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  1. Stoffregen Motorsports

    1st Gen Hilux 3RZ build thread - Stoffregen Motorsports

    Here are a few pics not originally included in the build thread. New exhaust, built to be 50 state legal Heat shield pics.
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    1st Gen Hilux 3RZ build thread - Stoffregen Motorsports

    After so many years and so many projects coming and going, the time has come to pass this truck on to another owner. Yesterday morning I was approached by a neighbor who desperately wants the truck, and up until that moment I had no intentions of selling it and every intention of finishing it...
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    FJ62 Reimagined - Restoration - Modern Drivetrain - Stoffregen Motorsports

    Thank you. I hope it lives up to everyone's expectations.
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    FJ62 Reimagined - Restoration - Modern Drivetrain - Stoffregen Motorsports

    Keeping the exhaust heat away from the vehicle occupants and also vital components (such as fuel and brake hoses) requires fabrication of some serious heat shields. This is the shield I build for the passenger front portion of the y-pipe. On a vacuum shifted FJ62 transfer case, this also...
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    FJ62 Reimagined - Restoration - Modern Drivetrain - Stoffregen Motorsports

    What we end up with is a factory designed, but slightly improved exhaust system that sounds great, performs well, and is isolated from the chassis keeping the unwanted noises to a minimum.
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    FJ62 Reimagined - Restoration - Modern Drivetrain - Stoffregen Motorsports

    Exhaust hangers also need some degree of engineering. I fall back on OEM engineering (once again) to have a system that allows flex, but also securely holds the tubing in place. Nobody wants to hear resonating or rattles coming from under the body of the truck. Hangers made from 3/8" stainless...
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    FJ62 Reimagined - Restoration - Modern Drivetrain - Stoffregen Motorsports

    Exhaust systems - They perform many functions. Most importantly, an exhaust system should be tailored to the horsepower and torque curve of a specific engine. There is no "one size fits all". Secondly, there's the emissions controls related to controlling chemical components spewed out into the...
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    FJ62 Reimagined - Restoration - Modern Drivetrain - Stoffregen Motorsports

    With more important things going on in the world today, building trucks seems so not important. Nowhere on the scale of every day essential requirements. Unless you drive a Freightliner for a living or are stuck down in Baja on an epic journey, trying to get back home, you probably don't need...
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    FJ62 Reimagined - Restoration - Modern Drivetrain - Stoffregen Motorsports

    Just one less thing to worry about later. Thanks guys.
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    FJ62 Reimagined - Restoration - Modern Drivetrain - Stoffregen Motorsports

    Next up - custom exhaust system. Here's a sneak peek.
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    FJ62 Reimagined - Restoration - Modern Drivetrain - Stoffregen Motorsports

    I was given a tip a while back from another friend in the industry about the fitment of the GM wiring. It isn't really ideal. I do hate to tear into something if I don't have to, but cutting open the GM wiring allows me to adjust the fit. Yes, it is a time consuming pain in the butt. Again...
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    FJ62 Reimagined - Restoration - Modern Drivetrain - Stoffregen Motorsports

    Measurements taken, more lines were bent up and brackets were made. One system complete, the power steering system gets hoses and fluid, and then I bleed it with a pulley on a drill.
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    FJ62 Reimagined - Restoration - Modern Drivetrain - Stoffregen Motorsports

    Eventually, I'll get to the point where I don't need any mock-ups, but I am still developing the process. The main goal is a complete assembly line style process, but for now, the body goes back on the check a few fitment details.
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    FJ62 Reimagined - Restoration - Modern Drivetrain - Stoffregen Motorsports

    Plumbing the chassis requires moving of all the hard lines. Though most people do not do this, I do this to keep the vital fluids away from the heat of the cramped exhaust that runs along the passenger side frame rail. Looks factory.
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    FJ62 Reimagined - Restoration - Modern Drivetrain - Stoffregen Motorsports

    Then the drivetrain gets dropped into the chassis, assembly line style.
  16. Stoffregen Motorsports

    FJ62 Reimagined - Restoration - Modern Drivetrain - Stoffregen Motorsports

    Here we go! Pics uploaded to Photobucket. Now that the chassis is rolling, the drivetrain gets installed. I mentioned a while back that I make a spacer for the 4L85E transfer case adapter from Advance Adapters. This is done for a couple of reasons. 1- is to put the transfer case nearer it's...
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    FJ62 Reimagined - Restoration - Modern Drivetrain - Stoffregen Motorsports

    I need to remind myself that the viewers here on ExPo are the silent type. Some forums get a lot of engagement, usually in the form of nit-picking or trolling, but here...it's a much more civil audience. And wouldn't you know it, Photobucket is going through some changes this weekend. I was...
  18. Stoffregen Motorsports

    FJ62 Reimagined - Restoration - Modern Drivetrain - Stoffregen Motorsports

    Thanks everyone. I'll get more updates posted this weekend. Thanks for watching and please comment. Commenting assures me that the thread is not in vain.
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    FJ62 Reimagined - Restoration - Modern Drivetrain - Stoffregen Motorsports

    Thanks Jack. I am against crappy coffee, people who can't drive and gloss black. Not necessarily in that order.
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