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    Builds Project Patina-November 1968 FJ-40

    I ran in to rack mount problems with my Safari rack. I ended up drilling and bolting them together so they wouldn't rattle loose when driving around on bumpy roads. Brian
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    Wiring harness connectors

    Go with Deutsch DT series connectors. Not the cheapest, but the last you will ever buy. Brian
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    Builds Project Patina-November 1968 FJ-40

    Awesome, just plain awesome! Brian
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    Brake drums

    I used cylinder rebuild kits for all eight wheel cylinders. I broke them all free (some were seized and/or non-functioning) and cleaned them up, honed them all, and reassembled (using anti-seize compound on all threads). After bleeding and properly adjusting, I can now stand my truck on its...
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    Rear Brake Drums cylinders and shoes...getting fleeced?

    Doing the work of replacing the drums and shoes, and rebuilding your brake cylinders is easy. I've done it myself, and my truck will stand on its nose with no effort on my part. A three-stone brake cylinder hone will last for about eight (8) brake cylinders, enough to do the whole truck. Get...
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    Builds Project Patina-November 1968 FJ-40

    Really awesome project Nolan, I'm glad you've given that truck new life! You also make me want to cry because I haven't driven mine in over a year and a half (having kids takes a lot of time and money - who knew? :eek:). My goal is to make it to a CLC crawfish boil again and see Patina in...
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    Ottawa County FJ60

    I'll give you a ring this evening and we can talk. Brian
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    Ottawa County FJ60

    Welcome, nice score! Where in Ottawa County do you live? I'm in Spring Lake, and I have a welder and am not afraid to use it! Brian
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    What are people using for weather strip on 1973 FJ40 driverside and and passanger side doors?

    I have SOR for mine, they are fine, not great.
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    Which differential kit brand do you recommend?

    Yeah, still living in Spring Lake and working in Coopersville.
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    Which differential kit brand do you recommend?

    Well, I made my purchase. I went with the Terrain Tamer kit from Cruiser Brothers. OEM Koyo bearings, all the gaskets and seals are made in Australia, and I figured if it's good enough for the Australian bush, it's good enough for me. Plus, those guys at Cruiser Brothers have great customer...
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    Builds Project Patina-November 1968 FJ-40

    Well, I heard back from them. I asked about the stock height springs SSS-40NLE in regard to the spring rate, imported vs. domestic, and shipping. Their reply: They are made to the same spring rate as factory. They are imported. Shipping is approx.. $250 for the kit. Honestly, when I go to...
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    Builds Project Patina-November 1968 FJ-40

    Excellent question, I have no idea. I'll dig around a bit, unless some others on here know. Brian *Edit* The web page is copyrighted 2017, and I sent an email asking about the suspension kit. I'll let you know their reply.
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    Which differential kit brand do you recommend?

    Axles are indeed original. All of this is good info, I really appreciate it. Essentially, what I'm taking away from this is that it doesn't necessarily matter which specific brand, but buy from a trusted supplier. As soon as the next quarterly bonus comes out I'm taking the plunge. Hopefully...
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    Builds Project Patina-November 1968 FJ-40

    I'm researching replacement springs for my 40 and found that Man-A-Fre sells a Safari Suspension stock height kit SSS-40NLE for $800 bucks or so. This is the route I'm going to go since I can't have a lift if I want it to fit in the garage with the top & rack on, and some of my front leaves are...
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