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Let's build something.

Post by donthaveaclue » Sun Jul 01, 2018 9:37 pm

I want something between my truck and the rock crawler(that I didnt build). Eventually straight axled but for now I just want to get it going. I also am on limited funds so I'm going to keep track. As a newb at this I am curious about cost as other newbs. Something wrong with the engine. Something is wrong with the left cam. This has a build date of 1989 which leads me to think it's got the R150F trans. I've got half a mind to put a 22r in it.

The back fender and one door are the only two rust spots. Tires are good. Driveline is good. All plastics are broken from windows down. Carpet isn't salvageable and the wiring is an absolute mess. Lots of modification lol.

Off to figure out what engine to put in this. A 22r and 5 speed would be nice. I can pick up a beat up truck for under a grand.

Total cost this far...$250 (it's got no title but I've got a plan for that)ImageImageImageImageImageImageImage

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Post by donthaveaclue » Tue Jul 03, 2018 8:55 pm

Stereo is the main electrical issues. I love how kids hack it up. I did come across some no stock speakers. I'm guessing that's good. I will not be going back to factory on the dash. I want the roll cage sitting kinda far up tucked by the a pillar. Everything from drywall screws to deck screws to factory fasteners were holding the dash somewhat together. The little heater under the center console is kinda neat. To bad it's broken. ImageImageImageImage

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Post by donthaveaclue » Wed Jul 04, 2018 11:26 pm

Got the rest of the interior taken out. Almost an inch of mud under the carpet. ECM and heater box had mud as well. My driveline will be here tomorrow. Did you know a blazers wheel base is only a couple inches different than a first gen 4 runners. Image

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Post by TwoStep » Thu Jul 05, 2018 9:15 am

Looks like a pretty neat build. If I had room for one more I would like to build a 6 seater 4runner.
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Post by donthaveaclue » Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:28 pm

Ahhh good old all time 4wd and saggy front springs. The guy was right. Shes complete. I need to pick up a battery tomorrow and be sure it runs before strip the body. Also need to plan away to get the 4runner body on this frame. ImageImageImageImage

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Post by donthaveaclue » Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:20 pm

Tear down and the only rust on the frame are these two spots. ImageImageImage

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Post by Reeko » Sat Jul 07, 2018 7:32 am

Made quick work of it.
Neglected little porky TJ. Oh, and it is red!

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Post by donthaveaclue » Sat Jul 07, 2018 8:40 am

Reeko wrote:Made quick work of it.
So far rusted it practically fell apart.

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Post by donthaveaclue » Sat Jul 07, 2018 2:27 pm

What is the crystal meth is going on today. Lol body swap. ImageImageImageImage

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Post by donthaveaclue » Sat Jul 07, 2018 7:22 pm

Lots to do and still have some trimming. The blazers wheel base is about 2" longer than the 4runners. I want the back tire centered. Not worried about the front being a little forward. I've still got some trimming to do. I want the body on the frame. ImageImageImageImageImage

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Post by donthaveaclue » Sun Jul 08, 2018 6:06 pm

Busy weekend. Still need to get thr body center and booted down. I am hoping to be able to get the core support about 2" lower. Its weird seeing it with leaf springs on all 4 corners. This week hopefully I can get everything trimmed and the body mounted.ImageImageImageImage

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Post by donthaveaclue » Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:27 pm

Everything is just sitting in place at the moment. Surely someone else can Invision what I see. It's to the point not that things start going together. I'm still not sure how I am going to do body mounts but I at least want to start the metal work in the cab where I cut the firewall to clear the 350.ImageImage

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Post by ky mudhunters » Wed Jul 11, 2018 12:10 pm

When I did a similar swap with a S10 body on a K-5 frame, I welded new mounts to the frame that matched up with the original S10 body mounts. That was way easier than making new mount locations on the body.
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Post by donthaveaclue » Sat Jul 14, 2018 2:36 pm

Did some cleaning up around the yard and cleaned the inside. Tons of dirt, mud, and grit from trimming the firewall. Next I will work on filling what I've cut out and then to wiring.

Cost this far ...
$500 for the 4runner
$500 for the blazer
-$125 for scrapping the blazer body
-$125 for the 4runner engine
-$150 for the random blazer parts I sold
-$50 for the random 4runner parts I've sold
$30 for the metal to rebuilt the firewall

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Post by donthaveaclue » Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:09 pm

My rivets are to short so ill have to get more before I can do the firewall.

I wanted to get something done so I cut the monstrosity of a hitch off and put the tailgate on.ImageImage

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