Hi all welcome to my build up, its not all here. I will be posting more as i progress into it, so keep on checkin it out as it comes up. Hopefully all goes well, and im pretty sure im gunna need some ideas from you all. My plan is to start with my 88 samurai, Toyota axles, Yj leafs, shackel reverse, Push front axle 3" forward, rear 3" back, 81 celica power steering. 6.5:1 T case gears, keeping the 4.10s in the 3rds.
When i got the samurai it was not doing so good, but with Some TLC i got it running just fine.
This is the cab when i first got it, im pretty sure it was parked in a river for a while
(my Buddie kyler in the shot)
Next step was to adress the engine, it was not running at all really.
After new plug wires, cap and rotor, and oil change it was going. But not to well, so i pulled the intake manifold and header, cleaned the EGR system (which was a nightmare). Had the intake and header flange surfaced. Then pulled the carb and checked all the smog JUNK. Clutch fan was shot and so was the radiator (as you can see by the green coloration in it) you could touch it and it would pretty much fall apart. So new radiator, thermostat and Flex-a-lite E-fan (works awesome!)
Here's my sami
Im in love with bald tires! They make clean up sooo much easier!
This is what i have been working on for the past couple of days
My 83 Toyota front axle. It started out a rusty pile.
(From left to right) Its the first axle
I nursed the axle back to health, started with getting it hot-tanked then glass beaded it.
It came out shine-in hard! I then added the Sky's Toyota to samurai kit, marlin knuckle ball kit, axle truss, and i just finished up a diff cover out of an 8" weld cap.
The diff cover came out really good, I enclosed it all just to keep mud and debris out of there. (we mostly have nasty old loggin roads with deep mud to wheel on)
This is all i have for now, im in the process of getting ARP steering arm studs, and an Aussie locker for it, But The housing should be all painted this weekend. Ill be posting pics soon,
Thanks for reading