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How should i Build my 82'?

Discussion in 'Toyota Trucks & SUVs' started by ChamYota, Oct 20, 2013.

  1. Oct 20, 2013 at 9:27 AM
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    ChamYota

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    Well i've just recently aquired my first real truck i bought, an 82' TOyota P/U.

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    It's 4wd which i like now because now i can properly build this specifically for trails and leave my Prerunner to the Expo/camping that i intended it to be used for.

    Now i dont know much of anything about modding these so if anyone could point me in the right direction i'd highly appreciate that.

    I intend on trailering it out to the trails.
     
  2. Oct 20, 2013 at 9:34 AM
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    This is the plan but im not sure how to go about doing that. I saw some sweet ass rigs climbing rocks at Gulches yesterday and i knew thats what i wanted to do.
     
  3. Oct 20, 2013 at 9:38 AM
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    Thanks! I will visit these and figure out what i want.
     
  6. Oct 20, 2013 at 9:51 AM
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    More pictures?
     
  7. Oct 20, 2013 at 9:53 AM
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    Treat it good because those old yotas will one day be collectibles
     
  8. Oct 20, 2013 at 10:17 AM
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    This will be a trail king i've decided, i dont want to go all out with high-end parts if i can find cost-effective means of making high in articulation,crawling,and reliability.
     
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    That's in damn good condition for an 82. I'd go full restoration back to original stock, but that's just me (I do vintage guitar restoration, like seeing old stuff brought back to original spec and good working order).

    Kinda doesn't matter what you do because unless you wrap it around a tree you're not going to kill that truck. Read everything you can here. Lotta smart, mechanically talented guys with a lot of good ideas. Read, wait, make a plan, and then follow it all the way through. That's what the guys with the best build threads here do, and the results are often spectacular.
     
  10. Oct 20, 2013 at 10:39 AM
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    research seems to be the theme here.
     
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    I vote for a "resto-mod" of sorts, where it looks mostly stock but has some updated running gear like a 2.7L I4 or a built 22RE, disc brakes and a 5 speed manual if it's only a 4 speed. That's what I would like to do someday when I have the extra cash. I love the old long-bed trucks like yours, it would be a shame to chop its bed down and turn it into a rock-crawler.
     
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    Slap some mud tires on there and go wheel

    Fix/upgrade things when they break

    Upgrade more when you find something you can't do

    be prepared to pay...this will be an expensive hobby

    Also...learn to weld and change a birf
     
  14. Oct 22, 2013 at 3:21 PM
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    Jesus.... I think im gonna clean her all up, put new fluids, slap some mud tires on and go from there.

    That really is a Toyota bible...
     
  15. Oct 22, 2013 at 3:22 PM
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    Got me one last wednesday :]
     
  16. Oct 22, 2013 at 3:23 PM
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    I thought its funny we posted the same thing pretty much.

    I do think im going to do exactly that, wheel her in the stock form and when stuff break, upgrade some more.

    This is my only real hobby besides soccer so im prepared to pay.

    I'm taking welding classes this summer so i'll be able to work on my own truck

    Thanks for the tip Jeff!
     
  17. Oct 22, 2013 at 3:24 PM
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    :thumbsup:

    SWEET! :cool:
     
  18. Oct 22, 2013 at 3:26 PM
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    already started collecting the parts also :eek:
     
  19. Oct 22, 2013 at 3:31 PM
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    Hell, i just bought it last week and i've been in college 3 hours away from her. :( I havent even washed it; let alone buy goodies yet. :)
     
  20. Oct 22, 2013 at 3:42 PM
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    I would bet You could use those leafs in your prerunner bed to raise it a bit.

    When you gon to find time to learn to drive it? XD


    I would say I'll help you out welding. But I'm not school taught and the teacher will give you a huge talk about how your doing it wrong. lol
     
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