94 4Runner: She Rolls Now! (Axles and Wheels Installed!) (08/11/11)
Well, despite my stitches, i worked on the 4runner. im stubborn as frig haha!
I did it all without lifting too! not bad. I got the rear axle under the springs, installed the ubolts, then jacked it up and bolted the tires on! awesome!
I have a seized caliper on the back though... So i have a few little things i need to do. Gotta move the spring hangers forward about 5" as well to center the axle and line up the shock tabs!
Thanks for Watching!
94 4Runner: Rear Axle Positioning (08/12/11)
Well, I got the spring hangers cut off Beastie today, then I welded them to
the 4runner frame. Moved the axle 4" forward, and set the shocks, brake
lines, shackles, everything up just perfectly! also centered the tire in
the wheel well!
Then I ran the rear brake lines, got them all tied in. I need to rebuild a
rear caliper though, Ill do a video on how to do that soon.
I also started on wiring. I got the fuel tank wiring all figured out! now I
just need to fix the small leak in the tank ffs...
I need to put another leaf spring up front to level the truck out once the
engine and stuff is in her. She's sitting level right now, and i have a TON
of weight to put back into her... 80% in the front though haha
Thanks for Watching!
p.s. who read everything this time?
1975 Dodge Sportsman Brake Booster & Custom Leaf Packs! (08/09/11)
Well, I drove into town to pick up a few things. Got a brake Booster for my Mom's 1975 Dodge Sportman
camper-van thing. Got that swapped, and its working better.
I got u-bolts, longer shackle bolts, and center bolts for the rear leaf
springs on the 4runner. I also got a clutch kit for the 4runner :)
Well, I took the leaf springs apart, built custom packs, installed them,
and was working on getting the rear axle under the 4runner, when I had a
I was pretty tired by the time i was working on getting the axle under the
4runner. Thinking i was out from underneath it, i stood up... i caught the
rusty, jagged, sharp edge of the rear quarter panel with my back... I went
to the hospital, and got it cleaned, and stitched up. I did a pretty good
job haha, the doctor removed 6 or 7 pieces of metal and debris. He even had
to cut a chunk of flesh off because he couldnt get the metal out of it!
anyHways! haha, Thanks for Watching!
Big Cubic Inch 1963 Pontiac Le Mans
Frank Scorcia's 1963 Pontiac Lemans. 600 cubic inch tall deck aftermarket
block, Molodex crank, Oliver rods, Ross pistons, Edelbrock heads modified
by JBP racing. T&D shaft rockers, Wenzler intake Speed -Pro fuel
Hughes Transmissions 34-3X turbo 400
with custom Hughes converter from APS racing.
RJ Fabrication built 9" rear end with 35 spline axles, spool, 4.11 gears
and Strange Engineering disc brakes.
RJ Fabrication custom tube chassis, headers, 4"Exhaust, sheet metal, suspension, cooling
system, plumbing and wiring.
Car is still under construction and should be completed summer of 2012.
Hughes Performance Transmission, Torque Converter & other parts can be
purchased from Authorized Dealer APS Racing USA
34-3X GM96STD HP9400 HP9800 HP4007
Wiring Harness, Aluminum Radiator, Cap and weld in bung
Rough Country's 3" Suspension Lift for Toyota 4Runner 1996-2002. Only! $249.95
Take your Toyota 4-Runner to new heights with Rough Country's New 3" N2.0
Suspension Lift for '96-'02 models. With enough ride height to clear up to
33" X 11.50" tires, you'll get more off-road articulation and a much
meaner-looking stance at an incredible value - only $249.95!
Upgrade your 4-Runner with front Strut Spacers, rear Coil Springs, and our
critically acclaimed N2.0 Shocks.
Gain balanced handling both on and off-road with a shock like no other: The
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4x4 toyota 4-runner and ford explorer farm trail part 3
This the a trip we took to the farm trail after a lot of snow melt and a
bit of rain. Other video from this day.... It made the same old trail a lot
more fun and we had a lot more trouble after the winch broke in the last
video we tried the 4-runner on the hill with no luck. Then we went back the
way we came and that gave us some trouble as well. We broke a mirror and a
tail light but we got out. I need a new winch now but you get what you pay
for. The ford explorer needs a new winch maybe a warn but there is talk of
a solid axle swap for the toyota we will see would make a good video and
check out more off road action @ clydedog72 and still need to fill a whole
lot of space down here, In this video you see the winch has stopped working
but I leave it on there and its a good thing because in the next video the
pos broken winch protects my radiator from ice in a creek but need to fix
the turd just in case we need a winch maybe be a video about it some day .
This video was part 3 of 3 and was all filmed on the same day, witch was a
warm winter day and all the snow melted and then it rained so the ground
was pretty soft witch made it a lot more fun. The old farm trail is getting
pretty boring so we had to get out. We need to travel around more but that
is not cheap. At the time I am typing this we have a trip to Vinton County
in the bag with the toyota mutt truck and my buddys ford ranger, this was a
great trip and I squeezed four videos out of it . It was a awsome trail day
got to play in the mud a littlle bit.In this video we made our way out of
the woods and as you can see in the thumb nail we flex out the Toyota
4-runner as far as it can go. After this trip the guy with the 4-runner
started making plans to put a straight axle in the front, at this time he
has all ready got the axle and will be staring soon. This means that I will
have to step up my game in the explorer, maybe a danna 30 or a swap of both
front and rear, but the old mutt truck is about tucker out so maybe even
the danna 44 and ford 9 in out of it. My explorer is a 5 speed so the rear
end ring is no big deal just no speed-o and that will not stop me at all.
The mutt has never had a speed-o and I have been getting around in it for
about six years now.I would like to keep both because one is always broken
but that is four wheeling. The mud hole at the end was a big let down we
dug it out a few years ago and the ground holds water but dose not get very
soupy but the little hill at the end is cool, and no I'm not afraid of over
reving that thing.But not much more to say about that day it was fun had a
little damage but nothing real bad, hope we get more videos of four
wheeling some where else besides the farm but that is what cost the most
getting out of town to do some wheeling. Right now I am about broke so I
have to pace my self its not about making time its about the money. I may
have to do some more scraping videos to build up the bank. Four wheeling is
a passion of mine and I will probably do it till the day I die so need to
budget and pace my self. The next year will be a cheap one but I will find
a way to make all this happen, I am having a blast with the whole you tube
thing and hope to do it for many years to come hope you all keep watching
and hope to make more subs along the way, and if there is any thing you can
suggest to make any of this better please let me know in the comments below
and I will try to make them better. I know I can get more action if I get
out more but the money that why the editing is not tighter. but there will
be a new video every week here at clydedog72, and some day I hope to have a
team of people helping make this happen but for now its just my friend
behind the camera , my brother and me. There is a lot of people who we
wheel with that help and are just good people to film along the way but I
could not do any of this with out them big big thanks you guys..More about
the farm trail, a local farmer my dad has known for a while had some thing
around his farm he wanted to clean so my dad and I spent a lot of time out
there cleaning up stuff and in return the farmer lets us go four wheel in
the woods behind his farm. The trail is very short but there is not much to
four wheel in the Dayton Ohio area, or at least legal wheeling. I know
people that will just wheel any where they want and this is a very bad
thing. In some circes off roading is looked down upon and for good reason,
people wheel were they are not to be and they leave there trash. If you
wheel please do it the right way dont be ak, these are the reasons off road
parks shut down, a holes screw it up for every one. So pick up your mess
and make sure that it is ok for you to wheeling were you are at. In some of
the video we are in vinton county ohio...THANKS FOR WATCHING......
vid of 4runner
A slide show of lifted old scholl 4runners and new 4runner
Installing Wheel Spacers for Toyota 4x4 Solid Front Axle. The pros and cons of using wheel spacers.
How to install wheel spacers on a Toyota 4x4. My thoughts on using wheel
spacers, some of the pros and cons of using wheel spacers, and some of the
tricks I've learned in dealing with wheel spacers over the years.
Generally, I'm a fan of wheel spacers. The biggest thing is just to
realize that you've deviated from the factory tolerances and that parts
(like wheel bearings) are going to wear faster from strain that falls outside the
design parameters. but, if you're running tires big enough to need wheel
spacers, you probably know that already.
I say it in the video, but I can't say it enough: Check those nuts that
hold the spacer on often. Wheeling rigs have a freakish ability to loosen
everything attached to them.
4Runner SAS Build-Up
Some pictures of my sas and buildup with a few poser shots at the end.
1990 Toyota 4Runner-22RE-5 speed-TG 3" front/4" rear-35" BFG
M/T-4.88's-rear LSD-front TruTrac-MC Rear Bumper-TG DOM Sliders-TG
Parts were from either Marlin Crawler or Trail Gear
94 4Runner: Coil Helpers & Sway Bar! (09/25/11)
Well, i got up to a lot today! still not 100% finished it, but i got the
sway bar in, and i also built buckets for the coils. they are removable
too, so when i dont need to pull anything, i dont have to have them in! the
swaybar will be removable as well!
friggin rights i did!
Thanks for Watching!
Moab Easter Jeep Safari 2010 Moab Rim Trail in a Willys Jeep
Easter Jeep Safari 2010. Taking my Willys MB on the Moab Rim Trail. I did
this last year with my JK so I let my buddy the "Troublemaker" from
Illinois have a little fun. Only the V8 engined Jeeps made it to the top of
the Sand Dune at max throttle. The MB did it at half power!! Go to
www.jeepingoffroad.com for the Willys build up and more Jeeping adventures.
94 4Runner: Driving Lights Wiring and Weirdness... (09/12/11)
Well, I got the wire harness stabbed into the 4runner, but she is acting
strange... my dad says to run the driving lights on a negative switched,
instead of a positive switched, so ill probably do that either tomorrow, or
the next day... i might end up ripping the tcase out of the parts 4runner
tomorrow... who knows... just gotta Raid the frig out of it first... I got
bit 11 times on my hand by a spider when i was undoing the bolts ffs...
Thanks for Watching!