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    Seeking Brake Advice

    Good news: bad booster usally won't give you a soft pedal; it'll give you a hard pedal. Bad news: your brake symptoms sound exactly like what happened when the seals went bad internally in my master cylinder; it would suck some air into the system every time I used the brakes, but wasn't leaking...
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    Plate bumper options?

    On the original topic: I think the odds of an XJ bumper looking 'right' on the front of a 60 are pretty low. The XJ is very superficially similar to the 60, but the space under and around the grille and fenders in front is fairly different in shape. A simple 'bar' style XJ/TJ/YJ bumper that...
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    Plate bumper options?

    Fair enough. I did a little more digging and found this one that I had some vague memory of: 1981-1987 Land Cruiser FJ60 / FJ62 Weld Together Winch Bumper Kit I lucked out and got a newish ARB for a bit less than $700 for the bumper plus the missing hardware kit I got ARB to send me. Definitely...
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    Plate bumper options?

    Boy, have I got good news for you: FJ60/62 Rear Bumper Kits More expensive than the truly mass-produced (and lighter-built) versions for an XJ, but that's the same dynamic you see with every aftermarket cruiser part.
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    Crazy thought and question on a m8274 and stock bumper.

    Here are my thoughts: 1.) The stock bumper can't be a load-bearing part of your setup. It's wobbly sheet metal. 2.) Extending the frame rails to put a weld- or bolt-on winch plate in front of/in a notch you made in the stock bumper will look as good as you're willing to make it look. In other...
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    Suzuki Samurai Leg Room?

    I had to do two fairly simple mods: risers out of square tube to move the seat a few inches back on the rails, and spacers made out of 3/16" barstock to raise the front mounts about 1.5", to tilt the seat front up and reduce the angle of my ankles on the pedals (and support my legs better)...
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    Suzuki Samurai Leg Room?

    As a 6'6" guy who thinks samurais are pretty neat, I figured out that, apparently, there are some tabs on the seat rails that can be bent for an extra 3-4" of leg room over stock...it just means literally zero room behind you in the back seat. Ironically, that means it's super easy to get way...
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    Sustainable "SHTF"/Self Reliance Utility 4WD Vehicle

    To echo the opinions so far, FJ60: parts are hard to find/take time to be shipped to you, and they're expensive, but once you've gotten it 'finished,' you don't have to replace anything other than fluids, bulbs, and tires regularly (but, you can and will still break things if you take the thing...
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    Question about recurve ?

    Keeping the stock curve and changing your fuel with altitude isn't going to be a great solution. Without EGR, the problem isn't that the stock curve is too much advance at all engine speeds, but rather that there's too much at some RPMs and too little at others. That means if you adjust the...
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    Walker Replacement Exhaust

    About 8 years ago, I figured out that the tailpipe had rusted completely off of the muffler on my new-to-me FJ60, and ended up getting a new muffler and tail pipe, and they were Walker bolt-ons for not a ton of money, I think from O'Reilly. Except for a couple of dents from rocks on the trail...
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    Carb to EFI Oon an '87 ???

    Couple questions, since 85 should run okay in a stock carb setup, even at sea level, since the 2F has such low compression from the factory... 1. What kind of EFI conversion? 2. How did the old setup 'not like' 85 octane? Was it pinging? Depending on your EFI setup, running 85 could be as...
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    Metal Roof Top Tents in Lightning Country

    You could ground your RTT to the vehicle, in which case if you're hit, you'll be better off than in a ground tent with an aluminum frame (i.e. most of them). The top of your RTT will still be taller than a ground tent, but 6 feet of difference is way less than the randomness in the height of...
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    Rear Lap Belt Sticking

    Do your retractors (the end that the belt winds inside of) have plastic guides where the belt comes out from between the seat bottom and back? If not, you might be eligible for a recall, in which case Toyota is obligated to install new ones for you for free. If they've already had the recall...
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    H55, Manual Transfer Case and everything needed to convert. Value?

    Consider this: if you want a five-speed in a 60 or 62, there are only really options. 1. Buy a new OEM one and the bits to actually make it work for ~$3000 (possibly slightly less if you have a late 85-87 FJ60, definitely more if it's an earlier 60 or a 62 because they can't borrow as many...
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    Can you clean a Specter water can of gas?

    Unless it's life or death, you're not going to want to put potable water in that jerry can ever again. It might be physically possible to get it clean 'enough,' but unless you consider your time literally worthless (and you want to buy a bunch of specialized equipment and/or cleaning supplies)...
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