'87 Turbo Restoration and Build - Page 2 - YotaTech Forums

Go Back  YotaTech Forums > Toyota SUV & Truck Tech > 86-95 Trucks & 4Runners
Reload this Page >

'87 Turbo Restoration and Build

Notices
86-95 Trucks & 4Runners 2nd/3rd gen pickups, and 1st/2nd gen 4Runners with IFS

'87 Turbo Restoration and Build

Old 06-26-2018, 09:15 PM
  #21  
Registered User
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Birmingham, AL
Posts: 466
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Installed new slotted and drilled rotors and ceramic pads. Unfortunately one of the calipers is siezed, so have to get new ones of those too.
Charles4x4 is offline  
Old 06-26-2018, 09:16 PM
  #22  
Registered User
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Birmingham, AL
Posts: 466
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
And new front nitrocharger shocks
Charles4x4 is offline  
Old 06-27-2018, 03:05 PM
  #23  
Registered User
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Birmingham, AL
Posts: 466
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
New calipers installed.
Charles4x4 is offline  
Old 06-27-2018, 03:16 PM
  #24  
Registered User
 
SomedayJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: NL
Posts: 581
Thanked 17 Times in 16 Posts
More!
SomedayJ is offline  
Old 06-27-2018, 07:12 PM
  #25  
Registered User
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Birmingham, AL
Posts: 466
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
OME Dakar’s were way too stiff, bouncy, and high (even not broken in), so I removed the 3rd leaf down - per instructions from ARB on another thread on here. Fingers crossed these are now perfect.
Charles4x4 is offline  
Old 06-27-2018, 09:00 PM
  #26  
Registered User
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Birmingham, AL
Posts: 466
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Torsion bars cranked to 1.5” of thread above the bolt in the front on both sides. OME Dakar with 3rd leaf removed in the rear. Sitting 0.75-1.0” higher in the Front Tire Top to Wheel Wheel Bottom. Should go a little higher in the front as the rear settles. And I can always crank down the front if it settles more.

Rear shackle angle looks about perfect now.

Brakes bled.



Done me for the night!
Charles4x4 is offline  
Old 06-27-2018, 09:06 PM
  #27  
Registered User
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Birmingham, AL
Posts: 466
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
And changed out front diff with new Lucas gear oil.
Charles4x4 is offline  
Old 06-27-2018, 09:06 PM
  #28  
Registered User
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Birmingham, AL
Posts: 466
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Originally Posted by SomedayJ View Post
More!
Glad someone’s enjoying the thread.
Charles4x4 is offline  
Old 06-27-2018, 10:54 PM
  #29  
Registered User
 
SomedayJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: NL
Posts: 581
Thanked 17 Times in 16 Posts
Photos with the lift and new tires, please.
The 4r looks perfectly leveled, rear and front.
What did you do to the rims (or the PO)? Are they polished?
Underneath looks very good, do you know what the PO used to paint it?
SomedayJ is offline  
Old 06-28-2018, 01:43 AM
  #30  
Registered User
 
SomedayJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: NL
Posts: 581
Thanked 17 Times in 16 Posts
Originally Posted by Charles4x4 View Post

Glad someone’s enjoying the thread.
I just was the first one, more members will follow. Thank you for the update.
SomedayJ is offline  
Old 06-28-2018, 05:08 AM
  #31  
Registered User
 
Melrose 4r's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: Melrose MA. Right near Boston.
Posts: 767
Thanked 16 Times in 16 Posts
Originally Posted by SomedayJ View Post
I just was the first one, more members will follow. Thank you for the update.
Hear, hear! Great thread.
Melrose 4r is offline  
Old 06-28-2018, 05:55 AM
  #32  
Registered User
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Birmingham, AL
Posts: 466
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Originally Posted by SomedayJ View Post
Photos with the lift and new tires, please.
The 4r looks perfectly leveled, rear and front.
What did you do to the rims (or the PO)? Are they polished?
Underneath looks very good, do you know what the PO used to paint it?
Thanks everyone!

It goes to get painted on Monday and will be out of the garage for 4-weeks. Once it's done, I'll swap the tires from the 29s to the 32s.

The rims are OEM original from what I know. They are in amazing condition - I assume they're original, but the PO probably polished them quite a bit?

No rust or issues underneath. It's just the standard, clean undercarriage with a flat black Rustoleum sprayed on key areas to looking good and keep it rust free. I do this with all of my vehicles.

Last edited by Charles4x4; 06-28-2018 at 06:00 AM.
Charles4x4 is offline  
Old 06-28-2018, 08:58 AM
  #33  
Registered User
 
jakey poo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Cornelius, OR
Posts: 708
Thanked 15 Times in 15 Posts
I've been watching too! Looks like a solid platform for the build. I also really enjoy the color you chose.
jakey poo is offline  
Old 06-28-2018, 02:12 PM
  #34  
Registered User
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Birmingham, AL
Posts: 466
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Final trim pieces removed. A lot of Ziploc baggies!

Only items I couldn’t remove were the windshield wipers (stuck even after 24-hrs of PB Blaster) and the window seals (I think i’ll break them if I pull them out).




Ready to drive to the paint shop on Min!
Charles4x4 is offline  
Old 06-28-2018, 09:32 PM
  #35  
Registered User
 
Discombobulated's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Denver CO
Posts: 1,762
Thanks: 0
Thanked 9 Times in 9 Posts
This is all going way too fast, you need to slow the frick down

Excellent work!! Can’t wait to see it done but really it makes me jelly...
Discombobulated is online now  
Old 06-28-2018, 10:13 PM
  #36  
Registered User
 
old87yota's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Portland, Oregon, USA
Posts: 1,725
Thanked 57 Times in 53 Posts
Originally Posted by Discombobulated View Post
This is all going way too fast, you need to slow the frick down
Haha!

Well.... he does have a Turbo, so everything goes fast!

old87yota is online now  
Old 06-29-2018, 02:12 PM
  #37  
Registered User
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Birmingham, AL
Posts: 466
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Knocked out the first 1% of painting this afternoon.
Charles4x4 is offline  
Old 07-02-2018, 07:22 AM
  #38  
Registered User
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Birmingham, AL
Posts: 466
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
The 4Runner is at the paint shop and ready for transformation. I really hope the Brown metallic comes out great. I won’t have many updates for the next few weeks while we wait for it to be complete.
Charles4x4 is offline  
Old 07-02-2018, 11:22 AM
  #39  
Registered User
 
jakey poo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Cornelius, OR
Posts: 708
Thanked 15 Times in 15 Posts
Originally Posted by old87yota View Post
Haha!

Well.... he does have a Turbo, so everything goes fast!

LMAO

Originally Posted by Charles4x4 View Post
That black paint looks to be in great condition, almost a shame to paint over it!
jakey poo is offline  
Old 07-02-2018, 02:36 PM
  #40  
Registered User
 
old87yota's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Portland, Oregon, USA
Posts: 1,725
Thanked 57 Times in 53 Posts
Originally Posted by jakey poo View Post
That black paint looks to be in great condition, almost a shame to paint over it!
I was thinking the same thing! The truck looks great already!

I think the new brown metallic will look great! I don't see too many that color and I really like it!

old87yota is online now  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: '87 Turbo Restoration and Build


Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: