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2.8TD Vitara
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aniesigh
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 28, 2010 9:02 pm    Post subject: 2.8TD Vitara Reply with quote

Evening all, thought i would start a build thread for my new truck im building,
spec will be:

'96 Vitara 3door hard top body
2.8TD Daihatsu Fourtrak engine/gearbox/transferbox (will be intercooled with fuel and pump tweaks)
Toyota axles with lockers
Air shocks
Built for 35" tyres

so far its stripped back to the chassis, all old mounts etc trimmed off and cleaned up, front and rear axles are mounted but not completely finished, sorry about pic quality i will steal the old dears camera and use that from now on turns out iphone camera quality is pants.
anyway, pics:




















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PostPosted: Tue Dec 28, 2010 9:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

















more to come tommorow

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 28, 2010 11:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are you going to have enough clearance for the engine on the front upperlink?
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 29, 2010 7:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

dirtydiesel wrote:
Are you going to have enough clearance for the engine on the front upperlink?

I was just thinking the same , would mean the engine will be a mounted a bit high for my likeing , though its hard to tell from pictures somtimes.
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aniesigh
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 29, 2010 8:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No i'm not, its the first hurdle but i'm going to wait untill the engine is mounted so i can work out how much i need to move it by, the front prop also won't clear the upper link crossmember but this is only tacked in for the same reason, good spot though
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 29, 2010 5:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

this should make a very nice little vit Cool
looks like the axles came from little toe??
so guess that means it got stripped for spares in the end?
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aniesigh
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 29, 2010 6:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks! hopefully it will be good in the end, each task brings new hurdles and its all a learning curve but will get there!
yep they are from little toe, well ive still got it although the axles coilovers and winch have been removed, need someone who can finish it really its a shame for it to be sat here doing nothing!

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 31, 2010 7:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got some more done on it last few days although progress is on hold at the mo, am in conversation with Rockwatt ref. the suspension design, i copied the setup from little toe thinking it was ok but am now led to believe that may cause issues, anyway more pictures:




















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PostPosted: Fri Dec 31, 2010 8:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

While you've got the engine out, I would check the camshaft cover bolts, they tend to come loose and the cover then leaks oil. I would also check the rear crank seal, I take it your going to remove the box to look at the clutch/spigot bearing/release bearing anyway?
Is the timing gear driven?
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 31, 2010 8:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cheers Ben will do, yeah i will give it a good clean, service etc etc before it goes in for a final time, probably chuck a new clutch in aswell as with the crossmembers where they need to be the gearbox will be a pig to get out in situ, cheers
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 31, 2010 8:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

oh and yes its gear driven Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 31, 2010 8:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hurrah for gears! I would gladly put up with the extra noise to get rid of the belt!

I tried to get a spigot bearing for my engine, but apparently no one stocks them Confused so I used the one from my old engine. Might be worth doing the tappets too, does it still have the sticker on the side with the clearances on?

Edit: If your turbo water cooled? Does it have the oil/water cooler?
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 01, 2011 4:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

yeah i was a big fan to see that it was gear driven!
erm it possibly is water cooled actually, i was looking at turbo the other day and wondered why there was at least one extra pipe going to it, will investigate further tommorow.

yeah will deffinately do tappets as part of service and glow plugs as it took abit of cranking to get to start (although it was -7 to be fair)

cheers,
oh and happy new year all!

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 01, 2011 10:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The water feed to the turbo goes from the small hose on the water pump. The oil cooler is under the oil filter.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 02, 2011 7:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Think measure up think more measure more think some more measure again

Tack weld on brackets, think and measure again

It's always a pain getting stuff to fit when it's a serious build.


I think I'll be building a buggy some time soon, I plan on building a wooden chassis first to work out where most things go first

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 02, 2011 8:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yep!, spent lots of time reading up on link suspension when i was looking to coil my SJ but this time i made the mistake of copying little toe's setup without reaserching it much, ive now come round to the idea i need to cut it all off and start again, will be johnny jointing it to add strength, minimise vibration and probabaly add flex as the rose joints didn't have proper missalignment spacers, sadly this means the build time will be extended as i don't have the money to shell out straight away on the joints but will buy one from D4X4 so i can get on with making brackets etc using the one joint to get sizes right,
Bit of a pain but its worth it if it makes it better in the long run, some degree of adjustment will be factored into the suspension design to allow antisquat adjustment. can still get on with other bits of progress so there will be more pics to follow soon,
cheers all

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 09, 2011 10:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

right well stripped it back down, cut mounts of the rear axle need to clean them up properly ready for new brackets once suspension design/geometry has been finalised, slowly building a collection of parts.

one of the suspsension links felt abit miss-shaped so cleaned the paint off quickly and looks like its been lengtened or something Shocked wasn't keen on finding welds along a link arm like that, glad ive been inspired to start again as that way i know how its all been done from the ground up!

a couple pics:






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PostPosted: Mon Jan 10, 2011 7:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If this one turns out to be anything like your SJ then we are in for a treat

Cool

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 10, 2011 7:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Diesel Destroyer wrote:
If this one turns out to be anything like your SJ then we are in for a treat

Cool



i secound that Cool

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 10, 2011 7:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks guys Very Happy spec list should be better than SJ, am using the experience from building that to fuel this build.
mate wants me to take him to his wedding in it if its done in time, may 14th! best get these johnny joints ordered up then eh! Laughing

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 10, 2011 8:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good move junking those links i said they might have joints in them!!
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 10, 2011 8:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yeah i had a feel around when you said about it but couldn't find any, once i unbolted them i felt that weld and had to clean the paint off for a closer look, one of the rod ends is badly bent too Shocked
thanks for the advice Richard!!

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 15, 2011 9:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

while im waiting for parts i thought i would give the axles a strip down, makes it easier to clean all the old mounts off, easier to work with once theyre mounted as theyre ******* heavy when built up! postman bought a nice little present today aswell, finally!!

pics:


















bit of redneck halfshaft pressing:





cheers all

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 15, 2011 9:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shocked Shocked
I LOVE THIS BUILD Cool Cool
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 16, 2011 9:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks Very Happy

got all the brackets cleaned off the axles today and thats about it, mates kept popping up for a chat, great to see people but hinders progress significantly!


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 8:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rest of my calipers turned up today so chucked them in the tank to clean them up:


whats that you say? 6 calipers? oh yes! you all know whats next on the shopping list then Cool

ordered 2 more shocks today from devon 4x4 and the johnny joints are on order. i hate waiting, so impatient! Twisted Evil

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 21, 2011 4:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

6 calipers?! for what?
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 21, 2011 5:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bensthebest wrote:
6 calipers?! for what?


fiddle brakes Very Happy Cool

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10 points to Parrot, fiddle brakes indeed Cool
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thats a shame, i had my money on 6wd Cool
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