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:
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
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.
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
5 / 315/70R17 Mickey Thompson MTZ's
5 / 17x8.5 Method Standards
Bullet Style Chrome Wheel Nuts
2" Lift Ironman Leaf Springs, Bilstein 5125 10" travel shocks, F250 shock towers (front), Greaseable shackles and pins, High clearance U-bolt plates
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.
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 rubber seals for all glass and doors
New windscreen, rear glass, and door glass
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
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
Narva 7" Headlights
LED Tail , Number Plate & Interior Lighting
Sony B-tooth MP3/USB/CD Player (hidden), Marine Remote (between seats), 4 Channel Amp
Alpine 6" Splits
Soundstream 10" sub