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    RN40 Hilux

    A couple of pictures of my RN40 Hilux. I do like minitrucks quite a bit, but I really wasn't going for that look with this.



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    The only reason this phone picture's in here is because it's one of the only I have with the custom tray on! And by custom, I basically mean smaller.



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    I've tried to get her as old school Jap as I can, just doing bits and pieces as I go. I love the fender mirrors, I think they really set it out, along with the wheels, being really fat and wide.

    Next on the list for the old girl is rebuild the engine, as the valve stem seals have gone and it really is due.. Find some clean fenders and a chin for her, then have her painted.

    Cody

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    Re: RN40 Hilux

    I rather like it. I've never seen a lowered tray truck before...it's very Australian and Japanese looking at the same time!

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    Re: RN40 Hilux

    Thanks Cam! How do you figure with the Australian? I always thought Commodores and Falcons were the most Australian. It's hard to understand different perspectives of 'Australian' being one myself, hahah.

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    Re: RN40 Hilux

    bloody oath mate, that looks ridgey didge!

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    Hahah, I'm not sure if I should thank you or not.. What's Ridgey didge?

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    you tasmanians are so out of touch!

    ridgey didge is just sick as, or fair dinkum or whatever. :mrgreen:

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    Hahah, I see, I see!

    Thanks mate, I appreciate it. she's been/being built on first/second year apprenticeship wages, I don't think the total (including buying her) has tipped over $1,000 yet.

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    that's impressive! i'd hate to add up what i spend on my cars each year... :|

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    Re: RN40 Hilux

    Hahah, she's still pretty rough. Still drum brakes all around, although I may have lined up a later model disc front end. Previous owner had her on a farm or something, I guess. Oil galleries are full of crap, needs a rebuild quite badly. There's a pretty bad noise coming from around the gearbox somewhere. Pinion seal's gone in the diff, needs replacing. Panels have dents and rust in them, there are a few rust holes. Needs new fenders. The tray (before I rebuilt it) was mostly rust, it fell apart when I started cutting it up. The tail light fell off once. The alternator died, had to change it around and put a 22R alternator on. The points snapped on the highway a couple months ago. Ohh, the master cylinder's leaking currently, too, so the brakes are a little suss.

    But she's a rig, though, and I love her to pieces. Keep in mind, this is only one of my cars.. The money I spend is pretty high up there too, lol.

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    Re: RN40 Hilux

    Quote Originally Posted by Cody mackay92
    Thanks Cam! How do you figure with the Australian? I always thought Commodores and Falcons were the most Australian. It's hard to understand different perspectives of 'Australian' being one myself, hahah.
    I don't see much in the way of small tray trucks outside of Oz, so I always mentally associate them with Australia. :wink:

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