Tochikoma

Dr Smash

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That’s Japanese for Landcoma. I swore off Toyota’s as a new rig cause I wanted v8 power, well then my Nieghbor made me a deal I couldn’t refuse. It’s 94 shortbed, 22re manual truck right in my wheelhouse. I planned a simple build with a solid mini truck axle up front and a single 4.7 case. That went out the window when a couple other friends practically donated to the cause. Now it’s a 3rz, R151f,single 4.7 case, fj80 front axle and since that axle is 5” wider than my current mini rear I built a hybrid rear. I cut the center out of a Landcruiser axle with the 9.5 diff and a cut the ends off a Tacoma axle with their shafts and welded it up. This is the start.



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Dr Smash

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Marlin refreshed a R151f transmission for the Tochikoma. Has a 4:31 first gear upgraded shift fork and I’m going to make a short throw shifter for it.


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Dr Smash

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A 2TR-FE bellhousing a very critical part I needed for the R151f transmission to 3RZ motor to swap into my Tochikoma



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Dr Smash

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Hellfire knuckles are out of stock until the end of July. And I’m 5k short of buying all the other parts I need. Oh well looks like 2020 summer will be spent on the street with my hot rod.


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Dr Smash

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Creature comforts Corbeau seats, a wheel and some shift knobs



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Dr Smash

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Marlin Crawler picked up my 3rz today to tear it down and get it prepped to go into the Tochikoma. When he looked it over he wasn’t too happy about a couple of things so I hope it’s not screwed up I hope I didn’t get shanked on the deal when I bought it.


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Dr Smash

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Changed my mind about a single 4.7 case and going with dual cases instead. Marlin brought me a couple of 23 spline inputs and I ordered up a MC08 to put it altogether.


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Dr Smash

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Got my motor back from Marlin and he went to town porting it!! Genuine Toyota gaskets and a t100 oil pan all installed for the swap. That’s a gallon ziplock half full of aluminum shavings. He removed the balance shafts as well.







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Brad

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This is awesome. Thanks for sharing the process. Great motivation to get off the couch and pick up a wrench during this lockdown!
 
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