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    Lil'John reacted to Megadoomer's post in the thread Random WTF Pig For Sale Thread with Like Like.
    Build a pig to enjoy it and you wont lose a dime on it.
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    Lil'John reacted to Gordobe's post in the thread Random WTF Pig For Sale Thread with Like Like.
    Custom ”Trophy Wheels” are a strange commodity! I’ve been to a lot of car shows in my life and it always baffles me to see a custom (in some cases works of art) vehicle being ”shown” by a person who just bought it or had it “built for himself”...
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    Lil'John replied to the thread Exciting!.
    No screw driver to put it up? That's no fun :p
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    Meeting at the Round Table in Auburn, 370 Elm Ave, Auburn, CA 95603.
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    Sign me up for the Toyota emblems (both)
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    Random thought. Can you tee into one of the vent lines?
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    I'm partial to constant tension clamps like these: When using the correct tool, they are very nice. They are also what most OEMs are using now days including Toyota. I just redid all the clamps in my FJ55 with this style except for two that I...
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    Lil'John reacted to scrapdaddy's post in the thread Daily drive 71 55 build up with Like Like.
    Glad to see you getting it sorted out.
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    Lil'John replied to the thread Daily drive 71 55 build up.
    It turns out I was fighting more than injectors for the misfire... the PCM was bad :bang: Fortunately, I have a pile of them and programmed one to the correct tune. So I made a run to the piggy's natural first stop: Yup, gas station. And as...
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    I'll ditto the "give more information". I had the montes in the rear of my fj40 with minitruck front and a prop valve. I tuned it in and never had a problem with locked up rears before front. Stopped straight and hard. Not as nice as 1 ton...
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    A simple propotioning valve, which is needed anyway will make larger calipers work fine on the rear.
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    Lil'John reacted to DangerNoodle's post in the thread Building a 1978 FJ40 with Like Like.
    Well, I was able to get the front axle pieced back together today, with only a few minor issues. I started by rebuilding the birfields. I hate them with a passion just based on how messy they are. Next, the knuckles and tierod went on, along...
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    I thought I'd bring this back up for the issue of "why full width with 40s" with a picture: This is an FJ55 with a 60" WMS Dana 60 running 35" tires on 17"x8" rims with 4.5" back spacing. As you can see, the tire is within 2" of the...
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    Lil'John reacted to scrapdaddy's post in the thread Daily drive 71 55 build up with Like Like.
    Keep at it, man. 👍
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    Lil'John replied to the thread Daily drive 71 55 build up.
    Getting good fire certainly brings a lot of energy for a project. Very depressing to have one thing after another going wrong... hard to get motivated ;) It turns out one of the main issues I was fighting was bad injectors. I actually had it...
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    Lil'John replied to the thread Daily drive 71 55 build up.
    I finally got the beast fired up and she sounds like a healthy son of a gun. I dropped a short video over on the FJ55 Fan Club on the book of faces. If I can figure out how to provide a link, I'll get on it :) *EDIT* I figured out how to do...
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    Lil'John replied to the thread Axle swap or other ideas.
    I only stated it is a $2500 solution to a perceived problem that could easily be solved with an $700ish adapter. If you have boat loads of money, go for it.
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    Lil'John replied to the thread Axle swap or other ideas.
    Why interest in spending a bunch of money/time trying to swap in an axle vs using an adapter for the stock tcase? Even worse, wanting to spend $2500+ on an Atlas. o_O Usually tcase adapters are in the $600 to $700 range. An axle will be $200+...
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    Lil'John reacted to ConspicuousPig's post in the thread My 69' 55 with Like Like.
    Got the original grill on today! It looks good on there. It's the details. Thanks guys!
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    if your snorkel is flamingo or swan-like it could help with resale value
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    Lil'John reacted to Terry Lindsey's post in the thread Thanks IH8MUD crew with Like Like.
    I’ve been working on my 76 FJ40 for almost 10 years. When I moved back to California I had to source ALL of the smog equipment and I used this forum a lot. Unfortunately, I couldn’t get the rig to pass smog. Recently, I sucked a valve seat in...
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    For me, depends upon what I'm shopping for. If I'm looking for a restore candidate, it puts it immediately in the do not buy. If I'm looking at a hack candidate, it puts it in the pay less or find something better. @Mark W nails it. I don't...
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    Lil'John replied to the thread My 69' 55.
    Correct. They are just marker lights in normal form. I just wired them as turn signals for the Hella lights. I'm from the 80s... sadly, reasonable priced KC lights weren't available :p
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    Lil'John replied to the thread My 69' 55.
    I love the 69 grill... I got one for my 71 :)
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    The wheels I posted are just a painted ~2000 Sequoia rim... to my knowledge, nothing special. The point of posting them is to show there will be a large issue with inset rim compared to the body due to Toyota's large standard backspacing...
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