value 85 4-Runner

Discussion in '95-older Toyota Truck Tech' started by RIDDLER, Nov 5, 2005.

  1. RIDDLER

    RIDDLER

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    I am normally on the FJ40 pages of this board. My dad asked me to find him a 1985 4-Runner a few months back. I found one and wanted some opinions from you all.

    1985 4-Runner 200k miles. 100% stock. All records with all toyota parts. No rust or damage. Adult owned since new. Very plain jane looking not dressed up at all. He wants $2200 cash.

    Is this fair? We have been looking for a 2nd truck for my dad for a long time. I think this is the best I have seen yet.

    What do you think?
     
  2. lunyou

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    it sounds like a pretty good deal. If you don't buy it let me know i might be interested.

    lunyou
     
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    thats pretty good i bought a 1 owner garage kept 85 coupe years back completely stock that had 190xxx on it and gave 2k for it.. it depends on what part of the country you are in
     
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    I bought a similiar truck with some rust for 1700$ recently, HTH
     
  5. Eric Winkworth

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    I would get a 4 cylinder 22RE motor, thats the only runner I owuld buy personally.


    Just because you are an adult doesn't mean you take care of your trucks, but the toyota parts are definitaly a good thing.

    cheers
     
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    dont have to worry bout that in an 85 they didnt start with the 3.slow till 88
     
  7. RIDDLER

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    Another 4-runner question

    thanks guys for all of the replies. I know to do a comp. check before buying. I also know to check the frame for damage and give the truck a thorough once over to make sure it is clean and straight.

    Now, I know I am highjacking my own post.

    But if my dad gets it, can I give hime some 33 9.5 15 on chrome FJ60 rims to use? Also is there a bumper made that allows for using the Warn 8274 on the front of a 1985 4-Runner?

    thanks

    Aaron
     
  8. KliersLC

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    33s will rub, and you might check out the timing chain guides, many have had problems with them breaking.
     
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    KliersLC thanks

    thanks. I will check it out.

    Aaron
     
  10. rusmannx

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    HIT IT!
    i found an 85 a few months ago but didn't move on it.
    190K, body ruffed up a little, interior was alright, but it ran like
    a top. guy wanted $1000,
    keep looking i say.
     
  11. lunyou

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    the 85 4runner i had ran well with 31x10.50s on 5 spoke white wheels that came from the factory. The tires came from the factory also.

    lunyou
     
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    If it's that sweet then get it. A friend of mine just bought an '85 runner that needed a cam chain and a few other things for $1500 and we're pretty sure he got a real good deal...
     
  13. RIDDLER

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    get it?

    Yes I understand the "go get it". he has to find another truck. We agreed that I will buy it. If he fulfills his end he will find another truck in the next few weeks, I hope it happens by the holidays.

    thanks to all the replies

    Aaron
     
  14. RIDDLER

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    gotta love it

    Hmm- He seems to have forgotten to mention two major things:

    Rust and rear frame damage. I decided to not buy.

    Aaron
     
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    ...trying to pull a fast one on you?
     
  16. RIDDLER

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    Who knows?

    Honestly this guy is older like 60+ and may have just missed it. I shouldn't be bitter as I figured it our before the transaction. Also He may not have known as he was the 2nd owner. He sure seemed like a real nice guy but he was "slower" to respond than normal to the standard questions. I try to give folks the benefit of the doubt with stuff like this. So who knows I think he is a fair guy that just doesn't know Toyota;s as well as the board members.

    Either way thanks

    Aaron
     
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