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1991 Toyota Pickup - Just 4 Fun

One Mini Goes a Long Way for a Good Time

Phil Gordon
Mar 21, 2016
Photographers: Phil Gordon
The term “old school” is most commonly used to suggest a high regard for something that has been shown to have lasting value or quality. For 39 year-old Scott Rupp from Spring, Texas, old school is exactly what he wanted to bring back. As a teenager, Rupp spent most of his time driving around town and started noticing a lot of custom trucks. Around that time, he picked up his first Mini Truckin’ magazine, and his growing passion for the culture catapulted him into learning how to build trucks himself.
Rupp’s friend Radar had a ’91 Toyota pickup that he had some plans to build, but Rupp had plans of his own. After talking Radar into selling the bone-stock mini to him, Rupp began adding his own old-school touches. He found and purchased a camper top for the Toyota and purchased retro Boyds wheels. He rounded up all the air ride parts and started ’bagging and body dropping the pickup. Rupp combined the bed to the front end, making it a walk-thru. He built a Targa top out of Mustang convertible parts and added the sliding rag to the camper.
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The next stop was exterior modification, with Rupp handling all the bodywork himself and adding primer to the Toyota in preparation for paint. With the help of Justin Berry, they added this eye-popping mixture of paint that boasts 10 different colors. Pat Maxwell was enlisted to pinstripe all the painting work. Rupp’s next step was the interior, where he smoothed the dashboard, built custom door panels, and built a custom console with an old skateboard in the middle that was designed by Dave Silva.
One of Rupp’s passions is music, so when it came time to fill the large space in the bed of the Toyota, it was an easy choice. Once again with the help of Berry, a complete stereo system with housings for twelve 12-inch Rockford Fosgate subwoofers was carefully and perfectly fitted in the pickup. Rupp wishes to thank Carla Rupp, Austen Rupp, Brooke Rupp, Justin Berry, Cory Scott, Dustin McElwee, and Pat Maxwell for all their help and keeping Just 4 Fun a perfect combination of relevant and old school mixed into one tiny package.
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Inside the build
Year/Make/Model: 1991 Toyota Pickup
Owner and City/State: Scott Rupp; Spring, Texas
Club Affiliation: Negative Camber
3-inch body drop, cab is channeled with custom mounts, bed is traditionally body dropped
Front Suspension: Sectioned lower control arm mounts, flipped upper ball joint, Firestone ’bags, Bell Tech drop spindles, reverse mount strut rods
Rear Suspension: air bags over axle with Firestone ’bags, 6-inch notch, Bell Tech drop leafs
Shocks: Bell Tech Nitro shocks
Engine: 22RE
Custom-built Targa top walk-thru, 4x4 fenders with ’90s fender trim, 2002 Tacoma chrome back bumper, mirrors and handles, ARE camper shell with a Legacy Products 35x55 sliding ragtop, neon light kit underneath
Paint: Custom mix that includes Hot Pink Pearl, Black, Silver, two blues, Melon Green, Yellow, Orange, Pink and White, pinstriped by Pat Maxwell
Interior: Gray tweed and vinyl, seats by 3rd Coast Interior, custom skateboard console, neon lights
Stereo: Alpine 7525 head unit, Alpine 3342 equalizer, twelve 12-inch Rockford Fosgate R1 subwoofers, Rockford Fosgate Punch 400x4, three Rockford Fosgate 100ix amplifiers, three-links, two end caps all refinished, 200-amp alternator, three batteries
Wheels & Tires:
Wheels: 16x7; Boyd Coddington Deuce Ninja
Tires: 205/40R16; Maxxis Victra