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 Post subject: RN40 Hilux
PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2012 8:24 am 
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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.

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 Post subject: Re: RN40 Hilux
PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2012 8:54 am 
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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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 Post subject: Re: RN40 Hilux
PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2013 12:58 am 
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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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 Post subject: Re: RN40 Hilux
PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2013 5:45 pm 
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bloody oath mate, that looks ridgey didge!

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 Post subject: Re: RN40 Hilux
PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2013 8:45 pm 
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Hahah, I'm not sure if I should thank you or not.. What's Ridgey didge?


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 Post subject: Re: RN40 Hilux
PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2013 1:42 am 
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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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 Post subject: Re: RN40 Hilux
PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2013 1:47 am 
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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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 Post subject: Re: RN40 Hilux
PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2013 2:06 am 
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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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 Post subject: Re: RN40 Hilux
PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2013 2:24 am 
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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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 Post subject: Re: RN40 Hilux
PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2013 2:08 pm 
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Cody mackay92 wrote:
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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 Post subject: Re: RN40 Hilux
PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2013 11:57 pm 
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Ahh, fair enough, makes sense.

Took the old girl for a little role down the street and back before, blow any cobwebs out. Feels so odd.. I've been driving the 626 around, the Lux feels so high off the ground and you sit so upright. And the steering's so light and seems to go on forever. Such a different car. I still love it so much though.


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 Post subject: Re: RN40 Hilux
PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 12:47 am 

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Love it, I would dearly love to do a RN4* with a long tray and dumped with big jap spec wheels.

One day :)

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 Post subject: Re: RN40 Hilux
PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 12:58 am 
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Thanks man!

There's a guy over in the Resto section that just asked a question about some wheels, but they're on an RN4* with 4wd flairs on the front, slaaaaamed with awesome fitment, stretched tyres. Looks so boss, I love it.


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 Post subject: Re: RN40 Hilux
PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 4:07 pm 

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I like it mate, looks mint! Can you link me to the image of ^^ mentioned flared slammed luxy goodness? Can't seem to locate it!

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 Post subject: Re: RN40 Hilux
PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 4:12 pm 
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Can't on my phone, will try and remember to after work. Thanks! I've stripped all the paint off the right fender now, let it rust, hahah.

Oops, yes I can. Here it is: viewtopic.php?f=24&t=20533


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 Post subject: Re: RN40 Hilux
PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 5:54 pm 

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I like it...

Is it a long bed (7' bed) chassis? I always wondered how a tray on a long bed would look...


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 Post subject: Re: RN40 Hilux
PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 6:45 pm 
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Don't think so, she's pretty short. Haven't measured it or anything. The tray was a bit of a dodgey job when I got it, it's a lot shorter now.


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 Post subject: Re: RN40 Hilux
PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 7:28 pm 

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I think all the Aussie delivered RN40's were long bed.

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