TOYHOLDEN's Custom Hilux Surf V8 on 80-series diffs

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Re: TOYHOLDEN's V8 SURF BUILD -> ''SAS in progress''

Unread post by Toyholden » November 18th, 2015, 6:51 am

funny how the factory can use 1/4" plate for there brackets but we are told to use 6mm plate, the factory steel doesn't feel like any different doesnt feel harder to work with just feels like mild steel...
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Re: TOYHOLDEN's V8 SURF BUILD -> ''SAS in progress''

Unread post by psyolent » November 18th, 2015, 7:01 am

built to a cost mate.
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Re: TOYHOLDEN's V8 SURF BUILD -> ''SAS in progress''

Unread post by Toyholden » November 18th, 2015, 1:47 pm

well yes.... but.... it holds up to the v8 & hard treatment i'v given it so must be another reason not only cheaper but lighter & strong enough too
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Re: TOYHOLDEN's V8 SURF BUILD -> ''SAS in progress''

Unread post by Toyholden » November 20th, 2015, 8:16 pm

OK so i got around to chopping the othe chassis link bracket & modified it a tad so now both are in position...

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The arms are basically in factory geometry they are approx 10mm higher set at the link bracket then they were before so im going with them as they sit..

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the driver side i have already cleaned up the chassis rail & pretty much ready to do a few stitches ready for test run once uppers are finnito

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there's a bit of a camels hump there as the link brackets are set so low to keep arms at good angle so i get antisquat figures somewhere near 100% dont wanna be doing wheelies or fitting limiting straps so trying to stick with the figured the 4-link calculator suggests works for all my truck specs... Also the humpi plan to fill in with a brace i cut that will extend forward to just before middle slider bracket that will allow it to nicely slide over stuff rather then get caught up on that hump my hump my hump my hump... check it out!

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so once i clean up the passenger side chassis rail i'l set measure dopuble measure then likely tripple measure them zap down a few small beads to handle a test drive before i weld them right off cause it's a major butt pain to cut them off if i find the figures weren't working & had to reposition so just a few short stitch welds then onto uppers... whats peoples thoughts on this one should i triangulate the uppers at about 40-45degrees separation or just go with the surf lowers as uppers with 80series bushes pushed in as the bush sleave & links will all be 18mm not 16mm like the surf ones are & set them straight ???? :confused:
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Re: TOYHOLDEN's V8 SURF BUILD -> ''SAS in progress''

Unread post by Toyholden » November 20th, 2015, 8:25 pm

I made some (Brushies) brush rails for this Triton Yesterday in 35degrees heat out in the open PMSL! :drink:
They come up bloody good very happy with how they turned out as was the customer for his new F4x4F custom brushies!
Cant believe how sturdy they are :waycool:

Anyway some pics

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Im a Holden man but dig that number plate :twisted:

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Another custom creation by moire :D
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Re: TOYHOLDEN's SASed V8 SURF Build (4-link in progress)

Unread post by Toyholden » April 19th, 2016, 2:45 pm

Been busy as building stuff for people but still have made good progress.
all the new rear trailing arm chassis links are tacked in place i'v cycled the diff & all is sweet so will weld off some time this week, will need 10" hilux shocks in the rear & 12"s in the front but still saving for them $1200 ouch.. At the moment i'm finishing the rear diff pumpkin armor & painting bits :lol: all the new kits for it have arrived so will be busy putting that together then install time.. since last time i was on here i managed to fix & extend the steering shaft & fire wall gromit also sorted out front brake lines too & fixed the tie rod clearance so it doesnt touch the radius arms now so cheering the SAS is officially finished & the rear 80series diff graft not far off now either. It will all be finished before new shocks arrive :waycool:
still yet to shave a corner off the high volume transmission oil pan for front shaft clearance as the driveshaft just touches when fully flexed easy fix tho, then need to either fit a 80mm spacer to front shaft or make a new one, reroute the exhaust & she's ready for some testing prior to engineers final inspection...
Happy days :)
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Re: TOYHOLDEN's SASed V8 SURF Build (4-link in progress)

Unread post by psyolent » April 19th, 2016, 3:17 pm

bout time you showed up and said hello. thought you'd dropped off the planet matey :)
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Re: TOYHOLDEN's SASed V8 SURF Build (4-link in progress)

Unread post by Toyholden » May 4th, 2016, 9:55 pm

coming on here is kinda like visiting a ghost town lol
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Re: TOYHOLDEN's SASed V8 SURF Build (4-link in progress)

Unread post by stretch4x4 » May 4th, 2016, 10:34 pm

A little :/
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Re: TOYHOLDEN's SASed V8 SURF Build (4-link in progress)

Unread post by psyolent » May 5th, 2016, 7:26 am

so where has everyone gone to ?
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Re: TOYHOLDEN's SASed V8 SURF Build (4-link in progress)

Unread post by stretch4x4 » May 5th, 2016, 8:19 am

Combination of things:
Life changes and people are doing other things
People are on more specific forums or other social media instead of here
It got harder to login for a bit
Near impossible to use on a phone now so harder to just log in for 10 minutes and kill some time.
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Re: TOYHOLDEN's SASed V8 SURF Build (4-link in progress)

Unread post by Peter Aawen » May 5th, 2016, 10:04 am

Every now & then we get an influx of people who are pissed off with all the crap that they get on Facebook, but these days we tend to have smaller numbers of 'regular posters' using the Forum and a whole heap of 'not logged on' or un-registered guests just reading.... but this Forum isn't alone in that, altho the issues stretch mentioned above certainly don't help much at all!! :rolleyes:
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Re: TOYHOLDEN's SASed V8 SURF Build (4-link in progress)

Unread post by psyolent » May 5th, 2016, 10:56 am

interestingly, you're not the only forum to have seen this. i'm part of a few as you'd imagine.
(sorry duck for the hijack mate)
the US however still seem to heavily use them which is a different pattern for what we see here in AU. but then they also live on reddit which we tend not to...
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Re: TOYHOLDEN's SASed V8 SURF Build (4-link in progress)

Unread post by MasterInnovator » May 5th, 2016, 9:54 pm

Such a ghost town, i have beem dormant for the last year myself and coming back its changed a bit haha

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Re: TOYHOLDEN's SASed V8 SURF Build (4-link in progress)

Unread post by Toyholden » June 7th, 2016, 5:25 pm

Yeah we are living in sad days boys/ladies
Use to be a great forum on here, still looks to be a great forum just not many using it anymore.. Sad to see alot of old threads have pics & sections removed.. seems business & the authorities got in the way.. Laws & fear... :crazy:

Anyhow just waiting on Superior to send my shocks & redoing exhaust to straight through 3inch & extend front driveshaft & the surf will finally be finished ready for final inspection but not before a good test run :thumb:

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next will be action shots. Cant wait to drive the beast :twisted:
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