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?
94 4Runner: Ebrake & Bumper! (need winch parts) (02/19/12)
Well, i got the ebrake handle installed today, and it works good, not great... i just need to tweak it a bit and get all the linkages set up properly. I also got the mega bumper put back on, and welded up the side supports! just need to build one more set of gussets, and drill and tap the bottom holes, and it should be done! Also, do any of you guys have any winch parts kicking around? i very much need a motor off a Warn 8274. ill buy it if you have one you're willing to part with it! Thanks for Watching!
94 4Runner: Wiring Wiring Wiring & Back Window Fix! (08/13/11)
Well, as the title says... this is all i got up to... i tried bending some Exhaust pipe, but my bender just kinks it... gunna have to get a shop to bend me up some pieces... i am almost ready to put the engine/trans/x-fer cases in! then i gotta shorten the rear driveshaft. I also couldnt for the life of me figure out how to get the back window working... my brother is a genius at 4runners! he told me that i had to have the rear wiper in its rest position to be able to roll the window down. I didnt even have the rear wiper plugged in haha! no wonder she wasnt workin... Thanks for Watching!
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 bad accident... 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!