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    What have you done to your 4x4 lately 2020?

    So @Capone913 posted about my stolen winch on the local FB Toyota page. And someone mentioned they had been hanging onto one for 10 years that they never installed on a now sold 78 FJ40. He bought it used and was told it works but not for sure. So I took a gamble at the good price of $300. It's...
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    Lost & Found

    The crack addicts were pretty brazen. They did it at 6:00pm Sunday evening. They also tried to break into the building by unscrewing the panels and pull them off. Thankfully they didn't get in. It would have been a lot harder to replace all my tools. The alarm company will be out this week to...
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    Lost & Found

    Hopefully this thread won't see a lot of action. But perhaps if you have something cruiser related stolen, we can help you find it. So I'll get this party started. Unfortunately my storage has been overrun with inventory from work and I had to park outside. Well, over the weekend someone...
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    FJ40 as a first car

    I daily drove a '76 about 30 years ago. No reason this can't have one just as reliable with a little time and money. And the time and money will depend on what your start with. A few years ago I bought another'76 for my daughter to drive to and from school. She loved it, and it never let her...
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    Brake pedal firewall assembly swap

    I think @tornadoalleycruiser may have done this.
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    What is your FJ40 Restoration Shop Garage Set-up?

    If you were asking about my wall, it's 14 feet at the side. I don't recall at the peak.
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    What is your FJ40 Restoration Shop Garage Set-up?

    Mine is 30x50. And it seemed like enough space several years ago. Now... not so much. Even before it became a warehouse overflow. This pic is from a few years ago, and pre lift. Then I added the lift and swapped out a couple cars. Today It is even more crowded.
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    Removing Black Tar Insulating Material

    Sweet! In curious, is the dry ice in big blocks, or more like crushed ice?
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    What is your FJ40 Restoration Shop Garage Set-up?

    Yepper! I wouldn't want to wipe my butt with that.
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    Removing Black Tar Insulating Material

    I have heard, though not tried personally, that some dry ice will chill it so well you can break it loose super clean with a hammer. If I decide to remove mine, that's my plan. As I'm sure you know, be sure to not touch the dry ice with your bare skin.
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    What is your FJ40 Restoration Shop Garage Set-up?

    Unfortunately we ran out of space in the warehouse. Had to move raw material into the shop space.
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    TAC SWAG

    After the last meeting I talked with my wife Mindy about doing some shirts for the club. Talking to Rob, we have some of the existing artwork, but not all of it. If anyone has any existing artwork, can you please send it to me and we'll get this ball rolling. Thanks, Charles
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    Hardwood flooring question

    I assume it's parallel. The wood floor is continuous from the kitchen through the family room to the front door. So I can keep moving, I'll see what I can make before I call lumber liquidators. Thanks for the offer. I may take you up on it depending on how my glued boards turn out.
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    Hardwood flooring question

    I'm not really equipped to mill a wider board. What do you think about ripping two boards and glueing them together?
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    Hardwood flooring question

    I posted this in the home improvement forum. Integrating new hardwood floor with existing But thought some of you guys may be able to help me with my predicament. I have a dining room that had carpet butting up to hardwoods in two doorways. I measured and it looked like I could start in the...
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