It has been a while since last posting but I have been getting some work done on the Truggy. The back half is starting to come together a little at a time.Continue Reading →
While I have been cleaning up the body work on the cab getting ready for paint, I’ve been working on the drawings for the back half tube work. Just a little glimpse of what I have so far. The main hoop will be inside the fiberglass rear fenders. The rear fenders will be flush with […]Continue Reading →
The Truggy mocked up with 37” tires. I am planning on using 39” tires but these will work for a while.
114” wheel base, front axle is moved forward 3” . It’ll have fiberglass fenders on the back half. Radiator, fuel cell, batteries, spare tire and storage in the rear.
If you are thinking about an early 80’s Toyota mini truck build, be prepared to hone your metal working skills. The lower corner of the body at the passenger side door was swiss cheese so I cut it back to solid metal.
The first piece required a curved bend and a 90 degree angle. […]Continue Reading →
I was busy over the weekend………
Got the louvers in and the hood pounded back in to shape and primed. Best I can guess is that this hood was walked on at some point, there was 3/8” bondo in places and the hood panel was popped off the sub panel.
I cut all that was […]Continue Reading →
I got the louver panels welded in to the hood yesterday. Always a “point of no return” kind of job. I screw the layed out panels to the hood and cut through both layers of metal at once. This leaves a nice thin uniform gap all the way around.
Panel clamps are used to […]Continue Reading →
Did a little more today. Past the point of no return, well sorta. I cut the cowl and the hood on the passenger side. No photos of the hood but here’s the cowl.
The front end is narrowed! All that is left is to fit the […]Continue Reading →
Got the cab back on the frame and the fenders and hood mocked up to start narrowing the front end. I am taking 12″ total out of the width of the front end.
The outside edge of the blue tape is 6″ and taper back to 0 where the the top of the […]Continue Reading →
I actually got some work done on the truggy last week, amazing. I got the rest of the truss work done on both sides of the frame. This will both strengthen the boat sides as well as creat a truss on both sides of the frame. THe humidity was over 90% for two days straight, […]Continue Reading →
The rear bumper was built once the cage was complete. The bumper is tied into the frame just inboard of the new lights and also has a tie in to the side of the frame on the hinge side of the swing out to add stability to the swing out. That is a 37″ Super […]Continue Reading →