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Toyota Hilux dual cab 1986

Discussion in 'My 4WD' started by dudelux, Jan 10, 2010.

  1. dudelux

    dudelux New Member

    Toyota Hilux dual cab, 1986


    Good Points
    Leaf spring/solid axle is easy to lift, flex and get good clearance.
    Diesel is cheaper than petrol and burns slower.
    Diesel has great torque down low where its needed.
    No power steering and I have arms of steel. hahaha
    Its a dual cab so I can take some kids with me when I go wheeling.
    No computerized stuff so its easy to work on at home.
    Its a hilux and its tuff!!

    Bad Points
    Leaf springs are as hard as a rock when it comes to holes, bumps and speedhumps.
    Diesel engine so bugger all power.
    No power steering.
    Its a dual cab so I can take some kids with me when I go wheeling.
    Rust is a problem for early luxes.

    What mods have you done?
    Cut down tray and exhaust, Superior Engineering adjustable torque rod, 2inch body lift, CD player, 6inch speakers, seatcovers, DIY flares, DIY diif breathers, DIY centre console, 35inch Claws on 15x8 sunnys, also have 33inch TSL Super Swampers on 15x8 King sunnys, custom 3inch stainless steel snorkel, Tough Dog RTC steering damper, UHF, just finished a cab swap, fitted IFS rear springs, flipped Ubolts, 200mm extended rear shackles, inverted rear shocks, Bilstein 10inch shocks in rear, Nissan bucket seats(in front).

    What mods are on the list to do?
    Some spotlights, steering wheel, RUF, extended front shackles, dropped front crossmember, track bar for the rear, shock hoops, Bilstein shocks, hi-steer and power steering, CT20 turbo kit, 3inch exhaust, Exedy clutch, custom tube front bar, sliders, custom steel tray/rollbar, exo cage, reduction gears or twin transfers,

    Why did you buy this vehicle?
    I swapped it for my 90mod 4runner, it was IFS and I wanted a solid axle front for offroad use, clean swap and all it cost me was $120 to keep my personalised plates.

    How often do you go offroad?
    Not often enough.

    What will your next vehicle be?
    Probably a cheap runaround so I can do a strip down rebuild of the lux.
     
    Last edited: May 14, 2012
  2. bmurray2250

    bmurray2250 4x4 Earth Contributer

    Sounds like a nice Lux, any photos?
     
  3. dudelux

    dudelux New Member

    Yes mate lots of them. Ill put some up right now......
    This is how it looked before I starting modding it, although, the tray had already been cut down, Id added spottys to the roll bar and Id fitted 31s on GQ rims.
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    This is after the 2inch body lift was added.
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    Now with 35inch muddys, and the rollbar cut off the tray, front bumper moved to suit the BL and cut to suit the bigger tyres, white rims are 15x8 sunnys with BFG muds, black rims are the same but with MTR Wranglers. (I have 2 more BFG muds and 2 more white sunnys in the shed to go on)
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  4. dudelux

    dudelux New Member

    And some wheeling pics........
    I took Mrs Dudelux and the 2 little ones out to Ourimbah State Forest last October, Mrs D took some pics.
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    A flex pic, not too bad considering they are standard Toyota leaf springs and shocks that are 24years old. They are still in good condition for their age.
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  5. bmurray2250

    bmurray2250 4x4 Earth Contributer

    Looks great, I will see you on the tracks down their soon. I am looking to hit Stockton first and then getting around the tracks near by. I noticed some tracks near Kariong, have done them?
     
  6. dudelux

    dudelux New Member

    Where at Kariong?? I know a heap at Ourimbah State Forest, and now a heap out at Morisset/Wyee areas.
    Where are you moving to?? Id be happy to show you some tracks, let me know when you will be here and Ill get some guys together for a trip somewhere.
    We did a trip out to Morisset on sunday just gone, its in the trips section.
     
  7. bmurray2250

    bmurray2250 4x4 Earth Contributer

    In the Brisbane Waters National Park just off Woy Woy Rd. I know there is a turn off to the scouts centre in there but I noticed a few others while passing through. Google maps has them viewable, not sure there are fire breaks or walking tracks but the one I saw could take a small truck
     
  8. dudelux

    dudelux New Member

    Oh yeah I know the ones you are talking about, Ive never been down there, theres also a couple off the old pacific hwy just south of somersby.
     
