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Old 09-28-2014, 10:37 PM
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Default Another Toyota in the driveway!

Well, I went and did it... 82 pickup!

The good:
Almost zero rust, fairly straight body, traded a dirt bike for it straight up, and I drove it home from Fort Collins at 75 mph

The bad: It needs some serious un-hacking. Somebody at one point did a pretty good job. It has a Buick 231 in it with a bunch of "go fast" bolt ons, but somewhere down the road everything was hacked into to try to pass emissions. The header touches the frame, the turbo 350 shifts hard, the front axle sounds blown up (haven't dug into it yet), wiring nightmare (everything functions though) and it has a Teal Maaco paint job over the original yellow

Digging into it has been fun, and after cleaning up a lot of the previous owners mess, hopes are high.
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Sounds like a fun project! Looking forward to seeing what you do with it.
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Body looks pretty clean. Send it back to Maaco for yellow. Clean up the wiring and IMO keep the V6 if you can solve the other issues. Might as well have the power if its already there.
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Classic Toyota right there. Nice score.
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Plan is to keep the v6...its just as cheap to rebuild as the 22re, but with more power. Just need to start carrying SAE tools!

Is anybody in the club a mini truck guy? I need some random parts. Stock steering wheel, Lower valence, grill etc.

This was another selling point.... it looked like this at one point.
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Also, it has a crazy lift on it... Bolt on axle trusses, (You can see in the first picture on the rear) Set up for two shocks per wheel with aftermarket shock towers, two steering stabilizers. Sounds familiar to anyone? Im guessing Rancho maybe?
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Also, it has a crazy lift on it... Bolt on axle trusses, (You can see in the first picture on the rear) Set up for two shocks per wheel with aftermarket shock towers, two steering stabilizers. Sounds familiar to anyone? Im guessing Rancho maybe?
Just sounds like a product of the 80's. Remove all the crap, weld on some shock tabs and run some quality single shocks.
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I'm not familiar with any bolt on stuff. The dual shock thing is just truck bling. It does nothing better than a single one would. Only make your ride stiff. A single reservoir shock would function much better.
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