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Bowie Kid

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Something wicked this way comes http://www.warfs.org/compon
« on: April 23, 2014, 04:08:57 AM »
Thought I would start a build thread of my Rocky project.
Started with a 1990 Rocky with a blown head gasket. Plan is to rip out ifs suspension and install Toyota axles and a VW td  diesel motor.
I will be posting pics along the way, I have slow internet so slow going.

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Re: Something wicked this way comes http://www.warfs.org/compon
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2014, 10:54:55 AM »
I started the same way! I learned so much about these vehicles that my obsesion got worse.  Good luck and enjoy.
1990 ROCKY
2004 Chevy 4.3, 1993 4L60E trans,
1980 Toyota transfer case, front and rear axles
Lockers front and rear.

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« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2014, 01:24:05 AM »
Thanks! I enjoyed following your build, it helped give me inspiration to finally get mine going.

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« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2014, 07:13:00 PM »
I see all your pictures and it looks like you have the majority of the project done. Do you have a write up of some of the things you did/axles used? Custom fabbing you had to do etc?

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« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2014, 02:47:13 AM »
You are right, and I will be doing just that soon. All the work was done at Zuks off Road in Camp verde, Az (www.Zuksoffroad.com). We started by doing a simple spring over in the rear using a Toyota Tacoma e-locker rear end to match the Rocky axle width.  4.30 gears to match the torque band of the diesel engine. Built 6\' shackles for it and installed all new poly bushing and a ZOR Crap diff protector. Of course all the original ifs was removed, along with the drive train. As Rocky parts are a bit scarce in the US I decided to replace everything with something that was more readily available.

Learning  this as I go along. Uploaded pics to my album thinking I could move them to the forum as needed but that doesn\'t seem to work. For now pics can be seen in my album for anyone interested.





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« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2014, 03:30:54 AM »
Front axle was prepped much like the back was. 4.30 gears and a Detroit True-trac limited slip locker was installed, along with a ZOR Crab for the 1985 Toyota front straight axle.





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« Reply #6 on: April 25, 2014, 03:45:36 AM »


We used a 2x6 rectangular tube welded to the bottom of the frame to mount the front spring hangers in a shackle reverse, rear missing link setup for maximum flex. Jeep Wrangler YJ springs were used for a soft , flexy ride.



Myron at ZOR likes to overbuild things so everything was plated, boxed, and braced for maximun strength.










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« Reply #7 on: April 25, 2014, 04:10:33 AM »
A Trail Gear high steer for Toyota was used and a Toyota ifs steering box. This created a rub issue with the tie rod and drag link so I ordered a frombe (from behind) tie rod over the pinion  setup from 4x4 labs. Solves the problem and places the tie rod in a more protected spot.



Then a set of ZOR Small Boobie Hoops was built to mount the front shocks. These are made to easily fit long shocks to any vehicle.






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Re: Something wicked this way comes http://www.warfs.org/compon
« Reply #8 on: April 25, 2014, 01:44:12 PM »
Wow thats awesome...giving me ideas thanks!

Bowie Kid

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« Reply #9 on: April 25, 2014, 03:12:30 PM »
I think that is why we share, so others can get ideas to do run with. It helped to know Myron from Zuks off Road. He is THE MAN is the Samurai world and does great fab work.

we wanted to experiment with the missing link idea and as a result the front actually came out taller than I would have liked. I ended up putting the bottom (maybe 8\' long) leaf from yj pack under the back to more closely level it with the front. Looks good but I would prefer a bit shorter stance.
But man, that baby can FLEX!! :pinch:


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« Reply #10 on: April 25, 2014, 03:22:55 PM »
Awesome!!! Thanks for the pics and posts!

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« Reply #11 on: June 26, 2014, 08:33:52 AM »
Any updates? :)

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« Reply #12 on: June 29, 2014, 11:45:26 PM »
Been busy with other projects for a while but will try to post more soon. Thanks for the interest.

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« Reply #13 on: June 30, 2014, 09:15:30 AM »
starting to look very wicked. :)


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« Reply #14 on: July 09, 2014, 09:05:21 AM »
 :-\ wow!!!Awesome....keep walking man... :039: