Originally Posted by Old Car Nut
I should have known you didnt have stock axles under that thing. Forgot who I was talking too. I'll be over in the corner shuttin up.
Well it's like I always say, " It only cost a little more to go first class, but with my budget I just can't stay as long"!
Yep, the front Toy Axle has all the $gooder$ stuff in it!
But so does the rear Dana. It is the only Full Floating Isuzu Dana 44 in the World, and it has all the goodies in it too! The cool part about these Isuzu rear Dana's is they have two brakes systems on them. One set of drum and shoe brakes and monster disc brake calipers. I had to custom turn the bearing flanges off and machine an adapter to fit on the end brake brackets to convert them to the Warn Full Floater kit. Oh and the Warn Kit hubs only came in 5 bolt jeep bolt pattern so I had to convert them to 6 X 5.5 for the Toy / Isuzu wheels.
I had Mosier make the axles custom. (4 of them in case I ever break one)
So far so good. I did twist one a little once. Like I said I wheel hard. Or used to!
Just coming in from the shop now. I got the fuel tank back under the Rodeo. What a wrestling match by myself. Told Melissa I'd be in at 10 PM but got a wild hair and decided to drill the left front fender out for a snorkel.
After all I had that darn snorkel laying on the bench for almost a week. (It was a Warehouse Closeout that I bought cheap)
Just couldn't let it alone!
Tomorrow night I'll bolt the factory air cleaner to it and seal it all up in case I want to do more river crossings. (BTY, the diffs and transmissions all breath out of the top of the A and C pillars now. Plus the ECM is mounted in the roof under the roll cage. We've had water crossings up to the doors in it before. About 3.5 feet of water! Not that I want to ruin my carpet, but if I had too!!!!!
MT, I remember you posting that RV picture way back when. I've got it saved in my computer somewhere as a joke.
I always wanted to build a F1 Toy using Isuzu running gear, but just never broke down and let go of the cash for the frame.
But I've got a Topless 86 Trooper Turbo Diesel that's almost a F1 Toy. Not much body left on it. It's been through the ringer. but the engine still runs good.
Thinking of putting its TD engine and a NEW MUA5.It has Tera Lows that we put in the transmission right after I got it Want to put them into another 86 2 door Trooper I have out there. Thinking I want to build a Japanese Land Rover Defender out of it.
Oh well all it takes is time and money!
I'm pooped, gonna call it a night and sleep in.