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    Greg's 1987 Toyota 4Runner

    Owners Name & City-

    Greg Gardner, Fruita, CO.


    Make, Model & Year of Vehicle-

    '87 Toyota 4Runner.


    Engine-

    Stock 22RE.


    Transmission-

    Stock 5 speed.


    T-Case-


    Dual Toyota transfer cases, stock gears in 'cases.


    Axles-

    Front: Chevy Dana 44 narrowed 3", 5.38 gears, Aussie Locker. 64" wide.

    Rear : Tacoma 8" with E-locker, 5.29 gears. 60" wide.

    Suspension-

    Was IFS, now has solid axle swap.

    All Pro 3" leaves & 3/4" shackles.


    Wheels and Tires-

    35" Super Swamper SSR's & cheap 15x8 black/chrome wheels.


    Winch-

    Warn M8000.

    Favorite Trails-

    21 Road, Upper Helldorado, Moab Rim.


    Other-

    Fiberglass fenders that need paint, working on bumpers & rock sliders. The 4Runner has nearly 240,000 miles on it!
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    Here's some pics-






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    Looks good. nice trail.

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    i like the fenders, what kind are they?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mwmx54
    i like the fenders, what kind are they?

    I believe they're Hannemann, not quite sure as I bought them 2nd hand.

    http://www.hannemannfiberglass.com
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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg
    I believe they're Hannemann, not quite sure as I bought them 2nd hand.

    http://www.hannemannfiberglass.com/T...20&%20SR5.html
    AFAIK, Hanneman is the only manufacturer of these fenders--so you're probably right.
    Carl

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    Nice! I like 4runners......
    Quote Originally Posted by crimsonride
    Most of us have jeeps so we have no choice but to learn how to fix them.
    So why do I drive a toy again?

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    I dig. Just looked at an 89 4cyl 4 runner today...
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    Some updated pics from the 4Runners 1st trip to Moab since the buildup-










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    Greg, whats the benifit to cutting the 44 down 3"???

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    Quote Originally Posted by samitoy
    Greg, whats the benifit to cutting the 44 down 3"???

    Well, for one it's a closer match to the rear axle's width. I didn't want to run a full-width Chevy axle in the front & a Toyota mini-truck axle in the rear, it would be way too noticiable. Plus, I wanted the 4Runner to look somewhat legal and not have the tires stick out too far beyond the fenders. With the current setup there's 2" of diffrence per side in the width and it's hardly noticiable. The width combo is perfect, it's very stable but not funny-looking.

    I think having the front a tad wider than the rear helps alot in the turning department, too. It turns tighter and that means that when I'm wheelin, if the front tire barely goes over a rock, the rear tire will miss it. The rear axle usually follows in the tracks of the front axle.

    Lastly, since I cut 3" off the long side, I can run a shaft from a Waggoneer. Replacement parts are cheap & easy to find, so it's not like I have to replace a custom shaft when one breaks.
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    now you need to ditch the stock tailgate and put on a pickup gate like i did:
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    85 runner dual cases ,upgraded headlight harness, +4 inch trail gear springs,pickup tailgate
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    Quote Originally Posted by wr250
    now you need to ditch the stock tailgate and put on a pickup gate like i did:

    I like my rear window, but thanks for the idea. I really want this rig to be a multi-purpose vehicle, something I can take out winter & summer on expedition style trips. Having a fully enclosed cabin is important to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg
    I like my rear window, but thanks for the idea. I really want this rig to be a multi-purpose vehicle, something I can take out winter & summer on expedition style trips. Having a fully enclosed cabin is important to me.
    i busted out one of the side windows, and when i put a 14 bolt in the rear, it bent the stock gate lol. so i had to do something. i will be putting on a rear vinyl window (snap on) and a cover for the rest.

    note everything still works in it, i may sell it.
    85 runner dual cases ,upgraded headlight harness, +4 inch trail gear springs,pickup tailgate
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    Just some updated pics. I finished the front bumper, added the Warn M8000 winch, a pair of clevis mounts, as well a set of killer IPF Offroad lights that I got from Cruiser Outfitters!




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