well I've officially decided I need a garage this whole workin on the truck outside stuff sucks . I started the steering and what not with the truck on the trailer cause it was higher off the ground and its a pain to get the scout on and off the trailer with it not running. I had been working in the carport its enclosed but it floods so when it rains it puddles up and and not that fun. Got the dash in and painted this week. Gonna get the column in and steering box mounted so I can check lengths for my drag link so I can get it welded up and installed. Also gonna see about getting steering lines made.
By mudmainac3 at 2012-02-12 Gotta move the steering box the inch farther forward I can till it hits the end of the frame or also move the front end back an inch. I also gotta install axle degree shims to pitch my pinion up more. Also got some new shock mounts made and installed in the rear and started on my rock slider mounts
well got some work done this week a little. I discovered that when you are cutting into the floor from the underside of the truck make sure you moved everything out of that are because spray paint cans make a mess of everything
By mudmainac3 at 2012-02-17 I moved my steering box the 1'' farther forward to help clear itself and cut out some covers the frame plates to make it look nice. I also cut some floor out behind the back seat for my rear shocks. I picked up a 97 tacoma dash harness this week so I can get my motor all wired in and going. so tonight I started stripping the un-neccessary out of it. Only worked on it a little gotta get some schematics to see what all I can take out.
By mudmainac3 at 2012-02-17 I also remembered I had my harnesses and wanted to see what they would look like with my seats
Post by mudmaniac3 on Feb 19, 2012 12:02:46 GMT -5
Its amazing how much work you can get done by urself. I usually work on my truck with a buddy on weekends and I get 1/3 of what I got done in a day. Well I tacked everything for the steering box mount in so we can just burn it all in later.
Post by mudmaniac3 on Feb 24, 2012 20:52:59 GMT -5
well didn't do much at all on the scout this week. I got the wiring diagrams at work so I can finish going through the rest of the harness and removing wires so I can put it in the scout. I'm about to leave right now to go pick up some 37" super swamper boggers for the rear of the scout and some 37" super swamper ssr's for the front. Gonna be my summer tires/ tires that I run on the road. the rears are about 70% and fronts near 40% but only 300 doll hairs. Ok well i'm off will have more work done this weekend
By mudmainac3 at 2012-02-24 $300 bucks front tsl's aren't great gonna have to groove them but they are mainly just for summer tires and driving on the street. stoked wanna get them mounted up but probably won't for awhile haha. gotta get the tires on my daily mounted up first
luckily its just paint everyone thought it was burns. I'm glad it wasn't and thank you I'm trying. Its a long process. I really just tired of this thing I want it done. I never thought it would be so much work. nothing really worked how I thought it would when I first started and has been much more work than I anticipated. I need to get out and beat on it cause I haven't gotten to wheel how I like cause I'm not suppose to beat on the ol lady's rig to much. But I'm hoping to have it going by end of march and wheelable in april but we all now how timelines usally work. out I'm sure something will just not work like its suppose to and something will have to be changed
Post by mudmaniac3 on Feb 26, 2012 12:24:55 GMT -5
thank you guys I'm glad people like it. Figured I would build something you don't really see on the trail to much. I thought I liked building them more than wheeling them but that was a lie haha. Cause now I just wanna wheel it