My Hilux buildup - Diff Dropped

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jPathy
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My Hilux buildup - Diff Dropped

Unread post by jPathy » October 28th, 2011, 9:10 pm

Hi Guys,

This is the buildup of my 2002 SR5 Dual cab Hilux... its a slow going progress but gradually getting there. I have owned the car since May 2010 when it was stock standard except for the ugly beige leather they put in it.

Mods so far include:
2" Suspension lift
31" Maxxis Bighorns
15X8" Black sunraysias
LED blinkers, tail and reverse lights all round
3 Point alarm/immobiliser and keyless entry
Full retrim (seats, carpet, roof, pillars, door trim inserts, gear boots)
Touch screen double din DVD player head unit
Splits in front doors, 3 ways in back doors, amps under each front seat and sub behind rear
Red LED dash lights
Battery monitor mounted in driver A Pillar
Marine carpet in tray with lockable tool box
Reversing camera
Reversing LED lights
LED Lights in tray
Ironman deluxe bullbar
2 X GME UHF radios
K & N Air Filter
Window Tint
22" LED Lightbar on bullbar
12000lb Ironman winch with rope and aluminium hawse
Filled, straightened and resprayed tray
WRX Front bucket seats installed and trimmed to match the rest of the interior
Dr. Air Pro Flow 150L air compressor mounted in engine bay
Bullbar colour coded to match the silver flares
Projector style headlights with 35W HID lo-Beam and 55W HID Hi-Beam
42" LED Lightbar on the canopy
BRC Quad breather Kit
A heap of RED ARB Style custom rocker switches
Dynamatted all doors on skins and behind door trims
LED DRL's
New steering wheel
Front Camera
Canopy
On board Air Tank
New hayman Reese heavy duty towbar
Upgraded UHF's to 80CH
Buds Customs bash plate

Future mods are:
Turbo conversion on the 3RZ
Drawers in back
Mount and connect second battery in tray (connect battery monitor)
Custom tube steel side steps
Front and/or rear Locker
Rooftop Tent
Spare tyre/rim to match the others
Upgrade Brakes
NEW REAR SUSPENSION

Think thats it... (well that i can remember anyway)

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How it sat the day i bought it

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Making the Tonneau Cover

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Installed LED blinkers and Brake light in sports bar and 4 X Spotlights

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Muddies and lift fitted (and new blinkers/parkers in bullbar thanks to ECB)

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Reverse lights and reverse camera
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Compressor and BRC kit

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New headlights, DRL's and LED Lightbar
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Winch before rope going on
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The tray getting the holes welded up and straightened out for the respray
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The finished product
Last edited by jPathy on March 5th, 2012, 3:57 pm, edited 3 times in total.

jPathy
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Re: My Hilux buildup

Unread post by jPathy » October 28th, 2011, 9:11 pm

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Ballasts for the new headlights neatly mounted

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Trip to the snow at Barrington Tops last year

sam93
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Re: My Hilux buildup

Unread post by sam93 » October 29th, 2011, 12:15 pm

mate that is a sick rig
love the leds in the bullbar
nice work!
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Re: My Hilux buildup

Unread post by chosen » October 29th, 2011, 12:49 pm

Nice to see you take so much pride in the quality of workmanship undertaken... A nice rig for sure!
See my hilux build: viewtopic.php?f=187&t=119221

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Re: My Hilux buildup

Unread post by spag1 » October 29th, 2011, 5:28 pm

nicest looking lux ive seen in a while, hope mine looks this good some time in the future

jPathy
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Re: My Hilux buildup

Unread post by jPathy » October 29th, 2011, 8:45 pm

Thanks guys,

Most things i have done myself and i take allot of pride and take my time to try and make sure it is done properly.. I just wish my canopy would hurry up and arrive.

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Re: My Hilux buildup

Unread post by Noddster » October 30th, 2011, 12:06 am

That is one very tidy Hilux. That tub looks schmick now. Fantastic build!

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Re: My Hilux buildup

Unread post by jPathy » October 30th, 2011, 6:07 pm

Noddster wrote:That is one very tidy Hilux. That tub looks schmick now. Fantastic build!
Yeah i am very happy with the work they did on the tray. Looking forward to getting the canopy fitted up to it now.

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Re: My Hilux buildup

Unread post by juvo » October 31st, 2011, 6:54 pm

tub came up real sweet. Make those minitruckers jelous!
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Re: My Hilux buildup

Unread post by ern » October 31st, 2011, 9:24 pm

Those new headlights look sweet mate. They would have to poles apart in lighting from the OME, even before the HID upgrade. Do tell us some more about them. Tub came up ducks nuts, got to be happy
03 Hilux, SR5, 2" OME, ARB front bar, IPF, ARB canopy.
They all cost to much not to ENJOY

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Re: My Hilux buildup

Unread post by jPathy » November 1st, 2011, 4:50 pm

Juvo - Yeah the tray came up really well.

Ern - The lights ***** all over the old ones and you're right, the HID upgrade blows them away! The only issue i have with them is that the cut off on lowbeam is quite high on the passenger side and even with the lights adjusted to the lowest position they can be blinding for people around you. So i am going to pull them apart one day when i have some spare time and remake the cut off plate inside the projector to change it.

I'll chuck some photos up later of the Lights on with the HID's.

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Re: My Hilux buildup

Unread post by jPathy » November 1st, 2011, 6:27 pm

This is them on lo beam
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Hi Beam
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And with LED Light bar on
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I will try and get some not so close up and night time shots when i can so you can see what they really look like.

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Re: My Hilux buildup

Unread post by jPathy » November 3rd, 2011, 8:58 am

I had a free day yesterday so i took advantage of it and installed all of my switches and run some wires that i had just tucked away in the engine bay and ran the whinch control box wiring into the cab.

Here's some photos of the new switches and my dash at night, One of the switches must have an internal short as it keeps sending power down the wrong way when the dash lights are turned on so i will get onto custom rockers about that.
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These switches are straight, but the shape of the switch itself makes a weird shape shadow which makes them look crooked.
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This is the switches with just the dash lights on so you can see where they are
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This is when the switches in active mode and the large light turns on so you know they are on
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Re: My Hilux buildup

Unread post by juvo » November 3rd, 2011, 5:25 pm

Stylin
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Re: My Hilux buildup

Unread post by jPathy » November 14th, 2011, 9:39 pm

Thanks mate,

Well the lux is off to get the rear helper lesfs pulled out next week which will hopefully help ride comfort and rear travel.

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