Half Way Home - 1987 Toyota Pickup

The Trade-Off That Paid Off

John Mata Jr.May 16, 2013
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Mark Cassidy was quick to tell us that he is not fully responsible for the outcome of this truck. Even though he finished it off to meet his personal taste, a bulk of the build had already been well taken care of. "I've always enjoyed having something different from the norm, and I can't leave any vehicle alone. When I got the Toyota in exchange for a trade for a bodydropped '90 Mazda project, I quickly finished where it was left off," says Mark.
And by "quickly" Mark means three months. Between January and March of 2012, the interior was wrapped up, the stereo system was wired, and a brand-new set of wheels and tires were mated and mounted. "A previous build of mine shared shop space at Metal Worx with this Toyota while the suspension was being built, so I knew the quality was solid. I'm proud of the finishing details I made on the truck, but I want to give credit to those who put time into the truck before it reached my hands."
With only a seemingly painless homestretch left for Mark, he took full advantage of the solid foundation his pickup was built upon. "The truck is super dependable, as I often drive it to work, and I plan on continuing to keep it on the road for a long time to come."
"...I want to give credit to those who put time into the truck before it reached my hands."
The Lowdown
1987 Toyota Pickup
Mark Cassidy Kingsport, TN Negative Camber
Rolling Attire
Wheels: 18x8 Boss 338
Tires: 215/35/18
Chassis Modifications'
Suspension (front): Cando brackets, Slam Specialties 2600 'bags, drop spindles
Suspension (rear): Cando reverse four-link, Slam Specialties RE7 'bags
Control Arms: Chromed stock
Shocks: Yep
Compressor(s): Two Air Zenith
Air/Hydro Accessories: Cando transmission crossmember, SMC valves
Frame Mods: Notched
Brakes: Rear disc conversion
Performed By: 'Bagged by Chad Hylton at Metal Worx, tube work by Justin Wyatt
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Body Modifications
Shaved: Antenna, tag, gas door
Bodydrop: 3½ inches
Body Mods: Sheetmetal bed
Bolt-ons: Red/clear tails
Misc.: Chrome Toyota front bumper
Performed By: Chad Hylton at Metal Worx
Paint
Brand & Colors: Limco Electric Lime Green
Performed By: Eddie Scalf
Interior
Seats: 4Runner buckets
Dash: Grey vinyl/tweed with pleats
Misc.: Green carpet, tweed door panels, billet steering wheel and cranks
Performed By: D.J. Roberts, seats by U.S. Creations
Stereo
Head Unit: Kenwood
Mids & Highs: Kenwood 4-inch and 6½-inch
Subwoofers: Two 10-inch Kenwood shallow-mount
Amplifiers: Kenwood
Misc.: Custom sub box in rear
Performed By: Custom Enclosures
Engine/Performance
Engine: '87 22R
Camshaft: LC Engineering
Intake: Dual side draft Mikuni carbs
Header/Exhaust: LC Engineering header
Transmission: Five-speed
Misc.: Kinetik HC 1400, chrome steering column, valve cover, master cylinder, lines, wiper motor, etc.
Performed By: LC Engineering
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Special Thanks From Owner
"To my club Negative Camber, Chad Hylton, Justin Wyatt, Erik at Kinetik, Shane Alley, D.J. Roberts for a great truck, mom and dad, my family, and my baby."

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