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by Family_Dog
Sun Jul 25, 2021 7:14 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Interior cosmetics on 1987 SFA
Replies: 15
Views: 359

Re: Interior cosmetics on 1987 SFA

I think 4x4Direct (Pietpetoors on this forum) used to sell this heating-vent sticker as well, give him a shout. I bought an original from Toyota but that was some 12 years ago, doubt they will still have them but one never knows.


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by Family_Dog
Mon May 31, 2021 6:53 am
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: DIY Hilux offroad bumper - Monty Style
Replies: 8
Views: 378

Re: DIY Hilux offroad bumper - Monty Style

Looking very good, can't wait to see the finished product!


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by Family_Dog
Thu May 06, 2021 7:05 am
Forum: Pictures Only - Post a pic of your Hilux
Topic: My SFA
Replies: 2
Views: 600

Re: My SFA

Great vehicle, Justin. Once restored, I doubt you would ever get rid of it. Mine is a definite keeper, for sure!


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by Family_Dog
Sun May 02, 2021 5:57 pm
Forum: Meet the People
Topic: New owner of an old Hilux. going to take on Africa
Replies: 40
Views: 3568

Re: New owner of an old Hilux. going to take on Africa

Great video Nick, I enjoyed it thoroughly!

I don't think that side-mounted LED spotlight is dimmable, but I could be wrong on this.

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by Family_Dog
Sun Apr 11, 2021 9:09 am
Forum: Useful Articles
Topic: 1992 hilux
Replies: 1
Views: 504

Re: 1992 hilux

I don't know which model Hilux you have, but take a peek here:

https://www.hilux4x4.co.za/views/viewto ... =3&t=30992


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by Family_Dog
Thu Apr 01, 2021 7:49 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Powerbrake brakepad replacement
Replies: 3
Views: 343

Re: Powerbrake brakepad replacement

I would go with the original Powerbrakes pads. I can vouch for the huge improvement they made to my SFA when I fitted them some years ago.

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by Family_Dog
Sat Mar 20, 2021 10:01 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Warning... All SFA Owners!
Replies: 52
Views: 32443

Re: Warning... All SFA Owners!

Very interesting read, thank you Claude!


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by Family_Dog
Sat Mar 20, 2021 12:57 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Benton bx2 vs National Luna battery charger.
Replies: 29
Views: 5410

Re: Benton bx2 vs National Luna battery charger.

OK... I am running five BX2 chargers, been in constant service 24/7 for the past 12 years. The batteries they are connected to are also some 7-10 years old. Two of these chargers were dragged under the car for a couple of blocks before I realised what the strange scraping sound was that I heard, bot...
by Family_Dog
Wed Mar 10, 2021 7:40 am
Forum: Radios and Licensing
Topic: Hilux Club VHF Radio LIcence - How to Apply!
Replies: 80
Views: 123683

Re: Hilux Club VHF Radio LIcence - How to Apply!

Replies inline... 1) How many radios allowed per member eg can I license more than one for traveling in convoys of hunting. As many VHF radios as you wish 2) is it strictly restricted to Hilux member or can "oily patches" also join Any Hilux Club Member will get the licence free of charge ...
by Family_Dog
Tue Feb 23, 2021 7:13 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: What has become of Hilux4x4.co.za?
Replies: 5
Views: 537

Re: What has become of Hilux4x4.co.za?

Take a deep breath, we do have real-time jobs as well and cannot sit here 24/7 waiting to pounce on some godless creature. FYI, the IP of every new user is first checked against a list of known spammers, if any doubt, he is banned immediately. This turd checked clean and was approved, his credential...
by Family_Dog
Wed Feb 10, 2021 7:01 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Hilux 4x4 DC d4d unexplained vibration
Replies: 11
Views: 690

Re: Hilux 4x4 DC d4d unexplained vibration

OK... that must be the most unique cure for unwanted vibration that I had ever heard of, I also imagined it to be in the drive train, most likely the propshaft centre bearing!


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by Family_Dog
Thu Jan 28, 2021 7:06 am
Forum: Toyota Prado 4x4 Forum
Topic: Sunroof Shattered
Replies: 3
Views: 1996

Re: Sunroof Shattered

My guess would be a stone bounced off the deflector?

