheelbase. Back half cut off. :D
Just the cab and most of the frame is left
Toyota 22R highly modified. (Have a 22RE injected waiting to be rebuilt)
Toyota W56 5 speed trans
Toyota t-case (stock. duals with 4.7's in the future)
Toyota dual cardan driveshafts front/rear. Almost the same length, swappable front and rear so I only have to carry one spare.
Front is square receiver tube, rear is sch 80 poo pipe.
Toyota front axle with V-6 3rd and 4:56 welded IFS hub swap for extra width to match
Toyota rear IFS axle with V-6 3rd 4:56 Detroit locker
Hummer H1 dual beadlock rims recentered with Toyota 6 bolt pattern
Super Swamper TSL SX 38/12.50/16.5 tires
Rancho 9000X 9 way adjustable shocks 34" extended for 14" of shock travel
Toyota rear leaf springs (home-made pack) up front
Chev 63" leaf springs out back
Toyota IFS power steering pump and steering shaft
Trail Gear crossover steering
Toyota 4Runner radiator
Toyota 4Runner 8 way adjustable seats with lumbar
Trail Tough aluminum door handles (the stock plastic ones always break)
Toyota FJ Cruiser front grille
Suzuki short wheelbase soft top
Wheelbase lengthened front and rear to 100" exactly
Home-made flat-belly skid plate (nothing is lower than the frame rails)
Home-made spring mounts and shackles all around
Home-made steel fuel tank (74L cap.)
Home-made front floor pan and trans tunnel (almost done)
Working on boat sides

Still to go:
Finish floor front and back
Exo cage all around
Finish wiring - turn signals, guages, stereo, CB, rocklights, etc
Finish half doors


Parts to buy:
Longfields/Chromo shafts
Dual t-case and gears
Maybe rear disc brakes

Wow. I've never written all that down before. That's far too much work.:eek:
I've been working on this for exactly one year and one month. I figure by the time it's "done" it'll be 1.5 years total.
Here's a before pic:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/RunnerRyan/IMG_0225.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/RunnerRyan/ea0fd02f.jpg

And how it sits now:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/RunnerRyan/Zuk%20build/c26b325c.jpg

RCCruiser
03-09-2009, 02:55 PM
Started work on the trans tunnel. It's ready for finish welding.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/RunnerRyan/Zuk%20build/268062d7.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/RunnerRyan/Zuk%20build/16d7d4c4.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/RunnerRyan/Zuk%20build/0f889e2a.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/RunnerRyan/Zuk%20build/5cb781fa.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/RunnerRyan/Zuk%20build/c8c2eeec.jpg

Figured it would be a bit easier if I made it in 2 peices.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/RunnerRyan/Zuk%20build/bcd5b967.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/RunnerRyan/Zuk%20build/04d6f4e6.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/RunnerRyan/Zuk%20build/56d14df3.jpg

Even have space for the dual t-cases, when that happens.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/RunnerRyan/Zuk%20build/6b1f2130.jpg

Flexes pretty good.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/RunnerRyan/Zuk%20build/DSC02370.jpg


More pics here:

http://www.funinbc.com/forum/showthread.php?t=96877

cronic 4x4
03-09-2009, 03:16 PM
I love this nice job and buildup pics

RCCruiser
03-22-2009, 10:10 AM
The rear shocks contact the frame on full stuff. Found this out the hard way, so I'll have to decide on new rear shocks.
Also cut a sidewall. Was a large, clean slice. Pretty sure it was a culvert, but it could have been anything.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/RunnerRyan/Zuk%20build/DSC02371.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/RunnerRyan/Zuk%20build/DSC02374.jpg

On the bright side...at least I don't have to pay to have someone dismount/remount my tires. :D

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/RunnerRyan/Zuk%20build/DSC02375.jpg

The actual hole on the inside isn't as big as it looks from the outside. I may be able to patch it up and use it as a trail spare...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/RunnerRyan/Zuk%20build/DSC02376.jpg

