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The 88 Red Rocket

Discussion in 'Hilux' started by Dark Knight, Mar 23, 2019.

  1. Mar 23, 2019 at 11:38 AM
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    Dark Knight

    Dark Knight [OP] Well-Known Member

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    A few bolts are different.
    It is what it is, and it is bad ass. Long story short is I won this truck on an auction, flew out to get it and then drove 850 miles home. It has 309,000 miles now and still runs strong. No rust is also a huge plus.

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  2. Mar 23, 2019 at 11:49 AM
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    Dark Knight

    Dark Knight [OP] Well-Known Member

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    A few bolts are different.
    Some things I've done to it:

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    DIY bedliner
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    New shift boot
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    Oh, the rest of the interior is near mint also.
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  3. Mar 23, 2019 at 11:51 AM
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    Jax_thepuppers

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    Well done. It looks amazing ! Vey well bought whatever the price. Also, looks like it has a great home now.

    @darkknight did you just refinish the original mudflaps or purchase them ? If you bought them can you share where you found 'em ? They look great. I need to replace my front ones and would also like to have my rear pair look that good.
     
  4. Mar 23, 2019 at 11:52 AM
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  5. Mar 23, 2019 at 11:56 AM
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    Dark Knight

    Dark Knight [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Started tearing up an 85 solid axle

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  6. Mar 23, 2019 at 11:58 AM
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    Dark Knight

    Dark Knight [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Will 35's fit?
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    Of course they will...
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    Rear will be completed soon.
     
  7. Mar 23, 2019 at 12:10 PM
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    Dark Knight

    Dark Knight [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Turned out to be a great purchase. One owner until 2017.
    The mudflaps were cleaned and finished with forever black treatment and a white paint pen. I did have to replace the flap that was torn. Got it from eBay after searching and waiting for one to show up.
     
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  8. Mar 31, 2019 at 4:45 PM
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    LittleBlueHilux69

    LittleBlueHilux69 Breaking Stuff On My Yota est. '18

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    This. Is Bad. ASS! :mudding:
     
  9. Apr 13, 2019 at 9:20 AM
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  10. Apr 18, 2019 at 7:20 PM
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  11. Apr 20, 2019 at 5:15 PM
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    Dark Knight

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  12. Apr 24, 2019 at 11:17 AM
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    Lots of droop left and about 1.5” up travel.

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  13. May 2, 2019 at 11:25 AM
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    Works well with a front driveshaft finally.

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  14. May 7, 2019 at 1:42 PM
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    Like, so many.
    Call me crazy, but I actually like the original tires. Awesome looking truck. Did you need to regear?
     
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  15. May 7, 2019 at 6:40 PM
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    Thank you, however, little more than tires going on here.

    Yes, re-gear to 5.29’s
     
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  16. May 23, 2019 at 7:08 AM
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    ArmandHammer83

    ArmandHammer83 This truck is AMAZING

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    HOLY...SHIT...that looks awesome... great job so far
     
  17. Jun 25, 2019 at 10:46 AM
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    STrooper

    STrooper For HIS glory!

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    BEAUTIFUL... that's all i need to say!!!:drool:
     
  18. Jun 25, 2019 at 11:39 AM
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    Thank you
     
  19. Jul 7, 2019 at 6:41 PM
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    Dark Knight

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    4th of July.
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  20. Jul 7, 2019 at 6:54 PM
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    My Name is Rahl

    My Name is Rahl President of the Taco-Obsessed fanclub!

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    Looks amazing, Jeff! Definitely subbed!
     

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