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    what's up everyone, my name is Jake. wanted to share this since I have a little bit of time to do an initial imagepuke. this def won't be everyone's flavor, but it's all good

    I've had this truck for a while now, love it to death, and have driven its balls off.

    cranked torsions up front and 4" blocks in the back, the way I bought it. always envisioned it much lower, but was too busy driving it into the ground to do anything about it. until early april that is.....

    had been laid off for a few months and stewing on a plan during the cold months, so I cleaned up half of my garage and pulled it in for a serious undertaking
    stripped it of all things that made it go, left only the trans hanging(need that bit)



    then cut, weld, plate, measure, re-measure, and this happened












    then I started playing around with the front suspension. I think i'll end up putting that process in a future post, but some fit-up and clearance figuring

    and I realized I needed to man up and fit the flared versions



    and to get us to the current state of things, i've been working on finishing up the oil pan fab





    that's it for right now, but I'm REEEAAALY trying to get this on the road asap so i'll update as often as possible. thanks for looking peeps
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    well this got cool real fast! please dont die off like most of the really awesome builds on here


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    Oh man this is cool!

    Where in Pittsburgh are you? I've been up here for a few years with school and will be here a few years longer.

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    I can absolutely promise that this build won't die, goal is to make at least one drift event this year
    FunF, I'm like 1 minute from the squirrel hill tunnel, you in Oakland?
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    Dude, when you told me about this I didn't know it was going to be this awesome!


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    Floor pan under the seat area was super stank and rusted thru in a bunch of spots, Ike didn't approve so we handled some business



    Stank removed. So. Much. Rust. New floor goes in tomorrow, along with raising the center section of the crossmember for driveshaft clearance

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    Very interested in how the front suspension turns out

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    Very interested in how the front suspension turns out

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    Quote Originally Posted by crazylegs View Post
    Very interested in how the front suspension turns out
    I might get to the 'in depth' front suspension post this weekend, I have a lot to put in it and it kinda all has to go together to make sense, otherwise I'll seem retarded Lolz. Let's just say there was a ton of trial and changing around, and it will be experimental in nature at first
    Thanks for the interest, I need all of the encouragement steam I can get


    Finished raising the crossmember for driveshaft clearance after cutting out the cab floor, raised it about ~3". Still have to trim off the bottom bits but I'm not doing that until I clean up, my creeper won't roll over the mountains of rubble and rust. Started thinking about how I wanted to go about putting in the new floor and came up with a little creative re-use. I think it's a good start to a new floor

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    Rusty old fenders+perf steel=


    Last edited by cruuz; 08-28-2015 at 03:31 PM.
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    You need to keep the marker lights in the center console and use them as floor lighting.

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    im loving everything about this build. great ideas
    -FREEDOM- is cruisin at 80, windows down and listening to the perfect song-thinking "this is it"
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    MECHANIC SMASH!!- (you all know you do it)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jlyons617 View Post
    You need to keep the marker lights in the center console and use them as floor lighting.
    Already ahead of you bud, I've had a few ideas in that direction
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    I was so worried that bags were going to be put on this, im so happy theyre not.

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    very creative on the center console, I like it

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    Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
    When in doubt, cut it out...
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    This has made me very happy, can't wait to see more

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    Love the new flared fenders and the use of the old fenders as well.

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    Bwahahaha steve said bags........Pshaw. Keeping the torsions up front since I'll be able to keep them cranked up, adding QA1 single adj shocks. Rear is QA1 double adj coilovers with eibach race springs

    Thanks so much for the comments guys, I'm dyyyying to drive this thing. I'm off tomorrow so I'll be doing some more work
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    I'm so happy static trucks are a thing, how low do you plan on being?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fackinsteve View Post
    .....how low do you plan on being?
    Well this thing literally hasn't touched the ground since early April, I've done so much work to the suspension, frame and drivetrain that it's been silly for me to set it back down off the jack stands. It took me hours to have it sitting perfectly level on the stands for fab work. I can say this tho, it was on 4" blocks before this started, so ~4.5-5" down in the front, and the suspension work I've done up front gave me a physical hardware drop of +4". So like 8.5-9" maybe? That's without factoring in the torsion bar adjustment. I played with the front travel using a jack a while ago and found that with ~3/4" of space at the bump stop my trans xmember will be making ground contact Soooooo......I might be cutting that up too. I already have no fender tubs up front and will have to relocate some of the brake hardware that's attached to the booster

    The answer to your question Lolz? Not positive yet..... but the goal is to cover at least half of the tire and still have very good suspension response. I'll be posting the front suspension fuckery I concocted this evening
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    I'm sure you're familiar with the ETS drift ute, if not. This should be right up your alley.

    http://engineeredtoslide.com/category/ets-drift-ute/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cookie View Post
    I'm sure you're familiar with the ETS drift ute.....
    Yes indeed, good looking out. I can't say that I've followed it much but I am aware of it and have read a little about it thru their build process. I think the budget for that one passes mine by about 10x, but same thought process anyways. Mine will also be my daily until the snow is too deep, I'll only ever park it when it gets too sketchy to drive
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    i need to see moar!


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    Well it seems like you've definitely done your homework dude, I loon forward to seeing progress. Ive always loved the N30 Toyota trucks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cruuz View Post
    Yes indeed, good looking out. I can't say that I've followed it much but I am aware of it and have read a little about it thru their build process. I think the budget for that one passes mine by about 10x, but same thought process anyways. Mine will also be my daily until the snow is too deep, I'll only ever park it when it gets too sketchy to drive
    Yeah definitely had some money thrown into that one, I just thought the ute+coilovers thing might interest you. There are a few sick drift rigs in Japan that are awesome too, Hardbody and a Datsun 720, both on coilovers, I'm sure you have seen them, I have always been a fan of them that's why I love your hilux so much. Makes me want to sell my Evo haha.

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