HJ47 - Landcruiser Ute - Budget Rebuild

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Indy Hepburn
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Re: HJ47 - Landcruiser Ute - Budget Rebuild

Unread post by Indy Hepburn » October 18th, 2014, 6:51 pm

Rogers Cruiser wrote:I have been painting little things with spray cans of killrust gloss black, but for things like the housing and the springs I will use a spray gun, and get it nice.

I have cleaned up the housing, that was seriously dirty, 9 cans of degreasor and 2 of brake cleaner and a hammer and chissel to get the caked of mud and oil. but its clean and primed now waiting for a spray over the weekend.

Im running heavy leaf packs, I am using the two long origional springs and the rest from a set of old man emus. I think there are 7 on the front and 9 on the rear, I like a tough bone jarring ride!

Things are comming together really well Im really surprised how its going so well!

I got the origional front shock mounts of yesterday and the steering box off this mourning, I cleaned the front 1/4 chassis with a wire brush and is now soaking in rust converter.

If I did it again I would have been more sure of myself and removed the tub off first and done the chassis in one go, but hay thats for next time.

THAT's going to be rough! :eek:
if in doubt more right foot!

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Re: HJ47 - Landcruiser Ute - Budget Rebuild

Unread post by Rogers Cruiser » October 27th, 2014, 8:43 pm

I finally got my J60 knuckle arms and HJ75 steering rods.

I cleaned up the knuckle arms but I didnt get to the steering rods.

Then I got the front setup back together.

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And its all ready to be bolted back up to the truck!

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Also some more of farmers work, this is the surround for the rear tray lights. and yes it is an old diesel sign

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And heres a final shot from the plane landing into Sydney the other mourning.

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'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: HJ47 - Landcruiser Ute - Budget Rebuild

Unread post by Rogers Cruiser » November 3rd, 2014, 1:55 am

I got the tie rod ends and cleaned up the rods all ready for the install.

Heres the old gear,

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And the New.
The new steering rods are from a HJ75 and after I got the tie rod ends of (which took heat, wd40, and so much stuffing arround its not funny) I ground them back with a wire brush and painted with killrust, The sheer number of parts which I can only clean with a grinder is starting to get to me.

But they came up well,

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The new steering setup with the 60 series power steering box removes the need for the intermediate pully piece, and beefs up the tie rods, which is win win in my opinion.
'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: HJ47 - Landcruiser Ute - Budget Rebuild

Unread post by Rogers Cruiser » November 9th, 2014, 2:03 pm

So I think I have all of the cab connections. And Im just waiting on some freinds free time to help lift the diff back under and the cab off.

I cleaned out the cab, and pulled the last of the wiring connections out from behind the dash.

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This is the first time I have done a frame off, and Im constantly surprised in how many connections run into the cab from the chassis, and how many things are run alloing the underside of the cab.

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Heres the rear kinda lifted off,

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'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

Dont listen to me, Ive got an opinion on everything!

94 TURBO HILUX
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Re: HJ47 - Landcruiser Ute - Budget Rebuild

Unread post by 94 TURBO HILUX » November 9th, 2014, 9:21 pm

Still chugging away aye. A sandblaster would be the go for those parts.

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Re: HJ47 - Landcruiser Ute - Budget Rebuild

Unread post by Rogers Cruiser » November 9th, 2014, 10:05 pm

sandblaster would be perfect! I have one of those cheap top bucket ones, that Im going to get out for the corners of the interiour tub. But thats a ways away at the moment.

If I had a fully enclosed shed and a good compressor/blaster I would blast everything!
'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

Dont listen to me, Ive got an opinion on everything!

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Re: HJ47 - Landcruiser Ute - Budget Rebuild

Unread post by 94 TURBO HILUX » November 10th, 2014, 7:20 am

Yeah definitly. I'm thinking of getting one of those enclosed units you stick your arms in. Got nowhere to keep it tho.

