I went and looked at an 86 4runner that is for sale localy. It is an 86 4x4 with a 22re that sorta runs & an automatic trans. It has been sitting for about a year due to a fuel leak, but has not seen the highway in several years as it was just used around the sellers property. The body is very nice & rust free. Not much is known about the condition of the trans but the seller does know that the 4wheel drive works. The price seems right, I am just worried about it being an auto trans. Has anyone in TW land ever owned anything with a 22re & automatic? I THINK that the auto trans models came with 4.88 gears, can anyone confirm or deny that?
My intentions for this truck would be to build an off road warrior! It doesn't really even need to be street legal, even though it would be nice to be able to make the short trip to the local off road park with out putting it on the trailer. It would be a slow build project as money came avaliable, but I want something that I can wheel & not worry so much about tearing it up. I would consider swapping in a GM 4.3L V-6 & 700r4 down the road.
Here is a pic, does anyone have any thought on it.