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What year did Toyota stop putting solid front axles in there 80's pickups?

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by Maintenance Man, May 31, 2010.

  1. May 31, 2010 at 3:53 PM
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    I am just curious for a friend, he wants to get a decent truck to play around with. I told him to find an early 80's Toyota, but I cant remember when they stopped with the solid front axle.
     
  2. May 31, 2010 at 3:54 PM
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  3. May 31, 2010 at 3:55 PM
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  4. May 31, 2010 at 3:55 PM
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    Yep ^^^^^
     
  5. May 31, 2010 at 3:55 PM
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    when that movie came out, I wanted that truck so bad!
     
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    It made the movie even better for the 5 min it was on camera!
     
  10. May 31, 2010 at 4:01 PM
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    Still a good deal! AND...Those had a pretty unique torsion bar front end....The bars run along the top of the frame to prevent getting hit on rocks....
     
  11. May 31, 2010 at 4:02 PM
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    I found it for him, and I wanted to buy it....but that would be soo wrong of me to buy the truck he wants...
     
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    I like how toyota did that. I know Nissan ran them to the lower control arm. Not a good idea for wheeln.
     
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    you're a good friend
     
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    Are you sure its 85? A friend of mine had an 86 with a solid axle, ofcorse who knows maybe a previous owner put it in.
     
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    1985 still had the solid axle up front, from the factory, 1986 did not.
    Many former IFS trucks have done the solid axle swap (SAS)
     
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    ^^^^ this ^^^^I miss my '86, put 450K on that truck.
     
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    You are not imagining things. Although it is difficult to find any record of it on the internet now, Toyota did sell some number of solid axle trucks with 1986 VIN codes. I owned one for a number of years. I'm not sure if they were just trying to use up old hardware or they made a running change during 1986 production, but there were definitely solid axle trucks sold as 1986's. In fact, it was common knowledge among most Toy dealership parts departments....they would commonly ask me if I had a 1986 or a 1986 1/2 depending on what part I needed. I'm not sure if there were other differences but the suspension is the one that stood out.
     
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    Another thing it also depends on how the Truck was titled I have one titled 85 that is IFS I suppose one could have done the reverse Solid axle swap but doubtful
     
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    What can I say I never looked!!
     
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