I was driving on a good gravel road some years ago when a stone appeared from "nowhere" and chipped my windscreen. There were no other cars on the road, only me. Still have no idea how this happened.


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by Family_Dog
Tue Jan 12, 2021 7:03 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 1992 SFA Hilux Restoration
Replies: 1
Views: 258

Re: 1992 SFA Hilux Restoration

Not sure if he is still around or not, but people used to mention that Ralph in Krugersdorp area was the person to see. I think his company may have been called Toyo, do a search on the forum, might be worth your while.

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by Family_Dog
Fri Jan 08, 2021 8:51 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Future modifications
Replies: 10
Views: 787

Re: Future modifications

An EFI conversion is definitely worthwhile, you probably gain some 10-15% better performance and less gear-changing when on an incline than with the carburetor model. Fuel consumption much the same, about 7-8km/l on an open road at Highveld altitudes. Costly, but a definite improvement offering much...
by Family_Dog
Fri Jan 08, 2021 8:43 pm
Forum: Late 2005 - 2016 Hilux (Gen 6 aka Vigo-shape)
Topic: Holrug geryde D4D 2x4 na D4D 4x4 conversion
Replies: 26
Views: 1304

Re: Holrug geryde D4D 2x4 na D4D 4x4 conversion

You make it look so easy, Montie. And here at home I battled for 3 weeks to replace a braided water hose to the toilet cistern, damn thing kept leaking where it screwed onto the galvanised pipe nipple. Still drips a little but very slowly now.


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by Family_Dog
Sun Jan 03, 2021 9:13 am
Forum: Late 2005 - 2016 Hilux (Gen 6 aka Vigo-shape)
Topic: Holrug geryde D4D 2x4 na D4D 4x4 conversion
Replies: 26
Views: 1304

Re: Holrug geryde D4D 2x4 na D4D 4x4 conversion

Montie, your projects are providing excellent reading material, your manner of writing also entices the reader to follow these with keen interest. Thank you for this, please keep it up! :thumbsup:


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by Family_Dog
Fri Jan 01, 2021 6:26 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: The "HILUX" Story
Replies: 0
Views: 639

The "HILUX" Story

18 minute you-tube link depicting the evolution of our favourite truck!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tya0zX7 ... nel=BigCar


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by Family_Dog
Mon Dec 28, 2020 8:02 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Toyota Warranty
Replies: 4
Views: 428

Re: Toyota Warranty

If DIY, quite likely. If professionally done, should be no problem but best choice would be to check with your dealer - and get it in writing.


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by Family_Dog
Sun Dec 27, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: Toyota Prado 4x4 Forum
Topic: Workshop Manual
Replies: 4
Views: 3197

Re: Workshop Manual

Very nice indeed, thank you!


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by Family_Dog
Sat Dec 12, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: Meet the People
Topic: New Member to forum
Replies: 4
Views: 645

Re: New Member to forum

Hi Jan, welcome aboard!

Bulldog is the name of my 4Y and I just love it (him/her?) to bits, good, solid synergy!

A pic of your beloved 4Y is a strict necessity please :)


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by Family_Dog
Fri Nov 20, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: Meet the People
Topic: Howziiiiit
Replies: 4
Views: 711

Re: Howziiiiit

Howzit Shaun, hope you find a decent one soon!

Nic, have you just not sold one?

These old Hiluxes are tough, doubt I will ever sell mine - never!
Bulldog at Eland Safari Park_29MHz Antenna.jpg
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Bulldog at Eland Safari Park Resize.jpg

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by Family_Dog
Mon Nov 09, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: Late 2005 - 2016 Hilux (Gen 6 aka Vigo-shape)
Topic: Bumper replacement BB compatible
Replies: 3
Views: 461

Re: Bumper replacement BB compatible

Perhaps enquire from 4x4 Megaworld?


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by Family_Dog
Wed Oct 21, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Hilux KZTE 2001 Looking for a set headlights
Replies: 3
Views: 505

Re: Hilux KZTE 2001 Looking for a set headlights

Marouns in Vereeniging are also good for parts at good prices and they deliver.


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by Family_Dog
Wed Oct 21, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Gd6 fender flares
Replies: 6
Views: 697

Re: Gd6 fender flares

A perfect match, they look very good!

