One of the other projects that eats a lot of my time. Helping a friend build a Buggy/truggy off a 1984 Toyota Pick up.
Little back ground on the truck from what we have been able to put together.
its a 1984 single cab 22R with a 5 speed it was sold new in NJ. Our best guess is that it was driven hard for about 26,000 when it was rolled. our guess is some time in 1985 or early 86. It sat in NJ then was moved to Florida at some point inside a shipping container. Spent at least the next 10 years in Florida. From there it moved to long island where a the drunken father of my buddies friend started working on it. He cut the damages cab roof off and tack welded a new section on along with getting new sheet metal for the doors hood and fenders. along with who knows what else he bought and threw in the bed. It also got a rancho lift on it. blocks crappy shocks and leafs. Eventually my buddy saw the truck one night and asked how much for the toyota pick up. The old man was like $1000 and take it away. So he did and that got us to the starting point.
this has not rolled over that's the actual milage on this rig
With the stating point we went to work. first we pulled the bed and trailer hitch and sold them for $450 to some locals. next up we replaced all the fluids and hooked up a battery and all the electronics came to life. We decided not to mess with the carb or gas tank as it was going to be more problems then it was worth.
A plan and $$ were needed so we decided to the the stock to stupid route and build it into a buggy. he sold his nice ocean fishing boat to fund the project.
So the first major work was to install a Got Propane Kit. Very simple install for 2 guys who have never done propane before.
first time running in 25 years
We also decided that the cab was hopeless to fix so we went to a local wrecking yard and picked up a C4C 86 cab for it
Next step was to get all the parts we needed to rebuild the suspension. A call to All Pro Offroad fixed that. Ended up with 5.5 leafs new hangers and shackels along with some nice long travel bilstien shocks and shock hoops. Also picked up a nice new Miller 220v welder.
pile of parts