Ok well I've been skinning my tunnel and remodeling it.
By mudmainac3 at 2012-03-21 don't know if I posted this but I had to cut the glove box to be able to open it around the cage. The sucky part was I put all my safety glasses in my glove box prior to puttin the cage in ha lame.
I also mounted up some reverse lights where the stock shocks would have mounted up. they fit pretty good. probably get messed up in deep snow or mud but we will see. not a very good cell phone pic but if you look close you can see them on the inside of the shocks
I also installed my rear third and axle shafts. I had a broken one in for a roller and since I broke the third in the gf 4runner didn't want her to talk me into putting it into her truck so I put it in mine haha.
Post by mudmaniac33 on Apr 7, 2012 21:41:54 GMT -8
ok well did some work today. got the tunnel all done sealed and painted.
By mudmainac3 at 2012-04-07 I then removed the fuel tank got the stupid locking gas cap I don't have the key for removed drained the old fuel and drilled the holes for the gas tank to be mounted along with starting my rear crossmember braces
By mudmainac3 at 2012-04-07 Well to get the suspension done I had to jack up the truck and some how my floor jack grew feet and walked away so Highlift jack to the rescue but the suspension is to soft and I couldn't find a strap at first
By mudmainac3 at 2012-04-07 Then I had figured a way to make my shocks clear the frame just had to do a little notching on the frame
Post by mudmaniac33 on Apr 9, 2012 19:58:39 GMT -8
ok I'm set on getting this done so worked on it again after work tonight. I started to install the dash harness and discovered mounting the ECU will kinda be a pain in the butt but I think I figured it out just gotta make a mound for the ecu. I also went and wired the tail lights forward past the rear shocks so I could remount my fuel tank for the final time. (I hope)
By mudmainac3 at 2012-04-09 Oh and I also topped off the gear oil in the front and rear end so I wouldn't forget. And people keep asking me why my scouts not done yet well its all the little projects that take forever like my winch. Yes I could have just installed it but thats not the way this rig works so I had to do something to it so I customized it. bet you've never seen one like this before
Post by mudmaniac33 on Apr 13, 2012 20:12:51 GMT -8
thanks and yeah it was alot of work spent way to much time on it haha. no wonder this things not done yet its all the dumb little things like that i spend to much time on.
ok went and did a little work this week bought the a brake master cylinder for a 1978 grand marquis with drum brakes in the rear not disc. also went and bought the clutch master cylinder which is for a 1985 dodge d50 it pretty much bolts up and has the same stroke as stock but has metric lines so will bolt right up to the 3rz slave cylinder. I also bought some oil so I don't forget the motor does not have oil in it. Then I went to the steel yard and got some receiver tubing to make my front driveline. and got it all built ready for paint and install
By mudmainac3 at 2012-04-13 pictures don't show it welded but it is as of tonight and it will just be temporary just to get it on the trail and then will be my spare. well its the weekend so will definately get some work done on this hog.
oh and it definately is long there is 3 feet of square tube on each peice of the driveline. I will have to shorten it a little bit but not a whole lot. flange to flange is 46''
1964 Intoynational Scout (aka party wagon) "39.5 iroks, locked f&r, toyota axles, dirty 30's, 2rz, dual cases, 4.7 rear case, chevy rears, ifs rears upfront, full cage
1985 Toyota 4runner "37, locked rear, chevy rears, rears up front, cross over steering"
I then ran all the wires from the back of the scout into the tub, as well as running the fuel lines from the tank to the engine bay, plumbed the rear brakes to the middle of the body, and mounted everything clean. Here is the process of running everything
Post by mudmaniac33 on Apr 16, 2012 20:10:43 GMT -8
ok well i did a little work on the scout after work today. just little stuff. I couldn't fit the air filter on the end of my air intake systems so I cut it down a little so that it would clear my heater box.
I've been lookin at where I wanna throw my batteries and I finally decided that they fit best right behind the headlights on either side so I made up some battery trays but I will need to pull the grill headlight peice off so that I can install them but that works fine because it will make it easier to brace up my radiator mount as well
ExCabSwap: The wind there looks horrible... Still worth it haha
Feb 1, 2016 18:43:45 GMT -8
ExCabSwap: Finishing up the fuel tank... Hope to see you all Tuesday in my extended cab!
Feb 6, 2016 1:43:36 GMT -8
poorboy: Can somebody give me the official rules for the Cowbell please?
May 8, 2016 15:26:47 GMT -8
Wyldman: The Cowbell... If you are a club member and you're on one of our wheelin' trips. If you get stuck on an obstacle and have to be pulled out by your winch or someone elses winch/strap. You earn the Cowbell.
May 9, 2016 15:46:03 GMT -8
poorboy: Wyldman, I got to see the passing of the bell at the meeting and learned quite a bit about the tradition.
May 11, 2016 13:03:11 GMT -8
ljdude: Who has the cowbell?
Jul 20, 2016 23:45:14 GMT -8
petee: who has the cowbell
Aug 7, 2016 20:00:28 GMT -8