This wonderful 1962 Toyota stout you’ll notice it’s a right hand drive because this is an Australian Vehicle and this is definitely different for us. This is not a big horsepower badass. This is actually less than a hundred horsepower but what Steve and his crew and the different guys that he uses did to this truck is just Astounding I mean this little truck is so Beautiful. I can’t wait to get into the details with Steve on this and show you guys Just what was done so hold on man, cuz here we go Basically it’s a 63 horsepower forklift motor ours makes 80 which is a 30% improvement, right? So that’s a that’s a 300 horsepower motor making another hundred and The parts we literally had to search throughout the world to get the parts for the motor And we couldn’t find a new cam, but we found a used cam in Turkey then reweld of the cam up and have it reground and when we had it reground we had a Little more like RV performance grind put on it and ported the head And little things to it, but it’s pretty cool.
We made our own brackets and The pulleys the water pump pulley is a Ford small-block and the crank pulley is a ford big-block inverted and turned backwards so these never had AC of course and we fitted a small vintage air unit under the dash and all the ducting and There’s a lot of trick little stuff go into it we made our own our own caliper mounting brackets to make some Wilwood disc work on the front and a lot of integration of New stuff underneath the driver’s seat is a little sub 8 inch subwoofer from a bmw x5 And then in the kicks and in the doors, you’ll see two sets of separates and under the passenger seat there’s the amps and the crossovers and there’s also a little lockbox like for a gun there for whatever you want underneath the seat and Just lots of stuff done.
Yeah, even the tray under the dash is the original tray But it’s been tucked and pulled up and then a wall behind it and the backside of it to block your view of the AC and I inverted the gauge panel that was originally black with white and I did a cream white with black lettering on it and You’ll recognize the knobs the controls for the AC the chrome knurled knobs are all Telecaster mobs Another ad they feel good in your hands where they do last sure so there’s lots of little things we had leaf springs made for it and that was still a pain because the shackles and everything for this we’re like Burly, they’re like the same size as off like an f250. Well, I’m serious We’re sane. So we downsized all that and have a new set of Leafs made by Eaton Detroit to lower it Yeah, it’s a nice little deal. It’s a fun little truck. See any little motor. Yeah Yeah, four on the tree it is. Yeah, four in the tree right-hand drive. It’s a it’s a little four-speed It’s literally this big And then to service it the transmission tunnel it bolts and unbolt so I had Mick perfect it and it’s painted and The satin in here so we didn’t cover that with carpet just to carpet out so that we made with Gabe’s What are those three buttons here there’s wiper parking lights and headlights everything looks right on here You’re right interior looks yeah.
Yeah, it’s Spartan and clean and gates made this really nice little headliner Yeah, so yeah, just try to make a nice little truck Yeah, I love that you use telecaster dog That is so cool. But they’re very tactile. You know what I mean? They feel good in your hand because they’re solid and totally yeah, the girl is yeah, it feels like a nice Oh, my son piece of plastic or rubber exterior its stock. The only thing we did I had Mick Extend the rocker the bed actually stopped about here.
Well, we’re really really weird. So we extended it down to the length of it Oh wow That’s the only man there are these big hooks under here. We got rid of them and Then these were made these are the stainless These little bushings and runners and cables. They’re nicer than the originals. Yeah, then these are just electroless nickel Yeah, and one of the nicest beds you’ll ever see in a pickup, but of course, that’s make yeah close that Wow I was getting ready to push really hard.
Nice. Yeah, then still like stock exhaust Oh, yeah, Erin from East made it from stainless for us And finally, we found this little stainless muffler that fit the Geo and yeah, so it’s a handmade Exhaust system, but it’s one in the eight diameter. And so it’s all stock. Yeah, we just fucked it up They’re super limited right going back into Australia like you you change things and you’re not getting this truck I only got to be real cool. No careful. Yeah So yeah, there’s there’s a lot of work, but you’d never you’d never know it right.
It just looks to the untrained eye It looks like a really bad truck Yeah What’s the colour it is again my go to ask the marque ask the marque Appletree green and this truck wears it perfectly it really does that with the cream on the bumper and the grille and the wheels and that kind of orange tint buckskin into is Just great comes right on. Oh, yeah. Oh, it’s so on This is the poster vehicle for what I call a little, sweetheart Yeah, you don’t even have to like little pickup trucks or a little Toyotas ago.
