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Builds / Re: Drag Blazer
« on: July 15, 2020, 07:13:16 PM »
 :eek: :eek: :eek:

General Discussion / Re: What are you doing to your vehicle today
« on: November 23, 2019, 07:56:16 PM »
Put in a new transfer case, instead of hang out in Florence. Y'all warned me these Borg Warner cases sucked lol.

Trail Runs / Re: 10th Annual Florence Fest
« on: November 23, 2019, 07:52:46 PM »
3 years in row, something came up last minute (blew my t-case) and I couldn't go. I swear, I'll say hi to everyone next year.

Builds / Re: Drag Blazer
« on: October 26, 2019, 08:05:46 PM »
 :eek: That looks scary fast.

Builds / Re: Durf's Bronco
« on: October 20, 2019, 03:31:14 PM »
Of course, safety is goal 1, so wired in a CB, and  cell phone antenna and signal booster. I highly recommend it,got 4 bars of 4g everywhere, ive yet to be without a signal of some kind in my truck, at least intill i broke the antenna off... well get a new one soon.

New seats and brackets. You'll notice there's only 1. That's because even though i was told my driver seat was in stock and ready to ship when i placed the order, I received a phone call 2 weeks later saying my driver seat is on backorder and probably 12 weeks out.

And a new steering wheel, cause my fat a** broke the last one.

Builds / Re: Durf's Bronco
« on: October 20, 2019, 03:09:19 PM »
Putting my piss poor fab skills to the test. Had to make a tube rear bumper, because the factory one keeps snagged me up. Modified a 2nd factory t-case skid plate I got from the junk yard to fit under my new deeper trans pan, and cut it out for the driveshaft. And had to make some rock sliders because I keep destroying my rockers every time I go out . Sliders still need welded onto the truck, should be done before FF.
And you'll notice I put the decals on Eryc gave me awhile back, so finally representing.

Builds / Re: Durf's Bronco
« on: October 20, 2019, 02:53:45 PM »
What kind of connection does the usb port have?
I took the console apart, it was only a power and a ground wire going to it, so I spliced it into the cigarette lighter. Works great.

Trail Runs / Re: 10th Annual Florence Fest
« on: October 20, 2019, 02:49:58 PM »
Yea, I wasn't at the inaugural event, but I went to numbers 2 and 3 and remember it being a huge turn out. When I went a couple years ago, it was a good turn out, but not like the previous ones I attended.

Trail Runs / Re: 10th Annual Florence Fest
« on: October 06, 2019, 07:25:42 PM »
Wow. Has it really been that long already? 10th year. Congratulations everyone on the milestone.

Builds / Re: Durf's Bronco
« on: March 04, 2019, 05:55:48 PM »
Been along time folks. I've just been so busy with work and life, haven't really had any free time. In the last year or so since I've logged on, I made some minor but important progress. Got 3 new power window motors in and working. Lift gate had a bad latch safety override switch I had to bypass to get working. Got all new window moldings and seals to keep cockpit dry. Replaced just about every gasket and seal on the motor so no more leaks. And the most important step of all - fixed the slippin transmission. Bought a Performance Automatic stage 1 valve body and deep sump cooling fin trans pan, adjusted the shift linkage on the tranny side while valve body was out. Drives like a dream now. Transmission is almost smooth enough to earn the ultimate compliment any tranny can get, that it shifts like a Turbo Hydromatic lol.

Trail Runs / Re: 9th Annual Florence Fest
« on: September 02, 2018, 10:17:51 AM »
 I'm going to try and make it, and working on recruiting some friends to join too. Hope i get to say hi to everyone rhis year.

Trail Runs / Re: 8th Annual FLORENCE FEST
« on: October 23, 2017, 09:40:15 PM »
Sounds good. Ill have to stick to baby trails again as i still haven't fixed my tranny yet, so if anyone else has a stockish truck and wants to do some sight seeing.

Also, will there be any ATV and/or side by side groups or trail runs. Ive got a buddy who wants to come with his.

Yea, i honestly prefer a vertical front grip on a small light fighting rifle, but for whatever reason I love the look of the mil spec rounded handgaurd.

So naturally as a fan of historic weaponry, i chose to model my project after an M16A2/M4 style rifle,  but with the modern upgrade barrel, bolt, and trigger. Then, i thought the alternating silver and black looked bitchin so i went out and bought a standard Bushmaster mag to complete it.

It took 3 series of disassembly, cleaning, and oiling, as well as some breaking in, before it finally started cycling properly, but by the end of the test run/break in process it works great. The midlength gas system, heavy m16 cut bolt, and brand new still stiff buffer spring makes this thing virtually recoil-less.

General Discussion / Re: How High Did You Get
« on: June 20, 2017, 06:05:31 PM »
Nevermind, pulled it off  :rotfl:

General Discussion / Re: How High Did You Get
« on: June 20, 2017, 05:44:10 PM »
I love it. Hopefully it gets up to 130 and everyone packs their bags and leaves.
Damn... so close

General Discussion / Re: How High Did You Get
« on: June 19, 2017, 07:54:46 PM »
According to Weather Underground, officially 123 degrees today at the house,  Laveen.  We'll be cooling off tonight though, down to 85.
Nice. Tomorrow is supposed to be the record setter, so lets see what happens.

