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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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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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