Taresk's really slow build

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Re: Taresk's really slow build

Postby taresk on Sat, 05 Mar 2016 10:16 +0000

It's been ages since I made any changes to the Lux, I've had other things that needed money spent on them, so fourby fell down the priority list.

But since my last post here is what i've done...

Added a cheap android GPS head unit (I have trim pieces to go either side of it, but they need a corner filed off to fit with the Fortuner dash and I keep forgetting about it)

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A reverse camera to go with the head unit (I also re-fitted the canopy once this was installed, as rear vision was less of an issue).

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Final mod was a dash cam, also a cheap ebay purchase, but some encounters I've had left me feeling a very strong need to install one :)

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Re: Taresk's really slow build

Postby taresk on Wed, 22 Mar 2017 4:10 +0000

Did a partial installation of some Phat Bars plates today, turns out the t-case plate isn't V6 friendly, the crossover exhaust pipe that runs right behind the case is in the way.
Fortunately I had planned to get that bit re-routed eventually anyway, because as any V6 owner knows, that pipe hangs ridiculously low.

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Re: Taresk's really slow build

Postby TOYZX on Wed, 22 Mar 2017 6:12 +0000

Nice

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Re: Taresk's really slow build

Postby taresk on Mon, 03 Apr 2017 3:26 +0000

Fitted a hard cover today that I bought second hand last month in preparation for my next accessory, which I'm looking forward to (I'll post details about that once it's done).

Was so easy to fit, the bonus of buying second hand cars is that most of the time the holes are already there :)
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Re: Taresk's really slow build

Postby taresk on Thu, 29 Jun 2017 8:13 +0000

The Lux has now become my tent, at least for shorter overnighters anyway. Turns out a dual cab tray has more room than you'd think, at least when the tailgate is down. At 6'2" I can lay straight without touching either headboard or canvas (if only just).

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Re: Taresk's really slow build

Postby flip9 on Fri, 30 Jun 2017 9:50 +0000

That's a pretty clever setup. Is it a custom made canvas?
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Re: Taresk's really slow build

Postby taresk on Fri, 30 Jun 2017 10:58 +0000

flip9 wrote:That's a pretty clever setup. Is it a custom made canvas?


No, a guy in Melbourne makes them to order for all sorts of utes ( www.uteswags.com.au ) It's done with marine canvas, you just pick your colours and tell him what ute you have, if you have a hard cover or a soft cover, etc.

I was after something quick and easy for all the overnighters when setting up my big tent seemed like overkill, I was considering a big dome swag, but I saw this on facebook and figured it's a better match for me.
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Re: Taresk's really slow build

Postby taresk on Mon, 16 Sep 2019 1:56 +0000

The old girl has been on the backburner for a long time now while other stuff got sorted, but I'm going to ease back into the slow build.

Took it to the high Country November last year, did really well except for a clicking CV (was already on it's way out before the trip).

Here's a short video of that: https://youtu.be/t0jTBKQgyM8

As for mods, well I've purchased some sliding sway bar links off another forum member, I've ordered a sway bar relocation kit, and just today an expensive package of ARB gear showed up.
I've also bought some custom switches to operate it.

I'm going to completely re-do my dual battery kit, with the battery mounted in the tub and I also plan to fit a winch before the end of the year.

Beyond that, I'll just make it up as I go, no cut and dry plan anymore. ImageImage

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Re: Taresk's really slow build

Postby taresk on Fri, 18 Oct 2019 4:09 +0000

About 90% through installing a winch, just need to source myself a number plate bracket, and replace my drill (It died before I could mount the breather hose and isolator switch).ImageImage

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Re: Taresk's really slow build

Postby HK1837 on Fri, 18 Oct 2019 4:30 +0000

Looks sorta like my cheapy bar. Mine is about 5 years old, powder coat faded a bit but still ok.
Try and not use any of the bolts or screws that come with it, they are rubbish. If it has captive nutserts use some never seize on the threads.
Mine fits ok but the gap between the guards and the bar is not really consistent. And the fog lights are cr@p, I changed mine out for some small Narva spotties.
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Re: Taresk's really slow build

Postby taresk on Fri, 18 Oct 2019 8:12 +0000

HK1837 wrote:Looks sorta like my cheapy bar. Mine is about 5 years old, powder coat faded a bit but still ok.
Try and not use any of the bolts or screws that come with it, they are rubbish. If it has captive nutserts use some never seize on the threads.
Mine fits ok but the gap between the guards and the bar is not really consistent. And the fog lights are cr@p, I changed mine out for some small Narva spotties.


It's an X-Rox bar, no captive nutserts, all high tensile bolts, the fog lights don't come with it.
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Re: Taresk's really slow build

Postby taresk on Fri, 08 Nov 2019 4:06 +0000

So, I re-spooled the winch drum under tension yesterday, even using short bursts with a reasonable break between, the car was running rough as guts when I was done, way down on volts.

Turns out my battery is about 50cca shy of Carbon's recommended minimum, so I'm going to need a bigger battery before I try using it for real. Very tempted to try iTechworlds new Lithium starting battery, 1300cca from an 8kg battery sounds nice if you ignore the price.

Something to think about...
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