80 Series Ute, engineering is next

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patroler
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Re: Another 80. chop done, tray started

Unread post by patroler » November 29th, 2014, 8:23 am

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other side back together
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wiring to the rear
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patroler
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Re: Another 80. chop done, tray started

Unread post by patroler » November 29th, 2014, 8:25 am

bit of inside back together
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front housing stripped and out
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they're concrete filled except the top one, jack stands weren't even close to long enough. It's stable.
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patroler
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Re: Another 80. chop done, tray started

Unread post by patroler » November 29th, 2014, 8:29 am

tray near ready to go back on
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old v's new front brake pistons
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old pistons
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new ones
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Not a very good picture, but i got adjustable castor plates welded in. Perfect castor for 0-4 inch lift whilst using the standard rubber bushes. 100% road legal.
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Re: 80 Series chop done, adjustable castor installed

Unread post by Toyholden » November 29th, 2014, 10:46 am

Unreal ....
H8 seeing these chops cause it makes me wanna chop the Surf :urgh:

Can you explain a little more on how the adjustable castor plates work, please? as it may be an easy option for my SAS conversion on the Surf.
Coming along nicely dude!
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Re: 80 Series chop done, adjustable castor installed

Unread post by dar_sbb » November 29th, 2014, 10:45 pm

Brilliant work mate

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Re: 80 Series chop done, adjustable castor installed

Unread post by Goldylux » December 11th, 2014, 12:58 pm

Maybe you should chop your shed and raise it? :lol:

Honestly though,awesome build. Very impressive.

patroler
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Re: 80 Series chop done, adjustable castor installed

Unread post by patroler » January 10th, 2016, 10:08 pm

Its been a while !!!

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Re: 80 Series chop done, adjustable castor installed

Unread post by patroler » January 10th, 2016, 10:14 pm

trying to get the truck guard to line up
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fitting the sub tank back in
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bit of advertising for a mate
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getting it back together
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bit of wiring starting in the extra cab
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first drive, 400m down the road when moving house.
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semi decent tyres on
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80 Series Ute, Engineering next

Unread post by patroler » January 10th, 2016, 11:12 pm

Tappet cover gasket and plug seals
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going back together
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not sure what this one was, but the 1st aid kit means i cocked up somewhere.
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i enjoy parking it next to the navara
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1st time it was drivable in a while
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Snorkel on
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my mate keeping me company
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patroler
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Re: 80 Series Ute, engineering is next

Unread post by patroler » January 10th, 2016, 11:34 pm

dark under bonnet
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lights on
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perfect lighting for fixing night time stuff ups
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patroler
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Re: 80 Series Ute, engineering is next

Unread post by patroler » January 11th, 2016, 7:42 am

Speaker box for CB. The remote head one i have has the speaker inside the unit, so when i hid it under the dash i could barely hear it, no problems now, it is really loud.
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210w light bar. 20 inch
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invertor and a fuse box
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patroler
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Re: 80 Series Ute, engineering is next

Unread post by patroler » January 11th, 2016, 7:45 am

inside fuse box
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old faithful mono amp
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fuel filler till i come up with a better way. There will be a new tray at some stage, i have to work out what i want first.
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Re: 80 Series Ute, engineering is next

Unread post by patroler » January 11th, 2016, 8:38 am

Cooler to go in soon.
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re-located washer bottle to allow for the second battery
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tray floor covering ready to do in the next few days
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speaker pod out of a vr commy, they're the perfect size for the front doors, can get another couple of speakers in then.
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ohh well that should be up to date again.

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Re: 80 Series Ute, engineering is next

Unread post by typhoeus » January 14th, 2016, 8:36 pm

Your project is coming along nicely mate, Just have a quick question about your front brakes. . . Can you please tell me what size disc and thickness the front brakes are? Im looking to upgrade my Hilux discs from 20mm thick standard to 25 mm thick surf items, that's the easy part. . getting calipers to suit 25mm thick discs is harder. So if yours are 25 mm thick, I could possibly use those size callipers. Were they marked with SW13B cast into it somewhere and have 45mm pistons?
Thanks

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