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The GlamRunner

Discussion in '1st Gen Builds (1984-1989)' started by ajohnson, May 28, 2014.

  1. Aug 10, 2015 at 5:05 PM
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    Moar progress today, main hoop sections are burned together and tacked to the floor plates, A pillars are tacked in place, and windshield and roof bar were set in place before the rain came
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  2. Aug 16, 2015 at 2:19 PM
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    Got everything in place, welded each joint, cut the front section off to weld the front crossbar. Hopefully I can get it painted tomorrow, I think it is supposed to rain the rest of the week.

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  3. Aug 22, 2015 at 12:37 PM
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    Roll cage is done, almost done putting the interior back in.

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  4. Aug 22, 2015 at 4:29 PM
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    I'm going to tackle a project before I put the rear panels back in...
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  5. Oct 17, 2015 at 3:19 PM
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  6. Nov 22, 2015 at 3:20 PM
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    Glamrunner is working great but an engine swap is high on the list now. It has been to Potts Mtn in VA, Windrock in TN, and this past weekend The Flats in NC. I got my stripe kit put on and more lights wired up. There is still a lot planned for it.
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  7. Mar 7, 2016 at 11:48 AM
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    Taco 8.4 rear axle swap is complete, just waiting on a rear brake line. TG diff guard and TMR Customs shock mounts
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    Picked up an Indel B 50 qt fridge with slide. I bolted plates to the floor. There are nuts welded to the bottom of the plates for the slide to bolt in, and easily remove when I want to put it in my Tacoma. 12v/usb socket wired to the bedside. Mounted an Artec quart crate and finally got the cargo organized.
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  8. Jul 6, 2016 at 1:02 PM
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    Not much to update. Been busy with a new job position and trying to stay caught up on home maintenance. I traded my 37" MTR's for some 40" creepy crawlers on pro comp wheels with TMI beadlocks. I need to pull the rings off, paint them silver, pour in some BB's for balancing, and put them back together. Couldn't help test fitting them :cool:. These fuckers are huge and heavy.

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    I also ordered some new front springs to replace my bent and saggy units.
     
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  9. Jul 6, 2016 at 3:28 PM
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    How much did those cost you?
     
  10. Jul 6, 2016 at 4:02 PM
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    The wheels and tires? I traded mine plus $1200. The creepy's are about $2400 new. The TMI beadlock kits are about $240 for a set, plus the wheels.
     
  11. Sep 25, 2016 at 3:58 PM
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    Wheeled Windrock a few weeks ago.

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  12. Sep 25, 2016 at 3:59 PM
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  13. Dec 20, 2016 at 11:10 AM
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    I put a full stereo in recently. Two Rockford amps, a pioneer 6.5 component set, Rockford 6.5 coaxials in Crawl Tunes pods, and a Polk 10" sub in a custom enclosure. Other than that I haven't done much with it. I'm saving up for a motor swap.
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  14. Jan 11, 2017 at 11:42 AM
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    Mmm so sexy :drool:

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  15. Jan 16, 2017 at 3:38 PM
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    i know ive seen it before and cant remember if its on here or tw. whered you get the led bar mounts? also do you still have the front spacers on the front tacoma width axle? whats your track width?
     
  16. Jan 17, 2017 at 6:01 AM
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    The mounts are linked at the bottom of the page on my TW thread, this is them; AGPtek 50" Upper Windshield Brackets for Curved Light Bars, for 2007-2013 Chevrolet Chevy and GMChttps://www.amazon.com/dp/B00YGTHQ7Q
    They are modified a bit to fit over the pillars.

    I do not have wheel spacers, I think the current WMS is like 61.75". I have the FROR tacoma brake kit waiting to install though, with IFS hubs the WMS will widen 3-3.5"
     
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  17. Jan 17, 2017 at 6:04 AM
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  18. Jan 17, 2017 at 7:57 AM
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    2003 4Runner SR5 v8 - Temp Front: Top hat spacer 2.5" on Tacoma struts/springs Rear: TJM/King heavy extended Tacoma shocks 315 BFG AT KO2's (35's) Thrush Welded muffler and rear watermelon delete with turned exit K&N drop in, and extra filter delete Strengthened/Welded passenger side front diff mount Front diff drop - due to the top hat spacer and massive droop.... Scion headunit CB Other stuff done, 6th 4Runner:)
    Pretty sure my next build will be another 1st gen, had an 85 and an 86 that I did SAS, but yours are making me salivate. Will be a few years before I can start searching though, need to pay off my 4th gen first;-)
     
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  19. Jan 17, 2017 at 9:35 AM
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    sweet! im gonna do the ifs hubs and then 3" front spacers for now and then my tacoma axle. i was thinking about a tundra rear end but the front would be to wonkey for it to match 66" wms
     
  20. Jan 17, 2017 at 9:45 AM
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    IFS hubs and 3" wheel spacers is a lot of scrub radius.
     
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  21. Jan 17, 2017 at 10:58 AM
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    yea itll be fine though. it just a crawler and will do till i can get a housing. more concerned about COG and track width
     
  22. Jan 17, 2017 at 11:47 AM
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    But the concern is tire clearance when turning and flexing, you are increasing scrub radius a lot and the tires can contact the firewall etc. like that. Just a heads up.
     
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  23. Jan 17, 2017 at 1:57 PM
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    oh yea lol, just gonna take a cut off wheel to it and tub it if it becomes too much. my axle is pushed forward 1.75-2" if i member right. hows the 40s on yours now?
     
  24. Jan 17, 2017 at 2:57 PM
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    I'm a little worried about rubbing when I add the IFS hubs. Everything clears fine right now. When I had 1.5" spacers, 2.5" backspace wheels and 37's on the factory housing, I was rubbing with my axle 2" forward like yours. I pushed the axle forward another inch when I added the TG housing.
     
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  25. Jan 18, 2017 at 6:31 PM
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    how do you like the TG housing?? couple people told me that the caster is wrong on it or something but for that price i dont see why not you know?
     
  26. Jan 19, 2017 at 4:41 AM
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    It is an awesome housing for the money, but honestly I wish I got a diamond housing, only because the TG housing has less steering angle because of the thicker knuckle ball necks.
     
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  27. May 22, 2017 at 7:46 AM
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    1st gen solid axle brake tech

    I am running an FJ80 1" bore master cylinder, a T100 booster, Summit manual proportioning valve for the rear brakes (LSPV delete). Currently have an '01 Tacoma rear axle with drum brakes that will probably be upgraded to discs eventually.

    My front setup was the typical and simple FJ60 vented rotors with IFS V6 calipers. These could not keep up with 40" tires and beadlocks, so I upgraded.

    I used the Front Range Off Road Tacoma brake mounting kit with milled IFS hubs. Instead of early Tacoma brakes, I used '05 Tundra brakes. 1st gen Tacoma and 3rd gen 4runner enthusiasts upgrade to these tundra brakes because they are larger and the mounting specs are same. The 13WL calipers and rotors are beefy.

    I sourced the rotors from Rock Auto, the reman calipers from Napa, and the pads/shim kit from Toyota.

    The upgrade was very easy, everything pretty much bolts into place. Stopping power is very noticeably increased.

    The wheel mounting surface on the IFS hubs is 1.5" farther out than the solid axle hubs, so 3" of width is gained.

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  28. May 22, 2017 at 8:00 AM
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    Got it all polished and shined up, glam af

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  29. Jan 8, 2018 at 9:55 AM
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    Damn! The Racelines contrast so beautifully with the black paint. Sexy af! Awesome job Andy! :cheers:
     
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