1. Welcome to 4Runners.com!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all 4Runner discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other 4Runner owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

The GlamRunner

Discussion in '1st Gen Builds (1984-1989)' started by ajohnson, May 28, 2014.

  1. May 28, 2014 at 4:06 PM
    #1
    ajohnson

    ajohnson [OP] Glamorous

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2014
    Member:
    #94
    Messages:
    381
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Andy
    Charlotte, NC
    Vehicle:
    87 4Runner SAS and other stuffs, 07 Tacoma
    Things and stuff and such
    I started work a few months ago getting this '87 ready for all my cool parts on my '85. I am building it in my backyard with no garage, which sucks. I lost motivation and didn't work on it for a while, but I am slowly starting up again.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    IFS cut out and started grinding. Still have a bit of grinding to do. Rear suspension out, rebuilt transfer case is out and sold
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    I took a break from grinding to build an intake on the 22re, mock up my Artec diehard 31m battery cage (I am moving the battery to the driver side), and install a Doug Thorley header. I need a M8-1.25x50 bolt between the head and timing cover that a shop left out during the rebuild. Turns out it needs to keep the timing cover from leaking. I need a stud kit for the header too.
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    I ordered a rear main seal set, might as well replace the leaking one while the tcase is out.
     
    PisaRunner likes this.
  2. May 28, 2014 at 7:01 PM
    #2
    ajohnson

    ajohnson [OP] Glamorous

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2014
    Member:
    #94
    Messages:
    381
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Andy
    Charlotte, NC
    Vehicle:
    87 4Runner SAS and other stuffs, 07 Tacoma
    Things and stuff and such
    Here is my '85. 37" MTR's, dual cases with 4.7's and triple shifters, 5.29 diffs, front high pinion yukon zip locker, rear spartan locker, longfield axles, TG chromoly hub gears, ARP steering and hub studs, thick driveshafts, TG 4" suspension front and rear, Addicted front bumper, smittybilt winch, all kinds of lights, Softopper, 4xinno tube doors and motor/tcase mounts, etc. etc. etc.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
    PisaRunner likes this.
  3. May 29, 2014 at 6:45 AM
    #3
    ajohnson

    ajohnson [OP] Glamorous

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2014
    Member:
    #94
    Messages:
    381
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Andy
    Charlotte, NC
    Vehicle:
    87 4Runner SAS and other stuffs, 07 Tacoma
    Things and stuff and such
  4. May 29, 2014 at 11:53 AM
    #4
    brutalguyracing

    brutalguyracing New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2014
    Member:
    #79
    Messages:
    307
    Gender:
    Male
    NY
    Vehicle:
    2003 V8 Runner Limited
    Does this runner still run
     
  5. May 29, 2014 at 12:17 PM
    #5
    ajohnson

    ajohnson [OP] Glamorous

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2014
    Member:
    #94
    Messages:
    381
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Andy
    Charlotte, NC
    Vehicle:
    87 4Runner SAS and other stuffs, 07 Tacoma
    Things and stuff and such
    Which one? They both run, still wheeling the '85 til the '87 is prepped for the solid axle.
     
  6. May 29, 2014 at 4:35 PM
    #6
    ajohnson

    ajohnson [OP] Glamorous

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2014
    Member:
    #94
    Messages:
    381
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Andy
    Charlotte, NC
    Vehicle:
    87 4Runner SAS and other stuffs, 07 Tacoma
    Things and stuff and such
    Well, the '87 did run when I bought it. Had an oil leak at the top of the timing cover. Turns out the bolt under the distributor gear is broken off in the timing cover. So off it comes, got this far before the lightning started this evening. I need a garage.

    Missing bolt
    [​IMG]

    Disassembly
    [​IMG]
     
    PisaRunner likes this.
  7. Jun 1, 2014 at 5:45 PM
    #7
    ajohnson

    ajohnson [OP] Glamorous

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2014
    Member:
    #94
    Messages:
    381
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Andy
    Charlotte, NC
    Vehicle:
    87 4Runner SAS and other stuffs, 07 Tacoma
    Things and stuff and such
    Found the timing cover is ruined by a failed easy-out attempt :mad:

    [​IMG]

    I ordered a new cover, hardware, gasket/seal kit, and metal chain guides.

    I put new leafs in a buddy's taco today, washed mine and played around with it, and found wheeling pics from a couple weekends ago.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jun 2, 2014
    slowpoke99 likes this.
  8. Jun 13, 2014 at 8:29 AM
    #8
    slowpoke99

    slowpoke99 New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2014
    Member:
    #167
    Messages:
    37
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Mark
    Vehicle:
    99 4Runner SR5
    sas, locked, longfields, dual cased
    Your dual case setup is badass! Lovin the Crown Royal shift boots!!!:cheers:
     
  9. Jun 13, 2014 at 11:32 AM
    #9
    ajohnson

    ajohnson [OP] Glamorous

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2014
    Member:
    #94
    Messages:
    381
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Andy
    Charlotte, NC
    Vehicle:
    87 4Runner SAS and other stuffs, 07 Tacoma
    Things and stuff and such
    Thanks! I love it, especially keeping the center console.
     
