1980 Toyota Hilux Solid Axle

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d3m0n1c_4b
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Re: 1980 Toyota Hilux Solid Axle

Unread post by d3m0n1c_4b » November 12th, 2012, 9:31 pm

HiLuxury wrote:is that the kevlar ones? why have you been through so many, do they get caught on things?..
Yeah mate, although fairly certain the first pairs i had were just steel braided.

I have bought 3 sets, not for the same vehicle, but for 3 different vehicles, haha.
First set bought from a guy on here for my 1st Gen 'Runner when i had her, bout nearly 5yrs ago.
Next set i bought from locktup for my '97 LN106 bout 3 years ago.
Last set for my current '90 LN106

Never had an issue with them, however havent really had a vehicle long enough to punish them all that much, haha.

Hopefully this one's hang around a bit longer.

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Re: 1980 Toyota Hilux Solid Axle

Unread post by HiLuxury » November 12th, 2012, 9:50 pm

Hey everyone! heres some progress photos
Got some New side mirrors of a 1997 hilux.
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Some Garden Edging from bunnings 100mm to keep the boys in blue happy lol
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Found a mint condition used 14'' Thermo fan for $35.
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My LED Tray Lights Arrived , Each putting out 2300Lumens :D
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Bought a pair off seats out of a nissan s14, marine carpet for the tray, pop rivit tray to cover up imperfections, all lights have been rewired, New Custom Fuse Box,And new locka for the rear :D :D ,Also will be running RUF and locktup4x4 5.5Inch shackles, within a couple weeks.
Started making my nudge bar today and its good learning how to use the tube bender and getting my welds strong and tidy, it may not be the best but its okay for a 16 year old:) will post some photos tomorrow.
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Re: 1980 Toyota Hilux Solid Axle

Unread post by HiLuxury » November 12th, 2012, 9:53 pm

Haha d3m0n1c_4b, sounds like you go threw your cars! ,yeah have heard great things from locktup and the hilux you have now looks great we will have to go for a drive once i get mine finished. :D

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Re: 1980 Toyota Hilux Solid Axle

Unread post by d3m0n1c_4b » November 13th, 2012, 6:54 pm

Haha, different reasons for selling each, nearly all of which i regret selling, bar one vehicle i didn't mention then, and glad it's gone.....
This is the second vehicle I've bought stuff for from them, they have been good to deal with, and have had no issues, so I'm happy.

Cheers mate, she's really starting to grow on me. Feel bad coz i'm neglecting my other toy in the garage atm.

For sure mate, where bouts you located? Once my works done, i'm hoping to get out really regularly. Still waiting on shocks and then fitting them. Waiting on front bar, cutting up sliders, BUT, my locker is here along with install kit, super duty swivel hub kit with wheel bearings. Mine prob won't be out too much til next year, but gonna try and get all done ASAP.

Keep up the good stuff mate. tray looks awesome BTW

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Re: 1980 Toyota Hilux Solid Axle

Unread post by HiLuxury » November 25th, 2012, 1:52 pm

Been buzy moving houses last week , but got the nudge bar all done and powdercoated.
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Re: 1980 Toyota Hilux Solid Axle

Unread post by RATCATCHER » November 25th, 2012, 5:57 pm

Looks great mate. Did you bend the top piece or cut slits in it to get the shape?

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Re: 1980 Toyota Hilux Solid Axle

Unread post by Toyholden » November 25th, 2012, 6:27 pm

G'day Hiluxury,

Love these old luxy'z... We have a Metalic orange one here in canberra with a V8 in it & has a stanse like yours...
Yours looks Tuff Az & even Better with the new Bar you made up for it :thumb:
I just finnished drawing up some designes for my Surf bar... might throw em up on my Buildup thread... Just need a bender & i can start pieceing it together.... :crazy:
Anyway Top looking Truck Mate :)
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Toyota SURF 94 > 308 V8 - TH350 > SNAKEracing 4IN Lift Kit > 30mm Body Lift
Mickey Thompson 33x12.5xR15 MTZ'S + Micky Thompson Dick Cepec 15x8 Rims

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Re: 1980 Toyota Hilux Solid Axle

Unread post by HiLuxury » November 25th, 2012, 8:11 pm

RATCATCHER, Thanks mate and yeah use a bender to bend the top piece was just a cheap bender put worked a treat, from tradetools for $100.

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Re: 1980 Toyota Hilux Solid Axle

Unread post by HiLuxury » November 25th, 2012, 8:14 pm

Toyholden, would love a Ls1 in mine :cry: ,and thanks mate i will keep a look on your buildup , and like i said before i got my bender from tradetools for $100 and worked great but left tiny dents from where it was pushed on the rollers.

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Re: 1980 Toyota Hilux Solid Axle

Unread post by HiLuxury » November 27th, 2012, 9:50 pm

Got a little time after work today to put the tray lights on, cut some little tabs from alloy and self tapered them down, almost finished wiring them up then run out of wire :irked: ,the lights will be great for night in the bush or when some people get a little to close haha :p
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Re: 1980 Toyota Hilux Solid Axle

Unread post by davlux » November 28th, 2012, 6:01 am

Love that front bar mate, especially when it's a DIY job. Come up great in my opinion, its a great example of less is more!

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Re: 1980 Toyota Hilux Solid Axle

Unread post by HiLuxury » November 29th, 2012, 10:15 pm

davlux, yeah thanks mate i love it ,i got a quote from a fab shop to make the exact same bar and they said $550 - $700 . and it only cost me $60 to make haha :waycool:

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Re: 1980 Toyota Hilux Solid Axle

Unread post by davlux » December 11th, 2012, 7:06 pm

Dont suppose you'd be interested in whipping one up for my hilux to then mate hahaha :P

Any new updates?

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Re: 1980 Toyota Hilux Solid Axle

Unread post by boof » December 12th, 2012, 3:52 pm

Love this shape Lux, its coming along nicely
2014 FJ with a few mods

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Re: 1980 Toyota Hilux Solid Axle

Unread post by HiLuxury » February 9th, 2013, 9:41 pm

Hey everyone havent been on here in ages but heres some photos of where its at now ..
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At work getting a tune.
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Oh thanks boof i cant wait to finally get it on the road!
And a massive thanks to 4wdAction for the write up on my car its given me big insperation to finish the car off!!!
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