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  1. Start by looking at how you drive the car and where you feel it's shortfalls are. If you're new to off-roading you will find the car very capable as it is and may be happy to keep it as is! Start with things you need to enjoy your car more - Cant get up hills? Locker(s). Keep bottoming? Lift/Bigger tyres. Don't like the colour? Paint. Want to chat with mates when out wheeling? UHF Radio. I only spend money to make improvements I am going to use. Over here in Aus every man and his dog has 4wd utes dripping expensive gear - 2k driving lights, roof tents etc... And you can see they never see any offroad action. So go use it, and tailor your build to suit the type of driving you enjoy. Nice rig, enjoy it!
  2. Having had both, I would say that the Y61 is a far better vehicle, but you want Pre-2007 with the TD42 engine. The rest are either fuel guzzlers, or junk.
  3. Great thread and some awesome scenery. Good to see you using it for what its designers intended! Following.
  4. Went up to our property for a day and in between working on the house tinkered with the car for a couple of hours. Removed all of the 'old man' add-ons Also threw my 31s on, but they are coming back off until I sort out a lift. Also found the culprit for my overheating issue Threw in a new water pump and radiator at the same time, went for a run, cool as a cucumber! That's it for now! Pete
  5. When you sell a 25k patrol, and all you want to spend the cash on is another $500 WD21 2-Door
  6. Both. I bought my first because it was cheap, but kept it because I loved it. 11 years of trouble-free service from a car I paid $700 for... And that's Australian Dollary-Doos, so about $10.50 to you guys in USA.... Now onto my 3rd, which was cheap, but I bought it because I wanted it.
  7. G'day all, I was wondering if any knows if Gas and Diesel fuel tanks are interchangeable? I have an 86 Petrol WD21 which has been converted to run on LPG and I wish to put it back to Petrol. I have found a guy with a diesel terrano he is wrecking and was hoping to use the fuel tank and filler neck on mine. Obviously pump/ sender assy will be different. Any advice appreciated Peter
  8. Here are a couple of my other projects (in addition to renovating a late 1800s miners cottage!) Should have updates this time next week
  9. Gidday All, below is copied form my intro thread to get the ball rolling, will have updates next week! My name is Pete and I am from Victoria in Australia Here's My Old truck - 86 with a Z24. I had this thing for 11 trouble free years and I don't know what made me sell it but the second it drove off I regretted it. Fast forward a few years and it just came over me that I had to have another one. A few months of shopping I found this old girl and picked it up for a song. An '86 like my old one. The thing that sold me on this particular car were the condition of the body and the interior. Anyone into these cars will know how hard it is to find nice trim bits. And here is the only rust in the car, being a dry inland car After picking it up I got 50 km before it started overheating. Stopped, cooled it down, topped off the water and put a new radiator cap on, got another 10km and it overheated again. .. And again. Luckily we have roadside assist and they covered the tow (180km). First steps are to address the overheating issue. Will start with new waterpump, radiator and thermostat. If that doesn't fix it I still have a spare engine from my old pathy. Then I'll fit a 32/36 Weber, Extractors, remove the LP Gas Conversion. I know most of you are probably running VGs but I've always been a Z24 fan, and had a great run out of them. Over here the VGs have a rep for being a bit of a fuel guzzler. I'd like to find a set of factory wheelarch flares and do a lift and fit 31s. I'll be sure to update on progress but will be slow as the car is kept on a rural property I own, so I'll only get to work on it a couple of times a month. If you made it this far, thanks for reading! Keep the shiny side up! Peter
  10. Very jealous! We're legally allowed 1" tyre diameter increase, 1" Track increase, max 50mm lift (and there are parts of our state where every 4x4 gets pulled over and measured) and a whole bunch of nanny-state restrictions before we need engineers certification, but there are still limitations. You can get away with a bit if you live away from cities and suburbia. Someone driving your beast would end up on the news over here.... You lucky devil!
  11. I'd pop the drums and check the wheel cylinders, pop the dustcaps back and see in there is any moisture under them. This usually indicates a leaking cylinder. If all good change the brake fluid, make sure your tyres aren't rock hard. Then enjoy that thing!
  12. Mate that is a weapon! Nice work, is that road legal over there? In Australia anything over a 50mm lift we are off the road!
  13. Looks like a great start, Best of luck with the project, Just bought another 87 myself!

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