Below you will find a parts list of tools and gadgets that were crucial in helping with this project that I recently posted on Youtube.

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I did a lot of research into each product beforehand because I'm a practical minimalist that hates spending money on things that I may have to replace with a better option later.

My local small town Jerry's / Napa autoparts store was just NOT cutting as far as having a good selection goes so I did buy all my parts off Amazon, and was glad I did because they were all sitting there in my past orders.

Almost every single item on this parts list is stuff I personalized used (I'll specify), and are items I would recommend.

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GENERAL TOOLS

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• Craftsman toolbox

Click here to buy Craftsman toolbox online

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• Toolbox Liner

Click here to buy toolbox liner online

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• Carhartt Knee pad inserts

Click here to buy Carhartt knee pad inserts online

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• The Bible

Click here to buy the Toyota Bible online

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• Tool apron

I have a Carhartt nail apron, but their quality has gone downhill a bit in terms of details. For instance, the middle pocket is useless due to the logo patch being sewn all the way through so I lost misplaced skinny tools a lot in the bottom of the pockets into the bottom of the big pockets. I've heard great things about the Klein apron though, so I'll be upgrading here soon. Once I got into a groove on some project days, a tool apron was all I would use and wear, a great tool for the scatterbrained.

Click here to buy Klein tool apron

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• Needle nose vice grip set

Click here to buy needle nose vice grip set online

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• Wire wheel brush set

Used this set on the undercarriage of my truck to get rid of any surface rust (wear with a full face mask and protective goggles)

Click here to buy this wire brush set for drill/impact driver

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• Makita Drill & Impact Driver Set

I use these for so much stuff with this truck, removing rust on the undercarriage, drilling the hole in the outside of each door to properly route the speaker wire, and SO much more. I've used the impact driver to build a platform in my truck, had 3 drills going simultaneously and the Makita was by far superior. Works wonders with the wire brush set I posted in this list for wheels and undercarriage. Pull the trigger if you haven't.

Click here to buy Makita set online

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• Makita battery charging pack

I use my boyfriend's 2 pack set of Makita batteries (and charger) if I were to need to do the whole undercarriage of my truck in one day. If I didn't have access to that something like this would actually be crucial

Click here to buy Makita battery charging starter pack

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• Makita Blower

Having this handy to blow out the dash and truck as I was ripping everything out was crucial. Garage must-have.

Click here to buy Makita blower tool (tool only and battery option available)

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• Makita Titanium coated hex drill bit set

Great for drilling into the door's hard metal to route speaker wire. Just remember to disconnect and move any pieces of the wiring harness on the inside of the truck before drilling. I think the door sensor wires that are connected to the overhead light sit right there. It would be easy enough to make the mistake if I wasn't so cautious and detail-oriented.

Click here to buy Makita drill bit set online

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• Contractor grade Makita drill set

a place for everything & everything in its place. Be diligent, otherwise, it defeats the purpose of a kit.

Click here to buy contractor grade drill bit set online

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• OEMtools 13-in-1 screwdriver

Click here to buy OEMtools 13-in-1 screwdriver

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• Safety Glasses

Click here to buy safety glasses online

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• Hex key wrench set

I don't remember what I used these for but I do know that I used them more than a few times. I bought them because another hex set I had didn't have small enough pieces. It was something involving the dash.

Click here to buy hex key wrench set online

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• 45 Piece Driver Socket Set

Previously had sockets of all sizes, but decided to get a whole set to make things easier

Click here to buy 45 piece driver socket set online

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• Ball Peen Hammer

Click here to ball peen hammer online

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• Dewalt safety goggles

Click here to buy Dewalt safety goggles online

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• Face Mask Plastic Cover

I used this with work I was doing on the front and back bumper and wheel polishing with an angle grinder.

