I have been smashing through the hours on the Hilux build lately, you wouldn’t believe how much time every single little detail takes, some days things just seem to fall into place and others just seem impossible, read on to see whats been going on.
Ive moved the radiator into about ten different positions and have settled on this, i have a 450x300x75 Tube and Fin intercooler on its way to sit behind this, it will sit upright and create a nice air gap between the two, for air i am thinking two 12″ fans sitting between the two, thats still to be confirmed though.
With the cab back on i am filling the gaps with sheet metal so that no smoke or tyre junk gets into the cabin.
I have welded the rear firewall in and starting to think about sealing and containing the tailshaft, i have made an alloy tube thats pressed into the rear of the gearbox and then the 100mm alloy tube slides over that, then a cone is welded into the cab wall with the centre bearing sitting just after it, i am leaving the gearbox exposed and sealing everything around it, more on that later.
Im still not sold on this idea so i havnt welded it in, theres a removable alloy plate that will be drilled for the fuel brake and electrical bulkhead fittings. Theres still a lot to do, stay tuned as its non stop from here on in!