FJ60 axles on a LV.. has it been done?

Mikesta

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Anyone know if a LV has had 60 axles on it before? The reason why I ask is because I'm thinking about doing this to my LV.... it will give me 3" more width and I may do a springUnder/over as well to fit 35" tires under it.

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I'm also thinking about buying a 91' cruiser and slapping the drive train under the frame... has this been done? I've located a 91 with a 3FE? engine with high miles for $3500
 

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yes 60's axles have been put under a 45LV, frankly this is what my buddy Mike should have done with my old 45LV.........

80 series under a 45LV, can't say I have seen that, but I am sure it could be done and its a good idea.
 

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how much wider are the 80 series axles... sheesh I have it at home and can measure... but wont be there till 5pm... anyone know? May have located a Truck that E Rock knows of... a 62 series donor.
 

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Do the 80 thing! Coil it, make it a family hauler!
60 axles.. Only issue you run into is having to outboard the front pass spring to clear the diff.
Or put 60 axle in the back and IFS hub conversion in the front?

But my vote is 80 series stuff! Just use the 80 series frame and call it done!
 

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lv body on an 80.. everything 80... would be easier and faster than what I'm currently doing... tempting...
 

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Mikesta said:
lv body on an 80.. everything 80... would be easier and faster than what I'm currently doing... tempting...
It's been done by Toyota on a UZJ chassis - the thing your forgetting is width. The 45lv is quite a bit narrower than a 80 - so you'd have to widen the body (what Millen did) or cut the rear wheel wells.

Tucker

Looks like they had to widen and cut for the 100 series chassis- http://www.rodmillen.com/Lcruiser.htm
 

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That truck is soo frreeekin purty! OR... I could shorten the axles 8 inches... which may be a little easier than stretching out the whole body...
 

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Stats on axles

Overall Length
45 - 4651 (mm)
60 - 4576 (mm)
80 - 4780 (mm)
Wheelbase
45 - 2650 (mm) 104 (in)
60 - 2730 (mm) 108 (in)
80 - 2850 (mm) 112 (in)
Track Width
45 - 1404 (fr) (mm), 1400 (fr) (mm)
60 - 1485 (fr) (mm), 1470 (fr) (mm)
80 - 1595 (fr) (mm), 1600 (fr) (mm)
Springs
45 - Leaf
60 - Leaf
80 - Coil
 
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