FJ73 Experiment

Stu an the FJ73
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Re: FJ73 Experiment

Unread post by Stu an the FJ73 » February 25th, 2013, 12:31 pm

That would be about time. What research could they have done that said buyers would prefer a petrol v8. I'd kill for a diesel.
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Re: FJ73 Experiment

Unread post by tapevans » March 15th, 2014, 5:43 am

Hey stu been a while since I last checked out your thread and had a chat how's it going I gather your enjoying your rig now your thread as gone a little quiet kinda wish I started one in the beginning hey iv come so far and spend so much time on the old girl lol. Was just thinking today what I have done to the middy and she's quite a list lol made a rear bar with swing away and some front and rear side rails so got the bar work all the way around now I'll post you a pic for shits and giggles. Tried a rear disc brake conversion a few weeks ago collected all the bits and soon realised after spending all the money that the brackets would work they were for a bundy with hilux diffs so after messing about for a week I cut my losses and rebuilt my drums from top to bottom replacing all the springs and such. Handbrake works alright now with a new cable but iv just ordered some electronic line locks from the states so I can lock the brakes on for extra security on steep hills should work well. Next job is to make some high clearance ubolt plates like yours looks like it works a treat. Anyways mate hope the rig is going well gives me plenty of ideas. Here is some of the built list gets longer all the time lol.

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Diff and gearbox breathers
Duel batts with in cab monitor
Hard wired phone
600w inverter
2inch lifted springs
2 inch anti inversion shackles
Procomp shocks
Extractors
Snorkle
35" Muddies
155 ltr long range fuel tank
Lights x6 hid
Rear led work lights
Side awning
Electronic ignition
Winch bar
12000lb Winch
Roof rack
Sliders
Storage draws
Cargo barrier
60 ltr water tank
60 ltr fridge
Diff guards
Front locker
Rear locker
Rear bar with wheel carrier
Front side rails
Rear side rails
Thor load assist airbags
After market flares
That's all I can think off for now lol

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Re: FJ73 Experiment

Unread post by tapevans » March 15th, 2014, 5:50 am

Hey stu tired to put some pics up but there to big how do you make Urs fit u shrink them down

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Re: FJ73 Experiment

Unread post by Stu an the FJ73 » May 2nd, 2014, 9:47 pm

G'day mate. How you been?
I haven't been on here in about a year! Haven't used the truck either.
I bought a house just after my last post and I've spent the last year fighting a pile of paper work and paying rediculous fees to endless amounts of people so that I can build a shed. Anyway, a year later I finished building my shed. For the first time, I have a clean flat undercover area to work and absolutely no time to do anything.
There's just to much do on the house.

Anyway, yours must be coming along. I haven't posted a pic in so long, I can't really remember. I'm s**t with computers. Think there was something in the photo editor that can resize pics. I use apple everything now.

Also I had to buy a new work truck. Got a new dmax. Very happy.
1986 Toyota FJ73. Build thread; http://www.4wdaction.com.au/forum/viewtopic.php?f=188&t=116768

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Re: FJ73 Experiment

Unread post by tapevans » May 4th, 2014, 8:47 pm

I here u there mate took me 12 months nearly to get my shed threw council what a nightmare but it's good to be able to park 7 cars haha yer I'm mac converted to just haven't got the putting pics up here things yet always to bloody hard lol. Yer I'm in the market for a 100 series atm keeping the middy for playing, she will do one last big trip to the cape this year and that will be it. Anyways mate take care

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Re: FJ73 Experiment

Unread post by Stu an the FJ73 » August 13th, 2014, 5:43 pm

Mate of mine organised a charity run a few wees back. Decided I should go along and blow some cobwebs off the truck. First run in over a year. Performed brilliantly as usual.
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Re: FJ73 Experiment

Unread post by tapevans » August 13th, 2014, 6:27 pm

Hey mate looks good as always. I been doing some more bar work since we last spoke but can never upload pics on this bloody site even if I shrink the ***** out of them. Iv also made a landcruiser mwb group on fb u should join up figure there are plenty of troops and utes groups but no middys so I made one plenty if members now I was surprised

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Re: FJ73 Experiment

Unread post by Stu an the FJ73 » August 13th, 2014, 6:28 pm

More.
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Unread post by Stu an the FJ73 » August 13th, 2014, 6:31 pm

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Re: FJ73 Experiment

Unread post by Stu an the FJ73 » August 13th, 2014, 6:38 pm

That sounds good mate. I have more pics and i can't work out how to get them up either. Keeps saying to big.
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Re: FJ73 Experiment

Unread post by Stu an the FJ73 » September 8th, 2014, 6:57 pm

We'll the time has come. I'm having thoughts about selling the 73. Don't get me wrong, I love this thing. There are many reasons. Mostly, I just don't get to use it. Only been out once in the last two years. Plus the missus doesn't like the scary stuff which is what it does best. And I'm trying to start a reno and I could use the money. My life is against the old girl at the moment. Really don't want to do it though.
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Re: FJ73 Experiment

Unread post by tapevans » September 8th, 2014, 10:40 pm

Funny u say that cause I wanna buy a tourer probes a new shape patrol in the last of the 4.2td I'm not solid Toyota man haha in saying that had a thought of selling the old girl but can't bring myself to do it spent to much money and it's still not worth much more then I bought it for lol plus my tourer won't be doing what my middy does lol

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Re: FJ73 Experiment

Unread post by Stu an the FJ73 » September 10th, 2014, 9:03 pm

That's it. I wouldn't have a clue what it's worth
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Re: FJ73 Experiment

Unread post by tapevans » September 10th, 2014, 9:34 pm

U on My middy fb page?

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Re: FJ73 Experiment

Unread post by Stu an the FJ73 » September 12th, 2014, 6:54 pm

Not yet. Don't really use it. Had a look the other day. I'll do it now. Why?
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