TOYHOLDEN's Custom Hilux Surf V8 on 80-series diffs

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Re: TOYHOLDEN's V8 SURF BUILD -> ''bar work in progress''

Unread post by psyolent » November 13th, 2015, 7:52 am

hanging to see progress mate. awesome work as always buddy
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Re: TOYHOLDEN's V8 SURF BUILD -> ''bar work in progress''

Unread post by Toyholden » November 13th, 2015, 10:57 am

OK before i get onto the Surf SAS will finish up with Tim's LN106 1UZ conversion

I cut off the 3bolt header flanges as they didnt allow to fit between the chassis rails so i rep[laced them with 2bolt 2-1/4 ford flanges as they are smaller flange then holden ones lol... here's the old flanges just sitting there on a tilt to fit in there :lol:

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The new Flanges.... much better

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OK so flanges in place & new 02 sensors the motor can be fired up when ready
now onto that radiator relocation 65mm push :crazy:
First i had to measure & mark before chopping then the chop

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Rodeo clutch fan as the fans are both the same fans being a reverse fan blade & viscous clutch hubs are a little different so i did swap out for an LS400 clutch fan hub

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So with the rodeo clutch fan in place making sure theres room for shroud etc & fitting in place the new front cross brace support bar ready for welding

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So i fit some radiator supports & all welded up with a lick of paint to freshen it up

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Radiator in place & looks like lots of room for clutch fan

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& just with rodeo clutch fan theres ample room

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I refit the top rad support brace in a new location but retained the factory bonnet latch & cradle :D

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New belt & LS400 idler fan pulley

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Re: TOYHOLDEN's V8 SURF BUILD -> ''bar work in progress''

Unread post by Toyholden » November 13th, 2015, 11:12 am

So with that sorted & plumbed up just need to make up a shroud later, more of the hard stuff for now cause want it running :)

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Clearance with rodeo hub

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OK so she needs to breath so a new inline airfilter canniser was ordered

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Had to make an AFM flange pipe fitting to join AFM to pod filter

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Lucky paint dried before the rain :lol:

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Intake air all plumbed up

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New LS400 clutch fan hub in too... much better

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Re: TOYHOLDEN's V8 SURF BUILD -> ''bar work in progress''

Unread post by Toyholden » November 13th, 2015, 11:34 am

I already made one but it found a new home so made a new handbrake relocation bracket that brings the cable pulley inside the can to make room for the motor against firewall.. I also made 2 block off flanges one for the old handbrake pulley hole that acts as a backing plate & the other is for the old clutch master cylinder that is no longer required

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Handbrake relocated

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Block off plates in position

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All back together... well almost :lol:

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Next is fuel tank... i need to modify the fuel tank mounts to accept a 4runner EFi tank with fuel pump so thats next job but it's pissing down outside so im up do date with this build.. well no as i left out lots of minor stuff like 4hours to fit new header gaskets with motor in place & caster plates, dropped draglink, steering box relocation & torque rod bracket repair & modification but thats just pics i lost when i lost my camera :irked:

Here's a canopy i made for a D22 Navara that will be covered with canvas by now i'd say... just to fill this post

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Thats another Fierce4x4Fabrications custom special :waycool:
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Re: TOYHOLDEN's V8 SURF BUILD -> ''bar work in progress''

Unread post by Toyholden » November 13th, 2015, 11:36 am

Yep looks swish :cool:

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Re: TOYHOLDEN's V8 SURF BUILD -> ''bar work in progress''

Unread post by Toyholden » November 13th, 2015, 11:38 am

haha TOYOTA'S for life :twisted:

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Re: TOYHOLDEN's V8 SURF BUILD -> ''bar work in progress''

Unread post by Toyholden » November 13th, 2015, 11:47 am

A winchbar i made for a N70 hilux

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Young bloke couldnt wait to get it dirty before i was even finished with it :lol:

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Hahaha me fitting lightbars

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Looks tuff az ***

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Another Fierce4x4Fabrications custom product :D
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Re: TOYHOLDEN's V8 SURF BUILD -> ''bar work in progress''

Unread post by Toyholden » November 13th, 2015, 12:08 pm

& the family Toy "Fiftilux"
Will be building this with GQ diffs & Custom F4x4F diff pinion handbrake :lol:
& the Surfs old 308 Driveline after i fit the LS1 combo in the Surf :sillywink:

