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    Front Drum brake befuddlement

    Fully tighten the lug nuts before adjusting the brakes. I went through this, a little harder to adjust because of the wheel on , but it can be done......with patience.
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    What have you done to your Land Cruiser this week?

    Made new door cards and covered with boat carpet. I thought I'd try Gorilla spray adhesive. It worked out great.
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    Testing Multifunction switch aka Turn Signal Lever

    Don't know specific, but my switch (1975) would smoke when I went to high beam. I thoroughly cleaned the brass contacts and WD40'ed the mechanism . All's well now.
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    FJ40 Pics from "Back in the day" (70's, 80's)

    Don't know if this is the right place, but does anyone remember the Hella off road light ad that had a frilled izard in the foreground and a dilapidated '40 in the background with the Hellas glowing? I've been trying to find that old image, with no luck.
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    Tires for stock FJ40 wheels

    I went through the same back and forth for a couple of years. I finally chose the 33’s and am so glad I did. I just have a sagged 2.5inch liftand stock wheels. I was worried that I would not have enough oomph to pull mountain passes but can’t really tell the difference from the 31’s I previously...
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    It was the Prospector's Idea

    Nice find! Paint the bezel white, give it a tune up and drive it!
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    How many JEEP fans live on IH8MUD??, Most comments are understandably TOYOTA biased...

    My friends CJ6, since sold. It as very nice but h rarely drove it.
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    Removing the oil pan gasket

    Commit to it and be patient. Use whatever works. I used one of those scrapers that hold a razor blade.
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    Jason Reed's 1966 Toyota Landcruiser FJ40 (3rd Generation BUILD)

    Good to hear from you, Merry Christmas . Love the transformation from latex house paint camo to perfection,!
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    What's originally painted pewter on an fj40?

    I've seen the fuel separator or vapor recovery thingy cover that was body color and pewter. Must be different for different years?
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    What have you done to your Land Cruiser this week?

    Well guess what, The lovely Mrs. skidplate and i just got back from that very same place. Sorry I missed you. I even saw a tan '40 with no top while on our drive.
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    Builds FJ62 Overland Build on a Budget

    Nice progress! I always look forward to your videos. Can't wait to see your finished truck!
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    Builds Project Pikachu: 1977 FJ40

    Funny how a wash and wax job makes them seem to run better!:D
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    What have you done to your Land Cruiser this week?

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    What have you done to your Land Cruiser this week?

    New "boing" dampers on all four corners. Been driving on blown out shocks far too long!
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