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    Vintage Con-Ferr Style Roof Racks Back In Production

    I ran across this outfit that is making roof racks using the vintage Con-Ferr design and Con-Ferr style mounting brackets. They are also making modern style racks. If you like the vintage Con-Ferr design you might want to have a look. https://www.diamondrax.com/
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    List of Colorado Passes

    When I do not have a specific destination in mind and just want an interesting drive in the mountains with good scenery I often head for the passes. First off not all passes are on the Continental Divide but just separate one watershed from another. Many passes are little known and hard to...
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    NOS French Military Tent $49.95

    I've done business with Colemans Surplus before and have been pleased. If you're in the market for an inexpensive and apparently well made 2 person tent you might want to check this out. https://colemans.com/french-military-troop-tent-unused
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    Elastomeric Trim and Seal Supplier

    I've not done business with this outfit but they have a variety of automotive rubber and plastic seals and trim. https://www.trimlok.com/
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    Platoro CO Trip

    I posted a thread with several photos on the main forum here: Platoro Colorado That was my first trip to the southern San Juans. Had a ball and will go back for more exploration next season. The area has the rep of being an "undiscovered jewel". I can vouch for the jewel part.
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    Platoro Colorado

    While re-reading 'Ghost Towns of the Colorado Rockies' by Robert Brown, 1968 and 'The Colorado Pass Book' by Don Koch, 1987 I saw references to the Colorado towns of; Platoro, Stunner, Summitville and Jasper along with references to Stunner and Elwood Passes. These places are in the southern...
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    Front Differential - How Much Slack Is OK?

    I have an '85 FJ60. A previous owner changed the front and rear diff gears for a set from an FJ62 (mileage unknown). It has developed a grinding noise when in 4WD Hi when decelerating on a downhill. With it in 4 Hi and both front wheels off the ground when I rotate one tire it moves 3 to 4...
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    For Sale  M101 3/4 Ton Trailer Rack Set

    I'm selling a set of racks for an M101, M101A1, M101A2 USGI 3/4 ton trailer. The set is complete and in good, serviceable condition. I do not have any cargo cover bows. It's on ebay. Pick-up only at Raton NM. Starting price is $100. M101 M101A1 M101A2 Military Trailer Rack Set | eBay
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    Need Rattle Can Troubleshooting Advice

    Am painting the outside of 4 steel wheels. Prepped the original surface and primed with Rustoleum Painters Touch Ultra Cover flat gray primer. Prime coat was smooth. Top coat was Eastwood Rally Wheel Argent Silver aerosol. Painted in the garage. Temp was 67 deg F. Paint cans room temp and...
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    Need Rattle Can Troubleshooting Advice

    Am painting the outside of 4 steel wheels. Prepped the original surface and primed with Rustoleum Painters Touch Ultra Cover flat gray primer. Prime coat was smooth. Top coat was Eastwood Rally Wheel Argent Silver aerosol. Painted in the garage. Temp was 67 deg F. Paint cans room temp and...
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    Lightly Used New Land Cruisers in Somalia

    Ran across this article: http://listverse.com/2019/01/02/10-shocking-facts-about-somali-pirates/ Seems the wealthy locals prefer Land Cruisers but get rid of them when the ashtray is full. excerpt from article: Pirates are the biggest spenders in Somalia. They spend their cash so recklessly...
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    Alton Browns Instant Hot Chocolate Recipe

    Mary made a batch of this stuff. Cold and snowing here and just had my first mug of it. This recipe is a keeper. It is not very sweet. Link to the recipe on Browns website: https://altonbrown.com/hot-cocoa-mix-recipe/
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    Snorkel Pre-cleaners Work

    The FJ60 has an ARB snorkel. Rather than an air scoop it's fitted with a Donaldson cyclonic pre-cleaner. When RPMs and intake air velocity are high enough to spin the incoming air and dirt like a centrifuge and the dirt is slung to the outside of the double walled bowl. When RPMs drop most of...
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    Suzuki  Samurai Leg Room?

    I've been intrigued by the Samauri for quite a while. I moved recently and a neighbor has a Samauri in his driveway with weeds growing up around it. Considering asking him about it. Before doing so I have a question: I'm 6'4" and 250 lb and would like to know how practical it is to...
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    Crisis in our national parks: how tourists are loving nature to death

    DATE: 11/20/2018 SOURCE: The Guardian LINK: Crisis in our national parks: how tourists are loving nature to death Long but interesting article regarding the increase in visitors to popular outdoor destinations and all the problems the increase causes. The authors attribute much of this...
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    SOLD  '89 Toyota Xtra Cab, 4WD, 3.0L, AT, 148K Miles, Raton NM

    **SOLD** This will eventually be posted on CL and Autotrader but giving folks here first shot at it. This is one of the best vehicles I've owned but now I need a full size truck. 1989 TOYOTA PICKUP, XTRA CAB, 4WD, 3.0L V6, AUTO TRANS, AC, 148,030 MILES $3,900 The truck is low mileage, clean...
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    Charcoal Canister Operation?

    I have an '85 FJ60 with desmogged 2F. I believe my charcoal canister is causing problems. I will test it per the FSM. A search for charcoal canister pulls up several screens of good info. I'm trying to understand what inputs and outputs (vacuum and gasoline vapor?) flows in what direction...
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    70 Series Steel Wheel Paint Code?

    Anyone know the paint code for the metallic silver (pewter? argent?) colored factory steel wheels? Thanks
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    2F Oil Filter Change Without the Mess?

    I've been using Wix filters. These do not puke their contents when you unscrew the filter. I guess that's due to the anti drain back feature? Last change I ended up with another filter brand. Might be the puking variety so I'm wondering about a way to reduce the mess. Question: With the...
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    Need Advice: 89 Truck Idle Problem

    I have an '89 Toyota truck, 3.0L, auto trans, 4WD. The truck has 147K miles. Baseline tune up by a Toyota dealer when I bought it at 101K miles. Truck was starting and running fine. Problem came on all at once: -- Cold engine starts fast and easy (outside temp from 30 to 60 degrees). --But...
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