Shakotom

Shakotom's 1985 Toyota HiLux

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stop getting distracted by other things and just focus of my VK Commodore and HZ Utility..

Should be pretty bad ass man!

I too have a bush pig/truck - A isuzu trooper, raised a little on some dinky 31's but it does the trick!

 

Mean paint job :P

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Bush camo on it is interesting but i dont think it will stay. I got replacement doors for it as the current ones were rusted out along the bottoms and repro guards for the front as the snorkel holes on the wrong side, so i may as well give it a quick rub down and spray once i decide on a colour. Just the cab though, ill do the wellside at a later date as im undecided as to whether i will bob it or not. It came with a overbuilt bush flatdeck on it and when i say over built i mean like 4x2in 5mm thick pipes as framing, it was heavier than the wellside.

 

Am currently focusing solely on the HiLux at present as i want to have it ready to drive at new years so im aiming to get it warranted in November. (famous last words)

Currently it just has the standard 3Y in it which will be retained for the time being with the possibility of an engine swap down the track if after all this i decide to a.) keep it or b.) it needs more go

I will probably just run flexiflares on it or something when the time comes. Plus i couldnt really see the benifits of fiberglass items on this when the factory metal is insanely light as is, they make the guards/bonnet of my commodore seem heavy. but i will keep that in mind as an option 

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You will understand benifits when you push the glass panel into a tree and it flexes rather than dents :-) the cf bonnet I had on my hilux was amaze balls. I had it on grass and this like 150kg hulk of a person stepped backward into the middle- no damage it just popped back.

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awesome! hadn't seen this build before!!!

you're doing amazing work here!

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Once I get the thing back together and if then I do decide to keep it, may look into motor swaps for it

But the 3y will be sufficient for now

But at present probably just gonna reassemble it and sell it

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Anyone got a 54mm holesaw or close to that I could borrow?

Need to cut a hole to pass wiring grommet through because I forgot to when repairing panel. Doh

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I love this truck and this thread! My partner has just inherited (i have) her old mans 82 flat deck hilux 4x4 and I've been reading this for inspiration! Looking forward to seeing this thing in colour!! 

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Go door mirrors, fender mirrors would look a bit weird, IMO. That said, some example pics might make me think otherwise.

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Do you plan to serious off road this?

Coz fender mirrors will get wiped off by trees

Also watch those rims on rocks as the bead bends easy. (Why ppl usually fit steels)

Steels look good in gunmetal. Or satin black makea the tyres look bigger

Damn party pooper aren't I geez

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Plan is off-roading and junk. Mainly mud and paddocks and general exploring and four wheel drive parks.

Valid point about guard mirrors and trees so that's out the window

Wheels will probably end up wrapped in 31x10.5 all terrains for daily use, but gonna chuck muddies on them for now because I don't like the white steels and there my fathers so I can't paint them Haha. Plus 10 inches is better that 8

Man I want this finished!

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Tbh close to $1 reserving it on trade me .

thing makes a nice shelf in the shed though....

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