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Shuzz's " I've had this since before you were born" Hilux


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As it stands now the chassis is still solid, it still runs, moves and stops but the cab is pretty rotten and the electrics are a bit temperamental. I put this down to the mice that have been living in it for the last decade. So many nut shells. So much poo.

It's currently looking sad sat on L200 rims, but things are on the move. Going to get it home this week and then over to my mates workshop at the end of the month.

Had the old Mangels 8 spokes blasted and coated and bought new tyres. There's nothing like a sensible order of works.

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It'll be fine :)

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Had a rover v8 in my 85 lux double cab on lpg only 

the good = lux is lighter than a Range Rover -rover v8 is lighter than a Toyota 2.4 diesel + cool noises + cheap to run and no road tax here 

the bad = rover v8 - old style rope main rear seal + the tendency for rover 3.5 s to warp heads and then excess crank case pressure - the 4.6 s later on ran less head bolts and less warping ....

th other thing - rover sump gets in the way of the front axle torque arm 

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