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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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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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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94 4Runner: She Rolls Now! (Axles and Wheels Installed!) (08/11/11)
Well, despite my stitches, i worked on the 4runner. im stubborn as frig
I did it all without lifting too! not bad. I got the rear axle under the
springs, installed the ubolts, then jacked it up and bolted the tires on!
I have a seized caliper on the back though... So i have a few little things
i need to do. Gotta move the spring hangers forward about 5" as well to
center the axle and line up the shock tabs!
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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
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
How to Remove a Birfield Joint (The fast way) aka The Camo Method Toyota 4x4 Solid Axle
This is the fastest way to access a Birfield joint. This method removes
the knuckle as an entire assembly from the Toyota soild or live axle
(1979-1985 U.S. trucks). Because the knuckle can be removed an an entire
unit you don't lose any of your wheel bearing pre-load. This method works
great on the trail if you break a birfield and need to replace it.
If you're looking for bomb-proof replacement birfields, this is the only
place to go:
Bobby Long's "Longfield Super Axles"
The "Camo Method" is named after a moderator on Pirate 4x4. I don't know
if he actually came up with it, but we've always called it the "Camo
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...
SAS TOYOTA, Locked Front & Rear!
SAS TOYOTA, 9" Suspension lift, 37" Interco Boggers, Locked front, Spooled
rear! 4:88 gears. 22RE. One mean trail rig! Thanks Albie for joining us on
our Sunday Wheeling Trip Series. Check out my channel and barese420, for
all our mud and snow wheeling vids.
(SAS = Solid Axle Swap) Independant front suspension removed and solid axle
YotaChris SAS swaped 94 Toyota Crawler (( Radial PIT BULL ROCKERS))
94 TOYOTA , Trail ready sas kit, with trail ready 5 inch spring and all
pro spring out back, and bilstien shocks. 37' pit bull rockers.
Got alot more goodies coming for this truck this year, BUMPERS ROCK
SLIDERS, DOUBLE KITS AND TONS MORE..... SUBSCRIBE TO SEE IT PROGRESS.
1975 Dodge Sportsman Brake Booster & Custom Leaf Packs! (08/09/11)
Well, I drove into town to pick up a few things. Got a brake Booster for my Mom's 1975 Dodge Sportman
camper-van thing. Got that swapped, and its working better.
I got u-bolts, longer shackle bolts, and center bolts for the rear leaf
springs on the 4runner. I also got a clutch kit for the 4runner :)
Well, I took the leaf springs apart, built custom packs, installed them,
and was working on getting the rear axle under the 4runner, when I had a
I was pretty tired by the time i was working on getting the axle under the
4runner. Thinking i was out from underneath it, i stood up... i caught the
rusty, jagged, sharp edge of the rear quarter panel with my back... I went
to the hospital, and got it cleaned, and stitched up. I did a pretty good
job haha, the doctor removed 6 or 7 pieces of metal and debris. He even had
to cut a chunk of flesh off because he couldnt get the metal out of it!
anyHways! haha, Thanks for Watching!
94 4Runner: TAILGATE TIME! FRIGGIN RIGHTS! (08/06/11)
Well, I went out to my buddy's place and pulled the 4runner rear tailgate
off his parts runner. i swapped out the window and actuators for the parts
gate, then took his window and actuator. i also swapped out his taillights,
so i got to keep his old one too! Just gotta call him next week and do a
bit of work for him!
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