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PostSubject: Re: poser truck build   Tue Apr 17, 2012 1:25 pm

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looks good larry...i didnt realize that the Taco had a C channel frame...i thought it was a boxed frame...my bad...looks great though...

Yup, It's boxed up front and C channel from the tranny mount back......it flexes like hell! If I open my doors while the truck is completely flexed out I can not get them to close back.
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PostSubject: Re: poser truck build   Tue Apr 17, 2012 5:22 pm



Skid finished up....



Flat belly Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: poser truck build   Tue Apr 17, 2012 11:05 pm

not trying to sharp shoot you at all Larry...so ignore me if you have to...i will understand...but have you thought about lag bolts in place of those hex head bolts? rounded head will slide over stuff more easily and wont have to worry about jacking those bolts all to hell...just a suggestion...not trying to tell you what to do...cant wait to build my skids...
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PostSubject: Re: poser truck build   Tue Apr 17, 2012 11:27 pm

I'm very open to suggestions! Let em fly if you have them!

I could use carage bolts, and it would slide over rocks better........


The reason I went with hex head bolts was basically because of the ease of it....if I would have went with carage bolts I would of had to drill a square hole for them to seat in. I also ran a similar setup to this for 2+ years and after all I put it through the bolts were just fine and none had broke or were mangled so bad that you couldn't get a wrench on.
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PostSubject: Re: poser truck build   Tue Apr 17, 2012 11:47 pm

glad to know that the hex head bolts are just as easy..i like research like this...the skid i plan on building is similar to what you are doing...i may however weld the plate to the cross bar though...not sure yet..i do however really like the idea of bolts though..easy on and off...
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PostSubject: Re: poser truck build   Wed Apr 18, 2012 12:56 am

Yep.....that's what I had in mind when building as I am constantly fixing somethig and sometimes on the trail....I can remove the skid in about 5 minutes.

What you would have to do is weld a bracket to the frame then bolt your crossmember to the bracket. When I get on a pc ill post a pic of what I'm talking about.
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PostSubject: Re: poser truck build   Tue Apr 24, 2012 7:48 pm

Finally got the 1" hub centric spacers today, these are very nice, but took forever to get here.

I had a few questions about them at the show and here is the link to them..

http://www.motorsport-tech.com/special/truck/toyota_s
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PostSubject: Re: poser truck build   Tue Apr 24, 2012 7:58 pm

Linked! thanks Larry. I haven't ever seen a 3/4. Is there a reason? Would it be too narrow of a spacer from a structural standpoint? Just curious, because that may be my next purchase.
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PostSubject: Re: poser truck build   Tue Apr 24, 2012 8:04 pm

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Skid finished up....



Flat belly Very Happy



Nice job Larry !
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PostSubject: Re: poser truck build   Tue Apr 24, 2012 10:09 pm

Thanks Darrel!

I still need to work on the exhaust a bit.......its still leaking from somewhere.....

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PostSubject: Re: poser truck build   Tue Apr 24, 2012 10:14 pm

blow in the exhast tip...

nevermind....LOL
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PostSubject: Re: poser truck build   Tue Apr 24, 2012 10:17 pm

Lol.......


I met this Vietnamese chick once that could suck start a vehicle through the exhaust Shocked
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PostSubject: Re: poser truck build   Tue Apr 24, 2012 10:23 pm

should have kept her...
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PostSubject: Re: poser truck build   Tue Apr 24, 2012 10:36 pm

Lol......she could have helped me check for leaks......
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PostSubject: Re: poser truck build   Wed Apr 25, 2012 11:35 am

Got the wheel spacers on finally.....



You can see where I was rubbing the UCA and frame at full lock......spacers allowed me to clear them but looks as if it will cause me to rub a little more on the body mount......we shall see.....



Sticks out a little more but not bad, still does not match the rear.
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PostSubject: Re: poser truck build   Wed Apr 25, 2012 12:10 pm

What backspacing do you have on your wheels Larry?

Also - where did you get the front frame/bumper support bracket?

Oh - and did you see this? - http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/bay-area-metal-fabrication/214409-b-m-f-lca-skids-here.html
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PostSubject: Re: poser truck build   Wed Apr 25, 2012 12:22 pm

4.5 BS...

They came with the Relentless bumper and are mandatory for heavy winching.

Yes i seen those.......I also think they are pointless......
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PostSubject: Re: poser truck build   Wed Apr 25, 2012 1:00 pm

Yea I have never understood the whole LCA skid thing. What is it going to prevent, you scratching the paint on them?

They have never been made for the 3rd Gen 4runner, and we have been alright Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: poser truck build   Wed Apr 25, 2012 2:06 pm

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Yea I have never understood the whole LCA skid thing. What is it going to prevent, you scratching the paint on them?

They have never been made for the 3rd Gen 4runner, and we have been alright Very Happy

ive yet to understand the need for them also...the damn LCA itself is pretty much a skidplate...and on top of that you are adding unsprung weight...kinda makes it look like a quad from the front...
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PostSubject: Re: poser truck build   Wed Apr 25, 2012 2:07 pm

Only benefit is no sticks in the cv boots.
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PostSubject: Re: poser truck build   Wed Apr 25, 2012 2:11 pm

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Yes i seen those.......I also think they are pointless......

For the most part they seem to be - except for the coverage of the alignment cams which seemed to be a good idea. Your skids may already cover them, but mine are definitely exposed.
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PostSubject: Re: poser truck build   Wed Apr 25, 2012 2:13 pm

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Yes i seen those.......I also think they are pointless......

For the most part they seem to be - except for the coverage of the alignment cams which seemed to be a good idea. Your skids may already cover them, but mine are definitely exposed.

Yeah, mine are covered for the most part.
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PostSubject: Re: poser truck build   Fri Apr 27, 2012 1:45 pm

Got me a new wheeling buddy

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PostSubject: Re: poser truck build   Fri Apr 27, 2012 2:09 pm

Awesome! So dang cute when they are pups
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PostSubject: Re: poser truck build   Fri Apr 27, 2012 4:10 pm

Good looking pup
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