Hilux 1979 RN46 4X4 Start of restoration

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Jacques79
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Fri Apr 17, 2015 8:54 am

Last year my father in law gave me old Yellow for free. I installed it with a new battery and got it started after about 8 turns, the back wheels were lock up from the rust I took it off and got it free again. I then decided to drive it from Jeffreys bay to Cape St Francis to see if it will over heat and it was running like a dream.
In January last year I decided to drive it from Jeffreys to Johannesburg which I did!!!!
The only problem I had on the 18 R motor is that the v-belt was a bit loose which I tighten up again when I stopped in Johannesburg, till today and still miracle for me that I drove it up to here with no problems.
Last week I took it to The hobby park here in Rangeview and was again impressed with old Geeles ability, that's when I decided Geeles needs to be restored.
Please feel free to comment and advise. I will post pictures as the restoration continues.
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Fri Apr 17, 2015 9:06 am

Nice project vehicle that............I'll buy it from you for the same that you paid for it ! :twisted: :twisted:
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Fri Apr 17, 2015 9:30 am

Thank you Steve, but sorry wont sell it

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Fri Apr 17, 2015 12:10 pm

Looks like it has the typical 79-83 Rust in the bed but definitely in a restorable condition.
I love the old long beds.
Have fun on the restoration. Do you have a timeline goal for getting it done?
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Fri Apr 17, 2015 12:20 pm

Best looking Hilux ever made!! :thumbup:
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Fri Apr 17, 2015 1:33 pm

Welcome to the forum Jacques and good luck with the restoration!! :thumbup: :thumbup:
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Fri Apr 17, 2015 1:35 pm

Keep it stock std, best looking Hilux ever.
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Fri Apr 17, 2015 5:43 pm

Welcome !!!thats a nice project for sure !

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Fri Apr 17, 2015 7:54 pm

Thank you guys, I don't have a time line though when the money is available I go at it it.I stripped most of old geeles today although I struggle to find parts especially the load bin and tail gate.
Its part of the fun I guess..

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Fri Apr 17, 2015 10:27 pm

Jacques i'm just 5 minutes from Hobby Park, lemme know if you need any help with the restore, just PM me.
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Sat Apr 18, 2015 6:35 pm

Welcome Jacques, good luck on restoring the truck. It wiil give you a lot of work, but in the long run it will be worth it and you will be a proud owner. :thumbup: :thumbup:

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Thu Apr 23, 2015 7:25 am

The strip and sanding started, I got hold of a new front left door and left fender, but still looking for a load bin cant find any. :frustrated: :frustrated:
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Thu Apr 23, 2015 8:26 am

Doesn't look too bad. Maybe the bin can also still be restored, Good luck! :thumbup:
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Thu Apr 23, 2015 10:17 am

Welcome to the forum Jacques and good luck with the restoration...
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Sun Apr 26, 2015 3:03 pm

Hi daar sal jy jou loadbin verkoop ? As jy sou wat soek jy vir hom ek stel belang ?

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You will not sommer find a bin or tailgate in better condition.

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Fri Oct 09, 2015 9:08 am

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:yahoo: :yahoo: :celebrate: :celebrate: Pulled out the motor and gearbox o and I did find a load bin in Hercules Pretoria
I think I did a great job in cleaning up the old gearbox. I used some silvo to shine it up, its a piece of beauty on its own. Showroom condition 4 speed 4x4 gearbox very very rare.
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Tue Dec 15, 2015 7:09 pm

:thumbup:
Kaspaas wrote:Best looking Hilux ever made!! :thumbup:

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Tue Dec 15, 2015 7:30 pm

Just started to get paint on
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Tue Dec 15, 2015 8:11 pm

Its going to be a stunner, keep going :clap:
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Tue Dec 15, 2015 8:15 pm

Looking good.

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Wed Dec 16, 2015 5:12 am

Knuppel wrote:Its going to be a stunner, keep going :clap:
Thank you

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:thumbup:
Froll wrote:Looking good.

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Sun Dec 20, 2015 10:07 pm

:thumbup:
Knuppel wrote:Its going to be a stunner, keep going :clap:

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Mon Apr 18, 2016 8:10 am

I am finished!!
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Mon Apr 18, 2016 8:23 am

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congrats jacques on a job well done. looks stunning
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Mon Apr 18, 2016 8:35 am

Thank you

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Mon Apr 18, 2016 8:57 am

Looks great! Did you end up finding a load bin or did you repair the old one?

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Mon Apr 18, 2016 9:04 am

Hi, U was cery lucky I found one in Hercules wich Repaired tge old one was in very bad shape

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Mon Apr 18, 2016 10:33 am

Awesome! Well done, you can be proud of yourself AND the Hilux!! :thumbup: :thumbup:
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Mon Apr 18, 2016 11:06 am

Very well done but I want to see some more pics please :cooldude: :beg:
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Mon Apr 18, 2016 11:39 am

Will do shortly

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