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Old 10-04-2012, 07:24 PM   #1
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1988 Toyota Pickup

I've always wanted to do a build thread on my truck, just never had the time or platform to do it. All other forums seem to be too hostile. I've been reading through TW and everyone seems to be pretty reasonable with their comments. So here it is, from start to finish...it's all here. Bear with me as I post, this build started two years ago with constant photo documentation, thus...a lot of pics.

The day I brought her home.



Then I painted it, and stuffed 35's underneath.


And bobbed the bed





This is what resulted.


Later I did an SAS








Then I built a flat deck and painted it again.


Rebuilt the motor:



New headers



New tires, lifted the back end and added down bars to the roll bar.



Added lockers/ 5.29



new dirty thirty axles in there.



new doors



new rear slider



painted it again.



cut off the old bumper, put a new one on...kinda.



Old height...



new height...



Summer refit





cut out rust in the floors



Prepped for more paint.



First coat of Toyota metallic grey



Taped for graphics



End result on paint.





New interior work



Light bar wiring, done by yours truly.



Seats back in.



How she sits now.







put dual transfer cases in it too...

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Old 10-04-2012, 10:36 PM   #2
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Old 10-04-2012, 10:39 PM   #3
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For sale sign?
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Old 10-05-2012, 02:42 AM   #4
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Home made drive-shaft?

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Old 10-05-2012, 03:04 AM   #5
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Awesome. I have always wanted an older Toyota with solid front axle. Truck looks like a lot of fun!
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Old 10-05-2012, 04:19 AM   #6
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Wow, good job. Seems like you had fun with it.
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Home made drive-shaft?

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Home made drive shaft indeed. It's pretty easy actually, just take an older IFS driveshaft, cut out the middle, get a piece of receiver tube and another that fits inside and weld them to the opposite ends. Makes for a really strong driveshaft. Doesn't really need to be balanced simply because you're rarely going fast enough for it to matter. And...makes a cool clacking sound like a tank when you're moving.

Thanks for all the other comments. It's been a great project, I've learned so much working on it, but yes...it is for sale now, and possibly leaving me soon. I'm going to start a newer tacoma project. It probably won't wind up the same, but at least I'll have the experience under my belt.
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So many paint jobs! I really like the one it ended on. Sorry u gotta sell looks like a fun rig
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When It comes to color, I think this truck is bicurious...
But I love it tho. Is that a TTB front? Looks Awsome.

Color Change?


My favorite:


Maybe one more time??









Great Build.
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