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i think  its a good base to start with you can save it!

Im saving it and keeping it for a long long time. Most likely until I wanna give this one to the Wife and start over from scratch with a complete inside tube body toyota or Bronco II. Yeah yeah talk :pokinit: I loooove Fords and wanna crawl a Bronco II. Been a life goal for me...

Yeah I can see why in the pictures, like the bumper cut in half and the transfer case mount don't forget about those beautiful welds holding on your shackles either :rofl: You'll get er' fixed up and going. It is a pretty nice project, there is a lot there to work with. Keep it up :thumbs:



Yeah I have a lot of work. The shackle mounts are actually fine. Whoever welded the Shackle mounts and leaf spring mounts did a good job because there is no issues anywhere plus there is solid beads. Its the old hitch mount and the original old school leaf spring mount ( not in use anymore ). Also my front shock mounts where welded good, I was worried for a little while.

Hey do you guys think I should cut and swap over to shock hoops or stick with what i have? Ive got the old school version on shock mounts. I believe they sold them for fords back in the day and everyone used em for crawler projects... Not sure if I should remove or say whatever.
- 1989 Toyota 4runner ( 22re, Dana 44, Sterling 10.25, 4.10, Family Rig in Progress) http://board.marlincrawler.com/index.php?topic=98687.msg1099361#msg1099361

- 1996 Toyota Land Cruiser (E-locker, Old Man Emu Lift, 33's, and Armor)

- 1996 Ford F250 7.3L powerstroke (Flat Bed, Manual, 2wd on 33,s)

- (SOLD) 1979 Toyota 1st Gen pickup 22re swap(http://board.marlincrawler.com/index.php?topic=94183.0)

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Jason E. [OP]

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Soooooooo, Im very excited for this update. I know Y'all are like "shut up, Its just half doors and spray paint" haha but I have been looking for the right color for this truck for a long time! And I found it. So I completely finished ONE door. Caps and everything. All I need is sheet medal self tapping screws instead of the long head self tappers I have on her right now. Then ill be happy.

On to the pictures.

I found this in my shop so I think im going to free up the motor from the fan clutch and wire in the dual fans. Anything to help the little guy run better!



The door is stripped and ready to be cut.





Window for sale if anyone needs it. Just pay for shipping on top of price. PM me if anyone needs it.



Cut half the skin not time for the Inner.





Inner door skin is cut



I started capping them off and got bored fast ( I have the attention Span of a Nat  :shocking: ) So I kept on sanding and cleaning my rear frame...





Got most of the paint off so I can paint the door and caps. I finally found out what color Im going with so I wanna know some opinions if any ?



Sprayed



Yeah Yeah I seen the run after words too. This paint is sooooooo thick its crazy



Hammer Finish ?



Everything Back together





Well Well she got some seats put in and a ride down to the road to the store. Running kinda rough and I still cant get over 45mph  :help: I think its just tire size and lift but idk ? Also my carb keeps cutting out. Not dieind just bogging before I have to chance to shift ( In throttle completely not while letting off ). Might just need a rebuild here soon not sure. I snapped some pictures of the little trip me and Dusty my shop dog went on today

 









Well I wanted to see how much flex I had anddd not that much :/... It will work for now but with this suspention setup shouldnt I be getting more up travel. It seems I have drop but coming up into the truck seems sooooo stiff and it doesnt have the travel...











Interior random :pokinit:. Im gonna be that jerk but I F'ing LOOOVE toyota dash's. There awesome. Ive been waiting my whole life for one. Im so happy I got this truck!



So I get home and my old drift crew is at my shop so ehhh We had to go have some fun with the old team again :smokin:







My buddys 77 Celica. We just welded his diff so he had to play with it haha. Same motor that my truck has in it. 20R



And my 85 Celica Supra. Bone stock and I slide so much harder then both these cars with a wide open diff and an automatic. They dont understand how im burning the 240sx 5speed threw the turns and down the strait away.  :psss: they dont know what a 5mge can do !





