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  1. brisveganbj42

    Builds 79 Aussie BJ55 build

    Today I got about an hour on the creeper doing some CAD work for the next set of mounts. I managed to get them cut out just before dinner and this evening got them pretty much in formed up.. I'll probably have to drill a hole to get the brake lines through.. still figuring it out.
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    The Bacon & Blue Cheese Express ( AKA The Camping Truck)

    That interior has come up well hasnt it.. nice progress!
  3. brisveganbj42

    Builds 79 Aussie BJ55 build

    Ive got one to try and fit.. not sure if i can keep the exisiting flap. Having a flap release in cab would be nice.. im guessing with 180l and an estimated economy with the 15bft of 12l/100 , I should have about a 1500km range..
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    Builds 79 Aussie BJ55 build

    Im hoping to also fit the main tank from the 80 series next to the gearbox. But will need to finiah body mounts and mock the engine and gearbox firat though.. if it fits theres another 90l
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    Builds 79 Aussie BJ55 build

    Test fit the BJ73 90L diesel tank.. Plenty of room.. I also have a large truck air tank I want to run (along with a 2nd battery) in the space in front of the tank. The tank out the rear also suits the body supports to mount the straps onto for the tank.
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    Builds 79 Aussie BJ55 build

    Another set of body mounts fabbed, painted and tacked to the chassis Yeh i need to shorten the bolts a tiny bit. Using FJ55 body mount rubbers.
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    OEM switches for dash blanks

    How did you go with this? Any recent photos of your repurposed switches? Thanks
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    Builds 79 Aussie BJ55 build

    yeh thanks! It's the first time i've used the brake press on 3mm sheet and it came out alright..
  9. brisveganbj42

    Builds 79 Aussie BJ55 build

    Got the rear most body mounts fabbed, painted and tacked onto the chassis,, rubbers are tightened up. I basically cut the top off the rear most 80 body mounts so i could use the rubber and fabbed a new lower section that kinda outboarded the body mount..
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    online manuals

    Ill fix them up today
  11. brisveganbj42

    Builds 79 Aussie BJ55 build

    I think ive got all the body mounts sorted in my head using existing holes. Ive got 1 extra set due to the bj73 floor.. i reckon i can mod the body mounts to work on those that sit above the chassis rail.. the bj73 chassis is still providing. 80 mounts and rubbers Front bj73 mounts will work...
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    Builds 79 Aussie BJ55 build

    My play tyres are 34" tsl swampers. They are a smidge smaller than my AT's.. but ill throw then on to check anyway..
  13. brisveganbj42

    Builds 79 Aussie BJ55 build

    Not sure how much was moved .. just shuffled things around till it looked good by eye. Body is centered on the chassis.. ive got some equal length bits of angle tacked on the inside of the sills at A and C pillar that keep the body in position while i make other adjustments. The rear x member...
  14. brisveganbj42

    Builds 79 Aussie BJ55 build

    Lowered the chassis onto the bumpstops to check clearances and finalise body position Now to start thinking body mounts
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    Builds 79 Aussie BJ55 build

    the only adjustments i'll be making in that regard are with a BFH.. bugger making those wheel arches again
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    Builds 79 Aussie BJ55 build

    Yeh.. ill drop it on the bumpstops and use that to position the tyres/body... as full.compression is where itll need the most clearance
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    Builds 79 Aussie BJ55 build

    Removed the shocks and springs and sat the chassis on jack stands.. still yet to adjust the body though Not a lot of room for tyre in that wheel well
  18. brisveganbj42

    Builds 79 Aussie BJ55 build

    did some more work positioning the body on the chassis tonight.. this time with the front end attached.. I've tried to compress the rear end using a ratchet strap but might need to get desired ride height by removing springs and using jack stands..
  19. brisveganbj42

    Builds “It’s only an axle swap and a motor swap” aka AK2AL aka Dream Build

    See how you go.. mine seems pretty tall on 34s with 2" lift thats all, hence my curiosity to compare
  20. brisveganbj42

    Builds “It’s only an axle swap and a motor swap” aka AK2AL aka Dream Build

    Are you running 35's here? Would you mind taking some measurements for me when you can next? bottom of chassis to ground (under the front door), bottom of sill to ground and distance from top of rear tyre to wheel well lip? Mine sits way high and i think its because of the 2" springs so any...
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