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first one sold .. so this one is MINE .. Trekker build
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2007 7:09 pm    Post subject: first one sold .. so this one is MINE .. Trekker build Reply with quote

bought a few Trekkers a while back .. and now have started my own .

this one is going to be a "some what" stock restoration .. but with a few "extras" .


so here's where I'm starting .




don't mind the dust .. it's been sitting inside my shop for a while now .

there is one small rust hole on The right side .. front spring hanger , inside box steel .. you can see it in the pic .. it's so minor , I'm just going to weld in a patch .

so a little work today ... got onto the frame repair .

got the little plates/patches welded in .. It really wasnt that bad at all , the main / worse dammage was from me hitting with a hammer it trying to find the rust .. I really didnt see any point in doing "fish plates" .. as there (in my opinion) was NO structural strength loss . Other side is perfect .



and done ..



also started "prepping" the frame for the POR-15 treatment.




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PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2007 8:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

cool project, i love trekkers. anxious to see what kind of extras your planning.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2007 6:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks .. but only hint I got is ..



I hope . Smile just workin' on the deal .



so got the top side done (cleaned) , flipped it over and started on the bottom side .


also ordered the por15 today .




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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2007 11:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ooooo, i know exactly what that is. are you going to build it yourself or have lc put it together?
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2007 6:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll build it all .
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2008 5:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I bought a "parts truck" a while back .. for a couple of reasons .. I needed a long box frame for the dimentions of the long box Trekker .. I needed a front clip .. I needed lots of small parts and pieces for my trekker build , so I bought a whole truck .

so Yesterday .. I started to tear it apart .

box had been removed previously , and I had cut a hole in the back of the cab for the "long box Trekker" I built ...
Now that that project is all done (for me anyway) It was time to get to work on my project .

I sold the long box frame .. and I need alot of the pieces for my trekker .. so time to strip it .
lots of work yesterday , cut the roof off , and rockers , and cab corners .. I'm going to make some replacements Smile so i wanted to keep them . got the engine bay mostly stripped , and engine out .


and here is where I started this morning ..



and finally the cab off ..


frame stripped ..




and diffs ready to build .



and finally my front clip .


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2008 5:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

so the supercharger is GONE .. he sold it out from under me ! ohh well , I wasnt overly excited about it anyways , I was pretty leary about buying it .

so .. I'm thinkin' maybe 3.4L and supercharge it , or maybe V8 .. kinda like the idea of staying toyota .. any ideas , anyone know of any 3.4 installs into 79-83 vintage ?
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2008 5:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

slacker wrote:

so .. I'm thinkin' maybe 3.4L and supercharge it , or maybe V8 .. kinda like the idea of staying toyota .. any ideas , anyone know of any 3.4 installs into 79-83 vintage ?


I cant say that I kow of any 3.4s into a first gen but i am doing a 3 litre with an eventualy upgrade to the 3.4.....
from what I have read it should be an easy, almost bolt in swap.. just a few wiring changes is all..

if you find anything witha 3.4 in a first gen please post it.. i would love to see a pic... or 5
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2008 9:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

will so ....
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2008 11:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

a 1uz swap would be deadly! or a supercharged 5vz.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2008 12:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

www.offroadsolutions.com has some good info on the 3.4l swaps - you may be able to find some info for a 1st gen.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2008 6:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nope .. nothing for the 1st gen .. I'm sure they have done it , but no info yet ..

I did send a "PM" to them (from another board) , but so far , no responce .
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2008 7:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

so a little more today ...




got the hubs , calipers , .. basically down to the axles .. there ready to come out . sorry , no pics , cuz I didnt want to dirty up my camera.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2008 6:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

man !! I hate this cleaning stuff ... but almost done .

this is before .. and you all know how the knuckles , and everything is .. coated!!!




so knuckles , shields and mostly everything else are clean ...






hopefully tomorrow .. I will get some "black" on them
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2008 1:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

so all POR-15'd , and home in time for the game ! .. still "damp" but should be rock hard tomorrow Smile








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