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'81 Trekker ReDistruction

Discussion in 'PA- Keystone Cruisers' started by Pacer, Jan 18, 2017.

  1. Pacer

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    I picked up an '81 rusty Toyota Trekker a year or so ago. It is a mess! Floors rotted on all four corners of the cab. The sliding windows and tailgate look as though they leeked from the factory and the globbs of silicone applied by previous owners tells a similar tail.

    I never posted a build thread for my 62, so I thought I'd better start one for the rusty Trekker while all the pics are on the same device.

    Here's a link with a little Trekker history.
    81 Toyota Trekker | Johnny Safro Investment Cars

    Here's is what I'm starting with.
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    Does the fan in the bed make it go faster? :flipoff2:

    Seriously, though...love this thing!
     
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    These things are awesome! Its gonna be sweet!! Look forward to seeing the build!
     
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    The fan in the bed is the optional rear A/C unit.
     
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    Nice:flipoff2:

    Made some progress yesterday!
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    Saw this on Mud a few years back and figured I'd give it a shot.
    Took everything I could off to lighten things up and attached the engine hoist to the seatbelt mounting bolts.
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    And she's off: 20170117_161054.jpg
     
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    Things got a little unwieldy here, but got it stabilized. Flame away, I was living it! 20170117_162723.jpg
    Thought we might set it down on the Motorcycle lift, but thought better of it and set her on the floor. 20170117_164148.jpg
     
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    That's quite the build you got your hands on there. Digging the progress, you guys move fast compared to what I'm used to seeing.
     
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    Damn boy, when you dig in you dig in! Keep us posted, that's a very uncommon Toyota!
     
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    You know, Blair, I never realized it, but you're right. We have some motivated mofos up in here!
     
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    Dude, it's time for a lift!
    Just make sure the concrete in your floor is thick/strong enough! My $2000 lift ended up costing me around $4500! :bang:

    AtlasĀ® 9KBP Baseplate 9,000 lbs. Capacity 2 Post Car Lift | GSES
     
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    @Pacer is pretty good and quick with the teardown, let's see how the rebuild goes!!! :)
     
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    Said the guy whose BJ74 is still in pieces...
     
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    What a bunch of ball busters!
     
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    Wouldn't have it any other way!!
     
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    Keeps me motivated :deadhorse:
     
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    Here's the why: IH8Rust 20170117_171847.jpg

    Anyone notice the bullet holes?

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    Ready to cut: 20170117_172955.jpg 20170117_173402.jpg
     
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    Ready to clean then strip: 20170117_173414.jpg 20170117_173424.jpg
     
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    Holy crap! Way to dive into it. Can't wait to see the finished product.
     
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    This is going to be SWEET!!
     
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