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  1. Jimbo4x4

    Summer Pub Cruiser Chillout 24 - 26 July

    Hope you've all had a good weekend. I need to get along to one of these things again.
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    LJ70 Build Thread!

    It's been a rollercoaster just messaging you and getting updates through Facebook mate, thanks for the link to this. Amazing news about the new arrival on his/her way! So many reasons to be positive
  3. Jimbo4x4

    Lincomb meets 2018

    Slight change of plan. I've put my back out so won't be camping. My old man doesn't fancy attending on his own so if either of us turn up it'll be for a day trip in one vehicle, probably on Saturday..
  4. Jimbo4x4

    Lincomb meets 2018

    Rex and I are itching to get to this next month, as is my old man with his Collie. I assume it's being held at Tony's place, despite the amended post at the beginning of the thread? As it looks like that is regarding the spring event.. Do I need to get payment to anyone before the date? Look...
  5. Jimbo4x4

    heads-up, two and a half LJ78's coming up for sale

    I'm gonna do what I can to get the funds together for Rex, great to see you're getting some enjoyment from him though. Oh, and he's running a Dobinson's lift, not OME. Unless you've changed it of course? Jim.
  6. Jimbo4x4

    Mega cheap Colorado d4d manual, Wirral

    Someone please put Keith out of his misery, he keeps getting phone calls from wazzucks offering £1500! (I did warn him, though!)
  7. Jimbo4x4

    Mega cheap Colorado d4d manual, Wirral

    Just to add, if I hadn't already bought my Shogun I'd be buying this (unfortunately he won't take a swap ), it's incredible value for money.
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    Mega cheap Colorado d4d manual, Wirral

    Hi all, Mike's father in law has decided he no longer needs a 4x4 and his trusty collie is now up for sale. For some deluded reason he's shunned mine and my brothers advice to price it in the high 2's and is asking just £2195. Be quick because he's already put it on the 'trader and I'm sure he's...
  9. Jimbo4x4

    Hello LandCruiser Club

    I meant to reply to this some time ago but must have forgotten about the thread until I saw your eBay ad this evening! Great looking truck mate, I happen to like the two tone brown on these (I suppose REX is testament to that) and once they're on sensible looking boots they look stonking! A...
  10. Jimbo4x4

    Thanks Tom, do you have experience of the late STT? How do you think they compare in terms of on...

    Thanks Tom, do you have experience of the late STT? How do you think they compare in terms of on and off road performance? Thanks, and thanks for the Amazon tip too!
  11. Jimbo4x4

    Transfer box question

    Sorry I'm late, only just seen this The button is normal, at least on light duty 70's. The front drive is actuated via a vacuum, which is engaged electronically. I never had an issue with mine, despite regular deep wading. I haven't heard of others having issue with this either. It does...
  12. Jimbo4x4

    Cooper STT pro... have them listed in the right sizes still, but currently out of stock. Can't find the two most popular sizes listed anywhere else now (265&285/75R16), just the newer "pro" model. I could go for the narrower 235/85R16 which gives a similar height to the 265, might look a little...
  13. Jimbo4x4

    Cooper STT pro...

    Some will know I've been a lover of the STT since the year dot. Imagine my anguish when I find they have changed the design once again and I now know nothing about them. The last change must've been 11 or 12 years ago now, and I admit that change was for the better, they were just as good off...
  14. Jimbo4x4

    Front t-case output bearing kdj95 manual

    Bob you're a legend, we actually found your thread on the other site and all that's left to do now is refit the props and reassemble the gaiter! Thanks for all your help
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    Front t-case output bearing kdj95 manual

    Afternoon all, my brother and his father in law both drive these wonderful machines. Unfortunately said bearing has gone on his father in law's. He's stripped it down and has all the parts he needs for repairs, however it's a little confusing as to how it all goes back together... the exploded...
  16. Jimbo4x4

    Anyone tried out the foxwing copy from direct4x4?

