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GrantH

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PostSubject: '85 Toyota   '85 Toyota I_icon_minitimeThu Mar 24, 2011 10:35 pm

This is a thread showing the progress of my 1985 Toyota that i've been building since I believe late 07 or early 08. It's a bare bones truck that was in my family and when a family member filed bankrupt they gave me the truck so the bank wouldn't take it, sold it to me for a dollar basically haha.

It went to Innovative Customs in Meridian, MS to be front-bagged by Jamey and Don, drove it front bagged for a while and wanted to Z the frame. Got 3/4 through that when the frame twisted beyond repair.

I then punched a wall...hard, followed by every "bad" word I could think of.

Once this happened I was contacted by a guy in middle TN about stock-flooring the truck to get his name out and for that he would cut me a deal, should have known better. The deal was made to lay rocker, mount seats, and have the truck drivable when I got it back. He came and got the truck in I believe August, with a frame design in 3d soon after we found a parts truck. He basically didn't start on it until December, and I never got it back til June because of this. Good ol' FeO2 Fab, least thats what he went by when building my truck.

I felt like I wouldn't get the truck back, so I made him bring it down and finish what was left in my garage as he had dodged about 5 deadlines already. We had to fully plumb the brakes, airline, valves, he built the trans tunnel (that blocks the pass seat from sliding and doesn't let you hardly mount seatbelts) in my spare garage. Truck doesnt truely lay rocker, pinch wasn't cut off fully, or folded. Truck was built with ZERO body mount bushings. I ended up slicing the end off a few 4 link ends just so it wasn't metal on metal. Truck is about an 1/8 inch from laying whats left of the pinch. It needs to be traditionaled like a 1/4-1/2 an inch on these body mount bushings or about a 3/4 inch on something with a bit more cushioning to them.

I was happy that I finally had my truck back.

I worked on it when I could and finally took it to scrapin 2010 bagged and bodied, and a show in Meridian that the guy who was to build my bed floor (and did) put together, but it over heated by then and ripped my wheel weights off because I put the stock spindles back on as it was bagged for them, but I had drops on (guy who built the frame, again, didn't plan for this though he had the drop spindles in possession). So the truck was towed to the guys shop at his house and the floor was built. It needs a lot of work, and needs the front wall replaced and a good bit of body work.

Anyways...thats the story, and these are the pictures.

This is the day i pulled it out from the carport and brought it my/parents house.
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Static drop time period.
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On the way to Innovative to be bagged/Work done by Innovative.
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Front clip going white.
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GrantH

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PostSubject: Re: '85 Toyota   '85 Toyota I_icon_minitimeThu Mar 24, 2011 10:35 pm

At scrapin 08 I believe, with the front bagged.
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Beginning of frame work + design.
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PostSubject: Re: '85 Toyota   '85 Toyota I_icon_minitimeThu Mar 24, 2011 10:36 pm

Finished frame.
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Back home finally.
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Valves.
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Tranny tunnel done.
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Truck driveable, and doors shaved by Shane at Decibel Audio.
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Finished bed floor.
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Finished...wavy...front wall. Will get cut out and replaced.
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PostSubject: Re: '85 Toyota   '85 Toyota I_icon_minitimeThu Mar 24, 2011 10:37 pm

I'm hoping some of you guys won't mind helpin me get it in primer, Spray the cab grey like the bed and i've got some base to mix in with a bit of primer to get some color onto the truck just a little bit. Corey said he would help but I know it will take more than 2 guys.
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PostSubject: Re: '85 Toyota   '85 Toyota I_icon_minitimeFri Mar 25, 2011 4:50 am

nice work bud, came a long way...
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PostSubject: Re: '85 Toyota   '85 Toyota I_icon_minitimeFri Mar 25, 2011 8:01 am

nice work. i need to write up a build on mine. Im pretty sure mark, ryan, and jake will help us prime your truck too.
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PostSubject: Re: '85 Toyota   '85 Toyota I_icon_minitimeSun Mar 27, 2011 5:44 pm

cor3ylee wrote:
nice work. i need to write up a build on mine. Im pretty sure mark, ryan, and jake will help us prime your truck too.

i wish we could do it in the yune, but i cant leave it down there to cure. we'll figure it out one way or another.
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