1981 Toyota Trekker

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Sun Jan 13, 2013 11:55 am

Been checking out the HiLux forum a few times over the years.
Decided to post a little bit of info on the truck I have been working on and driving for the last few years.
it is a 1981 Toyota Trekker;
Day I picked it up:
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three layers of carpet contributed to the normal first gen floor panels turning to crap;
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33's evolved to 35's:
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1981 Toyota Trekker. Full internal Roll Cage, Dual Transfer Cases (2.28x4.7) 5.29 gears = 220:1
35" Goodyear Kevlar MTR's

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Sun Jan 13, 2013 11:59 am

aussies front and rear with 5.29's
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1981 Toyota Trekker. Full internal Roll Cage, Dual Transfer Cases (2.28x4.7) 5.29 gears = 220:1
35" Goodyear Kevlar MTR's

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Sun Jan 13, 2013 12:00 pm

like to get it out in the rocks every now and than
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rattle canned to desert tan:
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modified it to take the top off
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1981 Toyota Trekker. Full internal Roll Cage, Dual Transfer Cases (2.28x4.7) 5.29 gears = 220:1
35" Goodyear Kevlar MTR's

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WELCOME to the forum.

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Sun Jan 13, 2013 12:11 pm

Thanks ChrisF. :thumbup:

I decided the back end was kind of a drag so I decided to take a few inches out of the bed. The Trekker Bed is made of fiberglass. Not sure if i like working with fiberglass or metal.
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Top modified to match the bed length:
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1981 Toyota Trekker. Full internal Roll Cage, Dual Transfer Cases (2.28x4.7) 5.29 gears = 220:1
35" Goodyear Kevlar MTR's

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Sun Jan 13, 2013 12:16 pm

Modified my rear bumper to match the bobbed bed:
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Made some Half doors for a little more visibility on the trail:
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1981 Toyota Trekker. Full internal Roll Cage, Dual Transfer Cases (2.28x4.7) 5.29 gears = 220:1
35" Goodyear Kevlar MTR's

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Sun Jan 13, 2013 12:37 pm

Welcome Robb :wave:

Your Toyota looks great!! :thumbup:

I love the short rear...

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Sun Jan 13, 2013 1:09 pm

Welcome Robb! :thumbup: Great to see you posting after being a member for almost 3yrs. :D:

Your vehicle looks very similar to our 1st generation 4x4 Hilux (late 70's - late 80's) ...... they were (and still are) great trucks. Our models were powered by a 2lit petrol motor, all single cab with open load bin ... all metal construction. (Double cab's were only introduced here from 1988).

Love what you've done to yours! :thumbup: What motor do you have in there?

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Thu Jan 17, 2013 4:23 am

Mud Dog wrote:Welcome Robb! :thumbup: Great to see you posting after being a member for almost 3yrs. :D:

Your vehicle looks very similar to our 1st generation 4x4 Hilux (late 70's - late 80's) ...... they were (and still are) great trucks. Our models were powered by a 2lit petrol motor, all single cab with open load bin ... all metal construction. (Double cab's were only introduced here from 1988).

Love what you've done to yours! :thumbup: What motor do you have in there?

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Thanks for the warm welcome and compliments. This is just like your 79-83 Toyotas. The Trekker was a conversion done by the Winnebago motor home company for toyota to help test the early SUV market. They converted approximately 1200 of them.
The bed is fiberglass, along with the top.

I wish it had a diesel engine like you guys can get. This one has a 22R, L52 5 speed and dual cases (2.28 x 4.7).
1981 Toyota Trekker. Full internal Roll Cage, Dual Transfer Cases (2.28x4.7) 5.29 gears = 220:1
35" Goodyear Kevlar MTR's

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Thu Jan 17, 2013 5:06 am

Welcome Robb
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Mmmm, nice, me likes, very capable. Welcome aboard, good sir! :thumbup:
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Welcome. That is a very nice Hilux.
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I want one....excellent work done there, great conversion.....
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Thu Jan 17, 2013 9:36 am

here are some high lights from the suspension work:
out with the old:
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High Steer on a SA toyota has got to be one of the best handling improvements that can be done in my opinion

