TRAVIS - HJ45, 12HT, 5 Speed, 35", Pwr Steer, Rebuild

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Corey 5
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TRAVIS - HJ45, 12HT, 5 Speed, 35", Pwr Steer, Rebuild

Unread post by Corey 5 » July 15th, 2013, 10:14 pm

Hey guys, Im Corey, from Sydney NSW and am 18 and currently doing my HSC :crazy: , so progress on the 40 will be slow to start with but the day i finish school i will be getting right into it. I have slowly been gathering parts for the mods that i've planned for it.

I bought 2 cars and 3 motors just west of Orange, NSW for $1800 earlier this year. One of the cars is mine and the others is my dads which we are building up to do a cape trip next year.

My mustard car who i named TRAVIS is a 6/1980, came complete but with the motor pulled out of it. Im not sure which engine it had originally, either the turbo'd 2H or the other 2H which is pulled apart. The turbo'd motor has a stuffed bore and the n/a 2H has a cracked head. So we knew atleast 1 motor could be salvaged out of that. This car was loaded with the parts from the other brown car for the trip home. dad said this was the heaviest he think he has ever towed with my yellow car and the brown cars parts and 2 engines in the back of his ute :waycool:

Dads brown car has been pulled apart, spray painted with house paint and not put back together. It came with the gearbox and engine in it, but is seized up so i pulled the head of it and had a look to see what had happened and to see if i could get it going. This wasn't going to happen as 2 of the bores had a bit of water in them and seized up.

Before the main mods to these cars could commence my brother has to complete his HJ holden and my other brother has to complete his F100 so hopefully this will happen before i finish my HSC :waycool:

So anyway back to my car. The plans for it are reasonably extensive and need to be finished by around April next year so we will have time for a few test runs before our cape trip.

PLANNED MODS:
- 12HT and 5 speed (bought)
- 60 series power steering (bought)
- Custom tray
- Custom front bar with spotties, recovery points and fog lights
- Warn winch (have)
- Custom tailshafts
- 35" or 33" muddies (have 33")
- 3" suspension lift
- Rear ARB locker
- Air compressor (have)
- Twin custom stainless steel snorkels with plastic air rams on top
- 3" exhaust with a loud muffler to hear the turbo :D (was thinking about exhaust stacks but not sure yet)
- Handbrake on rear diff
- Full body off respray in either bright green (like the mazda green), charcoal (toyota metalic grey), or a bright red
- Respray chasis and diffs etc
- UHF
- Head unit and 2 speakers (bought)
- Overhead console
- Re-upholster front seats
- 60 series front disc brakes and brake booster (bought)
- Checker plate storage boxes for the tray
- LED lights all round
- Window tint
- New body rubbers where needed
- Rebuild diffs
- 75 series indicators - thoughts?
- Tigerz11 roof top tent and awning
- Checker plate door trims
AND IT WILL ALL BE ENGINEERED

COSTS:
- Travis $1000
- HJ61 and parts $5000
- Front diff and booster $250
- Headunit and speakers $230
- Handbrake rear diff $150

A few months back i went to look at a HJ61 for the 12HT, gearbox, front discs and brake booster. I ended up buying the front diff and booster because the motor was hydro locked.

A week ago i bought a 1988 HJ61 for $5000 which was only 15 mins awayfrom home. From this i will use the motor and gearbox which has only done 320,000km, it also has a winch and set of 33" muddies. We also got a spare rear diff, 15x8 alloys and power steering setup for dads car. I plan to sell the HJ61 without after ive taken the parts of it, sell the alloys and the rear diff to try and get some funds back.

I bought a pioneer head unit and clarion 6x9" from Xtreme car audio last week as they had a big sale on. I waited outside in the line in shorts and a t-shirt and it was apsolutely freezing!!

