Hardcore ROTM - PROJECT RASCAL - July 2005

Rascal

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Runs during the past year:

Cheeshead Invasion - Clayton - Broke a DS rear axle - actually Butch's fault :crybaby:
Lone Star Roundup - Katmecy - Broke DS rear spring :frown:
Tin bender's Jambo - the Hammers - on the gate Keeper to Wrecking Ball - Broke 1 DS rear Axle, 1 DS rear spring, 1 PS 1st Gen Longfield, and a PS motor mount. :eek:
Razorback Ramble - Superlift - Hot Springs, AR - DS rear Spring Pin. Really found out that I had broken the PS motor mount. :flipoff2: :flipoff2: :flipoff2:

I'm tired of breaking!

Here's the plan:

Keep:
engine - 350TBI

Replace:
SM420 w/ Sunray 700R4
Toyota TCase w/ Atlas II 4.3, 32 Spline upgrade, 1350 yokes, Short Tail housing, Cable Shifters
Rear Axle w/ Sunray Ford 9" - still working on the exact specs
Rear suspension w/ RockTaxi (Ed Westerbeck)4 Link, Coil Overs.
Front Axle w/ - you'll have to wait.

So far I have:
ordered the Atlas - will be in this Friday.
Pulled the engine, tranny, t-case.
Done some long needed cleanup from the PO.

Let the fun begin!
 

woody

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nice frame plating :D

I love my motor mount setup...IMO, do that ;)

and, more pics!! What the ETA for completion? (Attica in just a few weeks ya know....lol)
 

Rascal

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woody said:
nice frame plating :D

I love my motor mount setup...IMO, do that ;)
Yes - this should be the last chapter in cleaning up the PO's bootie fab! Also - yes - I am going to copy your motor mount set up - I like it a lot!
 

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Rascal said:
Yes - this should be the last chapter in cleaning up the PO's bootie fab! Also - yes - I am going to copy your motor mount set up - I like it a lot!
Who is gonna fix yours???


:flipoff2:


How was the hard rock?
 

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Toyota tcase W atlas??


You doing a toy box??
 

Rascal

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Mace said:
Who is gonna fix yours???


:flipoff2:


How was the hard rock?
I'm going to ignore the first comment - Mr. break in the street in front of my house so I have to miss Moab...

On the second point - Just about the only thing we did not do that night was to renew our vows at a drive thru chappel - because they were closed. The Russian bar at the Mandelay Bay was awesome - I really liked the Chernobyl - 80 proof of 3 or 4 liquors - can't really remember. In & Out burger in a Limo is fun!
 

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Here's a couple of pictures before I started...
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After talking/arguing with the "Wise One" I replaced my steering column. The newer (mine's an 81) FJ40's have a funky collapsible steering column. Butch explained to me that it would not work - I argued... Butch brought me a solid column to the meeting that same night.
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Getting ready for the rear tub work... Since this is an 81 the fuel tank is located underneath the tub. With the additional length of the 700R4 and atlas - I'm pretty sure I'll be loosing the stock fuel tank. If I can keep the tank I want to do a dovetail - If not - Rascal meet Sawsall - Sawsall meet Rascal...
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