Just picked up my 1977 Hilux

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Tail gates are there any spares out there?

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  1. Aaron Parke

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    Fender flares ... EA3EAC49-3BB1-46DA-AF80-2529813E41E3.jpeg BC61F505-F618-40E8-BFCD-7D7337BF5432.jpeg
     
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    Looks like a bit of work ahead, does it have 15" EL falcon wheels? They look cool but they have the wrong off set so they will make your steering heavy. I put 15" Mitsubishi Magna wheels on mine and it fixed the steering issues i had with the ford wheels.
     
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    Yes they are, came with the car but the tyres are good so helpful when making her legal. Yes does make the steering hard, so what offset did you use? I want to go like stupid deep dish wheels 10” with fender flares... I don’t think that will help the steering at all haha
     
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    Screen Shot 2018-05-29 at 8.48.22 pm.png Screen Shot 2018-05-29 at 8.57.01 pm.png I put magna wheels on mine, But i think newer falcon wheels would also work AU or newer. Lots of wheels to choose from as Nissan, Mitsubishi, Ford, Chrysler, Mazda, and Toyota all have the same 5 stud pattern, just find something that has a more positive offset. I know they don't look as cool, but they do make the hilux steer much better.
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    Cool thanks for the info! Very helpful!
     
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    I just got a roadworthy so pretty happy about that now the real fun begins...
     
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    congrats. this looks like a fun project.
     
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    Sure is Clay! Just got started on panel and paint today
     
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    All stripped and ready for paint
     
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    First primer coat ... done the hood and one fender
     
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    Thanks getting there
     
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    Great progress! Which flares did you use? They look like they fit pretty good.
     
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    Turned out really good!
     
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