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The Cream Pie - A 2005 4wd/LS/5-Speed/SAS Conversion

Discussion in '1st Gen Builds (2000-2006)' started by the_white_shadow, Aug 8, 2019.

  1. Aug 8, 2019 at 5:55 AM
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    the_white_shadow

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    So I figured id start a thread to track and archive my progress on my new to me 2005 Tundra Sr5 Access cab. The truck is a 175k mile 4.0L Auto 2wd cream puff and that will soon very change. My goal is to make a streetable rig that i can use as a reserve crawler.

    Build plan:
    LS 6.0l with some goodies
    5-speed NV4500
    NP271 manual shift T-case (for now)
    05+ Super Duty front axle with 1550 joints, some type of mechanical locker, 4.56 gears (maybe)
    Late model 14B rear with disc brakes and a detroit
    3-link front with Accutune tuned 2.5" coilovers and bump stops
    Mechanical steering using mini-truck IFS box with hydro assist
    leaf sprung rear (thinking Deavers or Alcans for a better ride)
    40" Toyo MTs on Battle Born Beadlocks
    Bumpers & Sliders (I really like the Brute Force front bumper)
    Debadge, black mirrors, Sequoia Grille
    Suspension seats up front with a center console swapped in
    Profit

    So here is the cherry '05 that i picked up last weekend. It has a "misfire" that the previous owner was trying to fix and gave up on. So far i found the new injectors he installed to be missing a few o-rings. It does run now, but leaks gas instantly on startup due to two injectors not having o-rings on the bottom.

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    So far, i have removed the steps, the mud flaps, the fender trim, the chrome headache rack, and the bug deflector. Badges are next. Ive read that the large side molding has holes behind it, so i will just paint the chrome strip black and leave them on.

    The stock 4.0. The PO installed lots of new parts to fix the misfire. New sensors, throttle body, plugs, coils, plug wires, injectors, fuel pump, fuel filter, radiator, etc. I will get it running and then yank it out.
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    The LS donor truck. Its a 2005 with 148k on it. 6.0l/NV4500 5-speed/NP271 truck that runs great.

    here she is parked next to my first gen taco.
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    40" Toyo MTs
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    The front axle. So far ive torched off the brackets. Still need to clean it up before the link mounts and truss can go on.
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    Thats about it for now. I am waiting on a the injector o-rings to come in, then ill yank out the 4.0 and the 6.0 to start the swap. I want to get the engine in and running before i start the SAS. I will be cutting the frame off at the firewall and rebuilding it up and forward for more uptravel.

    Some of yall may recognize my crawling rig. Its a first gen truck body on a custom chassis i built. I also just finished up my first 40. Its been a lot of fun bringing it back from the dead.
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    My 40
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    I will update this as progress continues. Ill be in Hot Springs this weekend putting a beat down on the Squirrel with some friends.
     
  2. Aug 8, 2019 at 9:02 AM
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    because_wumbo-truck

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    I had no idea they offered these in the 4.0L. I only knew about the 3.4L. I can't imagine many were made with the 4.0L.
     
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  5. Aug 8, 2019 at 11:05 AM
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    the_white_shadow

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    Yeah in 05, the 4.0s came out.
     
  6. Aug 8, 2019 at 3:27 PM
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    That’s my plan. The oil looked clean. I’m pretty sure it has fuel in it now though since there were no o rings on the injectors. Going to drain it and see what happens.
     
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  7. Aug 8, 2019 at 4:51 PM
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    Watching patiently. If I keep my truck for any length of time I'm thinking more power is needed. Yeah an ls family swap probably isn't the most efficient if I'm keeping Toyota drivetrain, but they sure are fun engines that wake-up with minimal work/money
     
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  8. Aug 12, 2019 at 6:31 PM
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    I installed the new o rings today on the injectors and no more fuel leaks. After an oil change and letting the white smoke clear out after a few minutes, I took it for a spin. Ran and drove great. Now to remove it.
     
  9. Aug 21, 2019 at 4:54 AM
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    the removal of the this nv4500/261 kicked my ass, but its out of the donor. It needs the bath. Engine removal to come soon.
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  10. Aug 21, 2019 at 6:32 AM
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    Good Lord, I hope not. Need to save money for fuel.
    Opened this thread with the eager anticipation of a 17yo...
     
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    Right? Interesting thread title.
     
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    Right on! I'm looking forward to seeing this project.
     
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    I agree. Looking to shape up into a true build thread.
     
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    Mmmmm 6.0l. Pulled it out yesterday and removed the wiring harness. I’ll send it to 150tunes to have Wayne thin it down into a stand-alone harness.

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    What are your plans for gauges? Remove/Replace or will you be able to make the LS talk to the Toyota ECU?
     
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    Toyota Ecu will be gone. I’d like to get the Toyota gauges to work somehow. If not I’ll just use a tablet with the dash command app and a Bluetooth obd2 dongle. Maybe some auto meter digital gauges if I have to.
     
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    Stay tuned. You’ll be creaming your tighty-whities in short order.
     
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    Man, Alex, wish I had the cash to buy the 4L running gear from you. Would make a great swap in my truck.
     
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    What truck would you be refuring to?
     
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    I've always wanted to see a first gen taco with a 4L swap
     

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