Just picked up my 1977 Hilux

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Tail gates are there any spares out there?

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  1. Perkolator

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    Dang man you work fast -- wanna paint my truck? it's even gonna be white like yours, lol.

    Looks really good. I like the black bumper with black and white grille.
    The PO did my interior white and primered the outside - so I was gonna go white also, but planning to keep the patina'd red tailgate and maybe toss some red somewhere else like on the grill or the brake calipers or something.

    What's the project station wagon next to the truck?
    Got any more pics of that headache rack on the bed of your truck? looks like it's integrated in the front of the bed?
     
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    Oh yeah I wasn’t mucking around on this one, I’ve just picked up my te37’s and wrapped them in r888’s so this weekend installing front springs. Still need to get lowering blocks. Painting this thing was fun I still need to do the interior prob do that this weekend too. That’s a old ford wagon stripped, not mine so I don’t know much about it. And yes for now the Rack is intergrated to the tub for now.....
     
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    Thanks, just need to put new wheels and drop it ... stay tuned
     
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    kick ass progress! Looks very good :waytogo:
     
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    Thanks McBoost!
     
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    Interior done
     

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    Looks good. Wish i had the patience to do mine like that
     
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    Thanks, yes definitely testing my patience haha, now to find some more wheels and lowering blocks, and then try to find or fabricate new tail gate skin coz mines all rusted
     
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    Coming along nicely! Great job so far man!
     
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    A little lower still more to go...
     
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    Made good progress.
    I saw this advertised, I think it was originally from Tassie then shipped over to the mainland.
     
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    Hey Bruce,

    Yeah I think so I believe it’s a old telecom truck, the only ones to come out all yellow with a white roof and a very serious load rating leaf spring upgrade.
     
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    Lower again... just a couple more inches to go ...
     
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    Did you paint in 2 pack or acrylic?
     
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    Nearly finished
     
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    Did you lower it more? Looks good
     
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    Thanks, yeah I did chopped two coils off my king spring corona springs, probably should only have done one and a quarter but what the hell. New 16x 8” +0 wheels with 205/45/16 sitting low on the front and 16x10” +0 on the rear stretched some 205/50/16 now for lowering blocks and we should be good
     
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    I painted it in acrylic white nothing special just plain white
     
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    Looks good man I like the black front bumper, I think i might do that on mine.
     
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    Looks great! I'm jealous that your truck has vent windows! These were truly built different than our U.S. models.
     

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