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

Building a 1972 Hilux with a MX-5 Powertrain – Part 3

1972 Hilux truck with a MX-5 Powertrain

James Robinson and the team at Driftworks finished their work on the 1972 Toyota Hilux project. The project’s build was showcased in three videos with the last embedded below. Watch as the team finishes the project and shows off the turbocharged Miata powertrain. You can also see the progress in the build thread. Source: Driftworks … Read more

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