  10. Jun 13, 2014 at 11:01 PM
    #10
    slowpoke99

    slowpoke99 New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2014
    Member:
    #167
    Messages:
    37
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Mark
    Vehicle:
    99 4Runner SR5
    sas, locked, longfields, dual cased
    Which triple stick setup is that? I'm setting up my inchworm taco case using front range's twin stick but would rather go triples if I could. Do you know if that would work on a 3rd gen with a chain case? Just curious.
     
  11. Jun 14, 2014 at 5:22 AM
    #11
    ajohnson

    ajohnson [OP] Glamorous

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2014
    Member:
    #94
    Messages:
    381
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Andy
    Charlotte, NC
    Vehicle:
    87 4Runner SAS and other stuffs, 07 Tacoma
    Things and stuff and such
    Dave'z offroad. It will only work with a top shift gear case as far as I know.
     
  12. Jun 14, 2014 at 5:22 AM
    #12
    ajohnson

    ajohnson [OP] Glamorous

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2014
    Member:
    #94
    Messages:
    381
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Andy
    Charlotte, NC
    Vehicle:
    87 4Runner SAS and other stuffs, 07 Tacoma
    Things and stuff and such
    Dave'z offroad. It will only work with a top shift gear case as far as I know.
     
  13. Aug 5, 2014 at 6:27 PM
    #13
    ajohnson

    ajohnson [OP] Glamorous

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2014
    Member:
    #94
    Messages:
    381
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Andy
    Charlotte, NC
    Vehicle:
    87 4Runner SAS and other stuffs, 07 Tacoma
    Things and stuff and such
    I wish I had more to update. Took the '85 to Potts Mtn Jeep Trail last month
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Then finally worked on the '87 between heat waves and rain.

    Metal timing chain guides, new timing cover, new water pump, new gaskets, new hardware, clean and painted oil pan
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Picked up some more 4wd conversion parts for the Taco. A750F tran. and FJ Cruiser manual shifting t. case
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
    4Running Daily and slowpoke99 like this.
  14. Aug 6, 2014 at 1:04 AM
    #14
    Utah

    Utah Misanthrope

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2014
    Member:
    #213
    Messages:
    194
    First Name:
    Kevin
    Land of Fake Beer
    Vehicle:
    The Gray Bastard
    3RZ, OME, 5.29s, 4.7, locked/locked
    Lookin' good!
     
    ajohnson likes this.
  15. Aug 7, 2014 at 12:31 AM
    #15
    4Running Daily

    4Running Daily New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2014
    Member:
    #21
    Messages:
    58
    Gender:
    Male
    Slowly building a 4WD Toyota army
     
    ajohnson likes this.
  16. Aug 7, 2014 at 4:40 AM
    #16
    ajohnson

    ajohnson [OP] Glamorous

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2014
    Member:
    #94
    Messages:
    381
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Andy
    Charlotte, NC
    Vehicle:
    87 4Runner SAS and other stuffs, 07 Tacoma
    Things and stuff and such
    Thanks Kid

    Lol, yup. Wish I started with a 4wd Taco, but the FJ case will be much more reliable.

    I got the 297k mile W56 out yesterday. Gonna clean the piss out of it and replace what I can/should

    [​IMG]
     
  17. Aug 7, 2014 at 3:18 PM
    #17
    ajohnson

    ajohnson [OP] Glamorous

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2014
    Member:
    #94
    Messages:
    381
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Andy
    Charlotte, NC
    Vehicle:
    87 4Runner SAS and other stuffs, 07 Tacoma
    Things and stuff and such
  18. Aug 9, 2014 at 8:42 PM
    #18
    ajohnson

    ajohnson [OP] Glamorous

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2014
    Member:
    #94
    Messages:
    381
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Andy
    Charlotte, NC
    Vehicle:
    87 4Runner SAS and other stuffs, 07 Tacoma
    Things and stuff and such
    Clean
    [​IMG]

    What the....
    [​IMG]

    Well that's not good
    [​IMG]

    Rear mail seal and outer bearing race removed
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Waiting for all new clutch parts to show up.
     
  19. Aug 14, 2014 at 12:46 AM
    #19
    Utah

    Utah Misanthrope

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2014
    Member:
    #213
    Messages:
    194
    First Name:
    Kevin
    Land of Fake Beer
    Vehicle:
    The Gray Bastard
    3RZ, OME, 5.29s, 4.7, locked/locked
    What's the part number on that puller? I couldn't find one like that when I did my clutch last time.
     
