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by niclemaitre
Tue Dec 05, 2017 8:48 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Raad met daai pap Gaslifts
Replies: 7
Views: 227

Re: Raad met daai pap Gaslifts

The gabriel ones are stupidly expensive, but Midas can regas them. The ones from 4x4direct or MacNaughtans are cheaper but can only be adjusted at the point of sale.
by niclemaitre
Mon Nov 27, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: DIY (sortof) tracker
Replies: 1
Views: 150

DIY (sortof) tracker

Hi there A fellow member showed me this on Robotics.org.za https://www.robotics.org.za/GPS18? A neat self contained GPS tracking unit. Needs to be mounted externally and you have to buy a battery separately. https://www.robotics.org.za/AF1578? Going to get one and stick it in the canopy or something...
by niclemaitre
Thu Nov 23, 2017 10:17 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Slimline lightbar
Replies: 7
Views: 222

Re: Slimline lightbar

Look at the Hella ones. Not cheap though
by niclemaitre
Mon Nov 20, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: SECURING HOOKS FOR EXTD/DOUBLE CAB
Replies: 7
Views: 245

Re: SECURING HOOKS FOR EXTD/DOUBLE CAB

Or buy these (cheaper) http://www.4x4direct.co.za/606-roof-rac ... -and-rails

And these: http://www.4x4direct.co.za/cargo-tracks ... -bolt.html

And have easy adjustment. I absolutely hate adjusting those cargo track things.
by niclemaitre
Mon Nov 13, 2017 12:23 pm
Forum: Spares
Topic: Hilux SFA - various spares - R 12345 All SOLD
Replies: 7
Views: 418

Re: Hilux SFA - various spares - R 12345

zero seven two 492 five three 15
by niclemaitre
Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:34 am
Forum: Spares
Topic: Hilux SFA - various spares - R 12345 All SOLD
Replies: 7
Views: 418

Re: Hilux SFA - various spares - R 12345

Hi there

I'd be interested in the diff portion, my rear diff has a fair amount of play even with the preload dialed up as much as possible. I'd also be interested in the instrument binnacle cover (not the cluster) and any of the brown switch blanks/covers that you might have, please?
by niclemaitre
Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:58 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: *** Photobucket Fix!!! Try it! ***
Replies: 9
Views: 350

Re: *** Photobucket Fix!!! Try it! ***

Photobucket is terrible. Use www.imgur.com rather
by niclemaitre
Tue Oct 03, 2017 10:20 am
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: Spot Welder.
Replies: 11
Views: 469

Re: Spot Welder.

A pretty solid build

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by niclemaitre
Mon Oct 02, 2017 10:13 am
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: Spot Welder.
Replies: 11
Views: 469

Re: Spot Welder.

You want to have the control circuit on the 220V side, so get a 220V relay and use that. Don't do the switching on the spot welder side (unless you want to spend $$$$$ on a high current switch). Then use a normal timer or just a momentary switch with a pedal to control it. AC-DC have a good range of...
by niclemaitre
Tue Sep 26, 2017 8:23 am
Forum: Meet the People
Topic: Floor liners
Replies: 1
Views: 278

Re: Floor liners

I bought rubber flooring from Pro Auto Rubber. Works well.
by niclemaitre
Thu Sep 21, 2017 10:13 am
Forum: 1979 to early 1998 Hilux (Gen 3&4 aka SFA 4x4)
Topic: New rear bumper for Rooies.
Replies: 9
Views: 276

Re: New rear bumper for Rooies.

You're not actually moving the weight of the vehicle, you're overcoming the friction between the surface and the vehicle, so it's a bit more complicated than that. Anyway, these are mounted far more securely than the old one was. The bumper itself is attached to the channel and chassis rail with two...
by niclemaitre
Wed Sep 20, 2017 12:00 pm
Forum: 1979 to early 1998 Hilux (Gen 3&4 aka SFA 4x4)
Topic: New rear bumper for Rooies.
Replies: 9
Views: 276

Re: New rear bumper for Rooies.

I don't know what load was applied for the stress analysis, I can find out it you want though.

