I went to the grand old harbor freight and purchased their 3 jaw gear pullers, along with a slide hammer, and their bearing puller set. The tools worked but they were not awesome quality. I figured if they didn't work, then I would spend a little more and buy better tools.
@ceylonfj40nut Thanks for the reply. At the start of this project, I had very limited mechanical knowledge. It is amazing what a few books and the support of this mud community can accomplish. It has been a humbling, frustrating, but rewarding journey so far. I am glad to hear that your boys...
Welding back in place.
Still needs a little massaging overall pretty flat.
Next up: Turning to the underside. There was a large crack at the top of the door.
Again, it still needs a little work but its sturdy.
As I wait for the suspension components to come in. I decided to take a crack at fixing my doors. Two of the bolts snagged and spun out of their nut cages. I couldn't just drill it out and I was afraid that a nutsert would show.
So I proceeded to cut out the hinge pieces
All of the belts were replaced with Toyota OEM belts so the tension on everything may be right or slightly wrong. The power steering belt is the only one that is noticeable. Are you saying that the belt should be able to bend around 1" inwards or outwards or it could flex .5" in either direction?
From what your explaining with the sudden cut offs, something could jossel the ignition, and a faulty component could intermittently disconnect. Other times you would get voltage just fine like when you measure it at home. Just a thought. Something pretty inexpensive to change out.
My gut tells me that it is a faulty ignition switch. Sounds like you have traced everything and made sure each of the individual pieces work. Everything working then sudden shut off is kind of strange.
I've got a question about power steering.
My power steering belt squeals and slips every now and then. Mainly making sharper turns out of parking spots. The belt feels pretty tight currently. Should I tighten it a bit more or is there another issue that could be causing it?
I did notice that. I am planning to use a shackle spacer for the top bushings. Even if I didn't use fixed gusset shackles, I would still need to use a spacers as to not have a triangular like shackle angle between the top and bottom.
Suspension update. I posted about my shackle angle on another thread. Consensus was that I needed longer shackles and that with the extra weight once finished, the shackle angle will improve. I also learned that my springs were most likely sky jacker springs. I also figured this was a good time...