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New here...wanna geek out on my new to me 1986 4runner

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Mannyac123, Oct 22, 2018.

  1. Oct 22, 2018 at 8:00 PM
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    Mannyac123

    Mannyac123 [OP] New Member

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    20181117_111307.jpg 20181118_101612.jpg Hi everyone. My first ride back in the 90s was a 1985 4runner. Regretted selling it immediately. I've passively scoured the web over the last 5 years or so, but everything i found was way out of my range, or just too beat up for me. I'm far from a mechanic, so reliability was my main focus. Found one in northern mississippi, flew out and drove it back. Busted gas gauge and no headlights. Loved every second of the drive. Here it is after some work, including interior. 20181021_095644.jpg20181021_163813.jpg 20181021_163915.jpg
     
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  2. Oct 23, 2018 at 12:07 AM
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    Dark Knight

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    Nice score!
     
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  3. Oct 23, 2018 at 12:41 AM
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    Strandskov

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    I like the outside, I'm not quite sure what to make of the upholstery in the inside but I do got to admit, it's very well taken care of..
    Nice Decision
     
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  4. Oct 23, 2018 at 1:12 AM
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    ruiz4251

    ruiz4251 "but it was funny huh?"

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    LOVE IT!
     
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  5. Oct 23, 2018 at 6:05 AM
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    Nice.!
     
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  6. Oct 23, 2018 at 8:49 AM
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    Mannyac123

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    Thanks ya'll. I wasn't too sure about the seats either, but the original upholstery was pretty narly. The green plaid was on sale. It grows on you
     
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  7. Oct 23, 2018 at 8:54 AM
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    Jeez is that a re-painted exterior looks new.
     
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  8. Oct 23, 2018 at 9:00 AM
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    Mannyac123

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    yeah, totally re-painted. apparently it was stagnant in someone's front yard for a few years. only has 120k miles on it, but took quite a bit of work to get it where it is now. freakin cherry red is a bit bright, but color wasn't really a big deal to me
     
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  9. Oct 23, 2018 at 9:03 AM
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    Strandskov

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    They did a good paint job, reminds me of my very first 2 cars.. They were that exact color...
     
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  10. Oct 23, 2018 at 9:52 AM
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    COexplorer

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    Those seats are awesome.
     
  11. Oct 29, 2018 at 7:40 PM
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    Love the boxed classic look!
     
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  12. Oct 30, 2018 at 9:08 AM
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    bad ass.......

    i bet you had a smile, on the entire trip back..... bad ass man.
     
  13. Nov 2, 2018 at 12:32 PM
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    GoXplore

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    I love it. The color is good too! :)
     
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  14. Nov 2, 2018 at 5:33 PM
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    Daria

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    How much did the upholstery cost?
     
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  15. Nov 2, 2018 at 6:16 PM
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    To be determined
    I like the seats too- looks fun :)
     
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  16. Nov 2, 2018 at 7:21 PM
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    Love the upholstery!
     
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  17. Nov 2, 2018 at 7:46 PM
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    DrewMan

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    Looks Nice! … I purchased a brand new 1989 4R Deluxe back in the day; it was solid red including removable fiberglass top…I was twenty years old; paid $13,900 out the door … owned it for a little over 5 yrs and sold it for $10,000 cash w/ 104,000 miles on it … After seeing this post and 35 years later …still regretting letting it go! Absolutely a Great Vehicle and that 4 cyl 22 RE …well you couldn’t kill it… Thanks for sharing with us! … Enjoy!
     
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  18. Nov 2, 2018 at 9:30 PM
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    Could we get some more photos? How about one of the back end with the tailgate open? I love these older runners.
     
  19. Nov 3, 2018 at 12:22 PM
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    I love it! The color and upholstery are great! Yes, can you post more pics of the exterior?
     
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  20. Nov 7, 2018 at 6:28 PM
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    it's been at the shop having a few kinks worked out. here's the most recent exterior pic. excited to roll topless!20181107_175058.jpg
     
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  21. Nov 7, 2018 at 7:32 PM
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    Dude.....I love the 1st Gen......I have an 89 3.0 V6.....IMG_3722.jpg
     
  22. Nov 7, 2018 at 7:34 PM
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    I had it re painted Pearl White...Added All LED's, Wheels/Tires, Customer Nfab style RB's....Touched up all chrome to Black.....Interior is pretty much stock except for added stereo system
     
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  23. Nov 7, 2018 at 10:49 PM
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    BestGen

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    Love the soft top! Don't know about that interior tho... reminds me of my neighbors AMC Gremlin. IMG_2119.jpg
     
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  24. Nov 8, 2018 at 11:30 AM
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    Mannyac123

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    the led's on your grill are sick! it's definitely got a gremlin vibe going on. pretty sure it's leftover old school vw interior. gotta admit, it's a slight improvement from this:560822069.jpg
     
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  25. Nov 9, 2018 at 3:05 PM
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    33"KM2s, 4.88s, Spartan Locker, TG rear bumper, AllPro Kickout sliders, 4Crawler 1.5" BJS, OME 2" Dakar springs.
    No leds here(I wish)! Those are on Tony's beautiful '89. :thumbsup: Mines' been around the block a few times(in Big Bear!)
    It's definitely an improvement!
     
  26. Nov 18, 2018 at 9:25 AM
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    Mannyac123

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