The pipes were (badly) fillet welded to the tubes. I suck at fillet welds, but I can use a grinder
by niclemaitre
Wed Sep 20, 2017 10:57 am
Forum: 1979 to early 1998 Hilux (Gen 3&4 aka SFA 4x4)
Topic: New rear bumper for Rooies.
Replies: 9
Views: 276

Re: New rear bumper for Rooies.

Cut the holes in the rear valance and test fitted the new brackets. WhatsApp Image 2017-09-09 at 17.17.31.jpeg Test fitting and tacking the tubes. Going to need to move the number plate... WhatsApp Image 2017-09-09 at 13.10.40.jpeg Also got some 3x38x76mm channel to add support inside the chassis ra...
by niclemaitre
Wed Sep 20, 2017 10:53 am
Forum: 1979 to early 1998 Hilux (Gen 3&4 aka SFA 4x4)
Topic: New rear bumper for Rooies.
Replies: 9
Views: 276

New rear bumper for Rooies.

The 30 year old stock rear bumper on Rooies was very tired and rusty. It also had no way to use it for recoveries. I was beginning to become worried that a trailer might break the hitch point off. So it was time for a new one. With some input from my engineering mates I designed a new one that has r...
by niclemaitre
Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:02 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: SFA Rear Wheel Bearing and Seal Replacement
Replies: 8
Views: 375

Re: SFA Rear Wheel Bearing and Seal Replacement

Send it to me, I'll post it for you.

nicholaslemaitre(at)gmail(dot)com
by niclemaitre
Fri Sep 08, 2017 8:14 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Recommendations | SFA Respray/ Wrap in CT
Replies: 3
Views: 472

Re: Recommendations | SFA Respray/ Wrap in CT

I can tell you where not to go, Selfords in Stellenbosch.
by niclemaitre
Tue Aug 29, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Starter Motor KZTE
Replies: 4
Views: 338

Re: Starter Motor KZTE

I had my 3L starter totally reconditioned for about 2k. Should surely be the same for the KZTE
by niclemaitre
Wed Aug 23, 2017 4:30 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Wanted: SFA Steering Wheel ans Aluminium Canopy
Replies: 9
Views: 488

Re: Wanted: SFA Steering Wheel ans Aluminium Canopy

Ya, I really struggled to get a quote for a replacement one for the insurance evaluation
by niclemaitre
Wed Aug 23, 2017 9:00 am
Forum: Vehicles For Sale
Topic: 1990 Hilux SFA D/cab 4x4 - 7MGE - aka Kaspaas. - SOLD
Replies: 10
Views: 906

Re: 1990 Hilux SFA D/cab 4x4 - 7MGE - aka Kaspaas.

Nooooooo why are you selling?! :shock2:
by niclemaitre
Wed Aug 23, 2017 8:58 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Wanted: SFA Steering Wheel ans Aluminium Canopy
Replies: 9
Views: 488

Re: Wanted: SFA Steering Wheel ans Aluminium Canopy

I got a Cressida steering wheel from Caryota spares in Stikland that fits
by niclemaitre
Mon Aug 21, 2017 10:57 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Correct wheel nuts
Replies: 2
Views: 326

Re: Correct wheel nuts

Toyota dealer?

I've bought from Hoppy (Allen Venter) before.
by niclemaitre
Wed Aug 02, 2017 8:38 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: '93 SFA Front axle leaking
Replies: 6
Views: 333

Re: '93 SFA Front axle leaking

Don't buy the stock Toyota inner axle seal, it's not the best/longest lasting solution. Have a look at this thread for advice on a better seal: http://www.hilux4x4.co.za/views/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=42836 Here is a thread on the process: http://www.hilux4x4.co.za/simon/overhaul_front_axle/index.php And...
by niclemaitre
Mon Jul 31, 2017 11:29 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: camshaft oil seal
Replies: 2
Views: 160

Re: camshaft oil seal

Oil seals leak because the seal interface isn't mating correctly with the surface. This is either due to misalignment or due to particles/grit preventing the surfaces from mating correctly. If it wasn't leaking before, it's most likely that the seal is misaligned. You might need a special tool to ge...
by niclemaitre
Sun Jul 30, 2017 7:03 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: SFA Front inner axle seal group buy
Replies: 7
Views: 275

