middy strength-bj73

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Re: middy strength-bj73

Unread post by sprungupcruiser » November 13th, 2012, 4:00 am

Cheers Nate.

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Re: middy strength-bj73

Unread post by Toyholden » November 13th, 2012, 6:30 pm

Fully Sick Rig !!!!
Just read your whole build... Insane :twisted:
Tops idea with the front anti-wrap bar... some awesome enginuety... V8 rumble... :thumb:
I so want to build a comp truck after reading though this thread... so many good ideas have come from this build :D
Now im doing head miles... how to chop chop a SURF & make it different... I hate copycating... But first i nead to find a buyer for my left kidney :lol:

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______________**BUILT NOT BOUGHT & FULLY ENGINEERED**______________
Toyota SURF 94 > 308 V8 - TH350 > SNAKEracing 4IN Lift Kit > 30mm Body Lift
Mickey Thompson 33x12.5xR15 MTZ'S + Micky Thompson Dick Cepec 15x8 Rims

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Re: middy strength-bj73

Unread post by sprungupcruiser » November 13th, 2012, 7:33 pm

Hahaha thanks mate. I don't think I have copied anyone's car but I have certainly used other cars for inspiration.

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Re: middy strength-bj73

Unread post by sprungupcruiser » May 18th, 2013, 7:20 pm

Here's a bit of an update/complete rebuild/changing everything. While I never had too many driveline breakages with my current setup I have the desire to do some rock racing/tuff truck in the future and I'd like to build it and not have to worry about running what ever tires I want. So here's a bit of what is planned for the old girl
-LS1, sitting in the shed all ready
-TH400, getting built at the moment
-Atlas 4 speed (that's the plan at the moment)
-4 link front and rear with 16" coil overs and provisions in the mounts for triple bypass shocks
-Dana 60 front and Dana 70B rear, I have the D70b in the yard already and I'm in the process of getting the dana 60 from the states
- Re build the cage to meet Aust4/CAMs specifications
-Tube the rear
-Tube guards
-Rear mount radiator
-Sheet metal dash
-Full hydro steer

Here's some photos of the blank canvas and the parts I've got.
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Driveline coming out

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Dana 70B
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LS1 out of a later VY SS

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A photo from the Lowmead 3 car comp report in 4wd action

So lots of work ahead but it will be worth it in the long run with more time driving/competing and less time fixing/replacing parts. Stay tuned.

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Re: middy strength-bj73

Unread post by sprungupcruiser » May 26th, 2013, 9:18 pm

Kicked some goals this week have repaired most of the rust in the cab and more less got the roll cage done. To fix the rust I used a bit of a dodgey method but it looks good and I just cant justify the $1300 replacement panel from Toyota. The method involved expander foam, body filler, then a couple of layers of fiber glass then finished up with more body filler. It came up well and you'd hardly know any different, if it last a few years I'll call it a win.

Step 1. Load that bastard up with foam
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Step 2,3 and 4. Shape foam with saber saw, bog to roughly the right shape but a few mil undersize, lay fiber glass over the top of that sucker.
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Step 5. use bog to get it to the final shape required
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step 6. Paint it. Good as new, see nothing suss going on here.
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Re: middy strength-bj73

Unread post by sprungupcruiser » May 26th, 2013, 9:20 pm

The roll cage is a little more text book...
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this is about as creative as I get with photography, the notching station.
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Re: middy strength-bj73

Unread post by Yush » May 27th, 2013, 2:02 pm

Wow. That job you did wih the fibreglass, just wow.
If you'd asked me what was wrong/different with the aftershot without seeing your instructions, I'd still be sitting here scratching my arse with a confused look on my face.

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Re: middy strength-bj73

Unread post by sprungupcruiser » May 27th, 2013, 2:46 pm

Thanks bud, I certainly wouldn't recommend it if I was a panel beater trying to do a job for someone but for a car that could write the cab off in the first trip, it will do the job.

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Re: middy strength-bj73

Unread post by sprungupcruiser » May 28th, 2013, 9:06 pm

Got the cage 90% welded and added the side impact bars and the A pillar stays. Most of it was TIG welded but I ran out of argon so I had to do the A pillar with the MIG. Not the prettiest Tig welds going but they're not too bad.

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The bit I MIG welded.
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Re: middy strength-bj73

Unread post by sprungupcruiser » June 10th, 2013, 4:30 pm

Got little bit done this week, Added a second tube in the dash to take the sheet metal and to pick up the center console tubes. I'm think that the seat mounts will come off this tube somehow.

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My suspension seats turned up, I might have to get a 3" taller seat for my side I think.
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This is my front axle, currently sitting at my freight forwarder in Battle Ground in washington.
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Re: middy strength-bj73

Unread post by sprungupcruiser » July 7th, 2013, 8:01 pm

Updates...

Added some more tubes to the cage for seat mounts, the rest of the mounts will be laser cut plate.
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Second B pillar tube, will be infilled with some ally sheet.
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I wanted to make the the front approach angle 90* but if I moved the axle forward I would have to run the ride height higher than I wanted to get the 5-6" of up travel I want, so instead of re profilling the chassis I moved the cab back about 140mm.
New rear body mount, would have been too hard to save the original one.
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Re: middy strength-bj73

Unread post by sprungupcruiser » July 14th, 2013, 5:43 pm

So after spending all Sunday last weekend shifting the body on the chassis, I had to move it all back yesterday to meet Tuff Truck rules. Every other comp allows it except the one I would have thought would have allowed, never mind at least I got to use the body mounts I made last week.
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I also got the seat mounts installed
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Re: middy strength-bj73

Unread post by sprungupcruiser » July 14th, 2013, 5:46 pm

And I also got the adjustable ''Jesus" bar made and fitted up

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Re: middy strength-bj73

Unread post by sprungupcruiser » August 20th, 2013, 7:04 pm

Making some head way, work keeps getting in the way of my hobby unfortunately. This is some progress from over the last month.

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Steering wheel mount, uses some of the original bracket. I just happened to jag the the position of it so that the original column bolts up.

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Got some of the ally panels made and mounted, dimples.....

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Got the engine mocked up and the mounts stitched into place. Thanks for watching!

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Re: middy strength-bj73

Unread post by sprungupcruiser » August 24th, 2013, 4:03 pm

I got my sliders done this weekend so far, I think I'm going to be hungover tomorrow so not sure I'll achieve much more this weekend.
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Axle is sitting in my mates workshop in Brissy, just got to get it up here, gets some wheels and tyres and then I can mock up axles under the car and start looking at the suspension.
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