Long-Travel Retro Inspired 1995 Toyota Pickup

by AJ Deysel

Custom Toyota pickups are a dime a dozen, and there is good reason for that. The little Japanese 4wd trucks have always been known to be formidable little off-roaders, even ready to take on competition purpose built vehicle with only a few mods. This is not one of those little pickups. This is an all-out, total multi-discipline custom build. Ready to drive to the rock trail, do a crawl, take the high-speed desert road on the way back, and then drive to work with on Monday.

With a very clean looked-after comfortable interior, it features an upgrade list any Yota offroad enthusiast can drool over:

Engine:
– 22RE
– LCE ported/polished head (+1mm intake/exhaust)
– LCE Pro camshaft (highest lift attainable)
– LCE valve-train (springs, valves, seats, etc.)
– LCE Long tube header
– LCE Cat-back exhaust w/magnaflow muffler and low-profile high-flow cat
– LCE Sparkplug wire mount (Keeps them up out of the header, no longer sold)
– LCE Vacuum Hose kit
– EGR Delete with LCE block off plates and vacuum caps
– Cold air intake w/ K&N filter
– Supra AFM
– New TPS
– New water pump, oil pump, harmonic balancer, front accessory drives
– Ruff-stuff solid engine mount on driver side, stock rubber mount on passenger (reduces vibration, but holds engine steady)

Transmission/Transfer case:
– 5 speed manual
– LCE short throw shift kit
– Dual Case Transfer cases
– 2.3 gears in front crawl box, 4.7 gears in rear box
– Transfer case is a brand new Trail Gear unit (not an old stock case)
– Dual Shifters on rear crawl box
– Rebuilt driveshafts
– Front Range Offroad high clearance Tcase Crossmember, Polly mounts
– Front Range Offroad high clearance Tcase Skid

Axles/Suspension:
– 35″ Maxxis Rzr on 16″ Mickey Thompson Classics
– 1999 Tacoma rear axle with factory E-Locker
– OEM Replacement leaf springs rear
– Extended rear shackles with grease-able bolts
– Total Chaos Long Travel front (+3.25″ per side)
– Total Chaos Shock hoop system
– 2.5″ 8″ travel King adjustable bypass coilovers (13″ total front travel)
– Spartan Locker in the front
– Manual Hubs
– T100 Axle Shafts
– 5.29 gears front/rear
– 15 forward gear combinations, final gear reduction 250:1 (will drive its self up walls)

Armor:
– AllPro tube/plate front bumper
– OEM FJ Cruiser Rock Sliders (Fitted with brackets and bolts for easy take off)
– TrailGear rear tube bumper with hitch mount
– T case skid mentioned before
– Homemade front skid plate, protects diff and oil pan

In Cab:
– 4runner bucket seat conversion
– 4runner center console
– New shift boots for forward shifters (needs to be actually buttoned up, and need shift boots for rear dual shifters, all cosmetic work)
– Sony Radio
– Shallow-box Boss Subwoofer under driver seat
– Sony stock speaker replacements
– All new heating/cooling/fan control dash

Body/lights/misc:
– Ivan Ironman Racing Livery wrap (not paint)
– Duraflex Ironman front fenders
– Smittybuilt winch 9.5K with synthetic rope
– custom front turn signals in the dimple dies of the front bumper
– 24″ light bar (front mounted) with remote
– Softtopper shell (folds up for open sides, and folds down for fully open bed) optioned out with solid back ‘glass’ and mesh back flap as well as doggy door window at the cab.
– Trailer wiring harness
– Extended Diff breathers
– Tacoma front brake calipers (bigger)
– Stainless Steel Extended Brake lines
– 3″ body lift
– All new poly body mounts

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