Stupid American truck skidder

Thread in 'Project Cars and Builds Threads' started by Slowroller, Mar 6, 2011.

  1. jonofd3

    jonofd3 Active Member

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    why not put the tank in the bed of the truck?? al you need is some quick erlease fittings on the fuel lines and you are able to lift the bed to work on the underside like you planned!!

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    as clean and precise as all the fabrication is, that would be the half-assed way out.
     
  3. Slowroller

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    Well the number 1 priority is to keep this truck 100% functional as a truck. To put the fuel cell in the bed would not let me carry motorcycles as I have planned. Dont forget this will be daily driven an used as a truck 95% of the time.
     
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    Surely being as low as it is. As soon as you even get a few fallen leaves in the bed the chassis will hit the floor. Surely it'll never be able to take any weight anymore?
     
  5. Slowroller

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    actually it should be able to still carry atleast 1000lbs in the bed. Ive got 3 inches of frame clearance and some stiff leaves. Ill load it down once its running and report back here with how much weight it held.
     
  6. Slowroller

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    not sure why that picture wouldnt show up before. photobucket can be screwy.
     
  8. Slowroller

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    OR I can build an aluminum fuel cell to fit. I may just do that.
     
  9. Slowroller

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    More tube work



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    good old time consuming fit up work

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    starting the planning of my coolant routing. This engine does not lend itself to side tank radiators well.

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  10. Slowroller

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    new water outlet

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    and welded up

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    gotta plug this junk

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    done

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    and starting the surge tank

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  11. lorenzos13

    lorenzos13 sil80 rb25det

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    what an epic thread!!

    want to see it running!!
     
  12. JA1987

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    This is an amazing build and your fabrication skills are awesome!!
     
  13. Slowroller

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    had to cut up a bunch of the grill up to fit the radiator.

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  14. Slowroller

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    main cooling circut is just about done. Time to roll some beads and start on the heater system.

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    and unfortunatly with the much thicker radiator I wont be able to use one big electric fan like before. Ill use 2 smaller ones. Hopefully the radiator will make up for it though.

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  15. Slowroller

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    So Im thinking about getting a toyota 95 - 97 4wd grill. I like how they look and it will be MUSH easier to make work with my 4 runner fenders. Ill probably have to cut it in half and widen it but thats easy. I think the 4 runner turn signals will match up to it pretty well.

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    OPINIONS?
     
  16. Slowroller

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    OR ill just use the 4runner grill and headlights I already have. Might just do that.
     
  17. subarkata

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    Plug the holes in the fenders and use bumper blinkers. The Datsun grill is so full of WIN!
     
  18. mada2607

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    id go with the 4runner stuff you already have
     
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    This!
     
  20. Slowroller

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    Well Im still deciding.

    BUT im going to get a new set of wheels in a few minutes. Some 17"s. So now I have a set of 14"s, 15"s and 17"s. Just need to find some 16"s.
     

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