Yotarip's Turbo Truck - " Project Rebirth "

Discussion in '1984-1988 Build-Up/Project Threads' started by yotarip, May 9, 2008.

  1. Luxsupra

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    Exactly what I said, it's definitely a performance truck so the Rocket Bunny look definitely works in my opinion.
     
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    what steering wheel is that? which car did it came off?
     
  3. yotarip

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    Last gen celica and Toyota Matrix
     
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    Thanks!
     
  5. yotarip

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    Been busy finding the formula to do a bolt on rear disc brake setup for the mini.

    Ingredients; A fellow toyotamini enthusiast brought a couple of points of misinformation to my attention. I made the corrections in red text. I apologize for the confusion and sloppy info. (Corrected year info on rotors and calipers)
    1. Cut the drum brakes backing plates off.
    2. Toyota 4x4 caliper mounting brackets from ebay ($24.00 shipped)
    1. 2002-2003 Ford Explorer 4x4 front rotors ($20 junkyard gold, practically new)
    2. 82.8mm to 67.1mm hubcentric rings from ebay ($8.00 shipped)
    [​IMG]

    1. 1995 4Runner calipers with pads. ( $26 junkyard)
    2. I'm not good at double flaring brake lines so I opted for 3an stainless braided lines with import brake line adapters from Speedway Motors ($60.00 shipped) Update! The 12" brake line (passenger side) is a touch too long. I would recommend using a 10" brake line.
    1. Toyota T100 or Landcruiser Master Cylinder ( will purchase soon.

    Will be installing this setup on Saturday morning. Will update.
     
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  6. yotarip

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    How do you keep your white shoes from getting dirty while working on the truck?
     
  8. Luxsupra

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    He cleans them daily with Awesome.
     
  9. yotarip

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    LOL! I put that shit on everything.
     
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    thats how you know this dude is an og. keeping white shoes clean while doing car stuff.
     
  11. redman

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    Very nice. So the 01 Ford Explorer front rotors have the same bolt pattern as the toyotas ?
     
  12. yotarip

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    Yep! all year explorer's do.

    ALSO!! This setup has no provision for the parking brake! Keep that in mind. I'm working on figuring out how to fab up a pinion brake and installing a center mount handbrake.

    [​IMG]

    I'm looking into using a motorcycle disc brake and caliper.
     
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    Nice! Way cheaper option.. too late for me, i already forked out the money to buy the rear conversion from lce or little shop mfg.
     
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    Very interested in your E brake setup. How is the disc fastened ? Is that a stock Toyota rear dif ?
    I like this whole thing you got going on !

    Thanks
     
  16. yotarip

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    That's not my setup. Just a pic I snatched off the web. They make a pinion brake for toyota 4x4 transfer cases but not the third member. I'll have to fab up a bracket that mounts to the diff bolts.
     
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    You are a god among tinkerers. Thanks for the quality work and info, as always.
     
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    Did your 8.8 rear end mount up to the Toyota leaf springs with no modifications? I am planning to installing a 8.8 for a 1998 Ford Explorer with factory disc brakes on to my 1990 pickup 2 wheel drive.
     
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    My 8.8 came from a mid 80's ford mustang which has a 4 link setup, no leaf springs. I have to cut off the link mounts and weld on a spring perch. The explorer 8.8 has spring perches and I think people are finding the mount to be similar to the Toyota mounts and close enough to mount. That's telling me that they are off a little and probably put the spring in a slight bind. Probably would be smart to relocate the spring perches in the correct position. The perches can be bought for $30 for the pair. Takes a little effort to cut off the existing perch. Second problem with the explorer rear is that the third member hits the gas tank. Peolpe simply pound the tank with a hammer to clear the diff. I'd relocate the tank of install a fuel cell with more fuel capacity.
     
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    Thank you for the information. My 8.8 came out of a '98 Explorer with factory disc brakes and the handbrake mechanism is inside the rotors. I do plan to change the factory tank to fuel cell where the spare tire is mounted. The LS is going to hungry for fuel.
     

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