ROTW - 60s

May 18, 2004
Seattle, WA
ROTW (Rig of the week) - 60s

Any interest in doing this? The 80s forum has it going on, its a great idea I think.
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Sep 22, 2003
San Clemente, CA
I think its a great idea. Theres more 60s being built up than 80s anyway. I have 2 lengthy build ups, one, a frame off build with pics.

Mike S

Aug 19, 2003
OK, if you guys want to post, and we get some more good stuff, we'll make it a sticky. But we already have three stickies... how many can you tolerate?



Jun 25, 2003
Boulder, CO
Well, now that's a tough act to follow. Who wants to look at a rusty old mud splattered 2F after those sweet shots. :)


Rum Runnin'
Apr 18, 2005
Durham, NC
I'm with you on that one. The pics will help me find the rig that has this bumper. I want that bumper!!!!

FJ60 122.jpg
May 18, 2004
Seattle, WA
Hey Waggoner, could you split that off into its own thread so I can print it out and sleep with it every night?


Sep 22, 2003
San Clemente, CA
I started with a LT1/4L60E/Split case as shown in a couple of photos, but ended up with a 502/4L80E/KluneV/split case, for more low end power and better gearing. Mileage is around 12.5 until you gear down then it drops significally. Performance was adequate with the LT1 but the 502 is way better. It makes over 500 ft. lbs. from 2k-5k, so it takes very little throttle to get things going. Many other mods were done to the axles to help transmit the torque to the wheels without breaking things.

Body and Interior

Body removed, all bolts and brackets yellow cad plated
New factory Toyota:
Grill and headlamps surrounds
All vents and emblems
All door handles
Factory (Spector) flares
87 factory mirrors (have factory electrics)
All doors rebuilt inside with new plastic and window mechanisms
Door panels refurbished to new quality
Drivers seat refurbished with new factory foam and seat cover
Factory 3 piece Sepia brown carpet
All new factory gauges with tach recalibrated for V-8
Factory Fog light switch
Fully undercoated
All new factory body mounts
Inside switch panel for compressor, ARB’s, E-brake, back up lights, and air
pressure gauge
Stout Equipment front bumper with 9000# Superwinch incorporated in front
Bumper, controlled outside with cable or inside with switch
Kaymar rear bumper with tire rack, jerry can holder, backup light
New factory gas tank with custom fuel lines and new sender. All #6 ”AN”
Fittings. 190-lph. fuel pump mounted in tank with external filter
New brake lines and gas lines
Custom made .250 wall rock sliders/ entry steps. Powdercoated. Air tank equipped.

Lighting and Electrical

Hella High and low beams with 80/100 watt HIP bulbs
Hella 550 fog lights recessed in front bumper with 100 watt HIP bulbs
Marchal 952 pencil beams with 100 watt HIP bulbs on front bumper
Dick Cepek 500 series rear back up light with 100 watt bulb
All headlamp/fog lamp/rear lamps on Bosch relays
All new factory bulbs with new lenses
(2) Optima yellow tops in new factory trays with factory hold downs
Dual battery switch, flush mounted in engine compartment
140-amp alternator
MSD Off road ignition system with bypass
Electronic IAC motor interrupt for fast idle
On board air compressor, dash controlled with gauge, rear frame mounted
Tank, twin side tanks in rock sliders, and remote air line and air chuck
(3) Electric fans, all automatic and progressively ran with water temp.
controlled sensors and custom fan shrouds
Custom fuse panel for all aftermarket electronics under hood
Electrical emergency brake switch
Factory ’96 AM/FM/CASS/CD with EQ
700 watt Sony Amplifiers with crossovers
(4) Cadence 5.25” speakers behind factory grills
Small subwoofer enclosure factory carpeted


Frame and axles sand blasted, epoxy primed and epoxy painted
Spring over conversion with dearched OME front & rear springs
Knuckles cut and turned for 6 degrees caster
Long travel Doestech shocks on custom mounts
Front axle disassembled, rebuilt, all new bearings, seals, gaskets
New Longfields
New front factory brake rotors, pads, caliper rebuild kits
Factory full floating rear axle with rear disc brakes
ARB Air lockers front and rear
Both Factory sway bars with extended Chromolly drop brackets
Ron Davis radiator with transmission cooler and new internally braided
hydraulic lines. All #6 ”AN” fittings
Custom, extended travel drive shafts with “CV” in front and rear
All front and rear shackles (8) are new greaseable type
All spring bushings, sway bar bushings, new polyurethane
(5) 15x10 simulated beadlocks with 12.5x37 GoodYear MTR
JK Customs Anti-Wrap Bar-Track Bar
14” travel Rancho shocks
Superior shackles


New 2000 Mercruiser Marine 502 EFI, 435hp/520ft.lbs. with Mercruiser
factory multiport fuel injection and computer.
Remote oil filter kit with (2) 24” extruded aluminum oil coolers
New ’96 Chevrolet truck big block brackets, powder coated gloss black
New ’96 Chevrolet truck accessories, Power steering pump, Air conditioning
Compressor. Serpentine belt system
8 Quart oil pan with external protective Rhino coating
Jet-Hot coated Sanderson block hugger headers
2.5” exhaust with Dual in/out Magnaflow muffler
4L80E 1 ton GM transmission with stand alone, adjustable on the fly computer
(2) extruded aluminum 30” dual pass transmission coolers
Factory rebuilt transfer case with electric/vacuum shift on fly
Factory shifters through factory floor board holes with chromolly linkage
Klune V Golliath with factory Toyota shifter
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