I've left the Toyota Fold, AKA my Montero Build Thread
I picked up a 96 Montero SR yesterday with about 146k on the clock. I've been looking for a replacement for my truck for a little while now and the Monty ended up being the top of my list. It's the only the second car (out of nine, so far) I've owned that has AC and I couldn't be more excited Its the little things, right? Pretty much everything works, except for the compass (it gets confused) and the little diagram that shows when I'm in 4wd, AWD, and/or diff locked never has my rear wheels lit up. Is that normal?
Anyway, at Cyi5's request, I'm starting a build thread and this is it.
Today's jobs included installing the third row seat, putting some 100w bulbs I had laying around in the fog lights, removing the running boards and taking off the stupid bullbar. If anyone wants either of those, tell me ASAP as I'm taking them to the dump pretty quick here.
Here are my as purchased shots so you can follow my changes:
I hate running boards so those were the first to go. I measured them once they were on the ground and I gained about 5" of clearance under my doors just by taking those off.
The bullbar was next. Whoever installed it must have been functionally retarded. They used carriage bolts like normal bolts and then didn't even bother actually connecting the wires for the extra lights to any kind of power source.
Here it is with all that garbage removed:
When I pulled the skid plate off (surpassingly beefy, by the way), I found this guy:
I'm not real sure what it is but my father said it may be a mixing tray for testing different kinds of ceramic glaze. Anyone else have an idea?
Finally, the key fob had been broken in the area the key ring normally goes through so I needed to address that. This is the nicest car I've owned so far and the keyless entry damn well better work
That's nothing I can't fix with my trusty Dremel, some strapping and some epoxy:
I know its a little ghetto but free is a whole lot cheaper than buying a new fob.
Last edited by red87; 03-09-2011 at 04:19 AM.
1999 4Runner Limited. Its green.