HJ60 Restoration

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HJ60 Restoration

Unread post by boland684 » January 4th, 2018, 9:38 pm

I'm a young fella living in Queensland on a property and in the shed was an old hj60 that I thought was just a hunk of crap that didn't even go, one day my mum made me move it and I got it running. Realised that this old car could be an awesome vehicle with a little love... Until my brother found it & cut a hole in the roof and painted it Camo in the hope the pigs wouldn't see him when he went pigging. It now still has a hole in the roof but I am slowly but surely checking things over and fixing what is broken. As I dont have much of an income I have not yet bought much but have just used things around the shed to get her moving.

The car is a dec 1988 made hj60 gx wagon. Has the push button 4wd activation.

I managed to get a factory exhaust system from a 79series from the legends at an exhaust shop in town, so I cut it up and made a straight through that comes out under the right rear door. Sounds awesome.

The brakes are completely rooted. So I don't know what to do there. Might start with replacing seals and stuff in the master cylinder. (I have bled all the brakes to no improvement)

Future upgrades-
Some 33 inch tyres
Body lift
Suspension lift
Turbo kit or something
Various other bells and whistles

Any help on the process of fixing would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: HJ60 Restoration

Unread post by typhoeus » October 6th, 2018, 8:28 pm

Just get it running, ( and stopping) for around the farm, & have some fun in it. learn how to not get too bogged, and then get yourself out. . . . . . to start with. Then you might find you want to buy something better for the road and more technical adventures!!

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