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Rear End advice (differential, brakes) - rust..

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by zedia, Feb 25, 2021.

  1. Feb 25, 2021 at 12:03 PM
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    zedia

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    #1 - What should/do I need to buy for the rear brakes. Both sides need drums atleast due to cracking. Springs fell out of it while taking the drum off so.. Is there a complete kit that comes with all of the insides? Or is the backing plate too far gone in your opinion? 75AB9D13-CEBE-49DD-91F0-9EA874FB533F.jpg 8254AE81-C698-4892-BCB4-3B4714A5C754.jpg

    #2 - I have not looked but I am hoping there is a guide to swapping internal differentials/replacing that I can use for what I need to do. But, is there anything I need to know before I do the job? I don’t know how it comes apart but I hope easily. Should I order any seals for the rear differential. 1CBBC98E-3F6F-4CF2-93B5-CF6354B3CC38.jpg E9E2D4EE-D8F5-4A90-B4D8-DFCC3FA1FA89.jpgI heard people say stuff like keeping the position of something the same before and after or it will not drive good anymore.. which part 1CBBC98E-3F6F-4CF2-93B5-CF6354B3CC38.jpg
    Thanks all

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  2. Feb 25, 2021 at 12:08 PM
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    rnish

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    A lot of that looks beyond restoration.
     
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  3. Feb 25, 2021 at 12:24 PM
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    Black DOG Lila

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    It's the driveshafts that should be marked before removal.
     
  4. Feb 25, 2021 at 12:32 PM
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    billybop90

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    Nothing is impossible, with time and money (Plus good input) from the fine folks on these boards you should be just fine. I would honestly start by stripping the Frame completely, cleaning it up and replacing the crossmembers. Gives you a nice blank slate to further your vision in restoring the vehicle.

    RockAuto is pretty good starting point for stuff, Amazon is not bad to get parts as well. Good luck should you pursue this all the way....dont forget to keep us posted as well.

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    https://www.amazon.com/Toyota-47043-35180-Brake-Backing-Plate/dp/B00KTH5Z3Q
     
  5. Feb 25, 2021 at 12:39 PM
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    Okay, I know that right now if I were to slide it back together, nothing would be different. So I will mark it more

    Thanks for the input :). It'll be a few years until I am driving so I have the time, not lots of money but I will see that this project keeps getting chipped away at. I'll look into getting these parts and I'm sure ill have more questions.
     
  6. Feb 25, 2021 at 12:50 PM
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    It really does not look that bad it looked much worse at first glance .

    I bet most every thing cleans up .

    Looks to have been sitting for quite sometime You do have your work ahead
     
  8. Feb 26, 2021 at 5:36 AM
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    I heard people say stuff like keeping the position of something the same before and after or it will not drive good anymore.. which part

    https://youtu.be/uRkYhI1afHk
     
  9. Feb 27, 2021 at 8:00 PM
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    I just watched this video, and so what two pieces need to be in the same time? Is it only the driveshaft and the little piece that connects it to the differential, or is it the driveshaft AND the differential.
     
  10. Feb 27, 2021 at 8:13 PM
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    that frame is done for, not safe.
     
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  11. Feb 27, 2021 at 8:15 PM
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    Good god man, I think you have bigger problems than the brakes. If your rear crossmember looks like that, what does the frame under the cab look like? That looks super unsafe to drive.
     
  12. Feb 27, 2021 at 8:17 PM
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    Running Board Man

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    Where are you?

    I front end wrecked my rust free taco with a spotless frame epending on where you are just come help me salvage it and it's yours
     
  13. Feb 27, 2021 at 10:50 PM
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    Funny we all look at things different then there is only so much pictures can show .

    To me what I see does not like bad at all compared to what I have seen in person.

    Then the part of the country plays into things some what .
     
  14. Feb 28, 2021 at 3:38 AM
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    I’m in a rust zone, definitely needs cross members, maybe more. My gas tank had a hole in the top, it looked 90% perfect, only rusted under 1 strap on top. Yours I would clean off, sandblast, look for holes, and pressure test. If ok, epoxy prime or POR-15.

    Another frame may be the way to go if you can find one for a reasonable cost, that one is probably very weak from all that rust on the rails. Sandblast the whole thing and see what it looks like after.
     

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