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    One of the toughest vehicles ever made.

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/158755.../shares/76535m

    And I found it about 45mi from home!

    This is my second 82 Toyota Pickup. I sold my first one 10 years ago and regreted it.

    These things are built like little tanks.
    Fully boxed frame, front and rear solid axle, leaf springs front and rear, gear driven transfer case, dual row timing chain with metal guides etc etc.
    The Achilles heel was rust. This one was stored 20 years up until last year.
    This one is the high end of the time, Sr5.

    Edit. Not sure why it's a link and not the pic. I just started Flickr and already don't like it


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    Very nice! Looks like new..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pryme View Post
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/158755.../shares/76535m

    And I found it about 45mi from home!

    This is my second 82 Toyota Pickup. I sold my first one 10 years ago and regreted it.

    These things are built like little tanks.
    Fully boxed frame, front and rear solid axle, leaf springs front and rear, gear driven transfer case, dual row timing chain with metal guides etc etc.
    The Achilles heel was rust. This one was stored 20 years up until last year.
    This one is the high end of the time, Sr5.
    Nice! It's always nice to find a car (or truck) that you are very familiar with and know it's reliability.

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    Edit. Not sure why it's a link and not the pic. I just started Flickr and already don't like it
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    Beautiful truck! Toyota intended for these to be "like a little Land Cruiser", and they are.

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    Nice find! In high school I had a friend that had one. You couldn't kill it. I've also had a few fold in half when I'd pick them up from the front with a loader. The frame bent right behind the cab. I've seen just as many 89+ chevy's do the same thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fummins View Post
    Nice find! In high school I had a friend that had one. You couldn't kill it. I've also had a few fold in half when I'd pick them up from the front with a loader. The frame bent right behind the cab. I've seen just as many 89+ chevy's do the same thing.
    Yeah that's one area I checked for rust. It's pretty solid except floor pans. I will need new floor pans eventually. Rockers are very solid as well as frame and bed overall. Someone added wheel well plastics and it shows in how it keeps road spray down

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    Nice truck - congrats.

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    Wow...a very nice find! That was my last truck before the Tacoma and if it wasn't for the rust I would
    still be driving it today probably. I used to say (like fummins said) that I couldn't kill it.
    Last edited by strawboss; 01-14-2018 at 10:08 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pryme View Post
    Yeah that's one area I checked for rust. It's pretty solid except floor pans. I will need new floor pans eventually. Rockers are very solid as well as frame and bed overall. Someone added wheel well plastics and it shows in how it keeps road spray down
    Another famous weak point for rust was the seam running along the outside box panel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by strawboss View Post
    Another famous weak point for rust was the seam running along the outside box panel.
    Yes absolutely it is. The boxes are two pc and were put on the trucks when they arrived in port to lessen the tariff tax coming in from Japan.



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