I will post some pictures with what i have done to TRAVIS later in the week. All nice comments welcome :D

Cheers
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Bj40 - 1980, 33" BFG Mud Terrain, Disk Brakes, Modified Suspension
Hj45 - 1980, Currently being built with a 12HT, 5 Speed, Power Steering, Disk Brakes, Rear Air Locker, 35" Muddies, Engineered, Complete respray including chasis
http://www.4wdaction.com

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Re: TRAVIS - HJ47, 12HT, 5 Speed, 35", Pwr Steer, Rebuild

Unread post by claytone » July 15th, 2013, 10:33 pm

Looking forward to some pics! keen to see this 12ht beast! love that motor! gonna keep u busy! i fixed up a bj40 when i was your age!(Only 20)lol was so much fun! man i was broke! haha enjoy

Corey 5
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Re: TRAVIS - HJ47, 12HT, 5 Speed, 35", Pwr Steer, Rebuild

Unread post by Corey 5 » July 15th, 2013, 11:13 pm

Yeah ill get some up soon. The 12ht is so much better than the old 2H, I've been driving the 60 up and down the street and absolutely love it! Yeah I've got a Bj40 as my daily so that sucks some of the already low funds!! But I love them ahahah
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Bj40 - 1980, 33" BFG Mud Terrain, Disk Brakes, Modified Suspension
Hj45 - 1980, Currently being built with a 12HT, 5 Speed, Power Steering, Disk Brakes, Rear Air Locker, 35" Muddies, Engineered, Complete respray including chasis
http://www.4wdaction.com

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Re: TRAVIS - HJ47, 12HT, 5 Speed, 35", Pwr Steer, Rebuild

Unread post by Missy » July 16th, 2013, 1:41 am

Welcome to poverty- and I thought a mortgage was bad before we started rebuilding two 40s haha!

Look forward to some photos :thumb:

The more vehicles, the better- then you can build a Frankenstein from all the best bits!

Corey 5
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Re: TRAVIS - HJ47, 12HT, 5 Speed, 35", Pwr Steer, Rebuild

Unread post by Corey 5 » July 16th, 2013, 8:05 pm

Hey guys im trying to upload photos, what is the easiest way to do it without using photobucket or one of those websites? i remember there was a way to do it on paint?
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Bj40 - 1980, 33" BFG Mud Terrain, Disk Brakes, Modified Suspension
Hj45 - 1980, Currently being built with a 12HT, 5 Speed, Power Steering, Disk Brakes, Rear Air Locker, 35" Muddies, Engineered, Complete respray including chasis
http://www.4wdaction.com

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Re: TRAVIS - HJ47, 12HT, 5 Speed, 35", Pwr Steer, Rebuild

Unread post by Missy » July 16th, 2013, 8:18 pm

Photobucket is one of the easier ways to do it :D

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Re: TRAVIS - HJ47, 12HT, 5 Speed, 35", Pwr Steer, Rebuild

Unread post by Corey 5 » July 16th, 2013, 9:27 pm

Ok i think i have worked out how to put photos up using paint
Something i forgot to write before was that somewhere down the track it had been owned by a farmer i think due to the bullbar and things found in the cab. We decided to call him farmer Joe, and he liked welding!
I hadn't done much to the car before this photo but it was the most original photo i have.
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Bj40 - 1980, 33" BFG Mud Terrain, Disk Brakes, Modified Suspension
Hj45 - 1980, Currently being built with a 12HT, 5 Speed, Power Steering, Disk Brakes, Rear Air Locker, 35" Muddies, Engineered, Complete respray including chasis
http://www.4wdaction.com

Corey 5
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Re: TRAVIS - HJ47, 12HT, 5 Speed, 35", Pwr Steer, Rebuild

Unread post by Corey 5 » July 16th, 2013, 9:43 pm

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Bj40 - 1980, 33" BFG Mud Terrain, Disk Brakes, Modified Suspension
Hj45 - 1980, Currently being built with a 12HT, 5 Speed, Power Steering, Disk Brakes, Rear Air Locker, 35" Muddies, Engineered, Complete respray including chasis
http://www.4wdaction.com

