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Wed Aug 02, 2017 8:36 pm

You know the drill Martin ..... it never happened, unless ..... :D:
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Wed Aug 02, 2017 9:43 pm

Mud Dog wrote:
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You know the drill Martin ..... it never happened, unless ..... :D:
Andy it did happen..... :shock2: :o: :laugh2:

look here viewtopic.php?f=121&t=42019&p=493235#p493235 :thumbup:
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Wed Aug 02, 2017 10:14 pm

OK, so it did. Must be getting a bit forgetful ..... :D:
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Sat Aug 05, 2017 8:03 pm

Well we were off yesterday for next weeks holiday. I finished off the doors and fitted them, took the mirrors apart and cleaned them up. Managed to drop the drivers side fender, got some nasty chips and scratches, so I had to sand it down and respray it today. Fitted the fenders, will align and finish next week when the paint is properly dry. Will finish off the bonnet next.
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Sun Aug 06, 2017 2:04 am

Looking very good so far, Roger! :thumbup:

Also like the club sticker on the band saw. :D:
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Sun Aug 06, 2017 10:47 am

:laugh2: :laugh2: Ja Andy that is the sticker that came off the truck when I started. It will get a new one when I put all the stickers on.

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Sun Aug 06, 2017 3:30 pm

I thought that would have been the case .... it's something that I would have probably done as well. :D:
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Sun Aug 06, 2017 8:41 pm

Roger, looking good and I really LOVE the colour.My son Wade ( 4thgeer on the forum) and with the help of my other son Brad and I,are busy rebuilding his sfa with a total body strip and respray similar to your project.
We have adapted and installed a Merc 300d 5 cyl engine onto the drive chain and have just had the roof lining and floor matts done and are in the process of finnishing the interior fitments..
With the help of Andy ( MUDDOG), we will post the rebuild with pics as soon as we can.

I really admire the way you tackled your project without loosing interest and enthusiasm as the months ticked by. You will be proud once its complete and the sense of pride and achievement will last forever.
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Tue Aug 08, 2017 9:07 am

This awesome Roger.Better than the reality TV these days. Can't wait for the next post.
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Thu Aug 17, 2017 7:42 am

Looking very good yes! Now waiting for some noise!
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Thu Aug 17, 2017 11:15 am

Thanks gents, yes Marius I am also keen to hear some noise. Am going to get the radiator and piping next month, then we can start her up. I got my new grill, park lights, tail lights and new windscreen this week, so I hope to fit them this weekend. Also still busy with the bonnet. :thumbup: :thumbup:

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Thu Aug 17, 2017 10:52 pm

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Sun Aug 06, 2017 8:41 pm
Roger, looking good and I really LOVE the colour.My son Wade ( 4thgeer on the forum) and with the help of my other son Brad and I,are busy rebuilding his sfa with a total body strip and respray similar to your project.
We have adapted and installed a Merc 300d 5 cyl engine onto the drive chain and have just had the roof lining and floor matts done and are in the process of finnishing the interior fitments..
With the help of Andy ( MUDDOG), we will post the rebuild with pics as soon as we can.
Please do post a build thread!

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Sat Aug 26, 2017 8:55 pm

Last weekend I fitted the new grill, park lights and tail lights. I started fitting the new windscreen and managed to break it. :shock2: :frustrated: Some where along the line there is a small difference with the pirate part roof skins. I needed about 3 mm more space between the top and bottom, the rubber just does not go in and keeps popping out. I tried everything until I cracked the screen, I used a few choice words and left it till I calmed down. I trimmed a bit here and there including the rubber. If anyone else decides to replace the roof skin, please do yourselves a favor and measure the gap before you remove the old roof skin and save youselves a big problem. I finished trimming the frame and rubber in the week and fitted the screen yesterday afternoon. I got it in ok, so now I must get another screen and refit it. 900 rand problem. Today I got stuck into the bonnet and snorkel. Will finish the bonnet off next weekend. Fitted the snorkel this afternoon.
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Sun Aug 27, 2017 8:49 pm

Unfortunate news about the windscreen Roger, but considering the complete overhaul you have done, it is amazing that there was just one oopsie, which was not even your fault.


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Unfortunate news about the windscreen Roger, but considering the complete overhaul you have done, it is amazing that there was just one oopsie, which was not even your fault.


