Author Topic: Scott Wilson's 1988 4Runner Build, Version 2.0  (Read 50754 times)

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Thanks Dave, hope to see you at the Roundup!

I will be there, looking forward to seeing you!!
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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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1966 FJ40 [sold] - Click for Build thread
1988 3RZ 4Runner - Click for Build thread
1964 FJ40 TBD

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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.
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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.

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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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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 hopefully they'll do the trick
« Last Edit: Dec 05, 2019, 11:02:13 AM by swilson »
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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Finally wired up the backup lights
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1988 3RZ 4Runner - Click for Build thread
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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1966 FJ40 [sold] - Click for Build thread
1988 3RZ 4Runner - Click for Build thread
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
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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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
1988 3RZ 4Runner - Click for Build thread
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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My buddy shared a video and photos he took when he rode with me at Rubithon

https://youtu.be/jcUb32LrfnA
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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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Haven't done anything to the 4Runner lately, but I did finally epoxy the garage floor and paint
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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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Love the wall art :)

And the height of that garage!

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Great build and attention to detail. Keep up the good work!

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I finally put a stereo in the 4Runner... Mostly to fill the hideous holes the previous owner hacked into the sides of the cargo area for 6x9s. I decided I didn't need a traditional stereo though.  I prefer the row of switches and cubby hole I have now.

I used a Bluetooth module directly to a 400W amp in place of a traditional stereo.  My phone acts as the stereo.  I can stream Sirius XM, my favorite local FM station (through their app), or even Netflix through the speakers.  Then when I'm wheeling and don't have a data connection, I have my music collection saved on my phone... No data needed.

I used marine rated Polk Audio speakers   The front speakers are 4" in the factory holes.  The previous owner had his 6x9s mounted right to the flimsy plastic panels in the cargo area.  That wasn't going to hold up to the high power 6x9" Polks I was putting in.

I cut out some aluminum panels and riveted them in place.  This way I could reuse the holes from the previous owner, but have my speakers solidly mounted.

Thankfully I used a nice Kicker amp with some extra features that allowed me to tune the sound nicely.  If you try a similar system, don't cheap out on the amp.  Since you're playing straight off the phone, you don't have all the sound controls that you get with a typical stereo.


« Last Edit: Nov 04, 2019, 09:02:37 AM by swilson »
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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Interested in model numbers on your amp and BT module.  Planning something similar.
hold this. . .

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KICKER - 46CXA3604
JL Audio MBT-RX
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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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