I missed the Texas Hill Country Rallye for the 4th or 5th year in a row because the car wasn’t ready. I’m going to have to start putting it into the shop schedule, I suppose, as my evenings and weekends are allocated more so than when I was younger.
In any event I used that time to dig into the RS/RSR and move things forward. 8-pin boxes are in; carpet installed; rear swaybar in process; clutch replaced; engine harness cleaned up and amended; and the fuel system (pumps, filter, lines, and regulator) is being reworked.
I’m thinking about the remote start switch (engine relay panel), ignition kill switches, and battery disconnect wiring as well.
I had some time to work on the rear bumper design for the 3rd Gen 4Runner; this is designed to work in conjunction with my F150 tank conversion crossmember, and is a straight ripoff of the AssBurns bumper (except for being for a one inch body lift):
I still need to work out the receiver and recovery points, bolt access, and hi-lift jacking points. Like Steven’s this will require cutting the “udders” at the rear sides of the body for clearance (what are those for, anyway?)
Steven’s “AssBurns” bumper is the best design I’ve seen for clearance and departure angle, and it’s very cool. If I weren’t using the body lift to work toward a flat belly I’d be using his design entirely!