My 1992 HZJ77 built, Turbo intercooler,vegieoil. (1 Viewer)

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I bought my HZJ77 in april 2008,l got my guy in japan to buy the Zeal 3" liftsprings and ship it with the truck,l install the lift in Winnipeg and drove the truck in the summer of '08.l installed the plantdrive vegie kit in the summer of 2009,drive it around all summer,camping and towing a M101 trailer,not enough power in the hills of western Ontario.
In june of 2009,l decided to drive to Alaska and Yukon with my family and another friend with a HDJ81.
I like to take the HZJ77 but thereis just not enough power towing the M101 with 5 people in the truck,my HDJ81 would be a nicer,more comfortable vehicle foe a long trip,but the 77 is a cooler vehicle,plus it is a 5 speed .
So l decided to turbocharge and intercool the 77 two weeks before my trip,l know it is not a good idea to make a big modification and go for a 11,000km trip right away,but l managed to finish the mods,plug installing two bucketseats inplace of the second row bench seat and a 3rd row bucket seat on the right rear for my 10 year old boy.
lDidn't take a lot of pictures during the built.
Here are some pics.
Simon

front driveshaft xmember clearance.
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l installed 3 bucket seats from an Acura integra so my 3 kids can recline their own seat and sleep or read as they like for the Alaska/Yukon trip.
Also home built rear bumper and tire carrier.
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Looks good mate, flip the front drive shaft end to end for more cross member clearance.
 
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Fliping the driveshaft ene to end is a good idea Hulsty.
Forealboreal,the vegoil is heated by a hotfox coolant heater in the tank,vegmax coolant heater/filter mount and vegtherm 12 volt electric heater under the hood.
The vegtherm only comr=e in 12v,but l have run them in 24VoltLandcruisers with no problem.
 
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actually Hulsty,flipping the front driveshaft may not work,The high pinion 8" front diff on the 77 may have different bolt pattern compare to the transfercase side,l'll have to doublecheck.
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Hi Louis,
yes,it is still running on vegie,actually l sold my 77 to Prairiecruiser1 around june 2010,he lives about 30 minutes out of town and he has put over 50,000km driving mostly on vegie,and if you run vegie,systhetic engine oil is recommended.
My hdJ81 runs on vegie too,because it is direct injection,l change the engine at 2/3 oil change ivterval,around 5k km.
 
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actually Hulsty,flipping the front driveshaft may not work,The high pinion 8" front diff on the 77 may have different bolt pattern compare to the transfercase side,l'll have to doublecheck.
Simon
That could be an issue I dont know, on mine with the low pinon its possible.


Why are you using spacers on the front wheel hubs to bolt on the free wheeling hubs?
 
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That is the plan. I haven't seen the truck in person yet but from the pictures it looks perfect
From the detailed emails I've received about her over the past year and a half I'd say she's been well cared for.
 
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Hi Hulsty,
the Aisin freewheeling hubs will not bolt on to the HZJ77 wheelhub,The spacer changes the bolt pattern to fit the freewheeling hub.
Simon
 

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