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Checking in for the first time here

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by keepkool, Jan 14, 2016.

  1. Jan 14, 2016 at 6:16 PM
    #1
    keepkool

    keepkool [OP] New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2016
    Member:
    #1406
    Messages:
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    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Dean
    Vehicle:
    89 4runner 3.4 5spd
    engine swap from 3.0 to 3.4
    Hello everyone .
    I purchased a 1989 3.0 5spd runner a year or so ago . I had always liked the first gen runners because of their simplicity and the removable top . I saw this one on Craigslist one day with very little info in ad but sense it was close to home decided to check it out . Found it to be a box stock one family truck with 170k miles on her . Owner was asking 2k and I jumped on it . When I actually went to pay and tranfer title the owner sheepishly suggested I only pay $1500 as he was relatively sure the motor would need head gasket at the least or total rebuild soon although I was informed he knew of no issues with the truck at the time . ; )
    While day dreaming about one of these first gen runners I had read up on the 3.4 conversion and intended to do this mod from the start . Ended up being quite the adventure due mostly to my inexperience with swaps in general and limited experience as a mechanic ...... but I made it this far and a year later she's up and running , just trying to iron out a couple of bugs hence my joining your site here .
    Hopefully I will be able to help out with other members questions or concerns about this type of situation and also get some feed back about a couple of problems I have left to work out . I will post in the general forums for this .
    Glad to find you folks here helping one another out . Should be a great deal for all . : )
     
  2. Jan 14, 2016 at 6:22 PM
    #2
    wnelax04sr5

    wnelax04sr5 Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2014
    Member:
    #12
    Messages:
    2,579
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Ethan
    CT
    Vehicle:
    2004 SR5 4X4 Galactic Gray
    welcome! happy to have you as a part of the group
     
  3. Jan 14, 2016 at 6:37 PM
    #3
    drunner

    drunner New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2015
    Member:
    #1086
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    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Danny
    Anaheim
    Vehicle:
    07 SR5
    5100s, 885s, Toytec 2" rear, Camburg UCAs, 255/75/17 Duratracs
    Welcome. I wanted a project runner before I bought my 4th gen, but situations changed and I needed something more reliable.
     

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