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    Howard705 reacted to Tachycardic's post in the thread What to do with old seats? with Like Like.
    If the seat cushions are in good shape, you can get some coin for those.
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    When you live up North (I grew up there) it's strange how you get used to rusty cars with holes in fenders, rocker panels, floor, roof, quarter panels----. People selling a vehicle would say something like " it's hasn't got any rust, just a few...
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    I just bought a 97 with rust for $2700... Once panels are replaced and rust is gone I should still be under 4k... for a 98 triple locked .. is a good deal in my NY eyes Runs great Needs lots regular maintenance Need hood, top rear hatch, and ds...
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    Look for a truck from the south west, like CA, AZ, NV, NM, UT. Rust is like cancer: It keeps popping up and you never win.
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    Agree, hard pass at that price, it's a typical rust belt vehicle. Recently checked out a similar truck from PA, looked like it had sat in the Ocean for a couple of years. Any water that does trickle into a body cavity in the wintertime takes...
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    Too much money for that.
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    I Would try it on that. What I always did were round holes drilled in good steel but I bet it works ok and can fill the pits like the body guys do the dents. I'd be watching youtube quite a bit before tying long areas on the surface though. Can...
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    Howard705 reacted to Pin_Head's post in the thread Filling a small hole without welding with Like Like.
    Rust is like cancer. It keeps popping up and you never win in the end.
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    Howard705 reacted to BILT4ME's post in the thread ring cleaning? with Like Like.
    It dilutes your oil and reduces viscosity while you run it. It can release junk in your fuel system and clog your filters. It does no good for your catalytic converters. It is snake oil. There are no major trucking companies or fleet companies...
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    This is the ONLY way I've ever filled holes up to at least 1/4" or maybe even 5/16"- rat tail file the hole to clean metal- heat around it with propane torch (acety will work if careful)- quick circles around the OD of the hole- solder onto the...
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    Howard705 reacted to Pin_Head's post in the thread Filling a small hole without welding with Like Like.
    If you can't weld, soldering is definitely an acceptable substitute for cosmetic things that don't require the same strength as welding. Body filler was all solder up until the mid 50s and maybe later. Don't just cut the end off because the...
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    Previously I had a 94, and more recently a 93 in cloth. Seriously regret selling! 37's and 5.29's are magic! Certainly prefer left hand drive. Going to give 96/97 a try this time.
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    Howard705 reacted to Kernal's post in the thread Bilstein Bushings and Washers with Like Like.
    Original bushings here: https://www.summitracing.com/search/product-line/bilstein-replacement-shock-bushings If you want Polyurethane, try searching for Energy Suspension parts:
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    Howard705 reacted to Rainman's post in the thread Shackle mount welded to bumper? with Like Like.
    Guys. Original bumperettes were bolted to the rear crossmember. Aftermarket bumpers mount to the rear crossmember. It is not a bumper. I promise. (Simply trying to make it clear.)
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    Howard705 reacted to Rainman's post in the thread Shackle mount welded to bumper? with Like Like.
    The weld doesn't look original but welding the perch there is. That's not the rear bumper, it's the rear cross member.
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    Howard705 reacted to TinoFJ40's post in the thread Spring Over Mistake on 74 FJ40 with Like Like.
    ‘74 FJ40 A few years ago I wanted to redo the suspension and add a little lift to my 74. A friend had his done by Brian at BTB in ‘97, back when they were still in San Jose. I convinced myself I wanted the same setup: reverse shackles, spring...
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    Howard705 reacted to Bludozer's post in the thread Bought a Unicorn. with Like Like.
    Lmao exactly. May be this isn't a "unicorn" but all the naysaers in this thread, go ahead and find me a triple locked, under 100k 80 in decent mechanical and cosmetic condition thats not priced to the moon and I'll buy it.
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    Howard705 reacted to Mikesta's post in the thread Bought a Unicorn. with Wow Wow.
    1997 Tripple locked bare bones stock LX450. My soon to be driving 16 year old son has a 93 Tripple locked 80 as well. Gonna put her in the barn for a while next to the 73 fj40 and start on the PM.
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    Howard705 reacted to Onur's post in the thread Cleaning ABS sensor magnets with Like Like.
    Just hack all of that ABS stuff off!! Sell it and you've made some money and have a vehicle that brakes better (at least in my opinion). :grinpimp: I'm in the process of taking out all of the wiring for ABS and getting rid of the ABS...
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    Howard705 reacted to 120mm's post in the thread Oil pan arch seal with Like Like.
    I just did this, and read through this thread first. One thing I didn't see here, but helped me a bunch, was to remove the front yoke of the front drive shaft and push the whole thing over to the passenger side.
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    Howard705 reacted to Riad's post in the thread Oil pan arch seal with Like Like.
    This might be a little off topic...I like the fact that I don't ever have to raise the engine to remove the #1 pan. I did this several years ago...search on "removable panhard rod" for the thread. With this, I was able to separate the pan from...
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    Howard705 reacted to steffan's post in the thread Oil pan arch seal with Like Like.
    some shots of the hidden bolts under the small pan and also, the pan arch, under the rear main seal.
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    Howard705 reacted to steffan's post in the thread Oil pan arch seal with Like Like.
    just did the pan over the last few days while I had the front axle out for cleaning/ service the knuckles. taking the axle out made the job so much easier. here are a few more pictures for reference: the pesky support bar and the air...
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    Howard705 reacted to JerseyCruiser's post in the thread Oil pan arch seal with Like Like.
    Make sure you do a a few dry runs without the FIPG on the large pan so you can get familiar with the way it needs to be seated on the block. If you mess it up with the FIPG I imagine it would be a PITA to clean up and start over. Be sure to clean...
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