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the build up of Scooby Doo has begun...
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the Dude



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2005 7:35 pm    Post subject: the build up of Scooby Doo has begun... Reply with quote

As some of you know I have this gem sitting in my back yard. It's what truly defines myself as a red neck. A truck up on blocks with no axles...for over a year...



The plan is to make the 40 body into an extended cab with removable top and a flat deck out back on a 60 series frame.

It will have:

3B diesel with home brew turbo
H41 JDM spec 4 spd tranny with 4.925:1 first
4:1 toybox
2.276:1 split transfer case
4:88 difs with locker
SOA with 4x4labs hi steer
hydro assist steering
4 wheel disk brakes
rear full floater
11:00R16 Michelin XLs

Tonight I started on the axles and the rear disk brake conversion. Hopefully I can have a rolling chassis again before long.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 20, 2005 8:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What wheelbase you shooting for?
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 21, 2005 6:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I should be in that 102"-110" range.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2006 10:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just a sneak peak at what's to come.

right now I am sitting at:

34" rear bumper
30" front bumper
29" under the frame rails
with 112" wheel base

I hope to drop down a couple inches when the tub goes on.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2006 7:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, it's made the move to JP garage!!!

Upo next is cutting off all the body mounts and a shackle reversal up front.

a pic from JP


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 19, 2006 8:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am sure that "the dude" will post some text up..mabey pics speak enough for themselves...




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PostPosted: Sun Mar 19, 2006 8:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How long a shackle are you planning on running?
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2006 6:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the pics JP!!

Somewhere between 5 and 6 inches for the shackles. It should give me about a 45 degree angle with the springs loaded at ride hieght
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2007 1:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just so you don't forget I do have a truck in process....5 year process. Crying or Very sad




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PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2007 6:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am going to use black epoxy on the bell housing and trans and 2K Clear on the aluminum. The clear might give the aluminum a slight yellow hue but I think it's better then letting it stay raw.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2008 10:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's still getting about 24" inches of extended cab. the only thing salvagable where what you see and the top rail with the corners. I think I am going to order a new DS floor pan from these guys:

www.canadacruisers.com

the back part of the cab will be a combination of 1" square and 1.5" tube under the sheet metal. i would like to put the batteries in the floor along with some sort of storage.

I am a little concerned about the fuel tank under the passenger seat with the added length of the toybox and can't seem to find an install of one pre 78 that isn't a buggy with a fuel cell. JP, What have you decided for a fuel tank for extenda-toy?
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2008 10:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i am in love with this idea....i really like the way the cab looks...



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2008 11:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the Dude wrote:
I am a little concerned about the fuel tank under the passenger seat with the added length of the toybox and can't seem to find an install of one pre 78 that isn't a buggy with a fuel cell. JP, What have you decided for a fuel tank for extenda-toy?



are you thinking that with the extra 7 inches with the toybox you will have clearance problems leaving the tank where it is??? when I was mocking up the drivetrain for rank, i didnt think it would give me anyproblem and it was very close to the same length of a toyota drivetrain with a toybox.. even if it was tucked up, which i planned to do, I didnt think it would be a problem...although I was planning on having to modify the tranny hump..

I guess the only thing I would think being a problem is that if this is going to be a street legal buggy that perhaps there might be the off chance that it might end up on its roof off road, i am not sure how confident I would feel sharing the same space as a fuel tank when i am upside down with gas potentially dripping on top of me...
granted the fuel tank is more or less sealed but I think in a buggy situation a person may want to have the tank on the outside, away from the driver.. i know when i was on my head in rusty runners rusty runner, that was the first thing I smelled was fuel... it scared me... (but then so did being in a roll over and the only thing I really remember was worrying about my dads videocamera and you pulling me out of the truck Laughing )


anyways, as far as the fuel cell goes, I am still working with either working with the stock one still or getting an aluminum built by my fabricator at work... I will get the material bent in a break and get him to weld it together...i would then use the stock toyota fuel pump and level gauge....
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2008 11:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

will that rust affect what we were talking about today with building up a new rocker and such... i thought perhaps a lot of that might go anyways....

looks good though...i cant wait to see what happens...

oh, I found this tonight of an extended cab with a little flatdeck on the back...


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2008 12:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

when I bought my aluminum 45 tub from aqualu it was just over 1000 bucks.... now they want 2000 for the same thing..... eek!.. i think I would rather spend that kind of money on tube if i were building a buggy anyways...

I cant imagine what they would want to do a custom 45 extended tub like the one on mud or to the same dimensions like the one brad is building.....
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