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1988 Toyota 4x4 Pick
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Yes this is my first post on this particular site. I have been surfing here here for a couple of weeks gaining info about this particular truck. Anyway, a buddy of mine is selling his 2nd owner 1988 Toyota Truck 4x4 regular cab that has had a body off restoration and has roughly 140k miles on the original 22RE motor and trany. I believe I am able to get it for Between $2k and $2500 based on discussions I have had with the owner.

The Pros:
1. Manual 5 speed trany
2. It has new paint and seems to be a real solid truck
good tires,
3. drives well and clean motor and motor compartment
4. Nice interior and no visual leaking underneath the truck
5. 4x4 works good as does the heater
6. New steel/wood stake bed
7. Everything on the truck seems to work well

The Cons:
1. At idle I can hear changes (decline in the idle), I assume this is due to vacuum issues, but not sure.
2. Doesn't have stock bed, i think I am ok with this though, even though the gas tank seems to be open and exposed since the bed is missing even though it sits inside the frame rails
3. It doesn't have a spare tire/wheel, nor does it have a jack, lug wrench
4. The truck is very light in weight and was spinning pretty good on the snow today even in 4 low, so I am wondering if this will be an issue
5. It still has the Caty Converter, but the muffler has been hacked off to pass Virginia state inspection, so i will need to replace this right away
6. Piece of window trim is missing
7. Brakes seem to be weak, but then again I am not used to this truck
8. Battery is dead and needs replaced

Other than these things above i couldn't really find anything else wrong with it even after spending 3 hours with the truck driving and inspecting it. I have attached pictures below so that you guys can see the truck. Please let me know what you think I should offer.
Thanks.





 

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looks ok , but looks can be decieving ... I personally am NOT a fan of the "flat deck" I really dont like em! ..
truck looks OK , but I spy the antenna bent over ??? body off ! .. it seems some of the small stuff has been missed ... look closely at everything .
 

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:lol: Saw your post on yota tech bro', thats a real nice rig, like i said before youd be an idiot to pass it up wouldnt be to hard to find a bed for it either and match that paint.. it needs meatier tires though i think yotatech banned me, theyre pussies over there :ugh3:
 

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Starbucks Poser
1988 Toyota 4x4 Pick
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Well since the bed frame is steel, I could get rid of the wood stake body style, and lay down black diamond plate for a true flat bed look. I am excited about picking it up.:eek:
 

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That is f'ing slick, makes me wish my truck were a raised 4x4. Having a steel bed can be a PITA because of all the crap tossed back there (assuming this truck would be used for more than trips to the grocery store) can wear through whatever coating is sealing the metal, and viola, rust. A steel frame insures plenty of strength, and wood won't rust, but can take a decent beating. A wider bed would be nice too, but beggars can't be choosers. :D
 

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seems like a really clean truck..if you ever got tired of the flatbed, you can usually find a bed in very good shape for about 400-500 dollars.

then paint...but still,

if it runs good, it probably will for a while...

offer 2grand even or something...if the seller wants to get rid of it, just tell them you probably have to put that 500 into it anyways, so try that.
 

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I would do it... I bought the one below for 500 bucks as a first time restore project. It holds its own. I am on here frequently getting answers, and will likely spend another grand before it is in the shape I would prefer. I also am planning on building a custom bed with the amenities such as a pull over tarp for camping and slots for my ladder forks, but then I have to do something with the bed before it falls off. These trucks seem hard to come by, and the overbuilt components are what make them sweet rides. I feel that even at 170000k it was the best investment I could have made, its already been accross the continent and back and then some. Sand dunes, corn fields, bitter cold MN mornings, amazingly tough. The one you are looking at is in great shape it seems, and would likely give you many years of enjoyment. If you could do it for 2000 and drop another 500 to make it right, Id say you had a bargain. :thumbup:

 

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i would do it. it looks like a solid truck but like one of the guys above said looks can be deceiving. but i would check for rust under the floormats and in the corners of the body. the normal areas rust like to try to take over.
 
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