HD-FT overland build - Brenda the devastator

hopeless wanderer Jul 23, 2015

  1. hopeless wanderer

    hopeless wanderer Well-Known Member I am in england

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    Well so it begins, After 20 years of never having owned a Japanese car i end up buying my first one over the phone without seeing or driving it. Thankfully it worked out fine and it isn't a lemon, Quite the opposite she is in really great nick and just needs a little welding in the sill right as i just discovered. Have made the first set of modifications and im really pleased with them 2" EFS lift with 350kg rear and 80kg fronts (To suit a winch bumper and rear wheel carrier)replaced ARB & Panhard bushes and 2 degrees castor correction Koni Heavy track dampers and Cooper discoverer all terrain 285/75/16 I've been basically glued to the project Grey Ghost thread since i joined the forum and will be paying homage (stealing) some of the great mods ive seen. Apologies in advance for any faux pas i may make this is the first forum ive joined. also thanks in advance for the advice i will invariably ask for and recieve.
     
  2. Chris

    Chris Super Moderator Supporter I am in europe

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    HW, I am honoured. Steal what you like as if there was no tomorrow. More than happy to talk you through any bits I posted. I wouldn't post them if I minded people looking. Maybe you should join us at the Adventure Overland show where you can poke and prod the beast in person along with everyone else's.

    Chris

    But here's a hint. Get some picture of yours posted off or we'll throw you off the forum, right? :lol: :lol:
     
  3. hopeless wanderer

    hopeless wanderer Well-Known Member I am in england

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    Desperately trying to load up some pictures , Nigh on impossible on a touchscreen or maybe just my touchscreen.
    I will certainly load some up tomorrow from my desk.
    I really want to go to an overland show to get ideas and sometimes little startup companies have great little gadgets etc on display.
    When is the show Chris? I'd be interested in looking at the ghost for sure.
     
  4. Ian Chuter

    Ian Chuter Well-Known Member I am in england

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  5. hopeless wanderer

    hopeless wanderer Well-Known Member I am in england

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    Cheers Chris :) will consult the evil employers diary:icon-evil:
     
  6. hopeless wanderer

    hopeless wanderer Well-Known Member I am in england

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    wheels & tyres with 2" lift .Cheap Chinese snorkel with Toyota birdfeeder

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  7. hopeless wanderer

    hopeless wanderer Well-Known Member I am in england

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    Tinted Windows, powdercoated running boards & roofrack

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  8. Ian Chuter

    Ian Chuter Well-Known Member I am in england

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    Oh dear........... Help may not be so forthcoming when Chris sees the colour of your truck :whistle:
    Very nice by the way
     
  9. hopeless wanderer

    hopeless wanderer Well-Known Member I am in england

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    Thanks Ian.....That matt black wrap may get done after all :whistle:
     
  10. StarCruiser

    StarCruiser Well-Known Member Supporter Guru I am in uk

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    That's a mother of a snorkel you've got there! Has it got Scania on the side?
     
  11. StarCruiser

    StarCruiser Well-Known Member Supporter Guru I am in uk

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    Nice truck BTW. [emoji6]
     
  12. GeekOKent

    GeekOKent Well-Known Member Supporter I am in uk

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    Cool truck.
     
  13. hopeless wanderer

    hopeless wanderer Well-Known Member I am in england

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    Cheers :) Brenda is the best car I've ever had.
     
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  14. hopeless wanderer

    hopeless wanderer Well-Known Member I am in england

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    Hmmmm it's an idea but I'm thinking of dressing it to look like its a Toyota racing development special.
    Some decals and maybe a TRD badge on the snorkel.
     
  15. Chris

    Chris Super Moderator Supporter I am in europe

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    Oh for F***s sake. It's bloody blue!!!!

    Right you can forget any ideas of mine you've seen. Come within a 100 yards and I'll slap a court order on yah! Blue? Have you lads put him up to this or what???









    Follow this thread HW for the Club meet at the show. I can see Ian's posted the date, but read the thread too.
     
  16. Lorin

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    Nice truck. Lovely colour too :icon-biggrin:
     
  17. Ian Chuter

    Ian Chuter Well-Known Member I am in england

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  18. Shayne

    Shayne Well-Known Member Guru

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    I'm sure your wondering what everyone is talking about HW so to explain - before starting the grey ghost thread Chris done about 10 laps of the country searching for a good 80 of a very specific colour as a base for his project with no luck .
     
  19. hopeless wanderer

    hopeless wanderer Well-Known Member I am in england

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    Phew that explains it all. Brenda is in fact not blue, so it's ok.


    I have just wrapped my phone in the coloured cellophane that surrounds big bottles of lucozade as i heard it "replaces lost energy" and i was tired of charging my phone all the time. :icon-rolleyes:

    Brenda is green .... A lovely shade of bottle green
     
  20. AndycruiserguyLomas

    AndycruiserguyLomas Well-Known Member I am in england

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    BRENDA THE DEVASTATOR, how appropriately named eh, Chris :laughing-rolling: .

    Great looking truck, what wheels are they, I once had a similar set but they look so much better in black than silver.
     
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