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ToyoTanners 1st gen pickemup truck
« on: Nov 19, 2007, 07:40:45 PM »
After looking through some builds i decided to make my own. I got this 79 toyota from a co-worker in january of 07 completely  stock except for some 33's. He had blown the previous motor and put  another one in and lost interest so i picked it up for $1100. The new motor had not been put all the way together so i put it all together and it didnt run. i got all the guys together to try and figure out the problem but nothing worked until we figured out the compression was only 20 pounds per cylinder  :shake_head:
so we put some oil down the cylinder  to help it seal overnight next morning fired up with 150 pounds it was damn near amazing.


these are some pics of when i first got it.







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Re: toyotanner's 1st gen
« Reply #1 on: Nov 19, 2007, 07:47:34 PM »
i think i only wheeled it twice before i got to work on the truck. i put some skyjacker and isuzu spring mix up front and some longer shackles. a drop drag link and some longer shackles i made in the rear. i cut the fenders flush with the grille and cut some of the core support. About a couple weeks later i installed hysteer





pic is from the bottom of waterfall at browns camp
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Re: toyotanner's 1st gen
« Reply #2 on: Nov 19, 2007, 08:03:27 PM »
my next plans were going to take a bit. i got some 37" ssr's. i made a reciever hitch up front by putting a piece of box tube between the frame rails and attached a short piece of receiver tube to it. i got bored one day and put a 2nd gen grill in it. i did a 5 speed swap. and put a new clutch and resurfaced flywheel on. i put s10 springs out back i mounted them a different way than normal i cut my shackle hanger off and moved it back til i got the shackle angle i wanted. so with s10 springs moving my axle back 5 inches and the 5 speed tranny being 5 inches longer no need to mess with the driveline :) i put some stock toyota rears up front i took the overload out and replaced it with an isuzu spring. oh yeah with the rears up front i made another square tube front driveline. and a buddy of mine made me a crossmember for my tranny while i was busy with other things. i also started on some half doors.














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Re: toyotanner's 1st gen
« Reply #3 on: Nov 19, 2007, 08:09:41 PM »
OH yeah and somewhere in all of that i comp cut the rear. welded up the rear end. put some rodeo bucket seats in it. along with a cd player and some 6x9s

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Re: toyotanner's 1st gen
« Reply #4 on: Nov 19, 2007, 08:24:01 PM »
most recently i have put in a new motor with only 15k with a mild cam bored 20 over and port and polish. installed some lights up front and in the back also  put some shock hoops up front.

YET TO BE INSTALLED THAT I HAVE- marlin crawler twin stick and bilstein shocks. and on board air.

FUTURE PLANS- dovetail the rear, gears, longfields, PROPANE, marlin dualcase, beadlocks and make some bumpers... etc.

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Re: toyotanner's 1st gen
« Reply #5 on: Nov 20, 2007, 05:16:26 AM »
sweeeeet.
nice 79.


AHHH! i need money and a 4runner. or my sister to sign over her  truck to me.
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Re: toyotanner's 1st gen
« Reply #6 on: Nov 20, 2007, 07:28:05 AM »
you can always finance :biggthumpup:

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Re: toyotanner's 1st gen
« Reply #7 on: Nov 20, 2007, 07:41:55 AM »
lol cant yet. i have to wait til my new bank processes all my papers
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Re: toyotanner's 1st gen
« Reply #8 on: Nov 20, 2007, 07:51:17 AM »
 Nice work you did on the 79 ! Keep the pictures comming  :yesnod:
Nothing puts a smlie on my face like the green glow of 4x4 on the dash !
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Re: toyotanner's 1st gen
« Reply #9 on: Nov 20, 2007, 08:02:54 AM »
Sweet! Like the color  :thumbs:
Time to go wheelin!

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Re: toyotanner's 1st gen
« Reply #10 on: Nov 20, 2007, 11:45:38 AM »
I like it!
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Re: toyotanner's 1st gen
« Reply #11 on: Nov 21, 2007, 11:29:25 PM »
thanks for the feedback guys!!!  i got some pictures of wheelin i plan on putting up soon

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Re: toyotanner's 1st gen
« Reply #12 on: Nov 22, 2007, 12:22:08 PM »
HAPPY THANKSGIVING GUYS!!!!!

