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    Saginaw Questions - 40 series turn radius

    Rick, Give Luke call or check out his stuff at: Pitman Arms and Tapering
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    I can't help myself!

    Jim, I'm pretty sure we're not far apart in age ;) . My first V8 swap was done somewhere around 1978.
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    Saginaw Questions - 40 series turn radius

    Comparing the 40's turning radius to an 80 and hundie is apples and oranges. When you go from leaf springs to coil springs there is more room to turn the tires. if you add bigger tires and really turn in the stops your tires will be rubbing the springs or frame when your suspension articulates...
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    Saginaw Questions - 40 series turn radius

    Rick, Actually, if you move the lock nuts to the back side of the boss, you can get a whole lot of turning angle if the gear box or pitman arm will allow it. BUT, 'Backing off" the stops comes with its own risk. The further you allow the knuckle to turn the more you risk blowing up a birf.
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    I can't help myself!

    Jim, Reference is to the LS conversions I have been doing lately. Growing up as a baby boomer I was very much an old school SBC guy, but after putting an LS in my personal rig I was hooked. I already have another swap in the wings. And I like potato chips :p
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    Builds The Clustertruck Rides Again - Refurbishing a 1975 Chevota

    Rubithon has plenty of novices every year. Trail leaders and their committee members are patient and gentle :) . We had a guy bring his largely stock FJ Cruiser last year to fulfill his bucket list. You would definitely be in the running for the Iron Butt award.
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    Builds The Clustertruck Rides Again - Refurbishing a 1975 Chevota

    Heck, at this rate you'll be ready for Rubithon next June ;) You know I'm gonna keep after you until you show up.
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    I can't help myself!

    Yes I can.
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    I can't help myself!

    Yep, but since this 40 will be getting a P/S upgrade it was easier to fix it and add back the additional support from Luke and the boys at 4x4 Labs.
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    I can't help myself!

    Here's a little before and after for the front crossmember. Turns out there was enough of the original frame member to tie in the new steel without having to dig into the riveted portion. Welds are full penetration with backing. It still needs a hole and P/S bracket. I'm using 4x4 Labs P/S...
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    Wanted FJ40 Fold Down Tailgate

    :clap:
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    six stud knuckles: raising the white flag

    Have you talked to Luke at 4x4 Labs. If I was going to modify a set of steering arms (and I have) I would start with his. He can bend (or not) to accommodate various needs, and since they are made from plate steel (not cast), modifications are pretty easy. Adding width for the extra studs seems...
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    1976 FJ40 Does it have straps for the gas tank

    Nope, '76 has a cover over the gas tank. Minus the aftermarket fuel pump, of course.
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    FJ40 3speed to 4speed Clutch Problems... HELP!

    How about a few pictures?
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    FJ40 3speed to 4speed Clutch Problems... HELP!

    Are you bleeding into a clear container so you can 'see' air bubbles?
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