If you have time to make a stop in Grand Junction when you head to the wrecker games I'd love to see the cruiser! You could also see the project I just finished of putting an fj80 front axle under the front of my 2004 4runner.
I have had 4 or 5 dedicated "project cars" in the past with various stages of upgrades, modifications, and custom work. I have rebuilt engines from a bare block, assembled cylinder heads, rebuilt suspension, brakes, exhaust work, etc. Rebuilt engines stock and also rebuilt them with aftermarket parts for big HP. I swapped the engine and transmission in my daily driver and drive it all of the time. All of my vehicles run on E85 fuel (cuts your carbon emissions by about 40% believe it or not and it's cheaper and makes more power). I can weld, cut, grind, paint, and turn a wrench. I currently own 9 or 10 cars (I think I am forgetting one).Your skill level with auto mechanics and fabrication
20-30 miles range with my initial build would be a good starting goal or about 2 mi/kwh.The range you are hoping to get (how many miles/charge)
Enough to drive around town and drive on local 4x4 roads and trails and eventually go to Moab for the real terrain. I will tow it if needed.What level of performance you are hoping to get
Whatever it takes but likely will cost $10k or so before it drives under it's own power.How much money you are willing to put into your project
I have already acquired a 2013 Nissan LEAF SV which I will use as a donor for my motor, inverter, DC-DC, chargers, and battery pack.What parts you've already considered, if any.
Yep mine still is covered. If I get a taller lift I'll probably need to address it but I've checked it while flexing on my trailer and it looks good. Will have to try and remember to take a look on the rocks in Utah.If the fj80 is like my 4runner, there is a seal on the slip yoke to seal the splines. I just went through getting my driveshaft lengthened and on full suspension droop you want the sealing surfaces to maintain contact. Here are pictures of the drive shaft engaged properly and the male part of the splines.
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Of the 19 replies only 2 were negative, and they were still constructive. 17/19 is 89% approval rating for some rando reddit users. How did it backfire? The TFL Video has 21k views and by far the vast majority of comments are positive.Reddit is being a bit brutal to this builder and build at the moment:
A lot of exposure can sometimes backfire.
And, no, I'm not posting on that one, just reading.
The speed of 64 mph is not the top speed, that is just the top speed record currently. I have not taken it faster than that. As I stated earlier when showing my gear calculations that the top speed should be 70-75 MPH which is limited by the maximum RPM of the motor.A top speed of 64mph implies it takes 80kW to run at that speed or an efficiency of around 1 mile/kWh, or it's speed limited by the truck's gearing/tires.
If the latter, 160kWh is not going to make a lick of difference except acceleration or grade climbing at highway speeds, which may cook the motor/battery due to inadequate cooling.
I'd leave it alone and build something else.
Yes, quite a bit actually. You can check out my Instagram I am pretty dissolutioned about posting on this forum any longer.I enjoyed the video and look forward to seeing the cruiser at cruise moab. Have you done any updates to the Landcruiser lately?
Just seeing this! Would love to test it out when you are on the west coast!@seatosummit it looks like you have a really nice 914. Those are up there with one of my all-time favorite cars.
Let me know if you want to test out my LC I'm going to be doing a bunch of events with it this year.