General Discussion / How High Did You Get
« on: June 19, 2017, 02:06:46 PM »
As much as id like to, im not referring to rolling a fat one and passing it around the campfire. What high temp did you come across in this heat wave. Mine was @ I-17 & Camelback, at only 1:30, so im sure we can get much higher this afternoon.


I followed Eryc's advice, but still managed to knick the receiver in 1 spot. Had a hard time driving in the magcatch , swung too hard, missed my aim point and tore right thru the protective tape. Im sure a sharpie will cover it up fine. I almost lost an eye trying to get the front take down pin installed, and i spent 30min scowering the room with a magnet till i picked up the lost detent pin from said incident. But other than that, it was surprisingly quick and easy. Upper kit shows up next week.

Btw, if anyone else is looking for a cheap build, Tombstone Tactical has these Sionics stripped lowers in stock here in town. Out the door with tax was just under $58.  Cheaper than buying one online and paying an FFL transfer fee.

And yes, ive been reloading for awhile. I used to do .223 when my buddy Joe had an AR, but i sold everything to another friend when Joe git rid of the rifle. I dont remember the exact load, but it was somewhere around 24gr of Imr4064, CCI benchrest primer, and a 63gr Sierra gameking bullet. Consistent half inch groups at 100yrds out of a 16in barrel, so i can only imagine just how good you can do with the longer heavier barrels.

No-Hommo; i happily oblige anytime someone lets me play with their gun.

Yea, longer barrel will always yeild better accuracy and velocity. But honestly, its a .223, its pretty limited on range already, and lets be real here, im not gunna take an assault rifle hunting, thats what i have Remington and Winchester for. I have some little 130gr Speer Varmint HP handloads for my .308 if i were to go huntin for yotes. The AR is for fun (and short range gun fights if theres ever an economic/government collapse).

Cool. Thanks for the info. Im going with the budget oriented yet good shooter with easy maintenance, so im buying a nice stainless barrel, nickel coated BCG, and upgraded nickel coated trigger components. Those 3 things make up more than half the price of the total build lol. Everything else is pretty run of the mill basic.

Now you're speaking my language.  If you need any help or tools let me know.  I've built multiple AR's in different variations.
I'm currently working on a 6.5 creedmor on an AR10 platform
Do i need anything special other than a fine punch, and an AR armorers tool?
Also, can i just say WTF Stoner. There are so many springs, pins, and parts to these. My SKS has like 12 parts to the entire gun and requires zero tools for full disassembly. My FAL is designed to be fully disassembled using only a single rifle cartridge as the tool. If the AR wasnt so accurate, and so user friendly, id say this is a retarded design. But its a great functiong rifle, so i guess Stoner knew what he was doing.

Ive got a fun collection of classic military, and old west weapons, but im finally gunna join the 21st century and get a new gun.
With the Bronco on hold waiting for a special order flange/cv assembly (that i ordered 3 weeks ago and still have no eta) i need something to tinker with. So, i figure, what the hell, lets build an AR. The first round of parts arrived today...

I assume at least a few of my AlloffroadAZ friends have built one of these and will be able to assist if i cant figure it out?

Toyota / Toyota 3.0L to 3.4L swap
« on: March 21, 2017, 09:15:59 PM »
Anybody out here ever do one of these?

Some co-workers and I have been attempting this one, taking the old 3.0L V6 out of his 94 Taco, and swapping in a 3.4L out of a 2002 4-Runner. We then got ahold of an engine harness & computer from a wrecked 02 Tacoma V6 4WD manual trans, and clutch & flywheel for same truck configuration (per Toyota tech support, the proper combination to get. very nice of them to email us back btw, if only they would help on the next issue). Everything seems to work together, although none of it has been the direct swap the folks on the internet claim it to be, almost everything has required some amount of modifying.

The stage we're at now, and don't really know exactly how to proceed is the wiring. A conversion harness is out of the question due to time & money (mostly time,as both websites that sell them and 2 shops here in town that claim to do it are all min of a month out to get anything made). I can find all kinds of sites & forums about this particular, and very common, engine swap for older Yoda trucks, all of which proclaiming about how easy it is to wire the new engine harness to the older truck, but none that really give any detail into the specifics of the wiring. We have Haynes manuals for both trucks, and access to Toyota's tech info website, so we have all of the wiring diagrams.

My question though, and the one I'm hoping someone here has some kind of insight on, is: Do I hard wire the new engine harness & computer into the existing vehicle body harness using the wiring diagrams to get the wire functions to match up? IE; ECM power out of new ECM wired into ECM power on body harness, gauge to guage, fuel pump to fuel pump, ignition lead to ignition lead, ect ect ect...

Or is it not that simple? Any thoughts?

BTW, I do have 4 engine harnesses (or part of) and 2 complete body harnesses to work with, so no issues on not having the right plugs or enough wires. And can take pictures of anything you want/need.

And one last thing before you all say it.... I already told him he should of just put a small block Chevy in it.

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