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Hi. I am looking at a 1978 Toyota Hilux that someone swapped out the cabin (unknown type) with a Chinook. The cabin needs to be completely remodeled/refurbished. I am up for it, but I have a question regarding the access point for the spare tire. This Chinook does not have a "door" for the opening. Is that how all Chinooks were, no covering in the cabin over the spare tire access? Seller said that is how the Chinooks were made. I have included photos of the cabin with a black arrow pointing out the opening I am talking about. Wouldn't there be an issue of exhaust entering the cabin? Also, anyo
Hi all! I have a 77 Chinook with external latches for the pop top roof. The piece attached to the roof was mounted on wood which has become rotted. I found this out the hard way while driving on the highway yesterday. The latch pulled free from the mounting piece and the front end of my roof lifted about a foot at 60mph! I pulled over immediately but it was too late. Of course its can't be just a matter of fixing the latch because I now have two bent arms (one on each side) on the scissor spring hinges that push the roof up. It is the arm mounted in the front leading back to the roof slider th