Project: "Turboyota" (Tur-BRO-yota would probably be more accurate)

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Turboyota

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I was wondering why you didn't build a tubular upper with some round 1.5" or 1.75" .120 chromoly?
Whats the advantage of a boxed upper?
Reason 1:
In bending and buckling, square and rectangular cross sections are stronger than round cross sections of the same section height and comparable wall thickness.

Unfortunately, I used some shitty thin wall tube that was sitting around and hoped it would be strong enough. We see how that turned out.

Reason 2:
I had 3/4-16 bungs that fit into the square tube. I did not have bungs for beefier 1.5” tube. I tend to use whatever I happen to have on-hand.
 
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Turboyota

Senior Member
Mar 29, 2017
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Yucaipa
Time: 4.5 hours
Beers: 6 Coors Lights
Parking brake delete weight savings: 4 lbs

Needs the A-Pillars and windshield /\ painted, windshield installed, battery tied down, and dash installed.

And my AEM wideband AFR gauge isn’t working. Fuckingcocksucker!

I FUCKING HATE that this truck still has leaf springs. Leaf springs are gayer than AIDS.

 

partybarge_pilot

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Should have listened to Me and back halved it so you could be staring at an unfinished truck for another 6 months.

Those skinny rear tires make it look gay, spoon some 12.5 AT's on, will look much less gay.
 
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www.mullenfabworks.com
Before: 86 Toyota Pickup. Beat to shit. Needs a rebuild. 420k miles. $6900. *sells over asking*

After: 86 Toyota Pickup. Badass motherfucking prerunner. $15k in parts. 6969 hours building. 2k beers consumed. $4000. *buyers haggle*

Being on a work from home schedule since Friday, I burned through this whole thread. It was quite entertaining and made me want to build another pickup. Jolly good work, sir.
 

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