1972 Toyota Hilux with a Miata Powertrain

1972 Hilux truck with a MX-5 Powertrain

James Robinson and the team at Driftworks finished the 1972 Toyota Hilux project. The truck was purchased from South Africa with the goal of making a dependable daily driver that could also drift. They replaced the truck’s factory engine, drivetrain, suspension, and brakes with parts from a Mazda MX-5 NB. They increased the 1.8 L … Read more

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Building a 1972 Hilux with a MX-5 Powertrain – Part 2

1972 Hilux truck with a MX-5 Powertrain

James Robinson and the team at Driftworks continue work on the 1972 Toyota Hilux project. The team explained in the previous video the truck is receiving a Mazda MX-5 NB powertrain and suspension. Listen as the team explains the project or you can follow the build thread. Source: Driftworks and DriftWorks build thread

Building a 1972 Hilux with a MX-5 Powertrain – Part 1

1972 Hilux truck with a turbo 1.8 L inline-four and MX-5 drivetrain

James Robinson from Driftworks is building a 1972 Toyota Hilux he imported from South Africa. The truck originally came with a 1.6 L inline-four and manual transmission with a column shifter. James decided to swap out the aging engine, drivetrain, suspension, and brakes with components from a Mazda MX-5 NB. The Mazda 1.8 L BP-series … Read more

For Sale: 1977 Toyota Hilux with a Turbo LSx

1977 Toyota Hilux with a Turbo LSx V8

This 1977 Toyota Hilux is for sale in Atlanta, Georgia with an asking price of $10,000. The truck frame was modified to accept most of the underpinnings from a 2006 Crown Victoria. This included the front subframe, steering rack, disc brakes, rear axle, and suspension. Power comes from a turbocharged 5.3 L Vortec 5300 V8 … Read more