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 on: March 24, 2019, 01:10:32 AM 
Started by extremepower - Last post by extremepower
Has anyone converted from the mechanical cable throttle to drive by wire?

 on: March 20, 2019, 04:20:07 AM 
Started by trd4life87 - Last post by trd4life87
Hey all!!!
I've been diligently working away on it!
I left ya off with the fan shroud that I was building. I was able to weld all the corners up on it sand it down and grain it. I'm not sure if ill leave it grained or paint it black. What do you guys think?!

After working on the shroud I bounced over to the air box. I checked the area that the box fit into and decided that I could fab the box up without having the inner structure of the hood completed. I started with the typical beer box template and ended up with this.

Since I had the skin of the hood off It made it a breeze to contour the top edge to the inner structure of the hood.

final result of the air box. Its mounted off of the dryer mounting stud on the core support, ties into the lower rear original air box mount and a spare mounting hole on the inner fender. The top has a 3/4" wide flange that will hold the camper foam to seal to the hood. Prior to welding the flange onto the top the air box was cut down 1/4" to allow for the camper foam to compress and seal against the hood.

I stitch welded the inside of the air box to prevent any cracking down the road from vibration.

Once the box was built, I moved on to making mounting rings for the air intake tube. I took two pieces of 1/4" flat plate aluminum and cut rings out using the rotary table on the manual mill at work and laid out a symmetrical bolt pattern while I was at it to allow ease of installation.
Heres the ring material I didn't get much of the machining process but the end result is kinda self explanatory.

Rings all finished up and mounted on the air box.

Once the rings were built it was on to finishing the air intake tube and welding the flange to the tube. Heres the finished result. I went through after welding and spot faced the weld where the bolts were so that the bolts would seat flush.

I have a tendency to bounce around so I hopped back onto the hood and started the rear flange of the inner structure. I took a scrap piece of 20ga sheet metal and shrunk the edge of it to match the desired curve of the hood structure.

I did some small sections to transfer from the original hood down the the cowl section of the hood and welded them together before welding the flange to the inner structure.

I have more pics to come!!

 on: March 05, 2019, 07:13:44 AM 
Started by spideynut - Last post by spideynut
Hi, Looking for a water return hard line for my stock ct20. A pic would be great.

 on: March 05, 2019, 07:08:27 AM 
Started by Manke5 - Last post by spideynut
LMK if you find any? Looking for a pickup grey. They make std interior panels maybe one day.... Cry

 on: March 05, 2019, 06:57:02 AM 
Started by ReelDeal - Last post by spideynut
Hi, gang Ive been wrenching on mine here and there. Actually came here looking for a water return for my ct20 mine rusted in half. will post in classifieds also.

 on: February 19, 2019, 05:17:18 AM 
Started by trd4life87 - Last post by trd4life87
Thanks ReelDeal! its a super slow build and I know the traffic on the site is slow but I figured I'd share what I've learned and found works so far! I've been lucky with working at a hot rod shop for the past 10yrs, so my experience and knowledge has grown quite a bit since Ive started the project. It has definitely saved me some coin in the process of building it not having to pay someone else to bring my ideas to life lol!

 on: February 18, 2019, 03:28:29 AM 
Started by trd4life87 - Last post by ReelDeal
Wow!!! Stuff like this just amazes me! You have incredible talent!


 on: February 16, 2019, 05:12:46 AM 
Started by trd4life87 - Last post by trd4life87
I know its been since Nam that Ive posted on here but I have made some progress!! I left off working on the hood, Well lets say this was a task that was way more difficult to do than I thought but Im this far in so Im gonna finish it!!!! I currently have the hood skin 90% finished and now need to start on the inner structure!

I spent 8hrs on one of my free fridays just ironing out the highs and lows to make the hood lazer straight

I progressed then to the rear of the cowl and started building the filler between the cowl section and the inner structure. Started with a piece of 16ga steel and shaped it to the top profile of the hood and the base of the skin.

Once I had the basic shape I decided to dimple die the back of it and fill the holes with expanded metal just like the valance and the air intake.

Once the piece was installed I stood back and and checked how it looked turned out pretty decent! very similar looking to the trans am kitt from Knight Rider with the strobing lights in the grille dont know why but when i saw it thats what popped into my head lol!

The progress of the 4runner halted back in November/ December after I blew a head gasket on my daily driver and that took president over the 4runner. gotta make it to work to buy parts for the runner!! I went a little overboard with rebuilding the engine rather than just slapping a head gasket on and going. Ended up building this engine too. Went with oversized stainless valves, dual row timing chain, MLS head gasket, egr delete, header, full 2.25" stainless hand fabbed exhaust, and every bracket, bolt and nut sand blasted and powder coated.

As of today I was able to build the fan shroud for the electric fan and get it placed in the 4runner and man are the clearances tight! got roughly 3/8" all the way around the motor but thats it!

 on: January 22, 2019, 04:37:36 AM 
Started by ReelDeal - Last post by 91mr2sw20
Hey guys i remember chating with a few of you i have been super busy with work buying a house and starting a family still have the 86 turbo turd she needs alot of love maybe ill start a thread soon.

 on: January 15, 2019, 06:34:36 AM 
Started by psychohamster - Last post by ReelDeal
Oh man, that really sucks. I hope it gets resolved. If it had the 22re pistons, I would think your compression would be north of 175psi. The non-turbo head is actually a plusIMO.

Good luck.

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