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: Milla's Modified '78 FJ45.  ( 68255 )
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« #30 : June 10, 2010, 06:08:02 AM »

Due to a rather busy year to date, business related (for wich I'm real gratefull), I don't get any time to work on my 45. :'( Hopefully around Aug I start working on it again.

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« #31 : June 22, 2010, 01:41:45 PM »

I know it's a long shot, but does anyone have a vrottish 40 series roof for me? Due to the 75 Series dash, space is maar lekker few now in the 45's cab. I'm thinking of extending the 45's cab a bit for more (about 200-250mm) space.
A 45's roof can also work.

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« #32 : June 22, 2010, 02:58:16 PM »

You saw the pics I posted for ya ?  ;D

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« #33 : June 22, 2010, 03:03:01 PM »

Theo has a frotish roof  :jt: even so, think he may be attached to it...

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« #34 : June 22, 2010, 04:07:25 PM »

The roof is fine! It is the gutter that is frotish  ;D

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« #35 : June 22, 2010, 05:21:17 PM »

Theo, yeah I saw those pics, and man I like them!! Actually I spoke to Mr Adolf  :drinks: about extending the cab long before the legends trip about it, and he said it would look windgat. But then I convinced myself that it would be to much work, and then I saw the pics you posted.. Just send me the roof and wait for the pics to follow.. ;D ;D :drinks:

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« #36 : June 22, 2010, 06:23:36 PM »

..Just send me the roof and wait for the pics to follow.. ;D ;D :drinks:

Will try but JT is hiding it in Pringle Bay somewhere ...  ???

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« #37 : June 23, 2010, 07:05:50 AM »

Now now JTee, don't be like that.. ;D

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« #38 : July 05, 2010, 01:27:28 PM »

Fitted the radiator on Saturday and moved the front chassis mounts for the raduis arms a bit more out of the way. Slowly but surely I'm getting there..

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« #39 : August 02, 2010, 01:39:48 PM »

I've got some work done on the 45 the last month or so.
Fitted the radiator and made a rather nice cowl for the radiator. I've designed the fitment of the radiator in such a way that, using a short snout water pump on the 350 Chev, I'll be able to run a mechanical and electrical fan. Those V8's tend to get hot when playing.

Also managed to get hold of a pair of 80 Ser VX seats. I'm lucky to have fitted them without having to cut the 45's cab. Think those leather and electrical jobbies will just add to the vehicle's appearance. Although it's still a bit cramped in the cab, the space problem won't be big enough to start cutting the cab. Perhaps I just have to cut back on my eating habits, and then there will be enough space.. ;D
So, the guys with the 40 series roofs can rest now..  :jt:

To mount the seats I had to make some pedestals to get height for the seats right. So I made some boxes out of aluminium. After I've made those boxes, I got the idea that 2 12 inch subs will really fit nice into them boxes. So decent sound will be nice in that truckie.. 

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« #40 : August 02, 2010, 01:51:47 PM »

Nice, how about some pictures?

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« #41 : August 02, 2010, 02:49:37 PM »

besides now I am thinking Lexuslitus V8us in ELLEX

Eish this looks clean

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« #42 : August 02, 2010, 05:19:02 PM »

JTee it definately does. But stroking a 5.7 350 Chev to 383 will give a bit more horses than the 5.3 Vortec. Going the Stroker route will be a bit cheaper, cost about 20k-35k depending on the quality of components used. Backdraft racing in Durban can supply the Vortec for around 80k, and V8 Shoppe can supply an all aluminium Corvette motor for around 75k. Also, the Vortec is Feul injected, and I'm not to fond of going the computer route on the 45..

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« #43 : August 04, 2010, 05:51:57 PM »

I have also neglected to mention that I've also made new brake and clutch pedals. I've made them a bit longer, and spaced them a bit further apart.


Busy with the rear suspension. Thought I had it finished, but will be fitting a new coil thats a bit harder, so new brackets for the coil and shock needs to be made.

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« #44 : August 10, 2010, 01:47:08 PM »

When I designed the rear suspension the first time I used Lada rear coils due to the fact that they did'nt have a large OD, as there wasn't space enough to fit 80 ser rear coils. As we use those lada coils in my dad's SVM I thought they would work in the 45. But they turned out to be too soft. So I decided to use 79 series coils for the back. They are about 1mm thicker coil than the Lada's, and they are definately stiffer. Made all new pots for the coils and got about 25mm more lift aswell.

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