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sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build

Posted By: CJM

sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 12/09/07 03:27 AM

bought a few Trekkers a while back .. and now have started my own .

this one is going to be a "some what" stock restoration .. but with a few "extras" .


so here's where I'm starting .

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don't mind the dust .. it's been sitting inside my shop for a while now .

there is one small rust hole on The right side .. front spring hanger , inside box steel .. you can see it in the pic .. it's so minor , I'm just going to weld in a patch .

so a little work today ... got onto the frame repair .

got the little plates/patches welded in .. It really wasnt that bad at all , the main / worse dammage was from me hitting with a hammer it trying to find the rust .. I really didnt see any point in doing "fish plates" .. as there (in my opinion) was NO structural strength loss . Other side is perfect .

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and done ..

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also started "prepping" the frame for the POR-15 treatment.

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Posted By: Dok

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 12/10/07 04:50 PM

As with all of your builds, lookin' good <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/kewl.gif" alt="" /> This one gettin' a 7mgte too? <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 12/10/07 05:02 PM

no 22r +
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I hope . smile just workin' on the deal .



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Posted By: Greg_Canada

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 12/10/07 06:41 PM

gosh darnit CJ you're stealin my ideas! (blown 22r in a trekker) but atleast youre bringing them to reality <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />

oh and you can thank me for youre next order of 89-95 bedsides to london <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" /> you dont have the flared ones yet eh?
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 12/11/07 02:53 AM

well, not a "done deal" yet .... guy wants to trade so , well see . can't let him know I want it to bad smile

Trekker is for sale ! .. as any piece is !!! , for the right price .. so it could be yours smile but I think I'll drive this one first smile


Thank YOU for your references .. I totally apprecieate them . " word of mouth " is my only advertizing .
Flared/hi-clearance are in the works .


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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 12/12/07 02:16 AM

so got the top side done (cleaned) , flipped it over and started on the bottom side .
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also ordered the POR15 .


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Posted By: 87Toy4x4

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 12/12/07 03:01 AM

damn, was that the most rust-free frame you could find lol? are you going to por-15 the inside somehow? if not i would think it would just rust from the inside out.
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 12/12/07 05:21 AM

it's really not that bad , it actually hasnt been used in 10 years , but it was sitting outside (under cover) , so it has surface rust .. lots of factory black , in many spots .. it looks way worse in the pics , then in real life .. Trust me , It's the BEST frame I have seen in a lot of Years , Very solid .

I have a pressure pot , with a flexable hose and a 360* spinning v notch nozzle .. works awesome , so YES .. inside will be done as well as outside .
Posted By: Vanishing_Point

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 12/12/07 08:31 AM

I've debated spraying the inside of the frame with oil. I'd have to watch the welding. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/lol.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: dcg9381

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 12/12/07 06:16 PM

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no 22r +
I hope . smile just workin' on the deal .


CJM, ping me on that blower.. There are some things that you need to know.
Posted By: wsquaredodie

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 12/12/07 09:05 PM

Might as well get it sand blasted. There are ag shops that have people doing large equipment all the time. Get the whole thing blasted, then you can see if "surface" rust is really surface. Not that expensive, especially with the results you will get. Make a decision based on results. If all is fine a quick pickling will go a long way. Best primer step for iron / steel is to hit is with phosphoric acid. The result is black iron phosphate which is a dandy anti rust layer and makes a perfect paint surface. Check it out on wikipedia. There are several ways of doing the pickling, including spraying with diluted phosphoric, using "navy jelly" or some variant of that. After the metal turns gray / black, a quick wash with water will get rid of the acid and away you go. So, blast, pickle, wash and paint....
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 12/13/07 02:23 AM

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no 22r +
I hope . smile just workin' on the deal .


CJM, ping me on that blower.. There are some things that you need to know.


you have mail smile



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Might as well get it sand blasted. There are ag shops that have people doing large equipment all the time. Get the whole thing blasted, then you can see if "surface" rust is really surface. Not that expensive, especially with the results you will get. Make a decision based on results. If all is fine a quick pickling will go a long way. Best primer step for iron / steel is to hit is with phosphoric acid. The result is black iron phosphate which is a dandy anti rust layer and makes a perfect paint surface. Check it out on wikipedia. There are several ways of doing the pickling, including spraying with diluted phosphoric, using "navy jelly" or some variant of that. After the metal turns gray / black, a quick wash with water will get rid of the acid and away you go. So, blast, pickle, wash and paint....


I dont think I need to go that far .. but thanks for the info ..

LAST one I did .. I did all that (some of you may remember this build) but .. POR 15 does NOT need this process .
The rust you see in the pics really is only surface .. the reason for the hole (in my opinion) was because the gas tank was left in , and mud was packed in there , and it stayed wet .. thats the side that was on the bottom .

ANYWAY .. I'm totally comfortable doing as POR15 recomends .. loosen the scales , de-grease , use the metal prep .. and paint on the POR 15

This one is now 5 years old .. and still going .
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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 01/16/08 01:50 AM

well a little progress to post ..

parts truck is now in pieces .
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long box frame has been sold , so it's time to "strip er' down " ... got the engine out , and cab hacked to pieces ..

box had been removed previously , and I had cut a hole in the back of the cab for the "long box Trekker" I built ...
Now that that project is all done (for me anyway) It was time to get to work on my project .

I sold the long box frame .. and I need alot of the pieces for my trekker .. so time to strip it .
lots of work yesterday , cut the roof off , and rockers , and cab corners .. I'm going to make some replacements smile so i wanted to keep them . got the engine bay mostly stripped , and engine out .
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and here is where I started this morning ..

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and finally the cab off ..
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frame stripped ..
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and diffs ready to build .
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and finally my front clip .

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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 03/10/08 02:04 AM

so work on the front diff is finished ..

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axle rebuild is all done .. and new "vented " rotors .

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you can see the whole thing here http://toyotatrekker.proboards107.com/


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Posted By: Greg_Canada

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 03/10/08 02:19 AM

Wow you can eat off that backing plate.
I cant wait till i have time to start working on my truck again! *damn college*
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 03/18/08 03:50 AM

Thanks Bro ...


got some goodies delivered today smile

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and put away for the moment ..

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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 03/20/08 01:04 AM

so I flipped the frame over late today , and got started on the "mock up"

installed the front springs
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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 03/20/08 01:05 AM

so lookey what I did today smile

stuffed the rear springs and diff back on .. didnt get it por-15'd yet .. but that'll come later ... and yes , those are blocks .. for now .

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I needed my jack stands , so I made some little wood blocks .. for everything to sit on .. I guess I did pretty good on them , kuz , it's perfectly level

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moved the front diff over , and got it mounted as well ..
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same thing .. I still need to "detail" but for now , I have other stuff to do .



grabbed my "cherry picker" .. and decided to see just how close the engine is to fitting on the stock mounts ...

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it sorta fits , but new motor mountd are definatly called for .. the right side actually "sortta fit" ... I was able to get one bolt in , and over 1/2 the hole is showing on the second bolt ..

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I'm going to "re-do " both sides .


it's comming smile
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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 03/22/08 01:30 AM

ok .. so its not going to be as "easy" as I first thought <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif" alt="" /> ..
original mounts wont work ...

got the front all degreased , and cleaned and stripped
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got the engine in , and leveled .. and figured this is where I wanted it .
I left some room between the alt , and the frame .. and also I was hoping to use the original motor mounts .

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got the front clip on ......

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NO way .. I cant have it sitting this high .. it's about 1' above the original hood line ..

so , time to start stripping the motor a bit , so I can get it down a bit .. I also think it's inevetable , I am going to have to use a body lift <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif" alt="" /> ..


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Posted By: Greg_Canada

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 03/22/08 03:51 PM

Body lift? I'm sure a man with such resources can make a nice hoodscooped fiberglass hood to hide the motor <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 03/23/08 03:16 AM

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Body lift? I'm sure a man with such resources can make a nice hoodscooped fiberglass hood to hide the motor <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />



K .. hood is inevidable .. but !! maybe not so much .
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 03/23/08 03:18 AM

ok .. so took a " step back" today , and had a look at "things"










remove a bunch of "extra accessories" I wont be using ..

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I went over to a buddies place , and had a look at his /83 .. and did some measuring (I dont have a complete truck)

I found basically the engines are the same length , but the 3.4 is wider , and taller .

so I did some more "mocking up" and I think I have it now .. smile

so with the crossover on the passenger side .. it actually hits the frame .. it also would interfere with the slave cylinder , and clutch fork , so It MUST be modified .
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using the crossover pipe means , I cant use a rad . ORS wants $370.00 + a core charge on the flanges for a crossover pipe .. Downey wants $395.00 for a set of chrome headers .

I have a feeling I'm going with the Downey headers . ??



ok ... so .. now with the crossover removed and the a/c compresser .. I can now get the engine where it should be , or where I want it .
>>> the stick indicates the firewall <<<

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>>> the stick indicates the hood line <<<

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and finally .... fan and rad .. smile

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I still have a bit of room at the back , so I will move it back a little further .. + I know a guy at a fiberglass shop ( <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" /> ) that can build a custom hood .. and NO BODY LIFT REQUIRED .

I think I will be using the original upper mounts , and build some lowers .. not sure on the isolator yet ..
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also at this height .. there seems to be lots of clearance on the oil pan .. I'm using the stock "push/pull steering" .. but if I were to go to crossover , I would need to change out the oil pan for sure ..
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back to work !
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 04/07/08 01:29 AM

so .... wee progress .

cut a couple of pieces off ..
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also the brake line mounts .

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ready to go ... smile


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so started working on the motor mounts .

after weeks of shopping , and 1/2 as$ looking around , I finally found the mounts I want ..

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They are just perfect ... and exactly what i have been looking for .
They fit the original mounts ..

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and "hang" exactly where I want .

I started on the frame side mounts , but had an issue with the press . ... so I had to stop here .

What I have , are the 20r,22r& re engine mounts ...................
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I cut them to fit the angle of the frame , and the angle of the mounts ... ( paper cut-outs & tape)

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I'm making a frame bridal/bridge now and got them all cut out .. and ---- no press ...

so had to stop there . untill I can fix it ....



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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 04/24/08 01:46 AM

so progress .....


but is really any one interested ???
Posted By: stock87

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 04/24/08 06:00 AM

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so progress .....


but is really any one interested ???


Yes.

Emphatic yes.

There are those of us who one day dream of being able to fabricate like you.

*cough*me*cough*


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Posted By: kewlynx

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 04/24/08 07:52 AM

Shoot, we're lovin' it. Don't kid yerself. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/cheers.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/cheers.gif" alt="" /> It's more fun to step thru your pictures and watch it all come together rather than comment, esp with your expertise. Classic fab/restoration thread. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/kewl.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: Staceman

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 04/24/08 03:09 PM

I'm with kewlynx!
Keep them progress pics and 'splainations coming. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/kewl.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 04/24/08 03:45 PM

ok so ... update then smile


heres what I got so far .. I intend to add some gussets when I remove the engine to do the frame , but here's the "jist" of it .


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also got a little delivery today .. smile
My NEW rad .. turbo 3row .


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Fan is also ordered ..
Maradyne 16" excellent flow .. should work great .
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also got to work on the drive shafts ..

started with the front ... hung the original 95 shaft , and no way , to long + the CV would not bend enough . So I decided to compare .

angles are WAY different and rather then shortening the 95 shaft , i'll use the earlier The 83 shaft .

you can clearly see the differance . (not sure on the 84-88 shaft , dont have one)

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so now to line things up .
front flange works (of course , diff side) but the rear (transfer side) has the 10MM studs .. with just a few measurements , I found you could knock out the flange studs . and using the 79-83 8MM drive shaft bolts , it'll line up . I was worried about the differance in the 10mm original , and the 8mm 79-83 .. but if you look at the flange/flange , there should be no movement .

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so .. now FRONT DRIVE SHAFT ON . smile , I may have to lengthen , not sure yet .. but it's on smile

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rear was not so difficult .. just had to drill the flange . set it up , and drilled .

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finished

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and installed .

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so NOW I can build my crossmember .

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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 04/24/08 03:54 PM

started on the crossmember ..

started with cutting off the original mounts
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also got some frame plates cut , and "placed " .

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also got the "mounts" completed ..

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then made a "trace" of the original mount holes , and cut the lower crossmember

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BUT WAIT ... "says to self" ---- "self" .. better lay the header pipe in place to make sure everything will fit .


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so I layed the "header" pipe where I thought it should be , had to watch out for the shackle clearance and such , and sure enough , it would have hit the crossmember .. so I think I have the crossmember figured now , but I figured I might as well get the crossover done , and in place first .

heres the pic of the cat , and the shackle clearance ... just for referance .
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so I chopped up the old crossover ..
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some guys have "re-worked" the old pipes , and expansion joint , I decided to go all new .

cleaned up all the old flanges , and put them in place ..

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made a "template" of the first pipe , and ran of to get it bent . smile

trimmed it up , and cut it to fit ..

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the stick indicates the firewall


pipe #2

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and pipe # 3

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a little triming (a LOT of grinding)
and a tack here and there , and finally I can weld .

I talked to the muffler shop , and the pipe bender guy suggested staying with the original Toyota flex joint , as they are WAYYY better then the aftermarket ones .. so I cut it out , and re used it .

starting to weld ....

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and fully welded ..
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part of the reason for this excersize , was I really wanted to have the original heat shield back on .. and TA, DA ..

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and some clearance pics ..
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and water pipe clearance .

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total price ... [color:"red"] $30.00 [/color] + consumables , and my time .


now I can finish the crossmember .


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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 04/24/08 03:58 PM

so back onto the crossmember .

tranny mount is there , and now time for the frame attachment .
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cut some pieces , and cut and ground and bend .. and heres what I got .
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welding

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LONG shot ...

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lots of fitting and drilling cutting and fitting
cut some frame braces ..

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boxed in the mount

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and got er' ready to drop out .. long shot
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added the protector plate , and strengtheners ..

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clearance ..

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and VIOLA .. DONE .


next on the slate .. and just arrived today

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Posted By: Red_Chili

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 04/24/08 06:59 PM

Just checking in... glad to see you are not using the Downey headers after all. Mine has the ORS crossover, and was the prototype for his production unit (mine was version 1, then version 2. Version 2 is a keeper). It is worth it, very labor intensive and well made.

But it looks like you have the equivalent.

The 3.4 fit in my engine bay with the drivetrain 3" forward, with the stock hood, 1" body mount, and 2mm of clearance. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/lol.gif" alt="" /> I elected to put in a scoop mostly for bling. Prior to the BL I ran a ventilated hood (hole <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/lol.gif" alt="" />) ). The firewall clearance was TIGHT until the BL. Much easier to fiddle with things now.

CHANGE THAT OIL PAN. You want a T100 2WD pan. Move the dipstick.

I used a FRORF crossmember, clean and strong, but not compatible with the chain tcase of course. I am running an R151 but frankly I'd run the stock R150 now with a V6 plate to get the Marlin Crawlers adapted. The R151 is bulletproof, but doesn't shift as nice.

Lookin' GOOD.

[edit] oh, and POR15 Metal Prep is basically the same pickling mentioned, just more expensive. It works.
Posted By: Staceman

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 04/24/08 09:49 PM

<img src="/forums/images/graemlins/kewl.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/kewl.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/kewl.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 04/25/08 12:33 AM

thanks guys ..

I really wanted the heat shield on the crossover .. as far as I can see .. so far i'm the only one whom has acomplished this ? smile

on ward and up ward ..
Posted By: Vanishing_Point

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 04/28/08 07:33 PM

I like your cross member. I have a similar idea with the trany mount.
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 04/30/08 01:34 AM

thanks ...
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 04/30/08 01:35 AM

ok .. so a wee bit of work in the last couple of days ..

got the front calipers in and ohhh!! boy .. they need some work .
heres what I started with ..

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got em' all "blasted" and cleaned

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and then "zinc 'ed " ,

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now ready for some Caliper paint , and NEW Toyota Pads ... I think I wanna fit the rims first .. so well see .

also started again on the rear diff .. got it out and started pullin' axles to get on the rear discs ..

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and ordered parts .....



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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 05/02/08 05:45 AM

so continueing on with the rear , I cut off all the brackets I dont want to use

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and started to "test fit " the rear calipers and brackets ...

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also making some new brakeline brackets

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welded the nuts
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and got them ready to weld on .

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also got the new fan in today , so .. got the front lower rad support cut out , and fan mounted

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test fit the grill
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and made a NEW lower support ..
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I still have to make the center support , and finish welding , but this will hold it together for now .



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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 05/03/08 01:34 AM

so continueing on .... on the calipers .. a little detail .

some caliper paint .
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and ready for new pads .
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also .. put on the new tie rod ends ..

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and got it all aligned , and "temporaly" installed
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Posted By: Staceman

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 05/05/08 03:22 PM

Dang Cory, I need sunglasses to look at those calipers! Lookin good, keep 'em coming. What calipers are you gonna use on the rear axle?
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 05/05/08 04:07 PM

smile thanks ..

rears are Caddy calipers with the emerg. leavers .. I'm just fuguring the cable , and mounts out for that , then I will POR the rear axle , and put the calipers in the same caliper paint .
rear discs are being "cut" right now , and I have ordered the front toyota pads , and rear bearings .. so i'm just waiting for those now .
Posted By: Red_Chili

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 05/05/08 08:49 PM

All that work... and no high steer?? Keeping the J-arm?
Posted By: Staceman

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 05/05/08 10:51 PM

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Keeping the J-arm?


Well, he did flip the ball Bill <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: Greg_Canada

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 05/06/08 05:09 AM

Hi steer, not with that low a truck.
he could still do low steer, maybe he hasnt thought of it yet... COREY!!!
Posted By: bkg

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 05/06/08 02:32 PM

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Hi steer, not with that low a truck.
he could still do low steer, maybe he hasnt thought of it yet... COREY!!!


Hi steer can be done w/ less than 3" of lift as long as the drag link is positioned right relative to the frame and the tie-rod relative to the oil pan... and bump stops are set appropriately.

I've owned one. smile
Posted By: Staceman

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 05/06/08 03:03 PM

C'mon guys. If this was my rig, I sure as h-ll wouldn't be taking through boulder fields. Nothing more than fire service roads thru the woods. Don't need no hi-steer for that, or dual cases, or exo.... see where I'm coming from??
Posted By: bkg

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 05/06/08 03:15 PM

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C'mon guys. If this was my rig, I sure as h-ll wouldn't be taking through boulder fields. Nothing more than fire service roads thru the woods. Don't need no hi-steer for that, or dual cases, or exo.... see where I'm coming from??


Agreed. I look at cross-over steering, in cases like this, an option for making the steering "feel" and "perform" better (quoted for a reason).
Posted By: Red_Chili

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 05/06/08 06:34 PM

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C'mon guys. If this was my rig, I sure as h-ll wouldn't be taking through boulder fields. Nothing more than fire service roads thru the woods. Don't need no hi-steer for that, or dual cases, or exo.... see where I'm coming from??

We are not talking rock buggy here. High steer (or at least a proper crossover steer) is simply superior in all applications. Dual cases and exo were not mentioned. Do you see where I'm coming from?

On IFS/SAS, true, you need lift to do high steer. Not so much on an SA truck.
Posted By: Vanishing_Point

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 05/07/08 12:22 AM

The high steer kits are stronger, reduce bump steer, and offer better response.
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 05/14/08 02:31 AM

sorry for the delay in my reply ... Had problems logging in .

NO hi steer . I dont need it . With all NEW components steering will be just fine , + it saves me having to replace the oil pan , and relocate the dipstick .
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 05/14/08 02:47 AM

progress .. i'm waiting for the bearings I ordered , and the discs to be turned ... but I did get the backing plates finally pressed off .

so started with the backing plates , and started to strip off the brakes , and un-necessary stuff for the swap .
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knocked out the studs that hold in the bearing retainer ..

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and knocked off the backing plate ..

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and got them all cleaned up ready for the POR treatment .

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so finally got my rotors back ..

just for referance , rotors are for the /80's chev 6bolt light duty 1" thick .. (the heavy duty 1.3" thick wont work with the calipers ).

center hole has to be "bored" out to fit the toyota axle ..

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so with that the new bearings

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are "poped" into the bearing retainers

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outer seal installed

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and then pressed on to the axle .

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axles are stuffed in , and rotors are installed .. calipers , and test fit of the pads .

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and done ..

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and back under the truck .

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now to figure the emerg. cables ..

(calipers are on the wrong sides .. I have since corrected)


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Posted By: Vanishing_Point

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 05/14/08 08:45 AM

I see you like to use the zinc coat spray paint. Does that stuff hold up well to our northern winters?
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 05/14/08 03:47 PM

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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Posted By: Red_Chili

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 05/14/08 09:00 PM

What led you to want to use blocks of that height?
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 05/15/08 12:51 AM

space .. I need the space for the rear disc and emerg. leavers .
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 05/15/08 12:58 AM

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 .



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Posted By: Rauch_Off_Road

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 05/15/08 02:27 AM

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.
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 05/15/08 03:08 AM

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 .


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Posted By: matts

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 05/15/08 03:31 AM

Maybe you already indicated is, but where did you get your rear caliper brackets? -- Matt
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 05/15/08 03:27 PM

there Sky's brackets .
Posted By: Red_Chili

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 05/16/08 08:15 PM

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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...
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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.
Posted By: Vanishing_Point

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 05/17/08 12:38 AM

With a traction bar(s) blocks are just fine in the rear. Tire size also plays a big role.
Are those Marlin Crawler shock hoops? If so short or tall and do they require cutting?
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 05/17/08 01:06 AM

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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...
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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.


it's not the "lift " thats the issue .. it's the space beside and under the spring .
The block allows access to the caliper bolts , and emerg. leaver , without having to remove the u-bolts , and seperate the spring and axle ..
with this set up (block) I can easly access ALL the bolts , and adjustment with NO problem ..

just imagine a rear seal leaking .. and having to drop out the whole rear end to access , sound like a good plan ?? I dont think so .


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With a traction bar(s) blocks are just fine in the rear. Tire size also plays a big role.
Are those Marlin Crawler shock hoops? If so short or tall and do they require cutting?


I am going with a "traction shock" like Rancho use to supply , not a traction bar .. I have found the shock to be much less harsh and allow just a little better "ride" .. I'm building my own , because they're no longer avaliable .

tires i'm going to run are either 33 x 12.50's or 35's x 12.50's

shock hoops are TG .. 12 " and supose to be NON cut .. they seem tall , and hit the inners .. but I dont have the cab on yet , so I dont actually know yet .
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 05/18/08 12:41 AM

so " buttened " up some loose ends today ..

cut 4 gussets for the front hoops , here's 1

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and welded

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also , wanted to finish up the new crossmember .. so I cut some pieces , and got er' all finished up .. I just need to do a center suport now .

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also .. brake lines ..

got the new steel lines on , and stainless lines in place , and just tacked the line supports ..

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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 05/23/08 01:38 AM

so trying to figure out the emergency cable and brake lines ..

first working on the emerg. cable . My final outcome .. is to have the stock cable hook up to a short extension .. heres the direction i'm going ...

I first found some 3/16 cable .. and fittings and such

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with an idea in mind , I found a bolt to cut for cable retainers .

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I drilled out the center of the bolt , and then cut it in to pieces ...

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then " V " grooved to top , an slid the cable up threw the center .. and welded

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and "loosly" hooked up !

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I checked with the GM dealer today also on the price of the return springs $50 bone each , and the secondary spring leavers .. only avaliable with the calipers .. yeah right :P so I decided to make my own ..

made a template for the bracket , and started cutting and drilling ....

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and finally an install pic ..

loose

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and clamped

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so far so good ..



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Posted By: Red_Chili

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 05/23/08 06:49 PM

Interesting limitation to Sky's brackets. You've overcome them, but for many they would not be optimal.
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 05/24/08 02:04 AM

no .. rear discs arn't for everyone ..

EXPENCIVE to make work propperly (if you can fab on your own)
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 05/24/08 02:06 AM

a little worried the wheels wouldn't fit (REM sleep causes this)

so this morning I fit on my "shop tires" 8" wheels and 31's .. and clearances look good . ;D

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also .. got some of the rear brake lines hung .. but am having a problem finding the "banjo" style fittings for my calipers .. help is appreceated !!!

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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 05/26/08 01:19 AM

so I found the right lines !!!!

First I opened everything up .. and had a look .

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I realized my previous "hanging " of the rear line was no good , so I started with moving the rear upper hanger .

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welded , and re-bent the line .. I also added some posts for the line to bolt to ...

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so with the line now loosly fit ..

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I wanted to make the brackets fit my supports .. so I removed the crimping from the new lines , and started cutting and forming and fitting

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and now a perfect fit .. and re-crimped back onto the lines ...

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here in BC .. brake lines also must be supported with a bracket , and "C" clip ..

so I made some brackets ..

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welded and "C" clipped

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and used the "domestic ends , and a small piece of line with the original ends on it .. double flared the ends , and done .

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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 05/26/08 01:21 AM

small project today .. that now I can check off the list .. DONE!

Track bar was a little to short because of the lift , so I had to correct ..

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Cut the main rod out , and also cut a new main bar .. notice the diameter differance .

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all welded .. and you must be carefull to NOT burn the bushing ..

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and installed ..

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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 05/30/08 01:23 AM

ok .. so I know you guys arnt "keen" on the blocks ..

I ran them in my "white knight" for 12 years .. 36" swampers , ARB's front and rear , and 5:29's .. wayyyyy back in the early years .. so for this build , I'm usin em' .

anyway .. blocks work for space for the new rear calipers , and emergancy cables .

so to make the blocks work .. as on my old rig .. I built some "kicker shocks" there not as harch as a traction bar .. and still allow some movement .. but very limited , and "absorbed"

I first I cut out some brackets
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welded them to the frame , with the MOCK-UP shocks in place


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then I took the original u-bolt holder , and made some more brackets .. welded , and added some bump stops ..

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and now I have a correction for the blocks , and " 0 " loss of clearance .

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Posted By: zachwrenchsr

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 05/31/08 09:11 PM

Just wondering why you put the torque rod back in? I'm putting a lift in my 81 and same thing too short go figure!
I've noticed most lifted toyota's dont have it installed. There was a adjustable one on ebay for over $100. but why waste a bill or hasle with it when I see so many without one installed.

I also noticed were mine mounts to the frame there's some cracks have you seen this before? I'm new to the toyota (ex chevy guy)and you seem to know your way around one. Good looking truck thanks for sharing your project. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/cheers.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: Vanishing_Point

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 06/01/08 02:30 AM

I'd replace the torque rod. I talked to a guy around town with a lifted '83 with 35s. He slammed on the brakes at 70 and the front axle wrapped so bad that the springs bent and he rubbed against a conrete divider.
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 06/01/08 03:43 AM

torque rod elimenates spring wrap on the front , VERY improtant .. you dont want to eliminate this on a "daily driver"

at slow speeds , offroad, rock crawler it's not necessary , due to articulation restrictions .. but on any insured driver , it is absolutly imperative you keep it .

removing it will affect braking , steering .. and a raft of other necessary functions .

fix it , and keep it .






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Posted By: zachwrenchsr

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 06/01/08 11:26 PM

Thanks for such a fast reply I 'll be welding soon!Good bye heavy chevy's This little toyota's gona be helli fun! <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: Red_Chili

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 06/02/08 05:10 PM

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torque rod elimenates spring wrap on the front , VERY improtant .. you dont want to eliminate this on a "daily driver"

at slow speeds , offroad, rock crawler it's not necessary , due to articulation restrictions .. but on any insured driver , it is absolutly imperative you keep it .

removing it will affect braking , steering .. and a raft of other necessary functions .

fix it , and keep it .
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If and only if you have the stock steering.
Mine (and most) is/are fine without it. Yes, DD duty. 80mph on the highway too, no issues.
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 06/05/08 12:44 AM

I wanted to finish up the rear bump stops .. so I unbolted the originals and removed

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made some new "low profile" .. and installed

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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 06/05/08 01:13 AM

started a bit of work on the rear emergency cable .

started with cleaning up some of the brackets , and making new ones ..
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the main "swivel" mount was tapped . leveled and welded .

