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Dwill817's 1981 Toyota Pickup 4x4

Discussion in 'Other Builds' started by Dwill817, Oct 23, 2013.

  1. Feb 3, 2014 at 12:10 PM
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    Dwill817

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    Thanks! It is less complicated most of the time! Being an older truck there is always more quirks and preventative maintenance is kinda always in the back of your mind. Its like: Do I rebuild the axles or buy a lift? Lol But its well worth it for me.
     
  2. Feb 5, 2014 at 7:52 AM
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    I'll definitely be following this. I'm interested in seeing how those OME springs work out for you. I'm still tossing up ideas on the lift for mine.
     
  3. Feb 5, 2014 at 10:53 AM
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  4. Feb 5, 2014 at 2:11 PM
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    Nice lookin leafs
     
  5. Feb 5, 2014 at 5:40 PM
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    Thanks! As much as I paid for them they better be!
     
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  6. Feb 23, 2014 at 5:06 PM
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    Nice! looks like fun, I wish I had trails by me
     
  7. Feb 24, 2014 at 8:42 AM
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    Those are just some powerlines and rock quarries that we ride in sometime just to break up the monotony.

    I will have tires this week. I found a used one that had never touched the ground so I swept it up for about $80 cheaper than new. I'm about to buy the other three as soon as my taxes come in. They're 33x10.5 BFG A/Ts
     
  8. Feb 24, 2014 at 8:46 AM
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    Subbed. Nice pickup!
     
  9. Feb 24, 2014 at 8:49 AM
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    Thank you! It's getting there.
     
  10. Mar 1, 2014 at 2:55 PM
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    Blew my freakin headgasket today. I'm just gonna replace all the leaky seals and wait to actually do a full rebuild after I finish my suspension.
     
  11. Mar 1, 2014 at 6:12 PM
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    Dang, is that just from wear and tear?
     
  12. Mar 1, 2014 at 6:29 PM
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    Sweet truck man! I think just like anybody else here i'm a sucker for the old Yota solid axle pickups:cheers:

    Bummer about the head gasket though..
     
  13. Mar 1, 2014 at 7:04 PM
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    Yeah just old.. It doesn't look to have ever been opened up before but I haven't tore into much at all.. I changed the valve cover here while back and couldn't find any markings on the cam lobes or anything like that.. I should be changing it Tuesday. My brother and I have fixed a bajillion 22r series motor so we should knock it out in an hour or two
     
  14. Mar 1, 2014 at 7:06 PM
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    And thank you Shipps! I'm a sucker also!
     
  15. Mar 8, 2014 at 3:21 PM
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    Dwill817,

    I found a few threads you might be interested in. I, like you, have been trying to find people that have used OME springs as a lift. I'm not sure if you're still trying to go that route, but I found someone who used 79-83 OME rears up front with high steer and loved it.

    http://forum.ih8mud.com/79-95-toyota-truck-tech/794248-ruf-calling-grm.html

    http://board.marlincrawler.com/index.php?topic=59093.0

    I've also been looking for someone who has used 51" rears off later model pickups in the rear of a 1st gen. In the second link, there is only one person who said his friend used 51" springs F/R and said he liked them. That was enough convincing for me. I went ahead and ordered OME 47" and 51" two inch lift springs for mine. So I'll let you know how it turns out.
     
  16. Mar 8, 2014 at 3:50 PM
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    Awesome truck!
     
  17. Mar 8, 2014 at 4:34 PM
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    That MarlinCrawler thread is where I got my info about the 51" rear springs.

    BUT I rode in a truck like mine today that was 3-linked up front and 4-link in the rear. :eek: I may just have to drive it stock for awhile and go links when I graduate next year. We talked for several hours and he's been through every setup out there and has wasted tons of money to get where he's at. Links+coilovers=heaven!
     
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  18. Mar 17, 2014 at 1:28 PM
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    Just realize I never updated, but I got the truck back together and running pretty good. Gonna readjust the valves one day this week, but she's doing fine.
     
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  19. Mar 31, 2014 at 3:46 PM
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    Lots...see build
    Sub'd...truck looks great in the challenge thread!
     
  20. Mar 31, 2014 at 7:19 PM
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    Thank you!
     
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