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Chim's a sucker... for 4Runners!
« on: Sep 07, 2014, 08:57:06 PM »
It's true.. I never learn my lesson.

I thought I would be completely satisfied with my 2014 TRD Off-Road Tacoma...


But I wasn't... It just wasn't the same as the old school feel of an 80's Toyota.. So I sold the brand new Tacoma and looked and looked and looked and finally settled on an 87 4Runner.
It needs some work but its a great start and I am happy with it.






Plan is to keep it IFS for a good while and make it capable as is for now.. thinking maybe rear locker and dual cases at this height... Maybe some bumpers and sliders and call it good..

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Re: Chim's a sucker... for 4Runners!
« Reply #1 on: Sep 07, 2014, 08:58:41 PM »
First thing I usually do is the steering wheel :)




Pretty intense mod I know  :thumbs:

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Re: Chim's a sucker... for 4Runners!
« Reply #2 on: Sep 07, 2014, 09:13:41 PM »
That's a super clean first gen! Those footy steps will really help you in and out!
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Re: Chim's a sucker... for 4Runners!
« Reply #3 on: Sep 07, 2014, 10:11:26 PM »
sweet! you know your gonna want to build it up into a crawler after adding duals.  :cool:
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Re: Chim's a sucker... for 4Runners!
« Reply #4 on: Sep 08, 2014, 07:32:53 AM »
I'm thinking instead of going the rock crawler route I will build more towards expedition rig... Aux fuel tank, rear carrier bumper, winch, roof rack.. etc.. but who knows :)

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Re: Chim's a sucker... for 4Runners!
« Reply #5 on: Sep 08, 2014, 08:49:56 AM »
Is that lower valance chrome? I've never seen that before.
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Re: Chim's a sucker... for 4Runners!
« Reply #6 on: Sep 08, 2014, 09:15:44 AM »
Is that lower valance chrome? I've never seen that before.

Yeah, its ugly as heck.. It will get painted white when I do the fender and door... unless I order a front bumper before then.

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Re: Chim's a sucker... for 4Runners!
« Reply #7 on: Sep 08, 2014, 03:47:10 PM »
Nice, I've had always thought that if I never get a SAS'd rig, I want a expedition setup.  Some long travel, lockers, and spare fuel tank. 


Yeah, I prefer the older Toys.  Sister has the same Tacoma as you, but I don't like it.  She gets horrible gas mileage. 
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Re: Chim's a sucker... for 4Runners!
« Reply #8 on: Sep 08, 2014, 03:53:18 PM »
Nice, I've had always thought that if I never get a SAS'd rig, I want a expedition setup.  Some long travel, lockers, and spare fuel tank. 


Yeah, I prefer the older Toys.  Sister has the same Tacoma as you, but I don't like it.  She gets horrible gas mileage. 

Mileage was a huge factor! 17-18mpg was not fun.. so I bought a Corolla that gets 30mpg+ and this runner for fun :)

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Re: Chim's a sucker... for 4Runners!
« Reply #9 on: Sep 08, 2014, 04:27:34 PM »
Nice and clean.

I wish I hadn't got rid of my old 4Runner.  One day.  lol
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Re: Chim's a sucker... for 4Runners!
« Reply #10 on: Sep 08, 2014, 07:16:36 PM »
I am also working on an expedition build but I did a mild SAS with OME springs. I chose it for its simplicity and durability. Check out the drawer setup I built. The link to the build thread is in my signature. If you are planning on an expedition build I would highly recommend installing a HAM and getting you license. It is peace of mind that is hard to beat when you are out on extended excursions. Tell me more about your build plans. I don't hear about many others that choose to go this direction with a first gen.
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Re: Chim's a sucker... for 4Runners!
« Reply #11 on: Sep 09, 2014, 07:35:53 AM »
I am also working on an expedition build but I did a mild SAS with OME springs. I chose it for its simplicity and durability. Check out the drawer setup I built. The link to the build thread is in my signature. If you are planning on an expedition build I would highly recommend installing a HAM and getting you license. It is peace of mind that is hard to beat when you are out on extended excursions. Tell me more about your build plans. I don't hear about many others that choose to go this direction with a first gen.

Your drawer system looks great, nice work!

I barely just started looking into exp. rigs but to me it looks fun. I will check into HAM radios.. I really know nothing about them. Can a license be had online?

Here is a really rough quick list of what I am looking to do:
1. Front bumper with winch. Preferably ARB style but unless I can find a deal it will be tube.
2. Rock sliders.
3. Rear bumper with tire carrier/ hi-lift jack/ gas can or two/ cb antennae mount. (maybe a little flip down table on it).
4. Dual batteries.
5. Freshen up my ifs with new ball joints, bushings.. etc.
6. Gun mount and GPS
7. Rear locker for sure. (Not sure if I want to spend money on a front locker in case I decide to go SAS later.)
8. Thinking of keeping my stock gearing and tires and running dual cases.

