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New to me 2001 4x4 5spd V6

Discussion in '1st Gen Tundras (2000-2006)' started by Bmktw2, May 16, 2023.

  1. May 16, 2023 at 5:20 PM
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    Bmktw2

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    Just picked this truck up today. I like it pretty well. It's got a new recalled Toyota chassis. I'm going to fix it up. It has rust but just on the rocker panel and bed not that big of a deal for a work vehicle. What do y'all think for $2,500

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  2. May 16, 2023 at 5:35 PM
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    blackdemon_tt

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    That's gotta be just about the rarest thing on this planet.... Probably flip that B for 50k once you brought it back to decent condition.
     
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  3. May 16, 2023 at 5:51 PM
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    Awesome and it’s a manual!
     
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  4. May 16, 2023 at 6:03 PM
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    JasonC.

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    Sweet truck! How many miles? And history of prior owners/maintenance?
     
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  5. May 16, 2023 at 6:10 PM
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    But she runs tight has a lot of new parts
    I'm the 3rd owner.
    Silet is the previous owner, he is on the forum.
     
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  6. May 16, 2023 at 7:44 PM
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    bron-yr-aur

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    I came across one of those recently in NJ, but he wanted $14k. Green AC manual with only 76k miles. Yeah, I’d say $2,500 made it worth it
     
  7. May 16, 2023 at 7:52 PM
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    Welcome from NY.
     
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  8. May 17, 2023 at 5:37 AM
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    3 pedals, way cool.
     
  9. May 17, 2023 at 6:19 AM
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    I could almost put up with the V6 for the manual. So much fun to drive. Almost. Great deal on a nice truck. I would 100% keep that forever
     
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  10. May 17, 2023 at 6:53 AM
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    there's a black AC tundra that rolls around here where I live that is a manual. it is a beat all to hell work truck for a paint crew. still kicking though.
     
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  11. May 17, 2023 at 6:59 AM
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    Welcome from LA (Lower Alabama)! Sweet find! You could easily flip it for a profit, but I wouldn't if it were me.
     
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  12. May 17, 2023 at 8:45 AM
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    Congrats on the buy and welcome to the best gen club. That interior looks great for 250k being on the clock.
     
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  13. May 17, 2023 at 8:49 AM
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    Wow, manual trans... probably the most effective anti-theft system you could have these days!
     
  14. May 17, 2023 at 11:06 AM
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    shifty`

    shifty` Kaboom, the Jedi’s back to seismic!

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    First thing I'd do is check the timing belt unless there's proof it was done in the last 100k miles.

    Oh, and I'd read this thread, and really get deep into inspecting the frame.

    Congrats on your new truck, welcome to the forum.
     
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  15. May 17, 2023 at 11:24 AM
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    The frame was recalled and replaced in 2016. This truck has a almost new chassis under it.

     
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  16. May 17, 2023 at 11:26 AM
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    Here is a view of the new chassis

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  17. May 17, 2023 at 2:53 PM
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    I wanted the V6 it was what I was looking for. Daily driver, has plenty of power, is non-interference, lots of room in engine bay and is light weight

     
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  18. May 17, 2023 at 3:20 PM
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    Y0TA PR0

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    Very nice! Even transfer case is manual, that’s the best. Engine pics pls! :D
     
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  19. May 17, 2023 at 5:44 PM
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    FirstGenVol

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    Excellent find. Hard to believe deals like this still exist. Make sure you check the lower ball joints too. They are a point of weakness on our trucks and the only safe replacement is OEM.
     
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  20. May 17, 2023 at 6:52 PM
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    Where can I find the ball joints I want to replace the whole suspension shocks a-arms and ball joints just don't know where to get them
     
  21. May 17, 2023 at 6:55 PM
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    Any Toyota dealership. Most of us order from online dealerships like McGeorge Toyota. Good prices.
     
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  22. May 17, 2023 at 6:55 PM
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  23. May 17, 2023 at 8:39 PM
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    NickB_01TRD

    NickB_01TRD You don't need less cars, just more driveway.

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    I've heard if your compressor is locked up you should replace almost all of the system in case the compressor exploded and sent bits and pieces into the lines. I've also seen just the compressor replaced and it's fine. Up to you there.

    While I am definitely on board with the ball joints do your other components seem really worn as well? Lower control arms should have been replaced during the frame recall.
     
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  24. May 18, 2023 at 5:40 AM
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    So much rust
    V6 5SPD Gang rise up! And you got it with a swapped frame for $2500?! What a steal, congrats!
     
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  25. May 18, 2023 at 6:11 AM
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    I just spent $500 on new AC compressor, condenser, lines, expansion valves, also got the valve cover gaskets and intake manifold gaskets.
    I watched some YouTube videos on the valve cover gasket change. Seems like it's a lot to do with the half moons etc. Should I do the timing belt at the same time?
     
  26. May 18, 2023 at 6:14 AM
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    My plan is to buy all the stuff I intend on changing then put the truck on jacks for two weeks and attack it. Doing the timing belt at the same time as the valve covers is a good idea, though not necessary (one doesn't require the other). If you're going to do the timing belt, you should also get the camshaft and crankshaft seals while you're in there.
     
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    If you don't know when the last timing belt change was, go for it. Cheap insurance and you're already working on it. Just buy a legit kit, not some part store special or scamazon deal.
     
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  28. May 18, 2023 at 6:47 AM
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    Ya this is what I wanted to do!
    Replace the suspension and do all the motor work all at once
     
  29. May 18, 2023 at 7:04 AM
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    NotMadJustDisappointed

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    So much rust
    If you've got the time, equipment, and knowledge, go buck wild. A word of caution though, don't replace stuff just to replace it. LBJs/sway bar bushings/steering rack bushings sure, those are known failure points/wear parts. But if this is going to be your daily, and you're not a mechanic, you aren't swapping bushings on an UCA in a weekend. I would strongly recommend having a shop do a thorough inspection to give you a good starting point on what actually needs to be replaced. If you know where the frame was replaced, you could reach out to them to see what other work they did at the same time, might be they replaced a bunch of suspension components while they were in there.
    Side note, your rims are great, I have the same set! Got mine from a 4th gen 4Runner off Fb Marketplace.
     
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  30. May 18, 2023 at 7:12 AM
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    Here's the picture under the hood.
    I looked and can see the lower a-ams must have been replaced with the chassis because it looks new compared to the upper. The lower ball joints look original the boots are gone and the metal is super rusty. I need to replace the upper arms and the lower ball joints

    IMG_20230518_101013.jpg
     
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