    Last edited: Jan 13, 2010
  9. dudelux

    dudelux New Member

    Im getting the lux ready fo its first comp, it will be entering Son Of Trials at the end of Feb.
    I have a mate that will be lending me his 33inch muddys for the weekend, and the Mrs is coming to take pics.
    We have scored a babysitter for our kids for the weekend, so this will be the first time the Mrs and myself have gone away with no children at all in almost 3 years, woohoo!!!
    So at the moment Im trying to get it going good, Ive just replaced the front brake pads, Ill be doing oil and filters soon, also trying to get my UHF wired up before the event. And just some minor bits and pieces that need to be done/tidied up to be ready.
    Ive been wheeling a fair bit lately as the kids have been on hols, so Ive been taking them out with me. We went to look around the old prison at Wyee Point last weekend, then did some tracks in that area, made our way to Morisset and then went searching for the big quarry/4wd training ground at Freemans Waterhole, which we eventually found after a while driving heaps of tracks. I didnt do any of the climbs or mudholes in the quarry as no-one else was around and I had the kids with me.
    But we all had a good day.
     
  10. dudelux

    dudelux New Member

    I took Mrs D wheeling yesterday(wed) while we had no children, older 3 at school and younger 2 at preschool.
    She got some pics, I had a good play on the tracks, we had some lunch, enjoyed the peace and quiet and got home in time to get the kids.
    Heres some of the pics she got......
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    Hope you enjoy the pics
     
  11. dudelux

    dudelux New Member

    I recently picked up some new goodies for the lux. A new grille, with chrome headlight surrounds, a pair of front guards, and a steel bullbar, which just needs some mods done to the mounting area to make it fit nicely, which will happen after SOT.
    The bullbar is solid, and heavy, which is why I dont want to half-ass it.
    Ive put 2 rated recovery hooks on the back. I also fitted the new grille, and a shiny toyota badge that Ive had for years on to the grille.
    My mate that had previously agreed to lend me his 33inch mud tyres and rims for the Son Of Trials weekend has changed his mind. His lux is unregoed at the moment and wont be going anywhere anytime soon, but they are his rims/tyres so thats up to him. Im a fair disapointed about it though, as now my only options for tyres are to go out and buy a set of 2nd hand 33s on rims, which I cant justify doing just for 1 weekends use, or, I can run my 31inch ATs, which are currently being used by Mrs Ds pajero.
    As Im in the touring class, Ill be at a disadvantage with smaller tyres than everyone else.
    But if I have to run 31s to enter, then I have to run 31s. Not alot I can do.
    Unless someone here has a set of 33s on rims that they can lend me for the weekend. If you can help, then Pm me asap.
     
  12. vitara94

    vitara94 New Member

    :( no 33's here:( i wish but wont fit on my vitara
     
  13. dudelux

    dudelux New Member

    Well Son of Trials is only a couple of days away now, Ive managed to get a set of 33inch TSL Super Swampers on loan for the weekend. HOORAY.
    So its on, Im not going there with any thought of winning, but I want to have a good go and do ok. If I finish all courses, then Im happy, anything else is a bonus.
    Even Mrs D is looking forward to it. But a weekend away with no children is an exciting prospect though, its bee almost 3 years since the 2 of us went anywhere without any kids.
    My 2 snatch straps came today(valetines day pressy from Mrs D).
     
  14. dudelux

    dudelux New Member

    The Dudelux did really well for its first comp, I finished all tracks with no problems, Im really impressed with the Swampers, now I want some of my own.
    We both a great weekend, great atmosphere, great spot, good weather, except for when I was packing up the gear and the rains came.
    I was too quick on some tracks but finished everything, so it was a success, next year, Ill think about being competitive as far as times go.
    Heres some pics of the lux.
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    Parked at camp Sat arvo.
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    Packed up ready to come home.
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    All the pics we got are here.....
    2010 Son Of Trials pictures by tonyandmelsphotos - Photobucket
     
  15. malhomme

    malhomme New Member

    thanks for the pictures !! very nice!!
     
