1990 Toyota 4WD Expedition Pickup Truck, Ultimate Adventre Vehicle, Built to the Hilt


1990 Toyota 4WD Pickup, Up for sale is one of our shop project vehicles, it is very unique and one of a kind. This truck is not a Craig’s list truck, it is already fixed up. It rivals a brand new truck it has been fixed up so much. The older Straight Axle and Early IFS trucks were built much stronger then the newer vehicles. The new vehicles have much better engines, but the frames/durability is not even close. This truck is in outstanding condition, it has been restored to the point that we even replaced not only the sun visors ,but the paper warning labels in the pockets of the sun visors as well. The vehicle has been completely re-painted. It has no body damage. This truck has no lift, it is stock height, but everything hanging down under it has been raised 2-3”, Clever Aye! We are offering this truck up for sale because the shop bought a 2012 Trail 4Runner as the next project vehicle. 1990 Toyota Expedition Pickup $9500.

Located in: Tempe, Arizona
Phone: 480-201-4139
E-Mail: Steve@Sonoransteel.com

Original Owner Family
Engine 3.0 V6, 149,284 Miles
Toyota Factory Head Gasket Recall @ 92,693 on 7-29-1998

*All parts Factory Toyota OEM unless noted.


New Rear Main Seal
New Front Main Seal
New Water Pump
New Timing Belt (11-22-2011 @ 145,541 Miles)
New Timing Belt Pulleys
New Lower Pulley Front Cover
Rebuilt Power Steering Pump
New A/C Compressor
New A/C Evaporator
Fresh R12 A/C Charge
New Brake/Clutch Pedal Bracket
New Clutch Master Cylinder
New Clutch Slave Cylinder
Marlin Crawler Rebuilt 5-Speed Transmission
Marlin Crawler Heavy Duty Aisin Clutch
Resurfaced Flywheel
New Lower Front Ball Joint
Recalled/New Steering Center Link
New Pitman Arm
New Inner & Outer Tie Rod Ends
New Rear Axle Bearings
New Rear Axle Outer Seals
New Read Axle Marlin Crawler Inner Axle Seals
New Rear Axle Flange O-Rings
Rear Driveshaft Re-Tubed with .134 Wall DOM Tube
New CV Front Axle Boots, Both Sides
Sears Diehard Platinum Battery (Made by Odyssey)
New Performance Radiator
New Radiator Cap
New Tail Light Lens (both sides)
New Front Corner Lights with LED Bulbs (both sides)
New Wiper Arms and Refills
New Rear View Mirror
New Sun Visors (both sides)
New 4WD and Warning Labels (sun visors)
New Passenger Side Grab Handle
New Steering Column Cover
New Lower Dash Panel
New Window Cranks (both sides)
New Door Handles (interitor)


6 – Goodyear MT/R Kevlar 31x10.5x15, 95% Tread Left
6 – Toyota OEM SR5 Alloy Wheels
2 – Spider Trax 1.5” Aluminum Wheel Spacers (Rear)
4 – New Toyota Alloy Rim Center Caps


Front Modified Trail Gear Tube Bumper (works with Budbuilt skid)
Custom Light Tabs and LED Turn Signals, Front Bumper
LED Toyota Flasher Unit
Warn M8000 Winch
Master Pull Synthetic Winch Line 125’ of 5/16” rope
Front BudBuilt Skid Plate 3/16” Steel Plate
Front Sonoran Steel IFS Truss
BudBuilt Transfer Case Cross member 3/8” Steel Plate
BudBuilt Transfer Case Skid Plate 3/16” Steel Plate
Sonoran Steel Built 1 ¾” DOM Tube SKO Rocksliders
Sonoran Steel Built 3/16” Plate Gas Tank Skid
Sonoran Steel Built Hybrid Wraparound Rear Bumper (2” Square tube and 1 ¾” tube)
Remote Winch Controller Mount
Underhood Warn Winch Solenoid Box

Front Suspension:

Total Chaos Idler Arm
Bilstein 7100 (B46-1085S) Reservoir Shocks, Valved 360/80 (These are made for the front beam of a Race Baja Bug)
Sonoran Steel Built Custom Front Shock Mounts
King 2” Air Bump Stops
Sonroan Steel Built Custom Air Bump Stops Mounts
Old Man Emu Front Torsion Bars
Custom Teflon Braided/Covered Brake Lines

Front Axle:

ARB RD90 Air Locker
Mini ARB Air Compressor
Heavy Duty ARB bulkhead air line
4.88 Nitro Ring and Pinion
JT’s Diff Solid Pinion Collar
Gear Install By ZUK in Chandler, Arizona
Manual Aisin Hubs
New Diff CV Axle Seals
2 Sets of spare CV axle shafts, one set stock, one set Cryo Treated by Bobby Long

Rear Axle:

Retrofit 2001 Tacoma 8” E-Locker Diff
4.88 Yukon Ring & Pinion
Marlin Solid Pinion Collar
Gear Install By ZUK in Chandler, Arizona
Inchworm E-Locker Wiring Harness
Marlin Crawler Double Lip Seals
All Pro Rear Diff Armor Shell
Sky MFG E-Locker Skid
SKY/Chevy Rear Disc Brakes
Trail Gear based Anti-Wrap Bar
Trail Gear U-Bolt Flip Kit and Perches

Rear Suspension:

