Things feel different now, I mean it’s been a long road to get to this point but now the Hilux is running it just does not feel like it used too.
It’s taken on a whole new personality, it’s gone from stationary artwork to being a real car with a future destined for a hard life on track. I no longer worry too much about making sure everything is “perfect” and just concentrate on it working.
But I am so glad I took those extra steps to make sure it was easy to work on. This front clip is a dream to remove, dry brake oil fittings are as the name suggests “dry break” meaning no spill, all the bolt holes have locating pins so its truely a one man job.
I took it all off to remake the air intake, alternator pully and fix up a few minor issues with the steering. Turns out (no pun intended) that the uni joint on the steering shaft is bottoming slightly on the shafts extra length so i will remove it and cut it down.
These are the third generation knuckles I have made for this, and considering it hasn’t done any KM’s thats not a bad effort, its all about adjusting the ackerman to suit the chassis. I think these will be a good start.
I talked to the Daniel at ColourTech powdercoaters about clear powdercoating the chassis immediately after the first drive so all I have to do now is prove it all works, have some fun and then spend a night stripping it all back down to a bare chassis, polish it up and send it to the very cable fellas at ColourTech Geelong.