  16. dudelux

    dudelux New Member

    I havent done anything to the lux since before SOT, due to some of problem with my eye, which Ive had since the week before SOT, Ive had normal vision out of my left eye, and very little out of my right eye, the specialist has done tests on my eye and still doesnt know what it is, so hes sent me for a chest xray and blood test. Thats my excuse for being lazy and slack and not doing anything new to the lux. I havent even been wheeling since SOT. The 33inch Swampers I used are still in my shed, as I havent been confident enough to drive to near Luna Park in Sydney to return them, with only 1 eye working(its bad enough without eye problems), Im just lucky that the owner is patient and extremely nice.
    I did get some new bits though...
    - 2 1/4 inch exhaust with muffler, which will match my extractors
    - arb style steel bullbar, just needs the mounts modded
    - a pair of front guards
    - a new grille, which you can see in the above pics from SOT, also has my shiny yota badge on it
    I can pretty much see ok with my right eye now, and went back to work today, so when some oney comes in, Id like to tick some stuff off the list...
    - get bullbar mounts modded and fitted
    - fit extractors and exhaust
    - finally get 4inch stainless snorkel rewelded and tidied up, then fitted
    - finally get UHF finished, its almost done
    - finally get speakers fitted in front doors
    - put some lights on the bar
    - build a centre console
    - recess my toolbox into my tray
    Theres enough there to keep me busy for a while.
    Im planning a competitive attack on next years Son Of Trials, and want to have a 2inch spring lift fitted as well as my own 33inch Swampers. Id be happy with a top 10 finish in 2011.
    This year I placed 50th out of 91 in touring class, not too bad considering I wasnt trying to be competitive, and only had about 60% vision, besides, all I wanted was to finish every track, which I did.
    Id even have a crack at Classic Nissan Trials if its on this year, as they have touring class there which is the same as touring in SOT.
    Ill get some new pics sooner or later.
     
  17. dudelux

    dudelux New Member

    Pics of stuff...
    My new front bar-
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    My rear recovery hooks(theres only 1 in the pics but the other side is done the same)-
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    The 33in Super Swampers that I borrowed for Son Of Trials-
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  18. cyberwise

    cyberwise New Member

    Building your LUX

    The thing i like about the good old lux is most Toyota parts will go in
    I am running Land cruser diffs and R151 5 Speed box and transfer behind a VY commodore v6 without breaking the bank
     
  19. dudelux

    dudelux New Member

    Im thinking one day I will bolt in a commodore V6 in, but Id like to keep the manual box, its a fair way down my to do list.
    I made up a console thing for the lux, I did it in a couple of hours and used some timber offcuts lying around in the shed, its not real flash, or fancy, but the back section has room for 2 drinks(600ml coke bottles or maccas cups), and the front section has enough room to hold my wallet and phone, so it works. I painted it black as well, and fitted some scrap carpet in too.
    But then again, if youve seen my real estate flares, youd know, its not about being pretty, but as long as it works, then its good enough for me.
    Im keen as to get out for a play in the mud, weve had heaps of rain here recently, but with work being flat out, and easter this weekend, its probably a week off at the moment.
    I also got the stainless snorkel cleaned up by a guy at my work, he specialises in welding stainless, he did a freakin awesome job on it too, its soo pretty. He chopped out the shitty welds, and little pieces joined together, and retigged it so it actually looks like a snorkel.
    Hopefully, the bullbar will be getting done soon, then i can fit that.
    Thats about it for now.
     
  20. dudelux

    dudelux New Member

    Ive pushed the bullbar down the list for now, I went out for a play last weekend, found some mud, went to the quarry at Freemans Waterhole, and had a play there as well.
    Tuesday, I had an awful wobble coming from the front passenger side, jacked it up and noticed the tierod ends on both sides were flogged out, so I ordered some replacement ends, and thought, I may as well replace the toothpick sized factory steering damper while Im there, itll be half off anyway, so I ordered a Tough Dog RTC steering damper.
    Yesterday(friday), I picked up the new parts and fitted them.
    Heres a couple of pics.
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    New RTC on and old damper in hand, much difference in size??
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    Job done.
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    Im also going to have a set of 33x12.5x15 TSL Super Swampers of my own in about 2 months. A full set of 5 too. A present from me to the dudelux for all its hard work:D
     

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