Shifts smooth and concise in every gear and is a joy to drive on the streets. Balance due within 72 hours of auction close. I absolutely love this truck as does my crew but I've got an acre full of them and things have to go so my loss is your gain. The paint is all original with a patina that only car show producers dream of! If oil is floating also on top of the radiator water? All the lights, signals and everything in the interior works as it should except the old Craig aftermarket stereo deck and the wipers as the wiper motor is missing but the wiper transmission is all there. There is a bright side, though.
The gasket under the water…. It takes a lot of time, effort and money to prepare a vehicle for an auction like this. It has been gone through from stem to stern by Toyota professionals. New oil filter and motor oil with absolutely no leaks. Wait until it's cool enough to remove the cap, though it will say do not remove.
Recent valve cover gasket replacement and valve adjustment shows a pristine valve train with a tight double row timing chain with all metal guides. Stainless steel headers with a nice thick flange were installed and all the exhaust back to front is brand new to the exhaust tip which includes a new Cal Spec Catalytic converter and muffler. The stock wheels were 14 inch but one of the original hard to find hup caps was missing so I replaced the 4 wheels with 17 inch Toyota Matrix rims with good used rubber. The pump kits comes with everything you need except for the tools which is not much. There are 2 small spots of rust on each inner fender under the hood about the size of a quarter. .
I was just wondering what you guys think I should offer. This truck came from Los Angeles to Tucson so there is no rust or cancer on the frame whatsoever. Ill post pics once I get them, and more info when I receive it. New gear oil in rear differential and transmission. Whether or not that price is fair depends entirely on how much rust is on it, what kind of mileage it has, and what kind of upkeep has been done to it. There are many payment options we can discuss.
I found a 1977 toyota pickup for sale. It runs and drives like new with less than 120k original miles. Call 52O-Nine 77-O11 Two with any questions. It almost looks like it's liquid wet in some spots but rest assured it's all bone desert dry. Any questions you can't solve through eMail call 52O-Nine 77-O 11 Two.
An 89-95 will cost more think 3500 to 6500 but probably have better chances of finding one in decent shape. The overflow bottle, if it's easy to see into, may also have floating oil. I just thought it would be cool to have a classic toyota. There were 3 small spots of minor exterior body rust which I had professionally cut out by master metal fabricator Marco Chavez who carefully welded in new identical gauge steel piece then ground down the welds and added only the barest skim coat of filler shown in pics forward of the lower doors. My only complaint is that I wish it was a 5 speed when I jump on the Interstate but my racing buddies all told me that the 4 speeds have much heavier duty bearings and synchros and outlast the 5 speeds 2 to 1 in terms of racing, albeit I never intended on racing this truck.
Please don't click anything unless you're a serious buyer with funds available because eBay Public Auctions are not a game. Radiator flushed with new thermostat and absolutely no coolant leaks. When I acquired the truck the stock automatic transmission shifted fine but had no reverse so it was removed and replaced with a brand new flywheel, new clutch disc, new pressure plate, new throwout bearing, new pilot bearing, new clutch master cylinder, new clutch slave cylinder and new clutch pedal assembly from a 1980 pickup along with a known good 4 speed manual transmission from a 1980 pickup. Turns out 17's are much easier to find nowadays and the look is a nice retro mod making it look lower to the ground because the wheel wells are filled. If oil is in all the water, not just coming out of the pump, I'm afraid the block is cracked, my man. .
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