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91 Desert truck!
« on: Oct 03, 2005, 04:25:01 PM »
As if I dont have enough projects, i got this 91 yota 2wd from a buddy who submurged it under water and the tried to bump start it.  We all know the consiquences, (if you don't know, trust me dont bump start a motor with water in it).

I am going to finsh building my 85 truck first; then I am going to attempt to buld my own A-arms and make an off road race truck  :greengrin:   
What do you think?    :yesnod:
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Re: 91 Desert truck!
« Reply #1 on: Oct 03, 2005, 04:35:12 PM »
Do IT!!  :beerchug:

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Re: 91 Desert truck!
« Reply #2 on: Oct 03, 2005, 04:47:19 PM »
Can we say Hydrolocked!? Hell ya man build it into a desert runner. Put a 350 in it and lots o Fiberglass. Hmmm, 33's and a ton of suspension. :thumbs: Dont forget the rollcage. Goodluck man
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Re: 91 Desert truck!
« Reply #3 on: Oct 03, 2005, 04:53:16 PM »
sounds like an awesome plan, you should check out www.chaosfab.com for your desert truck. Pre runners are all over the place here in vegas and the guys i have talked too that have built the best trucks say chaos fab is where its at for suspension.

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« Reply #4 on: Oct 06, 2005, 09:56:08 AM »
I just got an offer from a guy who wants to trade me his 82 4x4 for this 91 2wd.

 He said i runs good?   
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Re: 91 Desert truck!
« Reply #5 on: Oct 06, 2005, 10:34:40 AM »
My first impulse would be to take it cause that would be a steal. A broken 2wd for a running 4wd. :headscratch:  But then again it sounds to good to be true. Plus, you already have a 4wd to sink your money into. Why not build this 2wd so it can be something different. I say keep it. :thumbs:  :yesnod:
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Re: 91 Desert truck!
« Reply #6 on: Oct 06, 2005, 11:27:10 AM »
Here are som pics of the 4x4.
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Re: 91 Desert truck!
« Reply #7 on: Oct 06, 2005, 11:30:37 AM »
Here is another.
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Re: 91 Desert truck!
« Reply #8 on: Oct 06, 2005, 11:33:05 AM »
one more!
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Re: 91 Desert truck!
« Reply #9 on: Oct 06, 2005, 11:36:14 AM »
And another
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Re: 91 Desert truck!
« Reply #10 on: Oct 06, 2005, 11:42:24 AM »
Have you driven the 4X4? Looks to be in decent shape.
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Re: 91 Desert truck!
« Reply #11 on: Oct 06, 2005, 11:47:02 AM »
No I havent got to drive it or see it in person.  He is coming over tonight to look at the 2wd. 

If he wants the 2wd then i will go drive the 82 4x4. :crossed:
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Re: 91 Desert truck!
« Reply #12 on: Oct 06, 2005, 08:34:57 PM »
If it was me I would trade him, if everything checks out. There are also some cool 4x4 prerunners out there, don't discount that. My feeling is you can never have enough 4x4's! Plus I have been stuck in the desert in 2wd, it is hot, dusty and lonely out there. You get tired and pissed trying to get unstuck, praying to God someone with a 4x4 will come by to pull you out! There have been some real cool IFS Toyota 4x4's made into prerunners too. I saw one with splined drive axles like a driveshaft spline so when the suspension cycled the front drive axles got longer and shorter! Very cool, for wheelin and prerunning!  Anyway back to what your looking at, see my first sentence.

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Re: 91 Desert truck!
« Reply #13 on: Oct 07, 2005, 09:02:15 AM »
The guy brought the truck over last night.   
 Oh Yea!1 :yesnod:      The truck is sweet.  Its got a 3" rancho lift, cheap but I'm not complaining.
A roll cage that if it did get used probley would not do any good.  147k on a 22r. 
The body needs a paint job, the paint is chiping off, the interior is messy, torn seats, broken dash, nasty carpet.  But the frame is beutifull; nice and clean.

He is coming over on sunday and delivering the 4x4 and he is hauling off the two wheel drive.

No more desert truck! :rivers:.......What the hell was I thinking anyway, I live in Washington :smack: .
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Re: 91 Desert truck!
« Reply #14 on: Oct 07, 2005, 11:27:51 AM »
Sorry man!  But the truck aint gone yet.  You never know, he may change his mind.
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Re: 91 Desert truck!
« Reply #15 on: Oct 07, 2005, 04:25:58 PM »
Where are you in Washington? My son is in Seattle in the Coast Guard. He is looking for a Blazer, says the Japanese trucks rust out too fast up there. Has a friend Travis who is in the Navy in Bellingham and took his Toyota up there from California 6 or 7 months ago and says the truck is rusting allready! I told him you need to wax them and take care of it. He say it does not matter. Too much salt in the air for the thin Japanese tin!  Anyway my point is not to bash the Japanese trucks, but to encourage you to stick with the 4x4, if it works out. Check out prerunners.com and follow the links for pictures of the occasional 4x4 prerunner. Some very cool ones, you should run across the IFS 4x4 with the trick front suspension I mentioned in my previous post.

