Builds My LC79 build, HZJ79 body, 2uz/A343f UZJ79 (1 Viewer)

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Decided to post my build here post completion. A big thanks to this forum, tons of info and knowledge here! This build is really not too much different from what you’ve already seen except for my choice of engine/trans. I completed most of the work myself at home in my garage. Majority of 79 series parts are new/oem so things like steering column and dash had to be bought piece by piece and put together. Been working on it for the last year and half. I decided to use a 2uz/auto a343f (100 series),mainly since it’s a common engine here in the US and parts are plentiful. Still wrapping up a few things, need a stereo and speakers (ordered), center console needs to be made, needs some protection underneath, and I plan to build a rear bumper. It will be similar to the stock tube bumper just not flimsy. Other than that I don’t plan to do too much else to it, it’ll probably stay the way it looks, I really love the way these trucks look in stock form with some 255’s, I might add an Arb on down the road and maybe manual hubs.



Details

80 series frame stretched 13”

Factory lockers F&R

Suspension is OME 80 series stock height with 30mm spacer in front with factory Toyota shocks.

Wheels are 1st gen Tacoma, Tundra, Sequoia steelies powder coated traffic gray B on 255 85 16 Yokohama Geolander MT 003

2uzfe from a 2001 Toyota Tundra 2wd

A343F 100 series transmission and HF2A transfer case

Modified Tundra 2wd wiring harness, center diff lock control (100 series) and factory 80 series F&R locker control and harness

Exhaust is 2” all the way to a new oem 100 series muffler (modified) and 2.25 from the muffler to resonator and tailpipe. Exhaust is quiet, sounds stock which is what I wanted.

100 series shifter

Recaro specialist M seats

79 series parts:

Complete Dash w/gauge cluster

Oem GrJ79 gas tank (front tank only)

Hzj79 rear driveshaft/custom front shaft

Hzj79 radiator with custom fan shroud

Hzj79 cyclone air intake

GrJ79 power steering lines(modified)

Hzj79 brake booster

Seat belts and buckles

I will post pictures of the build from beginning to end randomly through this thread. Feel free to ask any questions and I will answer to the best of my knowledge.

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Beautiful build. They look so good in stock form.

If you're looking for speaker pods for the doors, we're going to be bringing in a shipment....would be happy to put your name on a set. They work very well in these trucks :)

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Thanks! I definitely like the look of those, looks factory. I’ve got some JL’s coming for the stock location. I typically keep my audio simple so I’ll see how those do. Will definitely consider them if I want to add to my current setup.
 

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