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How To Polish A Turd (72 Hilux)
« on: Oct 13, 2008, 09:14:13 PM »
just got a steal on a 72 hilux for $400. got to thinking...didnt want a 4runner anymore so im selling the tub and throwing this body on the 4x4 frame..

UPDATE-4/1/10
-22re on Propane
*200m mixer
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-37x12.50x17 BFG KM2s on 17x8 soft 8's with daves offroad 39 bolt beadlocks
-27 spline chromo Longfields
-All pro Highsteer
-Shaved and Trussed front axle
-Marlin longbed sliders shortened
-Harbor Freight rock lights


next week i should be able to start collecting parts  :greengrin:

now for the pics..













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Re: 72 hilux build
« Reply #1 on: Oct 13, 2008, 09:18:54 PM »
cool
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Re: 72 hilux build
« Reply #2 on: Oct 13, 2008, 09:35:57 PM »
the best part is it runs and drives fine. just had an exhaust leak but i fixed it. heater still works too :biggthumpup:

gonna have to do quite a bit of work on the floor to get rid of the cancer so i dont end up flintstonin this thing around.

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Re: 72 hilux build
« Reply #3 on: Dec 31, 2008, 08:46:23 AM »
update... i helped him out a little w/ his duals last night still has a little work to do before they are together...
and i also sold him a running 20r so he has a motor :D

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Re: 72 hilux build
« Reply #4 on: Dec 31, 2008, 11:57:49 AM »
Totally cool.  I'm doing a 73 Ford Courier on a Toyota chassis (link in my sig, but I think you have to register for our site to see it).  I would have also done a Hilux, but found a good deal on the Courier first.  I'll be watching your build.  :biggthumpup:

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Re: 72 hilux build
« Reply #5 on: Dec 31, 2008, 12:32:02 PM »
sweet
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Re: 72 hilux build
« Reply #6 on: Dec 31, 2008, 04:58:36 PM »
Interesting... Proceed!
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Re: 72 hilux build
« Reply #7 on: Dec 31, 2008, 05:55:11 PM »
Nice... I like where this is going.  :yesnod:

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Re: 72 hilux build
« Reply #8 on: Dec 31, 2008, 07:00:08 PM »
Totally forgot about this..oh well. not like the truck is making progress. :shake:


But yeah..

-Got a 20r with a weber and an offenhouser intake
-Im gathering suspension stuff right now, Going F150 rears and tacoma springs in front(52" long I think). I need one more set of creeper joints/johnny joints for a front shackle hanger..anyone think this is a bad idea? i was going to just put them in the rear but i got to thinking and remembered i had some taco rears that i could throw in front, and they are too long to use the shackle toob in the frame so im going to move the hanger back..opinons...solid or MEGA FLEX shackle mounts??? Thought maybe it might make driveability sketchy..?

Once Duals are assembled and money allows i will order the 4x Innovations Xmember.

Then the cutting begins. Pics Tommorow.

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Re: 72 hilux build
« Reply #9 on: Dec 31, 2008, 08:15:21 PM »
looks good, any idea of what size tires your going to use?
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Re: 72 hilux build
« Reply #10 on: Jan 01, 2009, 06:58:37 AM »
18R...nice, what kinda power does that make?

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Re: 72 hilux build
« Reply #11 on: Jan 01, 2009, 08:06:48 AM »
Mmmmm pre 75,  I want one so I can built the crap out of it, without fear of the smog monster.

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Re: 72 hilux build
« Reply #12 on: Jan 01, 2009, 02:43:23 PM »
yea! somone else is building one too. looks like i got a little lucky not having so much floor rot. keep the pics comin
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Re: 72 hilux build
« Reply #13 on: Jan 01, 2009, 03:45:40 PM »
cant wait to see it finished
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Re: 72 hilux build
« Reply #14 on: Jan 02, 2009, 03:19:21 AM »
looks good, any idea of what size tires your going to use?

37" KM2's, 40" LTB's or 39.5" irocs.

leaning towards the km2's just for daily driving

18R...nice, what kinda power does that make?

It will give my geo a run for its money.

yea! somone else is building one too. looks like i got a little lucky not having so much floor rot. keep the pics comin
yeah  i shoulda pulled up the carpet when i bought it and checked but i got it for 400 bux so im not complaining

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Re: 72 hilux build
« Reply #15 on: Jan 02, 2009, 01:11:46 PM »
you should put some expanded steel in place of it that would be pretty cool. would suck if you got in deep water or mud though. but it would be cool to see the rocks under you.
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Re: 72 hilux build
« Reply #16 on: Jan 02, 2009, 02:03:45 PM »
haha that would be cool but i live in oregon = cold  :moon:

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Re: 72 hilux build
« Reply #17 on: Jan 02, 2009, 07:47:09 PM »
no bueno
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Re: 72 hilux build
« Reply #18 on: Feb 03, 2009, 11:01:45 PM »
This is what ive been up to ....

