New member: 1997 2.4 D/C Hilux Raider

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Posts: 2
Joined: Wed Oct 18, 2017 10:59 am
Town: Thabazimbi
Vehicle: 1997 2.4 Hilux Raider, OME suspension.
Real Name: Delport

Sat Oct 21, 2017 8:08 pm

Good day all

I'm Delport from Thabazimbi. I'm new to the forum and a new Hilux owner.

I recently sold my VW Polo and decided to get the bakkie that I've always wanted, so I bought myself a 1997 2.4 D/C Hilux Raider. She is in great condition, recently had the engine overhauled, has a new Old Man Emu suspension, a winch, spotlights, hunting frame and a canopy. Since I got it I added a canvas canopy to the hunting frame and added canvas dashboard cover with pockets, hopefully next is a rooftop tent and a more modern radio and at a later stage I'll also ad a snorkel.

My hobbies include anything outdoor related, I'm a big reptile enthusiast and always on the search for snakes and other reptiles, I'm a freelance photographer and a full time helicopter pilot.

I'm looking forward to learn more about my hilux and 4x4ing from all the knowledgeable people on this forum.
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Monster Truck
Monster Truck
Posts: 3307
Joined: Sat Oct 13, 2012 10:13 pm
Town: Vioolsdrift
Vehicle: 2010 4.0 V6 Fortuner 4x4
Real Name: Roger
Club VHF Licence: N/A

Sat Oct 21, 2017 9:15 pm

Welcome Delport, hope you enjoy it here on the forum and your new truck. :thumbup: :thumbup:
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Posts: 12848
Joined: Tue May 22, 2007 10:09 am
Town: Klerksdorp
Vehicle: Hilux DC SFA, Hilux 2.7 DC, Hilux 2.7 SC, Prado 95 VX
Real Name: Eric
Club VHF Licence: HC101
Location: Klerksdorp, NW

Sat Oct 21, 2017 9:33 pm

Welcome Delport, you have one of the best Hiluxes ever built! Enjoy it, it will take you anywhere.


White Fang: 1999 2.7i DC Raider 4x4
Bull Dog: 1987 4Y-EFI 2.2 DC 4x4
Pra Dog: 1998 Prado VX 3.4
Hound Dog: 2000 2.7i SC 4x4

One Staffie, One Jack Russell, One Ring Neck Screecher, 17 Fish of questionable heritage

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Mud Dog
Posts: 29069
Joined: Tue Apr 29, 2008 2:18 am
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

Sat Oct 21, 2017 11:32 pm

Welcome! :thumbup:

Anything you need help with or advice, just ask - we'll be happy to help where we can. :winkx:
When your road comes to an end ...... you need a HILUX!.


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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LR4WD, Lockers, Crawler Gears
LR4WD, Lockers, Crawler Gears
Posts: 1500
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

Tue Oct 24, 2017 4:28 pm

Howzit and welcome to the forum.You have one of the most reliable and proven 4wd bakkies ever produced.May you travel many miles in it.
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