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post #1 of (permalink) Old 08-26-2002, 06:50 PM
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Finally got around to doin\' some new mods.....

Hey Guys,
I finally got around to getting the rear springs installed in the front of my zuk. I am building some expanding shackles for all four sides and I hope to get it up and running soon. I need to build the upper front shock mounts to take advantage of the new flex. I was wondering if anyone knows what the longest stock shock available is for the zuk, IE which vehicle/year. I was under the impression the fj40 landcruiser had some very long ones but I can't remember or find it on the net.

I have some more good news also, my little brother has bought himself a nice 1987 zuk. It is in very good shape and has virtually no rust. We are in the process of getting the parts for the SPOA and the doorless thing so he should be also trail ready soon. The only problem is that the truck is smokin' like a pig. I was wondering if anyone had a spare 1.3 liter motor that is running good they would sell him for cheap? He just coughed up the money for the rig so he does not have much. Maybe someone who upgraded to a 1.6 or 4.3 might have one to sell. Thanks guys and have a great night.....
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Hi Pete,sounds like your family zook thing is going good.You might try BB and see if he has an extra 1.3.Best of luck on your projects,RR
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Pete, if your looking for a cheap option on front shock mounts, you can use ford shock towers and then you pick the shock for your trucks travel. Do a search for Ford Shock Towers here and on the pirate4x4 site and it will give you the part numbers. I have attached a pic of mine.
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Ford shock tower : P/N E5TZ-18183-A, roughly $12 ea. Its off a 1 ton Ford F350 straight axle. ( Ford must think theres a defect on this part....)
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It would be worth $24 for everyone to run down to the local Ford dealer and run them out of these . I can just imagine the panic it would cause once they figured out the sales figures. Maybe we should look into more oem parts from other manufacturers .
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Pete let me know when you want to cut the hinges. I will make your brother a deal on the straps for the door.
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Thanks guys,

I already made my upper shock mounts for an eye to eye shock, I was mostly wanting the longest shock you can buy for a vehicle so I can get some cheapies at the advanced auto parts store. I heard it was the fj40 from some year but I am not sure.

I made my z link today and it came out really nice and strong. I am going to start on the expanding shackles tomorrow as I already bought a 10' length of 2"x3/8" flat stock. I am getting pretty excited about it and I can't wait to measure my new found flex. Oh yeah, I managed to get the threads all buggered up on it so I'll have to replace it right away. I got it from North coast offroad so I tried to get a hold of him but he did not return my call. Anyone know what size they are offhand?

My brother and I cut the hinges the first day we got the truck for him and I did the nice quick release straps the next day so I will not need them now. Thanks anyway....

Apreciate it guys....

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