Well, just bought an 85' Toyota pickup 4x4 last night. It's in rough shape, but it was cheap so I went ahead and bought it. It's the 4 speed manual, with a 2BL carb. Good amount of rust in the bed, but that doesn't bother me to much, it will eventually be replaced with a flat bed. Not currently running, think theres a problem with a fuel filter or pump cuz it will start, but then die out. Leaking oil from the crank gasket, and the carb is leaking a little bit of gas. Other than that, the transmission, transfer case, both SOLID AXLES and what not are all solid.
Initial plans are to:
1) Get it running (that's always important!)
2) Replace all fluids.
3) Clean everything up, sand off any surface rust and get it painted over, weld patches over rust holes.
4) Paint it flat black (I think it looks mean on these old yota's!)
5) New tires.
Hoping all that is complete by Oct so I can take it wheeling at least once before deploying.
Post return plans are:
1) Mild lift, 3-4".
2) Armor it up for the trail.
3) Lockers, front and rear.
4) Flat bed.
5) Wheel it up!
Start off pictures: