Good job Bof! Looks good. Weird... those are the exact same tires I had on my 4Runner when I first got it... where about are you from!!??
Mine was pretty rough too, it needed ALOT of work. Brakes/lines, new transmission, p/s pump, fuel lines/ fuel tank and associated hardware, shocks, ball-joint, timing belt, lots of flaky rust on the frame and rotten rocker panels.
It was sitting here for over 2 years... closer to 3 I'm sure:
Dood that's INSANE...I literally live 5 minutes from where she sat for that long (I live in Nairn) and have the EXACT same picture you have. Check these out!
I ALMOST bought that truck to save me all the time, money and work to get mine into shap. I was going to put my standard tranny in it and go from there...it's in gorgeous condition now though and I'm SUPER glad someone is treating her right.
Don't feel bad though, mine needed:
Complete Body Job
Exaust tip to tail
Brakes all around
And i "just" went out and picked up an O2 sensor and plugs as she's running a little sluggish with no power throwing the O2 sensor code. Those of us with the oldies have to LOVE them cause they sure are a lot of constant work. Just when I think I've got her perfect...something else goes. I guess that's what you get with a 20 year old truck with 400K on it.
That is unreal haha, small world I guess. Thanks for those pictures. Just curious when did you take them?
My 3.0 is running pretty good, I'm just going to put a new dist. cap and rotor on it soon.
Your right about the oldies haha, I've invested probably double what I thought I would just to get it road worthy. That said, its a very solid vehicle.
What sorts of electrical problems did you have and how did you tackle them?
I noticed another 4Runner for sale near the Esso station in Wahnapitae. Its a dark green one with what looked like the "Limited" trim. Its probably a 94 or 95, but it looks like its in rough shape. Just FYI.
Those pics were taken in March of this year...you're right though, I passed it everyday for a LONG time going back and forth to work and finally stopped this winter.
I've seen the same runner in Wahnapitae and she needs a lot of TLC...more than I'm willing to give but I hate seeing them in that kind of shape. There's another 91 on Kijiji in the area that would be a great parts truck for us as well but this close to Christmas and what I've already sunk into mine...I can't justify it right now...maybe in the spring if it's still around!
I work in Sudbury at the 4 corners...keep an eye open and gimme a wave if ya see me!
My rear brake lights stopped working. The high mounted brake light is still working along with the tail lights. The bulb is the same for the rear brake and tail lights. Is this a faulty wiring problem or relay switch?
I have a 97 4Runner that has developed a leak on a factory sunroof. The water comes through the seal of the glass and the frame of the sunroof. Does anyone now the proper way to seal this or should some windshield silicone be put around the perimeter of the glass/frame? Any help appreciated!!
The maintence light stays on even though the engine oil checks out ok. This happened once before and I was able to correct the problem only I forget what I did...something to do with the odometer buttons comes to mind. Anyone have an idea?