Author Topic: Scott Wilson's 1988 4Runner Build, Version 2.0  (Read 46851 times)

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I also like the stripes, so long as they are put on by someone who knows what they are doing.

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The 86 style stripes are better


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The bad stripe job left a bad taste in my mouth, but I might try again.

My goal was a very 80ies look, but with updated colors... And the stripes definitely have the 80ies look

I'll be at Loon Lake in the morning!
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1966 FJ40 [sold] - Click for Build thread
1988 3RZ 4Runner - Click for Build thread
1964 FJ40 TBD

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I vote for stripes, it gives it a unique classic look!
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Great trip to the Rubicon.  Attendance was way down this year.

My auxillary Odyssey battery tried to explode on me. I popped the hood to locate a small power steering fluid leak and thought I was hearing an air leak.  Turned out my 2nd battery was swollen and hissing gases.

I got it disconnected before it blew up and verified my alternator was not overcharging.  I guess it had a bad cell. I'll see if they'll warrantee it.
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1966 FJ40 [sold] - Click for Build thread
1988 3RZ 4Runner - Click for Build thread
1964 FJ40 TBD

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supper clean.

Odd on the battery, i have hardly ever heard of anyone with problems on Odysseys, Optimas on the other hand...

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1966 FJ40 [sold] - Click for Build thread
1988 3RZ 4Runner - Click for Build thread
1964 FJ40 TBD

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boy you made that look easy, I came down the other way and three wheeled it  :smack:

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boy you made that look easy, I came down the other way and three wheeled it  :smack:

There is many years of wheeling behind the wheel of that rig!! I have wheeled with Scott since 98, he is on his 3rd or 4th rig and they are all this clean, I am still wheeling the same old pile!! Very nice rig Scott!!
 
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The bad stripe job left a bad taste in my mouth, but I might try again.

My goal was a very 80ies look, but with updated colors... And the stripes definitely have the 80ies look

I'll be at Loon Lake in the morning!

Do I see an FJ40 in the background? You should sell it to me on the cheap!
If you see it, its for sale.

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Do I see an FJ40 in the background? You should sell it to me on the cheap!

No way! That's my therapy, to help me get over selling my '66
Scott Wilson - TLCA #5261
1966 FJ40 [sold] - Click for Build thread
1988 3RZ 4Runner - Click for Build thread
1964 FJ40 TBD

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There is many years of wheeling behind the wheel of that rig!! I have wheeled with Scott since 98, he is on his 3rd or 4th rig and they are all this clean, I am still wheeling the same old pile!! Very nice rig Scott!!
 

Thanks Dave, hope to see you at the Roundup!
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1966 FJ40 [sold] - Click for Build thread
1988 3RZ 4Runner - Click for Build thread
1964 FJ40 TBD

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Thanks Dave, hope to see you at the Roundup!

I will be there, looking forward to seeing you!!
David & Theresa Fritzsche, 1990 Ex-Cab with a few mods!!!!!!!!! Roseville, CA Sobriety =Serenity

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Such a sweet rig!

Who did the paint?

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Thanks

My friend's body shop did the paint
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Right on. It's a great looking paint job.

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Love the attention to detail.  Just read the whole thread start to finish and Man, nice work.  Getting ready to begin a build on a 89 Runner I just picked up.  Thanks for the inspiration.
84 runner stretched and pounded where it all started.
98 runner with duals and supercharger.
89 runner to build with my Son

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Thanks for the comments!

I've been doing little odds and ends. Fixing rattles, PS leak, etc.  Getting ready for the Marlin Roundup.

Decided to try and restore the b-pillar emblems.  They came out ok, not great. I let the acetone stay on the plastic too long and it caused cracking.  Also some of the old paint was incredibly stubborn and I couldn't get it off.  Still they're considerably nicer than when I started.

Scott Wilson - TLCA #5261
1966 FJ40 [sold] - Click for Build thread
1988 3RZ 4Runner - Click for Build thread
1964 FJ40 TBD

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Scott thanks for this build thread you have a clean 4runner and love all the attention to detail makes it even more nice. Great job

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My rear bumper contacted the body pretty good on the last trip.  To prevent this from happening again I made these keys that fill the gap between the top of the frame and bumper mount.  They're kinda goofy, but will hopefully they'll do the trick
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1964 FJ40 TBD

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Finally wired up the backup lights
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1964 FJ40 TBD

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I don't understand how those keys work........




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When the bumper would come down on a rock, the rock put on upward force on the bumper.  Because there was space between the top of my frame and the bumper bracket, the bumper could move enough to hit the body.

The spacers or keys I made, take up that space and lock the brackets in place, so they can't move.

If my holes for the bumper bolts were tighter to the bolts (smaller diameter holes), that also would have prevented the bumper moving up... I could use some weld washers to tighten that up, but I think the keys were a better solution
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1964 FJ40 TBD

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Do you have the bumper welded to the frame at all?
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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No, entirely bolt on.  Same for the front bumper
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1966 FJ40 [sold] - Click for Build thread
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1964 FJ40 TBD

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Rock lights are finally installed.  Ready for the import tuner car show... Or some night wheeling.  Maybe both.  I made some aluminum brackets with some of those crazy-powerful magnets to mount them.

See you at the Marlin Roundup tomorrow
Scott Wilson - TLCA #5261
1966 FJ40 [sold] - Click for Build thread
1988 3RZ 4Runner - Click for Build thread
1964 FJ40 TBD

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Marlin's Roundup was a blast.  Really nice weather. Rock lights worked well. Good to see you guys!
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1966 FJ40 [sold] - Click for Build thread
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1964 FJ40 TBD

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Great to see you at the Roundup! 4Runner is outstanding, you've raised the bar for a quality build.  Bob

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Saw the rig at MCR, still amazed at how you keep it so clean!  :beer:

 
 
 
 
 

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