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4x4yota's 81 4x4 build
« on: Aug 08, 2009, 06:42:35 PM »
ok so I have been asking around on different boards and debating on what to do with my 1981 Toyota pick up, I have finally decided to build it into a capable DD... with that said I decided to start an actual build up thread and will post as much info and pics as possible!

specs so far:
87 22R w/150k
weber carb
custom 2" exhaust
L45 4speed
single case w/2.28:1
4.56:1 V6 3rd members
home made 2" front leaves
home made 2" rear leaves + shackle
32x11.50x15 BFG MTs
15x7 white cragers (3.75 bs)

current plans
fix floor
sliders
bumpers(building rear w/tire swing)
winch
headers(have)
2" body lift
RUF
boomerang shackle
highsteer
IFS box (off 88 pu)
front shocks
rear shocks
IFS rear axle
wheel spacers(have)
5 speed(have)
twin stick
dual cases(have 2nd case)
crossmember for duals
spool/aussie rear
front ARB
37s on 15x8










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Re: 4x4yota's 81 4x4 build
« Reply #1 on: Aug 08, 2009, 06:57:51 PM »
sounds like a good plan
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Re: 4x4yota's 81 4x4 build
« Reply #2 on: Aug 08, 2009, 07:21:15 PM »
sounds like a good plan

thank you!

and pics are up!!!
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Re: 4x4yota's 81 4x4 build
« Reply #3 on: Aug 08, 2009, 10:43:14 PM »
thank you!

and pics are up!!!

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Re: 4x4yota's 81 4x4 build
« Reply #4 on: Aug 09, 2009, 05:30:19 PM »
Deja-vu! look what i started with...

 
Cant go wrong with a 1st gen!!!   :biggthumpup:

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Re: 4x4yota's 81 4x4 build
« Reply #5 on: Aug 09, 2009, 08:49:57 PM »
nice rig! looking forward for new pics when you put everything on.

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Re: 4x4yota's 81 4x4 build
« Reply #6 on: Aug 09, 2009, 11:34:26 PM »
Im planning on installing my rears tomorrow tomorrow after work so hopefully I will have some progress pics tomorrow night
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Re: 4x4yota's 81 4x4 build
« Reply #7 on: Aug 09, 2009, 11:46:43 PM »
god i love white first gens  :biggthumpup:

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Re: 4x4yota's 81 4x4 build
« Reply #8 on: Aug 10, 2009, 09:04:19 PM »
 :clap2: got my rears in and my shackle... also was able to install my highsteer now I just need to install my IFS box and I am good to go... sorry I wasnt able to get pics of the higsteer it was getting dark and I was on a roll...( you all know how that is)  :king:
pics

old springs compared to new


front torn out



will post more pics tomorrow! :cool:
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Re: 4x4yota's 81 4x4 build (highsteer installed)
« Reply #9 on: Aug 11, 2009, 04:52:12 PM »
got more done today...




my wife got camera happy so here are some of me working on my truck


doesnt this belong in the same scrap pile as the IFS

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Re: 4x4yota's 81 4x4 build
« Reply #10 on: Aug 14, 2009, 03:11:54 AM »
Mounting that steering box you should tilt it forward to where the pitman arm is pretty close to the frame. I have mounted my steering box wrong on my old truck. Causing the leaf spring to hit the pitman arm at full "stuff" and making it so I couldn't turn anymore.
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Re: 4x4yota's 81 4x4 build
« Reply #11 on: Aug 14, 2009, 09:42:49 PM »
I have a flat pit amn arm so I can tilt it to much... in the pic the truck is turned hard left so when turned centered it clears the frame by .5"
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Re: 4x4yota's 81 4x4 build
« Reply #12 on: Aug 14, 2009, 10:32:23 PM »
where did you get your boomerang shackle?  and can you do the ruf without it?

