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  1. reddingcruiser

    FJ40 Tailgate vs Swing Doors

    @Newk is marked safe from the Bezel Police.
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    FJ40 Tailgate vs Swing Doors

    FWIW, after you determine what's under the diamond plate and whether or not will it support OEM barn doors or an OEM one-piece tailgate, I would suggest you try to buy them COMPLETE. Trying to come up with some items, like the hinges, latch assemblies or chain the assemblies for a drop down...
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    Coil overheating and draining battery

    Looks like he lives in England. Steering wheel is probably on the wrong side. But then he might be lucky enough to have a US spec import.
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    Yeah, another LS swap

    Motor and transmission are in for the last time and the rear crossmember is installed, and still have 21 1/2" clearance under the crossmember. (Another LS project is on rack at the far end of the shop.) The wires laying over the brake m/c will go to the new Dakota Digital dash.
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    Yeah, another LS swap

    The brake lines on this rig were less than ideal. I had a set that came out of an FJ62 I parted last year and found they fit pretty well. beats the heck out of bending a bunch of steel brake line.
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    Yeah, another LS swap

    Engine, transmission and mock-up t-case. Shifters are laid out and temporarily installed since fitting everything after the engine and trans are installed won't be possible. Pulling the tranny cover is not an option, too much carpet and Rhin-lining:mad:. I still need to modify the transmission...
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    Shackle angle after shackle reversal

    Yeah, you need more shackle. FWIW, I stopped going through the frame long ago, for the reason shown. Ruff Stuff shackle hanger works fine.
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    Transmission and transfer case attachment

    :rofl:
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    Transmission and transfer case attachment

    I'm with @peesalot. The propeller mount is definitely old school and there are much better ways to support the transmission and t-case. But, they served the purpose for a long time.
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    1969 FJ45 LS conversion

    Plenty of room for dual exhaust in a 40/45 using block hugger headers or Corvette manifolds. Y-pipe is a challenge since the LS is wider than the old SBC. Makes clearing the front drive line tough especially if SUA. Just my 2 cents.
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    Transmission and transfer case attachment

    Yep. To both questions.
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    Driveline orientation

    FWIW, Double cardan drive shafts are set up this way.
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    Tool for fixing dented heater tube at the firewall

    Similar dent pro tip. Put a slight bend in the end of a piece of 1/4" rod and thoroughly round the end and work our the wrinkle(s) from the inside against a piece of wood. You can try a piece of 3/8" rod if it will fit.
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    Please confirm a 1994 FJ80 Brake Master Cylinder and Brake Booster will fit on my 1973 FJ40

    4 wheel disk, FZJ FF rear axle. Bolted right on. Just need to correctly adjust the push rod.
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    Please confirm a 1994 FJ80 Brake Master Cylinder and Brake Booster will fit on my 1973 FJ40

    I have a NON-ABS 80 M/C on my '76 booster in my '72 FJ40. How's that for mixing it up.
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    What was mounted here? ...Holes in my rear quarter panel

    Not factory. Almost looks like the bolt pattern for an old school Jerry can holder, but that would be a crappy location.
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    Steering Damper - Which One is Better?

    Don't run one and don't miss it.
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    Yeah, another LS swap

    I have nothing against a manual trans, I just prefer an automatic transmission. I drove trucks for about 13 years when I was younger and could care less if I ever shift another gear.
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    Yeah, another LS swap

    Wife and I took a road trip to Rapid City, SD and look what showed up in the parking lot at our hotel. Nice little '73. Anyone know the owner?
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    Spring over. shackle conversion. Help!

    From the pictures it looks like you do have positive caster, so 89 degrees would make it about 1 degree positive caster. With 35" or larger tires, I usually shoot for around 1.5 to help the death wobble at bay. Assuming we are seeing the same thing on your protractor measurements, you could...
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