The HJ45 ute is now officially up for sale (now sold) pictures taken by Randall Kilner from Dirtcomp Magazine.
1977 HJ45 Landcruiser Ute sold recently for over $45,000 AUD
Build has been documented on IH8MUD forum. Google "Twistys HJ45" to find the build thread with more pictures & details. Finished specs below:
MOTOR 2H 4.0L Diesel Motor from a 60 series (approx 300k kms) NEW glow plugs, oil pressure relief valve, sump & rear main seals, injector pump diaphragm, fuel primer pump, aux. fuel filter, water pump, thermostat, starter motor, 80amp int. reg alternator. Custom 100l s/steel fuel tank with polished s/steel fuel filler Custom 4 Core HJ47 width radiator 16 " SPAL Thermo fan with Tridon temp switch Holset HX25 Turbo 38mm External Wastegate Turbotech Boost Controller VS Commdore V8 Airbox Polished stainless steel intake pipe work 3" s/steel dump pipe with EGT sensor 3" s/steel mandrel bent exhaust system with polished tip
GBOX & XFER H55F 5 Speed & transfer case from a 60 Series (approx 300k kms) NEW Exedy Heavy Duty Clutch, Master & Slave Cylinders, Hard & Soft Lines & balance level bypass hose
DIFFS/BRAKES Standard front housing, swivel hubs & disc brakes from a 60 series New pads, rotors, wheel bearings, seals & fully rebuilt front calipers IFS Hub kit to increase track with by 3" Complete 60 series rear diff (3" wider than stock) New drums, shoes, & repacked bearings Custom hand brake cable to suit relocating handbrake from back of original 4spd gbox to 60 series rear drum brakes. NEW brake hard lines, extended soft brake lines, and 60 series master cyl.
STEERING Standard column modified to include support bush, 70 series intermediate shaft, 60 series steering box, 80 series pitman arm, 70 series tie rod & drag link, new rod ends throughout & Tough Dog Steering Dampener
TYRES/WHEELS 5 / 315/70R17 Mickey Thompson MTZ's 5 / 17x8.5 Method Standards Bullet Style Chrome Wheel Nuts
SUSPENSION 2" Lift Ironman Leaf Springs, Bilstein 5125 10" travel shocks, F250 shock towers (front), Greaseable shackles and pins, High clearance U-bolt plates
CHASSIS Solid and rust free except for the section on the inside of the front cross member which has the radiator supports. This section was treated and boxed in before paint. Rear of chassis has been shortened by 340mm.
BODY/STYLESIDE Tub All steel panels sand blasted & 2pac epoxy primed. Professional full respray in 2pac 416 Dune Beige Hand painted pin striping & air bushed 3d TOYOTA Cab floor and tub wear surfaces finished in Raptor ute liner. Fiberglass roof, windscreen surround, & new 2" wider front guards Front drivers side fiberglass guard was modified to remove opening for original steering Only rust was some small sections under the windscreen frame and where there was some damage to the sills. (Original and freshly sandblasted pictures are available) All new custom sheetmetal Spotted gum timber floors Polished s/steel strips & bolts to clamp wood Custom 150mm wide fibreglass rear flares Toyota mud flaps Tie Down Rails Custom front bumper New Badges
GLASS/RUBBERS New rubber seals for all glass and doors New windscreen, rear glass, and door glass
INTERIOR Fully re-trimmed black vinyl seats & door trims New molded carpet & custom floor mats, original style roof lining, interior & exterior door handles, window winders, pull shut handles, & gbox knobs. Custom center console with gauges & cup holders Polished alloy rear view mirror & half wrap steering wheel New Seat Belts
ELECTRICAL Full re-wire using a EZ Wire 12 Circuit Loom New relays, switches, led warning lights, fuse holders etc. New gauge cluster from Cruiser Addiction Autotecnica Boost, EGT and Water Temp gauges Dual 100A AGM batteries
LIGHTING Narva 7" Headlights LED Tail , Number Plate & Interior Lighting
STEREO Sony B-tooth MP3/USB/CD Player (hidden), Marine Remote (between seats), 4 Channel Amp Alpine 6" Splits Soundstream 10" sub