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 Post subject: Zach's '85 4Runner
PostPosted: Mon Oct 25, 2004 9:13 am 
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'81 Toyota running '87 GM 4.3L EFI, lots of home-made stuff, and really cool rock lights!

UPDATE 12-28-06: Bought an '85 4Runner, previously Jeffco's, turn-key and ready for FAMILY wheeling now :wink: 22RE, Dual cases, Front and Rear high pinion Dana 44s with 5.38s and ARBs.

UPDATE 6-10-07: Sold my old '81, down to just one wheeler.

NEAR FUTURE: 3.4l motor swap into the '85 4Runner, possible axle upgrades?

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2008 10:15 am 
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My motor swap is in full swing now!
4 Cyl stuff is all out ( and for sale :wink: )
3.4l V6 is almost in; motor mounts are welded in, new water pump and timing belt on, oil pan fabrication has begun, and if all works out, I will pull it off without cutting the hood or any body lift!

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2008 11:34 am 
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Very interested in how it all works out, if ya know what I mean.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2008 7:03 pm 
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Wow :shock: $12000 motor swap!

I was checking out products for the 3.4l swap i'm doing, and hitched a link to the exact same swap as mine, 3.4l into an '85 Runner, on Yota Tech forums.

The shop doing the swap "ORS" estimates this swap to start at $12000 and go up depending on customers wishes and bling parts.

I'm hoping to be under $2500 in all parts, and only my own labor to finish. Unknown how many hours i'm into it already, but i'd guess no more than 22 at this time.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2008 10:44 am 
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I had a chance to stop by and check out Zach's progress,

the 3.4 V-6 looks like it came from the factory in the 85 4Runner,!!! 8)

Zach did an excellent job in lowering the engine in the frame rails and will not even need a bodylift or hood scoop to close the the hood,
and I think he said that the original drivelines that he had with the 22RE,5-spped and dual t-cases, are only like 1/2" of fitting up to the 3.4 V-6, auto tranny and dual t-cases,!! 8)

great job Zach,
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2008 2:48 pm 
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Will he have it ready for the Snowflower run this weekend?


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2008 4:11 pm 
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nope,, he still has to do the wiring/exhaust,,

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2008 6:52 pm 
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:( Sadly behind schedule, will be riding along with Beau this weekend.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2008 9:45 pm 
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Sorry to hear that Zach. All I got to say is "HOLD ON".


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 05, 2008 8:55 pm 
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this is turning out so good 8) it's worth waiting for and doing it right!

Like Jaime said, it looks like it belongs there. The engine compartment is just about wrapped up. I think I'm down to electrical stuff, exhaust, a shifter of some kind, and shorten my front driveshaft a little bit. The rear driveshaft fits OK.

This one is going to be a keeper! :D With reliable v-6 power, smooth auto trans, dual cases, and Air Conditioning! I'll have the family on the trail in STYLE! :wink: 8)

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 05, 2008 11:45 pm 
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Zach Ashton wrote:
This one is going to be a keeper! :D With reliable v-6 power, smooth auto trans, dual cases, and Air Conditioning! I'll have the family on the trail in STYLE! :wink: 8)


That sounds like a HUMMER! :mrgreen:


Does it have heated leather seats too???? :P

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 09, 2008 8:54 am 
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That sounds like a HUMMER!


Maybe, but it'll look cool! And it's probably a little cheaper. And I'm kinda into Toyotas :wink:

Anyhow, now it's time to get it done! I'm having withdrawls! :twisted:

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 09, 2008 6:29 pm 
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:D I dug up some pics of my old truck, the '81 with a 4.3l and more.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 09, 2008 6:34 pm 
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My 85 4Runner, too clean for me huh? :shock:


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 09, 2008 6:39 pm 
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First project to my 85 4Runner..................MORE POWER


First, remove the little hamster 4 cylinder.....


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