After looking at the pics the rear looks a bit lower than the front. I wonder if my 1kz-te diesel is lighter than a 2F?
Could you post some pics of how your drive shaft work turned out after installed.
Nice build brother.
To answer your question from three months ago: yes, the 1KZ-TE is MUCH lighter than the 2F.
A 3B is nearly 150 lbs lighter than a 2F, and the 1KZ-TE is a lightweight compared to a 3B. You probably should add a winch to put more weight up there. You know, for safety's sake.
Even with all of the **** done to my cruisers (cutting, cages, springovers etc.) I still prefer the look of a hardtop 40 in Yellow with steelies and a lift.
How's the baby?
cute Kid! i feel your joy, if that's your first, got one too same age i think....
but man, the diligence and patience with the build, bravo! great work and thanks for sharing! that wiring harness scared the bejezus outta me, think mine needs a little work, but yikes!!
One of the wreckers near where I live in Australia just rang me to ask if I was interested in a D4-D out of a Hilux. I am thinking about how I can make a bell housing to mate that engine up to my H55f. I had a quick look at your posts on that, and I am wondering how you determined the depth of the bell housing.
If I did this, would I 'simply' get the bell housing from the D4-D, and then weld on the transmission side of my H55f bellhousing? Could I then use the clutch from my 2F? Any thoughts on how to get the flywheel from a 2F onto the D4-D? Sorry for the stupid question, but you seem like the right guy to ask, as I would think it would be a similar engine to yours. Dan?
I would really like to get a diesel into my 40 before we move back to the States, and a D4-D would be a great score. Thanks!
I had thought about using the whole drive train, but I have not checked into the front shaft yet. Do you know if it comes out on the right like a Cruiser?
I don't want to loose my full floater, which is why I had shied away from a centred diff, but I suppose it would be a whole lot easier than making the engine fit my H55f. I think that the 5 speed is an R151f, but I am not sure. This one is out of a 2wd, so it would not work if I used anything other than the engine.
I'm still not certain which engine I will go with, but after seeing your swap, I am more inclined toward the D4-D.