I found a complete oem front end, hub to hub, for cheap that I need to look at. He's also got some OME take-off suspension parts and from the sounds of things a hoarder-level stash of Yota pickup stuff. If that stuff works out, front end replacement, rear springs and shocks on all four corners are first. One of the idler pulleys sounds like a piglet getting castrated (wear ear plugs if you ever have to do that) so I'll be doing belts, bearings (if they're the cast pulleys with replaceable bearings) or pulleys, and looking at baseline tuneup and some seafoam through the fuel system to start. I need to re-wire those rectangle aux lights and check the switch for the reverse lights. Speaking of those aux lights, they've got a heavy aluminum housing around them that I've never seen before. Anyone have an idea of who made them? Cibie?I stand by my recommendation to buy this truck and restore and build it. Note: Do not scroll back to earlier posts.
Seriously though - that looks like a solid (!) truck from what's visible in the pics.
What's first on the list?
thanks for the info. The previous owner said it’s a pain in the butt to get to it and that’s why he hasn’t replaced it. I’ll get to it after some higher priority stuff.Looks like a good truck!
I did a front heater core in my '89 4runner. Not impossible, but a total teardown of the dash and bending a support out of the way to get the heater box out. And after trying all the aftermarket heater cores that didn't fit, I went OEM for $250. Fit perfectly. I drove it with the dash apart for several days to be SURE the new core was not leaking. I had at least 9 hours into the job.