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The Ghost-Rider/Ghost Runner
« on: Apr 10, 2016, 01:58:46 PM »
 The Ghost-Rider/Ghost Runner
Year                   1985
Make            Toyota
Model            4Runner
Color            White/Brown
Packages    SR5
   
History, this one was bought off the showroom floor in 1985 by one of my best friends, it has slowly evolved by his hands and my advice in to a very  capable little sleeper rig. Has more upgrades than I can remember but I will slowly add more information as I remember what we have done to it. Sadly my buddy passed away in 2016 but in a very generous act his wife and son gifted me the truck since I spent the last 6 years getting him out and about as much as humanly possible. So goes the nickname of Ghost-Rider/Ghost Runner since he will always be there with me when I take out his truck... funny I still call it his truck!

R.I.P. Paul Acosta

Here's just a few of the modifications to this truck:

    
Winch Bumper
Warn 8,000 winch
Sliders
Rear bumper
Snorkle
Some well placed dents
Stock 22RE
Turbo 5 Speed Trans + 2.28:1 (tcase) + 4.70:1 (tcase) + 23 spline input/output = Dual Marlincrawler Ultimate.
Diff has 4.56:1 R&P with Detroit rear locker and ARB Air Locker in Front trussed and armored
All-Pro 5 inch suspension lift w/relocated spring perches
All-Pro Hysteer
IFS Steering Box
Ubolt flip
Rancho 9000 air shocks
BFG All-Terrains
Steel chrome 15 Inch
Longfield Front Axles
V-6 vented rotors & calipers
Land Cruiser master cyl

Mostly setup by:
Marlincrawler, Inc.
All-Pro Offroad
John's Offroad

I will miss him but I will make sure his truck is used for what he built it for.
« Last Edit: Apr 13, 2016, 07:00:59 AM by Rocksurfer »
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Re: The Ghost-Rider/Ghost Runner
« Reply #1 on: Apr 10, 2016, 02:56:37 PM »
Paul:
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Re: The Ghost-Rider/Ghost Runner
« Reply #2 on: Apr 11, 2016, 07:26:29 AM »
Very cool rig!
Miss ya Dean (4THEWKN) & Kyle (KYOTA)!!

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Re: The Ghost-Rider/Ghost Runner
« Reply #3 on: Apr 11, 2016, 01:17:32 PM »
AWESOME!!

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Re: The Ghost-Rider/Ghost Runner
« Reply #4 on: Apr 11, 2016, 06:29:42 PM »
Very cool . Only if there were more people like you in this world. way to keep it going with the 4runner :usa:

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Re: The Ghost-Rider/Ghost Runner
« Reply #5 on: Apr 11, 2016, 07:12:08 PM »
I'm sorry for your loss of such a close friend. It was great that you can keep his rig going for him and take his memories wheeling with you.
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Re: The Ghost-Rider/Ghost Runner
« Reply #6 on: Apr 12, 2016, 11:54:03 PM »
Thanks, I've been in total shock since she and her son did this. Rest assured though I will do what this truck was intended to do and my ghost rider will always be there in spirit. Sucks that the reason that he received the Medal of Valor is what slowly took his life. Saved five lives before the buildings fire escape collapsed with him and the last person he saved on it.
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Re: The Ghost-Rider/Ghost Runner
« Reply #7 on: Apr 13, 2016, 12:01:24 AM »
Oh just thought of another upgrade: V-6 vented rotors, calipers and I think he just put a Land Cruiser master cyl on it too.
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Re: The Ghost-Rider/Ghost Runner
« Reply #8 on: Apr 18, 2016, 09:57:33 PM »
Sorry to hear about your loss, that's one beautiful rig. If you don't mind me asking could you give us some pictures on how the snorkel was setup?

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Re: The Ghost-Rider/Ghost Runner
« Reply #9 on: May 04, 2016, 10:04:24 PM »
Sure will if I remember to. Trucks at home so I will take a few tomorrow
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Re: The Ghost-Rider/Ghost Runner
« Reply #10 on: May 30, 2016, 09:26:28 PM »
Ha, ha see I forgot! I'll try real hard to get a pic for you!
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Re: The Ghost-Rider/Ghost Runner
« Reply #11 on: Jun 20, 2016, 07:40:14 PM »
Sorry it took me this long to get it done but here you go, I will also send you a PM with the pics :gap:

Old man kinda thing, need to remember things better. :haha:
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Re: The Ghost-Rider/Ghost Runner
« Reply #12 on: Jun 20, 2016, 07:51:07 PM »
You're suffering from


CRS


Can't Remember $hit



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Re: The Ghost-Rider/Ghost Runner
« Reply #13 on: Dec 16, 2021, 12:14:57 PM »
It's been a while but I recently upgraded a few things, new tires and new longer front shocks, this allowed for the removal of my limiter straps on the front which gave me the full travel available. I just lifted a tire with a forklift to see how much better it is and had to stop to avoid hitting a truck on the side of it. Plus I became a little concerned that it may slip since I started sitting on the side-wall of the tires. Even with that I had lifted each tire 4 feet off the ground and still had full contact on the 3 remaining tires.
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Re: The Ghost-Rider/Ghost Runner
« Reply #14 on: Jan 02, 2022, 03:44:53 AM »
That is a really nice 4Runner. :thumbs:

As much as I loved my 1986 Longbed, Automatic, if I could go back in time, I would have bought an '85 4Runner.

I think the 1985 4Runner is the ultimate Toyota classic.

https://dealeraccelerate-all.s3.amazonaws.com/motorcar/images/6/9/1/691/69311751fc30_hd_1985-toyota-4runner.jpg

If Toyota made one today, I'd buy it in heartbeat!  :gap:

Gnarls. :usa:

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