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Paul Aug 13, 2017

  1. Paul

    Paul Well-Known Member I am in england

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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. s-l16009.jpg
    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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  2. Paul

    Paul Well-Known Member I am in england

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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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  3. Lorin

    Lorin Well-Known Member

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

    Ben Stratford Well-Known Member Supporter I am in england

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

    nick_the_fish Well-Known Member I am in great_britain

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    Nice Paul, Looking forward to watching this one.
     
  6. Paul

    Paul Well-Known Member I am in england

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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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  7. Paul

    Paul Well-Known Member I am in england

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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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  8. Ben Stratford

    Ben Stratford Well-Known Member Supporter I am in england

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    Well done Paul, a productive week. Save some jobs for week 3 or you will get withdrawal symptoms!!
     
  9. nick_the_fish

    nick_the_fish Well-Known Member I am in great_britain

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    wow, busy week.
     
  10. hopeless wanderer

    hopeless wanderer Well-Known Member I am in england

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    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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  12. StarCruiser

    StarCruiser Well-Known Member Supporter Guru I am in uk

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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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  13. StarCruiser

    StarCruiser Well-Known Member Supporter Guru I am in uk

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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.
     
  14. AndycruiserguyLomas

    AndycruiserguyLomas Well-Known Member I am in england

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    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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  15. StarCruiser

    StarCruiser Well-Known Member Supporter Guru I am in uk

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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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    Shayne Well-Known Member Guru

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    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:
     
  17. karl webster

    karl webster Land Cruiser Club sponsor Promoted Company Guru Land Cruiser Club Promoted Company

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    Id like to have seen this go to a forum member. I guess pauls partner eill pass the forum name to the new owners so hopefully we will see it again
     
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  18. AndycruiserguyLomas

    AndycruiserguyLomas Well-Known Member I am in england

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    My sentiments exactly Karl, it would be great if it came back with an enthusiastic new member to carry on Pauls good work.
     
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  19. karl webster

    karl webster Land Cruiser Club sponsor Promoted Company Guru Land Cruiser Club Promoted Company

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    Defo Andy.
     
  20. Billy Williams

    Billy Williams Active Member

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    looks like your barking up the wrong tree on this one there must be another heart less bastard out there.
     
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