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Re: CBeers' 1985 4Runner
« Reply #60 on: Dec 04, 2018, 06:31:15 AM »
Hey where’s the rest of the pics?! I know the welder finished his job  :beer: :smokin:
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1980 4x4 Pickup, 22RE Swap, Marlin Built G54 Trans, 35/12.50 Cooper STT's, 4" Alcan Front springs/63's, Open 5.29 front, V6 5.29 E-Locker Rear, Rebuilt Axles, High Steer

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Re: CBeers' 1985 4Runner
« Reply #61 on: Dec 04, 2018, 07:04:40 AM »
you own page 3  :thumbs:

more pics coming. maybe this weekend.

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Re: CBeers' 1985 4Runner
« Reply #62 on: Dec 04, 2018, 12:34:31 PM »
 :psss: Your steering box location makes Me worry.  :outtahere:
I am 1/5th of Perfect Fit
SqWADoosh [04:19 PM]: *sigh* I guess Chris is right and I just need to wait until I'm in a place where I have a tow rig and trailer before I get this caliber of truck
Mudder [08:28 PM]:   not try to be a jerk, but are you serious bestgen?
Prismo [06:11 PM]:   Done, time to relax or as Bestgen says....FREEDOM!
HogCanyonHopper [06:54 PM]:   I like my little rod. it gets the job done
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Re: CBeers' 1985 4Runner
« Reply #63 on: Dec 05, 2018, 06:04:56 AM »
spill it Chris.....how so?
one thing is spring clamp to link clearance but i think that will be ok?   :dunno:

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Re: CBeers' 1985 4Runner
« Reply #64 on: Dec 05, 2018, 08:12:35 AM »
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Re: CBeers' 1985 4Runner
« Reply #65 on: Dec 06, 2018, 07:43:06 AM »
:psss: Your steering box location makes Me worry.  :outtahere:

ok...how about you 300k? what do you see that made you like Chris' post?

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Re: CBeers' 1985 4Runner
« Reply #66 on: Dec 07, 2018, 02:22:44 PM »
I would run it.
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Re: CBeers' 1985 4Runner
« Reply #67 on: Dec 07, 2018, 03:46:22 PM »
I'll post more pics this weekend.  i looked at it again last night and it looked ok....

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Re: CBeers' 1985 4Runner
« Reply #68 on: Dec 07, 2018, 05:39:32 PM »
Also do a test fit with The radiator You plan to run. Jesse ran into an issue with radiator fit after relocating his box.
I checked really close when I did Mine and I could see what He was talking about.  :crossed:
If You feel You need just a bit more room I recommend this. https://www.skysoffroaddesign.com/collections/toyota-steering/products/toy-bpa-001
I run the 3/4 less on mine and it works perfectly.
It's also super beef!
I am 1/5th of Perfect Fit
SqWADoosh [04:19 PM]: *sigh* I guess Chris is right and I just need to wait until I'm in a place where I have a tow rig and trailer before I get this caliber of truck
Mudder [08:28 PM]:   not try to be a jerk, but are you serious bestgen?
Prismo [06:11 PM]:   Done, time to relax or as Bestgen says....FREEDOM!
HogCanyonHopper [06:54 PM]:   I like my little rod. it gets the job done
H8PVMNT [03:30 PM]: I can go both ways.

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Re: CBeers' 1985 4Runner
« Reply #69 on: Dec 07, 2018, 07:15:28 PM »
Great write up on your build  :thumbs:  lots of good info.
Nothing puts a smlie on my face like the green glow of 4x4 on the dash !
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Re: CBeers' 1985 4Runner
« Reply #70 on: Dec 08, 2018, 10:02:14 AM »
Thanks Chris all wise advice and we'll see how it shapes up.  Fingers crossed indeed.

Thank you too Doable, looks like a nice rig in the avatar !!  :beerchug:

Turns out I did have more pics uploaded  :hammerhead:

Frame plate time

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Re: CBeers' 1985 4Runner
« Reply #71 on: Dec 08, 2018, 10:52:05 AM »
Off topic alert, but Toyota content   :gap:

Mid November I had to take another trip to Denver for work and this time I was happy as the air quality was bad from the fires.  It actually got worse than this pic.

While parking at the airport I snapped a shot of this good sign.  Reminded me of Red a bit.  Trusty Tundra in the background.

Clean air!


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Re: CBeers' 1985 4Runner
« Reply #72 on: Dec 08, 2018, 11:09:40 AM »
OK back to it....

