1. Justin Danger

    Justin Danger Veteran

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2016
    Messages:
    350
    Likes Received:
    47
    Location:
    Flathead Valley, Montana
    Truck:
    1986 Toyota Xtra cab SR5 Turbo 22rte
    With the intake off, I replaced the fuel filter and oil filter. When I took the fuel filter off, I decided to clean the bracket it was mounted to, and that revealed a busted freeze plug. Easily enough, I replaced it, and put in the new parts.

    20180226_114234sm.jpg


    20180226_131456sm.jpg
     
  2. Justin Danger

    Justin Danger Veteran

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2016
    Messages:
    350
    Likes Received:
    47
    Location:
    Flathead Valley, Montana
    Truck:
    1986 Toyota Xtra cab SR5 Turbo 22rte
    and my head, after a bit of cleaning: 20180219_225551sm.jpg
     
  3. Justin Danger

    Justin Danger Veteran

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2016
    Messages:
    350
    Likes Received:
    47
    Location:
    Flathead Valley, Montana
    Truck:
    1986 Toyota Xtra cab SR5 Turbo 22rte
    Passed the smog test yesterday! Now I'm working on the interior a bit.
     
  4. mutantcolors

    mutantcolors Enthusiast

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2017
    Messages:
    157
    Likes Received:
    30
    Totally sweet that she lives again. Well done.
     
  5. Justin Danger

    Justin Danger Veteran

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2016
    Messages:
    350
    Likes Received:
    47
    Location:
    Flathead Valley, Montana
    Truck:
    1986 Toyota Xtra cab SR5 Turbo 22rte
    Thanks! it feels good not only to be behind the wheel again, but to know that all that time under the hood paid off.
     
    jetas likes this.
  6. jetas

    jetas Grand Toyotaholic

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2009
    Messages:
    4,611
    Likes Received:
    316
    Location:
    Oxnard, CA
    Truck:
    72.5 Hilux
    Its a good feeling and a big acomplishment
     
  7. Justin Danger

    Justin Danger Veteran

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2016
    Messages:
    350
    Likes Received:
    47
    Location:
    Flathead Valley, Montana
    Truck:
    1986 Toyota Xtra cab SR5 Turbo 22rte
    I was messing around with my door panels and window controls the other day, and after putting the door panels back on, I noticed that I had lost power to the power locks. The next time I drove, I realized that the light attached to the rear view mirror and the clock have both lost power as well. Are the locks, light, and clock on their own circuit that I shorted out or something?
     
  8. Hands_On_Henry

    Hands_On_Henry Member

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2017
    Messages:
    82
    Likes Received:
    16
    Location:
    Michigan
    Truck:
    1985 22R/4spd
    I would guess that to be the CTSY or "courtesy" circuit, *sometimes* labeled on the fuse panel as CTSY. Usually a yellow fuse if I'm not mistaken.
     
  9. Justin Danger

    Justin Danger Veteran

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2016
    Messages:
    350
    Likes Received:
    47
    Location:
    Flathead Valley, Montana
    Truck:
    1986 Toyota Xtra cab SR5 Turbo 22rte
    ah, so courteous haha, thanks man, i'll check it out today.
     
  10. Justin Danger

    Justin Danger Veteran

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2016
    Messages:
    350
    Likes Received:
    47
    Location:
    Flathead Valley, Montana
    Truck:
    1986 Toyota Xtra cab SR5 Turbo 22rte
    Hey Hands_On_Henry, it sure was a fuse. I had looked at all of them in place with a flashlight, but didn't see any burnt out. I don't have the original cover with the fuses labelled, so I looked up an image and found the right fuse, and it in fact was burnt out. Thanks man! now time to continue with the door panels and such.

    I'm modifying the driver's side door panel to have a manual window crank. I will still keep the electric passenger side window and electric locks. I hated having to lean across the cab to roll down the passenger side window, and I have found out how much I hate having to have the truck "on" to run the windows, and because I mostly use the driver's window, I'm gonna make it manual again..... if that makes any sense haha
     
  11. Hands_On_Henry

    Hands_On_Henry Member

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2017
    Messages:
    82
    Likes Received:
    16
    Location:
    Michigan
    Truck:
    1985 22R/4spd
    Great News!
    Keep up the good work.
     
