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LJ78 Build Thread

Ben Feb 6, 2017

  1. Ben

    Ben Well-Known Member Guru I am in australia

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    The next morning I had a lie in. :lol:

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    I unbolted the headlight housings so I could remove the old lights.

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    The housings had some surface rust.

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    And the chrome surrounds were covered in paint.

    Heres a clean one versus a painted dirty one.

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    Thankfully the paint comes off pretty easily as it hadnt stuck all that great to the shiny chrome.

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    The housings got a sand and wire brush back, ready for a coat of rust covertor primer.

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    While I waited for that to dry I fitted the front mudflaps.

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    New one on the drivers side.

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    And cleaned old one on the passenger side.

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    The Hi-lux triple squirters went on next.

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    I needed to fit the aircon condenser next, this one is out of LJ as the 78 didnt come with one.

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    Had to remove a few panels to get it in, but it fitted fine.

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    Pipe work next.

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    All connected.

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    I also adjusted the bottom panel as I wasnt happy with the gap between it and the guards.

    This is the gap I was left with when I fitted it yesterday and it was pretty much the same both sides. :thumbdown:

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    I pulled the bottoms of both front guards in and tightened the bolts up to hold them in position.

    Much better! :clap:

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    Clear side repeater went on next. :icon-cool:

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    The little rubber rear headlight covers went on next.

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    The headlight surrounds got a coat of black enamel and hung in front of the fan to dry.

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    Snorkel next.

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    I put some masking tape down the A pillar and sat the snorkel in position.

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    Marked through the holes in the bracket.

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    Center punched the hole centers, stuck a really powerful magnet to the A pillar to catch all the swarf and put a step drill bit in the cordless.

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    All drilled.

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    Used a paint marking pen to paint the bare metal in the hole.

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    Once the paint was dry the plastic inserts could go in.

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    And then the snorkel could be fully bolted and screwed on. :icon-cool:

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    The snorkel is slightly in the way of the aerial but I think it will be ok.

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    I'm sure just extending the aerial to this point should be ok for reception. :think:

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    With the paint now almost dry on the headlight surrounds it was time to look at replacing the rusty bolts that held it all together.

    I found some replacement bolts but they needed cutting down.

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    The way I cut bolts when I have to cut a load the same length like this, is to put one in the vice to the required length and put a mark on the vice jaw where it comes to and then just clamp them all up to that point, for almost identical length bolts. :ugeek:

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    And then just run the hacksaw blade along the edge of the vice jaw each time.

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    The old headlights were looking pretty rough anyway.

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    So I'm pleased to be replacing them with these new ones.

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    Put the headlight surround in the vice, sat the new light in position, dropped the chrome surround over the top and screwed it on with the new bolts I cut to length.

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    I thought I had been really careful with the springs that hold the headlights to the radiator support panel but I couldnt find them. :doh:

    They will be in a carefully labeled snap lock bag some where but they wernt in the boxes with the other bags. :thumbdown:

    I thought each headlight had 2 of these springs (but I could only find this old one).

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    So I went to Bunnings and bought some new springs.

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    They were similar diameter and spring force but too long, so they would need modifying.

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    So into the vice with it for surgery.

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    Cut the now unwound end off, bent a new hook on it and it was done. :icon-cool:

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    Did all 4, still thinking each headlight had 2, so I've got 2 for LJ's restoration, once the 78 is finished.

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    Headlights went on next.

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    I fitted the nice new clear side lights to the grill next (thinking I could bolt the whole lot on as one, which I then found out isnt possible)

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    So after removing them from the grill, bolting the grill on and then fitting the side lights, we end up with this magnificent beast! :happy-cheerleaders:

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    Man those clear lights look so much better than the dated orange indicator that was fitted! :text-bravo:

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    OK..................

    The time had come to tackle the rear door debacle! :violence-ak47:

    I decided that I would try and bend the door I fitted to suite the opening.

    So with my super strong Irwin clamps and some felt covered sanding blocks to protect the paint I began clamping. :icon-neutral:

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    It worked well but I needed even more leverage on the top of the door, so I blocked the bottom out with blocks of wood.