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I picked up some 90* 's off the front cable , (on the firewall) 79-89toys from White Valley Collision

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got them all cleaned up ..

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I went to incert the cable .. for a test fit .. and found they wouldnt work .. the inner wheel was plastic , as well as not the right fit for the cable ... I didnt think the plastic was strong enough either ..

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so I lagthed some new wheels ..

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and now cable fits perfect ..

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made the new mount brackets ..

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braced and tacked into place ..

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They seem to be good , although I do have about 1-2 mm of deflection .. I either need to brace them better , make some more supports .. or re-do the brackets in a thicker material ..


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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 06/08/08 02:12 AM

so i'm basically FINISHED the emergency cables ..

I decided to weld in a support bracket .. I used the same 1" pipe I have been using for the other supports .. a little continuety .

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They are now 100% with zero deflection ..
I also added 1 more support for the cable , didnt want it "rubbing" against the shock body ...

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and now I just have to "crimp" the cables .. and done .


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Posted By: matts

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 06/10/08 05:09 AM

I'm surprised that you didn't choose Front Range Off Road Fabrication's Full Floater Conversion for your rear axle. Especially with a blown 5VZFE in your future plans. Not to say that I don't admire your work so far. -- Matt <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/kewl.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 06/11/08 01:36 AM

not necessary .. Toyota rear axles are larger then chev 1/2 ton ..

buddy had a 327/350hp in his rig (almost beat my Vett in a race ) ..stock toy axles and 36" swampers .. never a problem .. and I'm NOT that aggressive .

besides .. this rig is NOT a rock crawler , it will be a DD /tow rig , as I have stated !! <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/cheers.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: bkg

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 06/11/08 02:19 AM

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not necessary .. Toyota rear axles are larger then chev 1/2 ton ..

buddy had a 327/350hp in his rig (almost beat my Vett in a race ) ..stock toy axles and 36" swampers .. never a problem .. and I'm NOT that aggressive .

besides .. this rig is NOT a rock crawler , it will be a DD /tow rig , as I have stated !! <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/cheers.gif" alt="" />


Shaft diameter, perhaps, but not ring gear side...
Posted By: Greg_Canada

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 06/11/08 07:13 PM

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not necessary .. Toyota rear axles are larger then chev 1/2 ton ..

buddy had a 327/350hp in his rig (almost beat my Vett in a race ) ..stock toy axles and 36" swampers .. never a problem .. and I'm NOT that aggressive .

besides .. this rig is NOT a rock crawler , it will be a DD /tow rig , as I have stated !! <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/cheers.gif" alt="" />


Shaft diameter, perhaps, but not ring gear side...

Full floaters arent gonna give you a bigger ring gear, tho... (i know you didnt say it)
Posted By: Red_Chili

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 06/12/08 05:11 PM

He meant the ring gear end of the axle shaft. Toy ring gears compare favorably to Dana.
FRORF's full floater conversion would have been much stronger, cleaner, and easier to execute.
For a DD with a blown 5VZ.
Posted By: bkg

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 06/12/08 08:46 PM

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He meant the ring gear end of the axle shaft. Toy ring gears compare favorably to Dana.
FRORF's full floater conversion would have been much stronger, cleaner, and easier to execute.
For a DD with a blown 5VZ.


My bad - typo. I mean to say that the ring gear itself is larger than a Toy.
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 06/13/08 02:00 AM

toyota alles are just as strong , if not stronger then the Chev 1/2 tons . axle sizes between the 2 are basically the same , but the chevs have a "narrowing" near the end of the axle .. creating a weak point .. Toyotas dont !!



Ring gear here , being the STOCK 4:10 ratio , and lots of "beef" should hold up excellent to the horsepower .. ( 280 est. with the supercharger we'll see)


Full floaters are obviously stronger , with load sharing at the disc end .. I just couldnt justify the price !! shipping and all adds up .. just like when i'm sellin' my stuff .. same sh!t differen product .. http://toyotafiberglass.com




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Posted By: yotaman7

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 06/13/08 02:59 AM

CJM, awesome post. Just wanted to say thanks for postin all the great pictures and descriptions. The fabrication is awesome as well. Good luck with it.
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 06/13/08 03:28 AM

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CJM, awesome post. Just wanted to say thanks for postin all the great pictures and descriptions. The fabrication is awesome as well. Good luck with it.


Thank you ..
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 06/23/08 04:37 AM

not much to add .. started the POR treatment ...

driveshaft washed .. then de-greased .. washed again . "metal-ready" prepped , and washed as per instructions , and then the POR-15 .

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Posted By: bkg

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 06/23/08 01:51 PM

Interesting POR-15 story...

was swapping out brakes this weekend from an old set of knuckles to the T. Rather, I tried. Rust got in the way.

I had POR-15'd the knuckle, steering arm and everything but the disk brake dust shield (which was powder coated) back in 1996. These parts have seen about 8-9 winters of use since then.

The POR-15 areas were still "black," but they were pealing like skin after a major sunburn... The powder coaded pieces were great.
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 06/23/08 03:19 PM

hmmm .. I hope i'm not wasting my time .. I only have 5 years on a previous frame coat , and so far no problems

did you do the wash, clean , metal ready ... ect.. steps ?
Posted By: bkg

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 06/23/08 03:32 PM

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hmmm .. I hope i'm not wasting my time .. I only have 5 years on a previous frame coat , and so far no problems

did you do the wash, clean , metal ready ... ect.. steps ?


I think it might work fine for you... might not, I can't say.

I spent over $350 and numerous hours prepping that dang 4Runner. I POR-15'd everything. Scrubbed it clean, washed, cleaned w/ the POR-15 cleaner, Metal Ready, then POR-15 when the parts were ready. Used two coats, even.

I've just never had good luck w/ it. Others swear by it. If it were me doing things again, I'd blast, etch prime, prime, paint and clear coat everything. But I'm a glutton for punishment as well. smile
Posted By: Greg_Canada

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 06/23/08 09:10 PM

I POR'd my frame when they were saying "right over the rust" so i cleaned it up decently and brushed it on.
First winter, i went to powerwash the frame and the stuff came right off (i powerwash my frame every week in the winter time)... from then on, i just put a layer of tremclad on every year....
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 06/24/08 01:46 AM

well in my experiance ...
I have had no problems . there is a procedure .. and I guess I will let you all know in about 5-9 years on how this coat goes smile



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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 06/27/08 02:07 AM

diff .. and extras ..

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springs are in the works .. and soon the frame ..
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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 06/28/08 01:48 AM

springs are done ...


If all goes well ..I'll have the frame done this weekend .. smile

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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 06/29/08 01:16 AM

springs ..
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but there is no way I'm doin' the frame this weekend .. it's 36* C (about 90* F ) outside .. so I'm goin' to the beach ! .. smile


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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 07/08/08 12:46 AM

so a wee bit more progress on the POR treatment ..

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and I have started to "BLOW" apart the suspension .. so I could get the frame done

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.. when FINALLY .. look what shows up ..
my new fuel tank ..

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it's a bolt in .. and will accept the 84-89 EFI fuel pump bracket .. (mine needs a new pressure tube ) but it's all bolt in ..


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Posted By: yotaman7

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 07/09/08 02:55 AM

Tank looks good. Where did you get it from and what did it cost?
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 07/10/08 02:17 AM

I am now the distributor ..
http://www.toyotafiberglass.com ..

this paticular tank was $275.00 .. but it is one of the more " expencive " tanks .. it's not on the site yet , so just refure to this post .
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 07/10/08 02:19 AM

dont know if you can see in the previous pic or not .. but the pressure line on the sender is gone .. and the other pipe is rusted .. so

I had to fix .

I drilled out the old pipes , and started to manufacture my own .

The /84 holder didnt fit as "perfect" as I wanted .. so I bent the fuel pump holder , and fit .. bend and fit .. now it fits exactly where I want .. and to go with it .. new pipes .

bent up the PRESSURE pipe ..

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and the return line

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saudered , zinc'd and installed ..

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Posted By: Vanishing_Point

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 07/10/08 04:10 AM

Same way I did it. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/cheers.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: matts

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 07/10/08 04:50 AM

Nice work on the pump bracket. When I converted my '84 pickup to efi I went with a new tank (made in Canada), but my 4runner donor vehicle had a different pump bracket to match the differently shaped tank. I had to pay around $112.00 for the new bracket, but they use the same pumps so nothing extra for that. I was worried about the tank and corrosion, but it seems that they finished mine with some kind of plating that is similar to galvanizing. I coated the thing with spray-on rubberized undercoating for an extra measure of protection. I'm pretty sure it's gonna outlive my truck. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/notooth.gif" alt="" /> -- Matt
Posted By: Vanishing_Point

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 07/11/08 12:37 AM

Gas eats rubber undercoat pretty quick, so watch for fuel leaks.
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 07/13/08 12:58 AM

so frame is stripped again , and going for the final welding , and POR-15 treatment .

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to today , I got the frame ALL welded ..

topside ...
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and bottom side ..
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rolled it out side , and got the washing ... drying ... degreasing, rincing .. degreasing .. rincing .. and washing again ..
and now I think im good to go ..

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dragged it back in .. and did the "metal ready"

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just another rince and dry tomorrow , and its ready for the POR -15 ..

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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 07/18/08 01:05 AM

got the frame done today using my "gun" and a small paint brush ..
2 wands .. first is a rotating 360* "V" notch . Second is a 90* rotating .

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I'm VERY happy with the way it came out ..

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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 07/19/08 12:11 AM

got another little surprise today ..

I sent the flywheel out for resurfacing .. and just got it back ...

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when the UPS man shows up with my new F1 Racing stage 1 "organic" clutch .. it's rated for 280HP .. so with the supercharger , it should be good .

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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 07/23/08 01:26 AM

so started putting it all back together ..

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all new hardware , or cleaned and zinc'd
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also got my shocks today ..

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so had to get them installed .. loosly .

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Posted By: Talon84X4

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 07/23/08 10:14 PM

That is one cleeeeeeean build. Looks great, i'd love to do a frame up build someday. I think a t-case e-brake may have saved some time and maybe headaches as well dealing with the discs on the rear. Love the build and great work. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/kewl.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 07/24/08 01:55 AM

thanks ..

I'm not one to "buy off the shelf" .. I like to be just a little different , and with all the rear discs out there , I just wanted to show something different . I'm glad I did the emergancy brake the way I did , It's a "1 off " .. and will work for years to come .
Posted By: Talon84X4

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 07/24/08 05:54 AM

Very understandable, I like to build my parts as well.
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 07/31/08 01:51 AM

so not much to add today .. but a bit ..

dropped the engine back in place , and started on the transmission .. and clutch .

blasted the fork to check for cracks and such .. , and then zinc'd

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on this swap , you will need to use the 3.0L throwout bearing ..
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greased the fork , and inner bearing surface , and installed .

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installed the pilot bearing ..

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the 3.4L clutch installed ..
with these kits you get a "goofy" plastic alignment tool .. but I like to use my own .. an original input shaft .

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and finally the tranny back in place ..

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also mounted the starter ..
on the bottom mount of the 3.0L belhousing .. it is threaded .. so is the starter .. you I had to drill the threads on the starter so the bolt would go threw

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Posted By: Bent_85

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 07/31/08 05:33 AM

Great progress! Excellent Post!

Just thought I'd throw in my 2cents.
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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 07/31/08 03:27 PM

Thank you .. I appreceiate your comments ..
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 08/06/08 01:26 AM

re & re'd the ATM wire harness , for the MTM harness ..
also installed the front shaft .. had to remove the transfer flange because it has 10mm GRD11 studs , and stock 83 is 8mm .. so same as the rear shaft , I had to drill .

also mounted the front of the exhaust again , to get ready to build the rear ehaust pipes , and muffler ..

also fully mounted the fuel tank , and installed senders , and pump for good ..

I think thats it ..
Posted By: Pyroboy

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 08/07/08 08:40 PM

Looks good, Corey!
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 08/08/08 02:07 AM

thanks ..
hope you had a good time when you were here ...
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 08/09/08 11:48 PM

thought i'd post some progress pics ..

as of today Aug 9th 2008
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just working on the "plumbing" getting the fuel lines bent up .. , almost done .

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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 08/16/08 03:43 AM

started the teardown of the original 4runner the harness came out of ..

My therory here is to strip down the harness , and use what I can ..

from the "cut " ( as seen in ths pic) on the end of the trailer .. I'm going to use the original harness - some un-needed weight .


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I also have the new booster , and brake master , and clutch master ..

i'll get pics tomorrow ..

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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 08/17/08 01:11 AM

so as promiced .. the complete wire harness ... i'll bet this sucker weighs in @ 50lbs !!!
dont know what i'll be using .. but I wanted it in one piece ..

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same here .. I know I will be using the booster , and brake master for sure .. but the rest , well ........ we will see .

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and finally the front clip stripped .. and off to the recycler

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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 08/24/08 12:06 AM

so with family here for some holidays , and the shop being stupid busy , I havent gotten much done .. but every little bit , is a little more done .

I was working on the harness today , and got lots of it stripped ,
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hooked up most of the connections , and tagged what I new .. and started cutting some of the non-ecentials , that I wont be using

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and what I have cut out so far .

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I have a few connections , that I have no Idea about (I didnt dissconnect).. so I'll have to do some research to figure out what they are .



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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 08/26/08 02:47 AM

so finally finished the harness , and set it aside for now .. I know I have more to cut out .. but dont want to do it just yet , as I'm hopeing to incorporate the systems into the Trekker . I also need to get some more pieces from Daren (White Valley Collision) , as there missing from the original purchace .

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and what I have cut out so far ..

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I didnt weigh it , but I should have .....


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but to do that , I now have to tear apart the original Trekker body ..



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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 08/29/08 03:43 AM

so how about this :







I'm thinkin' it's time to get that supercharger on order .. as i'm almost ready to fire up the engine ...

so I called my "old dealer" (one I use to work a " TRD DEALER " ) and went to order the new Supercharger ..

apparently , they got an email ......TODAY .... , saying that Toyota Canada was NO longer supplying TRD pieces in Canada ...



yeah great .. now what ?


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Posted By: Knucklepin

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 08/29/08 02:22 PM

Well, there may no longer be any TRD pieces in Canada.........but at least you still have Rush <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/drunk.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 08/29/08 04:00 PM

hahaha ...

so I checked into having one shipped from the US , and with all in , adds about a grand to the purchace <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/zombie.gif" alt="" />

so I guess i'll be waiting , and hopefully the to "girls" can get things straightened out .
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 09/01/08 11:40 PM

so I buttened up the fuel and brake lines today , and added the filter ..

I ACID dipped the line brackets , as much easier then sand blasting every one
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bolted it on
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an got the line run perminent
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Posted By: philly

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 09/02/08 04:36 PM

everything is lookin great in this build. i am really looking forward to seeing it when its finished. keep up the good work! <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/patriot.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 09/03/08 01:47 AM

thanks .... <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: RatLabGuy

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 09/03/08 03:47 AM

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so I called my "old dealer" (one I use to work a " TRD DEALER " ) and went to order the new Supercharger ..

apparently , they got an email ......TODAY .... , saying that Toyota Canada was NO longer supplying TRD pieces in Canada ...

yeah great .. now what ? .


So, clock may have ticked too long.... but I'm curious...
what would happen if they were to "accidentally" order something?
Aeound here, one can often find/make a "buddy" working at the dealer whom might, say, for a couple of beers and a game of darts/pool/poker, accidentally "forget" to read their email every now and again and, oops, had already ordered the part for a good long-time customer... boy surely we wouldn't want to lose the patronage and word-of-mouth compliments of a well-known customer, eh?? <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/cheers.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: Greg_Canada

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 09/03/08 04:07 AM

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so how about this :







I'm thinkin' it's time to get that supercharger on order .. as i'm almost ready to fire up the engine ...

so I called my "old dealer" (one I use to work a " TRD DEALER " ) and went to order the new Supercharger ..

apparently , they got an email ......TODAY .... , saying that Toyota Canada was NO longer supplying TRD pieces in Canada ...



yeah great .. now what ?


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ACtually Corey, your main problem is that Toyota no longer sells the 3.4 superchager BRNAD NEW... the only new one you can get is from a dealer that bought alot and has overstock. TRD no longer sells them (or so i hear).
I can get TRD products around here no problem, wonder why you have so much trouble...
BTW Looking good!
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 09/04/08 01:40 AM

actually no .. TRD still sells the supercharger , brand new.
thing is ....

Toyota Canada had a DEAL with TRD to import into Canada , and distrubute threw the Canadian dealer ship network . The dealers had to "buy in" at a cost of ~ 15G stock there stores in able to supply TRD to there customers .. this was the agreement. so now only CERTIAN dealers are offical TRD suppliers here in Canada.

now Toyota Canada and TRD are having difficulties .


I do realize I can still order , and still get from most dealers in The USA .. BUT

problem is .. the cost , I use to be able to buy (MY COST) $2200.00 delivered to me .. If I have to import myself , best deal I have found so far is $2400 USD + shipping + broker + inport fees + Taxes .. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/zombie.gif" alt="" />

by the time it's landed to my door , it'll run ~ @3400.00 <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/scared.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/scared.gif" alt="" />

I'm gonna wait , and hopefully I will find the right deal .



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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 09/04/08 01:42 AM

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so I called my "old dealer" (one I use to work a " TRD DEALER " ) and went to order the new Supercharger ..

apparently , they got an email ......TODAY .... , saying that Toyota Canada was NO longer supplying TRD pieces in Canada ...

yeah great .. now what ? .


So, clock may have ticked too long.... but I'm curious...
what would happen if they were to "accidentally" order something?
Aeound here, one can often find/make a "buddy" working at the dealer whom might, say, for a couple of beers and a game of darts/pool/poker, accidentally "forget" to read their email every now and again and, oops, had already ordered the part for a good long-time customer... boy surely we wouldn't want to lose the patronage and word-of-mouth compliments of a well-known customer, eh?? <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/cheers.gif" alt="" />


thanks .... but

no stock in Canada .. so it will get cancelled .. already tried smile

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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 09/04/08 01:43 AM

little shipment today ..

all new hardware , neversiezed and installed , " torque'd to spec "

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Posted By: philly

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 09/04/08 03:25 PM

whats that shock for along the leaf spring? looks like some type of traction bar. but wont it still twist <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: IceBlueT

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 09/04/08 06:42 PM

look higher in the post. he explains it.
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 09/21/08 12:57 AM

started to tear down the original Truck today .. finally .......

got it up to the bay doors .. My son , and his buddys started to clean out the rear .. lots of crap stored in there ..

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and cleaned out ..

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I was very anxious to see the condition of the rear seat , so that was second on the list ..

I was at the front , and was looking at the front passenger seat , and noticed a leaver .. so I pulled it , and to my surprise .. COOL the seat flips forward , to allow the rear passengers room to get in

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you can also see the backs of the front seats are covered .. and also , with the seat folded flat , you can see it makes the floor flat .. this is the "Q" for the seat deleate panel in the 84-89's , how cool is that !!!!

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I had Brayden jump in , and I had him pull up the seat ..

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It's absolutly perfect .. no rips , tears .. nothing .. only the seat belt impressions .. other then the rust on the steel , it's an absolutly awesome shape .. smile

and from the back (seat folded up )

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how cool is that ?







so continuing on ...
the boys got the windows out

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and that was about it for them ..
I "cut" out the roll bar , as the one side was rusted completly threw

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and then had to grind the bolts off the trim panel , to start the interior strip .

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once I got those off , I could pull out the sides , and the headliner ..

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and thats it for today ... smile

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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 09/22/08 12:02 AM

so some more today ...

basically got er' stripped .. front and rear seats out

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and carpet , and interior

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and now just a shell , and ready to come apart ..

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looks like im going to need a whole new floor though ..

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Posted By: Pyroboy

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 09/22/08 01:52 AM

I usually ship my parts to a U.S. UPS store near the border and bring it across myself. I have only ever paid PST & GST on parts, regardless of where they were made, although technically, you should pay duty on parts made outside North America.

If you bring it across yourself, there are no customs or brokerage fees. With used parts, like the diffs I got, the border guys usually ask a few questions and wave me through, no charge. If you're stuck, PM me. Maybe I can help since I live a mile form the border.
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 09/28/08 01:23 AM

today , we got the roof off .. finally
what a job .. there are tons of screws holding them suckers on .. WOW .

Brayden cutting the rivits , and elevator bolts

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seperating the roof

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and finally removed ..

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and the dirt packed into a leaking seam ..

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and the bottom edge of the topper ...

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also got the doors off , and my apprentice , started cutting off the running boards .. They were so rusted , there was just no other way ..

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his buddy also showed up , and started on the other side ..

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we got er' done , or should I say , they got er' done , while I closed the box install with my customer "Chad" .. and then brought another 4Runner (Andrews) Complete in to the shop , starting Monday ..

Tomorrow .. Brayden and I are going to try to get the rear tub and fenders off , and also the cab ..


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Posted By: matts

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 09/28/08 07:52 AM

How are you going to fix that floor!!? Are you going to fab all new sheet metal or cut some sections out of a donor vehicle? -- Matt
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 09/28/08 06:32 PM

well so far the plan is ...

I cut out the floor section of an old box I had .. because of the ribs .. so i'm going to see if I can use that .

other then that , i'm not sure yet ..
Posted By: Greg_Canada

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 09/29/08 01:37 AM

I know toyota sells floor panels for 84-89 4runners... maybe you can get one for an 83 pickup?
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 09/29/08 01:48 AM

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I know toyota sells floor panels for 84-89 4runners... maybe you can get one for an 83 pickup?


really ? .. I didnt know that ..

I will check it out ! ..



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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 09/29/08 01:51 AM

so my weekend is done now .. with 2 more jobs booked into the shop this weekend .. I dont know when I will ever be able to get back on my Project !!!

but anyway ..

heres what I got done today .. SUNDAY .

sides are off ..
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I'm saddened by the rust I found , but should be an easy fix

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and now finally with the tub off

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I can finally get the cab off ..

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and with a little work .. off it comes ..

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and so now I'm ready to get it "set" on the new frame , and start this puppy up .. smile smile


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Posted By: RatLabGuy

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 09/30/08 03:21 AM

Nice to see your helpers wearing not only safety glasses, but hearing protection as well.

That way they still have it to get blown out at a rock concert, lol.
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 10/16/08 12:57 AM

not much to add ... but every little bit is a step forward ..




has a moment ... so I was able to "knock" off the original sound deadner in the cab .. If I can find a flat bed trailer , I can send it off to sand blast ..

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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 10/20/08 11:53 PM

so with the floor now cut out ..

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I started to cut out the rest of the rust ....

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VERY happy with the out side rockers , no rust at all !
so I have now started building it back up ..
couple of small pieces .

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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 10/24/08 01:25 AM

got a bit more done today .. sandblasted the inside of the rocker , and zinc'd ..

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also got the seatbelt rienforcements in place ..

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and with all the pieces now cut out , I started to weld er' all together

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just have to "dress" the spot welds and one side is ready for the floor smile



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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 10/30/08 06:06 AM

did a couple of hours tonight .. got the cab mounts bent up , and welded ..

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and kind of what they will look like ....


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also . did a little more cab repair ..

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welded in a new little patch ...

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cut out the new piece , sand blasted ther inside , and zinc'd ... and welded .

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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 11/06/08 01:22 AM

so a wee bit of work the last couple of days .. and I believe I have finally got the drivers outer rocker done .. so now I can do the inner .

cut off the old rotten fender mount ..

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cut the new/used one off my parts truck (already done a while back) sandblasted .. and then fit .

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and welded

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also made a little patch for a weak spot on the rocker

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and now I can fit the inner smile


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Posted By: matts

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 11/06/08 04:34 AM

Kent White, aka, The Tin Man and owner of TM Technologies is one of the premier auto restoration master craftsmen in the world. What Corey is doing with this Trekker is in the venerable old tradition that Kent promotes at TM Tech. I suggest that if readers like this kind of craft that they check out the videos, live workshops and tools available through TM Technologies. If I was younger I'd make this kind of stuff my life's work. I might anyway.

I'm not in anyway connected with TM Tech or Kent White, except that I admire what he has, and is, doing to preserve the fast disappearing art of the metal man.

Keep up the good work Corey. -- Matt
Posted By: masheen

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 11/06/08 05:28 PM

My frame has a rust hole in the EXACT same place above the front leaf spring mount on the passenger side rear. Anyone else have the same issue? Is there a design flaw that causes this to happen? By the way, great job you're doing!
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 11/09/08 01:55 AM

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My frame has a rust hole in the EXACT same place above the front leaf spring mount on the passenger side rear. Anyone else have the same issue? Is there a design flaw that causes this to happen? By the way, great job you're doing!


Thanks and pretty common on that area of the frame .
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 11/09/08 01:56 AM

so now the outer is done on the drivers side .. time for the inner smile
got the upper support welded and started on the lower and seat belt support

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and finally the inner rocker skin

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also got all the welds "dressed"

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and also got a little new piece today ...
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just need an "extension" on the stock pipe , and I can install the mufler smile


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Posted By: Greg_Canada

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 11/09/08 06:00 PM

ewww why a flowmaster?
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 11/09/08 07:55 PM

why not ?
Posted By: RatLabGuy

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 11/09/08 11:48 PM

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why not ?


Some people don't like the tone, especially on a 4cyl.
However, w/ your drivetrain plans i think it will sound nice.
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 11/10/08 02:17 AM

yeah ,no 4Cyl in this piece , supercharged 3.4L V6 .. and I think it'll sound great ..

a little louder then most would like , but.. I'm and "old school" and dont mind some "tone" ............. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/mrt.gif" alt="" /> foo!
Posted By: Greg_Canada

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 11/10/08 07:01 PM

It's also the worst flowing aftermaket muffler out there... creates alot of unwanted backpressure...
they are tough as nails tho....
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 11/11/08 03:10 AM

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It's also the worst flowing aftermaket muffler out there... creates alot of unwanted backpressure...
they are tough as nails tho....


stats ? .. as far as I know , they are a free flowing /minimal back pressure muffler .. it's what I have read anyway . only down issues I have read and heard on wave files .. is there loud .. but' i'm likin' the noise ..


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Posted By: Greg_Canada

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 11/11/08 02:32 PM

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It's also the worst flowing aftermaket muffler out there... creates alot of unwanted backpressure...
they are tough as nails tho....


stats ? .. as far as I know , they are a free flowing /minimal back pressure muffler .. it's what I have read anyway . only down issues I have read and heard on wave files .. is there loud .. but' i'm likin' the noise ..


smile

Here's a chart for you.
http://www.dynomax.com/products/ultrafloweld.html
i believe it because the dynomax is a straight through design and the flowmaster has lots of baffles to create the sound.
Posted By: zachwrenchsr

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 11/19/08 07:46 PM

I am also surpized to hear toyota has floor pans for sale for 4runners. I ve seen aftermarket for FJ's almost the same as jeep pans not much to them. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/patriot.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 11/21/08 02:46 AM

Toyota has NO floor pans avaliable ..
Posted By: Greg_Canada

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 11/21/08 04:44 AM

Why do they offer them then?
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 11/22/08 02:27 AM

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Why do they offer them then?


they dont ... well maybe we should clarify !!!
on the 4runner rear "box" floor area and rear passenger seat pans are avaliable .. but for the front of the cab , under the gas pedal and mid cab mount area , they are NOT avaliable . They do show a picture of it in the EPC , but NO prefex # to order front floors .
if you'll send me your serial # (4runner) .. I will post the EPC pic .

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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 11/28/08 02:48 AM

so I was able to work a bit on the trekker last night .. Because of rust issues with the drip rails .. I decided to cut them off .. and so started to cut the rails off .. had to do this in sections , and tack it , so that the roof wouldn't "pop" off smile

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and with it fully removed

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and just about finished 1 side

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Posted By: Greg_Canada

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 11/28/08 04:50 AM

Nice.
I was SUPER close to do doing that with my 4runner, but didnt want to spend the extra cash... should look great....
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 11/29/08 02:45 AM

thanks bud .. smoooothie cowl is next on the list ..
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 11/30/08 01:40 AM

little more progress .. and custom touches smile

because the 3.4L 's intake is on the battery side .. I had to remove the old battery trey .. It was a little rusty anyway , so it was an easy decision

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and started "plugging" and grinding all the NON-ecential holes ..

