Toyota straight axle modification
I cut this front axle and switched the pumpkin to the drivers side because
i have a 1964 toyota stout body on 1984 toyota running gear and a 1999
toyota 4runner 3.4 v6 in it and the front driveline comes out on the
drivers side so it was either put in a 94 tranny which the wiring is
different or just switch the axle like i did and then everything will plug
right in from the 4runner wiring harness instead of cutting and slicing
wqith the 94 tranny...and remember we did everything on a cheap budget
How to Remove a Birfield Joint (The fast way) aka The Camo Method Toyota 4x4 Solid Axle
This is the fastest way to access a Birfield joint. This method removes
the knuckle as an entire assembly from the Toyota soild or live axle
(1979-1985 U.S. trucks). Because the knuckle can be removed an an entire
unit you don't lose any of your wheel bearing pre-load. This method works
great on the trail if you break a birfield and need to replace it.
If you're looking for bomb-proof replacement birfields, this is the only
place to go:
Bobby Long's "Longfield Super Axles"
The "Camo Method" is named after a moderator on Pirate 4x4. I don't know
if he actually came up with it, but we've always called it the "Camo
94 4Runner: Solid Front Axle + Crossover Steering Setup! & Poor Beastie :( (08/08/11)
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
Though, most of tomorrow is going to be spent wrenching on my Mom's motor
home/camper van thing...
Thanks for Watching!
Project Trail Toy 2 of 2
Finally ready to post #2. Picks up where the first one left off. Spring of
'09, buttoning up the solid axle swap and dual transfer case install.
Includes some quick clips of the first time it moved on it's own power
since the transformation. Moving on, there are some stills of my home
fabbed tube-work including sliders, front bumper, and an internal cage, all
completed within 1 week of this video post. Finally vids of our 5/1/10 trip
to Tuttle Creek where my dad gets to pilot the Toy for the first time.
Enjoy and don't forget to comment/ rate/ subscribe!
Song is "Stinkfist" by Tool. Volcano Records.... no copyright infringement
intended, I do not own the song, I just like it!
Make BOMBPROOF Toyota 4x4 steering stops for the soild front axle! SFA DIY How To
How to reinforce the stock steering stops on a Toyota Solid Front Axle
(SFA) so that you never have to worry about them again. This is a super
cheap and effective trick that permanently solves a problem. If your
steering stops fail or collapse due to large tires and/or four-wheeling it
can lead to EXTREMELY expensive damage to your steering compents. This is
an easy way (if you can weld) to make sure the steering stops NEVER fail.
1994 Ford Bronco - IFS Dana 44 & TTB front-end removal
I decided to finally rebuild the IFS/TTB on my 1994 Ford Bronco XLT.
This is the video (first-take, completely raw and unedited from my
10-year-old Mini-DV Sony Handycam) that I shot to fill in the blanks that I
didn't cover with still-shots in my full documentation thread here:
At 6:00, you'll see that I was surprised when the spring didn't drop. I
forgot to disconnect the upper retainer! Duh! Hey, I've never done this
before, so I'm hoping people can learn from my mistakes.
It was a pain to simply remove the IFS/TTB front end, so it may be easier
to do a solid-axle-swap rather than re-installing all of the IFS stuff, but
I already spent the money on the parts, so I'm going for it. Besides, the
IFS D44 produces an amazingly smooth, soft ride at high off-road speeds.
When I'm done (documented in a future video), it will have new bearings,
U-joints, a Detroit Truetrac helical gear limited-slip differential, and
4.09 gears to replace the factory 3.55 gears. I bought the whole package
of parts at http://broncograveyard.com.
Here's a link to check out the Truetrac. I hope it's as good as many
people have said...
Rob's 89 Toyota Rockcrawler from 35's to 42's
These are some random clips of my Toyota pickup from Tuttle Creek (near
Randolph, KS) and down at Disney, OK. Started out with a Toyota straight
axle swap and 35" procomp xterrains... Ended up 1 ton axles (d60/14b) and
42" super swamper IROKs. Had a blast in that rig. Yes the engine was making
a loud clatter but kept chuggin' away. The guy I sold the motor to called
to let me know the cam was wore so much and that's why we could never get
the valves adjusted right. Front springs was a home brew toy rear pack, 63"
chevy rears. Running a 2.28+4.7 doubler with twin stick.
1990 Toyota 2WD SAS Build Lifted Yota Toy 4X4
The build process of my Toyota. Started out as a junky 1990 2WD and i did a
4wd SAS on it. Rebuilt the motor and refinished the interior.
Here are some specs:
Front Trail Gear 3" springs
Trail Gear Hanger Kit
Fully rebuilt front axle
Rear has F150 leafs
Bilstein shocks all around
33" Cooper STT Tires
Rebuilt with Engn Bldr street rv head
Bigger valves and ported
Engn Bldr 261C cam
Doug Thorley Tri Y Header
2.25" Exhaust with magnaflow