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Toybrota's 85 Single cab 4X4
« on: Sep 05, 2018, 06:01:39 PM »
I'd like to introduce you to my new to me 1985 Toyota Pickup 4X4!
Just purchased it today, for a grand old price of $1500.
It runs, drives, but needs a new motor. It knocks at anything above 2000 RPM, plus she's got a bad head gasket.
However, the transmission is new. The floorpan is in pretty good shape, better than my 85 Xtracab.
The frame is solid, no rot!

It's got about 230K miles, I purchased it from the guy who had it since 95'.

It's about as Base model as they come, no AC, no Power steering, no tilt wheel....

I'm gonna throw an engine together, the one from my 22R build up. Early style 22R, dual row.
I only need the head machined and the rotating assembly balanced, then it's ready to go together.

I plan to keep this one stock, and wheel my 85.

What does everyone think? Good purchase? I know, the price is high, but it's got a nice camper shell!
Plus an original clock spring still in the Toyota parts bag!

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Re: Toybrota's 85 Single cab 4X4
« Reply #1 on: Sep 06, 2018, 09:49:33 AM »
:popcorn:
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: Toybrota's 85 Single cab 4X4
« Reply #2 on: Sep 06, 2018, 09:45:36 PM »
Cleaned up the engine a bit today, was about a 1/4 of an inch of grease on the timing cover, nice and clean now.
Sending my rotating assembly off in a couple weeks to get balanced, then I'll assemble the block. Head gets machined last.
Anyone interested in this motor? I'm sure it'd make a good core for someone who wants it...

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Re: Toybrota's 85 Single cab 4X4
« Reply #3 on: Sep 21, 2018, 10:56:41 PM »
Couple pictures of the rust I'll be dealing with, I'm excited! What's Everyone weld with when they do rust repair like this? I was thinking some Tig to help build up some areas.

Bonus picture of my second day of Arc Welding, taking the full welding program at SLCC here in Utah.

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Re: Toybrota's 85 Single cab 4X4
« Reply #4 on: Oct 21, 2018, 05:18:48 PM »
Working on getting the title paperwork sent in today since it didn't come with one when I got it. What a crappy laborious process. I have to have a Police officer come to my house and do a VIN inspect on it.

Engine is coming along great, should have the head installed this weekend or next! Probably will have the truck running before I get the title.



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