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XPOTRPR Minitruck (1986 Toyota Pickup)

Discussion in 'Other Builds' started by XPOTRPR, Oct 24, 2018.

  1. Oct 24, 2018 at 7:02 PM
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    XPOTRPR

    XPOTRPR [OP] #safetydevelopment

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    Well, since the Taco was getting up there in age and mileage, and spending the last year or so slowly replacing worn out parts, fixing and improving things, and just giving it some good ol' tlc.. I started thinking about a commuter vehicle.

    One night searching Craigslist for fun... :rolleyes: I found this little 86 Toyota pickup. I fell in love. I've always liked and have been curious about minitrucks, so I had to have it. Perfect useful and reliable commuter that I wouldnt hate driving, and that could be used for a future project truck.

    I'm the 3rd owner, the first 2 owners were lifetime neighbors, and the previous owner started restoring it. My plan is to keep it patina'd, do some JDM styling to it, and just enjoy it.. for now.


    1986 2wd Toyota Pickup 22r 5-Speed


    AS IT SITS 3/8/19_

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    When I bought the truck 9/26/18

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    DRIVETRAIN_

    22r 2.4l 4-Cylinder (Carb'd)
    5 Speed Manual
    Stock header
    Cat Delete
    2.25" piping
    18" Magnaflow
    Center exit/dump
    3.73 open rear-end

    SUSPENSION_

    DJM 3" Lowering Control Arms
    4" Block Rear
    Monroe Struts
    Energy Suspension UCA, LCA, Strut Bar and Sway Bar Bushings
    Sand Blasted and repainted Sway Bar

    WHEELS/TIRES_

    16x7 5x114 Crown Vic Mesh wheels (custom refinished with copper color)
    Barum Bravuris 3hm 205/55/16
    Extended Wheel Studs
    Red Open end Lug-Nuts

    INTERIOR_

    Pioneer AVH-P4400 Double Din
    Sound Ordnance P-40B 4" 2-Ways
    Sound Ordnance P-52CB 5-1/4" Components
    Sound Ordnance P-8PTD 8" Powered Sub
    GettaGrip Vans waffle Shifter (Toyota 6spd manual)
    Black Carpet w/ Mass Backing
    Black Leather captain seats (2018 town & country)
    Black Leather custom door panels
    Black aluminum window cranks
    Red Seat Belts
    Red Door Pulls
    Hexomat Rubber Floormats
    Dual USB charger/volt meter
    Updated Rearview Mirror/LED
    Grant GT Steering Wheel
    Sticker Bombed A-Pillars and Dash

    MODS TO COME_

    Black carpet the back wall and rear pillars
    Re-upholster headliner and sun visors (galaxy)
    Wide angle(multi-panel) rear view mirror
    Rear wing
    Rear Diffuser
    Front 84-86 4runner Valence or make own
    Shift Boot
    Header
    Air Horns
    LED Headlights
    Clear turn signals w/ LED
    Clear Parking w/ LED
    Yellow Foglights/LEDs
    Rear Auxiliary Lights/LEDs

    MAINTENANCE_

    Prior to Purchase(9/26/18) - All Hoses, Oil, Interior upgrades and repairs

    192,326(10/25/18) - New Water Pump/Thermostat/Fan Clutch/Coolant Flush/Fixed Seized Heater Core and attached cabin lever cable
    192,417(10/27/18) - Cat Delete/2.25" Piping/18" Magnaflow/Center exit
    193,534(1/20/19) - New: DJM 3" LCA's/UCAs/Upper & Lower BJ's/Inner & Outer Tierods/Center Link/Idler Arm/Steering Stabilizer/Energy Poly Bushings all around/Front & Rear shocks/4" Rear Blocks/Rotors & Pads/Wheel Studs
    193,764(1/28/19) - New LCE shifter bushing/New Updated Rearview mirror w/LED
    194,116(3/24/19) - Cleaned & Greased Regulators and Channels/New Stereo/Wiring/Black Carpet/Seat Belts
    195,864(4/24/19) - Changed Oil/Filter/Air Filter (5 Qts Valvoline 5w-30 High Mileage Synthetic Blend/STP Filters)
    197,133(8/16/19) - New Champion Alu. Radiator/Plugs/Fuel Filter/Trans Fluid/Carb Rebuild
    198,876(9/28/19) - New Tires
     
