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1988 Toyota Pickup

Discussion in 'Other Builds' started by flash9588, Oct 4, 2012.

  1. Oct 4, 2012 at 7:24 PM
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    flash9588

    flash9588 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Alex
    Abbotsford, BC
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    It's red.
    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.

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    Then I painted it, and stuffed 35's underneath.
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    And bobbed the bed

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    This is what resulted.
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    Later I did an SAS
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    Then I built a flat deck and painted it again.
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    Rebuilt the motor:

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    New headers

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

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    Added lockers/ 5.29

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    new dirty thirty axles in there.

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    new doors

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    new rear slider

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    painted it again.

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

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    Old height...

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    new height...

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    Summer refit

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    cut out rust in the floors

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    Prepped for more paint.

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    First coat of Toyota metallic grey

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    Taped for graphics

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    End result on paint.

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    New interior work

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    Light bar wiring, done by yours truly.

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    Seats back in.

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    How she sits now.

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    put dual transfer cases in it too...

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  2. Oct 4, 2012 at 10:36 PM
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    tinker_troy

    tinker_troy Well-Known Member

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    good stuff!
     
  3. Oct 5, 2012 at 2:42 AM
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    Highland Logan

    Highland Logan UBIQUE

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    Frank
    Nova Scotia, Canada
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    2011 Black AC TRD Off Road w/ factory tow pkg
    Home made drive-shaft?

    Frank
     
  4. Oct 5, 2012 at 3:04 AM
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    barker14

    barker14 sexual ninja

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    Adam
    Nova Scotia, Canada
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    05 Tacoma TRD Off Road
    Complete OME suspension with Dakar leaf pack. Clarion touch screen Sport hood Tri fold Tonneau cover
    Awesome. I have always wanted an older Toyota with solid front axle. Truck looks like a lot of fun!
     
  5. Oct 5, 2012 at 4:19 AM
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    Boerseun

    Boerseun Well-Known Member

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    Ferdie
    Sarasota, Florida
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    02 PreRunner DoubleCab TRD
    Bull bar, nerf bars, bed extender, tonneu cover, bug deflector, wish list,....
    Wow, good job. Seems like you had fun with it.
     
  6. Oct 5, 2012 at 6:22 AM
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    flash9588

    flash9588 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Alex
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    It's red.
    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.
     
  7. Oct 17, 2012 at 8:28 PM
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    ntydog13

    ntydog13 Well-Known Member

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    Alex
    Santa Barbara
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    86 4x4 long travel pick up
    Lc engineering power pack, total chaos gen 2 caddy kit, 2.5 race runners, deaver f67, total chaos 12in shackles, king 2.5 double bypasses, corbeau baja ss fixed back seats
    So many paint jobs! I really like the one it ended on. Sorry u gotta sell looks like a fun rig
     
  8. Oct 17, 2012 at 8:36 PM
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    bjasper

    bjasper Well-Known Member

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    Brian
    Carmel, CA
    Vehicle:
    06 TRD PreRunner
    Dad's truck, minor mods.. Saving for my own :)
    When It comes to color, I think this truck is bicurious...:cool:
    But I love it tho. Is that a TTB front? Looks Awsome. :D

    Color Change?
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    Great Build.
     
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