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Re: HJ47 - Landcruiser Ute - Budget Rebuild

Unread post by Rogers Cruiser » November 10th, 2014, 10:57 am

Yeah I have seen those, but my issues is I need it for larger jobs like the tub, and the interior of the chassis rails.
'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

Dont listen to me, Ive got an opinion on everything!

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Re: HJ47 - Landcruiser Ute - Budget Rebuild

Unread post by Indy Hepburn » November 12th, 2014, 7:55 am

Making good progress mate..steering box and arms came up a treat! :thumb:

You are surprised how many connections run into the cab and on the underside of the body ;)

You can only imagine what a 200 series Land Cruiser has behind the dash :eek: :lol: :lol:
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Re: HJ47 - Landcruiser Ute - The Cab is off!

Unread post by Rogers Cruiser » November 13th, 2014, 11:46 pm

THE CAB IS FINALLY OFF!
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The bad news is that I now have an engien seal to replace! - looks like a rear main and a valve cover gasket to me, but there is alot of oil sludge arround the rear of the engine!.

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And heres the only real regions that are of concern! which i think is absolutely fantastic for a 30 year old farm truck!

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'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

Dont listen to me, Ive got an opinion on everything!

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Re: HJ47 - Landcruiser Ute - Budget Rebuild

Unread post by Rogers Cruiser » November 13th, 2014, 11:49 pm

Another pick of the engine.

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And theres more crap in the chassis rails! what a surprise :)

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And while the boys were around removing the cab, we got the front diff under the truck!

I am going to paint a couple of bits that I damaged the paint from during moving and clean up the U bolt plates before I bolt it back together.

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And the cab sitting on the lawn!

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'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

Dont listen to me, Ive got an opinion on everything!

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Re: HJ47 - Landcruiser Ute - Budget Rebuild

Unread post by Rogers Cruiser » November 13th, 2014, 11:52 pm

And just a few more photos for my reference when it all goes back together.

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'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

Dont listen to me, Ive got an opinion on everything!

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Re: HJ47 - Landcruiser Ute - Budget Rebuild

Unread post by 94 TURBO HILUX » November 15th, 2014, 7:01 am

Indy Hepburn wrote:

You are surprised how many connections run into the cab and on the underside of the body ;)

You can only imagine what a 200 series Land Cruiser has behind the dash :eek: :lol: :lol:

:lol: Either everyone will be super mechanics and it'll be a breeze, or you will never see a cab off resto 200 series in a back yard shed.

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Re: HJ47 - Landcruiser Ute - Budget Rebuild

Unread post by Rogers Cruiser » November 24th, 2014, 11:53 pm

Ok so I got some more done over the weekend and then even more today!

I took the plunge and drilled the holes in the chassis for the shock towers (F250) and the PS box (FJ60) I bolted it all up but I still need a backing plate and anti-crush tubes for the PS box mounting bolts. Also lined up a PS pump but installing that might be a difficult job.

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And I connected the steering rods and ends and everything works. I still need to find the right steering damper, its going to need a little custom mount built or the old one moved but Im not thinking about that right now (now I typed that Im thinking about it and Ill fabricate my own mount and bolt it to the chassis so Im not welding the chassis).

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I am using the 60 series PS cooler and I fixed the mounting points to the radiator surround, There is space in front of the radiator that was used by some models for the AC radiator. I drilled a couple of holes and welded in some captive nuts.

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And with the sun coming down I decided to remove the 4speed and transfer. Here it is hanging from the engine crane, it wasnt an easy pull but its going to be worth it in the end.
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'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

Dont listen to me, Ive got an opinion on everything!

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Re: HJ47 - Landcruiser Ute - Budget Rebuild

Unread post by Rogers Cruiser » November 24th, 2014, 11:54 pm

And heres the pics of it hanging precariously from the crane.

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'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

Dont listen to me, Ive got an opinion on everything!

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