started to tear down the original Truck today .. finally .......
got it up to the bay doors .. My son , and his buddys started to clean out the rear .. lots of crap stored in there ..
and cleaned out ..
I was very anxious to see the condition of the rear seat , so that was second on the list ..
I was at the front , and was looking at the front passenger seat , and noticed a leaver .. so I pulled it , and to my surprise .. COOL the seat flips forward , to allow the rear passengers room to get in
you can also see the backs of the front seats are covered .. and also , with the seat folded flat , you can see it makes the floor flat .. this is the "Q" for the seat deleate panel in the 84-89's , how cool is that !!!!
I had Brayden jump in , and I had him pull up the seat ..
It's absolutly perfect .. no rips , tears .. nothing .. only the seat belt impressions .. other then the rust on the steel , it's an absolutly awesome shape ..
and from the back (seat folded up )
how cool is that ?
so continuing on ... the boys got the windows out
and that was about it for them .. I "cut" out the roll bar , as the one side was rusted completly threw
and then had to grind the bolts off the trim panel , to start the interior strip .
once I got those off , I could pull out the sides , and the headliner ..
today , we got the roof off .. finally what a job .. there are tons of screws holding them suckers on .. WOW .
Brayden cutting the rivits , and elevator bolts
seperating the roof
and finally removed ..
and the dirt packed into a leaking seam ..
and the bottom edge of the topper ...
also got the doors off , and my apprentice , started cutting off the running boards .. They were so rusted , there was just no other way ..
his buddy also showed up , and started on the other side ..
we got er' done , or should I say , they got er' done , while I closed the box install with my customer "Chad" .. and then brought another 4Runner (Andrews) Complete in to the shop , starting Monday ..
Tomorrow .. Brayden and I are going to try to get the rear tub and fenders off , and also the cab ..
that sucks about the rust on the lower backside of the cab...Canadian Winters??
My floor is rusted in 3 of the same spots, just not quite as bad....Your rust repair will be much easier with the cab off though. The Makers of POR-15 must be happy, only company on Wall Street still making money thanks to you;D
ahhh hahaha .. well .. what can I say .. so far the POR-15 hasn't let me down ..
floors should be a reasonabley easy fix .. as well as the rear of the cab .. although .. I would try to find another , but I really , REALLY , REALLY , want the originall sun roof .
I dont think our winters have anything to do with it though .. well maybe just a bit , but when I took apart Michaels Trekker conversion , it was no where neer as bad as mine .. and it "grew up" in the same area ..
when Winnabego installed these back 1/2's .. they just used selftapping screws .. about 20 in the sides , and I dont believe they used any "rust proofing" after the holes were drilled ..
so I'm betting .. most look would like mine .. if you were to tear them apart .. but who knows ??
Last Edit: Sept 29, 2008 16:38:36 GMT -8 by Slacker
Got to thinking when I was pulling some junk out of the back of the Trekker today (it has become a storage room, tight space in the garage) and was looking at your Pictures... Thinking that 3-4" high lip in the back is a pain in the butt to get stuff out of the back sometimes.. Wondering if when you go to make your molds for the Trekker kit or maybe even when you are working on your personal one if you would try to eliminate that rear Lip (I know it is there for strength) And extend the tailgate a corresponding amount...just a thought..