i'm too lazy to read the whole thread, but did you guys find a frame? i have an 81 frame from a trekker that is in perfect condition you can have it for
$100. if those carbs are worth 800+ then ebay them bitches, come to NC and i'll send you home w/ a toyota that will be worth building. there is a turn key unit down here for 1500. its a first gen w/ 22r, doug thorly header, L52, dual cases, sky twin stick, allpro x-member and parking break kit, 4x4 labs hysteer, locked frt and rear, 63 chebbies, rears up front, bilstien 5150's all around, sittin on 35" TSL's, got an 8 pt roll cage... like i said turn key wheeler. i would just fallow my mans advise, rent a dolly and drop below thew mason dixon there are some real deals in a toyota down here. i promise it would be worth the trip. not knocking your rig but i just hate to see you standing w/ your finger in the dike. i know what its like spending on a money pit. just trying to help a brother out. please dont take offence in any way...
i decided to look at the parts dying to get back on my yota while i've been waiting on steel.
The heater core had a lot of stop leak in it from the PO trying to fix the BHG. I spent 30 minutes in the sink cleaning it out. I found the best way to clean the heater core is to run hot water through it until no more crud comes out, and then fill it half way, plug both holes with your fingers, and shake it like hell, draining and refilling constantly. I flushed it until no more came out. Hopefully my heat will work after the rebuild. I didn't feel like spending 60$ on a new heater core and 30 minutes was well worth my time if it works
I was in the basement and saw my oil pickup tube..it was clogged with silicone and crud. I cleaned it similar to the method of the heater core. Filled it with hot water, plugged it off with my finger and shook it. now i don't have to buy a new one of those either
Chopped the frame up real quick to save some room
Look at the fuckin nest in there; this thing musta sat for years.
Surprisingly, the gas tank isn't even rusted.
I'm glad i didn't decide to patch this and run it.
so i'm pretty fucking furious...i go to back out of the driveway today with my dd, a F.O.R.D, and there was 2 quarts of oil pooled under my truck. I filled 2 quarts in and drove to the gas station, bought 5 quarts, and im home with 2 quarts left. this truck never leaked oil before. I need to finish my toyota PRONTO and get rid of this ranger!1
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