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    And it worked really really well! :clap:

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    However not only are the tops of the short wheel base/long wheel base at a different angle they are also a slightly different shape.

    So even after adjusting the doors via the hinges its not perfect. :icon-mad

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    One clear difference between the 2 bodies is that on the long wheel base the doors sit out from the body at the rear and the wrap around rear windows butt up to them. As opposed to the shorty where the doors sit inside the C pillars. :think:

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    For this reason I decided to fit the rear side windows next.

    First I cleaned all the old tint off the inside.

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    Methylated spirit in a spray bottle and razer bade made light work of the task.

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    Then I could flip it over and remove all the paint from the other side.

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    Its bloody hard to remove and time consuming.:angry-screaming:

    Steel wool seams to work best but I have to remember to wear gloves because it makes a mess of your thumbs and skin after a while.

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    Took over an hour to clean the paint off. :thumbdown:

    But then I could finally fit it! :dance:

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    Followed by the other side.

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    Fitted the rear door handle.

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    As well as all the other rear door lock parts, to ensure everything would line up and work with the wrong door.

    Side vents went on.

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    I started cleaning up and fitting the chrome gutter trims.

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    This first one took 40 mins to clean the paint off and 30 seconds to fit! :crazy:

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    I picked up some free wheeling hubs and the hub I needed to replace my damaged one with this morning. :dance:

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    And I may have found a rear LJ78 door! :pray:

    A local guy has an LJ78 sat in his field, minus all the front doors, front end panels and engine. :)

    But it might have a few other little bits and pieces I need hopefully. :pray:

    As I'm just not happy with this door, its OK, it will work, it will seal, lock and be dust and water tight. But its not right and its bugging me. :shifty:

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    Anyway.....

    I've got to go home, thankfully no jobs have come in during the last 6 hours so I've been able to sit down and do this little update and bring you all up to speed on Project 78, but its almost 5pm, which means I get to go home and play cars again! :thumbup:
     
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  2. Pat

    Pat Well-Known Member I am in new_zealand

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    image.jpeg Ben my KZJ78 is pretty much the same as your LJ but my aerial is on the passenger side.Is there any indication on your old guard that it may have been there before?Pat
     
  3. clivehorridge

    clivehorridge Well-Known Member Supporter Guru I am in romania

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    Shame about the doors Ben, what are you going to do long-term, get the old ones straightened / repaired and sprayed?

    She looks beautiful though, lovely colour and it'll be like new when you're done! :clap:
     
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  4. AndyCook

    AndyCook Well-Known Member I am in scotland

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    Looks great with new clear lense lights in front
    Nice to see it being rebuilt
     
  5. Rosas

    Rosas New Member I am in portugal

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    Beautiful your kzj78. good work
     
  6. Gary820

    Gary820 Well-Known Member I am in great_britain

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    It's looking really good.
    Bring up early will come in handy when little one arrives!

    Shame about the few issues with the paint but all fixable. Seen worse from the bodyshop at bmw lol.
     
  7. doyle61

    doyle61 Active Member I am in ireland

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    Ben that looks georgous lad. The clear lenses really bring it right up to date
     
  8. Beau

    Beau Well-Known Member I am in guyana

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    Those clear lights makes that thing look like a modern day 70 series truck! Well worth it :sunglasses:
     
  9. StarCruiser

    StarCruiser Well-Known Member Guru I am in uk

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    I share your frustration with the paint shop Ben. When I had mine partially resprayed recently, the guy said to do a snagging list. I don't think he expected over 30 items. Runs, overspray on trim around the doors, pock marks, debris, missed paint, grinding marks etc. But when I picked it back up, fair enough he had attended to everything. Since then I've noticed many areas where he didn't mask too well. Plus he's caught my brand new door top trims with the polishing mop. :angry-screaming:

    What is it with paint shops?

