In over my head since '89

Discussion in 'Pre-1975 Build-Up/Project Threads' started by VolksYota, May 14, 2015.

  1. nottoshabi

    nottoshabi Enthusiast

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    Damn Daniel. Lol I love how low that is. Do you have issues with the front wheel rubbing when you turn the wheel? Ever taught of doing suicide doors? I think it will definitely make this truck one of a kind.
     
  2. VolksYota

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    Thanks! It hasn't been mobile since lowering it this far (currently don't have a gas tank) and I plan on a whole new wheel and tire setup before it hits the road. But yeah, I expect some rubbing and probably some bending/cutting/massaging wheel well tabs and whatnot will be required to make sure i'm not slicing up tires. As for the doors, I have a popper kit and plan on just sticking with that if I can ever find enough room in the door for the solenoid.
     
  3. Frinzo

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    Rear looks better lowered now.
     
  4. SOTS

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    if you need a gas tank pm me i have one and im in new york i have the same truck.
     
  5. VolksYota

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    Thanks, as long as my plan to turn the empty keg I have (pictured above) into my fuel tank I shouldn't need it. Plan is to have it mounted sideways in the bed
     
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    i like the sound of that, can't wait to see that. where in new york you from im building my 1jzgte almost done with it should be out in a month or so. maybe we can link up and go for a ride.
     
  7. VolksYota

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    Yeah I'm excited for it, thanks! I'm in buffalo
     
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    Finally got wheels and well it didn't quite go to plan. These are supposed to be 15x8 and my tape measure showed them to be 15x9 - i got some crap tires thrown them anyways :verdict_in: clearly the fronts won't work. they came from summit so I think the return /exchange should be no big deal. Im considering keeping the rears and getting different fronts, there are a few soft 8 options. So these are -29mm and other options are -19mm and i think -13mm and/or going to a 7'' when in front or fwd fenders. Offset calculator tells me I'll be .63'' closer to the hub with -13mm (theoretically 1.63'' closer if the wheel is actually 8'' wide?)

    anybody care to share some wisdom?
     
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    Also my truck is an 89! anybody know how I can get my thread migrated to the right category?? I accidentally created it in the pre 75 category...
     
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    Rim width is measured from where the bead seats. So the TOTAL rim width is generally one inch wider than the advertised width, about a 1/2" on each side.
     
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    Slight progress: Got a new battery and got the truck to run after about a year of sitting, sold the wheels that were a bit too wide and built this jenky structure to allow my truck to roll in and out from under the bed. Going to be ordering new wheels with a bit less negative offset but in the near future and installing proper drop leafs as well as hopefully sorting out my gas tank and filler neck issues.
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    Finally got my wheels sorted after some offset miscalculations and returns to summit. Not sure about my front ride height, while I am all about it being low I'm worried about wrecking my fairly virgin fenders

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  14. nottoshabi

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    I had the same issue on mine once I dropped it. I rolled out the fenders edges and now it's better only rubs if I turn the wheel all the way. But at that point I'm making a you turn and I end up driving really slow. And it only rubs the inside of the fender.
     
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  15. Orlando Muniz

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    Great looking truck man! it nice to see someone else keep the 2wd fenders and grille. Loving the blue!
     
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    Thanks! TBH I would have scooped some 4x4 fenders before paint if I knew then what I know now about them and their stance benefits. And the color is Voodoo Blue, same as used on the last gen of FJs. We went for a matte clear on it and if I were to do it again I'd go with the traditional gloss but I'm still pretty happy with it
     
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    What a difference 30 years makes. 1989 Toyota Pickup with 2019 Toyota Tacoma. Proud to call them both mine.

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    Long time since an update but I finally have my rear suspension sorted out. Street edge/belltech drop leafs installed. they came with the bushings reversed and that freaked me out but thankfully it was a breeze to swap them. Going to visit toyota parts department today to figure out exactly what gas tank I need and get one ordered. The Gas tanks is the last thing really keeping it from being roadworthy. May also have to bring the front end up a touch so I dont destroy my fenders.

    Cheers
     
  18. jetas

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    Just switch over to a fuel cell bro
     
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    I've considered that but it seems most fuel cells are for EFI? I didn't have much luck finding anything that works with the mechanical fuel pump/carb setup. I'm all ears if anybody has recommendations
     
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    A fuel cell is a fuel cell. EFI or carb, shouldnt matter
     

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