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

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Mar 29, 2017
Doing lots of prep work lately for the long trips I have planned for fall & winter.

Made a urethane trans mount.
Time: 3 hours
Materials: energy suspension bushings, 1.5x0.120” 4130, 3/4x0.120” DOM for the sleeve, stock trans mount cut up, and some 1/8” 4130 plate.
Cost: $3 tabs, $3 in bushings

Bought an AEM dry filter and the prefilter that goes over it. I’ll carry my old K&N as a backup.
Cost: $46 filter, $37 prefilter
Filter Part #: 20-2127D-HK
Prefilter: 1-4007

Resealed the input side of the steering box.
Cost: $10
Lip seal for input shaft: 17x32x7 lip seal in the cap and 033 o-ring on the ID of the box.

Turns out there are 3 different Toyoda steering boxes. 1/2 ton, 1 ton, and 4X4.
Sector Shaft size are the same on 1-ton and 4X4, but fluid fitting sizes differ between all models. I have the 1/2 ton gear box. I have a 1-ton box sitting on the shelf, but I have to get lines made and fab a new pitman arm in order to install that badboy. Maybe next year...

Mounted up my military surplus spares trunk. Greased the shackles bushings while I was at it.
Time: 5 hours
Beers: 6 natty ICE. Not a great beer, but it gets the fucking job done.
Materials: 2x2x1/8” angle iron, 1/8” 4130 plate, and some 2x0.120” 4130 tube remnants.

Tilt-up roof top tent rack.
Time: 6 hours
Beers: 10~ish natty ice. I fucking lost count...
Materials: 1.5x.090” square tube, 1.75x0.0120” tube, 2” tube, 3/16” plate, 1.0x0.250” 4130 for bungs.
2X shitty 5/8” heims
2X Carr Lane toggle clamps
4X custom radius tabs
Cost: $700 tent (thanks Tommy!)
Toggle clamps: $64
Heims: $40

And I machined a little groove into the saddle in case I want the extra security of a hose clamp if my 2000lb rated toggle clamps fail.

Boom! Prelander, bitches!


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