San Diego, California. 1982 Toyota Pickup SR5 4x4, originally optioned with the 22R but now has a 2.7 3RZ out of a ’99 Tacoma (approximately 175k miles) that is smog certified with the state of California (registration just renewed in Jun 2012). W56 Transmission. Trail Gear 3” leafs up front w/new front spring hanger. Chevy 63” leaves in the back. TrailGear cross-over steering conversion. Bilstein 5100 series 12” travel shocks all around. Long travel shock towers up front. Power steering box out of a 1990 4-Runner. Rebuilt Birfields. Two year old rotors. 1986 4Runner gas tank (hence the hole cut in the bed). 33x12.5x15 Interco TrXus Tires(Fronts need replacing, rears still have some life. See pics.) on 15”x10” Rock Crawler Series 52 rims. Two spare 33x12.5 Goodyear MTR tires (one mounted on matching rim, other without rim). Custom sliders. Seats out of a 1990 Civic. A rather (I’ll admit it) crummy capeting job on the interior. I have the door arm rests and pieces of the dash (it was broken when I got it). Door panels were beyond repair. Comes with a spare transfer case. 48” Hi-Lift Jack.
I built this truck in late ’08/early ’09 with plans of taking it off the pavement, but alas, it remained my daily driver for two years, only seeing a few off-road excursions. It has more or less been sitting for 8 months now. When I bought it there was substantial hood and fender damage, which have both been replaced, hence the multi colored paint job. It has been very reliable, making several trips from San Diego to Albuquerque, NM without any problems. I simply don’t have the time or desire to continue working on the truck. Sad, I know, but it would be best if it were in the hands of someone who has the time and desire.
A few issues:
1.) About a year ago the alternator caught fire and melted the plug on the back of the alternator (still plugs in) which caused the illumination of both the battery and brake light at the same time, which is generally indicative of a bad relay. The new alternator still charges and has no problem…. only the light. I just haven’t made the time to head down to the junk yard to find a replacement plug.
2.) Also, has not been an issue yet, but, ever since the conversion on the shortening of the driveshaft there is a noticeable clicking noise over 45mph when coasting which goes away when power is applied. It may be related to driveline angle, for when I shimmed the rear axle by 5* the volume of the noise decreased significantly.
3.) Needs one or two new O2 sensors. It keeps throwing an O2 sensor code. Still runs great and gets consistent 19mpg in California.
4.) The previous owner appears to have damaged the oil pan. It doesn’t NEED to be replaced, but does seep and could use it.
Feel free to message me with any questions as I know I’ve left something out.