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The Gr8 Punkin

Discussion in 'Other Builds' started by Thegr8punkin, Apr 16, 2017.

  1. Apr 16, 2017 at 1:02 PM
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    Thegr8punkin

    Thegr8punkin [OP] A God Damn Millenial/Sofa King Cool

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    Ok well I figure I might as well do a build thread here and stop harassing some of the other threads (sorry co bs thread, and the occasional tundras live) anywho, this is Punkin in the ad for her on Craigslist, 543403aa3a8d9e6959f8db116d158a33_3cf9c66b7093716101ea3b31435695a126ddbc9b.jpg
    As she sat, she's a 1987 4Runner, with 33s General grabbers, custom front and rear bumpers and sliders (HOME BUILT lol) by the PO. She also has a lock right locker in the front.
    The motor was tired, had a rod knock and blow by past the rings. But when I bought it it came with an extra motor that was in need of a rebuild as well.
    So here was the plan, start working rebuilding the extra motor and keep driving her as long as I could. 1b1155618121b079b50aaad528aa48d3_fea4ea926d41c11398145806856885537ee78104.jpg thorn down old motor headed to the machine shop. 78c18691c8e9765ccbca51dd507435e2_c341d82a4d2fe6ea0f2ef7b8ea87a7bb583d36ef.jpg (I don't have any pictures of assembling the lower end but I did that my self) 7a70364467aea102b2a429418e672427_c80192b634d2a6509d1db0c2393ee4e560c55b65.jpg the only picture I have from the first and only tip I did with the old motor. Figured out that 1, general grabbers suck in the snow, and that just a front locker makes snow a little hard.. 3dd9061f19332af413d4680f1c6a2f16_39f63470524c41ab0dbfb30d4fc0a18629357181.jpg the day she went in to surgery 0164778ea9fa5167d1e1b3a83735d961_4f13d674d5ca293513966813b83678ca07ec0606.jpg a little selfie-ception with the guys that helped me pull the motor out. ( see the dude with the clean hands? Ya f that guy. Lazy piece of crap of a human being) 6e43be7de4b8612fde43c139411c6cea_eabf922993a884779175076cc67a80f86807b6d6.jpg so the truck sat out side a few weeks before I had the time to reinstall the new motor, but it was rebuilt back to stock, other then a LCE duel row timing chain and steel backed guides. 252d083a6053134a8ab280089201f133_220bddacf0bfc16f617173693d0e3322560d210c.jpg the day I got it running again.c74837d83622723028abda612fb160ac_ebb3d76c2e7632a5ded4bc0aef0356f511bd21eb.jpgthen the 4th of July rolled around and I decided to be American AF, no doors, no top and an American flag on the CB antenna. #merica d9413501e4a135f5ad3b066753709b15_f10d8f1c5dab40ac92107fa8eac08b4f6f2fad3d.jpg @COMiamiFan d077de1ac7d8960aa9eadf043341f7e1_1ede192cd9d3d5e3c833718ece9ef358d9159994.jpg got some 4xinovations tube doors and quick release hinges d021ed201445738982137cfcba16af24_7736ecd4bc6b12b42eff9e6630c96aae16fea496.jpgi screwed up here5c53c4bf2269b0cfda42a23cc2554746_f5528444a8ece743c3385ac5998e39e95da0bf4c.jpg ended up walking off the trail that time. Last time I go alone.464e77d26cf01337b5bf4d951cf823ba_b8d2863abd3ccbd11950c419f849eaf7a401965b.jpgc166f862db932ef62980a9de01629777_54ee6dbe638ee7e5c48526d0aebc93e2c32e6800.jpgnext came the rear elocker and housing from a 1998 taco (3inch wider then stock) 9f36109d5d10c53bbea34b3b2a7d18f2_ed940f496384e0d8a858f49691e4dc8fba85960c.jpgfinally a buddy convinced me to let him paint it. fe70381fbe300b00ca2194ed871c851e_cc6c6177022e37c6b7a2d2fc6b0c8fd71514b361.jpghonesty was scared shitless when I saw it like this because I really didn't like the look of it c2ecc3b0ce50a2e6a0976f30710807e7_2bb4fbafec7ecd49fffdc089c70be41132143686.jpg the paper came off and it was so much better. And thus it became punkin.
    0e733927afc4dddee8d027cce79128ca_ad0cdbb4fa1295d4dadef08ce815984ac58fb0e8.jpgbc4aa83030c5d2622ada3e983e416744_d740918c5afd8d69fd2fdb758e3f941131677b32.jpg4dd1b8c87c86673a62e14910df122b13_3256e8469d7826c2991d8e07ff3d5212a452ab98.jpgd1e4a9c88b72d1e918bb18d4c28e940d_f6bc3a060269d70d297e98115773bba7d8856f8f.jpgoh hey, a tundra (had to try and make it relate to a tundra fourm) 260d44fb75e10e7c8173371c773e41db_222c0563a24bfe64a657451db79b3d7c102b4b1e.jpg5a2aa9d5c747698d8fb644dd51469cdb_73ef43f8a77b47d02faab2fd46e8951e82eb35d5.jpgand here we are to the last week, that is the old suspension (going to be replaced tomorrow) d373532fc45994c66666cec77b1bd58c_9b99b043ba4f8dc31b45ca58996adf95955e5262.jpg drove to Denver and got some new springs and stopped at toytec and got some 5100 :thumbup:
     
