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forbigpicture
12-01-2017, 09:58 AM
Sometime back I made an offer on this little jewel and the owner
accepted to my surprise ...so... like I didn't have enough projects
or things to spend money on, I drug this thing home. A 1987 Toyota
dolphin, 4 cyl, auto...and everything works....

anyway this is where it began...

http://ratrodsrule.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=137382&d=1512140033

forbigpicture
12-01-2017, 10:01 AM
http://ratrodsrule.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=137383&d=1512140363

forbigpicture
12-01-2017, 10:05 AM
http://ratrodsrule.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=137384&d=1512140619

forbigpicture
12-01-2017, 10:11 AM
http://ratrodsrule.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=137384&d=1512140619

http://ratrodsrule.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=137385&d=1512140882

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forbigpicture
12-01-2017, 10:19 AM
http://ratrodsrule.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=137387&d=1512140882

http://ratrodsrule.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=137388&d=1512141449

http://ratrodsrule.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=137389&d=1512141449

kenny c
12-01-2017, 10:21 AM
What are your plans for it?

forbigpicture
12-01-2017, 10:26 AM
http://ratrodsrule.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=137392&d=1512141735



http://ratrodsrule.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=137391&d=1512141735

http://ratrodsrule.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=137393&d=1512141735

forbigpicture
12-01-2017, 10:38 AM
http://ratrodsrule.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=137394&d=1512142374

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forbigpicture
12-01-2017, 10:47 AM
http://ratrodsrule.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=137398&d=1512142999

http://ratrodsrule.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=137399&d=1512142999

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forbigpicture
12-01-2017, 10:54 AM
http://ratrodsrule.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=137403&d=1512143452

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forbigpicture
12-01-2017, 11:06 AM
http://ratrodsrule.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=137408&d=1512144002

http://ratrodsrule.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=137409&d=1512144002

http://ratrodsrule.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=137410&d=1512144002

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forbigpicture
12-01-2017, 11:16 AM
http://ratrodsrule.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=137413&d=1512144656

http://ratrodsrule.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=137414&d=1512144656

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http://ratrodsrule.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=137417&d=1512144656

forbigpicture
12-01-2017, 11:23 AM
http://ratrodsrule.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=137418&d=1512145149

http://ratrodsrule.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=137419&d=1512145149

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http://ratrodsrule.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=137422&d=1512145149

Toad
12-01-2017, 11:24 AM
Why do people buy expensive toys then leave them outside in the weather! Good score man, that's gonna be cool and I bet you could flip it for good money! [cl

Toad

forbigpicture
12-01-2017, 11:29 AM
http://ratrodsrule.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=137423&d=1512145545

http://ratrodsrule.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=137424&d=1512145545

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forbigpicture
12-01-2017, 11:37 AM
http://ratrodsrule.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=137428&d=1512146026

http://ratrodsrule.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=137429&d=1512146026

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http://ratrodsrule.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=137432&d=1512146026

forbigpicture
12-01-2017, 11:48 AM
http://ratrodsrule.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=137433&d=1512146568

http://ratrodsrule.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=137434&d=1512146568

http://ratrodsrule.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=137435&d=1512146568

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http://ratrodsrule.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=137436&d=1512146568

forbigpicture
12-01-2017, 11:53 AM
We've added blinds, curtains and cab carpet also but I don't have
any pics yet....hoping to replace one front fender and remove the
stripes then repaint nest spring. Would I do it again...no way, did I
enjoy it... sorta, am I happy now...yes....lots of cheap fun....
Thanks for looking in....

dowoplover
12-01-2017, 12:25 PM
Ya done good big....I completely remodeled a 1984 Holiday Rambler 30' travel trailer. Most all the stuff you have done to your Toyota. Lived in it full time "till about 5 months ago when I bought a 40' fifth wheel from one of my neighbors....here we go again.

smallfoot
12-01-2017, 12:49 PM
About half way thru I realized you were rebuilding instead of stripping it out for parts...ha. I'm near the end of the pile of trash going out of the motor home I'm stripping and I couldn't be happier about that myself. So far, the whole thing has left out of here in trash bags...:D
Nice work on the remodel!

Dr Crankenstein
12-01-2017, 07:01 PM
Well done, FBP!

I'll be honest and say, your rebuild makes me cringe. I spent some years in the RV business and I don't miss it at all... rotten wood, s*** tanks and toilets are a few of my least favorite things!

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Bamamav
12-02-2017, 12:12 AM
Great job! [cl[cl[cl

Did they ever make one of these that [I][B]didn't[B][I] leak? Mine is on the E350 chassis, and the "attic" over the cab has leaked over the years and rotted the wood. Going to have to re do it one of these days if I keep it, but don't have time right now. Dread even starting on it.