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low runner :lol:

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The GQ diffs already have superior hilux leaf pads so will be going 05+ IFS Rears with 150mm hanger push & dropped shackle hanger relocation with 250mm chassis bob, will stay the same wheel base due to 05 rears being spaced backer at the pin. Then for the front will be a RUF with 60mm diff push & dropped custom hanger with custom dropped shackle bush hangers too.... hehehe :thumb:

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Toyota badge lol
Now you all know :purplex:

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Re: TOYHOLDEN's V8 SURF BUILD -> ''SAS in progress''

Unread post by Toyholden » November 14th, 2015, 12:00 pm

So it begins...
The Surf is on stands & diffs are out awaiting 80series diffs to be grafted in

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Bye Bye IFS

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driver side chopped

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passenger side chopped... what a pain in the bottom

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rubbish pile

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All cleaned up

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made a ruff template

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cut fishplates

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fishplate on i also boxed the chassis up in line for the rear leg on the 80series towers

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Re: TOYHOLDEN's V8 SURF BUILD -> ''SAS in progress''

Unread post by Toyholden » November 14th, 2015, 12:37 pm

Chopped the towers off the 80 chassis

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All cleaned up ready to go in there new home

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all welded on heres that back leg where i boxed the chassis to suit the rear leg of the shock tower

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bucket towers are on

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Mock fitting the steering box in new location so i can mark a template card

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I cut a steering box relocation fishplate using a cardboard template

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now to relocate the steering box, just positioning it as far forward as possible, you can see the old hole

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& made some caster correction plates

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Next>
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Re: TOYHOLDEN's V8 SURF BUILD -> ''SAS in progress''

Unread post by Toyholden » November 14th, 2015, 12:56 pm

I cut some radius arm link plates

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So i drilled for crush tubes after positioning the steering box & fastening bolts to secure it for welding, you can see i cut the upper bolt tube bracket off the chassis & re used it

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ready to weld off

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done

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tower all welded too

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painted

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Re: TOYHOLDEN's V8 SURF BUILD -> ''SAS in progress''

Unread post by Toyholden » November 14th, 2015, 1:15 pm

OK enuff pic by pic

heres where im at

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Yeah i braced the diff

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the blue one is the 80 pitman the other bellow is a trailgear shorter stroke same height as hilux IFS arm just shorter & i needed an extra 10m for room to fit panhard bracket

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just enough room for pitman bracket & bolt clearance with standard 80series panhard bar

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So i made a panhard bracket after lots of measuring to get panhard in same angle parallel to the draglink was the biggy here as i dont want bump steer & the bracket was an ass pain to make too being off square to the chassis rail

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& good clearance for draglink & diff pumpkin bash plate
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Re: TOYHOLDEN's V8 SURF BUILD -> ''SAS in progress''

Unread post by Toyholden » November 14th, 2015, 1:34 pm

Yep good clearance good everything

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So thats where im up to i have been reworking the other end of the 80seies panhard brace bare bracket to suit the Surf chassis contour... should be done today if i get my ass off here :lol: Im using a GQ patrol panhard bar for the cross brace as it has a very thick wall compared to the 80series cross brace & the nissan panhard has a nice bend on the end that helps it mate into the 80 brace bracket in position...
will update.. it's way too hectic to post more pics of every detail which i do have pics of just not happening on here sorry :gurn:


80series diffs front & back with 285/75/r16 tires on 8inch +0- offset wheels leaves tires protrusion at 36mm max

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rear diff in position now to cut surf links off & move them across to suit

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Thats it for now... off i go out to finish this panhard p[racket & cross brace if the weather allows... Yep i did al of this & more all in the open outdoors lol! :)
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Re: TOYHOLDEN's V8 SURF BUILD -> ''SAS in progress''

Unread post by Peter Aawen » November 14th, 2015, 1:46 pm

Fantastic looking work there Toy!! :thumb:

Good stuff! ;)
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Re: TOYHOLDEN's V8 SURF BUILD -> ''SAS in progress''

Unread post by Toyholden » November 14th, 2015, 2:13 pm

thanks Peter :thumb:
my OCD just took over & this is the outcome :)
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