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and it starts again

Postby 2roky » Fri Jun 15, 2012 2:32 pm

finally the project ive always wanted to do since buying my 1st daihatsu has come to reality with acquiring my 3rd rocky (f300) for bugger all and not running.

my plans for it are to sas it with 84 surf diffs and coils. and to put a new power plant and drive line in it.

im toying with a few options for engines and drive lines. limited to the total length of it though so the shortest option will probably win.
#1 1uz, auto and hilux trans
#2 toyota v6 out of a surf with auto etc
#3 3.8 holden v6 auto and hilux trans
#4 v8 holden auto and hilux trans

so which is the shortest?

ill be setting this truck up to a winch challenge level as something a bit different

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Re: and it starts again

Postby benorange » Fri Jun 15, 2012 6:39 pm

i know the v6 com motor com trans and bighorn transfer is to long a ditched my chassie and used ln130 with coils in back.

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Re: and it starts again

Postby 2roky » Fri Jun 15, 2012 8:28 pm

could you tell me the length of all the bits individually engine, auto, adapter and trans case?

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Re: and it starts again

Postby benorange » Fri Jun 15, 2012 8:38 pm

can do if fine tomorrow. do you come to ingill?

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Re: and it starts again

Postby 2roky » Sat Jun 16, 2012 12:48 pm

that would be good thanks and pretty much never get down there these days

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Re: and it starts again

Postby 2roky » Wed Jul 11, 2012 10:04 pm

just a little update finally got the rocky stripped down to a bare chassis and my shed sorted out so i can start cutting all the old mounts off it with out setting anything on fire.
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Re: and it starts again

Postby callum007 » Wed Jul 11, 2012 10:10 pm

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Good to see you have removed all the rubbish bits and are waiting for the scrap dealer to take the chassis... :twisted:
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Re: and it starts again

Postby 2roky » Wed Jul 11, 2012 10:42 pm

haha if i could have found a rolling swb prado chassis for cheap the scrappy could have had the chassis.

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Re: and it starts again

Postby 2roky » Wed Nov 21, 2012 9:15 pm

been along time coming but finally the project has drive again and direction.
i cut all the ifs mounts etc off the chassis and plated it up to strengthen it. cut all the old spring mounts off the hilux front axle an....

ive decided to go 3link+panhard front end and coil overs allround.
have the front links made up (900mm long) just waiting on the last of the bushes (same as in the toyota surf trailing arms) to arrive and then i can mount the lot up and make the measurements for the coilovers.

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