    Pity about the bank door. I would have bent it too but it's a shame it doesn't fit. I would be cursing myself for that one and replacing it as it would bug me. It's always annoying when the euphoria of this stage is marred by something that hasn't gone right. Still, it's added to your encyclopaedic knowledge of the 70 series. :)
     
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  10. Ben

    Ben Well-Known Member Guru I am in australia

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    Thanks guys. :thumbup:

    The rear door is bloody annoying as is the few areas of paintwork that need fixing but I will get it all sorted. :icon-biggrin:

    I've found a guy locally who has the remains of a LJ78, basically just a body with the very rear doors still attached and a few bits of interior.

    I'm hoping the door will be OK and then I can drop it off to the panel shop and get them to spray it with the rest of the paint they still have mixed up.

    I'm also hoping it has good roof gutter chrome trims so I dont have to waste time cleaning paint off my ones. :pray:

    Sat down and worked my finances out and I only currently just make ends meet, especially now they have cut all over time at work, for the moment. :doh:

    I had a think the other day and decided that I'm setting myself a goal to get out on a 4wd camping trip at least once a month, as it seems such a waste to live up here in this beautiful climate, in this beautiful part of the world, with so many amazing 4wd destinations right on my door step and not get out as often as I'd like. :think:

    And I want the 78 finished and usable ASAP! :shifty:

    So as I dont want to sell my motorbike I've decided to put myself in a position I've not been in for over a decade, in debt! :icon-neutral:

    So I've taken a small bank loan in order for me to be able to get the 78 finished and then at the end of the year when we finally buy our first house and can stop saving 50% of our wages for a house deposit, I will pay it off early and save some interest. :)

    So with the money in the bank its time to start spending on this project! :dance:

    I've just ordered all the sound deadening and floor insulation for the cab, once thats fitted the interior can go back in. :icon-biggrin:

    I've got a $250 order I'm placing with Amayama, which I'm really hoping will be my last with them for a while because their still not that cheap really (I'm sure their getting more expensive, their now almost the same price as Megazip)! :think:

    I need to order a silicon bend for my snorkel, one final mandrel bend for the exhaust.

    I need to get a load of boring stuff like hoses, oil, filters and bearings.

    It needs to go to the aircon place to be gassed up and then the window tinters to turn it from a green house on wheels to cool, private car.

    Then I can finally start on the bit I've been most looking forward to on the whole build, fitting out the interior and in particular the back with water tank, fridge, drawer system, cargo barrier etc.

    Then last will be the rear bumper, rock slider builds and bullbar modifications. :sleeping-sleep:

    I will try and get another update up soon. :thumbup:

    Yeah its weird that some 70's got it on the drivers side and some on the passenger side. I had read about it on the IH8MUD forum. :think:
     
  11. doyle61

    doyle61 Active Member I am in ireland

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    I know it's a pain in the arse having a loan but in the upside you'll get 78 sorted quicker but also more importantly with you getting a house next year, this loan actually inhanses your credit rating as to the bank it'll show your ability to pay off a loan and also save. It's mad but I was always told this.
     
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  12. Ben

    Ben Well-Known Member Guru I am in australia

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    Thanks mate, very true. :thumbup:

    Will definitely help my credit score/history as its not great at the moment as I've never owned a credit card in my life and its over ten years since I last had an over draft or a loan. :think:

    +It means I can go shopping for 78 parts and get the car finished quicker! :dance:

    Anyway..........

    Time for a little update.

    The glazing channels out of the doors had some surface rust that needed fixing up before they could be fitted.

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    I cleaned them up with a wire brush in the drill and then left them to soak over night with some of the strong acid based rust killer on them.

    Then they got hung up and painted.

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    The airbox lid also had some surface rust on it.

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    So that too got cleaned up but this time I used the spray rust killer/primer before giving it a few coats of satin black enamel paint.

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    The glazing channels came up OK and once the paint was dry they were ready to fit.

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    Bolted them on.

    *More evidence in the pic below of where they painted over the old weather shield adhesive. :cry:

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    Cleaned the glass.

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    And fitted it.

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    Back ones next, but first I had to pull the old tint off.

