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My 1983 HiLux build updated
« on: Mar 28, 2010, 03:44:04 PM »
Hi everyone my name is Anthony, I just picked up an old 83 hilux for $1,000 it come with a brand new 22r engine which i will be getting friday! After reading some of the other posts I figured it was a good idea to be on these forums for feedback. Im learning every day so any input is much appreciated!
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Re: My 1983 HiLux build
« Reply #1 on: Mar 28, 2010, 03:45:23 PM »
Eeeew that engine harness is a nightmare I hope the new engine I pick up on friday has one haha. If not thats going to be fun a re-do haha
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Re: My 1983 HiLux build
« Reply #2 on: Mar 28, 2010, 03:46:39 PM »
heres a picture of the engine that is in the truck right now. Amazingly it runs but has a rod knock
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Re: My 1983 HiLux build
« Reply #3 on: Mar 28, 2010, 05:58:37 PM »
looks pretty good. what are you plans for it besides the new motor ??

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Re: My 1983 HiLux build
« Reply #4 on: Mar 28, 2010, 08:19:01 PM »
well I want to be able to drive it on the street, with 33s. It would be nice to fit some 35-37s on trail though. Im a college student on a budget but I lots of resources. I was thinking about the chevy 63 idea since its common and cheap but right now im going to start on the frame and paint it, get new brakes & lines, gas tank relocation, fuel lines, power steering belt and master bushing kit.
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Re: My 1983 HiLux build
« Reply #5 on: Mar 30, 2010, 10:24:16 AM »
finished painting the cab black. ill have pictures up friday and the engine R&R
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Re: My 1983 HiLux build
« Reply #6 on: Mar 30, 2010, 11:28:53 AM »
great platform to start with
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Re: My 1983 HiLux build
« Reply #7 on: Mar 30, 2010, 02:14:48 PM »
the First gens are my favorite!
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Re: My 1983 HiLux build
« Reply #8 on: Apr 04, 2010, 01:25:02 PM »
update finally got my engine! started working out the engine harness and labeling it so i can re do it. heres some pictures! I also started taking the rest of the dash out, I'm planning one making a sheet metal on with some new gauges soon!
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Re: My 1983 HiLux build
« Reply #9 on: Apr 04, 2010, 01:25:31 PM »
haha and a crawler egg for easter!
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Re: My 1983 HiLux build
« Reply #10 on: Apr 05, 2010, 05:22:57 PM »
hey guys what kind of radiators can i swap in the place of the stock one. im trying to get a upgraded one so be creative.
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Re: My 1983 HiLux build
« Reply #12 on: Apr 11, 2010, 06:51:34 PM »
well got the old engine out finally! here are some crappy pictures from my phone sorry forgot to get good pictures while i was working :(the old engine under a tarp next to my house!bad picture but theres the input shaft!
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Re: My 1983 HiLux build
« Reply #13 on: Apr 11, 2010, 07:24:40 PM »
will that radiator help it run cooler

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Re: My 1983 HiLux build
« Reply #14 on: Apr 18, 2010, 07:27:55 PM »
im hoping so, it is for the turboed engine so im sure it will be better then stock.
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Re: My 1983 HiLux build
« Reply #15 on: Apr 18, 2010, 07:29:15 PM »
picked up a grill from a 4runner im going to adapt it onto my truck!and some cleaning of the engine bay didnt have much time to work but i thought i would put up some better pictures
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Re: My 1983 HiLux build
« Reply #16 on: Apr 20, 2010, 08:00:38 AM »
Hey guys is ebay a good place to pick up a 32/36 electic choke carb kit? they are only $300 there and 500 everywhere else.
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Re: My 1983 HiLux build
« Reply #17 on: Apr 20, 2010, 08:05:30 AM »
I'd rebuild a stock aisin carb and run it
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Re: My 1983 HiLux build
« Reply #18 on: Apr 20, 2010, 09:33:21 AM »
ok thats what ill do then since it will be loads cheaper
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Re: My 1983 HiLux build
« Reply #19 on: Apr 20, 2010, 06:10:53 PM »
ok thats what ill do then since it will be loads cheaper

They're really good carbs IMO
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Re: My 1983 HiLux build
« Reply #20 on: Apr 22, 2010, 06:52:06 AM »
hella lot cheaper i can save for some better parts :)
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Re: My 1983 HiLux build
« Reply #21 on: Apr 26, 2010, 08:36:24 PM »
heya guys i have a question. the heating and air conditioning unit on these trucks takes up alot of space in the cab, is there any other way of getting only defrost i dont care much for heating or ac. let me know your ideas im gonna draw something up tomorrow. maybe a tube with an inline fan on a switch bringing in engine bay heat to the window? idk give me some ideas fellas! thanks
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Re: My 1983 HiLux build
« Reply #22 on: Apr 27, 2010, 03:28:15 PM »
well heres alil something i was thinking about while at school let me know what you think, its based off heat from the engine.
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Re: My 1983 HiLux build
« Reply #23 on: Apr 27, 2010, 03:29:14 PM »
20 amp maybe alil overkill
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Re: My 1983 HiLux build
« Reply #24 on: Apr 27, 2010, 06:07:44 PM »
the heater in my 79 sux i need it in the winter time

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Re: My 1983 HiLux build
« Reply #25 on: Apr 28, 2010, 08:25:43 AM »
I just dont really need all that excess stuff in the cab and engine bay, all i need is an efficient way of defrosting my window. The cold is why they made jackets.
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Re: My 1983 HiLux build
« Reply #26 on: Apr 28, 2010, 10:25:30 PM »
I agree! I pulled out my heater core last year, my speakers look much better in its place.
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Re: My 1983 HiLux build
« Reply #27 on: Apr 29, 2010, 07:03:41 AM »
i was thinking about building a lock box in its place but a sub would be pretty cool now that i think about it
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Re: My 1983 HiLux build
« Reply #28 on: Apr 29, 2010, 09:54:00 AM »
Here is what I did.  Your build looks good.  I have an 83 also.

83 pickup, 4.88s, chevys in rear, RUF, Dual Transfers, flat belly, 3RZ swap, disc brake x4, rollin on 36" irocs

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Re: My 1983 HiLux build
« Reply #29 on: Apr 30, 2010, 03:48:28 PM »
thats bad  man! got any specs on it? oh and if anyone know how to identify features from a vin number please tell me i want to find out exactly what model pickup i have.
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