That’s really nice. Yeah Yeah. Wow, that’s a little sweetie I don’t think yeah, it was fun to do this thing. I I love doing stuff like this Yeah I mean this had its own challenges way more than building the ultimate Praetorian Camaro, because that I he’ll you go nuts and throw a bunch of money And hopefully your your designs aren’t tacky or stupid, right? You know This has its own hurdles as far as I’m concerned Just we didn’t want to build a super mega tricking the owner want that either right? but there was so much to be done to make it like this, right and Finding parts for it, aho and really tough.
Yes. Yeah for one. They didn’t even bring these into the States and still until 65 or 66. So this was a truck we had here before we had they were in the States Starting I believe if memory serves me right around 66 or 67. Oh, yeah. I didn’t know we ever had the stuff. Did they call it the stout? Yes Yeah, we actually four donor for parts one of my other customers owns a bunch of dealerships over on the East Coast and he had one in his dealership on the showroom floor for display we bought it because it had tons of rust-free parts and pieces and his was a 66 if I remember so that’s not the stock rim. Oh, no, those are 17 s stock aromas 14 s 17 s is for one main reason so he can go get tires And so you just buy this also, did you go front disc? Is it still drummer? Yeah, it is but the front discs are giant Either/or teams, you would be all in all four teams. No fifteens would still be kind of difficult Yeah, sixteenths tires don’t exist in it.
They’re a pain right 17. You can get no sweat So the decision or a 17 was pretty is pretty straightforward. That looks great on here, though It doesn’t look like the rest of it. It doesn’t look out of place. You know that none It doesn’t look like you went with a bigger wheel size. The rim being painted also calls it down. It’s another giant polished Yeah, you know blingy rim is just an ice-cream with these little little caps in the middle And is that the original steering room that is restored? Yeah. Yeah, Kelly He prepared a million cracks and filled it and then did it in the same cream that we did the rims in.
Yeah Yeah, but this was pre America and this was like I said, as far as I know it was bought new in Australia in in 62 and Peter Freedman is the owner. He owns rode microphones out of Sydney Australia to carry microphones Yeah, and he loves this whole thing. His daughter thinks she’s taking it from him And at first he was like, you know when it was being built. It’s like all my daughter thing She’s got a drive-in and it would be fun and since he’s taken delivery everything. I don’t think I’m Kevin Do you guys love the good Steve space it sounds the thing is it sounds like a forklift? And if it’s not a forklift motor by the way Toyota guys, that’s what I was told by Toyota people But the motor in this is basically a retrofitted forklift motor Which sounds right would be one thing they got winding it out here We will get radical it say the speed number it’s like the green.
Oh, yeah ribbon up Man it really makes you work for it, dude Okay, I was not expecting this to be as much it already is oh yeah It’s a big girl Kurt with a bed on it. Totally Ha ha, where’d you say? It is 80 horsepower eighty crank ready 80 at the crag look Like making trick ha ha ha Awesome it’s gonna say, you know fun comes in a lot of different packages. It just reminded me of that god, dude I love these Telecaster knobs these are so cool. Oh, you don’t have any side view beer. Oh, oh So to scream along in thirds and drop it down to fourth woo, is it gonna make it up this hill in fourth gear no Not at all Yeah, you really cut it That’s it. That’s yeah Whoo. There you go Careful there, buddy. I don’t want whiplash I Must be cautious when one’s handling this much kind of power You Can if when you drive this thing you can tell How it’s geared.
It’s just meant to go around like a farm or something. I get here really love It’s basically a powered wheel barrel You know, that’s what it is First fear It’s like doing nothing but getting us and going but and that’s and that’s what the taller here that may not even know Oh Reginald Original gears would be like we’d be screaming to go 30 miles an hour They can keep up we’re we’re ready to go toe to toe with you All right, you guys well we’re headed back over to the shop Just leaving Steve’s place.
Got Chris afternoon, Kyle and Paul Yep, that’s what we did up. Anyways, man, we had a blast up at Steve’s place. It’s always good to see Steve he’s you know, really good pal of mine I just love what him and his crew does this truck is definitely not something I would typically get excited about but Anything Steve and his crew gets their hands on.
I always I always take interest in it because I know they don’t screw around and What a blast man just a fun little truck to drive. I mean 80 horsepower and that’s with a 30% power increase.