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#1 1XD_351

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 01:10 AM

Ok guys so this is the latest project

Toyota 4runner 1984
253 v8 has all permits with it
5 speed manual
Rancho shocks
Tough dog arms
2" lift kit
Rear diff locker powertrax
33" m/t claws
Also has raised wheel arches and the rear has been tubbed

Man this thing is rusty and has a bent valve

The plan is to fix the rust ,respray it rebuild the engine and rego
prob have a bit of fun and sell it off to pay for some of my other projects

I will post some pics tomorrow



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Posted 23 January 2013 - 07:37 AM

My brother in law would almost kill you to get that,he loves them.
What I dont get,is why all these guy's went to the trouble to engineer these things but only used a 253.
Please tell me it's going to end up with a 308?

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 09:03 AM

My brother in law would almost kill you to get that,he loves them.
What I dont get,is why all these guy's went to the trouble to engineer these things but only used a 253.
Please tell me it's going to end up with a 308?


I think for a 253 its just a permit that the pits can simply pass you on but if you go to the bigger 308 then it has to be engineered , thats what ive heard anyway havent asked the pits myself

A 4.2l is still a big step up fron the factory 2 /2.4L engines though , woul think the torque would be the biggest help



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Posted 23 January 2013 - 09:07 AM

Legally the 4runner even engineered can only go to 4.2ltrs but thats in WA. Permits probaly wont help you anymore if its gone unlicenced either but again thats in WA lol.

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 10:11 AM

Legally the 4runner even engineered can only go to 4.2ltrs but thats in WA. Permits probaly wont help you anymore if its gone unlicenced either but again thats in WA lol.


Yeah im not sure bud , i know it got a yellow sticker a few years back (for 35" tyres ) and went straight over pits with the 253 , I still have the permits for the v8 so cant see why id have to get it engineerd again for the same mod they already approved , but who knows

already got 2 guys that wanna buy it , one guy said if I weld the rust up then he will buy it as is , the other guy wants to buy it as soon as its finished , but tha doesnt involve me and a lot off MUD :) but who know ,money talks

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 10:57 AM

Yeah old rego would say v8 and that engine number so ur laughing and make that 3 people lol

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 11:08 PM

ok so here are some pics

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 11:10 PM

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 07:56 AM

You've got your work cut out for you there....

pun intended.

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 09:40 AM

Holy moly time for a cab swap i think lol

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 10:22 AM

man if I could get a decent one then i would ,atleast falcons you can buy rest repair panels these things have nothing

and i did thnik of wrecking it for the v8 conversion ,suspension, diffs and wheels but i dont like wrecking vehicles once there gone there gone

I just want a 4WD you can go bush in and not worry about scratching it

its only rust, she no worry :help:

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 05:32 PM

Wheres the pics of the bloody engine bay Lee????????????????????????????????????????????????

Lol i scored a turbo diesel one of these a few months ago for 500 bux, washed the engine bay and sold it no shit for $1800
Actually liked that little car, but Helen was getting REAL angry at me :cop:

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 09:53 AM

Wheres the pics of the bloody engine bay Lee????????????????????????????????????????????????

Lol i scored a turbo diesel one of these a few months ago for 500 bux, washed the engine bay and sold it no shit for $1800
Actually liked that little car, but Helen was getting REAL angry at me :cop:


i wasnt goin to bother cos its a holden engine lol

get some pics soon for ya

$500 thats a score and good profit aswell cant go wrong

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 07:33 PM

Cheers bro!

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 12:25 AM

crap pic but you get the idea

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also started cutting out the rust

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its even started to rust out the inner panel so i had to clean that up and treat it with rust kill

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rust at the top of the rh quarter

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and of course if theres a rust hole at the top theres always rust at the bottom so ive just cut it all out , will hit it with rust kill, weld in new panels and fish oil the sh%t out of it so it wont come back

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 11:46 AM

picked up the repair panels my mate made up for me, hes done a awsome job


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got my lil mate helping me in the shed as always

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 03:58 PM

Sweet ;-) gonna be a ripper

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 09:13 PM

well ive been buisy as i had a fair bit of time off, while i was waiting on the little one to arrive

looks a bit like mad max but there was so many angles i wasnt going to be able to get it in one piece

should be a lot stronger than those rust holes thats for sure

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 09:17 PM

Fuck yeah,good going.

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 09:58 PM

Very nice mate!




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