Gary’s 88′ Pickup

This is my 1988 Toyota Extra Cab 2wd, ''Retirement Toy''…It’s a show truck which has been driven around 5,000 miles a year (to shows, over the past 18 years). I started the build in 2001 when I retired and never stopped. I change something every year to stay competitive, which she seems to be! I have done most all the work at my house in the shop/garage (including the paint)!

Parts List:

At the front:

  • 95’ Toyota 4x4 bumper & valance (made into one piece w/ LED eyebrows)
  • Custom grilles (upper & lower)
  • Hella headlight lens (w/ LED bulbs)
  • Custom cowled hood
  • 4x4 Fenders
  • 4Runner doors that are suicide stock latched & stock hinged (shaved)
  • 92’ Camaro mirrors (power)
  • Shaved Cargo light (w/ a LED 3rd brake light in it's place)
  • Frenched power antenna finch

At the rear :

  • California combo rear skin
  • Supra taillights (w/ LED rings)
  • Frenched license plate box
  • Exhaust ports (both side 1/4 panels)


  • OEM Seats (recovered)
  • Custom dash cluster w/ Autometer Phenom Gauges
  • Smoothed dash
  • Custom console w/ a 10'' Kenwood subwoofer


  • 4'' JBL 2-Ways (front)
  • 6x9 JBLs side panels (rear)
  • Kenwood DDX419 head unit
  • Kenwood 4 channel amps & subwoofer
  • Odyessy PC1500 battery sits in a enclosed battery box behind the drivers seat, with all power going though distribution boxes mounted on matching custom panels/ amps & power/ground

Engine / Performance:

  • LCE Stage 1 22re long block (w/ all that was recommended)
  • Supra W58 5-Speed manual transmission
  • LCE Short throw shifter
  • LCE Pro clutch kit
  • LCE 9 1/2lb flywheel
  • Custom rear driveshaft
  • Champion radiator (polished)
  • CoolFlex hoses
  • Spla 16'' electric fan
  • Centch controller

Brakes :

  • 12.9'' Wilwood drilled/slotted units w/ Toyota 4Runner 4-Piston calipers (front)
  • 12'' Ford Mustang SVO drilled /slotted w/ 92-95 Cadillac 48mm single piston calipers w/ e-bake (rear)


  • Custom tubular A-arms w/ Slam RE6 bags (front)
  • Custom tri 4-link w/ Firestone sleeve bags (rear)
  • Doestech shocks (all 4 corners)

Tires :

  • 225/40 X18 Sumitmo ZRS

Wheels :

  • 18'' Diamo 10 Karat (chrome)

Air management:

  • Air Lift PH.3
  • (2) 7 Gallon stainless steel tanks (in the bed)
  • (2) Viair 485 pumps (chrome)
  • Stainless hard lines to DOT 3/8'' push to connect lines
  • Bedsides are custom sheet metal
  • Polished stainless button heads (all visible fasteners)


  • Metallic radiant red for the top & metallic charcoal w/ red pearl over it for the bottom. White pearl flames are found on the hood, front fenders, doors, bedsides & rear of vehicle.

Built by me, for me, & to drive!!


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