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JP's new HJ47 Troopy

Discussion in 'My 4WD' started by JP147, Aug 23, 2016.

  1. JP147

    JP147 Member

    Summary:
    1984 Toyota Land Cruiser HJ47
    4L 6 cyl diesel
    4 speed transmission
    Eaton Harrop E-locker front locker
    4WD Systems Lokka rear locker
    60L 2nd fuel tank
    Thomas electric winch
    2" lift springs

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    Got this as the new daily driver. Rough condition but has its good bits.

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    350,000km, spent most of its time off road. Pretty much stock so lots of mods to do, plus rust repairs and bog removal.
     
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  2. JP147

    JP147 Member

    For starters removed rubber flares to prevent further rust, it wasn't as bad as I was expecting under the rubber. Also fixed paint on front and rear of chassis and changed door handles, latches and catches so the doors shut tight.

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    Installed thermostat, replaced viscous fan hub that was always on, fitted heater tap, replaced dirty water with coolant, and changed belt. Now it can actually warm up and seems to be better on fuel and quieter not always running the fan.

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    CD player fits perfect with brackets from the stock AM radio. Speaker location is temporary.

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  3. JP147

    JP147 Member

    Got new shackles, pins and bushes and ball joints. The old shackles had collapsed and there wasn't much left of the bushes. Also removed 3 leaves from rear packs and 2 from front packs because it was much too stiff. I will also need new springs and shocks sometime soon but they are not cheap.

    Now the front sits about 1" higher than before and the rear is about the same but much softer.

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    The soggy carpet and home made seats needed to go, also started on rust repair until I ran out of grinding discs.

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    Transfer case fill plug was tight and completely rounded off. Needed some welding and hammering before it came loose.

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    Turns out the oil was leaking out of the transfer case and into the transmission and not going back again. This hose should fix it but I will check the oil level regularly to make sure it is ok.

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  4. SPOD_Here

    SPOD_Here Active Member

    Yep, I'd love a good 'un like this. Will keep my eye on this thread as work progresses!
     
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  5. 4x4addict

    4x4addict New Member

    good score mate ill be following your thread, still on my to own one day list.
     
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  6. JP147

    JP147 Member

    It was on my list for a while, just needed the space and once I had the space it took a bit to find one. It's good to finally be driving one.

    Got some new tyres, Dunlop Road Gripper F in 7.50 x 16 size. Some of the tyres it came with were older than me (the old Grippers were dated 1992).

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    Also did full service including valve clearances, and new battery. It starts a lot smoother now with much less smoke, the motor seems to be in better shape than I had thought.
     
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  7. JP147

    JP147 Member

    Playing around in the mud. Still open diffs but it is ok

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    Got a Lokka for the back, still have to try it out off road though.

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    A few rust repairs around the place. I am getting a better welder soon so I will do more repairs then.

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  8. Richard isahard

    Richard isahard New Member

    looks good any updated pictures :D
     
  9. JP147

    JP147 Member

    OK, new pictures.

    I tested the Lokka on this dirt mound, works good. No problems on the road either. Also, a bullbar.
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    Need longer shocks all round, probably get them when I get new springs.

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    Didn't do any damage but I will need some body protection.

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    This piece of rust I was not looking forward to fixing.

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    Most of this area had to be cut out because the metal had rusted thin. I had to cut the whole corner thingy off the make a new one using a stencil from the other side and flipping it over.

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    Still needs a bit of smoothing off but good enough for now.
     
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  10. SPOD_Here

    SPOD_Here Active Member

    Good skills JP, wish I had em. Bullbar looks like it means business too. Needs some bulllights to suit the vintage vibe you've got going on there.
     
  11. JP147

    JP147 Member

    That is right, I do need some bull lights. I have some cheap spotties on there but the housings broke when I was pushing stuff around.

    Haven't had time to do much work on it though, since I have been moving house.

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  12. JP147

    JP147 Member

    Tail lights before:

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    Tail lights after:

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    New springs and shocks from 4WD Systems. Was a bit stiff so I took out the smallest leaf from the bottom and now it rides nice.

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    Tested them out at Saunders Gorge, front is good now it's just the rear that needs work.

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    The Lokka was useful here.
     
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  13. JP147

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    Got a new toy,
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    modified and fitted a 2nd fuel tank,
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    and replaced the thermostat housings, water pump and oil cooler housing because someone had used water instead of coolant and all aluminium parts were corroded. Big job and not much fun but now all the engine oil and coolant leaks are sorted.
     
  14. JP147

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    Went on a 3,600km road trip through SA, Vic and NSW.

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  15. Milpool

    Milpool New Member

    Seriously cool car mate
     
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    Lots of rust repairs, outside of the tub is nearly ready for paint.

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    Went to Terowie with work mates

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  17. ShaunOz

    ShaunOz Active Member

    That's gonna be a beaut mate. Will look great with paint. Nice work so far.
     
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  18. JP147

    JP147 Member

    Painting has begun.
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    Reese tow bar. Repaired, shortened and painted.
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    Rusted wheel carrier hinges replaced with tubes and bolts.
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    Another troopy at work
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  19. Andrew_LN65

    Andrew_LN65 Active Member

    Cool troopy!!
     
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  20. JP147

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    Old fuse box
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    New fuse box
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    Went to Victoria to play in the dunes
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    2H extreme power
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    Bumper modified to fit
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    Winch isolator
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