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I finally made the decision of not selling the 1st gen and am now running with the body swap idea. I will be reusing my frame and powertrain. This is what I'm starting with the 1986 sr5.
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This is what I'm picking up this weekend a 1992 sr5 with title minus motor, trans, x-case, front end.
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Its a start. I will need a few parts to get it back together but I will also be parting mine out or selling whole with title. I will be looking for a grille, back window, left rear tail light, passenger front door panel complete in grey, carpet in grey and front seats. I will be taking plenty of notes and pictures as I go through this swap. Time to start :saw:.
 

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Right on man! Id love to have 4door... If youre partin the old body let me know, I crunched my tailgate and could use a new one.
 

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Bone yards have alot of parts from the clunker progra. I know riteway auto parts has three bodies one is white.
 

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Bone yards have alot of parts from the clunker progra. I know riteway auto parts has three bodies one is white.
Cool. I'm a junk yard junky. I love those places and have a few 4runners allready staked out. It just never hurts to look everywhere.
 

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I have a tailgate with window regulators/motors, with 2 factory rear tire carriers, but no back windows, your gate looks pretty good, just throwing it out there.


be glad you got the 4.3, these things are HEAVY!
 

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I have a tailgate with window regulators/motors, with 2 factory rear tire carriers, but no back windows, your gate looks pretty good, just throwing it out there.


be glad you got the 4.3, these things are HEAVY!
I would be interested in a tire carrier. Are there plates that go in behind the sheet metal? And yes I am stoked on the fact I get to keep my 4.3 It helps a bunch with these runners.
 

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There is extra support from the factory in the boddy, but im sure you could add something on both sides to beef it up a little. mine held a 37" tire for many years of daily driving with no problems. i have a stock one and one thats modified, i rased the tire mount and raised the plate mount. let me know if you wanna come check them out.
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So in 86 the 4runner speedo was cable driven. In 92 the speedo is electric. I got lucky at the junk yard with a 90 2nd gen with a cable drive gauge cluster.
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Since I had no cable to run the speedo I got that as well. I hade to cut into the body near the emergency brake cable and drill two holes for the factory boot. I used the brake cable to help with the layout as they are combined.
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I also put the 2nd gen gas tank with the fuel filler inlet in the rear corner verses the 1st gen with the filler in the middle of the tank.
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The 2nd gen skid does fit well with very little fab. I will be doing the first fit up of the body tomorrow:saw::welder:.
 
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