For Sale: 1985 Toyota Truck with a 7M-GE Inline-Six

1985 Toyota truck with a 7M-GE inline-six

This 1985 Toyota SR5 truck is for sale in Boonville, Indiana with a starting bid of $9,000. The truck is powered by a 3.0 L 7M-GE inline-six that has 100,000 miles on the engine. The 4WD drivetrain consists of a Toyota five-speed manual transmission, upgraded clutch, locker front diff, welded rear diff, and 5.71 gears. … Read more

Toyota Hilux with a Nissan SR20DET Inline-Four

Toyota Hilux Mighty-X with a turbo SR20DET inline-fou

This Toyota Hilux Mighty-X (LN80/fifth gen) was built by Race Auto Tire in Pak Kret, Thailand. The engine is a turbocharged 2.0 L SR20DET inline-four that makes 558 horsepower on 2.3 bar (33 psi) of boost from a Precision 6062 turbocharger. The engine features CP 87 mm forged pistons, BC forged rods and camshafts, 1300 … Read more

1972 Toyota Hilux with a Miata Powertrain

1972 Hilux truck with a MX-5 Powertrain

James Robinson and the team at Driftworks finished the 1972 Toyota Hilux project. The truck was purchased from South Africa with the goal of making a dependable daily driver that could also drift. They replaced the truck’s factory engine, drivetrain, suspension, and brakes with parts from a Mazda MX-5 NB. They increased the 1.8 L … Read more

Building a 1972 Hilux with a MX-5 Powertrain – Part 3

1972 Hilux truck with a MX-5 Powertrain

James Robinson and the team at Driftworks finished their work on the 1972 Toyota Hilux project. The project’s build was showcased in three videos with the last embedded below. Watch as the team finishes the project and shows off the turbocharged Miata powertrain. You can also see the progress in the build thread. Source: Driftworks … Read more

Building a 1972 Hilux with a MX-5 Powertrain – Part 2

1972 Hilux truck with a MX-5 Powertrain

James Robinson and the team at Driftworks continue work on the 1972 Toyota Hilux project. The team explained in the previous video the truck is receiving a Mazda MX-5 NB powertrain and suspension. Listen as the team explains the project or you can follow the build thread. Source: Driftworks and DriftWorks build thread

Building a 1972 Hilux with a MX-5 Powertrain – Part 1

1972 Hilux truck with a turbo 1.8 L inline-four and MX-5 drivetrain

James Robinson from Driftworks is building a 1972 Toyota Hilux he imported from South Africa. The truck originally came with a 1.6 L inline-four and manual transmission with a column shifter. James decided to swap out the aging engine, drivetrain, suspension, and brakes with components from a Mazda MX-5 NB. The Mazda 1.8 L BP-series … Read more