Project Greaser - Toyota Pickup

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At some point you've got to realize that you live in Washington Al, :lol:

Oh the weather today is reminding me all to much.... it is sunny for 20 minutes and then dark and hailing for 20.... been doing that cycle for about 6 hours now.

Anyway it was a thought, it looked like a good deal that I could grab if Garrett wanted and then ship or mud ship it that way slowly... I mean its not like greaser is happening at a fast rate... LMAO.... I have no room to talk though as it remains to see if I get the bronco running and on a trail before it though... might be a tight race :hmm::hillbilly:
 
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Alright the s*** talking can stop LOL. I’m finally working on this thing. Got the front suspension dialed in. RUF with an extra leaf. Move the axle forward 3.5”. Need to throw a shorter pitman arm on and it’s good to go. Need to find a set of Chevy 63s for the rear. Hope to start on the wiring this weekend after some truck shopping. Bottom of the door is 35 inches. Gonna be a fun one to climb in.
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How stiff are those springs?

In a light truck, the suspension has to be SUPER soft to flex well. To that end, get 1/2t chevy 63" springs. They were in just about every truck chevy made from the mid 90s through today. Last time I went to LKQ, they had like 5 sets to pick from, which made it easy to just pick whichever set was easiest to remove.
 
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How stiff are those springs?

In a light truck, the suspension has to be SUPER soft to flex well. To that end, get 1/2t chevy 63" springs. They were in just about every truck chevy made from the mid 90s through today. Last time I went to LKQ, they had like 5 sets to pick from, which made it easy to just pick whichever set was easiest to remove.
The front is pretty soft but not to soft, its a ruf springs with the overload spring off and a leaf from the front springs. it should flex pretty darn good, need to get the pitman arm on before i can fully flex it, and 63's in the rear are the plan, the springs i had when i bought the truck are going to invert into the frame and be no bueno.
 

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I had an 88 set up the same way, great little truck. Only drawback for me was that I had to fold myself in half to get in and out. Once in that thing was a blast to drive, like a big go cart! And the top comes off!!!!

Check the timing chain guides, it's a common issue on the 22RE. That is what killed mine for the previous owner. I replaced the chain and guides and all was good.
 

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