The TuRDle / My 84 FJ60

Discussion in '60-Series Wagons' started by daveIT, Apr 23, 2011.

  1. daveIT

    daveIT

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    Just creating a thread to document the changes, etc to the FJ60 I picked up a couple weeks ago. I've posted pics before, but want a thread to track the evolution of my rig...here's the pics again:
    B_Left.jpg Bed.jpg Driver.jpg
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    More Pictures

    More pics...
    Front.jpg Gauges.jpg L_Front.jpg
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    More Pics

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    Passenger.jpg R_Back.jpg Right.jpg
  4. daveIT

    daveIT

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    Background info...

    The guy I bought it from didn't have a whole lot of mechanical knowledge, but the guy he got it from fixed it up right...

    I think it has a locker in the back. I get a little tug from one side when I accelerate and when turning slowly through parking lots I get the bucking/ratcheting feeling. I haven't put it up on the jackstands to test or pulled the inspection cover though...

    I've since removed the roof rack since I don't have any plans in the near future to use it. Easy to put it back on and it folds up nicely to store away in the garage.

    Details:
    212K miles
    Passed CO emissions after $1K in repairs (intake gasket, valve adjustment, tune-up, etc)
    Knuckle Rebuild (Kit from Cruiser Outfitters)
    New Windshield, Oil Pan
    33x10.50 BFG MT T/A KMs
    (Does Discount Tire's Lifetime Repair/Balancing transfer to new owners? I have paperwork)
    OME Leafs, Shocks, Etc
    Replacement seats...not sure what they are from...comfy though!


    Plans:
    Service Manuals!
    Sliders
    Refinish bumpers & rear rack to get rid of surface rust
    Center console
    Steering wheel cover
    Winch
    Lockers (may already have one in rear...) - ARB front / auto rear
    GPS
    CB / Ham
    Fix surface rust
    Stereo
    Desmog??? - Threads are intimidating!
    Stuff in the mods under $50...
  5. daveIT

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    I noticed some weirdness going on under the hood with some of the ports blocked off, etc. Runs great, so I don't know if something was done to attempt to desmog it or what the deal it...

    From the failed emissions check report:

    "The HAC valve has broken vacuum tabs that are glued closed, The LF door does not open from the outside at times when the vehicle has the LF window down on the rack. The vehicle failed at 5.5 GPM HC and 76 GPM CO. The emissions machine showed that the engine was running lean at idle and at 2500-3000 RPMs. Tech found the intake manifold gasket leaking. Tech R&R the intake manifold gasket. Two of the customer's low grade vacuum lines were loose and causing the idle to fluctuate when the lines would come loose. Tech installed 2 pieces of Toyota vacuum line for these vacuum lines on the side of the carb by the idle mixture adjustment. Tech put some sealer by the idle mixture screw to make sure that it would not come loose and fall out. Took the vehicle to the emissions station and it passed. HC 4.0214 GPM HC, 41.3215 GPM CO, and 5.1438 GPM NOX."
  6. kling-on

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    Nice truck
  7. hambone008

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    TuRDle I love it. Very nice rig man. Interior looks nice. Those seats actually look pretty good did you ever find out what they're out of? Also love the bumpers thats the style I love. Nice rig man.
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    Nope, the guy I got it from had no clue and I haven't tried tracking down the owner before him that did all the work.
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    Nice Truck!
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  11. klinetime574

    klinetime574 Addicted SILVER Star

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    Nice Landcruiser!

    Those look like 4Runner seats to me. Out of a Third Gen (95-02)

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    It's already got an aftermarket Pioneer in it. The volume knob is hosed and only works about half the time. I don't want anything fancy...just something that works.

    I noticed my horn wasn't working tonight, so that'll be on the short list to fix.
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    Seats...

    Hmm...my buddy has one of those. I'll be riding in it up to Denver on Thursday, so I'll have to take a closer look.
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  16. I just did this. Easiest fix yet! I've never needed a puller to get my 60 steering wheel off. A little 'wiggling' does it every time.
    Butt
  17. With my aging eyes, the hardest part was seeing the damn tiny c-clip about 8 inches from my nose. I finally resorted to some old-man fly-fishing glasses with the little magnifying window.
    Butt
  18. Heckraiser

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    I wouldn't bother with the desmog as long as the truck runs well and passes CO emissions. When I bought mine, all of the emissions stuff was plumbed wrong, blocked off ports, etc and it failed. Went through and put everything back to stock and it failed even worse! If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

    Sweet truck :D
  19. daveIT

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    Anything special I need to do to prevent the airbag from deploying? :D
  20. klinetime574

    klinetime574 Addicted SILVER Star

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    I've never needed a puller but it would make it pretty easy. I don't own one haha.

    Just have your face behind the wheel :hillbilly:

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