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Thread: 1985/86 Toyota Bodies 4runner or truck?

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Old 04-08-2008, 12:35 AM   #1
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Default 1985/86 Toyota Bodies 4runner or truck?

I have a pipe dream of making one of these for a scale project. This is my personal favorite of all the Toyota truck body styles. (think that started when I saw the black one in Back to the Future as a kid) I think I if I made one I could make the top so it could be a 4runner or a truck relatively easily. The poll is kind of to see which style people tend to be more excited about.

With the help of a friendly neighborhood machinist and an awesome artist I know through work contacts I am hoping to get a 3d file made and then a buck that can be experimented on with fiberglass or some other substance to make a body from.





Please note this is not a product feeler thread as I feel its a pipe dream if I get to make one of these for myself someday, if somehow it came to pass that I could A) make these and B) produce them in quantity I would happily buy a vendor star and actually post up something on it.
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Old 04-08-2008, 12:44 AM   #2
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I like 84/85 4runners only because they were the two years of the straight axle for those

but I like trucks or the 4runners

and I think it would be pretty cool if you ever made some of the bodys
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Old 04-08-2008, 12:49 AM   #3
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I am partial to them from growing up in Oregon as well. It's funny down here in Los Angeles I see more lifted over the top probably never driven off road F-250's with 6+ " of lift and huge tires, while in Oregon I grew up with maybe mildly lifted Toyota's and stuff that were covered in mud and trail rash from being driven to hell and back.
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Old 04-08-2008, 12:52 AM   #4
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A 4Runner body would be fawkin sweet.
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Old 04-08-2008, 01:12 AM   #5
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Toyota Hi-Lux(1985-1987)
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Old 04-08-2008, 03:38 AM   #6
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Easy, 4Runner!
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Old 04-08-2008, 07:30 AM   #7
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I have a pipe dream of making one of these for a scale project. This is my personal favorite of all the Toyota truck body styles. (think that started when I saw the black one in Back to the Future as a kid)
I just wonder how many other guys this movie did this to
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Old 04-08-2008, 07:35 AM   #8
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The 4Runner with a removable top.Best of both worlds,If it's a hard body.
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The 4Runner with a removable top.Best of both worlds,If it's a hard body.
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Old 04-08-2008, 11:36 AM   #10
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Even if it was a lexan body if you made the truck as one piece with a bed molded in you could then have another piece for the canopy to make it a 4runner. But I think since I am talking about making it by hand it would most likely not be lexan anyway since I don't want to try to build a vacuum former. Besides a lot of people take the tops off their 4 runners anyway so you'd almost have to make it removable if possible.


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Old 04-08-2008, 06:03 PM   #11
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hilux ftw!
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Old 04-10-2008, 03:15 PM   #12
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if u could make these bodies.... i would personally finance everything! well... maybe i won't take it that far, but i would definitly pay for one. i live in norther cali. around fourdyce and rubicon, thats all that me and friends wheel toyotas and jeeps. dodge, ford, and chevy are nothing more than pavement pounders....
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Old 04-10-2008, 03:30 PM   #13
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Voted 4Runner all the way!
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Old 04-10-2008, 03:54 PM   #14
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Pick up all the way. I wanna make a Marty Mcfly hilux.
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I just wonder how many other guys this movie did this to
It got me!!!!

Oh and my vote is for the truck so I could paint it to match mine (right now a rusted out Sh&t box but hopefully be the end of summer something a little better)
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I just wonder how many other guys this movie did this to

It got me!!!!
yea me too... yu gotta do the xcab to stay true to the bttf rig tho
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Old 04-10-2008, 09:18 PM   #17
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I have one of the kyosho big brutes, the truck is probably around 20 years old. It would be nice if someone would reproduce this body.
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I would love to see a 4Runner hard body with a removable top.
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yea me too... yu gotta do the xcab to stay true to the bttf rig tho


The main difference between the 3 cab styles is what goes on behind the window. If its another little window its the Xtra Cab (which was not very big then lol) if its the 4runner its the wide black trim. if its the hilux its a more narrow trim.
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The main difference between the 3 cab styles is what goes on behind the window. If its another little window its the Xtra Cab (which was not very big then lol) if its the 4runner its the wide black trim. if its the hilux its a more narrow trim.
ahahah i'd build! Are these ever going to be made or have you made up your mind yet? I think the truck is the best idea!
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