- Year: 1984
- Maker/Trim/Model: Dolphin
- Length: 21FT
- Odometer: 140,000
- Drivetrain: 22-R (carb) w/ 4-speed Transmission
- State/Region: Washington
- City/Area: Seattle
- Name: Zach
- Phone: (248) 763-4339
- Email: [email protected]
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TLDR: custom built 1984 Toyota Dolphin w/ exterior aluminum siding damage. 4 speed manual trans w/ 22r engine. ~140k miles, gets about 15 mpg. Everything inside works and was installed new by me (list below). Needs to be sold by mid August, price will drop regularly until then. 10k OBO
I am sad to finally have to sell my 1984 Toyota Dolphin “Deleanores.” I bought the vehicle about 4 years ago in Seattle mostly gutted with lots of water damage. It’s been across the country to Michigan and back four times, stopping all over the Southwest and Rocky Mountains with plenty of adventures in between. The entire interior was rebuilt in Michigan, including interior walls and adding 6’’ to a new, arched roof. This is a carbureted 22r engine with a 4 speed manual transmission. These engines are gutless and struggle up hills, but I have yet to find a hill it won’t climb in first gear. Barring a bad oil leak from the oil pump a couple years ago, this vehicle has given me minimal trouble with lots of cross-country travel.
I am currently looking to upgrade to a vehicle with high clearance and 4WD, and have reached a point where I no longer can continue putting money into this vehicle. In February of this year the camper was sideswiped and ended up with a lot of exterior body damage. I patched up what I could in a small town in rural Texas, but there is still plenty of apparent damage. Mechanically the vehicle is fine, and made it another ~2500 miles from where the accident occurred with no issues. Listed below are glaring issues that will be apparent to anyone that comes to look at the vehicle.
– Body damage to aluminum exterior. Holes have been patched with fiberglass and aluminum tape for the time being and have held water tight. There are a number of places where the paint was scuffed. The camper would look great if reskinned.
– Front seats are in bad shape
– No wet bath (exterior shower valve present if needed).
– No generator or hook-ups (this runs entirely on solar. 200W has always been enough to keep the fridge running, use the inverter, lights, etc).
– Driver side front fender damaged
– Driver side mirror slightly askew
– No AC in cab or camper. With 7 windows and a fan it’s never been difficult to get air moving through the camper.
The Good (camper):
– Custom pre-finished maple cabinetry
– 2x Trojan T-105 batteries (225 aH @ 12v)
– 200W Renogy Solar Kit and automatic charging relay w/ inverter
– Bar sink, 12v Shurflo water pump and accumulator
– Dometic CFX50W 12v fridge
– Propex Propane Furnace
– Maxxair fan w/ rain cover
– Nature’s Head composting toilet
– Large potable water tank (20+ gallons)
– Pioneer DMH-1500NEX double-din radio (Android Auto, Appleplay)
– Clarion amp, Clarion + Bose in-camper speakers
– Uniden Bearcat 980SSB CB radio
– Added tachometer and compass in cab
– New custom fit bed for cab-over sleeping area
– Giant lockable Knaack box
The Good (Truck):
– 6-lug dually true full floating axle
– Rear airbags installed by previous owner
– Redline Weber carb and EGR blockoff plates from LCE Engineering added (this is mostly desmogged, California buyers beware)
– Double row timing chain w/ metal guides from LCE Engineering added
– New distributor
– New vacuum lines
– Practically new tires (<2000 miles)
– Windows for camper resealed during rebuild.
$10,000 OBO. Not interested in trades, CASH only, make me an offer you think is fair. Feel free to message me for more info/photos of the vehicle or from the rebuild.
Last Updated on July 28, 2021 by RVAds