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87 Delux pickup with bad frame

Discussion in '95-older Toyota Truck Tech' started by H2o, Feb 17, 2017 at 6:52 AM.

  1. H2o

    H2o

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    I have an 87 mini truck that has a rotted out frame. The rear passenger spring hanger ripped off the frame at an event two years back. I am looking at options, either reinforce the frame, or cutting off behind cab and splicing another frame. Has anyone grafted another vehicle frame to the rear of a mini? Idea was to extend wheel base a little in process...

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  2. Blue77FJ40

    Blue77FJ40 SILVER Star

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    I went through the exact same problem on my '85 mini. Appears to be a frame design flaw. Lance (the then Rock Lobster) repaired the entire section with new steel plates and all was well after that until the section under the cab crumbled from thumb pressure. He even reused the spring hanger by cutting it off and rewelding it back after the repair. All without removing the springs! He used my stock jack to push the front end of the rear spring out of the way!

    You're more than skilled enough to pull the bed and replace the bad metal.
     
  3. PAToyota

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    Build yourself a new frameā€¦ ;)

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