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pollishing the golden turd, 1985 4runner

Discussion in 'CBI Off-Road Fab' started by rokbrkr, Feb 7, 2011.

  1. Feb 7, 2011 at 9:25 AM
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    rokbrkr

    rokbrkr [OP] Active Member Vendor

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    Well I'm not much for typing so I'm going to try and keep this as simple as I can.
    Here is a list of parts that I have gathered from good used deals and bought new from selling my XJ.

    New parts: 4" trail gear front springs
    4" pro comp rear springs (will explain later)
    cheap pro comp shocks
    TG ublot flip kits f/r
    4- Big O 35x12.50x15 AT tires on 15x8 AL, wheels, tires are
    new, mounted on used wheels ($500 for all[​IMG]) not exactly what
    I was looking for, but the price was right and they will work
    good for 80% of the driving this thing will be doing.


    used parts: toy front end with high steer, high pinion 3rd with 5:29 gears,
    limited slip, chromo inner shafts, stock birfs.

    toy ifs rear end with chromo shafts, v6 3rd with 5:29 gears,
    and ARB locker.

    w56 trans mated to dual cases with stock gears
    All pro xmember with E-brake.

    TG hydro assist kit

    IFS steering box

    So I will post this in phases as I get them done.
    Here is a pic of what I started with

    [​IMG]

    And here it is as of now
    [​IMG]

    Well that's it for now. I have alot more to post as soon as I get time. Thanks, Steve.
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  2. Feb 7, 2011 at 12:49 PM
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    :popcorn: Can't wait to see how your Toy turns out.
     
  3. Feb 7, 2011 at 7:18 PM
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    Well this isn't in order but, we'll start with the rear axle.
    After building this cool cover for the assembled axle I noticed the spring perches weren't sitting evenly on the axle. After closer inspection I found that the housing was caved in around the spring perch on the passenger side and looked a little bent.
    I disassembled the axle and sure enough, the housing was slightly bent. I got the axle out of a crawler that had been rolled. I assume the axle was bent in the roll over.
    At this point I decided this wasn't going to be as quick and easy as planned, so I decided to slow down and take my time.

    The cover is simply protection and support.
    [​IMG]

    Since the first housing looked like it bent fairly easy, and I've seen a few of these housing dented from the ubolts. I sleeved the outer part of the housing with 3" .120 wall tube to give it some extra strength from where the housing steps dwon in size to the bearing cup.
    [​IMG]

    I figured while it was all apart, why not put a truss on it as well.
    [​IMG]

    All welded up and sanded down.
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    Brake lines and driver side shock mount.
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    painted and installed on the turd.
    [​IMG]

    I wanted to keep the shocks in the stock location for now. I mounted them like /\ on my last runner and had lots of body roll when loaded down with camping gear, so I'm going to try this out to start with.

    I'll see if I can't post up some more tomorrow.[​IMG]
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  4. Feb 7, 2011 at 7:27 PM
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    747 function > form

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  5. Feb 7, 2011 at 7:27 PM
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    Those old 4Runner's are classic.

    I can't believe how clean it looks, only a few dings and faded paint!
     
  6. Feb 9, 2011 at 7:16 PM
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    And lots and lots of miles :D unfortunately it looks better in pics than in person ;)
     
  7. Feb 9, 2011 at 7:17 PM
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    So onto the pro comp rear springs. I chose these for ease in mounting since I am pressed for time on working on this thing. I only have weekends, so I can drive it during the week.
    I have talked with a few people in the past about these and they have said they work pretty good for awhile anyway.
    I mounted them up right out of the box to begin with, overload and all.
    [​IMG]
    Wow, what a stiff ride[​IMG]. So while I had the axle out I took the overloads out
    and cut two leaves out of the old stock pack and added them to this pack along with the short leaf that was in the front TG springs that I took out when I installed them for fear the front was going to be too tall.
    [​IMG]

    I was a little concerned that this would let the rear sag abit, so I cut down the overload leaf to work as block and attached it with the center bolt.
    [​IMG]

    This set up rides alot better! I'm sure once I get the rear bumper with swing away done and all the crap I carry with me it will ride like a cadilac[​IMG]
     
  8. Feb 9, 2011 at 7:34 PM
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    I so hated peeling off those stickers on my 85' pick-up... Loved the truck, hated those stickers! Looks like a great project. The 22RE was bullet proof.
     
  9. Feb 9, 2011 at 7:37 PM
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    The Munster I like turtles!!!

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    apparently you can buy the diesel 4 cylinder for those :cool:, as for the runner itself, they are bad ass with the factory suspension!
     
  10. Feb 9, 2011 at 7:39 PM
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    Nice stuff! What robot is doing you welds!!! :D
     
  12. Feb 9, 2011 at 9:19 PM
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    Well compared to what one might find here in Minnesota.
     
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    ^^^ x2 Incredible welds!
     
  14. Feb 21, 2011 at 6:11 PM
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    malander That's some tight butthole

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    Can't wait to see the rest and as everyone else has said nice weldin man
     
  15. Feb 21, 2011 at 6:20 PM
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    Those 85 toyotas are sweet, last year of straight axle and first year fuel injection, dam I want one!
     
  16. Feb 22, 2011 at 6:46 PM
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    Any recent updates?
     
  17. Feb 22, 2011 at 10:20 PM
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    Looks great Steve! Can't wait to see it in person and finish my rear bumper since I now see where Toyota got the idea for that color. You will see what I mean when you see my bumper. Lol.
     
  18. Mar 1, 2011 at 6:12 AM
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    Thanks guys!
    No updates yet, I would like to work on the rear interior panels this weekend, we'll see how it goes.
     
  19. Mar 1, 2011 at 6:15 AM
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    The welds are perfect...Wow.
     
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    Zombie Runner Are these black helicopters for me?

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    good start so far! Love the old runners
     
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