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by niclemaitre
Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Parts catalog required
Replies: 3
Views: 76

Re: Parts catalog required

http://japan-parts.eu/toyota/gr/2003/hi ... ngine-fuel

Dunno if you have a KZN165 or KZN190, but there are the diagrams that are missing from toyodiy.

If you want a service manual, look on the homepage
by niclemaitre
Thu Feb 15, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: SFA Dash Pad Removal
Replies: 5
Views: 151

Re: SFA Dash Pad Removal

Thanks Nic, it's the side register removal that is messing me around - it won't budge and I'm worried about graunching the interior. Might have to clean the air vents in-situ then:) If I recall correctly I used a thin butterknife, the ones with the bone handles are great, to pry it out. There are s...
by niclemaitre
Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 1995 SFA Gearbox/Transfer Oil Levels
Replies: 6
Views: 110

Re: 1995 SFA Gearbox/Transfer Oil Levels

To fix the sag: http://www.hilux4x4.co.za/strengthen-hi ... /index.php

No breathers on the gearbox or transfer
by niclemaitre
Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: SFA Dash Pad Removal
Replies: 5
Views: 151

Re: SFA Dash Pad Removal

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by niclemaitre
Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: SFA Dash Pad Removal
Replies: 5
Views: 151

Re: SFA Dash Pad Removal

If I remember correctly, there are one or two screws into it from underneath the front edge somewhere. You've taken off the instrument binnacle too?
by niclemaitre
Fri Feb 09, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Polyurethane bushes
Replies: 6
Views: 277

Re: Polyurethane bushes

That's where Midas source theirs
by niclemaitre
Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: New sliders for Rooies
Replies: 8
Views: 337

Re: New sliders for Rooies

Thanks! It's pretty much a copy of the ones on my friend's Vigo, not sure who made them though Only one issue. The galvanizers decided, in their wisdom, and despite me drilling it full of holes, that they had to drill more holes in the outside face of the driver's side one but not the passenger side...
by niclemaitre
Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: New sliders for Rooies
Replies: 8
Views: 337

Re: New sliders for Rooies

Got them back from galvanizing and powder coating
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And mounted
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by niclemaitre
Fri Feb 02, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 2.8D Charging circuit
Replies: 2
Views: 123

Re: 2.8D Charging circuit

The voltage on the battery is about 14.5V when the engine is running and 12.5V with it off, so the alternator is working. The transplant happened before I bought it, the electrics do look like they were done by a 5yr old though, but everything was working fine until recently when the alternator ligh...
by niclemaitre
Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 2.8D Charging circuit
Replies: 2
Views: 123

2.8D Charging circuit

Hi there Does anyone know how the 2.8D's charging circuit is supposed to work? My 2.8D is a transplanted engine. The alternator is connected to a voltage regulator that only seems to be grounded to the body. Everything was fine, but now the alternator light is on constantly, even though the battery ...
by niclemaitre
Thu Feb 01, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Beautiful 1991 SFA 2200 4Y 4x4 D/C--Keep OR Re-Sell?--(with pics)
Replies: 7
Views: 297

Re: Beautiful 1991 SFA 2200 4Y 4x4 D/C--Keep OR Re-Sell?--(with pics)

I know a few people who would be interested if you do decide to sell it.
by niclemaitre
Wed Jan 31, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: roof
Replies: 8
Views: 286

Re: roof

I've bought a couple of things from Barrie before. Worked fine.
by niclemaitre
Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: KZTE replacement bumper?
Replies: 2
Views: 141

Re: KZTE replacement bumper?

Nudge-M are usually well priced
by niclemaitre
Wed Jan 31, 2018 7:59 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Beautiful 1991 SFA 2200 4Y 4x4 D/C--Keep OR Re-Sell?--(with pics)
Replies: 7
Views: 297

Re: BEAUTIFUL 1991 2.2 4Y SFA D/C--KEEP? OR RE-SELL?

If you're worried about knocking it, sell it rather and buy something that you can really enjoy to the max. One of the things I like most about my bakkie is that I can drive it without worrying about knocks, dings and scratches.
by niclemaitre
Wed Jan 24, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: roof
Replies: 8
Views: 286

Re: roof

Try N1 4x4 or Ultimate4x4
by niclemaitre
Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: New sliders for Rooies
Replies: 8
Views: 337

Re: New sliders for Rooies

Nice, well done Nic. :thumbup: Personally I would hot dip galvanise without the pacifier dip afterwards and then use a red oxide etch primer and enamel overcoat. I really don't like powder coating - it's great if it never gets chipped / scratched - once that happens, you can't do a touch-up. The sp...
by niclemaitre
Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: New sliders for Rooies
Replies: 8
Views: 337

New sliders for Rooies

Hi there The original Toyota side steps on Rooies were nice to stand on but they rattled and didn't really give much protection to the body, so I decided to replace them with some similar to those fitted to a friend's Vigo. They needed to be closer in to the body, protect the bottom of the doors, ha...
by niclemaitre
Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: To Swop or Give Away
Topic: Side steps/sliders - Sold
Replies: 7
Views: 278

Re: Side steps/sliders

Sold to Clinton
by niclemaitre
Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: To Swop or Give Away
Topic: Side steps/sliders - Sold
Replies: 7
Views: 278

Re: Side steps/sliders

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by niclemaitre
Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: To Swop or Give Away
Topic: Side steps/sliders - Sold
Replies: 7
Views: 278

Re: Side steps/sliders

Found a picture.

The drivers side one has lost some of the powder coating where it's been polished by thousands of legs
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by niclemaitre
Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: To Swop or Give Away
Topic: Side steps/sliders - Sold
Replies: 7
Views: 278

Re: Side steps/sliders

They are for a double cab. The pic was just the first one I found
by niclemaitre
Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: To Swop or Give Away
Topic: Side steps/sliders - Sold
Replies: 7
Views: 278

Side steps/sliders - Sold

Hi there I'm replacing my original Toyota side steps with proper sliders (i'll post a build thread soon), but I have two side steps that are taking up space. If anyone wants them, make me an offer, otherwise they are going to be scrapped. Don't have a pic currently, but they are the pipe ones with t...
by niclemaitre
Tue Dec 05, 2017 8:48 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Raad met daai pap Gaslifts
Replies: 7
Views: 422

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: 281

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: 399

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: 448

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: 640

Re: Hilux SFA - various spares - R 12345

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by niclemaitre
Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:34 am
Forum: Spares
Topic: Hilux SFA - various spares - R 12345 All SOLD
Replies: 7
Views: 640

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: 524

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: 624

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: 624

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: 429

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: 366

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: 366

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: 366

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: 366

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: 443

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: 618

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: 386

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: 734

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: 1206

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: 734

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: 472

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: 373

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: 190

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: 343

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: 1028

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: 343

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: 343

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: 524

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: 812

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: 861

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: 292
Views: 23040

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: 366

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: 366

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: 366

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: 1028

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

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