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Itís just a lift and tires.

Oh?

Front bumper
rear bumper
springs
shocks
winch
CB
lights
electrical for accessories
upper control arms
lower control arms
5 beadlocks w/ 5 tires
new exhaust
sliders
re-gear
t-case gears
axle rebuild front and rear
new y-link steering
trim for tires


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Panhards. Done.




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Dang brother, y'all got a pressure washer and dereaser up there? Almost looks Photoshop how clean it is compared to the rest.
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83 long bed, sas, hi steer, 3rz, w56, 4.56 33s
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Dang brother, y'all got a pressure washer and dereaser up there? Almost looks Photoshop how clean it is compared to the rest.

Its actually all very clean minus the oil leak. Just the flash and the worn down old black paint that makes it look so dirty. This truck hasn't seen dirt yet. She's a virgin.

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Bored and waiting for parts. Pulled out and emptied my spares and fluids bags today to get inventory and figure out the holes I need to fill.


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Is Moab in late May on the real list or just wishful thinking?  I saw you and LO discussing it a bit.
1989 4Runner: Dual Ultimate (Inchworm front & Marlin 4.70 rear), Marlin Twin Stick, 1200-lb clutch, 4.88 R&P, Aussie Front, Detroit rear, 30-spline Longs, Long hub gears, ARP hub and knuckle studs & 35x12.50 Cooper STT PRO tires.  Marlin rear bumper & sliders.  FROR front bumper.  SAS with Alcan springs & Rancho 9000XL shocks.  Budbuilt Bolt-on traction bar.  Custom Interior Cage by Those Guys Rod and Customs.

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Is Moab in late May on the real list or just wishful thinking?  I saw you and LO discussing it a bit.

You know its not out of my scope. Just a matter of if the truck is done. Which shouldn't be a problem.
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You know it's not out of my scope. Just a matter of if the truck is done. Which shouldn't be a problem.

*I fixed your typos in the quote. Must have been phone typing.

That would still give you at least 3 months between the two trips to reload.  You'll find something you want/need to upgrade or change after the first big trip.
1989 4Runner: Dual Ultimate (Inchworm front & Marlin 4.70 rear), Marlin Twin Stick, 1200-lb clutch, 4.88 R&P, Aussie Front, Detroit rear, 30-spline Longs, Long hub gears, ARP hub and knuckle studs & 35x12.50 Cooper STT PRO tires.  Marlin rear bumper & sliders.  FROR front bumper.  SAS with Alcan springs & Rancho 9000XL shocks.  Budbuilt Bolt-on traction bar.  Custom Interior Cage by Those Guys Rod and Customs.

Moab Tested & Rubicon Approved

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how big of a wheel spacer are u running?


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how big of a wheel spacer are u running?


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:popcorn: always dug the 80s. nice find Andrew
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CDL and 7 pin mod










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What does CDL mean?
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What does CDL mean?

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Center diff lock.  :yupyup:
80 short bed, longs, hi steer, 4.7 case twin stick, 4.11, 38 tsl, mild built 22r
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so if you're not doing the manual hub conversion, what is the advantage of the mod? does it allow the e-lockers to activate any time(not just 4low)?
my 3rz swap. http://board.marlincrawler.com/index.php?topic=97722.0

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Day zero,
My 40 mile freeway drive home from Andrewís home in BFE.
Here are My takeaways, impressions, and thoughts.
#1 The brake pedal.
Itís really low, She stops but in a panic situation it could be an issue.
No improvement from pumping the pedal.
I suspect stuck caliper or bypassing master cylinder.
Leaving this one for Andrew to tackle.

#2 He needs diff gears.
Going up a hill at freeway speeds You can tell that the big tires are causing an issue.
Land cruisers normally have power to spare but not in this current configuration.
I am sure Whitey will be getting a set of 5.29s in the future so no big deal at the moment.

#3 The automatic transmission.
I am sure itís acceptable for some of You, but for Me itís just not ok.
I donít feel right, I keep reaching for the shifter. Hell I think I even tried for the clutch pedal once.
Itís just wrong!  Personal preference but I canít ever see Myself Wheeling an auto.

#4 The tires and wheels.
First off let Me say the combo looks really good, not to big not to small. Dare I say perfect.
Yeh the tires rub when You back up and it sounds like your about to remove a fender, but it Looks good doing it.
Itís getting a lift in a few days so who cares if it rubs.
The MT2s are so quiet and smooth. What a great tire, ProComp has a winner for sure.

#5 Cream puff?
I must say itís very clean inside and well setup. Fancy blinding lights, a big ass fridge, tons of Cargo area, and cup holders. Yep! Multiple cup holders. I wish I had One cup holder!
The tint job looks solid and the A/C well thatís the :pokinit:.
I will say that it smells like an ex smokerís car unless My boy Andrew has turned to the dark side?
I checked the ash tray out of fear and concern. No snipes but there was some ash?
Overall for 200k + itís in excellent shape.

