Yep I have seen all the threads! Yea i had an fj40 back in the day. 6 samurais since, a couple early broncos and some other 4x4s... ill check his out and I saw cliffords ... was the inspiration lolOH, Yeah!
Strait to the sawsall in the 1st post.
40x12.5s KR3s... please post up specs on those for sure.(tread width) They look just as wide as the 39x13.5 KM3s.
With 5 post & 15 years under your belt, welcome to the addiction.
Just noticed no fender holes... looks like a clean ride.
Have you seen threads about fitting 40s on a 80 & how much cutting, moving forward & bump stopping you have ahead of you?
Check out @ Broski 's adventure rig build thread. Also Clifford the tubbed red 80 w/40s/no lift.
I am so envious that you don't have many holes to weld up. On my LX450 I am looking at over a 100 after removing flares and the rest of the plastic.Currently building a 95 with 40s and a 2.5” lift
40x12.5x17.5” Bfg Baja
Cut the front fenders still need to trim the rears
Plans- 5.29s and lockers
Jettisoned rear bumper for now
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I also have this concern, but bedliner look isn't for everyone.I'd foil tape the holes and bedliner the bottom of the panels where the cladding used to sit. You're never going to get paint on the back of all of those fresh welds which sounds like a rust problem waiting to happen.
And yeah, I'm jealous too. I left my cladding on (which I hate) to avoid the problem.
Yes!Funny how 4Ds just look right on a 80.
It’s a ton of work to make them perform correctly.
37 are the sweet spot though perfect balance between performance and work necessary.
If you plan to wheel it your going to need the 10% under drive and the low range gears.
The front axle also needs to be moved forward along with a lot more cutting if you want to maintain any amount of up travel.
I also moved the battery up and relocated the washer bottle so I could move the inner wheel wells up.
In the end the low lift big tire combo on a 80 make a incredible wheeling machine.