Re: Diff Shortening.
80 series does not directly imply that it is a cruiser. It refers to all commercial vehicles. The diff out of a hilux can ve found in cruisers and hi-ace vans, and a few others.
As for not re-splining them, why not. A mate of mine had his hilux diff shortened, no worries, i have seen the re-splined axles. Probelm with his diff shop, is that they are 9 months behind in work.
You also see a lot of rotary boys using hilux diffs intheor cars, and i am pretty sure that a std hilu diff wont fit under the guards of an R100. So i guess they are shortening then as well.
70 GT Ford Capri
302 Windsor (347 someday)
Auto, Manual - Manual, Auto.
(I'll work it out one day)
Hilux Diff - 4.1 Detroit Locker