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1986 5-speed 4x4 22r basket case. Worth it?

Old 03-14-2016, 07:24 PM
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1986 5-speed 4x4 22r basket case. Worth it?

Hi I'm new to this forum. I have a chance to get an 86 pickup from my uncle for FREE. The frame is really really really bad. Is it worth trying to re-fab the frame and get it running? Dash says 57k but I'm pretty sure it rolled over.
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Old 03-14-2016, 07:58 PM
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Free is always worth it.

Worst case, you can part it out and use the funds on another one.

Where I am, they're never worth less than 8 or 10 cents a pound.

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If you need something to keep you out of the house!!

Have nice place to work that your not at the mercy of the weather.

Having to move things every other day.

The most important is not already having to many other major projects Funny how they all tend to cost money!!

Then it should be a given you have the needed skills and tools so your not paying to have work done.
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Originally Posted by Keegan137 View Post
Hi I'm new to this forum. I have a chance to get an 86 pickup from my uncle for FREE. The frame is really really really bad. Is it worth trying to re-fab the frame and get it running? Dash says 57k but I'm pretty sure it rolled over.
you might even be able to find a frame for it for short money. the cab sheetmetal looks pretty good. the bed not so good.

57K is probably correct, otherwise, it's over 1 million miles (unless the '86 odo only has 5 digits - the '87 has 6).

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i have a place to work on it. i want to spend as little money as possible on it. i would like to make a wood flat bed for it. if anyone knows where i can get a decent frame for it, please let me know. i am about an hour north of Chicago. thanks! some more info on the truck:

-sitting since 1999
-motor ran when parked
-trans worked when parked
-4wd worked when parked
-has nice bfg all terrains i believe 31"
-clutch is completely locked up (could be bad master cylinder?)
-frame is almost rusted in half on passenger side

Something tells me that if i get a new battery and clean the carb, the truck should fire right up. i mean, it is a toyota!
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No tire that's been sitting since '99 is "nice", no matter what shape it was in when it was parked. You'll need new ones before you go more than a couple of miles.
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I agree.... Any time Toyota and free are used in the same sentence it is worth it. Buy it and either fix it or buy another truck for parts. you wont be disappointing! I bought an 86 22r truck that that was in really bad shape but I had known it almost my whole life.... After a lot of work and money.... it is now my daily driver and I love it!

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The frame snapped in half when we moved it. Lol
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well......now you know where the weak spots are haha!
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A low budget project like this never seems to work out.

Best of luck no matter what you decide.

Thing is finding a good frame is most likely going to come from the Southwest then shipping to Northern IL is going to cost $$$ putting you over budget before you really start.
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