I didnt get any pictures of us having fun we slide and dive so we dont get in trouble haha. Blew the head gasket in his 20R though  :joke:

Well today was a great day and to everyone watching this build and looking at my progress I thank you all. I have a amazing pair of trucks, a amazing Wife by my side, A awesome shop. And all the beer I could want. I am living the good life right now and hopefully I can keep this going for many years to come! Here is my favorite picture of the day. In all its glory I cant wish for a better pair. You fokes have a great Fathers Day and may God bless you and your family's. Until next time!

1995 Ford F 250 2wd 7.3L powerstroke Turbo Diesel. 4 1/2in Magnaflow Strait pipe from turbo to end of cab, Magnaforce cold air intake, and Edge Tuner on its way in the mail.

1979 Toyota 1st Gen pickup. My new love
- 1989 Toyota 4runner ( 22re, Dana 44, Sterling 10.25, 4.10, Family Rig in Progress) http://board.marlincrawler.com/index.php?topic=98687.msg1099361#msg1099361

- 1996 Toyota Land Cruiser (E-locker, Old Man Emu Lift, 33's, and Armor)

- 1996 Ford F250 7.3L powerstroke (Flat Bed, Manual, 2wd on 33,s)

- (SOLD) 1979 Toyota 1st Gen pickup 22re swap(http://board.marlincrawler.com/index.php?topic=94183.0)

Dippin' , Spittin' , Truck Gittin' , God lovin' son of a Motha Fucka.

When In Doubt, Throttle Out. Because in the End, Its a Yoda Thang     - Brandon Jako

R.I.P. Brandon Jako! Ill see you on the flip side!

Jason E. [OP]

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Another update!


Well I got some free time and did a few small things. Im mostly trying t do more labor intensive things until my cash flow is a little better.  :sad2:


I took Jack to the store to get some food before I got to work on taking the truck apart




Well anyways I got a Air cleaner housing from a buddy of mine so I got it installed for when she has to go get smogged.



Not a good picture because my hand where horribly dirty. But it works good I just had to make my own spacer for where the air cleaner meets the carburetor.

After, I got started to disassemble my entire front end body parts so a can wire wheel and prep for paint. But as I was doing that I got a horrible surprise...

 












There is a 4in crack that never got welded after someone tried "fixing" an accident. I should have figured this to be hidden in here somewhere. It just sucks. But Ill have some welding wire this weekend to start welding.

Removing body parts












Bye Bye hood



- 1989 Toyota 4runner ( 22re, Dana 44, Sterling 10.25, 4.10, Family Rig in Progress) http://board.marlincrawler.com/index.php?topic=98687.msg1099361#msg1099361

- 1996 Toyota Land Cruiser (E-locker, Old Man Emu Lift, 33's, and Armor)

- 1996 Ford F250 7.3L powerstroke (Flat Bed, Manual, 2wd on 33,s)

- (SOLD) 1979 Toyota 1st Gen pickup 22re swap(http://board.marlincrawler.com/index.php?topic=94183.0)

Dippin' , Spittin' , Truck Gittin' , God lovin' son of a Motha Fucka.

When In Doubt, Throttle Out. Because in the End, Its a Yoda Thang     - Brandon Jako

R.I.P. Brandon Jako! Ill see you on the flip side!

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Also I have a 3rd Gen pickup front axle housing. I scored on that. ( Its just a thicker housing isnt it ? Nothing else... )



3rd Gen Front axle? Are you in Australia?
maybe an 84-85..truss extends all the way
79-80  no bottom truss
81-83 truss extends halfway
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Jason E. [OP]

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3rd Gen Front axle? Are you in Australia?
maybe an 84-85..truss extends all the way
79-80  no bottom truss
81-83 truss extends halfway

Haha I know its a 84. The truss goes all the way past my perch's. I was confused and still learning about toyota axle generations. I got it all figure out now, Who knows maybe the trucks from Austrailia  :dunno: Im just messin. But now my passenger side hub wont lock it make a quiet click ( When i  have it in the air and roll the tire by hand ) then stay's free'ed up.... I guess I should just rebuild the entire axle just not sure yet.



