Builds LX450, Jeep recovery vehicle, build. (1 Viewer)

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Pick up a LX450 in fair shape for $2350 in July. Has 173,000 miles. Has Factory lockers and all the goods.
Transmission is trashed, you can smell the burn on the fluid. Think its in need of a head gasket as well along with other general repair.
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Thanks for all the help from the members here! More to come soon.
 
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Thanks man. I'll be very happy when I have little money into this vehicle to show the easy potential of Toyotas. redneck or third world.
my hope is that I can get the majority of the work done myself.
 
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A perfect excuse to ditch the gasser & slush box for a diesel & manual ;)

I would love to do a 4BT swap.
has anybody thought about doing a Mercedes inline 5 cylinder turbo diesel?

at this point the time my patience and pocketbook would not allow for a proper diesel swap.
 
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Lots have done the merc diesel conversions..& it's probably what I would go with other than a 4BT or 4BD1, if we didn't have easy access to many toyota diesels like in the U.S.
I'm sure you could pick up a good Merc donor vehicle cheap enough..I have seen them on eBay here for a few hundred bucks.
Although I don't know what gearboxes and adapters are available to you over there.

http://www.mercedesdiesel4x4.com/

http://www.4x4labs.com/products/diesel-conversions/

 
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This came in today as well.
Took about 2 1/2 weeks. 4crawler.com have to plug them. Freaking amazing!

Way better then duiser or cruiserparts




I also kicked the tranny in and the tcase a fw days ago.
Getting close to moving again.

Soon to come exhaust, body lift, and tires
 
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I steeped away from this project but am back on it.

Head is getting finished up now.

Axles are getting rebuilt next week with a kit from @cruiseroutfit (people over there kick ass!)

Other parts going on in the next 10-14 days
Aisin water pump
Aisin fan clutch
few new hoses and belts
Motive 5.29 gears
2" slee drop brackets - sway bar, f/r bump stops
Man a Fre drop brackets!

Dobinsons
C97-144VT front
C59-615V rear
Dobinsons shocks @David Otero Thanks for your help buddy!
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Land Cruiser Products Swaybar Disconnects
@LandCruiserPhil Thanks for the free candy with the order LOL.

Trail Gear Rock Defense Front Bumper

Badlands 12K winch

Have a set of 37's to go to the mall with, the 36" TSLs are looking small so may have to set up to 38" TSLs

Looking at a set of Bump it Off Road sliders but I think he is 12-13 weeks back ordered.
 
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