Well, I got the motor yanked out first thing, before I started recording... I didnt have a good morning, and didnt want to be angry on the vlog, so i waited till i calmed down a bit...
Then i got the front axle out from under Beastie, and slid under Beastie 2.0! Got it in, but it took a little longer than I had hoped.
By then, it was just too hot, so i had to take a break! As soon as the sun went down, I started tearing the rear axle out. Its almost ready to go in. I just have to pick up some u-bolts tomorrow and then build some custom leaf packs...
Though, most of tomorrow is going to be spent wrenching on my Mom's motor home/camper van thing...
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94 4Runner: 85 Pickup Dismantle "Beastie's Last Day" (08/07/11)
Well, today I pulled the trigger on the teardown. Got the transfer case and
transmission out, and got 90% of the wiring out. Tomorrow, the engine comes
out, as well as the axles. Im going to need to get some more ubolts for the
rear, as im not going to be using the tacoma rear springs (i think... ill
have to see how it goes... MAYBE i could build a custom tacoma set... i
just need the 2nd spring to be full length... i cannot have the top spring
taking the entire load, because it kills it...
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1994 4Runner Tailgate Assembly
Here is how to assemble a 1994 Toyota 4Runner Tailgate. It took me a bit to
figure out the first time I did it, so I thought I'd do a video on it to
show everyone else! Just reverse the steps for removing the window and
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Rebuilding The Solid Axle (05/19/12)
Well guys, sorry its late, but i had so much stuff to do this weekend, it
wasnt even funny. had no time to edit.
Anyways, i finally got around to rebuilding the front axle on beastie after
filling it with water! spent 12.5 hours (almost straight) taking it apart,
cleaning it, putting it back together.
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Toyota straight axle modification
I cut this front axle and switched the pumpkin to the drivers side because
i have a 1964 toyota stout body on 1984 toyota running gear and a 1999
toyota 4runner 3.4 v6 in it and the front driveline comes out on the
drivers side so it was either put in a 94 tranny which the wiring is
different or just switch the axle like i did and then everything will plug
right in from the 4runner wiring harness instead of cutting and slicing
wqith the 94 tranny...and remember we did everything on a cheap budget
Project Trail Toy 2 of 2
Finally ready to post #2. Picks up where the first one left off. Spring of
'09, buttoning up the solid axle swap and dual transfer case install.
Includes some quick clips of the first time it moved on it's own power
since the transformation. Moving on, there are some stills of my home
fabbed tube-work including sliders, front bumper, and an internal cage, all
completed within 1 week of this video post. Finally vids of our 5/1/10 trip
to Tuttle Creek where my dad gets to pilot the Toy for the first time.
Enjoy and don't forget to comment/ rate/ subscribe!
Song is "Stinkfist" by Tool. Volcano Records.... no copyright infringement
intended, I do not own the song, I just like it!
85 4runner on rocky mountain loop
Shakedown run in my 85 4Runner after a year and a half build. Specs are
22R, W 56, Marlin Ultimate Dual Crawlers clocked 10 degrees, Lock Right in
the rear and open in the front, geared 4.10. Lift comes from Superlift in
the front with stock rears with extended shackles, add a leaf and 2 inch
blocks from Auto Zone (Which I don't recommend.) Armor comes from Trail
gear for the front axle and All Pro for the sliders and a heavily massaged
Triple X cross member for the clocked cases. The axle wrap you hear my
camera man talking about started to crush the lift blocks down around the
spring perch causing the pinion to rotate up. If you look closely you can
see it. I later did one of the harder lines at Kodak Rock before the
damage was noticed. 63 inch Chevy's are in my near future.....
3 Link SAS Toyota 4x4
My build pictures. I have missed placed a lot of them so the pictures jump
around. Trail Gear Three Link kit with Fox Air Shocks. 85 front axle with
5.29 gears, chromoly Dirty 30 axles, chromoly hub gears, Lock Rite locker,
Axle gussets and truss. Dual transfer case with twin stick. Trail Gear 5''
Classic rear lift. Rear axle has disk brakes and Detroit locker. Maxxis
Creepie Crawler 37x12.50x16. This is my daily driver. Just needs bumbers,
rock sliders, and some body work.
Song by: AC/DC (It's a Long Way to the Top).
Toyota 4x4 quick release door hinges (how to make them)
A tutorial on how I make the hinges on Toyota 4x4's quick release capable.
Over many years of fourwheeling I've found that being able to switch out
and run steel tube doors, or half doors, or NO doors can be a big advantage
on the trail. This video is a demonstration of how I modify the stock
Toyota hinges so that the doors can be removed without any tools. This
video is specifically showing the hinge from a first gen truck ('79-'83)
but it works on everything at least up through the first generation of
If you find the video helpful please give me a "thumbs up" or a "like"
Make BOMBPROOF Toyota 4x4 steering stops for the soild front axle! SFA DIY How To
How to reinforce the stock steering stops on a Toyota Solid Front Axle
(SFA) so that you never have to worry about them again. This is a super
cheap and effective trick that permanently solves a problem. If your
steering stops fail or collapse due to large tires and/or four-wheeling it
can lead to EXTREMELY expensive damage to your steering compents. This is
an easy way (if you can weld) to make sure the steering stops NEVER fail.
4Runner SAS Build-Up
Some pictures of my sas and buildup with a few poser shots at the end.
1990 Toyota 4Runner-22RE-5 speed-TG 3" front/4" rear-35" BFG
M/T-4.88's-rear LSD-front TruTrac-MC Rear Bumper-TG DOM Sliders-TG
Parts were from either Marlin Crawler or Trail Gear
Toyota 4x4 brake modification makes broken Birfield access much quicker! Quick release caliper.
Toyota for some reason made the mount for the brake caliper hardline a
trapped unit. Because of the way it was designed you have to disconnect
the brake line if you want to remove the caliper from the steering knuckle,
or if you want to remove the knuckle from the axle.
Even under shop conditions I hate bleeding brakes, so imagine how much fun
it is if you would have to open the brake lines out on the trail (like when
you're fixing a blown Birfield joint.) Spilling brake fluid on the ground
out in the woods is not cool either. This mod allows you to remove the
caliper while the brake hard line and flexible line are still attached. If
you don't have to open the system, you don't have to bleed after you put it
This mod alos comes in super handy in the shop. As you can eliminate the
brake bleeding step in any job that requires that you remove the caliper
(Wheel bearing adjustment, rotor replacement, steering knuckle removal,
etc.) If you don't have to bleed the brakes you just saved yourself a
bunch of time. If you've had to disconnect the brake hard line at the
caliper, his trick also makes getting that tiny brake hard line fitting
that mounts under the bracket started into the soft line fitting threads a
This is the first mod that I do to any Solid Front Axle (SFA) Toyota that
wanders into my life. It's such an easy mod I'm just dumbfounded that
Toyota didn't make the brackets like this from the get-go. Maybe it was a
planned move to increase the service time...increased service time = more
money in the service department's pocket...