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Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build [Re: CJM] #851167 05/14/08 08:45 AM
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Vanishing_Point Offline
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I see you like to use the zinc coat spray paint. Does that stuff hold up well to our northern winters?

From the Off-Road World
Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build [Re: Vanishing_Point] #851168 05/14/08 03:47 PM
Joined: Sep 2003
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CJM Offline OP
Body Damage is Cool
it does ... it works very well . my winch bar on me DD came off of my /80 (bought NEW from warn industries in /80)
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in the mid /90's when I sold the truck , I kept the winch and bar .. by that time it was really starting to rust .. so I sand blasted and zinc'd .. and painted ..

this is the same bar not even repainted .. but a new winch
here in 2007 . top bar is rusting from the inside out , but other then that .. it still looks great . this is the main reason I use it .

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86 4x4 , fiberglass bed , 1/2 doors , hood, etc..
84 Custom 2WD 400HP supra suspension , full frame
83 Trekker SR5
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Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build [Re: CJM] #851169 05/14/08 09:00 PM
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Red_Chili Offline
Toyota Section Staffer
What led you to want to use blocks of that height?


-Bill
'87 4Runner w/ '96 5VZ-FE, 'Red Chili II'
'97 Taco XtraCab 3RZ-FE, 'BlackBean'
TLCA # 13257, Rising Sun 4x4 Club Land Use Coordinator
"He who stops being better stops being good." -Oliver Cromwell
Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build [Re: Red_Chili] #851170 05/15/08 12:51 AM
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CJM Offline OP
Body Damage is Cool
space .. I need the space for the rear disc and emerg. leavers .


86 4x4 , fiberglass bed , 1/2 doors , hood, etc..
84 Custom 2WD 400HP supra suspension , full frame
83 Trekker SR5
NEW Trekker forum
Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build [Re: CJM] #851171 05/15/08 12:58 AM
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CJM Offline OP
Body Damage is Cool
so tacke'd up my hoops today ..
plumb bobbed , and leveled

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also put the steering box in place .. to check clearances ..


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connected up the drag link , and got it adjusted ..


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all so I decided to brace the front hoops .. I have heard in some situations , they will tear right off the frame .. and I didnt want that .. so .. I'm also making some gussets , and will post em' up when i'm done .

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thats about it .



smile


86 4x4 , fiberglass bed , 1/2 doors , hood, etc..
84 Custom 2WD 400HP supra suspension , full frame
83 Trekker SR5
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Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build [Re: CJM] #851172 05/15/08 02:27 AM
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Rauch_Off_Road Offline
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Looks really good but I'm thinking you may regret the blocks especially with the 3.4. Why not do a Chevy swap using 1" or 2" lift springs? That way you could have a good ride and do away with the blocks. The way your building this truck its no problem to do it now rather then later.


(aka suprathepeg, aka Sean)
89 v6 SWB truck "BLACK BEAUTY" EB valves, P&P head 30 over.
95 FZJ80. Lifted. locked and rollin on 33s (my dream machine)
Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build [Re: Rauch_Off_Road] #851173 05/15/08 03:08 AM
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CJM Offline OP
Body Damage is Cool
the blocks provide space for the emergency cables , and access to the caliper bolts , and adjustments .. as mentioned .. in this case , they are an asset

another build with out blocks
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to close for my comfort , and there is NO room to adjust . to do any caliper "work" the axle must be dropped .. not smart in my books ..

on a personal note: I've ran blocks for 12 years in my 80 (pic'd above) .. 36" swampers , ARB's and 5:29's and kicker's .. I never had 1 issue .. not 1 .

I will run them again .


.

Last edited by CJM; 05/15/08 03:14 AM.
Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build [Re: CJM] #851174 05/15/08 03:31 AM
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matts Offline
Body Damage is Cool
Maybe you already indicated is, but where did you get your rear caliper brackets? -- Matt


'89 4runner SR5, 3.0, auto (fun)
'93 xtra cab, dlx,3.0, 5spd (work truck)
Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build [Re: matts] #851175 05/15/08 03:27 PM
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CJM Offline OP
Body Damage is Cool
there Sky's brackets .


86 4x4 , fiberglass bed , 1/2 doors , hood, etc..
84 Custom 2WD 400HP supra suspension , full frame
83 Trekker SR5
NEW Trekker forum
Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build [Re: CJM] #851176 05/16/08 08:15 PM
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Red_Chili Offline
Toyota Section Staffer
Quote
the blocks provide space for the emergency cables , and access to the caliper bolts , and adjustments .. as mentioned .. in this case , they are an asset...
.

Granted, you need the room. Why not get the lift you need using springs/shackles of the proper lift? The rest of your rebuild/swap is of such high quality, it seems a shame not to.


-Bill
'87 4Runner w/ '96 5VZ-FE, 'Red Chili II'
'97 Taco XtraCab 3RZ-FE, 'BlackBean'
TLCA # 13257, Rising Sun 4x4 Club Land Use Coordinator
"He who stops being better stops being good." -Oliver Cromwell
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