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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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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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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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 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
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 solid front axle How to remove and replace the inner axle seals Fix knuckle leaks
How I remove and replace the Toyota 4x4 inner axle seals on the 1979 - 1985
(U.S.) Toyota 4x4 solid front axles.
Link to playlist of other videos I've done on Toyota and 4-wheeling
Marlin Crawler Eco Seals:
Installing Wheel Spacers for Toyota 4x4 Solid Front Axle. The pros and cons of using wheel spacers.
How to install wheel spacers on a Toyota 4x4. My thoughts on using wheel
spacers, some of the pros and cons of using wheel spacers, and some of the
tricks I've learned in dealing with wheel spacers over the years.
Generally, I'm a fan of wheel spacers. The biggest thing is just to
realize that you've deviated from the factory tolerances and that parts
(like wheel bearings) are going to wear faster from strain that falls outside the
design parameters. but, if you're running tires big enough to need wheel
spacers, you probably know that already.
I say it in the video, but I can't say it enough: Check those nuts that
hold the spacer on often. Wheeling rigs have a freakish ability to loosen
everything attached to them.
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.....
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