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LV vs. Troopie frame q's

Discussion in 'FJ45 Owners Club' started by BMAN, Aug 24, 2006.

  1. BMAN

    BMAN

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    Does anyone know the difference in wheelbase total length, width etc between a LV frame and a Troopie frame?

    I have the 67 LV frame and have been thinking of strectching out a 40 to fit it. Kinda like a bobbed troopie deal. Of course the rear section of the frame would be the hang up point.

    Anyway... what I'm looking for are actual dimemnsions of the LV frame vs a Troopie frame.

    Thanks in advance.

    Branden
     
  2. 3_puppies

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    no dimensions,but my understanding is the LV frame is the same as a SWB pickup
    troopie frame is the same as a LWB pickup aprox18"? longer than above
     
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    The LV frame is 12" shorter in the wheelbase than that of a troopie. The body will be about 1.5 shorter than that of a troopie.

    I have done just what you are talking about except on a SWB pickup frame. It is pretty sweet. Expect to see pics soon.

    If I had to do it all over again, I would have Todd at Aqualu build you a custom 3/4 tub to fit exactly on your LV frame. Not a problem and does not cost much more than the 40 tub.

    Good luck.
     
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    We deffinately need pics bro. I've been kicking this idea around for a while and thought that it would make a sweet trail rig. Just like my 40 but withmore room for the famdamly.
     
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