Now begins the "Green Bastard" build.
I sold my Suzuki Sidekick after much contemplation but just needed more room for my needs and future plans. I am building this 4Runner with the future plans of an exo cage and "chopping" it once I am tired of breaking the rear windows. It is being built to be a serious wheeler that will take damage but i want to do exploring trail rides too.
Specs and immediate plans:
1995 4Runner SR5 with 3.0L and A340H auto, the plan is to do a IFS to leaf conversion SAS with RUFs and a coil/link to leaf conversion with 63" chevies in the rear. The '85 Solid axle is being widened to match the rear with IFS hubs and Tacoma rotors. Will be moving the steering box forward and plating the front portion of frame to reinforce. Trail Gear Hy-steer setup. It will be geared with 5.29s and Aussie lockers front and rear (front 4cyl 3rd and the rear with a V6 3rd). I have the 12" Bilsteins to go in all around. Plans are for 35" Goodyear MTRs on the standard ProComp Black Crawlers (just dont know what style yet).
Well the project is finally getting started, all the parts are gathered and it is time to start cutting.
Here are the before pics
I have started to amour the 85 solid axle and gusset the weak spots.