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  1. As much as I’ve enjoyed following this topic I can honestly this is on my ‘should not have sold it’ list. I knew that once cleaned up, it would have come out excellent but I’ve got far to many projects on the go and the number hasn’t gone down since this Hilux went lol. I’m really glad it’s gone to someone who’s brought it back to former glory. Exactly what it needed. Now you can stick it on the shelf to admire, just as I would have. Cracking job, well done and well deserved
  2. Finally made progress on the new shed
  3. They are original The first owner had the car from new, used it couple of times and stored it for years. Once in my possession the car was tested and shelfed, so even the mud off the tyres was from the 80s
  4. I look forward to seeing the progress and finish of the Hilux. It has certainly left a gap on the shelf and yes I am regretting it already... Once you're done with it feel free to sell it me back i won't say no
  5. Regrettably letting this one go! This is in very good original condition with general age related wear and tear. It is being sold as untested as I don’t have one of the old style square 6V battery’s. The Hilux was purchased many years ago with the intention of restoring, but as with many projects they never start or finish this one never started so a full restoration would be required! Good bits: - Radio box is very tidy and tabs are present - Front headlights are not pictured but are included - The body appears only to be painted once, and has no cracks repairs or damage - Tyres are dirty but have no cracks - Mechanics are working well - A set of shocks (not pictured) are also included - The vehicle has no reproduction parts and is completely original Bad Bits - The usual drivers rear view mirror and rear Toyota badge are missing - The rx AA battery holder is broke (pictured) - 2 screws are missing from the retaining clips which told the radio tray lid on All in all pretty minor points and a very good example. It certainly doesn’t seem of had a great use and overall it would make an excellent project for someone. Viewing is welcome from the Midlands (UK) and I would prefer collection however postage is no problem. £850 including postage or £820 collected Offers of course are welcome and if you require anymore of photos please let me know and I’ll take them
  6. Happy Birthday! 

  7. It’s my birthday next week (on the 9th) and the Mrs says this looks ‘really cool’ The temptation now is unreal
  8. I had it from Midland Sheds and Summerhouses . The build quality is brilliant and strong. Only two issues I have is the wood inside is sweating (I think it’s normal for the wood to dry out as the outside is bone dry) and one window needs sealing but I’m waiting a call back to sort it. Otherwise very pleased couldn’t recommend them enough!
  9. Two rather different kind of boxes....
  10. I couldn’t wait for the weekend so had a quick inspection..... Noticed the fender is leaning to the left. It’s never been removed or reglued but surely it cannot be a Tamiya error? This bracket was actually the wrong way round! Again it can’t be a Tamiya error surely not? There’s no indication to say it’s been opened before.... Chassis is nice and straight although one bracket was slightly bent which I removed and made straight in the vice... Certainly made a difference but not 100% perfect. I think I can live with the little error if I’m honest. I certainly think it’s the way the cab has been glued which makes the corner stick out more than it should. Thoughts gents?
  11. Guys many thanks for your help I have taken a chance on it for £500, but that is with the MFU03 fitted and even a newly built Tamiya flat bed trailer thrown in! With it being from the XB range the finish and completely flawless and it certainly looks the part! Hopefully sometime over the weekend I’ll get it stripped to examine the strange fender issue. More details and pictures to follow once inspected
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