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My Gen 1 SWB Bighorn

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My Gen 1 SWB Bighorn

Postby isuzurob » Mon Aug 24, 2015 5:05 pm

Description:
This is my new project, 1989 swb gen 1 bighorn, got it off a 86 year, old 1 nz owner in standard form 3 months ago, has done 97,000km


Modifications and Accessories:

Suspension:60mm
Body Lift:50mm
Tyres/Wheels:15x8 rims 33 tyres
Traction Aids: Auto lockers front and rear
Bullbar: Homemade
Spot lights and Lighting:
Communications/GPS: Dont need them as thats part of the fun getting lost
Dual Batteries:
Engine: 4jb1-t
Exhaust: 2 1/2
Sound system: worse than factory
External:
Internal:
Others: diff drop, ball joint flip, modified cross member, custom radiator


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Re: My Gen 1 SWB Bighorn

Postby turnturn » Thu Aug 27, 2015 7:14 pm

Rob,
How much did you drop your front diff by?

Did you have to notch your cross member to clear the front diff?
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Re: My Gen 1 SWB Bighorn

Postby isuzurob » Thu Aug 27, 2015 7:21 pm

I dropped my first 1 35mm and had to make a complete new cross member had no issues dropping it that far, truck was tall though, this 1 i dropped 25mm and just notched the cross member, the photo of the cross member is above
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Re: My Gen 1 SWB Bighorn

Postby iananita » Fri Aug 28, 2015 3:57 pm

Nice, when I did my drop I only went 20mm which only means minor mods to cross member.
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Re: My Gen 1 SWB Bighorn

Postby isuzurob » Fri Aug 28, 2015 8:00 pm

Yea everyone has there own measurement of how far you can go and what works, i shouldve done this one 35mm also but its done now and works good
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Re: My Gen 1 SWB Bighorn

Postby isuzurob » Sun Aug 30, 2015 10:22 am

finally finished the bar and fitted a winch, also has tow hooks and led lights
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Re: My Gen 1 SWB Bighorn

Postby nb422 » Sun Sep 13, 2015 3:28 pm

Drove past you in my mu as i was heading down from tukino skifield and thought the truck looked familiar, very nice truck you have there man
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Re: My Gen 1 SWB Bighorn

Postby NewZealandTrooper » Mon Sep 14, 2015 10:33 am

Hey buddy,
Nice wagon ive been watching it change weekly, i'm Mike from the workshop round the corner. Where abouts did you get the rear locker from?

Cheers
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Re: My Gen 1 SWB Bighorn

Postby isuzurob » Mon Sep 14, 2015 4:03 pm

yes i saw you up there also was boring in 2wd all day, my truck is brown now, did some river driving and other tracks, have snorkle and other bits on order also
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Re: My Gen 1 SWB Bighorn

Postby isuzurob » Mon Sep 14, 2015 4:06 pm

yea the mods take awhile, but have 3 months to finish it, i got them from usa, i have a spare rear and front diffs with lockers fitted 4.3 ratio
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Re: My Gen 1 SWB Bighorn

Postby isuzurob » Sun Sep 27, 2015 4:21 pm

Fitted a snorkel, removed all vaccum switches, modified the air box, and fitted a gme3500 which is amazing at the moment
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Re: My Gen 1 SWB Bighorn

Postby mattmannz » Sun Sep 27, 2015 6:23 pm

Tidy looking truck Rob
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Re: My Gen 1 SWB Bighorn

Postby isuzurob » Mon Sep 28, 2015 3:05 pm

Thanks, poor man thats dead now would turn in his grave 4 months from a standard truck till now, i saw your truck on trademe, couldnt believe you were selling it, good to see you are going to keep it now
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Re: My Gen 1 SWB Bighorn

Postby isuzurob » Sun Oct 11, 2015 3:02 pm

Cut the rear quaters off and welded 3mm plate in, have to make my rear bar next
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Re: My Gen 1 SWB Bighorn

Postby FluxFan » Mon Oct 12, 2015 12:41 am

Isuzurob, where did you get your snorkel from? I have been trying to locate one for my 91. I like the looks of this one.
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Re: My Gen 1 SWB Bighorn

Postby isuzurob » Sun Dec 06, 2015 7:55 am

The snorkle needs a few modification to fit the truck, it is a ss300hf from memory, have to move the fuse box, and the p/steering reservoir, block the old intake in air box and weld a new one in, mine looks factry under the bonnet will try and get photos, just fixing panels and bent bullbar after 4x4 yesturday
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Re: My Gen 1 SWB Bighorn

Postby iananita » Tue Dec 08, 2015 12:43 pm

Must of missed the original snorkel post with pics. You NZ boys love those high snorkels, rivers run deep.
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Re: My Gen 1 SWB Bighorn

Postby isuzurob » Tue Dec 08, 2015 4:03 pm

nope have never done a post for snorkle, you can see the modified air box etc in 1 of the photos above, last two weekends have had water/mud over the bonnet for long periods of time, it works well
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Re: My Gen 1 SWB Bighorn

Postby iananita » Fri Dec 11, 2015 2:40 pm

Sorry mate, just looking at the snorkel head above the roof line.
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Re: My Gen 1 SWB Bighorn

Postby isuzurob » Sat Dec 12, 2015 5:46 am

Thought id add the photos of rear quater cut and rear bar, also fiited a heavy duty clutch
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