Model: (Click to see more) 58111: Toyota 4x4 Pickup Mountaineer
Status: Restored
Date: 15-Mar-2009
Comments: 17
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I've been working on this one for a few months now. It's been a lot of hard work, but it's finally complete! This was an ebay purchase and it was received as shown in the last pic. This Mounty had a lot of thick paint on it, as styled from the 80's, with a lot of neon paint splatter. It also had a cracked front axle housing, but I knew that as the previous owner did disclose this in the auction listing. Stripping all that paint was tough, but one really good thing about this truck is that everything was there! Except for the side mirror, which I luckily had a spare one of these. I had been searching for one of these trucks for a while now, to add to the original 3-speed collection. In the end - after a lot of paint work, wet sanding, buffing, rewiring, polishing the frame and rebuilding the transmission - this is the end result. It did get a little bit of light run time and shifts smoothly through all three gears. I'd also like to thank Bruiserbuilder for the excellent repro transmission caps and the tailgate badge. These bits really add the final touch! I've also added the older style incandescent headlights. Thanks for looking! Comments always welcome! ~Brian









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Comments

mcovalsk

15-Mar-2009

Flawless! perfect restoration

7.2inchdriver

15-Mar-2009

real nice brian. i like to modify all my trucks, but there is always something special about seeing something like this.

Old Skool

16-Mar-2009

Nice job Brain that's on sweet looking truck

emspjay

16-Mar-2009

Perfect! Great work! Right to the favorites. I hope a vintage 3-speed will be my next project!

Morgi74

16-Mar-2009

Looks just perfect, great work!

supergreg

16-Mar-2009

great job!

RallyeBaz

16-Mar-2009

WOW - Top work

eichkay

16-Mar-2009

Wow its beautiful, very nice work on the restore .. this is my favorite of the toyota's tamiya released.

Mossburger

16-Mar-2009

Beautiful looking truck, looks like all the hard work definately paid off!!

twisty

16-Mar-2009

That looks great,top restoration job,very nice

mymonsterbeetleisbroken

16-Mar-2009

Perfection

def4x4

16-Mar-2009

Pure original, that is the best for this truck. Great color too.

Naxman

16-Mar-2009

Thank you all, for the extremely nice comments! This restoration was a labor of love! The Mounty has really grown on me as being one of my favorite Tamiya models. Thank you all again, for your kind words!

backtomyroots.

24-May-2009

Job well done ! Inspiration for the Mountaineer I've got 'tucked away'.

RACECRAFTERS

12-Oct-2009

Brian, you have done a fantastic job and all your effort sure has turned this into a awesome looking truck. Beautiful Mate!

Naxman

13-Oct-2009

Thanks for the kind words!

slimmy

16-Dec-2009

This is one of the nicest mounty's on TC. Beautiful paint work! great job!


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