  20. Aug 15, 2014 at 3:56 AM
    #20
    ajohnson

    ajohnson [OP] Glamorous

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2014
    Member:
    #94
    Messages:
    381
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Andy
    Charlotte, NC
    Vehicle:
    87 4Runner SAS and other stuffs, 07 Tacoma
    Things and stuff and such
  21. Aug 15, 2014 at 6:31 AM
    #21
    Utah

    Utah Misanthrope

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2014
    Member:
    #213
    Messages:
    194
    First Name:
    Kevin
    Land of Fake Beer
    Vehicle:
    The Gray Bastard
    3RZ, OME, 5.29s, 4.7, locked/locked
    What if it was intact, would that one be small enough to pull it?
     
  22. Aug 15, 2014 at 6:41 AM
    #22
    ajohnson

    ajohnson [OP] Glamorous

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2014
    Member:
    #94
    Messages:
    381
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Andy
    Charlotte, NC
    Vehicle:
    87 4Runner SAS and other stuffs, 07 Tacoma
    Things and stuff and such
    Now that I don't know. It says jaw opening 3/4"-1 1/2". Not sure what the inner race diameter is. I can check for you with my new bearing, but not til Sunday or Monday.
     
  23. Aug 18, 2014 at 2:56 PM
    #23
    ajohnson

    ajohnson [OP] Glamorous

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2014
    Member:
    #94
    Messages:
    381
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Andy
    Charlotte, NC
    Vehicle:
    87 4Runner SAS and other stuffs, 07 Tacoma
    Things and stuff and such
    Well Kid, err Utah, that puller does not fit the inner bearing race.

    I got the new rear main seal, pilot bearing, and trans. input shaft seal installed. I'm going to pressure wash the underside before I reinstall the transmission.
     
  24. Aug 19, 2014 at 1:05 AM
    #24
    Utah

    Utah Misanthrope

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2014
    Member:
    #213
    Messages:
    194
    First Name:
    Kevin
    Land of Fake Beer
    Vehicle:
    The Gray Bastard
    3RZ, OME, 5.29s, 4.7, locked/locked
    I didn't think it would. I think Toyota used that tiny little bearing on purpose just to make you buy their SST, the fawkers.
     
    ajohnson likes this.
  25. Sep 15, 2014 at 3:09 PM
    #25
    ajohnson

    ajohnson [OP] Glamorous

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2014
    Member:
    #94
    Messages:
    381
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Andy
    Charlotte, NC
    Vehicle:
    87 4Runner SAS and other stuffs, 07 Tacoma
    Things and stuff and such
    No updates on the '87, cool weather is finally showing up though.

    I was having withdrawals so I took the '85 wheeling over the weekend with some friends. A dead battery almost kept me from going, I had to swap the Taco's battery in at the parking.

    It was slick and fun
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    My buddy bashed his diff cover on a rock, finished the trail in 2wd like a baws
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
    ~Skippy~ and Utah like this.
  26. Nov 12, 2014 at 4:48 AM
    #26
    ajohnson

    ajohnson [OP] Glamorous

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2014
    Member:
    #94
    Messages:
    381
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Andy
    Charlotte, NC
    Vehicle:
    87 4Runner SAS and other stuffs, 07 Tacoma
    Things and stuff and such
    Been busy
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  27. Nov 12, 2014 at 4:52 AM
    #27
    ajohnson

    ajohnson [OP] Glamorous

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2014
    Member:
    #94
    Messages:
    381
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Andy
    Charlotte, NC
    Vehicle:
    87 4Runner SAS and other stuffs, 07 Tacoma
    Things and stuff and such
    [​IMG]

    Mocking up the steering box
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  28. Nov 12, 2014 at 4:55 AM
    #28
    ajohnson

    ajohnson [OP] Glamorous

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2014
    Member:
    #94
    Messages:
    381
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Andy
    Charlotte, NC
    Vehicle:
    87 4Runner SAS and other stuffs, 07 Tacoma
    Things and stuff and such
  29. Nov 13, 2014 at 2:57 AM
    #29
    ajohnson

    ajohnson [OP] Glamorous

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2014
    Member:
    #94
    Messages:
    381
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Andy
    Charlotte, NC
    Vehicle:
    87 4Runner SAS and other stuffs, 07 Tacoma
    Things and stuff and such
    Got the frame painted
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  30. Feb 9, 2015 at 3:32 AM
    #30
    ajohnson

    ajohnson [OP] Glamorous

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2014
    Member:
    #94
    Messages:
    381
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Andy
    Charlotte, NC
    Vehicle:
    87 4Runner SAS and other stuffs, 07 Tacoma
    Things and stuff and such
    Update for those who care. The rear axle is finally hung and shock mounts are in place, and the knuckle ball gussets are in place but still need to box the steering stops.

    Trail Gear stud eliminator, these bolts replace the diff studs to help prevent the diff from loosening and separating from the housing.
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
To Top