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Replacement engine for 1988 4runner

I have 2 older 4runners. The motor is bad in the 1988 4runner , its a V6 3.0... This truck is going to be a low-budget off road rig. QUESTION - What motors/engines will easily fit this truck / bolt up to???? Would a V6 out of a 19?? camery fit or 1992 3.2 4runner fit??.Thanks...

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