New guy from Texas. (on a quest for knowledge)
hey yall, I have a 1986 4x4 with the 2.9, short bed extended cab. This is my first truck, and have had it for a couple years.
I have recently become a fanatic of offroading (mudding, trail driving, 'rock' crawling, anything off the highway). The only problem is i don't know much about the vehicle, or even mechanics in general, and there is no one I know who does either. Over the last couple years I have done what research I can, and pretty much know what I want, but not how to get it done myself. Is there any magical book I can read to answer all my questions? no? Well then... could someone direct me to a knowledge source involving engine swaps, transmission swaps, axle swaps, awesome baja style long travel arm suspension setups (all I can think to call them, lol), etc etc. Not just how to do it in one specific instance like there are on the internet, actual working knowledge regarding it all. Sorry about the long post, but figured id get it all of out the way at once.