snails ln106 lux build thread. HOW-TO DIY SHOVEL HOLDER

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snails ln106 lux build thread. HOW-TO DIY SHOVEL HOLDER

Unread post by drunkn_snail » August 20th, 2014, 10:43 pm

So I thought I better make a build thread to show everyone my rig and to keep a personal record of everything that’s been done.

a bit of back history first. I bought my first lux sometime in mid 2013. It was ideal for my needs and at the time I felt that it didn’t need much more doing to it.

1995 2.8l diesel hilux

350,000kms
Flexiglass canopy with lift up side windows
33x12.5x15 cooper stt’s
2-2.5”? rancho 9000 suspension lift
2” body lift
extended gear and transfer sticks to suit body lift
ARB air compressor
ARB front air locker
Steel winch bar and side steps
ARB rear bar
reverse light
Fiberglass TJM Flares all round
Uniden UHF radio
GME CB radio
140l long range tank
IPF spotties, one not working, other fills with water. Never bothered using them
Safari snorkel
diff breathers

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Unread post by drunkn_snail » August 20th, 2014, 10:50 pm

Couple of action/pose shots

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Flex video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dq1GSGH ... e=youtu.be
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Unread post by drunkn_snail » August 20th, 2014, 10:51 pm

it was 2 months later when I did the unthinkable and wrote it off on my birthday!! Exactly a year to date this weekend!!

car went 40m off a hill in rawson. I thankfully had no seat belt on (usually stupid thing to do). I was flung out and landed 20m downhill, crushed by the logs I was carrying.

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photo taken from the road
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My mates winched it out the next day. It took two winch although one broke a supercheap (tigerz or ridge cant remember) winch.
Got it on the road, fired straight up and was then drivrn to camp where it was picked up via trailer.

I on the other hand was airlifted out that night suffering
8 broken ribs
punctured lung
broken collar bone

I then spent the next week in hospital itching to get out.
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Unread post by drunkn_snail » August 20th, 2014, 10:52 pm

A few more snaps

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A couple of videos I found by accident that some passer-by’s had filmed and uploaded. It really shows the extent the SES and Emergency services went to save my life

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qg4QZTuVm78

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZMdi8w ... aOBanfzJtg
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Unread post by drunkn_snail » August 20th, 2014, 10:54 pm

I then thought about what I could do with the car. I had no idea, could I get away with a cheap sneaky cab swap? Is the chassis all bent and twisted? Should I buy one with a blown engine and swap that? Would the engine even fire up? (starter had jammed).

At this point I just left it in the garden wasting away. I had interest in getting another one I just didn’t have the cash as I only had third party insurance 

Fast forward 10 months and dad calls me up saying theres a cheap hilux in the local newspaper. So we call him up and rush over there first thing the next morning.

when we were looking I wasn’t concerned about the engine as I knew I had a good runner at home (eventually got it started by roll starting). So after a quick look we offered him a cash price and I had it in my possession that afternoon.

its got a bit lot of rust in the doors which will need replacing and only a bit in the cab luckily.

and the engine turned out to be mint anyways which was a bonus :)


1990 2.8l diesel hilux

280,000kms
40l water tank
3 lockable undertray tool boxes
Aluminium bulbar
Steel tray with steel locable canopy and old crappy canvas sides.
Hayman reece heavy duty towbar with hi-lift holder
Crappy cheese cutter tyres
2” suspension lift
Safari snorkel



a few pics of how I got it.

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It didn’t stay like that for long. As soon as I got home I started working on it to make it a little respectable. I pulled the old crappy canopy off and chucked my 33s on and my old spotties and what a difference it made to the look of it.
im keeping the canopy for the meantime and planning to get new canvas as I want to do some touring sometime soon and I feel it will come in handy.

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Unread post by drunkn_snail » August 20th, 2014, 10:57 pm

Fast forward to now and Ive had it for 2 months now and ive swapped a fair bit of the good bits off my old car onto this one.

what ive added since I got it

2” body lift tottally 4" in total
extended gear and transfer sticks to suit body lift
2 new rear undertray tool boxes (old ones were rusted out)
Custom winch bar compromising my old bar off the rolled car and a bit of barwork
Uniden UHF radio
Kenwood radio with kicker 12” slimline sub
33x12.5x15 cooper stt’s
1.5” flexi flares to keep it legal
Chrome grill
Clear corner indicators
140l longe range tank
2 led reverse work lights
Led dash/parker lights
Led dome lights and strip lighting under the dash
extended diff breathers


Couple of pose shots

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Re: snails ln106 lux build thread. ROLLOVER WITH LOTS OF PI

Unread post by drunkn_snail » August 20th, 2014, 10:58 pm

Chopping down my old steel bar to make room for the new custom one

before

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During

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Mounted and ready for painting

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Finished with a set of 33x10.5x16 silverstone extreme trekkers 

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That’s all that ive done so far to date.


things to do in the future.


Swap ARB air locker in
Mount air compressor
Undecided on swapping suspension. Would it be worth it? (unknown brand but stay lift although pretty stiff)
Build custom sliders
Eventually build custom comp style tray
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Re: snails ln106 lux build thread. ROLLOVER WITH LOTS OF PI

Unread post by THE RIG » August 21st, 2014, 1:31 am

full on accident mate!

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Unread post by shambles » August 21st, 2014, 10:50 am

bloody lucky dude, keep up the good work :bun:

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Unread post by Toyholden » August 21st, 2014, 5:48 pm

wow... I like a story with a good ending :)
New truck looks like a beauty as does the new winch bar & treads :thumb:
______________**BUILT NOT BOUGHT & FULLY ENGINEERED**______________
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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Unread post by 94 TURBO HILUX » August 21st, 2014, 8:11 pm

Wow. That's full on.

Well the old girl was clean, really clean. The new one looks like a winner too. I'm subscribing to this build.

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Unread post by PatrickB » August 21st, 2014, 8:12 pm

Wow good story. New one looking awesome

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Re: snails ln106 lux build thread. ROLLOVER WITH LOTS OF PI

Unread post by drunkn_snail » August 21st, 2014, 11:22 pm

94 TURBO HILUX wrote:Wow. That's full on.

Well the old girl was clean, really clean. The new one looks like a winner too. I'm subscribing to this build.
yeah the old one was so much cleaner than the new, everything had just about been done properly done to custom extended/bent gearsticks, the new one is serving me well though and will blow past the old once the locker is in :cool:

awesome to hear that your subscribing to my thread , cheers :thumb:
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Unread post by drunkn_snail » August 21st, 2014, 11:32 pm

thanks everyone for the kind replys. awesome feeling knowing last year i was in a hospital bed devastated that id lost my pride and joy.
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Unread post by SparkieKev » August 22nd, 2014, 6:43 am

Lucky boy! Glad to hear you have made a good recovery mate. What caused the accident to happen? New truck is coming along nicely, front bar looks sweet. Have you got comprehensive insurance for this one?
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