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Old 03-09-2015, 12:43 AM   #1
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I have an 87 hardbody and I was interested in swap the rear end because I wanted a 5 lug conversion
Problem is I am not exactly sure what I need to buy so I can do the swap. Was interested in the toyota rear end. I have a 2 wheel drive auto
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Old 03-09-2015, 11:54 AM   #2
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it depends on what your plans are, if your looking for just a five lug conversion then look for a 2wd toyota year 86-95 and get the drive shaft also so you can mate the two at a drive shaft shop. if you are wanting a much more narrow rear end then look for an even older toyota. I am setting my nissan up with an axle from a 89 toyota
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Old 03-09-2015, 09:05 PM   #3
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Looking to do a 5 lug for better rim options. Thanks
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Looking to do a 5 lug for better rim options. Thanks
This is what I am in the middle of doing right now. You will need to find an early 90s 2WD Hilux diff as the other fella mentioned. You will then need to plasma cut or angle grind the spring perches off the diff housing and re weld them on, measuring the distance between your leaf springs so that the diff will bolt underneath the truck, you also need to get an angle finder and set the pinion angle when you weld the perches on. I'd advise having a new set of perches on hand when you do the job as you will more than likely hack the hell out of the old ones if you havent done this kind of work before.
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Sounds like alot more work then I thought has me a little nervous
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Sounds like alot more work then I thought has me a little nervous
It's actually a lot easier than you would think it just does take a bit of patience and accurate measuring. If you can locate a Toyota Diff a shop could do the work for you. Oh and you will also need to get a Toyota flange yoke attached to the back end of your tailshaft to mate to the Toyota Diff. All this can be done at a shop, I got a quote for around about $1000 for a shop to do the work.
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Old 03-10-2015, 11:12 PM   #7
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Swapping the rear end with parts and labor plus rims will be more then what I paid for the car lol I have to think about this one
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Think I am ready to do the swap I am looking for all the parts I am going to need I am located in Virginia beach
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Hi, I have a 93 Hardbody and I have all of the parts except for the Toyota drive shaft. What I want to know is can I just get the Toyota flange yoke and attach to my Hardbody drive shaft and would be the only thing I need to do to connect my Hardbody drive shaft to the Toyota rear end?
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No you cannot use the Toyota flange yoke with a D21 drive shaft as they use different U joints. You will need to either take the D21 and Toyota drive shafts to a drive line machine shop to make one or there could be the possibility of re-drilling the flange of the Toyota rear end to accept the Nissan flange bolt pattern. Those are your only options
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