Tencha HJ-60

Discussion in '60-Series Wagons' started by Tapage, Oct 21, 2007.

  1. Tapage

    Tapage Club 4X4 Panamá SILVER Star

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    Hi all Cruiser fellows .. as many already know here is my sotry .. well at least I will try make it nice.

    The story start many years agoo .. when I saw the next door new 62 ( off course here with a 2H ) was a grey unit hi roof .. yes .. I was definately in love !

    Years later and still dreaming in a Land Cruiser .. ( and saving money ) take a desision and start searchin the best that I can afford .. Tencha ..

    I saw a white HJ60 from 1987 ( I saw in 1997 ) drived by a old man, with a " for sale " and pursuit it until his home .. Dealing I bought Tencha ( weeks later ) in 7500 USD ..

    Was rusted and the 2H diying .. but still beauty inside. The reason that the old man sale, was he buy a new one .. yap HDJ80 but another history.

    My first step was sell my old Supra ( 1987 ) 2.8i and with this money start fighting with some rust in Tencha, mechanical issues .. water pump .. alternator, vacc pump .. and some simple sutff ..

    I ran my Tencha from 317,XXX km ( when I bought ) up to 447,XXX km .. when the engine sayd that's all.

    After a long rebuiling process .. I get it beauty painted, no rust, and fresh rebuilded with all Toyota Parts 2H.
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  2. Tapage

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    Tencha

    Well the oldest pic that I have of my Tencha is thisone ..

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    This pic was taken in my first off road trip .. to Baru Volcano here in Panamá about 400 miles far from Panamá City.

    this ohter

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    Was in the top of the Volcano .. as you see .. pretty stock, only have OME shackles and 33" Kumho Tires ( no lockers, factory 3.70 etc )
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  3. Tapage

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    Years later I continue working hard on my Tencha ( she was my DD in those years .. ) and get some mods ..

    In another trip to the Baru Volcano

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    Back from other trip to the caribean coast of Panamá ( San Blas )

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    A cold night at the top ..

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  4. Tapage

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    Well .. time comming and we get more off road trips .. :D

    Now almost 7 years in the off road world and many hardcore trips ( mud off course ) here in Panama..

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    One of the most heavys trips that I never take ..

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    Union Santeña .. the name of the little town .. havy rain in the better MT that I ever owner .. General Grabber .. but no matter what good MT I have or lockers .. I can go out of this hole .. :grinpimp:
  5. Tapage

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    Tired of SU and 33" decided take a jump .. and go to the mayor leage.

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    Poser pics ..

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    In the learnig process of how to drive my Tencha with SO ... :eek:

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    Some famous pics of my Tencha

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    At this time .. she get more money on than my GF :D

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    She give to me only smiles and satisfaction in each trip that I take ..

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  6. Tapage

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    One may night .. a stupid child in the dad's car ( Montero Sport ) make a prohibited turn and found a wall ( Tencha ) was a good reason to make a new look and face lift ..

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    Beyotifull uhh !

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    But she still love the adventures ...

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    As you can see .. she's one with me .. get long time and years of my time and love .. many places, smiles and memorys ..

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  7. Tapage

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    And the big upgrade come .. my turbo intercooler.

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    Barely enjoy my turbo .. in my first trip rolled my Tencha :frown:

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    Here we have a saying " no hay mal que por bien no venga " that is something like there is no bad think that coul make a good one ..

    Anycase ... new evolution

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    The final one ..

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  8. Tapage

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    I promise tomorrow some vids ..

    Now the specs .. let my try make it little organiced and try remember all ..

    Suspension

    OME 2.5 + SO + SR kit MAF
    All Greasable Pins
    All Poly Bushings
    OME Steering Damper + Heckethorn HD Steering Damper
    Rear SOR Extreme Shackles 6"
    Traction Bar + Heim Joint 1"

    Tires & Wheels

    MTR 37"
    RockCrawler 10X15" Wheels
    2" Marlin Crawler Wheel Spacers
    38" Truck Mud&Snow Chains

    Axles

    Front NewFields 27 splines Cromo Set
    4.56 Presision Gear R&P
    Front & Rear ARB Locker
    Front CV 30
    Long Splined Retube DS
    Rear Disc Brake/E-Brake by TSM

    DriveTrain

    2H Factory Engine
    K26.8 Turbo @ 14 PSI
    2.5 Intercooler
    Straight Pipe 2.5"
    H55F Tranny
    BF1A Split Case
    Marks UnderDrive Gearset 8%Hi 53% Low Reduction
    Flex A Lite SBlade Aux Fan
    80 Series MC
    Non Vac 80 Series Clutch
    90 Amps Alt /Vac Pump
    Hi Steering
    PS Cooler
    Engine Oil Cooler

    Accesories

    Sarari Snorkel
    Warn SDB-210 Lights Front
    Warn SDB-210 Rear
    MM E-12000 Winch
    RadioShack CB
    Music :grinpimp:
    Bosh Factory Replacement Lights 100/90
    Dual Battery Setup
    Hood Scoop
    Internal RollCage
    ARB Compresor
    Upper Dash Gauge Pod
    Oil Press/Pyrometer/Boost Mechanical Gauges
    Removable SoftTop ( The only one !) :D
    Rear Bumper / Tire Carrier
    Front Bumper
    Fender Cuts
    Soft Top Conversion
    Suspension Seats
    Altimeter/Levo Inclinometer
    60" Hi Lift Jack
    400 W Power Inverter

    I thoght that's all .. so thanks for viewing .. !
  9. 89s rule

    89s rule

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    Nice to finally see a write up including a good many pictures of your rig. I look forward to the videos!!!!

    Any idea how much power you are getting out of the 2H @ 14psi?
  10. chicago

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    That is one BAD ASS rig Tapage!
    I had often wondered how you got into the scene!
    I had never noticed that you eliminated you rockers...I really dig the way it looks.
    The top chop came out AWESOME!!!!
    If and WHEN I roll mine...Id like to do something like that!
    It came out SUPER CLEAN!!!!
    Do you have any interior pics as she is NOW?

    BTW...I H8 MUDDDD!!!!

    Thanks for sharing!

    Chicago
  11. klinetime574

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    Your rig is amazing.

    Lets see some pictures with the top off!

  12. good thread. dig the truck always have.

    on your bumper is that a homebrew or did u have it built ect. i like it. simple and effective.
  13. Dirtgypsy

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    stunning. I, along with a lot of others on this board, have alawys liked the looks of your truck. The latest incarnation is very nicely done.

    cruise on man

    cliNt
  14. joel hj60

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    Beautiful
  15. cody c

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    nice looking rig, cant wait to see some wheeling pics!
    where did you get the hood scoop for your intercooler?
  16. brokenparts

    brokenparts

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    ah, I've been waiting for this one. I love love love tencha David... Very nice build!
  17. LoneRanger

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    awsome thread! I live in Panama as a kid. Wheelin' in the rainy season!
  18. krookedpandas

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    that final picture is like "..................................."
    beautiful:D
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