(Love what appear to be carrying handles on top of each one :mrgreen: )


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by Family_Dog
Mon Oct 12, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: Western Cape
Topic: Participants post 30 Oct 2010 Most Hilux vehicles gathered
Replies: 451
Views: 34253

Re: Participants post 30 Oct 2010 Most Hilux vehicles gathered

May it celebrate another 50 years!

Bulldog is now 33 years young :-)
Bulldog at Eland Safari Park 3.jpg
Bulldog at Eland Safari Park Resize.jpg

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by Family_Dog
Tue Oct 06, 2020 7:35 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Tell Us How You Got to Know About This Great Hilux Forum
Replies: 152
Views: 55356

Re: Tell Us How You Got to Know About This Great Hilux Forum

Welcome Matt, didn't know you had Hiluxes in NY.


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by Family_Dog
Sun Sep 27, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: Toyota Prado 4x4 Forum
Topic: New Member and New Prado owner
Replies: 3
Views: 429

Re: New Member and New Prado owner

Welcome Ivan, don't worry about the fuel consumption, just enjoy the ride!


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by Family_Dog
Fri Sep 11, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: Radios and Licensing
Topic: Hilux Club VHF Radio LIcence - How to Apply!
Replies: 80
Views: 123683

Re: Hilux Club VHF Radio LIcence - How to Apply!

Christoff, stuur die PoP vir my aan asseblief, jou profile is nog "inactive", dan sal ek dit uitsorteer. Daar is op hierdie stadium geen radio lisensie vir jou nie, ek werk net met radiolisensies maar is bereid om te help.

Stuur aan: radios@hiluxclub.co.za

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by Family_Dog
Thu Aug 20, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: 1981 4WD Hilux RN Restoration
Replies: 19
Views: 2316

Re: 1981 4WD Hilux RN Restoration

Yep, also following this thread with interest! Goes to show, all the Hilux needed was a good clean-up and a fresh coat of paint, all is then good as new :D:

OK, not quite, but you know what I mean :thumbsup:


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by Family_Dog
Tue Aug 11, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Meet the man who made the Toyota Hilux bakkie so good
Replies: 0
Views: 1013

Meet the man who made the Toyota Hilux bakkie so good

Saw this on the 4x4Community Forum and had to share it: Meet the man who made the Toyota Hilux bakkie so good https://www.wheels24.co.za/offroad_and_4x4/bakkie_and_suv/meet-the-man-who-made-the-toyota-hilux-bakkie-so-good-20200804 https://cdn.24.co.za/files/Cms/General/d/10382/c4409301aa6b4217abc738...
by Family_Dog
Fri Aug 07, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Hallo Almal / All
Replies: 8
Views: 783

Re: Hallo Almal / All

I can understand where the confusion comes in when you look at the two of them side by side... :angel:
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by Family_Dog
Sun Jul 12, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Missing/Loose Vacuum Hoses on 2700i Engine
Replies: 20
Views: 5155

Re: Missing/Loose Vacuum Hoses on 2700i Engine

:shock3: :shock3: Call me gobsmackeed!

I remembered about posting this many years ago but figured there is no way on this earth that I would ever have found the post. Perhaps I should have just scrolled up a bit...

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by Family_Dog
Sun Jul 12, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Missing/Loose Vacuum Hoses on 2700i Engine
Replies: 20
Views: 5155

Re: Missing/Loose Vacuum Hoses on 2700i Engine

I had a similar problem some years ago, these are the pictures I took at the time. Hope they help.

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by Family_Dog
Sun Jul 12, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Accessories for Sale
Topic: Genuine Toyota 4y Engine For Sale
Replies: 2
Views: 689

Re: Genuine Toyota 4y Engine For Sale

Howdy-doody Richard. L-o-n-g time no see,was thinking of you just last week!


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by Family_Dog
Sun Jul 12, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: Vehicles For Sale
Topic: 2000 Prado 3.4 v6 R90000 SOLD
Replies: 8
Views: 1104

Re: 2000 Prado 3.4 v6 R90000 for sale

Make a plan, Andy, get a permit! These series 90 Prados are still the best Prado ever built!

GLWS.


