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69 fj40 Building on a buget "I wish"

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by Jakes40, Sep 10, 2006.

  1. Jakes40

    Jakes40 IH8MUD Poser SILVER Star

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    I hope this thread and your comments will keep me going on my project.
    Here is some background I've had my fj40 for about 10 years drove it the first 6 months then parked it. Here is what I’ve done so far or started.
    -front disk conversion got most of the parts need a Spindle rebuild Kit.
    -the center channel was rusted out so replaced with 2x2 square tubing.
    -replaced the drivers side floor.
    -started the rear sill with some 2x2 square tubing.
    once I get the body some what strait I'm going to start the frame.
    like to move the rear axle back 3-4 inches and a SOA lift. rear disc brakes.

    this pic is from 2005 at my parents house just put on the bling rims & tires.

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  2. Jakes40

    Jakes40 IH8MUD Poser SILVER Star

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    heres some picks of what i'm working with :doh:
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  3. Tapage

    Tapage Club 4X4 Panamá SILVER Star

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    Nice starting .. keep us posted !
  4. Jakes40

    Jakes40 IH8MUD Poser SILVER Star

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    floor and center channel

    used some old fire alarm backboxes we replased at my work for the floor.
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    got some 2x2 3/16wall square tubing left over from a trailer I modified for the center channel. and I'm using it for the rear sill. post it when i'm done with it.

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  5. Jakes40

    Jakes40 IH8MUD Poser SILVER Star

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    new pics

    heres some pics of the rear cil so far next is going to be the rear quarters.

    its geting to cold to work outside I hope santa brings me a good heater.

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  6. Jakes40

    Jakes40 IH8MUD Poser SILVER Star

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    got the heater from santa heres some more pics of the drivers side rocker panel I.m almost out of argon for my welder think I might try some flux core wire. any one have some input on flux core or solid mig wire?

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  7. CruisinGA

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    solid with C25 gas mix is the only way to go...
  8. brayn

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    I also use solid wire(0.6) and CO2 mix shielding gas with a 160A Mig welder!Not very heavy duty,but nice for sheet metal or stuff less than 3mm!
  9. Jakes40

    Jakes40 IH8MUD Poser SILVER Star

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    I tried the flux core its good for heaver applications but not for the body work I'm doing.

    Heres some pics of what I've got done.

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  10. Jakes40

    Jakes40 IH8MUD Poser SILVER Star

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    Here’s some more with the rear quarter and drivers side welded in its not perfect but for what I’m doing with the cruiser this will work. This ain't no trailer queen!

    And on a side note my company just put GPS on all the trucks so I have to get a beater for haling the 4wheeler and general junk around I'm getting this F150 from a buddy that was hurt over in the nonwar war.

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  11. 2badfjs

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    thats some nice metal woth right there!

    i hope i can do as well as you with the sheet metal.

  12. Mace

    Mace rock scientist.. Staff Member s-Moderator

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    Good job!

    But personaly I prefer to just remove the offending metal completly ;)
  13. Jakes40

    Jakes40 IH8MUD Poser SILVER Star

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    That’s what I should have done. Now that I started replacing I feel I should finish

    It would have been easer to get another cruiser in better shape.
    Live and learn.

    got some more pic coming maybe tonight
  14. Jakes40

    Jakes40 IH8MUD Poser SILVER Star

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    Hade a fallout Tuesday I guess the 6” of snow was too much for my cheap carport. The real problem was the rain that fell after the snow and I was at work so I could not even throw a tarp over the cruiser to stop the tub from filling with water.:crybaby: Got a tarp over the POS carport now so work can resume.:)

    Tacked the gas tank well together hope the tank fits in it.

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  15. Jakes40

    Jakes40 IH8MUD Poser SILVER Star

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    need to move

    Any one now how to move a thread I'd like to move this to the 40 section I just don't think its HARDCORE. more SOFTCORE to me.

    Maybee some day!
  16. JJS

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    x2. Flux is the suck. Looks like a good project. Keep at it. :beer:
  17. Jakes40

    Jakes40 IH8MUD Poser SILVER Star

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    Got this done today made the tank well about 1/8th inch to shallow.
    Measure once, cut twice. Or was it Measure twice, cut once I can't keep it strait. I remember measure once; cut once then beat it in with a hammer!

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  18. Jakes40

    Jakes40 IH8MUD Poser SILVER Star

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    thinking out loud

    I’m debating whether to flip my rear springs now or wait I feel that I would be jumping around to much but I can’t finish my rear1/4s without flipping them. I should be out working on it instead of sitting on the computer.

    OOOHHH Bother.

    More pics coming!
  19. Josie'sLandCruiser

    Josie'sLandCruiser Stop calling it a "FJ." SILVER Star

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    Hi All:

    "Jakes," wow - you have done a lot of sheetmetal repair here buddy!

    Congrats on the great job so far!

    Keep up the good work ( and the photos! :D )


    Regards,

    Alan
  20. Jakes40

    Jakes40 IH8MUD Poser SILVER Star

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    this is the fuel tank well and I've started cuting away the pass. side but I had to patch some on my new/used ford made all the panels then found out the peplacment panels from LMC were only $30.00 plus shiping. O'WELL its only a beeter!

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