84 FJ60 Resto,

Discussion in '60-Series Wagons' started by SKINNER, Jan 13, 2008.

  1. SKINNER

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    It seems like I do more reading than posting on Ih8mud, but I thought I might share a couple photos of my 1984 FJ60. I pulled the body this weekend with plans to complete an overall freshening (hopefully a quick one at that) in time for paint this spring. [​IMG]
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  2. SKINNER

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    Basic plan is to go through and freshen everything. Current plans include AAL, new shocks, rebuild both propshafts, rebuild steering gear, knuckles, replace brake/fuel lines, reseal the SBC, and I have the TBI setup from an 89 C1500 that will be going on. Oh, and of course clean and paint frame, springs, axles, underbody, etc.

    After this is all completed I should be ready for paint in the spring. :beer:
     
  3. NocalFJ60

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    Sounds like a good project. Nice shop. Keep us posted. I enjoy the pictures.
     
  4. sterling

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    Wow!
    Nice shop, should make things just a little easier!


    Keep us posted on the progress

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  5. made4surf

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    Nice resto.

    How do you tear yourself away from such a beautiful shop?
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  6. bigDcruiser

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    holy hell i'm jelous. is that your personal shop? you should be able to make quick work of her w/ a set-up like that.
     
  7. SKINNER

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    Thanks for all the compliments on the shop! I built it last year and it sure makes things easier. I've spent too much time working on my back in the weather, but now I have 1100 sq.ft of heated paradise (seperate from "the wifes" garage) to work in!

    The lift was a christmas present from my wife, so a frame off only makes sense, right?
     
  8. BillyGHusk

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    holy ****

    My wifes Christmas present to me(that she doesn't know she gave me) was a set of OEM Aussie mirrors....:meh:
     
  9. made4surf

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    Skinner, You the MAN!:cheers:
     
  10. Tvaldriz

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    Skinner:

    Man, what a neat shop. Should make the restoration project
    enjoyable.


    Tom
     
  11. SKINNER

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    Quick Update

    Just a quick update: another engineer I work with asked if I could put a clutch in his car this morning....Murphy's Law! So I am now working to drop the body back on the frame so that the FJ isn't tying up the lift. Before hand I decided to pull the engine, trans, transfer case, and Ranger overdrive. Couple pics:
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  12. SKINNER

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    I went ahead and set the body back on the frame last night and got the shop cleaned up. Sorry, no pics.

    I'll be back up and running as soon as I get this clutch job off of my lift.

    Anybody have any recommendations on the easiest way to clean the 24 years of grime off of the cab floor (while overhead)? I did a preliminary pressure washing on my back, however, there are still some areas of heavy build up.
     
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    Great shop. Way to go on this project. Would love to do the same one day. Please post more pics.
     
  14. chukardog

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    What does a lift like that cost? Looking at building another garage and this thread just talked me into a lift.
     
  15. SKINNER

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    They can vary widely, however, mine was a steal at $1400.
     
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    I got a chance to pull the cruiser body again tonight (bye-bye clutch job:D). I've also stripped the 350 down and have degreased as best as possible. I'm now waiting for a warmer day (25*F today) so that I can roll it outside for a good pressure washing before painting and swapping intakes.

    As for the frame, I've got it stripped of bumpers, spare tire xmember, brake/fuel lines, etc., and started wire wheeling it tonight in preparation for a good coat of RustBullet. However, my wire wheel is worn out from my last project so progress was slow. And again, I'm waiting for a warmer day so that I can pressure wash.

    Here are a couple pics:
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  17. jgordon

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    Damn. Nice shop, nice progress.
     
  18. SKINNER

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    Thanks man!
     
  19. simmadown

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    Great thread, Skinner. Keep it coming!
     
  20. SKINNER

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    Weekend Update.

    I made a lot of progress cleaning the frame this weekend. 3 wire wheels later, I just about have the entire frame stripped (need to flip and do bottom side yet). I started this inside the garage Friday night and managed to make a HUGE mess. Luckily, it warmed up to 44 this afternoon. So, I rolled the frame outside to finish wire wheeling the front half (which gave me a chance to mop the floor). Enjoy:

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    I also set up a pseudo paint booth (using the FJ as a ceiling:D) to start freshening up the 350. I'll show a pic of the paint booth; but you guys will have to wait for a pic of the 350 until after it's done.

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