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04-21-2016 06:18 AM
MT4Runner Nope, haven't wheeled it since KOH 2013. Ought to sell it, but I know if I do I probably won't ever build another.

I could see myself getting a 3rd gen 3400 Runner one day, but it would likely be more of an expo rig on 33s.

How have you been my friend?
04-20-2016 12:06 PM
TheBandit Are you still wheeling this thing? And did you end up with another 4Runner?
04-12-2016 06:39 AM
MT4Runner You have impressive English for a Nigerian scammer!

If it was an AF ambulance/utility truck, it was just a pic I found on the internet.
If you're looking for my former Uhaul-turned toterhome, I sold it, but it may be available.

I replied to your PM.
04-11-2016 06:27 PM
Question... A long shot


I am a new visitor to the Pirate4x4 site, and I hope I am reaching the party I am trying to reach...

I saw a photo that I believe you posted of a beautifully-restored Air Force flight line utility truck, built on a Chevy 3/4 or 1-ton chassis. I see that one of your handles is motorhome restoration, so perhaps you did the restoration on this vehicle.

I was searching for one of these trucks, which is how I found the photo you posted. I don't know how long ago you put it up, and can only assume that that vehicle is spoken for, and well-loved, but I wanted to see if it is--by some remote chance--available, or perhaps find out the extent of the restoration, which looks fantastic.

I would appreciate any information that you might be able to provide on that vehicle.

I am interested in this web site for another reason; I have a fully restored 1955 Willys pick-up, 4WD of course. Mine is a better-than-stock restoration, but I retained the original flathead six, but did add a period McCulloch supercharger.

Thank you very much,

03-02-2014 08:21 AM
Originally Posted by MT4Runner View Post

Sorry I couldn't save you from the vapors last year!!
i almost died
03-02-2014 06:53 AM
Originally Posted by midnight_f150 View Post
Well it took me two slow nights at work to read your build. But you did a great job building your F toy. Have you made an changes to it since your last update?
Not really!
Took the stock steering pump off (still worked) because my uncle needed one and putting the Saginaw TC pump on it from my old 4Runner.

Also planning to make my back seat bigger for my rapidly growing kids, but my oldest is growing faster than I can get it started. Might just hold off and let her drive it!

I paid $700/4 for my Irons when I bough them in !08 (dealer price) and I was scared to see what they cost now! I traded my old MTRs for 6 more from 40-60% tread so I at least have spares now! I may try Muttlocking 4 of them on aluminum rims.

Missed KOH this year and haven't driven it in a year. Life has gone in a different direction (still good) but I don't wheel much anymore. My wife never liked Khan ed wheelin and has never ridden in it, and I've gotten smart enough to listen to her. We are now doing hockey in the winter, volleyball in the spring, rafting, kayaking, and 4-H all summer and more boating (and catch up on home projects in the fall!)

Originally Posted by a2b View Post
glad you bumped the thread. reminds me of that year you were out there and saved my ass from being left in the dark on the backside of the hammers on foot. sheeesh. thats how all bad desert stories start.
Sorry I couldn't save you from the vapors last year!!
02-28-2014 11:44 PM
a2b glad you bumped the thread. reminds me of that year you were out there and saved my ass from being left in the dark on the backside of the hammers on foot. sheeesh. thats how all bad desert stories start.
02-28-2014 02:14 PM
midnight_f150 Well it took me two slow nights at work to read your build. But you did a great job building your F toy. Have you made an changes to it since your last update?
02-21-2012 07:51 AM
rocky mnt. crawler Good pics Shawn! Hope to join you next year for sure!!!
02-20-2012 07:28 AM
Happy Birthday Congratulations to: MT4Runner (37)

02-14-2012 03:18 PM
MT4Runner Duh. Come up during our 2 months of summer (July and August!)

Wheelin' isn't necessarily spectacular, but the water is!!!
It's also car show season, and we're only 4 hours from the Spokane raceway.
02-14-2012 03:04 PM
chvyhs I saw the stacked FToys on the Lakebed. It was nice seeing you out there. I wish I could travel up your way one of these days (but I hate the snow).
02-14-2012 08:54 AM
MT4Runner ColoradoToy's new Formula Four hitching a ride:

Oh yeah, ran into M1, who was building FToy 72, and was camped next to us. He rode with me out to Martell and Elvis. He's building some bitchin' new backlighted switch panels these days.

The kids in the pic are Kurtuleas sons, took them out over the Butte and around the mountain where Resolution and Backdoor sit. I need to get a full cage over the back before I do any real wheelin' trails, so I kept my speed down and we stayed off the rocks. I think they had a pretty good time. I kept giving them a hard time about wanting to reshape their hats!
02-14-2012 08:47 AM
MT4Runner 3rd great year at Johnson Valley during King of the Hammers week.
Ran up to the top of Fissure on Sunday, Thursday, and Friday to run KOH Relay/Weatherman.

