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: 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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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
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 Truck Axle
Procedure for the replacemant of a front axle in a 4wd 93 toyota truck
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 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...
Toyota 4x4 Wheeling at Holister Hills
After redoing the suspension on my brothers rig we decided to test it out
along with his doubler.
Yellow Truck: 4" Alcan orbit eye springs. Doubler with 4:1 in rear case.
Detroit lockers front and rear. 5.29's with V6 Diff, 35" BFG MT's
Grey Truck: 3" Trail gear springs, lockers front and rear, 4.7 gears in
t-case, 5.29's, V6 diff, 37" MTR's, 2" b.s. wheels, lots of custom work
here and there.
1. Super Bon Bon by Soul Coughing
2. Closer by NIN remixed evilwhitey98
3. Ode to the Sun by Dredge
4. March of the swivleheads by English Beat (from Ferris Beulers day off)
supercharged 4runner snow wheeling november 2011.wmv
first snow of November 2011 me (red supercharged 4 runner ) and couple
buddies / coworkers went wheeling at mabee mines near washougal washington.
snow fell a week before, so when we went up, it was raining and most of it
Taming Alaska's Deadly Dalton in the 2014 Toyota 4Runner Limited! - Epic Drives Ep. 29
It's known as one of the most dangerous roads in the world: the rough,
desolate two-lane Dalton Highway that shadows the Alaska Pipeline from
Fairbanks to the Arctic Ocean. Host Arthur St. Antoine takes up the
challenge of this infamous byway in a 2014 Toyota 4Runner SUV, driving from
the Canadian border all the way past the Arctic Circle to the alien oil
fields of Prudhoe Bay. Along the way, he encounters dog mushers,
floatplanes, thundering big-rigs, bears, wrecked vehicles, and a landscape
unrivaled for its challenges, remoteness ... and beauty.
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