#6 It feels to Me like something is loose in the suspension. Not sure what, but I can feel something move every once in a while. Sometimes during transition from forward to reverse. Sometimes over just the right bump when the front has a bit more weight on it, like a slight down hill. Not sure if it matters again as itís getting a lift soon and likely will get found or cured.

#7 That Marlin transfer case shifter looks so sweet, I hope I get one in My 4.7 marlin set.
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SqWADoosh [04:19 PM]: *sigh* I guess Chris is right and I just need to wait until I'm in a place where I have a tow rig and trailer before I get this caliber of truck
Mudder [08:28 PM]:   not try to be a jerk, but are you serious bestgen?
Prismo [06:11 PM]:   Done, time to relax or as Bestgen says....FREEDOM!
HogCanyonHopper [06:54 PM]:   I like my little rod. it gets the job done
H8PVMNT [03:30 PM]: I can go both ways.

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Day 1

Goals
Install Marlin Crawler tcase gears
Find Exhaust leaks
Diagnose oil leak locations (itís a land cruiser)
Look into replacement Toyota keys
Replace radiator
Replace a few difficult to reach heater hoses


How it went down.
First hold up was getting distilled water from the grocery store (Andrew forgot).
Got there at 6:30 and proceeded to wait till 7am when they open.
Traffic sucks after 7am so it took 45 to an hour instead of 30 min like My normal commute.
Next I had to deal with almost every guy I work with coming over to snoop, check it out, ask if itís mine, ask what Iím doing to it, how big are those tires, whatís it worth, and how much are You making on this job.
Lastly I had to defend against the distractacon (Jesse) as He upped his game from normal talk and banter to :pokinit: talking all Bestgens. Mission accomplished as He had pushed a sensative button. Note He also tried to hit Me in the junk With an air hose because I was ignoring him. He missed thank God!

Ok back to the truck
Exhaust leak was found to be leaking at both connections where the exhaust hook to both manifolds. Andrew thinks it could be the cheap gaskets He received. I think itís the aftermarket flanges. I hope He is correct And I am wrong.

Oil leaks
Oil leaking from the rear main seal, no surprise. Valve cover gasket and cam plugs. Also the front crank shaft seal, I could actually see the seal hanging out a bit. Lots of oil all over.
Now it's well know that this era of land cruiser leaks oil and most technician won't even attempt a repair unless oil is running out. I would say these are medium size leaks but I can smell the burning oil when at a stop light and when it was parked in My garage last night.
Parts ordered to replace the valve cover gasket, reseal the cam plugs, pcv valve and crank seal.

T case gears
I seriously underestimated what was involved in this job.
I used both the trail gear and Marlin crawler instructions. Both were lacking information but together they covered most of the bases.
A bit of challenging press work.
Lots and lots of cleaning to avoid metal after clearancing.
Turned out perfectly just took a long time to do it carfully.

That was all for day one.
Tried out the low gears, definitely better and a worth while upgrade.

« Last Edit: Apr 25, 2018, 11:40:14 PM by :)bestgen4runner »
I am 1/5th of Perfect Fit
SqWADoosh [04:19 PM]: *sigh* I guess Chris is right and I just need to wait until I'm in a place where I have a tow rig and trailer before I get this caliber of truck
Mudder [08:28 PM]:   not try to be a jerk, but are you serious bestgen?
Prismo [06:11 PM]:   Done, time to relax or as Bestgen says....FREEDOM!
HogCanyonHopper [06:54 PM]:   I like my little rod. it gets the job done
H8PVMNT [03:30 PM]: I can go both ways.

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That looks like a lot of work.
If you see it, its for sale.

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Time to go wheelin!

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Day 2

Goals
Valve cover gasket replace and reseal cam plugs
Replace three heater hoses
Flush cooling system
Replace radiator
Replace front crank seal
Two new keys
Replace drive belts
Replace three radiator hoses