Click here to buy Omnishield plastic mask online

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• 3M Quick latch respirator

Click here to buy 3M quick latch respirator online

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• Respirator cartridge

Click here to buy respirator cartridge online

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• Particulate Filter

Click here to buy particulate filters online

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• Amazing set of gloves

Click here to buy cowhide gloves set online

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WIRING AND ALL THINGS ELECTRICAL

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• Retrosound Radio

This is not the stereo I installed, but if you don't want to have to bend the metal frame behind the dash bezel to fit the radio I used, this is an alternative. They have a custom-built option, just like Custom Autosound.

DISCLAIMER: Due your homework! This is not the radio I used as I said in the video but it says it fits 1982 on Amazon since it's the vehicle I have on my account) since the box is more narrow it appears that it will fit better than the one I had from Custom Autosound

I submitted a request with the dimensions to see which radios will work from them.

Click here to buy Retrosound radio online

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• Customer Autosound Radio

Looks like Custom Autosound listed a Toyota radio online so they may have shifting of the mount just a little bit to the right so maybe it would fit? If you already have an after-market radio installed in your truck there's a chance whoever installed that radio like with mine had already cut and pulled back the metal to fit the radio. I used the vice grips and pulled back the rest (about a 1/2 to a 1 inch).

**DISCLAIMER** I will say that if you are starting from scratch you will need to install an antenna. I was lucky and mine already had one from the 80s or 90s. Custom Autosound was pretty clear with me over the phone that the process would be different if I didn't have an antenna, so definitely talk to a professional about installation, and again do your own research before diving in. One last disclaimer, I'm not an electrician so just make sure to think smart and read articles and watch youtube videos before getting ahead of yourself.

Moral of the story is if you don't mind having to either bend or cut this bar behind the dash bezel further (not by much as you can see someone already had from the previous radio install) then you could totally go with Custom Autosound. I would compare and contrast both radios above.

Click here to buy customer autosound radio online

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• Rockford Fosgate 5.25in Speakers

These are pretty standard sizes IF you already have holes cut in your door for speakers from an aftermarket installation in your Yota, but make sure to measure.

If you want to keep things OEM and your doors remained intact they also make some 4.6in ones that look like they would go nicely in the factory spot. The ones I have bump, I was surprised, can't believe I waited 6 years to do this project.

Click here to buy RF speakers online

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• AstroAI Digital Multimeter

Do not misplace the prong covers (case helps with that)

Click here to buy AstroAI multimeter online

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• Hard Case for Multimeter

Click here to buy multimeter hard case online

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• 16 Gauge Speaker Wire

Click here to buy 16 gauge speaker wire

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• Dremel butane multi-tool for soldering

Click here to buy dremel butane multi-tool online

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• Waterproof Solder Seal heat shrink

Click here to buy waterproof solder seal heat shrink

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• Heat shrink ring terminals

I ended up using a few on the battery

Click here to buy ring terminals online

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•Wiring Kit

I bought this to route wires to the battery, thought I would use it for the speakers too but ended up going with 16 Gauge instead - but this is good to have. Good deal too + it keeps things organized.

Click here to buy 18 AWG wire set online

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• Wire solder

Click here to buy solder

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• Wire solder flux

Click here to buy flux online

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• Female Spade Connectors

I cut off the vinyl part to solder the speaker wire. Sounds wasteful I know, but these fit on the back of my Rockford Fosgate speaker terminals the best. They were actually the only ones that fit snug.

Click here to buy female spade connectors online

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• Craftsman Plier Set

I used a set of pliers (and safety goggles) to get vinyl part off of the female spade connectors. They also worked very well for the spade connectors.

Click here to buy craftsman pliers set

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•Weller Helping hands for soldering

Something I didn't have, but instead was jerry-rigging something to a workbench in the garage - it did not work as planned and I wish I had purchased this before getting started. If I were to do it again, I would not waste as much time as I did with my alternative.

Click here to buy Weller helping hands online

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• Butane fuel

Click here to buy butane fuel for Dremel torch online

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• Vise grip wire strippers

Click here to buy vise grip wire stripper online

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• Molex connection latch lock to make harness adapter

I would recommend buying two because if you're like me odds are you'll ruin a few of the metal pieces during the soldering and connecting process. Do the harness adapter when you have the radio in your possession but try to do it BEFORE you take the car apart, it will take you some time.

