My H55F/Toybox install thread (1 Viewer)

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It's coming down to the wire for Rubithon, so I figured if I started this thread I would push harder to get it done. The h55f/toybox/split case is fully assembled. I need to split it apart one more time to apply some grey silicone between the h55f and toybox.

Yesterday I modified the factory transmission cross member to clearance the front drive shaft.

I bent up some 1/4" x 5" flat plate steel for the new cross member piece.

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I ran a grinder along the cut lines and then bent the sheet in a vice to keep it one piece. It is a lot simpler than tacking three individual pieces together and keeping them square.

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First side ground out and ready.

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both sides mocked up.

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Internal seems welded up.

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Gussets on the outside .

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Welded up the entire thing. Let it cool. Then cut out the factory piece of the cross member. The finished product.

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Todays project is the twin sticks for the split case. I should have some pictures of that tonight. If I finish that then I'll pull the center console and mock up where the hole for the toybox shifter will come through.

Here is a shot of the assembled Toyota gears.

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:eek: I love it. Do you have a thread of the issues of putting it together?

Also could you measure the distance between the shifters?

Rock on bro,

clint
 
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Ok twin sticks are 85% done. I still need to crawl underneath and check out how the tunnel slopes so I can figure out the angle for the actual shift lever. It may not look like much, but this took a really long time and ate most of the day.


Here they are mocked up on the bench.


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I didn't like the angle of the right hand linkage so I ended up cutting it up and reseting it closer to the inside piece.


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I pulled off the hi/lo lever and ground a flat spot 90 degrees from the factory flat spot to move the lever. Now it operates in the forward-backward direction as opposed to the side to side factory movement. If you do this make sure when you pull the lever of, that you clamp a vice grip onto the shaft, otherwise that shift rail can FALL INTO THE SPLIT CASE and you have to pull the case apart.


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Here are few shots of the linkage mocked up. The threaded rod will get jam nuts up against the heim joints and the brackets will get painted.

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:eek: I love it. Do you have a thread of the issues of putting it together?

Also could you measure the distance between the shifters?

Rock on bro,

clint


No, I didn't start a thread on the assembly because I ended up not doing that part of it myself. I attempted to do it, but there were simply to many variables to get 100% correct. I can say that Marlin is aware of the entire assembly process now, because he did this one. I'll save the details for Marlin to disclose, he took lots of pictures and I *think* plans on making some instructions. PM if you have any specific questions.

I'll grab the shifter measurement tomorrow after work, when I'm back in the shop. Thanks for comments guys. Lemme know if anything looks funky.

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Daaaaamn. Good work. So is it in yet?:grinpimp:


keep it coming. Looking forward to how it all goes.

See you next week.


edit: will you do my cross-member?
 
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Ya I just picked it up and walked it over to my 60 and threw it in:flipoff2:

I need to get it in by Tuesday or so, to measure for drive shafts and maybe take it for a quick spin on the weekend.

I still need to:

-complete twin sticks
-cut a hole for the toybox shifter
-install it
-find a boot for the toybox shifter
-find someone that has a twin stick boot in stock
-drive shafts
-clearance the area around the transfer case at the back of the tunnel

. . .thats enough to think about:eek:

Dylan
 

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That is exactly the set up I plan on running in my rig some day. Beautiful work, and I can't wait to see it all buttoned up!
 

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