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Soooo, about time I show you some stuff I been tinkering with I suppose.

I got this a few months back.
 

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So, details.

oct2002 built factory td42t
chopped, extended, engineered in 2009.
360k on clock.

rust.

drove good actually. Better than a lot of other gu iv had.
plenty of extras I didn’t want. Means I can sell poop and buy other poop I actually want.....
 

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Rust pics.

pretty much rust in rad support panel, and most places the paint was done poorly After chop.
also, eagle eyes will note that canopy doesn’t line up with body..... chassis is kinked, how it happened is, when chassis was originally chopped and extended, it rusted a bit and in last few years, somebody plated over it all..... when they did it, they plated just the bottom and partially up sides of chassis rails, resulting in shrinking the bottom of chassis after welding continuous seams 1m long.

so that’s something I’ll be fixing.
 

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So I set about tidying,

wiring nightmare. Still trying to sort that rubbish out To this day.
gave it a rough wash.

prepared to transfer some of my parts onto it,
 

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Then id decided to sell my wagon, and keep the dual cab for a bit.

so musical bullbar, intercooler, radius arms, etc.
I still had front and rear ARB airlockers sitting on my bench. In 4.11’s. Never got around to putting them in the wagon.... hoped for better with the dual cab.
 

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I needed to replace rad support, so got new genuine one And fitted. Also new mounts.
 

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You are gamer than me with that rust. I think there was enough to put me off, and make me worried about what I could not see.

Did you find any nasty surprises with it so far?
 

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Swapped over wheels too obviously. Hey.... fixed a decent clunk by replacing those front panel bits haha.
I grabbed another intercooler off fb so I could swap coolers and keep the big one.
kept the ARB bullbar and my smittybilt winch.
 

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You are gamer than me with that rust. I think there was enough to put me off, and make me worried about what I could not see.

Did you find any nasty surprises with it so far?
couple things.... I’ll get to that haha
i normally don’t buy rusty cars.... but I intend to fix it properly.
 

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That's good. My skills are only basic, and when I see rust in seams and similar areas I get chills. My GQ had a couple of small rust spots when I got it, but they were in the rear quarters which were of zero consequence (chop, chop!) and in the footwells which were easily fixed.
 

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Grabbed my steering draglink, panhard rod, and dodgey damper.... because they were better Than what the dual cab had.

pulled stock turbo off and slapped it on FB, bought a UFI 18g. Transferred some HPD bits
 

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Bought bracing for the rear end for after I cut the old offending bracing off and straighten things out.

sold the massive ungainly brake controller it came with on fb for $40, got a towpro elite from wrecker for $30. Also scored alpine f409e from wrecker from a rav4.
 

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New carrier bearing.
salvaged a few bits needed from my spares GU.
annnnd swapped my fuel pump out for a dc6, that was an ordeal during lockdown, StarTrack lost it..... for 5 weeks, then miraculously after filling out a pile of paperwork and proving its value for insurance they “found” it 2 days later.

so frustrating. Anyway.... got that in.....
 

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Still cleaning it, that’s how dirty it got sitting under tree for 6weeks because it had no fuel pump thans Star Track.
 

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Still cutting out dodgey wiring.

PSR chassis plates
 

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Found a radius air box on marketplace, and in a seperate score found a radius snorkel..... pleased to try something new.
 

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ordered a fairlane fiberglass scoop. And started some weight reduction to go with my disposal of kilometres of random wiring.
 

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Fitting up snorkel properly. Cutting inner guard etc.
more Wiring in the bin.....
 

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