New family member, 76 series wagon, Still Kicking

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New family member, 76 series wagon, Still Kicking

Unread post by monkeybucket » August 9th, 2012, 1:01 am

Kitting up for a pile of long trips into the great beyond. I have finally bit the bullet and got a bit of power under the hood. Retiring the 2004 turbo Hilux from its 8 years of trusty service with me (damn reliable truck with no guts) I have gone and spent on a 76 series Toyota 2009 Wagon. Yes its a V8 and worthy of some towing duties later on this year.

I bought the truck stock with ARB winch bar on the front and a 3500kg tow bar on the bar. Stock as other wise.

I have since Added...

Dual battery setup 100amp/h with Redark switch thingy. Put 2 more 12V outlets in the back too.
Scrub bars and side steps to keep the pin striping to a minimum.
ARB compressor under the bonnet ready for lockers (a long way down the track)
GME 3340 uhf
Ironman 1800 roof rack with spare tire hitch

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Still to go on the truck...

Lightforce 240 Blitz 50W HID
8 inch light bar work light on the back (removable)
Shelves to suit a pile of tubs I have (will be a home build)
My Engle 38 litre fridge mounted in the back(no sliders for now)
45mm flexi flares

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I have removed the stock radio antenna and mounted a rubber jobby to the front on the bar (I always snap em off)
My wish list includes...

Front and rear lockers
6 BFG Mudies 33s and steel rims(should sort the speedo out)
swing out arm for 2 jerrycans
A decent GPS
A decent winch to keep the ARB company
and some console bits and pieces (need a spot for me drink)

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Re: New family member, 76 series wagon

Unread post by monkeybucket » August 9th, 2012, 10:20 pm

Popped these on the other day...

240 Blitz 50W HID

Had to make up a packer outa some HD 25mm thick plastic to get them in there though. Still looking at moving them back behind the bar.

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Crikey they're bad ass. Hope your not coming the other way. :petrified:

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Re: New family member, 76 series wagon

Unread post by Missy » August 9th, 2012, 11:13 pm

Naw, congrats on your new addition to the family! Best trucks ever!

It's a pain in the butt the lack of cup holders isn't it- I scored a floor console from Dept of the Interior off the big fella for my 30th, 2 cup holders and plenty of room for bits and pieces :D

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Re: New family member, 76 series wagon

Unread post by monkeybucket » August 9th, 2012, 11:47 pm

Thanks, Yeah there sure are some wide open spaces in the cab.
Working on the rear storage at the moment. Yes the cup holders are on the agenda. Might whip a console extension up after working on the fridge sliders.

Your blue 76 is hell awesome and I'm sure just as capable.
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Re: New family member, 76 series wagon

Unread post by VK1 » August 12th, 2012, 11:25 pm

Nice truck mate. That engine bay looks nice & clean too. I remember when my Troopy's looked like that :) I thought my truck only needed a cpl more things to be complete but you've just reminded me I want more. Scrub bars & side steps. Looking forward to more pics.

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Re: New family member, 76 series wagon

Unread post by monkeybucket » August 15th, 2012, 8:46 pm

Another addition to the 76 Cruiser.
Been working in the shed today putting my Chippy skills to use working on my fridge slide and table design.
Its all coming together nicely.
This is the back end at the moment... :D

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And this is what I am building to go in her...

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Still along way from finished but not bad for half days work. :drink:
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Re: New family member, 76 series wagon

Unread post by smokescreen » August 15th, 2012, 9:12 pm

Great start to your build up mate i can't wait for the final product.
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Re: New family member, 76 series wagon

Unread post by Missy » August 15th, 2012, 9:32 pm

Drawers are looking good! I was using the biscuit cutter at work today to make the joins for my cheeseboard in woodwork- I like learning new skills and using new tools :thumb:

But I think drawers are beyond me at the moment :D

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Re: New family member, 76 series wagon

Unread post by monkeybucket » August 16th, 2012, 12:54 am

Cheers peeps...
These sliders are childs play. I though they might give me some grief but after a good going over it turns out to be just a matter of getting your spacings spot on. Couple a hundred screws later and bam its a box with a fridge slider. 227kg sliders for the fridge and 125kg sliders for the fold out table.

Will keep yol posted
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Re: New family member, 76 series wagon

Unread post by monkeybucket » August 24th, 2012, 8:18 pm

Got an afternoon in the shed and the amenities went in today.
Carpet, Hold down lugs and fold out table with adjustable legs.

Here are the progress shots... viewtopic.php?f=177&t=134678 :thumb:

And some of the back of the car.

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Now i just need to paint the legs and polish the table tops. :)

40mm x 20mm Ally angle has been used with screws at 100mm centers on the corners of the shroud to reinforce the the box.

The Unit is held down to the floor but 12mm nutserts(rivet nuts popped into the floor) Will give them a test to see how they hold up. If no good will bolt right through.
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Re: New family member, 76 series wagon

Unread post by VK1 » August 24th, 2012, 10:32 pm

I love that table mate. Nice job.

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Re: New family member, 76 series wagon

Unread post by monkeybucket » August 24th, 2012, 11:16 pm

Cheers I like it too.
I got a shot of it folded up...
I just need to get some of those little elastick straps to stop it bumping around when its locked up.
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Re: New family member, 76 series wagon

Unread post by Aaron Schubert » August 25th, 2012, 9:01 pm

That looks great mate. What thickness ply is it?

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Re: New family member, 76 series wagon

Unread post by monkeybucket » August 26th, 2012, 1:26 pm

I just went with the 17mm structural stuff from Bunnings. It has a good side and a rough side. I just put the rough side under the carpeted areas.
Used liquid nails and 50mm, 8 gauge countersunk chipboard screws every 150mm to hold the box together.
Added extra support with 40x20 ally angle countersunk and screwed every 100mm. :thumb:
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Re: New family member, 76 series wagon

Unread post by Matt02hilux » August 27th, 2012, 8:29 pm

That is an awsome design mate! Well done

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