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Introducing Lilly Bird

GeekOKent May 12, 2016

  1. clivehorridge

    clivehorridge Well-Known Member Supporter Guru I am in romania

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    Best of luck (if you should need it) :icon-biggrin::handgestures-finge:
     
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  2. GeekOKent

    GeekOKent Well-Known Member Supporter I am in uk

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    Passed. Couple of minor advisories... only one that might need attention is he thinks the brake pads are getting thin. I am not as sure, but it's the kinda things best addressed since the questions been raised.
     
  3. GeekOKent

    GeekOKent Well-Known Member Supporter I am in uk

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    He was gone for an awfully long time on the test drive. ..
     
  4. StarCruiser

    StarCruiser Well-Known Member Guru I am in uk

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    Maybe it put a smile on his face as he hadn't driven one before?
     
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  5. GeekOKent

    GeekOKent Well-Known Member Supporter I am in uk

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    Quiz of the week folks - Lilly Bird came with steel front and rear bumpers. Now, who can tell which company made the rear bumper ? Will talk about the front one down the road. Hint - yes, this looks exactly like the TJM bumper, down to the rubber/flexible bit on corner units, and the end swing-away-sockets, but there is not 'T' cutaway, and having spoken to TJM they say if there is no 'T' cut out, then its not a TJM bumper..... other than that, I really cant tell the difference. Trying to get details on what this is, so I can start looking at SwingAway spare carrier.
     
  6. GeekOKent

    GeekOKent Well-Known Member Supporter I am in uk

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    And some pics of the rear bumper in question.

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  7. SafariTecPeter

    SafariTecPeter Well-Known Member I am in norway

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    Thruth be told, it may very well be genuine Toyo, even if the one in the parts catalouge looks (rather) different
    The one on an 80 we had mid `90s was very similar looking. Alloy in the middle, steel etc
    The cap on the outer end, is that a pivoting point for a spare wheel carrier?
    In certain regions dealers do fit some interesting stuff to themprior to delivery...
    Do You know how Yours was initially sold?
     
  8. dyladams

    dyladams Well-Known Member I am in uk

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    Maybe try contact Toyota Gibraltar as I think they supplied quiet a few to Africa, some of them already kitted out.
     
  9. SafariTecPeter

    SafariTecPeter Well-Known Member I am in norway

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    Sort of what I had in mind Dylan

    Another company that was HUGE bach in the days where Kjær&Kjær and also IAPSO in Denmark.
    We where sourcing from then in the `90s
    They too boltes quite some kit onto their supplied vehicles
     
  10. GeekOKent

    GeekOKent Well-Known Member Supporter I am in uk

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    Hi guys, I have the original invoice and the shipping details. There is mention of front and rear steel bumpers on there, but I didn't think Toyota would do their own and would use something of the shelf.

    Regards
     
  11. GeekOKent

    GeekOKent Well-Known Member Supporter I am in uk

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    Have a couple of emails through, guess we will hear back post holidays.
     
  12. GeekOKent

    GeekOKent Well-Known Member Supporter I am in uk

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    The cap on both sides does cover a round hole all the way through. There is a matching hole on the lower steel side as well. I can only imagine it is for a swing away bracket - which is exactly what I am looking for. I was hoping if we can work out what bumper this is, would allow me to then speak with that vendor for parts and specifications.

    Regards
     
  13. SafariTecPeter

    SafariTecPeter Well-Known Member I am in norway

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    So who sold & shipped it then?
    TGB?

    As for the swing away; You MAY be in luck & find the maker.
    Personally I`d not hold my breath on You finding the swing away unit I am afraid. Unless it is from a well known company & You can source the swing away bit as a separa sparepart.
    Most will gladly sell You a new & complete bumper....
    Thats what I (& others) have concluded with anyway.

    Making it & having it made may very well be the easiest choice...
    Keep us posted please
     
  14. stumog

    stumog Well-Known Member I am in england

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    Your bumpers are tjm KB. the swing outs are now not made anymore.

    You would have to look at getting a spindle made for you.....
     
  15. dyladams

    dyladams Well-Known Member I am in uk

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