80 series fire need parts 1fz 4.5ltr

Submitted: Sunday, Mar 13, 2016 at 01:46
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I just had a fire under the bonnet of my 80 series. Unfortunately I lost my job about 6 weeks ago so had cancelled my insurance to save $, so it looks like I will have to try to repair it myself.
Unsure of the cause but it has burnt out the wiring, batteries and radiator, Motor looks to be ok.
So I am chasing parts and advise.
Is anyone wrecking an 80 series around Perth?
Or can any one suggest where I can get parts on Sunday in Perth.
Any advise would be greatly appreciated. As I am mechanically minded but this will be a challenge.
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Reply By: Member - ACD 1 - Sunday, Mar 13, 2016 at 10:43

Sunday, Mar 13, 2016 at 10:43
Mick

Tony's Auto Wreckers in Midland have an extensive rasnge of L/C for wrecking. They will also chase parts up through their network as well.

Otherwise just google 4x4 Wreckers - there will be some open today.

From your photos, it looks like it was an electrical fault - who is your wiring loom?

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Anthony
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Reply By: Allan B (Member, SunCoast) - Sunday, Mar 13, 2016 at 15:02

Sunday, Mar 13, 2016 at 15:02
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Mick, I am sorry about your present situation and regret I am unable to assist in this.

However, I would comment maybe for your future benefit and for others...........

From your pics it looks highly likely that you experienced a major electrical fault with wiring connected directly to one or both batteries. Because this fault was not limited by an appropriate fuse disastrous results followed. It is worth investing in skilled advice and workmanship with vehicle electrics as clearly the possible disaster can cost much more than the investment.

So when doing your repairs, obtain skilled advice even if you do the work yourself.
Many believe that they are competent with 12V auto electrics until something like this happens.
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Follow Up By: fisho64 - Tuesday, Mar 15, 2016 at 18:42

Tuesday, Mar 15, 2016 at 18:42
the really sad thing is that engaging a professional, is no guarantee of a professional job.
Make sure it is someone who is reputable, by reputation.
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Follow Up By: Allan B (Member, SunCoast) - Tuesday, Mar 15, 2016 at 18:51

Tuesday, Mar 15, 2016 at 18:51
You are right Fisho.
That is why I said "skilled advice". Yes, reputation is one strategy.
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