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  1. Zack1978

    Rear drum brakes - proper adjustment procedure(s)

    Hi everyone, I have done a good amount of "searching" threads here to find a definitive rear brake thread. Most of the threads that I have found are lacking some details specifically related to the adjustment process. I recently had to replace the rear shoes on my 87 FJ60 since they were...
  2. Zack1978

    If you had the chance to "pick" from a 60, what would take?

    Hi everyone, So if you had the opportunity to pick parts off a complete FJ60 that has been parked in a field in excess of twenty years, what would you take? The truck sank into the ground a few inches, and it will never be restored or probably even moved for that matter. Given that the truck...
  3. Zack1978

    Windshield wipers.......the park position

    Hi everyone, I have a quick wiper question. When using the windshield wipers on my 87 FJ60 this morning, I realized that the wipers won’t return to the park position automatically as they should when the switch is turned off. In order to get them to rest in the parked position I need to...
  4. Zack1978

    1989 FJ62 rust.....weird location. What’s your theory on how it happened?

    Hi everyone, Happy New Year! I looked at an 89 FJ62 yesterday. The truck is not for sale, so I have no horse in the race but I noticed rust in a location that I have never seen before. The area of the pillars (I think it’s part of the pillars?) that forms the curved area behind the front...
  5. Zack1978

    What octane do you use?

    Hi folks, What octane are you running your FJ60's? Why do you run a specific octane? Given that the stock 2F is a low compression tractor engine, a well respected Cruiser expert once noted here on Mud, "A stock FJ60 can run on Tijuana ditch water, use 87 nothing more is needed". My 87...
  6. Zack1978

    How hot does your floor get??

    Hi everyone, Quick question about "floor heat"........ I don't usually take my 1987 60 on longer drives, it usually stays local so I never really noticed the floor heating up on long drives. This weekend I took a trip about two hours away from home. The trip was fine and I got about 14...
  7. Zack1978

    Great cold start/poor warm start - 1987

    Hi everyone, Looking for ideas as to helping with a somewhat recent issue that has developed with my 1987. When the engine is cold it starts perfectly, almost the instant you touch turn the key. At the other end of the spectrum, when it is warm it is very difficult to get started. It is not...
  8. Zack1978

    FJ60 Front brake pad replacement....yes I searched.

    Hi everyone, I have owned my 60 for almost twenty years, and I never actually did the front brakes myself. I don't drive it very often so the brakes seem to last a long time. A few years ago I had a shop replace the front pads and rotors for me with OEM Toyota parts. At this point I would...
  9. Zack1978

    When should the charge light illuminate/replaced alternator

    Hi everyone, Yesterday while I was out running errands in my 87, I glanced down at the dash and I noticed that my volt meter was almost in the red zone. I quickly headed for home so as not to get stuck on the road, and fortunately I made it. I checked the alternator output with a...
  10. Zack1978

    Wanted  Rear seat belts 87 FJ60 Gray (but tan would be OK)

    Hi everyone, I am looking for the all of the rear seat belts (belts, receivers, and ratcheting assemblies) for my 87 FJ60. I need the retracting assemblies to be in good working order, in that the belt moves in and out freely and it the ratcheting mechanism actually locks the belt in place...
  11. Zack1978

    Exhaust fumes in the cab.....

    Hi everyone, The weather was beautiful this morning when I took my 1987 for a ride. Since the weather was a bit cool I opened the window (drivers front window only) instead of using the A/C like I usually do. What I quickly noticed was that I was getting exhaust fumes in the cab, not an...
  12. Zack1978

    CSF 2708 Radiator petcock

    Hi Everyone, Yesterday I set out to change the coolant in my 60. I was only doing a radiator drain and fill, so I decided to use the petcock to remove the coolant. When I was removing the petcock, it was difficult (borderline very difficult) to turn out but it came out eventually. After the...
  13. Zack1978

    Moving my 2F/H42 combo around

    Hi everyone, Over the weekend I need to pick up my spare 2F/H42 combo from the shop that has had it for a long time. I have no real idea how I am going to get it off my trailer and tuck in the spot I prepared for it in the garage. The shop is allowing me to borrow their engine hoist, however...
  14. Zack1978

    Any ideas as to what is leaking?

    Hi everyone, As of recently, my 87 FJ60 has been marking it's spot in the driveway. Based upon the pictures, does anyone have any pointers as to what might be leaking? I hope I didn't damage the xfer case by driving it low of oil. Thanks, Zack
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    Dealer  1976 FJ43

    Hi everyone, On my way home this afternoon I spotted this 43 at a used car lot in NJ. From what I could see, it was beautiful. The frame was so clean you could eat off of it. Now.......is it really worth 80K?????? Used 1976 Toyota FJ43 For Sale | Manasquan NJ The aftermarket radio was...
  16. Zack1978

    Spare Tire lift mechanism is frozen....

    Hi everyone, I had a flat tire earlier this week as a result of a bad valve stem, however I was able to refill the tire and make it home. Today I set out to change the defective valve stem tire, and I needed to drop the spare. Of course the lift mechanism is frozen/rusted solid. The lift...
  17. Zack1978

    Remanufactured alternator from Rockauto...in pictures. Third times a charm

    Hi everyone, I figured it would be a good idea to pick up a spare alternator for my 60, so I ordered one from Rock.....a month ago, the saga begins. After some Mud discussion, it was determined that the 2:00 VR position was to correct alternator. With that information in hand, and a credit...
  18. Zack1978

    Where does your volt gauge sit?

    Hi everyone, I replaced my alternator about a month ago with a used alternator that I had in my parts stash. The other alternator was having some voltage spikes, so I figured I would just replace it. So far I have not had any issues with the new(used) alternator, but I am wondering where...
  19. Zack1978

    Wanted  FJ60 carb cooling fan

    Hi everyone, I am in need of a carb cooling fan assembly for my 1987 FJ60. Please let me know if you have one available. Thank you, Zack
  20. Zack1978

    Alternator - 10:00 or 2:00?

    Hi everyone, I had been chasing a charging issue in my 60 for a few weeks, and I had to change the alternator. I was lucky because I had a spare used OEM alternator in the basement that I bolted in. At this point , I am not sure how old the spare alternator is, so I want to be prepared in case...
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