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As I posted recently I now have another 80, bit of a different model spec than I've had before but this one came up and I liked it. On the surface it looked great, and it is, I just have a long list of things to do to it as it seems to have gone through many various uses. Lost count of the wiring mods inside the dash including a digital tacho etc, but all stripped now and brought up to date with DAB etc. The import rear fog light and front spots have long since rotted away internally.
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Its recently had new suspension so not keen for lifting just yet, as concentrating on base lining all those small repairs and servicing everything to within an inch of its life, I need a reliable nice daily driver at the moment.
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Well that was a busy weekend.
Full service including axles.
Remove phone kits and digital tacho and update dash wiring.
Fit new DAB stereo with hands free phone function.
Fit new cubby in dash to conceal openings.
Fit new light bar and remove non working cheap spot lights.
Fit additional 12v points, will hard wire later.
Clean up earth points.
Replace rear non working fog light with LED unit. Great little LED unit, also have the reversing type as need better light for my parking space.
Fit roof bars.
Tidy up gear stick.
Remove complicated towing stabiliser bracket as don't need it.

Just getting started really :sunglasses:

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Nice. I look forward to watching this develop. 24v auto the one to have IMO
 

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It looks so much better already Paul. Looking forward to further progress
 

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Well, parts turning up every hour at the moment as went a little crazy online.
I have been after a decent phone mount for ages as not keen on Halfords specials with a suction cup so found this:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/X-Grip-Mo...e=STRK:MEBIDX:IT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649

Thought it was worth a punt due to the price and very surprised as its great, even built in USB and power lead. Modified it for car use by ditching the U bolts and fixed it directly. Complete rip off of a RAM Mount Design but it works.

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Next was the windscreen wiper mechanism, it was so bad it was jamming up and wearing away the panel which lifted it away from the screen! My old 24v 80 had the same problem, but the one I had in OZ didn't. I guess I didn't need the wipers as much out there :sunglasses:
This is how bad it was, so fitted a new mechanism from Milners.

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More to come.......................................
 
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Well, that's the first week of ownership done, been a bit busy with the truck:


Coolant change and flush

Engine oil change

Front and rear axle oil change

Transfer box oil change

Replace alternator belts

Replace AC belt

Adjust auto box cables

Fit roof bars

New rear LED fog light (import)

Remove tacho and replace with cubby

Fit phone mount

Replace radio with DAB and hands free kit

Remove spot lights and fit LED light bar (replace wiring)

Replace headlight bulbs with heavy duty versions

Tighten down rocker cover and clean down engine

Reseal speedo drive into transfer box

Fit snorkel

Remove relay under DS battery

Replace rear number plate

Remove old window stickers

Remove old phone mount and wiring and replace with new 12v accessory sockets

Repair existing 12v cigarette power point

Tidy gear stick cover

Fit steering wheel cover

Replace whole windscreen wiper mechanism

Clean axle breathers

Replace rusted exhaust clamps

Bypass rear heater

Replace rad cap as seal split

Fit bonnet deflector

Reattach front bumper corners

Reattach wheel arch trims and clean out mud

Clean earth points on rear to fix swing away carrier warning light on

EGR pipes reattached to stop them working

Replace rearmost body mounts

Hammer test underneath for corrosion

Apply Land Cruiser Club Sticker


To Do:

Remove EGR and blank off – gaskets ordered

Extend axle and gearbox breathers

Fit LED reverse lights

Brake fluid change

Front axle rebuild with

New brakes discs and pads all round

Replace brake pipes with braided version

Power steering pump reseal

Rewire tow bar and seal

Fuel tank pick up pipe check and clear breather

Disable aftermarket immobiliser
 

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Well, that's the first week of ownership done, been a bit busy with the truck:


Coolant change and flush

Engine oil change

Front and rear axle oil change

Transfer box oil change

Replace alternator belts

Replace AC belt

Adjust auto box cables

Fit roof bars

New rear LED fog light (import)

Remove tacho and replace with cubby

Fit phone mount

Replace radio with DAB and hands free kit

Remove spot lights and fit LED light bar (replace wiring)

Replace headlight bulbs with heavy duty versions

Tighten down rocker cover and clean down engine

Reseal speedo drive into transfer box

Fit snorkel

Remove relay under DS battery

Replace rear number plate

Remove old window stickers

Remove old phone mount and wiring and replace with new 12v accessory sockets

Repair existing 12v cigarette power point

Tidy gear stick cover

Fit steering wheel cover

Replace whole windscreen wiper mechanism

Clean axle breathers

Replace rusted exhaust clamps

Bypass rear heater

Replace rad cap as seal split

Fit bonnet deflector

Reattach front bumper corners

Reattach wheel arch trims and clean out mud

Clean earth points on rear to fix swing away carrier warning light on

EGR pipes reattached to stop them working

Replace rearmost body mounts

Hammer test underneath for corrosion

Apply Land Cruiser Club Sticker


To Do:

Remove EGR and blank off – gaskets ordered

Extend axle and gearbox breathers

Fit LED reverse lights

Brake fluid change

Front axle rebuild with

New brakes discs and pads all round

Replace brake pipes with braided version

Power steering pump reseal

Rewire tow bar and seal

Fuel tank pick up pipe check and clear breather

Disable aftermarket immobiliser

Whoa slow down, you're making the rest of us look bad :) I havent got through that list and ive had mine 3 years now !
Great loooking cruiser by the way :) look forward to seeing it progress (if there's anything left to do of course)
 

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Sad reading this thread now. To realise that Paul went from fit active and apparently healthy to gone in just 10 weeks is sobering to say the least.

That's life I suppose…
 

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Shows that it's ended with reserve not met. I was going to forward to a friend of mine in case.
 

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Shows that it's ended with reserve not met. I was going to forward to a friend of mine in case.

It shows it was taken off " no longer available" ie sold out of auction.

I bet a few of us were watching that. It really f**ks me off when you are watching an item waiting to bid and its taken off when someone circumnavigates the system. One of the purveyor's of spare parts for Toyota models dear to our hearts is especially partial for doing this when there are around 20 bids on an item of interest.
Its one reason I never put a vehicle on an auction site any more, people expect you to break a contract.
 

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Yes, that particular individual did cross my mind for having bought this but I thought it would be a very cold hearted person who would sell their late husband's pride and joy to a breakers, so I dismissed that one. I can only hope it's gone to a member and hence another good home rather than to the vulture's nest.
 

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It shows it was taken off " no longer available" ie sold out of auction.

I fell foul of this didn't i , one owner for a decade or more and very low mileage it was the sellers pride and joy and so he wanted it to go to a good home - and he believed that's where he was sending it :violin:
 

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Yes, that particular individual did cross my mind for having bought this but I thought it would be a very cold hearted person who would sell their late husband's pride and joy to a breakers, so I dismissed that one. I can only hope it's gone to a member and hence another good home rather than to the vulture's nest.
looks like your barking up the wrong tree on this one there must be another heart less bastard out there.
 
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