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Updated on May 05, 2012
2008's highschool auto project is a wrecked 1982 Toyota 2WD pickup that received a 302 Ford V-8 2bbl. engine with a C-4 trans coupled to some donated 32 X 14.5 wrinklewalls. This truck will compete in our annual state wide Industrial Tech Expo May 11, 2007. We hope to again win the group project award. Most of the conversion components were salvaged from a 1975 V-8 Mustang including fuel system components, a C-4 trans, and the seats. The engine came from a 1985 Ford wagon and was converted to the 2bbl. carb and a Duraspark 2 ignition system was created for the spark control. Due to space limitations, the trans kickdown is operated by a Lincoln fuel door solonoid and carb microswitch. The Toyota rear end is stock with a 1988 Cougar flange welded to the stock Toyota. Driveshaft mods were done in house in the metalshop. Custom 13 inch wide mags were built from original station wagon turbine mags heliarced to 6 inch Lincoln wires, all done on a brake lathe. Truck bedliner will be the final finish with a homemade interior to come. Here are the latest Pictures after the Industrial Tech Expo. Street legal cheater slicks were added to make the truck less officer prone at the local shows and runs. The first test drive resulted in the transmission exploding at about 75 mph. We found out later the C4 was from a 4cyl Pinto. It has since been replaced with a Mustang II V8 unit. Our metals department did the tailgate plate with their plasmacam so we added 13 licence plate lamps and wired them to the taillamps. The lens cover is from Menards (flourescent lamp lens ) and the red is a translucent notebook cover. Total cost $13. It's a lot of fun to drive and reminds me a lot of my V8 Pinto of the 70's, steer by throttle! Total cost so far is about $1600.
This project continues on in 2010-11. Please see page 2.
Sideshot with slicks mock-up. Preparing engine bay. Engine ready to go in. Ready for the V8. Engine going in. Ignition wiring. Rear view. engine assembly. engine in place. Carb microswitch detail for auto trans kickdown. Fuel door cable and solonoid for trans kickdown. Damaged door and fender replacement. Frame prep. Box prep. Detailing frame. Getting the engine to run. The beginnings of the exhaust system. Interior mockup. Junkjard dash panel dyed and the rest painted black. Bedliner everywhere! RR quarter showing 32 X 14.5 slicks. Homade door panels $10 each. Original grille installed.
Finished truck with cheater slicks. Rear view with plasma cut Fordota logo. Right front view. Interior. Tailgate lights up at night. RR quarter view with cheaters. Front with 32 Ford V8 hood ornament. Engine compartment. L side engine. Custom radiator.
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Thats a sick truck! Love it! 5 stars!
very very cool
Nice work! Love the floor center dash, good fit, looks Toyota stock.
such a cool truck. wished i coulda been part of the building of it. cant wait to see it completly finished
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