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    A Warfighters Prerunner

    A friend of mine who is currently in the Army bought this 1992 Toyota 2WD Perunner. Well he put it to the test and the test got the best of it. So what I (High Dezert Fabrication) has to do is fab up a need "sub-frame". Fix the LCA mounts or fab up new ones. Fix his shock mounts or cut them off and fab new ones. Will probably fab up new shock towersName:  52104933_2312433145456178_3654707244055920640_o.jpg
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    Re: A Warfighters Prerunner

    You have a couple days work there

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    Scrap metal.

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    Looks like your friend found his toyota isn't as tough as the army's trucks. He's fits the term "drive it like it's stolen"!!
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    Re: A Warfighters Prerunner

    Lose it and go buy something.

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    I'm sure you've seen the alignment bay at a body shop . Frame straightening, and steering geometry, are things best left to someone with the proper setup. It's never gonna be right. But if it's an offroad beater...…...why not (shrug).

    That being said....I dunno if you have access to the equipment. I'm just spit ballin'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by farmersammm View Post
    I'm sure you've seen the alignment bay at a body shop . Frame straightening, and steering geometry, are things best left to someone with the proper setup. It's never gonna be right. But if it's an offroad beater...…...why not (shrug).

    That being said....I dunno if you have access to the equipment. I'm just spit ballin'.
    Based on seeing a modern state of the art alighnment shop,it would appear this type work require's a huge investment in equipment. One of the most respected front suspension mechanics I've ever known was a postal carrier that did it part time at his home. His tools were pretty straight forward and basic. Local GMC dealer occasionally subbed work to him. But I think farmer is right,this job is mostly about components that can take a beating.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bls repair View Post
    You have a couple days work there
    Bls,
    Ya but more than a couple day. But hey, I am and off road fabber, so I will be able to send it to a new evolution....Stay tuned.
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    Rex,
    Negative!! It is worth rebuilding.. I will get him back on the road..
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    Quote Originally Posted by mla2ofus View Post
    Looks like your friend found his toyota isn't as tough as the army's trucks. He's fits the term "drive it like it's stolen"!!
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    Ya he thought be was BJ Balwin with a Trophy Truck. He is a M2 Bradley Gunner, so maybe I should put tracks on it....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dee_veloper View Post
    Lose it and go buy something.
    Dee, Negative. I got this yo!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by farmersammm View Post
    I'm sure you've seen the alignment bay at a body shop . Frame straightening, and steering geometry, are things best left to someone with the proper setup. It's never gonna be right. But if it's an offroad beater...…...why not (shrug).

    That being said....I dunno if you have access to the equipment. I'm just spit ballin'.
    Farmer, Well not sure if it is tweaked...Not worries about alignment..But once we get it back together, then we will see. What he wants me to do down the road is put I-Beams (ford) on it..Well, we will see..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jax View Post
    Based on seeing a modern state of the art alighnment shop,it would appear this type work require's a huge investment in equipment. One of the most respected front suspension mechanics I've ever known was a postal carrier that did it part time at his home. His tools were pretty straight forward and basic. Local GMC dealer occasionally subbed work to him. But I think farmer is right,this job is mostly about components that can take a beating.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sapperb View Post
    Rex,
    Negative!! It is worth rebuilding.. I will get him back on the road..
    I completely understand. I have beat my head against a brick wall more than once in my lifetime!

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    Update - Took off what was left of the existing sub-frame and fabbed up a new one.. It is coming back together one weld at a time...
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    Nice work but personally I would have given the thing a trip to the junk yard. I hope he takes a little better care of it after you doing all this work. Somehow I have doubts about that. Probably because of what he did to it originally.

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    Why scrap it? Its good foundation to work with.

    Look at what guys are doing nowadays with pre-runner builds. Easy $100K investments. Hell, a decent front set up will run you about $7k with shocks and that's budget minded bolt on kits. $10K from the likes of Kibbe, Mazzulla, Camburg and theres a few more out there.

    Looking forward to your updates, this is going to be good.

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    sqznby,
    Ya I just salvaged what I could. I was on a time crunch and i just took that front mount piece and fabbed to it. You are right about the cost. especially for big money kits..I said FVCK THAT!!!! That is why I learned to fab!!!! As a matter of fact, I am in the midst of building (upgrading) a 6' over kit for my ride. I will start a thread on it. When I first did my intro, someone told he admin that we need an off road section. We do.
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    Oh Please God don't make it a forum full of the cheezy welds, and half azz fabrication, I see on the FWD forums. Name:  scared-smiley-face.gif
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    Quote Originally Posted by farmersammm View Post
    Oh Please God don't make it a forum full of the cheezy welds, and half azz fabrication, I see on the FWD forums. Name:  scared-smiley-face.gif
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    Oh the flames that will ensue. No good will come of that!

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    Those look like good mig welds to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by N2 Welding View Post
    Those look like good mig welds to me.
    Why thank you sir. Like i said I was in a time crunch and a hurry, so i fastly glued it together..
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    Quote Originally Posted by N2 Welding View Post
    Those look like good mig welds to me.
    Not these welds...……..the ones I see on other off road forums.

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    Re: A Warfighters Prerunner

    I guess we need to define "forum"

    If there's another category added here at WW...…..it's a forum within a forum....a sub forum. A place for mudder's to hang out. Uh...……...maybe titled "Crap Welds Climbin' Rocks", or "How IQ Is Inversely Related To Suspension Height"...….something like that

    This is a thread.....within the 'Welding Projects' forum.


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    After my buds buried their rigs trying to get me out, and we had to cobble together about $300 to get a wrecker to come up there to get us ALL out....it was the last time for me I'm a quick learner

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