Just picked up my 1977 Hilux

Discussion in '1976-1983 Build-Up/Project Threads' started by Aaron Parke, Apr 23, 2018.

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Tail gates are there any spares out there?

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  1. Aaron Parke

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    Looks like itl be a fun project
     
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    Is that bumble bees dad?

    Looks nice man, enjoy the build
     
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    Thanks guys, just been doing all my shopping to get her road legal, then the fun begins. I’ll keep posting pics as I go...
     
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    Yeah bumblebees dad haha
     
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    Hey Aaron... you must be in Oz. I saw this advertised when I was looking for a ute. It was a bit far from me from memory... I am in Sydney. :)
     
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    Hey Dave, yup sure am, yeah picked this up pretty quick
     
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    Thank you!
     
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    New upper and lower ball joints, brake cylinders and a good clean and a paint must have been a farm truck at some stage of its life haha
     

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    C3BFB608-5430-4A5E-90B3-228BEC76D5C8.jpeg Just installed new seat...
     
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    Good job getting some new parts on there.

    Front drums on a 77? I thought they switched to front disc at 1975? My 75 has stock disc brakes up front.
     
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    Yea thats not a 77.
    Looks like it has the early 72-74 cab and bed. Double check the VIN plate in the door jamb should be stamped with a month and year

    Unless over seas trucks were built to a completely different spec
     
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    Ya, has to be a pre 75
     
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    Whats the first 4 of the VIN?
     
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    15B39716-3866-457A-9CD1-D85B3B13B9E4.jpeg Definitely a 77 in Australia, never got the 20R or disk breaks. It’s (for now) a 1.6 18R with a 4 speed column shift and drums all round
     
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    4C14072D-0FD6-4F89-967D-EA32B63270C8.jpeg More rust cutting
     
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    Thanks, it came with a bunch of parts spare front fenders tail lights window winder assembly etc
     
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    So went for my road test today, not so good had to spend $500 on auto electrician to come out and fix all the wiring, all my brakes are leaking steering way too tight and the goddamn water pump started leaking oh and not to mention I blew a Welch plug out haha #mimitrucklife
     

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