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Hottrod81 4 Runner Build
« on: Aug 16, 2006, 06:07:09 PM »
Here is what I am starting with.  Bought it for $900.  It has power windows and they all work.  It's an 84.  It will have dual cases, 36" IROKS, Marlin 4" springs, Longfield 30 splines, and 4.88's with E-lockers F/R.  It has a little rust around the wheel wells but that will be cut out.  The frame is in great shape.  Her are a few pictures after I removed all of the bumpers.


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Re: Hottrod81 4 Runner Build
« Reply #1 on: Aug 17, 2006, 09:19:21 AM »
looks like a good start, wish mine was that good!
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Re: Hottrod81 4 Runner Build
« Reply #2 on: Aug 17, 2006, 09:46:09 AM »
I think it's a good start.  It's going to be a slow build because I want to do a lot of cleanup and all of the parts are coming off of my 81 pickup.  I am basically doing a swap.  I need the room.

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Re: Hottrod81 4 Runner Build
« Reply #3 on: Aug 17, 2006, 10:45:03 PM »
It will have dual cases, 36" IROKS, Marlin 4" springs, Longfield 30 splines, and 4.88's with E-lockers F/R.
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That's basically everything I *want* to have on my truck, except maybe 5.29s...


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Re: Hottrod81 4 Runner Build
« Reply #4 on: Aug 18, 2006, 08:44:28 AM »
4.88's work well for me since this thing will be on the trail more than the street.  Sometimes I wish I would have went with 5.29's.

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Re: Hottrod81 4 Runner Build
« Reply #5 on: Aug 20, 2006, 08:43:19 PM »
I think you should run the tires and wheels.  You dont need iroks.  Hurry up and pull that motor out and get her done.
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Re: Hottrod81 4 Runner Build
« Reply #6 on: Aug 20, 2006, 08:51:13 PM »
4.88's work well for me since this thing will be on the trail more than the street.  Sometimes I wish I would have went with 5.29's.
well its not too late right? or you are swapping from your 81? go with 5.29's the first time so your not kicking yourself in the :moon: later
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Re: Hottrod81 4 Runner Build
« Reply #7 on: Aug 20, 2006, 08:57:21 PM »
Hes already got the built axles with 4.88.  His truck works great with them.  I think he is going to go with 4.7 gearset in the transfer, so it wont really matter.

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Re: Hottrod81 4 Runner Build
« Reply #8 on: Aug 21, 2006, 02:12:08 PM »
I am doing a swap from my 81 that already has 4.88's.  They work fine form me since I don't drive it a long distance to get to trails.  If I do go to the hammers or a place like that, it's on a trailer behind my motorhome.  I also like the 4.88's because I am also thinking of doing a 4.3L swap later down the line.

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Re: Hottrod81 4 Runner Build
« Reply #9 on: Sep 24, 2006, 01:11:44 PM »
Just pulled the motor in the Runner today.  Don't know what is wrong with it yet.  Drained the oil and it looks like there are some shavings in the oil.  Hopefully all it needs is a crank kit because it only has 131,000 on the odometer.  Once the engine is fixed, the transformation will begin.

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Re: Hottrod81 4 Runner Build
« Reply #10 on: Sep 26, 2006, 01:04:19 PM »
I am looking at the 261 C Cam from engnbldr.  Has anybody run this before and will it pass CA smog?

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Re: Hottrod81 4 Runner Build
« Reply #11 on: Sep 28, 2006, 02:06:33 PM »
I am looking at the 261 C Cam from engnbldr.  Has anybody run this before and will it pass CA smog?

I've got the 268C cam.  I'm still in the process of getting the engine back into the 4Runner myself.  The 268 should be smog legal, I'm not sure about the 261.

Good luck with the build.  I'm pretty much building the same 4Runner.  84 with 85 EFI swapped in.
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Re: Hottrod81 4 Runner Build
« Reply #12 on: Sep 28, 2006, 03:45:17 PM »
I got an e-mail back from Ted at engnbldr today and he says he has had many use the 261C cam and pass smog.

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Re: Hottrod81 4 Runner Build
« Reply #13 on: Oct 19, 2006, 03:46:48 PM »
No more new pics.  The build has been going slow since I have my 81 to wheel.  The engine, trans, and t/c is out.  I have been looking at tubing benders to build my bumpers and rock sliders and partial exo.  I have decided not to rebuild the engine and instead take the one out of my 81 and put it into the 4Runner.  Shortly, I will be trimming the fenders and sanding the paint.  I have also decided to go with a hydro assist setup.

