Don't like the adverts?  Click here to remove them

Help needed in sourcing parts(KZJ70 front axle/swivel hub)

Kzj70ofDoom

New Member
Joined
Nov 5, 2021
Messages
7
Country Flag
england
Hi there, I will try keep this story short:

Bought a kzj70 for too much money (7k) and the engine was already shot, little did I know. (New to spannering) so eventually haul it home on a trailer and buy another engine.
Swap new engine in, but discover it has a seized head so there’s another new head on top of replacement engine, (£1400 added to list) Get engine running, go for MOT and handbrake nonexistent so brakes etc all fail.
Order whole new discs, pads, callipers, shoes etc, (£600) go to replace bearings the lot and find a swivel hub is totally warped and won’t take a new straight calliper. Being cast I’ve been advised to not hammer straight since then could just pass problem onto discs. Let alone crack the cast housing anyhow.

So now I’m left looking for a new front left swivel hub housing or even a whole front axle since that would solve further problems of the play in the bearing on front diff.
Thanks for reading this far. This was the last of my recently passed fathers money and it’s tied into the truck. I’d hate to lose that connection.
Hope someone has any idea/friends with parts sitting around. Would love to get this baby on the road thus not just part it out and start again.
Kr
Max
 

Shayne

Well-Known Member
Guru
Joined
Feb 2, 2013
Messages
15,704

 

Shayne

Well-Known Member
Guru
Joined
Feb 2, 2013
Messages
15,704
Good luck with it Max , you will find a helpful lot on this forum though its been a bit quiet of late , lockdown no travel blues I suppose , but keep us updated and we all love pics :thumbup:
 

Tel Boy

Member
Joined
Dec 19, 2019
Messages
130
Country Flag
great_britain
What a horror story, that's painful to hear.

Here's another possibility, £146 but shipping costs, taxes and duty are all to go on top.


(Sorry about this - something wrong with copying the link, it's gone dead - copy and paste it into the top bar
 
Don't like the adverts?  Click here to remove them

Kzj70ofDoom

New Member
Joined
Nov 5, 2021
Messages
7
Country Flag
england
Big thanks Karl and Tel! Ill look into them both.
Really appreciate it all
 
Last edited:

Kzj70ofDoom

New Member
Joined
Nov 5, 2021
Messages
7
Country Flag
england
Thanks for the axle link too Shayne!!

Karl, let me know about the hub otherwise it’s a import duty and then some.
Again big thanks all
 

outdoordan

Well-Known Member
Supporter
Joined
Dec 5, 2012
Messages
282
I've not incurred any import duty charges when ordering parts from france recently. its been a piece of cake.

if ordering a whole new axle check the diff code. there are lower and higher diff ratios out there and instinct tells me front and rear axles need ratios that match.

good luck. it'll be worth the trouble
 

Kzj70ofDoom

New Member
Joined
Nov 5, 2021
Messages
7
Country Flag
england
Hi All, heres a little update. Got a new swivel hub from France but turns out they had to order one from Japan anyhow. Came out more expensive than just brought through local Toyota dealers.. typical. But here are some pics of the process!

Now to just fit new rear shoes, and handbrake cable then hopefully it will pass the MOT!

Cheers for all the help.
P.a any useful links to refurbing/replacing brake shoes and handbrake tensioning/replace.

Many many thanks!
Max
 

Attachments

  • C59FB960-FEB6-4E50-A51F-C511EFD9D6D8.jpeg
    C59FB960-FEB6-4E50-A51F-C511EFD9D6D8.jpeg
    350.2 KB · Views: 17
  • 5C362406-7B10-4753-A6B4-A4956487BF14.jpeg
    5C362406-7B10-4753-A6B4-A4956487BF14.jpeg
    354.1 KB · Views: 16
  • A985F77C-B31E-49E0-B690-2507E7D0475A.jpeg
    A985F77C-B31E-49E0-B690-2507E7D0475A.jpeg
    307.9 KB · Views: 18
  • DF7B4A2D-3AC1-419D-98F6-D972A711444A.jpeg
    DF7B4A2D-3AC1-419D-98F6-D972A711444A.jpeg
    314.7 KB · Views: 18
  • D55FC8E1-B59E-4C57-9FB2-4F48D82BB7DE.jpeg
    D55FC8E1-B59E-4C57-9FB2-4F48D82BB7DE.jpeg
    355.2 KB · Views: 18
  • 43BBA45F-5761-4B88-A5B7-F5DB0B3062B7.jpeg
    43BBA45F-5761-4B88-A5B7-F5DB0B3062B7.jpeg
    233.4 KB · Views: 14
Top