1982 Toyota Pickup (Crawler)

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mikey09120

Michael Gonzalez
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Not my truck but,

1982 Toyota Pickup (1st gen ftw)
Single Cab
22re (fuel injection ftw)
Dual Cases (4.7 gears ftw)
Twin-Sticks
High Steer
63's in the Rear
Spooled rear diff
Bombproof motor mounts
Custom Driveshafts (no more square shaft)

Current plans are to get it caged (pay dollars to RCA).
- 1.75" 0.120" wall main
- 1.5" 0.095" wall lacing
- Slider .250" wall

Future plans are to install six-shooters.

Far future plans include: chromos, front locker, hydro assist/PS, front 3-link/coil-overs, front bumper/winch
Anyways, on to MS paint

Latest rendition with:
- B-pillar that follows the cab (two extra support tubes from chassis)
- Door bars simplified for easier egress/ingress.
- Interior harness bar (for the gnarness)

(OLD POST, WILL UPLOAD PICS LATER)
 

mikey09120

Michael Gonzalez
Dec 5, 2009
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Picked it up in Yuba City in a single 20-hour haul with a U-haul trailer. Came with 22re, IFS box and hy-steer.

But also came covered in shitty bedliner and multiple colors of paint included baby puke green. No power steering, no functioning windshield wipers, no functioning headlights/tailights. Yota leaves in rear. No bed or bed mounts.

Pic from for sale ad:

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On the way to its new home: (HOW ABOUT THAT STRAP JOB?! EHH?!)

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The list begins:

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First order of business was to cover it in paint.
And then address all the other things.
 
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mikey09120

Michael Gonzalez
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Painted it and made a simple bed for it.

Stripped the black spray paint off the wheels and gave them a quick polish.

Also made a trailer for it. (Trailer project was fun)

It got 63's, dual cases, cleaned-up wiring, working PS, etc.

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Interior is nice and classy with real cowhide door panels and cowhide-wrapped factory dash.
Black cheapo "bucket" seats came with the truck.
Luxuries included wired windshield wipers, working fan/heater, and 1000w invertor.

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CORVA time!

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Some wheeling.

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After this trip, We replaced all fuel lines, fuel pump, filter, strainer. Also replaced both front brake calipers and cleaned up the entire front axle.
 

mikey09120

Michael Gonzalez
Dec 5, 2009
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(THIS POST IS ME RESPONDING TO A QUESTION ABOUT DIVISION OF LABOR)

Truck came with 22re, hy-steer, IFS box, shitty sliders, and spooled rear. That saved us a ton of work.

It's been the two of us (me and gf) other than doing the 63's/dual's with a shop in Lemoore (2-post lifts are nice). I did all the wiring and PS setup. She did most of the sanding/painting which is nice because that's my least favorite and also all of the interior work with the door panels and dashboard. We did the bed together. And we also did the fuel system/brakes. She just popped the windshield out and dropped the truck off to get caged at the shop today. All the cage work will be done by Ruben Clark in Carpinteria per our input/direction.

We plan on doing the six-shooters/chromos/lockers on the front ourselves to get more practice with yota parts.

I think we have more time invested in the trailer than the truck at this point but over time that will change as we continue upgrading/maintaining the truck. We just redecked the trailer with treated wood so that will be good for a few years.
 
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mikey09120

Michael Gonzalez
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Update: Moved to Camarillo. Yota is down at Ruben's. Should be "done" in the next week or so.

Pics.

Cage is tight against the cab on the inside.
I really like how the A-pillar lands on the slider, leaving plenty of footroom inside the cab.
Should be plenty strong for a good flop/tumble.

INB4 VERTICAL FOTOS

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Ruben Clark Auto in Carpinteria.

A friend of ours and a decent fabricator. The cage is my design and his execution.

I'll get more pics later. Interior roof and dash bars coming soon.

Also, here is a pic of the updated harness bar design. It will be stuffed between the seat and the cab.

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mikey09120

Michael Gonzalez
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Yota is officially caged!

Went to Calico a few weekends ago for a trail run.

Did "Odessa" without a problem. Dual cases make it easy.

GRAMMUR GUD
"Take An Historic Tour"

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She likes it

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Cool geological formations. I love seeing stuff like this.

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Yota wasn't running great. I'm pretty sure the problem is loose injector connectors.

Ordered 5 more connectors to replace them all.

Also, on the trip, had a buddies jeep knock out of "park" and rolled back into the yota.
Smashed the grille and driver headlight/bezel and bent the hood up. (not pictured)

New grille, new hood, new headlights, and new headlight bezels for the front are on order.
Should look good after we get that on.

Related, we are going to be painting some new-to-us fenders that are unhacked by me. Those should look much better (my fender notching was a bit ambitious I will say, but we have never had tire rubbing issues so theres that
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)

Also on the list is to
-remake the flatbed
-mount the bedsides, quick-release like.
-replacing some sketchy cross member bolts with grade 8 hotness
-add some lights (GLAMISSSSSSS)
-add a whip mount (GLAMISSSSSS)
-rewire heater fan (GLAMISSSS)
-install TG motor mounts
-steel-it the cage
-install dash
-install windshield
-new exhaust (went with OEM type for max quietness)
-injector connectors




(YOU ARE NOW UP TO SPEED ON THIS SHITBOX)
 
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mikey09120

Michael Gonzalez
Dec 5, 2009
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Camarillo, CA
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LIST PROGRESS:

-remake the flatbed
-mount the bedsides, quick-release like.
-replacing some sketchy cross member bolts with grade 8 hotness
-add some lights (GLAMISSSSSSS)
-add a whip mount (GLAMISSSSSS)
-rewire heater fan (GLAMISSSS)
-install TG motor mounts
-steel-it the cage
-install dash

-install windshield
-new exhaust (went with OEM type for max quietness)
-injector connectors
 

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