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just a tribute - Mojave tribute build
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2014 8:02 pm    Post subject: just a tribute - Mojave tribute build Reply with quote

so I picked up a truck this fall , past customer whom had purchased a fiberglass bed from us about 10 years ago .
Older fella just used his truck for gardening and yard work ran the engine out of oil . paint is a "body shop" total Fk up as you can see ...








truck is in GREAT shape , but does need a little frame work on the passenger side Sad .... and of course , the PERFECT color match needs to be addressed

~ 240k kilometres on the clock .


so with the crap brown color , I had to think hard on what to do to this truck to make it have some eye candy ...
and this is when the tribute came to mind ...

The original Mojave was a brass # plated , 1983 truck from Japan . Canada had 2WD and 4WD models while the USA only had 2WD models ...









I'm going to build this one ----- like that .. sort of Smile






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PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2014 8:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

little OT but have you ever thought about building fj45 hard tops? I see them online but in the US. Just curious i may be in need of one
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 10, 2014 8:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good idea! I like it!
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 10, 2014 7:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cool idea.. one of the guys on here has a mojave... another old school toyota decal package for sure..
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 10, 2014 7:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks fellas .. been collecting parts for only a wee bit , it's not going to be anything quick , maybe something like one of fj-rankenstein's builds Smile hahaha


varty yo wrote:
little OT but have you ever thought about building fj45 hard tops? I see them online but in the US. Just curious i may be in need of one


nope .. not even remotely interested in building landcruiser parts . lots of suppliers out there already




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PostPosted: Wed Dec 10, 2014 9:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yikes.. if its like one of my builds then we should be in for a 10 year haul.. Laughing
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 24, 2015 5:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

so out with the old 22re







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PostPosted: Sat Feb 07, 2015 5:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

did some powder coating today for the new 3.4L


dosnt have to be "brite" but why not ?

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 28, 2015 6:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

started the tear down this morning .. pulled the truck in my shop and got to work .

canopy was the first thing to go



and then removed the bed
I was actually excited to see the out come of this , as I have only done this once before on one of my old beds . as I mentioned earlier , this bed was installed at my shop ~ 10 / 11 years ago , so I was anxious to see what it actually looked like after so many years . my personal DD has had it's bed on it's truck now for 15 years , but someone else's truck is always good "gauge" as well .

so heres what we got











other then the inner paint , and under side paint , everything is GREAT , I'm super happy with what I have to work with , and It should last at least another 15 years ... easily !!


anyway .....


also , got the tranny out



and the fenders off




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PostPosted: Sun Mar 01, 2015 8:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

was it only toyota that had all these funky color schemes and stripes?

or did other companies do it as well?

Build is looking good. Tear down is always fun for me.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 01, 2015 6:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

from when I worked at the dealership (1980-2000) most of Toyota stripe packages were done by " Trim line " , not to many stripe packages actually came from Toyota Japan

the Mojave stripes were from Japan


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2015 6:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was able to get some more shiny done









just about ready to build the engine now


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2015 7:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

how do you get your stuff so damn clean and shiny? Powder or chrome?
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2015 5:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm powder coating it
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2015 7:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

CAB OFF Smile



and now I can get to work on the frame



also .. "blasted" the bellhousing and painted ... I just needed to see some color . I think the gold is going to go well with the accent in the original tribal decals that are going on the outside .. this is also going to be the engine block color






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