My '84 HJ47

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My '84 HJ47

Unread post by Not for highway use » October 6th, 2013, 6:42 pm

Here is my pride and joy. Very standard. Only things I've done to it is overhead shelf, console shelf, ARB bar, OME shocks and a new spray job in holden Golden Yellow. Left to me by my father in law from Warren NSW in his will. I'll pas it on to my son when I kark it too.

Used it for years for my old business (vineyard contractor) but now got new job that comes with a work ute. Also have a MK dual cab 2.8 Triton. But thats another story (boring zzzzzzzzz).
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Re: My '84 HJ47

Unread post by HDJ78R » October 6th, 2013, 10:27 pm

That's a very nice looking ute mate.
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Re: My '84 HJ47

Unread post by oversite » October 6th, 2013, 11:41 pm

Yeah very nice. Any rust?

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Re: My '84 HJ47

Unread post by Not for highway use » October 7th, 2013, 5:21 am

Thanks Fellas.
There is one spot about the size of a 10c piece that I can see forming under the paint on the roof. Apart from that shes sweet.
I've had it for nearly 15 years now and lived in Sydney before here (Central West NSW). She lived outside most of the time there but now lives with a couple of dirt bikes under cover.

It used to be grey when my father in law had it. He used it as a toolbox to lug tools around his property. when I got it I pulled about 4 leaves out of the springs because it wasn't carrying anywhere near the weight it was in Warren. Made it ride sooooo much better. I got it painted this colour firstly because I like the contrast it gives with grey and black but also it's a readily available colour so if it does get dinged it's easy enough to touch up. thats the theory anyway.
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Re: My '84 HJ47

Unread post by Not for highway use » October 10th, 2013, 4:40 am

I'm thinking about some new(ish) seats for Tojo. Any ideas? Nothing flash, just looking for some simple bolt in's with minor brackat work.
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Re: My '84 HJ47

Unread post by Adon92 » January 5th, 2014, 3:31 pm

90's commodore seats are cheap to get and work well. Same as a falcon.. falcon seats tend to be softer
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Re: My '84 HJ47

Unread post by ian.gonzo » January 10th, 2014, 11:32 am

Be careful of Commodore seats, the backrests are usually bent or twisted.
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Re: My '84 HJ47

Unread post by ymy-88u » January 11th, 2014, 5:04 am

mate 60 series will bolt straight in and you wont run the risk of losing leg room or the steering wheel toughing your legs cause most seats are too thick on the base, go sahara seats and youll never look back
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Re: My '84 HJ47

Unread post by Not for highway use » April 12th, 2014, 7:36 am

ymy-88u]

cheers Mate I'll have a look at these.
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Re: My '84 HJ47

Unread post by Not for highway use » November 9th, 2014, 7:57 am

Starting to think about ditching the 2H and box and possible going down the V6 or V8 route. I've had two 40's in the past, one with a 5.0l GMH and the other a Chev 350. Loved them both but found they lost legs very quickly on the road. Revved their tits off.

I know they are out there but I've tried searching to no real outcome. Can anyone point me to some threads for 40 series V8 Conversions please.
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Re: My '84 HJ47

Unread post by Rogers Cruiser » November 9th, 2014, 10:55 am

No! Its damn criminal to put a V8 in these great trucks!
'98-'06 - FJ-45 Ute fell over one day and didnt survive
'06-now - HJ-47 Troopy, restored and now daily driver.
'13-now - HJ-47 Ute, Farm fresh rust bucket, needs a restoration. viewtopic.php?f=22&t=152811

now - Off Road Box/Camper Trailer. viewtopic.php?f=134&t=153968&p=1792444#p1792444

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Re: My '84 HJ47

Unread post by Not for highway use » November 10th, 2014, 8:11 pm

^^
Ha ha. Burn the witch. I know your thoughts but sometime a man has to do what a man has to do.
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Re: My '84 HJ47

Unread post by Not for highway use » January 28th, 2015, 8:07 pm

Starting the slow rebuild. Old wheels off. New ones in the next day or so. I painted the chassis about 10yrs ago and after a close up look I'm pretty disappointed. Plenty of surface scunge and rust.
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Re: My '84 HJ47

Unread post by cruiserluke » January 29th, 2015, 2:42 pm

What are the new wheels going on it? and are you stripping it right back or just a general tidy up?

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Re: My '84 HJ47

Unread post by Not for highway use » January 29th, 2015, 4:35 pm

Bit of a general tidy up. All in all she's pretty straight. Got some leaky seals to fix, bleed all fluids, smarten up the tray etc. Even though the 2H is a bit smokey I can live with that for a while. It also isn't regoed so a Blue slip is needed.

Like to get some funky modern alloys but going to go with ROH mine spec Black Sunnies 16X7. May do something with the bullbar too but that can wait.
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