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Old 04-15-2018, 06:29 AM   #1  
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1983 Trekker that is in need of restoration.

Couple things Iíd like to figure out fairly soon is what suspension upgrades I should go with and what power plant I will be swapping in. Itís in need of a new frame so Iím doing a body off restoration. Everything but the rockers for the body panels is good.

I apparently have a line on a parts truck that will give me a good frame and interior, itís still buried in the snow up north . This one is complete except for seats and fabric.

if somebody had a list of available engines that bolt up to the five speed transmission from the first GEN that would be very helpful. I would like to keep the original running gear.

I would also like to figure out is if there is a simple McPherson strut solution for a lift. Something similar to rancho quick lift. Let me know what you guys think

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Old 04-15-2018, 06:44 AM   #2  
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I should really take a minute to introduce myself. My first vehicle was an 80 Toyota 4 x 4 truck. It was a family vehicle bought new.

Ended up selling it during college. Since then Iíve restored about six different Toyotas. Couple runners, couple three trucks and fj60.

....that being said Iím just an amateur mechanic and havenít done very many modifications during those restorations. Any help you guys are able to offer is going to be very appreciated!! Thanks

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engines:
20r
22r
22RE (but you need to make sure you get the computer and wiring etc

suspension: no macpherson strut kit
you can:
A) do new leaf springs
B) convert to a link suspension with coil overs or air shocks
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Ok cool. Is there a way I could possibly marry up the 4.7 L V-8 to the stock transmission and running gear. Iíd like to roll 33ís and have lots of power to spare
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Ok cool. Is there a way I could possibly marry up the 4.7 L V-8 to the stock transmission and running gear. Iíd like to roll 33ís and have lots of power to spare
pretty sure you would not be able to do the V-8, who knows there may be adapters. That being said the stock L50/52 isn't the strongests transmission out there
maybe fire up
you could email/PM 85toyman, he does 1UZ installs.
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Are those tricky camera angles or is that a massive pronghorn you have there?

show some pics of your new trekker.
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The pronghorn is the real deal. Just barely Boone and Crockett.

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your side windows have been replaced, they are longer than the stock windows. They did a nice job finding a replacement.
The stock windows leaked like crazy
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Yes. I thought that.... they look a lot like the ones that were in my topper on the 80. Likely raider was the company that was the supplier
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interesting-
do you have the winnebago conversion sticker?
usually found under the dash similar to the label you show above.
this is the tag from my 81 Trekker
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I havenít seen that sticker anywhere. Mine is a Canadian model. Apparently they were all fabricated in Calgary by the Hennessey dealership
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...Apparently they were all fabricated in Calgary by the Hennessey dealership
LOL...Henninger Toyota (Calgary dealership). Imagine if they were built by the Hennessy Performance group!!
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