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[]Joe Shimandle

Relaxing this weekend as the cool temps and rain head my way. Next week is to be sunny and high 70s/low 80s. Perfect weather to begin TT (Truck Therapy) for this Summer. With 32 years of daily driving and 463K miles, all those "life time" parts do wear out even on a Toyota. Monday will be new steering linkage- inner/outer tie rods, center link, idler arm, and new bushings for the previously replaced steering damper. Then Wednesday is remove the OEM pressed in worn-our leaf spring eye bushings and install Poly bushings to go with the new Poly bushings in the shackles I did last Summer. Next is the new engine mounts which is going to be a pain to get to the top nut due to lack of space. Then redo the rear drum brakes with new shoes, brake cylinder, drums, and the one center flex line. Current rear brakes have lasted 12 years and 100K miles. Finally, a new AC pump, dryer, and R-12 charge. The seals on the pump are worn out, the rest of the system is tight. I have all the parts on hand from winter buying, so now time to start wrenching. Other light work will be installing a bed box, full time on rear view camera system to give me full view of all traffic even in blind spots, and new seat covers, maybe add a under the seat powered sub-woofer. Needs more bass. That's my TT for this summer.

[]Ernie Szots

Just fantastic.

[]Joe Shimandle

It's stock from the day I bought it, in 1986 except paint 14 years ago from a small fender bender. The pics are from 2 years ago and now the clear is beginning to peel in spots. a good wax hide
most of it.

[]Ernie Szots

Very cool. Just a tremendous example of a great truck.

[]Joe Shimandle

I am now replacing most all the "life time" parts- wheel bearings, control arm bushings, ball joints, tie rods, steering gear, tie rods, carrier bearing, motor mounts, transmission mount, leaf spring bushings, some sensors, cleaned the AFM contacts....! Keeping it running as my daily driver. t's 32 years and 462,000 miles so it needs a refresh. .

[]Ernie Szots

Wow; such impressive mileage. I've known several people with those trucks and they really are forever trucks. With a bit of maintenance they'll keep going and going strong.

[]Joe Shimandle

Good thing parts are cheap and plentiful. Even found an online Toyota dealer with decent prices Toyota OEM stuff. Learned ro use OEM sensors for best results. .

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