Started out replacing three heater system hoses Andrew wanted replaced with fancy silicone ones. Very nice pieces.
One of the hoses was located under the intake manifold at the back of the head, bit of a challenge to access even on the rack. While replacing these hoses I uncovered three small coolant leaks. The heater control valve, front tbody coolant hose, and another small coolant hose under the intake manifold.  As vehicles get older, the parts that once were Stocked become special order. All three of leaking cooling system parts I found were unfortunately now special order parts. I gave the clamps on the hoses a small twist to slow or stop the small leaks until Andrew can get the replacement parts.
Pulled the block drain and flushed the cooling system with water.
Removed the radiator and then off with the belts.
Replaced the front crank seal and cleaned off all the oil leak mess from the front of the engine.
I added some dye to the engine oil to help pin point any future oil leaks the engine might show us.
Replaced the radiator with a beautiful factory Toyota radiator. I talked Andrew into holding off on the radiator hoses as the ones on the truck still had the Toyota stickers on them. Previous owner really maintained this truck well from what I can see.
Replaced the valve cover gasket, clogged pcv valve, and petrified pcv valve grommet.
The cam plugs appeared to be sealed with a form of epoxy? That's a first. Chipped it all out and cleaned everything up.
Resealed with Toyota FIPG. Engine looked very clean inside, another sign of good maintenance.
Finally the keys
Should be a simple thing to do but I think it took 5 keys before they cut one that worked correctly.
All finished I headed for BFE to return Whitey to his owner.
After two full days of working on the truck I was ready to be done.
Thank you for the work Andrew, I appreciate it.

« Last Edit: Apr 29, 2018, 12:10:41 AM by :)bestgen4runner »
I am 1/5th of Perfect Fit
SqWADoosh [04:19 PM]: *sigh* I guess Chris is right and I just need to wait until I'm in a place where I have a tow rig and trailer before I get this caliber of truck
Mudder [08:28 PM]:   not try to be a jerk, but are you serious bestgen?
Prismo [06:11 PM]:   Done, time to relax or as Bestgen says....FREEDOM!
HogCanyonHopper [06:54 PM]:   I like my little rod. it gets the job done
H8PVMNT [03:30 PM]: I can go both ways.

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Thank you for the work Andrew, I appreciate it.


Happy to help you get those 4.7s buddy.  :beerchug: Thanks for the great work as usual.

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Sounds like the intake has to come off again??
Time to go wheelin!

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Happy to help you get those 4.7s buddy.  :beerchug: Thanks for the great work as usual.

4.7s will be so worth it.
1989 4Runner: Dual Ultimate (Inchworm front & Marlin 4.70 rear), Marlin Twin Stick, 1200-lb clutch, 4.88 R&P, Aussie Front, Detroit rear, 30-spline Longs, Long hub gears, ARP hub and knuckle studs & 35x12.50 Cooper STT PRO tires.  Marlin rear bumper & sliders.  FROR front bumper.  SAS with Alcan springs & Rancho 9000XL shocks.  Budbuilt Bolt-on traction bar.  Custom Interior Cage by Those Guys Rod and Customs.

Moab Tested & Rubicon Approved

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Sounds like the intake has to come off again??
Nope
Just the throttle body
4 bolts and a few hoses
Nothing to crazy
The one under the intake will be accessible with the of wheel removed. Much easier then the one I replaced at the back of the head.

I am 1/5th of Perfect Fit
SqWADoosh [04:19 PM]: *sigh* I guess Chris is right and I just need to wait until I'm in a place where I have a tow rig and trailer before I get this caliber of truck
Mudder [08:28 PM]:   not try to be a jerk, but are you serious bestgen?
Prismo [06:11 PM]:   Done, time to relax or as Bestgen says....FREEDOM!
HogCanyonHopper [06:54 PM]:   I like my little rod. it gets the job done
H8PVMNT [03:30 PM]: I can go both ways.

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Did you check valve tolerances while you were in there with them? Curious how these engines are in comparison to the 2/3rz withers mileage and wear on valve adjustments.
80 short bed, longs, hi steer, 4.7 case twin stick, 4.11, 38 tsl, mild built 22r
83 long bed, sas, hi steer, 3rz, w56, 4.56 33s
95 4runner project
06 4 door tacoma street truck

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Nope wasnít on the list and had head gasket done recently.
Also no extra time to spare with this long of a list.
The
I am 1/5th of Perfect Fit
SqWADoosh [04:19 PM]: *sigh* I guess Chris is right and I just need to wait until I'm in a place where I have a tow rig and trailer before I get this caliber of truck
Mudder [08:28 PM]:   not try to be a jerk, but are you serious bestgen?
Prismo [06:11 PM]:   Done, time to relax or as Bestgen says....FREEDOM!
HogCanyonHopper [06:54 PM]:   I like my little rod. it gets the job done
H8PVMNT [03:30 PM]: I can go both ways.

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#killedwhitey

Sorry Andrew for the loss.. You have the worst luck ever!

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Any updates on this project?
I am 1/5th of Perfect Fit
SqWADoosh [04:19 PM]: *sigh* I guess Chris is right and I just need to wait until I'm in a place where I have a tow rig and trailer before I get this caliber of truck
Mudder [08:28 PM]:   not try to be a jerk, but are you serious bestgen?
Prismo [06:11 PM]:   Done, time to relax or as Bestgen says....FREEDOM!
HogCanyonHopper [06:54 PM]:   I like my little rod. it gets the job done
H8PVMNT [03:30 PM]: I can go both ways.

 
 
 
 
 

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