Hodakaguy's Overland Tacoma Builds - on to new adventures.

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by Hodakaguy, Dec 31, 2017.

  1. Mr. Fisherman

    Mr. Fisherman Back in Black!

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    Some drive lines, like the ones on my Titan are balanced. Indexing them maintains the balance.
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  2. farleywilbur

    farleywilbur Been here awhile

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    Love those wheels...
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  3. swimmer

    swimmer armchair asshole

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    May want to do the ECGS bushing install while you've got the front drive apart....
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  4. Hodakaguy

    Hodakaguy NorthWest Adventure Rider Supporter

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    Yep I have the bushings waiting on the counter :-)

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  5. SRG

    SRG Long timer

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    Cool wheels. They look very strong. Are they heavy? - they kinda look it.

    I "dub" them the "manhole covers".
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  6. Laconic

    Laconic Tired of Your Propaganda

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    I hate your threads. They make me want to spend money. :D
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  7. keepshoveling

    keepshoveling DNF

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    Yeah, just need to buy a huge shop, some land out west and a metric ton of fabrication lessons.
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  8. Hodakaguy

    Hodakaguy NorthWest Adventure Rider Supporter

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    They are actually pretty light :-)

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  9. Hodakaguy

    Hodakaguy NorthWest Adventure Rider Supporter

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    Was able to get a little done on the truck after work tonight, not a lot of progress...but progress non the less.

    Time to get the remote reservoir mounted up. The brackets that support the Res also acts as a sway bar drop bracket, everything is very well made and thought out.

    This mud cover needs to be removed to install the bracket for the reservoir.

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    The bracket will go between the sway bar mount and the frame.

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    Res brackets.

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    LOCTITE 243 Used on the threads, I like 243 vs 242 since the 243 is oil resistant and isn't as picky on having ultra clean threads like the 242.

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    Bracket in Place.

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    Reservoir mounted in place

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    I re-installed the mud shields over the reservoir to help keep the engine bay clean.

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    Next up remove the passenger side UCA. The bolt on this side interferes with the sheet metal as well.

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    A little slight bending and the bolt slides right out. There is a lot more clearance on this side for the bolt to pass through, this side went a lot quicker.

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    UCA geased up and installed.

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    And the passenger side reservoir bracket installed and torqued.

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    That's all for tonight, more to come soon.....

    Hodakaguy
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  10. Adam E

    Adam E returns shopping carts Supporter

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    ... You've probably done more tonight by accident than I've done on purpose. :D
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  11. yankeeone

    yankeeone Been here awhile

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    Hodakaguy.
    Nice work, I just bought a 2007 4runner, the suspension and frame look very similar to your truck. I see that many of the large holes in the frame are plugged , do you know when toyota started doing that?
    I think I will try and get some for my frame.
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  12. Hodakaguy

    Hodakaguy NorthWest Adventure Rider Supporter

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    Not sure when Toyota started doing that, I would imagine that aftermarket or factory plugs could be had fairly cheap though.

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  13. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target Supporter

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    Is it bad that I think this is sexy....?

    :shog

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  14. yankeeone

    yankeeone Been here awhile

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    Thanks , I tried the Toyota parts department today , they didn't have a part number for the plugs , I see numbers on the plugs in your frame , could you zoom in on the two rectangular ones ?
    I think the plugs will really help the frame here in Mass. salted roads.
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  15. Hodakaguy

    Hodakaguy NorthWest Adventure Rider Supporter

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    Here's a picture, they both have a dot and a "4" on them.

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  16. Hodakaguy

    Hodakaguy NorthWest Adventure Rider Supporter

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    Tonight's after work Update..........

    Passenger side front shock assembly removed.

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    OME Shock and Res installed, Mud cover re-installed.

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    Moving to the back. Drivers side rear leaf spring removed.

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    OEM and OME Dakar springs side by side. Have to do some touch up painting on the new springs since shipping wasn't kind to the paint. New OME bushings installed in the springs.

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    Aligning the holes to re-install the bolts into the springs. Giant crescent wrench makes the task easy :-)

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    Dakar springs installed.

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    Next up....Firestone Air Bags and Daystar Cradles.

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    More to come soon....

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  17. yankeeone

    yankeeone Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the closeup, I really like the whole front end engineering on these trucks.
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  18. jkam

    jkam Nomadic Man

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  19. Hodakaguy

    Hodakaguy NorthWest Adventure Rider Supporter

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    Nope...they all come with drum in the rear. I know....weird.

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  20. jkam

    jkam Nomadic Man

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    Conversion kits using 4Runner parts are available.
    Sounds like something you would want to have.
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