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  2. Apr 16, 2017 at 1:02 PM
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    Thegr8punkin

    Thegr8punkin [OP] A God Damn Millenial/Sofa King Cool

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    Saved for idk
     
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  3. Apr 16, 2017 at 1:02 PM
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    Thegr8punkin

    Thegr8punkin [OP] A God Damn Millenial/Sofa King Cool

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    Also saves because idk
     
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  4. Apr 16, 2017 at 1:30 PM
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    Law323 Workout gloves? You mean sissy mittens??

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    Nice!! Loving the punkin theme!
     
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  5. Apr 16, 2017 at 1:33 PM
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    SR5TRDTUNDRA

    SR5TRDTUNDRA El Pickup Azul

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    Nice build!
     
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  6. Apr 16, 2017 at 2:29 PM
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    Thegr8punkin

    Thegr8punkin [OP] A God Damn Millenial/Sofa King Cool

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    It wasn't really a "theme" until after she got painted. And then the name just fit
     
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  7. Apr 16, 2017 at 2:51 PM
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    Law323 Workout gloves? You mean sissy mittens??

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    Oh I got that. Just sayin I liked where it ended up :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:
     
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  8. Apr 16, 2017 at 3:26 PM
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    I like the name/4R!! I thought, based on your description, that an orange 4R would look stupid. Yours looks really good! And your Tundra too.
     
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  9. Apr 16, 2017 at 3:57 PM
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    ColoradoTJ

    ColoradoTJ My balls was hot Staff Member

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    Hard core buddy.

    Can't wait until we get out and run some trails.

    I took vacation every month for the next 5 months.
     
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  10. Apr 16, 2017 at 4:02 PM
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    Thegr8punkin

    Thegr8punkin [OP] A God Damn Millenial/Sofa King Cool

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    This is what made me want the color.

    Edit: just realized I didn't attach the picture lol here it is @TruckinIt f8039c1ec9fba140773dea7c35017363_08c96de3e2047bdd8de15264963058c666f88769.jpg
    hell ya I think after I get she suspension on I'm going up to 7 mile with a buddy next Monday.
     
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  11. Apr 16, 2017 at 4:05 PM
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    ColoradoTJ My balls was hot Staff Member

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    Sweet. I could take the Tacoma
     
  12. Apr 16, 2017 at 4:06 PM
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    Thegr8punkin

    Thegr8punkin [OP] A God Damn Millenial/Sofa King Cool

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    If you wanted to join in that would be awesome!
     
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  13. Apr 16, 2017 at 4:08 PM
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    ColoradoTJ My balls was hot Staff Member

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    Keep me posted. Might do that.
     
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  14. Apr 16, 2017 at 4:09 PM
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    Thegr8punkin

    Thegr8punkin [OP] A God Damn Millenial/Sofa King Cool

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    Will do
     
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  15. Apr 16, 2017 at 4:17 PM
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    GNTundra The Notorious Troll Sniper

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    Dude, you got mad skills
    :thumbsup:
    Lookin GOOD:thumbsup:
     
  16. Apr 16, 2017 at 4:20 PM
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    Thegr8punkin

    Thegr8punkin [OP] A God Damn Millenial/Sofa King Cool

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    Not really lol but thanks gino
     
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  17. Apr 16, 2017 at 4:31 PM
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    Thegr8punkin

    Thegr8punkin [OP] A God Damn Millenial/Sofa King Cool

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    Kinda jumped the gun on the suspension though. And found out I have a leaking axle seal...1c137593de73147b442589eaa74b4075_4911f0cc5d8fc1459d5a6803fcf2e1c3b604a3fa.jpg
     
  18. Apr 16, 2017 at 5:55 PM
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    COMiamiFan Now you know something

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    Pretty sweet! I would love to help next time instead if that dude that doesn't get dirty doesn't want to work. I don't know shit, but I can take orders very well.
     