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Re: TRAVIS - HJ47, 12HT, 5 Speed, 35", Pwr Steer, Rebuild

Unread post by Corey 5 » July 16th, 2013, 9:55 pm

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Re: TRAVIS - HJ47, 12HT, 5 Speed, 35", Pwr Steer, Rebuild

Unread post by Corey 5 » July 16th, 2013, 10:30 pm

The next day of work transformed the car quite a bit i thought and was quite fun using the bobcat :D
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Bj40 - 1980, 33" BFG Mud Terrain, Disk Brakes, Modified Suspension
Hj45 - 1980, Currently being built with a 12HT, 5 Speed, Power Steering, Disk Brakes, Rear Air Locker, 35" Muddies, Engineered, Complete respray including chasis
http://www.4wdaction.com

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Re: TRAVIS - HJ47, 12HT, 5 Speed, 35", Pwr Steer, Rebuild

Unread post by Corey 5 » July 16th, 2013, 10:41 pm

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Bj40 - 1980, 33" BFG Mud Terrain, Disk Brakes, Modified Suspension
Hj45 - 1980, Currently being built with a 12HT, 5 Speed, Power Steering, Disk Brakes, Rear Air Locker, 35" Muddies, Engineered, Complete respray including chasis
http://www.4wdaction.com

Corey 5
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Re: TRAVIS - HJ47, 12HT, 5 Speed, 35", Pwr Steer, Rebuild

Unread post by Corey 5 » July 16th, 2013, 10:47 pm

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Anyways, thats all for tonight. the next step was buying the HJ61 and striping the front end but those pics will come soon :D Cheers for watching and commenting guys, it helps to keep me motivated.
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Bj40 - 1980, 33" BFG Mud Terrain, Disk Brakes, Modified Suspension
Hj45 - 1980, Currently being built with a 12HT, 5 Speed, Power Steering, Disk Brakes, Rear Air Locker, 35" Muddies, Engineered, Complete respray including chasis
http://www.4wdaction.com

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Re: TRAVIS - HJ47, 12HT, 5 Speed, 35", Pwr Steer, Rebuild

Unread post by Missy » July 16th, 2013, 11:00 pm

That machinery makes short work of stripping it!

Having the opposite problem over here with bolts- everything is completely rusted and seized. On the upside, it wouldn't have rattled apart :D

Corey 5
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Re: TRAVIS - HJ47, 12HT, 5 Speed, 35", Pwr Steer, Rebuild

Unread post by Corey 5 » July 18th, 2013, 5:48 pm

Yes it does! Oh that sucks mate. Haha true true
Everytime I work on TRAVIS I take a rattle gun and a hammer, and if that doesn't work out comes the grinder :D
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Bj40 - 1980, 33" BFG Mud Terrain, Disk Brakes, Modified Suspension
Hj45 - 1980, Currently being built with a 12HT, 5 Speed, Power Steering, Disk Brakes, Rear Air Locker, 35" Muddies, Engineered, Complete respray including chasis
http://www.4wdaction.com

Corey 5
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Re: TRAVIS - HJ47, 12HT, 5 Speed, 35", Pwr Steer, Rebuild

Unread post by Corey 5 » July 18th, 2013, 9:30 pm

Ok, ive almost posted up to where im currently at.
I then went away for two weeks so nothing happened. I had jetlag which meant i was up at 3am one morning, so i waited until 6am until it was slightly bright but still needed torches and car lights to see, and went down to work on TRAVIS. It was apsolutely FREEZING!!! I only started to strip a few unnecessary brackets etc in the engine bay. Anyway time for some more photos :D
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Bj40 - 1980, 33" BFG Mud Terrain, Disk Brakes, Modified Suspension
Hj45 - 1980, Currently being built with a 12HT, 5 Speed, Power Steering, Disk Brakes, Rear Air Locker, 35" Muddies, Engineered, Complete respray including chasis
http://www.4wdaction.com

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