Thanks, guys! I wondered about the fusible link as well but I'm getting power to the fuse block and the truck runs and drives. If it was that fusible link, wouldn't I be completely dead in the water? And I certainly wouldn't be getting power to the fuse block, right? Tried finding a good diagram by googling but the only one for the earlier (pre '82) I found was basically illegible. And I guess there was a dash change in '82? Really just need to know the diagram for the dash panel harness I think. Keep the ideas coming guys, appreciate the help!
Hey fellas. Thought I'd post a quickie to let you know this project is still alive. Just moving at a snails pace when time, money, and family allows. I've gotten most of the '82 front grille / bumper swap done and moving my way back. Still haven't completely sorted out my electrical issue and still searching for a way to test my gauge panel. Any ideas there?
I also noticed Photobucket no longer allows photos to get posted third party. What the hell? Sorry about the blank images but I'm not paying for a hosting site! You guys know of another photo hosting site? Thanks!
glad to hear .. I have been using IBB since "douchebucket" did there greed thing ..
as far as the gauge panel .. I just did one for a 95 4Runner .. I know it's not the same year, but it is the same principle
I have a power probe www.powerprobe.com/ .. if you don't have one , buy one .. makes electrical , shall I say , umm.. much less intimidating . with this tool , your able to "power up " systems .. makes things easier .
Been a while since posting up so at least thought I'd post some pics. Still trying to move forward as life allows. '82 front end mostly done, new OEM headliner in, dash going back together. New OEM dash pad, brown because tan is no longer available and it should work with the brown carpet and accents in the seats. I'm getting the doors reassembled with new weatherseals, having to rebuild the center dash supports due to the PO cutting them for an aftermarket radio. Every step is one closer to completion! Merry Christmas everyone!
Thanks, Corey. Yeah, I toyed with a couple options of spraying the pad or the dash to match. Might still do it. I think it may work when all together though as the door panels are tan, carpet and kick panels will be brown, seats and upholstery have both tan and brown. Who knows, if it ends up looking too much like a 1970's plaid sofa it can always be changed. Ha!
Thanks, man! Been a slow process but really trying to get it done by Spring. The headliner was one I got off eBay - just a stock one for a 1st Gen truck. It's going to take some figuring to adapt it to the rear canopy area though. I put some tan lining material from modern day toppers on the inside of the canopy and have plans to make it removable. Here are some current interior pics - we'll see if they last more than a month! Haven't gotten the shifter area finished yet. And I did not pull the engine for paint. Figured I'd do that later if I need to yank the motor for a rebuild or whatever. Get a post started of your build, helps to move you ahead! Step by step...
And an earlier one...
The front end. I now have the emblem in place just not in this pic:
Finally getting some decent weather here and actually took the Trekker for a drive! Still slowly getting this thing together as time (and money) allow. Did the Weber carb kit and de-smogged this 22R - runs so much better! Got a remanufactured A/C unit and got it mounted up. Still needs charged. Hope to get the rest of the rear interior put in next weekend, then onto rebuilding the rear side windows. Dreading that task... And once the topper is on (still figuring the removable aspect of it) I can have my body guy finish cutting and buffing the paint so I can get the new lights and trim (and stripes - thanks, Corey!) on. On and on and on... Anyway, here are some pics.
Thought you guys might get a kick out of this. Spent a few minutes cleaning off the spare tire that's been stashed in my garage for too long. Original HR78-15 Bridgestone Desert Dueler with the nubbies still on the tread. Appears to be never run - pretty cool! I sure wouldn't run it now as I imagine it's past the "best when used by" date. I'll keep it as a spare though...