My HJ60 Build (1 Viewer)

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So I have had my 60 for about a year now and have decided to start a build thread on it, to help keep track of what I've done and share it with you guys.
I Don't really use it for wheeling, just my DD, do a lot of towing and driving round the farm. so my 'build' isn't really a restoration or sick wheeling rig build, just a record of maintenance, fixes and small mods. As I said I have had it for about a year and have done a fair bit to it, so I plan on putting a few posts up shortly backlogging some of the work I have done.
Thanks for looking I hope you enjoy it.
First pic is of the old girl when I first got her.
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First things first, took the front bar off, fixed driver rear slides. Replaced oil pressure sender with OEM. Replace UHF ariel, both font indicator lenses, seat cover, floor mats. Just making it mine.
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Time to have a look at the rear door. Took apart lock and relibed it, all good. Same with rear wiper motor. Replaced rear washer hoses, tail gate and trailer plug.
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Replaced all shocks with OEM, rear left shock mount on the ubolt plate was broken off so I fabricated one up and bolted it all up together
 
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First service! Changed all the filters and used OEM, pic is of OEM vs Ryco fuel filters. Even a good quality brand filter is much smaller and lesser quality with OEM, stick with Toyota.
And I don't this this on had been cha ged in a while by the look of it!
Also added a secondary primer pump onto the prefilter, which has helped me out of a few sticky situations
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Added in a dual battery, with a flip switch jump start, takes a bit of load of the main battery in winter and doesn't lave me hanging. Also did a few other wiring up grades, re wired horn, lights, installed reverse camera for towing, also hooked up a redarc trailer brake controller which works great
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Ready for summer, coolant flush, new coolant hoses, thermostat and fan belts. Once again OEM thermostat on the left, quite different to the one that came out of it
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Another day, another service.... New fuel filter is black after just 6 months, make sure you change them regularly boys and girls
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New snirkel pre cleaner, keeps the dust and the bugs out. It is amazing how much stuff this catches in a short amount of time. We'll worth the cost
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My first swivel hub rebuild... 12 straight hour later.... Should be good for another 500000ks
While I was there did the tie rod ends, all gear and diff oils, tightened up the steering box and got a steering alignment. Now she drives like a dream
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New OEM water pump and heater hoses. Isn't it beautiful! 😍 Cheap chinese on that came off it hardly lasted a year. Let go during a 6 hour towing trip.
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Replaced all my fusible links with these modern type ones. Made up a nice housing for them mounted to the battery tray and they work great.
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Finally caught up with my back log, now I will post as I contiue the build on the mighty 60.
Getting ready for winter this week, installed 6 shiny new NGK glow plugs. Helps her get up and go a bit better in the morning.
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Fixed up the flogged out tow bar. The tounge would slide back and forth in the towbar, as the pin hole was flogged out to an oval from years of use. The origional pin was a standard 16mm, the largest section of the hole was 19mm so I got a 19mm tractor linkage pin. Then took to the drawbar with a dremel and tungsten carbide cutter and rounded out the hole so it was a nice round 19mm. Then slip the new pin in and it great! No more slop in the hitch and no more trailer banging back and forth when braking.
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