Dual Cases.
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I Don't currently have my twin stick installed
I needed a tunnel cover so I bent up some Diamond Plate:
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Thu Jan 17, 2013 9:39 am

after 30 plus years my stock dash lights were pretty anemic:
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I added some Green LED's
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The green is a little bit easier to see at night.
1981 Toyota Trekker. Full internal Roll Cage, Dual Transfer Cases (2.28x4.7) 5.29 gears = 220:1
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Sat Feb 09, 2013 3:24 pm

I have been trying to improve the lighting on this truck for awhile now.
I added 2 18w led's where the spare used to be mounted:
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added 2 additional rearward facing 12w lights on either side of the transfer case mount:
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the new illumination is a vast improvement. my crappy night cell phone shots don't do them justice:
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1981 Toyota Trekker. Full internal Roll Cage, Dual Transfer Cases (2.28x4.7) 5.29 gears = 220:1
35" Goodyear Kevlar MTR's

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Sat Feb 09, 2013 4:23 pm

Decided to upgrade to LED headlights from Truck Lite: http://www.truck-lite.com/webapp/wcs/st ... &langId=-1" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Spec Sheet- round and rectangular lights have similar ratings:
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I went with the rectangular housings versus the round housing due to the round lights have been reported to have a wierd glare pattern. This would also give me the option of putting the rectangular lights into a later model truck down the road.
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I picked up a 2WD grill and head light surrounds from a friend parting out an 83 2WD:
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cleaned them up and painted them:
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I ran into a snag when I forgot the 82-83 headlight mounts were not a direct bolt in for 79-81's but i wanted to see what the output would be:
Low Beam:
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high beam:
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I hope to get the set of lights properly mounted Monday or Tuesday.
1981 Toyota Trekker. Full internal Roll Cage, Dual Transfer Cases (2.28x4.7) 5.29 gears = 220:1
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Sun Feb 10, 2013 12:31 am

Looks great, there's some mods Luxter needs, think i must start with the door cut-outs
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:thumbup: Gr8 job!

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Wed Feb 13, 2013 5:12 am

Haven't had a lot of time to do much but had a couple of hours today to finish converting my headlights to LED`s. It would have been a 30 minute job if I had stuck with round headlights but oh well.
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I went ahead and moved my turn signals down below the head lights, a little obscured but they are plenty bright.
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Gotta love a local dealer that can get some parts for old trucks..new lens are great
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Lame cell phone night shots..the pics don't do the output justice.
Low beams
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35" Goodyear Kevlar MTR's

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Wed Feb 13, 2013 12:44 pm

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that truck looks so awesome. :thumbup: :drool:
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Magic looking truck.... :thumbup: :thumbup:
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Thu Feb 14, 2013 4:55 am

Hi Pieter for some reason it won't allow me to reply to your PM, here is the info:
i purchased mine off ebay, $209 each:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Truck-Lite-2745 ... dd&vxp=mtr" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
you can purchase them here too
Truck-Lite - Catalog Product : 5'' x 7'' Rectangular LED Headlamp, Complex Reflector Optics
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Hope this info helps. I think this is a great upgrade and well worth the money.

Robb
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Thu Feb 28, 2013 8:35 am

Haven't had a lot of time to do much but had a couple of hours today to finish converting my headlights to LED`s. It would have been a 30 minute job if I had stuck with round headlights but oh well.
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I went ahead and moved my turn signals down below the head lights, a little obscured but they are plenty bright.
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I will try to get some night shots later on.
Gotta love a local dealer that can get some parts for old trucks..new parking light lens are great
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Lame cell phone night shots..the pics don't do the output justice.
Low beams
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High beams
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I picked up a couple of sets of wanna be Rigid style LED lights cheap, I wanted a set of the Dually Fog lights but couldn't justify the expense.
Found a set of Rigid light covers cheap so thought I would take a chance
Drilled a recess in the side for the clip
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Fits nice and tight,
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dual purpose LED flood and Fog lights for about 1/2 the price of the Rigid lights
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Thu Mar 07, 2013 2:40 am