    It's a 3.2 d-id matey, and I believe common rail diesels don't do wvo too well. Still, I like the look of it and it's very refined to drive. Looking forward to getting to use it properly. It has a rear locker
  17. Jimbo4x4

    Anyone tried out the foxwing copy from direct4x4?

    Thanks for all the input fellas, really appreciate it. It looks as though they used to use metal hinges and brackets on the actual wing mechanism which are now plastic. It doesn't really inspire confidence, I think I'll give it a swerve. That tuff trek website has some nice looking goodies...
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    Anyone tried out the foxwing copy from direct4x4?

    Thanks chaps, my only concern was regarding build quality really. Is it easy enough to erect? I have a couple of workshops at my disposal and plenty of fixtures and fittings play with, so I'm sure I can make something work regarding fitting. My latest motor has roof rails, hopefully I can fit it...
  19. Jimbo4x4

    Anyone tried out the foxwing copy from direct4x4? Called the "hawk wing". Price point seems very reasonable at £250. Wondering if anyone has any experience of them as I'm very interested
  20. Jimbo4x4

    First an 80 series rolls royce now this!!

    So it sold for £2700, now it seems the new owner has decided to pass the project on... with a start price of £3500??
  21. Jimbo4x4

    Anyone in Kent after some beer money?

    Not seen it yet, still definitely interested although I now have a few options closer to home I'm looking at. It hasn't sold yet as the guy has been awkward about viewing times.
  22. Jimbo4x4

    lj78 auto to manual conversion issues...

    I would say your unlikely to find a rear axle with a locker fitted, they're like hens teeth and it's a job finding a runner with one fitted let alone a scrapper. I would look at fitting arb's if you can save up, you can spec the ratios to suit, too.
  23. Jimbo4x4

    Occasional puff of white smoke at start

    It's air getting into the fuel system. At a guess probably from the injector seats although I never found where it was getting in on my old 78. It causes bleed-back when left to cool overnight and you end up running lean on start-up because of it. I lived with it as it never got any worse than a...
  24. Jimbo4x4

    Hzj73 - anyone on here?

    And if not, why not?!
  25. Jimbo4x4

    Anyone in Kent after some beer money?

    Great pic Ben, happy days
  26. Jimbo4x4

    Anyone in Kent after some beer money?

    The thought crossed my mind, my old man is up for going down there on Friday, but if it's a lemon it'll be a waste of a very long drive!
  27. Jimbo4x4

    Extra air intake pipe on LJ70 TD2.4

    I remember mulling this over with an old mechanic when I had my old one. We decided it must be some sort of expansion tube although neither of us had any idea what for.
  28. Jimbo4x4

    Anyone in Kent after some beer money?

    I wonder if anyone's able to give this the once over for me in Deal?
  29. Jimbo4x4

    Winch tray mounting points

    When picking up a winch to fit between the chassis rails, you need one with the brake inside the drum otherwise it'll be too wide
  30. Jimbo4x4

    91 LJ 78 Diesel Prado

    Beautiful bus, same colours as my old one (check the link in my sig). I'm told Max Ellery did cover the RJ78 (petrol version) which may be of help, the manual that came with it was enough for me though as jobs on these are largely self explanatory. The electric front hubs are prone to...
  31. Jimbo4x4

    Early 80, 160k, £2850 B.I.N?

    I suspect the bebs could do with a coat of seeing to at least, unfortunately anything I get will need to be tip top as I haven't the time for projects at the mo. Anyone in or near London should definitely take a look see I reckon
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    Early 80, 160k, £2850 B.I.N?

