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    1991 Toyota Landcruiser HDJ81 for sale (deposit now taken)

    Note: I've now taken a deposit for this. Thanks for all the interest. Off to a good home shortly! Bit of a reluctant one, but needs must. Thought I'd put it on here before it goes on the usual sites. Note that whilst it does start and drive, this for sale spares or repairs as it will...
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    wanted landcruiser 80 (import) load blind

    perhaps a bit of a long shot, but i have seen them on ebay before. Looking for a retractable load blind for an 80 in grey. I think they were only import, but may have also been sold with the 5 seat gx models. I have all the brackets etc, just i am missing the actual retractable blind. they...
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    Best tyres for my 80 series

    i'll second mr sideways. BFG at's are hard as hell, slidy in the wet and crap in the mud. They also cost loads. The main thing going for them is that they last for absolutely ages. I wouldn't have another set though. Plenty of other tyres out there with more modern patterns for less. Unless...
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    Kms? or Mls?

    Mine was just a changed fascia and the odo remained in km. I thought I was getting a pretty respectable 29mpg when I first got the car and was dead chuffed with my purchase, alas checking it with the gps confirmed it was rolling over km and I was getting considerably less than that. Oh well
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    Steel Stockist - Scotland Central Belt (or online)

    I'm surprised blakes (the metal centre) don't have any. Usually if they've got stuff close to size, they will adjust it to your dimensions for you. For example the angle brackets for my tow bar required one bit of the angle shorter than the other, so they cut down one bit of it for me so it...
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    80 series swimming pool

    I would expect that its your sunroof leaking, letting in more water than the drains can cope with. It was certainly the cause with mine. The problem is your sunroof seal is now about 20 years old and has shrunk over time. The fix is a new sunroof seal. It comes with a free bit of glass and costs...
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    Wagon Gear - 80 Series Tailgate Lids

    if you have a bit of time and a welder, they're not too hard to make. I made one of my own, which in the end was a god thing as it turns out jdm tailgates have some extra reinforcement in them. Time is the...
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    Where to find rubber matting / sheeting??

    machine mart in portobello sell rubber sheet too if you want something quick for installing at the weekend.
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    Transfer Case Bash Guards

    I've got one of these in the garage, however now have other plans so would like to shift it on. So if you missed the first 2 batches, here's an opportunity to get one. Price and postage as per originals at the start of the thread.
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    My 80's new bumper modification "Redneck Style"

    It looks like a late bumper on an early truck causing it to stick out so far. The plastic spacer is for the winch equipped models i think. Later models seem to have got a 1 piece bumper incorporating the plastic spacer, but in this instance there's a deep later bumper and the spacer. Not that...
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    its probably worth paying the extra for the uv stable stuff. if you're using it outside, the standard stuff fades quite a bit. otherwise, pretty tough and much cheaper than having someone spray bedliner on for you.
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    Recovery Hitch

    if its an arb bar you're getting, it will be the standard 2" rather than 50mm. Have a look on though, they have recently started doing shipping on heavier things from the us, such as receiver shackles and other receiver fitments like drop plates, locking pins etc...
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    80 series clear indicators i paid less for mine i'm sure, so have a look around ebay international sellers.
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    Hardened shafts for the 80

    the longfield stuff isn't warranted for road use, although there's nothing to stop you doing so. The cv's will wear out more quickly than oem, but how quickly i don't know, just more quickly than 100,000 or so miles. Never come across anyone on the ih8mud forum having actually worn out a set and...
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    Rear diff lock actuator...

    anything to stop you using any old toyota 9.5" diff (e.g from a rusted 60 series)? I don't think you have to change studs (apart from length) when changing between locked and non locked diff in an 80, but of course it could be different for a 100. You might need to swap r&p, but i presume a shop...
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    switch bulbs

    they are not exclusive to landcruisers so if you were to go into a scrapyard looking for a part and, you know, not find it, you may find that your pockets contain a few of these bulbs when you get
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    Swivel seals

    you've probably got new wipers by now, but if not, you could consider using these. They do a pretty good job of keeping the grease in and the dirt out.
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    if they're 255/100's i.m guessing they're michelin xzl's? I've seen plenty pics of 80's on factory steels running around the desert, so they must manage. Can't remember the name of the german camper conversions, but a lot of them seemed to run those on 80 steels, which i assume are 8" wide...
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    My MOT disaster

    mine kind of went like that too (albeit not quite so expensively), must be an age thing, although apparently not in your case if they were recently overhauled. Turned out i lost a pad at the back, so new piston, new seal kit, new discs, new pads, new shims and then two new brake hoses up front...
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    Dear Santa, Could I have an hintercooler please?

    I have one of those acnally guages in my land rover. They're pretty good and a nice small solution, pretty unlikely to snap off and kill the engine, not sure many egt gauges would do that probe would be fired out of the exhaust anyway. They used to do them for $199 delivered to the uk with...
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    haynes manuals

    milners have them for a good price. the australian one is what you're after, just make sure you get a petrol or diesel one depending on what you drive. Lots of folk seem to hate on haynes manuals, but they're a much quicker reference than the wokshop manuals. Best bet is to have both, the...
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    Steering wheel re-trim

    i was looking into this a while ago and this chap came up on a few forums. not sure if he has done a landcruiser wheel though.
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    Import a left hand drive car? No problem

    its a US post jeep cherokee. they like them to be rhd so the posties can jump out easily onto the kerb. They used to use proper rhd cherokees, but they were difficult to sell on (somebody who live near me has one of the rhd ones) so they run a temporary conversion whilst being used as postie...
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    Not sure I can fix this. Any ideas?

    some pics here which might help
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    L shape side step bracket 80 series

    hmm, didn't realise there was any market for these, maybe i should stick mine in the classifieds. I took mine off pretty much as soon as i got the car.
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    Winch fitting

    if you look on ih8mud, there's a few folk have fitted them behind standard bumpers, with just the fairlead visible. looks pretty good.
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    Strengthening the front diff/axle.......

    there's a reasonably good explanation here... 60 series axles were low pinion at the front, but of course were bigger. Better for reversing out of trouble, but a bit annoying for packaging your steering and clearance. I suppose you can argue the...
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    Strengthening the front diff/axle.......