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True that, but I still feel your pain, disappointment and frustration, Roger. Glad you were able to get it sorted without having to cut and weld again - that would have killed me had I been in your shoes. :thumbup:
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Mon Aug 28, 2017 7:07 am

Looking very good Roger.I also broke a windscreen glass a few years ago after rebuilding my previous 2,8 d sfa.
I then found out that there are various sizes for the windscreen glass and I had fitted the incorrect glass.
I hope this info helps you with your rebuild.
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Sun Sep 03, 2017 2:37 pm

Did my month end trip to town yesterday, so I did not get too much done. Made and fitted housing for rear camera. Finished spraying the bonet this morning.
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Sun Sep 03, 2017 5:26 pm

Looking better every time. Not too far to go now! :thumbup:
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Sat Sep 09, 2017 9:48 pm

Fitted the bonnet today. Started making door panels out of fiber glass.
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Sun Sep 10, 2017 12:37 pm

:thumbup: Your fibre glass work is trully amazing.Really looking good
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Sat Sep 16, 2017 9:20 pm

Thanks Tony. I taught myself to fiberglass through trail and error. Today I finished and fitted the door panels. I decided to cover them in cloth instead of painting them. I also made a badge for the grill where the Toyota badge goes. My old grill did not have a badge on.
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:thumbup: :clap:
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Sun Sep 17, 2017 12:58 am

:D: :thumbup: !
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Sun Sep 17, 2017 9:19 am

I like the badge.
You doing a stunning job.
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Sun Sep 17, 2017 10:57 am

^^ Agreed! The badge is very well done and of course quite unique :D: :thumbup: !


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Sun Sep 17, 2017 1:25 pm

Roger jy het jouself oortref. Hoe lank nog voordat daardie v6 start. Ek weet nie hoe kry jy dit reg om so lank uit te hou nie.
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Sat Sep 23, 2017 6:07 am

Superb restoration, Roger. For someone to do a complete body-off like this in their garage is absolutely amazing. Your skills are outstanding.
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Sat Sep 23, 2017 9:56 am

Hi Roger, when you made your door panels, did you not consider making storage trays like on a modern car? I know I could sure use something like those to store all my crap.

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Sun Sep 24, 2017 8:07 pm

Thanks James, it has been a long year and a half. If a person puts your mind to it most things are possible. I have been fiddling with thing for the last 40 something years. Most of the time I will try something till I get it right. I am a maintenance fitter by trade.
Yes Peter it is still somewhere in the back of my mind to make storage trays for the front doors. Most of my woodwork tools are packed away at the moment. When the truck is out of the garage I will make some molds and cast some. Some of the trucks came out with them, maybe I can find some old ones and fit them. I see on my old door panels there are marks where they were fitted.

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Mon Sep 25, 2017 1:22 pm

Hi Roger, If you do get round to making some, please put a set in your molds for me. I would be quite willing to part with some R for them

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Mon Sep 25, 2017 3:16 pm

AFAIK the models from '95 onwards had the door trays. You guys might get lucky and find some old ones at a scrapyard.
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Sat Oct 07, 2017 9:39 pm

Got a radiator, been lying in our store all along. Had it cleaned and checked, all good.It comes out of a 2.5 diesel Isuzu 3 ton lorry that we stripped a few years ago to make a farm trailer. It is a little bit bigger than the 2.4 Hilux diesel, about 40 cm higher. I have to move the power steering pipes a bit to drop it down enough. Am busy modifying the cowling to fit.
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Sun Oct 08, 2017 12:11 am

In the home stretch now Roger! Looks like you got it in the bag with the radiator cowl :thumbup: ..... you'll be driving it next week! :D:
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Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:10 pm

You've done well Roger! Been a while since I looked in here but your rebuild is one of my favourite threads!

Nicely done!

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Sat Oct 14, 2017 9:18 pm

Radiator, cowl and pipes all in. Got the power steering pipes sorted and in. Just need some return hose as mine is not so good. Getting close to starting her up now. :thumbup:
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Sat Oct 14, 2017 10:55 pm

:thumbup: Great stuff! Looking forward to hearing that you're now driving it again. :winkx:
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Life is like a jar of Jalapeño peppers ... what you do today, might burn your ass tomorrow.
Don't take life too seriously ..... no-one gets out alive.
It's not about waiting for storms to pass. It's about learning to dance in the rain.
And be yourself ..... everyone else is taken!

