1980 SR5

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  1. Liquidhandwash

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    I've done a bit more, welded the tub back together and shorten the drive shaft, park brake cables and exhaust. Also fixed up a couple of dents in the tub and removed the strips. We have had a heat wave and the temps been about 50C degrees thats 122F and it's even hotter in the shed so I'm not doing much more until it cools down a bit. Bloody stupid Aussie weather, fine one day on fire the next. Just got to fix the clutch which is gearbox out and find somewhere for the gas tank to fit, and it should be good to go.
     
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    As you can see the clutch had a small problem, Ill put another one in tomorrow. The back of the tub is almost finished, some progress photos below. Screen Shot 2019-01-17 at 5.48.04 pm.png Screen Shot 2019-01-17 at 5.49.57 pm.png Screen Shot 2019-01-17 at 5.50.13 pm.png Screen Shot 2019-01-17 at 5.50.26 pm.png
     
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    nice work.
     
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    Thanks McBoost, I posted an update a week ago but its disapeared, looks like ill have to write it again.. :-(
     
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    Screen Shot 2019-01-26 at 2.56.32 pm.png Screen Shot 2019-01-26 at 2.56.50 pm.png Screen Shot 2019-01-26 at 2.57.13 pm.png Screen Shot 2019-01-26 at 2.57.35 pm.png Screen Shot 2019-01-26 at 2.57.47 pm.png Screen Shot 2019-01-26 at 2.58.02 pm.png Here is some more pics, Ive welded the bum back on, and replace the clutch. Replace the headlights with LEDs and they have the indicators and park lights inside. Painted the grill and headlight surrounds, seatbelts tempary fuel tank and lots of little jobs and it can now be driven. Goes quite well considering its an 18r engine from the wrecker. Ive got to paint the ugly doors and find a bumper.
     
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    awesome progress.

    when I bought my truck the previous owner had a gas tank on the passenger side of the bench seat, heh. Your idea is better.
     
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    Looks pretty good. Very interesting fuel tank indeed :waytogo:
     
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    Thanks McBoost,
    did you have to roll down the window to fill it up?
     
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    Thanks, I will put a fuel cell under the tub at some stage, I'm just going to do a few little jobs first, the headlights need relays to reverse the Polarity as LED headlights won't work with factory Toyota wiring. I've got a Toyota carby that I'm rebuilding, It's currently got a Mazda carb on a 3d printed block, I don't expect that to last very long. It's also sitting on the bump stops on the front, so I need to do something with that, probably cut them down unless I can find a better way to do it.
     
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    LOL.
     

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