XSVWGN

XSVWGN’s LN40 Toyota Hilux

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Hey team,

was originally just going to use this for business purposes but I couldn’t help myself plus it needed some work. I picked this up from Seedy Al in December and she’s been a great little Ute in that time. 

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Seedy had mentioned that a couple of the wooden boards were loose but it never phased him so I stripped the timber off and found some rust so that has been cut out 

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replaced the rear 75x 40 and 40x40 as there was that much rust that it had bowed the 75x40 so the rear tray panel didn’t fit well.

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EDIT> Whilst the tray was off we cut the mounts for the tail lights off as that sat 120mm inside the frame and I found I was nearly rear ended a few times as people couldn’t see my lights well. We then rewelded the mounts 70mm towards the back of the tray so they were more visible.

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After a big recent downpour I noticed a fair amount of water in the drivers foot well so I went investigating. I took the guard off and found some rust holes. Then we took the inspection plate off near the wiper panel and noticed a bunch of really wet leaves piled on a bracket so then made the decision to make a bigger inspection hole and found that the rain gutter had rusted through and water was going through to the cabin right above the pedal box. Next thing to remove is the steering column and pedal box so we can sort the rust.

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Landed some mirrors from a fellow Oldschool member @WLDRX2 and was told they were off an L200. Need to workout how to mount them properly but I like the look of them so far! Ute only had a drivers mirror that flapped around in the wind a bit so as of no use at all really.

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Weather was good today so I cleaned down the tray frame and the started with the underseal and man it looks so much better. Ran out of underseal so the mission will continue tomorrow.

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 Then took the passenger guard off and knew there was rust underneath as it had come through the skin into the engine bay.

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And swapped some parts between the other utes I have too. Swapped the one inch blocks out of the Chop Shop Ute and put two inch blocks in from another Hilux I got from Seedy haha. Bought this (left one in the photo) with the intention to strip it but it’s too complete so it’s up for sale 

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