1987 Toyota 4x4 VAN
In the search for a Toyota 4x4 van, I ended up with this van. I thought it might be a "keeper", but the one I am keeping actually has just a couple features I like that this one doesn't. Had to make a decision. I just can't justify keeping two of the vans. Nothing keeping it from being a great daily driver and light trail vehicle.
1987 with MANUAL transmission and the desirable hi-low transfer case with shifter. Automatic locking hubs. Seats for 7, and the rear seat easily pops out to carry larger/taller items (think dirt bikes and such). Rear seat is torn some, but still 100% functional if you need to carry more than 4 people. Sliding door on one side, rear door lifts open. Only minimal amount of rust. Largest spot is just behind sliding door. No real dents. Fix the rust spot and it is nice looking ride! It will need a windshield as it has some cracks. Also, one of the sliding windows for the 2nd row was broken and replaced with plexi-glass. It isn't hardly noticeable. I have located another pane, but it is clear, when the rest of the windows are factory tinted. I would hold out for a tinted version as it functions fine as-is. It should pass an e-test without any issues and I will provide that.
This has the factory 2.2L inline EFI 4 cylinder push-rod Toyota engine. Simple and reliable. Seems to have more power than a 22r or 22re, but less "grunt" torque for towing or pulling. A much better highway cruising vehicle and can easily hold highway speeds, even on most hills. Supposed to have a 1,000 pound payload, can haul a 4x8 sheet of plywood with the back seats removed. Coil springs in rear provide for a fair smooth ride and can be lifted a bit and torsion bars up front allow for cranking a bit to lift the front.
This van was loaded with NEARLY every option for the year. Factory features this van has:
Power door locks (does not work on rear hatch for some reason)
Center fridge/freezer in console
Front and rear heaters on separate controls
A/C (believe it needs recharged)
Upgraded stereo (which has been replaced with aftermarket)
Large sliding windows for 2nd row
Selectable intermittent wipers
Rear defrost grid
Automatic hubs (which can be swapped out for manual hubs)
Full gauge cluster with tach, oil PSI, etc
Center arm rests for front bucket seats (passenger side is missing)
Dome and spot lights built in above rear view mirror
Courtesy lights for turning (on/off with turn signals)
Only options offered in 1987 it does NOT have:
Captains chairs for middle row
2nd and 3rd row that make a sleeping area (middle row still reclines)
Power windows in front doors
Fog lights built into grill
It is hard to find one that has a much cleaner body than this, especially with the 5 speed and dual range t-case! $2,900 before it goes in CL in a week or so.
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