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Re: 91 Desert truck!
« Reply #16 on: Oct 07, 2005, 04:32:12 PM »
Ah, the rust isnt too bad here. There are many worse places out there. The biggest causer of rust up here might be in eastern washington when they salt the roads in the winter, but thats the biggest cause.
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Re: 91 Desert truck!
« Reply #17 on: Oct 07, 2005, 05:19:51 PM »
Yea got that. Of course stuff in SoCal within a mile or so of the beach takes a beating too. If you have seen some beach cars from SoCal you might think they spent a winter or 3 in Iowa! If you're in the Navy or Coast Guard your not too far away from the ocean so everything is subjected to a harsher environment!

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Re: 91 Desert truck!
« Reply #18 on: Oct 10, 2005, 04:00:28 PM »
       I live in Issaquah, WA They started putting down somother type of material on the roads, its not salt but I believe iwas supposed to stop the rusting effect on cars.  They had a problem with it eatoing thru brake lines.   :rofl2:


Well I did not get the 82 4x4,  The guy called sat. and said sombody offered him cash for the truck so he was going to bail on me.  :kickbutt:  Pissed me off.  Oh well, I am back to tinckering on the 91 trying to get it running.  I am not sure what I am going to do but I need to do somthing.  I will keep you guy's posted though.
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Re: 91 Desert truck!
« Reply #19 on: Oct 10, 2005, 10:09:52 PM »
Sorry to hear that! I would be a little pissed too since he came to you about the trade. Wow if that stuff ate up brake lines what did the runoff do to the roadsides? Sounds like stuff they brought in from a Mercury mine or something!

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Re: 91 Desert truck!
« Reply #20 on: Oct 14, 2005, 02:32:23 PM »
You can never go wrong with a nice desert pre runner, They look good and they are fun... You can also spend a lot of money on a pre runner too.. Thats the only problem... :smack:
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Re: 91 Desert truck!
« Reply #21 on: Nov 01, 2005, 03:55:43 PM »
Ok! Back on track.  Is the rear axle in this 91 2wd 22re other than the fact that its a five lug, smaller in any way than a 4wd rear axle.

Here is what I have been thinking, taking the rear axle out of my 86 4-runner and installing it in the 91 2wd, then going to the junk yard an find some 1/2 ton 2wd chev spindles, making it six lug all around. 
The 4wd axle should have lower gears right :dunno: .  Then using the chevy spindles they will be much stronger and provide some lift, then I will gather a lot of tubing and begin many hours of trial and error in fabricating some longer A-arms. 

Also I was thinking, since i dont have they 3k G's to dump into coilovers and bypass shocks  ( which would be sick )  I was thinking of making it so I could run coil springs up front untill I could afford better stuff.  What do you think?

First thing is first, I must get the 91 running, hence it needs a motor.  The motor will come from my 85 SR5 EFI.  Then, once it is running I could start som fab Work.

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Re: 91 Desert truck!
« Reply #22 on: Nov 01, 2005, 04:00:20 PM »
IF i had a 2wd truck  with a bad moter i would chop the bed up to make room for a set of MT ET slicks  and drop im a supra 7m turbo   and make that pregnant dog do wheelies
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Re: 91 Desert truck!
« Reply #23 on: Nov 01, 2005, 04:54:42 PM »
whiteman, it might be smaller, most 4x2s had a 7,5 rear instead of the 8.... my 2wd does have a 8 though.... remind me later when i come back from school, i will try to elaborate
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Re: 91 Desert truck!
« Reply #24 on: Nov 03, 2005, 12:53:26 PM »
I kind of guess I am on my own for this one. 
The motor swap will be done this weekend, and after that I'll weld up the rear. :flamer:  :rockingout:
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Re: 91 Desert truck!
« Reply #25 on: Nov 03, 2005, 01:50:55 PM »
remind me what i am supposed to elaborate on and i might be able to help
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Re: 91 Desert truck!
« Reply #26 on: Nov 03, 2005, 03:42:49 PM »
Ok! Back on track.  Is the rear axle in this 91 2wd 22re other than the fact that its a five lug, smaller in any way than a 4wd rear axle.

Here is what I have been thinking, taking the rear axle out of my 86 4-runner and installing it in the 91 2wd, then going to the junk yard an find some 1/2 ton 2wd chev spindles, making it six lug all around. 
The 4wd axle should have lower gears right :dunno: .  Then using the chevy spindles they will be much stronger and provide some lift, then I will gather a lot of tubing and begin many hours of trial and error in fabricating some longer A-arms. 

Also I was thinking, since i dont have they 3k G's to dump into coilovers and bypass shocks  ( which would be sick )  I was thinking of making it so I could run coil springs up front untill I could afford better stuff.  What do you think?


What do you guy's think?





 Any opinions or advice would be awsome. Thanks :biggthumpup:
 
  This is some of the things I was thinking.
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Re: 91 Desert truck!
« Reply #27 on: Nov 19, 2005, 09:00:14 AM »
I got this P.O.S running last night but it has a problem.  It is hard to start I half to use a shot of starting fluid when it has sat all night, once it is running it idles fine but as soon as you give it gas it boggs and back fires through the intake.

 I have fine tuned the timing, changed the fuel filter, plugs, wires, cap, rotor.  After I changed the fuel filter it ran a little better; I was thinking it may be my fuel pump?  I dont have a gauge to test pressure though.

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Re: 91 Desert truck!
« Reply #28 on: Nov 22, 2005, 07:02:35 AM »
Did you drain the water out of the tank and oil pan etc?

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Re: 91 Desert truck!
« Reply #29 on: Nov 22, 2005, 08:51:42 AM »
Yes!  I think I am going to replace the fuel pump because it does not have that muche pressure.
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