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also .. cut out the vents .. for a "smoothie cowl " ..

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just about done , and ready for sandblasting ...


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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 12/04/08 06:39 AM

cab is finally back from the blaster ..


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and "clamped" .. and ready to weld smile

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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 12/11/08 12:44 AM

got one side on the back done today ..

cut out the rust and made some patches

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made a new panel

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and all welded

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Posted By: Greg_Canada

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 12/12/08 04:35 AM

Damn, i'd hate to know what i would have to pay to get all that work done...
Posted By: RatLabGuy

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 12/12/08 10:59 PM

Is it just me, or will about 25% of the steel on this truck be new welds? <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/lol.gif" alt="" />
You must have the worlds best memory to be able to get it all back together after taking it that far apart...

I took about about 100 pictures and made around as many labels just removing/re building my engine.
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 12/13/08 12:49 AM

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Damn, i'd hate to know what i would have to pay to get all that work done...


lots and lots smile


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Is it just me, or will about 25% of the steel on this truck be new welds? <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/lol.gif" alt="" />
You must have the worlds best memory to be able to get it all back together after taking it that far apart...

I took about about 100 pictures and made around as many labels just removing/re building my engine.


well I've been building toy trucks (exclusivly) for about 28 years now ... I kind of just know I guess smile
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 12/13/08 12:50 AM

back at er' today .. and got the other side done ..

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also got most of the cab sanded ... and ready for some epoxy primer smile

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Posted By: zachwrenchsr

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 12/13/08 11:38 PM

looking great! I have floor issues on my 81 hope you post some good pics on the floor repair/install. I m sure it wont be made of street signs. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/lol.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 12/14/08 01:40 AM

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I m sure it wont be made of street signs. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/lol.gif" alt="" />


THANKS .. and NO ..... NO street signs here !!
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 12/14/08 01:40 AM

some epoxy primer today smile

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yippie .. it can now go onto the frame , and I can get on to building the floor .



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Posted By: matts

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 12/15/08 12:59 AM

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well I've been building toy trucks (exclusivly) for about 28 years now ... I kind of just know I guess smile


I was just thinking, the other day, that I have turned just about every bolt in my '84 truck and even put new metal into my frame. I'm nowhere near the master of this stuff that you are, but it made me think that it's a good thing to have this kind of knowledge and familiarity with a machine that you use everyday. Much better than going down the road without a clue. My plan is to stick with the second generation truck and a first gen 4runner and work them until I'm dead or they are outlawed <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/lol.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 12/15/08 02:32 AM

kind of my Idea as well ... stick with what you know .
Posted By: kewlynx

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 12/15/08 04:15 AM

Mad, mad skills Corey, we can't say it enuff! <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/cheers.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 12/15/08 04:30 AM

tks M smile
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 12/16/08 02:38 AM

cab on !! smile

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yippie .. now I can start on the floor .

everything fits awesome , and I'm very happy .... EXCEPT only 1 problem .. well not really a problem , but they arnt what they say !!!!
the TrailGear hoops I got , say "Our Medium Hoops will accommodate 12" shocks without cutting the inner fenders"
this is not true .. because of this , I will now have to add a 1" body lift .

so 1" body lift .. and all is extra good ..



good clearance on the cross-over
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and a test fit of the STOCK hood smile . oooo yeahhhhhhh !!!

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Posted By: stock87

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 12/16/08 07:01 AM

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yippie .. now I can start on the floor .


OK, I'll bite. Why do the floor with it on the frame? Is it because it will require some custom fab to clear the swapped drivetrain?
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 12/17/08 04:08 AM

that .. and just want to make sure it fits .
Posted By: trcdrunner

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 12/19/08 12:10 AM

MAN O MAN... my wife just had to smack me, cause I was drooling.....
That is one sweet ride!!!!
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 12/19/08 02:31 AM

smile


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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 12/19/08 02:31 AM

and body mock up ...

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Posted By: yotaman7

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 12/20/08 02:09 AM

Lookin freakin awesome! Do you plan on replicating the orginal graphics like the side stripes and "trekker" on the back?
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 12/20/08 02:39 AM

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Lookin freakin awesome! Do you plan on replicating the orginal graphics like the side stripes and "trekker" on the back?


yep .. I think so ...
except the part on the back that says "made buy winnabego"

i'm thinkin' "made by toyotafiberglass.com" <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 12/24/08 03:22 AM

so with the holidays apon us ... and Me booking "lightly" in the shop ... I had some time to work on a few things ..

muffler I bought a while back I fianlly got it placed ..

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I hade to get a small "extension bend" to get it where I wanted .. but it's now in place with a hanger .

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also acid dipping some small pieces ...

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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 12/24/08 06:31 AM

so a little bit more
got the cab mounts .. "fit" .. + 1" body lift to clear the TG hoops >:(

had to cut , and drill .. and zinc .. but finally "tacked" .. and cab is now sitting on it's own ;D

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now ready to "mock" up the floor .....

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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 12/25/08 01:37 AM

so a little bit more today .. smile working on the floors .. made some templates first .

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and transfered them to steel

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cut them and fit them

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also started on the tranny tunnel pattern

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Posted By: RatLabGuy

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 12/25/08 02:51 AM

What's wrong with the tranny tunnel you have? is there some fitment issue w/ the replacemnt tranny? i'd think the (unplanned) 1" lift would help that.

And - are you concerned about noise and/or fitment issues w/ the homemade floor pans being so flat, as compared to the original?
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 12/25/08 03:50 AM

I'm using the original tunel as a "template" only .. I will not be reusing it ..(as you can see in the pics).

old one wont work , just simply be Kuz I said so !

I'm still in the process of building .. so please be patient .. I still have to add some corragation , or bead roll for strengtheners to stiffen up the floor .. I will also have to build some "plates" undernieth .. I still have a ways to go ....

but I apprecieate your comments .



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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 01/01/09 02:21 AM

so more work on the tunnel , and a solution to the cab floor , and Trekker tub connection .....

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so now with the basic "mock up" of the floor and tunnel , I can now cut the floor of the tub and build a deeper floor for the rear seat passengers

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and starting a new fiberglass tunnel (templating from my new tunnel)

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one issue , maybe ............ I cant find anyone in our town with a plenishing hammer .. so no floor corragations .. I guess we'll see how it goes .



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Posted By: Pyroboy

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 01/03/09 05:49 AM

Corey,

Looks great! How will you make the transition from the steel to fiberglass floor?
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 01/03/09 06:12 PM

thanks .... there will be a crossmember undernieth for support , and the fiber floor is then bolted (originally screwed) and sealed to the metal floor .
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 01/04/09 02:37 AM

and NOW ..... the fun begins smile ------ check it out ---->


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cut a hole in the firewall .. and started some connections

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Posted By: Greg_Canada

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 01/06/09 09:59 PM

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so more work on the tunnel , and a solution to the cab floor , and Trekker tub connection .....
one issue , maybe ............ I cant find anyone in our town with a plenishing hammer .. so no floor corragations .. I guess we'll see how it goes .

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I'd let you use ours... but... couple thousand km's away! lol...
why not buy a bead roller? I dont think they are TOO expensive... are they?
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 01/07/09 02:29 AM

bead roller wont do 14G .. I didnt relize this when I first posted !! .. but I know now .
Posted By: Greg_Canada

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 01/07/09 10:57 PM

Also, you know it isnt too difficult to build a planishing hammer? Ours we used 4x4 tubing, a long barrel air hammer, some die's and a foot actuated valve.
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 01/08/09 02:41 AM

my neighbor (landlord) has one sitting in the back 40 .. I think this year , I'm going to get a metal shop going .. building some "specific" metal pieces ...
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 01/08/09 02:42 AM

couple of progress pics

engine compartment "mock up" continues ... Rad installed , starter is now wired as well as the alternator .

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and more floor space ............

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and also dash cluster "mock up"

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Posted By: RatLabGuy

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 01/08/09 06:27 PM

Man, all that nice touch and clean up udner the hood - I'm really surprised you didn't repaint that brake master cylinder, it really sticks out now.
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 01/09/09 02:38 AM

please dont forget this is all "MOCK UP" ... there is NO WAY i'm usin' that rusty ol' master ... come on now , you know me better then that !!!!

I'm just getting an idea of where things go .. drilling holes , and mounting "ecential" 5Z pieces into the 22R engne bay . MOCK UP ...

This will all be torn apart again .. even the cab will come off again for final welding , and prep . this is just an excersize .
Posted By: trcdrunner

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 01/09/09 11:50 AM

Am I seeing thoughts of a 'glassed dash???? if so any other thoughts for the other componets (Air vents/Gauges/Switches)

hhhhhmmmmmmm
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 01/10/09 03:15 AM

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Am I seeing thoughts of a 'glassed dash???? if so any other thoughts for the other componets (Air vents/Gauges/Switches)

hhhhhmmmmmmm


<img src="/forums/images/graemlins/butwiggle.gif" alt="" /> keep em' guessin' and they will return <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/notooth.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/notooth.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/notooth.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 01/10/09 08:10 AM

ok .. working away ..
and 1 thing on the list to get done was the lower rad to engine connection ..

with the new turbo 3 core rad , there was only a wee connection between the engine and the rad .. so i ended up cutting about 3 " off and welding a "new" lip ..

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and installed .. sorry .. not a good pic .

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now a simple 90* to connect ..
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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 01/12/09 02:23 AM

for those of you whom have commented about the "rusty" master.. I thought I would get to the real replacement ..

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2000 4Runner duel diaphram booster with the 1" master , and clutch master ..
the clutch master is close and actually touches in 1 spot .. I'm going to correct that when I pull it a part .

because of the size of the booster and the length of the studs , the original spacer is not usable . also installing the booster with the stock steering shaft the u-joint at the fire wall hits the booster .. so in order to accomplish the booster install , I pulled out a spare /84 shaft I had from my 2WD project .. the shaft has a ball socket , instead of a u-joint , making the "connection" much smaller .

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swaping the whole steering column is not possable because of the mounting points
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unbolting the lower column housing and "swaping"

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the floor mount for the 83 dosnt fit the 84 lower .. so I have to "open" it up a bit ..

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and with everything back together .. I now have "VERY" large brakes smile and should be able to "stop on a dime"

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Posted By: Greg_Canada

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 01/12/09 04:41 AM

This should be the nicest trekker ever on the road when it's done.
I cant wait to see it <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 01/13/09 04:45 PM

needed a battery tray for the drivers side .. so I made one ..

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not welded to the cab yet as I need to do some finish bracing .. so I'll wait untill I pull the cab off to do the final welding ..




also started "prepping" some mounts .. getting some pieces in there final location ..

fuel canister is "mocked up" cut some metal out for the perfect fit under the hood ..

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shouldn't be to bad as , i'm not using a "flexy" suspension .. I doubt I will ever "touch" this mod with a tire .. I know I could run the "round" type fuel canister .. but I didnt want to .



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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 01/17/09 01:59 AM

made up some brackets and finally got the fuel canister mounted ..

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and also the fuse box

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also started on the gas pedal . the original 83 was toast .. as with most of them the hinge that mounted to the floor was rusted and beyond repair .. I didnt want to use another "floor mounted " pedal ... so I made my own
heres where I started

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the bolt patterns are different and positioning is also way different , so they are NOT interchangeable .

I started by cutting the pins off of both pedals ..
first I cut off the /83 pin and welded it to the 2000 shaft .

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then for the tension spring I used the post fron the 2000 , drilled a hole for the spring , and welded it to the /83 bracket .. sand blasted and started to put it back together .

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put some zinc , and then some color and mounted ..

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I had to drill new holes for the throttle cable and will weld up the old ones when the cab comes off for final welding and engine bay paint




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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 01/26/09 02:41 AM

progress has been slow as of late .. My shop is going threw some growing pains , so not much getting done threw out the week ..

but this weekend , I was back at er' ..
getting everything labled .. it's comming !!

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also , checking the fuse box on the drivers kick panel .. and there really isnt much room ...
so I'm going to build a specific box or "french" the fuse box

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Posted By: RatLabGuy

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 01/26/09 04:43 PM

I really do not envy you on that wiring job...
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 01/26/09 04:53 PM

it's not fun ... the manuals are not as good as I thought , wires posted in different areas , I have even run into different color coded wires then listed , I know it's me and not the manuals , but jeeeezzzzz ... I have little hair as it is .

looking back , I should have just stayed with the original harness , but my delema with that is that it was 25 years old ! so in the end I think it will be worth it .
Posted By: Greg_Canada

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 01/26/09 06:33 PM

I'm so glad i bought the ORS swap harness and brand new engine harness for my 3.4 swap.
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 02/08/09 02:29 AM

finally got a day off to work on my truck smile

and got the brake lines done and clutch line ....

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all the brake lines are now plumbed .. even built a bracket and mounted the new proportioning valve

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2 more lines to run .. fuel and fuel vapor ..



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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 02/10/09 02:39 AM

supercharger is here ... havent unpacked it yet tonight .. but will soon ..
Posted By: Greg_Canada

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 02/10/09 02:43 AM

Hey corey, if you dont mind me asking, where did you get it from and how much did you pay? I'm looking for one (PM me if it's private info)...

Greg
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 02/10/09 04:03 AM

my dealer program is no longer importing the 95-2002 superchargers into Canada .. go figure ???? as soon as I need one ..

anyway .. I found one on Cali craigs list , and bought it .

and why dont you have the 1/4r's listed in your sig ?
Posted By: Greg_Canada

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 02/10/09 07:51 PM

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my dealer program is no longer importing the 95-2002 superchargers into Canada .. go figure ???? as soon as I need one ..

anyway .. I found one on Cali craigs list , and bought it .

and why dont you have the 1/4r's listed in your sig ?

Not enough words! LOL, got to edit it with a link to my cardomain... (3.4 and swap kit, now looking for a S/c and fuel kit).
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 02/11/09 02:01 AM

ahhh yes .. smile ...
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 02/11/09 02:02 AM

unpacked today

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and VERY happy ... it is as complete as if it were new .. everything is there including a k&N cold air kit , bolts , well almost everything , only thing missing are the "supercharger" chrome emblems ..


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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 02/16/09 02:47 AM

went skiing for the weekend , so not much time for the project ... BUT .. I was able to slip away for a few hours today and get some things buttoned up .. ground wires were made , and connected , i was also able to "loosly" connect the fuel system ..

so I think i'm good to go here .. need a battery , and some fuel .. then I'm ready to crank !
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 02/24/09 12:41 AM

so more today .. I just couldnt wait ..

Its alive !!!!



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sorry for the crappy vid ... just my little camera , it's all I had .. I hope it gives you a good idea of what it will sound like ...




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Posted By: RatLabGuy

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 02/25/09 08:03 PM

Most important thing I see in the vid is your HUGE grin!

That must have been a good feeling. This has been quite an epic build.
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 02/26/09 03:00 AM

Thanks .. yeah , VERY happy , as in VERY .. I wish the vid gave the true sound and vibs (maybe turn up the base on your speakers) .. it "sparked up" perfectly ..and truely sounds wicked !!! i'm stoked !!
Posted By: kewlynx

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 02/26/09 04:12 AM

Yeah, grinnin' like little kid with a new bike. Whooo-hoooo!!! Grinnin' right along with ya Corey. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />

Pizza and beer night. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/cheers.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/cheers.gif" alt="" />

Aces, buddy aces!!!! <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 02/27/09 01:42 AM

yep .. just like a "giddy school girl"
I've had PERMA grin for about 2 days now smile



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Posted By: Greg_Canada

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 02/27/09 02:57 AM

Nice, time for a new camera! Grab a Canon SD1000 (or w/e the new version is) like mine, here is it's video's on low quality http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5f1IIbQ9b_g
Under 200 bucks brand new.
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 02/28/09 03:21 AM

yep .. a promice !

to have a NEW vid cam when the supercharger is on .. and you can take that to the bank ! <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" />


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Posted By: Pyroboy

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 03/01/09 05:52 AM

Congratulations, Corey!

Awesome!

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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 03/08/09 02:25 AM

little more today .... still workin' on the wiring !!!
I believe I have the body computer figured finally , well "somewhat" , wow .. what alot of head scratchin'

buttoned up the wipers finally .. The 1999 + wiper switch, houses the relay . Yes they are combined .. /83 is is seperate ... so I had to wire in the /83 relay , and now I have intermittant wipers , and the "mist" works all speeds .. DONE .. well except for the final saudering ..

I also have dash lamps and guage lamps ..

head lamps and signal lamps are next ...
Posted By: K_Raider

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 03/08/09 07:26 AM

Awesome build man. Everything looks great so far. I couldn't stop reading. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/kewl.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/kewl.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/kewl.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 03/08/09 05:20 PM

thanks ... build progress is slow right now because of the wiring , but I hope I now have it figured ... and can now get on with some more building.
Posted By: Vanishing_Point

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 03/09/09 04:54 AM

Any pics of the wiper switch? Retrofitting a 99+ switch sounds quite interesting. I didn't know it would mount up.
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 03/09/09 03:31 PM

i didnt use the 99 switch .. I used the original /83 .

I am however using the whole 99 body harness, and it dosnt have a seperate wiper relay . originally i thought it was controlled by the body computer/integration relay , but it's not .
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 03/13/09 12:00 AM

I have head lamps , hi and low beam w/daytime running lamps (Canadian option) also park lamps <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 03/14/09 01:23 AM

excellent day today ... I think I have this body computer figured out finally ..

sigs work horn, hazzards , brake lamps and all park .. heck I even got the clock happinen' dash lights , door swithches , ignition ring + delay ..

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just about done the wiring ... I to to have it all buttoned up this weekend ... smile



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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 03/20/09 02:24 AM

little bit more today ...

heater works + REAR heater (never had them in Trekkers ) , and reverse lamps .

here's the nice thing .... i'm now counting DOWN to the last few things I need to wire .. The list is almost done ...



heres the list left to do ..

speedo/sensor
4WD indicator lamp
oil pressure guage
amp meter guage
BOOST guage
rear view mirror/dome lamp


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Posted By: Greg_Canada

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 03/20/09 02:40 AM

I hope you've got a wideband as well!
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 03/20/09 03:33 AM

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I hope you've got a wideband as well!


why ?
it's not a turbocharger and I dont need EGT's to run it properly ... it's a supercharger , horse power robbing , belt driven supercharger !
Posted By: Greg_Canada

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 03/20/09 02:24 PM

Have you done reasearch about this blower? Without proper fueling it runs lean lean lean...
www.gadgetonline.com
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 03/20/09 03:17 PM

yes I have ...
Posted By: Greg_Canada

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 03/20/09 03:54 PM

I'd say about 20-30% run well without proper fueling, but you will make more power and run safer (lower EGT's) when it's tuned correctly.
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 03/21/09 12:46 AM

so gadget dosent even use a wide band is not even recommended .. but ya never know .. I might just do a wideband !!! I know all about "tuning" ..

I will have all the capabilities of the OBD2 from original spec , and I WILL be able to map my own computer .. and not have to realy on other manufactures "gizmoes" .. gimmy a break , have you read the "parts list " zip ties , and shrink tube .. I dont think so ! not in my house .


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Posted By: BraneDead

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 03/21/09 02:37 AM

Word of advice about force induction, dont think the stock EFI will just "work" if the stock motor was not supercharged with same exact parts, id really recommend taking it to a dyno have them deal with it, I melted down a turbo'ed M10 bmw motor in matter of weeks (21lbs boost 300hp smile. Really neat build, I never seen someone take so much detail into a truck like this. Cant wait see it completed
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 03/21/09 03:32 AM

cool thing about a TRD supercharger (2nd gen ,black) ... they are built to fit on a stock truck with NO mods .. this is also why the "stock" set up with supercharger , gets more HP with the stock air cleaner assembly then with the K&N cold air intake !!

just like that .. TRD spends tons of cash to make sure it works on your stock engine ! I will go that route .



thanks !!!
Posted By: Greg_Canada

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 03/21/09 09:44 PM

Nah nah nah, the problem with the 3.4 blower, was they didnt add any fuel modifications. THEN, when Gadget started doing the URD fuel kits, TRD came out with the 7th injector kit to cure the leaning out / high gear/pinging issue. However, since the TRD 7th was not end-user tuneable it didn't work well all the time (usually ran pig rich).

Now, with the 4.0 v6 an 5.7 v8 blowers, TRD sends NEW fuel injectors and has a re-flash for the computer (which they didnt do with the old ones, dont think it was possible) which compensates for the boost. TRD knows they screwed up large on the 3.4 kits and they rectifyed it for the new kits.

Also, how do you have control to "tune" your stock OBDII computer, gadget cant do it without add on devices, so i doubt you could, without a piggyback computer, no offense.

Read this page: http://www.gadgetonline.com/4Run.htm
Take a look at that difference in power, with just a piggyback computer and bigger injectors... no smaller pulleys, nothing. TRD definately didn't do it right.
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 03/24/09 03:12 AM

no offence taken ... what can I say , this is how "things" happen ... People also said I couldnt put in a 2000 harness in an 83 and make it work !!!!



so ..........

started "cleaning" up the wiring .. being I'm almost done with the wiring .. I want to start "wraping" the systems smile



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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 03/29/09 12:38 AM

so a little bit more today ....

I got the dome lamp/rear view mirror "fit" and wired

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and almost done the wiring .. only things left now are the :

1. radiator cooling FAN
2. amp guage
3. boost guage
4. o/p guage .... and any other guage I might "think" I will need smile

everything else is DONE !
I know it dosnt look very "nice " at the moment , I do still have to "pull " some pins and i'm going to wait untill I pull it out again to do so .. most of the final saudering is DONE .. again .. I want to wait for some of it untill pull the harness out , so I'm not working in such cramped quarters .

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also working on the factory air box just about dont that ..

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Posted By: RatLabGuy

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 03/29/09 01:04 AM

What happened to that snazzy floor you fabbed up?
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 03/29/09 01:52 AM

it's easier to "climb " in and out right now , with out the floor in ..

BUT ...

it IS going in VERY soon smile .....


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Posted By: wsquaredodie

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 03/30/09 10:11 PM

Spaghetti factory??
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 03/31/09 12:35 AM

not for long .. basically done today
guages were the last of the interior wiring

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so all I have left to do is the engine fan .. smile

time to start welding in the floor ... yeah!!!



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Posted By: kewlynx

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 03/31/09 02:25 AM

Yeah, I reckon if you were doing dash work that standing on the floor instead of the pan would make one's back a lot happier.

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Posted By: Greg_Canada

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 03/31/09 04:04 AM

Any plans on sound deadening? I'm planning on doing mine before the 3.4 goes in. with my exhaust, those 'glass rear panels do NOTHING to stop the sound... should be a fun project...
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 03/31/09 03:57 PM

yep ... I'm picking up some dynamat for the floor , I also am getting DEI thermal firewall and tunnel shield ..

of course this all goes under the insulator and carpet .

as for your 1/4rs , I've had some guys spray the inside with undercoating , and tell me that makes a big differance on sound infulltration .
Posted By: Greg_Canada

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 03/31/09 05:38 PM

I suggest not to get dynamat. the regular stuff is junk, and the "extreme" is overpriced.
From my research, this is the best on the market http://www.secondskinaudio.com/products/Noise-Reduction.php
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 04/01/09 01:45 AM

so where in Canada do you get it ?
Posted By: Greg_Canada

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 04/01/09 04:18 AM

There's a place in Fonthill (about 20 min from niagra falls) where i'm going to pick some up. Damplifier is about $3.50 / sq ft. Oh yeah, anything that comes on a "roll" or is rolled up, isn't meant for cars, it's meant for roofing. If it comes in sheets, it's meant for a car. I've learned that in my searching (dynamat extreme and damplifier come in sheets) The b-quiet stuff comes in rolls (made in alberta) .
Here's a cool site: http://www.sounddeadenershowdown.com/
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 04/02/09 12:49 AM

had an hour today ... so I thought I would start on the floors .. got them drilled , and fit again , and started to "plug" the holes ..

got a couple done and ran out of wire .. crap !! I hate when that happens <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/zombie.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/angry.gif" alt="" />



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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 04/03/09 12:49 AM

tacked !!! <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />
still have to modify the seat crossmembers to fit (there just sitting there ) and weld the nuts before I can weld them in --- but kind of shows you the seat support .


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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 04/10/09 11:30 PM

couple of things today ..
got the seat belts installed / mocked up
I do have to still plate the mouinting bolts on the floor , but I will do that when I have the cab off .

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also removed the air intake muffler , and made a pipe . this pipe diameter is 2.75" and seems no one in town has .

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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 04/12/09 12:28 AM

continued with the floor mock up ...
but first had to replace the seat tracks .... some one cut and welded the rails >:(
i'm going to re-do the seats anyway , so no biggie !!

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removing the seat back cover , lock strip and hog rings .

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and installing the new rails ...

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with the new rails , I now could line up the rail , and weld mounting bolts .. and zinc .

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aligned , and welded

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and seats ... BOLTED smile

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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 04/13/09 12:33 AM

couple of more things ....

buttoned up the heater control valve , and hoses including the rear heater piping ...

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also

got the new fan installed .. I decided to take back the 14" 1500CFM in favor for the 16" .. 2500 CFM

had to cut the lower support .. but no biggie ..

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made a new hood lock support , "boltable"

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just now waiting for the fan controller now .. :-/ (ordered a week ago )



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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 04/23/09 12:38 AM

so not much to add ... built the box for the body computer .. and I'm just awaiting my new fenders to check clearances .. I want to move out as far as I can to alow for inner kick panel clearance ..

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also got my new Optima battery

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and also just got to day for the wiring near the exhaust ... some heat tape smile

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Posted By: flyinhawaiian

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 04/23/09 07:16 AM

sweeeeet, awesome job. kinda envy how you have the space and time to do this work...by the way, is that heater valve oem? aloha. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/kewl.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 04/23/09 03:37 PM

thanks , I wish I had more space and time .. fishing and camping soon , and also coaching my boys ball team ... not much time for me .

Yes heater control valve is from a 89 4Runner 3.0L with rear heater . hoses and all fit excellent . I changed the routing of the rear piping for the rear heater though , I am using 14" of copper for each line , only to get by the crossover pipe , then I'm going to route rubber hose , and insulate it for better rear heat .
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 04/26/09 01:17 AM

so spent a few bucks today ...
bought some shop tools and consumables , and some dollies . I wanted to put some tires and wheels on it , and the dollies will just make it that much more maneuverable ..

so .. I put the shoes on for mock up (they dont fit quite right as they hit the calipers) and got it on the dollies .. also got the fiber fenders set on to check the body computer box clearance .. fits perfect smile , so now I can weld that ....

so now I can push it around the shop .. I thought I would do a full body mock up ... hehehe .... enjoy .. I did



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Posted By: allochris

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 04/26/09 05:24 AM

Where about in Penticton are you? Every spring i plant around princeton & climb at Skaha but i kept forgeting to come visit you. Guess I will have no excuse this coming summer...
Posted By: flyinhawaiian

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 04/26/09 10:54 AM

coming along real nice. are the bedside pnls the originals? what happened to the roof, is looks like its sagging???
Posted By: RatLabGuy

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 04/26/09 03:13 PM

Is it just the angle, or is there something up w/ teh camber on the driver's tire?
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 04/26/09 04:46 PM

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Where about in Penticton are you? Every spring i plant around princeton & climb at Skaha but i kept forgeting to come visit you. Guess I will have no excuse this coming summer...


on Commercial Way , in the industrial area ... your welcome to come by .. I just ask , you call me first .... I cant always just stop , to chat .

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coming along real nice. are the bedside pnls the originals? what happened to the roof, is looks like its sagging???


bed panels are the original fiberglass from winnabego , and so is the canopy .. I'm going to be building a new mould for the tops because most Trekkers look like that .When Winnabego built them , they used balsa strengthener strips , and they have all collapsed .. I have pictures of the Trekker I built for a fella in Texas If you want to see .


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Is it just the angle, or is there something up w/ teh camber on the driver's tire?


