Ashkellybarr

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    Shakotom's 1985 Toyota HiLux

    Agreed, it’s come this far!
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    Ash’s 85 Toyota crumpy

    Cabs got some rust and dent from people putting stuff on the roof. Not really fussed on what it looks like but I need to look after the cab against rust at least for wof’s. took the worst back to bare metal and acid washed it then sealed it with some epoxi primer. still need to do rear behind the tray but that can’t wait till I’ve got my workshop setup. went to car colour and picked up paint for the cab. he asked how he could help when I walked in, said I wanted some red paint. Looked at me like I was some pleb. he had a look at the chassis tag, and sure enough it just says red. He looked it up in the system and it was just listed as red.. looked at me and laughed and said “ya weren’t joking were ya” its NZ new 1985 and for some reason the tag dosent have much on it aside from vin and red haha picked up full EFS kit as well. Gotta measure and change the mounts for the front shocks so it’s good I got the +50mm ones off Kris I can run till I get that sorted
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    Ash’s 85 Toyota crumpy

    Here’s my 1985 Toyota hilux, and long boring blurb on how I came to have it. Always had the plan of having three cars. The small powerfull weekend/track car. A low power RWD to beat on that’s something different for a daily. And a 4wd for towing said cars and family trips with occasional off roading. Didn’t plan on buying one until after we bought our house. But with the unfortunate event of the daily being damaged, WOF running out and it’s future still being unclear. I started looking at shitty $500 cars to get around. After a week the Miss’ suggested just going for it and getting a 4wd, with the condition of it having 4doors. Otherwise I’d then have 4 2dr cars haha now armed with cash I started looking for the 70 series landcrusier I’ve alway wanted. Couple weeks of looking, and nothing turned up. All the 4drs were auto and 2.4L. All the 3.4L manual turbos where two door and either rough and thrashed or just out of my price range. Then I came across this.. nz new 1985 toyota YN65 hilux. i was drew to it by being 4wd, solid front axle, 187,000kms, ten years worth of wof sheets, orginal black plates, and being in the South Island they seem to have less rust. had a mate in chch in the auto industry check it over for me on the Tuesday, negotiated price and bought it Wednesday, flew down Friday after work to pick it up. checked it over that night, and left on our adventure 4.45am on the Saturday. dove the beaten up coastal witch was cool, never been through there. Definitely a lot of work that needs to be done after the quakes. caught the interislander witch is also a first. Made it a bit over 580km’s before we had any trouble. Rad cap had a tiny leak, and over the trip all the coolant had evaded out. Before we realised we’d made a wrong turn and trying to make it back to SH1 to get to our motel in turangi the temp flew sky high. now stuck on a random back road, no cell phone reception, a nice old boy pulled over to lend a hand. He’d had a few beers and had 6 gutted and skinned sheep sitting bare on the tray of Ute, followed him up to his for a yarn and some water and continued on. After 9.5 hours driving we were glad to made it to the motel just after midnight. Sunday morning we made it toTaupo and got a new rad cap from Repco and continued on, only for it start over heating quicker and quicker. Water pump seal had gone and it was now pumping water out of the motor.. with no water pumps close to SH1 and minimal tools the decision was made to continue on. driving 10mins, topping it up 1.5L of water, driving 10mins, topping it up 1.5L of water, dri.... stopped at every single gas station aside from takanini to top up the bottles we bought in Taupo. turned a 4.5hr drive into a 8.5hr drive.. but hey, made it home and had a lot fun along the way
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    Shakotom's 1985 Toyota HiLux

    Let me know if you do. but you should still finish it
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    Ash’s 85 Toyota crumpy

    Things to do... welds on the cross support on the front seat have broken so need to weld that up. the spring wire thing under the front seat are snapped as well so I’m pretty much just sitting on the floor so need to sort that out. No idea where to get old school seat springs??? go a workshop manual too so can start getting it running better, think is just the timing. get steel and start making rear tow bar and front bar, both with built in recovery points. i replaces the rear brake cyl and shoes as well so my hand brake now works again, hopefully it won’t roll down the hill away from me again. hand brake leavers on the side of the drums are still from dirt etc so I’ll pull them apart and regrease it all. also snapped you this OS OEM roof basket witch is sweet. Alloy too in keeping with the light weight theme. think it’s factory option for a 60 series landy but it all bolts/rivers the same as the tray so can make it fit and now update my JDM fuck boy status up another notch once I get some racks to mount it on
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    Ash’s 85 Toyota crumpy

    Treated my self for Christmas. bumper was in bad shape and indicator hanging on with a wood screw and penny washer. brand new repo bumper, end caps and indicator was a little over $200. indicator fitment wasn’t great but I made it work. picked up an LSD as well, so once I fucking find my verniers I’ll get some shim steel. its an odd type of lsd, works on centre spring pre load. One in my other car is Cusco clutch plate with a cam, works bloody well, I’m sceptical of this pre load thing. but it was cheap and better then an open so meh. its from a 90’s so apparently the bearings are bigger so need to figure out what bearings to get, once that’s done.. put the shimmed one with the bigger bearings in the rear. then shim the original one back to factory spec and put it in the front. since it doesn’t have a cam and works on proloaded plates I’m assuming it’ll operate like a 2way, in witch I want to be careful how much I shim the front one or it will be a nightmare and dangerous on the road. Picked up some second hand EFS shocks off Kris witch is good as mine are stuffed and still have Toyota stamped on them. Kris was a g and took me for a hot lap in his crumpy too, animal thing! feels super similar to ATV things I’ve driven, much like
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    Chrome bumper bolts

    Hey guys! where could I buy some button head bolts like this for my chrome bumper? cheers in advance
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    Chrome bumper bolts

