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  1. Kimbo

    Troopy/ 78 tip over angle?

    As you mentioned above, so many variables to take into consideration here... tyre size, body lift, roof-rack installed? etc etc. Even the level your fuel tanks are at will make an impact. Also as kind of alluded to above, its not really a metric that determines your tipping point, but the...
  2. Kimbo

    HZJ 78 setup

    Cheers, works well for us. Here is a photo of the rear seat, which is actually from a Renault E-Space, as there were no seat belt points in the rear of the troopy. To the left of the seat is polystyrene wine bottle storage. Thats a pretty important adiition :)
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  4. Kimbo

    HZJ 78 setup

    Hello everybody. I noticed there's not so many new threads in this particular forum, so with a bit of extra time on my hands I thought I'd share some pictures of what we've got going on with our troopy. Firstly some background; I use this vehicle periodically for work also, hauling various...
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  16. Kimbo

    A 1992 75 Series Troopy build: Advice and help will be needed

    Nice! A right hand drive vehicle in the US though :) All the best!
  17. Kimbo

    Troopy 78 Owners Manual pdf?

    Hello all anyone have a pdf (or other format) copy of a Troopy 78 Owner Manual - ideally pre 2007. Thanks I also have a (paper) copy of the workshop repair manual for Landcruiser models (70, 80, 105 series) equipped with HZJ/ HDTE/ HDT engines. Though it is too large to scan it and post it...
  18. Kimbo

    Safari tour cruisers

    Definitely NOT a Toyota thing :)) They're customised for safari operators in Africa. I had the link for the company that does them but seem to have lost it somehow. I can imagine they are impossible to road register in Europe anyway :)
  19. Kimbo

    79 GXL Traction Control Fuse?

    Sorry, unhelpful reply.... but I reckon it's such a bummer the way the 70 series has gone these days. Traction control? Seriously? I guess Toyota needed to put it in for the ANCAP rating. Refreshing to hear somebody bought a 79 for farm work. Thats what it was designed for after all. I admit I...
  20. Kimbo

    Landcruiser HZJ78R Deathwobble

    On my troopy at 75-85kph it was tyres, wheel balance, and alignment. All sorted. But you've done that....
  21. Kimbo


    Ok it’s all sorted out. I’ll post the answer here so it may help somebody else in the future. The switch in the cabin (one of those illuminating LED switches) in the off position was earthing the positive = short circuit. Simple fix by disconnecting the ground from the cabin switch, which means...
  22. Kimbo


    The very interesting thing is, the fuse blows even when the cabin switch is in the off position. So it would not be possible to be in series. I’m convinced it’s a short circuit but I have been over the dam thing top to bottom with a multimeter and not detected anything to indicate a short.
  23. Kimbo


    Hi all. I have a little problem that I’m finding quite interesting, if not frustrating. My electrical setup in my HZJ78 is a lead acid cranking battery under the bonnet, connected to the CTEK smartpass DCDC system, connected to a 110aH AGM located in the cabin. From the AGM I have a feed...
  24. Kimbo

    1HZ swap info

    The 1HZ was originally designed for Toyota’s mini bus, but eventually earmarked for the evolution of the 70 series landcruiser models. Subsequent evolutions of the 1HZ are the turbo fitted variants 1HD-T, 1HD-FT, & 1HD-FTE, the latter two being 24 valve versions. In my opinion these are the...
  25. Kimbo

    1HZ swap info

    I dont know the answer to your exact question. But I've owned the 4500cc petrol powered 79 pickup whilst living in the middle east, and currently own a 1HZ powered troop carrier in europe. Both 2009 produced models. Both absolutely identical in the cabin and engine bay (apart from the obvious...
  26. Kimbo

    Just changed my front rotor and bearings and cannot fit circlip

    Good on ya mate. Sorted. But for others reading this thread I had a similar problem once upon a time. The problem was a previous owner had put cheap aftermarket CV's in. Too short! Original Toyota 78 CV's were ordered and installed and problem solved.
  27. Kimbo

    HZJ 75 Aftermarket hub help

  28. Kimbo

    Dwiz Rear Diff Housing 79 Series ???

    Yeah nah the tooling was all changed at Landcruiser HQ in Japan for the 1VD engine, expanding the width of the front axle. But then they kept putting 1HZ engines in them anyway if you didn't live in Aussie or NZ. But, I've never, ever once heard myself saying jeez I wish the rear was the same...
  29. Kimbo

    Dwiz Rear Diff Housing 79 Series ???

    Sorry I can't help you, I don't own one of these aftermarket axles, but I am really curious as to why this is a problem for so many people? I've owned a FZE79 when I lived in the middle east, and currently run a HZJ78. Both vehicles featured the narrower rear track all australians complain...
  30. Kimbo

    1hz engine issues

  31. Kimbo

    75/78 Rear doors size?

