1990 4Runner Build/Rescue

D21FJ60

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Yo glad to see you making progress.
I put my t4r in fbmp and everyone is trying to give me scrap $$ for it, so I’m seriously considering keeping it and doing a v8 swap.
Got a 100 that needs some love and a wife that’s due any day, so it seems like the sane thing to do right?
Keep the pics coming !!
 

yotadude520

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Yo glad to see you making progress.
I put my t4r in fbmp and everyone is trying to give me scrap $$ for it, so I’m seriously considering keeping it and doing a v8 swap.
Got a 100 that needs some love and a wife that’s due any day, so it seems like the sane thing to do right?
Keep the pics coming !!
I don't know about the V8 swaps - they've been done before but tbh if I were you I'd either just do a 3.4L or just find a used 3VZE for like $300-400 and just swap it in.

Get it running first, then get it right!
 

D21FJ60

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I don't know about the V8 swaps - they've been done before but tbh if I were you I'd either just do a 3.4L or just find a used 3VZE for like $300-400 and just swap it in.

Get it running first, then get it right!
Yeah I’m kinda humoring myself with the v8. There is a few people on fbmp that part out 4runners and Toyota pickups. Thinking about putting aside little under a g and going to get everything I need- interior, engine, bumpers, etc etc
 

D21FJ60

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Enough about me though. Any plans for the inside? Drawers, cargo cage, seats?
 

yotadude520

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Enough about me though. Any plans for the inside? Drawers, cargo cage, seats?
No plans on the inside other than just to get all the spiderwebs out and get everything working! Maybe some drawers down the road, but this thing will be more of a wheeler than an overlander.
 

D21FJ60

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OK what else have you done besides fix taht fuel issue you posted about on Tuesday. I gotta live vicariously!
 

yotadude520

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OK what else have you done besides fix taht fuel issue you posted about on Tuesday. I gotta live vicariously!
Well I'm starting to move on things! Fuel issue was fixed, my dumb ass swapped the fuel return line with the power steering air valve line. Whoops. Truck is running great now. Going to throw some SeaFoam in the tank once I get it driving.

Got a new (used) hood for it, and yesterday fixed the back window & tailgate latch. Also replaced all the headlight hardware since they were all screwed up and the headlights were all over the place.

I plan on changing the oil & adding coolant to it today. I need to replace the clutch master cylinder & bleed the system. I've ordered new tires for it as the two on the passenger side have gone flat. :bang:

I did notice that the upper radiator support is seriously bent. I'm not sure if this thing was in an accident in the past or what. The truck looks too straight to have been in one so I'm a little confused - but the new hood will not close as the latch is in the wrong spot and is messed up. I got a new latch so I'm going to bend the core support back into place and see if I can get that fixed.
 
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