Yotarob's 86 4runner build

Discussion in '4Runner Offroad Builds' started by yotarob, Jun 21, 2010.

  1. yotarob

    yotarob Kiss My IFS

    Here is what I am working with, it has a 22re, automatic trans & 4.30 gears. The plan is to build it into an off-road warrior that can also be used for very light on road duties. It is going to be a long, slow & tight budget build up. I will continue to update the first post as I make progress.

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    This is what it looked like when I brought it home not running.

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    I got it running, but it had some pretty bad timing chain slap & several oil leaks so first order of buisness was to get it running perfect. I decided that it would be easier to just pull the motor & work on it on the engine stand.

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    Long story short this turned in to alot of work. Not a full on rebuild, but a new headgasket, lapped the valves, new timng chain set & a good cleaning.
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    Back in goes the motor
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    Runs really well now,

    I eliminated the crappy LSPV & installed a universal Jegs regulator.
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    I installed a cheapo Sun-Pro mini tach that I've had laying arond for years
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    Made an aluminium plate to mount my Cobra 25LTD CB & hold my Summit brand mechanical oil pressure & water temp gauges.
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    I scored a really sweet deal on a set of seats out of a 91 model 4runner. The drivers seat is a little rough looking but nothing a set of covers won't fix. Got them installed with a few modifications. These seats are leaps & bounds better than the ones that where in it.
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    I removed the 3rd member & installed a Spartan lunch box locker.
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    I measured out & machined a set of ball joint spacers for a little lift. They are 1-7/8" tall.
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    Needed wheel spacers after the BJ spacers
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    Replaced both front CV Joints, Front brake pads & rotors, rebuilt the calipers, cleaned up & greased the hubs.
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    A buddy gave me a gallon of green urethane paint. With Keith & Andy's help I put an 8 hour paint job on.
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    Then I picked up 5 used 33-10.5x15 BFG Mud Terrains in excellent condition. They are the original KM's.
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    Made a sweet trade for some factory aluminum wheels.
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    Sky Off-Road diff armor.
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    New Billies for the rear
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    Added some cheapo rock lights to the front, Also replaced both head lights.
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    Hot shot starter mod. Cured my intermittent starting problem
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    Then I smashed it up on a tree at Brazos Valley Off Road Ranch.........twice. Looks like I am going to get some practice at body work
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    Ordered some 3/4" cryo treated Heims from rough stuff, machined some adjusters & replaced my tie rod ends.
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    Scored a set of 26mm Downey Torsion bars, pretty much adjusted them all the way down to keep them from being too stiff. I still ended up with 1/2" or so of lift.
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    Got a dual diaphram brake booster & 1" bore master cylinder out of a first gen Tacoma, 100% bolt on swap.
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    Beefied up my idler arm with Bronze bushings and a Downey brace
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    Made some progress on repairing the body damage
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    New steering wheel, 13" Gt Grant
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    Some cheap seat covers from Cabelas front and rear.
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    Completely rewired the back window
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    Removed the cruise control box (who needs that anyways) and made a bracket to mount my Blue Sea accessory fuse block.
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    Scored a deal on a set of Doetsch Tech Prerunner 8000 shocks from the former owner of Downey. They are extended lenght (15-1/2" long fully extended) to work with the BJ spacers.
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    Fabbed a new CB antenna mount, much stronger than the last one I made.
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    Cut out the sheet metal and welded it in place
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    Picked up the last new set of Downey 2" leaf springs on the planet.
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    Front Range Off-Road U-bolt flip kit.
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    Fabbed an upper mount to relocate my shocks
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    Welded tabs to the axle housing for the lower mounts
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    Springs and U-bolt flip installed
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    All painted and wrapped up.
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    That pretty much gets this up to current with the build, much more to come though.
     
    Last edited: Mar 11, 2011
  2. drew02a

    drew02a Moderator Staff Member

    Go Cream Puff!

    What's the deal with saving posts? Can't you just put it all in the first one?
     