knocked out a couple of little projects today.
I have always wanted a set of Four Treks High liftmounts but the price always put me off.
I was looking ebay for a roll bar camera mount and found these things, 4 for $40 delivered-ballast clamps for racing
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used the other set to make a mount for my fire extinguisher:
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1981 Toyota Trekker. Full internal Roll Cage, Dual Transfer Cases (2.28x4.7) 5.29 gears = 220:1
35" Goodyear Kevlar MTR's

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Thu Mar 07, 2013 7:08 am

Those clamps are really neat and could have a multitude of uses. Your truck is looking awesome! :thumbup: :thumbup:
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Thu Mar 07, 2013 7:50 am

Great Rock cralwer you have there :)

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Sun Mar 10, 2013 11:52 am

Mud Dog wrote:Those clamps are really neat and could have a multitude of uses. Your truck is looking awesome! :thumbup: :thumbup:
Thanks :mrgreen: I am thinking about ordering a few more. I have some ideas for a rack to mount on my roll cage. I like the clamps because it is a lot easier to change your mind if you don't like the placement. A little harder to make a correction after welding tabs and tube :slap:
Outlaw wrote:Great Rock cralwer you have there :)
Thank you. WIth my two youngest daughters getting their driver's licenses in the next couple of weeks this truck will start seeing some more duty as a Daily Driver until I can find another car for them.
1981 Toyota Trekker. Full internal Roll Cage, Dual Transfer Cases (2.28x4.7) 5.29 gears = 220:1
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Fri Mar 15, 2013 2:24 pm

a friend of mine hooked me up with something I had been looking for over 6 years'
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$20!! Gives my kids something to hold on to while on the trail and I won't after worry about the seats getting wet when the rear top is off..
Subaru BRAT rear seat have been very difficult to find the last few years. The last set I looked at the seller wanted $250, a bit too much :punch:
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SUPER LUX!!

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Sat Mar 16, 2013 12:28 am

Been keeping an eye on your Lux development...
Love it!
Just check that your passengers have roll-over protection, coz with those great seats they are going to feel invincible on the back!
Your truck looks great.
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Sat Mar 16, 2013 5:56 am

Andre du preez wrote:SUPER LUX!!
Thanks!
Oupa Stig wrote:Been keeping an eye on your Lux development...
Love it!
Just check that your passengers have roll-over protection, coz with those great seats they are going to feel invincible on the back!
Your truck looks great.
Oh yes, I have a full roll cage. When I install the seats I will add some additional tubing for 4 Point harnesses.
Thank you
1981 Toyota Trekker. Full internal Roll Cage, Dual Transfer Cases (2.28x4.7) 5.29 gears = 220:1
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Thu Mar 28, 2013 3:57 am

My 10 week or so clutch job finally done. Nice to have the Trekker back on the road. I have been driving my Dodge 3/4 ton truck the last few weeks. THe Toyota gets around much easier.
Decided to bust out the tire groover. Nothing too fancy, busted a couple blades till I got it figured out.
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This is kind of an experiment, should be the last season with these Toyos, they are getting old.

I have had some questions about how well grooved tires will balance on other forums.

So I got a set of http://www.centramatic.com/Home.aspx" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Centramatic Wheel Balancers for Christmas 2 or 3 years ago:
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How They work:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ullnFQD4F1I

I am running 35x13.50x15 Toyo Open Country MT's (which suck:spank:) with tons of Rock rash etc. This is on my 1981 Trekker (1st gen SA)
They were able to balance these things with all the weight on one side:
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No Death Wobble!!

