Picked up my new Hilux today

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Re: Picked up my new Hilux today

Postby Mhewitt on Sun, 29 Jul 2018 4:45 +0000

Bit more work yesterday.

The Toyota HD steel tray is pretty good, but one frustration is how short the tie-down rails are. In front of the wheel, very short on the fuel side; over the wheel and in front of the wheel on the non-fuel side, a bit longer; behind the wheel, longest - but none of them fully span the available space.

Since I have installed under-tray boxes that occupy the space the rear set of tie-down rails occupied, I had the two longest ones free - and they neatly spanned the space above the wheel.

The mid-length ones from above the wheel went forward, ahead of the wheels, leaving me with one very short rail (from the fuel side) and one bit-longer one.

Happily, the very short rail fits behind the under-tray box...

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...so all that remained to do was turn the bit-longer one into a very short one.

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Dock it to length, remove the bracket with a cutting disc; weld it back on. My welding's pretty crap, so it ain't pretty, but it holds.

Done.

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(I might have to lop a little off the front rail if I can't easily access the fuel filler - it's not as bad as it looks in this shot.)

Oh... and something a bit odd - the mudguards are mounted on a rail with a series of equally-spaced holes. The dealer had mounted one rear mudguard two holes further back than the other...
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Re: Picked up my new Hilux today

Postby Mhewitt on Sat, 01 Sep 2018 11:37 +0000

It's looking a bit more like a ute now.

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ARB Summit bullbar, Warn Magnum 10,000lb winch, Fyrlyt 9000 driving lights, Rhino tradie platform and wind deflector.

The winch control box has been left mounted to the winch, and concealed under the removable cover on the bullbar. The cover just pivots up on its rtwo rear mounting bolts. (Also note the front camera peeking out from the bullbar grille.)

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It's getting a little full under the bonnet; Redarc dual-battery system, Provent catch can, Fuel Manager secondary fuel filter - you can (just) get away with Drivetech bonnet struts with a secondary battery.

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Auxiliary switch locations are limited; it'd be neat to find someone with a 3D printer to print up an insert for the obsolete fuel flap lever to house another switch:

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And a bit of electrical work. 50A Anderson out at towbar and front of tray, 50A Anderson inlet (blue) for solar; Engel and cigarette outlet at front of tray; Lightforce ROK-series worklights and reversing lights.

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Still coming:
  • Safari ARMAX snorkel
  • Redarc 700W inverter
  • ARB compressor (not yet sure where I'll mount it)

Shout-out to Chris at Ian's Autoshop in Goulburn for his excellent work.
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graphite SR5 extra-cab, HD steel tray, matte black alloys, BFG KO2's, ARB Summit bullbar, Warn Magnum winch, Fyrlyt Nemesis 9000 driving lights, Safari ARMAX snorkel, Redarc dual battery system, Redarc inverter, Provent catch can, Fuel Manager fuel filter
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Re: Picked up my new Hilux today

Postby Godzilla73 on Sat, 01 Sep 2018 12:00 +0000

Looking good mate, does the front camera show up on the standard screen or did you get an aftermarket head unit?
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Re: Picked up my new Hilux today

Postby Mhewitt on Sat, 01 Sep 2018 12:09 +0000

Godzilla73 wrote:Looking good mate, does the front camera show up on the standard screen or did you get an aftermarket head unit?


Yes, standard screen. There's looms available on eBay (Carbon Car Systems, I think) that make it plug and play. I have both - one that allows the stock reverse camera to be shown to screen at any time via the Reverse Camera switch, and one that allows the front camera to be shown to screen. The only clunkiness is that shifting to reverse doesn't override the front camera switch.
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Re: Picked up my new Hilux today

Postby Godzilla73 on Sat, 01 Sep 2018 12:18 +0000

Cheers, I'll look into it.
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Re: Picked up my new Hilux today

Postby Silverfox1111 on Sat, 01 Sep 2018 4:27 +0000

Question on the dual cameras.
I've got the carbon systems loom for the rear & it's a good bit of gear. To set up for the front & rear cameras, have you bought 2 of these & joined them where they go into the head unit?
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Re: Picked up my new Hilux today

Postby Godzilla73 on Sat, 01 Sep 2018 5:02 +0000

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Re: Picked up my new Hilux today

Postby Silverfox1111 on Sat, 01 Sep 2018 5:38 +0000

Thanks. Looks like I've got something else to buy now.
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Re: Picked up my new Hilux today

Postby Mhewitt on Sun, 02 Sep 2018 9:03 +0000

Silverfox1111 wrote:Question on the dual cameras.
I've got the carbon systems loom for the rear & it's a good bit of gear. To set up for the front & rear cameras, have you bought 2 of these & joined them where they go into the head unit?
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What he said:

graphite SR5 extra-cab, HD steel tray, matte black alloys, BFG KO2's, ARB Summit bullbar, Warn Magnum winch, Fyrlyt Nemesis 9000 driving lights, Safari ARMAX snorkel, Redarc dual battery system, Redarc inverter, Provent catch can, Fuel Manager fuel filter
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Re: Picked up my new Hilux today

Postby Mhewitt on Tue, 05 Mar 2019 5:12 +0000

So today a Beaudesert DPF-back exhaust with muffler delete pipe went on; together with the Safari ARMAX snorkel, the engine feels a lot "freer".

Whilst we were under there, an ARB 140L tank went in.

...and OME BP51s front & rear with 300kg leaf springs at the back.

It's getting close to finished now...

Although I'm tempted by an ARMAX piggy-back module. And I still haven't installed a compressor. Or a UHF, side-rails, and breathers... you're never really finished.
graphite SR5 extra-cab, HD steel tray, matte black alloys, BFG KO2's, ARB Summit bullbar, Warn Magnum winch, Fyrlyt Nemesis 9000 driving lights, Safari ARMAX snorkel, Redarc dual battery system, Redarc inverter, Provent catch can, Fuel Manager fuel filter
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