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Matty D

An Amazing GT Style Sports Car Bargain!

WTG Blog An Amazing GT Style Sports Car Bargain! June 26, 2018 – by Matty D One incredible car, two amazing engines! The Lexus SC 300 and SC 400, are two versions of the same car, different only because of what’s under the hood. One is powered by the legendary Toyota 2JZGE, 3.2L in-line six

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Toyota 4x4
Matty D

My Thirty Years of Toyota 4×4 Ownership

WTG Blog 31 Years of Toyota 4×4 Ownership June 19, 2018 – by Matty D I have owned one Toyota truck or another continuously since 1987 and I am looking forward to owning many more, including FJ60 and FJ80 Landcruisers and the newer 4runners. Here is a rundown on what I have owned so far:

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shop-made tools
WrenchStrong

Toyota Belt Tensioning Tool: Made in the Wrenchtech Garage

WTG Blog June 17, 2018 – by Matty D If there is anything that I like better than using tools, it is making tools. Even the simplest tool, thrown together in a few minutes, gives me great satisfaction. I felt that satisfaction again today as I used my homemade belt tensioning tool to help me

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Featured Projects

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Matty D

1989 Toyota 4runner Project

WTG Blog 1989 Toyota 4runner SR5 — Restoration & Mods September 25, 2017 – by Matty D I wasn’t really planning on buying a 4runner that day I had wanted a first-generation 4runner for as long as I could remember. So when I stumbled on this one I didn’t have to think too long before I committed to buying it. And when I say I stumbled on this 4runner I mean it was really a chance encounter. I was driving in Lake Geneva on my way to Home Depot, to get some materials for a job that I was working on, when out of the corner of my eye, I saw this forlorn, hard used, rattle can paint job wearing, little truck sitting on the edge of a condo complex parking lot.

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Matty D

1993 Toyota Xtra Cab, 4×4 Project

WTG Blog 1993 Toyota 4 x 4 Pickup Project September 25, 2018 – by Matty D A Little Background Crazy as it may sound, buying this truck will be a real step up for me. I have owned several earlier generation Toyota trucks in the past and absolutely loved them. This generation of truck was reputed to be a substantial improvement over those trucks, so I am looking forward to step up to a 25 year old truck! What can I say, I am a Toyota diehard. This is a Wisconsin truck that I picked up with only 115,000 miles on the odometer and a blown engine (the infamous 3VZE, 3.0l V6). A rod broke and punched a hole in the side of the block right behind the A/C compressor. The truck

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