Project El Taco...1990 BII


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i cant look at that 1st picture it messes with me. like that front end doesnt belong there yet its there and im scared.
 


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This thing is going to look wicked with a lift and some bigger tires, I think the front end will grow into it when its bigger.
 

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idk about that grill lol its def different IDK WHAT TO THINK LOL
 

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after some photo shop


might make it look better idk
 

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could always make a kustom billit grill
 

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how is the B2 running? have you taken a video of driving around yet?
 

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Runs great!

I took it down to Randle (2 hour drive) last weekend pulling my motorcycle trailer(~1500-2k lbs) and loaded with gear and camping stuff and it drove just like it does unloaded, feels like a V8 under the hood. Averaged about 18mpg. Unloaded freeway, it gets about 20-21mpg. When I have some fun with it though, it really guzzles.

I havent got video of it driving around yet, One of my cameras only takes 15 second clips, the other is cheap and doesnt record sound, and I cant find the charger to the good camera. Ill get my buddy to take some video with his camera next time we go out.
 

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Updates?

do you have pictures of what you removed from the SOHC engine to make it 'like' the OHV motor? i have a ton of hoses and tubes on mine that i would like to see disappear, just wondering what you did.

thanks.
 

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Finished the heater box...and yes there is still air flow... Im working on a lift for it right now, Ill get an update on that when im done with pics. I picked up some 34" LTB's a couple weeks ago, I cant drive it til it has the lift on it though.

There will be some serious updates very soon, ive been working on collecting parts...
 

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Update...

So I needed a little more lift than what the explorer springs were giving me to be able to drive with the LTB's on. I picked up some goodies to help with that:




3.5" Duff kit from another member on here and an SJ AAL for the explorer springs. A set of homebuilt extended RA's as well as a couple of 1" coil spacers will accompany the front lift, Ill get to that in another update.

I also built some HD extended shackles, cost me a grand total of $20. Here is some pics of the construction.



Had to make some new sleeves that were 3" long instead of the jeep bushings 2-5/8" sleeves.








They are roughly 4" longer from pivot to pivot, should give me an extra 2" of lift. 3/8x1-1/2" bar stock, tig welded.

More to come very soon...
 
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are you sure they are strong enough? lol.
 

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are you sure they are strong enough? lol.
i agree, those will break as soon as you leave the asphalt lol

j/k, how long did they take you? they look great
 


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