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    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)
    Power mirrors
    Center fridge/freezer in console
    Cruise control
    Front and rear heaters on separate controls
    A/C (believe it needs recharged)
    Tilt-steering
    Power steering
    Upgraded stereo (which has been replaced with aftermarket)
    Large sliding windows for 2nd row
    Selectable intermittent wipers
    Rear wiper
    Rear defrost grid
    Automatic hubs (which can be swapped out for manual hubs)
    Full gauge cluster with tach, oil PSI, etc
    Triple odometers
    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
    Sun roof

    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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    More photos.
                  
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    Last of the photos.
                  
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    Update: Got a set of 4 nearly new tires, just need to mount/balance. Also got the factory stereo replaced with a lightly used CD player the other day. Works great and wired into the 4 factory speakers that still work well. Just some minor things to address in the coming days, but it is road ready now!
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    The Previas came with a fridge? Wow... Toyota DOES think of everything!!

    Aren't those engines laid on their sides? I'm thinking they're the 3S family or something...

    This would be a really cool SAS project.

    >>Dan
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    These are before the "Previa" and were called Van-wagon. Sort of a rip off from the Vanagon. These models came with an optional fridge/freezer. It is pretty slick.

    I think the Previa engine is on its side, but these are actually an inline 4 that stands upright between the driver and passenger. It is a pushrod motor, so not even a derivitave of the 22r, but bolts to a W56 transmission apparently.

    They really can't be a SAS since they are unibody. No frame to mount springs onto. Just like everything else, someone I am sure has dropped the body onto another frame. Check out what can be done with IFS though. These pics are from this site:
    http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showthread.php?t=838606
             
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    Here is some video of the same rig




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    I almost put one of these van bodies on my frame, but opted to keep it as it was and do the exo instead. It was close....

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    Forgot to mention that the van has a nearly new complete front brake job. Also has nearly new tires, freshly balanced.
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    Got a Carfax run on the van today. No issues reported and it was apparently always a Colorado vehicle, mostly in the mountains.
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    Pics of the van with the newer tires which are freshly balanced. Also sanded/painted the rims, which look MUCH better!
             
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    Wow, that's looking sharp, Jeff.
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    Listed it on CL this evening, and in 2 hours I had almost 10 inquiries, including 1 guy from out of town willing to fly in early next week. Holy cow! WAY more interest than I anticipated!
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    Sale Pending. Should be going to Seattle on Tuesday...
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    SOLD! Going to Seattle, 1,300 mile drive!
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