I am reluctantly selling my truck as I do not have time to tidy up and restore. Have used it as a daily driver and light use work vehicle for 18 months and she has never let me down.
I want it to go to somebody who has the time to put in to a restoration/ off road conversion. She needs £800ish work doing in total (I am counting as buying parts off milner offroad/rough trax and paying a mechanic to install so way cheaper if you are mechanically minded) and that will result in a spot on Hilux.
Ideal base for an off-road conversion as most of the important work she needs is stuff you would need to alter or uprate anyway.
As I say, is perfectly driveable and surprisingly economical, and have found I get an average of 27mpg mixed urban and motorway. On Motorway If you really pay attention to traffic flow and stick at just under 3000 rpm consistently it is possible (but rare) to get 33mpg!
MK4's are really appreciating in value and are being increasingly seen (rightly!) as the best of the Hilux crop to actually own. A mk3 is totally invincible but slightly less comfortable than a rectal examination, a mk5 is a mk4 with a hideous face and mk6 onwards are progressively more SUV than Hilux.
Works done- New fuel tank, Recent new Sump, newish brakes, front suspension replaced and engine belts in good order. Has been kept serviced. New handbrake cable and throttle cable.
MOT until Jan 25 2020.
Rusty Tub. Could be welded and repaired but they often come up on websites for £200-£500 and need 6 bolts to fit so thats what I planned to do.
Needs a new rear bumper (£120 brand new and easy self fit)
Has a small oil leak on engine, has for as long as I have owned it and as long as previous owner had it. Has never got any worse and two seperate mechanics have said there is no desperate need to fix it (although it did come up as an advisory on the Mot it had in January). To be honest I have never fully investigated although one of the jobs I intended on was an engine flush and gasket replacement. The mechanics I use are certain this would fix it and also reckon that somebody with time, a brain and youtube can change all gaskets and belts on this engine.
The chassis has surface rust but is completely solid, rear suspension the same.
Fuel gauge does not work.
No Spare wheel. Have been perfectly happy with tyre weld hence never buying one.
Is a good, solid truck I have been really happy with and am genuinely sad to be having to sell.
I can give all manner of assistance and advice as well as forward on useful links, websites and forums. I have put a lot of research and time into figuring out what to do and what costs are only to become too busy to do any of it.
I could be tempted to accept an offer on a genuine promise of updates and photo’s of her restoration.
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