hawksao New Reader
5/1/17 4:38 p.m.

I am building a 1992 Toyota pickup truck for the $2017 competition. Basic concept is to shorten and lower the truck, which I have already done by zee-ing the rear frame 16" and shortening the wheelbase to 91". That's the same as a Mazda Miata. It has a 3.73 rear end. I have removed and sold the bed. I will be fabricating rear fenders from an aluminum tool box my neighbor put out with the trash. I have gutted the truck, and installed a 6 point roll bar. Some mechanical mods are planned. I have hand-fabricated a set of "zoomie" style headers, found a used race seat on Craigslist, and picked up a set of junkyard front fenders from a 1955 F100 to replace the original front end. The stock fenders, hood, and grill were damaged in a minor collision. I will stay below the half-budget of $1008 for this year, leaving plenty of room to do an engine/transmission swap next year. The truck is being built by myself, my son Aidan, and good friends Skip, Tim, Dillon, Sammie, Willie, and Sherry.

hawksao New Reader
5/1/17 4:41 p.m.

If somebody van direct me to a tutorial on how to post pics, I will.

Stampie GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
5/1/17 4:48 p.m.

Get pictures hosted on the net.

Find the direct link for the pictures.

Hit the camera icon at the top of the posting box.

Paste the direct link in the pop up.

Hit the ok button.

Let me know what stage you're having issues with and I'll provide more details.

5/1/17 4:49 p.m.

Sounds like a great project, can't wait to see it.

Photos need to be uploaded to a photo hosting site (photobucket, snapfish, imgur) first, then copy/paste the link to here.

OHSCrifle GRM+ Memberand Dork
5/1/17 8:09 p.m.

Came for this... A little disappointed, since Toylet is what I called my mom's car when I was in high school.

trucke SuperDork
5/2/17 4:30 p.m.

I thought it was about one of these...

classicJackets HalfDork
5/2/17 5:24 p.m.
hawksao New Reader
5/3/17 5:07 p.m.

In reply to trucke:

There may be a toilet seat incorporated into the design, you'll just have to wait and see....

hawksao New Reader
5/3/17 5:12 p.m.

Agent98 New Reader
5/3/17 5:50 p.m.

Great intro hawksao - we are dying for pix. Sounds like a great project

Carson Dork
5/3/17 6:09 p.m.

Ovid_and_Flem HalfDork
5/3/17 6:40 p.m.

From one retired geezer barrister challenger to another, welcome. Look forward to pics.

GTXVette HalfDork
5/3/17 9:31 p.m.

Here come da Judge Here come da Judge, sorry had to. but looking good.

Spinout007 GRM+ Memberand UberDork
5/3/17 9:54 p.m.

At least he's not wearing orange and blue...

GTXVette HalfDork
5/4/17 6:29 a.m.


You Can Tell How Old I Am.

I've been here 50 years so Go Jackets

GTXVette HalfDork
5/4/17 8:45 p.m.


ProDarwin PowerDork
5/4/17 8:48 p.m.

Ooo. I like this.

Are you planning on moving the spring mounts/frame in the rear up to put longer springs in there?

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