Raymond's Toyota in for a quick airbag job. We will be bodydropping it soon and chopping the top. Look for the rockers to end up missing also.
|Travis building the rear of the truck.||Preparing to lower the Toyota the easy way.|
Sorry we sucked on getting more pics of the suspension up. The Toyota came back and is now being bodydropped and cut to the door. Pictures of the framework will be up in the next couple of days.
|This Toyota was spotted at truck jamboree. It's one of the lowest trucks we've ever seen. This bad ass truck is the motivation for us to build Raymond's toy. We won't stop until Raymond's toy is lower.|
We are trying a bodydrop on this truck that will not be as stock as we like. The floor will be raised 2 inches or slightly more. This is due to the fact that the truck is receiving a 5 inch bodydrop. There is only so much we can shorten the frame and we went with a 3x3 box tube with 1/4 inch wall thickness. The savings in space over a normal bodydrop will allow us to chop the top on the truck but retain enough headroom/legroom to drive comfortably.
|The rockers are cut off and replaced with 1/4 inch plate.||Here's the hybrid inner frame ready to be welded in.|
|After the hybrid frame is in place, Phil cuts off the top of the factory frame.||Another view of the 1/4 inch rockers. These things will send a shower of sparks when railing.|
|Frame was stepped in front to lay the front crossmember and the frame at the same time.||The factory floor needs to be removed.|
|Phil cutting out the firewall for engine clearance.||The cab floor is removed.||This thing tucks a serious amount of rim. These are only 17's.|
|Mocking up the front fenders to see what we got.||Tire clearance is very important to allow the truck to turn when it's on the ground.||This is where the new cab mounts are being built.|
|Floor starting to go back in over the driveshaft.||Phil reinforcing the inside of the fenders with 1/4 inch rods.||Brake booster and clutch slave cylinder were relocated for tire clearance.|
|The fenders were cut up very high for the tires on the inside.||Borrowed wheel shows how the front will tuck on 17's with low profile tires.|
|Phil putting the floor back in.||Finish shot of driveshaft hump.||Steve dropped by the shop and prepped the toy for the chop.|
|Setting braces for the chop top.||Phil drilling out spot welds from the rear cab brace.|
|Starting the cutting with the sawzall.||Phil cutting the rear pillar.|
|Fonze taking his turn.||Roof removal.|
|Laying back the door pillars.||Roof set back on ready to fit and weld.|
|Truck is slowly taking shape.|
|Hood cut out for motor. This is probably not cool.||Building the smooth sheet metal bed floor.|
|Raymond welding his truck back together.||Gas filler in the bedfloor.|
|Crazy Toy in primer at Forbidden Fantasy show. The rollpan is ripped up from dragging but the new one is already being installed.|