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PatrolMan
12-25-2012, 01:55 PM
Didn't someone here have a 1st gen 4Runner body they had put on a 3rd gen frame and drivetrain? I searched and couldn't find anything.

theboomboom
12-25-2012, 07:19 PM
Sounds like the rig on CL a while back. Built by Irbis I believe?

PatrolMan
12-25-2012, 08:26 PM
Not sure. I believe I saw this a year or two ago. It has been a while. I picked up a 2000 Taco with a trashed body from a rollover. I intended to yank the engine for my 87 4Runner, but have now given though to a body swap from another 1st gen 4Runner. Was just looking to get some advice on the body swap since Google didn't turn anything up.

AxleIke
12-25-2012, 11:31 PM
Oleg built one. Nothing online about it though.

What sort of advice were you looking for?

theboomboom
12-26-2012, 03:04 PM
Just found this old thread...
http://risingsun4x4club.org/forum2/showthread.php?t=8363

And this...
http://www.irbisoffroad.com/19872000-4runner/

PatrolMan
12-26-2012, 05:24 PM
That is likely the one I was looking for. I tried searches and obviously didn't hit the right keywords. Thanks!

I am wanting to know how close the body mounts might be. I figured they will have to be moved, but does the 1st gen body land on the 3rd gen frame rails rather than outside the rails? Just tossing the idea around. I might to have to do some measuring once I drag my 87 out of the garage. Just picked up the 2000 frame/drivetrain and haven't had a chance to try to measure anything for comparison.