    That sounds great. My main issue as I menti9ned earlier was the shock mounts being totally snapped off. A good thing to do, assuming you haven’t done it already is to totally redo the suspension. The bushings in particular suffer badly from a working life. Also, all my steering tie rod ends were...
  32. Kimbo

    HZJ 75 Aftermarket hub help

    Hey there. You have disk brakes on the rear of a HZJ75? Thats definitely not original. With hubs I'd be inclined to go with OME as much as is practicable.
  33. Kimbo

    75/78 Rear doors size?

    G'day mate. I'm the other deadshit who brought an ex miner. Actually after spending a bunch of cash I'm pretty happy with mine now. I can tell you all the bits and pieces to check if you're interested, but you won't be happy afterwards :) To answer your question, yes the doors are identical...
  34. Kimbo

    vdj79 rear axle

    No, it is not necessary to engage the diff lock to remove the half shafts. Factory diff locks are only engaged as long as electricity is supplied to the electro magnet, so you don’t really want to leave your ignition on while you change wheel bearings.
  35. Kimbo

    HZJ75 1hz motor

    Bit late to the party with this reply, but still useful information. Yes, you can drop another motor from another model landcruiser straight in, such as the 1HDT, but understand you will have to replace almost the entire drive train to match the new engine power rating. Brakes, gearbox...
  36. Kimbo

    Getting un bogged on sand- no recovery gear

    I lived in the Middle East for 10 years. Always working in the desert with a 79 series. I tried many tyres the first few years. Actually it doesn’t really matter so much, the trick is the correct pressure. And when it gets hotter, the less pressure you require. Momentum is your friend and using...
  37. Kimbo

    One day I hope to be able to do a right angle and a straight line!!

    Looks like a great setup! Easiest way to cut straight is to G clamp a straight edge, such as a spirit level or metal profile to your panel, and run a circular saw along it. Cheap and easy!
  38. Kimbo

    Fuel heating element

    New Hi folks. Im seeking some advice, as I recently installed a new fuel filter assembly on my 2009 HZJ 78. Everything is good, but the new filter has a heating element, which is ideal for the location where I live at this time of year. Only problem is, I can't find any wiring diagram to...
  39. Kimbo

    Diesel Filter Water Drain Valve, How Does It Work?? Think Mines Missing

    Hi folks. Im seeking some advice, as I recently installed a new fuel filter assembly on my 2009 HZJ 78. Everything is good, but the new filter has a heating element, which is ideal for the location where I live at this time of year. Only problem is, I can't find any wiring diagram to illustrate...
  40. Kimbo

    HZJ75 Troop Carrier - More power? - wheel change?

    I really wanted to turbo up for a while! But then I fell back in love with the lazy 6 as it was. I don't think I'll ever make it to 1000000k's anyway :)))
  41. Kimbo

    Advice on rear bumper

    Genesis Import.pdf
  42. Kimbo

    HZJ75 Troop Carrier - More power? - wheel change?

    Hey guys. The HZJ is a great engine. First and foremost, it is very reliable. But it is lazy uphills and highway cruising. Many people have successfully installed turbos on them, I don’t doubt. But for me personally, that is a road to hell. You are turning a great engine into something it was...
  43. Kimbo

    Advice on rear bumper

    Hi there. I’ve just purchased a Gobi X rear bumper for my HZJ78. I couldn’t be happier with it. It’s the one pictured in your original post. Every mounting hole lined up perfectly, the tow hitch is removable and able to be placed quite high if you need clearance. The LED lights are an...
  44. Kimbo

    Rear high mount brake light

    Hey there. Unfortunately it’s just a click off job, which always runs the risk of snapping some plastic right? The black plastic cowling just snaps off, made more difficult by the tapered ends. Then the base plate unscrews from the body. I’ve used the rubber grommet inside to feed electricity to...
  45. Kimbo

    Troopy side window replacement

    So... I looked everywhere on the internet and found scant advice regarding replacing the rubber runs for the side windows on my HZJ 78. There was one good thread at exploreoz but this was...
  46. Kimbo

    Some updates for following seasson

    Bobo, what a great looking vehicle you have! Next year, me and my family are coming to tour Montenegro. I’ve heard nothing but good things about your beautiful country!
  47. Kimbo

    Good shows on youtube

    Great list of links, quite familiar with many of them already. But you missed my favorite, geko expedition. Much more relevant to me as I am Europe based. Check this link out for a taste..
  48. Kimbo

    Slovenia from north to south

    Sorry for the delayed reply, busy times... I didn’t map any routes necessarily with GPS or anything. Actually I headed to general areas and searched out tracks the old fashioned way … a paper map is a really useful item I find! The attached images are from one area I headed to. They were wooden...
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