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
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 :)
1950sGirls: I would trade my soul to the devil for that thing, SO freakEN SICK! KILLER
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.
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
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?
TheCaddy84: Man that turned out nice. I think it looks WAY better than the factory by
far. Thanks for the vid!
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