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Hardcore ROTM - PROJECT RASCAL - July 2005

Discussion in 'HardCore Corner' started by Rascal, Jul 6, 2005.

  1. Rascal

    Rascal SILVER Star

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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!
     
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    Here's a picture of the broken motor mount.
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    woody unhelpful spotter Staff Member Admin

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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)
     
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    woody unhelpful spotter Staff Member Admin

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    BTW: at work, will call ya back shortly :D
     
  5. Rascal

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    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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    Mace rock scientist.. Staff Member s-Moderator

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    Who is gonna fix yours???


    :flipoff2:


    How was the hard rock?
     
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    Mace rock scientist.. Staff Member s-Moderator

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    Toyota tcase W atlas??


    You doing a toy box??
     
  8. Rascal

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    PO clean up:

    Anyone remember this?
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    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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    The toy TCase is being replaced by the Atlas... :rolleyes:
     
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    Here's a couple of pictures before I started...
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    Some tear down pictures:
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    Nuther of the broken motor mount
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    My booty steer
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    Motor mount frame repair...
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    I love that steering linkage :laughing:

    Keep those pics coming!!!
     
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    More Frame repair
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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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