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ROTW z80

Discussion in '80-Series Tech' started by green_machine, Jun 6, 2006.

  1. green_machine

    green_machine Regular Member

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    hey there:

    Well here is the story on my junk. I am also known as the "green machine" in Rising Sun.

    This 80 was to replace the 80 I bought from kipper, which became slee's 85 after my wife was done with it.

    The truck itself is in the "larvae" stage right now, it's build will continue, but it will work for now. Almost all of the accessories are recycled in some way (the steel is all remnant or recycled), so it really is a "green" machine.

    List of stuff:

    custom rear bumper and tire carrier with bottle opener - me
    sliders, custom, welded to frame - me
    re-inforced rear crossmember
    front poop pipe bumper - me
    custom radius arms - me
    custom rear links - me
    slee 4" coils - actually got about 5 inch AFTER they settled
    slee adjusters and bungs (thanks christo)
    no front sway, soon to be quick disconnect rear
    slee shaft (thanks again)
    315's (way too small for this truck)
    some lights
    a winch
    a cb
    redneck rear deck and storage
    loud stereo
    lots of scratches
    bubba roof rack (amazing what you can do with other peoples trash - quad rack, recycled rack feet, and a leftover running board mat)
    fridge
    gps
    hand throttle
    diff switch
    e-lockers
    various armored bits




    Plans:
    rose joint the front arms at the frame side
    trim for 37's
    4.88's
    part time kit
    slider extensions
    possible partial exo
    rear pinon guard



    more pics real soon
    Last edited: Feb 8, 2007
  2. green_machine

    green_machine Regular Member

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    more

    more
    Last edited: Feb 8, 2007
  3. reffug

    reffug New Member

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    'in dat der briar patch'
    Nice rig.:cheers:

    Nicer pics.:D

    Thanks for contributing.:cool:
  4. Sully

    Sully New Member

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    Could we get some more close ups of the custom fabbed stuff and interior? Nice truck.
  5. TiredIronGRB

    TiredIronGRB New Member

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    Sweet, I dig the scratches...keep up the good work.

    X2 on the pictures, especially the rear bumper and radius arms.
  6. green_machine

    green_machine Regular Member

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    these are some crappy ones, but they're pictures.

    The radius arms are stockers cut, angled and plated. Not pretty, but they work.


    The bumper has a dual latch a quickie toggle for around town, and a cast valve flange welded to a grade 8 bolt for the real latch. The bumper has a grade 8 nut welded in a bung to receive the bolt.

    no virginia, those aren't unfinished welds, that's hardfacing rod on the bumper edges, again, not pretty, but it works. The "d" rings are actually 4130 chromo triangles, with a horizontal pull rate of 10,400# and dead lift of something like 40k, and are attached with a root then 4 fills, and a mig to look prettier.
    Last edited: Feb 8, 2007
  7. Trunk Monkey

    Trunk Monkey Moderator

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    I thought the idea for ROTW was to give some details about rigs so others could get ideas?
  8. green_machine

    green_machine Regular Member

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    some lights : cheapie explorer pro-comp, h3, 55w flat pattern run on hella harness on low beam

    a winch : cheapie tmax 9k, run off single red top

    a cb: uniden 5w mounted on the back of the console

    redneck rear deck and storage: mdf , sized to fit a 37 inch spare, but currently holds welders, tools, and subs

    loud stereo: mp3 deck w/sep sub out, amp in stock location, nakamichi speakers in doors, with toy adapters

    various armored bits: welded on re-inforcements on axles, and such.

    all you have to do is ask!
  9. PKP80

    PKP80 SILVER Star

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    interesting control arm mod. I like the rear bumper and how the spare sits, nice work.
  10. topend yobbo

    topend yobbo New Member

    Nice wagon , but is that control arm mod legal?
    The mini bullbar looks great.
    NEVER seen anything like that in Aus.
  11. green_machine

    green_machine Regular Member

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    no mod here in CO, no state inspection, no fed inspection. sometimes I think that's bad, sometimes good.

    I don't see why it couldn't be certified though, as long as the welds flux out ok.

    j

  12. barrypt5

    barrypt5 New Member

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    so when you say cheapie T-max 9k winch are you impressed with it for how much it cost or do you not like it?

    great rig...wish i had the motivation to get the welder out like you:D

    barrypt5
  13. green_machine

    green_machine Regular Member

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    great for the money. slow. Winches are for emergency on this type of vehicle anyway imho.
  14. gnx7

    gnx7 New Member

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    very cool rig.

    I would like to see some closeups of the sliders and interior mods also.

    Did the driver side mirror suffer some trail impact?
  15. green_machine

    green_machine Regular Member

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    big tree in about 6 feet of snow....
  16. apcoleman

    apcoleman New Member

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    Sweet looking rig dude. real nice
  17. nakman

    nakman addict. Supporting Vendor

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    No grill? no hotdog cooker? and you call yourself a Rising Sun member.. :rolleyes:




    :flipoff2:
  18. green_machine

    green_machine Regular Member

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    well I do have an air powered mixer, does that count? mmmmmm margaritas..
  19. Sackman

    Sackman New Member

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    nice rig!
    Just wish there were a few more pics of it.
  20. Angel?

    Angel? Regular Member

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    Rear Quick Disconnect

    Hi John, do you have a picture of your rear quick disconnect setup? Thanks!

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