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« : January 15, 2014, 12:48:32 PM »

Hi All

I'm new to the list and new to the world of Cruisers and new to 4X4 ext....
I recently came upon this old HJ45 and could not resist buying it :)



I don't know how long it has been standing - but it only needed a new battery and started within seconds! That sold it to me.

Since then I installed new tail lights and re did the wiring to the back, also cleaned up the front and rewired the front section.

Here she is now:



At this stage I am not planning a frame-off rebuilt and will tackle the necessary bits as they come up. I already have a few technical questions - will post them under the technical section of the forum.




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« #1 : January 15, 2014, 01:18:40 PM »

Welcome on board


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« #2 : January 15, 2014, 02:18:59 PM »

Welcome, nice looking truck  8)

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« #3 : January 16, 2014, 09:18:42 AM »

Welcome Eric and congrats on a nice find ! Where are you based ?

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« #4 : January 16, 2014, 09:21:12 AM »

Thanks
Yes she's a beaut :)
I'm in Centurion

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« #5 : January 17, 2014, 05:13:22 PM »

Ahha, now the fun begin's - Welcome Eric, and enjoy  :drinks:

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« #6 : January 20, 2014, 12:23:27 PM »

Welcome Eric.

Looking good! :drinks:

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« #7 : August 29, 2014, 10:00:15 AM »

Some progress....

replaced the exhaust manifold gaskets - WOW huge difference to the noise levels :-) The gun-gum keeping the old system together was non-existent






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« #8 : August 29, 2014, 10:07:24 AM »

some pics...

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« #9 : August 29, 2014, 10:15:31 AM »

and some more progress...

Decided to change the seating arrangement by shortening the passenger seat.
Now I have space to make a centre console with arm rest and cup holders... watch this space  :)

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Had them re-upholstered with automotive leather in a two-tone design. Smells like a new car  :)
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I want to remove the fuel tank and have a long range tank fitted underneath - has anybody fitted a LRT to a 45 series on this forum? What tips can you give? I know a person who builds diesel tanks for big generators and he said he can make me one for the CRUISER, I'm just wondering if there are any tricks like the tank output not being lower than the fuel pump maybe?

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« #10 : August 30, 2014, 10:01:28 AM »

Nice progress!  :drinks:

Fit another tank under passenger seat!

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« #11 : December 05, 2014, 04:15:04 PM »

Drive train service.
Surprisingly little wear for a 40year old! Awaiting quote - but some gears and synchro parts needs replacing.

Diffs : only needed to untangle a piece of steel wire that was caught inside around the axle



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Prop shaft has been send in for straightening .. missing pic   :(

Really looking forward to smooth shifting and less noisy drive train..

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« #12 : December 08, 2014, 09:03:21 AM »

Keep it up !  8)

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« #13 : December 15, 2014, 10:21:06 AM »

drivetrain overall work in progress..














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« #14 : December 15, 2014, 11:08:01 AM »

looking good  8)

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