Toyota Chinook 4x4 Build Pt 1 Kootenay Edition Motorhome




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Jack Whitley: What is the model number on those Cragar Wheels?

Galvanized Knight: @CompressorSurge Thanks! I am currently working on the interior of the Chinook which I have stripped right down to the fiberglass and started from scratch. I have posted the interior build here @CompressorSurge Thanks! I am currently working on the interior of the Chinook which I have stripped right down to the fiberglass and started from scratch. I have posted the interior build here toyotamotorhomeDOTorgFWDSLASHforumsFWDSLASHindexDOTphpQUESTIONMARKshowtopicEQUALSIGN3658

SnowWolfJones: thats awesome, nice job

Blake Copeland: did you do a spring over convertion or alift kit

Galvanized Knight: Not yet. I am just about finished this project. I rebuilt the entire interior which took way more time and money then I imagined. Once its finished I plan on starting another build similar to this. After that one is done I'll be selling this one. I do not want to be without one.

Galvanized Knight: They are rough country with 3 leafs out of the oem pack bolted in. I also have some firestone airbags in the rear. Next build I will have custom springs made instead. There is a link in the description to forum site with more information on this build. Thanks Lance

duramax3388: sweet build

funkyprepper: great job - well done i can see many fun trips ahead in her :) FANTASTIC!!!!!

1950sGirls: I would trade my soul to the devil for that thing, SO freakEN SICK! KILLER BUILD

Galvanized Knight: @mccrackenphillip Both the 1976 donor vehicle and the 1980 4x4 now with the RV shell, still run. It hard to kill those tough old 20R's and 4spds.

Galvanized Knight: @chamberapp I never really kept track of the time but if you were just going to put a Chinook on another longbed truck and not plate the frame or put in a lift or do anything else. i'd say about 2 days with help. I did a lot of extras to make it an actual usable 4x4. If I had to guess on my build time to the point its at now maybe 300+hours and some help from friends. Thanks for the support, I find it so hard to keep myself inspired. Lance

tony clifton: amazing. if you ever need a place to stay near Reno, let me know.

Spewedonyou: I'm not clear on what you mean by "Plated the frame" Is that like boxing the frame? Is so, did you weld on the reinforcing plates? Doesn't that make the frame weaker from damaging the factory temper?

Galvanized Knight: The front has a 3" lift kit (suspension not blocks ). Measures at actually 4.5" compared to the stock truck I have. The rear has the same but I took the spring apart (The footage does not show this, it was done later )and bolted in 4 more leafs and one overload. Its actually measures 6.5" compare to stock. I also built brackets for a custom airbag kit in the rear.The stock leaf springs on these Toyota s is on top of the axle. Check out that blog link in the description for more info. Thanks GK

CNice56: that was hott it gave me a boner

valuepack2: Great little expedition camper conversion AND Ratatat? Thumbs up, man!

telemantid: Absolutely excellent. Ski trip!

Jeff .Geist: you now have the worlds most aggressive off road RV. Iv had 2 of them Toyota's (1985 1980) and they just last like stainless steel. My current Isuzu and Tahoe could never last as long or as tough.

bubbaeffect: nice job

dirtdobberoffroad: now its time for the ton axle's....

Hector Rodriguez: Awesome build!

Andre Garbo: Anyone know if he extended the frame to fit the chinook cab? I was thinking about doing the same thing project except that I'm not sure which toyota 4x4 model would be the best to put the camper on.

cortnee4980: fit perfect

simon adcock: I had to scrap 2 old toyota trucks could not find buyers but this idea is great what you acomplished how bout making a camper out of aluminum and sheet metal

MeatPlowMcGill1: I had the same idea the other day and found this while doing research. Was it hard to accomplish? How many months and build cost please?

Kenneth Lewis: How much are you selling it for?

mccrackenphillip: I Never Saw A 70'sToyota RV Nice Do They Both Still Run?

Andre Garbo: @GalvanizedKnight Good to know. I found a guy selling a 79 chinook camper section but he lives 7 hours away from me so I was also wondering how long it took you to transplant the camper onto the new chinook? Awesome build btw, keep it up it keeps inspiring me!

THETRUECRASHMONKEY: PREMO JOB BROTHER

Quincy Birwood: Awesome!

CarlosP DLT: Awesome build, old Toyotas for life!!!

mccrackenphillip: @GalvanizedKnight Ya I Had A 80 SR5 2WD With Stock SR5 Stipes Too. My Grandpa Had A 84 From 88-2001 Saw It Too Still Runs Too. My Aunt Got A 85 Still Has It 89- Today 145K Too.

Big Matt: this is rad! nice job....... anything you would do differently? does the rear over hang cause you any problems? thanks

sleathfighter: Long live Chinookers, 2WD or 4WD, right on !

uniriko: This guy loves his Toyota

rpeek: Oh how cool is that! A 4x4 Chinook! I love it!

Kenneth Gill: A very cool project, and of course a great truck!

squidbilly131: so rad

Ross Manitoba: Thank you for sharing & cool RIG

MrLocoruiz: Great job man !!!!

Galvanized Knight: @nathanlaneer Thank you. I was dreaming about this project during 2002-03 and in 2003 I ended up buying a 1976 2wd Chinook. I originally wanted to install 4wd in the 1976, I really liked that cab style with the dual front head lights.The project sat for many years until March 2010 when I decided to install it on my 1980 longbed. If you ever do build one of these I would be more than happy to give you advice on the build. I learned so many things and would do a lot differently next time.

magentawave: Is the 22R as good as the 20R?

Ricky Bobby: I as wondering what size tires those were after you lifted it? And what diff gears are you running?

Royisme: Very nice job! The results are very nice!

CME: Nice work!

Galvanized Knight: @esheridanful I believe that beefing up the frame is necessary. The 1st gen 4x4 Toyota's were only rated as a 1/2 ton where as the 70's 2wd pu's were rated at a ton. 830kg (1830lbs) on the front axle and 1400kg (3090lbs) on the rear axle is what I measured during a trip. On mine there is a total of 8 mounts (2 added later). I sealed the Chinook to the pickup with the original Chinook gasket and canopy gasket which also can be seen a 2:44 .

stangasauras: Very nice truck man, I love older 'Yotas. Great job

BossHernAndez39: what brand of leafs are on the rear?

CompressorSurge: Awesome build! Anymore information about this build online?

Galvanized Knight: @chamberapp I did not extend the frame of the 1980 4x4 Toyota single cab longbed. The truck is just the 1980 base model hilux. The Chinook camper was removed from a 1976 Toyota Chinook. I did reinforce the frame from the rear shackle to the mid point of the cab by boxing in the existing frame with 1/4 plate : top bottom and sides. I also added two new mounts on the frame right behind the cab. I am not sure on what the "best"model would be but the 20r is a little under powered. maybe a 90's v6?

Schools: Learn how to get phlebotomy training in California! The job pays decent money for the amount of schools needed to graduate.
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