Impulse buy- 1986 4runner

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Congratulations! That looks like a great truck.

You should post on the 100 forum and explain to the other dwellers of the Rust Belt that this is the proper way to buy a Land Cruiser or any old Toyota truck. It never ceases to amaze me that guys won't spend $1,000 more for a rust-free truck... and then spend countless hours and dollars dealing with rust. Well done!

Plans for the 4Runner?
 

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Congratulations! That looks like a great truck.

You should post on the 100 forum and explain to the other dwellers of the Rust Belt that this is the proper way to buy a Land Cruiser or any old Toyota truck. It never ceases to amaze me that guys won't spend $1,000 more for a rust-free truck... and then spend countless hours and dollars dealing with rust. Well done!

Plans for the 4Runner?
"Is this too much rust?" post # 56,564,906,569,645,640,689,046

@JeffD that is a clean looking truck. X2 on the plans?
 
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No plans really. fix things here and there, and drive. It already had most the work done. Head was replaced, belts, timing chain etc. Interior will need some attention, but it’s not too bad. Thinking about doing some sort of undercoating to protect from rust, also would like to hear advise on what to look out for. I have replacement parts for cv joints, other than that, not sure what to do?

 
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You should post on the 100 forum and explain to the other dwellers of the Rust Belt that this is the proper way to buy a Land Cruiser or any old Toyota truck. It never ceases to amaze me that guys won't spend $1,000 more for a rust-free truck... and then spend countless hours and dollars dealing with rust. Well done!
Or maybe DON’T post there. It’s been told to people so many times over the years, and still nobody gets it. Too bad for them. Leave the clean trucks for those of us that are willing to do the work :hmm:


Our Gen 1 4Runners had the anemic 3Y and 4Y engines. 22RE would have been much better :)

Yes, but you got 100s with FTEs, and now have VDJ70s, so you just be quiet now!:flipoff2:
 

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Yakima widebody bracket. Got from Amazon.

Check this out at Amazon.com
Yakima - WideBody Brackets and Mounting Hardware for 1A Raingutter Towers Amazon product
 
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PAToyota

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The surfboard may not be heavy, but the pull of the wind on it adds up.

If you don't mind me asking, what ballpark are we talking for vehicle and shipping?
 
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The surfboard may not be heavy, but the pull of the wind on it adds up.

If you don't mind me asking, what ballpark are we talking for vehicle and shipping?
Shipped from Texas to NY- $1100. 4runner was $5500. Not sure if I got a good deal, or overpaid, but I do like it. Considering the only major thing I’ve done so far is new tires, I think it’s a fair deal. I may decide to sell some day, and hopefully be able to break even, but who knows where prices will be in a year or two?
 

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$6,600 to your door... for a rust free, stock, slightly lifted '86 4Runner? I'd say you did damn well. If you tell me it's got under 175,000 miles, I'm going to really be sick over what I paid for my '84 Pickup.
 
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$6,600 to your door... for a rust free, stock, slightly lifted '86 4Runner? I'd say you did damn well. If you tell me it's got under 175,000 miles, I'm going to really be sick over what I paid for my '84 Pickup.
260,000. So don’t feel bad.
 

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Be cautious using the fiberglass rails for your rack. ;)
Only holds a surfboard, not very heavy. Where do you get the mounts that drill into the roof? Are they custom made?
Doesn't matter what you have on the rack. Those fiberglass rails are not structural. You will bust them off. Go with the Widebody already mentioned and don't look back. I have two sets on my truck. The pair just behind the sliding window bolts through. If you install them behind the back window you need to use nutserts made for fiberglass since the fiberglass is double walled back there.

I've never had load bars mounted to my shell rails, and yet I have broken rails just from hitting trees. They are not structural.

Oh, and nice score.
 
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