Builds 2001 LC HZJ78 AK SURVIVOR OVERLAND BUILD RESTORATION (1 Viewer)

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*CURRENT STATE. BULLET AK SURVIVOR * FOUND 12 AK BULLET HOLES*

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This is the 2-second coat of primer

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BBQ TIME + SANDBLAST + RAPTOR FLOORS

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IMRON PAINT
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***Last spring 2020 I got this Troopy from the Netherlands (originally came from Georgia) and imported it to Canada during covid***

This will be a multi-year project as it will be a home for me. Here are a few photos, I will update this post throughout the build and on Instagram _dreamwithcare .


  1. Dwiz Diff Housings manufactures Full Width Super strong rear 76/78/79 Series Landcruiser Housing. ( BACK & FRONT) DONE
  2. FRONT & REAR EATON LOCKERS DONE
  3. Rugged Brakes upgrade Kit for the Toyota Landcruiser 70 series (6 pistons) DONE
  4. SUPERIOR 3-INCH LIFT KIT SUITABLE FOR TOYOTA LANDCRUISER 78/79 SERIES 6 CYL WITH TOUGH DOG SHOCKS (including 2 x Drop Radius Arm) DONE
  5. 2-inch chassis lift custom-made DONE
  6. 54L Stainless Steel Water Tank Long RANGER TO BE INSTALL
  7. 180L Replacement Fuel Tank from Long RANGER DONE
  8. Outback Twin wheel carrier (with Jack adaptor)) DONE
  9. Dual Battery Tray DONE
  10. 17X8.5 ET14 FUEL COVERT D694 WHEELS DONE
  11. Alu Cab Hercules Roof Conversion TO BE installed
  12. Evo Winch BRACKET DONE READY TO BE installed

FIRST OVERLAND TRAIL

SHOT @ KM 200 TRANS TAIGA MOST NORTHERN ROAD IN QUEBEC

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Does anyone have a recommendation for upgrading 1ZH 5th gear? The only thing I found was the terrain tamer but not certain which one is better to lower the rev when in the 5th speed and mostly where to order?

LandcruiserHZJ788/1999-1HZ DieselTLRGK4Low Geared Ratio KitRatio High 1.000 Low 2.449
LandcruiserHZJ788/1999-1HZ Diesel33428-HZJMODGear Set 5th Modified Ratio .711 from .838
 

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Does anyone have a recommendation for upgrading 1ZH 5th gear? The only thing I found was the terrain tamer but not certain which one is better to lower the rev when in the 5th speed and mostly where to order?

LandcruiserHZJ788/1999-1HZ DieselTLRGK4Low Geared Ratio KitRatio High 1.000 Low 2.449
LandcruiserHZJ788/1999-1HZ Diesel33428-HZJMODGear Set 5th ModifiedRatio .711 from .838
Made some progress on the transmission the best way apparently is to swap the R transmission to the H151 one!
 
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You currently have the R151f transmission, and are wanting to swap to a higher overdrive in 5th? The H151 has a 5th gear ratio of 0.881:1, the R151f is 0.838:1, so the R151f will actually produce slightly lower revs on the highway than the H151f. Steeper overdrives are available for the R-series transmissions, too. There is a Jeep AX15 5th gear that gives something like 0.73:1, or the R452 5th gear, which is what I have, gives 0.69:1. I don't know if the AX15 gear will swap directly in since there were two different 5th gear designs. The R452 gear set will be a direct swap into a 1996+ R-series transmission.
 

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You currently have the R151f transmission, and are wanting to swap to a higher overdrive in 5th? The H151 has a 5th gear ratio of 0.881:1, the R151f is 0.838:1, so the R151f will actually produce slightly lower revs on the highway than the H151f. Steeper overdrives are available for the R-series transmissions, too. There is a Jeep AX15 5th gear that gives something like 0.73:1, or the R452 5th gear, which is what I have, gives 0.69:1. I don't know if the AX15 gear will swap directly in since there were two different 5th gear designs. The R452 gear set will be a direct swap into a 1996+ R-series transmission.
This is where I got the idea. H150 vs R151 Gearboxes

You currently have the R151f transmission, and are wanting to swap to a higher overdrive in 5th? YES but it's been said the H150 or H151 is a stronger build and runs lower on the highway also ratio can be upgraded too.
 
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The H-series transmissions are definitely much stronger transmissions than the R-series. In stock form you will see very little difference in 5th gear cruising rpm between the two, but there are gear upgrades available for both transmissions. The newer H152f from the 2017+ VDJ79 has a higher 2nd and 5th gear ratio, and with the appropriate bell housing and input shaft should work behind a 1HZ.
 

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The H-series transmissions are definitely much stronger transmissions than the R-series. In stock form you will see very little difference in 5th gear cruising rpm between the two, but there are gear upgrades available for both transmissions. The newer H152f from the 2017+ VDJ79 has a higher 2nd and 5th gear ratio, and with the appropriate bell housing and input shaft should work behind a 1HZ.
That's my next project when I rebuild my engine! I would definitely like to fit something like this H152f from the 2017+ VDJ79 has a higher 2nd and 5th gear ratio, That the RPM is not killing in 5th :p
 

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Here are a few pictures of my work this week and a short video too! Weekly update troops Lovers! Removing the diff

Rear Hub Rebuild waiting on the bearings and wheel studs



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I am pretty done with the rear section undercarriage as been prep for the long ranger tank and now attacking the midsection of the undercarriage.

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After cleaning rear section

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Got to install my new radiator too

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The Main Tank is out she was hard to pull. Would someone have the wiring harness diagram by any chance. The connector on the tank was redneck wired with an extra wire lol out of the 3 pin connector

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Already,

I decided to keep the 90L main tank and restore it with a new sending unit, subfilter, and a general clean-up with muriatic acid...

Got my 6 KMC 16" inch and tires to fit the rugged brake 6 pistons on the way

Looking for the workshop repair manual for HZJ78 if anyone has a link to the PDF

Thanks Legends
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