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    • GJCruiser
      Who's fragile? It appears to be you!
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      Maybe you need the Vaseline for the "blowout".
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      GJCruiser replied to the thread ABQ FJ55 Toys.
      What's better than a pig? Why, two of course! Welcome.
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      GJCruiser replied to the thread FJ55 Receiver hitch.
      I remember the systems mantra, "Buy it if you can, don't design and build it." I ignored that for years because I could always do it myself cheaper. I never accounted for my time, which of course, now is more valuable than ever. I guess I'm...
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      GJCruiser replied to the thread To Lipstick And Beyond.
      This is my what feels like a "lack of progress" update. Replaced the heater output fitting on the back of the head. Acquiring drive belts has been difficult. The crank, water pump, PS pump, and alternator belt uses a B55 (17mm x 58") industrial...
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      Pighead, Is that antenna on the ball mount at the left rear corner for CB? I have the same ball mount to which I'm contemplating adding a 2M or dual band antenna.
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      GJCruiser replied to the thread FJ55 Receiver hitch.
      This is what someone built on mine. It doesn't look too difficult to build but is looks way heavy. The rear plate is 3/8" and is attached to a "Y" that goes forward but around back side of spare tire and bolted to outer frame rail. I wanted to...
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      GJCruiser reacted to fj55tlc's post in the thread FJ55 Receiver hitch with Like Like.
      When I was a kid, my dad used our FJ55 to pull several diffrent camping trailers all across the country. Trailer size ranging from 26' to 29'. Him and my uncle built a 2" reciever that went through the stock rear bumper and continued under the...
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      GJCruiser reacted to Cgn1976's post in the thread How far will you go with your wagon with Like Like.
      Way late to this thread as per usual! Love it Ron. Really interesting to see where everyone is coming from with their trucks, especially having seen a good amount of yours in person now. Having recently successfully made it to and home again...
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      GJCruiser reacted to RUSH55's post in the thread Pig Picture Album with Like Like.
      Mine will be mounted through the roof also. A ton of work involved doing it “right”. I built an interior rack inspired by the one Ron built for his. Then I welded some long coupling nuts into the outer length-wise runners to serve as mounting...
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      GJCruiser replied to the thread Pig Picture Album.
      Raingutters? Where we're going, we don't need raingutters.
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      GJCruiser reacted to DTC72's post in the thread Events/Trails 💥Pig Party 2022💥 with Like Like.
      Now that it has a happy ending this is one of those stories that can be told again and again as you hit the trails with your pig and sit around the camp fire. Let the adventures continue!
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      I don't know John or Mitsy but I sure want to thank them, especially in this time of "supply chain" issues where it seems to this old man we can't get anything right anymore, for amplifying how great Cruiser people are. Thanks for your Herculean...
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      So good to hear it worked out, cruiser heads are some kind of special eh! :clap:
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      Man, I can't imagine that break occurring on Black Bear. The exposure is enough, then there's that first hairpin. It is all about brakes, steering, and trust in your spotter as one y-turns a wagon. Your front end hangs over the abyss as you...
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      Man, you are lucky. That's something we should all check after each trip, those do loosen up a lot. Be careful and have a ball, you deserve it!
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      GJCruiser replied to the thread To Lipstick And Beyond.
      I hear ya. I'm just guessing as to why VA recommends a 5/8" belt. The Sanden clutch pulleys are the narrow variety so I get it there. Maybe they know what their talking about. I tried putting on a 1/2" wide belt and it obviously fell to the...
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      GJCruiser replied to the thread To Lipstick And Beyond.
      This one had me going for a while. The first photo shows the rusted heater outlet union I refered to above. Today, I pulled the valve cover to remove that union. Second photo is what I observed under that union in the head. Its solid. When I...
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      GJCruiser replied to the thread To Lipstick And Beyond.
      Mounted the A/C compressor, alternator, and fan pulley. I have to give Vintage Air (VA) credit for the attention to detail. Alignment everywhere is very good. Things are in close proximity but they left room to sneak the lower rad. hose up and...
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      A few more
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      Actually, Craig @fj55tlc came up with the line of the weekend re: field repairs: "Even aborigines can fix these."
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      GJCruiser replied to the thread To Lipstick And Beyond.
      Began reassembling coolant system when I realized A/C is not going to be ignored. There is no complete A/C kit for a 55 and most know Vintage Air makes at least one for a 40. I'm studying all of the providers (there have been several used on...
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    • GJCruiser
      Looks like most of the virtual PP2022 attendees have arrived...at our computer screens with a beer. :beer::beer:.
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      GJCruiser reacted to Blastservices's post in the thread First time pig owner. with Like Like.
      Enjoy the struggle!! You will grow to love the beatings.
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      GJCruiser replied to the thread New Pig 🐖 owner.....Patunia.
      Welcome to the flu. I like the color.
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