Twistys 1977 HJ45 Ute

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Re: Twistys 1977 HJ45 Ute

Unread post by Twisty » April 15th, 2015, 1:41 pm

Thanks guys!!

Couple youtube videos of the first test drives of the ute last night after the turbo, disc brakes, and power steer installation. All went perfect. Now I just need to get the styleside tub on and start the full re-wire. End is finally in sight!!

https://youtu.be/O4NH77p8VKg

https://youtu.be/3zWyahnOo3w
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Gojeep
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Re: Twistys 1977 HJ45 Ute

Unread post by Gojeep » April 15th, 2015, 1:55 pm

What a great milestone mate. :)
Couldn't see much of it but sure did sound like a mini semi trailer truck. :)
Cheers, Marcus

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Re: Twistys 1977 HJ45 Ute

Unread post by Gus01 » April 15th, 2015, 6:41 pm

I just watched the Video on the 40 series FB page. Bloody awesome rebuild mate :) The turbo 2H sounds sweet.
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Re: Twistys 1977 HJ45 Ute

Unread post by John walker » April 29th, 2015, 5:54 pm

Hey twisty
Awesome build mate! Very jealous!!! Just wondering if u knew a part no or what year the f truck shock mounts u used? Thinking of doing a similar set up to my 75 series. Thanks heaps, keep providing inspiration!!!

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Re: Twistys 1977 HJ45 Ute

Unread post by Twisty » May 3rd, 2015, 9:13 pm

Cheers guys. I got some better video of it today and will get it uploaded tomorrow. For not here is some pics with all the front panels fitted up. Pretty stoked with how its looking.

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Re: Twistys 1977 HJ45 Ute

Unread post by Twisty » May 3rd, 2015, 9:15 pm

John walker wrote:Hey twisty
Awesome build mate! Very jealous!!! Just wondering if u knew a part no or what year the f truck shock mounts u used? Thinking of doing a similar set up to my 75 series. Thanks heaps, keep providing inspiration!!!
I'm not sure what the year or the model the towers come off but the part no. is E5TZ-18183-A
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Re: Twistys 1977 HJ45 Ute

Unread post by Rogers Cruiser » May 3rd, 2015, 10:51 pm

looks like crap mate, you should swap it for my half done build and do it better this time :).

Any problems putting all the panels back together?
'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: Twistys 1977 HJ45 Ute

Unread post by Twisty » May 4th, 2015, 6:50 am

Rogers Cruiser wrote:looks like crap mate, you should swap it for my half done build and do it better this time :).

Any problems putting all the panels back together?
LOL....I'm really starting to look forward to having a break from working on trucks hey. So thanks for the offer, but I'll pass for now. :D

I still need to line them up a bit better, but other than that, no dramas at all.
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Re: Twistys 1977 HJ45 Ute

Unread post by Gojeep » May 4th, 2015, 11:11 am

Love the clean uncluttered look. :)
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Re: Twistys 1977 HJ45 Ute

Unread post by BigDutchy » May 5th, 2015, 6:06 am

Love the look!!

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Re: Twistys 1977 HJ45 Ute

Unread post by John walker » May 5th, 2015, 10:13 am

thanks heaps mate! Awesome build can't wait to see the final result!

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Re: Twistys 1977 HJ45 Ute

Unread post by BigDutchy » May 5th, 2015, 5:58 pm

As I have said before and I stick to it, your built and GoJeep's built are my favourite threads!

I really enjoy both! Great skills.

Cheers

(....I just cut and paste the same in GoJeeps thread....but I really mean what I said!)

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Re: Twistys 1977 HJ45 Ute

Unread post by Twisty » May 10th, 2015, 7:29 am

Cheers guys. And Big Dutch, GoJeeps build is a whole other class of skills compared to me, but thanks for the comments.

I pIcked up the styleside from the painters yesterday, really happy with it. It just needs the flares on to look the part. Also need to spend some time getting everything lined up properly too.

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Re: Twistys 1977 HJ45 Ute

Unread post by Gojeep » May 10th, 2015, 6:28 pm

I like how the bed matches the bottom of the cab and lines up with the joint in the cab at the top. Don't think the original ever did as think it was first designed for something else? This is the way Toyota should have done it in the first place. :)
Cheers, Marcus

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Re: Twistys 1977 HJ45 Ute

Unread post by feet in 2 camps » May 29th, 2015, 10:05 pm

Any progress to report?
I have been enjoying your rebuild & would love to see the finished article (or any reports on progress.)

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