Click here to buy molex latch lock online

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• Molex connector removal tool

I did the whole Molex set without pieces connected so it was backward, this saved me hours of agony.

Click here to buy molex remover prongs online

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• 3 piece door panel removal plier kit

Click here to buy 3 piece door panel removal kit

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• Kilmat sound deadening mat

Click here to buy kilmat sound deadening mat

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• Car sound deadening roller

Click here to buy bearing equipped sound deadening roller

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• Boom mat baffles

I cut out a small section bottom of the cylinder section for the speaker wires hence why I didn't used insulated female spade crimps

Click here to buy boomat for car door speaker backing online

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• Rubber grommet set for car door holes for speaker wire

Don't forget to place grommets right after drilling and before feeding through speaker wire

Click here to buy grommet set online

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DASH

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• Plastic Welding Kit

Comes with metal reinforcement mesh

Click here to buy a plastic welding kit online

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• Plastic Welding Rods

Depending on how bad your dash is (mine had a gaping hole) you'll probably use more than what's included in the kit, so it's not a bad idea to have extra.

Click here to buy plastic welding rods online

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• Silver Dash Bezel Detail Pen

I used this on the silver on the dash bezel around the radio that had worn off

Click here to buy silver dash bezel pen online

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• Miniature Brush Set

Used these w/ some white sharpie ink to paint the "Hazard" sign back on the steering wheel bezel

Click here to buy miniature brushes online

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MISCELLANEOUS

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• Plastic Restorer

Click here to buy plastic restorer online

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• Transmission shift boot

I bought one for the 4x4 case and 5 speed and they were different sizes but both fit.

Click here to buy transmission shift boot cover online

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• Car Guys Liquid Wax

Click here to buy liquid wax online

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• Penetrating Lube for tough bolts

Click here to buy all-purpose penetrating lube online

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• Fire Blanket

Ease of mind having it my truck at all times now, I keep the other one under the sink in our kitchen

Click here to buy fire blanket online

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• Dual USB car charger

Fits right in the cigarette lighter port and doesn't drain the battery, like some I've used in the past so it can be plugged in at all times. Lights up at night, and works for both USB and USB-C

Click here to buy dual USB car charger online

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• Loctite Epoxy

Used for plastic end dash fasteners, and heating vent bezel screw holes

Click here to buy loctite epoxy online

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• Cab back window lock

Click here to buy cab back window lock online

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• Rubber care stick

Click here to buy rubber care stick online

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• White Paint Pens for Toyota Mud Flaps

Click here to buy white paint pens

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• Steering wheel club

Quick deterrent until I install a kill switch...or two ;)

Click here to buy steering wheel club online

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EBAY LINKS

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• LED dash light replacements

https://www.ebay.com/itm/262956885946

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• Awesome Bolts I've bought repeatedly

https://www.ebay.com/itm/222967462782

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• Front windshield replacement seal

https://www.ebay.com/itm/392813445185

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• Door seal replacement

https://www.ebay.com/itm/221123674402

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• Rear signal side marker lights

https://www.ebay.com/itm/392592432931

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• Clutch pedal cover

https://www.ebay.com/itm/221254813803

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• 5-speed shifter bushing kit

https://www.ebay.com/itm/392125534499#rwid

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• Coverlay dash cover in dark brown

https://www.ebay.com/itm/182581927707

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• Inner shifter bushing cover

I bought one for the 4x4 case and 5 speed and they were different sizes but both fit.

1979-95 Toyota Pickup 84-95 4Runner Genuine Transfer Case Shift Shifter Boot OEM

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• OEM style shifter boot

Unfortunately, the woman that was sewing shifter boots covers that looked OEM doesn't have any listing on eBay anymore, but here's a link to her store.

https://www.ebay.com/usr/blackndecker1

it's worth a shot to reach out, right? Do drop me a line if she responds saying she's never making them again so I can remove this link.

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Thanks for stopping by, maybe we'll see you out there.