Hilux KUN26L build in USA

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Re: Hilux KUN26L build in USA

Postby hiluxxury on Thu, 28 May 2020 1:59 +0000

Utemart here in Aus sells them. Sometimes find them on ebay too 2nd hand... might even get a colour match.
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Re: Hilux KUN26L build in USA

Postby AmeriKUN26 on Fri, 29 May 2020 7:02 +0000

Thanks! I was looking on eBay and scored a set of Bushwacker OE style for less than half price, hard to beat...
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Re: Hilux KUN26L build in USA

Postby Caleebra on Wed, 17 Jun 2020 3:40 +0000

The pictures on the previous page was unavailable... :(

Utemart flares is something i also would be keen to get my hands on! They look really good!
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Re: Hilux KUN26L build in USA

Postby AmeriKUN26 on Fri, 26 Jun 2020 6:36 +0000

Working on finding a new image hosting service and I'll get those links fixed. The last few weeks I have been changing all the fluids, so far rear diff, xfer case, radiator and trans pan gasket/filter. Front diff and brake fluid forthcoming.
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Re: Hilux KUN26L build in USA

Postby AmeriKUN26 on Fri, 26 Jun 2020 11:11 +0000

I've updated the photos on the previous pages to a new service, hopefully they will last for a while!

I looked at Utemart flares, they look great! Unfortunately, shipping is likely to be double the cost of the flares... I love the fact that they use inserts and actual screws on the side instead of simulated on some models!
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Re: Hilux KUN26L build in USA

Postby AmeriKUN26 on Fri, 26 Jun 2020 11:13 +0000

Got the transmission pan removed, looks pretty good considering I don't believe any of the fluids have ever been changed. Replaced the filter and sealed with Toyota FIPG as per the FSM. I also pulled all the skidplates and side guards as I think rewiring the front end will come next.

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Re: Hilux KUN26L build in USA

Postby AmeriKUN26 on Tue, 14 Jul 2020 10:16 +0000

Tore into the front end to rewire a few things. Winch is getting a shutoff relay, all scotch locks are being removed and the front LEDs are getting wired to a switch instead of coming on with the fogs. Along with some tidying up of previous wiring.

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Re: Hilux KUN26L build in USA

Postby AmeriKUN26 on Tue, 14 Jul 2020 10:18 +0000

Also ordered a new left headlamp from Poland as the old one was badly cracked on the back. Polishing the RH to match.

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Re: Hilux KUN26L build in USA

Postby hiluxxury on Wed, 15 Jul 2020 8:07 +0000

That wiring looks like mine :lol:
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Re: Hilux KUN26L build in USA

Postby AmeriKUN26 on Thu, 16 Jul 2020 11:49 +0000

hiluxxury wrote:That wiring looks like mine :lol:

:lol: you should've seen some of the twisted together wiring... About to get a whole lot cleaner!
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Re: Hilux KUN26L build in USA

Postby AmeriKUN26 on Thu, 30 Jul 2020 11:53 +0000

Got some help polishing the headlamp.

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Repainted the battery tray and added ceramic H4 receptacles to replace the damaged OEM ones. Also ended up with an OEM battery for now instead of an Odyssey. 120 out the door with a 60 month warranty...

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Re: Hilux KUN26L build in USA

Postby AmeriKUN26 on Thu, 30 Jul 2020 11:55 +0000

Making up the new fuse/relay box brackets now, I'll leave some circuits for future additions. Now just need some time to finish cleaning up the old wiring!

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Re: Hilux KUN26L build in USA

Postby AmeriKUN26 on Wed, 05 Aug 2020 4:45 +0000

Work will start picking up here in a week or so, but got the winch solenoid mounted next to the battery tray.

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Also got the wiring on the RH side cleaned up and loomed. Waiting for the cable ties that fit in the ovular Toyota slots to show up and it'll get secured.

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Re: Hilux KUN26L build in USA

Postby hiluxxury on Wed, 05 Aug 2020 5:45 +0000

Looking good mate
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Re: Hilux KUN26L build in USA

Postby AmeriKUN26 on Thu, 06 Aug 2020 9:53 +0000

hiluxxury wrote:Looking good mate


Thanks! Slow but steady!

Started fabbing the fuse box bracket while I'm waiting on parts.

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Gotta clean up the edges, paint and bake.

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Re: Hilux KUN26L build in USA

Postby hiluxxury on Fri, 07 Aug 2020 7:58 +0000

Did you have any luck with the CV shafts yet?
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Re: Hilux KUN26L build in USA

Postby AmeriKUN26 on Sun, 09 Aug 2020 4:17 +0000

hiluxxury wrote:Did you have any luck with the CV shafts yet?


Not yet, they've gone to the back burner while I finish electrical items. Next will be a full Dobinson's suspension kit, new control arm bushings etc, I'll probably tackle the CVs then. If they feel good I may just reboot them, not sure.

I did look at Utemart, love the fender flares but they don't ship to USA :-(
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