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      Yep, same guy
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      I have a friend who supplies steel to the biggies (auto makers, etc), he said some of them are being quoted 1 year to get their metal
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      I once had an FJ40 "show car" painted copper, looked dark red in the shade, bright gold in the sun, and loaded with chrome plating (back when that was the thing). I sold it to a guy for $12,000.00 back when brand new FJ40's cost about $8,000.00...
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      Ok, I got my fresh quote since metal prices went through the roof, so now my 1/4" thick heavy duty belly skid plates will cost mud guys $285.00, and my aluminum rear fuel cell skid plates will cost $295.00. That's about 100 bucks more than they...
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      I think your larger tires and rocks will have that steering dampener for lunch.,
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      180 degrees of belt wrap would be more ideal for an off road vehicle because every time your tire comes up against a rock that wants to turn the tire while you are holding the steering wheel straight ahead, the pump will come under more pressure...
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      Right here, right now Bro
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      Adapters seem weird, I've seen AA 5 1/2' long adapter used with 1 1/2" thick adapter for 4l60E's, but this thing seems to have two 1 1/2" thick adapters in front of the 5 1/2" thick adapter, what's the deal ???
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      Downey replied to the thread Yet another Saginaw PS conversion.
      I'm thinking you might have been a bit happier with more belt wrap around that P.S. pump pulley, i.e. 180 degree wrap more ideal. Reason, when in off road terrain (primarily rocks) every time your tire comes up against a rock that wants to turn...
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      Toyota (TMS) originally gave me the math on the 3-110 and 17-120 ohms values, but the pre 9-72 also works on a 7 volt drop, I believe the 7 volt drop is at the dash though, not at the sender ???
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      Downey replied to the thread Cruiser Solutions Saginaw PS Kit.
      For the zillion years that Downey manufactured 6 cylinder Headers & Saginaw P.S. conversions- - -both worked together.
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      Downey replied to the thread Front bench or not?.
      Many tall guys (6'3" and taller) get rid of the stock tank (install rear aux. tank) so they can go bucket seats and mount them lower so they are not looking out the windshield up at wiper blade level.
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      If you are going Fitech or Sniper, look at the following:" 1. Fitech/Sniper adapter for 135 engine, for using 2 barrel Fitech or Sniper, Ebay #254942295664. 2. Cable linkage with new upgraded cable for conversion, Ebay #255068610169. 3. Look at...
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      I always instructed guys to mount the gear box level/parallel to ground because if you mount the gear box too nose low/tail high, then the far end of the pitman arm angles upward too high, which not only puts a greater angle on the tie rod end...
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      ok, with the 6 cylinder you can’t just move the engine forward. The tubular crossmember your parking brake is hitting is used to return the frame to its original position after it flexes wildly in off road terrain (its a torque tube), so I don’t...
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      ^^^^^ Agree, in my opinion that skid plate is a loss of ground clearance, adds zilch to the strength of the front axle housing, adds unnecessary weight to the vehicle, and it would constantly be hung up on rocks.
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      Ok, right off the bat I can think of 2-3 pieces of advice I can give you, but first I need to know if you have the stock 6 cylinder engine, or a Chevy V8. I hate to keep beating a dead horse, but there was a very good reason the transfer-case...
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      Downey replied to the thread Threads worn.
      Yep, a thousand years ago when we made rear "double shocking kits", one of the extra rear shocks had to mount onto the upper tubular crossmember with a bolt going all the way the tube, but we did supply half rounded aluminum spacers that were...
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      Downey replied to the thread Threads worn.
      poor man's remedy, grind off the defective shock mounting pin and run a 5/8" bolt all the way through the entire tubular crossmember.
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      CruisinGA, you are still on my list of interested folk, BUT I think next time I build a batch the price might darn near double, that's what's been happening with steel and aluminum products, world wide shortage of metals, companies being quoted 1...
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      Downey replied to the thread Fj40 over head tray from SOR.
      Only drawback is you can't use a front cage roll bar.
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      Downey replied to the thread Can’t get top back on.
      I left mine about 1" long for easier on/off, didn't have to lift the roof as high to get it off, never had an issue at all ???
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      Downey replied to the thread Can’t get top back on.
      ^^^^^Why ???
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      Downey replied to the thread Transfer case disc brake.
      I know nothing about this TSM system, so have no pro or con. What I do know is that when we (Downey Off Road Mfg) were going to make a transfer-case parking brake we discovered the rotor would have to have a very large diameter in order for the...
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      Downey replied to the thread SOLD TX : Downey Carb Spacer.
      If it's not sold, I want it, lemme know.
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