Build Thread Formula Toy build

woody

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Is it just me, or is the front bumper welded on almost 1/2" higher on the drivers side???!!??? #thepainisreal
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Lil Rich

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Sure but do you really think it is worth cutting and fixing? You can get a 1/2" twist in the chassis by just casually trail wheeling.
 

woody

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Sure but do you really think it is worth cutting and fixing? You can get a 1/2" twist in the chassis by just casually trail wheeling.
I know....my OCD is going a bit insane tho...LOL Still fail to understand the basic fail behind using a tape measure, a level and a square...uugh...of course, that defines 90% of the PO issues...

At this point, I'm going to finish the cleanup on the drivers side and wait for the AllPro spring hangers to arrive...then decide the best route...
 

OldRocDoc

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During our recent visit to your wonderful backyard, we discovered that many of the obstacles on the 9- and 10-rated trails are much easier, or in some cases only doable, with rear-steer or skid-steer. I would encourage you to consider adding a rear disconnect. There is a lot of "bang-for-the-buck" with units such as the Trail Tough product. We found ourselves using 2wd (mostly front digs, but occasionally rear) on many of the obstacles.

In addition to "skidding" to a new line, the video you showed of Mace breaking a rear axle (I presume), shows another advantage. He broke because the passenger rear was way undercut and bound. "Pushing" with RWD leads to failure, but sometimes "pulling" with FWD-only can often allow the tire to lift out of the bind In that case a front dig to the driver's side may have saved him........or maybe not
 
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Lil Rich

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Rear disconnect is always a need Ed tool in your Arsenal of weapons in rock crawling. I agree with the post above for that.
 

woody

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Mocking up the PSC parts for full hydro....needed the valve set fairly high to keep the steering wheel high enuf, and the square crossbars will double as a nice step :)
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JoeyATM

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Your FToy is coming along good, I think all the changes you're making will make this thing sweet!
 
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woody

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Slave cylinder lines replaced, braided -3 AN line to the slave

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Power steering cooler bracket ready for paint
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And the PSC pump installed...now to figure out where to put the resi....
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woody

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Dash and floor work...
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Mace

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I thought you needed to add another bushing to the tcase mount?
 

woody

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I thought you needed to add another bushing to the tcase mount?
Did....but installed UNDER the mount, instead of above...works either way :)
 

MNorby

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Would it be optimum to have a bushing on top and bottom of the cross member? Thanks for sharing the build, enjoy seeing rigs come together.
 

woody

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Would it be optimum to have a bushing on top and bottom of the cross member? Thanks for sharing the build, enjoy seeing rigs come together.
It shouldn't matter....the cushion is between the mount and the bracket, the "above/below" bushing is there to simply prevent vibration/noise as the cushion compresses and shifts.

Plus, the seats are low enough there is no room on top :D
 

woody

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PSC resi and coolers are mounted....yes, the resi will sit ~1" above the chassis...few options to keep it low with the inlet location on the pump. (and yes, the resi is now positioned by something other than wire....lol)
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woody

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My OCD took over...

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This make installing the new front hangers from AllPro Off Road SO SO much easier...
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Mace

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I knew you would not be able to resist..

Gonna mod a 14 bolt for me?
 

Mace

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I might swing on by Sunday :)