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jakeslouw
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Tue Jan 08, 2013 10:00 am

Ja nee, the only thing you can call a Landy with Hilux axles is a ToyRover I suppose...... :lol:

I'm busy looking for a Series 2 or Series 3 Landy pickup. I love the shape and the appearance. The vehicle will be used for farm work and overlanding with an aluminium canopy.

Now the old Series Landies weren't known for strong axles shafts even when new, and now that those axles are getting to be over 30 years old......wet spaghetti is maybe a good description. But I'd like the axles to be able to handle anything up to a grade 4 trail.

The Landy series vehicle can be upgraded to a Salisbury (Dana60 copy) at the back, but these are flipping scarce these days. And lockers aren't very easy to find.

So the plan is to buy a set of SFA Lux or leaf spring FJ40 Cruiser axles and swop them into the Landy.

At the same time, I'll be wondering whether I should go for the 5-speed Lux gearbox and the Toyota transfer case as well?

Anybody done some of these swops so that you can help me with diff ratios, etc?
Is the rear axle diff pumpkin centered or offset on the SFA rear axle?
I seem to remember that only the FJ40 series was offset and the Hilux was a center pumpkin?

I assume lockers or LSDs are available for these diffs?

By the way: engine will NOT be standard Land Rover: probably a Jap turbo diesel.

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Tue Jan 08, 2013 10:08 am

The cruisers were offset to the driver's side and the hilux is straight.

It would be much easier and a better option to get a complete sfa chassis and bolt the poprivit body ontop of it, as the series rover chassis were prone to rust.

would like to hear the coments if you swop the rover ovals for two Toyota ovals!
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jakeslouw
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Tue Jan 08, 2013 11:17 am

The Series chassis was no more prone to rust than any mild steel chassis I reckon.

Try find a early SFA Hilux at the coast without chassis rust?
As for being easier: nope, there are just too many cross-member and outrigger differences, it would take a year just to measure and weld up the extra bits.

Ja a subtle change of badge could be amusing!

So if I go SFA Lux axles, I have to do the t-case and gearbox conversion.....was the SFA a divorced t-case or was it attached to the gearbox? Which gearbox is better?

I've also hear the early FJ40 cruiser axles were not so good?

Did all the SFA Luxes come with front disks? I assume only the early J40 pre-1976 were drums?

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Tue Jan 08, 2013 8:20 pm

i agree with hops
get adifferent chassis and do a transplant
my previous landrover was a rangerover chassis with a series 2 firewall and series 3 fenders bonnet grill and bak at the back
to find a good series chassis is fairly scarse
i have a set off series papers but no vehicle that might help the project along
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jakeslouw
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Wed Jan 09, 2013 9:11 am

It's TEMPTING..........

An old Defender or RRC chassis with Series 2 or 3 body panels would be ideal........and was my first choice

But that's a 12 month project and I just DON'T have the time for that. I need a pickup fairly soon as I've just sold my 110 CSW and I don't have any rough-stuff 4x4 (NOT taking the WJ or TJ through a bush!!!!)

So back to the question: which drivetrain would be better: J40 or SFA LUX?

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Wed Jan 09, 2013 9:22 pm

SFA would be more readily available.

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Thu Jan 10, 2013 8:53 am

Thanks Thabo.

I assume J60 drivetrains are still very scarce?

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