HJ47 works

Submitted: Sunday, Feb 19, 2023 at 14:43
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Hey everyone, Looking to get some work done of my HJ. Things like power steering, fairey overdrive or 5 sp gear box, suspension & more. Wondering if any one knows a good mechanic in Sydney for such works. maybe that specialises in older land cruisers.

Regards sam
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Reply By: Member - Duncan2H - Sunday, Feb 19, 2023 at 17:29

Sunday, Feb 19, 2023 at 17:29
Consider shipping it up to Paul Read at Mr Landcruiser in Caboolture. No better person in Australia to do the work.

But.. the Fairey overdrives were junk and both 5 speed and power steering are totally overrated upgrades.

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Follow Up By: Batt's - Tuesday, Feb 21, 2023 at 22:26

Tuesday, Feb 21, 2023 at 22:26
I've never driven a 40ser with narrow tyres they might be ok but I had a shorty with M/T's and ute with A/T's both 31" x 10.5 and power steering would have been a great upgrade can't possibly see how it's overrated. I was going to get it for the ute but ended up selling it about 18 months ago.
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Follow Up By: Member - Duncan2H - Wednesday, Feb 22, 2023 at 07:10

Wednesday, Feb 22, 2023 at 07:10
It causes additional engine bay clutter, the radiator outlet has to be modified, the steering components get changed and it costs money that is often better spent elsewhere. My unmodified 47 gets from one side of Australia to the other 1-2 times every year on 33 MTs. I dont struggle but appreciate that others may not have the mobility or strength to do the same.
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Follow Up By: Batt's - Wednesday, Feb 22, 2023 at 12:43

Wednesday, Feb 22, 2023 at 12:43
Nothing to do with not having the strength to turn the wheel I spent a lot of time off road driving one and power steering would make it a lot nicer to drive for anyone. Still won't be as cluttered as a modern vehicle and all mods cost money just depends on how much.
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Reply By: Slopokin - Monday, Feb 20, 2023 at 07:54

Monday, Feb 20, 2023 at 07:54
Try Jason at Total Care 4wd, Seven Hills
He has done work for me for many years and totally satisfied.
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Reply By: Batt's - Wednesday, Feb 22, 2023 at 12:48

Wednesday, Feb 22, 2023 at 12:48
A 5 speed box would be a great addition so the motors revving lower quieter in the cab and should save a bit on fuel.
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Reply By: mountainman - Tuesday, Feb 28, 2023 at 21:01

Tuesday, Feb 28, 2023 at 21:01
Had one over 20years
Brake booster and master needs a upgrade if you want decent brakes
Even critical if you carry weight and tow.
Best mod I ever did

The idler arms are a pain
Replacing them easily 5times or more over the years
Brake light switches
Buy genuine
Aftermarket stuff is rubbish.
Got sick of using auto Lecky so I went genuine and put it in myself
Any info you want
Just reply
Keen to help a fellow 40enthusiast

Stay away from the ARB suspension if you go off-road
I've had multiple leaf springs fail
Ultimate suspension in Sydney is worth a call ask for ken
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