    Last edited: Oct 2, 2019
  2. Oct 24, 2018 at 7:05 PM
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    Man of Steel TRD

    Man of Steel TRD Ignorance is the new normal

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    Tow package, LED interior lighting, led low beams, led fog lights, led licence plate lights, OEM bed mat, OEM mud flaps, OEM chrome raised tailgate letter inserts, nerf bars, AVS ventshades. Complete Kicker audio system (4 channel amp, mids and tweets in the front, 2 ways in the back, 2 10 inch comp rt subs, Zxsum8, alpine pdx 1.600 boxes and amp rack by Mr Marv), Pop & Lock, Mobtown locking bed storage doors, Bilstein 5100s, Katzkin Leather interior, Redline Hoodstruts, Backflip.
    So nice man!! Clean AF.
     
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  3. Oct 24, 2018 at 7:07 PM
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    XPOTRPR

    XPOTRPR [OP] #safetydevelopment

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    Added some window cranks and some Door pulls since there's no handles or anything.. lol

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  4. Oct 24, 2018 at 7:07 PM
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    XPOTRPR

    XPOTRPR [OP] #safetydevelopment

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    Thanks man!
     
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  5. Oct 24, 2018 at 7:09 PM
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    XPOTRPR

    XPOTRPR [OP] #safetydevelopment

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    New water pump.. had to do this twice over since I didnt prep the surface well enough the first go around. we'll see tomorrow once the gasket maker fully sets and we do a Flush and Fill.

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    Slapped on a replacement decal on the timing cover.. :thumbsup:

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  6. Oct 24, 2018 at 7:11 PM
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    Man of Steel TRD

    Man of Steel TRD Ignorance is the new normal

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    Tow package, LED interior lighting, led low beams, led fog lights, led licence plate lights, OEM bed mat, OEM mud flaps, OEM chrome raised tailgate letter inserts, nerf bars, AVS ventshades. Complete Kicker audio system (4 channel amp, mids and tweets in the front, 2 ways in the back, 2 10 inch comp rt subs, Zxsum8, alpine pdx 1.600 boxes and amp rack by Mr Marv), Pop & Lock, Mobtown locking bed storage doors, Bilstein 5100s, Katzkin Leather interior, Redline Hoodstruts, Backflip.
    I'm trying to do all this same stuff and more to the Z I just picked up a couple of mo months ago. It's not in as good of shape as your truck though at all. Seems like ever single piece of plastic I touch on the car breaks.
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  7. Oct 24, 2018 at 7:14 PM
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    XPOTRPR

    XPOTRPR [OP] #safetydevelopment

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    Nice! that looks like a fun ass project!

    and unfortunately.. no.. mine has broken on me too.. :pout:

    just yesterday I tried to take the A pillars covers off.. it was so dry rotted it crumbled in my hand. haha.. so my plan of taking them off to replace or restore them, has changed into sticker bombing them.
     
