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  1. You may need to add a lift shackle to the rear, I too ordered GS metric ton springs and only got 1 3/4 of lift.
  2. I would like to have both a simple jpg or pdf and a vector format if it's available.
  3. masimmons25

    Line Drawing

    Anyone have an accurate Comanche line drawing of the truck from the side? Preferably lwb but swb would work. I know it's out there somewhere as I used to have the file but have misplaced it. I have been searching to no avail.
  4. I'm looking for some advice on the value of the parts I'm removing from a '86 2.5 4x4 with a 5 speed. I'm swapping in a TDI ax15 and 242 so the engine trans and transfer case are going. Not positive on accessories yet but I'm pretty sure none of the original equipment will be reused (simultaneously doing a 97+ swap which should provide everything else) I've been hearing more and more that parts for the early 2.5 are becoming hard to come by and I would like to recoup some cost. I read some posts saying I'll get better returns if I break the whole engine down and sell it piece by piece but this could take a while. Sorry I've been rambling a little, just looking for any advice from anyone who's gotten a good return from parting out their unneeded parts, bonus if it's related to the early 2.5 Thanks Edit* sorry if this doesn't belong in the pub, I just didn't think it fit in modifications and repairs.
  5. Looking for the bezel, retainer and boot from a manual 97-01 xj with the dark gray center console, lower interrior and door pannels. Looking for all pieces, but am most interested in the outer bezel.
  6.  The purist in me says no but for the purpose I want to use it for that would make a ton of sense. My skateboard buddies and I take trips all over and its nice to not section it off from the rest of the crew for those longer drives. If I were to do it I would probably still keep the sections behind the driver / passenger seats and just have a little doorway type of deal. Funny enough, the bracing on the current '78 Hilux it currently sits on just has a steel bar that hooks into two brackets on either side above the driver / passenger doors. Ahh, the simplicity  If sectioning off passengers in the rear is the main concern, and not being able to hop into one of the front seats from the rear, I would just remove the rear window and make a good gasket between the cab and sunrader. Then you save all of the structural integrity and can talk to each other between the cab and rear living area. In an emergency I could see you even being able to shimmy up into the driving position from the rear. Love the idea of this build.
  7. Are you planning to cut the back of the cab out for a pass through? If so I think you will need to add back some bracing due to the cab and front end being unibody.
  8. Anyone ever measure the deflection of the rear frame and bed relative to the cab under flex?
  9. They are not installed backwards. This is a common concern with the aftermarket springs (general spring metric ton reproductions, hell creek springs ect.) The spring is designed this way to allow for load in the bed which will compress the spring and move the axle rearward, at least thats what I have read. As an owner of the general spring metric tons I'm not wild about the apperance, but I understand the reasoning behind it.
  10. I have a '87 with chrome trim, grill and gutters, doing a 97 swap so I won't need them. The upper grill trim has two small dents in it, but you have to get very close to see them. PM if interested.
  11. As has been said the 4bt is very tall and heavy, it has been done though. Better candidates are VW tdi's (adapters available), mercedes diesels ( both om617 or newer and better om606 adapters are available from mercedesdiesel4x4.com), or if your pockets are a little deeper the new cummins repower crate engines look pretty cool (2.8l, ready to run, just need engine mounts and plumbing, and adapters are available).
  12. No, the engine and wiring in mine came from a 91 xj with an automatic and 231, it now has an ax15 and 242, just plugged in
  13. I can't member the build thread or if it was here or over at naxja, but someone swapped in seats from a version of the pt cruiser that flipped forward like this and had a hard plastic back. I don't think it's all pt cruisers but if you found them they are probably narrower and a better fit than captains chairs from a van.
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