Returning to a Hilux

Returning to a Hilux

Postby johnb-591 on Sun, 17 Jun 2018 8:41 +0000

Hi all,

After an absence of some three years with a "family car" I'm returning to a basic 4x2 Hilux diesel ute for a little runabout. My previous Hilux was a 2005 single cab pickup. I'm looking at buying new over the next week or two (before the EOFY) so I thought I'd jump back on the forum. I was a member a few years ago but lost all my login information.

Unfortunately to my disspointment Toyota don't produce a tub version of the single cab and only offer a tray. I may need some advice on swapping the tray for a tub down the track.

Anyways...... I'll pop some questions in the other forum areas shortly. In the meantime I'll search the forums for all the hints, tips and phots of everyone's setups.

Cheers for now, John B
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Re: Returning to a Hilux

Postby DeadlyBeast on Sun, 17 Jun 2018 10:07 +0000

G'Day John B and welcome to the forum

Good to get back behind the wheel of a hilux I bet :)

Theres a few threads on tub/tray conversion - use the search function as detailed below... 8-)

This forum contains an almost endless array of knowledge about the Toyota Hilux and over the years a lot of topics, questions and issues have been addressed.

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Re: Returning to a Hilux

Postby johnb-591 on Sun, 24 Jun 2018 6:34 +0000

Thanks deadlybeast for the welcome and the links.

Made the purchase this week on a 4x2 workmate. Only small fish compared to the other big 4x4 set up’s here but it will do me for now and I’m glad to get back into a Hilux.

Cheers.
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Re: Returning to a Hilux

Postby DeadlyBeast on Sun, 24 Jun 2018 10:26 +0000

No worries mate
No small fish - the beauty of the ute is that it capable of being versatile and used in so many not so small ways.
I'm a little envious not having a single or even an extra cab - would be great to have that extra room in the back.
Do you have a long wait for the rig to arrive or is it in your drive way already?
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Re: Returning to a Hilux

Postby johnb-591 on Sun, 01 Jul 2018 8:26 +0000

DeadlyBeast wrote:No worries mate
No small fish - the beauty of the ute is that it capable of being versatile and used in so many not so small ways.
I'm a little envious not having a single or even an extra cab - would be great to have that extra room in the back.
Do you have a long wait for the rig to arrive or is it in your drive way already?


Hi mate, she arrives at the end of this week (6JUL). Already scouring the boards here for hints and tips that will make the journey more comfortable. Coming up with some great ideas already ;)
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