Re: SFA Front inner axle seal group buy

Yes, it's the inner most seal on the axle. If you strip the knuckle and axle, it's the first seal that goes back, It's the one that stops the diff oil from getting into the knuckle
by niclemaitre
Sun Jul 30, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Spare wheel MIA....
Replies: 13
Views: 791

Re: Spare wheel MIA....

http://www.4x4direct.co.za/tyre-care/66 ... -lock.html

I have one of the above and my spare hasn't been stolen, yet.
by niclemaitre
Sun Jul 30, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: SFA Front inner axle seal group buy
Replies: 7
Views: 275

Re: SFA Front inner axle seal group buy

Hi Malcom

I'm not struggling to find the spares, I can get the OEM parts from Toyota without an issue, but these seals are apparently considerably better than OEM and last longer, which is why I want them
by niclemaitre
Fri Jul 28, 2017 3:01 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: SFA Front inner axle seal group buy
Replies: 7
Views: 275

SFA Front inner axle seal group buy

Hi there I want to get new inner axle seals for my (import) front axle on my 87 SFA. Apparently these are the best ones to get, way better than the OEM Parts. https://www.marlincrawler.com/axle/front-axle-parts/front-service-parts/service-front-hilux/hd-inner-axle-seal The seals are cheap (9 USD), b...
by niclemaitre
Thu Jul 27, 2017 9:59 am
Forum: Old Hiluxes & Stouts up to 1978 models (Gen 1&2)
Topic: 1971 Corona SFA Conversion
Replies: 12
Views: 405

Re: 1971 Corona SFA Conversion

Load the photos onto www.imgur.com and send us a link to the album. No restrictions to photo size etc
by niclemaitre
Wed Jul 26, 2017 9:06 am
Forum: Vehicles For Sale
Topic: 1986 Toyota Hilux Double Cab 4x4 - SOLD
Replies: 3
Views: 640

Re: 1986 Toyota Hilux Double Cab 4x4

What's spares availability like for the Ford V6 these days?
by niclemaitre
Fri Jun 23, 2017 12:34 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Matroosberg 4x4 route
Replies: 5
Views: 654

Re: Matroosberg 4x4 route

Get there early, very, very early. There is a one way system on the road (1300 turn around time if I recall correctly) and generally after a few vehicles have been up it starts to get much more challenging and people then spin their way up the obstacles, making it worse. Also there are lots of peopl...
by niclemaitre
Fri Jun 23, 2017 8:45 am
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: Long overdue project.
Replies: 289
Views: 19499

Re: Long overdue project.

It's closed cell foam matting. You can buy it in bulk from Sondor in the perfect width to fit across a Hilux. I've got the interior covered with 6mm. If I had to do it again I'd go for 8mm and do two layers over the transmission tunnel.
by niclemaitre
Thu May 25, 2017 11:56 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Power steering pump output fittings
Replies: 4
Views: 317

Re: Power steering pump output fittings

Got it brazed for R40.

Toyota want 2.5k for the entire assembly.
by niclemaitre
Thu May 25, 2017 8:55 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Power steering pump output fittings
Replies: 4
Views: 317

Re: Power steering pump output fittings

Awesome, thanks!
by niclemaitre
Thu May 25, 2017 8:06 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Power steering pump output fittings
Replies: 4
Views: 317

Power steering pump output fittings

Hi there My power steering lost pressure on the way home the other night and I've found the problem. The fitting on the output side of the pump has sheered off at the pump, where the metal line comes into the pump. It doesn't appear to be a standard hydraulic fitting at all and so is probably only a...
by niclemaitre
Wed May 24, 2017 8:39 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: SFA Window Winder Thingy
Replies: 10
Views: 819

Re: SFA Window Winder Thingy

You can buy the entire mechanism from Midas, or just replace the channel with a piece of aluminium U-channel
by niclemaitre
Thu May 18, 2017 2:33 pm
Forum: 1979 to early 1998 Hilux (Gen 3&4 aka SFA 4x4)
Topic: General questions about the sfa.
Replies: 5
Views: 414

Re: General questions about the sfa.