Frame was done now but the new Sky springs were in bad shape paint wise.  In hindsight I really should have covered them while drilling out the frame    :shake:

You know I love paint so I decided to hold off on putting the axle back under until that was done.  Meanwhile I decided to pull the booster in favor of the upgrade.  Little drama other than a couple of fittings that were really tight.

I assume some sort of factory gasket type thing with a dragonfly print?

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Re: CBeers' 1985 4Runner
« Reply #73 on: Dec 08, 2018, 11:43:28 AM »
More side projects, replace the idler bearing.  It needed it. BAD.  I didn't really know?  Once pulled it was gritty and far from smooth rolling. I painted it, no pic.

Over a weekend I finally painted the Sky springs.  I forget if I mentioned it but I am using their 2F 3" offering.  I started getting it all back together and took a suds break.
I had a goal of getting the truck on the ground by 4 that Sunday and at 4:09 it actually was   :smokin:

I am so happy to have this work done.  A lot of time and effort invested but I am pleased with how things are turning out. Provided Chris hasn't cursed me  :D

That's about it now we're at current day again.  I'll eventually get more pics on the front end.  I think I will be using the AAL I got from Dave's but we'll see how things settle in once on the road again.

Next frame projects are shock hoops and sliders.  New booster is here I just need to get out there and install it....

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Re: CBeers' 1985 4Runner
« Reply #74 on: Dec 12, 2018, 04:54:02 AM »
I'm in love with the color and old style wheels.
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Re: CBeers' 1985 4Runner
« Reply #75 on: Dec 12, 2018, 06:30:13 AM »
hah! Team Brown  :beerchug:

the wheels and tires are going away though. tires are OLD so unless someone has a ranch or something they are scrap unfortunately.
another mistake of mine when buying this rig vs the other one I was looking at but no big now really.

thanks for checking in I've been following your stuff for years.

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Re: CBeers' 1985 4Runner
« Reply #76 on: Dec 14, 2018, 01:20:09 PM »
Looks good to me  :gap:  frame looks great all painted up
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1980 4x4 Pickup, 22RE Swap, Marlin Built G54 Trans, 35/12.50 Cooper STT's, 4" Alcan Front springs/63's, Open 5.29 front, V6 5.29 E-Locker Rear, Rebuilt Axles, High Steer

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Re: CBeers' 1985 4Runner
« Reply #77 on: Dec 16, 2018, 08:53:11 AM »
Thanks but I did the easy part, your welds are   :bowdown:

Not a whole lot going on with the truck lately.  Busy time of year with kids and work but I did tinker around a bit with the booster.
I also had in my hoarding pile a new master from MC so combined they would be a good upgrade along with the bigger brakes all around.

First test fit revealed a very slight rub.  I couldn't really see it but I could feel it through the booster if I left a hand on it while spinning the steering.

I decided a slight grind job should do the trick and it did.

I also felt bad for holding out on the idler so here you go   :greengrin:

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Re: CBeers' 1985 4Runner
« Reply #78 on: Dec 16, 2018, 09:19:13 AM »
Once the booster was in I needed to bench bleed the master.  Read up on it again, seemed easy, went to my MC box pulled out the master and....no bleeder hoses.  Hmmm....I thought a master came with them but I guess not. 

I tried messing around with some old brake lines I had but it wasn't going to be easy/clean so I went to NAPA.

Got the oldest guy at the counter, which I thought was in my favor but turned out to cost me 10 extra minutes.  All good, I am not in a hurry.  Finally got some cheapie little bleeder kits and got to it.  After a few minutes it was good.

I gave the lines and fittings a quick cleanup and mounted it all back up.

I like it.  I need to read up on/figure out how to get the wiring connected though.  Looks like a fitting goes into the passenger side of the master now rather than through the cap?  I feel like I have read about this before but my memory fades.

Anybody have any quick links to save me from searching?   :kickbutt:


I replaced the hardware on the oil pan. I guess I bought that a long time ago from 22RE.  Bling.

I replaced the O2 and hardware.


That's about it and not much else might happen until next year unfortunately.   :santa:   :beerchug:

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Re: CBeers' 1985 4Runner
« Reply #79 on: Dec 16, 2018, 12:32:35 PM »
Looking good... :beerchug:
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Re: CBeers' 1985 4Runner
« Reply #80 on: Jan 31, 2019, 02:14:46 PM »
 :yawn:

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What's up MC?