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Sun Oct 15, 2017 10:42 am

Will be soon Andy. Will not be at home the next two weekends, so it will be early in November I think.

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FIRSTGEER
LR4WD, Lockers, Crawler Gears
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Vehicle: 2,5 D4D Singlr Cab 4X4 Full OME suspension. snorkel.GMA aftermarket bullbar.
Real Name: Tony Geer
ORRA Call Sign: HC 109

Sun Oct 15, 2017 6:02 pm

I've been keeping abreast on the forum with this rebuild and also cannot wait to see the end result.Once again I applaud you on your dedication and of course your technical skills and superb finnishings.
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Sat Oct 28, 2017 10:07 pm

Well, I started the truck today. It started and ran not too bad. While I was busy adjusting the dist , The cap came loose somehow and broke the rotor. I noticed that the vacume advance is not very lekker, so I am looking for a different distributor. Very frustrating. :frustrated:
It ran for a while and came up to temp for the thermostat to open, seems like it settels at about 90 deg while at a fast idle. So it looks like the radiator is doing it job. Will post again when I have sorted out the few small problems.
At least it is alive. dont know how to post a video so sorry.

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Sun Oct 29, 2017 12:39 am

Good to hear it's running, just a pity about the dizzy. I'm thinking that you should still be able to get a replacement cap and rotor. maybe even a vacuum advance unit. :think:
When your road comes to an end ...... you need a HILUX!.

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Life is like a jar of Jalapeño peppers ... what you do today, might burn your ass tomorrow.
Don't take life too seriously ..... no-one gets out alive.
It's not about waiting for storms to pass. It's about learning to dance in the rain.
And be yourself ..... everyone else is taken!

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Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:56 am

Love this thread. Have been following it from day one.
Can never wait for the next update. :D:

Keep up the good work! :mrgreen:

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Wed Nov 15, 2017 4:01 pm

Thanks Louis. Been so busy at work the last few weeks as we have started harvesting our grapes. Working 6 days a week at the moment till about the 15 Dec. I did get a different distributor , very nice one. I fitted it and got it all started again. the motor sounds very good but something is not very good as it started to smoke quite bad. on idle nothing, rev it a bit and it smokes bad, white smoke. It does not smell like oil, so I am looking for the problem. I will do an update when I have sorted the problem out. the motor was rebored to max 40 thou, so I only honed it and replaced the rings. Maybe that short cut is the problem, there was no ridge in the bore that is why I took a chance on it being right. If need be I will remove the motor and do it properly. :frustrated:

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Wed Nov 15, 2017 4:32 pm

I feel your pain, I had to remove my Pontiac's fresh motor as well, it is a horrible feeling.
Good Luck :thumbup:
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Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:23 am

Eina, I would give it a good working out before stripping the motor again or have you already done that?
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Thu Dec 07, 2017 7:13 am

Any news?
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Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:52 am

Ja Roger, ons wag in spanning.
Ecc 1:9 Wat gewees het, dit sal daar weer wees; en wat gebeur het, dit sal weer gebeur, en daar is glad niks nuuts onder die son nie.

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Real Name: Andy

Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:38 pm

Roger wrote:Working 6 days a week at the moment till about the 15 Dec .....
Gee die ou 'n chance. :D:
When your road comes to an end ...... you need a HILUX!.

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Life is like a jar of Jalapeño peppers ... what you do today, might burn your ass tomorrow.
Don't take life too seriously ..... no-one gets out alive.
It's not about waiting for storms to pass. It's about learning to dance in the rain.
And be yourself ..... everyone else is taken!

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Thu Dec 07, 2017 4:31 pm

sorry guys, have been very busy at work harvesting grapes, working 6 days a week from 06h00 till 21h00. Seems like I have a cracked head, pressure in radiator. Am taking the heads off and going to have them done if I can, or I will get other heads and have them done. I am going to have hardened inserts fitted with new valves so that I can run unleaded petrol. They dont want to do that up here by us so I am taking them with me on holiday in Feb to George and will have them done there. Have already spoken to someone there that will do them for me. It costs about 5 grand to do both heads, we still get leaded petrol here by us at a rand a liter more than unleaded but I dont know for how much longer. The lead substitute is almost R100 a bottle, so I will save that money quite quickly I think. :thumbup:

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Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:19 pm

Jis die projek loop mooi. Tyd is 'n problem deesdae.

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