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Thread: 1974 Project REPU & Spare Parts
troyjmueller


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posted August 25, 2016 09:15 PM

1974 Project REPU & Spare Parts

I've had my REPU for a while, drove it a bit, and then started driving other vehicles. I've had it in storage and am wanting to down-size.

This is a nearly complete ~95% drivetrain transplant, from a3kc toyota engine to a 12A w/ spaced engine mount, re-cored radiator, 5 speed ribcase transmission, and relatively solid body & frame (southern Idaho, high desert climate).

I drove it for a few miles after installing the engine, then parked because of two or three details that I needed to iron out, but never got quite around to.

These are:

Exhaust - it is loud, partially because of the 2" stainless exhaust & turbo muffler, and partly because of the lack of the air-inlet pipe, air pump, and plug in the air-inlet port of the exhaust pipe

Battery - there is no battery box; the frame bolt brackets are present, but previous owner discarded the battery box. I tested the install with battery
in the engine bay, and have cable & steel to place battery in proper location, but never got around to it.

Oil Cooler - The Oil Cooler lines are bridged; I have air-oil coolers from RX-7's, but have not gotten to fabricating the necessary hangars.

This was in 2007. As of now (2016), the engine is free, the fuel pump runs, and I plan on starting the engine within the next few days.

I also have a B-series pick-up bed trailer that can go with it. I bought it because of the similarities, and was planing on having a matching truck/trailer setup.

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5 Toyota Trucks
4 Spare drivetrains
3 unfininished projects
2 Toyota RV's
and
1 1974 REPU "Loudmobile"
1 1975 IHC Schoolbus
1 1987 B-2000 'Mazda T' project
all in a pear tree.

       
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troyjmueller


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posted August 26, 2016 07:16 AM

Craigslist Ad posted, url as follows:
http://twinfalls.craigslist.org/cto/5751243892.html

I will be updating with pictures soon. Thanks!

       
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troyjmueller


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Posts: 55
posted August 26, 2016 10:34 AM
Edited By: troyjmueller on 26 Aug 2016 10:40

Update

Took Pictures, Got it started & ran for a few minutes today. Made a couple loops around my storage lot, and took pictures.

Uploading to gallery as well.

Didn't seem to take. Pictures are up on craigslist.

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5 Toyota Trucks
4 Spare drivetrains
3 unfininished projects
2 Toyota RV's
and
1 1974 REPU "Loudmobile"
1 1975 IHC Schoolbus
1 1987 B-2000 'Mazda T' project
all in a pear tree.

       
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troyjmueller


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posted August 27, 2016 06:52 PM

Asking $3,750.00. Offers considered.
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5 Toyota Trucks
4 Spare drivetrains
3 unfininished projects
2 Toyota RV's
and
1 1974 REPU "Loudmobile"
1 1975 IHC Schoolbus
1 1987 B-2000 'Mazda T' project
all in a pear tree.

       
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mazdarx605


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Posts: 313
posted August 28, 2016 05:29 AM

What does the interior look like?

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troyjmueller


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posted August 28, 2016 09:32 AM
Edited By: troyjmueller on 28 Aug 2016 09:51

So-So. I have door panels off, dash top is aged, seats are original upholstery with wear, could use re-upholstery.

I'd say fair for the era. I took some pictures, didn't turn out to hot.

I believe that the dash paneling is un-hacked, and has original radio, or lack of. I can try to get better pics, if you want.

Update: I've posted Left & Right view of Interior on craigslist ad.

Not the best of detail, but should give an impression...

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5 Toyota Trucks
4 Spare drivetrains
3 unfininished projects
2 Toyota RV's
and
1 1974 REPU "Loudmobile"
1 1975 IHC Schoolbus
1 1987 B-2000 'Mazda T' project
all in a pear tree.

       
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troyjmueller


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Posts: 55
posted September 02, 2016 07:23 AM

Update: Running Project REPU

I'm going to be finishing this truck, making a battery tray, battery cable, plugging the open exhaust port, and hanging the oil cooler.

Then I'm going to be renewing plates & driving it. It will still be available for purchase, but I haven't heard much from any serious buyers.

It's not 'pristine', but it's good enough for me, or anyone interested for a solid base for a full restore, or if someone wants a 'rat' daily driver.
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5 Toyota Trucks
4 Spare drivetrains
3 unfininished projects
2 Toyota RV's
and
1 1974 REPU "Loudmobile"
1 1975 IHC Schoolbus
1 1987 B-2000 'Mazda T' project
all in a pear tree.

       
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troyjmueller


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Posts: 55
posted September 14, 2016 07:51 AM

update

I've got it running, drove it the ~ 4 miles to my shop after re-running the custom-made replacement battery positive cable to the battery box area. Got a start on the battery tray, going with a simple angle iron & strap bracket/sliding tray construction, to bolt on to original frame mounts. Got one local person to inquire when they saw at my shop, they kicked tires & heard run. we discussed price, he said there's a couple of trucks within a hundred miles of here he could get for ~$1500.00.
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5 Toyota Trucks
4 Spare drivetrains
3 unfininished projects
2 Toyota RV's
and
1 1974 REPU "Loudmobile"
1 1975 IHC Schoolbus
1 1987 B-2000 'Mazda T' project
all in a pear tree.

       
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troyjmueller


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Posts: 55
posted October 30, 2016 05:13 AM

Update: SOLD

Truck is sold and is settling down in its new home in New Jersey.

       
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