Yes there is .. as mentioned above , the rims hit the calipers on all 4 corners .
The "shoes" are actually my summers for my DD IFS toy . These are just on there for now (mock up) , untill I order my NEW ones . I really wanted to get a "guage" as to what size of tire I wanted .. those are 31's .


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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 05/06/09 03:25 PM


finally got the fan controler mounted and wired .. I decided to go with the Flex-a-lite controler .. it will work from 60% to 100% depending on temp. .. + if necessary , it will run 30 seconds longer after vehicle has been shut off .

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also .. got my new shoes
315/75R16 's .. (35 X 12.50 16)

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Posted By: Greg_Canada

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 05/06/09 04:18 PM

NICE! I dig the wheel choice! Makes it look like a whole new truck vs the other ones... <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" /> (damn maybe i should put mine back on)
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 05/07/09 01:23 AM

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NICE! I dig the wheel choice! Makes it look like a whole new truck vs the other ones... <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" /> (damn maybe i should put mine back on)


Thanks Bro .. I really like them myself .. old school <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 05/07/09 01:24 AM

so continuing working on brackets for mounting "items" got the rear heater mounted

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also working on the wiring ...

made brackets and mounted the computer , routed wires , and "tying" the harness for final loom ..

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also started on the dash ...
because of the larger 2000 4Runner speedo , the left ball vent would not fit .. so I first cut out the old , and started to tack in the new .. Thanks Paul .. (donated the piece to the project)

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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 05/09/09 12:59 AM

so couple of things today ...
started machining a new antenna mast mount .. I know some might call it silly .. I just think it's all in the small details ..

you can see the old ones in the picture .. and neither nor really fit the new 2000 POWER antenna .. and because the fender is "flat" on the top where the antenna sits , the newer power antenna mounts dont fit either , they sit on the side of the fender .. in the picture .. the chrome stock piece is only a 1/2 .. the picture only shows 1 side .. I think it looked dumb , so this is why I'm making one .

so I started this .. still more polishing to do .

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also decided to mock up the headlamp doors ...

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and continued working on the dash
First I made a template for the original "woodgrain" , out of paper ... layed it onto some steel , and cut it out ... test fit

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then I cut a tab or edging and welded

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trimed and drilled ... and screw'd into place ....

Now I have a bare template for heater controles and switches , and sterio ... I'm not a smoker , so there will be NO ash trey in this unit !!!



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and .. as this day was ending ... I decided to tape off the dash , and lay some tin foil on the dash .. in prep for fiberglassing a new "base plate" for the new dash pad ...

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and a first layer of mat

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Posted By: kewlynx

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 05/11/09 06:11 AM

Wow, you're really getting there Corey.

With all the little electronic gadgets out there, you might consider putting in a cig lighter, if not for anything else, for a solar battery charger or something. I use the one in the back of my '99 quite a bit; mostly for air pump for camping mattresses or small air compressor.

Just a thought; what do the boys think of this project? I know ya keep 'em busy! <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/cheers.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: RatLabGuy

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 05/11/09 02:59 PM

I don't think my ash tray has ever had actual ashes in it - but it's a great place to contain loose change, rnadom bolts, candy... all kind of crap that would get thrown around as soon as you leave pavement.

i liek teh idea of starting w/ a fresh flat console plate though, now you can lay it out however you want.
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 05/11/09 03:53 PM

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Wow, you're really getting there Corey.

With all the little electronic gadgets out there, you might consider putting in a cig lighter, if not for anything else, for a solar battery charger or something. I use the one in the back of my '99 quite a bit; mostly for air pump for camping mattresses or small air compressor.

Just a thought; what do the boys think of this project? I know ya keep 'em busy! <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/cheers.gif" alt="" />


exactly .. I am going to use the 2 accessory ports from the original 4Runner .. I did keep the wiring intact for those for exactly the reason you mentioned . 1 in the front (dash) and 1 in the rear .




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I don't think my ash tray has ever had actual ashes in it - but it's a great place to contain loose change, rnadom bolts, candy... all kind of crap that would get thrown around as soon as you leave pavement.

i liek teh idea of starting w/ a fresh flat console plate though, now you can lay it out however you want.


no ash trey , I want the room for "other things" .
I know what you mean about the "little things" being tossed in the ash trey , my DD is the same . I have thought about this , and I am going to be building a center console .. so I will have the room there , as well as cup holders <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/notooth.gif" alt="" />

not set on the lay out of the dash yet , I just know for sure , where the heater controls are going ..



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Posted By: Greg_Canada

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 05/11/09 05:08 PM

Are you gonna throw in an inclinometer just for kicks?
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 05/13/09 12:18 AM

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Are you gonna throw in an inclinometer just for kicks?


nope .




so little more to add .....

got the POWER antenna mount done ... and mounted

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also .. continuing working on the dash ..

trimmed the fiber dash base

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and "hammered" out a new corner dash piece , and welded ..

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and started on the other side

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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 05/14/09 12:52 AM

made the Left lower dash plate today .. in the same manner as the right.. hammered out a piece , and welded it together .
Last piece is the center piece . Then I can start to make the "cutouts" for the switches and such .

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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 05/15/09 01:19 AM

got the center section done today ..

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now I can lay out my switches , sterio and heater controls
then .. time for some body work and "tweeking" , paint .. 2 part foam and sewn leather top


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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 05/22/09 01:39 AM

not much to add ...

have been "tinkering" on it every "now and then" .
I have pulled off the back 1/2 again .. because I wanted to wire the LAST pieces .. pump and sender .. pump works awesome , sender NO .

1 of the issues is the fuel warning lamp . /83 dosnt have .. /99 does (dash cluster)

I dont know of any way to wire this issue .. so I'm going to have to use a /99 fuel tank sender and build my own sending unit .

under way

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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 05/25/09 01:47 AM

got the sender done today ...
here's what I had to do ...



first I made the top , just cut it out of some 12G scrap I had ..then I drilled the mount holes ..

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trimmed , and finished to a perfect circle (well maybe NOT perfect .


I had a few difficulties figuring out the support .. because the hole on the tank is so small .. there was definatly some "grey matter working " but I got er' figured !!

the mount support , off-set to fit into the smaller hole

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and with a little "massaging" I was able to finally "roughly" mount the sender , and stuff it into the tank .

once I was able to fit it .. I needed to support it .
so I made some little brackets , and drilled and tapped the support holes .

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this is a pic of the sender as it came out of the /99 is tank ..
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and after cutting the original mounts and ground off .. heres what I have now .. with the new clips new ground wire and main support I made .

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and all together

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and mounted and tested .. it works YEAAAAAH !!!!

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so now I want to send it out for anadizing .. then I will seal the wires ..



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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 05/29/09 01:20 AM

installing the SUPERCHARGER ... finally .. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />

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finished ..

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supercharger WHINE .. is so cool .... <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/evil.gif" alt="" />


but I really have to put some coolant in , so I can run it ... this weekend for sure !!!!!



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Posted By: kewlynx

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 05/29/09 02:44 AM

Dang Corey, I'm excited for ya. Gotta be killer doing it with what little spare time you have. Way to stay with it! <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/cheers.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: drainsbe

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 05/29/09 04:59 AM

Freakin awesome build... Thanks for sharing all of your progress. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/cheers.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/cheers.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: wsquaredodie

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 05/29/09 02:44 PM

Looking at your last pic brings up a suggestion I have used on both my 93T's. Instead of the chintzy plastic clip for the hood hold up rod, put a small piece of velcro in the appropriate place. Never rattles, never wears out. And you do not have to lean on a piece of plastic if your are under the hood.
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 05/29/09 03:31 PM

thanks

and wsquaredodie , the 79-83's actually have a metal screw on , prop rod hold down .. low profile , much nicer (in my opinion) then the plastic ones that always break .
Posted By: wsquaredodie

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 05/30/09 04:06 AM

Sounds like a good idea - but laying your big belly on velcro is much better......... <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/lol.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 05/31/09 01:23 AM

I wasnt going to , but I decided to finish wiring the fan .. and hook up the cooling system .. The last things I had to do , for a running unit .

I have had many times when I have done wiring (not my favorite thing) thought I had it all good .. taped and loomed only to have to take it all apart again because of some stupid mistake .

so this is why I wanted to get it running perfectly before I took it apart for the last time ,and , taped and loomed it all up .. I'm glad I did .

Today I finished the plumbing .. all clamped .. also buttened up the fan wiring . filled er' up with some coolant and flashed her up ..

I have 4 problems ...

1. the temp guage went to hot "right off the bat" wiring issue maybe .. not sure just yet .
2. amp meter dosnt work ..
3. check engine lamp - checked with my OBll reader , and have only 1 code
4. since I put on the supercharger , its running rough and really low idle ~600RPM , I think I have a vaccuum leak maybe .


I wasnt able to look into any of these just yet , but obviously will !!




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Posted By: wsquaredodie

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 05/31/09 02:07 AM

Might want to verify god ground on the electrics
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 05/31/09 02:44 AM

I will ... <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/notooth.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 06/11/09 12:32 AM

so wee bit of progress today ... had an hour , so I was able to figure the temp sensor .. IT works now . you were right , I had unsuspectantly removed the ground wire from the combi. meter connector .

check engine lamp is still on , but now I can run it .. and did so today ..
found it running rich and I still have air temp control code .. which I believe now is the IAC valve .. iratic idle and rich .. hopefully I can check that out tomorrow .

and still have the AMP meter not working ! and that is it .


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Posted By: wsquaredodie

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 06/11/09 02:18 PM

Amp meter only works if the circuit is complete. Look for a bad connection somewhere
Posted By: Greg_Canada

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 06/11/09 03:07 PM

SO wait, do you have an ampmeter, or a voltmeter? An ampmeter has to be hooked up inline in the positive battery cable (in series).
Voltmeter would be an easy hook up...
Posted By: wsquaredodie

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 06/11/09 11:36 PM

Mine's (as most) is an volt meter. Not very accurate, of course. Still, if the amp meter is not working you have 2 choices. Bad meter, bad connection. After checking in my stolen 1963 Stockel Auto Mechanics fundamentals book from Spencerport High School (yes, I AM that old), volt meters are connected in parallel with a circuit. Ammeters are connected in series with the circuit. Therein may be your problem. ps, ohmmeters are connected in parallel with the load with the negative side of the load unconnected to the power source. If you want, I can make a copy of this info and forward via email. If everyone wants, I can figure out (again) how to post the book info on the site. ps, this book is so old it SMELLS old.
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 06/12/09 01:58 AM

so little more investagation today ..

checked out the IAC today .. and all within spec. .. so I had a chat with one of the local toyota techs today , apparently the air intake sensor is incorporated into the MAS .. tried to clean , and no go .. so i'll replace , and try again !


also .. brain fart <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/zombie.gif" alt="" /> it is a volt meter ..

wsquaredodie , your welcome to post up some info on wiring !!



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Posted By: wsquaredodie

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 06/12/09 03:05 AM

Copied the book info to a
word file. Any idea how to get it posted?
Bill
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 06/12/09 03:40 PM

not sure , but I believe you have to upload it to a host site first , I use photobucket for my pics , but not positive on a word file ?
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 06/13/09 03:11 AM

so no luck so far ..
I'm hesatent to run for any length of time , as its running very rich .. and I'm worried about piston melting !!

I tested the MAS today .. and very close to spec. but just off a bit .. I'm wondering if it's my OHM meter ? I dont know ! The OBD11 code suggests otherwise .

I phoned Darren at White Valley Collision , where I originally bought the engine package , and he has willingly "stepped up to the plate" to replace the piece . AWESOME service !!! and a GREAT guy to deal with !!

new/used MAS is on the way ..


this is basically the LAST thing before I can tear it down for paint .. Paint is here , so I'm wanting to get this wrapped up !!!


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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 06/17/09 01:56 AM

worked on it for a few mins today .. my buddy Paul came over to help ..
replaced the MASS .. and no change .. checked olm values .. and both the same ..

After Paul left , I ran the Trekker up to temp .. .. even got the new fan "pushin air " .. I'm very pleased with that aspect .. as engine temp. stayed @ 1/2 guage . I assume it's 195* but didnt actually check .. I did check heater opperation , and both front and rear were blowing HOT .. so all is good there smile



so basically I'm stuck here ..

My "rich" running engine either boils down to a harness issue .. or computer issue ...
my OBD11 reader has =

getting a code P0110 Air Intake Temp. sensor 1 circut ... which from what I understand this sensor is incorporated in the MASS ..

I replaced the MASS with another .. and same symptom , same code .. cleaned both .. same thing with both .

I have also pulled out code P0172 = system running to rich bank 1 . and P0100 Mass or volume air flow A circut .

so I'm totally confused now ?



I'm going to check harness integrety , dont think this is it , but I will check it to the computer plug .. then the computer is the last option , but ... no test -- correct ? just replace ?

talked to Daren (white valley collision ) and he dosnt have another computer .. I really hope I dont have to spend another G note for a computer !!



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Posted By: kewlynx

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 06/17/09 04:43 AM

Presuming you'd use the same ECU as the US, wring that one out before looking for another one Corey.

Remind me again which engine is in there now please. The 'bank' thing has me thrown off. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: Greg_Canada

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 06/17/09 02:02 PM

Might be a question to ask over on customtacos or yotatech, alot more 5vz users over there.
Is the MAF and the ECU all from the same truck?
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 06/17/09 03:35 PM

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Presuming you'd use the same ECU as the US, wring that one out before looking for another one Corey.

Remind me again which engine is in there now please. The 'bank' thing has me thrown off. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif" alt="" />


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Might be a question to ask over on customtacos or yotatech, alot more 5vz users over there.
Is the MAF and the ECU all from the same truck?


yes ALL the "stuff" is from the same year = /99 (or so i'm told). engine was originally an ATM from a 4Runner . everything else was from a /99 Tacoma MTM . only thing I have done to the engine , is swap the ATM harness for the MTM harness , and add the supercharger , and of course the crossover ..
I'll have to hit toydiy and start comparing part #'s as well .


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Posted By: Greg_Canada

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 06/17/09 08:31 PM

toyota changed MAF's and o2 sensors in 1999. The MAF pinout may be wrong. Gadget at URD knows all about it, try asking him.
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 06/18/09 01:51 AM

Thanks Bro ... i'll try .
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 06/22/09 02:42 AM

so i'm running out of options ... and I still dont know what is wrong !!! VERY frusterating .. and I dont want to do this anymore !!!!
I spent about 3 hrs today on the "check engine" and I'm almost ready to admit defeat ..

I have talked to a buddy of mine (All Toy , in Kamloops ) and he got a rig in there shop , basically with the same symptoms .. he asked me to let them know whats up !!

anyway ..

I got the new/used MTM O2 sensors .. and as I suspected . the wire length is different .. so hence the part # change .. (I guess) installed = NO differance .

checked wire harness integetry between MASS and computer = contenuity OK on all 5 wires . Harness is good .

also checked computer values as per "diagnosis" in manual ..THA + E2 pins .05~3.5ohms @20*C all with in value .
suggest pins are ok .. I didnt get to operating temp. and check values .. lost hope here >



I'm realy lost here now .. and almost ready to give up !!
considering removing the check engine light bulb , and compensating the TPS .. or something stupid like that !!!!

<img src="/forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif" alt="" />


I dont get it .. everyone elses swap seems to go so simple .. what the hell !!!!
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Posted By: Greg_Canada

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 06/22/09 04:57 PM

It wont run 100%. Why dont you take it to the toyota dealership? It's all stock computer, they should be able to diagnose it.
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 06/24/09 02:47 AM

ohhh it runs awesome ... just rich ! and that dang check engine light is on !!!

I got the manual now , time to get er' fixed !
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 07/02/09 12:52 AM

YAHOOOOOOoooooo !!!!!!!

finally got it figured . Code PO110 (in my case)

started with replacing the maf with another .. no change .
checked wire integrity with my ohm meter .. continuity , good
also checked values on the computer , everything checked out !!! system OK ... still had the check engine .. anyway , you guys know the story ...


I decided maybe something happened to the computer , so I searched Canada for a MTM /99 computer . found 1 .. after thinking about it , for a while and considering the MTM computer , for this year , is a rare bird .. (9807-9908 only).. so I decided to buy it .

well got it today , and plugged it in ... I was bummed when there was no change , and still "check engine" with a code ...
I have been checking my wiring thoroughly .. as this is the only direction I could go .. lots of wire checking , head scratching and reading the manual , when I turned the page , and saw a picture of a MAF, that was not the one I was using .. Toyota is usually pretty good with there descriptions , and not usually generic with there pictures .. this was it ... I had the 2000 MAF from my supercharger purchase , hooked up the intake and plugged it in ..

PRESTO ... NO CODE <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />

runs awesome ... I'm so happy !!!!!

turns out I had the wrong MAF supplied to me with the original purchase of the engine conversion "kit" ...
man the time and MONEY I spent on this is just crazy !!! and now I have way less hair @!! but i'm happy it's done and running awesome .

also talked to Darren today , and he has offered to send me the correct parts via Greyhound prepaid ... to correct this misshap ..

so now ... it's VID time !!!!!


COMMING SOON



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Posted By: Greg_Canada

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 07/02/09 03:28 AM

Eh, eh, what did i say! Told you they changed the MAF's alot! only 95.5-98 interchange, the newer ones are all wacky.
But for mine, i got a supra twin turbo MAF, <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: Greg_Canada

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 07/02/09 03:29 AM

However, all the MAF's will work with all years, but you have to move pins in the harness.
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 07/02/09 05:18 AM

yeah .. silly me .
Posted By: Greg_Canada

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 07/02/09 05:46 PM

Good to hear tho. I'm almost getting ready to drop my 3.4 in. Just waiting to get the cams back from the grinder and the short block assembled. Then, throw it together, and drop her in (cant wait).
Then, we can duel (haha). Yours is still gonna be much cooler than mine.

Oh, so, are you ever going to start doing replacement floors for the 1st gen 4runners? I might be one of your first customers.... (or i go to cali and buy a rust free truck and drop my drivetrain/interior in it).
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 07/03/09 02:24 AM

where the heck is your build thread ????
how come I cant find it .... Dude !!


I fear the floors will be a no go .. as Toyota owners just dont want to spend the money and our reasearch .
quote from another board


Originally Posted by slacker;51172821
biggest problem we run into .. and please dont take this the wrong way ..



toyota guys are cheep for body repairs !! they just dont want to pay for quality body pieces .. WAAAA it's a 25 year old truck , YET , they will pay thousands and thousands to the marlins, and trailgears for suspension stuff ... but , when we did our market reasearch for "stamping" new floor pans .. for instance.

toyota owners whom wanted them .. only wanted to pay $25.00 ea. real market production costs and min. mark up suggested an ea. price "volume" cost of $125.00 . for a quality product . quite a differance !

hence ... we wont be doing it untill the market changes .


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I would love to build them .. but unfortunatly .. not enough of a market .




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Posted By: Greg_Canada

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 07/03/09 04:22 PM

No thread yet, i want to wait till i get the engine back from the shop, as it's been idle for me for weeks. I've also been really busy at my dads shop as he moved last month, it was a big job, just finishing up loose odds and ends now.


Floor pans? Sheesh, i'm willing to spend a good $750 on (good) floor pans... i figure it's reasonable. But, understand how it is.... Not everyone wants to do that. Then i go see my cousin drop 20,000 for a new stroker engine for his vette, like money aint a thing... lucky bastard... lol.
Posted By: CJMT100

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 07/04/09 01:53 AM

125 bucks, thats cheap! Making your own out of whatever is more money in the long run b/c you have to shape the things. Not everyone has the roller to do it.

Fiberglass is good stuff man..
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 07/04/09 02:08 AM

yeah guys .. I kind of thought 125 ea. was a VERY reasonable price myself . Thing is though , not every one does !

We have to have them "stamped" in volume .. thousands of dollars in out lay for the initial purchace , and to have to inventory the "pile" in the shop for 20years , dosnt make sence to me .. not a good investment !
we wont be doing them .


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Posted By: Pyroboy

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 07/04/09 02:09 AM

Congratulations! Would be great to see the truck and I'll be in Penticton for the next week. Sent you a PM.

As for the floors, I would gladly have spent $200+ on pans to avoid the work I had to do to properly replace the driver's toeboard/ floor in my truck after a leaky winshield left it rusty.
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 07/04/09 02:16 AM

PM back at ya !!!

your always welcome foo <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/mrt.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/mrt.gif" alt="" />




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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 07/04/09 11:19 PM

rewired the /98 MAF today .

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and a VID smile
wee bit of belt squeek , but i'll get to that later .


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Posted By: RatLabGuy

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 07/05/09 03:53 PM

Very nice.
I hoipe you had a nice long cold one <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/cheers.gif" alt="" /> after that.
Posted By: Greg_Canada

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 07/05/09 06:38 PM

Now that's the kind of whine I like!
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 07/06/09 01:29 AM

thanks guys ...


little work on the dash today .. got the clutch start switch and "spare" switch cover mounted on the left side ..
had to cut out the old dash piece , make a new "cluster" mount and suport piece for the underside .. welded it all in , and got the dash partially back together



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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 07/07/09 04:23 AM

so continuing working on the wiring , and getting the dash all layd out ..

continuing on the dash
got some of the swithches in ..



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lamp reostat , hazard switch , and clock ..

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started working on the heater bezzle and broke it .. [email]D@#B[/email] !!!! so I now need to find another one

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Posted By: kewlynx

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 07/07/09 04:56 AM

Damn- that just made me tingle. WOOOOOOOOOO!!!! We're very proud of you Corey.

Just saw a 98 engine FS in the Sunday paper; needs rebuilt; $200.

And I just picked up a 2004 Taco. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: bkg

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 07/07/09 02:41 PM

Must be the angle of the pictures as it appears the bezel is crooked?
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 07/07/09 03:52 PM

center one ? it's not actually "screwed " in place .. it just "placed" in it position .
I do see what you mean though , wierd , must be the angle .. it is square .
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 07/07/09 11:56 PM

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Must be the angle of the pictures as it appears the bezel is crooked?


so as it turns out ... it was crooked .
I guess from my pulling it in and out of the truck with the suports cut out , bent it .
the whole left lower section was "bent" over about 1/2 inch . once its bolted in the truck , should be good .


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Posted By: RatLabGuy

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 07/08/09 12:46 AM

diggin the stereo ;-)
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 07/08/09 02:39 AM

yeah !!! sterio will be a motorized 7" touch screen , including GPS .
I'm still not "sold" on this "cluster" set up though .. having second thoughts ...




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Posted By: CJMT100

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 07/08/09 04:14 AM

^ If you covered it in say plastic, leather or something it would be a whole lot better. Maybe that faux wood paneling you can buy at the orange depot-it sticks on.
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 07/08/09 04:24 AM

yeah .. I was thinking a "wood grain" of sorts .. to make it "stock like" in appearance ..


sometimes with so much on the go .. it's hard to focus on 1 thing ..



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Posted By: Greg_Canada

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 07/08/09 04:25 AM

I'd be flipping the stereo/clock with the HVAC controls if i were you, with your way, you cant use the ACC with the stereo! come on corey! <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 07/08/09 05:23 AM

good point ...

But I cant .. cables are specific, as well as the controles , room is also an issue , as the heater box would be in the way . sterio cant be moved as well , because it needs the "room" for the motorized head .. this is my "best case senero" and i'll just have to deal with the critics or choose another sterio



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Posted By: RatLabGuy

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 07/08/09 06:16 PM

^^ he raises a very good point.

And maybe more importantly, you're going to be reaching waaaay over to teh right to fiddle with your radio whie driving.
I get annoyed enough with the stock location on teh 2nd gen trucks, being pretty far down low in the center of teh dash, I feel liek I have to really move my attention away from teh road when changing stations, loading a CD etc.

If I were designin ga dash from scratch, I'd mount that sucker high and and close to the wheel as possible...
Posted By: CJMT100

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 07/09/09 12:40 AM

FWIW Im not a big fan of the motorized head units, I had 2 of them break in my old camry and no longer open/close and I didnt do a thing. They were $$$ Pioneer, replaced under warranty then that one broke so I said F it and bought a regular old HU.

Had another idea, could build up the dash with fiberglass and bondo and paint it with plastic paint. It will come out very nice-but its alot of work.
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 07/09/09 03:13 AM

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^^ he raises a very good point.

And maybe more importantly, you're going to be reaching waaaay over to teh right to fiddle with your radio whie driving.
I get annoyed enough with the stock location on teh 2nd gen trucks, being pretty far down low in the center of teh dash, I feel liek I have to really move my attention away from teh road when changing stations, loading a CD etc.

If I were designin ga dash from scratch, I'd mount that sucker high and and close to the wheel as possible...


seriously .. it's not much of a reach .. it's basically the STOCK location and I dont think interups my "attention" to much .. so really I dont think it will be an issue .
gotta remember .. I'm trying to keep this stock "style" so I kind of want to keep it "factory looking"





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FWIW Im not a big fan of the motorized head units, I had 2 of them break in my old camry and no longer open/close and I didnt do a thing. They were $$$ Pioneer, replaced under warranty then that one broke so I said F it and bought a regular old HU.

Had another idea, could build up the dash with fiberglass and bondo and paint it with plastic paint. It will come out very nice-but its alot of work.


thats some good info .. I was really wanting the motorized head unit for "status" ... but I'm really re-considering now .

as for the fiberglass dash .. not on this one , My 2WD build http://toyota2wd.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=allgoes&action=display&thread=18 I'll be going all out , but not on this one !! want is "kind of "stock " looking


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Posted By: Greg_Canada

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 07/09/09 03:32 PM

Yeah, that was another reason, i would never suggest a pop-out screen to anyone. I'd rather have a stock HU.
BUt if you can modify it for double-din, i would put in a 6.5 or 7" touchscreen in any day.
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 07/11/09 02:14 AM

GPS was the main reason for the flip up screen ...
Posted By: Greg_Canada

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 07/11/09 03:24 AM

No way at all you can install a double din to mod the dash?
Posted By: CJMT100

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 07/11/09 04:35 AM

FWIW things that do more than 1 function never seem to work that well imho.

I have a garmin GPS I use for work, NUVI 750 model. Mounts to the windshield or w/e you want pretty much. Works EXCELLENT since I use it every single day driving a truck all over the place.

Just imho..
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 07/11/09 06:19 AM

I have been looking at the Kenwood DV4100 .. or a "potential sponcer" has suggested ..

we'll see I guess ...
Posted By: Greg_Canada

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 07/11/09 05:30 PM

That is just a nav unit that locks on to the head unit, you still need a screen.
My cousin has an older one it works pretty good. Updated maps are pretty expensive tho.
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 07/12/09 01:33 AM

ok .. so basically done today .. just have to locate the sterio , (still not sure on which one I'm using ) and "finish " of the dash bezzle .. I have been thinking of a woodgrain type covering/paint .. to simulate the original , maybe the "inferno Red " paint , I was even thinking of covering it in carbon fiber ... anyway not sure
here's how it is now ..

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Posted By: CJMT100

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 07/12/09 07:11 AM

I vote woodgrain. If you go to orange depot you could get some awesome paneling that would work really, really well.
Posted By: RatLabGuy

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 07/12/09 06:03 PM

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FWIW things that do more than 1 function never seem to work that well imho.

I have a garmin GPS I use for work, NUVI 750 model. Mounts to the windshield or w/e you want pretty much. Works EXCELLENT since I use it every single day driving a truck all over the place.

Just imho..


I tend to back this idea, recently lookin gfor a new HU for my wife's car, i really wanted a multi-function deal too. In te hend I found that it was just more cost effective to buy two seperate units, not too many options for all-in-one that really do a good job of everything without being super $$$. IMO you'll want a GPS from a good company so you can reliably get new maps... in the end, that's what they're really about, the maps/service.
That said, since you're building teh dash ground-up, you could probably easier make a nice mount for the GPS unit and a seperate lareg screen if you wanted that.

Oh and carbon-fiber coverin gwould be bad-ass... but not real fitting for the age/style? I guessst he quetsion is, are you going for new & stylish, or classy?
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 07/13/09 03:41 AM

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Oh and carbon-fiber coverin gwould be bad-ass... but not real fitting for the age/style? I guessst he quetsion is, are you going for new & stylish, or classy?


