Build Thread Formula Toy build

woody

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Well, since I'm in a holding pattern for parts, and i have no need for rear seats, I did some cleanup this aft...

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Do you plan on plating the empty space for storage area?
 

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Do you plan on plating the empty space for storage area?
Propane tanks will relocate there, plus the battery, fluids and tools/etc. Upper (removable) rack above the tanks for camping trips and gear....or just hauling event junk ;) Not positiveon floor material, maybe something dimpled and blingy...

Front seats will relocate back about 5" or so (need to check melon clearance on the B pillar) and that lets me move the pedals back 3.5" to keep my clutch foot off the tire. :doh:

Going with the Artec Ind B-style 4-link kit in the rear (eventually) and longer leaf packs in front with a new AllPro hanger/shackle setup. Rear links should be 39" or so eye2eye and keep the 110"ish wheelbase.

Diamond front housing being ordered today....rear is 60" WMS, front will be 64.

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As of 5p today....little more cleanup on the passenger side, and then a day of grinding....oh joy

Will be SO nice to start with a fairly clean slate!!
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While you are out there get me some measurements for those seats!!!!!!!!
 

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That 2nd one was CAM, not me, and the first one was CAM spotting...see a trend here? ;)
Now who was spotting when that Sweet 40 went kaboom?? :D

Lookin good Brian. Can't wait to see it when it's done.
 

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Wow, you are really getting after it!
 

woody

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Wow, you are really getting after it!
Easiest to start with a cleanish slate :)

@SMTYBLT and I finished up nearly all the grindering work this aft/eve, and are set to get some tubes positioned on Sunday. Still working thru the final plan, but shouldn't be too tough now that the garbage is removed.
 

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New seat mounts went in last night...

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Experimenting with pedal placement today....option A was too close, option B will put the bolts immediately ahead of the crosstube.

Pulled the steering too, PSC full hydro is on the list :)

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It's like Christmas!!

Today's toy box came from http://www.pscmotorsports.com - complete full hydro kit...if only it could stay this pretty!
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I'm still amazed that PSC made me replace the existing power steering resi...it seemed to work SO well (not)
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Oooooooooo :)
 

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Few more scary pics....theae two are of the steering box mount....yea...the strap steel in pic two took minimal grinding, then cracked off at the welds...and the pipe sleeve was held in place by a tiny tack weld and fell off as I was hammering on the strap....
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You just don't appreciate craftsmanship...
 

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More simple stupidity....the rear brakes were mounted using two drivers side caliper brackets...seriously?!?!?!?
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:eek: Wow, not really sure why? Having a hard time understanding the reason behind this!
 

woody

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These were in the parts box i got from the PO....oddly, NONE of these were correct for the Tacoma rear axle shafts...took me 10 minutes on the Dorman website to find the correct number, and 1 day of patience with O'REILLY auto to order the correct ones...
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Obviously a few were installed....d u m b

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