New Shoes For The Hi-lux

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  1. ShoNuff

    ShoNuff Toyotaholic

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    here she was in all her glory with the stock setup
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    authentic keysone customs staggered width/size/offset vintage 70's 14x6 (0 offset?) and 15x6 (definitly neg offset) both with 195/60's

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    gotta love local art
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  2. ShoNuff

    ShoNuff Toyotaholic

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    yes they do stick out, but i think it looks right

    fronts
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    rears
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    for those who care there is absolutly no rub. i went 1 wheel at a time over a curb. this truck started life as a 3/4 ton but then had extra leafs put in and spring assist old skool coilovers. 2 complete 2xrs and most of a corona dont even compress the leafs...

    lil bit of a rough ride, but above all this is a truck to haul $hit. which it does great:D
     
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    I like it !

    I like the new shoes ! They match the truck quite well, retro look 4 sure. Like ya said itsa parts haulR'. Would love to see some spray on the truck and wheels cleaned up, that truck would be smoking. All in all, lovN it !

    L o w N l o u d

    :)
     
  4. TRUCK ACTION

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    Nice love the retro look...

    Is it me or does the rear axle look as its not centered in the wheel opening....
     
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    nice. all you need to do now is to get rid of the rust. I would kept it original. what year is your truck??
     
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    for that old of a truck it sure is clean! keep it running...
     
  8. ShoNuff

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    yep the rear axl isnt centered :confused:
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    i got a couple of theory's as to why...

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    that is not the original bed, the eng bay is army green and under the tan on the bed its blue. so maybe this bed is from a newer chassis and the wheelbase changed, information on these trucks is hard to find and owners of this old of a truck are even harder to find.

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    this truck started life as a 75 SR5 3/4 ton but there has been leafs added and or changed plus spring assist shocks (old skool coil overs) on there too, i think it was set up for a camper, unbelieveable stiff ride with 2 22rs in it. sometimes the center pin is offset on the spring so maybe when the rear was torn apart the springs were installed backwards.



    im planning on swapping to a chevy luv style stepside bed, when i find one im gonna thourghly inspect the springs and see what i can do
     
  9. ShoNuff

    ShoNuff Toyotaholic

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    went and made a impluse craigslist buy today

    97 mustang cobra 18's
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    lil bit of a test fit before tires
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    keystone's are for sale if anybody is interested


    gonna go photoshop up a "artists conception"



    only paid $175 for em, the guy was like "got a divorce, wife got the stang, what year do you have?"
    "dont got a stang, gonna put these on this 75 hilux:cool: "
    "this truck?"
    :D
     
  10. ShoNuff

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    plan to static drop it to this height, then use air shocks to get it driveable. its gonna be a work truck after all:D

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  11. burnzya

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    looks sweet, the auto recycler has like 40 complete sets of rims for the svt mustang brand new w/ rubber (goodyear, 255/40/18?) for $1000, wish i could get a set.
     
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    love the new rims!
     
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    That's looking real good!!! Love them!! :D
     
  14. ShoNuff

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    thx for the love:D


    gonna have rubber bands on em this weekend, then after fitment and a lil driving if i can find the right blocks ill need ill static drop it too, but that might be a few weeks out.

    new bed and flat black paint comin REAL soon...:cool:
     
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    Oh, flat black, going to look bad ass!!
     
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    that'll look pretty sweet, nice wheels too ;)
     
  17. ShoNuff

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    got em on

    turns out i was wrong, they are 17's not 18's. learned a powerful lesson today:

    you can measure a rim from lip to lip but you need to take 1.5in off the measurement for the correct rim size (most rims).



    enuff of my humility on to the pics



    before
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    nope these tires are a lil too big (245/55/17)
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    giggling at dubs on it, belive it or not they fit pretty good too but i hate chromed aluminum.
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    mmm tasty :lick:
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    money shot
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    ended up with 245/45/17's of some spanky new rubber, first new tires ive had in years.

    only rub at full crank, and this truck can drive in a circle on a a 2 lane country road with no shoulder so i can live with that, its mostly cuz these rims are WAY F'n wider then the stock ones. bed comin up next...


    or maybe dropping first then bed, we'll see what happens.
     
  18. IronNam

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    looks great, any change in speedo? lol
     
  19. toy_boy

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    Amazing what new wheels could do. Night and day. Looks great!
     
  20. ShoNuff

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    reads a lil bit faster, but did before with stock sized tires. i only lost 1in+/- i use a GPS for a speedo :D

    right now it has a 4:38 for a rear, im going to swap to a 3:73 asap for freeway happiness.
     

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