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It's not a groundbreaking statement that things could have been done easier and cheaper.
I'm well aware.

On with the show.
 
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@SNLC, do the new 70's have the same rust issues as they used to, or has Toyota improved on their body production? I'm getting ready to purchase a new VDJ79 double cab out of Dubai and I'd like to keep that thing as clean as possible. I also live on the SW coast of Angola, so I know salt air is a part of life.
 

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@SNLC, do the new 70's have the same rust issues as they used to, or has Toyota improved on their body production? I'm getting ready to purchase a new VDJ79 double cab out of Dubai and I'd like to keep that thing as clean as possible. I also live on the SW coast of Angola, so I know salt air is a part of life.
spray it down with Krown once a month?
 

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New ones are better but still not rust proofed like a 200.

Wash it often, including hollow areas on frame and body. Keep things coated with Fluidfilm or similar.

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I'm not the least bit afraid of RHD trucks and I buy exclusively on condition. My 1988 JDM BJ74 has NO rust at all.

The 2 rhd troopys that I have had where indeed pretty much rust free but stress cracks could be found at several spots so they would need a frame of like this to make em perfect anyway and if you don’t perform the lhd swap you still end up with a less desirable rhd.

Awesome job Ian , I spend enough time working on these to realize how much time and effort it takes.
 

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@SNLC, do the new 70's have the same rust issues as they used to, or has Toyota improved on their body production? I'm getting ready to purchase a new VDJ79 double cab out of Dubai and I'd like to keep that thing as clean as possible. I also live on the SW coast of Angola, so I know salt air is a part of life.

Paint quality on the new ones is very poor , I have seen several new of the ngo 7x models that started getting surface rust on the rear door frames while waiting to be shipped out , they sometimes are parked outside for a longer period but this is still very sad to see.
 

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The 2 rhd troopys that I have had where indeed pretty much rust free but stress cracks could be found at several spots so they would need a frame of like this to make em perfect anyway and if you don’t perform the lhd swap you still end up with a less desirable rhd.

Awesome job Ian , I spend enough time working on these to realize how much time and effort it takes.

Ya we have stress cracks in this one to deal with too. It’s odd how light duty this #5 crossmember is considering the fuel tank hangs off it and front + rear floor seam is supported by it as well.

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Strangely enough I saw some rust in the rear doors of my buddies 76 coming from Toyota Gibraltar. I was shocked... Hoping that going through Dubai gets me a better vehicle that hasn't been sitting around as long. @SNLC, keeping them washed is what I do. Clean the bottom of my 200 and my caravan thoroughly after every trip. I'll do the same with the 79. I'll look into the surface protectors. Not sure I'll be able to source them in Angola, but might find something similar in Namibia.
 

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Strangely enough I saw some rust in the rear doors of my buddies 76 coming from Toyota Gibraltar. I was shocked... Hoping that going through Dubai gets me a better vehicle that hasn't been sitting around as long. @SNLC, keeping them washed is what I do. Clean the bottom of my 200 and my caravan thoroughly after every trip. I'll do the same with the 79. I'll look into the surface protectors. Not sure I'll be able to source them in Angola, but might find something similar in Namibia.

You can use straight up fish oil if you can stand the stink! 😂

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Just a test fit...

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But man that is sexy!! 🥰

I need to do something’s to it so put it in to mark areas. Still got a lot to do in the crossmembers too before welding in the floor.

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So I was going to let this pile go until the end but it’s just getting to large and in my way. Really not that much left to cut off the truck now besides the roof so we tossed it all.

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Made my lines I needed on the floor. Welding in these areas so I need to remove some paint.

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There is a lip that runs all the way around the bottom of the floor. This lip is sandwiched between the crossmembers and side panels. Since I am not removing the crossmembers I am going to notch this lip around all of them. This lip is why the floor is bowed in the above pics. 😉

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Did some sand blasting in here today.

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Welded up the big cracks on the front to rear floor & front fuel tank crossmember.

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At the same time I straightened the crossmember up a lot. It still sags a touch in the center, I will push it up when I weld in the floor. I think we should also reinforce this one.

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