The real Weatherman, Bob, said I was doing good, and just jumped in to tell a joke:

Old guy was watching TV and flipping between a porn channel and a fishing show.

Wife walked in and said, "May as well just watch the porn channel."

Old guy: "Why?"

"Well, because you already know how to fish!!"

We ran Resolution Sunday night after I got back from Fissure.

2/3 of Wrecking Ball on Monday when I broke my front intermediate shaft carrier bearing mount without tearing anything else up. Limped back down and into Hammertown in 2wd and the Miller Welder crew let me borrow their slick new MM211 to fix it myself.

Tuesday had some desert time and ran out to run Martell and Elvis.

Wednesday ran up Wrecking Ball, down Claw, up Big Johnson and down Boulderdash with 'trader' and several SoCal Wrecked/RockBrawlers guys. Longest day of continuous rocks I've ever had = bitchin!!! My pass front rim was dirty from all the mud in April, so I burped it a bit. I blew a bead completely and put a small cut in my sidewall trying to bump my way up Big Johnson (like a tired idiot!). Thanks to Rod for stopping me and the through-the-cage winch job to pull my pass side off the ground so we could give it a shot of CO2 and some plugs.

Thursday, relayed for the UTV and King of the Motos races.
One of Brian Shirley's crew was out wheelin' and took a pretty cool pic of me coming down the left (steep/dropoff line) off the sand hill south of the Sledge exit.

Friday, relayed for the KOH race.
Saturday, gave ColoradoToy91's new Formula Four chassis a ride to SLC.

I figure I only burned 21 gallons of fuel all week, and pulled onto the trailer under my own power. Gotta love the FToy!!!
02-03-2012 07:18 AM
MT4Runner Not a problem--I'll deliver it with last year's program!
02-02-2012 10:15 PM
MT TUBEKRAFTER Right on!! You and Blaze ?? anyone else ?? You guys have a safe trip and a great time out there!!
Meanwhile I will be sittin @ home lookin for the updates.

""HAMMERDOWN to HAMMERTOWN"" !!!:grinpimp

Hey buddy..if ya can grab me a L shirt and a program I'll pay you on your return!!

Thanks !! Be safe
02-02-2012 02:02 PM
Originally Posted by blakeape View Post
You sir are a very productive scoundrel! When is the actual date of departure for the sunny south? Have a blast and be safe down there.
Oddly enough, all this has been done in the evenings between 6pm and 9pm. No crazy late nights, and I've eaten dinner with my family every night, too!!

Feels good to not be up against a hard deadline with a shitload of things incomplete.

We leave Friday afternoon after Blaze gets off work.

Thanks--looking forward to it--watch Facebook for pics!!
02-02-2012 08:20 AM
blakeape You sir are a very productive scoundrel! When is the actual date of departure for the sunny south? Have a blast and be safe down there.
01-31-2012 10:01 PM
kota4bye Damn you got all fancy and painted the lights black!!!

I figure mine will turn kind of a brownish black eventually.
01-31-2012 09:56 PM
MT4Runner Fixed my bent passenger front spring, bent draglink, and shortened my tierod to fix my toe-out issue.

Chopped my twinstick and front case handles so they don't bruise my elbows anymore!!!

Just need to wire in a brake light switch and load for the Hammers!!!!!!!!!!!
01-31-2012 04:50 PM
MT4Runner LED Rock Lights
01-31-2012 04:49 PM
MT4Runner Pics
01-30-2012 11:09 AM
ColoradoToy91 Waiting till the end Where are the pictures
01-30-2012 07:55 AM
MT4Runner One step forward and one step back.

Rear e-locker wasn't working. I smacked a rock during the Wild West Race in '10 and forgot about it. Playing at Koocanusa and doing creek crossings let water inside. It corroded.

I learned all about the inner workings of an e-locker this weekend.

Crack fixed with JBWeld.

Headlight replaced.

Rock lights are 90%. I got a string of the big LED pucks described in
this thread. They're only spaced 6" apart. I cut them apart and added 4' of lamp cord in between with solder and heat shrink. I used my wife's hot glue gun to seal the ends of the heat shrink against water intrusion. Masked off the LED modules and painted everything black. Worst case, I'll install them on the lakebed. I have an open switch on my 12voltguy.com panel still waiting to power rock lights!!

Brake lights are about 80%. I have the housings mounted and wired to the rear. I need to reinstall a brake light switch on my brake pedal.

GPS mounted on the diagonal center windshield bars.
01-27-2012 08:26 PM
MT4Runner Oh, and replace a headlamp.

May try to retrofit them for dual beam.
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