I think I'm "swaying" to a wood grain "finish" , as I think this BEST fits the overall project .



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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 07/18/09 02:02 AM

so some mock up on the dash ...

I have been working with a "wood guy " ... and here is so far what we have come up with ... please ... this is NOT the final position of any of the components .. so dont look at that !! just the color is what i'm interested in !


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It's a Cherry wood vaneer .. no varnish yet , so it will look a little "glossier" once done ... but it kind of gives an idea ...

I think it will really bring the INFERNO RED exterior into the interior .. I'm considering some door panel incerts as well smile

what do you think ?

also looking at a "tiger wood " incert as well ... so !!


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Posted By: CJMT100

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 07/18/09 05:59 AM

I think the tigerwood would be better imho.
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 07/27/09 01:06 AM

so it finally "cooled" down to 33* C (90*F) outside ... and was able to get some work done ..

as mentioned .. I decided to change the dash again .. so I welded up the clock , hazard, and dimmer hole .. and cut the NEW gauge holes .

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the frame of the dash had also been butchered by the previous owner ..

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so I cleaned it up , and started to make some new supports . I have more to do , to get the sterio supported .. but I wanted to make sure everything was going to be ok before I did all the work .

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also , now had to RE-mount the heater controls
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so , now I'm happy ....

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and "installed"

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Posted By: Greg_Canada

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 07/27/09 02:57 AM

Nice i like this setup.
What gauges are you running? Boost AFR EGT?
Posted By: kewlynx

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 07/27/09 04:17 AM

Now this dash I like a lot better too. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/cheers.gif" alt="" />

Are those a pair of cig lighter ports for toys at the upper right above the stereo I'm seeing? If so, that's a nice upgrade the boys will appreciate.
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 07/27/09 05:39 AM

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Nice i like this setup.
What gauges are you running? Boost AFR EGT?

Thanks bud ..
gauges are .. volt o/p and boost ..
and I will be adding ,W/T, F/P , and EGT .. in ther center console smile

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Now this dash I like a lot better too. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/cheers.gif" alt="" />

Are those a pair of cig lighter ports for toys at the upper right above the stereo I'm seeing? If so, that's a nice upgrade the boys will appreciate.


thanks girl ... yep .. those are the 12V ports ...
got one in the back 40 as well smile ..


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Posted By: Ralph

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 07/27/09 07:26 AM

Gauges in the Dash.
Stereo in the center console .... sorry....
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 07/28/09 01:22 AM

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Stereo in the center console .... sorry....


I really wanted to .. but just couldnt do it . The heater box was in the way , there was just no room to do so



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Posted By: CJMT100

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 07/28/09 01:39 AM

I like that a heck of alot better!
Posted By: rany

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 07/28/09 03:02 AM

holy smokes! you rock!! nice.what a build.....
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 07/30/09 02:21 AM

thanks guys ...

I'm going to build a center console as well ... I have A few more guages , as well as the clock and such going in there ..



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Posted By: dknight

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 07/31/09 09:21 PM

I didn't see a spot for the arb switches <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 08/01/09 01:10 AM

speed bumps dont need ARB's ....



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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 08/29/09 02:11 AM

ok .. so back to work ...
enough with the "holidays" smile



got the tranny tunel sealed ..
did some wrecker searching today and found just what I wanted ..

mock up
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holes drilled and "Nut certed"

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installed
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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 08/30/09 01:54 AM

and on to the center console

mock up time for that ..
cardboard ..


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so far , so good ! smile


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Posted By: CJMT100

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 08/30/09 05:19 AM

No dual t-case?
Posted By: Greg_Canada

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 08/30/09 09:56 PM

Don't need dual t-case's for speedbumps <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 08/31/09 01:50 AM

yep .. not a crawler , it's my tow rig for my 2WD 400HP supracharged "hotrod"




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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 09/06/09 12:48 AM

got some work done on the console today ..

started with removing my template ..
I picked up some 3/8" fiberboard , to make my "plug"

started with the sides of the console , clamped them and sanded untill they were exactly the same .

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and started to cut and install the panels , using the patern from my "template"

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and started to round the edges

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and the first coat of filler ..

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thats it for today smile



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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 09/11/09 01:33 AM

Wee little more today ...

sealed .. and first primer

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gettin close to building my mold



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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 09/15/09 01:18 AM

ok .. so , I took yesterday off sunday the 13th , as it was my B-day .. and " I wasnt aloud to go to work smile "

so today .. I popped out the new pieces ..
I cant wait to get them on !!!!!


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consol is in the booth having the mold made smile


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Posted By: kewlynx

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 09/15/09 08:22 AM

Niiiiice! Good to see you don't mind pimpin' your product on your ride there Corey!!!
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 09/17/09 12:57 AM

yep ... opps .. sorry .
I should have known better ... but I guess it saves me havin' to answer "where'd ya get it from "
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 09/17/09 01:17 AM

so just to let every one know ..
I "peeled" out the "plug" for the console .. I now have a "basic" mold smile

I still have to "wet" sand ... and wax and polish .. but if all goes well , I should have a NEW piece by the weekend

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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 09/19/09 12:37 AM

so pulled the piece today ..
trimmed it up , and "roughly" did the cutouts to fit it ...

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fits like a glove smile

still have to put the guages , cupholders and such in .. but this will give you an idea



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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 09/19/09 03:31 AM

also ...


just to let ya all know .. I destroyed the mold ..
so this is a 1 off ..


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Posted By: CJMT100

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 09/19/09 05:20 AM

Why would you do that man, all that hard work and you dont want anyone else to have one?
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 09/19/09 03:54 PM

it was my temper <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/zombie.gif" alt="" /> I got mad at it .
Posted By: CJMT100

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 09/19/09 05:32 PM

I see.. Scary stuff man.
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 09/20/09 01:34 AM

once in a while .. ya just gotta "vent" ..
inanimate object's are ok in my eyes !!



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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 10/09/09 01:58 AM

sorry for the slow progress ...

but today I have a wee bit of an update .

started the drivers door panel , I have to re-pin the hinges , so I will be sure to post that as well .. (hopefully this weekend) but for now , this will have to do

started with removing the door and hinges

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Next .. with the grinder "clipped" the edges

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and off comes the skin .. there is a few spot welds , expecially for the vent window supports .. but easlily dealt with ..

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New skin goes on .. and time to make it stick !!
I didnt have a mini rasp, have to go buy one .. so I called er' a day ..

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Posted By: kewlynx

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 10/09/09 06:10 AM

Shakes head in awe....wow.
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 10/10/09 01:35 AM

got the flanges cleaned up today .. and got the POR15 on them

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also "cleaned" up the inside , and got it POR15'd

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trimmed up the holes for the handle and lock

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and installed and ready to "bond"

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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 10/11/09 12:23 AM

ok continueing on ... In order to "attach" the fiber skin .. you need to scuff the panel , where it will contact the metal shell , for as the say in the industry "tooth" , meaning .. something for the epoxy to stick to
fiber panel

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metal shell , back to bare steel .

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The epoxy I use in my shop is 3M panel bonder .. it's expencive , but if done propperly , it will never come apart , and they guarentee it !!

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so now .. epoxied .. and clamped .. just has to cure ..

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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 10/11/09 12:43 AM

so now the door is "curing " ...... time to address the hinges ..
lots of play , so time for some new hinge pins .

had the hinges sitting in a pot of deluted hydrofloic acid over night

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so it make sandblasting a little easier and heres the works ..

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had to cut the pin , and punch it out

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next , I had to drill the old hinges to fit the new bushings

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both sides have to be done because , the pin is a little larger . File the " burrs " and install the new bushings .. The pin also has to be trimmed , because it was to long .

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I "plug" welded the bottom of the hinge , for safty .. and a little primer ... DONE

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just have to wait for the epoxy to cure .. and I can mount the door smile


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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 10/12/09 12:14 AM

all excited , I went in this morn. to get the door mounted .. removed all the clamps , and connected up the door handle , bolted on the hinges .. and got the door back on

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Marked the position of the mirror , drilled and "nutcerted"

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and put the mirror back on

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Very happy with the way it turned out .. when I trim the fiberglass panels , I always trim them LARGE .. so there is enough panel to make my own panel gaps . it's always easier to remove material , then to add it . So when I do the "final" body work , I will be able to sand down the door edges , to make perfect panel gaps

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Posted By: matts

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 10/12/09 06:24 AM

Are you making door skins for sale? 84 - 88? Tell us more about the hinge pins too. -- Matt
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 10/13/09 01:40 AM

Matts ..
yes , they are on the website + the 2nd gen door skins are comming very soon .. I have some rear 89-95 hi-clearance box skins hitting the market next , install comming soon !!

hinge pins are a "generic" set .. about $5.00 per .. and the should be avaliable at your local parts store

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Posted By: 1986xtracab

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 10/16/09 10:00 PM

how well do those nut-certs work? I have been interested in them for a while but don't know anyone that has used them.
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 10/17/09 01:53 AM

I love em' .. I have been using them for just about 30years now ..






so as mentioned .. center console is now mounted .. got the gauges in .. also started to re-do the dash again !!! I think this dash has been the hardest thing of all .. you look at it all the time , and I'm trying to get the "best" aesthetic value I can ..

I hope this is the last time !!!


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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 10/18/09 12:42 AM

so .. done , well "rough in" anyway smile
I'm very pleased , and will be able to look at it for a long time .

I went with the /83 ashtrey , and the /99 lighted , cig lighter .

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Posted By: K_Raider

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 10/18/09 12:51 AM

I thought you were leaving the ashtry out? It looks great. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/kewl.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 10/18/09 01:49 AM

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I thought you were leaving the ashtry out? It looks great. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/kewl.gif" alt="" />


I was .. and thanks by the way .. but since I removed the guages and installed them into the console , I had to fill the space with something !! .. I'm satisfied with the look now (3rd time), so I can now move on

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Posted By: RatLabGuy

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 10/23/09 01:19 AM

Ash trays are great for loose change and random screws anyway...
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 10/25/09 01:25 AM

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Ash trays are great for loose change and random screws anyway...


thats what I figured as well !!


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got everything in the dash "mounted" today .. made all the little clips and mount brackets .. and welded them all in place . so now they can easly be removed , but wont be falling out . smile

I have also changed my plan for the dash .. I wont be doing the woodgrain .. I'm going to paint the main dash and center console the "inferno red" , same color as the outside , with the cover/pad being grey leather to compliment the interior all the dash trim is going to be painted black

I now just have a few little dash lamps and such to wire , and I believe then , I am ready for the tear down


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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 10/29/09 01:14 AM

passenger door "epoxied" and curing overnight .. also got a little more done on the wiring .. had to add and move a few plugs for the lighter and such also got all 4 accessory ports wired .. drilled and set into place . I want to add the cup holders to the console , and maybe a "pocket" as well ..

have some pics up tomorrow




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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 11/01/09 01:02 AM

ok .. so I believe I'm all done the wiring now smile .... Finished up the guages (now green) almost time to sauder all the cinnections , and tape and loom .

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also did the new dome lamp in the rear ,

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and a "walk-in " lamp wired to the auto shut off lamp system , I will install it down in the foot area when the time comes .

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Posted By: kewlynx

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 11/01/09 05:09 AM

Nice- I like the gauge lighting. How is your parallex view for them? Looks like they're flushmounted instead of tilted?

Those other lights going under the dash then?
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 11/01/09 07:26 PM

very well actually .. I can see them perfectly .. the face of the gage in the housing is slanted a bit not flat and also the lens is convex making them much easier for this old guy to see smile . and the lamps for the rear .. very rear is a dome lamp , and the other is for the rear passengers , it will light up the foot area in the back , untill the door is closed , then in 15 seconds goes out .
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 11/04/09 02:34 AM

Dash epoxied and ready for the final bodywork smile

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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 11/06/09 03:17 AM

so today the dash bezzles .. hi-solids primed twice .. and sanded once. .. I'm STOKED .. so far , they look awesome !! smile

i'm hopin' to shoot some black on them this weekend ..

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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 11/15/09 02:19 AM

dash is basically ready to go for paint and trim . I still have to finalize the gaps yet .. but basically done smile
here are the pics ....

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also .. trying to get all the little things done , I built the console arm rest , got it hinged and front latch , also the limit strap done .. and now also ready for trim/covering ...

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also working on the shifter boot mounting .. bent up a coat hanger into a square , and got it welded today .. figured out how I'm going to mount it .. just need to make some small clips ...



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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 11/18/09 02:23 AM

so some pics of the shifter boot mount ..

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here is the "ring" with the clips .. the shifter boot will be sewn to the ring , and the held down with the clips .. on to these studs .

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Posted By: kewlynx

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 11/18/09 02:52 AM

That's a clever little bit of fab dere! <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/notooth.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 11/18/09 05:04 AM

tks... gotta get all the "little things" looked after as well


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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 11/27/09 03:29 AM

so .. not much going on .. but I have been collecting some parts .. got my front bumper finally :P .. (thanks to Adam )
also got my rear seats (thanks to Darren) I also picked up a stock 89 4Runner roll bar i'm goin to try incorporate in to the build .
also finally got my stock wiper blades and mudflaps (thanks to Paul)

thoughts for a rear bumper are leading to a 4Runner as well .. it has a straight bar with ends .. It has the "winch hole" .. but i'm thinkin' If I can get a banged up one .. I can weld up the unwanted holes , and have it re-chromed ..
and I think I have the rear licence plate lamp worked out .. I hate to think of it , but the 2008 Nissan Pathfinder has my perfect solution .

anyway .. thats where I'm at !!



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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 12/06/09 03:16 AM

so I was able to get to the shop today to work on my own stuff (finally) ...


pulled the top off . and the outer fenders ... got the fender inners all cleaned up , and ready to repair the cracks and add the tail lamp pockets .
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also figured the placement of the rear seats and then pulled the tub off
ready to start cutting that up
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also started on the rear seats .. pulled the seat covers off of the bottoms , and got everything measured and figured .

the factory 4Runner width measures 51" .. max trekker width I'm going to make work is 42" which means I'm going to cut the tub and the seats to fit .

I have measured the seats and had to cut 4.5" out of the frames .. 2.25 on each side , 3" in .

got one done today

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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 12/07/09 01:51 AM

little more today ....
started re-sizing the other side

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so got it done ... this pic gives you an idea about the size i'm going for ...

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and cut the tub , but didnt want to cut to much out in "one shot" .. so this way I can glass it back up and regain some rigidity

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and a "test" fit

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also .. started on the backs of the seats .. removed the covers and foam

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and readied them for cutting .The backs are a different cut pattern , as they have the headrests .. I will still need to remove the headrest supports , and re weld them in the correct position .

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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 12/09/09 02:05 AM

so had a little time today .. and got the seat backs cut and tacked also removed the headrest supports and the lock support ..

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got the foams cut and glued

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also was able to start on relocating the lock support ..

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and cutting out some of the rusted old supports

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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 12/10/09 01:45 AM

got the seat backs mocked up .. and i'm stoked smile ..
lines are perfect .
I'm hoping to have them work like the 4runner , with the bottoms lifting up , and the backs folding down .. so far so good .

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also got some work on done on the fenders
repaired all of the cracks and lower lip + the holes previous owners have put in .. also got the new taillamp pockets in


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Posted By: RatLabGuy

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 12/10/09 04:57 PM

Wait - so this thing dosn't have a flip-down tailgate?
Seems that would be annoying to get things in/out.
Posted By: Greg_Canada

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 12/11/09 01:33 AM

If you ever sell this thing... i think i'll have to buy it...
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 12/11/09 02:49 AM

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If you ever sell this thing... i think i'll have to buy it...


I will sell it ... but not cheep 10's of thousands ...

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Wait - so this thing dosn't have a flip-down tailgate?
Seems that would be annoying to get things in/out.


actually , it's not so bad , as you can walk right up to the back of it and get stuff out , and not have to wory about reaching over a tailgate .. it really nice actually .. But i'm going to be building a small tailgate anyway , because I want to also make the roof removable like the 4Runners .. so I want to have something to continue the body line .


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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 12/11/09 02:50 AM

wee bit more today ...
got the mount strips rienforced , and added a memorandum (my biz card) glassed in place smile

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also got the seats all welded up .. with the locks
cut the top seat glass out to expose the rusted steel rienforcement strip .. and did some POR-15 to help prolong longjevity . hopefully i will get it glassed up tomorrow

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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 12/12/09 06:36 AM

so .. postin the good with the bad !! (ugly pics)

continueing on , and almost done with the cutting ...
removed the wheel well and relocated it 2" up and removed 1" from the rear , and moved it forward , which will do 3 things ..
1. remove that .. n ... hump in the middle of the wheel well (stock seat ketch bracket)
2. create an armrest for the rear passengers instead of the stock 2" arm rest pad
3. allow a 84-89 4Runner roll bar to fit



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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 12/17/09 02:06 AM

lots of grinding and sanding , gettin close to a finished piece .

wheel wells are now basically finished , little bit more to do . added/replaced the steel hatch support pieces , and glassed the old roll bar supports

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also braced the floor as it looked like a washboard !! layed down a 24oz layer of woven roving , and then topped it off with a layer of 1.5oz mat .. floor should be flat again smile

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Posted By: kewlynx

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 12/17/09 05:07 AM

OOowwweee-- that's a lotta dope Corey. Lookin' good tho'. Bet the boys hope to see this thing in your will! <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/kewl.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/cheers.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 12/18/09 02:59 AM

yeah right !!! <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/nana.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 12/18/09 02:59 AM

little bit more today ..
I was able to cut the 4Runner bar to the correct height

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and test fit

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also made up the base plates .

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conserned about mounting the fiberglass tub to the frame and possably creating water leaks or even stress cracks i have decided to make a "flexable" mount . Poly performance makes a kit for this (thanks for the link Robb)
http://www.polyperformance.com/shop/Cage-Tie-In-Kit-p-433.html
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Posted By: kewlynx

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 12/18/09 03:04 AM

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yeah right !!! <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/nana.gif" alt="" />


<img src="/forums/images/graemlins/lol.gif" alt="" /> I figured that would tweak ya. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 12/19/09 03:26 AM

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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 12/19/09 03:27 AM

so .. my version ..

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just now will need to weld the "feet" to the roll bar and then the frame supports



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Posted By: RatLabGuy

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 12/21/09 06:39 AM

So Corey I'm curious about something.
Given how much you have custom-fabbed thus far - why mess w/ a stock 4Runner rollbar, which you had to modify anyway, rather than making your own cooler/stronger one that may be a little less instrusive in that space?
Posted By: Pyroboy

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 12/30/09 05:02 AM

Awesome work, Corey! Haven't checked in for a while so it's great to see what you've done. Can't wait to see the Trekker on the road.
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 01/03/10 03:39 AM

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So Corey I'm curious about something.
Given how much you have custom-fabbed thus far - why mess w/ a stock 4Runner rollbar, which you had to modify anyway, rather than making your own cooler/stronger one that may be a little less instrusive in that space?


so .. as we know .. the Trekker was the "proto type" vehicle for the 4Runner .. i'm trying to stay somewhat true to that , but with more emphasis , as we now have actual used 4Runner pieces to use . building one would be easier , but I actually want you to be able to look at it , and say .. "thats a 4Runner roll bar "
hope that makes sence ?


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Awesome work, Corey! Haven't checked in for a while so it's great to see what you've done. Can't wait to see the Trekker on the road.


thanks bud .. got your email while I was on holidays .. I will try to answer asap



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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 01/15/10 02:31 AM

been going threw withdrawls not being able to work on my Trekker , so I have been going back after the shop has closed , to get some work done ...

so working on the rear tub as well , I "attached" a 2x4 to the outside to level the mounting flange (substraight)

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re-glassed-- adding 2 layers of 24oz woven roving + 5 layers of 1.5oz mat .. basically , this will make it stronger then the original steel that was in there + it should last and not rust out like the stock one !

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2x4 substraight removed and flange trimed

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and now the sides and topper back on for body line adjustment ... OMG sometimes I even amaze me .. it's perfect and need NO adjustment .. i'm super happy with it ....

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Posted By: kewlynx

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 01/15/10 02:58 AM

ooooooooooo baby; it's startin' to look like a TRUCK!!!!!

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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 01/15/10 04:05 AM

yep .. thanks ...


Workin' on it this weekend ...
hope to finalise the rear cab suport and "tack" it into place



this is my goal !!!



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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 01/17/10 01:34 AM

got to work on the rear floor crossmember today smile

welded and bent up the pieces I need , and got it "built"

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Tacked into place for now , untill I "blow" it all apart again for paint , I will then finish all the welding .

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if you compare the previous pics of the seats , you'll notice the seats wernt level .. but now with the rear floor support in , smile

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and Now .. I can finish the rear tub !!!!! ;D
heres the start

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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 01/18/10 01:41 AM

yippie .. I have a floor ;D

some essential pieces for the mock up ..
corrugated plastic , an LGD , and the fiberglass trany tunnel I made way back when ....

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and some fiberglass

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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 01/19/10 03:24 AM

mock up today of the rear seat area .....

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rear seats "loosly" fit in to place .. time to start on seat belt location + some extras ....

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seatbelts and roll bar are going to be tied into the support frame (all trekkers have em) that I will be custom building .


a look at the rear seats in position as well as the new wheel well/arm rest .

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Posted By: Staceman

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 01/19/10 02:55 PM

Makin' progress now! Coming along fantastic !!
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 01/21/10 03:58 AM

rear backs are now installed .. I want to still make them lay flat .. easy fix .. and that will come soon , but for now ..

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Posted By: trcdrunner

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 01/21/10 04:30 AM

AWESOME build...

Wish I had the time, the resources and the SKILLS!!!

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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 01/25/10 02:50 AM

thanks

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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 01/25/10 02:50 AM

little bit done today <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" />

started on the frame to support the tub , and tie into the roll bar and seat belts
started with building the main supports .. and yes the tops are NOT level . This is due to the uneven fiberglass floor .

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ready to go (4 built )

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starting to "piece" it all together
drivers side

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passenger side is different , because of the fuel filler tube .. had to be routed over top .

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all sectioned together and ends plugged ...
I have too very strong mounts

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and mounted

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still have to build the cross bars ... But it will have to wait till after I pull the tube off for rienforcing ..

the glass will add to the thickness of the tub , so I cant build the final floor support untill the tub is done ..



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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 01/31/10 04:59 AM

excellent day ...
got my check list done...

feet welded on the bar
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and my goal today was to have the seats basically done..
I have welded the locks and covers .. (you can see in the pic)
lock button supports welded
headrest supports welded
seat back cushions "carved" and fitted

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also got the roll bar mounts done.. well tacked anyway ...
I decided I didnt need the "swivel joints" anyway .. the sub frame is mounted on rubber bushings , and the whole tub will flex as a unit .. good to go !!

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also started work on the rear tub member ... I dont think the thickness of the glass will be a problem , as the underside on this section is almost done anyway ..
still have to weld it ... but heres were I finished up the day at

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sorry for the crappy pics... my "good" camera took a dive for the worst .. so i'm dealing with my phone for now ..


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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 02/04/10 02:24 AM

got a wee bit of work on the rear lower seat hinges today ..
I took the original 4Runner lower seat hinges and cut them down

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then welded up 1 of the brackets .. tacked them on .. and did a test fit .. COOL !!! it's going to work awesome smile

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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 02/06/10 02:10 AM

1 more thing buttoned up today ...

made some "pockets" to seal the seatbelts from the elements ..

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how the seat belt fits !!

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and installed

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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 02/08/10 01:43 AM

some work on the seats today ....


got the hinge holes welded up , ground and sandblasted again smile

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all welded to the seat frames ....

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and installed

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and working awesome smile

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also built a "locking" post for the seats .. so they will work like factory

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and installed

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and working great ... took some time to build this and make it work properly ..



I also started the new front kick panels .. little sneek peek

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Posted By: Staceman

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 02/09/10 02:44 PM

Coming along great Cory <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/kewl.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 02/12/10 02:45 AM

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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 02/12/10 02:46 AM

ok .. so a little work on the door today ..

got the old original unit stripped and in pieces

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some measurements for location refferance

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and the main frame re-welded and sandblasted

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also while the frame was in sandblast .. I worked on polishing the window alum. piece .. as some may remember .. I'm going with a strong chrome theme smile . ....

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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 02/13/10 02:39 AM

got some epoxy on the steel .. and some hi build on the plastics smile

i'm going to make a mould of the inner plastic trim .. fiberglass will be stronger and easier to repair if necessary .. I dont know why Winnabego didnt do this in the first place ?

anyway .. a pic


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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 02/18/10 02:04 AM

one of the last pieces I have to make .. kick panels ..

so I have now done a little bit more work on them .. because of the body computer on the drivers side , and the computer on the passenger side .. stock would not sufice any more , so as in the previous pic , I made a template , and built it to fit .. primered , and being sanded .. almost ready for moulds ..

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Posted By: RatLabGuy

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 02/18/10 03:40 PM

Corey, what substrate do you use for making those molds? is that clay?
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 02/18/10 04:29 PM

nope it's gelcoat ..
made a flat fiber piece as shown a couple of posts up , glued some wood pieces , and filled with bondo .. and gelcoat to sand ..


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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 02/23/10 02:34 AM

so a little time for a wee bit of work on the last bits ..

I have finished the moulds for the kick panels .. hopefully tomorrow , I can start making me a set ..

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also working on the rear hatch trim panel mould ..


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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 02/26/10 02:20 AM

so , kick panels are done.. I was only able to "fit" one side because I need to finish up the wireing ..

but here's what they look like ..

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and installed

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and I also decided to get a NEW hood .. just because everything else is new smile

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Posted By: Staceman

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 02/26/10 03:55 PM

This rig is gonna be Gorgeous! Can't wait 'till she's finished.
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 02/27/10 02:45 AM

thanks .. actually gonna start the teardown for inner paint tomorrow .. gettin' close smile



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Posted By: Bent_85

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 02/27/10 08:07 PM

Excellent Build!
Can't wait to see when its done!

PS I'm the 33333 viewer! <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/lol.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 03/01/10 03:21 AM

and so .. The body work begins ..



started at the front .. with the bumper .

becuse of the 1" body lift .. the front bumper didnt quite sit right .. so I made some 1" extension brackets and welded them to the bumper supports .. legthed some spacers for the other mount .. and viola .. front bumper done ..




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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 03/04/10 04:17 AM

body work has started ..

little time today to work on the valance..
I wanted a custom piece .. reasons are .. well I just have sooo much time !!!!!
the original center mount is no longer there , so holes would be mute and I dont like the transision between the side mounts


so the plan is .. to use a 2WD valance .. (it has a deeper center and also lines up with the grill ends .. beauty body lines ) The 2WD valance mounts differently , and is also shorter , and also has a center support ..

so .. heres the start ..

cut off the center support .. and "bent it" to fit better ..... smile

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I will also get rid of the mounting bolts .. and have a "smooth" trasition between the valance and the fender .. hammered a new piece to fit ..

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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 03/06/10 02:50 AM

continueing on with the valance ..
I finished up welding the end pieces on , and a little bondo .. and a first coat of primer .. still lots of sanding and finishing .. but you get the idea .

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I will be making a mould for it ... as the fiberglass will be less flimsy

also finished up the rear hatch cover finished today smile

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VERY happy ... and WAYYYYYYYYYY stronger then the flimsy plastic piece




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Posted By: kewlynx

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 03/08/10 02:28 AM

Am just goin' 'wow' all the way Corey. Holy bats!
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 03/09/10 04:04 AM

so continueing on with body work and finishing ..

I took apart the rear seats and readied them for new covers .. and "buttoned" up the modifications to the supports and levers .
cut and welded .. and sandblasted , and zinc'd .. ready for some color

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also tore apart the front bumper that took me a year to find..
got the supports and underside of the filler panel sandblasted and cleaned up .. ready for some POR-15 to seal .

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and done

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also cleaned up the inside of the bumper , and scuffed the chrome , and zinc'd

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and polished and buffed , and waxed the front ...
almost ready to put it back together , just need some color on the topside of the filler smile

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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 03/12/10 02:50 AM

popped the new valance out today ..
I like it ...