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  8. Oct 24, 2018 at 7:16 PM
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    ChadsPride

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  9. Oct 24, 2018 at 7:17 PM
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    XPOTRPR

    XPOTRPR [OP] #safetydevelopment

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    [​IMG]
     
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  10. Oct 24, 2018 at 7:17 PM
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    Man of Steel TRD

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    I'm doing the timing belt on the Z and took these off the outlet on the block. 27 years old and I was able to tear them with my fingers. Lol
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  11. Oct 24, 2018 at 7:19 PM
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    XPOTRPR

    XPOTRPR [OP] #safetydevelopment

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    hahaha.. sorry man. I know the feeling. I guess now's a good time to replace all the hoses. lol
     
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  12. Oct 24, 2018 at 7:19 PM
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    XPOTRPR [OP] #safetydevelopment

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  13. Oct 24, 2018 at 7:20 PM
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    XPOTRPR

    XPOTRPR [OP] #safetydevelopment

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  14. Oct 24, 2018 at 7:20 PM
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    Man of Steel TRD

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    Oh man. This thing is going to have a lot of new parts. Can't wait to see where the truck goes. :thumbsup:
     
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  15. Oct 24, 2018 at 7:21 PM
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    XPOTRPR

    XPOTRPR [OP] #safetydevelopment

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    So made some progress on the minitruck yesterday. Going to finish it up today.

    Pulled the thermostat to find it was an aftermarket one with no gasket and wasn't even seated correctly. :facepalm: so I picked up a new gasket for the new t-stat and installed it. Picked up new bolts and hardware for the new water pump and installed it as well. Cleaned up a bunch of stuff and noticed they had to modify these non OEM parts quite a bit. No wonder I was having issues with the fan clutch. Bolts instead of studs, shitty thermostat, ground down BS, etc. So much better having it all back to OEM and working. Just need to finish assembling and do a flush and fill. Then time for the 4" rear block to go in!


    Heads of bolts ground down..


    Old t-stat was just using a paper gasket.. no rubber o-ring...



    New water pump with studs vs the old without..



    You can see where they cut the shaft down on the old water pump to fit the aftermarket fan clutch. The OEM fan clutch is recessed to fit over it..



    T-stat and water pump in .




    Blocks to go in after all this..

     
  16. Oct 24, 2018 at 7:21 PM
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    XPOTRPR

    XPOTRPR [OP] #safetydevelopment

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    finally found some of the details on the pickup. been trying to decode this little bastard for a while now.

    Made in Japan

    JT4RN50R3G0202927

    MODEL: RN50L-MRA

    Engine (R): 22r
    Model Name (N): Truck
    Model (5): 4x2
    Wheelbase (0): Short
    Steering (L): Left hand
    Trans (M): 5 on the floor
    Grade (R): Standard
    Cab (A): Regular

    SPECS: 557VN41F302W55
    Color (557): Toyota creme
    Trim (VN41): ???
    Axle (F302): 7.5"/3.73 ratio/2 Pinions(no LSD)
    Trans (W55): 5 speed
     
  17. Oct 24, 2018 at 7:22 PM
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    XPOTRPR

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    Welp.. after poking around more last night, I found what I assume is the cause for the heater not working.

    I started looking into the heater core to do a flush and check the lines and even the check valve. When I traced the hoses back.. first thing I noticed was this kink..



    Then I started investigating the check valve itself. the mechanism was seized solid (stuck closed)... AND the cable from the temp lever inside the cab wasnt even connected. He must have just disconnected it and left the check valve/mechanism seized. :facepalm: I was having some trouble from time to time adjusting the hot/cold lever.. It felt like it was getting hung up.. well.. now I know why.



    I soaked the mechanism, valve, and cable in wd-40, re-attached cable, and worked the lever for a bit. all works flawlessly now.




    all thats left to do is replace the temp sender unit/switch.. which controls the gauge. this sensor with the spade connected on it. Going to snip the old terminal off, crimp on a new one, and install the new sensor.
     
  18. Oct 24, 2018 at 8:06 PM
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  19. Oct 25, 2018 at 6:37 AM
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    BYJOSHCOOK Mr. Mojo Risin

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  20. Oct 25, 2018 at 6:51 AM
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    Wants reliable commuter since Tacoma is older and getting up in miles. Buys 32 year old project truck with 200k.


    Curse of TacomaWorld strikes again!


    Sweet truck, dood. Mini trucks are love. Looking forward to block installed pics. :popcorn:

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