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    Re: Playing in the new toy...

    Seeing as I plan on 35's for the DII, it was upgrade axle time.
    Yeah, I could have got off the shelf stuff, for @$3500!!! HD axle shafts, regear, lockers. That's nuts.
    Picked up a pair of FJ80 axles last year. Correct drop for the DII, full float rear axle, strong enough for 35's all day, stock 4.10 gears, selectable lockers front and rear, tons of aftermarket support from more than one vendor. All told, $1800 for the pair with wiring harness, radius arms, etc.
    Ground off all the brackets after some measuring, nothing would line up, oh well.
    Going to go triangulated 4 link in the rear, triangulated radius arms and a panhard bar up front. Simple, proven, easy to build strong.
    While waiting for parts, I made the truss for the rear axle. The upper link arms will weld to the top of it, and I needed a stronger foundation than just the diff housing (not to mention it's offset).
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    Slightly overbuilt, using 3x2x1/4"wall box section, then plated the ends with 1/4" sheet.

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    Re: Playing in the new toy...

    Martin - looking good on the welding. I'm jealous. Something I've always wanted to lean. Maybe one day. Wm
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    Re: Playing in the new toy...

    I always love your builds, Martin. Please come wheel with us in Colorado sometime.
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    Re: Playing in the new toy...

    Guess I dropped the ball and forgot to update this!
    The rear is 4 linked with +2" OME coils and adjusted upper and lower coil mounts.
    Front is SOA with XJ OME leafs. After measuring and measuring, no easy way to get the front done with links. So SOA it was.
    Grabbed a set of 6 lug 17's with half worn 35's on them for mock up. It will be getting 37's once everything is settled.
    Got the Ypta lockers all wired in with the Toyota ECM and switch. Took some figuring,but it works perfectly. Also wired in a Truspeed module to set the speedo using the FJ80 ABS sensors.
    Few pics.
    Front end. Forward from stock @3"
    Playing in the new toy...-front-axle.jpg
    Corner shot on 35's
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    Spot the Toyota locker switch and the 2 LED lights
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    Rear end. Be trimming the bumper to suit. Further back @3" to center it up. Wheelbase is now 106"
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    Reused the coil mounts, moved them back and down, then gusseted them. Also made some dislocation cones and lower retaining plates
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    Re: Playing in the new toy...

    Very nice work leftlanetruckin!
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    Re: Playing in the new toy...

    Thanks!

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    Re: Playing in the new toy...

    Looks great Martin! I do have to say I am little bummed you went with leaves up front, but you have to do what is necessary to get the job done.
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    Re: Playing in the new toy...

    I've wheeled SOA rigs in the past with fantastic results. Days before everyone went 4 link etc....lol
    Funny how we forget how good some of the older stuff was, isnt it?
    I can radius arm it if there are issues, but this got it done a lot quicker while spreading the load more evenly. We'l see how it does.
    Winch is in and nicely tucked away.
    Bilstein 5125's are on in the front, as well as pinion angle etc set.
    Ream out the 'Yota for 1 ton TRE's tomorrow then get the steering and panhard bar all buttoned up
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    '02 P38, '79 924 for the kids.
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    Re: Playing in the new toy...

    One ton steering all done. Had to put a 18 degree bend in the draglink, but will have hydro assist so no big deal. The tubing for the tie rod, drag link and panhard bar is all 1.5" .250 wall DOM, so plenty strong.
    Tires got here today, o got them put on the wheels I sanded and painted to see what needs trimming. Front fenders and rear bumper is the answer! lol
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    '98 P38 HSE, with 385hp/385ft lbs of LSx under the hood. Fully functional HVAC, EAS, etc.
    '11 L322 SC
    '04 DiscoII - wheeling rig
    '02 P38, '79 924 for the kids.
    Custom fabrication, engine rebuilds and knowledge that comes from experience and not Google, always available for a reasonable cost.

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