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also POR-15's the fender/valance mounts , as well as a bunch of other stuff .. but here's those pieces

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Teardown is continueing

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time to remove the wire harness

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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 03/13/10 03:24 AM

started working on the doors and inner trim panels .. got the inner of the doors cleaned up , and just about ready to prime .. also started on the trim panel

started with a flat sheet of fiberglass

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marked it and trimed it to fit
I was going to have it 2 seperate pieces , like the stock panel , but my "mid speakers are to big smile ... there is a small "step" in the door panel anyway .. so cutting it and re glassing it will achieve a perfect fit with NO rattles .

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starting the "mock up" for speaker location smile

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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 03/14/10 02:52 AM

so .. waiting in the shop today (my day off) for a customer to show up for some pieces .. I decided to clean up the headlamp buckets and mounts ..

dissmantled them .. and did some sandblasting

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and all the regular cleaning .. and such .. and some POR-15 on these as well .. also while I was at it , I polished up the headlamp rings and hardware smile


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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 03/15/10 01:29 AM

not much to add ...
got the headlamp bucket and pots back together

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and the power went out ..
ended my day early



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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 03/17/10 02:17 AM

got a little work done on the door panels the last few days .. building the speaker enclosures has been the most time consuming , but should pay off in the long run .
Instead if just cutting a hold in the door and mounting the speaker on top , I wanted to "enclose" the speaker in it own "pod" so the sound coming out of it is just that much better .. so I was thinking on how to do this .. building custom moulds would take to long .. and i'm really wanting to press on !!!!

so I decided to start looking for a mould already build which I could utalize .. started pulling bowls out of the cupbords and measureing for size , looking at all kinds of things I could use , even went to wallmart and searched for aplicapble forms . I ended up going to the dollar store , and finding a perfect size plastic dog dish for $1.50 and a smaller cat dish for $1.25 .

started making my pieces ..
so I have 4 mids and tweeters going in .. 2 front 2 rear .
I needed 6 bigger pieces , and 4 smaller pieces ..

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so after I figure the speaker placement .. started to fit it all together .. cut the door metal to fit the "pods" and glassed the rear portion into place

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cut down and prepped the new set of moulded pieces to fit the speakers

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and all mocked up

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ready for some foam and leather to finish !!!

should rock smile


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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 03/18/10 01:54 AM

did a little clean up on the wiper motor at lunch time today ..

pulled it apart and cleaned everything up

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didnt have to paint anything .. except the alum. housing.. and the assy. screws.
acid diped and then bead blasted .. and then clearcoated



all back together ..

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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 03/24/10 01:50 AM

little work on it today

I was able to start stripping everything out of the cab .. prepping to remove the cab for inner paint ..

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Wire harness is also now out .. so I can finish with saldering the joints and loom/tape .

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and a little look see of the pieces stripped from the truck

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Posted By: RatLabGuy

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 03/24/10 02:20 AM

So what is your plan with the rear topper? It's not really designed to come off, is it? Will youglue/glass it in, or make it removablle 4Runner style?
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 03/24/10 03:58 PM

I was going to "make" it removable .. but i'm running out of time .
Posted By: RatLabGuy

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 03/26/10 03:12 AM

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I was going to "make" it removable .. but i'm running out of time .


Running out of time?
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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 03/26/10 04:19 AM

3 years ..
this is the "time limit"
unfortunatly , I have not had the time to do some of the things I wanted to do ..

I have other projects in the "line up" waiting to get there time in the shop as well .. so it's time to wrap the trekker project up and move on


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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 03/27/10 01:33 AM

so the rear tub has now been removed , so I can now finish the glass work .

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Tub support also removed , and I was able to finish the welding on it some POR 15 and it'll be done and ready for reinstall

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engine bay is almost stripped ..

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cab is almost ready to come off smile


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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 03/27/10 07:04 AM

so friday night TV .. no good shows and board so back at er'

a pic of the tub .. ready for the final cut outs and glassing..

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also POR'd the rear frame support and other goodies smile

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and started on the wire harness ..

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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 03/30/10 01:43 AM

some work on the weekend I neglected to post ..

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wire harness is comming along smile

also today , I got the tub trimmed up , and basically finished the topside ..

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Posted By: bkg

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 03/30/10 01:52 AM

Corey -

Been wanting to ask for a while. How is the 'glass box attached to the cab? What will keep it from flexing at that joint and cracking?

thx!
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 03/30/10 03:11 AM

as with the winnabego mounting .. it will be "mechanically" fastened .. the differance is in the rubber mounts and the frame I have made , The rubber mounts are a soft /flexable "puck" which will allow the rear tub to flex with the cab ..

however , only "real time" testing confirm ( I hope I'm right smile )


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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 03/31/10 01:23 AM

got the speaker holes sealed , and the seat belt covers on ..

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also got the bottom of the steel rienforcement exposed .. cleaned and POR-15'd
built the jack, tool and GPS box built .. (hidden under the seat when done)
and will be ready for FINAL glassing tomorrow ..

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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 04/01/10 01:24 AM

yaah !!!
got the tub all done today ... <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />

floor is rienforced w/24oz woven and a couple layers of 1.5 oz mat
storage box is also done ..

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also got the floor welded .. and now I can remove the cab to finish up all the grinding and welding underside

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I want to get the body work VERY close to completion .... so I want to keep the cab on for a bit yet


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Posted By: kewlynx

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 04/01/10 03:37 AM

Solstice run for the maiden voyage Corey!!! <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/cheers.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/cheers.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/cheers.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 04/11/10 02:06 AM

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Solstice run for the maiden voyage Corey!!! <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/cheers.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/cheers.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/cheers.gif" alt="" />


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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 04/11/10 02:07 AM

got the front valance mounted ... now I can do the final body work on it ...

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also got a bunch more new pieces .. outer door handles and locks .. I will be sending the locks out to be all re keyed to the ignition .. so I will have 1 key.

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also continueing on with the harness ..
looking good , although you probabally cant tell by the pic ..
getting close to being finished ...

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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 04/17/10 03:54 PM

so finally got the rear tub mounted ..
I used bolts for now (mock up) .. and I will be replacing them with elevator bolts for the final product . just like these

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heres the floor

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and the side wall

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i'm also mostly done the body work , so now its time for the cab to come off smile


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Posted By: stock87

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 04/17/10 07:32 PM

It may be a little late for this, but might I suggest adding a removable panel under the back seat for fuel tank access, like the later 4Runners have? Seems like it might save some headaches down the road.
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 04/18/10 01:40 AM

dang dude .... thats an awesome idea , I wish it would have been suggested it earlier <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif" alt="" />

Thanks , I'm gonna still try incorperate that idea ..


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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 04/18/10 01:43 AM

more work on the harness today ...

Finished up the main dash harness ... and ready now for install

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here's the rest of the pin-outs and scrap I further stripped

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and now 1/2 done the engine harness ... smile

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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 04/19/10 01:26 AM

front engine harness is now done as well smile

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also started on the vent windows..
i'm tinting the windows , so while I was at it , I figured I might as well clean up the frames (there was a little rust)
so all sandblasted , and ready for some epoxy

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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 05/01/10 01:02 AM

ok .. so cab back off.. and now almost ready for some color smile

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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 05/02/10 01:55 AM

continueing on .. and excited for it's coat of color ...


I welded up a bunch of unwanted holes on the firewall and got all the new nuts installed to make the pieces "boltable" .

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also working on the tranny tunnel ..

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got it cut and ground

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also started to attach some of the "hold down studs" for the emergance brake cable .. still have to do the rear heater line hold downs .. I used these pieces , and just drilled holes to plug weld them in place ..

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got lots of the welding I wanted to do .. but I still have a bit more ..



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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 05/04/10 01:38 AM

got my tank filled today .. and continued on ..
got lots done .. but was slowed on finding 11x1.25 mm nuts for the seat belts .. crap , I forgot all about it !!

I ended up spendin 1/2 the day looking for these stupid little nuts , finally I went to the wrecker and "knocked" some off with a hammer and chistle ..

so anyway .. made some backing plates for the seatbelt and seattrack bolt down nuts ..

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and got them welded ...

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just about ready to seal up the underside and give it some BLACK ...

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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 05/05/10 02:30 AM

I have finally finished up the welding .. another tank of ARGON was spent finishing up .

just a little body work left to do .. and off to inner paint ... smile

hope to have it in the paint shop by friday

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Posted By: kewlynx

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 05/05/10 03:06 AM

To your tenacity Corey!! <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/cheers.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/cheers.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/cheers.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/cheers.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/cheers.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/cheers.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/cheers.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/cheers.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/cheers.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/cheers.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/cheers.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: trcdrunner

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 05/05/10 06:04 PM

Still gotta say.. WOW!!! Cant wait to see it finished... SO whats the other projects in line??? Anything this big??

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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 05/06/10 03:59 PM

thanks smile

almost ready for inner paint ...


yes , i do have another project in the wings .. I actually started it before the Trekker , so I'm very anxious to get back on it ..

full custom frame
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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 05/07/10 12:49 AM

still prepping for paint ..

got the firewall all cleaned up .. found a wee bit of rust , but soon got that dealt with

cleaning up the firewall

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all wire wheeled , and cleaned

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scuffed and zinc'd

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also got the underside scuffed and zinc'd

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the topside and bottom side wil be "sealed" in the paint booth ...

ant last but not least .. I POR-15'd the inside of the rockers , cab corners , and cowl ... I was able to scuff the rockers and cab corners when I had them apart .. the cowl I was not able to ..
I dont know how well the POR will work in the cowl , but I figured It would be better then nothing

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and YES .... tomorrow it goes to paint the inners smile




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Posted By: RatLabGuy

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 05/08/10 06:03 PM

OK.... so "tomorrow" is over, I'm dying for the pics!
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 05/09/10 01:28 AM

your gonna have to be patient ..



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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 05/10/10 04:39 AM

buttoned up the Power steering lines today .. but found my return line just a few inches to short .. I'll have to replace that !!
originally , there was /is a bracket for the Main power wire for the starter , housed in a white plastic surround , just around the face of the oil pan ... I wanted to keep it , so I made up a new bracket for the wire casing to "clip" to .. as well as a support for the P/steering line

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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 05/11/10 01:38 AM

pic I forgot to post ...

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anyway , the last thing i had to do before the inner paint .. was the new windshield washer nozzles ..

now located on the hood ..

holes cut
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and nozzles installed
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I also finished the underside , I made the holes for 3 washer hose clips ..

and thats it for now ... deliverd for some color


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Posted By: matts

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 05/11/10 06:24 AM

Is that your second gen xtra cab? The one with the grey doors and the white bed? Man I love those. I just retired mine and I want another, but the '89 4runner and the '93 xtra cab are all the Toyota 4x4's I can justify right now. Someday though. -- Matt

PS Nice work.
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 05/12/10 01:52 AM

yep .. it's the shop truck + my curent DD .. used and abused smile


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not much to add ..
couple of little things .. + got the P/S return line replaced ..

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Posted By: trcdrunner

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 05/14/10 03:26 AM

I remember the part supra part mini truck... all monster.... <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/lol.gif" alt="" /> Still cant wait for the trekker thou... BTW U R A MAD MAN

- Nice work <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/cheers.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 05/15/10 01:45 AM

thanks .. me to .. I'm stoked to get the trekker finished ..




so a little bit today ... now that the cab is in the paint shop .. I needed to paint some pieces myself..

satin black

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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 05/16/10 01:41 AM

and the dash bezzles smile

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same satin black

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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 05/21/10 12:58 AM

I checked in on the paint today .. and it will be " hi-build" primered tomorrow smile and then inners will be colored next week I hope ..

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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 05/24/10 01:09 AM

so a little bit more today ...

got the alignment done , and locked down .. steering damper is also now attached ..

replaced the spark plugs with a heat range lower and platenum tipped ($80.00 bucks) and also a lower temp 170* gates # 33867 thermo .

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front drive shaft is now in the works ..

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some cleaning and POR15 in the works ...

on the front part of the drvshaft .. under the u-joint , there is a plug ... I have misplaced the size /part #
anyone know it ?

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Posted By: kewlynx

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 05/24/10 07:01 AM

Plug or a zerk fitting?
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 05/24/10 04:27 PM

plug ..
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 05/25/10 01:25 AM

got everything back together today . I checked some of the aftermarket stores today, for the dish style frost plug and had no luck , most wern't open today because it was a holiday , so I ended up taking the plug out of an old shaft I had from another truck that I parted out ... I "miked" it .. and was 34.25MM .. if anyone is ever interested..

anyway .. I install the plug , and cleaned and washed and prepped for the POR15 coating ...

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Chassis is now complete .. (once I bolt on the front shaft) ... only thing left to do is the Gear oil ...
everything is done smile and ready for the cab


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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 05/28/10 01:49 AM

ALL gear oils changed today ...

also picked up the locks .. ALL were re-key'd to match ..

i'm ready for the cab !!



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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 05/29/10 06:03 AM

worked on the rear door today while my boy was at ball practice ... no I'm not coaching this year!!


fit the new inner cover .. and also glued the rear door skin back on to the frame ..

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also painted the shifters .. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/notooth.gif" alt="" />

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cab should have been primed today .. I guess I'll see on Monday


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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 06/06/10 04:30 AM

well I was able to slip down to the bodyshop to snap some pics today before my sons double header ball game ..

pics dont really do it justice , but I will say , it's looking real good so far , and the time I spent makin' sure things were "right" , are paying off I think .
little bit of and issue with the drip rail area , as when I welded and did the "prep" work , I squared it off , instead of rounding the edges .. and when we looked at is in the body shop , I asked him to "round" them , so it would match the rest of the truck .. well when he did , he ended up grinding threw some of the welds creating pin holes , so then he had to weld them up and continue from there .. all and all ... I'm STOKED !!!

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and now just a "scuff" on the inners .. and some color .. I made him promice me , done by TUESDAY ... smile


and on the way home from ball ...
a little 2 point buck in velvet "picking" in the front yard gardens .. my boy and I followed it all the way up the block ..

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Posted By: kewlynx

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 06/07/10 01:14 AM

Corey, is that a white or cream color? Looking like a nice paint job so far.

Healthy-lookin' critter there.
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 06/07/10 01:29 AM

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Corey, is that a white or cream color? Looking like a nice paint job so far.

Healthy-lookin' critter there.


it's a light GREY , hi-build primer .. it "blocks" down to 320 real nice , and ready for a "wet on wet" [color:"red"] INFERNO RED [/color]


you'll see !!! <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />


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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 06/09/10 12:27 AM

no call on the cab yet , but I am expecting it any day now .. so I have been continueing on with other stuff anyway .. I sprayed some hi build primer on the console , sanded and prepped , as well as the dash and rear hatch cover ... got them in FINAL color today .. smile All ready to install


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Posted By: Oyaji_Jon

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 06/09/10 03:03 PM

This is damn cool. The anticipation is killing me... <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/kewl.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 06/11/10 01:28 AM

thanks ..
checked with the painter .. still NOT done , I was BUMPED again !!! <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif" alt="" />


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Posted By: RatLabGuy

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 06/11/10 04:15 AM

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thanks ..
checked with the painter .. still NOT done , I was BUMPED again !!! <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif" alt="" />


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Did you tell him there are people spread all across N America waiting to see this finished? <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/nana.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/lol.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 06/15/10 02:16 AM

I did , but hes just small business guy like me .. and I know just how it is .. I really hate to pressure him .. so i'll wait .

so I stopped in today and he has them now all "scuffed" .. and suggested color either today or tomorrow .. I guess we'll see





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Posted By: Greg_Canada

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 06/15/10 03:17 AM

So it may be painted by friday is what you're saying (lol)...
I can't wait to see it.. should be great... i really wanted to shave the drain rails when i did mine but no time for it... i swear if you have yours done before mine... LOL.... <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/cheers.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 06/19/10 01:24 AM

so my customer showed up , and I "wrote up" his truck for the work he had booked .. after his truck was in , I drove him to the bus depo. for his ride home .. I decided to stop into the bodyshop as it's real close to the bus depo and lookie what I saw smile

I caught my painter in the booth shooting some color ...

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he was just finishing up the color , and came out .. we chatted for a bit and hes asked if i wanted a better shot of the color .. NO clear in these pics , cuz he was just doing it ... and I couldnt wait

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It'll be cleared now , inners all done and ready for me to pick up ...


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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 06/19/10 10:17 PM

so out and about today , I had to stop by and see it with the clear on .. and out in the sun showing off smile

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Posted By: Greg_Canada

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 06/21/10 12:55 AM

Looks beauty but... did he miss painting the cowl and windshield frame?
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 06/21/10 01:33 AM

thanks .. and no ..
these are just the inners !!


so now I can put everything back together .. and THEN shoot the outside in color .. you'll see smile



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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 06/24/10 07:21 AM

got the bottom undercoated and my "custom" heat shield on


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Posted By: kewlynx

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 06/25/10 01:16 AM

OOOOooooo-weeee, you weren't kiddin RED.

That'll getcha pulled over!! <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/lol.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/lol.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/lol.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 07/02/10 01:49 AM

so ratzzz .. I forgot today was a "holiday" so no sound deadner and no fork lift <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif" alt="" /> .. but I did get a couple of things bolted ..


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Posted By: stock87

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 07/02/10 05:41 AM

So what product do you use for the heat shield/sound deadening (foil stuff)?
Posted By: kewlynx

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 07/02/10 06:43 AM

That looks like Reflectex to me; you can get it from Home Cheapo. My questions:

How do you have that adhered on there?

You've got the core support set up to unbolt it, rather than grind the welds off now, correct? If so, stick a couple arrows on there so we can see how you bolted it on.

I see ya got a pile o' $$$$$ sitting to the right there. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/scared.gif" alt="" />

Good for you Corey!
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 07/03/10 12:25 AM

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So what product do you use for the heat shield/sound deadening (foil stuff)?


it a "specific" product from DEI or DEA or something like that ... I just spent 1/2 hour trying to find the post .. its there some where, where I bought it , I just couldnt find it for you .. but I will find it .
It's a special piece of heat shield 2' X 2' pieces was ~ $24 bucks .. I cut it , using my own template , and with its "self adhesive " backing .. just peal and stick .. little tougher then it looks .. this took about 3 hours to do smile

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That looks like Reflectex to me; you can get it from Home Cheapo. My questions:

How do you have that adhered on there?

You've got the core support set up to unbolt it, rather than grind the welds off now, correct? If so, stick a couple arrows on there so we can see how you bolted it on.

I see ya got a pile o' $$$$$ sitting to the right there. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/scared.gif" alt="" />

Good for you Corey!


yep , big pile of cash sitting right there smile .. all ready to crate .
only the center "triangle" un-bolts .. you can see the new hardware in the pic .. 1 to the hood latch , 2 to the lower rad support ..


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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 07/03/10 12:57 AM

yahoo .. cab on smile

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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 07/03/10 06:00 AM

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So what product do you use for the heat shield/sound deadening (foil stuff)?



DEI .. some of there other products I bought .. I used this tape to wrap some heat sensitive wires ..

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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 07/04/10 01:49 AM

here is is on the frame ..

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got all the brake and fuel lines hooked up also did some looming today ..

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Posted By: Oyaji_Jon

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 07/04/10 03:48 AM

Truly a work of art! I can't wait to see it finished. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/kewl.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 07/05/10 01:30 AM

thanks .....




got most of the engine bay buttoned up ..

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Posted By: Greg_Canada

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 07/05/10 04:07 AM

Lookin good corey, that red is gonna look killer.

BTW some nice sound deadening is made by "Second Skin" and they offer deals sometimes to diymobileaudio.com members...
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 07/06/10 02:08 AM

thanks bud .. but alread have the product "happening" ..
went with your former recomendation on the b-quiet product ..



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Posted By: Greg_Canada

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 07/06/10 04:15 AM

Cool, i hear the b-quiet is nice for the price, and it's made in canada. cant wait to see this thing put together, probably the nicest trekker on the planet....
Posted By: RatLabGuy

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 07/07/10 01:28 AM

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cant wait to see this thing put together, probably the nicest trekker on the planet....


How much of it is still Trekker? <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/lol.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 07/07/10 02:56 AM

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cant wait to see this thing put together, probably the nicest trekker on the planet....


How much of it is still Trekker? <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/lol.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />


it's now a Precision Trekker ... <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" /> but will still carry the winabego decaling

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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 07/07/10 03:00 AM

well I finally got my sound deadner .. and got a bit done .. WOW , this is maticulas work , and takin' alot of time !!

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and now have the pedals back in so now i can finish up the engine bay

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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 07/09/10 02:10 AM

finished up with the sound deadner (firewall area) .. so now I can finish up the dash and engine bay wiring


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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 07/10/10 02:57 AM

one of the last things in the engine bay "to do list" is the front emergency cable ..

got it all cleaned up - put together

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and installed smile with final connections .

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also started on the body harness .. got it in place .. and now installing the little circuts lke the door switches , dome lamp ect..
engine computer ..

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and body harness

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almost ready to start looming the wires ..

also got my dash pad back from the upholster , I'm very happy with it and now very excited to get the dash in place smile


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Posted By: 69442

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 07/10/10 05:07 AM

If they were only built from that factory that way!!

Nice work ... <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/kewl.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 07/11/10 02:00 AM

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If they were only built from that factory that way!!

Nice work ... <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/kewl.gif" alt="" />


thanks ...



so continued working on the wiring today ..

got the passender side all wraped and sorted .. and fit the kick panel smile

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Drivers side kick panel also installed after cleaning up the rats nest smile + the hood release cable

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and also got the main wire bundle loomed

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wired and loomed the underside

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and ready now for the heater box and main dash body smile

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Posted By: Rodgertheshrubber

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 07/12/10 01:34 AM

this is really amazing! your attention to detail goes WAY beyond my level of comprehension! Awesome, awesome job. i am really inspired to try not to take so many short cuts on my rig in future projects! thanks a million for posting all of this. where are you going to post the build for the next project?
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 07/12/10 01:55 AM

thanks a bunch .. glad people are getting something from it .. this was the point , as well as letting people know of my company and what I do smile http://toyotafiberglass.com so - you to can restore your truck

2WD PROJECT(and comming soon) will be posted on my Trekker board as well as my 2WD specific board .. I know this really is not a 2WD board , but, I will most likely post here as well if people want ?


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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 07/12/10 02:04 AM

so wanting to install the heater box today .. and looking at it , thinking - "I cant install it this dirty" , so I decided to clean it up ..

so I dismanteled it carefully

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and started cleaning

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heater core was very dirty and full of leaves and bugs .. so I'm glad I did this ..

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got everything cleaned and painted .. and ready to put back together

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and some new foam tape

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and it goes back together

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and ready to install ..

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and installed ..

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Posted By: RatLabGuy

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 07/12/10 02:09 AM

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2WD PROJECT(and comming soon) will be posted on my Trekker board as well as my 2WD specific board .. I know this really is not a 2WD board , but, I will most likely post here as well if people want ?


It's an old Toyota truck, seems fitting enough for me!
If the build is anything like this, I'd love to watch.
Posted By: kewlynx

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 07/12/10 06:19 AM

Corey, there is no question in anyone's mind that your build, talent and work ethic all going into this keeps us inspired.

Thanks for sharing your spare time with us!! <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/cheers.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/cheers.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/cheers.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: Rodgertheshrubber

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 07/12/10 11:33 PM

if you decide not to post the 2wd project here, can you post a link to where it will be? thanks again for sharing this with us
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 07/13/10 02:47 AM

thanks guys and GAL .. I will .. when i get going on the 2WD again , I will post it up here


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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 07/13/10 02:49 AM

continued on the heater and dash ..
got the rest of the plastic vents cleaned

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and all installed
installed the dash and some other pieces ..

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and then installed the new cover .. i'm not happy with the fit now though , as the "gluing" of fabric undernieth has made the dash pad "sit up" higher then it is supose to :-/ .. I just need to talk to the upholstry guy , but i'm pretty sure I can now trim the excess fabric undernieth off now , and make it "fit" as it should ..

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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 07/14/10 03:28 AM

couple more pieces done today ... smile

painted some satin black and some interior grey

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cleaned the last of the heater pieces and re-foam taped the seat area .. and installed

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also re assembled the mid vent .. and installed

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and had a few more mins , so I assembled the center console and decided I really wanted to see it in place smile

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Posted By: Andy87

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 07/17/10 06:33 PM

The scope of this project is amazing. Most of the time I check this board it's simply to see updates on your truck. Keep up the good work... it's looking awesome so far.
Posted By: K_Raider

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 07/18/10 01:50 AM

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The scope of this project is amazing. Most of the time I check this board it's simply to see updates on your truck.


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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 07/19/10 12:13 AM

wow .. thanks guys .. encouraging words <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />


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Posted By: 87Montero

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 07/20/10 03:28 PM

This is great watching this come together, keep up the good work. We're all watching. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 07/22/10 02:09 AM

yippi !!! ;D got the tub on PERMINANTLY ..

did a bit of undercoating.. easier , and (I think) better job to do it now ..

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and the frame and supports

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and mounted ..

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anyone need a G58 ? smile


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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 07/23/10 03:10 AM

little bit more today .. I'll let the pics do the talking

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Now i get to "map out" the sterio and GPS + rear back up camera + finish up the dash smile


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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 07/24/10 02:55 AM

little more today .. some "finishing up" ..

got the roof done in the sound deadner ..

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also , although they will not be seen or anything .. I sealed up the bare metal of the seats .. heres the backs

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also .. got he dash pad back from upholstery guy ..
fits much better , and got the dash and switches and such in ..
I wish the glove box door would fit these units better .. I might just take the door off and "build it up" to get that gap better ..

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Upholstery guy is comming next week to install the new carpet
so , now , tomorrow I have to lay out the wiring for the sterio , GPS and such ..




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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 07/25/10 02:11 AM

so pulled the sterio stuff out today , and started the "layout"

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and unpacked , and set in position

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and ... seriously ? wiring again !!

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still have most of the GPS to do , and I didnt get my back up camera yet .. but gettin close to done with the other stuff ,
gonna start the sub box next week


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Posted By: RatLabGuy

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 07/25/10 04:11 AM

Why not put the amps under the seats so you don't lose the cargo space in the back?
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 07/25/10 04:32 PM

not enough room , + here in the summer , i'm positive they would overheat . building a box , and with the rockfords I got , it is a min size box necessary so I can put the amps , fuse block , and crssovers all on the box .. box dimentions are 40" X 12 " X 8" wide .. so all in all , I wont loose to much space


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Posted By: Greg_Canada

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 07/25/10 05:47 PM

My amps overheat if i cover them up (unless i run cooling fans)... under teh seat would be OK if there is enough flow over them... but when they're in the sun they'll overheat
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 07/30/10 12:37 AM

so as I mentioned .. steering wheel is in ..

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I also bought one of those cheep car covers off of ebay .. it's suposably for a 4Runner .. its basically a generic cover , but I figured with the interior and electroncis going in , and my shop being so dusty .. It might be a good idea ..

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also .. got the SUB box mostly done ..

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Posted By: bkg

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 07/30/10 05:20 PM

any idea how much weight was added with the sound deading material? curious only.
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 07/31/10 02:15 AM

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any idea how much weight was added with the sound deading material? curious only.


shipping weigh bill says 38 LBS ..


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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 08/03/10 01:37 AM

so with today being a long weekend I was able to get a little more done on the sub box .. Friday I gel coated it .. about 40mils thick .. so I could sand it down smooth .. this will "seal" the wood , so I can continue with paint..

sanded , and prepping for some "hi build " primer

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shot with the hi build , and ready for some sanding

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and finally .. I decided to go with the interior grey of some of the interior plastics , dash base , center console ...

