Discussion in '1976-1983 Build-Up/Project Threads' started by standardbyker88, Aug 13, 2009.
Yeah, that's daily ride height. That poor poor plastic.
Any updates on those pictures yet?!
I don't have BMW lights. But I can take a new close up of my headlights inside and out for you.
So my fuel pump and/or pre pump strainer went out. Took the bed off the only way I ever can. With a hoist. Last time I used an engine hoist, this time my tow truck. Ratchet strap X with the hook in the middle. While its off I want to do some repairs. The bedside is coming loose from the floor, and has a few stress cracks. I use this truck as a truck though; its always hauling bikes, motors, scrap steel, furniture, ect. Hardly goes a week without using the bed. Anyways, here's some pics of how I did it. You can see our 440 Dakota and my ramcharger in the background.
Tow truck is a 75 dodge one-ton for those who care.
It's still running, just can't support any fuel demand past about 5 mph. Ill back under it tomorrow after a few test drives around the block to make sure the new pump works. It's fun cruising bed less for a few ****around videos anyways
Here's a few underside pics. I built my own 4.5" blocks from two broken sets of DJM 4" blocks. They share a common center pin bolt all the way through the leafs. Zero movement of them. Pulled the center leaf. Have thicker ubolts from a 4wd shop in town. The clearance between axle and frame is about half that with the bed on
Here's a view showing the exhaust. It's a chamber muffler with a full 2.5" system from the header-collector back. I used 2 45* bends instead of a 90 to clear the leafs. There's no fancy tip and its about 3" inside the body edge. I did that to keep it low profile. Kinda sleeper status. Kinda "if a cop doesn't see a tip, he won't think the noise is me" logic
Does it exit out the side?
Yup. I always kick my exhausts out in front of the back tire. Not just toyotas, pretty much every exhaust I make.
my exhaust comes out in the same place lol
So it runs strong now. New fuel pump and strainer did the trick. Didn't get any rolling bed stunt videos lol. Cuz the tires I swapped on suck. I'm putting my 17s back on.
Few current pics I took after work on the 8th floor parking roof. Wish I had more cool rides with me. Next time....
Thanks. It's always such a classy truck when I look at it. Toyota did the lines right. Sleek mirrors and a drop are about all they need.
Really love this truck man.
My truck has the chevron mirrors bolted to it, what is the easiest/best way to plug the hole if I remove them? It has a small one on it too, is it a factory one? Where can I find mirrors that match the holes?
You can use a carriage bolt and nut with nail polish to fill the holes. Or do what I did for my mirror holes....nothing.
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