Thanks guys. Yeah for sure. Always down to help where i can.
So i gathered parts for my hi steer conversion. These included.
- Diff rebuild kit from LowRangeOffroad w/ marlin crawler axle seals and backing plate eliminators.
- Buds Customs hub adaptor for IFS hubswap/Wide track
- Buds Customs 1.5" dropped hanger.
- IFS hubs, new wheel studs and locking hub studs.
- Built Myself a diff truss.
- LowRangeOffroad shock towers and steering arms off a mate.
- Dropped pitman arm from LowRangeOffroad.
- My mate fabbed me some chromolly steering links with FJ80 tierods
- 12" Ranchos.
- Toyota Surf Steering box and steering shaft.
- Made my own fishplates and crush tubes.
- My old rear springs with a leaf taken out.
- Banana Shackles.
I first jacked the car up and ripped my front diff out and rebuild that first. I left my center in as it was still good. I fully stripped the diff and welded my truss on and painted it up. Then rebuild the swivels. Attached the buds adaptors to the IFS hubs and bolted my arms and every back together.
Than i cut my old spring hanger off. Threw in the old rears and lined the dropped member up and welded it in place. To do this i took out the radiator, Cut of the old torque arm mount and unbolted my old steering boxs which was most probably the hardest part haha. steering box lines were so tight i had to put vice grips on there to crack it. While everything was still out i lined up the new IFS steering box and fishplates.
Then fabbed some fishplates for the shock towers and sung them on.
Pretty much lined the steering box up as far fwd as possible and tryed to get the best angle to help with bump steer and so i didn/t hit the spring on the pitman arm also. Took a bit of mucking around but got there, seeing as this was my first time.
First test in the drain across from my house. Now the narrower rear end binds when wheel hits the chassis. So next mod is IFs rear diff and inversion bar!~