Is this truck worth it?

Discussion in 'Toyota Pickup Forum' started by OffroadTaco4x4, Sep 8, 2013.

  1. OffroadTaco4x4

    OffroadTaco4x4 Well-Known Member

    I have really wanted a trail/rockbuggy because since I got my truck basically restored I don't want to mess it up anymore offroad. A guy has a 79 toyota truck with factory SAS, the only problem is the guy took the engine out cause he wanted to put something else in it, but then he lost interest. He said everything was running before he took it out. If the frame is ok what do you guys think should I get it? He is asking 800 bucks
     
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  3. MGMTacoLover

    MGMTacoLover Well-Known Member

    Here is my opinion I would buy it and use it off road but please be kind to it since there are led and less of these older Toyota trucks every year
     
  4. OP
    OffroadTaco4x4

    OffroadTaco4x4 Well-Known Member

    I defiantly wasn't thinking of using it as a beater, I plan on rebuilding the engine and maybe the tranny and do some frame work and paint it. I'm going to look at it tomorrow, hopefully ill take her home!
     
  5. OP
    OffroadTaco4x4

    OffroadTaco4x4 Well-Known Member

    Just bought the truck, it will be here Thursday! Paid 700 for the truck, engine, an extra tranny and t case, extra front and rear axles, extra bed, two extra doors and fenders. And for 80 bucks I got 4 t100 wheels with 31in mud tires with 20% tread left. This is guna be a fun project!
     
  6. OP
    OffroadTaco4x4

    OffroadTaco4x4 Well-Known Member

  7. whippersnapper02

    whippersnapper02 Negative Nancy

    Sounds like a decent deal. Good luck with the build.
     
  8. OP
    OffroadTaco4x4

    OffroadTaco4x4 Well-Known Member

    Thanks alot man
     
  9. 808yota

    808yota Well-Known Member

    I think you got yourself a pretty good deal. Good luck
     
  10. OP
    OffroadTaco4x4

    OffroadTaco4x4 Well-Known Member

    Thanks man, I know this is Tacoma forum but I was wondering if anyone would be against me posting a build thread for this Toyota truck. I know it's alittle off topic but I know alot of you guys had one or still do have one and I see it as the "grandad" of the taco. If anyone doesn't want me to post it I understand.
     
  11. 808yota

    808yota Well-Known Member

    I'm all for a build thread. I'd love to see the finished product.
     
  12. HellaNella420

    HellaNella420 Well-Known Member

    Absolutely do a thread on your build up. I'd love to get an FJ-40 and do the same but theyre rare in these parts. And pricey when you can find one.
     
  13. OP
    OffroadTaco4x4

    OffroadTaco4x4 Well-Known Member

    Yeah fj-40s are freaking sick
     
  14. HellaNella420

    HellaNella420 Well-Known Member

    I helped my older brother build an old CJ-7 for a mean wheeling rig. I wouldnt be mad if i could score a decent one of those. I'd have his whole jeep club for help too.
     
  15. OP
    OffroadTaco4x4

    OffroadTaco4x4 Well-Known Member

    That was guna be my second choose, a 5 or 7 there are both cool. But I just really loved the truck
     
  16. HellaNella420

    HellaNella420 Well-Known Member

    Truck looks solid though. not a lot of those up here, but tons of 5's, 7's, yj 's and tj's. always was kind of partial to the old yj square light ones.
     
  17. OP
    OffroadTaco4x4

    OffroadTaco4x4 Well-Known Member

    Yeah there were only two on Craigslist in all of Tennessee this one and one other that was wrecked and pretty much totaled. No one wants to get rid if them anymore
     
  18. 0795toyotaco

    0795toyotaco Well-Known Member

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    1990 Toyota pick up V6 5 speed SAS. 125k on BFG km2 35's. bought it today for $2000!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  19. OP
    OffroadTaco4x4

    OffroadTaco4x4 Well-Known Member

    Dang, now that's a good deal
     
  20. 0795toyotaco

    0795toyotaco Well-Known Member

    I thought so too lol needs a lil work. And some paint. But it runs awesome.
     
  21. 0795toyotaco

    0795toyotaco Well-Known Member

    I thought so too lol needs a lil work. And some paint. But it runs awesome.
     

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