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by Family_Dog
Wed Apr 29, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 4Y Electronic Dizzy Wiring
Replies: 14
Views: 916

Re: 4Y Electronic Dizzy Wiring

I changed distributors on Bulldog a number of years ago, and as methodical as I was, I reinserted the dizzie 180° out of phase. Took ages to get everything right again, but once I had rotated it another 180°, all was well! I think I did post the experience somewhere here but of course I'll never fin...
by Family_Dog
Mon Apr 27, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 4Y Electronic Dizzy Wiring
Replies: 14
Views: 916

Re: 4Y Electronic Dizzy Wiring

Don't know if this will help you, perhaps trace the wires.
Hilux Electrical Wiring Diagram Page 1.jpg

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by Family_Dog
Sun Apr 19, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What are you doing during Lockdown? Show your projects.
Replies: 61
Views: 3816

Re: What are you doing during Lockdown? Show your projects.

Pieter, seems you are living permanently in Paradise! If I lived there, I would never leave my house :)


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by Family_Dog
Fri Apr 10, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: 1979 to early 1998 Hilux (Gen 3&4 aka SFA 4x4)
Topic: Taking 4Y Efi to newer Injectors
Replies: 11
Views: 1222

Re: Taking 4Y Efi to newer Injectors

Interesting, Louis. I had a fuel leakage from one of my injectors which concerned me because the chances of obtaining a new injector are pretty scarce. Luckily, in my case we just changed a rubber ring on the injector and all is good again.


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by Family_Dog
Mon Mar 30, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What are you doing during Lockdown? Show your projects.
Replies: 61
Views: 3816

Re: Forum come to a standstill

Luke, this particular PC is not mission critical, only for workshop use so not a consideration. I have considered it with my main PC at home, but somehow I always have that nagging doubt about reliability issues with a SSD. Hard drives on average do me 7 years before I replace them and in all this t...
by Family_Dog
Sun Mar 29, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What are you doing during Lockdown? Show your projects.
Replies: 61
Views: 3816

Re: Forum come to a standstill

People are busy with other tasks at home. Yesterday - before the damn WACS snapped yet again - I updated my old workshop computer from Windows 7 to Windows 10. I figured this would be a case in futility, as the PC was built in 2011 and features only 4GB RAM and a dual-core CPU. Yet it worked perfect...
by Family_Dog
Tue Mar 17, 2020 6:53 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 4Y-EFI het begin ping
Replies: 39
Views: 3028

Re: 4Y-EFI het begin ping

Why run it with 95? Try with 93 and see if it affects anything.

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by Family_Dog
Mon Feb 24, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: Toyota Prado 4x4 Forum
Topic: I Joined the 90 club
Replies: 54
Views: 11415

Re: I Joined the 90 club

On a trip to Durban and obeying speed limits, I was happy to experience around 8.1km/litre, four people up with luggage. On the return trip not so good, a hefty three-quarter crosswind coupled with climbing from sea-level to highveld level resulted in about 7.3km/l. Still not too shabby for a 3.4-li...
by Family_Dog
Sat Feb 15, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: 4sale
Replies: 3
Views: 815

Re: 4sale

Does the sales price include delivery to a prospective buyer? :mocking:


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by Family_Dog
Tue Feb 11, 2020 6:38 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Tonneau Cover
Replies: 2
Views: 605

Re: Tonneau Cover

Make one, using 8mm round bar.


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by Family_Dog
Wed Feb 05, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: General Mods
Topic: SFA 32" OR 31" tyres
Replies: 32
Views: 3458

Re: SFA 32" OR 31" tyres

31" tyres are fine, were fitted as standard.

Read the PDF Road Test here:

viewtopic.php?f=44&t=2109


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by Family_Dog
Tue Feb 04, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: General Mods
Topic: SFA 32" OR 31" tyres
Replies: 32
Views: 3458

Re: SFA 32" OR 31" tyres

Agree with staying with 31", less strain all round.


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by Family_Dog
Sat Feb 01, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 1987 Hilux 4Y SFA 4x4 air control panel
Replies: 12
Views: 982

Re: 1987 Hilux 4Y SFA 4x4 air control panel

I actually got one from Toyota themselves, but that was about 12 years ago.

I think 4x4Direct had some made up, talk to Pieter.

