Pillguy’s 4runner build I think I finally (really this time for sure) found out how to upload pictures directly into a post. It seems you can only load 3 in at a time so we will have several posts to show the entire build (not that it is anywhere near Eventhough’s build) So lets start off with a bit of history…. I always wanted a 4x4 (something about the mud, snow, dirt, etc.) ever since the early 1980s, first jeeps because that is all we saw up in Ohio and then fast forward to the 1990s when I wanted a toyota 4x4. I read as many Petersons 4x4 magazines I could read, but unfortunately, pharmacy school, and $$ were in the way. Still, it was in the back of my mind as I always saw the various 4x4 club ads in the AJC and it seemed like fun going someplace most people would never go. So fast forward to Spring of 2007, I see a late 1980s landcruiser for sale for about$2500 (rusted with about250K miles) and I said to myself….self, I think I need a 4x4 (used and affordable) so I sort of started looking. Can you believe I was considering a Nissan and embarrassing enough a Honda pilot, but I had a Toyota camry and I kept seeing 4runners with 250K-300K miles in the paper getting top dollar it seemed. Finally later that fall, I decided to pull the plug and look for one. So, finally, I find the truck, price check, carfax check, and drive it. No accidents, but needed deferred maintenance and interior was rough in some places. I had to explain to the guy my modest offer, he declined and two weeks later he accepted. I was excited, after all these years of waiting, I finally got one. I did not do much to it as I had to get some work done on it and I well…. had no clue until I got “mud-ucated” here on IH8mud and after a trail ride or two realized it was time do the modifications (budget build) I was reading about. So here it is, so far, 6 months into the project and my wife keeps asking, how much $$ have you put in the truck. Guys, I need so creative answers here, so please feel free to comment on the best reasons why you needed to put money into your truck. Here is the before picture of the truck, first thing to do is remove the running boards and that was pretty easy, just like the instructions said so I felt ready to attack the rear breather diff modification I read about on yotatech and other sites..... So I started working on the rear diff breather extension as a first easy modification Truck is up on ramps to follow the instructions on other sites. That is it for now as I will get more pictures up tomorrow. updated Zzz.