1982 Hilux 4x4 S/C present from my FIL

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Zatopec
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Fri Apr 06, 2018 3:31 pm

Hello Chaps

New to the forum and i like....

I got a call from my farther -in-law the other day. I`ve been nagging him for the last 20 years about his `82 Hilux 4x4 bakkie. That van is SWEET!

He bought it from a chap after it got partially submerged in the sea at St Lucia..... long story. So he got a Z Craft fiberglass body made, exact replica of the original Toyota body, had all the electrical wiring redone and he stripped the chassis clean and got all the components galvanized. He lived in Mtubatuba and worked for Eskom until his retirement. He now lives in Empangeni.

I always thought that the work, time and money he put into that van was worth it. It looked stunning and drove like it owned the road.....

Anyway, so my dad called and told me that he decided to give me the Hilux. I can come and fetch it any time. He just had 4 new tires put on but thinks the brakes needs a bit of attention. WOW - flippen WOW, i could not believe it. So i have to take a road trip to Empangeni from Strand to go and fetch and the baby. I will have to put it on a trailer.

I have been surfing the forum and trying to catch up on some stuff so if you find me pestering you guys with stupid questions and stuff, please bear with me whilst I get the basics of the Hilux sorted. I will post some pictures once i collected the van.

Regards

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Fri Apr 06, 2018 8:13 pm

Lovely present indeed, Rodney.

Can't wait to see the pics!! :thumbup:


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Fri Apr 06, 2018 8:52 pm

Welcome Rodney! :thumbup: Indeed! ..... pics, pics, pics! Either you have a great FIL or you're an awesome SIL. :D:
When your road comes to an end ...... you need a HILUX!.

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Sat Apr 07, 2018 8:24 am

Congrats Rodney, pics are very important :thumbup:
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Sat Apr 07, 2018 10:20 am

Congrats Rodney! It sounds like the Hilux will be getting a eager new owner. Enjoy it!!

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Sat Apr 21, 2018 11:49 am

Pictures as prommised. Any comments, remarks or suggestions welcome. She will be transported down in a week.
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Sat Apr 21, 2018 1:10 pm

Nice! Still looks pretty good! :thumbup:

A buff and polish should get the paintwork shining again - a pressure wash in the wheel wells and underneath and then clean up / respray the rims and it will look like a completely different vehicle. :winkx:
When your road comes to an end ...... you need a HILUX!.

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