1980 SR5

Discussion in '1976-1983 Build-Up/Project Threads' started by Liquidhandwash, Aug 14, 2018.

  1. Liquidhandwash

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    It has a couple of things missing, two doors the ignition barrel, the carburetor, and the front bumper.
    All ive done so far is pressure wash the hell out of it and cut and polished a few panels, Im not going to paint it, i want it to look old and well used but looked after, so ill get everything as shinny as i can even the rust.
    My long term plan is to convert it to a short wheel base, and put another engine in it. It has an 18r and i would like the twin cam 18rg but they are as rare as rocking horse sh!t, my next choice would be a 4age, but they are also getting hard to come by.
    My 3rd choice would be a 7afe, mostly because they are plenty of them around, they are cheap and light, less than 120kgs
    Ive done a few engine swaps, and im looking to remove weight more than adding power, if anyone want to know why Im not going down the big engine path.
    H Screen Shot 2018-08-15 at 2.03.53 pm.png ere are some photos, the hood and fenders came up well with 1200 sand paper and a buff, paint that rubbed trough is the look im going for.
    The lines on the tub is approximately how much it going to be shorten
     
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    Looks like no serious rust. Is that an RN30 or RN40?
     
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    She reminds me of my old girl - lots of character! Looking forward to see how the surgery to shorten her goes.
     
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    Its pretty good for rust, no big holes anywhere. Its an RN41 its got bucket seats and a 5speed
     
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    Does the dent in the roof pop out? I tried to push mine out but it drops back down again.
     
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    I got most of it out, I havent really tryed to get the rest out at this point, I think Ill get the rest with a slide hammer and Hot glue. There are videos on you tube on how to do it, and it works well most of the time for dents that are not to sharp.
     
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    I did a bit more over the last few days, The engine was missing the carb, and I didn't want to spend any money on an engine of unknown condition. I found a free carb off a Mazda or ford 626, so I made a carb spacer with a 3d printer and some gaskets with a laser cutter. The engine now runs but idles a little rough, Ill go over it and check the valve clearances, point, plugs and leads.
    Now just got to fix the clutch cylinders an ill be able to move it around the yard.
    The 3d printer carb block is not a long-term fix, I fully expect it to fall to bits it will just be used to get the Hilux moving, No road trips.
    I've also come across another engine, a 3sge, out of an MR2 which I can get cheap. Again not my first choice, but probably easier to fit, as the Toyota Y engine gearbox fits on the engine.
    It would have to have the distributor and in the back of the engine removed and replaced with a coil on plug arrangement.
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  8. Liquidhandwash

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    Well, that sucks! got the engine running, bleed the clutch and brakes, as both went to the floor, now both pedals feel like they work. Put it into gear and I get nothing.
    The clutch is likely burnt out, or maybe the gearbox is broken, anyway, more work and I'll still have to push it around.
     
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    Finally got some time to get back to the Lux, It hasnt rained here for months and as soon as I start so does the rain!
    Anyways pulled the tub off and every nut and bolt wanted to pick a fight, so it took a lot longer than I hoped. Ive pulled off the exhaust, fuel tank, drive shaft, wiring, brake lines and cables. I also cut off 2 of the brakets that hold the tub down. Also gave it a clean with a pressure washer as there is nearly 40 years grud to remove. So its already for marking out and cuttting. The wheel base will be 215mm shorter to make it the same as a factory short wheel base which we dont get in Australia.
    No rust holes so far, and Im still looking for a couple of doors. I keep screw up the photos on this site, hopfully it makes sense
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    Did a bit more on lux today, cut 215mm out of the chassis and fitted it back together again. Spent a fair amount of time marking and checking everything, and then went nuts with the grinder.
    I found a small farm inside the chassis rails which had to be excavated, and after much fiddling, and checking its all ready to be welded.
    I got a friend who is a welder, so it shouldn't break, fingers crossed.
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    I put the tub back on the frame just to check for fit, and so far so good. For the amount I cut out of it the result is not realy noticeable unless you look at the before photos.
    Once I get the front of the tub welded back in, I'll cut another piece out of the rear of the tub. That will be the challenging cut to get right, I'm still not sure how I'm going to do it.
     
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    I got do do a bit more work on the Lux, I cut a 185mm strip out of the bum, heres some photos. it all went well apart from the floor which i messed up somehow, next up welding it back together. Screen Shot 2018-11-04 at 2.27.40 pm.png Screen Shot 2018-11-04 at 2.27.08 pm.png Screen Shot 2018-11-04 at 2.26.48 pm.png Screen Shot 2018-11-04 at 2.23.42 pm.png Screen Shot 2018-11-04 at 2.23.26 pm.png
     
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    Love the work you're putting in. The planning is paying off
     
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    Thanks Tuhd, I should of never marked out the floor with the blue tape, its a bit gappy in places, I may have to cut another 10mm out of it, to fix the gaps.
    I was going to do some more today, but got vistors instead :-∞
    It makes the truck look much smaller, cant wait to put some fat wheels on and lower it.
     
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    Nice work. What wheels are you going to go with on it ?

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    Funny you should ask, a friend turned up with some 16" AU falcon wheels, which are a really good offset for the hilux and dont stick out to far. The price was right ... free! even better. I lowered the front a couple of inches, the back needs to come down at lest 3 inches. Ill clean them up and paint them at some stage. I also go an email from a guy with some doors, so looks like its all comming together. Screen Shot 2018-11-13 at 3.23.18 pm.png Screen Shot 2018-11-13 at 3.23.01 pm.png Screen Shot 2018-11-13 at 3.18.34 pm.png
     
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    Did a little more work on "shorty" I managed to drop the rear around 2-3 inchs by shorting the shackles and putting 1" lowering blocks under the axle. Its made the truck sit much more level. Also my doors arrived, though it was a buy the doors get the truck free deal, if any one in north Victoria want some parts....
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    So did a little more work on shorty, fitted the doors, although they will come off again when I get some yellow paint.
    I went to replace the turn signal/ wipers switches and found they were different. The white lux is an 83 the yellow an 80. The wiring plug is quite different. so I cut it off and soldered the old plug on. 3 feet of solder and a foot of heat shrink later it looks like it will work. thankfully they used the same colour wires for everything so it wasn't too hard to change the plug.
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    Haven't done much on the truck as I got Pneumonia and have been off work and haven't got any energy to do anything. I did pick up some seats out of a mid 90s hilux thinking they would bolt in, no such luck the mounts are about 2" wider so more fab work to do.
     
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    Finally was able to do a bit more work on shorty. I replace the seats with some late 90s Hilux seats, unfortunately, they are not a bolt in, and I had to remove the mounts from the old seats, and fabricate parts as the mounting points are quite a bit wider on the new seats.
    Next, I stripped the dash and cleaned everything and the speedo and remove the dash pad and replaced it. I'm waiting for some carpet to arrive and the inside show be a bit more presentable. Screen Shot 2018-12-22 at 2.18.52 pm.png
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