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TOPIC: 58028 Toyota 4x4 Hi Lux Resto

58028 Toyota 4x4 Hi Lux Resto 4 months 4 days ago #52892

Back in business with this resto of another 3 speed ! This is the last one i had on my "to do list" to have all the vintage 3 speeds on the shelf.

I bought long time ago that chassis with a body in poor state and decided after finishing the Blazer that it was time to keep the pace with this Hi Lux.
As you can see, the chassis is complete but an expert eye will notice many screws missing or that non-tamiya ones were used.
During the disasembly many other broken or missing parts showed up, such as the wheel hubs missing all the locking mechanism or broken case.
Enough writing, lets have a look at the pictures.

This is the chassis as i got it

Wrong tires were installed, but the seller had the original non cracked ones



Oil is leaking from the transmission, what makes me think that the previous owner filled it with oil. Of course all the rubbers are missing on the transmission. The ones on the lubrication holes were glued on it



Wrong screws were used to fix the wheel on the hub ! Luckily i ordered enough such screws for my Blazer resto!

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58028 Toyota 4x4 Hi Lux Resto 4 months 4 days ago #52893

The radio box got drilled in some places and repaired with lots of glue.




Hub covers scratched


And all the interior locking parts in both front hubs missing

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58028 Toyota 4x4 Hi Lux Resto 4 months 4 days ago #52894

A rear hub broken
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58028 Toyota 4x4 Hi Lux Resto 4 months 4 days ago #52895

Now the body as i got it

The front cab


Cracked surface and the Hi Lux 4 WD badge has been removed



More cracks
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58028 Toyota 4x4 Hi Lux Resto 4 months 4 days ago #52897

The rear bed

It doesn't look that bad, it's just missing a small part at the left


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58028 Toyota 4x4 Hi Lux Resto 4 months 4 days ago #52898

Disassembled everything for a good clean
Front axle, it had already bearings fitted



Gearbox, as predicted full of oil



Worn out main gear
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58028 Toyota 4x4 Hi Lux Resto 4 months 4 days ago #52899

Everything cleaned up


Once everything cleaned up, the rebuild can start:
Front Axle with new bearings


As all the parts inside the front hubs were missing i started looking on the net for spare parts and came accross a bashed Hi-Lux in Germany so i couldn't resist :blush:
Here a few pictures of that Hi Lux. This one will not be restored i will only use it for spares and once this resto finished it will be sold.


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58028 Toyota 4x4 Hi Lux Resto 4 months 4 days ago #52900

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58028 Toyota 4x4 Hi Lux Resto 4 months 4 days ago #52901

So, once the donor arrived i started taking the parts i was looking for.
Got me the complete hubs locking mechanism and after a good clean i installed them




Still had 4 new hub covers, perfect for this one :lol:



Front Axle finished

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58028 Toyota 4x4 Hi Lux Resto 4 months 4 days ago #52909

Another dude resto Manu. You'll use the blue body ?

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