AJ's LandCruiser HZJ79

DauntlessDauntless (@Dauntless) Central West NSW
edited July 11 in Non-Volvo 1865 / 42joined Jul 2013
I bought this thing in January, figured I'd make a thread as it's been taking up most of my time and money.

I'll add more info at some point.

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Quick list of where this is going:

As purchased:
Original 1HZ with CT26 turbo from 1HD-FTE
ARB winch bar
Warn XD9000 winch
Side rails
Side steps
Overhead console
Crap aftermarket speakers
Touch screen bluetooth head unit
80 channel UHF
LightForce 240 halogen driving lights
Generic 2 row LED light bar
Custom tray
285/75R16 Hankook Dynapro MT on 16x8 black steel wheels, probably -20 offset.

Done so far:
Rewired driving lights and light bar, now they actually work.
Replaced dodgy battery terminals
Replaced HVAC fan resistor, fan now works on all speeds
Replaced A/C drier and regas
3" turbo back exhaust, no muffler
Replaced rearmost universal joint
Fit snorkel type washer bottle
Fit new windscreen washers
Fit replacement hand throttle
Replace heater box, heater core and A/C evaporator
Fit snorkel type airbox
Replace dual row 80W light bar with single row 200W

Planned work:
Replace door and window seals
Door pockets with better speakers from LandCruiser Pods Australia
Overhead console that doesn't block my vision

Fit 4" Safari snorkel (purchased)
Fit FZJ80 airbox lid (purchased)
Paint and fit SAAS A pillar gauge pod (purchased)
Fit chassis crossmembers and brackets to suit factory sub tank (parts purchased)
Fit 90L factory sub tank, lines, solenoids, switch and wiring harnesses (gauge already installed, some parts purchased)
Build spare tyre mount between subtank and tray to suit 225/95R16 (tyre winch and crossmember deleted with subtank)
Fit VDO pyrometer (purchased)
Fit VDO boost gauge
Investigate why 90L main tank only has 70L usable capacity
Some kind of engine upgrade, possibly the 1HD-T in the shed
Upgrade to H150F gearbox and transfer case (currently original R151F)
Upgrade to turbo spec 300mm flywheel and clutch (stock is 275mm)
Replace flimsy side rails and side steps with stronger custom made items
Possibly upgrade winch
Fit dual battery system
Replace rear springs (currently reset stock springs with additional leaves, way too stiff)
Replace front springs, probably 3" lift (currently sagged 2" lift)
Replace driving lights, thinking Narva Ultima 225, IPF 900XS or even the Nite Stalker 180s in the shed.
Tyres - would like 315/70R17 on 17x9, will probably have to settle for 315/75R16 on 16x8
Tray - either fix numerous things I don't like, or sell and get another tray.
Proper flares to replace the flexible flares
Diff lock - would prefer Eaton e-locker, maybe the air locker from the wreck.

I'm sure there's a lot I've forgotten, but that's a start.
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Comments

  • Vee_QueVee_Que (@Vee_Que) South Eastern suburbs Melbourne.
    7151 / 36joined Jul 2013
    About time you updated your cars! Ever get one of the people who you helped with your cars to help you with the 940?
  • 9168 / 77joined Jul 2013
    looks perfect for hauling stuff
    I think you need to add i was in an s80 with three wheels getting pulled backwards and was told to "hold on shit is about to get real".
  • DauntlessDauntless (@Dauntless) Central West NSW
    1865 / 42joined Jul 2013
    About time you updated your cars! Ever get one of the people who you helped with your cars to help you with the 940?
    My 740? Haven't touched it since it blew the HG last year. I'd like to, but I want to focus on the Cruiser so it actually gets done.
    looks perfect for hauling stuff
    It's alright. I'd like more torque and better fuel economy so I'm working towards that at the moment.
  • DauntlessDauntless (@Dauntless) Central West NSW
    1865 / 42joined Jul 2013
    Updated with a draft to-do list.
  • Vee_QueVee_Que (@Vee_Que) South Eastern suburbs Melbourne.
    7151 / 36joined Jul 2013
    You have a 1hd-t sitting in your shed? The only great difference is in compression isn't it? So it would have less comp, so less power. A better idea would be to go to a bigger turbo, t3 /4s seem to spool well on this size motor and you will probably gain economy, but I think gaining economy is a pipe dream as they seem to have a base level fuel usage.
  • DauntlessDauntless (@Dauntless) Central West NSW
    1865 / 42joined Jul 2013
    You have a 1hd-t sitting in your shed? The only great difference is in compression isn't it? So it would have less comp, so less power. A better idea would be to go to a bigger turbo, t3 /4s seem to spool well on this size motor and you will probably gain economy, but I think gaining economy is a pipe dream as they seem to have a base level fuel usage.
    Yeah, I bought it a few weeks ago. The 1HZ is IDI, 1HD-T is DI. Other differences are stronger rods, pistons that don't fail in a turbocharged application, and a 12mm injector pump as opposed to 10 or 11mm (depending on year) on 1HZ.

