SIFU's SFA Hilux

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Tue Sep 11, 2007 10:57 pm

Some pics of my toy...
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Tue Sep 11, 2007 11:00 pm

Hilux in action
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Tue Sep 11, 2007 11:07 pm

Hi SF

Nice ride and welcom to the site
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Tue Sep 11, 2007 11:22 pm

Thanks

I was active on 4xForum last year until it went belly-up...
I see a lot of familiar names here.
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Wed Sep 12, 2007 7:01 am

Welcome, good to see you here as well!
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Wed Sep 12, 2007 7:40 am

Welcome Andrew

The Van looks great :mrgreen:
2006 Hilux DC 4x4 4.0 V6 Old Man Emu suspension, Long Range Fuel Tank and a LA Sport Sump Guard, Natko railings with spade and high lift brackets, LA Sport high lift jack mounts, Powder coated Hilux Nudge Bar, Hella LED light bar, LED Work Light
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Wed Sep 12, 2007 7:50 am

Very nice and neat Hilux 8) - Welcome!
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Wed Sep 12, 2007 5:39 pm

Hi Sifu,

Welcome to the "Hilux" forum.

Great looking vehicle, seems to be in excellent nick!

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Wed Sep 12, 2007 5:50 pm

Andrew, was that flexing pic taken at Zookamma?
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Wed Sep 12, 2007 7:20 pm

Welcome

Great Lux. I hope you enjoy your stay.
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Wed Sep 12, 2007 7:38 pm

Hi Barto

Yes, just had to get out and take a pic :D

How's the Hilex?
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Wed Sep 12, 2007 8:06 pm

My trusty Hilux - only 4000km in 4 years...more time spent getting modded than used.
What a great hobby :D
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Wed Sep 12, 2007 8:12 pm

You guys at the Coast should be forced to pay an extra tax for all that mooi scenery and green grass. Here, we have dusty mine dumps, veld fires and brown grass and miles of sweet nothing.

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I would like to present to you a great new way to raise funds for our Country. ..... "

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Wed Sep 12, 2007 8:14 pm

With V6 transplant, just run in after 10 months.
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Wed Sep 12, 2007 11:19 pm

Looks very nice

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Wed Sep 12, 2007 11:24 pm

Sifu-Lux wrote:Hi Barto

Yes, just had to get out and take a pic :D

How's the Hilex?
Should be on the road again soon....
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Mon Sep 21, 2009 9:36 pm

Replaced my front flexible brake lines yesterday with new ones which are 50mm longer. After looking at some pics of a cross axle at a recent outing I saw that they were at their limit. Anyway, they were 18 years old, so time to go. Also took the time to make a heat shield out of 1.5mm aluminium plate (old shelf from a fridge) to protect them from the exhaust manifold heat.
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Tue Sep 22, 2009 7:49 pm

mooi, nice welcome :thumbup:
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Wed Sep 23, 2009 6:35 am

Hay Andrew

Not a bad idea :mrgreen: What sort of money are we looking at? And did the brakes bleed ok :?:
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Wed Sep 23, 2009 6:42 am

By the way we must chat sometime got a few ideas :wave: :wave:
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Wed Sep 23, 2009 2:07 pm

Looks Stunning and welcome to "the Hilux Forum"....enjoy the lux !!! :thumbup:
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Wed Sep 23, 2009 8:25 pm

Justin, I payed R 110 ea from Ferrobrake (CBS). Mechanic at work organised them for me.

I had Powerflow make me a new set of manifold downpipes for the V6 today as the old downpipe on the passenger side used to touch the chassis when running downhill under compression.

They did a great job. Now I have a proper two into one connector, and a flange joint installed so I can remove them if I have to remove the gearbox.
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Going to TweeWater with Barto tomorrow to play.
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Fri Sep 25, 2009 7:50 pm

The hilux impressed everyone again at Twee Water.

Here's my trip report:

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Sat Oct 10, 2009 5:05 pm

Decided to get a new engine spec plate made, long overdue, as its been 3 years since I did the conversion.

Etched in stainless steel plate.

