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  1. UZJ40

    Builds Build #2 - Applying Lessons Learned

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  2. UZJ40

    Builds Build #2 - Applying Lessons Learned

    Ok, good news! City signed off on the shop and I got my certificate of occupancy! Stucco is done and they're leaving the scaffolding up for me so I can paint the shop with it. I ordered a high-bay UFO LED light and I was pretty impressed with the output. These things are less than $100...
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    Builds Build #2 - Applying Lessons Learned

    Hmmmmm :hmm:
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    Builds Build #2 - Applying Lessons Learned

    Well, due to not much going on in Vegas right now I've had plenty of time to work on the shop, and it's actually getting close to being signed off as completed by the city! My neighbor took this awesome drone shot one night during framing - Got the front sheeted, garage doors installed...
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    Builds Build #2 - Applying Lessons Learned

    They are called Hardi Frames. They are for sheer since the garage doors take up the majority of the wall.
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    Builds Build #2 - Applying Lessons Learned

    Quick update on the shop.... Ended up setting the trusses right on schedule - Started sheeting the sides pretty much immediately after - Day 1 progress of sheeting the roof - Roof all done and trimmed up! - Rolled the 45 frame into the shop for the first time!! What an awesome...
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    Builds Build #2 - Applying Lessons Learned

    They are for shear... since the front wall is almost entirely made up of the garage doors that provide little to no shear. They have 24" 1 1/8" bolts that go down into a 4'x5' concrete footer. Had I made the garage wider and allowed room for 1 4x8 piece of OSB on each side of each door I don't...
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    Builds Build #2 - Applying Lessons Learned

    Lots of progress on the shop in the past couple weeks! Lumber delivery - Day 1 of framing. Help from a co worker who spent years framing. His advice and knowledge was extremely valuable and saved me a lot of time and money! First wall going up!! They didn't look like 16' long boards on...
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    The ULTIMATE Aviation Thread

    Haven't posted in this thread for a while... My favorite area to land - Valley of Fire And my favorite type of flying - chasing my buddies class 1
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    Builds Build #2 - Applying Lessons Learned

    Slab ended up being 5" thick, and I dug out an extra inch in a 2'x3' pattern under each post, so 6" should be good. Pour went smooth and everything looks great! Letting it cure right now and plan on framing the weekend of the 20th. Fingers crossed to get the framing done and roof trusses on...
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    Builds Build #2 - Applying Lessons Learned

    Got some good progress done this week! Concrete company is doing a great job with pad prep - The pour is scheduled for this coming Monday!
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    Builds Build #2 - Applying Lessons Learned

    Here you go... https://www.associatedelectrics.com/teamassociated/cars_and_trucks/CR12/Toyota_FJ45_Pickup/ Incredibly fun toy!!
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    Builds Build #2 - Applying Lessons Learned

    Oh yeah... two more things to add to the thread Our newest addition to the property... meet Homer the 4 year old desert tortoise And the newest machine to help out around the shop and property It didn't run when I got it, but all it needed was a new starter. Runs great and now I actually...
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    Builds Build #2 - Applying Lessons Learned

    On a side note... my wife got me a Team Associated RC fj45 for my birthday in Sept. I've been playing with it a lot, mostly goofing off in the back yard and desert. It was pretty thoughtful of her, as I had no idea how much I'd enjoy it! Here's a pic - After a couple mods and using it a...
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    Builds Build #2 - Applying Lessons Learned

    So, a bit of an update I suppose.... Been working a lot on the house and plans for the shop. I was originally going to do a metal building, but ultimately decided on wood/stucco. Although more expensive, I love the look of a matching stucco house and shop. I had to basically start at ground...
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    2UZ FJ40

    If I remember correctly that rear driveshaft is about 19.5".
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    Changing the orientation of an 80 front axle...

    That is not a divorced case though... correct? Thanks. I did speak with Diamond and that is an option....
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    Changing the orientation of an 80 front axle...

    The 5.7 will fit in the engine bay... we've already done one (with a supercharger, no less!) Here's a pic of the last one, which was a shortened 40 cab sitting on an 07 Tundra frame with LSK long travel in front and a linked rear with 24" of travel. Radiator was mounted in the bed, but there...
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    Changing the orientation of an 80 front axle...

    The 3UR put outs 381hp and 401 ft lbs.... I don't really see a turbo 1FZ reliably (or cheaply) doing the same. Plus, my 1FZ is from a 94, so pre OBDII, which is much harder to turbo due to the air flow meter and ECU.
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    Changing the orientation of an 80 front axle...

    Looking for some advice regarding an 80 front axle. I'm currently building an extended cab FJ45 on an 80 frame (link in sig). I was dead set on using the 1FZ, but I have access to a 3UR drivetrain I'd like to use if possible. The largest obstacle I see is the front diff drop side and lack of...
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