Duals with MC-R10 adapter.



What the 4runner was reduced to..


Rear Suspension: Creeper Joints w/ Tacoma Rears with Toy Rear leaf.



Hilux Booster On Left, 4runner On Right.


Before. Note the sick harbor freight rainbow sockets.


After


Flintstone it! :gap:


Battery Tray was all rusted out. Might end up having to cut the whole inner fenders out for the shock towers as a last resort. So Im waiting to patch it for now..


Cancer Delete..


Band-Aid.


Boxed In Motor Mounts.



Then Shock Tower Gussets..



And one of my other toy  :driving:




Just ordered the 4x Innovation Crossmember last week so it should be here soon. Then Duals go in and the cab can go on. :flamer: More Updates tommorow hopefully.
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Re: 72 hilux build
« Reply #19 on: Feb 04, 2009, 10:43:04 AM »
COOL      I'm rebuilding a 83 4x4 right now   when I'm done with it I want to rebuild a older Hilux    I found an old 70-72 in a field yesterday     didn't have time to take a pic of it     I will try to swing by later and take one    it's the body style that came out after the STOUT      cool old truck      butt ugly but cool

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Re: 72 hilux build
« Reply #20 on: Feb 04, 2009, 10:52:24 AM »
sweet build up. alot of cancer on it but nothing u wouldnt  expect out of a toyota. nice build.
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Re: 72 hilux build
« Reply #21 on: Feb 04, 2009, 11:30:25 AM »
on the brake booster pics you have them wrong..
hilux on the left... 4runner on the right :gap:

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Re: 72 hilux build
« Reply #22 on: Feb 04, 2009, 04:15:22 PM »
nice build  :thumbs:...i like those older toyota's  :beerchug:

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Re: 72 hilux build
« Reply #23 on: Feb 04, 2009, 11:13:34 PM »
Thanks guys. Got a little more done today. Went to Upullit and found a 73 out in the yard so I got the doors of it plus the grill. Finished my other shock tower gusset, shaved the rear axle drain plug, and painted my motor thats about it, haha. More tommorow, heres some pics...









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Re: 72 hilux build
« Reply #24 on: Feb 04, 2009, 11:14:41 PM »
on the brake booster pics you have them wrong..
hilux on the left... 4runner on the right :gap:
uhh i dunno what your talking about :gap:

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Re: 72 hilux build
« Reply #25 on: Feb 05, 2009, 05:30:53 AM »
Looking Great!!!  :thumbs:
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Re: 72 hilux build
« Reply #26 on: Feb 05, 2009, 10:03:27 AM »
uhh i dunno what your talking about :gap:

nice editing :ha_ha:

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Re: 72 hilux build
« Reply #27 on: Feb 21, 2009, 11:38:40 PM »




nice score on the doors. i wish icould find some to make into half doors. and i need a hood, i messed up the holes for the shock hoops :smack:





oh yea
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Re: 72 hilux build
« Reply #28 on: Feb 22, 2009, 02:27:01 PM »
I definately paid way too much for those doors but I figured Im Not gonna find another pair for awhile so I snatched em up.

On to the Updates...

-Duals are in..still waiting for my 4xInnovations crossmember. 
-Set the cab on the frame and started cutting. Rocker cut to right under the door, inner fenders cut. Still need to cut out the core support for the steering box, and make a new horseshoe crossmember. It hits the back of the  tranny tunnel.
-Bobbed the bed 16" inches. Its short but I like it. Still need to finish welding it up..

Today I will be the proud owner of 4, 37x12.50x17 KM2's :biggthumpup: should be here in a week or so. Can't wait.

Still have way too much left to do, now here's the pics..

What my driveway looks like..




Might have to cut more.
 


Time for surgery :flamer:


Took my time triple measuring so it wouldnt look like dookie


No turning back.




Still ended up like dookie..



Set it on to see what its gonna look like.. :cool: and yes, its crooked.





Thats it for now..Body mounts next...

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Re: 72 hilux build
« Reply #29 on: Feb 22, 2009, 02:57:44 PM »
that thing is bad
Any guy who takes his woman wheeling enjoys her. A woman who is owned is left at home to cook, clean, and keep beer cold. So if this offends you you should stop looking and go have some tacos.    :rofl2: And a beer. If your old enough.   :beerchug:   :beer:

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