Alcan Leaf Springs
2” Longer Rear Shackles
Daystar Rear Leaf and Frame Bushings
Bilstein 7100 (AK7110SB) Short Body Reservoir 10" Travel, Valved 255/70
Summit Machine Aluminum Reservoir Clamps
Sonoran Steel Built Custom Rear Shock Mounts
Light Racing 1.5" Travel Jounce Shock Air Bump
Sonoran Steel Built Custom Rear Air Bump Mounts
Trail Gear Based Anti-Wrap, Traction Bar
Trail Gear U-Bolt Flip Kits
Trail Gear Rear Axle Perches


Delta Tool Box, Aluminum Diamond Plate, Black
Mountain Bike Mount in bed
Sonoran Steel Built Hi-Lift Bed Bar, mount for jack
Sonoran Steel Built Bed Tire Carrier, removeable
2 – Sand Ladders/Bridging Ladders in place of tail gate.
Accessory Fuse Panel, under the hood
Hella Super Tone Dual Horns
2 – PIAA Off Road Lights
Trail Gear Aluminum Shackle Mount, front bumper
Stainless Steel Bottle Opener
Sliding 4 Piece Rear Window
Red Mag Light with LED Bulb and Mounts
Sylvania Performance Headlights
Line-X Spray In Bed Liner


Vehicle completely re-painted in 2008 with same OEM color
TRD Bed Graphics, 2004 Tacoma
New Windshield and Black OEM Trim
New Door Window Seals
No Body Damage !!!
Does have Desert Pin Striping, Brush Scrapes, very minimal


New Catalytic Converter, aftermarket
Flowmaster 50 Muffler
Custom High Clearance Exhaust
New O2 Sensors
Slee Off Road, Weld on O2 Sensor Bung


Aisin FJ80 Master Cylinder (Marlin Cralwer)
Willwood Rear Proportioning Valve
Front and Rear Line Locks, operated by factory parking brake handle
Front IFS V6 Calipers & Rotors
SKY MFG Rear Disc Brake Brackets
Rear Remanufactured Chevy Monte Carlo Calipers
New Chevy Rotors, machined by SKY MFG
Custom front and rear stainless braided brake lines
Factory LSPV removed
Front return fluid line removed, pure brake system, front and rear are separate


Cobra CB Radio
Wilson 1000 CB Antenna, Rooftop
Panasonic CD/MP3/AM/FM Stereo
Aux Input for iPod, etc.
Polk Audio Component Speakers MM Series, separate tweeter/mid
JL Audio 300W Amp
Kenwood 250W Subwoofer
2 Additional Power Plugs from 1996-2002 Toyota 4Runner


LED Dome Light
2005 Tacoma SR5 Sport Bucket Seats
Sonoran Steel Built Custom Seat Mounts
Sonoran Steel Built Center Console, 2 drink holders and large storage area
Husky Floor Liners
5-Point Pyrotect Harness, Both Seats
Sonoran Steel Built Harness Bar, both seats
OEM Toyota Bucket Seat Belts, both seats
Dash Designs Dash Cover
5-Speed and T-Case Shifter from 1999 4Runner

Transfer Case/Transmission:

Marlin Crawler Rebuilt 5-Speed, R150F
Marlin Heavy Duty Aisin Clutch
Marlin Crawler V6 Adapter
1983 Gear Driven RF1A Toyota Transfer Case, Top Shift
Marlin Crawler 4.7 Gear Set with 23 Spline Total Spline Input
New Toyota OEM T-Case Mount, larger design
Trail Gear Front & Rear Transfer Case Flanges, multi drilled
New Toyota OEM Speedo Sender Gear
























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Buzz along on the highway at 75-80 and then run it over the Golden Crack. This truck drives the highway very easily, you are not tired after driving it long distances, like a truck with a big lift and big tires.

Front and rear selectable lockers and a 4.7 crawl gear in the t-case.


Holy smoke,

This truck was right behind me on the Hopping Jalapeno trail during the Chile Challenge in Feb 2012, along with two other well prepared Toyotas.

I was just in front of you guys with my JK and took a whole sequence of shots of all of you on the trail!






Expedition Leader
looks like articulation and solid design work better than 35's.


woo needs a SAS?


Tim and Kelsey get lost..
Good memories of this truck. I can attest to how clean this truck is as I saw it just after Steve got it. I've also seen it tackle trails while on 31" tires in a group of trucks with nothing less than 35"s. Love it!

Also, I can vouch for the builders quality of work for those that don't know the seller.

GLWS Steve!


Thanks guys, we had a GREAT TIME at the Chilli Challenge and we will be back in 2013! I will bring a 4Runner like the 2000 Silver on pictured above.


I've been on the trail many times with this truck that is now for sale. Sad to see it go, as I was the old original Sonoran Steel 4runner. Like all of the vehicles Steve has built, this is well engineered and very functional plus it is well cared for and clean. Hope it finds a good home.


Here are some items I forgot to mention in the initial posting.

OEM Toyota Lug Nuts
OEM McGuard Wheel Locks
48” Red Cast Hi-Lift Jack
Jack Mate Hi-Lift Jack Accessory
Daystar Hi-Lift handle holder
2 Cig/Acessory plugs from a 3rd Gen 4Runner
Spark Plugs, Wires, Rotor & Cap all new in 2008
Round Eyes LED Interior Light
New Starter 2009
4 New OEM Toyota Keys


Going up the big wall on Charouleau Gap that they bulldozed out a few years ago.

Chris Cordes

Expedition Leader
If we didnt have a three year old and a dog I would be ALL over this. Bump for an awesome truck and an awesome deal

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