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VMANN's 09 SR

Postby VMANN on Sun, 02 Feb 2014 3:47 +0000

hey everyone ,

I bought my hilux in 2012 , full stock 2009 DC SR ute with tub . Inspired by many people on here with ideas I present my build .

and the story begins ... (15/8/12)
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(30/6/14)
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To date: (26/09/16)
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VMANN's 09 SR

Postby VMANN on Sun, 02 Feb 2014 3:50 +0000

I was always in love with sr5 but didn't want one , not because of the cost but because of the carpet floors , I do like a 4X4 & out on the farm the boots do get muddy so I insisted on a vinyl .

So the first things I done to my rig were chrome handles and mirrors and my cute bonnet protector haha
Oh and of course put my custom plates on

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Re: VMANN's 09 SR

Postby VMANN on Sun, 02 Feb 2014 3:52 +0000

Haha I also just found this ! My first weekend of owning the vehicle , just had to go up there full stock with roadies ! Bottomed out nice and proper haha

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Re: VMANN's 09 SR

Postby jaybags on Sun, 02 Feb 2014 3:52 +0000

Nice start. I notice there's no drills in the holes in the roof on those pics... :lol:

Got a list of things you'll be doing to it?
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Re: VMANN's 09 SR

Postby VMANN on Sun, 02 Feb 2014 3:56 +0000

Next on the list was a bullbar .
so bought it and decided if fit it myself , I consider myself a little bit of a handy man.
it was a bit of a mission bymyself but I got there in the end !
I also added the chrome sports bar just for show.

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Re: VMANN's 09 SR

Postby VMANN on Sun, 02 Feb 2014 3:57 +0000

jaybags wrote:Nice start. I notice there's no drills in the holes in the roof on those pics... :lol:

Got a list of things you'll be doing to it?


Haha jay bags !
yeah nah at this point there's no drill holes I'm posting one stage at a time :) I'll write a list once I posted an "up to date" post haha
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Re: VMANN's 09 SR

Postby VMANN on Sun, 02 Feb 2014 4:07 +0000

of course ..

MUD TYRES !
Because it was still standard I decided to get 245/75/16 Maxxis Bighorns .
which I still have a year and 4 months later
(getting bigger tyres is one of my future mods)

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VMANN's 09 SR

Postby VMANN on Sun, 02 Feb 2014 4:19 +0000

next on the cards I got my mates from J&M Jones Motors (ARB Dealer) to install a 3" OME suspension lift all round with greasable shackles .

here's a comparison .

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Re: VMANN's 09 SR

Postby VMANN on Sun, 02 Feb 2014 4:24 +0000

I was happy with there work & I was really starting to get into 4X4 and taking my daughter and girlfriend up the bush for weekends that going through deeper river crossing was getting a little worried so back I went and got myself a Safari Snorkel .


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Followed by some playtime up the bush !

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Re: VMANN's 09 SR

Postby VMANN on Sun, 02 Feb 2014 4:39 +0000

coming upto horse show time the mrs asked if she could borrow my rig, which when I actually decided to have a look to notice I never even had a tow bar haha .
so off I went back to my favourite little shop got myself a tow bar .
while I was in there I set my eyes on some RooLight 180 driving lights .
which I installed myself again .

some pics of some spots I get around too

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Re: VMANN's 09 SR

Postby kyle300exc on Sun, 02 Feb 2014 4:46 +0000

Nice Vmann, we've created a monster with that tapatalk :lol:
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Re: VMANN's 09 SR

Postby ScotsMan on Sun, 02 Feb 2014 4:58 +0000

looking good mate keep the pics coming :D
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VMANN's 09 SR

Postby VMANN on Sun, 02 Feb 2014 5:03 +0000

mates aren't always available to go for a drive at times .
so time for a winch, I was very debated about what winch to get though . steel or dyneema , I'm sure plenty of people go through the same thing . and I hadn't joined this forum at the stage when I bought it . but being lazy I went with dyneema (being lighter to carry)
12,000pd Tigerz11 DOMINATOR winch .
I chose this specific winch because the clutch housing is easily shifted to a suitable spot to engage and dis engage .

(after using it only a couple of times I've found that dyneema may be good and light but is a pain in some aspects, doesn't really wind itself on properly therefore sometimes builds up in one spot where I have burnt a big or the rope)

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Re: VMANN's 09 SR

Postby VMANN on Sun, 02 Feb 2014 5:06 +0000

kyle300exc wrote:Nice Vmann, we've created a monster with that tapatalk :lol:

Hahahha yes that you have Kyle ! thanks so much haha

ScotsMan wrote:looking good mate keep the pics coming :D


Will do :) *watch this thread* it's about to get a little interesting
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Re: VMANN's 09 SR

Postby Rocket55 on Sun, 02 Feb 2014 5:40 +0000

Nice work :D
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Re: VMANN's 09 SR

Postby dan9245 on Sun, 02 Feb 2014 5:51 +0000

Awesome build so far mate!
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Re: VMANN's 09 SR

Postby VMANN on Sun, 02 Feb 2014 6:10 +0000

as I go hunting and like to go camping with the girlfriend I built my own tray which I am quite proud of myself , Being an underground electrical jointer and all haha .
anyways guys here's the beauty from start to finish .

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Framework being completed
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VMANN's 09 SR

Postby VMANN on Sun, 02 Feb 2014 6:18 +0000

welded sides on , removed my tub which was a bit of a pain in the ass!!
Folded up the wheel arches ,
debated whether to make them mould with the wheel or keep them simple . voted on simple :)

Test fitting before I weld on the 3mm checker plate flooring
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VMANN's 09 SR

Postby VMANN on Sun, 02 Feb 2014 6:33 +0000

Welded the checker plate down ,
Started spraying the primer .
had a debate within myself about the colour and the choice of paint .
wasn't easy BUT I come to the conclusion . I chose black to break up the white and also to get it colour coded to the car was going to cost a fair but extra also if I done that the paint would be very easy to chip and peel , so I used tupac black so it's tough and hard to scratch :)

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Re: VMANN's 09 SR

Postby VMANN on Sun, 02 Feb 2014 6:38 +0000

Finished painting it up & all ready for fitting !
just to sit be patient and wire up all the lights :)
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