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should be all cured and ready for the subs , amps and crossovers tomorrow smile


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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 08/04/10 01:39 AM

and put together

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and back side

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Posted By: masheen

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 08/07/10 01:52 AM

Just curious Corey, but from the pix you posted, I don't see any air ports in your speaker enclosure. As far as I know, speakers gotta breathe. I built 6x9 enclosures for mine and drilled a 3/4" hole in the side of each. I have no idea what size hole is best suited for a given speaker size. With my stereo cranked up, the air that gets pushed through the hole is pretty substantial! Yours will push much more and if there's no where for the air to go, your speakers won't move like they should and the sound will suffer. Just my opinion, but I could be wrong...... I'm with many others here; great build and awesome documentation on your build! You could write a book!! LOL
Posted By: Elbow_Greese

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 08/07/10 02:04 PM

What Corey has there are sealed enclosures. Makes for a tighter bass, cleaner sound, but as you know, not as loud.
As long as the volume inside the box is correct, should sound very nice!
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 08/07/10 03:44 PM

correct .. not going for "loud" .. but crisp nice sound , something to listen to or my passengers can watch a DVD , on those long trips to the car shows smile

I measured up the box and took it into my "sterio guy" and the subs are what he recommended for the box/volume .. no ports , no partitions

I do have to remove the power block from the box though , as it is to close to the crossovers on the l side , I'm sure it will create unwanted noise if I dont

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Posted By: Greg_Canada

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 08/11/10 04:15 PM

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Just curious Corey, but from the pix you posted, I don't see any air ports in your speaker enclosure. As far as I know, speakers gotta breathe. I built 6x9 enclosures for mine and drilled a 3/4" hole in the side of each. I have no idea what size hole is best suited for a given speaker size. With my stereo cranked up, the air that gets pushed through the hole is pretty substantial! Yours will push much more and if there's no where for the air to go, your speakers won't move like they should and the sound will suffer. Just my opinion, but I could be wrong...... I'm with many others here; great build and awesome documentation on your build! You could write a book!! LOL


Speakers you want to be sealed up (will make the lows sound better and give them better power handling).
Subs can be either or, i've got mine in a ported box right now but i dont like it that much, want to go sealed.... it sounds odd at certain outputs...
Power Block isn't in too bad of a location, You should... be fine.
Posted By: masheen

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 08/16/10 01:31 AM

Thanks guys, you educated me! I'm gonna get a couple of 3/4" plugs for the port holes I made and listen for the difference in my system.
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 08/16/10 01:33 AM

so yippieee ...
carpet install started ...

underlay down , and finished ..

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and carpet started

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and now removed for sewing ..
should be back in tomorrow for good smile


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Posted By: Oyaji_Jon

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 08/16/10 07:05 AM

So, THAT's how it's REALLY done... <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/kewl.gif" alt="" />

That's talent!
Posted By: chpfx

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 08/19/10 12:22 AM

Hey Cory the treker is coming along great, however I was wondering why didn't you have the bed blasted and painted before mounting as you did the cab?
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 08/19/10 02:00 AM

Thanks guys ...

chpfx - I didnt "blast" the bed because it's fiberglass . Sandblasting fiberglass is never a good idea as the media has a tendancy to imbed it's self into the panels .. i'm going to mechanically strip the old paint on the rear ..

As I have mentioned , I didnt paint the out side , because of my shop conditions .. not enough room .. I already have to scraches on the primed surfaces .. I would be real choked if the scraches were in the paint !!





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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 08/19/10 02:08 AM

sorry for the delay on my posting .. I took a day off smile

anyway ..
my Uhpolstery guy .. Tony .. finished sewing up the carpet , so time to install ..

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still a little more to do .. but almost done the carpet

sorry for the crappy pics .. one day I'll get a real camera again !!


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Posted By: Greg_Canada

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 08/19/10 03:01 AM

Looking good.
About the blasting, the guy i use says he can do / has done fiberglass (corvettes) and it comes out great. He doesn't use sand, he usually uses baking sodas, but uses something with even less grit for the fiberglass, and apparently it turns out great. Do you have any soda blasters in your area?
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 08/19/10 03:44 AM

yeah .. soda works great , but the water involved in the spraying is not a good choice .. If you must , walnut shells are your best bet , and the ONLY thing I would use .. but holy crap $$$$$$$$$$$$$ .. so mechanical stripping is my choice


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Posted By: kewlynx

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 08/20/10 02:11 AM

I think Corey's well-passed that point with this job. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 08/22/10 12:35 AM

so with the dash back together , I just had to set the center console in place to see what it looked like ..


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Posted By: chpfx

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 08/22/10 08:03 PM

Hey Cory, Thanks for clearing that up for me, somehow forgot that the beds on the trekers were made of glass. Can't wait to see the truck finished, what an amazing job you've done sofar. Between your self and Greg I've gained motivation and a new respect for the work and patience it takes to do it right. Joe
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 08/23/10 02:38 AM

Thanks Joe , and not a problem , glad to help where i can .. now get on your project !!!!

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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 08/23/10 02:38 AM

back at er' today .. working on the rear section

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hopefully finishing up tomorrow ..


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Posted By: chpfx

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 08/23/10 02:57 AM

Thanks Cory, Been working on the ol'girl a little at a time. Got some body work done,almost ready for painting.Last week put a new standard clutch in next is to replace the head with either an EB rv head or the crawler havn't made up my mind yet. I hope to get some pics posted soon, as you know finances and time are hard to come by these days.
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 08/23/10 03:35 AM

yeah , I know ..
I have been saving $$$ for years and years for this one .. I totally know what you mean ..

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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 08/29/10 01:51 AM

so still waiting for the uhpolstery guy to finish up the carpet .. so I decided to finish up the interior paint ..

everything is now painted and awaiting install

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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 09/06/10 01:08 AM

so waiting for the uhpolstery guy to finish the carpet .. he was supose to be into day , to finish up ... but again , didnt show up .. ??? .. I dont get it !! he complains to me that he dosnt make any money doing uhpolstery , but yet I cant get anything done !

anyway .. while I was waiting for him to show up , I did some more sound deadining

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and both done

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I was "tapping" on the door skins before and after, what a huge differance ... before it was a tinney type " ting ting" and after .. it was a low tone "bomp bomp" , best I can discribe it .. I think it will make a very big differance , and i'm now really happy I did it


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Posted By: EtienneNavaar

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 09/09/10 01:16 AM

Can someone who lives close go and mow Cory's grass so he can work on the truck? I'm having update withdrawl.
Posted By: Staceman

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 09/09/10 03:01 PM

Cory, with all that sound deadener, you need to keep a close eye on all mirrors. I deadened my little tin can of a mini truck, (floors, doors, rear of cab, even the CEILING!) You do not hear basic traffic noise around you. You'll know what I mean when you sit at an intersection, stereo off, windows up, and just watch the cars go by silently. It is nice, but a little eary at the same time. That said, sirens are not heard until they are on top of you. But overall, the deadening is really nice <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/kewl.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 09/09/10 03:17 PM

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Can someone who lives close go and mow Cory's grass so he can work on the truck? I'm having update withdrawl.


if all goes well , fingers crossed , he has agreed to finish it up tonight ...so we`ll see smile

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Cory, with all that sound deadener, you need to keep a close eye on all mirrors. I deadened my little tin can of a mini truck, (floors, doors, rear of cab, even the CEILING!) You do not hear basic traffic noise around you. You'll know what I mean when you sit at an intersection, stereo off, windows up, and just watch the cars go by silently. It is nice, but a little eary at the same time. That said, sirens are not heard until they are on top of you. But overall, the deadening is really nice <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/kewl.gif" alt="" />


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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 09/11/10 01:28 AM

so one side done ..
on install , Tony was pulling so hard he ripped the seam , so .. he had to take it back to his shop and sew it back up ...
heres what the one side looks like anyway

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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 09/13/10 01:30 AM

so not much to add ...
as the other side has still not been done !!

but .. I decided to install the speakers on the the one side anyway .. so mid and tweeter now perminantly installed ..

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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 09/16/10 01:33 AM

so got the doors and front fenders on.. ;D

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Posted By: kewlynx

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 09/16/10 01:37 AM

OOOOOOOOOeeeeee!! <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/cheers.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/cheers.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 09/19/10 01:57 AM

started working on the rear bumper ..

I decided to go with a 84-89 4Runner rear.. stock Trekker bumpers are no longer avaliable , and I wanted chrome anyway ..

so here's what I did .

I got a "mock up " bumper from a buddy , so I was able to set it up on my jack stands , to get a good position ..

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tucked well into the body , it fits great ..

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I'm lovin' it ..

so with it set in position , time to make up some brackets

mocked up with cardboard first .. and transfered to steel plate , and cut

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cleaned up and bent with 70ton press

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got it welded , and then prepped for the POR-15

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also while I was there , I needed to make my support bracket for the rear camera ..

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and got it all por-15'd ..

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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 09/26/10 01:24 AM


finally the other wheel well is done ..

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so now I can finish up the wiring , wire the sub box , fill with fluids .. and hopefully have a vid soon of it moving on it own power smile


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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 09/27/10 12:09 AM

so got a little done today ...

cooling system full
clutch blead
brakes blead
and P/S system full .... so with all the fluids in , time to finish up some little things before I can "fire it up" again ..

center console shifter boot installed , as well as the arem rest .. including the "map pocket" .. just waiting for the custom "limit" bracket I made from the chromer to finish off the consol e , other then that , all done ..

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also got the sub box fully wired ..


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Posted By: Oyaji_Jon

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 09/27/10 04:38 AM

Damn, you do some nice work!
Posted By: kewlynx

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 09/27/10 08:04 AM

Cory, the center console is a work of beauty; nice touch with the map pocket too. Ver' nice.
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 09/28/10 12:40 AM

thank you , thank you smile


so got the "bright" work today ;D

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and just had to install a couple of pieces ..
I'm VERY happy with the color and the chrome..

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and the console limit strap

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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 10/02/10 06:06 AM

test drive today smile smile

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Posted By: Staceman

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 10/02/10 03:23 PM

Cory,

HUGE congratulations!!!!!

This rig is a true beauty, even as it sits now. Now the fun of re-assembly begins. I, sir, am extremely jealous. I can't wait to see this finished, like everyone else, like you <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/kewl.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: RatLabGuy

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 10/02/10 04:29 PM

Yeah.... I can't imagine the size of your grin getting to drive it the first time. So happy for you!

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Posted By: allochris

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 10/02/10 04:33 PM

Yeah! 3 years - 2 months of accomplishment coming together good! It looks huge compared to the Mazda Van passing by!
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 10/03/10 01:51 AM

thanks guys .. I'm stoked .. it runs awesome and lots of power .. it'll brake loose easly in first at anytme !! and It STOPS as well <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" /> .. I cant wait to get it completed and on the road


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Posted By: Greg_Canada

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 10/03/10 10:03 PM

Jealous!!!!!
What exhaust / muffler are you running? Sounds nice.
Posted By: chpfx

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 10/04/10 12:08 AM

Wow Cory it's awsome, good job. I can't wait to see the finished product, I see everyone else is as jealous as I am. By the way my parts arrived Monday from Todd. When the weather clears up I'll get some pics and get them installed. New RV head and cam and front end kit, man hope it stops raining soon my garage is full of all the kids stuff! Anyway, great work!
Posted By: kewlynx

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 10/04/10 02:52 AM

Blue Honeymoon toast to ya Corey!!!!

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Sounds awesome. I'd just leave the stereo off!!!! <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/lol.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/lol.gif" alt="" />

Congratulations!
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 10/05/10 12:50 AM

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Jealous!!!!!
What exhaust / muffler are you running? Sounds nice.


flowmaster 40 w/offset with 2 1/2" pipe .. no tail pipe yet though .

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Wow Cory it's awsome, good job. I can't wait to see the finished product, I see everyone else is as jealous as I am. By the way my parts arrived Monday from Todd. When the weather clears up I'll get some pics and get them installed. New RV head and cam and front end kit, man hope it stops raining soon my garage is full of all the kids stuff! Anyway, great work!


aw thanks .. I'm pretty excited ..

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Blue Honeymoon toast to ya Corey!!!!

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Sounds awesome. I'd just leave the stereo off!!!! <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/lol.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/lol.gif" alt="" />

Congratulations!


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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 10/09/10 01:34 AM

so finally .. I believe this is the LAST thing I have to "fabricate"

the canopy ..

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as you can see it's in really bad shape .. it's fixable , but for the time I would spend fixing it (and it has been done at least once before) I figure I might as well make a new one , with NEW and ADVANCED products .

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Posted By: RatLabGuy

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 10/09/10 03:23 AM

Holy cow please tell me you aren't going to just make a whole new top too...
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 10/09/10 04:32 AM

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Holy cow please tell me you aren't going to just make a whole new top too...


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Posted By: Oyaji_Jon

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 10/09/10 05:19 AM

Cory, I should bring you my FJ60 so you can chop the top and make me a REALLY big Trekker...

I can't wait to see the finished product!
Posted By: allochris

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 10/10/10 04:21 AM

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Holy cow please tell me you aren't going to just make a whole new top too...


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I'd like to have a fiberglass top version for my pop=top camper too!
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 10/12/10 01:50 AM

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Cory, I should bring you my FJ60 so you can chop the top and make me a REALLY big Trekker...

I can't wait to see the finished product!


wouldnt that be cool !! a 60 with a removable roof .. sweet , I would love to do that !!

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I'd like to have a fiberglass top version for my pop=top camper too!


hmm hasnt that been done ? i'm sure I have a picture here somewhere !!


little bit more today ..

got the rear seatbelts installed , also finished the install of the GPS , finished wiring the rear camera and the rear lower seat locks .. also the roll bar is now installed ..
I was working on the jack and tools install , but was interupted , and had to take it for a little ride again around the compound ..

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Posted By: JAVYPRO

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 10/21/10 07:12 PM

This is awesome, truly awesome. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/kewl.gif" alt="" />

About the aluminum foil and the fiber glass, I am going to try that one. I want to build a scoop for my upcoming turbo project and you have inspired me. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />

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Javy
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 10/22/10 02:01 AM

thanks .. always glad to inspire ... <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/cheers.gif" alt="" />


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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 10/23/10 03:17 AM

some progress , notice no more sag on the roof .. smile

sanded , and very first primer .. good from far !! lots of work yet to do to make it right ..


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Posted By: Oyaji_Jon

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 10/23/10 06:29 AM

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Cory, I should bring you my FJ60 so you can chop the top and make me a REALLY big Trekker...

I can't wait to see the finished product!


wouldnt that be cool !! a 60 with a removable roof .. sweet , I would love to do that !!


Let me finish school and recover from my V8 swap fiasco, and we'll need to talk...seriously. I'll need some kind of ballpark figure to consider, so please think about it. I think I've convinced myself that the roof rack won't be going back up there.

You do good work, and that cap you just posted pics of looks AWESOME!
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 10/30/10 01:29 AM

continuing on with the roof ...

My boy and I blocked out the second primer

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filled ,sanded and primed now for the 3rd time ..

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it's finally time to wet block smile

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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 10/31/10 01:59 AM

so out and about today .. I was driving buy my interior guys place , and I thought I would stop in to see if any progress on the seats ..

yes .. smile

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Posted By: Oyaji_Jon

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 10/31/10 05:49 AM

Good stuff! I can't wait to see it finished! <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/kewl.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: Macka

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 10/31/10 03:05 PM

very nice, this is giving me ideas.
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 11/03/10 01:56 AM

I picked up some plastic "dip" from a local supplier on Monday .. looking at doing the battery hold down in some what of a factory finish .. + I just wanted to try it smile

I took the J bolt and sand blasted it and dipped it ..
turnd out well ..

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also .. got the roof wet sanded .. almost ready to go

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Posted By: RatLabGuy

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 11/03/10 03:44 AM

OK so did you seriously just go and make a whole top from scratch? With something that big - how do you do that? Made a template/form from the old one? Have any pics of that process?
Posted By: Macka

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 11/03/10 11:15 PM

yea he owns a custom fab shop. I'm putting my sheckels together so I can get some work done.
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 11/04/10 01:03 AM

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OK so did you seriously just go and make a whole top from scratch? With something that big - how do you do that? Made a template/form from the old one? Have any pics of that process?


this is still the old roof .. still getting it ready to build the mold , almost done ..
I wont be posting a "how to" but here is a great wright up on making BIG parts http://www.hotrodder.com/32Blowpar/page8.html



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Posted By: stock87

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 11/04/10 06:10 AM

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OK so did you seriously just go and make a whole top from scratch? With something that big - how do you do that? Made a template/form from the old one? Have any pics of that process?


this is still the old roof .. still getting it ready to build the mold , almost done ..
I wont be posting a "how to" but here is a great wright up on making BIG parts http://www.hotrodder.com/32Blowpar/page8.html



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Corey, one thing I've always wondered is how hard/is it possible to modify existing fiberglass items? I've always had a love/hate relationship with my camper shell since it's color matched, but the dimensions are for a Ford Ranger bed, so the rail portions are about 3 times as wide as the Toyota bed rails. I've often wondered if it would be possible to make a new mounting portion to neck it down the little bit to the Toyota bed dimension, or would that require re-doing the whole shell (making it much more economical to just get a different one, obviously)?

Sorry for the hi-jack.
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 11/05/10 01:42 AM


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Corey, one thing I've always wondered is how hard/is it possible to modify existing fiberglass items? I've always had a love/hate relationship with my camper shell since it's color matched, but the dimensions are for a Ford Ranger bed, so the rail portions are about 3 times as wide as the Toyota bed rails. I've often wondered if it would be possible to make a new mounting portion to neck it down the little bit to the Toyota bed dimension, or would that require re-doing the whole shell (making it much more economical to just get a different one, obviously)?

Sorry for the hi-jack.


no worries ..

personally .. I would find a new canopy !
BUT , if you really need to do it

best fix would be to cut the canopy right in 1/2 (@ the middle) and take out the section to make it fit .. then find the correct rear door , and enlarge the front window ..


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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 11/05/10 01:43 AM

little bit more work on the roof today .. but I mostly concentrated on the seat tracks ..

got them all cleaned up , (wow , lots of work) and painted ..

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and dropped them off at the uhpolstery shop .. and wow .. the front bottoms are done smile I love em !!

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Posted By: TexJeff87

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 11/05/10 02:14 AM

too cool...

there was a guy in Houston with an 81 on craigslist...2900. wishing i had not had to pass.

waaaay jealous.
Posted By: Greg_Canada

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 11/05/10 02:40 AM

Those seats look great!
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 11/08/10 02:37 AM

thanks guys ...

project is progressing !! smile




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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 11/10/10 02:46 AM

so I decided to build a "production mold" afterall ..
one less part to build when I do the other pieces for the trekker body . which means , YES ... anyone with a 79-83 pickup SHORT BOX .. will soon be able to build there own Trekker !! smile

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Posted By: Oyaji_Jon

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 11/10/10 03:53 AM

Oh, for Pete's sake. You're making me feel like a lazy b-tard...

Lookin' good, man! <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/kewl.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 11/14/10 12:35 AM

finished up the mold today smile ..

poped the old roof out

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trimmed the edges ,

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a little bit more work to "prep" the new mold for maufacture , but basically , I'm now ready to make my new roof


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Posted By: K_Raider

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 11/14/10 01:27 AM

Sick man. Just absolutely sick. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/kewl.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 11/14/10 03:15 AM

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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 11/20/10 02:39 AM

shop was full with customer vehicles for the last couple of weeks .. so I havent been able to do much on my own ... but the weekend is comming smile .. I have been doing some little things ..

I did manage to get my battery hold down finished .. Plastic dipped , and installed

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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 11/22/10 02:31 AM

started work on my headliner today ..
I had previously made a flat piece of fiberglass sheet .. and cut it down to size ..

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I then proceeded to cut it down to size .. and get it fitted ..

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Posted By: trcdrunner

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 11/29/10 11:05 PM

AWESOME... purely AWESOME
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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 12/02/10 04:36 AM

thanks ..


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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 12/18/10 02:32 AM

so .. finally .. mold is ready to produce .

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New topper comming soon smile


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Posted By: Macka

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 12/18/10 04:02 PM

What will the new topper cost? it will fit on the early 4 runner correct?
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 12/18/10 04:41 PM

nope its TREKKER specific .

I plan on doing the tub and rear fenders as well , so eventually , you will be able to convert your 79-83 short box into a "Precision" Trekker


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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 12/20/10 12:15 AM

started again on the headliner today, got the interior all covered up , and ready

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all glassed/rienforced to hold the shape

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will be all cured up for tomorrow .. when I can remove it , finish up the trimming , and add 1 final layer ..

then final prep for the uhpolstery ...


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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 12/24/10 04:12 AM

should have the roof done tomorrow .. it's been a lot of work .. Chop strand mat , hand layed + rienforcement in stratigic points ..
I used mutipul layers , stagering the weave , *Kevlar and 4oz woven for the hinge and rear vertical areas (winnabego used wood type stuff ) also the main roof struts/strengtheners have been filled with fiberglass foam sheet (fiberglass specific) for ultamate strength and flexability .

hope to "pop" it from the mold maybe late tomorrow ..
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 12/25/10 02:25 AM

so , I believe this is the VERY newest NEW Trekker canopy in the world smile

and out of the mold ..

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trimmed and washed


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Posted By: chpfx

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 12/25/10 02:48 AM

Wow Cory awesome the top looks great. Merry Christmas
Posted By: Greg_Canada

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 12/25/10 05:21 AM

Very nice!
Posted By: Oyaji_Jon

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 12/25/10 05:33 AM

Looking great as always, Cory! I'm a dummy regarding fiberglass. How do you finish it? Is there a gel coat or something, or do you just prime and paint it?

Merry Christmas!
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 12/27/10 02:21 AM

thanks guys !!
best of the hollidays to you all !!

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Looking great as always, Cory! I'm a dummy regarding fiberglass. How do you finish it? Is there a gel coat or something, or do you just prime and paint it?

Merry Christmas!



the white "gloss" finish is the gel coat ..
there are always a few touch ups .. if you look around the window area you'll see a couple of areas where the gelcoat has "chipped" from trimming and pulling it from the mold .. so a little filler will fix that up .
also for finishing up for paint .. it needs to have the "shine" scuffed off , so paint will "stick" so I'll take some scotch brite pads . and "take the shine off" .. then it'll be good to go !!


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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 01/04/11 03:49 AM

not much happening on the Trekker right now .. I have been focusing on other things ..

but rest assured .. there is Progress and I still WILL have it "driving" this year ..

headliner "pad" is done and ready . I still have to mount the topper/canopy , and build a "transition cover" between the headliner on the cab and on the canopy .

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Canopy progress is on going .. and hope to have it done this week ..

blocking the gelcoat , and prepping it for paint

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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 01/08/11 02:37 AM

so got the roof all prepped and ready for some color ..

I decided to "set" it in place to see what it will look like .. I'm happy .. I still have to perminantally mount it so some of the gaps are not correct , remember , it's just sitting there

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Posted By: RatLabGuy

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 01/08/11 05:26 PM

Sooo... after all the other custom fabbing you've done - why permanently mount the top? Why not make it removable lie the 4Runner?
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 01/09/11 02:39 AM

it will be removable .. I just doubt I will ever have it off again


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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 01/20/11 02:27 AM

so .. not been able to do much <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif" alt="" /> ... but getting a little bit done ..

I started cleaning up the inner alum. trim plates , stripped the powder coat and got one into zinc ..
I still want to paint them "satin black" (same black as the rest) .. but heres what I got so far ..

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also making a new "transition" moulding for the cab and roof seam .. the old cardboard is just not usable again :-/ .. so with some carefull measurements , I trimmed up a 2X4 , to use as a mould , rounded the edges .. and made a fiberglass piece

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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 01/21/11 03:34 AM

installed the headliner "backing plate" today .. and "prepped" for the cab/canopy transition ..
I used the original Trekker "cab rienforcement" roof piece .. as a "transition" for the canopy/cab fabric headliner


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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 01/22/11 03:40 AM

worked a bit on the Trekker today ..

got the "transition" headliner piece , cut and fit ..

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glassed it up , and
should be cured for tomorrow ..


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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 02/06/11 02:31 AM

well again , I am waiting for the uhplostery guy to do the headliner .. he was supose to be here the previous week , but did not show up , then he finally showed up last week to take measurements , to order the material ..
so I guess because of the snow storm back east , he didnt get it , and it's supose to be here this comming week .. I hope so ..

so I have just been "tying" up some loose ends ..

got the other canopy strip , stripped and both of them painted

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also finished up the tail lamps ..

Ordered new lenses , because the old ones were ... well old and 1 was broken ..

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The Mojave Chrome lamps i'm using have the back-up lamp chrome surround and the new lenses just have the black ones .. So I proceeded to drill out the mount stems and remove the black surrounds as well as the chrome ones

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removing the chrome ones I noticed there were both marked R .. huh !!

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and got the pieces swaped

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and tail lamps installed

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just got to get the canopy on now !!


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Posted By: Oyaji_Jon

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 02/06/11 03:57 AM

Bitchen!
Posted By: Staceman

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 02/08/11 05:08 PM

X2 what Jon said <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/kewl.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 02/12/11 02:50 AM

thanks guys ...



so good news ...
my headliner material is in .. Talked to my uhplstery guy and It looks like a sunday install smile

I had to "level" the roof strips and install a couple of "tack strips" .

Because the headliner wont be 1 piece and will have to be sewn ,
We decided to follow the body line , to give it a "subtle" custom look .. also I added a rear dome lamp mount ..

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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 02/14/11 03:00 AM

well .. sunday has come and gone ..
another bust on the interior .

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started off all well and fine ..

trimmed out the centersection , cut and fit , and Tony took it back to his shop for some sewing ...

well I guess his sewing machine took a turn for the worst , and decided not to work . Broke all of his needles , so I guess he has to order some parts and fix his machine :'( ..

one day I might get this done !!


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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 02/28/11 01:30 AM

well finally got the rear roof headliner in ..

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and new dome lamp installed

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and set the roof on to "check it out"

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Posted By: flyinhawaiian

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 03/01/11 07:45 AM

Coming along real nice.......Man those speakers are huge....Are you considering a stated value insurance policy when you're done?????? <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/kewl.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 03/02/11 03:26 AM

thanks .. yeah <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/lol.gif" alt="" /> it rocks smile ...

Yes .. provincial insurance "value" is avaliable where I live .. I just have to have it appraised (with receipts) and I can get FULL coverge


I absolutly plan on having this coverage

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Posted By: Oyaji_Jon

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 03/02/11 03:55 AM

Hell, yeah, Cory! Keep rockin'!
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 03/06/11 02:22 AM

roof is on ;D

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Posted By: Pyroboy

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 03/06/11 05:54 AM

Looks sweet, Corey!
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 03/07/11 02:25 AM

Thanks Sean .. cant wait to get your rig in the shop smile

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well a little bit more today ..

"mocked" up the rear hatch , and drilled hinge holes in the new roof

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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 03/14/11 02:36 AM

ok .. I lied !!

I had to do 1 more thing before paint ..

I had to build a moulding/cover for the transition between the roof and cab

started by building it in Pieces , and then glassing it together ..

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trimmed and "snapped" into place ..

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still a little finishing , and some uhpolstery to do .. but you get the idea ..



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Posted By: kewlynx

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 03/14/11 05:03 AM

Right on; bet it's nice not to have to shove it around now that she runs!!!! <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: Greg_Canada

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 03/14/11 06:27 PM

<img src="/forums/images/graemlins/kewl.gif" alt="" />

What more can i say.

Also, how does your rear e-brake work?
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 03/15/11 01:59 AM

everything works and runs great .. E brake works as stock .. pull and she holds <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" /> .. eventually I would like to replace with a "custom built " rear cable , but this one will do for now .. I still want to do some heat shields for the exhaust .. but for now , I'm done .. she's off to paint on Wednesday

I must say I'm very impressed with my braking system overall .. with some speed , stompin' on the brakes it stops awesome .. I havent got it "to speed" to test them , but i'm VERY confidant everything will work as planned .. stops on a dime with 35's smile very happy !!




