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    gday,,,anyone know if a early 90s hilux cab will fit
    onto a erly 90s 4runner chassis???

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    The first thing I would look at, would be whether both are Solid or independant front suspension.... I would think that there may be a chasis difference if that were the case....
    I am not saying that would be the only concern, but that would be what I would look at first....

    I would also think that an Engineers certificate would be needed... (changing number of seats not to mention body change).... for a car worth five or six grand, I would struggle to see the point in doing this...

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    Quote Originally Posted by sleepermx83
    gday,,,anyone know if a early 90s hilux cab will fit
    onto a erly 90s 4runner chassis???
    so i take it you are just mounting the hilux cab to the same year 4runner. I'm pretty sure the front cab mounts would be the same, but the rear would be further back on the 4 runner. This is from memory it is a while since i have seen a body swap between to two.
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    I've seen it done the other way around. 4 runner body dropped onto a 2wd hilux chassis to build a low rider/minitrucker sort of deal.

    Saw it parked up in Coffs Harbour once and had a bit of a chat with the driver, who said although it wasn't a total bolt on, it was quite an "easy" swap. Most mounting points fitted up well, and all the drivelin etc fitted perfectly. Car was engineer approved for the swap and was rego'd as a 5 seater hilux with modified body, seating and suspension configuartions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fiver
    I've seen it done the other way around. 4 runner body dropped onto a 2wd hilux chassis to build a low rider/minitrucker sort of deal.

    Saw it parked up in Coffs Harbour once and had a bit of a chat with the driver, who said although it wasn't a total bolt on, it was quite an "easy" swap. Most mounting points fitted up well, and all the drivelin etc fitted perfectly. Car was engineer approved for the swap and was rego'd as a 5 seater hilux with modified body, seating and suspension configuartions.
    which colored 4runnerlux are you talking about?
    I have two in my club.
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    A mate of mine just finished a single cab onto a 4runner chassie. I don't believe it was too hard to do although a 4runner chassie is shorter and you need to use an extra cab tray if you wanted to retain a styleside. doing a lowrunner on a single cab chassie involves shortening the chassie changing mounting points at the rear and i believe also cutting into the floor where the chassie hoop is just in front of the fuel tank

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    Default Re: hilux body onto 4runner chassis

    i like the idea of having a short wheel base hilux.
    so the cab should bolt straight up??

    could i use a cab from a 2wd??

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    I'm pretty sure it did. i think that the only issue may have been the tray mounts didn't all align up. It's alot cheaper to go the way you want and if you find someone interested in the 4runner body for a 2wd conversion you could do it reasonably cheaply too. I can find out more information tomorrow though.

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    cheers for that,, im going to use a custom alloy tray
    so the rear mounts wont be a problem
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    Default Re: hilux body onto 4runner chassis

    Quote Originally Posted by DLA11D
    which colored 4runnerlux are you talking about?
    I have two in my club.
    I was two tone IIRC, pretty sure the guy was actually from somewhere around Newcastle NSW.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fiver
    I was two tone IIRC, pretty sure the guy was actually from somewhere around Newcastle NSW.
    Yeah that's jay's. Also has a nice 1uz.
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    Default Re: hilux body onto 4runner chassis

    Finally spoke to my mate about the swap and only the front bolts for the chassie up to the base of the firewall will match. the rear cab mounts will need to be cut or fabricated to work.

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    Default Re: hilux body onto 4runner chassis

    holy batman, thread revival.......

    Did your mate have a build thread of the cab swap????? There are a lot of people (well.. just me) that would like to see a thread

    i dont care about the tray side of things.....

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