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Re: Chim's a sucker... for 4Runners!
« Reply #12 on: Sep 09, 2014, 09:54:51 AM »
I built my own front plate bumper with a winch.  I am building a roof rack to hold the two jerry cans, shovel, axle, spare tire and hi-lift jack that I have. When I did my deisel motor swap I also did the dual batteries that came with it. I don't think you can take the HAM test online, but you can take the practice test online. I have my GPS mounted on the dash. I have dual cases in mine would highly recommend them.  I need some rocker protection and lockers. But I am working on them both. I am building 1/4 plate rocker panels and just picked up a FJ-80 full floating rear axle with the e-locker. I am going to narrow and center it and throw it under the runner.
-1987 SR5 4runner, 1KZ-te turbo diesel with custom 3" S.S. dump pipe, R-151f transmission, marlin dual ultimate transfer cases w/ triple shifter, SAS, 35's https://board.marlincrawler.com/index.php?topic=98969.0
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Re: Chim's a sucker... for 4Runners!
« Reply #13 on: Sep 09, 2014, 04:17:32 PM »
I can cross a couple things off my list... Made a couple purchases today  :yesnod:

Here is a really rough quick list of what I am looking to do:
1. Front bumper with winch. Preferably ARB style but unless I can find a deal it will be tube.
2. Rock sliders.
3. Rear bumper with tire carrier/ hi-lift jack/ gas can or two/ cb antennae mount. (maybe a little flip down table on it).
4. Dual batteries.
5. Freshen up my ifs with new ball joints, bushings.. etc.
6. Gun mount and GPS
7. Rear locker for sure. (Not sure if I want to spend money on a front locker in case I decide to go SAS later.) Bought an ARB with Compressor :)
8. Thinking of keeping my stock gearing and tires and running dual cases.

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« Reply #14 on: Sep 10, 2014, 04:51:44 PM »

Here is a really rough quick list of what I am looking to do:
1. Front bumper with winch. Preferably ARB style but unless I can find a deal it will be tube.



How is this for an "ARB Style" bumper? Bolt on plate, accommodates standard winches, has turn signals, and rock lights. If interested let me know.
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Re: Chim's a sucker... for 4Runners!
« Reply #15 on: Sep 10, 2014, 08:28:10 PM »


How is this for an "ARB Style" bumper? Bolt on plate, accommodates standard winches, has turn signals, and rock lights. If interested let me know.

Hey, that's my red truck at the bottom of Cadillac!!!  :willynilly: sorry for the interruption, carry on...

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« Reply #16 on: Sep 10, 2014, 08:29:24 PM »
Hey, that's my red truck at the bottom of Cadillac!!!  :willynilly: sorry for the interruption, carry on...

Yes that is your truck, this pic was taken last year.
My 85 4Runner build http://board.marlincrawler.com/index.php?topic=46841.0

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Re: Chim's a sucker... for 4Runners!
« Reply #17 on: Sep 10, 2014, 10:54:58 PM »
I love the arb bumper. But they are crazy $$. Addicted off-road has a plate bumper tha looks ok. For 4th price I like allpro tube bumper with plate inlays.
If you see it, its for sale.

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Re: Chim's a sucker... for 4Runners!
« Reply #18 on: Sep 11, 2014, 07:16:05 AM »
I found an ARB bumper locally for sale... Its on a 92 though.. ARB has the same part number for 87 as they do 92... So I am going to go look at the mounts and see how that works.

I looked at All-Pro's bumper and it looked more baja to me. I think my next option may be the addicted off-road bumper.
http://www.addictedoffroad.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1&products_id=91

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Re: Chim's a sucker... for 4Runners!
« Reply #19 on: Sep 11, 2014, 02:11:54 PM »
I ordered this bumper today:
http://tacticalarmorgroup.com/TAG-Bumper-Store/MultiCarrier-4Runner-1984-1989

But its 8-12 weeks out  :( :thumbdown: Going to be a long wait.

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Re: Chim's a sucker... for 4Runners!
« Reply #20 on: Sep 11, 2014, 03:07:49 PM »
That's a nice bumper!
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Re: Chim's a sucker... for 4Runners!
« Reply #21 on: Sep 12, 2014, 07:33:22 AM »
Found an ARB front bumper locally  :thumbs:

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Re: Chim's a sucker... for 4Runners!
« Reply #22 on: Sep 12, 2014, 02:06:04 PM »
Found an ARB front bumper locally  :thumbs:


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Re: Chim's a sucker... for 4Runners!
« Reply #23 on: Sep 12, 2014, 02:15:02 PM »

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Re: Chim's a sucker... for 4Runners!
« Reply #24 on: Sep 12, 2014, 03:58:57 PM »
Wanna cell it?
If you see it, its for sale.

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Re: Chim's a sucker... for 4Runners!
« Reply #25 on: Sep 12, 2014, 10:12:42 PM »
My wife said no more bugs. But I may be able to convince her to let me get an old bus :crossed:. I have had two 62' bugs. Neither of them ever ran while I owned them.  :dunno:
-1987 SR5 4runner, 1KZ-te turbo diesel with custom 3" S.S. dump pipe, R-151f transmission, marlin dual ultimate transfer cases w/ triple shifter, SAS, 35's https://board.marlincrawler.com/index.php?topic=98969.0
-1984 SR5 Tercel 4wd wagon bone stock - given to my nephew https://board.marlincrawler.com/index.php?topic=100547.0
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-My front axle service write-up http://board.marlincrawler.com/i

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Re: Chim's a sucker... for 4Runners!
« Reply #26 on: Sep 12, 2014, 10:25:39 PM »
nice rig man
not gonna be as cool as the brown 3rz one though!!! haha :beer: :beer: :beer:
and that rear bumper is sick

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Re: Chim's a sucker... for 4Runners!
« Reply #27 on: Sep 13, 2014, 08:28:36 AM »
Wait.... you're gonna put a 2JZ and solid axle swap that bug? Sick! Can't wait to see it.  :laugh:
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« Reply #28 on: Sep 13, 2014, 08:56:03 AM »
Wanna cell it?

Sell the bug? Yes! Its actually been on craigslist almost a week.

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« Reply #29 on: Sep 13, 2014, 08:57:25 AM »
My wife said no more bugs. But I may be able to convince her to let me get an old bus :crossed:. I have had two 62' bugs. Neither of them ever ran while I owned them.  :dunno:

If I had a bus I wouldnt be selling it! Love buses... I also love 62 bugs as well but keeping them running is a chore haha

 
 
 
 
 

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