Does anyone do an auto conversion for a Toyota 78 Series V8 Troopy ?

Submitted: Wednesday, Jul 08, 2009 at 11:40
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Does anybody do the conversions ? ie an auto box out of a 100 or 200 Series.

I used to own a 60 Series and had a 5 litre V8 and a turbo 400 gearbox installed, so I know that conversions are done - just never heard about this one.

Thanks,

Willie.

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I am not interested in opinions about the pros and cons of auto boxes or "why do it" etc .
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Reply By: Member - Beatit (QLD) - Wednesday, Jul 08, 2009 at 12:46

Wednesday, Jul 08, 2009 at 12:46
Planning something big? Not sure but check Marks adaptors to see if there is a kit.

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Follow Up By: Member - Willie , Sydney. - Wednesday, Jul 08, 2009 at 18:14

Wednesday, Jul 08, 2009 at 18:14
Thanks Theo, I will check them out.
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Reply By: Member - sdr00y (Beecroft,NSW) - Wednesday, Jul 08, 2009 at 14:50

Wednesday, Jul 08, 2009 at 14:50
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Follow Up By: Member - Willie , Sydney. - Wednesday, Jul 08, 2009 at 18:15

Wednesday, Jul 08, 2009 at 18:15
Thanks sdr00y. I will ring them.
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Reply By: Gone Bush (WA) - Wednesday, Jul 08, 2009 at 14:58

Wednesday, Jul 08, 2009 at 14:58
Willie,

Your enquiry is a good indication of the market Toyota is missing out on by not dropping the 5 speed auto from the 100 series into the 70 series V8.

Can you imagine how much nicer it would be than the current 5 speed manual.

Unless this next incarnation with airbags and a new dash is simply another stop gap model like the current one, Toyota is really missing the bus.

They should put you and me in charge of their design department Willie.



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Follow Up By: Member - Willie , Sydney. - Wednesday, Jul 08, 2009 at 18:18

Wednesday, Jul 08, 2009 at 18:18
Stephen,

"design department" - That might mean I have to go to work again ! perish the thought.

We will never see an auto Troopie unless we make it ourselves.

Willie.
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Follow Up By: Member - Heather G (NSW) - Sunday, Jul 12, 2009 at 16:59

Sunday, Jul 12, 2009 at 16:59
I agree 'Gone Bush'.

We had started looking at the Toyota 70 series V8 but I refuse to drive a manual - would be very interested if we could get an auto one though.

Maybe we should all communicate to Toyota.

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Reply By: chisel - Wednesday, Jul 08, 2009 at 16:35

Wednesday, Jul 08, 2009 at 16:35
I agree - an auto in any of the troopy/wagon or even ute would make a big difference to my interest in one.
I guess they are making more money on the 200 series and don't want to take sales away from it. It's not like there is any real competition for them in the troopy/ute space that does have an auto.
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Follow Up By: Member - Roachie (SA) - Wednesday, Jul 08, 2009 at 16:46

Wednesday, Jul 08, 2009 at 16:46
Maybe Toyota have employed the brains trust that Nissan had working for them!! These smart-rrrrs blokes decided the venerable TD42T in the GU Patrol, did not deserve a slush box and it only ever came out with the 5 speed "paddle"...... Countless people over the past 10 years or so have said they'd have bought a 4.2 TD Patrol id it had had a auto box.

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Reply By: On Patrol & TONI - Wednesday, Jul 08, 2009 at 16:36

Wednesday, Jul 08, 2009 at 16:36
Jason Dymock

If anyone, I know, would have a go at that it would be this guy. See Link

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Follow Up By: Member - Willie , Sydney. - Wednesday, Jul 08, 2009 at 18:24

Wednesday, Jul 08, 2009 at 18:24
Thanks Jason,
I just printed out his particulars .
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Reply By: Member - Roachie (SA) - Wednesday, Jul 08, 2009 at 16:53

Wednesday, Jul 08, 2009 at 16:53
Just on the subject of Toyotas........ credit where credit is due.

I'm just about to finish up with my employer after almost 39 years.

I have lined-up some temporary work with a locally-based Aust Post mail contractor. Last night I rode shotgun for one of the usual drivers; took the day's mail from the Yorke Peninsula and surrounds, down to the Adelaide Mail Exchange.

The contractors use Toyota vans for these duties. The larger one (a Hi-ace I think) is 4 years old and has done 850,000klm. The only issues they've had is with the wishbones which have cracked a few times and have needed welding. When you consider the distances these things travel (and the speed at which they travel..... $1.20 most of the time), as well as the undulating roads we have around here....well I'm suitably impressed.

Their older vehicle which is still used daily, but is slightly smaller and does some of the more localised trips on the peninsula itself, has clocked up 1.6m kilometers.... It is also a Toyota hi ace.....

I would like one of the V8 76 series cruisers, but think I might have to wait until they start to come up second hand with a decent lump of depreciation swiped off them courtesy of the original owner.

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Follow Up By: Madfisher - Wednesday, Jul 08, 2009 at 19:55

Wednesday, Jul 08, 2009 at 19:55
Interesting Roachie,
Can you find out what motors they run?
Congralutions on semi retirement.
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Follow Up By: Member - Beatit (QLD) - Thursday, Jul 09, 2009 at 07:08

Thursday, Jul 09, 2009 at 07:08
G'day mate,

Likewise from me - all the best in semi retirement. And I hope that means more travel for you. So will we hear from you more or less?

