1982 J Honcho Sport Side Build

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FLeetFox
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1982 J Honcho Sport Side Build

Postby FLeetFox » Thu May 31, 2018 8:45 pm

HI everyone, new member here from Virginia. Beginning a restomod on a 1982 J10 sportside. 360 v8, converting to th400, np208, d44 8 lug front, d-60 rear. truck is solid, complete but rough. going down to the frame and starting from the beginning. I have a thread on ifsja also, but want to post here as well. i have some issues with technology, so please be patient with me.


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in the middle of teardown:

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current state:

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every piece was tagged and bagged at removal. Been blasting parts with soda/ abrasive, and have started rebuilding the TH400. This will be a slow, but thorough build. I will try to update weekly. It's up on the farm, so sometimes other things take precedence:

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cab is stripped and ready to be pulled for some light sheet metal repair. Will post some more pics sunday or monday.

Thanks for looking

FleetFox
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Re: 1982 J Honcho Sport Side Build

Postby twisted frame » Fri Jun 01, 2018 8:23 pm

Nice find! Will you be fabricating your own stepside fenders, looking for originals, or going another route?
73 J4000. 360, MC 2100, T18A, D20, stock closed knuckle Dana 44 front, 60-2 rear. Warn Lock-O-Matics, Warn/Belleview electric winch, true duals with glasspacks, old-school front diff skid plate, used 265 Toyos on 16" AR wheels.

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Re: 1982 J Honcho Sport Side Build

Postby FLeetFox » Fri Jun 01, 2018 9:40 pm

I have one of the rear fenders, but it needs a good deal of repair. I'm thinking about just ordering new replacements from BJ's. Given the scope of the drivetrain work in front of me, I likely won't get to the bed until spring time.
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Re: 1982 J Honcho Sport Side Build

Postby FLeetFox » Sun Aug 05, 2018 9:18 pm

been a while. some updates
th400 rebuilt:

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steering box rebuilt:

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NP208 bulit, waiting on a few pieces in this pic:

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cab removed for media blasting:

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Re: 1982 J Honcho Sport Side Build

Postby FLeetFox » Sun Aug 05, 2018 9:31 pm

fuel tank skid plate. had to take 2 to make one good one, and still needed to bend some sheet to graft in:

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fender with a graft:

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booth built to blast inside the shed, because the weather this summer has been....Amazonian...

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axles and springs removed to get down to just the frame:

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In the process of blasting the frame now. Really looking forward to getting it coated and painted. Then i can start bolting things back together. shiny, new, clean things... Tired of the dirt, dust and old grease, looking forward to the clean grease, oil and dirt...

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Re: 1982 J Honcho Sport Side Build

Postby FLeetFox » Sun Aug 19, 2018 8:12 pm

Update since last time. Progress has been slow an frankly it's been a bit frustrating. I basically get 2 days a 2 nights a week to work on the truck, and that's after stuff that needs to get done, get's done. I just don't get to accomplish what I hope to each weekend. But on the plus side, things are moving forward.
Frame blasted and brushed with rust treatment:
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primed:

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This area will need some serious work:

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New cab mount tops on all 4. 3/16" steel. Boring the holes and doing the layouts took the most time. Prep is the necessary ingredient for success. Preparation H:

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The welds aren't as good as I would have liked. 7018 on messy metal. I should have ground more before hand and use 1/8 rod instead of 3/32. But there is good penetration on each weld and no pinholes for water to creep into later. Lessons learned
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Re: 1982 J Honcho Sport Side Build

Postby twisted frame » Sun Aug 26, 2018 8:03 pm

FLeetFox wrote:New cab mount tops on all 4. 3/16" steel. Boring the holes and doing the layouts took the most time. Prep is the necessary ingredient for success. Preparation H:

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The welds aren't as good as I would have liked. 7018 on messy metal. I should have ground more before hand and use 1/8 rod instead of 3/32. But there is good penetration on each weld and no pinholes for water to creep into later. Lessons learned


Thanks for the tips on the stick type and size you used. I appreciate it!

Progress looks great. I see that the frame was blasted, then primed, but what type of paint is the black paint?

Oh, and what dirtbike is in the background? :D
73 J4000. 360, MC 2100, T18A, D20, stock closed knuckle Dana 44 front, 60-2 rear. Warn Lock-O-Matics, Warn/Belleview electric winch, true duals with glasspacks, old-school front diff skid plate, used 265 Toyos on 16" AR wheels.

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Re: 1982 J Honcho Sport Side Build

Postby sonoraed » Sun Aug 26, 2018 8:59 pm

nice work ! takes forever it seems (been on my truck four years) but something to be proud of! more pictures please

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Re: 1982 J Honcho Sport Side Build

Postby FLeetFox » Tue Aug 28, 2018 10:06 pm

Twisted, In retrospect 6011 would have been a better rod choice for the old frame, .125. I bought a box of 6013 I'm going to try, it's supposed to cut like 6011 on not clean metal, but finish better like the 7018 to get he ellusive "stack of dimes" looking welds.

the black u see is just black primer. I will shoot in gloss black when the heat and humidity drop a bit

there are actually a few bikes in the various pics. All 80s Kawas, kx125 1985, and a big wheel kx80...Danger Kitten lots of fun to blow off a little steam on
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Re: 1982 J Honcho Sport Side Build

Postby FLeetFox » Wed Sep 12, 2018 4:57 pm

More. Rear frame re-inforced inside and out.

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cut the hangers off, then re-attached:

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rear crossmember was trashed. YJ bumper made a slick replacement... with a dozen new holes

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and Finally, shot 2 coats with a nice durable gloss enamel:

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So at this point frame and is done and out of the shop. Front and rear axles are in shop for refresh.
I do things my way, and I pay a high price.... JCM

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Re: 1982 J Honcho Sport Side Build

Postby twisted frame » Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:24 pm

That looks great. Cool idea with the YJ piece!
73 J4000. 360, MC 2100, T18A, D20, stock closed knuckle Dana 44 front, 60-2 rear. Warn Lock-O-Matics, Warn/Belleview electric winch, true duals with glasspacks, old-school front diff skid plate, used 265 Toyos on 16" AR wheels.


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