Toasty's '98 Montero Build

Toasty

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I never updated my suspension progress! Anyway, i bead blasted the control arms and powder coated them black with red/purple glitter. Then I installed Siberians, they actually looked really cool in person but not too flashy. Then i got to thinking about shocks and decided I'd be extra happy if i had coilovers, unfortunately that means i have to make new control arms 😫. Luckily that also means I be able to get it aligned easier and adjust caster properly, so i sold the sparkling arms.

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I went ahead and powder coated a couple tire carriers, one with the red sparkles and one in baby blue with blue sparkles. I'm liking the blue, i also did a light green but it looks like a park bench.

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Toasty

Looking for that thing i just had in my hand...
Those control arms look pretty slick. That's a 2UZ-FE right? What's the verdict on will it fit?
Thanks, It's a 1UZ. Seems to fit pretty good actually. Here's a crappy pic from my progress last night, heads and valve covers on. Closer to it's final location

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evomaki

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That is so great. That project would be a wish list type deal for me down the road. I'm just so amazed that you can shoe horn that in there. Gives me hope. With just three jugs running for aft I find the fit a bit snug, and now you're making it fit with 4. Awesome.
 

Toasty

Looking for that thing i just had in my hand...
That is so great. That project would be a wish list type deal for me down the road. I'm just so amazed that you can shoe horn that in there. Gives me hope. With just three jugs running for aft I find the fit a bit snug, and now you're making it fit with 4. Awesome.
Well these trucks came with a 4 cylinder option in other countries and a DOHC V6 here in the mid 90's so there's the length and width of a V8 DOHC right? A big V8 would be a challenge, this will be tight but probably not too crazy.
 

Toasty

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I've got the motor mounting solved and this week I'm working on the transmission mounting, again using Mirage motor mounts like i did for the NP241 swap as they've proven a durable inexpensive solution to the ever torn transmission mount problem on the Gen 2.

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Toasty

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Got the front of the engine back together last night, replaced LS400 the fan pulley with an idler pulley from a GS 430 for more clearance. Since i don't have room for a mechanical fan i need every bit of room for electrical fans. This idler assembly saved me .5" it's part number is FBT-011.
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Toasty

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Probably a pair of low profile SPAL fans, space is super limited.
 

Toasty

Looking for that thing i just had in my hand...
I used to have ZERO skills, trying to help guys by documenting and drawing parts.
 
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