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Mobtown Offroad's '96 T4R Build Thread

Discussion in '3rd Gen Builds (1996-2002)' started by MobtownOffroad, Apr 9, 2016.

  1. Apr 9, 2016 at 10:33 PM
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    MobtownOffroad

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    Starting a build thread for a 1996 SR5 T4R I picked up.

    Details:

    1996 Toyota 4Runner SR5
    3.4L V6 Auto 4x4
    176k miles (blown motor)
    1 owner
    All service records from dealer for life of the truck.
    Original window sticker, MSRP $31,800 in 1996!
    Only rust on entire truck is rear bumper rotted through in the center.

    Paid $700.00

    Pics are the night I trailered it home with my DD/tow pig and the next morning in the driveway. Nice thing about MD is at 20 years or older it can be tagged historic, so I did. Don't need to worry about inspection or emissions.

    Seller sold it with a motor he bought from Craigslist with 120k miles but there is always a chance it is no good. Ill be taking a gamble installing it.

    Immediate Plans:
    Replace motor (obviously)

    Build Plans:
    Mobtown Weld On Sliders
    Mobtown Front Plate Bumper
    Mobtown Rear Plate Bumper w/ Swing Out Tire Carrier
    Mobtown Full Skid Plates
    2-3" Lift (Suggestions Appreciated)
    33" Load C Duratrac Tires
    Mobtown Roof Rack for RTT

    Here we go!

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  2. Apr 9, 2016 at 10:34 PM
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    Today we had a small break in the weather. So I pulled the mangled front bumper off, took off the running boards and measured up for a set of sliders. Just taking the running boards off made it look lifted haha.

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  3. Apr 9, 2016 at 11:01 PM
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    Good project rig, should be a fun build
    Just sold my '98 this week that I had built up over the last few years
     
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  4. Apr 9, 2016 at 11:16 PM
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    Thanks Eric, I am looking forward to it. Never built up a 4Runner, only Tacomas. Wanted a good rig for beach and camping.
     
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  5. Apr 10, 2016 at 1:26 PM
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    Modeled up a set of bolt on rock sliders for the gen 3 T4R today. Need to figure out how to make it a solid bolt on set without having to bust out the drill. Boxed chassis is making it tough. Here is about what they will look like though. 70" long, DOM tubing, 2" sq tubing, 3/16" attachment plate.

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  6. Apr 10, 2016 at 10:50 PM
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    SixthSnail

    SixthSnail I have no idea what I'm doing

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    Sub'D im sure this will turn out awesome!
     
  7. Apr 11, 2016 at 3:42 PM
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    Added 5 hp today and threw our Mobtown Decal on the back glass. Didnt get the sliders done yet, too busy buikding sliders for paying customers.

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  8. Apr 13, 2016 at 2:51 PM
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    Been waiting on more steel to come in to keep sliders going.

    DOM came in Monday, square tube today.

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  9. Jun 5, 2016 at 5:50 PM
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    Modeled up the front bumper for the T4R today. Going to run the steel and should have it welded up and ready to go by months end.

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  10. Oct 2, 2016 at 1:29 PM
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    Slowest build EVER !
     
  11. Oct 2, 2016 at 2:17 PM
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    That's because I'm too damn busy building everyone else's stuff!
     
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  12. Oct 2, 2016 at 2:23 PM
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    I do have half the motor out so there's an update for you
     
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  13. Oct 2, 2016 at 2:32 PM
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    Subbed to see that rear bumper when you get to it
     
  14. Oct 2, 2016 at 3:30 PM
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    hey you have the weekends to work on the t4r and before you say it play pens and parents..LOL
     
  15. Oct 2, 2016 at 3:30 PM
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    And really just wanted to bump this thread
     
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  16. Oct 2, 2016 at 4:40 PM
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    I wish. I have baby duty all weekend. That's when the wifey works to support my habits.
     
  17. Oct 5, 2016 at 9:43 AM
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    What state you located in Joe? I'd really thinking you're my guy for my future slider purchase and was hoping I could save freight by visiting you.
     
  18. Oct 5, 2016 at 9:49 AM
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    In Maryland. Our shop is in Greensboro.
     
  19. Oct 5, 2016 at 11:54 AM
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    Dang, you are a long way from Texas :)
     
  20. Oct 5, 2016 at 11:57 AM
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    Make it a vacation. You make the drive, I won't charge you for the sliders and I will weld them on!

    I figured if I do this I can offer them for sale to others since I need a vehicle for measurements.
     
  21. Oct 5, 2016 at 12:12 PM
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    Hmmmm! Will talk to wife.
     
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  22. Oct 5, 2016 at 1:19 PM
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    You could go see the Inner Harbor or Washington DC!
     
  23. Oct 5, 2016 at 1:49 PM
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    Wife did not instantly shoot me down, I think she might be able to be convinced. Will keep you posted via PM or something.

    Also need to get a set of Tacoma (3rd Gen) sliders from you too, so I might be able to order those and pick them up if we come to save on that shipping too.

    Then I will be slidered out.
     
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  24. Jun 7, 2018 at 8:23 PM
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    Reviving an old thread because I really need to know if Lee drove up here from Texas
     
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