Sleeping thread but not fully dead.  As expected the holidays put a stop on things.  I looked at my truck, talked about it with guests but didn't do anything for a few weeks.  Pretty normal stuff for me really as you can see by how slow this build moves, but things do happen.

I finally pulled apart my old axles to verify what I had inside since I plan on selling at least one if not both diffs.  I was told TruTracs front and rear but the PO wasn't too on top of things.  I only know in the limited time driving before I tore it down the rear end would give a good pop and felt like it almost pitched the rig sideways a bit in tight corners.  This seemed like more than a TruTrac would do but what did/do I know?

What I do know is that they are not the same side by side.  Doing some Google work I think what I have is a TruTrac and a full Detroit? 
Can anyone confirm or deny?

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Re: CBeers' 1985 4Runner
« Reply #81 on: Jan 31, 2019, 02:22:23 PM »
Then I got all crazy and did this huge project   :D

The PO lived close enough to the bay that it impacted everything.  Part of why I am doing so much hardware along the way.  At least I can justify it's both functional and looks good.

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Re: CBeers' 1985 4Runner
« Reply #82 on: Jan 31, 2019, 02:33:52 PM »
Hardware!

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Re: CBeers' 1985 4Runner
« Reply #83 on: Jan 31, 2019, 02:49:41 PM »
Then it was steering shaft time.  Converting to crossover meant the box got pushed forward and the stock length was short by a mile.  I am also running a 1" body lift so that doesn't help.  It appears that what the PO did when doing the 3" BL was to slide the steering shaft waaaay down the upper mount  :thumbdown:

I had read about drilling out the slip feature in the shaft so that seemed like the next step.  read again, drill here, burn there and out it comes.  It might almost be possible to just use the torch and no drill ?

Interesting stuff they used.  I'd like to find more or something similar.

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Re: CBeers' 1985 4Runner
« Reply #84 on: Jan 31, 2019, 03:02:05 PM »
I got it apart and cleaned everything up.  Usual rattle can and back together. 

Put it on the tuck and no good....it still had to stretch really far to make the gap.  Too far.  It rattled around loose from only having about 1 inch of overlap.  Not for me.

So I pulled it all back off in disgust but next step was for sure to cut the shaft and weld up an extension.  No proper sized materials on hand so it stalled out.

In the meantime I finally installed my HO alternator (not wired).

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Re: CBeers' 1985 4Runner
« Reply #85 on: Jan 31, 2019, 05:10:41 PM »
The rear is the old style full Detroit locker. They were prone to breaking under hard abuse with big tires but it's still a good locker for under 4Ds. I have one left in my wheeler I broke the other a few year after I went to 4Ds.



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Re: CBeers' 1985 4Runner
« Reply #86 on: Jan 31, 2019, 06:18:52 PM »
Holy smokes!
I thought the internals broke? That's just impressive  :bowdown:
I am 1/5th of Perfect Fit
SqWADoosh [04:19 PM]: *sigh* I guess Chris is right and I just need to wait until I'm in a place where I have a tow rig and trailer before I get this caliber of truck
Mudder [08:28 PM]:   not try to be a jerk, but are you serious bestgen?
Prismo [06:11 PM]:   Done, time to relax or as Bestgen says....FREEDOM!
HogCanyonHopper [06:54 PM]:   I like my little rod. it gets the job done
H8PVMNT [03:30 PM]: I can go both ways.

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Re: CBeers' 1985 4Runner
« Reply #87 on: Feb 01, 2019, 06:53:05 AM »
thanks joeyf !  heck of a break   :o

the front is a TruTrac then?  i want to advertise them properly when the time comes.

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Re: CBeers' 1985 4Runner
« Reply #88 on: Feb 11, 2019, 09:04:40 PM »
OK back to it......
Once the shaft was cut I was able to put it back on and see what sort of a gap I was looking at.  Big.  Ok then.

My first half brained idea was to get some material to slip inside of this cut and extend the shaft.  I got some stock, got home, started to think/see it out...and no...dumb Chris.. bad idea.  By slipping something inside the factory shaft I would be negating the safety feature almost entirely.
Right.   :smack:

I need to extend it with an external sleeve....which I knew all along but like to make things hard on myself and to waste money.

Once I got that sorted I tacked it into place for later welding.


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Re: CBeers' 1985 4Runner
« Reply #89 on: Feb 11, 2019, 09:09:10 PM »
While that was going on I installed my new fan clutch.  Again, not necessary but at the age and miles I did it.  Also sprung for a new fan just because.

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