1976 Toyota Pickup AKA Babe

Discussion in '1976-1983 Build-Up/Project Threads' started by Ivey, Jan 14, 2020.

  1. Ivey

    Ivey Member

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    Figured I should post an actual build thread as I am nearing completion (hah!).

    As she was:
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    As she is:
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    Things to do:

    Install Idler Arm and Pitman Arm
    Install new Speedo Cable
    Lower the truck
    Replace floor pans
    New Seats
    Carpet

    I think thats about it. If I get bored I might start messing with the motor but I need my other car up and running before I do that.

    Oh and check this out, my driveshaft came loose while I was going about 40.

    Oh and white bumper, thoughts? Spraying chrome is a bitch yeah?
     
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    jetas Grand Toyotaholic

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    White steelies look good with that blue. For the bumper id just scuff it to give it the brushed look
     
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    Nice truck! How bad are the floors?
     
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    Not too bad, a handful of quarter sized holes but I went a bit overboard and found new panels to install.
     
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    Love that blue! I'm with the party of keeping the chrome, it is rare to find nice, and would match the center caps on yer wheels nicely.
     
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    Yeah you make a good point. Maybe I can find a messed up one to play with.
     
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    Right, from ebay from AUS right? Would love to see that process
     
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    Yeah exactly. I picked up an LS400 that needed some work which is taking up my garage right now but once I've got it road worthy I can daily it and really go to town on the truck.
     

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