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    Default Re: The Hilux fred: Starting with a blank canvas

    Hi Guys

    sorry to be a POM but I have been following this thread as I have just bought a 2.4 Hilux and am loving what Uys is doing to his car.

    Does anyone know how to use Google translate so I can keep on following? Thanks

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    Default Re: The Hilux fred: Starting with a blank canvas

    I'll try to stick to POM going forward
    Everything is a hammer.
    Unless it is a screw driver.

    Then it it a chisel.

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    Default Re: The Hilux fred: Starting with a blank canvas

    Quote Originally Posted by mad manny View Post
    yes, many men with small feet complain of slip out...
    hahaha !

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    Anybody here with a roofrack on a Revo?
    Everything is a hammer.
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    Then it it a chisel.

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    Today's mods:

    1. Volt meter.

    Toyota is really spoiling us with all the openings on the dash board for accesories. For example the rectangular openings below the heater controls and the round opening on the right of the steering wheel which was clearly intended for a Volt meter on the dual battery - compliments of 4x4 Direct.

    Removing this plug involves breaking your arm in two places and your middel finger in another two with a ball pein hammer. From there is is quite easy to maneuver your arm in from below the dash board to oush it out. I did not want to use a flat screw driver to pry it out as this always causes damage to the dash board.

    Once you have it out, it is important to cut out the gussets on the inside before drilling a hole. The gusset will push the drill bit off centre as it breaks through and then you end up with a die grinder and lots of swaering and blood to get it (almost) concentric again.

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    The hole needs to be 28mm, but at 27mm (one of the steps on my step drill, you can push it in, eliminating the need for a backnut, which would be very difficult to fit anyway.

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    Then on to the USB plug. In this case, even with the broken arm and finger I couldn't reach it from the inside and had to pry it out. Luckily no damage to the dash. Fitting is as easy as pushing the new one in from the front.

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    After that I made up the harnass from the fuse box to the Volt meter, halfway tying in the USB plug - so they will be on the same circuit. The USB plug had a fuse inline which I removed, because if this thing blow, you'll never reach it to replace it. I wanted to install the harnass, but I didn't have 10mm heat shrink to finish off the ends - so that will have to wait to tomorrow.

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    Last edited by Uys; 2018/02/05 at 08:35 PM.
    Everything is a hammer.
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    Then it it a chisel.

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    Bliksem Uys, dit lyk netjies. Veral daai voltmeter. Skitterende werk!
    We can't change the wind but we can set our sails

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    Quote Originally Posted by Francois Theron View Post
    Bliksem Uys, dit lyk netjies. Veral daai voltmeter. Skitterende werk!
    Baie dankie!
    Everything is a hammer.
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    In the mean time this also showed up. SWAMBO had it powder coated specially for me.... no extra charge....

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    Everything is a hammer.
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    Last edited by Uys; 2018/02/06 at 08:46 AM.
    Everything is a hammer.
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    2011 FJ Cruiser
    2018 Hilux 2.4 4x4 D/C
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    Dankie, daai moet gebeur!
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    Then it it a chisel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandveld View Post
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    I need this.
    Where was it installed and what was the cost?

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    Uys........jou sleutels krap die plastics by jou ignition kwaai.

    Het jy al die gelees?? Dalk hier en daar iets vir jou
    Of COURSE I have a Bad Habit. I take Tea at Three (Mick Jagger)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Petri Oosthuizen View Post
    Het jy al die gelees?? Dalk hier en daar iets vir jou
    ??
    Everything is a hammer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Petri Oosthuizen View Post
    Uys........jou sleutels krap die plastics by jou ignition kwaai.

    Het jy al die gelees?? Dalk hier en daar iets vir jou
    Hy sukkel om die gat te vind
    Always think: Could this be sarcasm?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Petri Oosthuizen View Post
    Uys........jou sleutels krap die plastics by jou ignition kwaai.

    Het jy al die gelees?? Dalk hier en daar iets vir jou

    Dis sy lang naels

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    Hy sukkel om die gat te vind

    Dis sy lang naels



    Of COURSE I have a Bad Habit. I take Tea at Three (Mick Jagger)

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    Of COURSE I have a Bad Habit. I take Tea at Three (Mick Jagger)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oppies3800 View Post
    Hy sukkel om die gat te vind

    Ja, dis snaaks ek sukkel nie gewoonlik daarmee nie.
    Everything is a hammer.
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    Uys, sal jy meer info gee oor daai front towbar/towball op die Revo asb?? Dis iets wat ek nogal BAIE gaan gebruik.

    Thanks

    En maak jou hartjie sag met prys asb my Grootbaas. Ek het 4 kinners
    Of COURSE I have a Bad Habit. I take Tea at Three (Mick Jagger)

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