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    #16
    I need to figure out what to do for a fuel tank. Stock location is out, was thinking of a third gen tank across the back. Any other thoughts?

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      #17
      I'm going to try to find a Ford van tank, or maybe even buy one new.

      Headlights- the rad support is smashfucked, it had tractor lights for headlights before. I'm thinking of buying some of the 7" rounds with buckets I can get on Amazon and screwing them to whatever I can up front. Yes, no, better idea?

      Built a rad shroud today out of a street sign I found in a swamp last week. 11" fan in the only spot it fits.
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      Loaned a buddy my bender for awhile for his buggy re-do, and he paid me with a couple procar suspensionish seats.
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      now that the rad is in, spaced back 1/2", I'm gonna start on the front bumper. I'm still torn on whether to use an 8274 or an x8000i. I'm leaning toward the x8000 just for the lower profile and easier packaging. I would ditch the solenoid pack on the x8000 and use m8000 tie rods and a runva contactor.
      Last edited by Squamch; 4 weeks ago.

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        #18
        Originally posted by Squamch View Post
        I'm going to try to find a Ford van tank, or maybe even buy one new.

        Headlights- the rad support is smashfucked, it had tractor lights for headlights before. I'm thinking of buying some of the 7" rounds with buckets I can get on Amazon and screwing them to whatever I can up front. Yes, no, better idea?

        Built a rad shroud today out of a street sign I found in a swamp last week. 11" fan in the only spot it fits.
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        Loaned a buddy my bender for awhile for his buggy re-do, and he paid me with a couple procar suspensionish seats.
        Click image for larger version Name:	20210109_214018.jpg Views:	0 Size:	235.1 KB ID:	284460



        now that the rad is in, spaced back 1/2", I'm gonna start on the front bumper. I'm still torn on whether to use an 8274 or an x8000i. I'm leaning toward the x8000 just for the lower profile and easier packaging. I would ditch the solenoid pack on the x8000 and use m8000 tie rods and a runva contactor.
        Fan shroud from a sign. Thats awesome. It like a double miracle. You got to use an item you in part paid for with taxes you paid, as well as help clean up the environment. In todays world thats worth a Noble Peace Prize Nomination.

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          #19
          Love it, nice old school dirt cheap toyota build!!
          Every major institution is against you and will let you die!
          - Tim Dillon

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            #20
            Originally posted by Slander View Post
            Love it, nice old school dirt cheap toyota build!!
            Yep! We are trying to buy a house in an absolutely retarded market (average 2 bed 1 bath 45 minutes out of town is $400,000+), so I'm basically doing whatever I can to beg/borrow/liberate parts for this truck. I've had a few buddies really help out, and people seem to appreciate the flashback to the fresh out of high-school type build...except with more experience building.

            I picked up a tabor 9k for this yesterday for $25. No cable, and he says it doesn't work. Worth it for the time being for mock up to build a bumper around.

            I also just love building trucks, so this is a good way for me to escape real life for a few hours once or twice a week and fiddle fuck around.

            I do need to finish the 9x7 flatdeck for my f350 that is sitting behind it though, clear some space up in the old tarp tent, to get my dirtbike in and get the new muffler on it...and figure out the squeaking noise from the 4runner...and and and.
            Last edited by Squamch; 3 weeks ago.

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              #21
              Originally posted by Squamch View Post

              Yep! We are trying to buy a house in an absolutely retarded market (average 2 bed 1 bath 45 minutes out of town is $400,000+), so I'm basically doing whatever I can to beg/borrow/liberate parts for this truck. I've had a few buddies really help out, and people seem to appreciate the flashback to the fresh out of high-school type build...except with more experience building.

              I picked up a tabor 9k for this yesterday for $25. No cable, and he says it doesn't work. Worth it for the time being for mock up to build a bumper around.

              I also just love building trucks, so this is a good way for me to escape real life for a few hours once or twice a week and fiddle fuck around.

              I do need to finish the 9x7 flatdeck for my f350 that is sitting behind it though, clear some space up in the old tarp tent, to get my dirtbike in and get the new muffler on it...and figure out the squeaking noise from the 4runner...and and and.
              Love it man!! When I did the SAS on my tacoma I went into it with the same mentality, do it as cheap as possible because I'm a cheap ass and as a challenge lol!!! Ended up doing it for less than people drop on coilovers using used parts, hookups and shit I found for free. So much fun!!
              Every major institution is against you and will let you die!
              - Tim Dillon

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                #22
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                  Cradle is done-ish, sticks out 4.75" past the front crossmember. Not bad. Has about 1.5" from the winch to the rad, loads of room for cable tangles!
                  Winch cradle is built out of the rest of the excavator hatch that we built the steering box braces from, and a piece of scrap steel from the shipyard. I think I have enough DOM left to build the bumper.

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