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      SteveH replied to the thread Loose Mini Truck PS question.
      I have never seen a minitruck box (and I have seen many) that didn't benefit from very judicious adjusting of the box itself. Since boxes wear in the center position (since that's where 99% of your driving takes place), it's tempting to try to...
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      Just got some with 2 day free shipping from Walmart. Kinda crazy low price point these are at right now compared to all other tires at the moment... Test fitted them on my troopy to see if I'd want to put them on it aswell and then finally put...
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      SteveH reacted to FJ Silver's post in the thread Brake Pedal Hitting Floor with Like Like.
      2nd on checking your rear brakes... If these are not adjusted right, even a little too much room between the brake drum and shoe can really make that peddle sink. Rear brakes can be such a pain.
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      SteveH reacted to 1811Retired's post in the thread New family member 1984 FJ60 with Like Like.
      Bought this beautiful 2 owner 60 last fall but finally found room and picked it up this week…She was in dire need of a new set of shoes (285/75/16’s) and a new windshield. Next…new exhaust, sound deadening, and a tundra brake conversion.
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      SteveH reacted to CenTXFJ60's post in the thread Painting an 85 Copper 60 with Like Like.
      Long shot? But will see if the frame relaxes overnight under tension. I cranked it down once and got almost a MM of improvement. Actually made quite a difference at the A-pillar. B-pillar looked a bit off. Still. Looking at my cruiser another MM...
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      Check your fuel pressure or just replace the pump. TBI systems are pretty simple, but like all EFI systems, they require correct and stable fuel pressure. If the pump doesn't fix it, then you now have a spare, which you should have anyway ;-)
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      Although the seam sealer in the rain gutters looks good in your pix, check it all carefully. Texas and other southern-based truck suffer from dried-out seam sealer and ensuing roof rust. That' the LAST place you want rust (well, other than...
    • SteveH
      And now it’s back together! Just in time for our 2 year anniversary. I brought it home 2 years ago today!
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      Spray oil or grease into your rockers until it drips out onto the newspapers you placed under your truck on your garage floor. The rockers should be proverbially sloshing with oil ;-). The bottom pinch weld of the rocker is what's most critical...
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      SteveH reacted to Adqkodiak's post in the thread FJ62 Headlight Issues with Like Like.
      KISS,,,, turns out the two new in the box (old new stock) bulbs that were in the back gf the vet were both defective! Headlights work as advertise...
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      Quick update…replaced fuse and she works like a champ. Timed the fan run at 19 minutes and 45 seconds. Thanks for all your help.
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      If they prepped poorly, that will help ;-) Perhaps try a pressure washer around the peeled areas, and see if it will peel more. You might also try a citrus-based stripper and apply/remove it quickly such that it only goes after the latex paint...
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      SteveH reacted to Nothinghead's post in the thread Towing with an '03 with Like Like.
      I can tell you my experience. I have an 05 GX with 200k miles and a 2" inch lift with 285/70 17 tires (10 ply rated). I started with a 3800 lb (dry) airstream which I took about 4-5000 miles through the northwest, BC and Alberta. Overall, I...
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      In a thread a while back retaining the dashpot on the 3FE's throttle body after an H55F conversion was debated. I thought I had bookmarked it but apparently not and now I can't find the thread. Regardless, in that thread I had said I would back...
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      SteveH replied to the thread Just a little corrosion.
      You will be fighting a lot of clogged radiators along the way, as you clean that out. I fired up a2F stored for 10 years) that had minor inside rust (visible through the cooling system). After a month or two, my FJ40 was overheating on the...
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      SteveH replied to the thread Towing with an '03.
      Driving at 75-80 on I-70 through Utah, my brother's '06 GX470 got a whopping 6-7 mpg (in4th gear), while towing a 3500# tandem axle cargo trailer. That giant Airstream won't be any fun when you have to swerve or stop suddenly. I would continue to...
    • SteveH
      If you heat the H55 shifter and bend it, and along the way fry the coating, then sandblast it and have it powdercoated.
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      SteveH reacted to CenTXFJ60's post in the thread Painting an 85 Copper 60 with Like Like.
      So another productive weekend. Not thrilled with how the hood came out as it has more trash in it than acceptable and some light to medium orange peel. So I did a third coat pretty wet to give me extra material to flatten out later with some...
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      SteveH replied to the thread Ernboto’s FJ60.
      Be careful there - with a rear anti-sway bar, rear cargo anchors, and rear seatbelts, you're getting awfully close to having an FJ62. Next, you'll put in an automatic transmission ;-) Great work, stories, and photos!
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      SteveH reacted to FJsnoozer's post in the thread Joe’s '77 FJ40 Dream Build with Like Like.
      She is all routed up. Since this picture I have reworked the fuel lines which were unacceptably routed. Also, I couldn’t stand the current state of the intake. A little TLC mid project slowed down progress but was well worth an hour spent with...
    • SteveH
      Well, all brake boosters have a check valve in the vacuum line that powers them. If it's still in the truck, you start the truck and let it run for a bit, shut it off, wait 30 minutes or 1 hour, and then wiggle the check valve. If you heard a...
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      The winter rehab progressing and I'm ready to drive / explore in the next month (so time to button it back up)... Truck back from our leading NW Cruiser specialist Torfab. They did the C-channel work and installed a new OME/Bilstein suspension...
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      SteveH replied to the thread Fj62 alarm and door actuators.
      IMO, noisy alarms are a waste of time. I would look into devious ignition kill switches and a club. Maybe a fuel cut-off, too. Why not tap your alarm into the dome light circuit, since all the doors are already wired for that? I agree about not...
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      Frame rust is a bummer, because even if professionally repaired, it will scare off 95% of future buyers. And a frame swap isn't most people's idea of fun. I would simply look further and spend more, or buy it at a near-parts-price. Finish your...
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      SteveH replied to the thread Saying goodbye.
      To the OP - glad you enjoyed the ride and your FJ62! Thanks for your thoughtful post.
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