The Distruction of my HJ47 Troopy

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The HJ47 Starts to go back together... looking like a school bus..

Tuesday started out like any other day, my car drove, the sun shined and my tools where lonely...

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A few days later and about 10 Aussie spiders lately, 3 wasp nests, 1 lizard, and a million dust particles... This is what remains of my new toy I spent 4 months buying and shipping over from Oz ....

Enjoy I will Update pics weekly with the progress...

So many pieces... Will I ever be able to remember where they go?????

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Looks like a nice one there.

Glad it's found a good home even if it is the other side of the world.

enjoy!

:beer:

Thanks... Funny thing is I always wanted one when I was a kid growing up in Melbourne... I can not belive how easy they are to strip down, today I am going to see if I can separate the chassis
 
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Last week was a rust week... Could not believe how much rust there was...

Well it has all been cut out with the exception of the front window...
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All the body pieces and tub should be primed by Wednesday.. If work does not get in the way..

Next weekend I expect to be putting some Pumpkin paint on the car...
 
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A little bit of welding every night this week and no more holes.. mig died so I have to do it old school with an Oxy....

A Little more grinding and some rust treatment still to go...

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Taking a few hours tomorrow night to etch prime and then use some high build..
 
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Well its going on 1 AM Saturday morning and I have paint on the car.. well one coat on the inner tub, engine bay, inner doors etc... I also managed to hit the front guards oops I mean fenders for you US guys..

July 4 is coming up fast the HJ47 is still a long way off but the goal is to be cruising down the beach for a surf with the family on the 4th... .... Lets see how it goes the last 4 weeks have been crazy.. only 3 to go...

I am thinking the Pumpkin Orange may be a bit bright...

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Really bright or my eyes are having trouble adjusting..

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Paint is coming along great.. Fathers Day this weekend means a few days with all my new parts from Cruiser corps..

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Check out my Rattle Trap.. Not Dynamat but works just as well IMO

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Well After following gswest's (LINK) Rebuild I was feeling bad....

So pulled the engine ground the chassis to pieces sand blasted all the extra bits and started putting everything back together..

The Pumpkin with wheels is starting to come together..

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Bought a 140 stainless bolts today... give a nice contrast.. Painted the Brakes with 1200 Degree hi temp paint just cause I could..

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Now running through the engine.. Guess my weekend is gone..
 
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Nice looking Troopy. I'd love to own one some day.

I'd have converted to left hand drive if I was going that far. I'm ok with right hand drive, but I'd only want to do it once.
 
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never even thought about changing it to left hand drive... now that you mention it it would have been pretty easy but I guess next time...

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Burning dinosaur bones...
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Good job mate. It's always great to see someone have enough dedication to ship one of these old trucks overseas and invest some time and money into it to refurbish it. :clap:That's a far better life for it than sitting around here rusting out. Damn, your 2H looks sensational too!:cool:
Keep the updates coming...
 
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Hey man, nice cruiser i saw you on the freeway heading down to Tijuana, and also see the other one(light green yellowish) HJ47 all the time. I live in Imperial Beach so im right there on the border. What are you planning to do in the 4th of July so i can check out your cruiser?
 
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Looks great

I'm impressed with how far you've come with your project. I'm still in the early stage, with the truck at the body shop on a rotiserie. The motor will go back in next week. I haven't determined how I want to paint the transmission and transfer case. Is your's on the road?
 

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