My Truck ''Retirement Toy"

Discussion in '1984-1988 Build-Up/Project Threads' started by RetirementToy, Feb 6, 2024.

  1. RetirementToy

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    I am not new on here, my original user name is TRUCK ACTION , I have been a member since 2008.
    When my computer went down I lost all my passwords & had to change my e-mail, with all that I could not get back on this site, even after contacting the administrators many times. So I created a new account!
    So has many don't know me or my truck here I go again!
    I started my build when I retired in 2001, she is a 1988 Toyota Extra 2d. She is a full custom show truck which I built for me, by me to drive! I drive her 5,000 to 6,000 miles each summer to shows all over Calif , north & south , into NV,OR, & WA. She is bagged & lays frame, rolling on 240x18 wheels,front suspension is CanDo custom tubular arms, Slam RE6 bags, & QA1 shock, at the rear tri-4linked , Firestone 9000 sleeve bags sit 5 '' forward of the axle, & QA1 shocks. Two 7.5 gal stainless air tanks fed by two chrome Viar485 pumps with all visible air lines 3/8'' stainless & into DOT 3/8'' lines. Air management by Airlift 3H.
    The engine is a LC stage 1 with all the extras they recommended, the trans is a W58
     

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  3. SteveWippins

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    Sucks you can't get your old account back, but I'm glad you're still here and still posting!
     
  4. Frostop

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    I've loved this truck for quite a while. Not much love for us xtra long beds. I greatly appreciate your attention to detail sir. This is a full work of art. Any more plans? I'm sure the piece is never finished. I'm hoping I can steal the latches and hinges of the rv I recently acquired to suicide as you did. You are one of two examples of suicides on an xtra cab I've ever found.
     
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  5. Erwin Merida

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    Great build!! Literally looks like no bolt/nut was left unturned.
     
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  6. RetirementToy

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    Thank you for the nice comments
    The doors I did with stock hinges & latches , you get a extra set of doors & cut the whole font & back end panels out & X them , cut your ends out a weld them in place.
    If you e-mail me I can send photos
     
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    Thank you for the nice comments, & yes not much not touched !
     
  8. Erwin Merida

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    I think one of my favorite mods on your truck has to be the supra lights! Real special touch. It definitely out shines c4 lights on a Silverado! Hahaha
     
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    So a few back I modified them also, separated the outer lens, & the insides lens , made LED rings !The stop lights have a separate ring!
    These look way cooler than just LED bulbs 26.JPG
     
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    Niiiiiice. That's supra cool! Hahaa

    Swear this truck gives me old oxy clean vibes!! Just when you think you've seen it all, but waiiitt, there's more!! :applause:
     
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  11. SteveWippins

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    What front bumper are you using? The more I look at it, the more I like it.
     
  12. RetirementToy

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    It is the 4x4 bumper with the valance welded making it all one piece.
    Bought through FBI ,made by Bob Grant
     
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    Interesting, I would've guessed it was a 4runner bumper
     
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    Could be , I thought they said 4x4,I think the difference is the drop down area in the middle
     
  15. SteveWippins

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    Either way, it looks great.
     
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