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01-08-2006, 09:06 AM
Hey toy guys, I found a pretty good deal, I think, on an 84 toy p/u but the frame has been patched in the normal spots...pretty ugly patching job too but I can fix it better but is this legal? Is it okay to box this part of the frame in to make it stronger? We get a lot of roadchecks up here (DOT) so I am kind of worried but would like the smaller truck, better mileage to get out more seeing as how I live in the middle of freaking nowhere. 22re 5spd motor apparently rebuilt not long ago. Looks like a good start except the frame issue.
01-08-2006, 10:40 AM
By law you are not alowed to weld to a frame, but if you can fix it and paint it were you can't tell then go for it , or you could just find a good fram and do the swap if its a good buy.
P.s I've welded everything to my frame not repares but upgrades and never had a problem.
01-08-2006, 10:46 AM
thanks, he sent me some pics and I think I can fix it so it looks stock so I am going for it I think...see what kind of deal I can get considering. I have an 83 with a pretty good looking frame if it comes to that.
01-08-2006, 09:53 PM
how much does he want for it?
a stock 84 with a bad frame isn't worth any more than 1g at the absolute most. Also, you mentioned it had a 22RE, but they never offered the RE until 85, so unless its a swap (which is quite possible) it will be a carbed 22R
post the pics he sent you and we can give you a bit better idea
01-08-2006, 10:05 PM
maybe its the one on the other site for sale, its red on 35's and a wood flat deck??
01-09-2006, 08:44 AM
yeah the one on the other site, with the wood flat deck. The motor was swapped in not too long ago, I been emailing the guy and sounds good....gonna take the chance I guess, gotta trust somebody once in a while lol. Big Ern, I been looking a lot, can't find anything at a reasonable price, I ain't gonna say on here what I paid but not what he was asking for sure. ;)...hope I didn't make too huge of a mistake.
01-11-2006, 03:18 AM
post up some pics once you get it, i was interested in that one but had low $$$ haha.
01-11-2006, 05:47 PM
Okay, going to pick it up this weekend, will post some pics unless it's too embarrassing lol.458
01-11-2006, 07:06 PM
just do it ....
01-15-2006, 11:50 AM
"just do it"...okay Arnold  
Some stuff is better than I thought it would be, some is worse, ya takes your chances eh?  Got some wiring issues, and rides rough as hell. The kid I bought it from said it just had a body lift but it's spoa, got front shock hoops, drove home alright, needs the lifters set bad tick tick...lol. Other than one cab corner the cab is mint which is the main thing I have been looking for. Another project, just what I need... 
01-15-2006, 11:51 AM
and Tom the tire guy rocks
01-15-2006, 01:46 PM
Looking good Joe [cheers] , if u think Tom rocks u should see his daughter 
01-15-2006, 01:57 PM
Looks good Joe. Just take the sawsall to the front fender a bit and youl be good to go.
01-15-2006, 04:12 PM
All Toy trucks & 4runners were SPOA from the factory.
And hard to tell from the pics, but by the amount of frame showing I'm guessing that it does have a body lift.
Body looks fairly clean from the pics, so you probably got a fairly decent deal.
01-15-2006, 06:35 PM
In pick-ups only the 2 wheel drives were sprung under on the back from factory i think that is why you steal the rear springs on a 2wd and stick them in a 4x4 ya get a 3 inch lift i'm told
01-15-2006, 08:18 PM
oh...dumb me lol...it's got a 3" body lift for sure but the springs are way arched more than my 83. Rides pretty rough, it's got mounts for a stabilizer for the steering but no shock, drives pretty straight until you hit the brakes :eek: ...... so, used 4x, needs work lol
01-15-2006, 10:09 PM
so whats the plan for the truck now?? new flat deck and springs or just leavin 'er how she is??
01-16-2006, 12:13 AM
The reason for it turning when you brake is probably because its still go the stock push/pull steering and when you brake the nose dives which cuases it to turn, Also known as bump steer.
If everythings in good shape you really shouldn't need the steering stabilizer. Only thing it really does is mask problems.
Get rid of the big arched leafs and find a couple stock rear packs to mix together and put up front. Then get some f150's chevie's etc for the rear. it'll ride and flex a lot better.
01-16-2006, 02:35 AM
Dunno...jeez I have so much shit to do. I gotta get it done, bikes to work on, trucks to work on...gotta go to work period. I'm hoping with this Toy to get it so it is kind of better for me to get to where you guys are and enjoy instead of feeling so bad about spending so much money on gas lol. I probably not going to do much to this for awhile but when I do gonna be asking a lot of questions. Thanks guys.
01-16-2006, 09:52 PM
joe you should have called me man my dad and bro both work at toms we didnt have shit all at work.......we should have got together when you were down let me know next time
01-17-2006, 09:10 AM
Hey thanks Colin but it was like bomb down bomb back....didn't have much time this trip...next time for sure.
01-17-2006, 09:13 AM
Looking good Joe!!
01-17-2006, 09:20 AM
from a distance...lol..thanks;)
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