daily driver 1971 hilux

Discussion in 'Pre-1975 Build-Up/Project Threads' started by williyumz, Jul 4, 2012.

  1. williyumz

    williyumz Enthusiast

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    hi everyone, just thought i'd share a little bit about my 71 truck

    bought it in stock form with lexus wheels and spacers, turned out that the motor was bad, but it came with one extra 8rc and one 18rc,
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    without hesitation, i lowered the truck 3 inchs, took off the lexus wheels and went back to stock
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    found out the exhaust was super gutted
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    so i fabbed up a trd unit and made it a side exit
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    i got the car ready within a week to go camping
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    i was surprise the car made up the moutains some 30 miles off of georgetown, ca
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    here is a beauty shot :)
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    i was even able to make local runs pulling a trailer
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    i'll probably be posting more as i go :) so far this truck has been super reliable
     
  2. 74Hiluxproject

    74Hiluxproject Enthusiast

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    clean truck bud, good work!
     
  3. ghettoyde

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    Very cool! Looks to be in real good shape
     
  4. jeremyd

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    very clean truck!
     
  5. blueline54

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    I love that 3" drop. Adds a slightly aggressive look without losing any functionality. Care to share how you did that and so quickly?
     
  6. 22R88

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    Looks good, I prefer the Lexus rims Cool Ole Yota for sure !!!
     
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    Nice. Is that the factory color?
     
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    sick. what TRD exhaust is that? model/specs?
     
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    Nice !!!!!
     
  11. brovender

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    So jealous! I wish I had the 1st gen!
     
  12. williyumz

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    Thanks for the compliment guys,

    @blueline54, i dropped the front by cutting 1.25 coil, the rear has autozone 3" blocks, their u bolts are poop though, will get quality u bolts later.

    @kma, yes thats the original color of the car,

    @kmghawaii, the trd exhaust i used is from a pre 2000 camry, both tail pipe and muffler were cut up and rewelded for the side exit configuration.
     
  13. williyumz

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    Small update, i had the stock air cleaner removed to clear a bigger brake master from a 90-02 style 4runner,(pedal feels much softer and brakes better).
    Also installed a cheap spectre air cleaner for now and a cheapo breather, now the car makes a cool hissing sound from the carb.
    Future mods maybe to install a summitracing radiator in replace of the 77 that i ghetto rigged. Or maybe I should just have the stock 71 original recored
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  14. brovender

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    my vote is the stock recored, unless you get one of those hella suave aluminum radiators.
     
  15. williyumz

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    Some update

    Blow through subs!!! 1:1 ratio bandpass
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    Box in
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    Door panels using hardie panel, needs paint and armrest handle
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    Needed security for my box so here is a $100 bed cover build with metal
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    Frame functioning
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    Hardie panel on ready for paint, still need hood shocks cause it's heavy as hell.
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  16. AGUILAR3

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    Love the truck but IMO, you ruined a perfectly good truck with the blow-through :duh:
     
  17. williyumz

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    Well this is just my toy truck, I went with blowthrough so I won't have to cut er open as much, I love music so what can I say haha, next I plan on making a removable wooden or metal cage so I can stack things on top of the bed, heck maybe even put my Yakima rack on :)
     
  18. blueline54

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    Hey Williyumz, did you have a hard time finding a breather that would fit on the valve cover? I kind of like that. I assume you just plugged the fitting on the intake manifold?
     
  19. williyumz

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    @blueline54, I actually left the PVC to intank alone so it can circulate the blow by pressure, I eliminated the stock air cleaner so I had to run that wannabe air breather, it leaks small amount of oil mounted side like that, by the way it's a universal American v8 breather.
     
  20. CodyX36

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    Looks good! Did you stick with stock shocks after cutting the 1.25 coil off?
     

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