What did you do on your 70 series today?

Discussion in '70-Series Tech' started by hotgemini, May 3, 2014.

  1. gilmorneau

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    She didn't mention anything about that, but she did get pulled over for speeding once. As you might guess, I didn't have that problem.
     
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    Sweet Troopy, they're surprisingly comfortable road trip rigs.
     
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    I haven't posted my weekly progress with the Troopy in many months so here's a summary.
    Over the spring I replaced all the seals, repacked bearings, regreased and added an ARB locker to the front axle. I also replaced all the tie rod ends, the drag link and the front shocks. I went to stock steel wheels with 255/85R16 BFG KM2s. Then I drove it to Vegas for a long weekend then the Overland Expo a month later. fullsizeoutput_80e.jpeg
     
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    Nice Tony, good to see you made it home! Always good to have a rust free chassis to work with, only way to go in my opinion.

    MnnnnnMnnnnn, locked 80-series chassis with a 70-series on it! Lot's more in the works but I will let Tony spill those beans. ;)

    Cheers
     
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    Gorgeous! :cool:
     
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    Beastiethe70 The Girl with the Silver 70 SILVER Star

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    Drove it to Canada 5CE7ED88-7538-40FB-BE7E-10E79F26A18E.jpeg
     
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    Welcome!

    BC or Alberta?
     
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    Beastiethe70 The Girl with the Silver 70 SILVER Star

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    Nice day for a picture

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  11. TonyP

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    The Beans: The plan is a de-rusted and painted LHD '93 Troopy with a '07+ nose on a refreshed and stretched '93 triple locked 80 frame with an L92, 6L80E, HF2AV, dual tanks, maybe an Alu-Cab Hercules if I don't run out of cash... but at this rate I probably will. :D The parts are rolling in already. Already got two calls from my bank asking about suspicious, large, debit card charges. :confused:
     
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    G'Day Fella's,

    Yesterday I had 3x new BF Goodridge All-Terrain TA tyres, fitted to the Battle Cruiser (2x front and a new spare), to match the rear.
    And I also ordered new fan belts (x2, have to come from Japan)-BJ-73.

    Avagreatweekendeh!
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    Probably going to be the first and only 6.2L v8, 6-speed auto, full time 4wd, coil sprung, triple locked Troopy with a 78-series front clip in the country!!

    :smokin:

    Cheers
     
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    Possibly the world?
    It'll be quite the hodgepodge of greatness.
    Project: Piss off the Purists
     
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    Haha, start the thread! Perfect title! ;)

    You got sixty or so pics of the Troopy and piles of parts starting to show up.

    Cheers
     
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    Haha prefect. Just do yourself a favor and get a manual if it's a 70. I wanna see this build.
     
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    Manual transmission?
    For the road I want manual.
    For the dirt I prefer auto.
    Just personal preference.
     
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    Super clean Troopy. Very nice.....
     
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    Camped on the Klickitat. First Troopy camping trip.

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    super cool :D

    Bye Renago
     
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