Dean’s 94′ Pickup

The truck is a ‘94 Toyota pickup (standard cab) with a 22re that was built in the late 90’s. Around ‘99 the builder/first owner (Chris Sherred) towed the truck to Lake Havasu City, AZ where he spent the next couple weekends at LCE working on it. John in Tech and Chris polished the intake, installed a new cam, fuel injectors, SDS EFi ECU, Crane ignition box, older model distributor, and performed some light tuning and calibration on the ecu to get it running. All of those mods are still in the truck to this day!

Parts List:

  • Manual Transmission
  • Currie Ford 9” Rear
  • Explorer Disc Conversion (Rear)
  • “One-off” Duffco Control arms (made to look exactly like stock arms to visually conform to Class 7 rules from back in the day)
  • Full roll cage front to rear built by MattScot Fab
  • Hannemann fiberglass
  • Dual Fox 2” shocks (w/ 2” hydraulic bump stops in rear)
  • Custom Rear Traction Bars
  • Custom interior with just the necessities (no frills!)

Fast forward… I’m the third owner now (we are all friends, we trade cars every few years), and the truck still runs great. I preran the Baja 1000 in ’17. The second owner borrowed the truck from me in December ‘19 to run the Mojave trail from Barstow to Laughlin as well. Truck is stuck at second owners house until quarantine is lifted, but my wife likes the extra garage room 🙂