Builds HDJ79 build #2: 2022 double cab with FTE (6 Viewers)

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@clrussell wait, does this suck?

Honest question: should I post part numbers and more tech or just tell a story? I feel like the balance should be somewhere in the middle. Worried that posting too many part numbers is overwhelming. So much of this build is the same as the first, I don’t want to be overly redundant.
 

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Frame mounts for the double cab:

We used the same premise that the middle cab mount for the 80 frame would line everything up for and aft. There are three cab mounts on a single cab, and the double just adds a fourth at the rear.

The middle cab mount, essentially at the B pillar level, was about 46 inches of width instead of 45 on the single cab 79. I bought a whole new set of OEM 79 series rubber isolators and mounting hardware, and we were able to coax the bolts into place with just a tiny bit of angulation.

The front cab mount is from a VDJ79 and readily available. Everything lined up just putting the bolt hole about 1 inch to the middle. We just drilled a new hole in the foot well, bolted it up and it fit well.

The fourth cab mount in the rear required a little more massaging. Bill assures me that it won’t fall apart. Still needs to be finish welded.

Front left of cab:

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Front right:

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Footwell:

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Rear of cab, left:

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@clrussell wait, does this suck?

Honest question: should I post part numbers and more tech or just tell a story? I feel like the balance should be somewhere in the middle. Worried that posting too many part numbers is overwhelming. So much of this build is the same as the first, I don’t want to be overly redundant.

Honestly I love the tech and the story. The part numbers are super helpful if someone goes the same route..

Keep on keeping on, I’m here for the show 🍿
 

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I look back at my other builds all the time for part numbers.

So:

front crossmember mounts 51701-60070 x2
right front cab mount 51703-60090
left front cab mount 51704-60080
right rear cab mount 51707-60120
left rear cab mount 51705-60080
 
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@clrussell wait, does this suck?

Honest question: should I post part numbers and more tech or just tell a story? I feel like the balance should be somewhere in the middle. Worried that posting too many part numbers is overwhelming. So much of this build is the same as the first, I don’t want to be overly redundant.
Hello,

Part numbers and tech provide background for the story.

Your truck builds have a uniqueness of their own, and it is wise to document them properly.

On the other hand, we all love the parts porn.

Keep up the good work.





Juan
 

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Just mocked up, but very exciting nonetheless.

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I'm putting my order in for one of these right now before anyone else calls dibs
Just let me know when it's ready buddy 😉
 

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@bj70bc you might be third or fifth in line!

Bill got 4 bed mounts fabricated before he had to go. We had to relieve the front horizontal rib on the bed to clear the rear shock tower.

I like this thing a lot.

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Over the weekend @AlbertoSD and @Spallet swapped transmissions in one of @Spallet’s trucks using my shop. Today @Fern1109 joined then as we pulled the FTE out of the donor chassis, cleaned up the car barn and got both 79’s inside.

Amazing what you can do with a forklift on a rainy day.

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A forklift is like having 10 body builders sitting around ready to help on a whim of a switch.
 

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Some days, big moves. Some days, small.

New visors with correct hardware.

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Still satisfying.
 

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One more pice of the puzzle: h15x bellhousing arrived.

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nice pull through bay in the shop 👍
i did that to mine as well, makes for nice access,
i just dont have the lift

I was going over this thread and i felt pretty lazy so i had to go and work on my cruiser😄
Thats a killer landcruiser production facility
 
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@bj70bc thanks for the kind words, but this facility has only produced one running Land Cruiser so far. Assembly line and workers are inefficient.

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