Second gen toyota pickup rebuild

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  1. cgm147

    cgm147 Well-Known Member

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    Well the time came and I was offered to buy a truck I help build for a friend 10 years ago. It's a 1984 factory solid axle truck with the 22r motor.

    10 years ago I pulled it apart and redid a lot, the front was a total overhaul. It got a new front hanger, leaf springs, crossover steering, new steering box, original old school 30 spline longfield axles, 529s and a lock rite.

    It got a set of 4.7 tcase gears, which I'm going pull the case and go through it due to the outputs leaking bad. May go back with duals not sure yet.

    The rear axle came from my old 94 yota I put one tons in. It got 529s and I had welded the carrier when I first got that truck to beat around in so that stayed. It's going to need seals maybe bearings and brake inspection.

    As far as the motor it needs some love. It has a recent head gasket but has sat for way too long. Oil has fuel in it and the motor won't turn over currently. I guess its had enough leak by the needle to get on top of the pistons, so I'll probably throw the stock carb out and get a Weber. I plan on dropping the tank and cleaning the fuel lines.

    My shops almost done and this will be the first project to go in. I can't wait to tear into it and bring it back to some kind of glory.[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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  2. cgm147

    cgm147 Well-Known Member

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    Here is a few pics of the first rebuild and after fresh paint job.[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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  3. Creekin

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    Truck looks good.
    Who made the front drive shaft?
     
  4. paradisePWoffrd

    paradisePWoffrd Recovering Project Junkie

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    I'd go duals just to help the driveshaft angle.
     
  5. cgm147

    cgm147 Well-Known Member

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    I did good ole square shaftlol
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  6. cgm147

    cgm147 Well-Known Member

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    Yea its pretty bad at the tcase, may be the reason it ate the seal.
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  7. 1stgenxxx

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    That thing needs a lowering kit!
     
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  8. drkelly

    drkelly Dipstick who put two vehicles on jack stands

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    This! That thing needs to be dropped about 6". Move the axles to on top of the springs to make it easy, LOL.
     
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  9. cgm147

    cgm147 Well-Known Member

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    Lowering it is on the list after I get it in running condition, it makes them 38.5s look small for sure. Those 5 inch springs have to go

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  10. cgm147

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    Move it off the trailer to the shop today, it's a start lol pulled the starter and checked the armature and everything looked ok, hit it with some Emery cloth and slapped it back it and still nothing but a click... going to have to dig a little deeper.[​IMG]

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  11. 1stgenxxx

    1stgenxxx Well-Known Member

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    I've got a few starters, cool, and ecus that you need.
     
  12. cgm147

    cgm147 Well-Known Member

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    Going to mess with it today as see what I can figure out, I may have to swing by if this one is dead.

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  13. cgm147

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    No real progress but I didnt score some 37 1250 15 iroks almost brand new. No more skinny boggers.[​IMG]

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    72Rockcruiser Prestige Worldwide

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    BigSouth Doesn't play well with others!

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    @cgm147

    From the looks of it, you need to ditch those drums on the rear and upgrade to discs...

    I just so happen to have what you need for sale.

    Toyota Axle parts
     
  16. cgm147

    cgm147 Well-Known Member

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    That's the first thing I went to and checked. And to my surprise they looked brand new. They have been engaging flush on both outside contacts and the center main contact I just polished up a little.

    I just haven't had time to tinker maybe today we'll see.

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  17. cgm147

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    Thanks for the offer, maybe in the future but cant swing that right now. Still have a lot to do to finish out my shop first.

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    I know you have loads of Toyota experience, but if you would like some ideas on things to do cheaply that work , I would like to share.
     
  19. cgm147

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    Yea man I'm always down for new ideas,

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  20. cgm147

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    Well I dug through the starting circuit yesterday and found a lot that needed attention. The 34 year old wiring is brittle and I made several repairs. A little carb cleaner and she fired right up after sitting for almost a year. Just need to flush the tank out and get some fresh fuel, and see how it runs, may have to clean the carb. Got a little running video but it wont let me upload it on my space phone..

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  21. cgm147

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    Had to snap a few pics, new positive leads and ground strap.[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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  22. cgm147

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    My good friend really hooked me up for my birthday with some goodies for the Toyota. Got a new fuel tank and a shiny Weber carb. Today I started taking everything off and made a egr block off plate. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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  24. cgm147

    cgm147 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the link, I'll consider that for sure. I will be a minute before I can finish it up waiting on some 3/8's 19 Jspt plugs to get rid of some sensors.

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    Few progress pics[​IMG][​IMG]

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