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PostPosted: Mon Feb 23, 2009 2:57 pm 
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shane_lxi wrote:
I didnt even know 1200 utes were available in the states....


They weren't available in the states. :wink:

And this one used to be RHD. :P


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Where'd you import from? I know there are a few in Australia, and Japan of course, but they are supposed to be rare even in those places. Very sick. Why'd you swap to lhd?

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Dood, I love your build! I think I want to minitub and cage now. Your Ute is Badarse!


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Where'd you import from? I know there are a few in Australia, and Japan of course, but they are supposed to be rare even in those places.


It was imported from South Africa, where they are literally a dime a dozen. They were sold there from 1972 until 2007. Yes, I said 2007. 8)

You can buy them there VERY cheap (a few hundred dollars for some I've seen), but shipping to the states is in the $2500+ range.

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Why'd you swap to lhd?


It belongs to a very good friend of mine, not me. He swapped to LHD because he's a candy-ass... :P

He was afraid of attracting too much attention from the boys in blue sittting on the wrong side of the car...


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 27, 2009 9:56 pm 
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holy shit. Do you have a contact there or something, because I dont think craigslist reaches that far, lol. I think it'd be worth the $2500 to ship if it only costs you $500 to get the car! You've got me thinking now...

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shane_lxi wrote:
Do you have a contact there or something...


Only the guy who owns this truck, and I wouldn't expect he'd want to mess with it... :cry:

I would ask around here if someone does, or find some old school SA forums, or order some SA "auto traders" and look in those. The exchange rate right now is almost 10:1 so you could buy a fairly nice one for $3000 or less, and a rough one/shell for $500 or less. Plus since they were sold up until two years ago, parts are easy to get from there.

One time I called a Nissan dealer down there and they said I could buy a brand new shell for $2140. Almost did it... :P


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Some photos from today...


Completed e-brake

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Trans mount and downpipe

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Finished front suspension

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New centercaps

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View of Blitz intercooler and radiator

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Battery box built underneath the bed

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Rear tires

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Aluminum fuel cell powdercoated black and stealth 3.5" exhaust

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Stainless 3.5" Borla muffler and stainless resonator behind it

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Pretty much all the fabrication work is done, just down to wiring up a few more things now. Should be ready to road test in a few weeks, then time to get the ECU tuned... :twisted:


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wow.!
is there any chance you have a vid of it?
impressive build!

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is there any chance you have a vid of it?


Should when it's finished. :tu:


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 Post subject: Amazing!!
PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2009 10:25 am 
I just drooled all over my keyboard. Wow.. what a fantastic build. Hat's off to your friend. :tu:


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wow, just wow. this thing is gonna be sick!! :twisted:

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Finally drove for the first time this week. Even with just a baseline tune (still too rich) it will spin the tires in third gear... :shock:

Pics from today, and yes it was running when I took these. Even with the fairly hard hockey puck motor mounts it runs VERY smooth...



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I'll try to shoot some video and post it next week. :twisted:


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Took a slightly better photo today... :P

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John, your buddy is a fast worker!
Looks good.
what engine management is he using?

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compression wrote:
John, your buddy is a fast worker!


He is when he wants to be. :wink:

It's taken him about 3 years start to finish, but that's basically only working on it 3-4 months each year. One winter he did all the paint and body work, next winter he did the chassis/suspension, then this past winter he finished the engine swap.

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what engine management is he using?


It's running an Autronic SM4. It's a fairly user-friendly system (although quite spendy), and there are 3-4 good Autronic tuners here locally.


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awesome project!!!
congrats!!!

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It was imported from South Africa, where they are literally a dime a dozen. They were sold there from 1972 until 2007. Yes, I said 2007. 8)



I am off to south africa for a week or two now, see you all when i get back.

big up for this build, it is awesome!

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Awesome build!
Definitely an inspiration. Looking forward to video ;)
Thanks for sharing!

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 Post subject: Nice
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Sweet build, my friend just picked one up and is debating on doing the SR20, RB or LS1 swap in his.

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 Post subject: Re: Nice
PostPosted: Fri Nov 12, 2010 6:45 pm 
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Garagespec wrote:
debating on doing the SR20, RB or LS1 swap in his.


FYI, the SR20 is the only one that actually fits in the car. 8)

Well, that is unless your friend is under 5'7", with short legs, and under 150 pounds. :mrgreen:


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