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Follow Up By: Member - Roachie (SA) - Thursday, Jul 09, 2009 at 09:04

Thursday, Jul 09, 2009 at 09:04
hahahahaha....dunno about this "semi-retirement" caper... I still have 3 lads at school, so I'm trying to steer myself into full-time employment of some sort. This driving job is (hopefully), just the beginning of something with more hours involved.

I will still be here and looking at EO every day.......

Thanks very much for your kind wishes.

I'm surprised I haven't been lambasted for daring to acknowledge the good feelings I have towards the Toyota brand....hahaha.

In years gone by, my comments would have resulted in much myrth from various members of this great forum.

Cheers

Roachie
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Follow Up By: Member - Beatit (QLD) - Thursday, Jul 09, 2009 at 09:38

Thursday, Jul 09, 2009 at 09:38
I guess some of the stirrers have not been stirring for a while as that seems to upset the sensitive few (which we all know you wouldn’t form part of). And probably the others have upgraded their yota for a Nissan and don’t really want to speak up. I think that there is nothing wrong at looking at the toymota (guess we can’t keep using this anymore!) to see if they have improved. I have to confess that I have done the same and have been tempted but my 4.8 is still young and performs so well and they still haven’t worked out what we want anyway. A look at this thread on auto’s which highlights this.

Three lads at school you must have been a late bloomer! Geez mate, does that cause you grief at the teacher parent nights or what hahahaha.

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Follow Up By: Member - Roachie (SA) - Thursday, Jul 09, 2009 at 11:14

Thursday, Jul 09, 2009 at 11:14
Not so much a late bloomer as the fact that I'm on my 2nd marriage (hopefully "final" marriage....hahahaha). I also have a 20 y/o from my 1st marriage.

Funny should mention the school thing. A couple of years ago there was a sports day at the primary school. Our youngest bloke was about 6. After the sports were over, his class were all lined up ready to go back into their room. As I walked past the line-up of kids and said good-bye to Zak, one of the other kids whispered to him ...."is that your grandpa?".... hahahahaha

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Follow Up By: Madfisher - Thursday, Jul 09, 2009 at 14:28

Thursday, Jul 09, 2009 at 14:28
Is that your Grandpa, Well yes can relate to that, like you roachie I am on my 2nd marriage( I started at the Wales in 69 so we would be very close to the same vintage) and have his, hers and ours. Youngest is 13, and coped the grandpa thing when he was younger.
Not easy getting perment full time work at our age, unless you have a skill thats in demand. Good luck
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Follow Up By: get outmore - Sunday, Jul 12, 2009 at 15:45

Sunday, Jul 12, 2009 at 15:45
You will be waiting a while for a decent whack of depreciation

I guess they will be cheaper but unthrashed non work ones will punch way above their weight in 2nd hand value for many years
- you only need look for a decent 79 series TD6 in good nick to confirm this
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Reply By: Member - Willie , Sydney. - Wednesday, Jul 08, 2009 at 18:29

Wednesday, Jul 08, 2009 at 18:29
I was talking to the 2IC at Northside ARB and he reckoned that mechanically it is feasable, but electonically it is a nightmare that is if you try to use the 200's gearbox. Apparrently the computer in the 200 links everything and you cannot start changing a bit here or there.

If you used a box out of a 100 Series it might work - I really have no idea of mechanics so I rely on other peoples opinions in these matters.

Thanks to all,

Willie.
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Reply By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Wednesday, Jul 08, 2009 at 20:14

Wednesday, Jul 08, 2009 at 20:14
illie,
In addition to the electrical issues, it might be worth checkinbg that the transmission tunnel is big enough to house the auto. I have a recollection of someone saying it's not big enough and another recollection of someone saying they've done it. Might need a body lift??
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Reply By: Member - Stuart P (WA) - Wednesday, Jul 08, 2009 at 23:32

Wednesday, Jul 08, 2009 at 23:32
im looking into this myself i think the 100 series auto will match up with the v8 diesel . but it is the match up with trying the computer that drives the 100 and the compatability of the wiring on the 70 series.
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Follow Up By: Member - Willie , Sydney. - Thursday, Jul 09, 2009 at 07:33

Thursday, Jul 09, 2009 at 07:33
Hi Stuart,
If you get anywhere with this, could you please member message me .
Thanks,
Willie.
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Reply By: Ozhumvee - Saturday, Jul 11, 2009 at 19:41

Saturday, Jul 11, 2009 at 19:41
Rather than go with the Tojo auto why not use a 4L80E GM auto?
While they are electronically controlled they can use an aftermarket controller like a Compushift which only requires two sensors (TPS and TOSS) and the Tojo engine would put out the TPS signal as it is fly by wire while the trans would output the other. The transmissions are bulletproof (virtually identical to a TH400 with an overdive and lockup torque converter.
The hardest part would be the adapter between engine and auto as there are adapters for the transfer case or you could use a New Process or Atlas transfer case. There are plenty of Humvee/Hummer transfer cases around.
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Follow Up By: Member - Willie , Sydney. - Sunday, Jul 12, 2009 at 15:12

Sunday, Jul 12, 2009 at 15:12
Hi Peter,

Thanks for the info. Do you know a company that performs such transplants ?

Willie.
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