Twisty's MWB 40 series

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Re: Twisty's MWB 40 series

Unread post by BigDutchy » May 10th, 2013, 2:04 pm

Hey mate you are building a great car here!1 But you need to check you buggie mate.....the back wheels are all crooked :lol:

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Re: Twisty's MWB 40 series

Unread post by Twisty » December 22nd, 2016, 12:20 pm

I'm finally getting back into this build again. I am trying to have it done for a Classic Landcruiser Club CLAWW run at the end of April 2017.

The reason for the stall of this build was I bought a HJ45 ute as a daily driver. A p/steer and disc brake conversion on it got a little carried away and turned into a 2 year restomod.

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I've recently sold this so motivation is high to get the BJ42 Middy finished.
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Re: Twisty's MWB 40 series

Unread post by Twisty » December 22nd, 2016, 12:21 pm

To fund painting the HJ45 I sold the fox 2.5 coilovers, 35" krawlers and trailready beadlocks off the BJ42.

So its been sitting on the bumpstops and on a mates set of 38" swampers for the last few years.

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So first purchase after selling the HJ45 was some new tyres and wheels from Ryano at Triple R Offroad. Ended up going 37x13.5R17 Gladiator XComp MT's on some 17x9 neg30 Pro Comp Vapour Beadlocks

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Re: Twisty's MWB 40 series

Unread post by Twisty » December 22nd, 2016, 12:21 pm

A few months back I got word that a mate of a mate was about to trade in his 2005 LX470. It had the 2UZ-FE 4.7l V8 and 5 speed A750F auto. I ended up buying it off him for the trade in price. This LX470 was originally meant to be the doner for my FJ45V build, but last week I picked up a rusty UZJ100 with the same motor/auto combo but way less kms on it which I will use for the 45V. Stoked to be running the same combo engine/auto in both cruisers.

After a wash and polish it came up mint. I removed everything needed for the conversion and sold the leftovers for $500 less than I paid for it, WIN!!! The new owner of the LX470 will be fitting a Duramax to it.

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Off to its new home.
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Re: Twisty's MWB 40 series

Unread post by Twisty » December 22nd, 2016, 12:22 pm

To get the gearing suitable for the 37s I purchased some transfer case reduction gears from Marks 4wd which drops the low range by 25%. Also purchased there part time kit at the same time.

Reduction Gears - http://www.marks4wd.com/mfk1665.html

Part Time Kit - http://www.marks4wd.com/mfk1210nfh.html
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Re: Twisty's MWB 40 series

Unread post by Twisty » January 12th, 2017, 8:11 am

So I got to spend a few days down at Brooksys from C44F over the xmas break and we got two solid days of working on the Middy. Stoked with what we got achieved. 1 more days work and I can bring it home where I'll sort mounting the 2UZ and Auto.

First was to pick up the new Fox 2.0 Coilovers, 14" fronts, and 12" rear. I bought them through Paul at Down South Motorsports Australia.
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New 37" Gladiator XComp on ProComp Vapour 2 beadlocks were also fitted up. Stoked with the look of these.
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Ready to start bending tube.
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Re: Twisty's MWB 40 series

Unread post by Twisty » January 12th, 2017, 8:12 am

I drew up some laser cut mounting flanges for the rear flares way back with the custom rear quarter panels were made. Here is Brooksys half way through sorting the tube to suit.
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With one side done, the other is a simple copy of the bend start points and angles.
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In place.
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Re: Twisty's MWB 40 series

Unread post by Twisty » January 12th, 2017, 8:12 am

With the rears done, it was onto the front. First was to cut the apron 1 tube width higher.
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Inner tubes bend in tacked in place.
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A string line of the rear flares was used to set the width, then levelled RHS was used to set the height. Made sure chassis and body were level first also.
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Most of the outer tubes done.
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Re: Twisty's MWB 40 series

Unread post by Twisty » January 12th, 2017, 8:12 am

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Pizza break...
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Front section of guards done. These need to be bend separately as its a possible combination of bends to achieve on most benders.
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Re: Twisty's MWB 40 series

Unread post by Twisty » January 12th, 2017, 8:13 am

Starting sliders
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All tube work done, now ready to sort the chassis mounts.
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Re: Twisty's MWB 40 series

Unread post by Twisty » January 12th, 2017, 8:13 am

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Dimple-die stainless steel infill plates will be added to the sliders.
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Also picked up a new toy for my shed. 4 x 2 Torchmate CNC plasma cutter. Brooksys has had it in his shed for ages but we have never managed to get it running right. Now its at home I can spend more time getting it running and sort the mounts for engine, auto, redo shock mounts to be plate style ones, and plate front and rear bumpers.
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Re: Twisty's MWB 40 series

Unread post by kyzooper » February 9th, 2017, 6:37 am

LOVE YOUR WORK!!! Would have loved to see those front flares continue down into sliders as one piece.
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I reckon with your skills that would look awesome.
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Re: Twisty's MWB 40 series

Unread post by BigDutchy » February 9th, 2017, 3:27 pm

It's looking more and more like a real deal Jurassic Park T-Rex capture machine... :lol:

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Re: Twisty's MWB 40 series

Unread post by brooksy » February 12th, 2017, 4:08 pm

kyzooper wrote:LOVE YOUR WORK!!! Would have loved to see those front flares continue down into sliders as one piece.
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I reckon with your skills that would look awesome.

Sorry but that would look terrible & I don't do dodgem car style tube work ... lol
Plus it's not practical when replacing damaged pieces

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