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    Little piece first.

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    Followed by the bigger piece.

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    One side of the car was now glazed! :dance:

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    I fitted another strip light on the other side of the garage to help me see what I was doing a bit better, as I'm usually working on the car at 4-5am every day and its dark until 6:30am I cant really open the door, + I dont really like people seeing what I'm doing. :shifty:

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    Much better! :icon-cool:

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    Started glazing this side.

    Which meant I got to fit my brand new piece of glass that I bought all those months ago from Megazip.net.

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    I couldnt glaze the drivers door sadly. :thumbdown:

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    As it turned out the seal was in 2 parts instead of 1.

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    And it turned out a previous owner had used a section of seal off another car, so the 2 pieces were completely different. :doh:

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    I also discovered that the rear 2 side door seals were in worst condition that I remembered, from when I removed them so I'm ordering new rear door seals as well as the drivers door glazing channel/rubber that I need to glaze the drivers door. :)

    I carried on fitting parts under the bonnet.

    This part for the brake booster went on next.

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    Followed by the horns.

    (apologies for the terrible pics, I would sort this issue out shortly)

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    I made a start working the wiring out.

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    Put the washer and coolant bottles in the dish washer. :shifty:

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    Then when they were nice and clean they got bolted on.

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    I discovered that both the headlight washer pumps that I had were both knackered. :doh:

    So I need to find one off another vehicle as I cant justify the $300 Amayama want for one. :)

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    I did some more work cleaning up these door trims and managed to clean up one more using steel wool, but it took over an hour. :thumbdown:

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    I got pissed off with the darkness I was working in in the engine bay and decided to sort it out.

    Cut the flex off an old vacuum cleaner.

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    And attached it to an old strip light, which I then screwed to the ceiling.

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    Perfect light at last! :dance:

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    I fitted the fuel filler neck next and got it all connected up.

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    And I discovered that the panel shop had actually masked my diesel sticker off which was nice.

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    I decided the best course of action for the rear door window rubbers would be to fit a spare pair
    I had, rather than trying to clean all the paint off them.

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    Only they were 20mm too short, so the glass in the long wheel base, 5 door 70's is also a different size, I had previously thought the doors were just a slightly different shape, but I was wrong. :doh:

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    That was all that gone done this week, as on Friday we went away camping for a few days for my wifes Birthday and I finally got to take her brand new Subaru off road! :icon-twisted:

    I even bought her some roof bars for her birthday, so we could attach the Oz Tent RV5 to the roof. :lol:

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    It went really well and I was very impressed with just what it would drive up and over. :clap:

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    The camping was great.

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    And Lexi enjoyed herself too.

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    We got back yesterday lunch time and I then shot straight back out to do some picking. :icon-cool:

    I went to the guy who had messaged me on facebook to say he had the remains of a KZJ78 in his field that had rear doors still. :dance:

    He and his brother were really nice guys and had a beautiful property up in the hinterland on 7 acres of hilly land with its own mountain stream running through the middle. :clap:

    He was a FIFO miner and he buys accident damaged/cheap cars Landcruisers, mainly 100 series with that highly sort after and very valuable multi valve (24 valve) engine which he then fits to 80's, 100's and sells them on for a profit. :icon-cool:

    He said he had had 3 x 78's now that he bought for the 1KZ engines, the first 2 he pulled the engines out of and then crushed the remaining vehicles with the excavator. :shock: :cry:

    The one I had come to get parts off had thankfully been saved as the ground was too wet and muddy to move it into the scrap pile with the rest.

    Someone with a 76 series had bought all the front doors but the back and some of the interior still remained. :dance:

    We walked up the steep muddy hill to look at it.

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    Rear doors, sadly both damaged, but worth getting all the same.

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    I was in a huge rush as I had to be back as I had a guy coming to buy some 70 parts off me who had travelled a long way.

    So I couldnt spend as long there as I'd have liked and I had to leave a few bits that I still want, but hopefully I can do a deal with the guy and go back for them. :)

    They very kindly lent me a load of tools including a rattle gun and a wheel barrow and I loaded it all up with parts and pushed it back down.

