Tencha HJ-60

Tapage

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Hi all Cruiser fellows .. as many already know here is my sotry .. well at least I will try make it nice.

The story start many years agoo .. when I saw the next door new 62 ( off course here with a 2H ) was a grey unit hi roof .. yes .. I was definately in love !

Years later and still dreaming in a Land Cruiser .. ( and saving money ) take a desision and start searchin the best that I can afford .. Tencha ..

I saw a white HJ60 from 1987 ( I saw in 1997 ) drived by a old man, with a " for sale " and pursuit it until his home .. Dealing I bought Tencha ( weeks later ) in 7500 USD ..

Was rusted and the 2H diying .. but still beauty inside. The reason that the old man sale, was he buy a new one .. yap HDJ80 but another history.

My first step was sell my old Supra ( 1987 ) 2.8i and with this money start fighting with some rust in Tencha, mechanical issues .. water pump .. alternator, vacc pump .. and some simple sutff ..

I ran my Tencha from 317,XXX km ( when I bought ) up to 447,XXX km .. when the engine sayd that's all.

After a long rebuiling process .. I get it beauty painted, no rust, and fresh rebuilded with all Toyota Parts 2H.
 
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Tapage

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Tencha

Well the oldest pic that I have of my Tencha is thisone ..

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This pic was taken in my first off road trip .. to Baru Volcano here in Panamá about 400 miles far from Panamá City.

this ohter

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Was in the top of the Volcano .. as you see .. pretty stock, only have OME shackles and 33" Kumho Tires ( no lockers, factory 3.70 etc )
 
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Years later I continue working hard on my Tencha ( she was my DD in those years .. ) and get some mods ..

In another trip to the Baru Volcano

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Back from other trip to the caribean coast of Panamá ( San Blas )

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A cold night at the top ..

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Well .. time comming and we get more off road trips .. :D

Now almost 7 years in the off road world and many hardcore trips ( mud off course ) here in Panama..

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One of the most heavys trips that I never take ..

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Union Santeña .. the name of the little town .. havy rain in the better MT that I ever owner .. General Grabber .. but no matter what good MT I have or lockers .. I can go out of this hole .. :grinpimp:
 

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Tired of SU and 33" decided take a jump .. and go to the mayor leage.

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Poser pics ..

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In the learnig process of how to drive my Tencha with SO ... :eek:

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Some famous pics of my Tencha

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At this time .. she get more money on than my GF :D

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She give to me only smiles and satisfaction in each trip that I take ..

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One may night .. a stupid child in the dad's car ( Montero Sport ) make a prohibited turn and found a wall ( Tencha ) was a good reason to make a new look and face lift ..

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Beyotifull uhh !

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But she still love the adventures ...

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As you can see .. she's one with me .. get long time and years of my time and love .. many places, smiles and memorys ..

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And the big upgrade come .. my turbo intercooler.

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Barely enjoy my turbo .. in my first trip rolled my Tencha :frown:

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Here we have a saying " no hay mal que por bien no venga " that is something like there is no bad think that coul make a good one ..

Anycase ... new evolution

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The final one ..

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I promise tomorrow some vids ..

Now the specs .. let my try make it little organiced and try remember all ..

Suspension

OME 2.5 + SO + SR kit MAF
All Greasable Pins
All Poly Bushings
OME Steering Damper + Heckethorn HD Steering Damper
Rear SOR Extreme Shackles 6"
Traction Bar + Heim Joint 1"

Tires & Wheels

MTR 37"
RockCrawler 10X15" Wheels
2" Marlin Crawler Wheel Spacers
38" Truck Mud&Snow Chains

Axles

Front NewFields 27 splines Cromo Set
4.56 Presision Gear R&P
Front & Rear ARB Locker
Front CV 30
Long Splined Retube DS
Rear Disc Brake/E-Brake by TSM

DriveTrain

2H Factory Engine
K26.8 Turbo @ 14 PSI
2.5 Intercooler
Straight Pipe 2.5"
H55F Tranny
BF1A Split Case
Marks UnderDrive Gearset 8%Hi 53% Low Reduction
Flex A Lite SBlade Aux Fan
80 Series MC
Non Vac 80 Series Clutch
90 Amps Alt /Vac Pump
Hi Steering
PS Cooler
Engine Oil Cooler

Accesories

Sarari Snorkel
Warn SDB-210 Lights Front
Warn SDB-210 Rear
MM E-12000 Winch
RadioShack CB
Music :grinpimp:
Bosh Factory Replacement Lights 100/90
Dual Battery Setup
Hood Scoop
Internal RollCage
ARB Compresor
Upper Dash Gauge Pod
Oil Press/Pyrometer/Boost Mechanical Gauges
Removable SoftTop ( The only one !) :D
Rear Bumper / Tire Carrier
Front Bumper
Fender Cuts
Soft Top Conversion
Suspension Seats
Altimeter/Levo Inclinometer
60" Hi Lift Jack
400 W Power Inverter

I thoght that's all .. so thanks for viewing .. !
 
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Nice to finally see a write up including a good many pictures of your rig. I look forward to the videos!!!!

Any idea how much power you are getting out of the 2H @ 14psi?
 
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That is one BAD ASS rig Tapage!
I had often wondered how you got into the scene!
I had never noticed that you eliminated you rockers...I really dig the way it looks.
The top chop came out AWESOME!!!!
If and WHEN I roll mine...Id like to do something like that!
It came out SUPER CLEAN!!!!
Do you have any interior pics as she is NOW?

BTW...I H8 MUDDDD!!!!

Thanks for sharing!

Chicago
 

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Your rig is amazing.

Lets see some pictures with the top off!
 
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good thread. dig the truck always have.

on your bumper is that a homebrew or did u have it built ect. i like it. simple and effective.
 
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stunning. I, along with a lot of others on this board, have alawys liked the looks of your truck. The latest incarnation is very nicely done.

cruise on man

cliNt
 

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