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  1. The body swap is done. Reasonably easy with the help of a few GCs. Gave the chassis bit of a clean, probably could have done a better job but hey, better than nothing right!? Plugged everything in with the theory that it would all turn on and start without a problem. It almost did. Just had to fix some dodgee wiring on the engine bay fuse box. That got power to everything, it cranked but wouldn't start. Started thinking the worst but my brother who's an auto sparky found the issue pretty quick, a broken earth to the ECU. Got it started and was stoked. But failed to remember that the radiator wasn't back in and connected and the trans lines pissed trans oil everywhere FFS amateur! Haha ahhh well, needed new fluid anyway.
  2. Been ticking a few things off the list. Got the dash all back in with the idea that everything will work sweet (hopefully). Looks good either way. Also, ordered new carpets for the passenger area. Swapped out the loom that goes from the front of the cab to the rear as the plug up front is different. Bitch of a job but done now. Reasonably pointless picture below... Then got onto tidying the front bumper up. After stripping it back the back side is real pitted with a couple very small pin holes. The chrome is actually pretty decent on the front. Collected the good parts from both trucks, rust killed it, polished it up and painted the small valence panel and it looks good enough for me. Might end up buying the chrome part new at some stage. Next update will hopefully be the body swap!
  3. Thanks man, I like the tan/brown interior too. You don't see them as much in that colour, a lot have the grey interiors. Slowly getting there, I need the levels to change so I can get on with the body swap!
  4. Wow man, well done! Nice that they kept it in the family with the 2nd gen V6. I was thinking it might have been a 3.8 Holden or something. Thats an awesome deal! Not jealous at all haha I think, by the looks the wheels are called Work Crags. Very cool wheel's and a decent width too.
  5. Dude! Killing it! Awesome! What is the V6 out of? Do you mind me asking what you paid? Love those wheels too. Works?
  6. Nice, good luck. Very cool looking truck!
  7. Damn! That’s cool! Interesting that it’s V6. I thought they only for the US market. Looks pretty tidy. In that condition they seem to be going for around $15k. FroM what I’ve seen anyway. I’d jump on it!
  8. Thanks man, pretty hyped on it. The old Toyota graphics are pretty special right?! I think I saw that yellow one on Trademe a while back. Down ion Nelson? Thats when I was looking at buying too, looked like a good truck. Good price too.
  9. Since the engine bay was stripped it'd be silly not to freshen the paint up. The original paint was like it was just a base coat without any metallic. I got some colour matched and and hit it. Colour and clear. Did I mention it was all done with spray cans? Came out sweet for an engine bay at 11pm on a cold night haha Also, the windscreen is back in. This is the one pulled from the white Surf. Started putting a few things back in their place too. Starting to look like a real truck again.
  10. Cheers man, I hear ya. Haha yeah the white one is pretty sad.
  11. Had the front windscreen removed to make it easier to remove the loom and also because it needs to go into the gold body. She isn't pretty haha Then proceeded to remove loom and install into the gold body. Glad thats out of the way. So far there's 3 plugs that are different between the looms... The door light switches and the loom to the rear (tailgate, lights etc) nothing to major, hopefully thats all.
  12. Founds some new to me wheels to throw on when its ready. 15x8 Rays Eng. Tex Rides. Naturally had to test fit them Then started the process of tearing down whitey for loom removal. Removing the front guards revealed more rust in the usual spots where the water drains. Ahh well...
  13. I had a good think about the best way forward with the newly acquired truck and settled on a body swap for a few reasons. Based on that I realised there's a lot of crap to swap over. So, made some pretty good progress through lockdown... Started clearing out the interior of junk and removing the rear carpets to clean. I wish I got a before pic but you can kinda see the state of it was in in the first pic, they came out mint! Also started removing all the unnecessary things from the engine bay and interior. All the diesel parts and looms. Never done anything like before, pretty daunting. Once everything was out it wasn't actually to bad. The last pic is where I sat back and asked myself what the f*%k have I got myself into? haha
  14. The gold one is real nice, no rust. Interior is real tidy too. It's a shame it was given to Pic a Part. But glad it's in my hands. I've gone through the different scenarios in my head and the best way forward is to body swap. The white one is petrol auto and the gold was diesel manual. So would have to change over all the running gear (engine gearbox difs), fuel lines, looms and a heap of other small things. Body swapping I'll just need to swap looms and a few other small things. I've started the process. I'll update in the next week or so. Cheers man
  15. Always keeping watch on Market Place and Trademe for anything to pop up for these and came across this parts truck for a good price. Only 140 kms on the clock and solid. Story is the brakes needed rebuilding so the old boy took it to Pick-a-Part, It was mint apparently. Then the dude I bought it out of Pic-a Part after the running gear and some of the frontend had been taken. He didn't have time to do anything with it. Then along I come and swoop on it real quick. Its mint apart from whats been taken. Perfect for what I need to get mine sorted. This all happened the week before lockdown happened. Good timing really
  16. Came up on an original set of chrome wheels. For how old they are they're still shining. They'll come in handy as rollers for when I strip and restore the Weds.
  17. Thanks man. Stoked to have a Japanese project again. Enjoying the build so far.
  18. Yeah man, just let it sit for a while to work into the paint then use a scotchy to lightly scrub it off. It might take a few goes though. It doesn't mess with the plastic as far as I've seen. Just need to scrub it off with water and you're done. I always apply some interior spray/conditioner afterwards too.
  19. Yeah man, it works. You just need to let it sit for a while to work into the paint then use a scotchy to lightly scrub it off.
  20. Also, made a discussion thread: https://oldschool.co.nz/index.php?/topic/80328-kennys-first-gen-surf/
  21. Hey, thought I'd start this if anyone has any questions, comments or tips... Cheers!
  22. Seems the tan interiors are a lot harder to come by than the grey. It didn't come with any door cars, initially I thought I'd find some easy but turns out these are beginning to be hard to find parts for, especially interior parts. Most are thrashed. But I came up on some door cards, rear seat cards and a bunch of other stuff. Stoked! A little grubby but will clean up ok.
  23. I've been working away on cleaning the interior up while I wait for my rust dude to free up. The tan interior was bombed with a black spray can. A good way to strip the paint without damaging anything is brake fluid. Takes a a little patience but works. Also, got a sweet new steering wheel. Couple before and afters...
  24. As expected with these old things, it has little rust but it's all reasonably easily fixable. It's all the outer skin, no structural so thats a bonus. It's been bogged up, I was also treated to some quality chicken mesh and expanding foam work in the passenger dog leg. That was nice haha
  25. I'm back in the old school Japanese game! I picked up this First Gen Surf back in April. 1989 Toyota Surf 2L Petrol 3Y, Auto Its a little rough around the edges with the interior bombed with a black spray can and rust but overall pretty solid with a live reg. Came with a sweet set of Weds wheels that I plan to restore.
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