Builds 1985 4Runner - "Nala"

Discussion in '95-older Toyota Truck Tech' started by fj55tlc, Apr 22, 2015.

  1. pappy

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    Ain't enough like buttons for this news.
     
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    It's been slow coming, but I have to make a living, keep the fj55 going, fix the other daughters Previa, and keep the wife's hybrid highlander healthy also. But it was good to hear it come to life!
     
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    I know the feeling, like the first time my 2FE came alive.
     
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    That was music when my 1.5fe came to life also! It has since been replaced by a high performance 2fe. I really do enjoy working on these old trucks.
     
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    Love the build man! Did you get rid of that rebuilt 22RE already?
     
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    No, I still have it. The transmission and transfer case are gone.
     
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    How were you able to do the locker light? I really want to duplicate this. Any info would be appreciated.
     
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    The Toyota e-locker uses a position switch on the differential for the 4wd computer to know when the locker has engaged. Since I didn't use the 4wd ecu that position switch was not used either. So I wired it to an empty slot in the factory gauge cluster. Just follow the circuit on the circuit board and plug in the wire. I have a label maker that I used to make the "rear locker" for the light that matches the factory letters fairly closely. Over all pretty easy to do.
     
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    Were you able to get all that nasty paint off? Would love to see that tan make a comeback!
     
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    I did! It looks like it used to except I still need to paint over the purple on the sliders and rear bumper brackets. I will shoot a picture of it tomorrow.
     
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    So happy to see it back to life man! What an awesome build and story you got going on here.
     
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    Also what did you use to get all that horrible rattle can s*** off?
     
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    Mineral spirits and a whole lot of rubbing.
     
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    I whipped up a rear bumper from some scrap that I had, since the old one didn't come home when it was recovered. IMG_20181210_165432.jpg
     
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