  3. yotarob

    yotarob Kiss My IFS

    LOL, I was just trying to pad my post count. But serously you are right, I can just keep editing the first post as I go back & add info. Saved post have been deleted.
     
  4. drew02a

    drew02a Moderator Staff Member

    No big deal, I just saw that Randy did it too.
     
  5. yotarob

    yotarob Kiss My IFS

    I know, stole the idea from him..What do you know it is a bad idea
     
  6. drew02a

    drew02a Moderator Staff Member

    LOL, Randy? A bad example? no way man!
     
  7. AlienXtx

    AlienXtx Nignog

    Sweet Rob, I'm going to do the same thing on mine just go Bach and edit the op and list everything I've done and will do with pic taken sofar then just add the new shit as it's done
     
  8. yotarob

    yotarob Kiss My IFS

    Condensing my TW build from 1200 post into 1, the hard part is keeping it breif.
     
  9. drew02a

    drew02a Moderator Staff Member

    Yeah, I was kind of lucky because of the way I had already setup my thread
     
  10. yotarob

    yotarob Kiss My IFS

    I got some love for fathers day, that is a new cooler, brake rotors, brake pads, brake fluid, wheel bearing grease & bearing seals
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    And look what I found inside the cooler, my kids sure do know what Daddy likes!
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  11. AlienXtx

    AlienXtx Nignog

    Lucky SOB, all I got was asteak that I bought/cooked myself..lol
     
  12. balakay

    balakay She ain't fat, bruh... She just a lil' thick.

    I bought my dad some fishing tackle and bait. Then I used it this morning when I went fishing :)
     
  13. Silverback

    Silverback I'm not always a dick. Just kidding, fuck off.

    Man you needed that cooler!
     
  14. yotarob

    yotarob Kiss My IFS

    I sure did, my old Coleman extreme is about 10 years old, It has been a good cooler, but has gotten pretty ragged.
    I needed the front brakes pretty bad also.
     
  15. taco4x4rar

    taco4x4rar Well-Known Member

    It would only allow me 10 pics per post
     
  16. drew02a

    drew02a Moderator Staff Member

    Don't worry, I fixed that crap
     
  17. Silverback

    Silverback I'm not always a dick. Just kidding, fuck off.

    Well I'm outta town the rest of the week, but this weekend I'm ordering a FJ80 master cylinder and then its big brake time! WOOT!
     
  18. SamSter0077

    SamSter0077 Frack me..

    Damn you needed a new one. MOD IT! Put a Latch on it!!! :D

    More than anyone else I know.... :)
     
  19. yotarob

    yotarob Kiss My IFS

    I finished up my front brake job, BJ spacer install & CV Joint replacement last night.

    The rubber boots on the calipers where shot so instead of buying new ones I opted to rebuild them my self. It was a first for me but the rebuild kits where only $10 and pretty self explanitory.

    Pistons removed, I just grabbed them with some Channel locks and wiggled them out.
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    New inner seals & cleaned pistons & bores up. Pic shows one piston back in & groove for inner seal on the opposite side.
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    The little rubber piston hats where the biggest pain to put on, the metal wire rings that hold them on where a pain to get right.
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    Finished rebuild & loaded with new pads.
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    I also dissasembled, cleaned up & regreased the locking hubs. The drivers side is missing a spring. I found somebody that has the spring I need laying around & he is going to get it out to me. I can live without it for awhile since it wont stop the 4wheel drive from working, it will just not unlock completlly.

    I had to replace one of the CV shafts because I let it hang down for over a week & the inner knuckle seperated. I damaged it a little trying to force the BJ spacer in so what the hell I went ahead & replaced them both. The wheel bearings where in great shape so I just cleaned & repacked them, replaced the inner seal.

    Everything done, both sides!
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    Last edited: Jun 22, 2010
  20. AlienXtx

    AlienXtx Nignog

    I see Josh likes to work in his undies just like his daddy....lol
     

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