Came out quite well if I do say so myself :mrgreen:
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Wed Oct 14, 2009 6:32 am

Looks Great :clap: :mrgreen:
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Wed Oct 14, 2009 9:23 am

The etched s/steel plate is a nice touch man :thumbup: :thumbup:

If only more conversions were as neat as this nê, you've set the bar high my friend :wink:

Well Done Andrew :clap: :clap:

How's it running nou :?: :?:
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Wed Oct 14, 2009 8:21 pm

It's all in the detail - you take more time when you do it yourself. No one to blame if it looks bollie :evil:

Running sweet Rich :thumbup: Fed her last week, 5 liters of Delo 400 and some new antifreeze :D:

Will have to anesthetise her for the axle move :wth:
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Tue Nov 03, 2009 6:59 am

Well Andrew is well on his way was there last night and the front axil is out already and I am sure the van will look awsome when complete :clap: :mrgreen:
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Sun Nov 29, 2009 7:42 pm

With the axle move done, I was bored today :cry:

So I decided to clean up the home made underbelly guard which protects the bottom of the radiator/power steering pipes and pulleys. I removed it to fit the adjustable torque rod.

I originally made it out of aluminium chequer plate from an old BOB autoteller machines floor.
Engine and pulley gaurd alu plate.JPG
Somehow the FNB blue colour never really matched the rest of the vehicle :lol:
So I gave it a clean and resprayed it. Now it looks much better.
Engine and pulley guard alu plate painted and fitted.JPG
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Sun Nov 29, 2009 7:52 pm

Looks really funky Andrew :thumbup:

Yello MTN :lol: :wink:
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Sun Nov 29, 2009 8:36 pm

OOOOMS wrote:Looks really funky Andrew :thumbup:

Yello MTN :lol: :wink:
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Sun Nov 29, 2009 8:51 pm

Ha Ha. You joke, today when buying the spraypaint (sunshine yellow to match the OME shocks :mrgreen: ) I see you get "Caterpillar Yellow" as well.
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Sun Nov 29, 2009 9:03 pm

It actually looks very close to the CAT colour ... but yes, of course I was joking. :lol: :lol: :wink:
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Sat Dec 05, 2009 8:57 pm

I have been meaning to do a few minor jobs on the Lux, but the axle move has kept me busy, so today I finally got around to tackling them :)

First off was to fix the weak rear braking. I have read about modifying the LSPV rod height on the Lux to fix this problem. I did my OME suspension about 3 years ago, but never really got around to compensating for the increased rear suspension height. My Lux's rear lifted about 50mm after the new springs were fitted.

I used my spare bits I had and cut the threaded section off the bit that fits to the axle, and then welded on a new longer threaded section I had made.
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I then fitted the new part and adjusted the mounting point of the LSPV rod about 50mm higher.
New longer LSVP axle rod fitted.JPG
After two test drives and a bit of adjustment, the rear brakes are now better, and the Lux brakes a bit better overall. Not perfect, but an improvement.
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Sat Dec 05, 2009 9:09 pm

With the brake mod done, I then set about cutting some aluminium sheet and made up a heat shield for the drivers side exhaust manifold downpipe. This area gets quite hot, so this should protect all the wire, fuel lines and speedo cable.

I used the existing threaded holes in the chassis to fasten the heatshield, and placed two chassis washers behind it to space it slightly away from the chassis rail.
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With that done, I also made up a heat shield to reduce the amount of heat on the spare tyre. The 265/75R15 tyre I use as a spare pretty much takes up all the space and is very close to the exhaust. I cut some slots in the aluminium and then bent them slighlty inwards to create an offset so the shiel stood away from the mounting points. I then fastened it with to hose clamps.

Works like a charm :D
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Sat Dec 05, 2009 10:27 pm

8 ) .. :thumbup: ... And no rattles or resonance from these plates throughout the rev range? That exhaust is very close to the tyre ... good idea! :wink:
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Sat Dec 05, 2009 10:34 pm

Will check for any resonance tomorrow. I haven't driven it yet :o:
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Sat Dec 05, 2009 10:40 pm

If it does resonate, often you can overcome this by putting a crease along the edge of the plate, or a slight fold, maybe even just top and bottom (stiffens the plate - less flexible). Hope you don't have any hassles! :wink:
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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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Sifu-Lux
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Town: Mount Vernon Illinois
Vehicle: GMC Sierra SLT Z71 (Used to drive a '91 SFA Hilux YN67R 4x4 ,Full OME, ARB lockers front and rear, Ford 3L V6, 35mm axle move, 33" General Grabber X3's and dual transfer cases....... Keep her safe Mud Dog!
Real Name: Andrew

Sun Dec 06, 2009 7:02 pm

Had a good play in the sand and on the back tracks behind Summerstrand in PE this afternoon after the Recovery demonstration put on by EC Offroad Adventures.