So issues I ran into with these:
Up front I am running V6 Calipers and LC vented Rotors, the Centramatic would not clear the caliper, not sure if this would have been the case if I had the stock brakes up front.
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Solution-mount a set of Wheel spacers(i went 1.5", probably could have gotten by with 1" or 1.25")
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there was no issues with clearance in the back:
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PROS:
-they balance out wheel/tire combos that are totally out of balance and make it drive very nice
-easy installation in most cases
-saves money over long run if you throw weights all the time like I do (Les Schwab is about $50 to balance a set of tires)
-longer tire life(truckers report 200K out of a set of tires)
-Many applications available (see link above)

CONS:
-Cost: about $200 a set
-Would not clear my front caliper with out wheel spacers
-when you stop, they kind of have to start over again as the internal weights inside settle to the bottom of the ring. It works as you pick up speed.

Overall I very happy with them. They balanced out my big tires that had a ton of weight on them. I will probably knock the external lead weights off them (gonna fall off anyway).
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Vehicle: Range Rover Classic V8
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Thu Mar 28, 2013 5:27 am

Awesome truck! Just saw one of these at our local recking yard. Am tempted to get it for the next project :roll:









Dont tell mom.... :twisted:
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Andre du preez
LR 4WD Full Lockers
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Vehicle: hilux 2.2
Real Name: Andre

Wed Apr 03, 2013 1:41 pm

Hello, Dylon Hoop alles is nog lekker daar my julle Town!!lol

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roeland.vlok
LR 4WD Rear Locker
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Town: Pretoria
Vehicle: 97 SFA Hilux
Real Name: Roeland

Wed Apr 03, 2013 3:19 pm

Thats a SUPER TRUCK!!! :thumbup:

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320busa
High Range 4WD
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Town: Springbok
Vehicle: 1996 Toyota Hilux with Kzte engine.
Real Name: Kosie
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Tue Apr 09, 2013 8:06 pm

This is just too cool for words.

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b4runner
Low Range 4WD
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Town: oregon US
Vehicle: 1981 Toyota Trekker
Real Name: Robb

Wed Apr 10, 2013 4:52 am

Thanks everyone, appreciate it.

I had never heard of Drift cameras until I saw them on this forum. I had been thinking of a Go Pro but the price and features of the Drift sold me.
picked up a new toy, a Drift HD 720 camera:
http://driftinnovation.com/camera/drift-hd720/
thing I really like about it besides getting it really cheap
-the lense is rotateable
-remote control-- can be mounted on a bumper and you can record the trail sections you want
-supports a 32gb micro sd card
-can charge it while still mounted using a USB cord in my truck
-small color LCD screen, the newer models have a bigger one..
-and a few other cool features..timed stills (1 every 1-5s)

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I will probably get a short piece of 90* aluminum to make a bracket to have the camera mounted upright.


Cleaned up the front end a little bit
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Moved the turn signals behind the grill
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Should've gone that route the first time around...
1981 Toyota Trekker. Full internal Roll Cage, Dual Transfer Cases (2.28x4.7) 5.29 gears = 220:1
35" Goodyear Kevlar MTR's

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JJBotes
LR4WD, Lockers, Crawler Gears
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Vehicle: KZ-TE
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Wed Apr 10, 2013 8:38 am

b4runner wrote:knocked out a couple of little projects today.
I have always wanted a set of mounts but the price always put me off.
I was looking ebay for a roll bar camera mount and found these things, 4 for $40 delivered-
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Those mounts really look nice :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:
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b4runner
Low Range 4WD
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Vehicle: 1981 Toyota Trekker
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Thu Apr 25, 2013 11:49 am

had a few close calls with tail gaters, so I redid my rear tail lights-
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1981 Toyota Trekker. Full internal Roll Cage, Dual Transfer Cases (2.28x4.7) 5.29 gears = 220:1
35" Goodyear Kevlar MTR's

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b4runner
Low Range 4WD
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Real Name: Robb

Fri May 03, 2013 12:39 pm

went out with some friends last weekend
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new addition
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wholly crap they took a lot of weight
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first day the tires were fine, the 2nd day I had the death wobble from hell...pulled over thinking something had broken. I was able to give all 24 lugs at least one full turn of the wrench...tire wizards didn't bother torquing squat.
I will take them back in monday to have them rebalance the tires. I think that is way too much lead

