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dose

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Haven’t updated in a while. I got the buggy going with the borrowed engine from the Baja but couldn’t get it going in time for the Sandune trip. We took the dirt bikes with paddles and still had a great time.
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Last week put the engine back in the Baja and have been using that as my daily driver to work.
Buggy got pushed to the backyard for long-term storage and the Tacoma is on the work pad now. Got front fiberglass installed with hood pinsand her new style grill. Started for a link in my rear end
 
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The sandrail was not as easy. It was a foot or two deeper. It was also bottomed out 4 corners with 3 flats. I dug out until I found the front and tried to winch it out with my homies bad ass bronco. Like a lazy dumb ass I hooked it up to the middle of the beam and the Sandrail didn't even move. The winch was strong enough to bend the beam.
I dug it out for another hour and tried again. This time I strapped it up to the stronger corner part of the frame and we ran the winch cable through a pulley to double up the power. It broke free but took everything the bronco had.
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dose

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I've got a lot done on the tacoma but don't have pictures of everything.

Chaos arms installed
Urethane motor mounts installed
Chaos upper arm outer bracket things
Chaos cam bolt beef up gussets
Chaos spindle gussets
Tundra front axles modified for more travel
Brand new oem Toyota rack and pinion
Brand new oem Toyota lower ball joints
Rod end steering with 4130 tie rods and double shear
Front diff removed, 4.88s installed. Diff back in
Cab and upper fender wells tubbed and clearanced for 35s
Grease and grime removed, rattle can paint added
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dose

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Tip for anyone tubbing a cab, take your fenders off first!
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I used some 1/16 metal that was thicker than the sheet metal it replaced. Still bendable and easier to weld to the thin stuff since i could keep the heat on the thick and not burn through the thin as easy. Sorry DR but didn't use the super cool silicone bronze wire, I don't have any. The second side went WAY faster since I knew what to cut. Topped it off with some rattle can rustoleum rubberized bed liner paint.
 

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