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SPC Mike's 1985 Toyota Pickup Build Up Thread
« on: Mar 11, 2011, 10:15:21 PM »
Well, i guess i will do a build up thread starting now, because i am going through a motor rebuild for a second time and i plan on making future trail/rock crawler mods soon after, so what a better time than now to document it! My truck is a mostly stock 1985 Pickup with 22r, 33's, ARB front bumper, 10k winch, Marlin rear bumper, and other little stuff like Mar-Link steering rod, V6 brakes and booster, 140 amp Power Master alt, Taurus E-Fan, yellow top optima ect. let the pictures begin...

Truck before new rims and tires.



Truck as of today.






Shattered Exhaust valve in cyl #2 is what caused the pre mature rebuild.




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Re: SPC Mike's 1985 Toyota Pickup Build Up Thread
« Reply #1 on: Mar 11, 2011, 10:16:21 PM »
Motor is out of the truck and block should be back in my hands by early next week.  Big Thanks to Couger69 for letting me borrow his cherry picker!




Piston # 2 actually cracked all the way through from the force of it smashing the valve pieces into the head!:shocked:





Trans is out and getting a good cleaning or maybe even a soda blasting to get it really clean.:P


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Re: SPC Mike's 1985 Toyota Pickup Build Up Thread
« Reply #2 on: Mar 11, 2011, 10:17:45 PM »
Since i have all that free room under the truck right now i decided to get under there to shave the Torque rod bracket off the axle along with the steering stabalizer and sway bar tabs. Now it will be ready for when i brace it later on. :safari:



Also shaved the torque rod bracket off the frame because that will be in the way of the high steer box and plating later.


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Re: SPC Mike's 1985 Toyota Pickup Build Up Thread
« Reply #3 on: Mar 11, 2011, 10:23:10 PM »
man, that truck is near perfect!

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Re: SPC Mike's 1985 Toyota Pickup Build Up Thread
« Reply #4 on: Mar 11, 2011, 10:26:48 PM »
Very nice clean truck sir! I like it a lot.
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Re: SPC Mike's 1985 Toyota Pickup Build Up Thread
« Reply #5 on: Mar 12, 2011, 06:45:52 PM »
that is one nice toy ya got there...

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Re: SPC Mike's 1985 Toyota Pickup Build Up Thread
« Reply #6 on: Mar 13, 2011, 05:33:17 PM »
Nice job on the clean up of those old brackets.  :beerchug:
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Re: SPC Mike's 1985 Toyota Pickup Build Up Thread
« Reply #7 on: Mar 13, 2011, 05:49:48 PM »
even do a u-bolt flip in the front for a cleaner look. its cheap too.
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Re: SPC Mike's 1985 Toyota Pickup Build Up Thread
« Reply #8 on: Mar 13, 2011, 07:36:29 PM »
Thanks for all the comments :gap:......and i do plan on doing the u bolt flip kit very soon! Really just want to get some power steering and high steer on this bad boy as soon as possible but i haven't found the 3 belt crank pulley yet. Gonna have to hit up the junk yards soon. Manual steering sucks! :thumbdown:

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Re: SPC Mike's 1985 Toyota Pickup Build Up Thread
« Reply #9 on: Mar 13, 2011, 07:41:09 PM »
Manual steering sucks! :thumbdown:

True that! Clean rig, should be a good build.

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Re: SPC Mike's 1985 Toyota Pickup Build Up Thread
« Reply #10 on: Mar 13, 2011, 08:32:05 PM »
You don't need a whole different crank pulley; the p/s pulley easily unbolts from the crank pulley--three 10 or 12mm bolts. Ask me how I know...  :eek:
Look for Celicas too since they had the 22R/RE and came with p/stering a lot more often than the trucks did.

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Re: SPC Mike's 1985 Toyota Pickup Build Up Thread
« Reply #11 on: Mar 13, 2011, 09:08:40 PM »
That's good to know! Haven't actually got a close look at one so that's a big help. Thanks!

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Re: SPC Mike's 1985 Toyota Pickup Build Up Thread
« Reply #12 on: Mar 14, 2011, 10:59:35 AM »
You don't need a whole different crank pulley; the p/s pulley easily unbolts from the crank pulley--three 10 or 12mm bolts. Ask me how I know...  :eek:
Look for Celicas too since they had the 22R/RE and came with p/stering a lot more often than the trucks did.

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X2 heres a pic, the accesories just bolt on to the pully.