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    He did me a great deal and I think they were just happy that these parts were going to be used rather than just going for scrap which is where they would have been going very soon.

    I got the Astra loaded.

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    Got them home and pulled them all out to inspect them.

    Got one rear side window (the other was already broken).

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    I believe these stickers are original JDM ones.

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    All the chrome roof gutter trims, to save me having to clean paint off my original ones.

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    One dented rear door that I'm hoping to panel beat the dents out of.

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    The other rear door is even worse than the other one and sadly the one part I really wanted to be intact, the rear number plate light was smashed. :cry:

    I suspect these doors got damaged when he was moving the car/body around with his excavator and they would have been in perfect condition. :doh:

    But still the glass, window seal and door seal are all in great condition and not covered in paint like the ones off my 78. :clap:

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    A rear anti roll bar/sway bar as my 78 didnt come with one.

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    Brake servo, master cylinder, power steering reservoir and power steering pipe.

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    Some rear quater door cards/trims. Pretty roached out but they may be of some use.

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    A full set of seat belts including the very rear ones. These will be especially useful as now I can replace those disgusting bright red ones that came fitted in the rear of my 78. :dance:

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    A load of pieces of interior trim, always handy to have and if any of them are better than mine I will replace mine.

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    I was particularly excited to find a center console, the plastic body of it is pretty badly damaged, but the faux leather stick surrounds and hand brake lever surround are in pretty good condition. Amazingly considering the car had no sun roof fitted so they would have been continually getting rained on. :icon-biggrin:

    These were a great find as not only were the stick surrounds missing on my 78, but I have since discovered they have been discontinued by Toyota and are no longer available, which I'm now quite happy about because if they hadnt been discontinued I waould have already spend hundreds of dollars buying a pair. :dance:

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    These trim pieces from the drivers footwell were also a great find, especially as they still have the fuse box covers with them. :dance:

    The fuse box cover was broken when I bought my 78, so hopefully one of these will have the correct fuse layout and can be used.:icon-biggrin:

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    A few other random parts.

    Rear window washer bottle, 4wd vacuum solenoid, interior light lense and some aircon pipes.

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    I removed the faux leather bits to clean them.

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    Gave them a wash under the tap and gave them a wipe over with a sponge. They still need a bit more of a clean but they are much better.

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    I fitted the new chrome gutter trims this morning.

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    Then I removed the rubber door seal, glass and window seal from the new door.

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    They will be very useful for my 78 as it will mean I dont have to try and clean paint off the originals, which is quite a time consuming job. :dance:

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    I also removed all the badges but sadly I think their a bit too far gone to be used. :doh:

    But who knows maybe I will clean, sand and repaint them and get them usable. :think:

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    Oh almost forgot......

    I brought the rear number plate light to work to paint the black lettering on.

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    But the black enamel paint reacted with the shitty silver paint below and started to melt it. :doh:

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    So I'm now thinking I will sand all the silver paint off and start again this time using much better quality paint. :think:

    In more positive news I've ordered both layers of floor insulation/sound deadener. :dance:

    I've ordered the final stainless steel mandrel bend needed to finish the exhaust.

    A silicon bend to connect the airbox and the snorkel as I've never been happy with the restrictive bend it came with.

    And I've ordered a genuine oil filter so I can change my sump and do an oil change. :icon-cool:

    After seeing a few cut open oil filter comparisons over the last year or 2, from various different people, I wont be fitting anything but genuine filters to my LandCruisers from now on.

    The after market ones, even from reputable companies arnt a patch on the genuine ones and offer no where near as much filtering and protection to the engine as genuine ones. :ugeek:
     
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  13. clivehorridge

    clivehorridge Well-Known Member Supporter Guru I am in romania

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    I know you're in a hurry, but step by step mate, you're getting there. :thumbup:
     
  14. Ben

    Ben Well-Known Member Guru I am in australia

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    Thanks mate. :thumbup:

    Work is very quiet today, so time for another little update. :dance:

    I got some deliveries on Monday. :cool:

    Final mandrel bend for the exhaust and a silicon hose to connect the snorkel with the airbox.

