- Color: White
- Horsepower: 160
- Drivetrain: 4x4
Very first vehicle I've ever owned since High School 86'. Lots of ever changing modifications and many stories through the years. This is how it sits today but will probably change again someday. So for now I'm just trying to make your every day Daily Driver, Rock Crawler, Pre-Runner, Over Lander vehicle :-) MOTOR & TRANS: TOYOTA - 2.4L 22R CAMDEN - SUPERCHARGER CAMDEN - INTAKE MANIFOLD HOLLEY - SNIPER EFI 2300 CARBURETOR EARL'S FUEL CONNECTIONS MSD FUEL PUMP DOWNEY - MID RANGE CAM DOWNEY - SMALL TUBE HEADER LCE - PRO DISTRIBUTOR FAST - E6CD IGNITOR FAST - E92 COIL FLEX-A-LITE - 238 FAN RON DAVIS - DOUBLE PASS ALUMINUM RADIATOR MARLIN CRAWLER - HEAVY DUTY G52 TRANS w/ SHORT THROW SHIFTER MAGNAFLOW 2.5" EXHAUST SUSPENSION: 6" LIFT W/ SPRINGS AND SHACKLES RANCHO RS9000XL ADJ SHOCKS 5.29 RING & PINION GEARS SPARTAN LOCKER IN REAR & LIMITED SLIP IN FRONT 37" COOPER SST PRO TIRES w/ 17" WHEELS
The Beginning 86'08/13/2019
Just got the truck and taking it out and have some fun.
Some of the first Modifications:Tires and Wheels of course and a sweet chrome strip!IMOGENE PASS, Colorado. Elev: 13,114'A fiberglass rear cab piece, Dual Shocks Front & Rear (bad idea when the truck is so light but it looked cool so... yeah) and...
Ahhh the good ol days! Mexico, four different trips.
Bad Times - Truck Stolen and Trashed (Summer 1990)08/13/2019
There's quite a story on how this went down, I'll try to summarize the best I can.Saturday about 1:00 in morning watching TV in front room of Girl Friends house and I hear my truck start up, I run outside and see my truck backing down the driveway. I...
Insurance came through, and I decided to try my hand at redoing it instead of buying another vehicle. So I stripped it down somewhat and started again.Note: The Gray seat now. I always wanted the gray interior model so no better time than now.Note: I...
It Lives!(THE PHOENIX) &PHX,AZnative¯\_(ツ)_/¯08/14/2019
After quite a few months it was back to life and better than ever. :-)I cutout the Slats in the Grill and added a Wire Mesh behind it.Whited out the grill, side lights & taillights and side bumper part.Blacked out frame around the side windows.Ad...
Just some pics of fun times.I removed the back window and enclosed the fiberglass piece and added a deck inside so I could store stuff. Also the deck had trick door in bottom in case I had to discard anything real quick. ;-)I was asked to help out in...
Marriage 96' Kids 98' Truck Dead 05'08/15/2019
Around 95' I added a Shell on the back wanting to go camping and stuff. I made a really cool carpet kit for the back with storage compartments on the sides and a 3-piece platform that could lay at the bottom or move it up to be flush with top of whee...
2017 - Sell It or Fix It?08/15/2019
After little debate with Myself, I decided to just simply get a re-manufactured motor from AutoZone and have it installed at a friends shop (Wally's Sun City Total Car Car). You know, so I could use it for hauling stuff in the back and running little...
It Lives Again! (THE PHOENIX)08/16/2019
When I had the motor installed I went ahead and added new 4" lift leaf springs and RS9000xl adjustable shocks since it was on the lift anyways. The old Downey 3" springs were pretty shot and I didn't realize how shot until the new ones were on, it ra...
Tires/Wheels, 5:29 Gears and Lockers08/19/2019
I went from stock 4:10 gears to 5:29 gears put in, along with a Spartan Locker setup in the rear and Limited Slip setup in front.The truck came stock with 28" tires and I managed 33" tires for a long time but 5th gear was almost useless and the speed...
Time to upgrade the brakes, there isn't a whole lot of after market brake upgrade kits for these trucks, but I was able to find:Slotted and Vented Disks, Bigger Calipers from the V6 or Turbo option, Steel braided lines and a larger Diameter Piston Ma...
I bought these from All Pro Off Road and were great but still had to cut and grind the sliders and notch a little bit of body to get them to fit just right and then took them to a local shop to be welded on. They are fully welded to (and now part of)...
Transmission & Low Profile Cross Member08/20/2019
My original 200k transmission was really feeling the ware so I decided to get the HeavyDuty Marlin Crawler Transmission with the Short Throw Shifter Kit.I also added a Low Profile Cross Member and Skid Plate and I had to get a Low Profile Drain Plug...
Bigger Carburetor & Emissions Delete :-)08/20/2019
I decided to change the insurance to a Collector Car insurance type and now don't have to go through emissions but there are restrictions to how much you can drive it. But now I could remove all emissions equipment and add a bigger Carburetor and sta...
Well I'm learning get the air in and get the air out! :-) I had already installed a header from many years before but was still using the stock exhaust and muffler. So off to the exhaust shop I went. I don't have any really good pictures of the st...
Distributor, Alternator & Coil08/21/2019
My Alternator died and for some reason that got me going on the Distributor (which was original) and Coil as well :-). I bought a GM style 1-wire 100amp (stock was only 35amps) Alternator (chrome because its so shiny lol) and an aftermarket Bracket f...
New Carpet & Wire Management08/22/2019
It was time to replace the carpet and padding. I had made my own carpet out of DashMat material years ago and it was really showing the ware. Also I had amassed quite a collection of wires over the years under the carpet from speakers, amps, fans, li...
