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95 Toyota 4Runner 3.0L "Where do I start"

Old 01-08-2019, 11:31 PM
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Angry 95 Toyota 4Runner 3.0L "Where do I start"

Yesterday unfortunately I slid off the road Into a pear Orchard and I need help.any suggestions...! please. only my driver side wheel looks like this and I don't know where to start. I am a little mechanically inclined but have limited tools .just the basics .any or all suggestions be entire IFS is bent in. Basically buckled. here are some pictures to give a better idea..thanks..!

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That looks like a lot of fun ... Been there, kicked a small compact car that pulled into my way so hard it did a 360 over a curb onto a sidewalk...

You need: New or used A-arms, all new steering components (except the bar, but check it for cracks!), a hood, fender, rim, bumper, trim obviously (looks like it might be ok, but you will know when you try to fit the new parts.
Spindle might be ok, check for cracks.

Doing it correctly, you should have the frame measured for trueness. If it is bent to much, you can never adjust your camber and stuff correctly.

This is a 24-30h job if you are "new" to this - but there ain't nothing "hard" about it. It's just big lego. Cost: Somewhere between 1000 (Junkyrds and rattlecan) to 4K.
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Take it to an auto body shop or 2 and have them give you written detailed bids. It may help to be able and go over the list of what they find wrong. I would also crawl under and measure your frame to make sure its still square or very close to it.
One way to check for squareness is to measure diagonally on the frame. From and to the same points on the opposite side of the rig. They should be the same. It will probably take 2 of you to do it right. This picture is very crude but I hope it gives you the idea. If it is slightly bent you can try and straighten it out on your own, i have done it with a come-along and a tree. But if it is cracked or creased then I would only trust a professional or highly skilled fabricator to make the repairs permanent. After you know its square then as states above its just a big lego set. Most of the parts are easy to find in a junkyard or craigslist. And rattle can paint is a good temporary fix to make colors match ish.

I seems like a big project and it is. But it should be fairly straight forward as far as remove all damaged parts and replace them with new ones. Depending on where your located there may be sone knowledgeable Toyota guys near you that could cone take a look or help with the repair. Pizza and beverages have bought me a lot of good will in the past.
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