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Old 04-19-2018, 09:23 AM   #181
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Actually worked on the damn thing a little after getting er in the air and organizing my shit. I pulled the temp tubular driver rear bag arms and links apart. Finished cleaning up and tacked together the plate bag arms my buddy and I did on his dying plasma table. mocked it up in place. There's a lot more pieces to come, The new geometry should give me full lift and drop without contact points or bind. Plus look a lot better.
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Old 04-19-2018, 03:32 PM   #182
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Neat setup, love stuff like this - my only thought is the single sheer pivot point, maybe look into boxing that in somehow.
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Old 04-20-2018, 10:15 AM   #183
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Neat setup, love stuff like this - my only thought is the single sheer pivot point, maybe look into boxing that in somehow.
Yup yup it will have something there, making a second shear that's esthetically pleasing will be the hard part tho, this is still just mock up and assuring I got my geometry right
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Old 07-04-2018, 02:12 AM   #184
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got some repair work done on the truck last week. The carrier bearing has obviously seen better days and had been chattering for awhile before I took the truck off the road. Not a hard job just tedious nuthin press fit or needing special tools I got some welding underneath done while the shaft was out and put it back in all snug.
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Old 07-04-2018, 02:33 AM   #185
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https://i.imgur.com/GL4LLa8.jpg
I think I finally have all the cantelever arms and shackles exactly how I want them.. I remade the frame side bag mounts thicker and repositioned, I made a new uca out of the ends of the one from the kit and a piece of bent 1.25 3/16 wall tube, it now has a bunch more clearance to the lift arm giving me about two inches more overall lift at the tire I made the new shackles that connect the splined arm of the lift arm pivot to the bag arm with bronze bushings. I remade the arm side bag mount and changed the pivot points to a more optimal spot relieving 90% of the stress from its alignment strut that I also reshaped and strengthened and now tucks nicely behind everything. Last things to figure out for the rear are temporary bed lift bag, the shocks, idk wtf I'm gonna do there yet, might have to get or build tubular lca's just to get some clearance to mount them out there idk yet. Then, how I'm gonna do a second shear point for the bag arm that looks cool and not secondary or forced.it will prolly be fine without it as there's little to no lateral force on it but better safe than stranded.
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finally did the toyota bumper conversion. Kept as much of the og fender as possible so as to have a forward lower mount to the core still. Cut and Folded under the new front lower edge as per 1993 minitruckin mag lol. Before all that I kinda went ham on the fender roller and gave myself almost two more inches per side on top of what the 4wd fenders already added. Good thing I was planning to have to do some grafting cuz with all that pooch I lost the vertical edges front and back of the fenders haha the door side bottom of the fender is way forward, the jamb gap is almost an inch and a half down low lol. Same with the marker light opening but sall good with how far they go out I definetly have to do the 4x4 fender graft in the bedsides too. Still gotta make brackets, might get tricky as I bodydropped the core support mounts and added a new front crossmember under the horns, rather than chopping the frame horns off and repositioning that way.
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Old 11-08-2018, 01:25 PM   #187
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Dammit Jess,
That bumper looks way better than I remembered. Now I have to go out and see if I can find one. It looks like it belongs on there. Very nice job. Looking really good. I love the direction you are going.
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so I've always loved the idea of yota bumpers on all diff minis but never really liked how the fit overall. first glance and at the right angle awesome especially on nissans 4wd and 4Runner always way wide but good height and ok length on the fender side, 4Runner being the boxier snowplow comparitivly . 2wd, way long on the fender sides and too short top to bottom but almost perfect width. Anyway I said f it and did something I've always thought would b cool. I put the stock lower valance piece on its normal spot with 1/2" stilts on the mounts to push it down and out a little, giving me a visual goal to aim for with my cuts as I wanted the bumper sides to more closely match the natural top to bottom curve that Nissan put in the body. I took a pie cut out of the front area next to the opening then sliced along the upper edge to the top of the pie cut, leaving a few inches toward the rear where it's more flat. Then pinched the side in while keeping the top from twisting with it, until the pie cut gap was closed. Test fit it, and cut the overlap off.. for the bottom edge I paralleled the upper edge cut on the bottom edge. Repositioned it to be flat and made a piece to fill the leftover gap. The other peeve I have is the fender opening shape is really different between the vehicles too, so I pie cut and refit the tailing fender edge of the bumper and got the angle of it matching the flow of the Nissan fender better. I also took another inch while I was there to tick the bumper back more against the core support to lessen the lip between the grill and bu,per out front smoothing it out on the side view. Next is fabbing up a cool valance. I have some ideas but I think I need another yota bumper to pull it off the way I want.
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