Builds Engr 88 Pickup build

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I picked this truck up 5 years ago in Wisconsin - rust free from AZ, for $2,200.
Slowly bringing it back from neglect

black interior
black carpet
dynamat
door panels
lots of wiring
lined cab
95 4runner bucket seats
V6 brake booster
A1 Cardone Ultra premium V6 calipers
OEM wheel bearings and seals
EBC blank rotors
EBC green stuff pads
O'reilly CVs
OEM power steering installed
front main seal
windshield
marlin shifter cup
rebuilt hubs
valve lash
plugs
fluids
OEM thermostat
OEM radiator cap
OEM clutch master cyl
OEM clutch slave cyl
side mirror
rear pinion seal
frame paint

Fall 2018
Bilstein shocks
LCE Header
Homemade 2.25" stainless exhaust
Magnaflow 11245 muffler
Bosch o2 sensor
Viair OBA 400C compressor 2.5 gal tank
Yukon rear zip locker
31x10.5 Cooper STT Pro

Spring 2019
4.7 marlin competition gears
Aisin pressure plate
Luk flywheel
Secco clutch
Pilot bearing
Clutch release bearing
Main seal
OEM distributor cap
OEM distributor rotor
Honda Odyssey washer spray nozzles
WIX fuel filter

Summer 2019
Parking brake cable
Crank arms
Rear wheel bearings and seals
Drums
Shoes
Hardware


1/15/2013
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4/14/2019
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the cab is finally leak free after the new windshield and some spray bottle testing under the fenders - Newly caulked seams and it passes a pressure washer and thunderstorm test.

Dynamat xtreme and black stock interiors carpet are going in along with finally putting on the door panels.

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Still need to dynamat and install the door panels.

Axle is torn down and slowly being cleaned before chopping and welding.


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Finally giving in to fixing all of the exhaust leaks... On the plus side none of the bolts broke.. because every nut was almost hand tight.

The plan of replacing a few gaskets turned into an LCE header, desmog, o2 and a stainless tig welding project. Waiting for UPS


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KLF

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Finally giving in to fixing all of the exhaust leaks... On the plus side none of the bolts broke.. because every nut was almost hand tight.
The biggest challenge is getting the new nuts properly torqued on the studs in the head. They usually just pull or strip out. And it's always the last one by the master cylinder, the hardest to reach and drill out.
 
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The biggest challenge is getting the new nuts properly torqued on the studs in the head. They usually just pull or strip out. And it's always the last one by the master cylinder, the hardest to reach and drill out.
Removed and chased

Wet cyl 4 is degreaser

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Chase them all you want, they'll still strip out and ruin your day sometimes. Throw away all the old rusty studs, get new ones (OEM only).

Any time I had one of those heads off, my SOP was to go ahead and Helicoil them all.
 

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Chase them all you want, they'll still strip out and ruin your day sometimes. Throw away all the old rusty studs, get new ones (OEM only).

Any time I had one of those heads off, my SOP was to go ahead and Helicoil them all.
Just went through this. What a miserable POS the 22re head is. Luckily it was on the floor of my shop. Had to helicoil the last 3 stud holes. On two of them I had to drill them out deeper and use longer bolts because the factory studs pulled the helicoils out. Fun day...

The holes are still smaller than a timesert/keensert, though, so if/when I have to do it again I can use one of those.
 
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