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Thread: Saga of Stanley Fab - Builds of sorts!

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    Default Saga of Stanley Fab - Builds of sorts!

    Well, i have been lurking for awhile, and decided to make a build thread of sorts. I have been in to building trucks since i was a little kid. My first truck was a 1981 Toyota Trekker, that needed a new motor. IF you know what a trekker is you know they are cool!
    From there it went to a 1984 Toyota Extra-cab with a 3.8ltr Buick GN motor. That truck was a blast! I jumped around alot from there. Had a couple wranglers, XJ's, and fords of all types, Bmws, Mercedes, and about 7 Nissan Maximas! I love cars/trucks and i can't leave anything simple and basic.

    Starting about 6 years ago i decided to but together a fabrication shop. I started buying tools, and one thing led to the next.
    I started building Long-Travel off-road trucks, exo cages for crawlers, and all sorts of bumpers, sliders and just about anything i could get my hands on.
    Recently i got married and tapered off the full kill Builds and try to keep it to my personal builds and anything that doesn't involve tearing whole trucks apart... I have a good friend on here who shares my shop with me on occasion, who is building a Mercury Mountaineer (mounty71). So his truck see alot of shop time.
    Although I am traditionally more into full off-road pre-runner style builds, and hard core crawlers, i have also taking a liking to just a good ole adventure truck, with a splash of speed built into it.
    I will start from scratch on the builds and try not to get to confusing.
    One thing you will notice though, is if its Toyota, it gets SCS wheels. Vin is local and i love working with him and supporting his products! Plus they look amazing!


    Build 1: Trixxie the Trekker, this is my personal rock crawler, that started as a barn yard find. IT was growing quite the garden when i got it.
    she is a 1981 Toyota Trekker 1 of 1500 made. She started as a simple junk yard build and was supposed to stay that way...but i don't actually have the ability to do that i guess. She gets alot of love.
    Parts list:
    fj80 front axle with Hell-fire knuckles
    t100 rear axle
    dual cases
    got propane injection kit
    t3 turbo / 1yota turbo manifold
    SCS RAY 10 wheels / 35in bfg ko2 MT
    4wheel underground 3 link Kit / Fox Coil overs.
    All Work has been done in house..




    Build 2: 2005 Toyota Tundra dbl-cab
    This truck started as my wife's truck, and after we got married i decided to take it over. she got her white jeep xj she always wanted.
    It started super stock. And has had a few different sets of SCS wheels on it and sets of shocks and suspension.

    Parts list:
    Front Icon 2.5 coilovers with TC uppers.
    Rear Deavers with Icon 2.5 clicker shocks.
    Custom front bumper, made by me.
    custom bed rack for Howling Moon RTT
    and Stealth 6's with 285 series tires.

    The plans for the Tundra are to make it have some more rock protection, build a better RTT rack, since the last one was built in a hurry. Id like to copy Addison's rack a bit on his Tundra. and get the wiring situated in the truck, so i have more lights and so forth.
    Last edited by toyick; 07-13-2016 at 07:45 PM.

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    That is one of the cleanest looking front bumpers I have seen for the first gen tundra, nice job.

    Want to make another?
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    Looks good. Always happy to see another 1st Gen DC Tundra on here.

    Agreed, bumper does look slick. Looks like you just cut off the lower half above the opening and capped it with some tube for a pre-runner style bumper. Very nice. What did you do for boxing in behind the skid plate? That, plus re-enforcement for a winch would be pretty slick IMO. Any more pictures of it?

    For the rock protection, you thinking more towards sliders or skid plates?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Owyhee H View Post
    That is one of the cleanest looking front bumpers I have seen for the first gen tundra, nice job.

    Want to make another?
    where are you located at? i could possibly arrange something haha! and thank you.. i had an idea of what i wanted for awhile.. Toyota trucks are really hard to do bumpers for because they are very large! it took quite awhile to figure out how to cut that bumper up to make it look decent. i then had to make a sub frame to mount the bumper to.. that is why u see the bumper washers. i have done quite a few prerunner style bumpers.. but i have never incorporated part of the stock bumper into it. both of these i did.. the f250 was burtally hard to make look decent because it was so large.. the toyota came out nice i thought!!


    Blaaaahhhhhhhh

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    i did both of these bumpers as well




    Blaaaahhhhhhhh

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    Quote Originally Posted by wrenchMonkey_ View Post
    Looks good. Always happy to see another 1st Gen DC Tundra on here.

    Agreed, bumper does look slick. Looks like you just cut off the lower half above the opening and capped it with some tube for a pre-runner style bumper. Very nice. What did you do for boxing in behind the skid plate? That, plus re-enforcement for a winch would be pretty slick IMO. Any more pictures of it?

    For the rock protection, you thinking more towards sliders or skid plates?
    yeah i will probably be doing some sliders.. rear spare tire holder/bumper.. i want to run dual batteries and do a ton of custom wiring.. and leds all over the place for coonveince..

    mind the flaking paint on the grill..
    the front bumper is 100% bolt on. the lower half which is all tube is separate then the plastic stock part.. but that has a subframe which is attached to various stock mounting holes underneath.. it was really scary cutting up a perfectly good bumper..


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    Quote Originally Posted by toyick View Post
    yeah i will probably be doing some sliders.. rear spare tire holder/bumper.. i want to run dual batteries and do a ton of custom wiring.. and leds all over the place for coonveince..


    Blaaaahhhhhhhh

    I'd be interested in some sliders, possibly a rear bumper as well. That's if you would want to make an extra set....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Everyday View Post
    I'd be interested in some sliders, possibly a rear bumper as well. That's if you would want to make an extra set....
    I am sure we could accommodate that...what would you need them for?
    Shoot me a txt at 8312724356

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    not your average BMW.. set this up for my parents. needed to custom build the rack for the tent.


    Blaaaahhhhhhhh

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    got eveeything welded up and ready to go for the turbo..


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