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Old 10-01-2015, 04:51 AM   #1
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Finally found you! New guy from CT

Hey everyone, I've been looking for a few days trying to find a really good forum for Toyota trucks. Specifically the Pickup, like my 94 22re that I picked up last weekend. Had to drive 4 hours to Pennsylvania to get it but I'm quite pleased. This seems like a great community and I'm happy to be a part of it.

My name's Dave and this is my second Pickup. My grandfather gave me his '88 he bought new but that turned to rust and it blew a head gasket. I sold it earlier this year and wanted to get another before winter. My current truck is a manual 4x4 regular cab (with cap) 22re with 98k miles with zero bells and whistles. Not even a clock or tape player. Hope the classified section has at least a clock so I know how late for work I am.

This truck is very clean with little to no rust and I intend to keep it that way. But it has to be stored outside in a dirt/gravel driveway . Not sure how feasible that will be.

There is one issue that I'm concerned with and it's a noise coming from the valve cover. I'll post in the tech section about that.

Thanks for having me!
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Old 10-01-2015, 05:10 AM   #2
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Nice looking little truck you have. All trucks have the power cord in the truck to add a clock. An easy upgrade. You will need one from 89-94. You can find them on the classifieds on here or I see them on ebay. The clocks look the same for other generations but mount differently so make sure you get the correct years.

With a base model truck, there are several options you can add on easily. Some threads on cheap mods. I would clean the frame out and keep an eye on it. Rusty frames have killed a lot of these trucks.

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Nice looking little truck you have. All trucks have the power cord in the truck to add a clock. An easy upgrade. You will need one from 89-94. You can find them on the classifieds on here or I see them on ebay. The clocks look the same for other generations but mount differently so make sure you get the correct years.

With a base model truck, there are several options you can add on easily. Some threads on cheap mods. I would clean the frame out and keep an eye on it. Rusty frames have killed a lot of these trucks.

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Thanks Terry, what do you mean by cleaning the frame out?

I was looking at this one: http://www.ebay.com/ulk/itm/291578294699 but some items say to watch out if it's for the 4Runner as those won't fit my truck. Clearly I don't know the truck lineage well yet.
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The frames get mud in them and rot from the inside out. I take an air hose and blow out as much of the debris out and then follow it with a water hose.

I have not installed a clock in a 89-95 truck in a long time but am sure that one will work for you. It looks correct.
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The frames get mud in them and rot from the inside out. I take an air hose and blow out as much of the debris out and then follow it with a water hose.

I have not installed a clock in a 89-95 truck in a long time but am sure that one will work for you. It looks correct.
Thanks for the help, Terry
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I've also been looking around for a good resource of exploded view diagrams, like a parts microfiche. I use them a lot when trying to find part numbers etc. Like this website for my motorcycle: http://goo.gl/pa6Mhy

Anything like this exist for these trucks? I found a couple images of the steering system but nothing as complete as the above link.
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Nice truck, I'm new to north east and am concerned about rust too. I'm going to have "rust check" applied to truck.
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Thanks, I just looked up rust check because I had no idea what is it is. Interesting product. What's the cost of something like that?
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Paid $150 for VW Passat Wagon today. Want to install rear suspension before doing 4rnr. Just cause don't want oil in welds.
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Paid $150 for VW Passat Wagon today. Want to install rear suspension before doing 4rnr. Just cause don't want oil in welds.
That's not that bad considering the possible savings from replacing/trashing frames and body. Thanks for the info.
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You can do it yourself with http://www.carwell.com/products-applicator-systems.htm I haven't tried it and before winter things todo list is kinda long so I'm having it done.
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I hear people just making a mixture of diesel and old motor oil and filling up one of those pump fertilizer sprayers and having at it. Thinking of that approach to save money.
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I hear people just making a mixture of diesel and old motor oil and filling up one of those pump fertilizer sprayers and having at it. Thinking of that approach to save money.
Sounds good, let me know how it works out.
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