Orange 1977 Hilux Restomod Project

Discussion in '1976-1983 Build-Up/Project Threads' started by RN23CB, May 17, 2020.

  1. RN23CB

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    Hello All!
    I bought my 77 RN23 back in April with intend to fix it up, restore, mod, and just have some fun with it. Here are a few pics of it as when I got it. Right now I'm working on mounting the bench seat that came with it. It doesn't appear to be the original seat, and the seat brackets do not line up with any of the mounting holes. It was just sitting on the floor.

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    Definitely need to find some bucket seats
     
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    Yeah I think the originals were buckets. It has four holes on each side. I'm making some base out of C-Channels to mount the bench seat. At least I'll be able to drive it to the junk yard to look for bucket seats when things are back to normal.
     
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    Removed OEM sound deadening to inspect the floor pan. Not too bad. Passenger side has some rust holes, but the driver side is in really good condition.

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    Cut out and patched up the rust holes on the passenger side. Took a few tries to get the correct setting on welding on a sheet metal without burning holes. Not the best looking weld, but they will hold. Going to clean these up, and paint the entire floor with KBS coating this weekend.

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    Cleaned, prepped and put two coats of KBS CAT yellow. It will all be covered with RAAMmat for sound deadening.

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    What did you use for seam sealer?
     
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    GM ACDelco brand I found on Amazon. It's cheaper than 3M, but it's taking awhile to dry. Hopefully it'll harden over the next couple of days.
     
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    Picked up a pair of seats from junk yard. They came out of a 1980 Honda Civic.

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    Got the seats mounted. Didn't have to do any welding so I'm happy about that. I used some square tubing with C-Channels I was using to temporarily mount the bench seat that came with the truck. Still need to do some minor adjustments and door cards so I can send them all to upholstery shop at the same time.
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