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1987 Restomod, Just bought, in over my head!

Discussion in '1st Gen 4Runners (1984-1989)' started by whitedlite, May 31, 2017.

  1. May 31, 2017 at 12:57 PM

    whitedlite [OP] New Member

    May 31, 2017
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    1987 SAS TDI Project
    Might have bit off more than I can chew on this 1987 4runner restomod. I've included all rust spots, I have a pickup I can cut the fenderwell out of and weld on the 4runner. I cant do it maybe a friend can, unfortunately I'm going to have to find another 4runner to cut the other portions from if that's the best way, I'm not sure what the best way is. Frame doesn't have anything more than surface rust where welding was done at some point removing ifs.

    The thing only has one dent so I'm guessing it was never off-road hard.

    Anyone need a way to burn some time feel free to help. I've either gotta clean the basement out from other people's stuff or build a shop my brother keeps talking about. Running out of room.

    I wanna do a frame off restore, but I'm thinking I'll just clean spots on frame and repaint it while it has the 3" body lift on and when done with frame ill remove it.

    Someone's already ran the TDI wiring harness to where it needs to be. The transmissions also been moved up two inches to help with clearance. So I'll have to use electric fan I'm sure which I would've done for simplicity anyways.

    This thing to be an 87 has a lot of features.

    I probably need to post on one of the 4runner forums for more insight.

    If anyone has parts to give away I'll take them.

    Came with these intercos and engines of course as well as adapter plate and marlin crawler new clutch.

    As my brother said i have more TDI parts now than most shops that work on tdi's. My Daily BRM 5speed, 1 manual ALH engine with 45k miles on it, another manual ALH engine and 2 Auto ALH engines. Of course the auto has bigger injection pump the manual has larger injector nozzles, combine the two and roll coal. Lol

    I also have an assortment of toyota 4x4 parts. Like I said space is becoming limited.

    I gave $1,700 for a mostly complete parts wise project. The assembly is what I'm looking into doing.

  2. Dec 1, 2017 at 5:36 AM

    flamatap New Member

    Nov 22, 2017
    I am in the process of deciding to either put the original rebuilt 4 cylinder back in my 85, or rebuild the six that is in it. If I switch it out, I will keep the motor. Case in point, I would send you what I can.
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