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Re: Hottrod81 4 Runner Build
« Reply #14 on: Oct 23, 2006, 12:25:20 PM »
So, it's going to stay carb'ed?  Did you have trouble with the 81, is that why you're moving to the 4Runner platform?
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Re: Hottrod81 4 Runner Build
« Reply #15 on: Oct 23, 2006, 12:56:56 PM »
I am going to leave it carbed for right now.  I was thinking about going EFI, but I really don't want to do the swap right now.  I am moving to the 4Runner simply for more room.  I am pretty tall and the truck just isn't big enough for me.  At the end of trips I am really sore from being coiled up in the truck.

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Re: Hottrod81 4 Runner Build
« Reply #16 on: Oct 23, 2006, 03:50:46 PM »
Looks like a nice start, a friend of mine bought a 91 runner from a guy for $600, and it actually runs!!!! Trying to talk him into building it up so we can go play!!

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Re: Hottrod81 4 Runner Build
« Reply #17 on: Oct 24, 2006, 08:35:45 AM »
$600 is so cheap to get a running runner.  I wish mine had been that cheap and ran.

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Re: Hottrod81 4 Runner Build
« Reply #18 on: Oct 24, 2006, 11:49:08 AM »
i picked up my 90 4runner with a rod knock for $500, and i sold all the v6 crap and got my 500 back from it, id go fuel injection right away so your not kiking yourself down the road when u gotta rip the whole interior out to swap it in

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Re: Hottrod81 4 Runner Build
« Reply #19 on: Oct 24, 2006, 01:05:26 PM »
I thought about EFI a lot and if I am going to do a swap, I want to swap in a 3rz.  I really don't mind the carburetor at this point and time.

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Re: Hottrod81 4 Runner Build
« Reply #20 on: Dec 09, 2006, 05:56:18 PM »
A little update,  I've been too busy to do much lately.  I got the front axle out of it today and it is pretty much just a shell now.  It will be going up for sale soon.  Also, getting ready to put my new Marlin drop hanger on it tomorrow.  After that, I am going to trim the front fenders and tub the rear.

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Re: Hottrod81 4 Runner Build
« Reply #21 on: Dec 12, 2006, 06:51:57 AM »
Take some good pictures of the rear tub, I need to tub mine as well!
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Re: Hottrod81 4 Runner Build
« Reply #22 on: Dec 12, 2006, 07:27:34 AM »
I will as soon as I start.  I think I am going to do it this weekend.

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Re: Hottrod81 4 Runner Build
« Reply #23 on: Feb 10, 2007, 09:11:04 PM »
I finally got the motor in her.  Going to try to put the axles under it next weekend if I have time.  I am going to post pictures later.  I just got my T/C back from Marlin where they put 4.7's in the rear case.  I also just got my Pro Tools Bender so I can make bumpers, sliders, and fender bars.  I am undecided if I am going to do an EXO.  I am also going to send my PS Box to PSC to get it tapped for hydro assist.

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Re: Hottrod81 4 Runner Build
« Reply #24 on: Feb 10, 2007, 10:40:03 PM »
Your Gay and so is your 4runner, dogs, motorhome, house, truck, company car, police scanner, couches.  Pretty much everything about you is gay except your brother.  He is one cool guy that knows his SH%T.  :toiletwait:

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Re: Hottrod81 4 Runner Build
« Reply #25 on: Feb 11, 2007, 11:01:24 AM »
You forgot my big screen, welder, and tubing bender.

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Re: Hottrod81 4 Runner Build
« Reply #26 on: Feb 11, 2007, 11:38:07 AM »
damn i hate to see that 1st gen pickup get parted  :yikes: .  its wicked nice. but this should be a sick build.  good luck with it  :beerchug:

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Re: Hottrod81 4 Runner Build
« Reply #27 on: May 31, 2007, 12:38:52 PM »
Finally got the running gear under it and on the trail.  From Posi hill on Bald Mtn.

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Re: Hottrod81 4 Runner Build
« Reply #28 on: May 31, 2007, 12:40:59 PM »
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Re: Hottrod81 4 Runner Build
« Reply #29 on: May 31, 2007, 12:41:54 PM »
Now it's time to get the tubing bender out and build some rock sliders and bumpers.

 
 
 
 
 

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