My 73 money pit

Discussion in 'Pre-1975 Build-Up/Project Threads' started by alwaysbroke, Feb 14, 2016.

  1. alwaysbroke

    alwaysbroke Enthusiast

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    I've wanted a early hilux for years and finally had the cash to buy one. I picked up a 73 hilux yesturday it has a 18rc with a automatic, and already has front disk brakes and 3" blocks in the rear. For now I'm just looking for mighty max front springs and maybe take a leaf out of the rear.

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    Damn thats nice.
     
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    Welcome bud thats a nice tidy 73 you have
     
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    Thanks guys, not to many plans in the near future for it, just lower the front and possibly start building a 22r or 22re for someday in the future when the 18rc takes a crap
     
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    That's a clean looking truck. One day I would like to own an older Toyota truck (hilux / stout) but until then, I'll put money into my 86 and make it into what I want.
     
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    Nice and clean! Looks like someone converted the grill to a '75-'78 style.
     
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    Looks like they did a pretty good job too
     
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    How tough is it to actually do? Mine is busted and I'll have to get a new grille so if it's not too bad I would just take the first I can find of either the old or new.
     
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    Valance, headlight buckets, and some grille mounting tabs are different on the core support. Pretty easy just a bit of cutting and welding
     
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    Thanks man! Seems like it's not too bad, I'll see which comes up first for cheaper!
     
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    Yeah the truck was in a little fender bender sometime before I bought it, just enough to crack the paint on the passenger inner fender, Im pretty sure that's why it has a newer grill.
     
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    Well a little update, my alternator took a crap so I got that replaced. And today I got my mighty max springs from belltech, I got one side finished but a stubborn ball joint didn't wanna come out I think I need a bigger bfh. I'll post some pics when I get it all buttoned up.
     
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    Need correctly placed technical taps to loosen that up lol
     
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    Finally got out the bfh and got that stubborn ball joint out.
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    I got the springs in, the brakes bled and it set back down.
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    I love the stance I just need to fold back the pinch on the inner fender then I'll start on the leaf pack this weekend.
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    Looks good. How far off the ground is it at the frame?
     
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    I couldn't get the floor jack out from under the front crossmember when I sat it down lol, I'd say about 6 inches under the door, I'll take some measurements after I remove some leafs outta the rear this weekend
     
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    Im in for updates
     
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    Are you using the old shocks? What is the part num for those springs? I want to use the same ones on my truck. Did you take out the rubber stoppers, on my truck they are pretty tall. I think I might have to take them out.
     
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    looks smooth; what brand type blocks you using in the back to lower the truck?
     

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