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Knuppel
LR 4WD Full Lockers
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Joined: Sat Aug 29, 2015 2:11 pm
Town: White River
Vehicle: '87 SFA HILUX D/CAB
Real Name: Marius

Sat Aug 29, 2015 8:00 pm

I have just bought a '87 hilux double cab. This will be the 2nd hilux I have owned.
It is in some serious need of some tlc. Once done it will be my daily driver. I am actually a cruiser nutter but need to safe those for their inteded jobs.

So, i joined the forum to gather info, see what others have done and maybe help out when things go wrong.
I have fair bit of teck knowledge.

I live in the lovely slowveld and at times it can be frustrating, I prefer better service level but guess one has to compromise.


Thanks for having me here
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jacques kotze
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Town: Nelspruit
Vehicle: 2,8 4x4 Auto Fortuner. 2,8 4x4 Hilux singlecab.
Real Name: Jacques
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Sat Aug 29, 2015 8:24 pm

Welkom van uit Nelspruit Marius. Geniet dit hier.
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Knuppel
LR 4WD Full Lockers
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Joined: Sat Aug 29, 2015 2:11 pm
Town: White River
Vehicle: '87 SFA HILUX D/CAB
Real Name: Marius

Sat Aug 29, 2015 8:36 pm

:thumbup: Dankie Jacques
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FIRSTGEER
LR4WD, Lockers, Crawler Gears
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Joined: Thu Sep 30, 2010 6:00 am
Town: King WilliamsTown
Vehicle: 2,5 D4D Singlr Cab 4X4 Full OME suspension. snorkel.GMA aftermarket bullbar.
Real Name: Tony Geer
Club VHF Licence: HC 109

Sun Aug 30, 2015 8:35 am

Wecome to the forum and enjoy your newly aquired sfa and the many hours you'll be spending to bring it uo to scratch
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Knuppel
LR 4WD Full Lockers
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Town: White River
Vehicle: '87 SFA HILUX D/CAB
Real Name: Marius

Sun Aug 30, 2015 9:33 am

Thanks, as soon as things get going I will start a a build thread to keep a record of what is being done.
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Froll
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Town: Vioolsdrift
Vehicle: 1995 2,4 D/C Hilux SFA 4X4 , 2010 4.0 V6 Fortuner 4x4
Real Name: Roger
Club VHF Licence: N/A

Sun Aug 30, 2015 12:08 pm

Welcome Marius.
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4x4BEES
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Town: Brackenfell
Vehicle: Hilux 4.0V6
Real Name: Kevin

Sun Aug 30, 2015 6:06 pm

Welkom Marius, hoop jy geniet dit hier by ons :thumbup: :thumbup:
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Knuppel
LR 4WD Full Lockers
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Joined: Sat Aug 29, 2015 2:11 pm
Town: White River
Vehicle: '87 SFA HILUX D/CAB
Real Name: Marius

Sun Aug 30, 2015 7:04 pm

Dankie Ouens, dis wat mens self daarvan maak. Ek geniet dit reeds hier :yahoo:
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Haboob
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Real Name: Edge
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Mon Aug 31, 2015 9:24 am

Welkom Marius, Waar is die foto's van die Knuppel, daar is van ons wat nie kan lees nie...
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Knuppel
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Vehicle: '87 SFA HILUX D/CAB
Real Name: Marius

Mon Aug 31, 2015 10:25 am

Was gister met die I-pad doenig en toe was daar geen samewerking van die tegnologie se kant af nie :twisted:

Kom om probeer die laptoppie....

Die rattekas grom bietjie maar daar lê spaar, nuwe, reconditioned een agter op die bak

Dan is daar n Mmmmmmmmmm........Mmmm...... Mmmmaaa :naah: Die Fffffffff.......Ffffffffffo...... :naah:
Daar is n enjin in wat nie daar in hoort nie, ek sukkel bietjie met die naam :oops: Maar dis n 2.5 diesel met n intercooler wat so groot soos n tee sakkie is!

