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by Checkerhead
Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Projects / Mod's
Topic: first surf build.
Replies: 455
Views: 40240

Re: first surf build.

Oh yeah that sounds a bit drastic.

I say chop EVERYTHING behind the B-Pillar off and remove the firewall. Move the engine back to make the front drive shaft longer and then rebuild the back end in full truggy mode (including PTO driven God winch) and go racing!
by Checkerhead
Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Projects / Mod's
Topic: first surf build.
Replies: 455
Views: 40240

Re: first surf build.

You'll be able to bolt on the Prado box with all factory parts. The sideways offset likely won't worry your driveshaft since your vertical offset is probably more than your horizontal offset and the drive shaft only cares about max compound angle. You'll likely find it make maybe 10% difference and ...
by Checkerhead
Mon Jan 28, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Projects / Mod's
Topic: Checkerheads new project.
Replies: 207
Views: 24876

Re: Checkerheads new project.

Holy heck I've moved house twice since that last update! I really have very little to update. Have finished a Uni degree. I'm now a Mechatronics engineer. Employed as a Mechanical engineer at Invert robotics. invertrobotics.com. I have a fiancee. We own a house. I have a garage! So I guess stuff is ...
by Checkerhead
Mon Jan 28, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Toyota
Topic: KZJ78 Playdoh Bob and other stuff
Replies: 41
Views: 3738

Re: KZJ78 Playdoh Bob and other stuff

looking good mate!
We must be due a "full truck" photo eh?
by Checkerhead
Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: Projects / Mod's
Topic: Volvo C304 4x4 Build/Restoration - WR002
Replies: 381
Views: 53458

Re: Volvo C304 4x4 Build/Restoration

Mate the amount of stuff you have to get remade is heartbreaking. And I make most of my own stuff twice.

I did enjoy the speed camera traps you laid though!

Hope your progress and health are going well.
by Checkerhead
Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Projects / Mod's
Topic: Lobstrosity
Replies: 82
Views: 5984

Re: Lobstrosity

you going to run each axle set of bags on one circuit? not too worried about all the air from one bag shifting to the other or will you run a swaybar? I guess it may be an advantage for flex to let the air shift but I'd be a little worried about stability TBH Once had a drive of a single cab ute co...
by Checkerhead
Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Projects / Mod's
Topic: Clints Cruiser Project
Replies: 287
Views: 50624

Re: Clints Cruiser Project

Sorry for an almost pointless reply, but just wanted to thanks for the update. It's nice to read stuff on here from time to time. So much better than FB.
by Checkerhead
Sat Jan 06, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Jeep
Topic: v8 barbie make over.....
Replies: 463
Views: 42371

Re: v8 barbie make over.....

Just down load an app and the photos all work again.
Great for reading all those old threads.
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/deta ... jjgj?hl=en
by Checkerhead
Sat Dec 24, 2016 12:15 am
Forum: Projects / Mod's
Topic: Checkerheads new project.
Replies: 207
Views: 24876

Re: Checkerheads new project.

And what you have all been waiting for (or maybe just me), it can support it's own weight.
truck outside 1.jpeg

truck outside 2.jpeg


It's sitting a little lower than ride height will be.
belly height.jpeg

truck outside 3.jpeg

truck outside 4.jpeg
by Checkerhead
Sat Dec 24, 2016 12:05 am
Forum: Projects / Mod's
Topic: Checkerheads new project.
Replies: 207
Views: 24876

Re: Checkerheads new project.

But I still could not fit my shocks in. :evil: So I had to notch my already narrowed chassis. Heart breaking. But its done. notched chassis.jpeg Now I could finally have my shock in a reasonable position without smashing it on anything. notched chassis shock clearance.jpeg So then I made up a crush ...
by Checkerhead
Fri Dec 23, 2016 11:57 pm
Forum: Projects / Mod's
Topic: Checkerheads new project.
Replies: 207
Views: 24876

Re: Checkerheads new project.