    Has anyone here bought this yet? Been looking to get myself back into the game and keeping an eye on eBay at the mo... was surprised to see this crop up. Even if it's a project it's still cheap!
  33. Jimbo4x4

    Lincomb social November 6th,7th,8th

    Looks like we missed a good, if wet one. We have a good excuse though: Henry now has a little sister, Florence Isla Hatton born 3.02pm 6/11 6lb 15oz. Whole family is overjoyed :-)
  34. Jimbo4x4

    Project 80: Codename Grey Ghost

    Just spotted a very nice, slightly familiar 80 inbetween the covers of December's TOR...
  35. Jimbo4x4

    Lincomb social November 6th,7th,8th

    Just to say unfortunately Laura and I definitely won't be able to make this one... Apparently a scheduled cesarean on the 6th is more important. Can't see why, myself.
  36. Jimbo4x4

    1kz-t questions

    A healthy puff of black smoke after some minor tweaks to Rex (inc. full length 2.5" s/s exhaust <-mucho recommended) many moons ago: USv_TmpCvoo
  37. Jimbo4x4

    Large panel van

    What sort of age are you looking at? We have a 2005 Iveco Daily tipper at work, and for the 3.5t models the payload is crap. As in, by the time staff and tools are aboard we can't load more than 500kgs. For the same era panel models the LWB is known to rust heavily behind the rear axle, but I...
  38. Jimbo4x4

    Lincomb April 2015

    Forms are in now :thumbup: 1. Chris 2. SAE 3. Spindrift 4. Rob - payment/form sent (2 pig please) 5. JW - dropping by for a sausage perhaps 6. Rich Sims 7. Stan and the overland road show 8. Tonytoyota? 9. Karl. Struggling this time but we will be there,maybe whole weekend maybe for a day...
  39. Jimbo4x4

    Lincomb April 2015

    Just to confirm, the Hatton clan won't be letting you down and will be there three (or two and a half) trucks strong. Enough pig for six would be greatly appreciated!
  40. Jimbo4x4

    1993 LJ78 Engine Transplant to 4.2 auto

    Yeah Iwan's pretty much said it. I had a quick look to see how much it'd take to do mine. TBH I quite like the look of the light duty front end so was put off. I learned to live with my 2.4. It never baulked at anything off road, it was only overtaking power that it lacked and I soon settled...
  41. Jimbo4x4

    Lincomb April 2015

    I'll endeavour to be there, more than likely with boy, dog and wife in tow and with some form of 4x4 drivetrain under us:auto-layrubber:
  42. Jimbo4x4

    High mile 80 going cheap

    Hey all, was just browsing the 'bay and spotted this, not sure if it's been here already but thought it looked reasonable for the price
  43. Jimbo4x4

    Ice Bucket Challenge.

    Did 900 litres of water wash the camera away Ben? :whistle:
  44. Jimbo4x4

    I will be getting a new set of tyres

    ST Maxx are an all terrain tyre, just with reinforced sidewalls and sidewall tread so you can air down more confidently if you need/want to.
  45. Jimbo4x4

    LJ78 overland camper build

    Nice light bar & bull bars dude ;-)
  46. Jimbo4x4

    Lincomb 19th July

    Hi Ben, my olds will be about for this too :-) my dad fancies a Doug's tub if you've the space. Looking forward to it :-)
  47. Jimbo4x4

    Rusty Fuel Tank

    Hi Whopy, have you looked for any custom fabricators who could make one using your old one as a pattern? It would be far cheaper I'm sure. HTH, Jim.
  48. Jimbo4x4

    LJ78 overland camper build

    Good luck with it Dyfan. All forgiven, although I did really missed Rex last weekend - the X-Trail just isn't quite the same at Lincomb for some reason?!? Cant think why... I never thought about the return pipe issue and agree it was a far-from-ideal setup even before factoring that in, so...
  49. Jimbo4x4

    Lincomb weekend June 7-8th

    Some great pics. Thanks to all those involved for putting on a good show. Shame I couldn't really take part with the weather but if I will bring a knife to a gun fight.... :icon-rolleyes: Decent tyres on the cards methinks, might at least mean I can get from one side of the camping field to the...
  50. Jimbo4x4

    Legal / sensible tyre size for non-lifted RJ73

    Hi Edward. What is the exact model of your truck? Can you upload a photo? 265/215 is the tread width (in mm, roughly), 75 is the percentage of the width that makes up the profile (sidewall height), so obviously 265/75R16 is going to be wider and taller than 215/75R16. 265s won't protrude from...