Builds Project Recycle - 1994 4Runner

CreeperSleeper

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Well, I can’t seem to help myself… Last weekend I picked this up from buddy of mine.

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First the good stuff! Here are the specs:
1994 4Runner SR5 with about 206k miles.
3.0 V6 that had the HGs done approx. 15k miles ago.
A340H auto trans.
Dual RF1A t-cases, stock geared, RADesign triple sticks, custom Bud Built cross member and skid plate.

Front end stuff:
SAS done at Northwest Toys, LLC using an ‘81 8” axle
Low Range Off Road low profile front spring hanger
4" Trail-Gear front springs
Trail-gear dirty 30's front axles
5.29's with an Aussie locker
Trail-Gear Trunnion Eliminator
ARB studs in the steering arms
Front Diff Armor/Truss
Trail Gear High Steer
Front axle was rebuilt when the truck was SAS'ed

Rear suspension:
1997 FZJ80 rear coils with a spacer
5.29's V-6 rear third, rebuilt with a full install kit(bearings etc) approx 2,000 miles ago

5-BFG 35x12.5x15 KM2 MT's on ProComp aluminum wheels - approx 6K miles

Armor:
Front T-G winch bumper with a front hoop added to it.
Rear T-G bumper modified to work with the rear 4Runner swing out tire mount
4Xinnovation sliders with kick out

Interior:
Front seats are out of a 2006 Civic
Hybrid locking center console made using a Tuffy Samurai and Toyota factory console

Exterior:
Roll-on Desert Sand Monstaliner
Jungle Fender Flares
Roof rack mounts were extended about 24"
Snorkel (Right now it’s for looks, but came with the parts to finish the install)


Unfortunately, my buddy got burned out on the project... He started a dual transfer case install using an Inchworm gear adapter behind the A340H automatic in January of 2019. He had it all together but had no reverse and barely moved forward. He tried swapping valve body from another A340, but still no luck. He was going to swap another A340h into the truck that he had but decided to punt it. You can find his build thread here, which is super extensive: Dropzone's Project Recycle I decided to keep the project name, just to pay respect to everything he already did.

Since the trans was pulled apart, I talked my buddy into helping me get it home. He even let my son run the controls!

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And now she sits in the company of my ’93 X-Cab (hiding in the back) and ’15 4Runner….

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Dumpolina

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Very nice!!
 

yotadude520

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And I thought I went through cars fast!

Loved watching that build on yotatech, excited to see what you do with it.
 

CreeperSleeper

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I guess it is time for an update... I have bad news and good news:

The bad news is I will be filing for divorce soon and will have to sell my house. That means I loose my garage and have no idea where I'm going to land.

The good news is my brother bought this 4Runner from me and is already starting to work on it! IT WILL LIVE AGAIN!!!!!
 

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