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My first build, 87 4runner
« on: Jun 17, 2005, 06:43:01 PM »
So to start things off this is my first official build. I had a hunk of junk 82 that i did a head job on and some other misc. stuff but just didn't feel like dumping my money into something that is already so gutted and just bad. I sold that for $700 and found a 1987 4runner with an alright looking exterior, good interior, and strong running engine with what was suposed to be a huge coolant leak but turned out to be a hose. Picked that up rigth away for $700 and now im building it up. I went to marlin last week and picked up my hole suspension setup except for front springs because im running rears.Also i got my axle a few weeks back. Heres how it looked when i got it...

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Re: My first build, 87 4runner
« Reply #1 on: Jun 17, 2005, 06:48:45 PM »
As of now i have the axle torn apart, all the uneeded crap ground off and the truss ready to be welded and everything ready to be rebuilt and put back together. I am going to reinforce anything i can on the axle but after i did my rear suspension the welder decided to stop working  :dunno:  so i need to fix it. Rear suspension is done though, marlin 4inch lift springs with 6 inch shackles. Angle is a little poopy but there settling fast. Ill post some pics of it later with the rear lift. But as of now im just waiting to get the welder fixed before i start tearing into the front.  :flamer:
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Re: My first build, 87 4runner
« Reply #2 on: Jun 17, 2005, 07:22:23 PM »
nice score!  Best of luck with the build...oh and of course...TAKE LOTS OF PICS!!!!!

Oh yeah, and you ground all that stuff off the frame.  "Grinded" is not a proper conjugation.
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Re: My first build, 87 4runner
« Reply #3 on: Jun 19, 2005, 01:13:26 AM »
Good start. Looks really good. Cant wait to see this built  :biggthumpup:

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Re: My first build, 87 4runner
« Reply #4 on: Jun 20, 2005, 01:38:52 AM »
Heres the pictures of the rear suspension...sure is fun driving around like this...

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Re: My first build, 87 4runner
« Reply #5 on: Jun 20, 2005, 01:43:35 AM »
The spring hangers and shackle hangers arent going anywhere, 2 passes of 6011 rod and an additional 2 passes of 7018 on all sides...maybe a LITTLE overkill but better safe than sorry. Also...a little off topic but when i tore into the axle i was amazed to find the last guy who had this filled the hole damn diff up with cv grease  :smack: , no gear oil in sight...what a mess that was and still is  :teeth:

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Re: My first build, 87 4runner
« Reply #6 on: Jun 20, 2005, 01:45:39 AM »
Thanks for all the positive comments, and i will take PLENTY of pictures, dont worry. Trackvino, your runner is an inspiration for me, hopefully mine will look half as nice when im done with it. More pics just becasue...

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Re: My first build, 87 4runner
« Reply #7 on: Jun 20, 2005, 02:00:10 AM »
looks good when you putting the front in
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Re: My first build, 87 4runner
« Reply #8 on: Jun 20, 2005, 07:02:51 PM »
Hijack!


So tell me about the 64 Safari.  :yupyup:

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Re: My first build, 87 4runner
« Reply #9 on: Jun 20, 2005, 11:33:02 PM »
Front is hopefully going in later this week. My dad just picked that up, i guess hes going to pay me to polish it so thats all i really know about it...

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Re: My first build, 87 4runner
« Reply #10 on: Jun 21, 2005, 03:49:16 AM »
If I am right about it being a 64 you may need to strip clear coat before you poilish. 64 was fisrt year they started to use clear coat.
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I go by 59 Toaster on Airstream Forums. I am doing a frame off rebuild of a 59 Caravanner. Its built on the same 22ft platform as the Safari.


I am also about to SAS a 86 4Runner.  :eyebrow:

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Re: My first build, 87 4runner
« Reply #11 on: Jun 21, 2005, 06:45:15 AM »
It looks like a cat on halloween...keep up the good work!
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Re: My first build, 87 4runner
« Reply #12 on: Jun 21, 2005, 12:43:43 PM »
What happened to the roll bar?  Are you gonna do a full roll cage?

Looks good so far.

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Re: My first build, 87 4runner
« Reply #13 on: Jun 21, 2005, 01:25:19 PM »
Thanks, I learned everything here, lots of guys with good advise.

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Re: My first build, 87 4runner
« Reply #14 on: Jun 21, 2005, 05:53:51 PM »
Full exo after gears and lockers. I had to take the top and the roll cage off before i could put wheels onit and roll it out of the garage  :shake:

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Re: My first build, 87 4runner
« Reply #15 on: Jun 22, 2005, 12:37:53 AM »
Nice Kona, do you ride and if so where?