I was quoted $550 for a single replacement tire.:stunned:
Plus, at least a 2 month shipping estimate, which we all know will be longer than that. So, I'll be searching for other sources. Any ideas?
Guess I'll be sportin' the baldy for a while. :(
Maybe it's time to invest in a groover...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/RunnerRyan/Zuk%20build/DSC02377.jpg

RCCruiser
03-22-2009, 10:13 AM
Ok, so I'm finally going to start work on the exo cage.
Material is 1 1/4" sch. 80 which measures 1.6" OD and .190" wall.
I'm keeping with the PAK RAT theme, as this stuff is pretty much free. :banana:
I taped up 2 different designs. Which one do you like, and any suggestions?
I'll be adding some braces here and there, and also a small stinger. The hood will sit about 1.5" further forward. The hood crossbar will be the spacer. This will allow the hood to open, wipers to work, and the windsheild can still fold down. There will be sliders under the doors. The main difference is the dual main hoop.

Pic 1

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/RunnerRyan/Zuk%20build/DSC02383.jpg

Pic 2

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/RunnerRyan/Zuk%20build/DSC02384.jpg

RCCruiser
03-22-2009, 10:18 AM
So, near the end of the day, buddy, Tom came by with beerz. So I decided to TAPE together the cage I had so far. :D
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/RunnerRyan/Zuk%20build/DSC02390.jpg


That is all.

SHITTY
03-22-2009, 07:55 PM
sweet buddy looking good

RCCruiser
03-22-2009, 08:30 PM
Well, didn't get nearly as much done as I had planned. Why is it when a buddy comes over to help, it turns into bench racing and drinking?
Anyways, got a couple things tacked into place. And no metal fever yet....

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/RunnerRyan/Zuk%20build/DSC02393.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/RunnerRyan/Zuk%20build/DSC02395.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/RunnerRyan/Zuk%20build/DSC02396.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/RunnerRyan/Zuk%20build/DSC02399.jpg

dirka dave
03-22-2009, 10:23 PM
Hope you are wearing a proper filter system when you are welding..:dontknow:


You don't want to kill off that last brain cell that's fighting for its life.:D


seriously....it looks live galvanized steel and that stuff is way bad.

are you done yet ?

RCCruiser
03-23-2009, 06:43 PM
Ya, it's galvanized, but it's free.:D

The "welding galvanized is bad" is a bit of a myth. Ya, it can make you sick if you breathe the fumes, but breathing normal welding fumes isn't good for you either. I did some research on the interweb, and that makes me an expert. :)

Anyways, I got it covered. ;)

Cage should be done for easter, but I'm not sure if I'm going to be able to make it over there, now. :(

Pegleg
03-23-2009, 08:26 PM
fuk that,get over here!!!!oh ya looks good ry

Trooper
03-23-2009, 08:38 PM
Ya, it's galvanized, but it's free.:D

The "welding galvanized is bad" is a bit of a myth. Ya, it can make you sick if you breathe the fumes, but breathing normal welding fumes isn't good for you either. I did some research on the interweb, and that makes me an expert. :)

Anyways, I got it covered. ;)

Cage should be done for easter, but I'm not sure if I'm going to be able to make it over there, now. :(

Serious man wear a mask or grind the galinizing off. Youll get a really bad foundry feaver(metal fever). Ive had it several times. Zinc aint good for you.

Trooper
03-23-2009, 08:40 PM
Really nice build tho. Love what youve done to it.

RCCruiser
03-24-2009, 06:22 PM
Not to worry. I have a galvanization removal system, as well as a high tech vetilation system.

dirka dave
03-24-2009, 06:34 PM
Hope so.....