Had even notched the bump can to make them sit nice and flush against that rear cage stay. bump can mount inside .jpeg The old Saf suspension kept the tyres below the deck level (the bar in the pick). The new chassis/4 link did not :? . articulation past deck height 1.jpeg So to solve my shock and t...
by Checkerhead
Fri Dec 23, 2016 11:43 pm
Forum: Projects / Mod's
Topic: Checkerheads new project.
Replies: 207
Views: 24876

Re: Checkerheads new project.

Next it was time to see where the tops of the shocks could actually fit. I had a plan, but it didn't go a nice as I would have hoped. rhs shock mount full droop.png I ended up trying to walk a very fine line between enough clearance from the chassis on the inside at one articulation, and enough clea...
by Checkerhead
Fri Dec 23, 2016 11:30 pm
Forum: Projects / Mod's
Topic: Checkerheads new project.
Replies: 207
Views: 24876

Re: Checkerheads new project.

I did weld a strap around the front bush housings. arms front strap.jpeg Painted (in the free-est colour I had, would have preferred black). Here they are hanging to dry, with a standard Saf arm hanging up for comparison. arms saf comparison.jpeg Safe to say the weld-in threaded bungs wont be coming...
by Checkerhead
Fri Dec 23, 2016 11:24 pm
Forum: Projects / Mod's
Topic: Checkerheads new project.
Replies: 207
Views: 24876

Re: Checkerheads new project.

Then had to cut some holes for the shock mounting points. First method was a bit rough. arms drilling holes.jpeg Next method was better but not beautiful. arms milling holes.jpeg Then was time to weld in the shock mounts. arms tigging shock mounts.jpeg arms tigging shock mounts 2.jpeg Then basically...
by Checkerhead
Fri Dec 23, 2016 11:18 pm
Forum: Projects / Mod's
Topic: Checkerheads new project.
Replies: 207
Views: 24876

Re: Checkerheads new project.

It's been a while.
Tiny bits of progress have been happening.
I guess the next step was welding them up.

Here's what I started with.
arm pieces.jpeg

arms welding.jpeg


Then started putting it all together.
arms mig bead on bottom.jpeg

arms top tacked on.jpeg

arms tigging top.jpeg
by Checkerhead
Wed Nov 16, 2016 10:48 am
Forum: Projects / Mod's
Topic: new 1uz gen1 project
Replies: 23
Views: 2433

Re: new 1uz gen1 project

looks awesome mate.
by Checkerhead
Wed Nov 16, 2016 9:40 am
Forum: Tool Shed
Topic: Horizontally mounted radiator?
Replies: 24
Views: 4900

Re: Horizontally mounted radiator?

So, two years down the track, did anyone do this? How did it go?

EDIT: I see some of this thread is only a few months old, still, any updates?
by Checkerhead
Mon Nov 07, 2016 8:09 am
Forum: Suzuki
Topic: Rusty the SJ413
Replies: 51
Views: 8418

Re: Rusty the SJ413

Awesome progress.
As usual good work and write up (and as usual nothing has changed on mine).
Keep it up mate.
by Checkerhead
Sun Jun 26, 2016 6:59 pm
Forum: Suzuki
Topic: Rusty the SJ413
Replies: 51
Views: 8418

Re: Rusty the SJ413

Looking good mate. Cheers. for the update. Nice to see what it was I did for you as well. Hope you get a chance to get out for a play in the near future.
Tomorrow is the first day of my uni break so you might actually get to see some finished (ish) pics of what you did for me soon.
by Checkerhead
Mon Jun 20, 2016 10:42 pm
Forum: Toyota
Topic: Another SAS question.
Replies: 8
Views: 873

Re: Another SAS question.

