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post #16 of 43 Old 01-10-2008, 08:11 PM
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Hey guys. Just bought this '90 pick-up 4x4 for my son and it came with 4" body lift. I want to do away with this and go with more of a traditional lift. I still want to get about 4" but want the body to get re-aquainted with the frame. Any tips?
For about 2 inches----
Just take it off and put rear springs from Downey http://www.downeyoff-road.com/

And get some ball joint spacers for the front
http://www.4crawler.com/4x4/ForSale/...ntSpacer.shtml
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not exactly a mod, but i was told i should stick it in here.

i don't know how much demand there is for this, but i decided to do it anyway. i took some pics along the way when i replaced my heater core. maybe they'll help some people. i had done the heater core on my supra, so this was actually easier.
keep in mind that my truck has no A/C.
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the full dash before i started. (a bit dirty, heh)

full dash view from passenger's side:

pull the glove box out:

pull out the small piece under the stereo:

pull out the section under the steering column. detach the hood popping cable, and pull out the vent that goes to the upper left vent.

pull the surround for the stereo/climate control. remember to pull the knobs off the climate control, otherwise when you pull it off, they'll fly everywhere!

pull out the stereo:

pull out the instrument cluster:

pull the four (14mm?) bolts holding the steering column up to the main dash support. (the huge metal bar) let the steering wheel drop down onto the driver's seat.

pop the dash out. (make sure you drop the steering column first!)

here's what the steering column looks like dropped out:

remove the bolts/nuts for the two supports for the stereo area, then remove the two fasteners from the passenger's side of the large support bar, and the two bolts/two nuts, and pull it out through the passenger side door.

another of the bar removed:

duct between the blower motor and heater core removed:

i didn't get pictures of having the actual core out, as my hands were quite greasy from helping my friend put rotors, calipers and pads on his '91. so here's the new core installed with new weather stripping from the local hardware store. i also got a new gasket for the extension pipe for the core, and a new clip just for good measure.

and here's the finished product, with everything back in and functioning properly. install is the reverse of removal.


hope that helps someone!
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My heater core replacement writeup with pics: http://www.toyotanation.com/forum/t209136.html

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Hey guys. Just bought this '90 pick-up 4x4 for my son and it came with 4" body lift. I want to do away with this and go with more of a traditional lift. I still want to get about 4" but want the body to get re-aquainted with the frame. Any tips?
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For about 2 inches----
Just take it off and put rear springs from Downey http://www.downeyoff-road.com/

And get some ball joint spacers for the front
http://www.4crawler.com/4x4/ForSale/...ntSpacer.shtml
I know north west off raod sold a body bushing kit and they sell bad ass springs that will put the lift back in DONT USE BLOCKS!!!!!! I f you kid trys to do anything serious the u bolts will snap and leave you hating life in the woods some where.
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Anyone have a DIY for headers swap?

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Hey, I have a 1989 Toyota Pickup 4x4 the bench seat is getting worn out. I want to put some bucket seats in. Has anyone put bucket seats in a 1989 truck. I was wondering if seats from a 1989 Four Runner may fit. Hit me back with some info.
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I have ones from an 86 pickup but i have to fab a 1" bracket but probably
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I was thinking that some holes would have to be drilled, brackets and seat tracks fabricated or purchased. I was looking at some uno r raceing seats. I saw them in another 1989 toyota pickup.
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Hey, I have a 1989 Toyota Pickup 4x4 the bench seat is getting worn out. I want to put some bucket seats in. Has anyone put bucket seats in a 1989 truck. I was wondering if seats from a 1989 Four Runner may fit. Hit me back with some info.


Im new to the forum, but I own a 91 yota and it had the same set up (bench seats I mean)

we took bucket seats out of a Honda Prelude and they fit perfectly. only thing thats kind of annoying is having double seat belt connectors but I just tucked the ones from the bench seat back. It looks good! I dont see why the 4 runner seats wont fit though if I can put in Honda seats?
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you can unbolt the old seat belts i think.

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worst diy thread ever
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worst diy thread ever
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as long as you have a welder and a torch doing a sas swap only takes a fiew hours. so i would recommend doing that.

a few hours really !?! im going to do my sas asap ha!

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Lmao ^^^^

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huh ???
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if im not mistaken, that guy is on crack, and i thought you were pointing that out. aha

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