Author Topic: Scott Wilson's 1988 4Runner Build, Version 2.0  (Read 44763 times)

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This is most likely the best body work I've seen on a wheeler!
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You can bet after all this fine work, he won't be out in the rocks going crazy!! He appreciates how his ride looks!!! I can respect that!!! :thumbs:
Yours may go fast,but, mine can go anywhere and if you get in my way, I'll run over you with my big tires, the Taco Box way...... Nice and slowwwwwwww......

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You can bet after all this fine work, he won't be out in the rocks going crazy!! He appreciates how his ride looks!!! I can respect that!!! :thumbs:

Why do you think hes doing body work right now?  This truck was built to use.
hold this. . .

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The paint will not keep me from Wheeling it hard, but it will keep me from being stupid while Wheeling  :greengrin:... Hopefully

I do appreciate clean rigs!!!

I had to have the FJ40 touched up a couple times... Stuff happens.  I can only hope this paint job turns out as well as the FJ40 did.
« Last Edit: Jul 14, 2019, 07:01:08 PM by swilson »
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1988 3RZ 4Runner - Click for Build thread
1964 FJ40 TBD

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The paint will not keep me from Wheeling it hard, but it will keep me from being stupid while Wheeling  :greengrin:... Hopefully

I do appreciate clean rigs!!!

I had to have the FJ40 touched up a couple times... Stuff happens.  I can only hope this paint job turns out as well as the FJ40 did.

That's what I mean. All that fine work will keep you from being stupid but at least you'll think about all that hard work you've put into trying to make something people will appreciate while you are out there showing it off. 
Yours may go fast,but, mine can go anywhere and if you get in my way, I'll run over you with my big tires, the Taco Box way...... Nice and slowwwwwwww......

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Not long after Marlin's Roundup last year I ruptured a disc in my back and was not wrenching for months.  The 4Runner was parked on granite base rock, under a carport & didn't get cleaned up until spring/summer.

When I did finally get to it, I found it looked like it had been parked near the ocean.  Any scrapes in the powder coat had bright orange rust and any aluminum had that salt pattern that aluminum gets.  I'm guessing the base rock had a high salt content, because I don't live in an area with a bad rust problem

The really disappointing part was my new Race line wheels... I had assumed they had a clear coat, but it turns out they were raw aluminum. The wheels looked horrible.  I tried polishing them out, but wasn't satisfied with the results.  I ended up having them powder coated.  Gloss silver with semi gloss black rings.  I think they'll look great on the freshly painted rig. Should know in a couple of weeks.
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1988 3RZ 4Runner - Click for Build thread
1964 FJ40 TBD

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Getting closer to paint
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Are you going to change colour or go grey again?
hold this. . .

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Very nice build!

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Same blue I used for my FJ40, with silver Toyota stripes
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That is going to look great.
hold this. . .

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Back from paint!!  Off to Rubithon Thursday!
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Did they paint door jambs and under hood....looks nice  :thumbs:
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Wtf? One blurry picture is all we get? Dang it man you know we want to see the quality of it so we can drool a little.
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Wtf? One blurry picture is all we get? Dang it man you know we want to see the quality of it so we can drool a little.
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Wtf? One blurry picture is all we get? Dang it man you know we want to see the quality of it so we can drool a little.

SERIOUSLY!!!  Hey BIG MIKE!  How about letting us attach some realistic file sizes to our posts?????  I have to scale down the image quality so far to get under the 140k limit they look like crap.

Did they paint door jambs and under hood....looks nice  :thumbs:

Thanks!

After wheeling it'll go back for door jambs.  We ran out of time before Rubithon
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You're going to scratch up the new paint......


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For pics I use tapatalk...let's you pick them right out of your gallery.
Thanks... Let's see if this works

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1964 FJ40 TBD

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I let the body shop put my decals on, but the guy botched it up really bad.  I spent all weekend peeling them, removing the adhesive, and polishing the paint.

I'll order another set

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Looks great, but better without the decals IMO.
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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Looks great, but better without the decals IMO.
I really like it with & without stripes.  Having a hard time deciding

Haven't reordered the stripes yet

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I let the body shop put my decals on, but the guy botched it up really bad.  I spent all weekend peeling them, removing the adhesive, and polishing the paint.

I'll order another set

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Fvcking amateur hour.  :(
The stripes are heavy contrast. I likey.
« Last Edit: Aug 14, 2019, 08:36:38 AM by gnob »
hold this. . .

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Looks great, but better without the decals IMO.

Times 2.

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Looks great, but better without the decals IMO.
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My seats were extra sucky since the p.o. swapped out the SR5 seats for some base model ones before I bought it.

They were so far gone, I sat on one of those foam kneeling pads on the last Rubicon trip, so that I wouldn't bruise my tailbone on the seat frame!

Spent today putting in used seats.  They came out of a toy 4x4, but I have no idea which model.  I'm sitting 2-3" higher now.  Plus I now have lumbar support and bolsters, which I really need with my horrible back.

I wasn't about to start drilling holes through the floor to mount them, so I drilled out the spot welds and rivets on both sets of seats. Then I took my original feet from my old seat frame and welded them onto the bottom of the new seat frame.  I welded the tabs together temporarily to make sure the spacing would be spot on and it worked well.

Of course I lost the ability to slide the passenger seat forward, but my kids weren't using that anyway. They always climb over the side or in through the tailgate.

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« Last Edit: Aug 13, 2019, 10:26:11 PM by swilson »
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1964 FJ40 TBD

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I even got my wife to shampoo the seats when I was done.... My lucky day!

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1964 FJ40 TBD

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For pics I use tapatalk...let's you pick them right out of your gallery.
Thanks for the suggestion, it works so much better than what I was doing

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I personally like the stripes. The seats appear to be 3rd gen sr5 pickup seats. It looks great. You do amazing work and this just goes to show it yet again.
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I vote for stripes, it gives it a unique classic look!

 
 
 
 
 

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