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Knuckle Kit and Bearings

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by petescoffee, Sep 12, 2003.

  1. petescoffee

    petescoffee

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    I have August 1975 FJ40 with disk brakes. I tried to order parts from the dealer and they want me to take the knuckle a part as they are telling me I do not have disk brakes :mad: Well I have disk brakes. What company has the best, complete kits and knowledgable staff?
    I am trying to avoid a long down time.
    I realize this is an item that has been beaten to death, but here it is again.
    I searched the LCML and Wardens, who is out of business was the top referal.
     
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    Try heart of Texas. Just heard they have the best deal
     
  3. CruisinGA

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    Cruiser Outfitters (search for their page) has a good price and good help as well. Both HOT and CO didn't have knuckle kits for drum braked axles in stock, so I bought SOR, very complete kit, not as cheap as the others, but not outrageous either.
     
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    heart of texas will have what you need. Owner is very knolwledgable and helpful. I think I paid $86 shipped to my door for the kit.
     
  5. cruiserdan

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    Toyota did not start equipping FJ40's with disc brakes until September 1975 which was the start of the 1976 model year.
    Your discs most likely came from a donor vehicle. The catch is what year is it? One way to identify the knuckles is by the trunion bearing cap stud size. 76 to 12-78 use 11mm studs, Jan79 up use 12mm studs.



    Dan.
     
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    Thanks. I guess I will be taking it apart to figure out what I Have.
    Is there a way to run a vin number to figure out what came stock on a car?
     
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    My Revision reference codes show that the last frame to get drum brakes was FJ40-209231 and the first to get discs was FJ40-209232. The last drum brake 55 was F55-053906 and the first disc was FJ55-053907.


    Dan.
     
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    Dan-
    Based on those numbers mine came with Drums. I am FJ40-206428. NOw I have no Idea what I have. ???
    Time to take it a part. Who knows what the previous owner did.
    Thanks for the info.
     
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    pete's

    No 1975 had factory disks...by chance do you have a MAF/ Willwood conversion? Common for drum brake trucks and would use a "drum knuckle OH kit". If you have Toyota brakes of any sort the standard issue "disk knuckle kit" will have shims for both 1976-1978 type and 1979-1990 type and the seals etc all interchange.

    the differences between kits are:
    hub seal
    spindle seals inner and outer

    If you just don't know, get a disk kit and order those parts above from local dealer when you tear it down (if you discover 6 spline birfields you have a willwood)
     
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    The OEM knuckle kits do not inter mix the trunion shims.

    04434-60013 for Drum brake axle (11mm trunion studs)

    04434-60014 for disc brake 76-dec78 (11mm trunion studs)

    04434-60015 for disc brake jan79 up (12mm trunion studs)

    All three use the same inner axle seal, 90311-33085 x 2 which is not included in the OEM knuckle kit.
    D-
     
  11. petescoffee

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    I should have time to tear it a part this week to figure out what I have. I have know Idea what the P.O. used. ???
    Thanks for all the information.