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Crosis 03-08-2013 07:28 AM

The Crosis 94 4WD Build
This is my build thread for my sons 4WD. Follow as we take this non-basket case sweet ride to a restored even sweeter ride.

Truck info: 94 Toyota Pickup DLX 4WD. 22RE with 5 speed. Stock wheels wrapped in 31" Toyo Open Country tires. No Rust ! :D

I purchased this 94 for my son and we are set for a nice build. First step is to make sure the truck does not fall victim to rust like so many others of the 90's vintage.

Here we pulled the bed off so we could properly apply Rust Bullet

Crosis 03-08-2013 07:31 AM

We were so happy to find no rust on the frame.

Or on the bed


Crosis 03-29-2013 01:02 PM

Rust Bullet applied to the frame. What a messy job. This shit doesnt come off easily.


Sloth 03-29-2013 01:04 PM

Looking good. 22re or 3.slow?

Crosis 03-29-2013 01:51 PM

5 Speed 22RE. :D

Sloth 03-29-2013 01:58 PM


Crosis 03-30-2013 03:32 PM

So we pulled grill and front bumper off.

We found the first bit of rust at this point.

So we cleaned that up and coated with Rust Bullet to prevent further problems.

Then we sanded and painted the grill satin black.

Sloth 03-30-2013 05:19 PM

Very nice. Now's a good time to change the sealed beam headlights to modern type ones with removable bulbs. They are a PITA to change since you have to remove the grill to change them.

Here's a link to an easy conversion kit:


At the very least I would just put new lamps in while the grill is off.

Crosis 03-30-2013 06:36 PM

good info. Thanks!

Crosis 04-04-2013 01:20 PM

Andres devil horns mounted in grill. Bad cell phone pic.


Crosis 04-05-2013 01:47 PM

Got a break in the rain and finished the undercoating. I sprayed rubberized undercoating in multiple thick layers on top of the rust bullet protective coat. If this frame ever rusts, then nothing short of galvanizing will stop it.

tn2012taco 04-05-2013 11:42 PM

I miss my 94, looking forward to your build.

Crosis 04-07-2013 03:06 PM

Finished frame, Thick coating.


Now on to the bed.

hondarubiconowner 04-07-2013 06:57 PM

sub'd! Gonna be sweet.

Crosis 04-12-2013 08:49 AM

The new shocks came in. I am hoping the weather will clear up so I can install them.

Crosis 04-12-2013 11:57 AM

The bed has almost zero rust on the under side so I am only going to have to clean it and then apply the rust bullet.

Raceline08 04-13-2013 12:11 AM

Looking good.


Crosis 04-13-2013 02:18 PM

New shocks are on. The old collapsed Rancho RS500s were replaced with Bilstein Heavy Duty 4600 series shocks.


saundern 04-13-2013 02:23 PM


Crosis 04-15-2013 03:14 PM

Under side of the bed is coated with Rust Bullet.

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