Piggy the 1985 4Runner Build

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Faolan
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Re: Piggy the 1985 4Runner Build

Unread post by Faolan » August 24th, 2014, 6:31 pm

Not much doing here this weekend.. Spent Sat morning pulling out the rest of the front...
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Will need a fair old clean up and paint!

In this pic you can see the difference in the springs ( You can just see the other side ) and the difference in the springs center point from where the shocks are...


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Piggy - 1985 4Runner Toy
Muddy - HJ47 Project
Shrek - 1998 GU 4.5 Pet Man Tourer

94 TURBO HILUX
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Re: Piggy the 1985 4Runner Build

Unread post by 94 TURBO HILUX » August 24th, 2014, 7:12 pm

Your up for a few new parts there mate. Tailshaft, dropped draglink (if you can get it that sh0rt). Maybe start looking at crossover or high steering. It'll be better in the long run than a dropped draglink. I should of done it years ago. Maybe even caster wedges.

Nothing wrong with pushing the diff forward. Just means your steering need attention.

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Re: Piggy the 1985 4Runner Build

Unread post by Faolan » August 24th, 2014, 7:49 pm

For sure mate it's on the cards... Will be doing a 'from behind setup' http://www.4x4labs.com/products/steerin ... ng-system/
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Piggy - 1985 4Runner Toy
Muddy - HJ47 Project
Shrek - 1998 GU 4.5 Pet Man Tourer

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Re: Piggy the 1985 4Runner Build

Unread post by 94 TURBO HILUX » August 24th, 2014, 8:35 pm

What power steering box does that set up use?

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Re: Piggy the 1985 4Runner Build

Unread post by Faolan » August 24th, 2014, 8:40 pm

IFS but you don't seem to have to mount it as far forward as the second arm is behind so won't bind up...
Piggy - 1985 4Runner Toy
Muddy - HJ47 Project
Shrek - 1998 GU 4.5 Pet Man Tourer

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Re: Piggy the 1985 4Runner Build

Unread post by 94 TURBO HILUX » August 24th, 2014, 9:14 pm

Ah, ok. Ive never seen that steering set up before so I'm interested in it.

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Re: Piggy the 1985 4Runner Build

Unread post by Faolan » August 24th, 2014, 9:34 pm

Me to! If you are keen I can let you know when I order the arms if you want a pair could share shipping, wasn't much though when I emailed them, I think arms landed in Aus for a RHD set up was $260..
Piggy - 1985 4Runner Toy
Muddy - HJ47 Project
Shrek - 1998 GU 4.5 Pet Man Tourer

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Re: Piggy the 1985 4Runner Build

Unread post by 94 TURBO HILUX » August 25th, 2014, 11:22 am

I got crossover now. I just got it working properly. Lol.

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Re: Piggy the 1985 4Runner Build

Unread post by Faolan » January 14th, 2015, 1:17 pm

So now I have the GU patrol to do the touring, camping thing in....this ole'yella 4runner is having a slight direction change. Kind stopped work on it for the min, as I am redefining what the plan is.... I am now thinking coils....

Anyway while I think about that I have started doing a few other bits. Plan was to have camping gear and fridge in the back, so I had been looking at attaching the whole rear door on sliders and slide out tray so the whole lot came out backwards....Had got the design all sorted but... Not needed now so I am reattaching the rear 'door' but permanently.....

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Just welded and bogged over for now with a quick undercoat till I can get round to smoothing it all down...
Piggy - 1985 4Runner Toy
Muddy - HJ47 Project
Shrek - 1998 GU 4.5 Pet Man Tourer

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Re: Piggy the 1985 4Runner Build

Unread post by Faolan » March 1st, 2015, 7:18 pm

Finally found some close by!

Ford Explorer rear springs to go on the back, saw them yesterday and picked them up today! only a few more parts to collect...

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Shrek - 1998 GU 4.5 Pet Man Tourer

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Re: Piggy the 1985 4Runner Build

Unread post by killachallenger » March 4th, 2015, 8:00 pm

Top work mate love that's it's not an 80 or a GQ haha other company's do make 4wds aswell ( some people don't know this) great old rig

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Re: Piggy the 1985 4Runner Build

Unread post by Faolan » June 9th, 2015, 8:34 pm

Ok....I think the time has come to part this out....

I would love to carry on but all my time and money is being spent on other projects so this one has to go....not an easy decision at all!!

Giving a heads up on here first so if there are anyparts people might want one here let me know otherwise the whole lot will be itemised and ebayed over the coming weeks.

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Piggy - 1985 4Runner Toy
Muddy - HJ47 Project
Shrek - 1998 GU 4.5 Pet Man Tourer

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Re: Piggy the 1985 4Runner Build

Unread post by Faolan » August 24th, 2015, 12:13 pm

The last week of Piggy, off to the wreckers on the weekend...

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Piggy - 1985 4Runner Toy
Muddy - HJ47 Project
Shrek - 1998 GU 4.5 Pet Man Tourer

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Re: Piggy the 1985 4Runner Build

Unread post by geoffo » August 26th, 2015, 9:59 pm

Noooooooooooooooooooooooo i love this thing

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Re: Piggy the 1985 4Runner Build

Unread post by Faolan » August 27th, 2015, 10:00 am

Yeah me too! :cry:

It was time for a change though, was just getting to that stage where I slowed right down on it with the mods and the GU was starting to take more of my time/money!

Def been worth it though, started this build with no workshop, tools, welder, compressor etc and gradually built it all up, also had only ever done basic service stuff before so its been a worthwhile exercise!
Piggy - 1985 4Runner Toy
Muddy - HJ47 Project
Shrek - 1998 GU 4.5 Pet Man Tourer

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