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1994 Toyota 4Runner: Patiently Pounding

A Decade Spent Done

John Mata Jr.
Mar 1, 2012
Photographers: John Mata Jr.
This Toyota belongs to Will Plummer, the godfather of IV Ever Low. His truck has been completed since '01 and has been shot a handful of times since then, but this is its first magazine appearance aside from a few brief show coverage cameos in print and online throughout the years.
Photo 2/10   |   1994 Toyota 4runner Patiently Pounding front Three Quarters
A lot of work has gone into this build, but there is even more history behind its evolution. Back in '94 when Will was living in Arizona, he was taken to the home of Shaun Carlson, a former MT editor, who was then in the process of building his Wood Runner. Will remembers that day clearly, "At that time, the truck didn't drive, wasn't bodydropped, wasn't on air, and it was painted one solid color. I just had to have my 4Runner after seeing Shaun's."
The next year, Will moved north to take care of his father in Idaho. While there, he bought his dad's '94 Toyota Pickup that only had 4,000 miles on the odometer. Wasting no time, Will started cutting into his new ride and had it featured in MT's Construction Zone back in '00. Shortly after the shoot, Will decided that he needed way more space than what the pickup had to offer, so he started scouting for a 4Runner body to use in the cab's place. The transformation began, and the new body was attached to the old frame. "All the work was done at the house I was born at," says Will, "The first year, it was just painted flat black and everything was converted to 4Runner stuff except for the rear bumper. The next year, I saved up some cash and had it painted."
Photo 3/10   |   1994 Toyota 4runner Patiently Pounding ever Low Sticker
Even though Will's been patiently awaiting a full feature, he's still as excited as he's ever been about it. "Plan your work and work your plan," says Will, and we bet that he's picked up many more pearls of wisdom such as this throughout the years. "I've been into minitrucks for about 23 years now. When I first started this build I was going to school for machining and working full-time. Building the truck of my dreams was something that I was working so hard toward achieving."
"Plan your work and work your plan."
Owner: Will Plummer
Ride: 1994 Toyota 4Runner
Hometown: Post Falls, ID
Club: IV Ever Low
Photo 4/10   |   1994 Toyota 4runner Patiently Pounding rear Three Quarters
The Lowdown

Rolling Attire
Wheels:18-inch Eagle Alloys 182
Tires: Nitto Neo Gen
Chassis Modifications
Suspension (front): Firestone 2500 'bags
Suspension (rear): Firestone 2600 'bags
Control Arms: CanDo
Shocks: Carrera Racing
Compressor(s): Air-Zenith
Air/hydro Accessories: AVS switch box
Frame Mods: Shortened 2 inches
Misc.: New crossmembers, axle moved back 1 inch
Performed By: Nuckin' Futz Customs

Body Modifications
Shaved: Rear bumper, tailgate, rear pisser and wiper, rear door handles, front pissers and wipers, antenna
Bodydrop: 3 inches
Body Mods: 3x6 sliding ragtop, '93 Nissan Altima handles, rear gate with frenched-in box
Performed By: Nuckin' Futz Customs
Photo 5/10   |   1994 Toyota 4runner Patiently Pounding custom Sunroof
Brand & Colors: '98 Integra Super Sonic Blue Pearl
Performed By: Harry Derosia

Seats: '93 front scoop seats, '99 Firebird rear seats cut down
Dash: Tweed and paint
Gauges: Reverse glow
Performed By: Nuckin' Futz Customs

Head Unit: Pioneer
Mids & Highs: Infinity Kappa
Subwoofers: 12-inch Kicker Solo-baric L7
Amplifiers: Kicker
Performed By: Nuckin' Futz Customs
Photo 6/10   |   1994 Toyota 4runner Patiently Pounding interior Seats
Engine: 22RE
Intake: Custom
Header/exhaust: Flowmaster
Transmission: Stock
Detail Work: Painted black
Performed By: Nuckin' Futz Customs

Special Thanks From Owner
"Special thanks to my dad John Plummer (RIP)—this was his truck. Saturday Joey, my father-in-law Harry, my brother-in-law Joey, everybody who helped, all my IV Ever Low club members, my wife Jessica, and my kids Jazzy, Lowla, and my little boy Mylow— I love you."
Photo 7/10   |   1994 Toyota 4runner Patiently Pounding engine Bay



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