I recently picked up an LJ71 imported from Japan and it came with real thin rain visors. My previous LJ78 had the OEM "bubble" visors that the OP removed. I liked those, but they were quite gaudy and not the most useful to me.
So to answer your...
Today I pulled the FT out of the single cab…to sell it.
(record scratch noise)
Well, for a couple of reasons. Mostly, @doge wanted a FT for his beautiful FJ60. I had an FT. I could replace it with an FTE, for about the...
I had to cancel the wrenching weekend we had planned here, secondary to an ice storm and power outage, so I made myself feel better by bolting on an outer fender freshly painted and shined up by @Fern1109.
Dang, it looks good.
Switchpro controls are going in dash to the left of the steering wheel.
Switchpro will control the winch, Baja Designs bumper lights, air compressor and I am drawing a blank atm on the other two items. Seven circuits used in it though out of...
Got the new wheels and tires actually mounted on the truck. It only took 3 years in deep storage before I was ready. Yes, I know there’s only two nuts holding things together. Truck life emulates real life, I suppose.
They are Cooper S/T Maxx...
Good progress on a number of fronts today.
First, I confess my non-OEM sins. I used a non-JIS hardware store bolt to bolt up the throttle pedal bracket. The correct OEM hardware is on order, but won’t be here for three weeks and I couldn’t just...
Next: power steering.
I have a new, 79 series high-pressure line and a used FZJ80 line. The orientation/antirotation tabs on both hoses were in the way, so I ground down the 79 series tab and it fit.
New style one piece pressure gasket is...
Low pressure side:
New takeoff paper clip cooler almost fits. Low pressure return line needs to be about 12”longer so I have some 3/8” oil rated hose on order.
This is a HZJ79 return hose that was too long so I chopped it off and it fits fine.
Next: finishing the doors.
Correct door cards arrived in that big old box, and I had new gray door parts to use. I could not find the plastic escutcheon that goes under the window crank, but I ordered a couple more. With all new inner and outer...
AC line work, compressor cap is for a Denso John Deer application.
Finalizing top mount IC.
Custom bumps being made to help with vibrations. They are actually 80-series hood bumps. 😉
Little details on our in house made rear...
@davegonz stopped by tonight and helped me unload a bunch of parts.
Lo and behold, I found the stupid bag of headliner clips I had lost last time … On the roof of the truck. So in the most mundane of updates, here are the damn finished interior...
Yesterday was good and bad.
I had ordered stock OEM takeoff driveshafts from Cruiserparts…which is always a roll of the dice. Would they be rusty? Would the lengths work?
They fit and bolted right up. Things are looking good.
A new friend came...