Wow, time flies when you’re lacking inspiration on a project. It was back in April when I first wrote about this and I’ve not really laid a spanner on her since. Well, I did say it was going to be written in real time..
So to the lists. There are two of them, an ‘Essentials” and a “Desirables”. Essentials are the things that simply must be done before it can pass a UK MOT test and get road legal again, plus other stuff that’s probably going to fail if left.
Desirables are the other things that aren’t vital, but would enhance or update the truck and make it easier to live with in 2010.
It’s an import to the UK from South Africa many years ago, so no rust proofing at all. This means that the bodywork is now desparately in need of repair. The big issue is panels. Genuine Toyota metal, where available, is expensive as no repair panels are available, so you’re buying a large panel to replace just one rusted section. ~The main areas are:
We’re going to try to make up repair sections, but if anyone knows of a source of Landcruiser 60 Series repair panels, please get in touch, I’d love to hear from you.
If you know if any companies still manufacturing products anywhere worldwide, please get it touch, as the winter is nearly upon us and we’ll need to get her under cover soon to remove glass and begin the anti-rust attack!