As Smurf said. It needs to be LN or YN 60.
The 106 chassis wont work super easy due to the wheel base difference. 112" for the 106 and about 104" (from memory) for the surf.
by Checkerhead
Sat May 28, 2016 11:36 am
Forum: Toyota
Topic: wholesale automatics extreme valve body
Replies: 3
Views: 623

Re: wholesale automatics extreme valve body

Darinz has one in his winch/class 6 truck I think, pretty sure he rates it. Don't know how much he is on here these days. Might pay to hit him up on Facebook.

https://www.facebook.com/darin.neeley?fref=ts
by Checkerhead
Sun May 15, 2016 9:07 am
Forum: Petrol Engines and Modifications
Topic: Supercharger Boost Calculations
Replies: 15
Views: 1837

Re: Supercharger Boost Calculations

Yeah the M90 is pretty commonly used on the Lexus. I don't know of anyone running more than about 6 or 7 pound with them though. I think the volumetric efficiency goes to shit after that and your intake temps sky rocket. But I'm no guru, so don't quote me. Except for me.............. :lol: :lol: Wa...
by Checkerhead
Sat May 14, 2016 8:36 pm
Forum: Petrol Engines and Modifications
Topic: Supercharger Boost Calculations
Replies: 15
Views: 1837

Re: Supercharger Boost Calculations

Yeah the M90 is pretty commonly used on the Lexus. I don't know of anyone running more than about 6 or 7 pound with them though. I think the volumetric efficiency goes to shit after that and your intake temps sky rocket. But I'm no guru, so don't quote me.
by Checkerhead
Fri May 13, 2016 9:40 pm
Forum: Petrol Engines and Modifications
Topic: Supercharger Boost Calculations
Replies: 15
Views: 1837

Re: Supercharger Boost Calculations

Well, first of all, my assumptions. 1) Both the engine and the supercharger are 100% efficient at their respective sucking and pushing. 2) You want to know the answer at 6000rpm (I haven't done any volumetric efficiency stuff so not sure RPM matters yet, but I need something to work with) 3) Atmosph...
by Checkerhead
Mon Apr 25, 2016 10:33 pm
Forum: Jeep
Topic: v8 barbie make over.....
Replies: 463
Views: 42371

Re: v8 barbie make over.....

Looking good mate.

Need to get my arse in gear and get a truck I can drive as well.

How did your flash water pump go? Notice any difference?
by Checkerhead
Wed Apr 20, 2016 10:21 pm
Forum: Drivetrain / Suspension
Topic: Safari Double Carden Joint
Replies: 10
Views: 916

Re: Safari Double Carden Joint

Ha. Kind of. I'm doing Mechtronics engineering, which means I get to do some of the cool Mechanical papers, but I also do some Electrical and Programing papers. Flip side of that is I miss some of the mechanical papers. We are doing a paper at the moment which covered UJ's in about three minutes. I ...
by Checkerhead
Wed Apr 20, 2016 10:09 pm
Forum: Suspension
Topic: Any Interest in FOX AIR SHOCKS
Replies: 4
Views: 1831

Re: Any Interest in FOX AIR SHOCKS

I know the car. Sounds exciting. I can see how you might make the air shock compromise on a super light vehicle such as that.
by Checkerhead
Wed Apr 20, 2016 7:56 pm
Forum: Projects / Mod's
Topic: Volvo C304 4x4 Build/Restoration - WR002
Replies: 381
Views: 53458

Re: Volvo C304 4x4 Build/Restoration

Looking awesome Geko, keep it up.
by Checkerhead
Wed Apr 20, 2016 7:51 pm
Forum: Drivetrain / Suspension
Topic: Safari Double Carden Joint
Replies: 10
Views: 916

Re: Safari Double Carden Joint

For those that dont know a double carden takes out the eliptical motion at the joint that causes the fast slow that we feel as drive line vibrations allowing us to point the diff up at the transfer case and deal with most of the drive shaft angle at the double carden joint (you still need a few deg...
by Checkerhead
Wed Apr 20, 2016 7:39 pm
Forum: Suspension
Topic: Any Interest in FOX AIR SHOCKS
Replies: 4
Views: 1831

Re: Any Interest in FOX AIR SHOCKS

Not at the moment but i have a speed racer project planed for the future Would you use them for a speed racer application? I know they are used as coil over air shocks in some front ends for racers, but generally they same to be avoided in speed oriented stuff (I believe because of changing spring ...

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