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Re: My first build, 87 4runner
« Reply #16 on: Jun 22, 2005, 12:47:08 AM »
how hard was it mounting those springs & shackles?
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Re: My first build, 87 4runner
« Reply #17 on: Jun 22, 2005, 11:34:58 PM »
I ride alot, Northstar is where i ride, and jsut local stuff. Im 16, have never built a truck, know how to weld , and it was easy as piss for me to do the rear springs....

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Re: My first build, 87 4runner
« Reply #18 on: Jun 23, 2005, 07:10:53 AM »
Good thing you didnt go with the frenched hangers, there not that bad to put up, but I did find months later after the suspention was done, that the bolt near the fuel tank has to be flipped out so it will not hit the fuel tank. Had to hit the tank with a hammer also so it wouldnt rub.

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Re: My first build, 87 4runner
« Reply #19 on: Jun 23, 2005, 12:17:35 PM »
The spring hangers and shackle hangers arent going anywhere, 2 passes of 6011 rod and an additional 2 passes of 7018 on all sides...maybe a LITTLE overkill but better safe than sorry. Also...a little off topic but when i tore into the axle i was amazed to find the last guy who had this filled the hole damn diff up with cv grease  :smack: , no gear oil in sight...what a mess that was and still is  :teeth:
looks to me like someone's axle was filled with water ;)

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Re: My first build, 87 4runner
« Reply #20 on: Jun 23, 2005, 01:58:03 PM »
that sucks, what a doof
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Re: My first build, 87 4runner
« Reply #21 on: Aug 14, 2005, 06:16:58 PM »
Well, its been ALONNNNGGGG time since ive dont anything to my truck :smack: . Just started with the ifs cutting today and its on the ground and now im ready to start welding up all of the hangers and frame tubes :flamer: Itll hopefully be on wheels middle of the week? or tomorow?? I jsut have to go to a friends and pick up another rear pack so i can build my pack. Heres some pics.

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Re: My first build, 87 4runner
« Reply #22 on: Aug 15, 2005, 01:04:25 AM »
sweet,,bye bye IFS... :ladys-man:

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Re: My first build, 87 4runner
« Reply #23 on: Aug 15, 2005, 08:21:48 PM »
cool kona.. well it atleast looks like one?!?!?! but ya the truck looks good so far!! :wave:  :beerchug:
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Re: My first build, 87 4runner
« Reply #24 on: Aug 16, 2005, 10:57:43 PM »
Im making progress, should be on wheels tomorrow hopefully :crossed:  No update pics but i will haev some tomrow, and thats no kona, its a snatsa cruz v-10 :thumbs:

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Re: My first build, 87 4runner
« Reply #25 on: Aug 16, 2005, 10:59:11 PM »
Let me correct myself, the bike in the first series of pictures of the rear lift is a kona, and the sas picshave a v-10 in the background, my mistake...

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Re: My first build, 87 4runner
« Reply #26 on: Aug 17, 2005, 09:59:23 PM »
are you using the power antenna switch?  (the little button located above the radio bezel).  if not, wanna sell it?

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Re: My first build, 87 4runner
« Reply #27 on: Aug 18, 2005, 01:16:31 AM »
jmsdad, unfortunately, i am suing that switch...sorry. Got it on wheels today. :clap: Somethings i still need to do are relocate my ifs box, order some brake lines from marlin tomorow, throw on the wheel spacer, and some other misc. things. I was welding my frame tube on the passenger side on the inside of the frame and strucjk a gas line, lit myself on fire as well as alot of flames, good thing there was a hose close by, im right by the water heater so that couldve been bad.  :hammerhead: All in all im pretty happy with it, i can alraedy tell the rears are suuuper soft and once the marlin are broken in in the rear the truck will sit pretty level i hope  :crossed: I have some pictures from abotu an hour ago in the garage so there not the best but its good enough to make out the purple axle.

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Re: My first build, 87 4runner
« Reply #28 on: Aug 18, 2005, 01:17:39 AM »
one more of the pretty rebuilt axle...

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Re: My first build, 87 4runner
« Reply #29 on: Aug 19, 2005, 07:35:03 PM »
Better pictures of the truck in the day time  :thumbs: no wheel spacers on yet so the stance isnt that great, but i will have those on whenever i get brake lines in the mail next week.... :qtip:

 
 
 
 
 

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