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  • Offline Dusty Trails
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early toy project
« on: Sep 22, 2018, 05:39:59 PM »
info to make a 70s' Toyota truck 4wd. i like the 4 headlights style.

thx <also cannot find any info on mpg> so it uses a 18r? will it help with a 20r or 22r? or something else? like a porsche engine?


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Re: early toy project
« Reply #1 on: Sep 22, 2018, 06:25:52 PM »
So I知 a little confused, but if your converting it from 2wd to 4wd you値l need a transmission, transfer case, front axle, front springs you値l have to re do the steering to a crossover set up, drive shafts... search solid axle swaps and that will give you the basic run down for the front axle.

Transmissions I知 not sure what the bolt patterns of the 18r and 20r, maybe @h8pvmnt can chime in?

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Re: early toy project
« Reply #2 on: Sep 23, 2018, 06:50:05 PM »
I would use a 70s 20r pickup to start with.  The 20r is a great engine with a healthy cam, a Weber carb and better exhaust and the 22r will drop right in it's place.  Not sure the 18r is a viable engine for us.  I think it will bolt up to the typical trans we would use on a 22r or 20r but the valve train looks weird to me.  I was given one a month or so ago and I can't wait to dissect it.

The old 2WDs still have a nice boxed frame and the one I gave to a guy even had an 8" rear end on it.  Plan on getting a drivetrain from whatever 4 cyl 4WD you can get ahold of and a solid axle.  The rear leaf springs on those old ones are the same as what we use for the "RUF" rears up front setup so you can use those springs for your solid axle swap and then use chevy rears.

You should do this though those pickups are a size smaller and would be a fun crawler for sure.
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Re: early toy project
« Reply #3 on: Sep 25, 2018, 09:25:16 AM »
Thanks for the info fellas.

 ya i cant wait either to get one and get started. i thinking buying diamonds front+rear. do not really wanna make a crawler. i wanna make it powerful, fast, simple/basic, dual purposed, and a lil touch of glamour/shiny. to be able to go through anything /mud holes, water, snow, so-on and so-forth. 40'' tires or bigger.


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