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Muddysub's Toyota crawler.

I figured I'd start a thread to document everything I do to/with this truck, I picked this thing up pretty much as-is on Dec 10th. I needed a trail rig to take the abuse of rock crawling off of the Suburban. I built it to be a camper/overlander, a little more @mosesburb and a little less @kgblazerfive. Every time I wheel the Suburban I push it a little harder after Trail Hero in October I decided it was time for a dedicated wheeler. Something small and light, everything the Suburban isn't. My plan at the moment is to exo cage it, build a harness bar to mount up some seat belts and drive it til the body looks like aluminum foil. I don't have a name for it yet but here it is.

Here's everything I know about it.
1983 Toyota pickup
Recently installed Jasper 22R
-Weber 32/36 carb
-261 crawler cam
-Doug thorley header
Toyota W56 trans
Marlin Crawler ultimate dual transfer case setup
-23 spline
-2.28 in the front case
-4.70 in the rear
-twin sticked rear case
-budbuilt transfer case mount/crossmember
Stock minitruck front axle
-5.29 gears
-Detroit locker
-longfield 30 spline chromoly shafts
-marlin crawler hi-steer
-gusseted housing
Stock minitruck rear axle
-5.29 gears
-Detroit locker
-Stock shafts
Trail gear front springs
Tuff country 52" ez ride Chevy rear springs
Bilstein 5100 14" shocks all around
Trail gear front shock hoops
Johnny joint rear shackle hangers
37x12.50R17 Cooper discoverer ST on black steel 17x10s
Custom built drivelines
Flat bed
Front bumper
224:1 crawl ratio


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don't ruin it with an exo. It will look ugly and add a ton of weight. just do an simple internal with everything you have already and be done. try to keep it as light as you can. That's the key with those things...put me first in line if you sell it..thats exactly what I want for my boy in 2 years
 

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don't ruin it with an exo. It will look ugly and add a ton of weight. just do an simple internal with everything you have already and be done. try to keep it as light as you can. That's the key with those things...put me first in line if you sell it..thats exactly what I want for my boy in 2 years

There ain't room for me and a rollcage inside that cab. Besides I'm not doing a big obnoxious exo like most. I plan on a simple partial exo over the cab and through the fenders. Like this.

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Very nice! That's exactly what I wanted to make my 81 look like, except it's hiding in the weeds for now.
 

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I kinda like the jeep cage, except those exposed flares are probably the most expensive body part on that thing and will be first to get smashed.

For what you're doing, the simple support will be better IMO. If it's strictly a wheeler, there's no need to add that much weight in tubing. Like you said, turn that sheet metal into aluminum foil!
 

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Looks like you are somewhere in the area of Jean, NV just off of the side of the road South Las Vegas Blvd in this picture.
 

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Wow hard to believe that's a 4cyl idling. Sub'ed for future updates
 

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Oh, I almost forgot. I would absolutely put in a remote battery disconnect and a removable steering wheel. Those trucks get stolen like nobodies business
I've already ordered a removable wheel setup I had planned on a battery disconnect. You can start this thing with a flat head screw driver. I might even have another switch around here. I'll have to look.
Looks like you are somewhere in the area of Jean, NV just off of the side of the road South Las Vegas Blvd in this picture.

Nope, in henderson, near the B on the mountain. About 1mi from my house.
 

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I installed new seats, the old ones were destroyed. I also ordered up a new steering wheel and disconnect.

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Up by racetrack road huh? Me and the kids just drove by there today.
 

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Cool. I thought you were out in green valley. Maybe that's Phil. I dont know. I know there's only like three or four of us on the map thing. I'm up off equestrian.
 

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I used to have an '83 Toy 4x4 but it was all stock. Great damn trucks though.
 
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