Originally Posted by lotusdrift
86 was the last year you could have a carburetor in any car I believe.
You believe incorrectly. My '88 Corolla was carbureted, last year of that for the Corollas.
Had an '84 720 kingcab 4x4. Cracked the head twice, a common problem on the Z24 4-cyl which, as everyone else has stated, is a totally gutless motor. Also broke the transmission and wore out the driver's side lower control arm mount on the frame. Don't know how that compares to the '86 and newer. I sold it when the engine started making rapping/knocking noises on cold startup.
If you get a 720 rather than a hardbody, make sure you get '84 or '85. The earlier ones had a retarded strut-rod/ I-beam lower control arm setup. The strut rods were out in front of the control arm and were the lowest thing on the truck in the front. Guaranteed to get bent if you wheel it.