Awesome 22R-E Rebuild Gives New Meaning to ‘Going Green’

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Toyota 22R-E

Redditor’s fully-rebuilt 22R-E looks incredible in green, ready to light up any Toyota truck’s engine bay.

Toyota engines are very durable things, especially the 22R, 22R-E, and 22R-TE units used in plenty of Toyota trucks and cars from the early Eighties through the mid-Nineties. Those engines were solid as a rock, had decent fuel economy, and good torque output.

But have any looked as cool as this green 22R-E we found on Reddit the other day? We’re not so sure.

Toyota 22R-E

Built by Redditor sapperfarms, the 22R-E was torn completely down (as shown here), then cleaned-up, refreshed, and given a coat or two of lime green to make its future home pop with color.

The builder says the 22R-E hadn’t been washed in 15 years, and that it took “over 100hrs and replacing every damn cool looking cleaning thingy my wife had” to get it to the point where it would finally be able to begin looking awesome. It also has a new cam, resurfaced rockers, new injectors, and more bits that were either replaced or rebuilt.

“Oh she gonna scream,” he says. “Neighbor gonna wish I liked him straight header no muffler!!” All we can say is we can’t wait to see where the 22R-E ends up.

Since launching her professional writing career nearly a decade ago as a fashion blogger, Cameron Aubernon has written for a handful of online and print publications on a wide variety of subjects, including expat issues, fashion, music, and, of course, the automotive industry. The automotive expert was even the editor-in-chief of a popular online lifestyle publication, where she reviewed luxury cars and interviewed fellow automotive enthusiasts.

A graduate of The Evergreen State College Class of 2005 with a bachelor's in liberal arts, Aubernon took a left turn from fashion writing into the automotive realm when she asked a fellow writer via Facebook if she could write for their site. Following an internship, stints with a couple of hyper-local online publications, and a move to Seattle, she made her then-biggest impact with The Truth About Cars, writing full-time for the publication from 2013 to 2015.

Currently, the highly-regarded automotive journalist is a frequent contributor to the high-traffic Internet Brands Auto Group websites Rennlist, Club Lexus, LS1Tech and Mustang Forums, among others.

Aubernon’s expert knowledge of all things Ford trucks has also made her a mainstay as one of the most prolific writers on Ford Truck Enthusiasts and F-150 Online.

Aubernon can be contacted via email at [email protected].

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