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Old 07-15-2019, 07:20 AM
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Old 07-17-2019, 06:24 AM
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In Missouri where I live, vehicles have to have a safety inspection. In the cities there is an OBD2 emissions scan test, older vehicles (pre-1996 OBD1) are exempt from.
The safety checks tires/brakes/bearings/joints/lights/wipers/glass/exhaust/excessive fluid leaks/seat belts.
Anything over 25 years can get Historic plates which don’t require an inspection

That’s basically it.
The truck has a title so for paperwork purposes the state will know it’s a 1977 truck which just has to meet 1977 safety standards.
I should be able to take it in and get a normal inspection and just consider it a restomod with better brakes and handling.


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Man you got it easy compared to us, I'm not 100% sure I could find an engineer to agree with scope of work involved, then if I could it would be inspected in stages with everything visible before paint, would have to meet all requirements for emission testing of the lexus not the truck because that's newer. That's assuming it wasn't deemed an independently constructed vehicle which would mean it had to pass all codes for 2019 vehicles as if it was brand new.... Yep the fun police suck big time here and our state isn't the worst one for this stuff either.

I'm so jealous and love what you have done and look forward to seeing it finished.
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Old 07-18-2019, 03:48 AM
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Old 07-20-2019, 10:32 AM
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Meh, I’ll just replace the oval L on the intake with a blue oval and nobody will know the difference. 😁


Started this morning by pulling the motor back out.


Then stood the frame on edge to weld the bottom side of the subframe.



Tomorrow I’ll flip it the other direction and weld the other side.


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Old 07-20-2019, 06:52 PM
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It's always satisfying when you get to weld in bits for good after spending a lot of time and effort fitting and fettling until it's just right, knowing that it doesn't have to come apart again. And when that bit is done you can move onto the next job.
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You said it.
I have had the top welded in for a while but needed to get the underside done and figured it would be worth it to flip the chassis rather than trying overhead welding. I’ve got some work to do on the rear mount for the rear subframe and then I will flip it 180 and do that, then it will almost be ready for wheels and final engine placement


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Old 07-26-2019, 06:11 PM
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Started welding in the rear crossmember for the rear subframe.


Then flipped the frame the other direction and kept welding


And I finished putting the accessory drive and belt back on the front of the engine since it was out.


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Old 09-22-2019, 01:59 PM
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It’s not dead it’s just resting!

So I got derailed through the hottest part of summer but it’s back on.

I used some 14ga scrap to make some end caps for the front shock towers








That will help tie them to the truck frame and stiffen them up and I have a flat spot to add a cross brace if I need to.

Next I did some final trim ad tweak and used some self tapping screws to hold the floor to the body then rolled it back horizontal and slung it with the forklift.


It worked fine but looked way tall so I brought the core support and inner fenders to check my lineup.




I think the cab is a little high but it is cowl touching firewall and floor touching frame rails so there is not much more I can do but raise the core support about an inch.




It is getting closer and I am excited and there is still like 80% of the project left to go


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Looking really good so far. What's the desired final ride height?
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Old 09-27-2019, 03:42 AM
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Desired ride height was low but the car had 1 inch spacers on top of the struts to raise it. How it ended up sitting on the frame it almost looks like it will be stock ride height. However the cars are pretty easy to lower. And I have not put any weight on the suspension yet. Cars tend to ride low on their springs for comfort.
The frame is sitting level and the hubs are the same distance from the floor at full droop so it will just take some tuning once it’s sitting on the floor at complete weight.
I also checked and where the floor is hitting the frame is on the car unibody frame part so I can trim that and get the cab back down in line with the core support and eliminate the 1 inch body lift.


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