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Old 02-12-2013, 11:25 PM
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Question An idea in need of wisdom?

Gentlemen,

It's been a while since I've visited due to long work hours and little spare time, but I've been throwing around an idea for a while now and I'd like to get some input from whoever is willing to give it.

I've got a 74 J10 thats in need of... a lot. She has a 401 thats little more than a boat anchor at the moment. I'm not sure if anyone is into the sport, but I've always been a huge fan of drifting. Done it a few times and I just can't get enough.

So, to be blunt, do you guys think its even remotely possible to build a drift TRUCK out of the J10? Shes currently sitting on D44/D60 with a TH400 and a D20 backing the 401. My thoughts were basically to put a Mustang/Camaro front end under her and then... a 4 link out back? I'm not sure how to go about it. A friend suggested a tube chassis and then just modify the body panels to fit... For a drivetrain, I've been thinking a pair of turbos and a 4L80E if I can find an adapter to fit the 401? A lot of fab work, I know.

Not to say I have an infinite budget, but with enough time, I don't think money would be too large an issue.

To your wisdom I submit myself guys. What do you think?
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Old 02-13-2013, 08:08 AM
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I think it would be a sick project and I would dig watching the build man. The four link won't be bad man, and I can't think of a cooler lookin' rig to do it with.
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and a 4L80E if I can find an adapter to fit the 401?

Hmm, why wouldn't a Jeep style th400 case work w/ the 4l80e guts?


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I'm not a fan of the sport. Which is odd since I love being sideways. But there's no reason an FSJ couldn't be turned into a decent drifter. And it would be a kick to see. Sorry I can't offer any technical advice. I have no idea what the suspension requirements are for that sort of thing. Seems it would take a ton of power. But that's easy.

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Interesting thought, and love the concept.
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If he can do it with this you can do it with your fsj.

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Hmm, why wouldn't a Jeep style th400 case work w/ the 4l80e guts?


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Would this actually work? I can't say I have a lot of experience in this type of thing but that sounds like a good idea if its possible to do. I'm unsure how though when you take into account all the electrical bits? I'm planning to start a build thread once I change shifts and can begin work on the truck. I'm just not sure exactly what to do about the suspension. I'd like an independent rear suspension set up, but I'm not sure what would be the best idea. Already have the motor and I'm shopping turbos now.
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I think a 4l80E is longer than a TH400 to make room for the additional parts for 4th gear.
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