View Full Version : I bought a bloody Toyota!

05-01-2007, 06:54 PM
In about 1 month i am going to be the proud owner of a 1987 toyota pickup.
I'm helping out a family member by buying it and i've only seen it once.

This is what i know,
It has a good running 4 banger
It has a 85 solid axle up front.
It has an extra fuel tank.

The plan is chev 63 in the back
Back springs up front

5.29:1 gears, welded front and rear
Long fields up front.

Opinions on doublers?

Anthing i'm missing? I"m not a toyota guy as some of you know, but i do know that they are very capable rigs and that the suspension i mentioned up top is standard equipment down in the states (for max flex on leaves).

Any help, quirks trouble spots.. ect would be greatly appreciated.[cheers]

05-01-2007, 07:00 PM
rust check the frame with a ball peen hammer. check specifically where the first box mount is/ where cab ends

05-01-2007, 07:02 PM
go dual cases for sure. some find the 4.7's a bit too low..duals add versatility. and if its welded up front..might want to look into hydro assist. sounds like youve got a good start so far.. [stoned]

05-01-2007, 07:02 PM
are ya gonna exo it put it on 36's and paint it black?


05-01-2007, 07:02 PM
However Rust won't be a problem. (car is in Oregon, my home state. They don't have rust problems there)

But i will check

05-01-2007, 07:05 PM
I'm getting the rig for 1500 US.

I"m going to trade the rig to a friend of mine for some work I need done on my house. But i'm gonna help him build it. He doesn't know much about performance stuff and suspension. But i can tell you he knows how to use a grinder. Had him over after i removed the IFS from my pathy.

Plan is 36" TSL's or similar, probably no exo as it will be somewhat of a daily driver.