    Cheers, only 4. Two the nuts snapped off, the other has rounded out the bumper. might get new ones so their nice and square and I can put something on the thread to stop it from corroding
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    ACIDNZ'S Sweet Xtracab Hilux

    Second that, looks really tidy dude! if you need any parts body parts there’s a company in chch advertising on trademe that do brand new repo parts. I got a couple things last week so we’ll see how they line up
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    Ash’s 85 Toyota crumpy

    So this turned up! Pretty stoked haha defiantly going on the garage wall with the winning slip from my DYO win haha thanks for sending this though Brent! These stickers are dope to! Old DEKA is pretty sweet! many thanks to organisers, had a good laugh and nice to check out other builds from the page. as anyone could tell it still runs like crap, might be going unconditional on a house this week so spare time and funds have been short, and probably will be through into the new year but I’ll keep tinkering with it. and fingers crossed with my own garage, be able to get my other cars up to a road worthy standard for next years drags.... maybe. I’ll get Matt to send through the video of me getting smoked by the yellow moped P.S if anyone has a photo of this crumpy lined up next to the GTR please send it through
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    Avenga's 1UZ V8 powered 1980 Avenger Wagon

    Nice seeing this in person on Saturday man! Super nice car you’ve built
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    Ash’s 85 Toyota crumpy

    It lives! its mayden voyage from kumeu to te Atatu went without a hitch it is hilariously slower though haha I’ll play with the carb some more and see if I can get it from low 30 1/4 miles back into the 20’s
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    Ash 85 crumpy yarns

    Link to thread Feel free to poke fun, offer advice, or add photos of cats sitting on other pick ups
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    Ash 85 crumpy yarns

    Got it sorted now but thanks for the offer! just ground notch’s into the ends, worked a treat
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    Ash 85 crumpy yarns

    Awesome cheers kris! Will keep an eye for another LSD. my thoughts were to look out for a half decent LSD for the rear then swap the sloppy factory one in the front. Maybe shim it back to factory spec but nothing to fancy, just enough to help off road.
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    Ash’s 85 Toyota crumpy

    Ground some notches in the C clips with a thin disc on a grinder. Made it miles easier!! so it’s wheels on and plodding around a paddock. only thing now is getting it running well, witch is proving a lot harder then I thought. has some weird solenoid that makes it idle with out the choke that’s feed from some very 80’s looking emissions looking box. unfortuntly the shorted it out and can’t find the fuse for it. jammed 12v on it and it seems to work when warm. Still runs like a bag of dicks and the idle and enrichment screws do fuck all. Pretty unhappy atm. might tinker with the factory carb this week, really the last thing I want to be doing, and hope of OS drag week are looking slim for the DYO slayer
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    Ash’s 85 Toyota crumpy

    Got it running on the new carb, only idles with the choke so need to spend some time setting it up. But it runs and doesn’t leak so thats a win for this week. got the wheel bearings too. At $150 they cost x5 what the carina ones did, and $40 for diff fluid too. apprently old factory lsd’s fit in the front so might look into that too
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    Ash 85 crumpy yarns

    Cheers will double check that! And defiantly the right tool for the job! I asked some mates if they had any like that but no luck. ended up using my rounded ones, but holding a flat head against one side of the clip with the side of my hand so it opened more on the other side. while levering the screw driver and holding the c clip plyers in one hand I got a flat head in the other hand to try hook under the lifted side. lots of cursing as you could imagine
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    Ash’s 85 Toyota crumpy

    Carb crapped it self and started leaking fuel, motors non cross flow to so straight onto the exh manifold, mint. thankfully these things are really popular in the states and parts are cheap on eBay, seal kit was $120 or whole new carb for $210. Should take 3 or so weeks to turn up so thought I’d work on some other things while I wait on that. Like the swivel hubs I’ve been putting off for some time.. Rebuilding swivel hubs sucks dick. NZAD did a really good kit that came with a bucket load of shims and good quality seals witch was around 100 and something. I’ll go to saeco tomorrow and get new wheel bearings and C clips that have plyer holes. factory ones don’t and left me throwing tools around in anger for some time
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    Ash’s 85 Toyota crumpy

    Trashed the tits off it. Got it completely air borne witch was pretty sweet. Steering wheels on the piss now. check YouTube for a decline where the rear started to lift and come around. dug out by safs and landys, pretty much just coasted down on my diffs found a place called church (check rd sign) that was well setup and spent some time smoking and drinking there before coming back to civilisation
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    Ash’s 85 Toyota crumpy

    Fresh wof! ...and a hole I need to fill...
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    Ash’s 85 Toyota crumpy

    With wof at the end of the month thought I better sort me shit and get it ready. For the past two months the tray has only been held on by two m14 bolts. that and mud flaps, got some flaps on super cheap but their a bit small. Should be sweet for wof, I’ll keep an eye out for plastic to make some more. new tail exhaust too. Took it from 1.75” to a mighty 2” and the muffler from 600mm to 500mm.
  23. Picked up a AA60 coupe. Girl friend promptly named it something girly ha It's pretty dam tidy with very little rust. I made s point of pulling plait off to feel around and it's pretty sweet. Motor runs mint, clutch would have been done not long ago, interia all there and good con, coupe little strainers here and there. Full digital dash 3A T50 (22 spline I'm told) Small axel One very open diff And a truck ton of body roll. Will be left standard for a while. Plans of SSR mk3's New fixed shock and spring combo all round to get it low and stiff Lock diff or LSD And swap the 4agze out of my aw11 into it once the 7A finally goes in //oldschool.co.nz/index.php?/topic/52439-ashs-a6-carina-coupe-lyfe/
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    Ash's 82 AA60 rina of rustic glory

    Progress. doors and hatch to do, then start laying paint
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    Ash’s 85 Toyota crumpy

    Whoops