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 Post subject: 1984 YN60 4Runner...
PostPosted: Sun Mar 09, 2014 5:39 pm 

Joined: Mon Feb 23, 2009 8:27 pm
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Location: melbourne, Australia
Hi everyone,

Decided to create a thread to share pics of my 4Runner.
I have a build thread here, but wanted another place to dump pics..!

The car is an Australian version of the 1984-89, first generation Toyota 4Runner (Hilux Surf). Its an SR5-spec, and powered by the anemic 3Y-C 2litre four.
I saw this one while passing a trade-in yard, and jumped on it. While not searching for one at the time, I've always had a casual interest in them.. so when a good base happened to come along (unmolested, first year, good colour combo), I grabbed it.
That was October last year, and since then I've actually managed to complete what were my entire plans for the car - tidy it up enough to look respectable driving down the road, and then just punt about in it! I'm stoked that its now everything I had set out for it to be..!

A couple pics from when I picked it up:
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While not exactly immaculate (!), the condition it was in is a great base for a project. Original down to the tape deck and sagged leaf springs, and never been pulled apart and back together again.. so nothing missing/wrong.
It was a two owner car, with the previous owner having had it for 19 years. It had been a local car its whole life, and continuously registered from the day it first on the road.

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Inspired by some vintage promotional pics and brochures; I launched into getting it to the stage I wanted, so I could enjoy it over summer (Dec-Feb in Aus!). I like my cars clean (don't have to be in perfect condition.. just not grimy!).
So..
- Removed the bullbar, side steps, tow bar, mudflaps, and fibreglass canopy.
- Scrubbed it top-to-bottom, inside and out..
- Cut back the paint, polished all the lenses, polished all the plastics.
- Tidied up the rust around the canopy area, and a couple other places (this thing is doing its best to join its fellow 4runners, and turn to dust!)
- Steam cleaned and detailed the whole interior, replaced the dash, drivers belt, retrimmed the armrest, drivers seat, etc.
- Replaced every bulb and fuse.
- Replaced the fuel pump, and a simple tune up.


...and that's it! Its far from perfect, but has a fkn lovely patina from use all over, looks good from 6 feet away, and is a laugh to ride in.

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I plan to have the roof off at all times, but added a softopper (foldable canvas roof) in case I get caught out..
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The car lives in the garage with the roof off, so it has been down since late Jan. You're supposed to fold it better than I have in the pics above... but you know... lazy.. etc... haha

Anyway, thats it, thats all.. done!

I love it exactly how it is. I wish it wasn't so slow, but what'r you going to do! Its a vintage 4wd with a removable roof.. it doesn't need to be quick.

Come for the decals, and stay for the blue-on-blue. :P


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 Post subject: Re: 1984 YN60 4Runner...
PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 2014 12:36 pm 

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Location: NYC
Beautiful,

Here's my 85 RN65
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 Post subject: Re: 1984 YN60 4Runner...
PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 2014 5:24 pm 
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Nice truck! Super clean!


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 Post subject: Re: 1984 YN60 4Runner...
PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 2014 5:43 pm 

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Location: Dallas, TX
Very cool truck!


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 Post subject: Re: 1984 YN60 4Runner...
PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2014 1:46 am 
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Location: Ipswich, QLD Australia
Damn cool rig mate. Your hard work really paid off!

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 Post subject: Re: 1984 YN60 4Runner...
PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2014 8:38 pm 

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Location: Beaverton, OR
BEAUTIFUL Looks Awesome!!!


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 Post subject: Re: 1984 YN60 4Runner...
PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2014 12:04 am 

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You should not have posted this.....now I want one!!
I love your truck!!


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 Post subject: Re: 1984 YN60 4Runner...
PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2014 7:36 pm 
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Supercool for cruisin' to the beach with mates for a BBQ and a few beers!! 8)
I'm very impressed with your clean-up. Great work...

