Always loved the look of the classic 70s Hilux with quad headlights. I recently saw a partially restored 1975 Hilux for sale on CL and snatched it up for a fair price. Now I have the pre-smog truck I always wanted and a wife shaking her head at the 5-Toyota parking lot in front of the house Here's the truck: The truck is in pretty good condition and has had a lot of work done already. The PO had a 78 parts truck that he swapped a bunch of stuff between. Plan is to just finish it as a simple low-dollar restore so I can drive the truck regularly like it wants to be. Exterior used to be red and is primer right now. Still has a couple areas needing metal work: behind drivers door on cab and bed there's a shallow dent needing to be pulled out more and skinned. The hood has a small rust spot near the passenger headlight that needs to be cut out and welded in. The cowl under the windshield got dented by the hood flying up at some point, not quite sure how to pull those ones flush. PO gave me most of a gallon of epoxy primer too! Will eventually paint it white to match interior and because he's already pre painted the door jambs, under the hood and behind the cab and bed. Wheels are 17" mustang wheels, not sold on those and will likely replace eventually. I do have a rusty tailgate that I will make work, stuck it on the other day but it is missing some captured nuts so need to install new ones. 20r motor is running alright. Has a Webber carb with what I think is a flat spot/hesitation when punching it. PO partially rebuilt I guess with new timing kit but I don't think he touched anything else really, just made it look good. Has a Headman header with 2.25" exhaust and an obnoxious flowmaster that I definitely will swap out for something like a magnaflow super turbo style muffler. Timing was off and set to zero degrees. I re timed it guessing it's around 8 degrees as there's no timing marks on the oil pump cover. It definitely sounds and runs smoother now. Interior has had most of the finish work done. All new white paint. Used to have bucket seats but has been replaced by a good bench seat out of a 78. Center console cut and reversed to compensate bench. Door panels are some sort of carbon fiber looking material. Headliner and visors are fresh too. He said the carpet kit was not the color he ordered but just installed it anyways. There is sound deadener installed underneath the carpet and I think inside the doors too. All the glass is brand new, rear window replaced with solid gray tinted glass, all brand new weatherstripping for glass and doors. Flashers and hazards don't work, hoping it's just the relay/control module. Interior dome light doesn't work and the left gauge pod doesn't light up either, hoping something simple there too. PO installed a few pod gauges and I'm not sure on their placement just yet but don't mind them (coolant temp, voltage, oil pressure). Planning to do modern stereo and more than one speaker, lol but haven't found much of other people's installs to follow yet. Bought and just received all brand new parts for the front end. Decided this was step one since its squirrelly on the road and I know someone with an 82 pickup that had the pitman arm separate on him earlier this summer. Tried my local auto parts stores but everyone had to special order. So I ordered from Autopartsexpress and they had them in stock at cheaper prices! I got all Moog parts which happily turned out to be Sankei 555 branded parts: new inner and outer tie rods with adjusters, new upper and lower ball joints, new idler and pitman arms. I'm not familiar with the control arm bushings in these trucks yet so didn't order those. I hear the steering box may have some adjustment that I'll try before I try to source a replacement. Also need to figure out what's making my drivers front wheel sticks out around 1" further than the passenger side. Hoping it will now be nice and tight afterward.