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Re: CBeers' 1985 4Runner
« Reply #60 on: Dec 04, 2018, 06:31:15 AM »
Hey where’s the rest of the pics?! I know the welder finished his job  :beer: :smokin:
2000 4Runner SR5 4x4 3.4

1980 4x4 Pickup, 22RE Swap, Marlin Built G54 Trans, 35/12.50 Cooper STT's, 4" Alcan Front springs/63's, Open 5.29 front, V6 5.29 E-Locker Rear, Rebuilt Axles, High Steer

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Re: CBeers' 1985 4Runner
« Reply #61 on: Dec 04, 2018, 07:04:40 AM »
you own page 3  :thumbs:

more pics coming. maybe this weekend.

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Re: CBeers' 1985 4Runner
« Reply #62 on: Dec 04, 2018, 12:34:31 PM »
 :psss: Your steering box location makes Me worry.  :outtahere:
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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Re: CBeers' 1985 4Runner
« Reply #63 on: Dec 05, 2018, 06:04:56 AM »
spill it Chris.....how so?
one thing is spring clamp to link clearance but i think that will be ok?   :dunno:

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Re: CBeers' 1985 4Runner
« Reply #64 on: Dec 05, 2018, 08:12:35 AM »
 :popcorn:
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Re: CBeers' 1985 4Runner
« Reply #65 on: Dec 06, 2018, 07:43:06 AM »
:psss: Your steering box location makes Me worry.  :outtahere:

ok...how about you 300k? what do you see that made you like Chris' post?

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Re: CBeers' 1985 4Runner
« Reply #66 on: Dec 07, 2018, 02:22:44 PM »
I would run it.
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Re: CBeers' 1985 4Runner
« Reply #67 on: Dec 07, 2018, 03:46:22 PM »
I'll post more pics this weekend.  i looked at it again last night and it looked ok....

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Re: CBeers' 1985 4Runner
« Reply #68 on: Dec 07, 2018, 05:39:32 PM »
Also do a test fit with The radiator You plan to run. Jesse ran into an issue with radiator fit after relocating his box.
I checked really close when I did Mine and I could see what He was talking about.  :crossed:
If You feel You need just a bit more room I recommend this. https://www.skysoffroaddesign.com/collections/toyota-steering/products/toy-bpa-001
I run the 3/4 less on mine and it works perfectly.
It's also super beef!
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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Re: CBeers' 1985 4Runner
« Reply #69 on: Dec 07, 2018, 07:15:28 PM »
Great write up on your build  :thumbs:  lots of good info.
Nothing puts a smlie on my face like the green glow of 4x4 on the dash !
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Re: CBeers' 1985 4Runner
« Reply #70 on: Dec 08, 2018, 10:02:14 AM »
Thanks Chris all wise advice and we'll see how it shapes up.  Fingers crossed indeed.

Thank you too Doable, looks like a nice rig in the avatar !!  :beerchug:

Turns out I did have more pics uploaded  :hammerhead:

Frame plate time

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Re: CBeers' 1985 4Runner
« Reply #71 on: Dec 08, 2018, 10:52:05 AM »
Off topic alert, but Toyota content   :gap:

Mid November I had to take another trip to Denver for work and this time I was happy as the air quality was bad from the fires.  It actually got worse than this pic.

While parking at the airport I snapped a shot of this good sign.  Reminded me of Red a bit.  Trusty Tundra in the background.

Clean air!


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Re: CBeers' 1985 4Runner
« Reply #72 on: Dec 08, 2018, 11:09:40 AM »
OK back to it....

Frame was done now but the new Sky springs were in bad shape paint wise.  In hindsight I really should have covered them while drilling out the frame    :shake:

You know I love paint so I decided to hold off on putting the axle back under until that was done.  Meanwhile I decided to pull the booster in favor of the upgrade.  Little drama other than a couple of fittings that were really tight.

I assume some sort of factory gasket type thing with a dragonfly print?

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Re: CBeers' 1985 4Runner
« Reply #73 on: Dec 08, 2018, 11:43:28 AM »
More side projects, replace the idler bearing.  It needed it. BAD.  I didn't really know?  Once pulled it was gritty and far from smooth rolling. I painted it, no pic.

Over a weekend I finally painted the Sky springs.  I forget if I mentioned it but I am using their 2F 3" offering.  I started getting it all back together and took a suds break.
I had a goal of getting the truck on the ground by 4 that Sunday and at 4:09 it actually was   :smokin:

I am so happy to have this work done.  A lot of time and effort invested but I am pleased with how things are turning out. Provided Chris hasn't cursed me  :D

That's about it now we're at current day again.  I'll eventually get more pics on the front end.  I think I will be using the AAL I got from Dave's but we'll see how things settle in once on the road again.

Next frame projects are shock hoops and sliders.  New booster is here I just need to get out there and install it....

CB




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