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    Quote Originally Posted by veitnamcam View Post
    Yep my take on it is you either have to get "old" like yours so you can fix it yourself or "new or in warranty" so when SHTF someone else is paying.
    The market is a bit slow to catch on but mark my words watch the resale of the modern diesels plummet as people get caught with massive maintenance bills.
    Already the last of the "bugger" hiluxes are worth more than the first of the "sheep shagger"...this trend will continue throughout the brands and models.
    The difficulty with a lot of the older models is they are getting scarce. If you do get one someone else often wants to steal it.

    I went newer than I really wanted just so I could get something.
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    bloody hell my 1988 d/c 4wd will be worth a fortune soon?

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    Quote Originally Posted by andyanimal31 View Post
    bloody hell my 1988 d/c 4wd will be worth a fortune soon?

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    Already is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by veitnamcam View Post
    Yep my take on it is you either have to get "old" like yours so you can fix it yourself or "new or in warranty" so when SHTF someone else is paying.
    The market is a bit slow to catch on but mark my words watch the resale of the modern diesels plummet as people get caught with massive maintenance bills.
    Already the last of the "bugger" hiluxes are worth more than the first of the "sheep shagger"...this trend will continue throughout the brands and models.
    Considered hocking everything I own to get a VDJ76. Realised potential maintenance costs if the injectors or pump went would then bankrupt me

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    I got all my lock cylinders and ignition cylinder changed since the keys would fall out taking mild left turns with the originals.

    Put a new radiator in today since the old one had some holes in it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gimp View Post
    I got all my lock cylinders and ignition cylinder changed since the keys would fall out taking mild left turns with the originals.
    That wasn't just a worn key? My safari the key could be taken out about one click earlier on the ignition than you really wanted it to, took it to allied and they were able to track down the 'new' keycode for it and make a couple of fresh keys (rather than copying the worn one) that made the locks etc feel good as new.

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    worn key and cylinders. took it to the local locksmith.

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    Today I have the flu and instead of doing anything major I replaced a bunch of little internal parts to get rid of some rattles.


    The hinge pins for the front seats have a little plastic bushing around them that gets flogged out and the seat rattles. Pretty straightforward to change and $1.44 apiece



    The drivers door had an annoying rattle/squeak on bumpy roads or 4wding, I figured it was probably the fairly-worn door striker



    So swapped that out with a new one - I realised afterwards that I could have just reversed the old one - will hang onto it for when the door starts squeaking again in 20 years



    The rear doors have always had annoying rattles, one possible cause was this missing rubber stopper


    replaced with a shiny new one


    The top striker of the right rear door has a big groove worn in it


    but the replacement part I bought has too much weird angle to it?? going to have to live with that one as-is for now


    Also replaced the bottom striker for the right rear door


    And reversed the striker for the left rear door - I have a spare one also but may as well wear out the old one. All this seems to have cut down the rattles/squeaks quite a lot driving around town but it'll probably be more noticeable once I get onto a gravel road somewhere

    For ages I've had to use my key to open the diesel filler door, the cable pull inside didn't work. Fixed it with a cute little spring



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    Also I changed my front shocks in a Repco carpark in April and backed into my fence post the other day, further damaging a quarter panel that was already damaged and bogged over. Tracking down a new piece of sheetmetal to replace the whole panel since it's rusty under the old bog


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    @gimp where did ya get the door strikers from? Had to re do hinges on my 80series and everything could do with replacing

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    Going by the bags,Toyota

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    Quote Originally Posted by gimp View Post
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    Good site for Toyota parts. good pricing on some near unobtainable parts sometimes.

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    Cheers, have the 1/3 rear barn door 80series hens teeth but a bloody good system

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    It made a massive difference, no rattles at all now on the highway. Probably should have replaced the star washers cos a trip to Greymouth and back loosened some of the screws up a fraction. Just need to do something about my grumbling gearbox bearings now. And get a turbo to cut down the exhaust drone a bit.

 

 

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