Hilux KUN26L build in USA

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Re: Hilux KUN26L build in USA

Postby AmeriKUN26 on Tue, 21 Sep 2021 2:35 +0000

davo94 wrote:Are you doing the roof?


Not planning on it, A,B and C pillars though. The headliner is unobtanium here and I don't want to pull it, I have never done the roof on a deadener install. Do you find it worthwhile?
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Re: Hilux KUN26L build in USA

Postby AmeriKUN26 on Wed, 22 Sep 2021 3:19 +0000

Making headway, removing components on the tunnel to put deadener underneath, also going to surround the shifter arms fairly snuggly. I should finish the deadener tonight, then it's time to clean the hell out of all the interior components and start reassembly.

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Re: Hilux KUN26L build in USA

Postby AmeriKUN26 on Thu, 23 Sep 2021 5:16 +0000

Finished the mat last night and got the carpet all cleaned up this morning, looks like new. Slowly cleaning and installing the interior trim. Should be done this evening for test drive and ready for the Escape Gear seat covers when they arrive in a month or two.

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Re: Hilux KUN26L build in USA

Postby AmeriKUN26 on Fri, 24 Sep 2021 3:54 +0000

Got the interior cleaned up and back together, also replaced the steering column shaft seal. Applied some mat to the seal carrier, the difference overall is very noticeable. No road or exhaust sounds, just the diesel rattle which is also improved. Seat covers shipped today as well.

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Re: Hilux KUN26L build in USA

Postby Critter350 on Fri, 24 Sep 2021 8:46 +0000

Only viewing on my phone using Tapatalk.
All broken links still. Tapatalk keeps bugging me about upgrading to paid version, so maybe that’s the problem.


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Re: Hilux KUN26L build in USA

Postby AmeriKUN26 on Fri, 24 Sep 2021 10:49 +0000

Critter350 wrote:Only viewing on my phone using Tapatalk.
All broken links still. Tapatalk keeps bugging me about upgrading to paid version, so maybe that’s the problem.


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Dang! If I figure anything out on this end I'll let you know.
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Re: Hilux KUN26L build in USA

Postby Gipsy on Fri, 24 Sep 2021 1:13 +0000

Not your end as far as I can see... They're all visible for me.
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Re: Hilux KUN26L build in USA

Postby AmeriKUN26 on Fri, 01 Oct 2021 6:58 +0000

Escape gear seat and console covers came in, the fit and finish is incredible.

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Re: Hilux KUN26L build in USA

Postby AmeriKUN26 on Sat, 16 Oct 2021 6:28 +0000

Loving these seat covers! Not much to update, after some new wheels and tires. Having a rough time deciding on how much paint work to do, not trying to turn it into a show truck. Roof rack and paint will nearly finish it! Got it's first wash last weekend.

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Re: Hilux KUN26L build in USA

Postby feralbass on Sun, 17 Oct 2021 4:25 +0000

I love that cover over the console
Do that supply that separately?
Can you send me the link
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Re: Hilux KUN26L build in USA

Postby AmeriKUN26 on Mon, 18 Oct 2021 12:48 +0000

feralbass wrote:I love that cover over the console
Do that supply that separately?
Can you send me the link
Cheers, John


www.escapegear.com

Just enter all of your model information and select a material. The console lid cover is included with the seat covers. The console cover itself is separate. Construction quality is excellent.
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Re: Hilux KUN26L build in USA

Postby aj_hilux on Fri, 08 Apr 2022 7:28 +0000

AmeriKUN26 wrote:SPC UCAs installed this morning, no problems. No more rubbing and I can get as much caster as I want. Also installed a .25" spacer on the LH side to combat the lean. Should actually be done with suspension after an alignment tomorrow. :D Sad to see that my brand new CV boots already have some cracking after a couple hundred miles... :roll:

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Brand new set of uppers if any of you want to pay for shipping! :lol:

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Hey mate, where did you buy the UCA's from? Are they a tacoma part and if so do you have the part no.?

My spc uca's have flogged out the pivot bushing on one side and I need to replace them, but shops in aus want $600 for the x axis bushing kit. I can see them in the US for around $200. Just not sure which ones to get. It seems these ones will fit the taco of the same year

https://www.toyteclifts.com/25022-spc-x ... 25480.html
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Re: Hilux KUN26L build in USA

Postby CDNN70 on Wed, 13 Apr 2022 4:43 +0000

This is such an awesome build! I am in Canada and am currently on the hunt to try and find one I can import here. cool to see a Hilux this side of the world!
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Re: Hilux KUN26L build in USA

Postby AmeriKUN26 on Thu, 21 Apr 2022 11:22 +0000

aj_hilux wrote:
AmeriKUN26 wrote:SPC UCAs installed this morning, no problems. No more rubbing and I can get as much caster as I want. Also installed a .25" spacer on the LH side to combat the lean. Should actually be done with suspension after an alignment tomorrow. :D Sad to see that my brand new CV boots already have some cracking after a couple hundred miles... :roll:

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Brand new set of uppers if any of you want to pay for shipping! :lol:

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Hey mate, where did you buy the UCA's from? Are they a tacoma part and if so do you have the part no.?

My spc uca's have flogged out the pivot bushing on one side and I need to replace them, but shops in aus want $600 for the x axis bushing kit. I can see them in the US for around $200. Just not sure which ones to get. It seems these ones will fit the taco of the same year

https://www.toyteclifts.com/25022-spc-x ... 25480.html


Hi, sorry for the slow response. I bought these from rockauto.com under the brand name Mevotech. They are SPCs when you receive them. The Mevotech ones are a lot cheaper. That said, I can't guarantee they will still be selling the SPC ones when ordered. The 05-15 Tacoma UCAs do indeed fit the Hilux, hope this helps.
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Re: Hilux KUN26L build in USA

Postby AmeriKUN26 on Thu, 21 Apr 2022 11:30 +0000

CDNN70 wrote:This is such an awesome build! I am in Canada and am currently on the hunt to try and find one I can import here. cool to see a Hilux this side of the world!


Thanks! It's at a bit of a standstill right now but more to come, hope you find one!
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Re: Hilux KUN26L build in USA

Postby AmeriKUN26 on Sat, 14 May 2022 12:21 +0000

Got out to some trails this weekend, made my need for a locker pretty apparent.

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Re: Hilux KUN26L build in USA

Postby hiluxxury on Sat, 14 May 2022 5:02 +0000

Looks great
I might be wrong.

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