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'81 4x4
« on: Oct 09, 2012, 09:49:29 AM »
Hello everybody.

I'm a total newb.

My uncle purchased an '83 4x4 brand new off the line which he then sold to me when I was 15. I had the truck until I was 19 and sold it like the young, dumb :moon: I was back then.

Now I'm grown up and can afford a toy. I bought a '81 4x4 with a Marlin Crawler kit already installed. I do not know anything about this except what it is designed to do.

I bought this rig over a year ago. Once I got it home and into the garage, i began to do some standard checks of vital components. Fast forward to 3 monts later, I had the entire front end disassembled, as well as the entire cooling system needed replacement. The most picturesque moment was definately the moment when I had the rig on Jack stands, my entire garage draped in plastic, holding a pressure washer to try and rid the front axle housing of the mud that penetrated the comprimised seals.

Oh, lord, this has been a child that has required much attention and love. I am schedule to pick up my rig this week as ended up towing it (without a front axle :) ) to a mechanic to finish the assembly. I have pictures that I will be posting. I have very limited knowlege and a tad of experience that I hope can be of some use to somebody. But I can say that I have a bad ass rig!!!

Thanks everybody, in advance for all the help that you will give me in the future.

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Re: '81 4x4
« Reply #1 on: Oct 09, 2012, 04:43:02 PM »
yep, dumb to have sold the 83. love mine. a Marlin "kit"? what's that mean.
good luck with the 81 you could do much worse. post up some pic when you can like to see it!
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Re: '81 4x4
« Reply #2 on: Oct 10, 2012, 07:39:44 PM »
I will definately post pics when the forum allows me. I guess i need to prove my relevance here before they commit to providing storage for images. :) thanks for the post.

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Re: '81 4x4
« Reply #3 on: Oct 10, 2012, 07:42:33 PM »
Hurry up and get your 12 posts lol i wanna see this bad boy as well!
if ya cant pork a princess, pound a pig!!!
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Re: '81 4x4
« Reply #4 on: Oct 10, 2012, 10:12:04 PM »
Hurry up and get your 12 posts lol i wanna see this bad boy as well!


First off   :welcome:

I have an 81 as well that I'm building and don't know a lot about Toyota's and joining this forum is the best thing I've done next to buying my Toyota. The guys on here are not only very knowledgeable but very friendly as well... Look froword to seeing yours :biggthumpup:
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Re: '81 4x4
« Reply #5 on: Oct 10, 2012, 10:26:17 PM »
Sorry about that! kind of rude on my part lol yes welcome!! im new here too lol
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Re: '81 4x4
« Reply #6 on: Oct 11, 2012, 09:36:12 PM »


First off   :welcome:

joining this forum is the best thing I've done next to buying my Toyota. The guys on here are not only very knowledgeable but very friendly as well

X2 to all of the above.
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Re: '81 4x4
« Reply #7 on: Oct 22, 2012, 01:39:07 PM »
 :thumbs:

Thanks for the support everyone, I am getting close to my 12 posts as well as close to my truck completeing restoration.

I can't wait!!

This forum has already been a resource for me. With such a specialized, custom job, word of mouth and freindly advice is the only way to increase knowledge.

But, that's what I love about it. My objective is to get me into a machine that will put me in wilderness that your average off-the-line truck cannot reach.

Those that I will see out there, I will know are my people!
 :beer: Cheers!

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Re: '81 4x4
« Reply #8 on: Oct 25, 2012, 11:33:23 AM »
how many more post do you have to go ?  just start saying cool and hi in here and in there it will go by in 1 night
IF YOUR LOOKING OUT THE FRONT OF YOUR 4X4 AND YOU CANT SEE THEN JUST TURN ON YOUR WIPERS. BUT THEN THINGS GET ALL MESSED UP LIKE IN LIFE.

WHEN YOU GET TO THE END OF YOUR ROPE JUST THINK THAT ALONG TIME AGO  YOU WERE THE FASTEST LITTLE SWIMMER TO THE EGG

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Re: '81 4x4
« Reply #9 on: Oct 25, 2012, 07:02:27 PM »
how many more post do you have to go ?  just start saying cool and hi in here and in there it will go by in 1 night
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Re: '81 4x4
« Reply #10 on: Oct 26, 2012, 03:51:49 PM »
Pictures!


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Re: '81 4x4
« Reply #11 on: Oct 26, 2012, 05:33:16 PM »
Very nice :thumbs:
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Re: '81 4x4
« Reply #12 on: Oct 30, 2012, 05:05:43 PM »
Beautiful!! Wish mine looked like that lol.

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Re: '81 4x4
« Reply #13 on: Oct 30, 2012, 08:29:37 PM »
Beautiful!! Wish mine looked like that lol.
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Re: '81 4x4
« Reply #14 on: Nov 01, 2012, 04:11:40 PM »
Got the cooling system re assembled.

So close!

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Re: '81 4x4
« Reply #15 on: Nov 27, 2012, 03:12:57 PM »
Finally on the dirt!

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Re: '81 4x4
« Reply #16 on: Nov 27, 2012, 05:17:56 PM »
SWEET

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Re: '81 4x4
« Reply #17 on: Nov 28, 2012, 08:43:01 PM »
Finally on the dirt!
Right on bro looking good :thumbs:
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Re: '81 4x4
« Reply #18 on: Apr 04, 2014, 06:21:24 PM »
I've got the same truck but an 82!

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Re: '81 4x4
« Reply #19 on: Apr 05, 2014, 10:55:05 AM »
Awesome! I've made similar mistakes, multiple times
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Re: '81 4x4
« Reply #20 on: Apr 05, 2014, 07:17:58 PM »
Clean rig man. :beer:

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Re: '81 4x4
« Reply #21 on: Apr 26, 2014, 06:25:59 PM »
that is a very nice looking yoda iam trying to make mine a fun truck to which is allways going to b a progect i call my yoda problem child

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Re: '81 4x4
« Reply #22 on: Apr 28, 2014, 01:05:48 PM »
how many more post do you have to go ?  just start saying cool and hi in here and in there it will go by in 1 night


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Re: '81 4x4
« Reply #23 on: Apr 28, 2014, 03:54:29 PM »
Nice looking truck  :thumbs:
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Re: '81 4x4
« Reply #24 on: Apr 28, 2014, 04:13:30 PM »
 :welcome:

good looking truck! i have an 83 but not as clean as yours...