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    Sticky: Those are both gorgeous! Seeing as I own a 97...

    Those are both gorgeous! Seeing as I own a 97 and an 88 4runner, please tell us a little more about both. Does the 1st gen have a 4.0 Taco engine in it?
  2. Please tell us more about your impressions of the...

    Please tell us more about your impressions of the VW swap! I got home tonight from a 1400 mile road trip in my wife's 2013 Jetta TDI wagon and am in love with the car. I know its a 2013 with all...
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    Awesome project! I had an 87 3+3 for a few years...

    Awesome project! I had an 87 3+3 for a few years that I dreamed of building up but it was pretty rough. What made you choose the Isuzu motor over the more common 6bt swap? I've seen the 4BD2T in...
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    Spring has sprung and the 4runner has been...

    Spring has sprung and the 4runner has been dragging me and a bunch of boats boards and even a raft all over chasing H20!. Did a mellow raft float and camp with my wife and some friends this weekend...
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    And to avoid future battles and flames I built...

    And to avoid future battles and flames I built this truck for myself and not for someone else, I was on a minimal budget, I build/change things as they come up and if I didnt have the 3.4 swap done I...
  6. Hey Ian, This is Jake who you got the frame...

    Hey Ian,
    This is Jake who you got the frame from. Looking forward to seeing this thing come together!
    You say you are getting a new shop. Are you building at your place, renting, something new...
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    Thanks for the compliments 4rescue. Your diesel...

    Thanks for the compliments 4rescue. Your diesel is going to be a dream come true to most us Americans.
    I am slowly moving away from kayaking, I currently paddle a Prion "Release" for a playboat...
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    Oh man, if I ever find a job in Montana we could...

    Oh man, if I ever find a job in Montana we could be best buds! I love doing all this stuff!! Great build and pics! I'll continue my job search haha[/QUOTE]

    I've certainly spent time in far worse...
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    To the OP, If you have the budget and it would be...

    To the OP, If you have the budget and it would be way less than a new truck. Find the nicest 6.0, V10, even 5.4 truck that suits your needs and bring it here:

    http://dieselconversion.com/

    I...
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    I finally got out with a couple friends last...

    I finally got out with a couple friends last weekend and did a little exploring/cruising around in the 4runner. It did great and was a pleasure to drive both on and off the roads. The receiver...
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    I took the 4runner out for a little test and it...

    I took the 4runner out for a little test and it did great, I love the rear ARB locker and it worked flawlessly. I also got my Warn XD9000 mounted up on a receiver hitch mount. I can now use it on...
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    Sweet, excited to see where you go with this, I...

    Sweet, excited to see where you go with this, I just built a 3rd gen and am making myself stop with it instead of going too far financially. They really are a fun platform.
  13. While buying a 7.3 4x4 Excursion would be easy...

    While buying a 7.3 4x4 Excursion would be easy its not the end all solution. As a 12 valve owner who put a 1979 Ford Dana 60 under my Cummins I say build what you want. All the Ex's came with Dana...
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    Thanks Willman! Thursday was one of the best...

    Thanks Willman!

    Thursday was one of the best ski days of my life. I'm not sure what they reported for inches, but it dumped all day and the hill was a ghost town. This is a friend of mine...
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    I just did a body swap between 2 97 4runners. It...

    I just did a body swap between 2 97 4runners. It was surprisingly easy and straight forward. I have a 35 hp Kubota tractor that I used, and it was everything that machine had to lift it. Like...
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    http://i851.photobucket.com/albums/ab75/blakeape/P...

    http://i851.photobucket.com/albums/ab75/blakeape/P7240051-1.jpg
    http://i851.photobucket.com/albums/ab75/blakeape/PB110019_zps32cadadb.jpg...
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    Thanks for the compliments. I really like it...

    Thanks for the compliments. I really like it here, lots of things we like to do. Good kayaking, skiing, paddleboarding, dirt biking, camping, hunting, 4wheeling etc!
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    Sliders are done and support the weight of the...

    Sliders are done and support the weight of the rig.
    http://i851.photobucket.com/albums/ab75/blakeape/IMG_1649_zps81e99dca.jpg...
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    Looks like you're having fun with that thing! I...

    Looks like you're having fun with that thing! I really want to drive a TC equipped truck someday.
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    I got a tube bending lesson from a friend today! ...

    I got a tube bending lesson from a friend today! Got my sliders extended and tacked in. Ill burn them in and get them painted next week when I'm off shift. ...
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    Thanks I'm having fun with it and really excited...

    Thanks I'm having fun with it and really excited at how reasonably its coming together $$$$-wise.

    Today I did a trans and t-case fluid swap and put Redline MT90 full synthetic in. I also...
  22. blakeape - I hope that you are documenting your...

    blakeape - I hope that you are documenting your build along the way. Stripping a rig down to the frame and building it back on a budget is quite a task. A budget build of that caliber would be...
  23. Great job on the truck! As others have said you...

    Great job on the truck! As others have said you have built yourself quite a capable, well equipped truck for a very reasonable amount of money. I am building a 97 4runner that involved a frame and...
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    The panhandle is a great place I'm sure you'll...

    The panhandle is a great place I'm sure you'll love it
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    I am very happy with how this turned out but...

    I am very happy with how this turned out but would not recommend a rocker replacement unless you have an issue with rust like I did. It was a nightmare welding all that flimsy Toyota sheet metal,...
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