I actually like the wood. Seems right for a Land Cruiser
Any update on better "fitting" shocks for the 6" lift on the 80? I lowered my top mounts though I still am hoping for a better fitting shock. ???
NEW: My 100-series (Roklimo) step-by-step 5-year buildup:
1997 Lexus LX450 "Trailex"
Well, it only took us two years of on and off work, ok, more off then on to get this swap done. It is on the road and driving and I like it. Still have some minor issues to resolve, but so far it seems to be working pretty good.
We managed to do this with no frame alterations and as close to a direct bolt in as possible. It bolts to the factory 80 motor mounts on the frame, uses a custom belly plate / cross member for the transmission. Couples to the stock radiator with a custom fan shroud. Some wiring, custom exhaust and wolla, you are done.
Setup is 4.7 iForce v8, 100 series transmission and transfer case. Essentially a complete 100 series setup into an 80.
We are working to make all hard parts needed for the swap as a kit.
and just to prove it runs
That's what i need to be able to actually pass folks on the highway. What's the cost on the swap? What are the Tundra v8's running pricewise in junkyards these days? It's a nice swap because here in CA the motor model year has to be newer than the vehicle it goes in. Nice work Christo!
Looks stock. Nice and neat! Good job Christo!
You need 100 series engine and tranny with harness, ecu and keys. This one was a tundra ECU with LC harness on complete 100 drivetrain but that complicated the wiring too much and adds too much time.What are the Tundra v8's running pricewise in junkyards these days? It's a nice swap because here in CA the motor model year has to be newer than the vehicle it goes in. Nice work Christo!