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    project divorce?

    This'll probably be a slow build, and it's definately budget oriented.
    1983 toyota

    the good-
    solid axles.
    runs goodish.
    it's pre-e-testing
    and thats about it.

    the bad-
    needs frame.
    needs cab.
    needs windshield.
    needs front clip.
    needs doors.
    needs hood.
    needs interior.
    needs exhaust.
    needs gas tank.
    needs brakes.
    needs shocks.
    and just about everything else.
    some pictures.
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    currently building a toyota. i'm sorry.

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    holy com man where did you find that?

    burred in the bonniville salt flats?

    that was a boxed frame from the factory

    i guess you will be making a buggie out of that mess

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    the plan is to have a really lightweight truck. move the front axle ahead about 5", and move the rear axle ahead about 5" too. this is to try and centre the weight a little better, and lengthen the front d-shaft. i'll probably rebuild the floors on the cab, as they are totally wasted.(unless i can get another cab for basically free) build a frame from scratch. throw in some flexy yj springs over the axles, and drive it.
    oh, and i want it to be street driven too. that'll increase the fun-age to it.
    i should be getting started on the frame this week. oh, and i plan on doin it for under a grand. it's gonna be so much fun!!

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    if lightweight is the goal your off to a good start

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    it was actually only a half hour away. and i towed it home on a dolly. i was scared the frame was gonna give. but it made it. it had doors, but they wouldn't stay shut, i had to ratchet strap them closed to tow it.

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    the one rear main leaf is cracked in 4 spots, and clamped. awesome hackery.

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    Ok I gotta ask

    What is it ???

    a 1983 toyota what..

    is it one of those cool hilux things with the diesel that they tried to kill on fith gear

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    Ummm, ya, Lightening is already done for you. If it was a case of beer...... I might of grabbed it, but I've passed up more for less!!!!

    And I thought I had anbition with the amount of rust I was encountering!!! I have to give you Kahooneaws!!!!
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    it's just a toy pickup. and don't we all like a little challenge? i've gotten a tetanus shot within the last couple of years, so i'm good.

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    i just did a scrap run, the box, doors, and whatever else fell off just got me $28 more in my budget. combine that with the $9.60 i found under the seats, and im rollin in dough!

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    looks like your a u joint cloaser to getting her on the trails.

    your still a ujoint ahead of me tho

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    and think of all the cash i'll get when i scrap the frame. that'll be like 5 or 6 bucks easy! that'll buy me some spark plugs.

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    A tough road to travel, to be sure... Maybe a shorter list of what you're keeping, instead of what you're replacing. *L*

    If I was a Jeep, they'd have parted me out a LONG time ago.

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    i'm keeping all the good parts. the axles, d-shafts, t-case, trans and motor. and the firewall/dash assy. i'm getting my frame dropped off tonight in 24' lengths.

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    Sweet.

    I'm looking forward to the progress on this!


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    i'm getting my frame dropped off tonight in 24' lengths.
    Cool! Make sure you keep us updated. What at material are you using? Anything fancy?
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    Quote Originally Posted by buckinbullock View Post
    it's just a toy pickup. and don't we all like a little challenge? i've gotten a tetanus shot within the last couple of years, so i'm good.
    Ahh cool Im not a toy guy so I didnt know they didnt have different models

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    i'm just using regular ol HSST 2" x 4" x .125". i got a bargain @ 48' of it for about $130. i also picked up some 1.5" and 1" tube. just need to get some cash for a 1.5" die set for my 105.

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    ^good deal!

    looks like you got 24ft free!

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    here's my progress so far. it's still pretty light. the front kickup and rails are being started tonight.
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