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Secondhand Toyota - 1987 Toyota Pickup

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Kevin McNulty | Writer
Posted August 1, 2010

Part 3: Our Boneyard Treasure

Our '87 Toyota Extra Cab pickup project, fondly nicknamed Squishy, is moving along at Overkill Engineering's shop in Nuevo, California. In a nutshell, we salvaged the cab of an abandoned Toyota and are building it into a hardcore trail rig using a mix of old and new parts.

As almost all builds go, Squishy is turning out to be more extensive than we planned. We had lots of old parts, including Bilstein coilovers and MasterCraft Baja reclining seats, but quickly needed steering components; so we contacted PSC steering for a hydraulic steering system. Next on the list is a set of new chromoly control arms that Overkill is building.

Our goal is to have ol' Squishy out of the shop and on the Hammer Trails in Johnson Valley, California, before the summer heat sets in. That will give us just about one more month to finish the project. Stay tuned for Part 4 of the build and Squishy's resurrection.

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Sources

PSC Motorsports
Azle, TX 76020
817-270-0102
www.pscmotorsports.com
Overkill Engineering
Nuevo, CA
888-225-0243
www.overkilleng.com
MasterCraft Safety
Santee, CA 92071
800-565-4042
www.mastercraftsafety.com

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