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Thread: Hodakaguy's Overland Tacoma Builds - On to new adventures!

  1. #21
    Tonight's after work Update..........

    Passenger side front shock assembly removed.




    OME Shock and Res installed, Mud cover re-installed.







    Moving to the back. Drivers side rear leaf spring removed.




    OEM and OME Dakar springs side by side. Have to do some touch up painting on the new springs since shipping wasn't kind to the paint. New OME bushings installed in the springs.




    Aligning the holes to re-install the bolts into the springs. Giant crescent wrench makes the task easy :-)




    Dakar springs installed.




    Next up....Firestone Air Bags and Daystar Cradles.




    More to come soon....

    Hodakaguy
    My Syncro Westy Build Thread: CLICK HERE
    In Memory of the Crewmen NV: CLICK HERE
    Adventure is out there!: CLICK HERE
    Riding Through History: CLICK HERE

  2. #22
    Today's Progress.

    Started back on the drivers side rear. Here I'm installing the new bracket for the lower shock mount. A new hole is required here as part of the mount.






    Shock installed, I love the integrated rock shields for the shaft on the shock....all shocks should come with this feature! I put a dab with a yellow paint pen on each bolt that has been torqued to final specs. Some bolts will need to wait until the truck is setting on the tires again before receiving final torque.






    Rear shock installed...minus the res mount.




    The upper assembly for the Firestone air bags. The instructions show the big silver through bolt turned around the other way but it extends to far that way and will interfere with the reservoir mount, if your running both airbags and OME shocks the bolt needs to be oriented in this direction.




    Reservoir mount installed








    Getting ready to have the tires mounted on the new wheels, we removed my fathers front wheel to verify clearance on the calipers before diving in and having the tires installed. Calipers cleared so mounting is a go!




    Tires mounted up. The wheels are AX201 16"x8" Zero Off Set, Tires are BFG KO2 285/75-R16. Here the tire is just leaned up against the hub to get a sneak peak on how it's going to look, the tires won't stick out this much once mounted properly. I really like the look against the Quicksand.






    RCI Sliders showed up today, these babies are very solid and quality looks very good as well. Can't wait to get them painted and on the truck.






    Got the passenger side rear spring installed and the upper portion of the air bags loose fit. That's enough for today.



    Hodakaguy
    My Syncro Westy Build Thread: CLICK HERE
    In Memory of the Crewmen NV: CLICK HERE
    Adventure is out there!: CLICK HERE
    Riding Through History: CLICK HERE

  3. #23
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    Thanks for all the progress pictures - looks like a really great build spec. Keep it up!

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