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pardonmyn00b 05-12-2013 05:07 PM

1984 Toyota 4Runner
 
I never thought I'd do this again...
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7282/8...61f68904_b.jpg

Mutilated Tamiya Hilux body with some extra styrene glued to it.
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7286/8...8f764ebf_b.jpg

It started out as a Trail Finder 2. I swapped the 2 speed for an Axial transmission, flipped the front spring hangers and shackles, stuck the steering servo on the correct side, raised the transfer case and narrowed the yota axles.
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xigtc 05-12-2013 05:20 PM

Sub'd the first one was frickin awesome!

boosted4lyf 05-12-2013 05:21 PM

Re: 1984 Toyota 4Runner
 
You have a sickness noob

66sprint6 05-12-2013 05:40 PM

Re: 1984 Toyota 4Runner
 
LOVE the narrowed axles man, dang you always do what I wish I could!!! Lookin forward to seein this sucker come along!
Matt

briang 05-12-2013 05:54 PM

Re: 1984 Toyota 4Runner
 
yeah..cant wait for this one!!

imthatguy 05-12-2013 08:27 PM

Re: 1984 Toyota 4Runner
 
Nice truck.

mitchr97 05-12-2013 08:29 PM

Re: 1984 Toyota 4Runner
 
subscribed :thumbsup:

Illeagle 05-12-2013 09:44 PM

Re: 1984 Toyota 4Runner
 
sweeeeeeeeeet.

BigSki 05-12-2013 10:24 PM

Re: 1984 Toyota 4Runner
 
The new track width looks perfect. "thumbsup"

2.slowduo 05-12-2013 10:41 PM

Re: 1984 Toyota 4Runner
 
You and these power wagons;).

Sqbiedoo 05-13-2013 12:57 AM

Re: 1984 Toyota 4Runner
 
Really nice body work, love the mod on those axles!
Do you have closeups on the axial transmission fix?

Metal Masher 05-13-2013 05:42 AM

Re: 1984 Toyota 4Runner
 
Wow Noob! your styrene skills know no bounds do they?!!!

gueroaero 05-13-2013 08:06 PM

Re: 1984 Toyota 4Runner
 
Looking forward to it. Looking good so far :)

1BadJeepBruiser 05-17-2013 02:54 PM

Re: 1984 Toyota 4Runner
 
More details on axle narrowing please!

Was wondering when you were gonna start on your mini me "thumbsup"

pardonmyn00b 05-17-2013 04:27 PM

Re: 1984 Toyota 4Runner
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by xigtc (Post 4318808)
Sub'd the first one was frickin awesome!

Thank you!
Quote:

Originally Posted by boosted4lyf (Post 4318811)
You have a sickness noob

I think it's terminal
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Originally Posted by 66sprint6 (Post 4318833)
LOVE the narrowed axles man, dang you always do what I wish I could!!! Lookin forward to seein this sucker come along!
Matt

Thanks Matt!
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Originally Posted by briang (Post 4318856)
yeah..cant wait for this one!!

Right on!
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Originally Posted by imthatguy (Post 4319016)
Nice truck.

I like Jeeps.
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Originally Posted by FORDROX97 (Post 4319022)
subscribed :thumbsup:

"thumbsup"
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Originally Posted by Illeagle (Post 4319129)
sweeeeeeeeeet.

Yay!
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Originally Posted by BigSki (Post 4319179)
The new track width looks perfect. "thumbsup"

Thanks
Quote:

Originally Posted by 2.slowduo (Post 4319207)
You and these power wagons;).

:)
Quote:

Originally Posted by Sqbiedoo (Post 4319313)
Really nice body work, love the mod on those axles!
Do you have closeups on the axial transmission fix?

I do and it couldn't be easier. The holes are already in the chassis and line up with the Axial transmission. I added a strip of aluminum on the bottom to help keep the transmission closed since it wasn't attached. If you like to run big power you could add a plate to cover the whole thing.
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7301/8...6c33b713_c.jpg
Quote:

Originally Posted by Metal Masher (Post 4319394)
Wow Noob! your styrene skills know no bounds do they?!!!

I like to see how far I can go. Sometimes it's successful, but other times...
Quote:

Originally Posted by gueroaero (Post 4320450)
Looking forward to it. Looking good so far :)

Thank you
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Originally Posted by 1BadJeepBruiser (Post 4325936)
More details on axle narrowing please!

Was wondering when you were gonna start on your mini me "thumbsup"

Well, you cut the axle and take some stuff out and put it back together. Pretty complicated stuff and junk.

Actually, I don't have many pictures of the process since I was experimenting and didn't know if it would work. I removed 10mm from each side of the axles. I drilled the housing out to accept some aluminum tubing I had laying around. Then I cut a section out of the housing and used JB Weld to stick it back together. I figured out a way to make the axles come apart for service if they needed it. The axle shafts were just cut and brazed back together. I have no idea if this is going to hold up to actual use, but I'm going to take it easy on this truck anyway.
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8532/8...dc969343_b.jpg




Little update. This is how it's going to sit.
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7285/8...51380733_b.jpg

dzb dirty 05-17-2013 05:54 PM

Re: 1984 Toyota 4Runner
 
wow im lost for words youu work is always top notch

66sprint6 05-17-2013 10:36 PM

Re: 1984 Toyota 4Runner
 
It looks like the perches and shock mounts are moved around...very slick work. I might have to skinny up the axles under the bronco a tad. Top notch work as usual man keep it up!!!
Matt

pardonmyn00b 05-18-2013 07:26 PM

Re: 1984 Toyota 4Runner
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by dzb dirty (Post 4326164)
wow im lost for words youu work is always top notch

Thank you very much
Quote:

Originally Posted by 66sprint6 (Post 4326484)
It looks like the perches and shock mounts are moved around...very slick work. I might have to skinny up the axles under the bronco a tad. Top notch work as usual man keep it up!!!
Matt

That is correct. It's a simple and free mod and makes the front suspension more accurate. Let me test these axles out before you go and cut into yours! Thanks.


Quick diversion from bodywork. The spare.

New.
http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2852/8...3f8eda21_b.jpg

Under a truck for 28 years.
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doc.hamilton 05-19-2013 06:27 AM

Re: 1984 Toyota 4Runner
 
Damn.

N00b, that weathering detail "thumbsup"

So this 4runner is going to be open air? I'm sure your interior will be masterful! Sub'd on this build

Cheers,
Doc

pardonmyn00b 05-19-2013 01:55 PM

Re: 1984 Toyota 4Runner
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by doc.hamilton (Post 4327614)
Damn.

N00b, that weathering detail "thumbsup"

So this 4runner is going to be open air? I'm sure your interior will be masterful! Sub'd on this build

Cheers,
Doc

:mrgreen:
There will be a removable hardtop like a proper 4Runner should have. Speaking of which...


I made a lot of dust today.
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