84 Toyota "Old Red"

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  1. mosh5186

    mosh5186 Member

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    solid
     
  2. dark knight

    dark knight Well-Known Member

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    * mine is an 84.. first year of full axle truss under front axle.
    the RUF should move the axle forward 1.5" and I may move the front hanger another .5" forward depending on front shackle angle. I plan to trim about 2" out of the front fenders, the black paint on the driver side is a pretty good representation of the amount that will be cut off.
     
  3. 1badz2nv

    1badz2nv fustercluck extraordinaire

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    Don't know how u feel about em, but my 84 xcab runs RUFs with chevy rears, and a 2" BL. Clears 36 IROKS with no scrub. Back fender needed a little massaging from previous dent, but front was fine
     
  4. dark knight

    dark knight Well-Known Member

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    "dont know how I feel about'em", as in body lift? I'm not a fan thats for sure. did you have a BL and the fenders trimmed or BL only and no rubbing?

    2.5" backspacing wheels? wheel spacers?
     
  5. pitbullcruiser

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    Hey, those parts look lonely sitting there all alone. Hey man let me know how that MC HD clutch works out. Cant wait to see the finished product.
     
  6. dark knight

    dark knight Well-Known Member

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    will do. Hope to have the engine out and "Doin Work" within the month.
     
  7. pitbullcruiser

    pitbullcruiser Well-Known Member

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    Are you doing an EFI upgrade ?
     
  8. dark knight

    dark knight Well-Known Member

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    nope no money for that unfortunately. New timing chain, sprockets and guides,New clutch, Replace gaskets, New headers and exhaust. I think I'll be able to get the carb to work pretty good after some mods to it: lower float level, vent overflow out of carb, lower fuel pressure with regulator.
     
  9. pitbullcruiser

    pitbullcruiser Well-Known Member

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    Not that I am stalking your thread, but I saw you were talking about brake plate eliminators, if you haven't purchased them already you can make them real cheap. Just cut em out and grind smooth.
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  10. John B.

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    I cut mine out of the factory backing plates also but not the small circle like pictured. I cut almost all the way around and left the small section where the brake line support is on top. I just like using the factory brake line support tab. I figured it couldn't hurt.
     
  11. dark knight

    dark knight Well-Known Member

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    Nope havent baught any yet. That should be happening around the same time as the regear and Aussie's.
    Great idea, I'm going to do this.
     
  12. 1badz2nv

    1badz2nv fustercluck extraordinaire

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    only a month late

    2" BL, 15x10 3.75" BS, 1.5" WS, and no trimming other than to move bent sheetmetal. Inside fenderwell was beat back pretty good but that was from before the RUFs.
     
  13. dark knight

    dark knight Well-Known Member

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    New part on top of the pile.
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  14. pitbullcruiser

    pitbullcruiser Well-Known Member

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    BLING BLING
     
  15. dark knight

    dark knight Well-Known Member

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    The 84 had been sold back in 2010. I upgraded recently to an 88 with no cancer.
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  16. dark knight

    dark knight Well-Known Member

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    Starting to think about SAS. Keeping my eyes open for an 84-85 complete front axle.
     
  17. dark knight

    dark knight Well-Known Member

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    5409F5D2-3EEB-4CC7-B35F-CBE6AD759080.jpeg Compared to the 4Runner, the truck is small. Still, very happy to have an extended cab this go round. No rust is also a bonus.
     
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  18. dark knight

    dark knight Well-Known Member

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    0A6BDEC5-1F64-4CA2-BC6D-82571A3E0C4B.jpeg New clutch, flywheel, pilot/throwout bearing, and rear main. Also restored the mudflaps this week.
     
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  19. Creekin

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    Good looking truck.
    Is your truck like the one that was on Top Gear that the guys could not kill?
     
  20. dark knight

    dark knight Well-Known Member

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    Not quite. Top gear was a solid front axle but more importantly a diesel engine. Other than that yes pretty much same truck.
     
  21. dark knight

    dark knight Well-Known Member

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    Started tear down.
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  22. drkelly

    drkelly Dipstick who put two vehicles on jack stands

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  23. dark knight

    dark knight Well-Known Member

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    That’s amazing. Don’t think I’ll be going that far with this axle. This build is intended to be a point and shoot adventure vehicle that is still able to be daily driven. The most difficult thing it will see is some uwharrie trails and similar. Just a fun hobby truck.
     
  24. dark knight

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    Progress. Brackets cut and grinded smooth. Wire wheeled and painted. Have to media blast all the other axle parts and reassemble.
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  25. palmetto zuk

    palmetto zuk Well hung member

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    Shore is purrdy
     

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