Just wait until I get my oil pan back from welding...then you all will see some serious oil pan modifications
I have a 4BT in a 93' suburban with stock lift. The engine has the "tilt to the right" which makes the oil pan go further into the 4WD third member. Because of this issue the oil pan had to be modified over and over again until is finally fit.
The oil pick up had to cut almost an inch to fit into the newly modified oil pan. I had to add to the oil pan a couple of places to try and keep the oil quanity at 10 quarts.
More slow progress... 1st of all...thanks CJ8 for the idea for the radius filler piece...:beer: Finally completed the oil pan modifications for clearing the Bronco Dana 44. The sump was cut at an angle and slid over 1.25". By cutting on an angle and sliding it over 1.25" the overall depth of the sump was slightly increased.
Now you have me wondering why a 4-6" lift is needed on a FJ62 Landcruiser with the 4BT? You would think it is possible to do a oil pan modification in order to avoid all of the additional work. Am I missing something here?
.030 should work nicely. Take your time and the best thing to do, test it for leaks before you install it!!! I filled mine with used oil for 3 days after we finished welding it. Just let it sit on the bench and watched to see if it seeped out of any welds.