    Currently getting 17L/100km mainly highway. Towing a box trailer to pick up the 1HD-T was 21L/100km, and doing some mild 4WDing returned 20L/100km. I'm hoping for a 2L/100km improvement with a direct injection engine.

    I do plan on a turbo upgrade in the future, but not on the 1HZ.
  • Vee_QueVee_Que (@Vee_Que) South Eastern suburbs Melbourne.
    7151 / 36joined Jul 2013
    The bigger pump will mean less economy, you cat really get around it with a big engine in a big square thing with big heavy tyres and full time 4x4 I think. My mate gets 12 in his hj100 with a selectable 4x4 conversion, and 275/80/16s ht tyres.
  • DauntlessDauntless (@Dauntless) Central West NSW
    1865 / 42joined Jul 2013
    The added efficiency of direct injection should help. The larger pump shouldn't make a difference if they're both tuned to deliver the same amount of fuel. You said HJ100 with a part time 4WD conversion, so I assume it's a HDJ100 with the direct injection 24v 1HD-FTE. HZJ105s are factory part time 4WD, and I have never heard of a 1HZ getting those sorts of figures.

    Anyway, this followed me home tonight.

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    2002 HDJ79, not on fire.

    Hoping to salvage the H150F gearbox, transfer case, driveshafts, etc. From a quick glance, there's some hope the 1HD-FTE will be okay too, even if it's just the block, head, manifolds and turbo.
    It has a set of 16x10 Allied Thunder wheels, rear ARB air locker, 3" exhaust, 3" suspension lift, dual tanks, etc.
  • 9168 / 77joined Jul 2013
    Not on fire or
    No longer on fire?
  • DauntlessDauntless (@Dauntless) Central West NSW
    edited May 9 1865 / 42joined Jul 2013
    Not currently on fire. It certainly was at some point.
  • Vee_QueVee_Que (@Vee_Que) South Eastern suburbs Melbourne.
    edited May 9 7151 / 36joined Jul 2013
    Sorry, it's been converted to part time 4x4, and is a manual RV model 1hz car. The donor car looks interesting. Depends on if it was off to the damage.
  • DauntlessDauntless (@Dauntless) Central West NSW
    1865 / 42joined Jul 2013
    Interesting, I would've expected the HZJ105 RV to have part time 4WD from the factory.

    Anyway, hoping to start stripping down the wreck on the weekend.
  • Vee_QueVee_Que (@Vee_Que) South Eastern suburbs Melbourne.
    7151 / 36joined Jul 2013
    No more jobs for others for now?
  • DauntlessDauntless (@Dauntless) Central West NSW
    edited May 10 1865 / 42joined Jul 2013
    Hopefully not for a while, there's no space left in the shed.

    I'd really like for the GTR to be gone by now, I could use the space.
  • Vee_QueVee_Que (@Vee_Que) South Eastern suburbs Melbourne.
    7151 / 36joined Jul 2013
    Does your mate still have that fairlane that's always broken?
  • DauntlessDauntless (@Dauntless) Central West NSW
    1865 / 42joined Jul 2013
    That's a pretty random question for this type of thread. The answer is yes, but he hasn't driven it for years.
  • Vee_QueVee_Que (@Vee_Que) South Eastern suburbs Melbourne.
    7151 / 36joined Jul 2013
    Sorry, probably should pm you. Just on a topic of storing the gtr.
  • AshDVSAsh (@AshDVS) - Geelong, VIC
    3777 / 93joined Jul 2013
    Neat rig. Super handy vehicle to have where you are, no doubt.
    Did the Hilux die and this replaced it?
    Likes good coffee & motorsport. Builds stuff. Occasionally races stuff.
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  • DauntlessDauntless (@Dauntless) Central West NSW
    edited May 11 1865 / 42joined Jul 2013
    Cheers Ash.

    It replaces both the Hilux and 745T in function to some degree, as it's good for towing, moving things, and is a reliable daily driver. I plan to put the Hilux and 244 both on historic rego.
  • AshDVSAsh (@AshDVS) - Geelong, VIC
    3777 / 93joined Jul 2013
    What year is it BTW?
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