Yeah I know its a first gen, but it has Tacoma wheels so .
1980 Long Wheel Base Truck
It rolled into the shop on some 35x15.50 Boggers, no power steering, a rusted out frame and some 3" Trail Gear Leafs up front.
Started removing all the stock steering...
And Installed Some Trail Gear High Steer and swapped out the 3" Leafs for some Rears up front
The got to working on the frame...cut and ground off the bed mounts and prepped the frame for plating.
As more parts came in I got back to work on the front end. Welded up the thirds, 30spline Longfields and plated the frame for the steering box.
Next up was addressing the gearing. I am running 38x13x16 TSL's so the stock TCase wasnt going to cut it. Marlin Crawler Duals w/ a 4.7 Gearset in the back case.
Had to convert the front box to a TopShift case
Reassembled everything then built the flatbelly xmember
Plated the frame
On went the 38's
Had it ready for a shakedown then had issues with the carb so I put the project on the back burner for a while until I could get some propane on it. Just finished that last night. Had to make an adapter plate to mate the 22r throttle plate to the Impco 225 mixer.
Still left to do is:
-Weld a new flange on the rear driveshaft.
-Gusset shock mounts
-Chain Motor Mounts
-Repair front axle fill plug and fill the axle.
-Have new exhaust made.
-Pick up, mount and bob the new bed.
-Mount tank brackets.
-Wire in new LED tails, reverse and KOH style amber marker light.