Looks good !

spitty
03-24-2009, 06:36 PM
Not to worry. I have a galvanization removal system, as well as a high tech vetilation system.
belt sander and a respirator?
thats what i use [cheers]

RCCruiser
03-24-2009, 09:19 PM
Grinder and outside. :D

But seriously, I used a flapper disc and ground off about 3-4" from the welding area. Then weld it outside. I did most of the welding the other day, and it was quite breezy. I have MIG pak 15 220V with 0.035 flux core wire. If I need a fan, I have one handy. So far so good...


I just picked up my next major modification... I got me an electric locker for the front of this thing. Now I can get rid of the welded 3rd that's in there now, and be able to steer when I need to.

dirka dave
03-26-2009, 03:01 AM
This thread sucks.....

spitty
03-26-2009, 08:12 AM
This thread sucks.....
well you did make it:dontknow:

dirka dave
03-26-2009, 12:10 PM
Dont rember typing that last night......


silly beer...

RCCruiser
04-07-2009, 09:14 PM
Got some more work done on the cage.

Disclaimer:
This is not a how-to on cages. The cage is not done. The cage is only tack-welded on. There will be more braces. This is only some pics of my progress.
Oh, and after welding, I feel fine. ;)



Anyways, here's some pics.
The cab part

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/RunnerRyan/Zuk%20build/DSC02432.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/RunnerRyan/Zuk%20build/DSC02433.jpg

One of the rear main hoops. There will be 2. Nice and tight.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/RunnerRyan/Zuk%20build/DSC02434.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/RunnerRyan/Zuk%20build/DSC02436.jpg

Front clip

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/RunnerRyan/Zuk%20build/DSC02438.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/RunnerRyan/Zuk%20build/DSC02440.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/RunnerRyan/Zuk%20build/DSC02441.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/RunnerRyan/Zuk%20build/DSC02442.jpg

Tried to keep it tight. Hoping it doesn't deflect too much into the body when it takes a hit.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/RunnerRyan/Zuk%20build/DSC02443.jpg

Hood cross bar. I mounted it as a hood spacer. Solves a few problems all at once. Move the hood forward to match the longer engine. I was also able to space it up about an inch to help clear the filter and stuff. The other issue was if I put it up where most people do, the windsheild wouldn't fold down anymore. This way, the windsheild can fold down, and the hood can go up, all with no clearance issues.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/RunnerRyan/Zuk%20build/DSC02445.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/RunnerRyan/Zuk%20build/DSC02447.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/RunnerRyan/Zuk%20build/DSC02448.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/RunnerRyan/Zuk%20build/DSC02449.jpg

You can see where the vacuume advance was resting on the hood. No longer!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/RunnerRyan/Zuk%20build/DSC02475.jpg

Made the hood surround bar a bit wider, hopefully to be helping with fender coverage if I ever decide to try to make it legal (ish).

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/RunnerRyan/Zuk%20build/DSC02450.jpg

Seems that some *gasp* Jeep parts might make it on here...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/RunnerRyan/Zuk%20build/DSC02468.jpg

One of the main hoops. There will be 2.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/RunnerRyan/Zuk%20build/DSC02451.jpg

Main hoop to slider. Ties into the body mount.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/RunnerRyan/Zuk%20build/DSC02455.jpg

Slider mounting points with frame plates.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/RunnerRyan/Zuk%20build/DSC02457.jpg

Mmmm...flat belly...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/RunnerRyan/Zuk%20build/DSC02459.jpg

Juuust in front of the glass.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/RunnerRyan/Zuk%20build/DSC02461.jpg

Will be some brackets to tie the door hinges into the cage.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/RunnerRyan/Zuk%20build/DSC02465.jpg

Not sure on the angle of the stinger. Too big? Tuck it in more? Still needs braces, I know. ;)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/RunnerRyan/Zuk%20build/DSC02463.jpg

redman
04-07-2009, 09:20 PM
fuk eh looks awesome

yoda thrills
04-07-2009, 09:44 PM
looks great man
the stinger looks good were it is
wheres you fuel pump????

dirka dave
04-08-2009, 02:38 AM
Thats the nicest fence posts I've ever seen...[16]

Could you make it look more like a shopping cart ?

