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ever heard of a "custom cab" 87 pickup?

Old 01-03-2011, 07:13 PM
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ever heard of a "custom cab" 87 pickup?

I was just checking out Craigslist for some deals I couldn't resist and I found this thing. Do these "custom cabs" get gas mileage close to the regular cabs? (EPA says 18/22 for same truck with standard cab)

This looks like a SWEET truck! Its a 5 speed, A/C, ps, 10000 miles on rebuilt engine and new transmission.
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Old 01-03-2011, 08:45 PM
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if im not mistaken... "custom cab" means custom, as in whoever owns it made it like that. never seen anything like that factory before..
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im pretty sure that is a factory made with that cab hence the "custom cab" ive always liked those trucks.

ive talked to one guy with a stock 85 custom cab and he was gettin 19 on the freeway
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there are many threads on the "custom" cab truck. Google search and you'll see bro. It wasn't a dealer deal. But rather the dealer sent the truck out to various shops that would extend the frame as well as add the fiberglass ext. cab.
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X2, for vital22re. I have seen a couple of those trucks. It was a dealer option but covered under original warrenty from what I have seen. The wheel base seems extremly long. Definetly different from the norm. They are few and far between.
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'ADD' has three of them.
When I bought my '86 4runner (New) I test drove a custom cab, kind of like turning a Suburban, lots of backing up.
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Those are cool, a friend of mine used to have one, I would buy one in a heartbeat if I had the opportunity
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I think they are disgustingly ugly and oddly intriguing, I would buy one in a heartbeat.
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I agree with swimmer. So ugly you'd just have to have it Haha.
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There is a guy here in Houston that has had a 85 model Custom Cab on CL for months
http://houston.craigslist.org/ctd/2114165977.html

While you are at it...check out the 89 Model that someone wants 17K for!!
http://houston.craigslist.org/ctd/2119270482.html
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i know a guy who buys up and parts out toyotas regularly; he has one of these. it's an 87 and a turbo to boot. it has a full bench seat back there.

your mileage should be similar to a well loaded longbed.


IMHO the variation in mileage among our trucks, at this age, is more dependent on its mechanical condition than body style variation. vac leaks, changes to timing, tire pressure, etc.

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Originally Posted by WetbehindEars View Post

...check out the 89 Model that someone wants 17K for!!
http://houston.craigslist.org/ctd/2119270482.html


this guy may be smoking the industrial strength crack.

notice the $1200 VHS player? he better get Doc Brown to convert that thing into a time machine, and go back to the 90s if he wants to recoup that $$.

what a great description. sound sensitive neon lights? in H.S. i had a car with sound sensitive headlights. they'd dim with the bass.

i wonder if these come with a complimentary Hypercolor t-shirt. remember those?

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Originally Posted by WetbehindEars View Post
There is a guy here in Houston that has had a 85 model Custom Cab on CL for months
http://houston.craigslist.org/ctd/2114165977.html

This is what he calls the suspension lift? Gross



And is that a roll bar in the back of the cab? Thats pretty neat. Guess you would need it with the fiberglass ex cab.



While you are at it...check out the 89 Model that someone wants 17K for!!
http://houston.craigslist.org/ctd/2119270482.html
Cool, but not 17k cool. I like the convertable.

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Heh I was doing some research and came across this post.. I am actually trading my blazer for this exact truck on monday. It will be my new project wheeler. For those of you that enjoyed my 95 runner buildup, look for my next yota build soon.

Here is a pic of the blazer Im trading off. Im keeping the wheels and tires and getting a ˟˟˟˟load of toyota parts in the deal!
http://spokane.craigslist.org/cto/2121079102.html
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Congrats hardstripe! That really looked like a heckuvadeal, hey if you ever want to trade just let me know
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on the 17k one, the first thing on the list of features says " Powerful 3.0 v6 engine".... I almost pissed my pants from laughing so hard when i read that hahahah
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heh yea, he also calls it a tacoma and rare.... since when is a toyota pickup with the top chopped off rare??
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I'm not even sure that 89 one is a 'custom cab' like the other one. To me it looks like the extra cab wheelbase with the doors stretched into the extra cab part.
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86 Toyota pickup custom cab

Originally Posted by pruney81 View Post
Those are cool, a friend of mine used to have one, I would buy one in a heartbeat if I had the opportunity
Hi there,

I know this reply is from a very old post but I'm getting ready to sell my 86 Toyota pickup with the especially long fiberglass cab. I'd love to find the right place to ask yotatechies what they think I should ask for it. More info if you're still out there.

Thanks

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