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 Post subject: Re: 1984 YN60 4Runner...
PostPosted: Sat Mar 15, 2014 5:05 pm 

Joined: Mon Feb 23, 2009 8:27 pm
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Location: melbourne, Australia
Cheers.. :)

brownmagic wrote:


nice! .. and don't forget to appreciate that 22R..!

BigDutchy wrote:
You should not have posted this.....now I want one!!
I love your truck!!


Simply finding a decent one can be a challenge!
It seems like most of these have disappeared by now.. the crepe-paper steel put up little fight against rust.. <_<


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 Post subject: Re: 1984 YN60 4Runner...
PostPosted: Sat Mar 15, 2014 7:25 pm 
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Nice pick up, no pun intended :)

Having myself just picked up a YN55 Hilux in terrible condition with the even more anemic 1Y, I congratulate you on finding an unmolested 4Runner. :tu:

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 Post subject: Re: 1984 YN60 4Runner...
PostPosted: Thu Apr 10, 2014 2:51 am 

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wow mint condition!

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 Post subject: Re: 1984 YN60 4Runner...
PostPosted: Thu Apr 10, 2014 8:34 am 

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Location: texas
very cool truck! and really good shape.


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 Post subject: Re: 1984 YN60 4Runner...
PostPosted: Thu Apr 10, 2014 11:34 am 

Joined: Sun May 16, 2010 4:47 pm
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Location: PA
Huge fan of these. We need some progress pics of the aw though.


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 Post subject: Re: 1984 YN60 4Runner...
PostPosted: Fri Apr 11, 2014 8:29 pm 

Joined: Mon Feb 23, 2009 8:27 pm
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Location: melbourne, Australia
Cheers!

Its definitely far from mint, as I love that look of gentle patina all over it... like the flaking paint on the front and rear bumpers, stone chips, scratches, etc. Those bolts in the front left bumperette... i have no idea why someone did it like that, but I'm leaving that just the way it is... haha

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Huge fan of these. We need some progress pics of the aw though.


The aw? the AW11?? how j00 know of the AW11?! hah

Its good. Just trying to get it re-registered now. It has been off the road for 18months getting a tidy up and de-rice, but I'm absolutely pumped to get it back onto the road. Miss it so much. Owned this for 8 years now...
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I really loved how it used to look, but going something different now. I painfully unrolled the guards and had them repainted.. something that took a lot more effort than the 20minutes they originally took to wreck; so no more wide wheels here..
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 Post subject: Re: 1984 YN60 4Runner...
PostPosted: Sat Apr 12, 2014 7:53 am 

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Yup. I've seen your aw11 here on speedhunters and on here. Huge inspiration for my MR2 actually.


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 Post subject: Re: 1984 YN60 4Runner...
PostPosted: Mon Apr 14, 2014 9:45 pm 
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WAUW!! Absolutely fab looking AW11. Not that I would have expected anything other with the way your YN60 looks... :wink:
I think we need a seperate thread on your MR-2 documenting the 8 years of fun you've had together and the work you're doing now. Oh, and don't forget tons of pics of course... :lol:
Cool number plate on the MR-2! :tu:

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 Post subject: Re: 1984 YN60 4Runner...
PostPosted: Fri Apr 18, 2014 6:12 am 

Joined: Mon Feb 23, 2009 8:27 pm
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Location: melbourne, Australia
^ cheers. I love that little car.
Never made a thread here, as I've got a couple in other places, and the car was a couple years off being a classic/nostalgic/vintage when I joined! I'll just dump the occasional pics of it in this thread.. :)
More on it here:
http://www.speedhunters.com/2012/10/fea ... rfect-mr2/
http://forum.jdmstyletuning.com/showthr ... d-The-AW11


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Heading into my first winter of it without the roof. I'll see how long I can last before I either get;
a) too damn cold
b) sick of putting it up due to rain.
Up until now It just sits with its roof off for weeks on end, which is exactly how I wish it could stay... but Melbourne isn't exactly a tropical holiday destination during the winter time.... <_<


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