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    Oh man, if I ever find a job in Montana we could...

    Oh man, if I ever find a job in Montana we could be best buds! I love doing all this stuff!! Great build and pics! I'll continue my job search haha[/QUOTE]

    I've certainly spent time in far worse...
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    To the OP, If you have the budget and it would be...

    To the OP, If you have the budget and it would be way less than a new truck. Find the nicest 6.0, V10, even 5.4 truck that suits your needs and bring it here:

    http://dieselconversion.com/

    I...
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    I finally got out with a couple friends last...

    I finally got out with a couple friends last weekend and did a little exploring/cruising around in the 4runner. It did great and was a pleasure to drive both on and off the roads. The receiver...
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    I took the 4runner out for a little test and it...

    I took the 4runner out for a little test and it did great, I love the rear ARB locker and it worked flawlessly. I also got my Warn XD9000 mounted up on a receiver hitch mount. I can now use it on...
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    Sweet, excited to see where you go with this, I...

    Sweet, excited to see where you go with this, I just built a 3rd gen and am making myself stop with it instead of going too far financially. They really are a fun platform.
  6. While buying a 7.3 4x4 Excursion would be easy...

    While buying a 7.3 4x4 Excursion would be easy its not the end all solution. As a 12 valve owner who put a 1979 Ford Dana 60 under my Cummins I say build what you want. All the Ex's came with Dana...
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    Thanks Willman! Thursday was one of the best...

    Thanks Willman!

    Thursday was one of the best ski days of my life. I'm not sure what they reported for inches, but it dumped all day and the hill was a ghost town. This is a friend of mine...
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    I just did a body swap between 2 97 4runners. It...

    I just did a body swap between 2 97 4runners. It was surprisingly easy and straight forward. I have a 35 hp Kubota tractor that I used, and it was everything that machine had to lift it. Like...
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    http://i851.photobucket.com/albums/ab75/blakeape/P...

    http://i851.photobucket.com/albums/ab75/blakeape/P7240051-1.jpg
    http://i851.photobucket.com/albums/ab75/blakeape/PB110019_zps32cadadb.jpg...
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    Thanks for the compliments. I really like it...

    Thanks for the compliments. I really like it here, lots of things we like to do. Good kayaking, skiing, paddleboarding, dirt biking, camping, hunting, 4wheeling etc!
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    Sliders are done and support the weight of the...

    Sliders are done and support the weight of the rig.
    http://i851.photobucket.com/albums/ab75/blakeape/IMG_1649_zps81e99dca.jpg...
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    Looks like you're having fun with that thing! I...

    Looks like you're having fun with that thing! I really want to drive a TC equipped truck someday.
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    I got a tube bending lesson from a friend today! ...

    I got a tube bending lesson from a friend today! Got my sliders extended and tacked in. Ill burn them in and get them painted next week when I'm off shift. ...
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    Thanks I'm having fun with it and really excited...

    Thanks I'm having fun with it and really excited at how reasonably its coming together $$$$-wise.

    Today I did a trans and t-case fluid swap and put Redline MT90 full synthetic in. I also...
  15. blakeape - I hope that you are documenting your...

    blakeape - I hope that you are documenting your build along the way. Stripping a rig down to the frame and building it back on a budget is quite a task. A budget build of that caliber would be...
  16. Great job on the truck! As others have said you...

    Great job on the truck! As others have said you have built yourself quite a capable, well equipped truck for a very reasonable amount of money. I am building a 97 4runner that involved a frame and...
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    The panhandle is a great place I'm sure you'll...

    The panhandle is a great place I'm sure you'll love it
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    I am very happy with how this turned out but...

    I am very happy with how this turned out but would not recommend a rocker replacement unless you have an issue with rust like I did. It was a nightmare welding all that flimsy Toyota sheet metal,...
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    I have never done a rocker replacement or boat...

    I have never done a rocker replacement or boat side before. The rockers are the only real rust on this truck because the factory running boards clamped on there. If the rust wasn't present I would...
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    I'm using 3"x4" .188 or 3/16 box tube for the...

    I'm using 3"x4" .188 or 3/16 box tube for the rockers and some 1.75" .120 tube for the kick outs
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    I woke up at 3 AM this morning with an urgent...

    I woke up at 3 AM this morning with an urgent need to vomit and simultaneously suffer uncontrollable diarrhea. Fortunately there was a 5 gallon bucket in my bathroom because I am in the process of...
  22. [QUOTE=Mundo4x4Casa;1531708]MT6bt, I am the...

    [QUOTE=Mundo4x4Casa;1531708]MT6bt,

    I am the owner of a 97 12Valve with 230K miles, pushing 37" tires with 4.10 gears a 241HD t-case and original NV 4500 transmission that routinely pulls heavy...
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    Ironically my good friend who has a 50'x50' sick...

    Ironically my good friend who has a 50'x50' sick shop that we built in 2005 together (I used to have my own very small construction business) bought a 9000 lbs 2 post lift a couple weeks after I did...
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    Probably 1000-1200lbs

    Probably 1000-1200lbs
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    I got the #1 from a friend who is doing the North...

    I got the #1 from a friend who is doing the North Dakota thing and his work fills it for him. I had no issues with it. I did dump some 2 stroke oil in which I do whenever I fill the diesel tank. ...
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