I tried using my tube mount for the camera but didn't trust it to stay on.
so I used a cheap ebay swivel and a powerful magnet. for about $5 i ended up with this
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1981 Toyota Trekker. Full internal Roll Cage, Dual Transfer Cases (2.28x4.7) 5.29 gears = 220:1
35" Goodyear Kevlar MTR's

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b4runner
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Real Name: Robb

Sat May 04, 2013 7:04 am

was emailed a few more pictures:
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1981 Toyota Trekker. Full internal Roll Cage, Dual Transfer Cases (2.28x4.7) 5.29 gears = 220:1
35" Goodyear Kevlar MTR's

BotswanaConnection
High Range 2WD
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Town: Valhalla
Vehicle: Hilux Fortuner
Real Name: Ryan

Sat May 04, 2013 4:37 pm

I must say that when i saw the name, I was about to come on here and complain that this is a Hilux forum, not Toyota. But you have completely overturned that complaint the marvelous work you've done on that car of yours. From the begin it was a piece of metal that belonged in a scrap yard, but you've turned it into a car. Well-done! And i hope it brings you great successes if you plan on tackling tougher challenges

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b4runner
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Thu May 09, 2013 3:22 am

BotswanaConnection wrote:I must say that when i saw the name, I was about to come on here and complain that this is a Hilux forum, not Toyota. But you have completely overturned that complaint the marvelous work you've done on that car of yours. From the begin it was a piece of metal that belonged in a scrap yard, but you've turned it into a car. Well-done! And i hope it brings you great successes if you plan on tackling tougher challenges
thanks, a 79-83 Toyota with a factory SA and 4 cylinder is about as Hi Lux as it gets.
And everything bodywise behind the cab is fiberglass

oh and it sees harder trails periodically
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1981 Toyota Trekker. Full internal Roll Cage, Dual Transfer Cases (2.28x4.7) 5.29 gears = 220:1
35" Goodyear Kevlar MTR's

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b4runner
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Thu Jun 06, 2013 3:25 am

picked up a Jeep Metal security console..the other one I had extended into the rear seat leg room a big too much
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a lot more storage
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1981 Toyota Trekker. Full internal Roll Cage, Dual Transfer Cases (2.28x4.7) 5.29 gears = 220:1
35" Goodyear Kevlar MTR's

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Froll
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Vehicle: 1995 2,4 D/C Hilux SFA 4X4 , 2010 4.0 V6 Fortuner 4x4
Real Name: Roger
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Thu Jun 06, 2013 10:03 pm

Very nice truck and awesome pics. :thumbup: :thumbup:

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b4runner
Low Range 4WD
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Town: oregon US
Vehicle: 1981 Toyota Trekker
Real Name: Robb

Sat Jun 22, 2013 2:57 am

Froll wrote:Very nice truck and awesome pics. :thumbup: :thumbup:
Thanks!!

Finally finished putting in my cargo tie down rails. I think I did the first section 2 years ago:dunno:
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I used 1.25" flat stock on the inside of the bed to add some strength. Can't crank too hard on it but it will keep a cargo net and camping gear in place
1981 Toyota Trekker. Full internal Roll Cage, Dual Transfer Cases (2.28x4.7) 5.29 gears = 220:1
35" Goodyear Kevlar MTR's

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cHip
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Town: Roodepooort
Vehicle: Hilux SC SFA 4x4
Real Name: Jaco

Sat Jun 22, 2013 11:50 am

Great looking truck you got there!

