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Old 11-23-2005, 04:40 PM   #26 (permalink)
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yup, there were quite a few of those made in the '70s. the conversions were so popular that dana actually had a BOM # for the mini truck conversion 30.

also was pretty common on chevy luv pickups and datsuns.
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Old 11-23-2005, 04:41 PM   #27 (permalink)
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Nice, cool little piece of yoat history.
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Old 11-23-2005, 04:44 PM   #28 (permalink)
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Yeah, I dealt with a few. Most had jeep front ends, mostly morphedites. Dangerous, most of 'em. That's why it was so cool when Toyota built their own. Always admired Toyota's build quality, even back then.
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Old 11-23-2005, 05:13 PM   #29 (permalink)
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if you ask me, toyota was near the peak of their build quality back then. i think there was only 1 TSB released for the '79 pickup, i can't remember what it is off the top of my head, but it was something incredibly pointless. since then they seem to have kind of cheaped out on their parts a little(case in point, the overbuilt 20R with a dual row t-chain and steel guides, compared with the later model 22R with a single chain and plastic guides)
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Old 11-23-2005, 05:33 PM   #30 (permalink)
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Yup, you should see all the recalls goin' on now. Four or more for the Siennas including radiators. Balljoints and relay rods for thousands(yep, you read it right) of 4X4s, even recalls on the 04 and 05 prius'. And tsb's........a bunch.
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Old 11-23-2005, 06:57 PM   #31 (permalink)
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i picked up one of those as a parts truck,the frame was rusted out.i forgot what number it was,but a cool looking toyota for the time...
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Old 11-23-2005, 07:23 PM   #32 (permalink)
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I thought that the first ones that came out were the Black limited editions each dealer got 1 and then they came out in red and i think a 3rd set were white
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Old 11-23-2005, 07:50 PM   #33 (permalink)
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wow dude , nice truck , did you ever deal with any 3rd gen 4wd conversions back in the 70's ? I came across one with a jeep dana 20 with a funky adapter and a 30 front end a while back. Hokey lookin , but I know they are out there
I think i saw one of those at Pull-n-save. all i remember now is it had 'Syncro' hubs on it.. it was a weird conversion..didnt get the year.
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Old 11-23-2005, 08:20 PM   #34 (permalink)
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wow dude , nice truck , did you ever deal with any 3rd gen 4wd conversions back in the 70's ? I came across one with a jeep dana 20 with a funky adapter and a 30 front end a while back. Hokey lookin , but I know they are out there
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Old 11-23-2005, 08:45 PM   #35 (permalink)
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i've always loved the '74?-78 trucks, thought it'd be a cool project to do, just with a toyota axle and t-case, not that jeep junk.

another cool thing is that they're SUPER light. a strong guy can pick up the back end of one and swivel the whole truck around.
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Old 11-24-2005, 12:41 AM   #36 (permalink)
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Wow! That is quite a toyota you have there. Thats a keeper for sure. I had never even heard of those so i was surprised to see it. But im glad to see its in the right hands. im sure most of those ended up as piles of crap because people failed to realize what a gem they really owned.

KEep that bad boy forever! A guy that lives up here in GV owns this little 70s toyota stout. i have never been able to talk to the guy, but it looks like it just rolled off the showroom floor. just like yours. awesome toyota man, thanks for the little history lesson!
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Old 11-24-2005, 07:38 AM   #37 (permalink)
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I have #1308.....it is a mess....but it does have dual trannies! It's been flopped, rashed, and a quick fix for my cancerized frame, but it does get the job done. Oh and I have seen a 1978 4wd with the dana front axle
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i don't think my 85 with a 22re ever got 17 mpg.
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Old 11-30-2005, 10:17 AM   #39 (permalink)
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Mine never did either.
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Old 11-30-2005, 02:11 PM   #40 (permalink)
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Interesting read, thanks for posting!
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i don't think my 85 with a 22re ever got 17 mpg.
my 85 22re p/u got 22mpg with 220k on it
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When I bought my 85 new with carb 22r
was $7,995
sticker said 14/15 mpg
no idea what I got
I put 33s on it & got about 50K on it before I sold it & had a ton of fun with it
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Old 12-02-2005, 12:00 PM   #43 (permalink)
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When I bought my 85 new with carb 22r
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Old 12-02-2005, 12:21 PM   #44 (permalink)
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Old 12-02-2005, 12:27 PM   #45 (permalink)
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wow you had 3 of the same truck!
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Sweet truck! I wouldn't take it on trails. Keep the pics rolling.
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Old 12-02-2005, 02:46 PM   #47 (permalink)
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Sweet truck man!

Any idea what it's worth today?

Me not being a collector or having any sense of nostalgia would have aleady ebay'd it to build a pos crawler
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Sweet truck man!

Any idea what it's worth today?

Me not being a collector or having any sense of nostalgia would have aleady ebay'd it to build a pos crawler
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Sweet truck man!

Any idea what it's worth today?

Me not being a collector or having any sense of nostalgia would have aleady ebay'd it to build a pos crawler
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