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by niclemaitre
Wed Jun 20, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Gearbox Fill plug stripped
Replies: 9
Views: 159

Re: Gearbox Fill plug stripped

A wack with a hammer is always a good idea when the bolt and the thing it screws into are different metals (steel and aluminium in this case), it helps reduce the sticktion. That and copper slip are your friend
by niclemaitre
Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Gearbox Fill plug stripped
Replies: 9
Views: 159

Re: Gearbox Fill plug stripped

You can replace the filler plug with a camry one, that has a female 10mm allen socket, which works much better and doesn't strip easily.

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by niclemaitre
Mon Jun 11, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Radiator Upgrade Mk6
Replies: 4
Views: 107

Re: Radiator Upgrade Mk6

You can usually find a replacement/upgrade at Silverton Radiators
by niclemaitre
Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: SFA intermittent wipers
Replies: 9
Views: 592

Re: SFA intermittent wipers

So I finally took the whole wiper switch apart: https://i.imgur.com/Heo347b.jpg The light green with red, the blue with black, the blue with red and the black wire all lead from the switch into the loom. The light green with red only goes as far as the plug under the steering column where it ends in...
by niclemaitre
Wed May 23, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Shopping Index
Topic: Power brake
Replies: 26
Views: 1355

Re: Power brake

Would it be possible to fit them to the rear axle and go to disks all round?
by niclemaitre
Fri May 18, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: Stolen Hiluxes
Topic: Removing Fuse
Replies: 19
Views: 834

Re: Removing Fuse

Anywhere that fits car alarms sells solenoid operated fuel valves. Put one onto the fuel line, with a hidden switch.
by niclemaitre
Thu May 17, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: First sfa
Replies: 3
Views: 242

Re: First sfa

by niclemaitre
Tue May 15, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Torque Rod Bushing
Replies: 17
Views: 505

Re: Torque Rod Bushing

Ah yes, that's them
by niclemaitre
Fri May 11, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Torque Rod Bushing
Replies: 17
Views: 505

Re: Torque Rod Bushing

I'm pretty sure that the company Midas get their poly bushings from make those torque rod bushings, I looked at them on their website some time ago, but I cannot now recall the name of the company
by niclemaitre
Thu May 10, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Torque Rod Bushing
Replies: 17
Views: 505

Re: Torque Rod Bushing

I think you may be able to get replacement poly bushings from Midas
by niclemaitre
Fri May 04, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: `82 Hilux 4x4 Parts
Replies: 3
Views: 199

Re: `82 Hilux 4x4 Parts

The agents carry a lot, at a price. Often many of the spares are shared with the Hi-Ace or the 87-99 Hilux and can be bought from Midas
by niclemaitre
Thu May 03, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: SFA Double Cab Rear Right Interior Door Arm Rest In Grey
Replies: 9
Views: 392

Re: SFA Double Cab Rear Right Interior Door Arm Rest In Grey

I have an idea that they are symmetrical rather than mirrored, so at least you're just looking for an armrest, rather than a RHS armrest.

Sell the bakkie (to me), that'll solve the issue :D
by niclemaitre
Thu May 03, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: SFA Double Cab Rear Right Interior Door Arm Rest In Grey
Replies: 9
Views: 392

Re: SFA Double Cab Rear Right Interior Door Arm Rest In Grey

Caryota next to Access Park, near the Voortrekker/R300 intersection
by niclemaitre
Tue Mar 20, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Stuck transfer case filler plug
Replies: 13
Views: 416

Re: Stuck transfer case filler plug

ismail wrote:
Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:11 am
happy days, glad you came right.
Me too, you have no idea, how glad I am. I had visions of having to strip the transfer case, which according to the manual requires pulling the entire transmission.
by niclemaitre
Tue Mar 20, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Warning... All SFA Owners!
Replies: 47
Views: 17300

Re: Warning... All SFA Owners!

I put fine SS mesh underneath mine to stop the crud getting in. Seems to work mostly.
by niclemaitre
Tue Mar 20, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Stuck transfer case filler plug
Replies: 13
Views: 416

Re: Stuck transfer case filler plug

Got it free eventually. Tried the 6 point socket (the el-cheapo sockets from Midas are surprisingly durable), didn't work. Tried with a cold chisel and a hammer to turn it, but that didn't work and I was getting close to damaging the sealing face on the housing. Welded on an M20 nut, then hammered a...
by niclemaitre
Mon Mar 19, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Stuck transfer case filler plug
Replies: 13
Views: 416

Re: Stuck transfer case filler plug

Thanks guys.

I'll see if I can find a hex socket, then try the welder.

I know all about getting slag into my clothes. Such fun. I'll make a scarf from a cotton rag.
by niclemaitre
Mon Mar 19, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Stuck transfer case filler plug
Replies: 13
Views: 416

Stuck transfer case filler plug

Hi there My filler plug on the transfer case is stuck solidly. After stripping it with a socket :slap: , I've tried the vice grips, the bigger vice grips, the Knipex pliers, a smaller cheap Chinesium socket hammered on and nothing. There's not really room for the bobbejaan in there. I'm left with tw...
by niclemaitre
Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: Nuwe towbar
Replies: 13
Views: 615

Re: Nuwe towbar

If you want to reinforce the chassis rails at the back, 76x38mm U channel fits inside the rails like it was designed that way.
by niclemaitre
Thu Mar 01, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: First Time Welder Purchaser - Advice Needed!
Replies: 11
Views: 475

Re: First Time Welder Purchaser - Advice Needed!

Yes, 63k, pocket change!

Seriously though, cheap with welding means SMAW (stick/arc) and you really can't weld thin plate with it. So you're either in for a large investment in time and money learning to TIG or outsourcing it.
by niclemaitre
Tue Feb 27, 2018 8:23 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: First Time Welder Purchaser - Advice Needed!
Replies: 11
Views: 475

Re: First Time Welder Purchaser - Advice Needed!

Rather go to an body shop. Welding thin body panels generally requires TIG welding, which is expensive and takes a lot of practice
by niclemaitre
Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Parts catalog required
Replies: 3
Views: 373

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: 370

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: 15
Views: 665

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: 370

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: 370

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: 493

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: 678

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: 678

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: 209

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: 209

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: 676

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: 560

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: 415

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: 676

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: 560

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: 678

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: 678

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: 541

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: 541

Re: Side steps/sliders

zero seven two 492 five three one 5
by niclemaitre
Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: To Swop or Give Away
Topic: Side steps/sliders - Sold
Replies: 7
Views: 541

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: 541

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: 541

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: 716

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: 559

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: 656

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: 711

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
Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:58 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: *** Photobucket Fix!!! Try it! ***
Replies: 9
Views: 1921

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: 990

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: 990

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: 734

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: 525

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: 525

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: 525

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: 525

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: 513

Re: SFA Rear Wheel Bearing and Seal Replacement

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

nicholaslemaitre(at)gmail(dot)com

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