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    A new oil filter for when I do the sump swap.

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    I also picked up some coolant and hose to connector the new washer jets to the washer bottle.

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    And some more steel wool to clean the last of the paint off the window trims.

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    And the main delivery was from Car Builders. :dance:

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    The stage 1 layer of insulation and fitting tools.

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    And the stage 2, waterproof foam underlay to go on top of stage 1.

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    My wife informed me her family are coming to stay this weekend and she would need both the Queen and Double suites for them. :doh:

    And with barely any room left in the single suite as its full of LJ70 parts, I needed to crack on and get the floor pan insulated so the carpet, seats and all the other interior bits that were in the double suite could go back in the car. :shifty:

    First sheet went down.

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    Followed by the second.

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    With some nice fancy cuts to keep it all neat and the joints tight.

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    A few more went down.

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    It was pretty time consuming, especially as I could only manage to do an hour or 2 at a time, but after a few days it was all down. :dance:

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    I knew I wouldnt have enough to do the entire floor pan, but I thought I would have enough to do all the way up to and under the rear seat, which I did.

    The boot will be having a piece of 3/4" ply covered in marine carpet as a false floor which the fridge slide, drawer system, water tank etc. will all be built on top of.

    So the boot area of the floor pan will kind of be insulated with that, although I may get some more insulation at some point and also do the boot area. :think:

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    Then it was time to fit stage 2, the waterproof underlay layer.

    Which is basically really dense self adhesive foam.

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    This was a bit trickier as I found the backing paper that you peal off to stick it down, was too weak and kept tearing off in strips rather than pealing off nicely, like the stage 1 insulation did. :doh:

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    All done! :dance:

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    I could then finally fit the carpet. :icon-biggrin:

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    The 78 never came with the very rear section of carpet sadly. :doh:

    Hopefully I will find one one day when out picking. :pray:

    For now the false floor will cover the boot section and the rear seats cover the other missing section.

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    I did get the arch pieces though at least.

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    Rear seats went in next.

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    Followed by the fronts.

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    For now the 78 has got to store all the parts that still need fitting to it, until I get chance to get them all back on. :thumbdown:

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    Not sure when I will get chance to really get stuck into this project but I'm thinking of taking 3 days off work in a couple of weeks and spending a good solid 5 days on it and seeing if I can get it some where near finished. :think:

    Oh........almost forgot.

    I had seen the Car Builders products online years ago, but hadnt really given it much thought, then I saw one of Andrew St Pierre White's 4xoverland videos on Youtube where he shows you the Car Builders insulation he has bought for the new 70 series Troopy hes currently building in Perth, Western Australia. :icon-cool:

    This video:



    I'm really hoping this insulation will make the cab of my overland vehicle a much comfier place for me and the family to be, especially as I plan on doing some really big trips in it in the future, like an entire loop of the continent. :icon-biggrin:

    BTW I cant recommend Car Builders enough! :clap:

    Great product that got delivered the very next day, it came very well packaged and the quality of everything that got delivered has been exceptional!

    So I'm very happy and look forward to using it again soon, on my LJ70 soft top build. :clap:
     
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  15. Pat

    Pat Well-Known Member I am in new_zealand

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    I hope you got the bedroom cleaned out.(or else!)
     
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    AndyCook Well-Known Member I am in scotland

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    A lot of effort with that insulation, but I also saw Andrew stpierre whites video and it looks like a great idea
     
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  17. AlexanderVanBaelen

    AlexanderVanBaelen New Member I am in belgium

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    Amazing build!
    Also had a look at the video some weeks agao when it was published and it convinced me as well to one day tackle my HZJ with some sound and heat insulation! Loved that big heavy mat being used! Unfortunately this product isn't available in Europe and haven't seemed to find a worthy alternative which combines the foam with that tough rubber finish!

    Keep up the good work and pictures!
     
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