  12. Justin Danger

    Justin Danger Veteran

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2016
    Messages:
    350
    Likes Received:
    47
    Location:
    Flathead Valley, Montana
    Truck:
    1986 Toyota Xtra cab SR5 Turbo 22rte
    A couple weeks ago I went a little lower with 1" blocks in the rear, and a couple t-bar turns in the front

    Before:
    20180530_093404sm.jpg

    After:
    20180530_114321sm.jpg

    After waiting, being impatient, completely forgetting about, and then receiving in the mail 13 months after purchasing, I finally got my sensor to install my new temp gauge with. It took some research to find the one with the right resistance and the right thread pitch.

    20180611_091029sm.jpg

    I didn't have anywhere to install the gauge yet, but did have a sample for a beer flight board laying around that had holes just the right size for a gauge.
    20180611_114019sm.jpg

    After doing some work with my dash, I realized that my B&M shifter was broken. The lever that notches into the ratchet was completely out of wack, and rubbing the side of the ratchet, not engaged. It may be something that I can fix, but to drive in the mean time, I got a new one. There is quite a difference between my old shifter and the new one. The index points were spot on exactly the same, so I used the original cable and routing from the first setup in place, and just swapped out the shifters.
    20180612_200200sm.jpg

    I've also got some future work planned. Possible raising the rear a bit more, after driving it for a couple weeks, I didn't like the way the blocks felt.
    For a while now, I have had extra vinyl fabric to redo the door panels. Maybe finally getting a new carpet (a black one) will inspire me to go ahead and stitch up some new door panels. Also going to upholster the rear shelf.

    I've got a lot of cleaning to do, and was thinking about these headlights:
    Untitled.jpg

    They have switchback halos for the turn signals, so I was thinking of shaving the bumper turn signals, and just using the halos..... but that may just be crazy.
     
  13. Justin Danger

    Justin Danger Veteran

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2016
    Messages:
    350
    Likes Received:
    47
    Location:
    Flathead Valley, Montana
    Truck:
    1986 Toyota Xtra cab SR5 Turbo 22rte
    Got some work on the console done, and the vintage ivory PRND21 shift knob.
    20180613_123213_HDRsm.jpg

    20180613_123237_HDRsm.jpg
     
  14. Justin Danger

    Justin Danger Veteran

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2016
    Messages:
    350
    Likes Received:
    47
    Location:
    Flathead Valley, Montana
    Truck:
    1986 Toyota Xtra cab SR5 Turbo 22rte
    Things were looking a bit dingy in the cockpit, so I did some things to spruce it up, like new carpet and some of those billet heater control knobs. While I was doing the carpet job, I took out the center console, and am leaving it out for now until I can paint it or do something with it.
    20180614_140132sm.jpg

    20180621_135117sm.jpg

    20180621_135004sm.jpg

    I've had some trouble with overheating recently, and from what I can tell, it is the fan control unit for my e-fans that has failed me. So I went about and hard wired the fans in to a switch. It is a 3 way switch, so bottom position is the driver's side fan (which blows over the turbo), middle position is off, and up is both fans on. This should do me right, just have to pay attention and remember to turn the fans on and off.
    20180621_125529sm.jpg
     
  15. Liquidhandwash

    Liquidhandwash Newbie

    Joined:
    May 19, 2018
    Messages:
    17
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    Northen VIC
    Truck:
    1980 diesel
    I've got a lot of cleaning to do, and was thinking about these headlights:
    View attachment 19961

    They have switchback halos for the turn signals, so I was thinking of shaving the bumper turn signals, and just using the halos..... but that may just be crazy.[/QUOTE]

    I put some LED headlight in my lux last year and deleted the turn signals from the bumper, I get a lot of comments about them, all positive.
    They are not a straight drop in, there is a fair amount of modification to the wiring needed but i think they were worth the effort.
    Ive documented the mod here
    https://www.instructables.com/id/Rat-Rod-Facelift-LED-Headlights/
     

Share This Page