This gave me a good chance to test the new setup on the Lux, and the performance of the 33's.

My Lux performed faultlessly, not even a resonation from all the heat shields :thumbup:

The 33 MT's definitely performed well on the sand. I had a chance to check a bit of the wheel articulation, and got no rubbing yet. So this looks positive.

All in all, a great afternoon.
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Town: East London
Vehicle: '90 SFA Hilux DC 4X4, Full OME, 110mm lift. Brospeed branch, 50mm ss freeflow exhaust. 30 x 9.5 Discoverer S/T's on Viper mags. L/R tank. (AWOL) '98 LTD 2.4 SFA, dual battery system. Dobinson suspension, LR tanks, 31" BF mud's.
Real Name: Andy
Club VHF Licence: HC103

Sun Dec 06, 2009 8:11 pm

Looking good and good to hear that there were no 'issues'. :thumbup:
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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Sifu-Lux
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Joined: Tue Sep 11, 2007 9:46 pm
Town: Mount Vernon Illinois
Vehicle: GMC Sierra SLT Z71 (Used to drive a '91 SFA Hilux YN67R 4x4 ,Full OME, ARB lockers front and rear, Ford 3L V6, 35mm axle move, 33" General Grabber X3's and dual transfer cases....... Keep her safe Mud Dog!
Real Name: Andrew

Tue Mar 30, 2010 3:20 pm

On the continuing efforts to reduce noise, I bought some 10mm thick SPX33 foam rubber from Sondor today, and lined the bonnet. I also bought some plastic clips to fit into the factory holes in the bonnet to secure the lining without having to use glue.

The SPX can take 120 Deg C, so lets see how long it lasts without shrinking :twisted:
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519franco
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Vehicle: 87 Hilux 3L v6 Ford
Real Name: Franco
Location: Richards Bay

Mon Apr 02, 2012 7:01 am

i see you have a a/c can you take a pic of the brackting a spacing for me please i wana put a/c in but iam stuck at the pump thanks
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Sifu-Lux
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Vehicle: GMC Sierra SLT Z71 (Used to drive a '91 SFA Hilux YN67R 4x4 ,Full OME, ARB lockers front and rear, Ford 3L V6, 35mm axle move, 33" General Grabber X3's and dual transfer cases....... Keep her safe Mud Dog!
Real Name: Andrew

Tue Apr 03, 2012 2:49 pm

Hi Franco, I am catching some rays in Mauritius this week, will have a look when I'm back :mrgreen:
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Real Name: Charles

Wed Mar 25, 2015 10:52 pm

Hi SIFU LUX
Weet jy dalk waar kan ek bellhousing kry vit Toyot hilux 1998 gearbox na ford v6 engine.

Dankie
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Sifu-Lux
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Town: Mount Vernon Illinois
Vehicle: GMC Sierra SLT Z71 (Used to drive a '91 SFA Hilux YN67R 4x4 ,Full OME, ARB lockers front and rear, Ford 3L V6, 35mm axle move, 33" General Grabber X3's and dual transfer cases....... Keep her safe Mud Dog!
Real Name: Andrew

Thu Mar 26, 2015 6:20 am

Hi, sorry don't know. Google "Gilo Engineering" I remember they used to do these, good luck
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niclemaitre
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Town: Stellenbosch
Vehicle: 87 DC 2.8D
Real Name: Nic
Location: Stellenbosch

Thu Mar 26, 2015 9:52 am

Sifu-Lux wrote:I also bought some plastic clips to fit into the factory holes in the bonnet to secure the lining without having to use glue.
Where did you get the clips please?
Happy trails
Nic

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SFA '87 DC "Rooies"
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Sifu-Lux
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Joined: Tue Sep 11, 2007 9:46 pm
Town: Mount Vernon Illinois
Vehicle: GMC Sierra SLT Z71 (Used to drive a '91 SFA Hilux YN67R 4x4 ,Full OME, ARB lockers front and rear, Ford 3L V6, 35mm axle move, 33" General Grabber X3's and dual transfer cases....... Keep her safe Mud Dog!
Real Name: Andrew

Thu Mar 26, 2015 11:07 am

Midas I think
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