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Oops.......................I bought a Toyota.

A friend cut me a deal on this little 1982 Toyota pickup. From the factory it had a 22R, 5spd trans, topshift transfercase, and solid front axle. The head on the motor says 20R, so I have some investigating to do. It has no bed, no battery, and doesn't run but should. The cab is solid and rustfree. The clutch is possibly stuck, and the crappy little tires don't hold air. But don't worry, I have a set of tractor tires and wheels for it. This will be a trail rig only, going places and taking the beating I am not willing to dish out on my Jeep. It needs to keep up with rigs on +40" tires, so its gonna get driven hard. Some toyota guys will cry watching this build, and some will drool. Jeep guys probably don't give a crap, but I've been around long enough to know some of you will appreciate it regardless. I felt an obligation to inform you I have taken a large step towards the dark side with this.

The Plan:
(Phase I)
-get it running
-clean fuel sys
-get battery
-get it driving
-fix clutch
-fix brakes
-minor budget suspension upgrades
-start fabbing an extensive exocage
-weld rear diff or add a spool
(Phase II)
-find cheap front locker
-fix headlights and taillights
-stereo of some sort (currently has none)
-shocks
-transfercase doubler
 

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I confess, I had one of those too :D
 

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I'm good with it. Solid axle Yota's rock. Looks like a prefect start for a woods beater. (y)
 

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Lots of people love yotas, I've seen them do some pretty cool things with them. They can be a sick rig if you do it up right, and this one seems like a perfect candidate.
 

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Oops.......................I bought a Toyota.

A friend cut me a deal on this little 1982 Toyota pickup. From the factory it had a 22R, 5spd trans, topshift transfercase, and solid front axle. The head on the motor says 20R, so I have some investigating to do. It has no bed, no battery, and doesn't run but should. The cab is solid and rustfree. The clutch is possibly stuck, and the crappy little tires don't hold air. But don't worry, I have a set of tractor tires and wheels for it. This will be a trail rig only, going places and taking the beating I am not willing to dish out on my Jeep. It needs to keep up with rigs on +40" tires, so its gonna get driven hard. Some toyota guys will cry watching this build, and some will drool. Jeep guys probably don't give a crap, but I've been around long enough to know some of you will appreciate it regardless. I felt an obligation to inform you I have taken a large step towards the dark side with this.

The Plan:
(Phase I)
-get it running
-clean fuel sys
-get battery
-get it driving
-fix clutch
-fix brakes
-minor budget suspension upgrades
-start fabbing an extensive exocage
-weld rear diff or add a spool
(Phase II)
-find cheap front locker
-fix headlights and taillights
-stereo of some sort (currently has none)
-shocks
-transfercase doubler
2x3 tube welded top of body mount and use factory bushing
Cut bottom of shroud, extend t case hole
Quick easy 2 inch body lift
 

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Thanks for the tip, but I think I am going to avoid a body lift and stick with suspension upgrades if I can. The plus side is that for the current plan, I don't really need much suspension work.

Haven't made any progress over the weekend as I tweaked my knee again, so I took it easy and messed with other garage things. Today or tomorrow I will cut out the rot and start patching. Fabbing a new front cab mount from scratch will be the hardest part I think. That reminds me...I need to find some hockey pucks. I have a spare shelf from a unit I acquired a couple years back that will be fine for patching. Free is the best material in this case.
 

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Current status: gutted and waiting on parts
 

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Started cutting out rust last night, and got one of the cab mounts cut off so I can replicate it. Good news, Im reusing the rubber parts of the mount. Need a new bolt but the bushings are fine for this truck. Stopping at Menards tonight to grab some thicker steel for the mount areas and some angle to stiffen the floor boards I need to make.
 

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By Sunday night (took saturday and relaxed), I had the front cab mount in and the passenger side floors patched. Just needs a couple holes located and nuts installed, and the floor coated. Moving to the driver side...
 

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here is mine
when I got it the engine was in the bed
the bed was so rusty I was afraid it was going to be left on the road if I hit a bump

I have had 10 of these trucks and I can rebuild a 22r in my sleep
Btw the 20 r valve cover fits on the 22 r
have fun with your toy
 

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I have had 10 of these trucks and I can rebuild a 22r in my sleep
Btw the 20 r valve cover fits on the 22 r
have fun with your toy
Hey Roland, thanks for popping in. This has a 20R swapped in and the 22R is gone unfortunately. I hear that putting a 20R head on a 22R is a performance mod, but I think I'll have the 20R for awhile. I just put in some blockoff plates last night for the EGR and air injection. I bought cheapy ebay ones that didn't come with gaskets or hardware so I wonder how long they will last with the old gaskets lol. I was a little angry that I had to modify them, the center holes didn't fit on the air injection plates. Oh well.
 
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