Jammer vir die Engels Interior trim parts are getting hard to find. Mechanical parts and seals are still easy to find from the dealers and scrapyards. If you have a 3/4Y petrol engine then an entire new engine is about R8k, since they are shared with the HiAce/Inyathi. For 4x4ing the SFA will outper...
by niclemaitre
Thu May 18, 2017 2:30 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: 4Y Steering
Replies: 1
Views: 318

Re: 4Y Steering

Trace the play. It's either in the linkage to the power steering box, the box itself, the ball on the Pitman arm from the box, the draglink, the steering arms or the tie rod ends.

Jam each of these in succession working from the steering wheel and see where the problem lies.
by niclemaitre
Wed May 17, 2017 9:31 am
Forum: 1979 to early 1998 Hilux (Gen 3&4 aka SFA 4x4)
Topic: Fix oil leaks on swivel hubs SFA front axle
Replies: 4
Views: 384

Re: Fix oil leaks on swivel hubs SFA front axle

Hi there

Do you have parts numbers for the required parts?

Thanks
Nic
by niclemaitre
Wed May 17, 2017 9:30 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: How do I wire in my tach???
Replies: 24
Views: 2541

Re: How do I wire in my tach???

It's normal for the fuel gauge to remain in its position when the ignition is turned off
by niclemaitre
Fri May 12, 2017 12:43 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: SFA dc rear seatbelt.
Replies: 2
Views: 518

Re: SFA dc rear seatbelt.

You can buy belts from Midas or Toyota quite cheaply
by niclemaitre
Fri May 12, 2017 9:36 am
Forum: 1979 to early 1998 Hilux (Gen 3&4 aka SFA 4x4)
Topic: Longer SFA Brake lines Stellenbosch/Strand/CT?
Replies: 13
Views: 554

Re: Longer SFA Brake lines Stellenbosch/Strand/CT?

Thanks Dawie!

Ek is verbaas hoe skoon jou onderstel is!
by niclemaitre
Thu May 11, 2017 1:19 pm
Forum: 1979 to early 1998 Hilux (Gen 3&4 aka SFA 4x4)
Topic: Longer SFA Brake lines Stellenbosch/Strand/CT?
Replies: 13
Views: 554

Re: Longer SFA Brake lines Stellenbosch/Strand/CT?

The Legend wrote:
Thu May 11, 2017 12:50 pm
Nic the place who supply me with the stainless braided brake lines used the old fittings on the standard brake lines
Awesome, thanks!
by niclemaitre
Thu May 11, 2017 8:51 am
Forum: 1979 to early 1998 Hilux (Gen 3&4 aka SFA 4x4)
Topic: Longer SFA Brake lines Stellenbosch/Strand/CT?
Replies: 13
Views: 554

Re: Longer SFA Brake lines Stellenbosch/Strand/CT?

Were you able to get ones that use the existing mounting system Dawie?
by niclemaitre
Wed May 10, 2017 2:42 pm
Forum: 1979 to early 1998 Hilux (Gen 3&4 aka SFA 4x4)
Topic: Longer SFA Brake lines Stellenbosch/Strand/CT?
Replies: 13
Views: 554

Longer SFA Brake lines Stellenbosch/Strand/CT?

Hi there

With the fitting of my new front suspension my front flexible brake lines look a little too short and I'm worried that they might be damaged under full articulation. Any ideas as to where I can get new ones made up in the Stellies area?
by niclemaitre
Mon May 08, 2017 9:02 am
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: Steel frame Aluminium Canopy
Replies: 32
Views: 1883

Re: Steel frame Aluminium Canopy

Robbie, what wall thickness tube did you use? Also if you don't mind, could you post some more photo's detailing the window openings and the upright sections. I might want to copy your design, if you don't mind. I have a complete CAD drawing of mine if you want it. Dunno if it'll fit on your load b...
by niclemaitre
Mon May 08, 2017 8:14 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Replacing SFA front leaf springs
Replies: 27
Views: 1152

Re: Replacing SFA front leaf springs

I do feel like a total chop though!
by niclemaitre
Sat May 06, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Replacing SFA front leaf springs
Replies: 27
Views: 1152

Re: Replacing SFA front leaf springs

So I have to eat MUCH humble pie. They are the correct springs, we just made a mistake when fitting them: We fitted the springs to the chassis, torqued the bolts to Toyota spec (90Nm) and then fitted the axle to the springs. What we didn't realise is that you should only torque the bolts once there ...
by niclemaitre
Thu May 04, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Replacing SFA front leaf springs
Replies: 27
Views: 1152