 
- 1989 Toyota 4runner ( 22re, Dana 44, Sterling 10.25, 4.10, Family Rig in Progress) http://board.marlincrawler.com/index.php?topic=98687.msg1099361#msg1099361

- 1996 Toyota Land Cruiser (E-locker, Old Man Emu Lift, 33's, and Armor)

- 1996 Ford F250 7.3L powerstroke (Flat Bed, Manual, 2wd on 33,s)

- (SOLD) 1979 Toyota 1st Gen pickup 22re swap(http://board.marlincrawler.com/index.php?topic=94183.0)

Dippin' , Spittin' , Truck Gittin' , God lovin' son of a Motha Fucka.

When In Doubt, Throttle Out. Because in the End, Its a Yoda Thang     - Brandon Jako

R.I.P. Brandon Jako! Ill see you on the flip side!

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id just rebuild the lock outs if i were you  clean and grease them

read this

http://www.se4rj.com/forum/showthread.php?t=293

Jason E. [OP]

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id just rebuild the lock outs if i were you  clean and grease them

read this

http://www.se4rj.com/forum/showthread.php?t=293

Thanks bro. I like the break down. Ill do it this weekend.
- 1989 Toyota 4runner ( 22re, Dana 44, Sterling 10.25, 4.10, Family Rig in Progress) http://board.marlincrawler.com/index.php?topic=98687.msg1099361#msg1099361

- 1996 Toyota Land Cruiser (E-locker, Old Man Emu Lift, 33's, and Armor)

- 1996 Ford F250 7.3L powerstroke (Flat Bed, Manual, 2wd on 33,s)

- (SOLD) 1979 Toyota 1st Gen pickup 22re swap(http://board.marlincrawler.com/index.php?topic=94183.0)

Dippin' , Spittin' , Truck Gittin' , God lovin' son of a Motha Fucka.

When In Doubt, Throttle Out. Because in the End, Its a Yoda Thang     - Brandon Jako

R.I.P. Brandon Jako! Ill see you on the flip side!

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Jason E. [OP]

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Thanks! I'm 22re swap w56 and a lot more work now just haven't updated this thread. I feel like I'm so neglecting it HaHa.
- 1989 Toyota 4runner ( 22re, Dana 44, Sterling 10.25, 4.10, Family Rig in Progress) http://board.marlincrawler.com/index.php?topic=98687.msg1099361#msg1099361

- 1996 Toyota Land Cruiser (E-locker, Old Man Emu Lift, 33's, and Armor)

- 1996 Ford F250 7.3L powerstroke (Flat Bed, Manual, 2wd on 33,s)

- (SOLD) 1979 Toyota 1st Gen pickup 22re swap(http://board.marlincrawler.com/index.php?topic=94183.0)

Dippin' , Spittin' , Truck Gittin' , God lovin' son of a Motha Fucka.

When In Doubt, Throttle Out. Because in the End, Its a Yoda Thang     - Brandon Jako

R.I.P. Brandon Jako! Ill see you on the flip side!

Jason E. [OP]

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Okay Ya'll I sold my truck. This is how It sat when I sold it.

22re swapped
w56
re welded and reset all welds accross the truck
Swapped to a long bed frame and got a better wheel base.
35x12.5x15
14in shocks
63's
44044's
yatta yatta yatta
Sold for $2000 -_-






This is my new Build. 1989 Toyota 4runner Crawler/Family/Camping Rig. Thanks for lookin!
http://board.marlincrawler.com/index.php?topic=98687.0
- 1989 Toyota 4runner ( 22re, Dana 44, Sterling 10.25, 4.10, Family Rig in Progress) http://board.marlincrawler.com/index.php?topic=98687.msg1099361#msg1099361

- 1996 Toyota Land Cruiser (E-locker, Old Man Emu Lift, 33's, and Armor)

- 1996 Ford F250 7.3L powerstroke (Flat Bed, Manual, 2wd on 33,s)

- (SOLD) 1979 Toyota 1st Gen pickup 22re swap(http://board.marlincrawler.com/index.php?topic=94183.0)

Dippin' , Spittin' , Truck Gittin' , God lovin' son of a Motha Fucka.

When In Doubt, Throttle Out. Because in the End, Its a Yoda Thang     - Brandon Jako

R.I.P. Brandon Jako! Ill see you on the flip side!

 
 
 
 
 

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