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Offline burnzya

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73 hilux project
« on: December 10, 2009, 01:57:08 PM »
hey guys i'm new here. i'm putting this here since there wasn't a forum for pre79 hilux's. my name's bernie, i'm from arizona.

my project is a 73 hilux 2wd, i picked it up off craigslist for $240 :) . factory it has an 18r-c, but the exhaust manifold was missing. after a couple months of half assed searching i decided a 1uz swap would be much more fun. the problem is the factory frame is way narrower than any 79-95 toyota truck. and since i'm installing air suspension onto it, i've decided to scratch build the entire frame and suspension, with the front suspension rough based off of the 84-95 2wd.

here is the truck



1uz donor from a 89 ls400



and after i pulled it and brought it home.



this is the begining of my scratch built frame



and this is what i have planned eventually, a bumper taillight combo from a 1975 cadillac deville







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Re: 73 hilux project
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2009, 08:12:58 AM »
That looks like a cool project.  Nice job on the frame - I look forward to more updates!
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Re: 73 hilux project
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2009, 07:55:39 PM »
front cab mount



rear cab mount




















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Re: 73 hilux project
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2010, 05:24:15 PM »
Nice Hilux  ;D

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Re: 73 hilux project
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2010, 07:36:37 PM »
i love it, i just picked up 80 hilux and im picking up a 79 next month, im going to put one together and drive it then the other is going to be a full restore and 1uz swap, also have a line on a 93 sc400 that was rear-ended and only has 8ok on it, deffinately excited to see how you come out!!
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