1983 PU parts availability

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  1. conmcb25

    conmcb25 Newbie

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    If this has been answered somewhere please feel free to just give me a link.

    How available are parts for this vehicle? I am going to go look at one this weekend with on 83K miles on it, but I am kind of worried about tracking down parts for a 30 plus years vehicle.....

    Thanks! 83 toyota front.jpg
     
  2. jetas

    jetas Grand Toyotaholic

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    Most mechanical parts are readily available. New body panels and interior trim might be harder to come by. Junkyards and craigslist will be your best friend for these
     
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    Sk1dmark Enthusiast

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    Like Jetas said, if you look on rockauto they'll have practically everything. But for panels and such you're usually SOL. There are reproductions on eBay but they're of questionable quality at best.
     
  4. chrlsful

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    An old thread…
    but
    I'm pretty much in the same ball prk - offered an '83 LWB w/2.2L diesel. Not sure the engine prts R available (would prob pull & have machined to new tolerances, optimal performance - decide on goin turbo) and interior/body, frame restore.
    LMC have the body panels?
    The '70 bronk in my pic has EVERY thing avail so has been easy to wrk on these last 33 yrs.
     
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    jetas Grand Toyotaholic

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    Junkyard and aftermarket stuff will be your best friend. As far as the diesel thing, no one here really has em. And im not sure how many diesels are around. Best bet will probably be to swap in a 22R
     
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    "...swap in a 22R…"
    Nah… 1 of the reasons I'd buy the ol girl (diesel has evolved up to current 3L, wish I could afford that 1). Is already set up 4 veg. oil as well !
    Pick'n pull, recyclers, 'yards' are nonexistent 4 our area (the NE USA) concerning anything 10 yrs old (or older) goes straight to the crusher!
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    This is main reason I've not pulled the trigger on purchase @ this pt. LMC is only American trucks (it supplied 2 restores on the bronk) so no patch panels or full panel replacements.
    Ur prt of the country (SW USA) is great (Sacramento has 14 models in 1 yrd that would match this '83). Folks have been helpful here, research continues, I seem to B gettin closer to a decision. Not seen it yet. Might go look @ it this wkend.

    Who has patch panels and full panels (door, rocker) that fit right? I've seen no - zero, for the beds, roof, floor. What R the typical rust spots? (I need to peek when visiting later…

    Thanks again!
     
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    even worse - (if possible) wanna retro fit a newer 4 speed auto, turbo & may B frnt chunk/solid axel…
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