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Re: SPC Mike's 1985 Toyota Pickup Build Up Thread
« Reply #13 on: Mar 14, 2011, 11:01:31 AM »
cool. Thanks for that picture. :beerchug:

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Re: SPC Mike's 1985 Toyota Pickup Build Up Thread
« Reply #14 on: Mar 17, 2011, 02:02:20 PM »
:popcorn:
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Re: SPC Mike's 1985 Toyota Pickup Build Up Thread
« Reply #15 on: Mar 19, 2011, 01:32:40 PM »
clean toy bro

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Re: SPC Mike's 1985 Toyota Pickup Build Up Thread
« Reply #16 on: Mar 19, 2011, 02:19:42 PM »
Thanks!...and just for an update I got my engine rebuild kit in yesterday day and have a new head being built right now at Putney's Custom Machine up in Chico(should be done and shipped next week) but my block is taking FOREVER at my local machine shop so whenever i get everything together ill start taking some pics and documenting the motor build. I have high hopes for this motor! :greengrin:

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Re: SPC Mike's 1985 Toyota Pickup Build Up Thread
« Reply #17 on: Mar 19, 2011, 03:36:47 PM »
Oh and i picked up some Marlin high steer arms on Thursday! :thumbs: They were used, so i had to clean them up a little but i cant wait till i get started on the steering. :willynilly:

After the sand blasting and ready for paint....

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Re: SPC Mike's 1985 Toyota Pickup Build Up Thread
« Reply #18 on: Mar 20, 2011, 07:20:25 AM »
thats a sweet find. i still need to get my steering arms. havent had a chance yet. something always comes up. gona be a sweet build.  you ready to do the elockers yet??

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Re: SPC Mike's 1985 Toyota Pickup Build Up Thread
« Reply #19 on: Mar 20, 2011, 07:58:02 AM »
nice clean rig man, cant wait to see it finished
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Re: SPC Mike's 1985 Toyota Pickup Build Up Thread
« Reply #20 on: Mar 22, 2011, 06:00:52 AM »
spc mike, nice truck man!  Not too jack your thread, but in your first pic you have some newer factory rims.  Did you use wheel spacers so they would fit on your solid axel?  Tryin to get some wheels too mount my AT's on for everyday drivin!  Thanks for the help!

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Re: SPC Mike's 1985 Toyota Pickup Build Up Thread
« Reply #21 on: Mar 22, 2011, 07:29:21 AM »
yea he had spacers on. I think 1.5" not sure. i am sure he will let you know for sure what size they were.

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Re: SPC Mike's 1985 Toyota Pickup Build Up Thread
« Reply #22 on: Mar 22, 2011, 08:00:44 AM »
 clean rig  :eye: :eye: this build.

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Re: SPC Mike's 1985 Toyota Pickup Build Up Thread
« Reply #23 on: Mar 22, 2011, 11:36:31 AM »
spc mike, nice truck man!  Not too jack your thread, but in your first pic you have some newer factory rims.  Did you use wheel spacers so they would fit on your solid axel?  Tryin to get some wheels too mount my AT's on for everyday drivin!  Thanks for the help!

Ya, 1-1/2" spacers do the trick for the newer tacoma/ 4 runner wheels on a solid axle.

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Re: SPC Mike's 1985 Toyota Pickup Build Up Thread
« Reply #24 on: Mar 27, 2011, 08:38:10 PM »
OK, got my block and crank back on Friday from Ron's Machine shop. I ended up picking it up from Auto Machine Specialties and taking it to Ron's because they were slacking big time on the machine work :nonono:....they had it for almost three weeks! :tantrum: and Ron's finished it in about a day and a half! :clap2: but anyways.... i Painted it and pressed the new freeze plugs in today so i am just waiting on my new King bearing for the bottom end and my head to ship out from Putney's Next week Then we can really get roll'n :wink2:

painted with fresh freeze plugs


Bored .030 over and decked the block as well as the timing cover so the head gasket sits flush on both.


Valve cover soda blasted and masked


Valve cover Painted with VHT Wrinkle Black paint and fresh 22r decal.


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Re: SPC Mike's 1985 Toyota Pickup Build Up Thread
« Reply #25 on: Mar 27, 2011, 09:32:57 PM »
Daaang!  lookin good

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Re: SPC Mike's 1985 Toyota Pickup Build Up Thread
« Reply #26 on: Mar 27, 2011, 09:44:36 PM »
Hey thanks! i just cant wait to drive my baby again! :driving:

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Re: SPC Mike's 1985 Toyota Pickup Build Up Thread
« Reply #27 on: Mar 28, 2011, 03:01:19 PM »
Got my Yukon 5.29's & setup kits for my 2 e-lockers!  :circle: Now i just need the time to set em up.....

Its a good sight!


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Re: SPC Mike's 1985 Toyota Pickup Build Up Thread
« Reply #28 on: Mar 28, 2011, 10:47:32 PM »
Nice clean project you've got going. oh and your PM box is full
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Re: SPC Mike's 1985 Toyota Pickup Build Up Thread
« Reply #29 on: Mar 28, 2011, 11:29:40 PM »
looking sick so far awesome job onthe build keep up the good work :beerchug:

 
 
 
 
 

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