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Re: toyotanner's 1st gen
« Reply #13 on: Nov 22, 2007, 01:36:13 PM »
Right back at you!
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Re: toyotanner's 1st gen
« Reply #14 on: Nov 24, 2007, 03:46:40 AM »
i've got marlin rock sliders on my christmas list :)
i think i'm gonna start the dovetail soon

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Re: toyotanner's 1st gen
« Reply #15 on: Nov 24, 2007, 10:59:04 AM »
you dovetailing the front or rear? or both?
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Re: toyotanner's 1st gen
« Reply #16 on: Nov 24, 2007, 11:37:12 AM »
Just dont dovetail too much... A slight dovetail looks good.
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Re: toyotanner's 1st gen
« Reply #17 on: Nov 24, 2007, 11:44:19 AM »
i agree. its not a truggy.
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Re: toyotanner's 1st gen
« Reply #18 on: Nov 24, 2007, 12:04:45 PM »
i wanna go to browns camp...i live in pdx as well

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Re: toyotanner's 1st gen
« Reply #19 on: Nov 24, 2007, 12:56:29 PM »
you dovetailing the front or rear? or both?

i'm doving the rear. i wont dove the nose til it is a trailer rig cause i like to drive mine as much as possible.
not saying i wouldnt drive it with the nose doved but i dont need anymore tickets lol

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Re: toyotanner's 1st gen
« Reply #20 on: Nov 24, 2007, 12:59:31 PM »
i wanna go to browns camp...i live in pdx as well

we go up all the time man. if that is your runner i would love to see it in action it looks sick! we also go up to goat mountain for snow wheelin alot in the winter we actually probably go in the next couple of weeks just let me know

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Re: toyotanner's 1st gen
« Reply #21 on: Nov 24, 2007, 01:03:44 PM »
i was thinking for the dovetail like 8 or 10 inches so like 4 or 5 inches per side. is that too much???

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Re: toyotanner's 1st gen
« Reply #22 on: Nov 24, 2007, 01:04:48 PM »
we go up all the time man. if that is your runner i would love to see it in action it looks sick! we also go up to goat mountain for snow wheelin alot in the winter we actually probably go in the next couple of weeks just let me know
ya its mine, i live in linnton, look me up next time you go out!

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Re: toyotanner's 1st gen
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Re: toyotanner's 1st gen
« Reply #24 on: Nov 25, 2007, 06:54:55 AM »
Truck looks real good!  The dovetail will be sweet.  are you still using the stock rear axle (non ifs), and what backspacing are your wheels?  :thumbs:

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Re: toyotanner's 1st gen
« Reply #25 on: Nov 25, 2007, 04:00:24 PM »
yeah its the stock rear axel. i dont know what the backspacing on my wheels is but i definately need wheels that stick out farther because my tire hits my leaf springs when i try and turn to much and my leaf springs in the back are only like an 2 inches from hitting my tire. i might just throw some spacers up front and wait to buy new wheels until i can afford some beadlocks.


thats a 2nd gen bed on your 1st gen right how did that work out?? did it just bolt on?

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Re: toyotanner's 1st gen
« Reply #26 on: Nov 26, 2007, 05:23:38 PM »
I would do a slight dovetail at most... Thats a beautiful truck to hack up.
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Re: toyotanner's 1st gen
« Reply #27 on: Nov 30, 2007, 07:54:56 AM »
i've decided to hold off on the dovetail for a little while because of the fact that i drive it almost everyday so i'm sure the cops wont like it.

BUT if the weather permits over the weekend i will be installing my bilsteins up front  and making shock brackets and installing the old front shocks in the rear and will post some pics. and hopefully have enough money for a tune up!

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Re: toyotanner's 1st gen
« Reply #28 on: Dec 01, 2007, 05:14:54 PM »
Wait to dovetail the truck till you get more dents in it and are just wheeling it.
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Re: toyotanner's 1st gen
« Reply #29 on: Dec 02, 2007, 10:52:43 PM »
cap rotor plugs plugwires oil change a success out in the rain didnt feel like welding in a puddle so no shocks in the rear yet :(

 
 
 
 
 

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