View Full Version : 1st gen 4Runner body swap to 3rd gen?

12-25-2012, 02:55 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.

12-25-2012, 08:19 PM
Sounds like the rig on CL a while back. Built by Irbis I believe?

12-25-2012, 09:26 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.

12-26-2012, 12:31 AM
Oleg built one. Nothing online about it though.

What sort of advice were you looking for?

12-26-2012, 04:04 PM
Just found this old thread...

And this...

12-26-2012, 06:24 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.