Well, I got the motor yanked out first thing, before I started recording... I didnt have a good morning, and didnt want to be angry on the vlog, so i waited till i calmed down a bit...
Then i got the front axle out from under Beastie, and slid under Beastie 2.0! Got it in, but it took a little longer than I had hoped.
By then, it was just too hot, so i had to take a break! As soon as the sun went down, I started tearing the rear axle out. Its almost ready to go in. I just have to pick up some u-bolts tomorrow and then build some custom leaf packs...
Though, most of tomorrow is going to be spent wrenching on my Mom's motor home/camper van thing...
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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!
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1994 Toyota Solid Axle 4Runner (04/09/12)
Well, you guys asked for it, so here it is!
1994 Toyota 4Runner body
1992 Toyota Ext Cab Pickup Frame (shortened & SAS'd)
1998 Toyota Tacoma 5VZ-FE
1988 Toyota 4Runner v6 Transmission
1985/84 Toyota Gear Driven T-Cases
Custom Armored Axles F/R
IFS Rear Axle W/ Disc Brake Swap
IFS Mod on Front Axle W/ Big Brake Swap
Ford F150 Rear Gas Tank Converted for Toyota Fuel Pump & Sender
Ford Shock Towers
Rear Springs Up Front (RUF)
Chevy Rear Springs
Custom Bumpers F/R (redoing Rear bumper though)
Warn 8274 Winch (needs a motor)
Whole bunch more, just watch the video!
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85 4runner on rocky mountain loop
Shakedown run in my 85 4Runner after a year and a half build. Specs are 22R, W 56, Marlin Ultimate Dual Crawlers clocked 10 degrees, Lock Right in the rear and open in the front, geared 4.10. Lift comes from Superlift in the front with stock rears with extended shackles, add a leaf and 2 inch blocks from Auto Zone (Which I don't recommend.) Armor comes from Trail gear for the front axle and All Pro for the sliders and a heavily massaged Triple X cross member for the clocked cases. The axle wrap you hear my camera man talking about started to crush the lift blocks down around the spring perch causing the pinion to rotate up. If you look closely you can see it. I later did one of the harder lines at Kodak Rock before the damage was noticed. 63 inch Chevy's are in my near future.....
New tie rods cross over steering knucle and steering stablizer
1990 toyota 4runner rolling on 37s straight axle swap pt2
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Toyota 4x4 brake modification makes broken Birfield access much quicker! Quick release caliper.
Toyota for some reason made the mount for the brake caliper hardline a trapped unit. Because of the way it was designed you have to disconnect the brake line if you want to remove the caliper from the steering knuckle, or if you want to remove the knuckle from the axle.
Even under shop conditions I hate bleeding brakes, so imagine how much fun it is if you would have to open the brake lines out on the trail (like when you're fixing a blown Birfield joint.) Spilling brake fluid on the ground out in the woods is not cool either. This mod allows you to remove the caliper while the brake hard line and flexible line are still attached. If you don't have to open the system, you don't have to bleed after you put it back together.
This mod alos comes in super handy in the shop. As you can eliminate the brake bleeding step in any job that requires that you remove the caliper (Wheel bearing adjustment, rotor replacement, steering knuckle removal, etc.) If you don't have to bleed the brakes you just saved yourself a bunch of time. If you've had to disconnect the brake hard line at the caliper, his trick also makes getting that tiny brake hard line fitting that mounts under the bracket started into the soft line fitting threads a breeze.
This is the first mod that I do to any Solid Front Axle (SFA) Toyota that wanders into my life. It's such an easy mod I'm just dumbfounded that Toyota didn't make the brackets like this from the get-go. Maybe it was a planned move to increase the service time...increased service time = more money in the service department's pocket...
Toyota rolls over
Playing around at work with Piazza's Toyota we built. 1988 Toyota pickup, Marlin Crawler solid front axle swap with matching rear spring kit, shortened frame, relocated gas tank, exo-cage, etc.
Nissan Pathfinder vs Toyota 4Runner mudding
Here's a video of more mudding from the Pathfinder: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gpbl7An6gFU
Just a mud filled day with a Jeep Commander, Volkswagen Toureg, Nissan Pathfinder, and Toyota 4Runner.