Amplifiers and Speakers08/23/2019
Might as well replace all the Speakers and Amplifiers while I have everything apart right?I had mixed speakers and amps though out the years and decided to go all Alpine Speakers and all Alpine Amps.I went with 6.5" Mid/Woofer for the doors. I must h...
Well I lost my mind and decided to put a SuperCharger on a 22R, It looked easy enough lol. I wanted more power and debated going the V8 route but I was already too far into the 22R to turn back now and It's kind of fun to see what I can get out the 2...
Camper Shell Delete08/27/2019
My kids talked me into removing the camper shell. They had never seen the truck without it. So I went ahead and removed it and the carpet kit and the tailgate. But now the bed is all ugly from years of things going in and out so I decided to spruc...
Quests for Cooling08/29/2019
Okay, so, apparently compressing air makes things really really hot. When I installed the Supercharger, it was late September, and here in Arizona we're still in the High 90's but not so much the 100's. Anyway, when I drove on the freeway just for ju...
Holley Sniper 230009/04/2019
I was having some issues with getting the Weber Carb and the Supercharger balanced out correctly so I started looking at the Holley Sniper 2300. I had emailed Holley a while ago asking if it would work on a Supercharger and he said it would and I che...
Cold Air Intake attempt #209/05/2019
I found an Air Plenum Hat for Holley Carbs with a 4" Inlet, so I thought I'd give the Cold Air Intake one more try.I had to squeeze in a 4-1/4" dia hole in the front panel which I was just barely able to do. I had to move the horn down and out of the...
Transfer Case Mounted Disc Parking Brake09/05/2019
I needed to make a little more room for the electric fuel pump and eventually I would like to add rear disk brakes which at this time doesn't support the emergency brake.Old parts to be removed:New Parts:
The front grill had been through a lot over the years, One rear-end accident, One ran-into-a-ditch accident and lots of debris. For each of the accidents I was able to wrap a chain around the front brush guard and a large tree and slowly pull the bum...
9" Alpine Touch Screen Head Unit09/06/2019
Might as well go big! Sticking with all Alpine I went with the 9" Halo design from Alpine. It can control Multiple Cameras, Android AutoPlay, and has a user interface and connections to control External Lights, Winches, Air Compressors or whatever if...
Under Hood Wire Cleanup09/06/2019
I was just going to add a Spark Plug Wire Bracket which led me to relocating the Coil to a nicer spot but one thing led to another and I ended up working my way around the entire engine bay.
Power Steering Reservoir Relocation09/06/2019
My Power Steering Reservoir was slightly leaking and I could not find a new one except a used one, and I already had a used one. :-) So I purchased a universal after market one which I was able to relocated off the wheel well and move it by the batte...
I've been wanting to do an electric fan for awhile to free up some more HP and hopefully better cooling but had a hard time finding one thin enough and with enough CFM. Finally came across the new Flex-a-Lite Flex-Wave Lo-Pro Fan that checked all the...
I went around and around for a while on what seats (if any) should I do. I ended up going with the Corbeau Baja XRS Suspension seats and I am very very pleased with them. They fit me great, feel great and (I think) look great :-)Just some comparisons...
Okay, so now I need to come up with some sort of center console. I knew I wanted it to be about the same height as the stick shift so I could rest my arm on it when shifting and I also wanted to keep the floor open as much as possible in case I add a...
Now with the new seats and console, the door panels are looking pretty bad. So I decided to redo the door panels.I'm sure there are much better ways at doing this but with limited tools and brain, this is what I did. Bought the materials and started...
Truck Bed Storage Boxes09/12/2019
I was trying to find some sort of storage boxes for the truck bed that I could store tools, spare parts and off-road equipment in and that weren't too big and not too small. I ended up going with side storage compartments.They seem to be of good qual...
Gas & Water Storage09/12/2019
I almost learned the hard way that it's always good to have extra gas and water when you're out in the boonies. Looked around at a few different containers and the Roto-Pax containers seemed to be the best way to go for me. They had a few different s...
Rear Sun Visor09/13/2019
Being just a single cab and with the camper shell on for so long I forgot how the sun can hit the back of your neck so easily, so I was trying to think of a way to make a simple rear sun visor. I thought about wood, but nah. I thought about a piece...
Double Pass Aluminum Radiator09/17/2019
Well Summer hit and all the cooling modifications I did helped a tremendous amount BUT still couldn't keep it under 230deg on the freeway/highway in 100deg temps outside with the AC on. It could barely do it if I stayed in the slow lane with the AC o...
The new Radiator is so thick now the fan has a hard time pulling air through it at low speed or stopped. So I bought two 5.2" Spal Pusher fans to squeeze in front of the AC radiator (which is in front of the Main Radiator) to help push the air throu...
Bed Mounted Spare Tire09/20/2019
I had a 34" spare tire mounted under the truck but decided to get a full-sized 37" spare tire and mount it in the bed of the truck. I found a nice tire mount and tried a mock up with my spare tire to make sure I really wanted to do it and that everyt...
Stick w/ Earls10/04/2019
So, yeah, I was driving along and started smelling gas, I thought it was the car in front of me until it turned and I still smelled it. Then I noticed some droplets on the passenger side windshield, then I noticed a lot of droplets on the passenger s...
- Holley Sniper 2 Barrel Fuel Injection Conversion - Self-Tuning Kit + Handheld Display - Shiny Finish
Maybe Lower compression ratio and increase Boost, Dual Transfer Case, Rear Disk Brakes, Cross-over Steering, 4-link suspension, who knows. :-)