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 Post subject: The 67
PostPosted: Thu Jul 16, 2020 11:49 am 
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Hey Guys

Still here in WA state doing our thing!

I've got this 67 that we have had for a few years now; it started out life in Hawaii and I picked it up in Seattle from a widow (It was her husbands car)

Originally I built it for my son Estin for his 16th B-day and first car; Mild easy build, good simple 1500 engine, lowered but not too much, distressed (Fake Patina) the paint as the PO had done a mediocre paint job on it and I wanted something that looked cool but not too pretty for those High School parking lots.

I ended up buying it back from him a couple years later and building him up a 2004 Lexus GX470 after multiple teenager induced mechanical issues.

So here it is 5 years later and pretty close to the same, Ive fixed/overhauled the trans he blew, front bumper he folded in half after a friend pulled him out of a ditch by the front bumper.

Just doing little things to it now planning on making it a little outlaw racer fun car, nothing fancy just enjoy it and have fun.

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First little project and thing I wanted to change was the wheels, picked up a crusty set of Rostyles directly from SA and restored, rehooped them to 5" fronts and 8" rears with custom backspacing.
will probably start building a bit more fun of an engine soon.

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Did i mention crusty, after blasting the hoops were trash and I was left with a pitted mess, took hours of welding and sanding to get the centers smooth again.

After building them up, came out awesome and learned some things if I ever decide to do a set again.

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After Powder coating and before detailing : still have to do that.

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 Post subject: Re: The 67
PostPosted: Thu Jul 16, 2020 3:57 pm 
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Wow, nice work on the wheels Jeff, those look amazing!
Can't wait to see what else you do with it. 8-)

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 Post subject: Re: The 67
PostPosted: Thu Jul 16, 2020 4:27 pm 
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Good to see you still at it Jeff! The SA's look great!! My favorite wheel thats for sure.

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 Post subject: Re: The 67
PostPosted: Fri Jul 17, 2020 1:34 pm 
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mk-Zero wrote:
Wow, nice work on the wheels Jeff, those look amazing!
Can't wait to see what else you do with it. 8-)



Thanks Brian; Me too, need more free time!

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2016 Toyota Tacoma (The Tacoroamer) Expedition Built
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 Post subject: Re: The 67
PostPosted: Fri Jul 17, 2020 1:35 pm 
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ConcreteAce wrote:
Good to see you still at it Jeff! The SA's look great!! My favorite wheel thats for sure.



Thanks Ethan, same to you; Im trying to get my hands on a lot more centers becase (hoarding) we will see

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67 Land Rover Series 2a 109 (Australian Build RHD)
2016 Toyota Tacoma (The Tacoroamer) Expedition Built
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 Post subject: Re: The 67
PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2020 10:58 am 
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well, finally got the wheels mounted up, mounted them with 205 60 15 rubber in the rear and 195 45 15 in the front.

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67 Land Rover Series 2a 109 (Australian Build RHD)
2016 Toyota Tacoma (The Tacoroamer) Expedition Built
2018 Ram 2500 Towrig

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Ferndale WA, Liberal Sticks and Farm Life


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 Post subject: Re: The 67
PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2020 12:48 pm 
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Looks great Jeff!

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