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Re: 4x4yota's 81 4x4 build
« Reply #13 on: Aug 14, 2009, 10:35:14 PM »
sky manufacturing sells them i think

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Re: 4x4yota's 81 4x4 build
« Reply #14 on: Aug 15, 2009, 10:27:06 AM »
where did you get your boomerang shackle?  and can you do the ruf without it?

the shackles are Sky-manufacturing... you can do RUF with out them but you have to modify your body mount on the frame... I havent flexed them out but can already tell that its gonna be close with the shackle... the gys at Sky are very helpful and thats what made it an easier decision to buy them
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Re: 4x4yota's 81 4x4 build
« Reply #15 on: Aug 15, 2009, 10:40:09 AM »
good build!  :beerchug:
i have the boomerang shackels and still manage to hit the body mount every once and a while. i just let them self clear. :outtahere:
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Re: 4x4yota's 81 4x4 build
« Reply #16 on: Sep 13, 2009, 11:52:26 PM »
the truck drives great this was the best mod ive done so far wish i didnt wait so long...
next mod is flat bed then a rear locker but first still need rear shocks and a steering stabilizer
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Re: 4x4yota's 81 4x4 build
« Reply #17 on: Sep 15, 2009, 02:13:17 PM »
new ride height

front drop

rear drop
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Re: 4x4yota's 81 4x4 build
« Reply #18 on: Sep 15, 2009, 02:19:02 PM »
Lookin Good

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Re: 4x4yota's 81 4x4 build
« Reply #19 on: Sep 15, 2009, 04:36:33 PM »
looks like it's going to be a tough little wheeler.   :beerchug:
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Re: 4x4yota's 81 4x4 build
« Reply #20 on: Sep 16, 2009, 02:59:11 PM »
updates
messed around with my high lift and seeing were and if I have any binds... so far nothing with steering the only prob is my boomerang shackle hits the body mount at drop and limits further down travel so I need to tak my grinder to it at some point
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Re: 4x4yota's 81 4x4 build
« Reply #21 on: Sep 20, 2009, 10:12:54 PM »
ok so Im looking into lockers and possibly regearing my truck looking into 5.29s but want to know how they will do with 32s... my tires are new and dont plan to buy new tires anytime soon... i dont drive the truck daily but do drive somewhat of long distance at 65mph everynow and then and plan to go 35s when I need new tires
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Re: 4x4yota's 81 4x4 build
« Reply #22 on: Sep 20, 2009, 10:51:56 PM »
Looks like a great build so far.

You could put the lockers in your existing gears and then swap them over to the 5.29's when you get new tires.
I did run my DD on 5.29's for a few days with 32's after lifting it while waiting for my tires to come in. It did just fine, even got it up to 120 MPH, but don't remember how much difference there was in the RPM's.
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Re: 4x4yota's 81 4x4 build
« Reply #23 on: Sep 21, 2009, 12:28:59 PM »
my dad wants the gears I have for his 82 if they dont sell so he wold need the whole 3rd so I would need new 3rds so I was thinking just buy some new 3rds with 5.29s and lockrites $800(each) from sky or rebuild my old rusty 4cyl 3rds for $800(each) I think Id rather just have new V6 3rds than rebuilt 4cyl 3rds

just for kicks could I have 5.29s installed with my current bearing on my V6 3rds?
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« Reply #24 on: Sep 21, 2009, 01:11:19 PM »
I like where this is going... Scribed!

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Re: 4x4yota's 81 4x4 build
« Reply #25 on: Sep 21, 2009, 01:41:50 PM »
what exactly does the boomerang shakle do like what the benifit of it

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Re: 4x4yota's 81 4x4 build
« Reply #26 on: Sep 21, 2009, 03:07:12 PM »
i think it stops the shackle from hitting the body mount when you add longer than stock springs

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Re: 4x4yota's 81 4x4 build
« Reply #28 on: Sep 24, 2009, 09:59:09 PM »
I got some steel to build a bumper and with the added weight Im going to have to add 1-2 more leafs to my RUF
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Re: 4x4yota's 81 4x4 build
« Reply #29 on: Oct 07, 2009, 08:47:10 PM »
got some great parts for free... drove an hour to get them...
1" wheel spacers
5 speed w/tcase (for duals)
long tube headers custon front bumper
front and rear drive shafts
and a few other odds and ends
offered to help the guy with his motor swap since he gave me all the parts (i felt bad just taking them)
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