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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by grousehunter 61, Dec 2, 2015.

  1. Dec 2, 2015 at 12:44 PM
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    grousehunter 61

    grousehunter 61 [OP] New Member

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    Rodger
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    1995 4 runner
    We, the wife and I just bought a 1995 4 runner. It has a very clean body, but the motor needs to be rebuilt. We got it cheap, very cheap......$650.00 This is not my first Toyota the other was an older truck, great truck but I had to weld the gear shift lever way over to the right so I could drive it, other wise second was under my leg. I like old things, my daily driver is a 1971 chevy short box 4x4, weekend toy 1983 Camaro t-top, 1985 Sportcoach motor home, and I am in the middle of building a 1961 Winnebago camp trailer. As my name suggests I am a bird hunter, grouse mostly, I have two dogs, a Chessie and a Red setter. We live in central west Idaho on the Salmon river. This vehicle will be used mostly by the wife, which is great as I can hardly get in or out. I may need to move the seat back 4 or 5 inches. We look forward to meeting others on here and will be asking a lot of questions. This will be my first Toyota overhaul. I was told that it has a rod loose and knocks.
     
  2. Dec 2, 2015 at 2:13 PM
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    BestGen

    BestGen Trigger Happy Camper

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    Paul
    Haunted Turnbull Canyon, CA
    Vehicle:
    1988 4Runner 22RE/W56, '93 G144 4.88s, Spartan Locker, AllPro Sliders, BFG 33/10.5s, 4Crawler 1.5" BJS, OME 2" Dakar springs
    33"KM2s, 4.88s, Spartan Locker, TG rear bumper, AllPro Kickout sliders, 4Crawler 1.5" BJS, OME 2" Dakar springs.
    Welcome aboard Rodger! Got any pics of your '71 Chevy? Here's some pics of my '70 K-20 Suburban and '72 K-5 Blazer.
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  3. Dec 2, 2015 at 2:39 PM
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    grousehunter 61

    grousehunter 61 [OP] New Member

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    A man after my own heart. We found out that the Toy is 1993, not a 1995, and is an auto. Loaded with just about everything you could get in 93. It has a 3.0, ok motor I guess. Who ever owned it took great care on the interior, almost new looking, but didn't know how to change the oil, sluge!!!!

    Over the Brazos River in Texas

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    Deer hunt in Nevada

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    Pulling my boat, a 1958 Crestliner in Idaho

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  4. Dec 2, 2015 at 3:44 PM
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    grousehunter 61

    grousehunter 61 [OP] New Member

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    Here are a couple of the Toyota.

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  5. Dec 2, 2015 at 6:31 PM
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    BestGen

    BestGen Trigger Happy Camper

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    Haunted Turnbull Canyon, CA
    Vehicle:
    1988 4Runner 22RE/W56, '93 G144 4.88s, Spartan Locker, AllPro Sliders, BFG 33/10.5s, 4Crawler 1.5" BJS, OME 2" Dakar springs
    33"KM2s, 4.88s, Spartan Locker, TG rear bumper, AllPro Kickout sliders, 4Crawler 1.5" BJS, OME 2" Dakar springs.
    Nice K-10 shortbed! I'm always on the lookout for that particular model. They want ridiculous money for those out here. As for your 4rnr, the 3.0 has a bad rep for Blown Head Gaskets. It's caused by the exhaust crossover behind the heads that cooks the two rear cylinders. Other than that fatal flaw it's a decent motor. The cure is headers which ain't cheap. A lot of guys swap it for the 3.4, a vastly superior engine. The truck itself is really clean and worth rebuilding.
     
  6. Dec 2, 2015 at 8:35 PM
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    Rolling Rock Customs

    Rolling Rock Customs Truck Accessories

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    Replacement bumpers, Roof Racks, Rock Sliders, Light Bars
    Welcome to the Forum!!
     

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