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b4runner
Low Range 4WD
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Vehicle: 1981 Toyota Trekker
Real Name: Robb

Thu Jul 04, 2013 6:25 am

Sunday night I hop in the truck and no headlights..WTH..everything else works..but no headlights
Fuses and fusible links good..
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I tracked it down to some hacked in wiring on the headlight circuit done by a previous owner.
I should have taken a pic..what is the point of soldering a connection and using heat shrink tubing if you aren't gonna fully solder the connection and melt the heat shrink tubing:crazy: ??? Oh well I can drive after dark now :cooldude:

so this might be kind of outlandish as an antitheft idea:
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Won't stop a determined individual but with a couple of my other anti theft deals it will slow them down..
Hard to drive in 2nd gear low range
So having a bobbed bed and a 35" spare isn't exactly a winning combination.
Needed a way to keep the tire more secure so the clamps I found on ebay and used for other mounting projects came tbrough again.
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Now I need to come up with a rack system above the spare tire that I can easily move out of the way for more storage
1981 Toyota Trekker. Full internal Roll Cage, Dual Transfer Cases (2.28x4.7) 5.29 gears = 220:1
35" Goodyear Kevlar MTR's

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b4runner
Low Range 4WD
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Real Name: Robb

Sat Jul 06, 2013 3:47 am

Saw one of these [url=http://"http://www.lowrangeoffroad.com/index.php/low-range-off-road-hub-style-shifter-knob-for-suzuki-and-toyota-lr-hsk.html"]shift knobs[/url] that had been donated by Low Range Off Road to help [url=http://"http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/toyota-truck-4runner/1093473-win-fully-built-toyota-pu.html"]raise money[/url]for the [url=http://"http://www.rubicontrail.org"]Rubicon Trail Foundation[/url] and thought that is pretty dang cool
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1981 Toyota Trekker. Full internal Roll Cage, Dual Transfer Cases (2.28x4.7) 5.29 gears = 220:1
35" Goodyear Kevlar MTR's

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Thunder02
Top Web Wheeler
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Town: East Rand
Vehicle: IFS Hilux
Real Name: Neil
Club VHF Licence: HC105
Location: 4x4 Direct Boksburg
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Sat Jul 06, 2013 9:16 am

She's looking great,lots of cool add ons :thumbup:
Not all those who wander are lost!

Scout motto:be prepared....
www.4x4direct.co.za
Email: boksburg@4x4direct.co.za
IFS is like a swambo, soft, sexy and expensive!

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b4runner
Low Range 4WD
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Town: oregon US
Vehicle: 1981 Toyota Trekker
Real Name: Robb

Tue Jul 16, 2013 7:28 pm

Did my rear brakes yesterday.
I hadn't needed to pull the right rear drum off in the 6 years I have had the truck
Found this
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Why take the time to drive in a pivot pin when a wobbly bolt will do
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Gotta love previous owners
1981 Toyota Trekker. Full internal Roll Cage, Dual Transfer Cases (2.28x4.7) 5.29 gears = 220:1
35" Goodyear Kevlar MTR's

mix
High Range 4WD
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Town: Somerset West
Vehicle: Hilux 1996 D/C SFA
Real Name: Michael

Fri Jul 19, 2013 9:30 am

Beautiful Truck

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b4runner
Low Range 4WD
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Vehicle: 1981 Toyota Trekker
Real Name: Robb

Wed Jul 24, 2013 5:45 am

mix wrote:Beautiful Truck
Thank you

I have tried a couple of different LED light bars but never found one that had the light output I wanted and would work with my bumper (didn't want to mount it on top)
Picked up some round ones off ebay:
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bumper needed some touch up paint, went ahead and painted it and the grill desert tan.
Not so sure I like it or not :naah:

Cleaned up the Samurai back seat I got a couple of years ago so my kids can wheel with me this summer. The seat back is ripped so Zip ties to the rescue...Half ass I know, it is a temp fix...also padded the rear portion of the cage and added some grab straps in the back
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1981 Toyota Trekker. Full internal Roll Cage, Dual Transfer Cases (2.28x4.7) 5.29 gears = 220:1
35" Goodyear Kevlar MTR's

Boetman
High Range 4WD
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Posts: 36
Joined: Thu Jan 26, 2012 12:03 pm
Town: Pretoria
Vehicle: Hilux 2009 D/C 4x4
Real Name: Renier

Wed Jul 24, 2013 10:46 pm

Well done! :thumbup:

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