:D


RIPSAW !!!!![36] [36]

RCCruiser
04-08-2009, 08:42 AM
wheres you fuel pump????
That 22R came out of my 75 Celica, which runs an electric pump inside the tank. (Took the dual webbers off, as well as the header) I did try a mechanical pump but I killed 3 or 4 of them, so I just put an electric one on.

RCCruiser
04-08-2009, 08:43 AM
Thats the nicest fence posts I've ever seen...[16]

Could you make it look more like a shopping cart ?

:D


RIPSAW !!!!![36] [36]
It's not fence post. It was a green house. Geez, man...get it right. :D

And I've already heard the shopping cart thing.[16]

I might get a Wal Mart handle, and put it on there. :D

RCCruiser
04-08-2009, 08:47 AM
Thats the nicest fence posts I've ever seen...[16]

See the tube building behind Tom's Jeep? That's where this came from. :D

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/RunnerRyan/Zuk%20build/c26b325c.jpg

dirka dave
04-08-2009, 01:23 PM
At least you are "going green" with this one..:D


I would have thought you'd put Thrifty foods green and a handle from there on it rather than one from wally world.

P.S. you still owe me beer...:fighting0071:

BrokenToy
04-08-2009, 05:52 PM
which dirka can then hand over to me [15]

RCCruiser
04-12-2009, 06:11 PM
Tested the cage, and other stuff. Worked well. Now I gotta finish it. :D
Some pics here: http://www.funinbc.com/forum/showthread.php?t=97833

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/RunnerRyan/album%2009/DSC02516.jpg

dirka dave
04-13-2009, 01:58 PM
Is that Toms new dodge ?

RCCruiser
04-13-2009, 02:29 PM
Is that Toms new dodge ?
Yep.

RCCruiser
04-26-2009, 05:47 PM
So now that the radiator is sitting in a better spot, I decided to make a hood latch. Bungee cords holding the hood down was getting pretty old.
Made some corner brackets that the little rubber feet on the hood sit on, then welded a cross bar to that. Cut the hole for the stock hood latch, and bolted it in. It even uses the stock pull hood popper. :D

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/RunnerRyan/Zuk%20build/DSC02533.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/RunnerRyan/Zuk%20build/DSC02535.jpg

Added a coat of paint for the "new" look. :)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/RunnerRyan/Zuk%20build/DSC02542.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/RunnerRyan/Zuk%20build/DSC02543.jpg

Then my battle for reducing weight in the front, and adding weight in the rear continued. Decided to mount the battery low and rearward.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/RunnerRyan/Zuk%20build/DSC02545.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/RunnerRyan/Zuk%20build/DSC02546.jpg

Optimas are cheap at Lordco at the moment. ;)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/RunnerRyan/Zuk%20build/DSC02547.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/RunnerRyan/Zuk%20build/DSC02549.jpg

Found a new use for my blown ring gear.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/RunnerRyan/Zuk%20build/DSC02551.jpg

No, it's not a candy cane.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/RunnerRyan/Zuk%20build/DSC02553.jpg

It's the beginnings to solidly mount my headlights.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/RunnerRyan/Zuk%20build/DSC02554.jpg

They were just zip tied to the plastic grille, which was zip tied to the radiator. Lets just say I could see the tops of the trees and UFO's pretty good. ;)
Now the grille is solidly mounted to the hood latch bracket, and the headlight buckets will be solidly mounted to that. I'll even be able to accurately aim my headlights.:D

dirka dave
04-26-2009, 06:15 PM
Hey...


That looks famaliar....


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/RunnerRyan/Zuk%20build/DSC02545.jpg

theborges
04-26-2009, 06:18 PM
the rig is looking sweet. what you using to do your bends?

RCCruiser
04-26-2009, 07:11 PM
Hey...


That looks famaliar....

