4x4 Toyota Coaster-Cummins-F250 conversion

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marty hare
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Re: 4x4 Toyota Coaster-Cummins-F250 conversion

Unread post by marty hare » April 30th, 2013, 9:12 am

Hi guy's,

I am trying to locate the Mazda 4x4 bus Owner seen with your bus on a few of your photos ??
I have a Mazda bus which I have converted into a Camper, and now looking to 4x4 it,

If you could send me any info I would very much appreciate it...

Cheers

Marty

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Re: 4x4 Toyota Coaster-Cummins-F250 conversion

Unread post by 4x4Coaster » May 19th, 2013, 5:42 pm

Marty, PM sent.

Been a while since I’ve updated so here is what I’m up to;

Finished the head work and it’s all back together and running well, however I did end up getting the injectors re-built so it cost more than expected in the end.

Big news is I’m off to Cape York in July with 3 other vehicles so been busy on preparation for the trip.

Here’s the list as it stands today;

book bus in for rear air locker fit - 15th April Done
cut wheel arches down 100mm & ensure water proof Done
fit catch to drawer under fridge Done
fit new Polaris entertainment GPS unit Done
fit switch & run line for rear locker Done
make rack for R/R spare wheel carrier to carry Maxtracks Done
purchase Thetford porta potti Done

build additional cupboards behind fridge over wheel arch 80%
build cubicle for loo 50%
fit armrests to both sides of front passenger seat 50%

make water bra for bull bar
mount shovel somewhere outside
remove driver side passenger seat & use for esky & additional storage
water proof breather hose off engine block - fit Provent HP200


So for the last 2 months I’ve been busy working on the list!


wheel arches cut down about 110mm
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Wheel arches filled in & painted
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covered in Resomat insulation
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fitting armrests to passenger seat
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extra cupboard - 3 drawer unit
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Re: 4x4 Toyota Coaster-Cummins-F250 conversion

Unread post by robertbruce » May 19th, 2013, 11:41 pm

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Heya' Glen,

Run your axle breathers up reallll high...
If your in the water for any length of time, beware of depth pushing and temperature change sucking stuff through seals and into bearings...
Your tail may float, mine was

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keep me posted, i would love to tag along for part of the trip

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Re: 4x4 Toyota Coaster-Cummins-F250 conversion

Unread post by 4x4Coaster » May 20th, 2013, 6:41 pm

G'day Rob, yep, breathers are up high!

Finished fitting the armrests to passenger seat and it was easier than I thought it would be and looks like factory finish.
I used a soldering iron to burn the holes in the side fabric for the retaining bolts. This seals the edge of the hole so the fabric should stay intact. Armrests have adjustable angle via a dial under the rest as well as folding back fully of course.

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Re: 4x4 Toyota Coaster-Cummins-F250 conversion

Unread post by mickkk » May 20th, 2013, 9:49 pm

Have you got any more info on those arm rest. Is it something you purchased and installed, or something you made up your self. I really need some arm rests on my 4wd, just one really.

Bus is looking great by the way, it will be a great trip up the cape.

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Re: 4x4 Toyota Coaster-Cummins-F250 conversion

Unread post by monkeybucket » May 20th, 2013, 9:51 pm

Great rig you built there ... Enjoy
Cheers
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Re: 4x4 Toyota Coaster-Cummins-F250 conversion

Unread post by 4x4Coaster » May 20th, 2013, 10:29 pm

mickkk,
armrests come from this company;

http://www.kabseats.com.au/accessories.shtml

cost about $250 for the deluxe pair.
It's difficult to find armrests at the wreckers so these were good value and brand new.

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Re: 4x4 Toyota Coaster-Cummins-F250 conversion

Unread post by 4x4Coaster » May 21st, 2013, 6:37 pm

Here 's a couple of pics of the Maxtrax carrier.

The yellow strap just holds the Maxtrax to each other but isn't needed when on the carrier. I used the pins sold specifically to mount the Maxtrax, at about $26 you wouldn't bother trying to make them. They are stainless bolt & nyloc with keyhole shaped plastic lugs which rotate and lock at 90deg to hold the trax on.
I will put the strap around the trax and through the spare wheel as added security on a trip.

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Re: 4x4 Toyota Coaster-Cummins-F250 conversion

Unread post by Aaron Schubert » May 21st, 2013, 10:17 pm

Awesome work mate. When's this project going to end?!!!

Aaron
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Re: 4x4 Toyota Coaster-Cummins-F250 conversion

Unread post by robertbruce » May 21st, 2013, 11:45 pm

I can answer that...
We did moreton island a few months back

It will end in Africa or Siberia, im laying odds on that...8)

Glens brother also has a 4x4 bus build-up,
it's absolutely amazing the energy they have...It's like each of them have a twin

When are you going to start that sewing thread Glen?
Please dont tell us you've got to build the machine for it first ... hhehehehe

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Re: 4x4 Toyota Coaster-Cummins-F250 conversion

Unread post by Gojeep » June 22nd, 2013, 11:17 pm

Hope you have a great trip up the Cape mate. Look forward to seeing how you went. :)

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Re: 4x4 Toyota Coaster-Cummins-F250 conversion

Unread post by 4x4Coaster » August 1st, 2013, 6:45 pm

I've started a thread in the Trip Report - Queensland section for details of the Cape Trip for anyone interested.
here is a teaser!

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Re: 4x4 Toyota Coaster-Cummins-F250 conversion

Unread post by BigDutchy » August 1st, 2013, 8:00 pm

Just looked up your trip report.
Firstly....not enough photo's.... :redface:

Secondly ....what a shame about your gear box. What now?

Cheers

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Re: 4x4 Toyota Coaster-Cummins-F250 conversion

Unread post by 4x4Coaster » August 1st, 2013, 8:22 pm

BigDutchy,
i'll ad more as I go and also some video. My travelling companions are still in Cooktown, we had to fly home and it will be about 3 weeks before the bus turns up at home. When the others are back I'll have heaps of pics to choose from.

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Re: 4x4 Toyota Coaster-Cummins-F250 conversion

Unread post by BigDutchy » August 1st, 2013, 8:34 pm

My brother and I installed the first ATM in Cooktown. We did a refurbishment of the post office. We did not think we needed
to book a motel....but the motel was just booked out....we ended up getting a great room in the resort? in town!!
We had an awesome few days!

Looking forward to our photo's

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