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  • My Toyota Motorhome
    1978 Toyota Chinook
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    Spokane, WA

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  1. You have gone above and beyond the call of duty. Excellent photos and description! What part of the country do you live in. I may want to make you an offer on the canvas pieces and small brackets. I can make the long pieces myself. Thanks again.
  2. Many thanks. I would like to pursue making my own for the reason you noted. Possible to send dimensions and actual pics of rigging hardware? I've seen the photos in the manual but they are not very clear. Thanks
  3. I am looking for detailed pics of Toyota chinook bunkbed option (side pull out cots) and overhead extension for sleeping two kids above the cab. My 1978 has neither of these options but I would like to fabricate them myself. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
  4. Thanks for the input. Possible to send pics of your W50? I am interested in the center-section, aluminum rear section, and bell housing. I took pictures of all three from the junk yard but I want to verify that they are actualy W50 without pulling them off. Also, an advantage of the L52 or the W50? Text a pic if you can. five o nine 2 zero nine 66 o nine. Thanks.
  5. I visited the local junk yard I found 5 speed trannies from the following vehicles: 1978 Totota pick up, 1982 Toyota pick up, and a 1980 Toyota Corona. Internal condition is unknown. Again, I want the easiest swap option for my 1978 Chinook which has the automatic trans. What would be the best option assuming that all 3 are functional. Also, I can't find any good site about transmission identification. One of the transmissions states 33111-35030 H5521. Thanks.
  6. Thanks everyone for the info. I will definitely be looking for a w50. I like the idea of straight swap with no mods.
  7. Thanks, Zak. Is your 5 speed the w50 model? How does it do on hills? How about on the highway? Will it 60 without problem?
  8. Hey everyone, I am a newbie. Just pickup up a 1978 chinook with 107k. It is in great shape, but wow is it underpowered with the automatic transmission. Can someone point me in the right direction: should I do a 22r hybrid w/ 4 or 5 speed manual or keep the 20r and get a 4 or 5 speed manual? I am sure there are many posts on the topic but my searches did not reveal the best info. Many thanks.
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