Told you I'd use it eventually. :D

RCCruiser
04-26-2009, 07:12 PM
the rig is looking sweet. what you using to do your bends?
Thanx.
For the bends in the cage, I'm just using a cheapie hydrolic pipe bender. You can probably see it in a few of the pics.

RCCruiser
05-21-2009, 04:42 PM
Haven't really done much to it lately. Just been enjoying wheeling with it. When I flat tow it, it shimmy's pretty good, so I decided to try to balance the wheels a bit.
I'm slowly getting rid of the bugs.
Today, I installed airsoft pellets in the wheels to help with balancing. I've used golf balls in the past, and they worked well, but were kind of noisey. The airsoft pellets should be a bit quieter.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/RunnerRyan/Zuk%20build/0080648177993_500X500.jpg

Put about 2000 into each tire.
I'm loving the Hummer beadlocks. I didn't even have to remove the wheel from the truck to get the pellets inside. :D

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/RunnerRyan/Zuk%20build/DSC02675.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/RunnerRyan/Zuk%20build/DSC02677.jpg

Took it around the block, but didn't really get up to speed to test it out. It is much quieter, though.

RCCruiser
06-06-2009, 06:58 PM
Took it for a wheeling trip. The beads helped, but I think it could really use a steering stabilizer....

It sure is difficult to get the motivation to work on stuff when the weather is so nice! Was a bit cooler today, so I got some stuff done...
The tail lights on this are actually borrowed from my trailer. Would be nice to be able to use that again, so I went out and bought some LED lights.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/RunnerRyan/Zuk%20build/DSC02713.jpg

Cut some holes and dropped them in.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/RunnerRyan/Zuk%20build/DSC02716.jpg

They have matching white ones that I may use for back-up lights. Not really sure how I'm going to mount the panel...going to finish up the exo cage first, then come up with something.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/RunnerRyan/Zuk%20build/DSC02719.jpg

So, I started working on the rear part of the cage..

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/RunnerRyan/Zuk%20build/DSC02723.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/RunnerRyan/Zuk%20build/DSC02724.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/RunnerRyan/Zuk%20build/DSC02726.jpg

JACKNIFE
06-06-2009, 09:50 PM
thats looking pretty sweet bud keep up the good work

dirka dave
06-06-2009, 10:19 PM
Looks gay to me....Island boy.

RCCruiser
06-07-2009, 08:38 PM
Looks gay to me....Island boy.
Who you callin' Island boy? Island boy.[1e]



A bit more work done today. Damn, this is time consuming. :(
Added some braces between the 2 main hoops. Still need at least one more on each side to complete my 'radio tower' look. :D

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/RunnerRyan/Zuk%20build/DSC02731.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/RunnerRyan/Zuk%20build/DSC02735.jpg

Started work on the rear section. Will look sorta like this:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/RunnerRyan/Zuk%20build/DSC02736.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/RunnerRyan/Zuk%20build/DSC02738.jpg

TWOZEROFOUR
06-07-2009, 09:57 PM
where did the galvanized pipe come from?

RCCruiser
06-08-2009, 05:37 PM
where did the galvanized pipe come from?
The galvanized pipe store.

yoda thrills
06-09-2009, 05:07 PM
lookin good mang

i sure could use a welder

cronic 4x4
06-09-2009, 06:37 PM
Coming along nice keep up the good work !!

RCCruiser
06-10-2009, 07:13 PM
lookin good mang

i sure could use a welder
Thanx.

The welder was one of the best tools I ever bought.....besides the hammer. :D

TWOZEROFOUR
06-10-2009, 10:48 PM
Thanx.

The welder was one of the best tools I ever bought.....besides the hammer. :D

dirka also seems to be a favorite Tool of yours happy penis

dirka dave
06-11-2009, 02:07 AM
dirka also seems to be a favorite Tool of yours happy penis


What are you saying ? :confused:

regulate34
06-14-2009, 04:19 PM
i am lovin this build

dirka dave
06-14-2009, 06:38 PM
Are you done yet Island Boy ??

