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    Project Hilux - stage two complete

    As some of you might know, I bought a Hilux the other month as a second vehicle and daily drive.

    Anyone who has sat in a Hilux will tell you that it is somewhat basic... Mine was no different. Couple that with a knackered bench seat and something needed doing.

    Got myself and entire set of special edition SAAB 9000 Anniversary electric and heated sets and door trims off Ebay for ?100 (will sell the trims and back seat later).

    With the help of R.Sendout (SXOC), we cleared the old vinyl carpets and bench out and scraped-out all the ****e and mud underneath A new electrical circuit was plumbed in and the seats were bolted in and wired.



    The seat belts are proving a bit of a challenge. It looks as though only SAAB belts will go into the clickers on the seats, so I've temporarily hooked-up the original Hilux ones until I can sort out some alternatives.

    Next stage is to get the heated seat circuit hooked up to the switches and power and get some carpets in.

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    They look sweet.... if a bit old man for my liking.

    You must have the most plush interior on a hilux ever Now it really is a Hi-Lux

    I'll get my coat

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    Well, I could have got some of these:

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    But, having got into a mate's car with these and full harness, they are the biggest pain in the ar$e in the history of seats. By the time you've buckled in and buckled out, you'd have normally made half the journey... Plus you can't lean forward. At all...

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    is this a Hilux RS ? everything i see is lightweighted

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    You dont need to run with harnesses, but if you do you can hook them to the rear seat belt, which will allow movement and have pre-tensioning

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    Quote Originally Posted by S15R
    is this a Hilux RS ? everything i see is lightweighted
    lol! I wish, mate! Its from the days when fuel injection was for GTIs. I think it just about breaks 60bhp (45KW) Its also from the time when Utes were workhorses rather than SSZs. Just got to wire the seat heaters in, then I can put some carpet in. Oh, and grommet all the holes. Bugger! (that's one that only the Aussies will get )

    Quote Originally Posted by Topper
    You dont need to run with harnesses, but if you do you can hook them to the rear seat belt, which will allow movement and have pre-tensioning
    Seeing how there's a fecking big flatbed where the back seat would be, I'll stick with the ?100 SAABs, I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicely
    Seeing how there's a fecking big flatbed where the back seat would be, I'll stick with the ?100 SAABs, I think.
    Ah never thought of that now ....... but incase anyone wants to fit harnesses to a car with rear seats, what i said above stands

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    Couple of updates to the thread

    After its task of ridding the world of another Mondeo in January, the Ute had been off the road for a couple of months due to a crap insurance offer (surprise), buying it back, collecting parts and a mate and I repairing it.

    The insurance company made a guestimate of ?1800 to repair her and offered a third of the current market value for this age of Hilux Got the offer upped a bit and the car back, and repaired her for ?200! AND bought a load of goodies with the rest... Most annoying thing was the damage done to the door, thanks to the salvage company move her about with a fork lift truck And that was after me saying to my insurer I wanted to to buy it back and NOT to move it about with a fork lift AND phoning the salvage agent and telling them the same... Made my insurer pay me another ?200 compensation though...

    Here's how she looked after the accident:




    The damage done by the salvage agent:




    And here's some photos today. She's roadworthy, but still needs a VIC test done to get the registration doc back. However, I was sensible enough to take a copy of the original, which allowed me to renew the road tax



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    And the latest upgrade:


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    Now that's better!

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    new rims wow wow....looks nice buddy

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