I'm starting a thread to document the build of my RHD Ln106 Hilux. This truck has been in Canada about 10 years and I am its third North American owner. I picked it up this spring from a guy who clearly loved it but didn't have time for tinkering and the truck showed it. For example, it had a terrible knocking noise when I bought it that you couldn't think past, but it turned out to just be worn bushings to mount the air box. Previously I had a FJ60 that I swapped and turboed 3B into. I sold that a few years back and had a camperized Mitsubishi Delica l300 for a while. I had to move on from the Delica as it only had two seats and I needed a family hauler, which the Hilux is perfect for. After the Delica experience I am happy to be back in a Toyota. The specs are: Factory solid axle 3L 2.8 liter NA diesel 5 speed 4.30 gears Crew cab, 4' box 250,000 km 27" 1st gen BFG ATs on original suspension. Factory mechanical bell in the cluster that dings over 100km/hr. When I picked it up it had the following issues: -Injection pump needed a rebuild and was leaking diesel badly -Unknown history on timing belt. The 3L is an interference engine, and needs the belt changed every 100k km or 10 years. -Fuel tank seemed to only fill to 2/3 and seemed to build pressure. (pressure build up fixed with new vented gas cap, turns out the gauge just reads low and this is a common problem) -Rear diff has bearing play in the pinion bearings and leaks out the pinion seal -Some minor rust around the windshield frame, causing a leak into the front left footwell. -Radiator leaking from the seam. -Other minor issues as can be expected for this age of truck. My plans are to build it into a DD capable of the moderate trails, etc. we have here on Vancouver Island. Currently my build plan: - Baseline it (injection pump and timing belt done) - Turbo the engine with a factory Toyota setup off a 2L-T engine. -Upgrade the radiator capacity to keep it cool once turboed. (done) -Build a stainless straight exhaust out of 2.5" mandrel bent tube. -Replace worn 4.30 rear with a 4.30 elocker in an Ifs width pickup rear axle. -Rebuild front axle and upgrade front to ifs hubs so I can run 16" ifs wheels. -2"ish suspension lift. -Tall skinny tires, currently leaning towards 235/85r16 Cooper STT pros. -Address rust as needed -Enough amour to avoid smashing up the body. My time is very limited at the moment due to our baby, but I will start documenting my progress here. It might take a year or two to knock off the list. Here it is shortly after I got it: Upgraded rad with a larger 3 row TQ core: Rebuilt injection pump. I had a shop do this and the timing belt because I didn't have the time.