  19. Apr 16, 2017 at 6:28 PM
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    zcarpenter92 Yotas, Coronas and 'Merica

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    Looks freakin sick man! Love the new paint job.

    Glad I'm not the only one like that! Lol
     
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  20. Apr 16, 2017 at 6:54 PM
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    Thegr8punkin

    Thegr8punkin [OP] A God Damn Millenial/Sofa King Cool

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    He he was there for comic relief that day. But recently he has screwed me a few times and ya f that dude. Damn millennials lol


    But hopefully I'm not pulling a motor out anytime soon Lol at least not out of this truck
     
  21. Apr 16, 2017 at 7:23 PM
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    Nice build man! My seat covers match your paint job. They're supposed to be burnt orange, but are pretty bright.20170317_183721.jpg
     
  22. Apr 16, 2017 at 7:23 PM
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    Thegr8punkin [OP] A God Damn Millenial/Sofa King Cool

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    0ce77cca29ff8ef4f73c2845ea96a4d6_98b2ac67dccd98788cf8168d05b26826bad041b0.jpggot the shackle on the driver side done. Gonna have to wait to take the pass off until I get the driver side reinstalled tomorrow (have to press some bolts out of the "new" springs and I have new bushings all around for the springs.
     
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  23. Apr 16, 2017 at 7:25 PM
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    Thegr8punkin [OP] A God Damn Millenial/Sofa King Cool

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    Quote from my cousin (8) who is leaving my house right now "woah... he took his wheel off"
     
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  24. Apr 16, 2017 at 7:25 PM
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    Gotta love the old 4Runners. Excellent toy. How much older than you is that? I'm impressed that you're not worried about diving into it. Good job
     
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  25. Apr 16, 2017 at 7:36 PM
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    Thegr8punkin [OP] A God Damn Millenial/Sofa King Cool

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    It's got 9 years (born in 96 its a May of 97 manufacturing date) I actually started digging in to my previous car, it was a 91 get metro that I bought for 700. That car popped my cherry for really digging in to cars. I rebuilt the motor, swapped in bigger front breaks, did sway bars, that thing handles like a Rollie skate. But it jade a fuel issue that made anything above 3k rpm missable. Could never figure it out. I think it was a fuel injector but the screws on the injecter were stripped out I finally said screw it and sold it after I bought this. and when I bought this's was working at a Toyota dealership and a few of the master techs had 4x4 and it was something that I wanted to start getting in to. Not gonna say I'm an expert at working on it, but I do enjoy it
     
  26. Apr 16, 2017 at 7:39 PM
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    Thegr8punkin

    Thegr8punkin [OP] A God Damn Millenial/Sofa King Cool

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    Worst part about a 30 year old truck is the damn fasteners... All of the bolts that I haven't removed at one point or another are seized in there. Lots of pb blaster (actually, wd 40 because that's all I have right now...
     
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    Just gives you a chance to put some anti seize on em.
    Best thing about those old toys are when you're on a trail w pretty jeeps you shame em into going up.
    Mine has impressed the hell outta me. Was looking for a 1st gen but got a 2nd. Love it. Slow but goes anywhere.
     
  28. Apr 16, 2017 at 8:05 PM
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    Thegr8punkin [OP] A God Damn Millenial/Sofa King Cool

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    Lol ya. It's actually seized to the inner part of the bushing. Probably Hanna have to cut it off in the morning :/
     
  29. Apr 16, 2017 at 8:06 PM
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    Eclipsed & Floating Over it.........

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    I'm gonna 2nd that post of @COMiamiFan
    I don't have the skills you guys have bur I guaranfuckintee you my hands won't be clean...even if I have to go outside to rub em in the dirt
     
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    Eclipsed & Floating Over it.........

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    Badass build pics man. Im more than impressed. Come drop some knowledge on me
     
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