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by Family_Dog
Mon Jan 27, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Hilux Surf 3RZ-FE Engine
Replies: 14
Views: 1197

Re: Hilux Surf 3RZ-FE Engine

Hi Shermohamed, As Andy said, the caps look fine to me as well. Those are electrolytic capacitors and while they do not generally overheat, they can get "old" and dry up. If they began leaking electrolyte, you would generally see it at the bottom of the caps where they are connected to the...
by Family_Dog
Mon Jan 27, 2020 7:00 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Hilux Surf 3RZ-FE Engine
Replies: 14
Views: 1197

Re: Hilux Surf 3RZ-FE Engine

You need to take photos of the resistors if possible, the colour bands indicate the resistors' value. If the resistor overheats and discolours, these colours would be hard to identify. An orange band might become brown in such a case, resulting in an incorrect reading of value.


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by Family_Dog
Sun Jan 26, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Hilux Surf 3RZ-FE Engine
Replies: 14
Views: 1197

Re: Hilux Surf 3RZ-FE Engine

Possible faulty sensor. Can you still make out the colour bands of the resistors?

Just be careful the new ECU doesn't get fried as well.


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by Family_Dog
Wed Jan 22, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: Web Related Discussions and Suggestions
Topic: Version Update - forum will be down
Replies: 106
Views: 14833

Re: Version Update - forum will be down

The green is indeed GOOD!! :thumbup:


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by Family_Dog
Wed Jan 22, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Happy Birthday Pieter!
Replies: 8
Views: 1335

Happy Birthday Pieter!

:bday2:

Pieter, may you have a great birthday and I am sorry you are catching up to me in years so quickly. But never mind, be grateful for your health! :wave:

Veels geluk en mag daar nog BAIE wees!


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by Family_Dog
Wed Jan 22, 2020 6:58 am
Forum: Web Related Discussions and Suggestions
Topic: Version Update - forum will be down
Replies: 106
Views: 14833

Re: Version Update - forum will be down

Good luck Pieter, updating forum software is usually a hair-raising experience. :thumbup:

But please bring back the darker green, this lime green is hard on my eyes... :cooldude:


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by Family_Dog
Sat Jan 18, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: KZTE Radiator
Replies: 8
Views: 856

Re: KZTE Radiator

Stephan, sit die regte Radiator in, die wat Silverton het.

Iemand het my laas week gebel ivm met die KZTE radiator, was dit miskien jy?

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by Family_Dog
Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:26 am
Forum: Toyota Prado 4x4 Forum
Topic: I Joined the 90 club
Replies: 54
Views: 11415

Re: I Joined the 90 club

Have a word with Uys on the 4x4Community Forum, he manufactures good stuff. I have a bashplate for the same Prado that he supplied.


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by Family_Dog
Thu Jan 09, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: Toyopet and Toyota Stout
Topic: 1963 Toyopet Stout
Replies: 6
Views: 1095

Re: 1963 Toyopet Stout

Those Stouts are wgat earned Toyota their reputation, tough as nails! Nice find, Pieter.

Restore it! :)


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by Family_Dog
Thu Dec 19, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: 96 SFA 2,4 Diesel 4x4 - Worth Restoring??
Replies: 14
Views: 1823

Re: 96 SFA 2,4 Diesel 4x4 - Worth Restoring??

There's a place somewhere in JHB/Vaal area called "Maroons" (or similar name...). I bought bits and pieces for Bull Dog from them but that was some 15 years ago.


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by Family_Dog
Thu Dec 19, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: The Super-Single cab
Replies: 41
Views: 8523

Re: The Super-Single cab

Nicely done, Gareth. This truck will be something to really be proud of once you are done. :thumbup:


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by Family_Dog
Sat Nov 02, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Engine conversions (Lexus/7M-GE/3RZ-FE etc)
Topic: This Forbidden Tacoma Diesel Is The Truck You Want, But Toyota Won't Build!
Replies: 1
Views: 1060

This Forbidden Tacoma Diesel Is The Truck You Want, But Toyota Won't Build!

Got this from the 4x4Community Forum, very interesting video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_cont ... kFUoKVVygw

We have the D4D engine, but I want a Tacoma! :yahoo:


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