2000 IFS 2,7 DC Recon........With Pics

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Mon Oct 03, 2016 11:12 am

Toying with something here. :cooldude:

If you had a 2000 IFS 27001 D/Cab, and want to do the following, what products / company would you use, and why??
I have such a car, and love the thing. Thinking of keeping this as a weekend car for fishing, towing a small boat, camping, 4x4 trips into Lesotho> etc etc
This is what I'd like to have on the Lux..........ANY advise/thoughts appreciated ;-)

1) The canopy is OK(ish), but ideally I'd like an aluminium one with flip-up sides to access stuff inside. Which ones are nicest for the IFS?
2) Some sort of drawer system in the load bay, for fishing/camping stuff, and attaching a fridge on top - so must have a fridge slide.
3) Seat covers - I love Escape, must say........SORTED, ORDERED ESCAPE
4) Some sort of canvas storage space behind the rear seats........SORTED, ORDERED VIA 4X4DIRECT
5) Some transmission cover with bags for smokes/cellphone/GPS/keys etc etc would be great........who makes these??
6) I also love a dash cover with storage bags for papers/passports/id's..........who makes nice ones??..........SORTED, ORDERED ESCAPE
7) Then, a roofrack - I suppose a double one (canopy and cab), must be able to hold a 2 metre Oztent/gazebo. Must be 200% level (the 2 roofracks).
8) Floor mats..........SORTED, ORDERED ESCAPE

Any other accessories, like maybe a build-in safe somewhere, or extra storage space that can be " custom" freed up anywhere??

Thanks a Mill!!!!!!!!!! :boss:

Attached is a pic - I think black roofrack may look better, or alu?? Mind you, maybe alu, if I get an alu canopy for it some day.......??
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Mon Oct 03, 2016 12:50 pm

Speak to Neil (Thunder02) IRO items 3,4,5 & 6. They make up as required.
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Mon Oct 03, 2016 12:56 pm

Hi,
The following items can be sourced from 4x4 Direct:
3) Seat covers - I love Escape, must say
http://www.4x4direct.co.za/hilux-fortun ... anvas_grey" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
4) Some sort of canvas storage space behind the rear seats
http://www.4x4direct.co.za/orginisers/5 ... -grey.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
5) Some transmission cover with bags for smokes/cellphone/GPS/keys etc etc would be great........who makes these??
http://www.4x4direct.co.za/hilux-fortun ... -grey.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
6) I also love a dash cover with storage bags for papers/passports/id's..........who makes nice ones??
Also done by 4x4 Direct.
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Mon Oct 03, 2016 9:30 pm

Regarding point 7:
I would reconsider attaching anything which "binds" the cab and load bin. The loadbin actually moves independantly from the cab as the chassis flexes. You are possibly going to put strain on the weakest of the three components, likely the mounting points of the roofrack over the fibreglass canopy....?
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Tue Oct 04, 2016 10:56 am

Thanks so far!!

Forgot to mention - I'd like to be able to take the canopy off fairly easily, if I want to shoot a bokkie or something like that on the farmpie.
My eldest daughter is also Grade 11 now, and I'm thinking of letting her use this in her Matric year.........and that means canopy OFF.
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Tue Oct 04, 2016 12:08 pm

Use canopy clips instead of a bolt arrangement - easy as pie. At one point I rigged up an overhead frame with hooks on a winch and pulley system (can perhaps be done in your garage or carport) - reversed the bakkie in, unclipped the canopy, hooked it up to the frame and just lifted it off. I could have the canopy on or off in 15 mins or less. :winkx:
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Tue Oct 11, 2016 8:41 am

I'd just love to be able to keep the rollbar on when using the canopy, and not having to take that off every time. And I want the rollbar on, the Lux looks koddig without it.
I'm thinking an alu canopy with 2 "kitchen units" either side at the rear of the canopy - access is easy then from the front through the side doors, as well as at the rear.
Would LOVE to have drawers in the load bay - but then this whole thing becomes "permanent", and I want to be able to remove the canopy - at least in the beginning.
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Fri Oct 21, 2016 10:53 am

Double Post - see Opening Post :thumbup:
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Fri Oct 21, 2016 2:04 pm

Guys apologies, I'm sort of messing up the thread now - but I'd like to take each "topic" and ask questions etc etc on it, if OK.
Regarding (1) above.......I've ordered all the OE parts now - spark plugs, oil/fuel filter, air filter and fanbelt.

What is the best oils to use here:
Engine
Gearbox
Diffs
Tranny

Any advise on (5) above, the tyres, will also be greatly appreciated.

?? Thanks!!!!!!!
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Fri Oct 21, 2016 4:57 pm

First major mod :twisted:

.............new number plates and tow hitch up front to launch the bootjie with
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Fri Nov 04, 2016 8:27 am

Tyres done, thanks again for the great advise on this thread............ viewtopic.php?f=8&t=41945&p=492475#p492475" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Looks nice, stands a bit higher, and the speedo should be almost 100% spot on now
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Fri Nov 04, 2016 3:26 pm

4) Some sort of canvas storage space behind the rear seats
http://www.4x4direct.co.za/orginisers/5" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; ... -grey.html


Thunder - thanks, I got the back seat organiser from 4x4 Direct. They unfortunately do not have the tranny cover grey in stock (luckily I called......the site shows "available", but it's not).
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Tue Nov 08, 2016 8:41 am

I called 4x4 Direct to make sure they have stock.
After paying, I now get an email stating that it's on backorder or whateverthehelltheywannacallit, and I have to wait 18 days.
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Tue Nov 08, 2016 12:15 pm

petri oosthuizen wrote:I called 4x4 Direct to make sure they have stock.
After paying, I now get an email stating that it's on backorder or whateverthehelltheywannacallit, and I have to wait 18 days.
Mens hou nooit op leer nie.
Petri, sorted, I'll ship it out to you tomorrow :thumbup:
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Tue Nov 08, 2016 10:09 pm

Thanks Neil....didn't want to step on toes on a Public Forum here, apologies if I did.

.....any chance that you could pull strings to get a tranny cover too - in grey?? 2000 IFS Hilux
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Wed Nov 09, 2016 1:17 pm

GREAT STUFF to you Neil and especially Charne.......I'll organise with her
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petri oosthuizen wrote:GREAT STUFF to you Neil and especially Charne.......I'll organise with her
:thumbup: Sent out today, expect Santa at your door shortly :cooldude:
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Thu Nov 10, 2016 3:33 pm

:yahoo: ................ :dance1: ................... :yahoo:

As reliable as a Hilux - thanks Buddy !! :thumbup:
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Fri Nov 11, 2016 1:51 pm

Goodies arrived Neil, thanks again!!
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Sat Nov 12, 2016 10:52 am

VERY handy stuff this. I'm keeping all those essentials that you need, but not use every day, in that rear bag. Binoc, GPS, chargers, flashlight, etc etc. The center bag can also hold my laptop.
Tranny cover holds docs, smokes, and those glass holders are just great for my cell and wallet........they are not completely open at the bottom. :thumbup:
Great usable stuff - thanks!!
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Thu Nov 17, 2016 3:05 pm

Nog so paar goedjies van my wish list afgetik.......as always, only a HUGE pleasure dealing with Escape Gear.

I got the dash cover, seat covers and floor mats, all as impeccably made as always.

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