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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 03/18/11 01:37 AM

off to paint <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />

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Posted By: MnMsToY

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 03/18/11 02:44 AM

Its been a year or so sense I've checked in. I must say it's coming along. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/cheers.gif" alt="" />
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Posted By: masheen

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 03/18/11 04:25 AM

Corey, on pg 9 of this thread, you were working on the differentials. Did I understand your report correctly in that you're using the stock 4.10 gearing for the 35's you're using?
I run 33's on mine. After doing the math, I came up with a gear ratio of 5.01 to fool the drive train into thinking it was still turning the stock 27" tires that originally came on my truck when I bought it new. If this gear set were actually available, the truck would accelerate as it did stock and both the speedometer and odometer would once again read true and fuel mileage should also increase. In reality, only 4.88 and 5.29 gear ratio's are the only viable choices available. The 4.88 gears are spot on for spinning a set of 32's whereas the 5.29 set are much better suited to turn 35's; 34.84's to be exact.
So why aren't you using 5.29 gearing? Strength shouldn't be an issue with that ratio. 4.10's are just way too high a gear for running 35's in my opinion. I also didn't see any mention of positraction units although I may have missed something somewhere. I like how you compensated for the use of lifting blocks between the springs and axle housing by fabricating the shock setup to help prevent spring wrap.
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Posted By: Greg_Canada

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 03/18/11 03:36 PM

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Corey, on pg 9 of this thread, you were working on the differentials. Did I understand your report correctly in that you're using the stock 4.10 gearing for the 35's you're using?
I run 33's on mine. After doing the math, I came up with a gear ratio of 5.01 to fool the drive train into thinking it was still turning the stock 27" tires that originally came on my truck when I bought it new. If this gear set were actually available, the truck would accelerate as it did stock and both the speedometer and odometer would once again read true and fuel mileage should also increase. In reality, only 4.88 and 5.29 gear ratio's are the only viable choices available. The 4.88 gears are spot on for spinning a set of 32's whereas the 5.29 set are much better suited to turn 35's; 34.84's to be exact.
So why aren't you using 5.29 gearing? Strength shouldn't be an issue with that ratio. 4.10's are just way too high a gear for running 35's in my opinion. I also didn't see any mention of positraction units although I may have missed something somewhere. I like how you compensated for the use of lifting blocks between the springs and axle housing by fabricating the shock setup to help prevent spring wrap.
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If he was running a stock 22re he'd definately go with 5.29's.
With a blown 3.4... it's not nearly as necessary, and he'll get better MPG with the 4.10's.
My s/c'd 3.4 in my 89' with 33's and 4.10's does fine. Now, with 5.29's, it would be faster, but MPG would be worse and it'd be winding the engine out on the highway.
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 03/19/11 01:28 AM

greg is right .. on MY build and the HP I have , the 4:10's should sufice .. I do plan on hiway driving --- from show to show -- <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/lol.gif" alt="" />

maybe even trailering my 2wd behind to said shows , so we'll see how it goes


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thanks guys ..


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Posted By: Oyaji_Jon

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 03/19/11 05:46 PM

That's awesome, Cory! I can't wait to see the completed pics. You wanna spill the beans on what color you're using? <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 03/20/11 12:36 AM

inners were painted a while back .. so you can see the overspary on the cab ..

if you go back a few pages , you can see it


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Posted By: bkg

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 03/21/11 02:55 AM

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Now, with 5.29's, it would be faster, but MPG would be worse and it'd be winding the engine out on the highway.


To be fair to the person asking the question, neither of these are really true. 4.88's and 35's would put the engine back to nearly stock RPM's, so they wouldn't be "winding out" any more than a stock setup. 5.29's would only increase RPM's by 5% - hardly significant under ~3500 rpm.

Both would also likely increase mileage in day-to-day, mixed driving. Numerically lower gears are not a guarantee of mileage - if they were, Toyota would run in the low-3's:1... to be equivelant on stock tires where Corey is on 35's. Gears not only make up for tire size, but added weight as well.

Regardless, with the SC and (likely) decreased weight of all of the 'glass, I'm sure he'll be MORE than happy. My SC'd/URD'd 3.4 w/ 5.29's and 37's is okay... always want more.
Posted By: Rauch_Off_Road

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 03/22/11 09:07 PM

Lemme tell you Cory regearing is huge. Believe me you'll notice a huge improvement in drivability especially with a trailer and on the hwy. I was actually shocked at the difference going from 4.10 to 4.56 with 32s made, I think I would have even been happier with 4.88s. Even though you have the SC you'll be wasting some of that power and you won't even know it.

FYI with my BFG 32x11.5s and 4.56 my speedo is back to right on.

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maybe even trailering my 2wd behind to said shows , so we'll see how it goes

Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 03/23/11 02:33 AM

believe you me .. I have regear'd toyotas meny times over the years .. meny , meny times ..

cool thing with gears .. is I can do it anytime .. if the 4:10's arnt what I want .. then I can go to 4:88's or 5:29's .. I dont know .. and really no one else does either .. i dont see to meny Trekkers around with blown 3.4's in them ?


let me drive it first !! so I can make an informed decision , instead of just doing it !!


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Posted By: RatLabGuy

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 03/23/11 01:52 PM

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let me drive it first !! so I can make an informed decision , instead of just doing it !!
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It dosn't really matter, b/c the first time you drive it you're gonna be soooo happy and grinning ear-to-ear w/ this being done, it could max at 30mph and I bet you wouldn't care, lol.
Posted By: Rauch_Off_Road

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 03/23/11 04:01 PM

Yea I know what your saying man. The blown 3.4 will have gobs of power compared to the 22r that was in there for sure.

IIRC the factory setup for 31s with the 3.4 is 4.10. If you are curious about the drivability gains of gears you could borrow a set of 31s for a couple days and see how it feels.

Truck looks killer by the way smile.
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 03/25/11 01:56 AM

yeah .. kinda' why I stayed with the 4:10's .. + the strength !!

time will tell


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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 03/25/11 01:57 AM

so stopped by the bodyshop today ..

rear is stripped ..

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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 03/26/11 03:15 AM

well I just happened to be by there again today , and they started blocking the bed sides ..
right back down to the original gelcoat

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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 03/27/11 02:09 AM

so busy polishing and cleaning stuff ..
1 of the window frames <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/notooth.gif" alt="" />

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looks better in person , the pic really dosnt do it any justice !!
real close to "like chrome"


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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 03/30/11 02:17 AM

it's coming <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />


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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 04/08/11 01:30 AM

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VERY close to it's last primer smile


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Posted By: Pyroboy

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 04/09/11 03:14 AM

Looking good, Corey!
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 04/10/11 01:55 AM

thanks Sean ..
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 04/13/11 02:10 AM

so back into the paint shop today .. and previously , we had decided to pull the front end apart for paint ..

getting close now

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should be in Primer by the weekend smile


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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 04/23/11 01:35 AM

so got my side sliders all "mocked" up today .. these windows have a real tendancy to leak bad .. so I wanted to fix this problem .. I believe I have

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i'm ready to pull it apart , tint the windows and put it back together for the final time .


you can see all the info here http://toyotatrekker.proboards.com/...mp;amp;action=display&thread=668




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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 04/26/11 02:32 AM

did some tinting smile on the weekend ..

side glass and back glass ..

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I can now start to assembel the side glass for "keeps" smile


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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 04/28/11 02:13 AM

so still waiting for paint .. so I got the mud flaps "detailed" .. a quick clean , and a paint pen make them look new again

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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 05/06/11 02:26 AM

so CRAP !! I had some time today to stop the paint shop

Truck is NOT primered , only the "extras" (now with some guide coat)

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I have a feeling i'm NOT going to make the fathers day show and shine !!


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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 05/10/11 01:37 AM

it is in Primer now , and "guide coated" painter says it wont be long now

I'm stoked .. looks GREAT !! <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />


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Posted By: chpfx

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 05/11/11 03:49 AM

Wow getting really close now. I know your excited. I went by the paint shop here truck needs some tuch-ups will be a while maybe another week or so.Thanks for the info I will check out those leads.
Posted By: freddiespyker

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 05/12/11 08:07 PM

hi why dont you just get it sandblasted?
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 05/13/11 02:25 AM

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hi why dont you just get it sandblasted?


get what sandblasted ?


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Posted By: kewlynx

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 05/13/11 02:40 AM

I don't think Freddie realizes you're a 'glass guy, Corey.
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 05/14/11 03:47 AM

maybe it's just "jet lag time" from Africa ? .. maybe they just got the frame pics , I duno !! in any case , a little beyond sand blasting now


so hood , doors , valance and rear hatch are all blocked and ready for some color

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the rest of the truck is in "progress" of blocking ..

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painter says she'll have some color late next week


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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 05/20/11 01:41 AM

checked in with my painter today ... and YEAH!!!!

will have color tomorrow

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Posted By: Oyaji_Jon

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 05/20/11 08:49 AM

anxiously waiting... <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/kewl.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 05/24/11 12:28 AM

so with it being a stat. holiday today .. I was able to do a couple of last minute clean up on the last couple of pieces

inner front splash shields .. undercoated and dirty

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cleaned , and painted

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and moon roof wind deflector

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ripped deflector rubber - replaced , and new vibration bumpers .. a little polish .. and just like new again

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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 05/25/11 01:40 AM

been working on my canopy windows for a while now . Trekker windows have a real issue with leaking , so I wanted to address this , as well as polish the frames . Lots of work later and i believe i have the "leaking" problem dealt with .. you can see the complete build of the windows here http://toyotatrekker.proboards.com/...mp;amp;action=display&thread=668

anyway .. windows are now DONE .

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also .. slipped down to the paint shop this morning .. smile


some color

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and color sanding now in progress

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Posted By: kewlynx

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 05/25/11 08:21 AM

I'm not a big fan of red, but I'd sure like to see that out in the light of day.

Corey, are you going to be putting any theft deterrent system in the Trekker?
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 05/25/11 04:04 PM

it looks amazing in the sun .. after its wet sanded and polished , you'll need sunglasses to look at it <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />

I do already have a couple of "theft" deterrent systems , just didnt want to publisize what they were or what they are ... but sufice to say , they wont get it .
Posted By: Greg_Canada

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 05/25/11 06:07 PM

Just let me know in a few years when you want to sell it <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/notooth.gif" alt="" />
Lookin' awesome. Going to start working on mine today to get it ready for july....
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 05/26/11 01:10 AM

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Just let me know in a few years when you want to sell it <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/notooth.gif" alt="" />
Lookin' awesome. Going to start working on mine today to get it ready for july....


you'd be third in line at the moment !! and I'm thinking it might sell before the snow flies ..
I have some magizine and show commitments this summer , but as soon as that is done .. well ya never know ..

I have already turned down 2 offers (25G) so we'll see i guess


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Posted By: Greg_Canada

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 05/26/11 02:12 PM

Nice, i would say enjoy it for a bit before you sell! (if you're looking to sell this year, i'm not ready yet... lol)
Posted By: kewlynx

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 05/27/11 01:16 AM

I agree; after all the man-hours and moola you've got into it Corey, you really ought to enjoy your hard-earned ride for awhile, and let it do a little enjoyable advertising for you.

As for the theft deterrent, can't say as I'd blame you for not posting. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/cheers.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 06/01/11 01:39 AM

so last picture post for a while ...

sun came out a wee bit , as we were loading it ..


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Posted By: RatLabGuy

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 06/01/11 01:59 AM

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so last picture post for a while ...

i can't believe you are teasing us like that.
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 06/04/11 02:16 AM

ok .. well I didnt think people would be intrerested in the final assembly ?

headliner is in , but my camera wouldnt take a very good pic , sorry , you'll have to wait on that one ...
I was in a bit of a delima about the visors .. what to do .. ??? my uhpolstery guy said he really didnt want to do them because of the "clip" mount , and it's difficult I guess . Toyota has only a couple left and only in TAN @ like 30.00 bucks ea !! anyway .. I was looking at my 90 4Runner and looked at its visors .. right color , and in great shape .. so I cleaned them up , and changed the mounting hardware , and used them .. they color matched perfect , and fit great .. pics of those also will have to follow ..

also got the windshield in

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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 06/04/11 11:28 PM

canopy windows installed , and got it out side today for some pics ..


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hope to have the stripes and seats next week ..
back hatch install is next ..



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Posted By: kewlynx

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 06/06/11 07:54 AM

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ok .. well I didnt think people would be intrerested in the final assembly ?


You jest, Shirley <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/pfft.gif" alt="" />

We're in it all the way; after 73 pages, we ought to be!!

Man, lookin' nice Corey. You really should enjoy that thing before hangin' a FS sign on it.
Posted By: Staceman

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 06/06/11 02:39 PM

Absolutely the most beautiful thing that I have laid my eyes on, in a very long time. Insanely gorgeous. I love it.
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 06/06/11 03:52 PM

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ok .. well I didnt think people would be intrerested in the final assembly ?


You jest, Shirley <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/pfft.gif" alt="" />

We're in it all the way; after 73 pages, we ought to be!!

Man, lookin' nice Corey. You really should enjoy that thing before hangin' a FS sign on it.


I will , and stop calling me Shirley <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/lol.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/lol.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/lol.gif" alt="" />

i just figured you have all seen me cleaning and polishing the stuff , didnt think installing it would be very interesting ..

We have our first show and shine on the 25th .. (peach city beach cruise as seen on "my classic car" ) maybe they'll be back this year <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" /> . firday is the poker run .. my first time , but apparently it's tons of fun .. traveling around to all the different wineries to get your cards . friday night is the car paraide , so that should be fun , and sat & sun are the show and shine , with awards and banquite sunday evening .. going to be a fun weekend . I have already purchaced my spot #296 .. so i hd better get it done


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Posted By: chpfx

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 06/06/11 10:40 PM

Cory the truck is awesome makes me feel inferior. And if it's not to much trouble, where can I find the best replacement door and window weatherstripping for my 86 4runner? And I still promise to post pics soon.
Posted By: Greg_Canada

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 06/07/11 02:53 PM

Your missing one thing for your "old truck updation"... some HID headlights... http://www.kbcarstuff.com/6054-200mm-Rectangular-Bi-Xenon-HID-Headlight-p/xd-6054.htm


Corey... i'm so jealous... LOL... <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/cheers.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 06/08/11 02:10 AM

thanks bud ..
I know the head lamps will need to be replaced eventually .. but I will have time to do that after if I choose .. or the new owner could always do that .. have to leave something for them to do smile

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Cory the truck is awesome makes me feel inferior. And if it's not to much trouble, where can I find the best replacement door and window weatherstripping for my 86 4runner? And I still promise to post pics soon.


thanks .. there is a seller on ebay for those pieces .. good quality .

I look forward to some pics


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Posted By: chpfx

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 06/08/11 08:34 PM

Thanks I've been looking seems buying from dealer may be best so far, although a bit expensive, 60.00 each. And the before pics are now loaded on drive, taking truck back for touch-ups in a couple of days will take those pics and post them also.
Posted By: bkg

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 06/09/11 06:59 PM

Looks great!
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 06/11/11 12:52 AM

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Thanks I've been looking seems buying from dealer may be best so far, although a bit expensive, 60.00 each. And the before pics are now loaded on drive, taking truck back for touch-ups in a couple of days will take those pics and post them also.



cool .. looking forward to them ..



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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 06/11/11 12:52 AM

finally the front seats are done .. well uhpolstery wise anyway .. I just have to get the plastic trim panels on and the passenger side I need to get the new cable installed and trim also ..

but heres what they look like ..

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and back

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Uhploster promices he will have the rear seats done and last but not least , he will also have the front door panels done before the 25th ..


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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 06/13/11 01:34 AM

little bit more today ....


got the rear hatch mounted , rear glass on lock and such .. but I still need to connect the hatch supports and lock catch ..

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front seats bolted and the windshield decal on smile

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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 06/15/11 02:39 AM

we now have stripes ;D (now avaliable in almost any color , specifically for the Trekker)

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just a teaser untill I can get it back outside !!


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Posted By: kewlynx

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 06/15/11 08:41 AM

Nice! I take it those were based on a 'before' shot?
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 06/15/11 04:03 PM

yep .. actually took "traces" from the originals long time ago , and proceeded to "correct" the fit from there


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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 06/20/11 02:30 AM

so friday was a BAD day ..
I ended up breaking my rear glass

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CRAP , CRAP , CRAP , not real sure how I did it , just one of those things I guess ..
so I was very upset with myself .. and just left work ..
I was very upset that now less then a week to the first show , I had no rear glass , and I didnt think I was going to make it ..

had a couple of beers , and "calm'd" down a bit , and remembered .. I have a whole inventory of Trekker stuff .. including some new Makrolon rear "glass" pieces ..

so with fathers day at hand .. I have to "bribe" my boy to come help me today get things "buttoned up" for this Friday ..

so today , we installed the new glass ..

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lock/latch .. and hatch supports ..

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Posted By: kewlynx

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 06/20/11 02:37 AM

>Whew<

Should be good to go now that the first ding is outta the way.

I had to go find a beer myself! <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/zombie.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 06/22/11 01:57 AM


got it out today .. I got the mudflaps on , rear tail pipe and tip , 4WD emblems and som other little things ..

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also got to put a few miles on it .. Runs great . normal driving it's good , But I will need to get the URD kit , with these tires , 2nd gear and the skinny pedal "matted" it "pings" .

also .. got the rear seats finally , and hopefully back to the shop tonight for the door panel install .. engine detail tomorrow , and final polish and clean .. and I think we're ready for the show smile


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Posted By: RatLabGuy

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 06/22/11 01:59 AM

See, a little beer cures all!
Posted By: Greg_Canada

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 06/22/11 02:04 PM

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also got to put a few miles on it .. Runs great . normal driving it's good , But I will need to get the URD kit , with these tires , 2nd gear and the skinny pedal "matted" it "pings" .
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Cough cough cough LOL....

Do you have a wideband o2 sensor? (you'll need that as well).

What year ECU are you running?

Looks awesome corey... i'm quite jealous... cant wait to see the interior shots... this thing really is a "blast from the past".... <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/kewl.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: Oyaji_Jon

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 06/22/11 04:25 PM

Too damn cool, Corey! You do awesome work! <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/kewl.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: Rodgertheshrubber

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 06/23/11 01:11 AM

wow! looks great! and we all know that beauty is more than skin deep on this one.....any chance you are going to be in Whistler next weekend? i'm going to visit my brother.....and i dont have enough time to drive down to where you are. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" /> once again, REALLY nice work.... <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/cheers.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 06/23/11 03:33 AM

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See, a little beer cures all!


for sure .. sure helped me !!

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. Cough cough cough LOL....

Do you have a wideband o2 sensor? (you'll need that as well).

What year ECU are you running?


/99 .. yes W/B for sure will be needed as well as well as a few other guages and probes ..
IK , IK .. but I had to try it .. I would absoutly love to "map" it .. but just no time .. EXPANSION is inevateble again this year , so ya never know !!

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Looks awesome corey... i'm quite jealous... cant wait to see the interior shots... this thing really is a "blast from the past".... <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/kewl.gif" alt="" />

comming .. we got the rear seats in today .. crunch time for the show !! pics will follow I promice

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Too damn cool, Corey! You do awesome work! <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/kewl.gif" alt="" />


thankd bud .. still waiting for your cruiser to get here !! smile

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wow! looks great! and we all know that beauty is more than skin deep on this one.....any chance you are going to be in Whistler next weekend? i'm going to visit my brother.....and i dont have enough time to drive down to where you are. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" /> once again, REALLY nice work.... <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/cheers.gif" alt="" />


Thanks .. and nope .. havent been to Whistler for a while


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Posted By: stock87

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 06/23/11 11:52 PM

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got it out today .. I got the mudflaps on , rear tail pipe and tip , 4WD emblems and som other little things ..

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You know, I was never a huge fan of Trekkers, but I'm thinking now it's just because I've never ever seen a clean one. Too bad the lowest part of the rear doesn't flip down; seems like it could be a pain to lift things over in the long term. You might have mentioned it already, but does the top come off like a 4Runner?

Absolutely amazing work, and the factory graphics just make it perfect.
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 06/24/11 02:28 AM


thanks ..
I'm not sure these are "practical" units anyway .. they are proto type 4runners , and pretty rare , so if you were to find one .. well who am I to say ? but I think they are a piece of history and should be saved , not beat up !
When I was doing this one , I was actually thinking of having a "tailgate" and "hatch" .. much like the landcruser BJ60 series .. I was going to do it , but then I didnt want to take away from the integrety of the original trekker .
+ with the sub box in there , there really isnt a whole lot of room for "extras" .. some luggage for the "car show circut" smile


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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 06/24/11 02:29 AM

back from the detailers , engine bay tires and interior detailed . Paint was also polished with ICE . got my front speakers installed .. and I'm basically DONE and ready for the show ..

WOW .. i'm done smile ... whew !


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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 06/27/11 01:13 AM

My FIRST show and shine ..

I was able to get a few hours of seat time in
VERY happy ..
also filled the tank up with 94 Octane and HUGE differance , no more supercharger ping !! ran flawlessly ....

Friday night was the parade .. what a blast !! People lined the route , while about 800 cars went by .
I felt very proud when people would point and gimmy the "thumbs up" .. little kids were " oohh look at that monster truck" ;D .. very cool !!

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Saturday Morn , I arrived a bit late to the show . Turns out my DD/work truck decided to "spit" the starter out of it's place .. The top ear/mount flange broke right off , and the lower bolt had worked it's way almost completly out .. so i had to call a cab to go get the trekker .
when I finally got there , I ended up in obscurity .. although quite a few people were able to view the truck , not nearly the exposure I was hoping for ..

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day 2 was a little better , was right on the main street .. lots of exposer ...

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Posted By: Staceman

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 06/28/11 05:15 PM

You should be as proud as I am of you. Such a beautiful rig. So much love in this project. It's been awesome watching this come alive. Thank YOU so much for documenting this Cory, it really is appreciated <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/kewl.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: RatLabGuy

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 06/29/11 12:43 AM

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You should be as proud as I am of you. Such a beautiful rig. So much love in this project. It's been awesome watching this come alive. Thank YOU so much for documenting this Cory, it really is appreciated <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/kewl.gif" alt="" />


I'm with Stace on this one.
The level of detail you've paid attention to is unparalleled - except by the amount of information you've provided here. Looks at the length of this thread- definitely epic. I know very few people that would carry through at this level for so long.
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 06/29/11 02:07 AM

thanks ...
and thanks to everyone whom has been watching,commenting and helping .. YOUR encouragement has helped me emencly !!

as the truck is mostly done now . This post is going to "fade" away , as I dont have really any more to add.

thanks again to EVERYONE
Corey

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Posted By: Greg_Canada

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 06/29/11 02:09 PM

Corey! Still waiting for interior pics!!! Then you need to take some videos!!! <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/cheers.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 06/29/11 03:48 PM

ohh ok .. I have a show on Canada day .. I get a vid then


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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 07/02/11 04:40 AM

west side daze in West Kelowna ..
First hiway trip .. it's not real far from home , so this was a good thing .. didnt have a good nights sleep , as I was thinking of all sorts of problems .. but alas .. she ran flawlessly

arrived at 9AM and started to set up

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Trekker got great acceptance , but again .. most people didnt know what it was , they just thought it was a ~ truck with a canopy !!

some interior shots for you ..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5GtJ-fJG2Q

My Vid camera ran out of batteries though .. so sorry no "moving vids" this time ..


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Posted By: TexJeff87

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 07/03/11 01:13 AM

That is the coolest thing that I have ever seen.
Posted By: Greg_Canada

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 07/03/11 06:11 AM

Looks good... nice and clean... your son's thinking "come on dad"... LOL... <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/lol.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: jigger

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 07/10/11 12:28 AM

Corey, thank you for the excellent thread on this build. You have taken it to a level that most of us can only dream about!
Now if I can find a '79 cab I'm inspired to go through the resurection of my rolled pick up (not rolled by me). I bought mine brand new, production #2333.

Thank you for the good read and inspiration.
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 07/10/11 02:26 AM

Thanks guys ..

and thanks again .. smile

another car show on the 23rd in kamloops .. and then again on the 24th in merrit .. i'm lovin' it !!

people have been great .. lots and lots of interest <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/notooth.gif" alt="" /> .. I absolutly LOVE drivin' this thing <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />


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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 07/27/11 02:01 AM

car shows almost every weekend smile .. I'm lovin' it !!

so July 23 was the "chrome on the grass" in Kamloops ..
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uvqi...p;amp;list=ULC3PGRYmlwaU&index=7

and July 24th was in Merritt

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N9K3...p;amp;list=ULC3PGRYmlwaU&index=8

also .. got a driving vid finally smile windows wide open , very hot weekend , so it's kind of noisy !! Sterio works AWESOME smile

kind of "raced" a Tundra from the lights up the Couquhalla . its about a 7% grade up for a few miles .. my truck on 35's ..and the tundra with stock tires .. I'm real happy , had him up to 120K and I backed off ..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gbvp...p;amp;list=ULC3PGRYmlwaU&index=6


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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 08/19/11 02:05 AM

so I have decided not to put the URD pully on just yet .. but I did want to change the oil in the nose , so a little "how to" or how I did mine .

locating the oil plug is the first thing .. on the second gen (black supercharger) is is located on the front right of the nose just behind and below the hose bracket

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I started by removing the bracket to allow more room

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and proceeded to remove the plug

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There are a few different ways to do this , I chose to use my brake line bleader

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worked great , old oil removed

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I removed 80ml of oil , so this is what I replaced
I used a IV style to do so

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but it all back together , and tightened up the tensioner .. and DONE


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Posted By: kewlynx

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 08/22/11 01:46 AM

See? I told you that you need to hang onto this thing and drive it for awhile before hanging a for sale sign on it. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" />

This thread might fade away, but will definitely be put in our archive here; it's about as classic as it gets Corey.; be proud of your accomplishment with this project!

<img src="/forums/images/graemlins/cheers.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/cheers.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/cheers.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 08/24/11 12:47 AM

ohh yeah Margie .. I love drivin it .. local toyota dealer wants to put it in there show room for the winter .. they promiced ropes around it and such , I duno !!

Thought I had it sold , I was really hemin' and hawin' , and he backed out a the last minute .. so we'll see .

I have 2 more shows booked for September , and 1 in October ..
kind of cool to know it will be archived .


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Posted By: trcdrunner

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 12/21/11 07:27 PM

and WOW!!!!

AWESOME dude....
Your gonna have to do a side by side with the 2wd once its together.....

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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 01/03/12 02:32 AM

will do , I will actually be using the trekker to tow the 2WD to the different shows .. so , you'll see em' together smile


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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 05/14/12 02:32 AM

new season is upon us smile
some driving insurance stickers today , pulled the cover off

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and pulled er' out for a drive today

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couple of hours of seat time .. and I'm in love again smile



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Posted By: chpfx

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 05/14/12 04:33 PM

Dang Cory that rig looks so good, I'm so envious. By the way hows the 2wheel rebuild coming along can't wait to see those pics.
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 05/15/12 01:37 AM

havent even touched the 2WD in months .. shop has been so busy , I just dont have time to do anything , all I get to do is look at it . Hopefully with the new staff , I can at least do a little on the weekends when we're closed



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Posted By: chpfx

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 05/18/12 04:52 PM

Went out of town for work last week, let my 17yr old use my truck to drive to school. when I got home the eng. is missing time, driving sluggish and back fireing, not to mention mudd from top to bottom! Can't get to mad he just wanted to have a little fun with friends. Been checking everything think i found the problem, moisture in the dis cap. Boys will be boys yeha!
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 05/20/12 02:47 AM

hahaha .. I remember those days !!
My boy is 16 now , but there is NO WAY hes driving the trekker to school


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Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 08/05/12 03:05 AM

show today , here in Penticton beauty day , very HOT

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and to my surprise , I won FIRST Place smile in my catagory

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another show in Keromeous tomorrow supose to be 105* whew , it's hot !!


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Posted By: allochris

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 08/07/12 01:39 AM

Congrats! <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/cheers.gif" alt="" />

(PS. My truck feels so lonely here in SK. Only seen 2 other yota sightings in a few months!!!)
Posted By: Staceman

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 08/09/12 11:13 PM

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and to my surprise , I won FIRST Place smile in my catagory


Surprise???

You have alot more awards coming your way Cory, for the nicest looking Toyota rig in North America. Absolutely stunning.....(typing as I drool)
Posted By: CJM

Re: sold the first one .. so this ones mine ... Trekker Build - 08/11/12 02:26 AM

thank you very much


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