HTF 1990 Toyota Pick Up truck 4WD TRUCK NIGHT MOUNTAIN Men

Price: - Item location: Elgin, Illinois, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Toyota
  • Model: Short Bed Deluxe
  • SubModel: Pick Up
  • Type: Standard Cab Pickup
  • Year: 1990
  • Mileage: 210,000
  • VIN: JT4RN01PXL7038805
  • Color: Gray
  • Engine size: 22RE
  • Number of cylinders: 4
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
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1990 Toyota Short Bed Deluxe

HARD TO FIND YEAR and MODELRuns & drives, but needs master brake cylinder & brake linesREAD ENTIRE DESCRIPTION
We have owned this truck for about 15 years or more. (As memory serves). My husband was a life career mechanic; whenever anything needed fixing - we bought the parts and he fixed it. We bought the truck from one of his customers, after he had already done work to it over the years. I loved this truck - it was always so dependable and durable. When I drove it - I constantly had people wanting to buy it - at stop lights and gas stations. As I've seen lately - this model truck won one of the competions on Truck Night TV show. I also saw it on Mountain Men - changed into a wood burning fuel truck for their rough terrain too. I also learned that these trucks are highly sought after for the rough terrains in Hawaii, South Americ, and maybe even other countries too because of their durability. The other cool feature is the 4 Wheel Drive, it is a manual lockout system (need to turn and lock it on from hub of each tire - not a button on inside.
If you keep reading, you will see that value in the truck is easily earned in Transmission replacement only a few months before we stopped driving it.
It was retired from every day use about 6-7 years ago, when economy fell. We kept it up and drove it occasionally until summer 2015. We discovered a very small rust hole in the frame, in front of back wheel - suspecting it was due to rust hole in bed and water leaking down, (see pic)...and bought another truck same year. The intentions were to use this one for parts for the other truck. As we discovered, it was becoming so hard to find parts for this not so much the issue as finding them at all.
In order to drive it - what needs to be fixed that we know:1) Master cylinder for brakes & maybe new brake lines. (Master taken out for other truck)2) Speedometer cable; dash cluster was switched for the speedometer cable to other truck. 3) pump air in passenger rear tire _ developed slow leak from sitting. Which I will have pumped with air when you come to take it away (on tow dolly or tow truck).
Other items to note:Rust hole in frame - need weldingBack springs are brokenMuffler system will need to be replaced (rusted)Emergency brake - never worked since we had it, never replaced cable - we just put it in gear when parking. But when parked on incline - we put bricks behind wheels as an extra precaution.Side mirrorsDrivers side parking light lense brokenDrivers door lock works from inside _ plastic clip broke when replacing _ need plastic clip inside doorWe cant get the reese hitch with ball out....have to get an adapter to use different ball sizeMileage is estimated. (Odometer switched with cluster)Various rust holes in body, including bed (see pics)
All the new stuff replaced and done to truck since we had it (and why i never wanted to sell it):
Tires (though one seems to have a slow leak after sitting), see picsBatteryWindshieldMuffler system - but that one now rusted outTiming Chain and Gear setHead Gasket (only as preventive, while in there for timing chain - there was no problem).
New front end suspension parts - (all done by Toyota dealership, it was in for Recall work) Steering Relay Rod Tie Rod Ends Center Links Sway bar links Shocks Axle Shafts Brakes
New keys (original from Toyota parts & VIN) - original had got so worn...key works to unlock passenger side. Driver side locks, but only opens from inside
Driver Door Lock Cylinder (but plastic clip broke) - very last item working on.then retired it. didn't finishNew radiatorNew water pumpNew clutch
THE HARDEST ONE for us to find at the time - TRANSMISSION- cost me about $1000 for parts alone - through a junkyard even! DONE SUMMER 2015 - it probably had maybe 50-100 miles put on it, if that. The hardest reason for me to let go of the truck.
It has a 22RE motor - 4 cylinder - runs great5 speed manual transmission - old school stick shift4 wheel drive - manual lock-out system - highly sought after feature!Hook in front end for pullingReese Hitch & Electrical hook up
But the paint is getting sun damaged and body rusting away. The other truck we bought is an occasional driver now and doesn't need much work. We don't need to fix this truck and drive it. And we don't have the time or energy to sell this one for parts ourselves. (Though we have thought about it - because we know the parts can be desirable and hard to find). But I'd rather see the truck go to good use - either way - if you want to fix it to drive or sell the parts. It's time to let it go.
Buyer responsible to pick up or ship.Cash pay for title
I've given the entire history and current condition to my knowledge....a very honest list. I have some of the receipts and paperwork handy for more recent parts/work - the rest are probably in a file stored (can't get my hands on it easily). It has been sitting for 3 years - so if there is any other deterioration, I don't know about it since I haven't driven it. If you know anything about these trucks, you know there's a lot of "meat" left. serious bidders Only please - ask questions if you have any - being sold AS-IS. thank you..&..good luck!
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