    To be honest, your best bet is probably just to deal with it if it does go. There are thousands of 80's rolling about the outback all on standard diffs which no doubt have been doing it for years. With that in mind, if the problem was really that bad, you'd hear a lot more about upgrading. I...
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    i cut off my pipes up beside the gearbox, which was about as far as the corrosion went and as far as i could reach with a 5" grinder. From there i ran rubber heater hoses along the chassis rail and into the rear heater. the hose is secured by rubber lined p clips which are screwed into some...
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    winter slowly coming

    just put in the correct washer fluid. if its good to -5, it will freeze when its -5. if its good to -30 then no worries. if you read on the back, it will tell you its rating and if it doesn't, don't buy it.
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    n/s side step and o/s side light unit

    i have some side steps, but i don't think they'd make it to you by sunday.
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    URGENT 24v starter motor needed

    i daresay milner will have one and their carriage is very quick.
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    Best tool for the job (rust removal)

    i think the phosphoric acid ones are 'rust removers', where as kurust et al is a 'rust converter', using tannic acid to convert the rust into iron tannate, hence the black finish (and black fingers). I'd recommend the rust converter type as i'm lazy.
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    Correct diff oil level...?

    i think adding a filter to the end is slightly overkill. just ensure its high and dry in the engine bay and the end turned to face down. if you have a snorkel, run the breathers up the snorkel and turn the ends down.
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    Best tool for the job (rust removal)

    i'll second the vote for kurust. if you want bigger quantities, you can buy stuff called 'vactan' from ebay. its the same sort of stuff (tannic acid i think) although it turns a greeny colour before going black rather then the blue-ish colour that kurust goes. don't get it on your hands though...
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    Broken Rear Half-Shaft

    Sounds like you've been sent a shaft from an axle without a locker. Shafts from axles lockers have a longer spline on one side.
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    80 series spring spacers

    are they offering decent postage rates or is it still c.a £40?
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    80 series spring spacers

    i've asked a purveyor of ome spring about spacers to take up the apparent difference in height between early 80 series and the rest. I'll let you how much he charges when he gets back to me. I've looked at ebay australia as there are plenty there but they're not wonderfully cheap and the postage...
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    New boingy bits

    Start hitting the relevant nuts and bolts with penetrant now, and every day until the weekend when you fit them. should make things easier on the day.
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    more storage space

    Just thought i'd add a few finished pics, took a bit longer to get all the stuff together than i'd anticipated. Went with a rubber rather than carpet as i couldn't get any carpet, but it at least means its easy to clean up the dirt and oil from bikes. Few little paint touch ups to do yet and...
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    pre 08/91 suspension differences

    afternoon all, on a quest to sort my saggy suspension and seem to have com across a peculiarity. Ironman (and others) state that their lifts are 20mm less for vehicles built before 08/91. This is potentially pretty good from my perspective as i don't want to lift the car and have to deal with...
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    I need this bumper!

    they look like land rover lamp guards attached to the bumper.
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    Springs & Dampers

    closest dobinsons suppliers are all american imports in the netherlands and dobinsons eu in poland. i think gav mentioned devon 4x4 were going to stock them, but i expect even if they do, it will be cheaper to import. i'm needing new springs as i'm pretty much sitting on the bumpstops at the...
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    JDM numberplate holder

    i don't think the parts are too bad new. i bought a new top bit, that holds the lights from ian rubie and it was £15. not sure about the main plastic bit, easiest way might be to just ask ian. the lights are the same as those under the tailgate, they just swap across.
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    axle diff lock retro fit

    at the back you need to grind out a bit of the mating surface to fit the diff and use longer studs. you'll also have to swap one of the shafts so you have the long splines. at the front you'll need to drill and tap new holes for studs, as you've found out, and possibly add a bit of weld to the...
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    Anyone used Japarts?

    try calling your local bearing supplier to see what they charge. koyo part numbers are on ih8mud for reference. Should be a bit less i think.
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    more storage space

    Lids and floor will be added once i can get hold of some ply in the appropriate thickness and some carpet to cover it. There's the small matter of latches to be dealt with as well. They're quite pricey, but i suppose i will just have to bite the bullet and buy them. i'll post some more pics...
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    Refurbing Front Axle swivels

    I've seen on mud somebody painted their swivels after sanding them smooth. I think the swivels were painted from the factory, as mine have paint at the top where the seal does not rub. After a few thousand miles, the paint had worn through in the straight ahead position, but elsewhere it looked...
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    more storage space

    having filled up the tailgate, i still needed a bit more space to store my crap out of the main boot are and out of sight. So, a while ago i started making a storage box to set into the floor of the boot. An icelandic chap had done so on ih8mud, so i decided to make one as well. my spare lives...