Re: Replacing SFA front leaf springs

@Dawie, thanks for checking that for me. Your rear shackle on the front spring, is it raked towards the front of the vehicle or towards the rear?
by niclemaitre
Thu May 04, 2017 7:46 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Replacing SFA front leaf springs
Replies: 27
Views: 1152

Re: Replacing SFA front leaf springs

It's extended so far because of the steep curvature of the springs and their (related) shortness. This pushes the axle lower, increasing the distance between the diff and the transfer case. I'm very close to removing them, sending them back for a full refund and getting springs from Johan Tyre just ...
by niclemaitre
Thu May 04, 2017 3:42 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Replacing SFA front leaf springs
Replies: 27
Views: 1152

Re: Replacing SFA front leaf springs

My axle looks exactly like this one: http://www.hilux4x4.co.za/strengthen-hilux-sfa-saddles/Saddle-Correction-Hilux-SFA5.jpg . One hole in the driver's side saddle, and three in the passenger side saddle, with the two outer holes being much smaller than the center hole. Darrel doesn't seem to think ...
by niclemaitre
Thu May 04, 2017 9:32 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Replacing SFA front leaf springs
Replies: 27
Views: 1152

Re: Replacing SFA front leaf springs

I'm pretty certain that my bakkie is fairly stock, but I'd like to confirm that. The only feasible mod that would have created this problem is moving the front spring attachment point forward. Can someone please measure from either the rear edge of the front spring mount to the front edge of the bum...
by niclemaitre
Thu May 04, 2017 8:36 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Replacing SFA front leaf springs
Replies: 27
Views: 1152

Re: Replacing SFA front leaf springs

The more I look at the pics of those springs, the more I'm wondering if they're not intended for the back rather than the front. Those blades are very thick and I don't believe that six blades are standard - the original OEM packs on petrol motor models only had four, and thinner gauge than these. ...
by niclemaitre
Wed May 03, 2017 10:18 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Replacing SFA front leaf springs
Replies: 27
Views: 1152

Re: Replacing SFA front leaf springs

Those look if they a bit too short. The shackle position is not right. Ask Darrell for the flat u Bolt in the back that the rod can move past. We all agree totally! I have a flatter U-bolt in the correct position already but the angle that the drag link is forced to adopt because of the shortness o...
by niclemaitre
Wed May 03, 2017 2:09 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Replacing SFA front leaf springs
Replies: 27
Views: 1152

Re: Replacing SFA front leaf springs

So I'm going to send my one of my old springs to Darrel and he'll have two made up to fit
by niclemaitre
Wed May 03, 2017 12:38 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Replacing SFA front leaf springs
Replies: 27
Views: 1152

Re: Replacing SFA front leaf springs

I have to wonder why there are so many leaves in those packs - that's for super heavy applications like a heavy after market bumper with winch and diesel motor (cast iron block). It's definitely too hard for your application. Darrel says 6 leaves is standard. It does seem far too hard to me too. Wi...
by niclemaitre
Wed May 03, 2017 10:36 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Replacing SFA front leaf springs
Replies: 27
Views: 1152

Re: Replacing SFA front leaf springs

So we've hit a snag. The springs, bushes, shackles and pins all arrived on Friday and I fitted them with the help of some mates. However, the springs are too short, too curved or a combination of both and now the bakkie has a definite monster truck attitude in front and a hang-gat at the back... The...
by niclemaitre
Wed May 03, 2017 8:47 am
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: Steel frame Aluminium Canopy
Replies: 32
Views: 1883

Re: Steel frame Aluminium Canopy

i assume it's just for the weight factor that aluminium is preferred ? Alu isn't as strong so you have to use thicker tubing than you would if you used steel. My steel framed, alu-clad canopy is hardly (~5-10kg) heavier than the equivalent alu one. Alu is just much more corrosion resistant. I can a...
by niclemaitre
Mon Apr 24, 2017 8:30 am
Forum: Meet the People
Topic: 1995 Toyota Hilux 2.4 4X4
Replies: 6
Views: 614

Re: 1995 Toyota Hilux 2.4 4X4

Find a diesel cluster. I've fitted one that works intermittently, I've not yet been able to diagnose the problem

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