Dus dan soek ek maar n enjin met n Toyota badge, die een met die badge op die enjin self :D:

Die bakkie lyk mooi van ver maar ver van mooi! Somebody trained his spray painter on this job.

The reason for buying this one is that the body is honest and the chassis has not been welded on or molested in any way. A good base to start work from.

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Town: grassy park cape town
Vehicle: 99 s/c hilux 4x4 2.7i long range tank & dual battery; 2003 nissan x-TRAIL (4X4)
Real Name: charl

Mon Aug 31, 2015 11:10 am

Welcome Marius nice truck you have, pity about the motor you'l find the right one :thumbup:
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Thunder02
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Town: East Rand
Vehicle: IFS Hilux
Real Name: Neil
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Location: 4x4 Direct Boksburg
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Mon Aug 31, 2015 4:39 pm

Welcome Marius, the overall look of the SFA looks great. As you say good platform to work with.
Not all those who wander are lost!

Scout motto:be prepared....
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4x4BEES
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Town: Brackenfell
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Real Name: Kevin

Mon Aug 31, 2015 4:58 pm

Nice :thumbup: :thumbup:

Hoop jy kry hom soos jy hom wil he sonder te veel moeite en probleme :thumbup:
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Mud Dog
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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

Mon Aug 31, 2015 10:07 pm

Welcome Marius! :thumbup:

I'm also a purist and prefer original or at least the same brand motor conversion. However, if it's the Ford ? Mazda 2.5 WL Diesel motor, don't knock it - it's a pretty reliable motor that's well suited to the SFA with fairly decent fuel economy as well. :winkx:
When your road comes to an end ...... you need a HILUX!.

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4x4KindaGuy
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Tue Sep 01, 2015 6:51 am

Just dropping by to say Hi
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Knuppel
LR 4WD Full Lockers
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Joined: Sat Aug 29, 2015 2:11 pm
Town: White River
Vehicle: '87 SFA HILUX D/CAB
Real Name: Marius

Tue Sep 01, 2015 8:44 am

Mud Dog wrote:Welcome Marius! :thumbup:

I'm also a purist and prefer original or at least the same brand motor conversion. However, if it's the Ford ? Mazda 2.5 WL Diesel motor, don't knock it - it's a pretty reliable motor that's well suited to the SFA with fairly decent fuel economy as well. :winkx:
When I bought it the engine could not start as the battery was buggered
However ALL the signs where there that it was quite poked. Rust water. Water leaks where there should be none, oil in the intake manifold.....

I made my offer accordingly. I have no problem with with the WL motor either and we have just rebuilt one here. So I know what they are about and work well for where they should be. However the conversion was a backyard job, welded engine mountings, blocked-off heater hoses, Dodgy wiring......

When I bought it the plan was not to continue with the engine. I fired it up yesterday anyway and there is enough compression in the water system to pump tyres with :lol: It has been removed already.

Thanks again for the welcome :thumbup:
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Knuppel
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Real Name: Marius

Tue Sep 01, 2015 10:20 am

And so the fun started

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Whisky
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Joined: Mon Aug 17, 2009 10:17 am
Town: Durbanville
Vehicle: 2009 Toyota Hilux DC 3.0 D -4D 4X4
Real Name: Ben
Club VHF Licence: HC 136

Tue Sep 01, 2015 12:04 pm

Welkom Marius, my kennis van voertuie is maar power so ek sal maar net kyk. Hoop jy geniet dit hier en kry meeste van jou inligting hier.

Groete,

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Knuppel
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Vehicle: '87 SFA HILUX D/CAB
Real Name: Marius

Tue Sep 01, 2015 1:55 pm

Dankie Ben, ek is seker as ek vas brant dan sal ek geholpe word hier. Lekker kyk, dit sal van tyd tot tyd stil raak want eers moet daar gewerk word en as daar dan n spaar oomblik is dan bespring ek die Hilux.
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Knuppel
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Vehicle: '87 SFA HILUX D/CAB
Real Name: Marius

Wed Sep 02, 2015 9:43 am

Time to start a Build thread

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