Recent content by 4xFletch

  1. 4xFletch

    From a 1995 LC to a 2000 LC or newer? Will I regret it?

    Yes you will regret it. 100 series are nice but not an 80. I did the same thing. Sold my 80 and bought a 100 and less than a year later I was back in an 80. Also the cost of a new compressor is probably less than the timing belt and water pump replacement that is due on the 100.
  2. 4xFletch

    What Did You Do with Your 80 This Weekend?

    I taught the boys the all important lessons of proper tow strap usage with their first land cruisers. Next weekend will be locker operation.
  3. 4xFletch

    My turbo Lx450

    @Realst8 what wastegate did you go with. I got the CX manifold and a BW turbo but not sure what wastegate to go with that will work with the CX manifold that is still quality. I did not want to use theirs.
  4. 4xFletch

    What Did You Do with Your 80 This Weekend?

    Agreed always too crowded on the 4th. I haven’t seen the fireworks there in 22 years and even then I only watched them because I work at the marina and was waiting for the rental boats to come back.
  5. 4xFletch

    What Did You Do with Your 80 This Weekend?

    Shut eye is one of my favorite places in the States. I spend many afternoons ditching class and driving up there in my old fj40. Your pics brought back some good memories. The forks restaurant is also on the list.
  6. 4xFletch

    Intro Thread 1992 Fj80

    I’m a little confused by your post but none the less, awesome looking 80. Welcome to the addiction. There is so much that can be done to suit your needs. Enjoy the journey.
  7. 4xFletch

    Carolina Relic Run 2019 - April 25-28

    Not sure if someone has mentioned it before but this is the same weekend as the Land Rover Uwharrie Safari. So please keep an eye out for oil slicks and broken down vehicles. Be safe out there.
  8. 4xFletch

    best source of expo build parts and pieces

    I love this idea. I prefer to be creative and build my own expo gear when possible. My wife calls the garage my “therapist”. I go in there and come out happy and inspired. So here’s my addition: I am currently building my own roof rack using v-slot bars and hardware from these guys...
  9. 4xFletch

    Builds The Magnificent Seven: Build thread.

    All fun projects with the exception of the engine replacement. I did not enjoy that. As far as the swing out, the only thing I would recommend is welding the fitting in the bumper that the strut connects to. I threaded it in and it moves around a lot. It will pop out one of these days and smack...
  10. 4xFletch

    Builds The Magnificent Seven: Build thread.

    The last thing worth mentioning is the addition of an air chuck to the front bumper. Now I don’t have to open the hood when I want to fill the tires with the York:
  11. 4xFletch

    Builds The Magnificent Seven: Build thread.

    Next up was finishing my project to add a jerry can and propane tank holder to my swing out. I got a lighted license plate holder out of the junk yard and wired it up. I think it turned out pretty good:
  12. 4xFletch

    Builds The Magnificent Seven: Build thread.

    Next up was replacing the AC condenser that got dented while swapping out the engine last year. It is amazing that it did not leak at all, I messed it up good:
  13. 4xFletch

    Builds The Magnificent Seven: Build thread.

    I decided to go ahead and delete the ABS and the LSPV. Huge difference in braking. Always had the feeling of not being able to get all the air out now I have a solid pedal. Now I have a spot to put extra stuff:
  14. 4xFletch

    Builds The Magnificent Seven: Build thread.

    A great vacation: week at home getting caught up on cruiser projects. First to mention: I replaced all of the brake discs with Napa brand. Installed 100 series EBC green stuff pads in the front and 80 series EBC green stuff in the rear. I also replaced all of the rubber brake hoses with OEM...
  15. 4xFletch

    What Did You Do with Your 80 This Weekend?

    Also replaced all rubber brake hoses, disc’s and EBC green stuff pads. While I was at it I deleted the ABS. Now I have all of this extra real estate: For all of the edge of your seat excitement be sure to check out my build thread. I took a week off from work so was able to get lots done.
Top Bottom