I redid a 16' canned ham a few years back for a friend, had to rebuild the entire rear end and re plumb it, what a job. Then they let somebody borrow it, they backed into a tree, tearing loose the corner I had just fixed. :mad: I wouldn't fix it again, it eventually rotted away. It was going to have to be torn down to the floor as it had rotted soft spots in it, and the walls were built on top of the floor, so it all would have had to go and start new, too much for me.

soltz
12-02-2017, 01:08 AM
Nice work, looks better than new [cl
I'm guessing a little slow on the gettie up [S

earthman
12-02-2017, 01:33 AM
Nice work FBP. Was looking at these a while back myself.

forbigpicture
12-02-2017, 08:42 AM
Nice work, looks better than new [cl
I'm guessing a little slow on the gettie up [S

HA.... yep.. I have run 65 on the interstate, but if it's very windy
have to drop back to around 55...and you better make sure no traffic
is coming when you pull out;)


Thanks guy's, hope to be able to enjoy it for a few years, hey you
never know you might see me going through your town....ha:D:D

Tripletrotrodder
12-02-2017, 11:38 PM
That's a heck of a rebuild man
You post some great pics of rat rods man!
What part of wv are you at? My dad lives in buckhannon upshur co I live in eastern nc
Tripletrotrodder

BlueNorther
12-02-2017, 11:52 PM
i am impressed!!

GOOD GOLLY, THAT'S SOME BAD A$$ MOLD AND MILDEW!!!!

rustybeercan
12-03-2017, 12:27 AM
I've seen some of those but never one that big, nice catch & good work! [cl

Beercan

forbigpicture
12-03-2017, 09:20 AM
Thanks guy's for lookin' in. Still a few things left to do,
but it will have to wait til spring...

Triplerot: we live near Charleston WV.....

Thanks again....

noahvale
12-22-2017, 08:06 AM
Love it. I would have jumped on it too if it came up for sale around here. I currently have two campers, sone small one and a 20 yr old 33 year old bumper pull that is on a lot on the coast. It just needed flooring, went with Pergo similar to yours. Now if I could just find an old Bambi to tow with my rod...

lowbudget50
02-27-2018, 12:47 AM
Wow very cool man. A job well done!

My dad is rebuilding a 60s silver eagel bus right now. It was already converted but it is in need of an updated!

Thanks for sharing!!

forbigpicture
11-14-2021, 05:08 PM
Little update....


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forbigpicture
11-14-2021, 05:09 PM
One more...


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bob w
11-14-2021, 06:26 PM
Wow! That's a nice, clean rig.

soltz
11-14-2021, 06:32 PM
Very Nice
Whatís for power[S

forbigpicture
11-14-2021, 07:16 PM
Very Nice
Whatís for power[S

What's this power thing you speak of.....:rolleyes:;)

22r Four banger....

soltz
11-14-2021, 07:24 PM
Thanks, thatíll do [cl

Bamamav
11-14-2021, 10:06 PM
What's this power thing you speak of.....:rolleyes:;)

22r Four banger....

You do know a 231 Buick V6 will almost bolt in don't you? I put one with a Saginaw 4 speed in a 78 Toyota pickup that I had bought new. Had twice the power of the 22R, but with the stock 4:11 rear it wound up pretty tight, a T5 5 speed would get the RPM's down for highway use.

My E350 Fleetwood is still sitting in the back yard.:( Looked at it the other day, can't decide to fix it, part it out, or sell it. Too many other projects in the way right now...

forbigpicture
11-14-2021, 11:55 PM
Wow! That's a nice, clean rig.

Thanks bobw, but I have to admit worse paint job I've ever done... cheap paint,junk gun and way to much humidity... oh well it's a 20 footer, it'll work for the camp ground crew...;)


[QUOTE=Bamamav;553062]You do know a 231 Buick V6 will almost bolt in don't you? I put one with a Saginaw 4 speed in a 78 Toyota pickup that I had bought new. Had twice the power of the 22R, but with the stock 4:11 rear it wound up pretty tight, a T5 5 speed would get the RPM's down for highway use.

Funny thing Bam, just happen to have one with alum. intake 450 spread bore with a 350 turbo....not so funny they've been sitting in a buddy's garage for over 30 years both were fresh at the time....:eek:

DozerII
11-15-2021, 03:14 AM
Cool rig FBP, I haven't seen one of them for years.

dutch
11-15-2021, 03:53 PM
wow... my first thought on page 1 was "wth was that bid...?" [S:D
You really turned it into a little gem [cl

smallfoot
11-15-2021, 04:40 PM
When ya get down, back it under one of the big trees and we'll hit ya with a drop cord....:D

forbigpicture
11-15-2021, 06:17 PM
wow... my first thought on page 1 was "wth was that bid...?" [S:D
You really turned it into a little gem [cl

Thanks dutch...gluten for punishment I guess...


When ya get down, back it under one of the big trees and we'll hit ya with a drop cord....:D

Thanks smalls, just might take you up on that...;):D[cl