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i have just gotten hold of an 1981 hilux and with my wifes permission i am allowed to do her up :), i have seen the same model with an 1uz and auto transplant done witch looks neat, i have alot of work ahead of me at this point (havnt even had the chance to have a beer in her yet) my first objective is body work dunno if i wanna go tray or tub any suggestions?

im also thinking goin candy blue for paint gotta talk to my panel beater first about paint




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Hi antho, I have always had a bit of a soft spot for hiluxes, you dont see many of these old girls around now, choosing beetween a tray and a tub, personally I would go the tray, it would be load things on and off, and easier to maintain, but thats my oppinion, I reckon candy blue would look great, what sort of wheels and tyres do you plan to put on her, with a1uz sitting under the bonnet she be a handfull in the wet, but it would be a hoot to drive though, I have driven my old hilux in the rain, it had the 3.4v6,5vzfe, and it use to be a bit tricky in the wet, it only had a alloy tray, but it didnt have the power the 1uz had, but I reckon it would fun though. I thought of doing up a old hilux or a landcruiser, but my missus is as understanding as yours ,if I bought one home she shove up my backside, anyway mate I look forward to hearing how it progreses and good luck with it.

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lol yeah im not sure bout wheels and stuff yet havnt got that far into it yet, strip and rebuild with new motor and box are my first priorities (hopefully not too long) i wanna get in touch with an engineer in regards to the 1uz upgrade as to how much extra i will have to do, might end up being a smaller motor instead

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