InterestsOff roading, fishing, hunting, the great outdoors.
My Rig1975 Ramcharger / 2012 JK
Vehicle DetailsAll stock so far, with the exception of 38's, rear shackle flip, lengthened front shackles and springs (About 4 inches of lift). Newer engine, Transmission and transfer case out of a 92' Dakota. As well as the stock injection, wiring , computer. Lincoln locker in the rear and soon as I can selectable locker, four link and cross over steering in the front. That's about it so far. :)
So here is an update. I have barely touched the 4Runner since injuring myself. The lip on the other hand looks great considering the severity of it. The only time you can tell there is a scar is when I trim down the facial hair. I'm still shooting for the end of summer as my completion date. All I have to do is to build the front axle brackets spring perches and link arms, engine/trans/transfer case install and a little wiring and It'll be ready. OMG I have so much to do!!!! LOL, spelling it out makes it sound like a lot.
Thanks Del. The teeth hurt like hell for nearly a month afterward, couldn't breathe out of my nose because of all the swelling. Blade went through the lip into the gums just above the roots of my teeth. I got lucky in many ways on this one. Hate to think of what may have happened had it hit 5 inches lower.
The Ramrunner is coming along, that's what I'm calling it till I can think of something else. I started building the lower radius arms for the front axle this weekend. I'm right at about 109 inches. I think this will get the front tire away from the firewall enough that I will have to do little to no cutting. A lot of cutting is happening on the front of the fender. 38" of tire is a lot to squeeze into this body Not sure what I would've done if I could've afforded your tires, LOL
Not going to lie, when an angle grinder hits your lip it hurts like hell.
So a month later......
I got the front axle set under the 4Runner. I still need to install springs and junk but it is going to start coming along pretty quick again I hope. I need to raise the hole rig at least 4 inches from what I had planned originally and move the front axle forward about six inches. Had made a pretty good amount of progress, in the short amount of time I had it, before the grinder accident.
I think things were ok before. the 4x4 sites need to be cross sponsoring and work together. There seems to be a rift between them and I for one find it awkward. I enjoy the people on both sites and wont be sticking to one. I will help where ever I am needed, just let me know.
I'm hoping for the end of summer or sooner. I'm trying to designate at least 6 hours a week towards the project. Will your engine puller be available in a couple weeks for a few days of use. Promise not to store it so long for you this time.
Removed all of the IFS stuff Saturday, need to cut off brackets and prep it for new suspension. Thinking I am going to link it. Just not sure how yet.
Yeah, the tires are a little bigger. 38's wish I could afford Dels and really go big.
Hey everyone. I'm coming back to offroading. After a brief break of not wanting to be part of a community that doesnt respect it's individual members and after talking to a few poeple about my concerns I have been assured that any controbution is appreciated. So, to that one person who made me feel like $h!t that I dont do enough this is for you. F.O.
This is the new rig. I scrapped the Ramcharger. Started a Bronco ll project and scrapped that too. I will be sliding the 5.2L, trans and axle from the Ramcharger into the 4Runner.
If any one has a heads up on problems with the V8 swap or solid axle (non abs) swap let me know. I need all the help I can get. Wish me luck.
Still going to add a hoop over the winch. Thanks on the adviser on that line for the winch. Robert you gotta wheel it to be able to be pulled up something. Rear bumper is on paper as are rocker protection/rock sliders. Julie don't worry, a few more rocks and that bumper you have will be perfect. ~