so I picked up a truck this fall , past customer whom had purchased a fiberglass bed from us about 10 years ago . Older fella just used his truck for gardening and yard work ran the engine out of oil .
truck is in GREAT shape , but does need a little frame work on the passenger side ....
~ 240k kilometres on the clock .
so with the crap brown color , I had to think hard on what to do to this truck to make it have some eye candy ... and this is when the tribute came to mind ...
The original Mojave was a brass # plated , 1983 truck from Japan . Canada had 2WD and 4WD models while the USA only had 2WD models ...
I'm going to build this one ----- like that
Last Edit: Jul 30, 2017 11:30:58 GMT -8 by Slacker
started the tear down this morning .. pulled the truck in my shop and got to work .
canopy was the first thing to go
and then removed the bed I was actually excited to see the out come of this , as I have only done this once before on one of my old beds . as I mentioned earlier , this bed was installed at my shop ~ 10 / 11 years ago , so I was anxious to see what it actually looked like after so many years . my personal DD has had it's bed on it's truck now for 15 years , but someone else's truck is always good "gauge" as well .
so heres what we got
other then the inner paint , and under side paint , everything is GREAT , I'm super happy with what I have to work with , and It should last at least another 15 years ... easily !!
also , got the tranny out
and the fenders off
Last Edit: Jul 30, 2017 11:44:52 GMT -8 by Slacker
also .. "blasted" the bellhousing and painted ... I just needed to see some color . I think the gold is going to go well with the accent in the original tribal decals that are going on the outside .. this is also going to be the engine block color
Last Edit: Jul 30, 2017 11:49:30 GMT -8 by Slacker
little more work in the last couple of days .. my buddy Joel .. yep , supercharger 4Runner Joel ,( owner of a build I did for him a few years back ) wanted to help .. so put him to work cleanin the frame up ..
Last Edit: Aug 20, 2017 11:26:06 GMT -8 by Slacker