RCCruiser
06-23-2009, 04:12 PM
Are you done yet Island Boy ??
Havent' touched the Zuk in a while. Been busy camping and wheeling. Maybe I'll tinker a bit more on the rear part of the cage this coming weekend.....

dirka dave
06-28-2009, 11:46 AM
http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f328/david_corry/Smilies/thread.gif

RCCruiser
06-28-2009, 11:48 AM
http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f328/david_corry/Smilies/thread.gif
You suck. And not in a good way.

So, I've skipped working on the rear cage for now. I figured since I have a big trip coming up, I'd work on the rear floor area, so I have somewhere to store my junk while camping. The plywood just has to go.
Was able to get a small section of box bed to start the floor with. It'll be small, but big enough to fit 2 coolers. :D Or maybe an RTB or 2.

RCCruiser
06-28-2009, 12:31 PM
Finally getting rid of the plywood rear section. Was able to get a section out of a Toyota box floor. It will give the floor a bit more strength than just a flat sheet with the ribs in it.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/RunnerRyan/Zuk%20build/DSC02817.jpg

Only problem is filling in the mismatched rib holes. Any ideas other than expanding foam? :D

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/RunnerRyan/Zuk%20build/DSC02818.jpg

So, this will be sorta what it will end up like.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/RunnerRyan/Zuk%20build/DSC02819.jpg

Top section will be the same dimentions as the soft top, so I have somewhere to button it to.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/RunnerRyan/Zuk%20build/DSC02820.jpg

Any ideas? Besides using metal instead of cardboard.:rolleyes:

RCCruiser
06-28-2009, 02:02 PM
I'm such a recycler. :D

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/RunnerRyan/Zuk%20build/DSC02822.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/RunnerRyan/Zuk%20build/DSC02821.jpg

This will work for now. It gives the strength on the floor, still seals the soft top, is free for now, and I have perfect wood templates for when I have some extra $$$ for some new sheet metal. :)

FZJ80
06-29-2009, 05:34 AM
Should hold a beer cooler just fine.

dirka dave
06-29-2009, 10:59 AM
Good thing you got the club on there...[16]

RCCruiser
06-29-2009, 03:49 PM
Good thing you got the club on there...[16]
Wouldn't want the garbage men to think it was part of the trash. ;)

RCCruiser
08-13-2009, 08:04 PM
Got my sliced Swamper fixed. Big-ass patch on the inside. Was suggested by the tire guy that I fill the flap with silicone to keep the water out from the outside.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/RunnerRyan/Zuk%20build/DSC02374.jpg

The actual hole on the inside isn't that big.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/RunnerRyan/Zuk%20build/DSC02376.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/RunnerRyan/Zuk%20build/DSC03011.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/RunnerRyan/Zuk%20build/DSC03013.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/RunnerRyan/Zuk%20build/DSC03015.jpg

Can barely see it.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/RunnerRyan/Zuk%20build/DSC03026.jpg

And my cat helping me post this...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/RunnerRyan/Zuk%20build/DSC03022.jpg

dirka dave
08-13-2009, 11:55 PM
I got my MTR fixed tonight at work with a big ass patch too.

RCCruiser
09-12-2009, 10:01 PM
So I'm adding a few 'X' braces to the cage. Turned out pretty good.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/RunnerRyan/Zuk%20build/DSC03133.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/RunnerRyan/Zuk%20build/DSC03135.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/RunnerRyan/Zuk%20build/DSC03136.jpg

Then I started work on the secret ingredient. I used my handy-dandy drain hole that I made.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/RunnerRyan/Zuk%20build/DSC03142.jpg

Then unbolted my removable trans tunnel I made, and pulled the t-case.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/RunnerRyan/Zuk%20build/DSC03143.jpg

Yep...85:1 here I come.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v690/RunnerRyan/Zuk%20build/DSC03137.jpg